NLM Director to speak at Stony Brook University Hospital
Newsletter of the Hospital Library Services Program
Long Island Library Resources Council
The Director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, will speak at the 2019 Prelec Memorial Lecture on Friday, September 6 from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at the MART Auditorium, Stony Brook University Hospital. As the NLM Director since 2016, Dr. Brennan has developed a new strategic plan for NLM that focuses on biomedical discovery and data-powered health.
NNLM members are also invited to an informal lunch with Dr. Brennan prior to the lecture. For details on the lecture and information on how to register for the lunch, contact Jamie Saragossi, Head of Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University Libraries, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Former NLM director, Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD, passed away on Friday, August, 16, 2019, after a short illness at the age of 85. He had served as the director of the National Library of Medicine for more than 30 years and was one of the longest serving leaders at the National Institutes of Health. He is survived by his wife, Mary, and their children.
LILRC offers MLA Webinars on Systematic Reviews
LILRC is excited to offer its hospital library members access to two new webinars from the Medical Library Association (MLA) on the topic of sytematic reviews. The Trouble Shooting Systematic Reviews Webinar Series consists of: Refining the Research Question and Refining the Search. Webinars are available for livestreaming and as subsequently as recordings. Each webinar offers participants MLA CE credit and 180 day access to the recordings.
The first part of the series was livecast on August 7 and the second webinar will take place on September 5. In addition to these two new webinars, three additional pre-recorded MLA webinars on systematic reviews are available for viewing as part of the site license package acquired.
For information on how to register to access the webinars, please contact Sally Stieglitz at email@example.com
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Calls for scholarship
Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2020 is now inviting abstract submissions on the theme “2020 VISION: THE FUTURE IN FOCUS.” Submissions for papers and immersion sessions are open through Wednesday, October 23, 2019, ending at 6:00 PM Central Time.
The following abstract guidelines have been offered:
“Research abstracts report on designing, conducting, and analyzing a research project.
Program description abstracts describe the creation, improvement, and assessment of products, programs, technologies, administrative practices, or services conducted by librarians and information professionals.
Immersion Sessions: Groups are invited to design an engaging ninety-minute session, such as a panel of invited speakers, a single invited speaker, a facilitated book discussion, as well as less-conventional sessions like an unconference or flipped session.”
Decision letters for submitted papers and immersion sessions will be sent in mid-December.
Computers in Libraries 2020 (Alexandria, VA, March 31-April 2) has issued a call for proposals for speakers or workshops on how library technology is making an impact on humanity and supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2019. Notifications regarding acceptance will be made in the fall.