News for Pennsyslvania Libraries


The National Network Library of Medicine and National Library of Medicine’s classes are open to all!


July 7
NLM Express: Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries! – Co-sponsored by MAR and NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region / webinar / July 7, 4pm-5pm ET Details and registration

July 11
Nursing on the Net:  Health Resources You Can Use –
Sponsored by NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region / Online Moodle Course/ Starts July 11 / Details and registration

July 13
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
– Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 13, 11am – 12:30pm ET Details and registration

July 14
Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics
– Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET Details and registration

July 19
PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine
– Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 19, 2016 1pm – 2pm ET Details and registration

See the full training schedule for additional educational offerings.

Regional Medical Library News

In observance of Independence Day, the NLM and NN/LM MAR offices will be closed on Monday, July 4.
DOCLINE will be available on Monday, but DOCLINE’s Time-Triggered Actions will NOT run.  For more information on Time-Triggered Actions, see the FAQ at:

Call for Applications: NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program, 2016-2017

School May Be Out for Summer, but Science Is Always In 

Web Collecting During the Zika Outbreak 

Access a Series of 6 Lab Exercises for Community Health Mapping
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles. This update does not change the site contents or design.  For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from to

Other News of Interest
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Technical Resources, Assistance Center, & Information Exchange (TRACIE) – ASPR TRACIE distributed Issue 2 of The Exchange, with a focus on cybersecurity and cyber hygiene.

A group of solo hospital librarians is looking for your input. To our knowledge, no organization or group has a current count of how many health science librarians work in a solo or small setting. If you working alone or with an assistant or volunteers, please take a few minutes to fill out this 12-question survey. The results will be used for a research presentation aimed at advocating for support for this segment of the profession.

Disclaimer: There are no risks associated with taking this survey and all information will be kept strictly confidential. Your responses will only be used to further the knowledge of the profession.



Sent to you by….

Renae Barger

Michelle Burda

Lydia Collins

Kate Flewelling

Elaina Vitale


NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region – ***Funded by the National Library of Medicine of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh***