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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 31, 2018

Posted by on August 31st, 2018 Posted in: All Posts

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News – Top Stories

  • The NLM, NNLM SEA, and NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd. Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, November 4th.
  • SEA Side Webinar: Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies, the Mission of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (Sep 6, 2 PM ET)
  • Applications Open: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians – Applications Due Sep 20, 2018
  • SEA Insights: A NNLM SEA Webinar Series – Quarterly Update (Sep 25, 2-3 PM ET)
  • Calling All Medical Librarians and Health Literacy Advocates! – Participate for your chance to win a free conference registration to a 2019 Annual Library Conference!
  • Get Ready for National Preparedness Month!

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle: Asynchronous LMS Course Offerings

  • SEA: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Sep 4 – Oct 15)

Webinars September 3-7

  • NER: How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 (Sep 5, 1-2 PM ET)
  • NTO: PubMed for Librarians – MeSH (Sep 5, 2-3:30 PM ET)
  • NLM: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health (Sep 6, 13, 27, Oct 4, 12-12:40 PM ET)
  • SEA: Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies, the Mission of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) (Sep 6, 2-3 PM ET)

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

  • The NIH Director: A Scientist Who Bends Musical Notes

NLM News

  • Funding Announcement: NLM Research Grants in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (Earliest Submission Date September 5, 2018)
  • Funding Announcement: NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (Earliest Submission Date: Sep 22, 2018)
  • Fellowship Announcement: NLM Welcomes Applications to Its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019 (Apply by September 28)

NLM Technical Bulletin

  • May-June 2018 Issue Complete

NCBI Insights

  • NCBI Minute: Release Plan for NCBI API Keys (Sep 5, 12-12:30 PM ET)
  • Hey Professors! Get Your Free Personal Assistant – an NCBI Account!
  • Improved Search for Prokaryotic Assemblies and Genes
  • Standalone Variation Services Replace Variation Reporter
  • NCBI’s Genome Data Viewer Now Displays Data from Track Hubs
  • Magic-BLAST (v1.4.0), an Accurate DNA and RNA-Seq Aligner

Miscellaneous News

  • Circulating Now: The Tomatoes of August
  • NLM in Focus: Three Easy Questions: Three Surprising NLM Answers
  • Musings on the Mezzanine: When September Doesn’t Mean Back to School

NNLM SEA Communications

  • Online Newsletter: SEA Currents
  • Facebook
  • Facebook SEA Consumer Health Group
  • Twitter

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.


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