Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator
In 2013, we announced an initiative to enhance outreach to community college libraries. Our goal was to increase awareness of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources to support programs in nursing and the allied health professions: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_cc/. So far we have offered classes online and face-to-face, reaching more than 250 librarians. We have been delighted by the interest and feedback we’ve received.
Outreach to Academic Libraries
In 2014, we are beginning a new initiative to enhance outreach to academic librarians in colleges and universities without medical schools. We want to continue our efforts to increase awareness of NLM resources to help you help your faculty and students with their research.
There are a variety of ways we’re hoping to reach academic librarians. Our goals include:
Targeted Class for Academic Librarians
We are developing a new class specifically for academic librarians to help you learn more about how your faculty and students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps and social media to find what they need. The class will include introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, Drug Information Portal, Tox Town, PubChem, Genetics Home Reference, as well as other freely available NLM databases. We will tailor the class content to highlight resources tied to the strengths of the curriculum for your particular institutions.
For those unfamiliar with the wide range of NLM databases, they provide resources to support programs in such fields as:
|Biology||Ethics / Bioethics|
|Chemistry||Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Allied Health|
|Environmental Health||Veterinary Sciences|
Join Us in New Jersey
We will be offering our first class for the New Jersey VALE group:
Navigating Health Information for Academic Librarians
When: Friday, April 25, 2014 / 10 am – Noon
Scholarly Communications Center Auditorium
Alexander Library, 3rd floor
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
Details / Register: http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=707
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