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(via Evelyn Cunico)

The National Library of Medicine has posted the following Medical History exhibition. So, What’s New in the Past?: The Multiple Meanings of Medical History explores how the history of medicine has told different stories and different truths over time depending on the questions asked and concerns raised. A 1997 collaboration between Elizabeth Fee, who was newly appointed chief of the History of Medicine Division and historian of medicine Ted Brown, the National Library of Medicine, featured the exhibition in the lobby of the building lobby July 7, 1997- September 30, 1997.

In 2004, Young Rhee and Roxanne Beatty, staff of the History of Medicine Division, adapted the script and images of the assets that were on display in 1997 to an online exhibition. In 2021, the Exhibition Program refreshed the earlier online exhibition.

To view the latest version of the exhibition, please go here.

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Please excuse any cross-posting.

(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

​Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) for a 60-minute webinar on Wednesday, September 22, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT. The webinar is titled “Less Ostrich, more Owl. Five Steps to Quickly Improve Your Library’s Ability to Respond to a Sudden Disaster Registration”, and it is worth 1 MLA CE. A description and objectives are below.

In honor of National Preparedness Month in September, the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 1 is pleased to host a disaster preparedness webinar for all types of libraries. This webinar is designed to improve your Library’s ability to respond to a sudden disaster by laying out five easy steps to follow.

The guest speaker will be Dan Wilson, Associate Director for Collections & Library Services at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Library. Dan was the Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s National Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative from 2007 to 2016. During that time, he facilitated training programs and engagement opportunities about emergency preparedness for libraries, communities, community-based health organizations and emergency planners. Dan has worked with state library agencies in South Carolina, New Jersey, Montana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, and Virginia.


1. Identify steps to include in a plan for disasters that strike without warning
2. Construct a response and succession plan
3. Formulate an after-action review and find a buddy library

For more information, and to register, please go here.

Posted in Continuing Education, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has the following 3 CE classes scheduled. Please visit the individual class pages for more information and to register.

NOTE: The NNLM website is undergoing some major changes. Your registration confirmation and calendar invite may display the time incorrectly. The correct times are below.

“Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information”

Wednesday, September 29, at 11:00 AM CDT

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

“ClinicalTrials.gov for Librarians”

Thursday, September 30, at 1:00 PM CDT

ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

“Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection”

Tuesday, October 19, at 1:00 PM CDT

How are health communication and health literacy connected? How can you be more effective in providing health information to consumers, patients, clients, library patrons and your community? This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication, outlines components of clear health communication, and identifies online resources from NLM, government agencies and other recognized resources for health literacy and health communication.​

Register here. This 60-minute, 1-CE class takes place in WebEx.

Posted in Continuing Education, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Catherine Soehner, University of Utah)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Association of Academic Health Sciences Library (AAHSL) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021/2022 Leadership Fellows Program. The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting academic health sciences libraries’ mission and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 15. Please see the application for additional information.

With that in mind, we invite you to attend a panel discussion featuring five librarians who completed the Leadership Fellows Program and who are also from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Panelists will share their experiences from applying to participating to the impact on their career post-fellowship. Our panelists include Tara Douglas-Williams, Shannon Jones, Jean Song, Philip Walker, and Hongjie Wang.

Please join us for this discussion as you consider applying for the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellow Program. The discussion will take place on Tuesday, May 4, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. To register, please go here.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

Several HSLI members have been collaborating on the Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) project to provide continuing education modules for nurses. These modules are now available, are free, and provide seven units each of continuing-education credit for nurses.

We are asking that you share news of this opportunity with the nurses that you know. Here are a few more details.

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.

For full details and to access the modules, please go here for population health and school nurses and here for acute and ambulatory care nurses. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa.

Thank you,

Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (choward4@uic.edu)
Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System
Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
Nicky Nickum, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Cynthia Reynolds, UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences

Posted in Continuing Education, Member News, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Surveys | No Comments »

(via Kelsey Cowles–Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region)

I wanted to share some information about an upcoming free two-part webinar series, Citizen Science in the Academic Library, being offered by the Network of the National Library of Medicine in partnership with SciStarter. The two webinars (Friday, July 24, and Friday, July 31, at 2:00 PM CDT) will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts. Note that Part 1 and Part 2 are one week apart and have separate registrations.

We would love to see you there. Even if you can’t attend but are interested in the topic, please register so that you will be sent a recording of the session.

Posted in Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

National Institutes of Health Launches Preprint Pilot Program

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

On June 9, the National Library of Medicine launched the NIH Preprint Pilot. During the pilot, NLM will make preprints resulting from research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) available via PubMed Central (PMC) and, by extension, PubMed. The pilot aims to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints.

To learn more about the pilot, see:

To find preprints in PMC, you can search: preprint[filter]. You can exclude preprints from search results by using the Boolean NOT, e.g., covid-19 NOT preprint[filter]. For additional information on filtering preprints in PMC and PubMed, see the FAQs.

Regular updates on the pilot status will be posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin. We encourage you to send your feedback to pmc-preprints@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Posted in National Library of Medicine (NLM), Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine is now recruiting for the 2020-2021 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent library science graduates interested in a career as a leader in health sciences librarianship.

As an Associate Fellow, you will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year
Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
When: September 1, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Stipend: $57,510; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science
Deadline for applications: Friday, January 24, 2020
Apply online here
Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or dunnk@mail.nih.gov

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2020.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews terms, adds new terms, and suggest connections between terms. If you are interested in being part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board send you name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief description (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Committees (non-HSLI), National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »