Free CE: Keeping Up with PubMed

Keeping Up with PubMed
This four-week course is designed for the experienced PubMed searcher and builds on the information covered in Making PubMed Work for You. This class will focus on the effective use of advanced PubMed features including MeSH headings and subheadings, subset and filter options including My NCBI Filters,saving search strategies, creating journal searches, and linking to libraries and full text sources.
Earn: 6 MLA CE.
Dates: February 24, 2014 – March 21, 2014

There is no cost to take our asynchronous courses.  Take it at your own pace, spending about and one to two hours a week at the time of your convenience via our our Moodle system. Register online with the GMR registration system at:

See the NNLM GMR’s education page for more details.

Hospital librarian presenting at MLA? Apply for HLS’ Professional Development award!

The Professional Development Committee of the Hospital Library Section invites HLS members to apply for a Professional Development Award. The purpose of the HLS Professional Development Award is to recognize those papers and/or posters at the MLA Annual Meeting that best represent hospital librarianship. Up to four
$500 awards will be given for 2014.

To be eligible, the applicant must have a poster or paper accepted at the MLA Annual Meeting of the year in which the Award will be given, and the applicant must be a current HLS member. The applicant must provide the title and abstract of the paper or poster with the application. The application must be received by March 3rd.

For the application and for more info visit the HLS blog.


To submit your application, please email the chair of the Professional Development Committee: Ene Belleh, ebelleh at christianacare dot org. A signed application form with the title and abstract of the paper or poster to be presented must be received no later than March 3rd, 2014.

One month left! Get a GMR grant to help your library and your patrons!

Have you gotten any free money lately?  No?  Well, there’s still time to apply for an NNLM GMR grant!  There are even more grants now, giving you more opportunities for funding.  See for more information

This year’s grants include:

Award Type Description Maximum Award Submission Deadline

Community College Library

Promote projects that encourage the use of the products and services of the National Library of Medicine by community college librarians. $2,500 March 14, 2014

Community Engagement

Improve access to biomedical information for specific community populations by designing, implementing, planning and/or evaluating smaller scale outreach projects. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Exhibit and Event

Exhibit at health programs, fairs and related events sponsored by local and state health associations, community organizations, academic institutions, and library associations. $1,200 Rolling

Hospital Library

Propose projects that demonstrate emerging roles of hospital librarians or expand the involvement of library staff in hospital-wide initiatives. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Student Outreach

Allows GMR graduate library and information students to participate in meetings, conference sessions and other activities designed for them to learn about the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by librarians in the Midwest. $1,000 Closed

Target Project

Fund projects that address specific identified needs of the current NN/LM contract, such as community research, evidence-based librarianship, e-science, health information technologies, and minority populations. $15,000 March 14, 2014

Technology Improvement

Improve knowledge-based information services to health professionals and health care consumers through the application of technologies. $4,500 March 14, 2014

Free CE: Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines

Patient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines is a five week course that focuses on ways librarians can become more involved in patient safety processes and activities. This includes both within their institutions and organizations and in providing patient safety resources for health professionals, for administration and staff, and for patients and families. Topics include understanding the definitions and issues of patient safety; locating where patient safety practices and contacts exist within an institution; identifying appropriate resources; and library advocacy in the area of patient safety. 6 MLA CE. CHIS Level II approved.
Dates: Monday March 17, 2014 – April 18, 2014