Newsletter of the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona

Free NNLM Class Aug. 18, 8 am PDT/MST

NNLM Region 2 is sponsoring a free class: Team Science: Increasing the Pipeline of Black, Indigenous, People of Color and Women Conducting Clinical Research Go to NNLM and register for the class. In this presentation Dr. Wiley will discuss the current state of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women conducting clinical research […]

NNLM R4 Connections: Stuck on a Cruise Ship – How to Help Aspiring Health Professionals Through HOSA

The July NNLM Region 4 Connections webinar, Stuck on a Cruise Ship – How to Help Aspiring Health Professionals Through HOSA, is scheduled for July 14 from 12-1 MDT/11-12 PDT. Come hear K-12 librarians and school faculty describe their experiences as advisers to local chapters of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). This session […]

NNLM Region 5 Collection Equity Outreach Awards

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5), under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is pleased to announce the release of its Collection Equity Outreach funding opportunity. The funding opportunity is designed to support the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s mission to advance […]

NNLM Region 4 Invites Applicants for Awards

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 4 (NNLM Region 4) invites applications for health information outreach, programming projects, and professional development opportunities. We want to see your application. The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. […]

QuintEssential: Lightning/STAT presentations

Event: Five-chapter “Quint Essential” meeting, Denver, CO, October 12-16, 2014 Date: Posters:  Tuesday, Oct. 14 Deadline: Proposals for posters must be submitted no later than July 1, 2014. Theme: Convergence and Collaboration. Plenary speakers will present on health disparities, native health, and big data. Proposals will be reviewed by the Papers and Posters Subcommittee of […]

Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI

In January 2013, the National Library of Medicine issued a call for applicants for a new Bioinformatics training course for librarians. NLM selected 23 librarians to participate in a 4-week fundamentals course online to introduce the basic concepts of biology, molecular biology, bioinformatics and an overview of NCBI’s website. After the 4-week course, the participants […]

Call for Applications: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2012-2013

NLM is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; […]

NLM Volunteer Internship Program

      Do you know someone who’s looking for library related internships or someone who might just enjoy the experience of a Volunteer Internship in NLM’s History of Medicine Division?  If yes, make sure to pass on this information.  “The HMD volunteer internship program offers practical, hands-on and results-oriented experience in the largest medical […]

NLM Scanned Its Millionth Page for the Medical Heritage Library Project

The title page of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes’ Valedictory Address to Medical Graduates of Harvard University on March 10, 1858, shown to the left, was the millionth page NLM scanned for the Medical Heritage Library Project. According to NLM’s announcement, “the goal of the project, launched in January of 2010, is to digitize books and […]

NLM Announces Launch of Its YouTube Channel

NLM now has a YouTube channel at By incorporating the use of YouTube, NLM has added what “most studies list as the third most popular website” to its tools for disseminating information.  According to NLM’s announcement its YouTube channel will post videos including “database training, lectures, NLM exhibitions (such as an overview of the […]

NLM Launches “ReferencePoint” Blog, Tailored to Health Sciences Library Staff

Here’s what NLM’s saying about their new blog for Health Science Library Staff: “The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, has a new blog, ReferencePoint, targeting health sciences library staff in the United States and abroad. ReferencePoint postings will: Increase awareness of […]

Best Bytes: MedlinePlus Enhancements

Submitted by Kathleen Shepler, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center I’m guessing that many who provide reference services to patients, their families or the public have found NLM’s MedlinePlus an invaluable resource.  Let’s take a look at some MedlinePlus enhancements that you and your colleagues may find useful and another that might prove profitable if implemented […]

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