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April 27, 2006 [posted]

2006 MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM® Invitation

t he Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 19-24, 2006 in Phoenix, AZ. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth (May 20-23) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. Please see the NLM Theater schedule.

CE Classes/Symposium

While at the meeting in Phoenix, consider taking an MLA continuing education class taught by NLM staff, e.g.:

Saturday, May 20 (6-hour course 10:00 am-5:00 pm)
First Do No Harm: Basic Strategies for Administering Archival Materials in Health Sciences Libraries
CE 400
Instructors: Paul Theerman, History of Medicine Division, NLM and Tim Pennycuff, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Saturday, May 20 (6-hour course 10:00 am-5:00 pm)
Unified Medical Language (UMLS) Basics
CE 401
Instructors: Rachel Kleinsorge and Jan Willis, MEDLARS Management Section, NLM
Wednesday, May 24 (half-day course 1:00 pm-5:00 pm)
Toxicology Information Resources on the Web
CE 306
Instructor: Philip Wexler, Specialized Information Services Division, NLM
Wednesday, May 24, 1:00-5:00 pm
Serving Diverse Users: Cultural Competencies for Health Sciences Librarians
CE 801 Meeting Symposium
Sponsors: National Library of Medicine and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA
Every day, libraries worldwide strive to provide services, resources, and collections that reflect the changing demographics of the communities they serve. This goal becomes even more important as the population becomes more culturally diverse. For the library profession, this means transforming our services and collections to meet the health information needs of individuals from a variety of ethnic and racial backgrounds. In order to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health information, collections and services should reflect the ever-changing face of today's communities. Additionally, librarians should strive to become more aware of the cultural differences that impact the information seeking behavior of the increasingly diverse communities that they serve. This will require librarians to employ strategies that transcend barriers of culture, ethnicity, religion, and language. Cultural competency is defined as a set of values, behaviors, attitudes, and practices that enable people to work effectively across racial/ethnic and cultural lines. This four-hour symposium focuses on the importance of delivering culturally competent library services, resources, and collections.

Further course details are available at http://mlanet.org/am/am2006/ce/, or contact MLA at 312-419-9094.

Mark Your MLA Calendars

NLM Online Users' Meeting "Sunrise Seminar"
Monday, May 22, 7:00-8:45 am
Location: Convention Center, Tucson Room 36-39
NLM staff will highlight recent accomplishments and new developments in the MeSH vocabulary as well as a variety of online systems, including MEDLINE®/PubMed®, MedlinePlus®, and DOCLINE®.

We'd like to thank those who have sent us their comments on the proposal to revise subheadings in MeSH. It has been suggested that additional time to consider the proposed changes and provide input would be very helpful. Therefore, we're extending the deadline for comments to June 16, 2006. Additional information about the proposal will be presented by Stuart Nelson, Head, MeSH Section during the NLM Online Users' Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2006 at 7:00 am. Dr. Nelson will also be available at the NLM booth from 10:00-11:00 am on Monday to answer questions and hear further comments. Due to the long lead time needed to make changes in the MeSH file, the indexing manual, the online indexing system, documentation and training materials, etc., changes to subheadings will not take place until release of the 2008 MeSH.

NLM Update
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:30 am
Location: Convention Center, Ballroom
Speakers:
Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg, Director
Becky Lyon, Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations
Dr. Angela Ruffin, Head, National Network Office

Friends of the National Library of Medicine (FNLM) Reception
Sunday, May 21, 7:00-9:00 pm
Ticketed event.
Purchase tickets when registering for MLA '06.
Further details available at: http://mlanet.org/am/am2006/events/events.html

Join NLM supporters and staff for a private tour of the Native American Arts collection of the Heard Museum. Widely regarded as the "the nation's most prestigious private Indian Arts Center," the ten exhibit galleries of the Heard provide an opportunity for all ages to learn more about Native peoples and cultures. Also join the Friends of NLM for a celebratory dinner, sponsored by Elsevier, in the museum's central courtyard—a Phoenix landmark known for its beautiful fountains, brick patios, and covered walkways with continuous arches. Bus transportation will be provided to and from the event. Attendance maximum is 200 participants.

Informal Meetings

MedlinePlus Go Local Informal Meeting
Sunday, May 21, 7:00-9:00 am
Location: Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Cowboy Artists Room
This is an information and sharing session with presentations by NLM staff and Go Local participants as well as time for questions. Anyone considering participating in Go Local is encouraged to attend.

LinkOut User Meeting
Sunday, May 21, 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Convention Center, Flagstaff 5

DOCLINE Informal Meeting
Monday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Location: Convention Center, Tucson 40

Section-Sponsored Programming

NLM staff will also be participating in the following MLA sessions:

Sunday, May 21 2-3:30 pm
Session Title: Gathering Health Data in E-Environments
Topic: National Library of Medicine AllPlus Search
Speaker: Tamas E. Doszkocs, Specialized Information Services, NLM
Location: Convention Center, Yuma 21/22

Tuesday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm
Session Title: Biomedical Ontologies and Taxonomies
Topic: Ontologies, Taxonomies, Classifications, Thesauri, and Terminologies: Understanding the Differences
Speaker: Dr. Stuart Nelson, Medical Subject Headings Section, NLM
Location: Convention Center, Tucson 37

Tuesday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm
Session Title: Arizona to Zimbabwe, Afghanistan to Vermont
Topic: Development of a National Library of Medicine Training Program for Pan American Health Organization Librarians
Speakers: Lidia Hutcherson, NLM Associate Fellow, Library Operations Division, NLM; Stacey Arnesen, Advisor, Specialized Information Services, NLM
Location: Convention Center, Tucson 36

Tuesday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm
Session Title: Transformation Begins with a Single Step…
Topic: Refugee Health Information Network and the Role of the Medical Librarian
Speakers: Gale Dutcher and Stacey Arnesen, Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM; John C. Scott, Center for Public Service Communications, Arlington, VA
Location: Convention Center, Tucson 40

An NLM Associate Fellow is also participating in section-sponsored programming about work accomplished during their 2nd year at a host institution:

Tuesday, May 23, 2-3:30 pm
Session Title: Transforming Scholarly Publishing: The Role of Institutional Repositories
Topic: Lessons Learned: Institutional Repositories at an Academic Health Sciences Library
Speakers: Sandy Tao, NLM Associate Fellow, 2nd year, Health Sciences Library, Edward Roberts, Health Sciences Library/Systems, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Location: Convention Center, Tucson 41

More complete information about these sessions is available at the MLA '06 Annual Meeting Web site at http://mlanet.org/am/am2006/pp/. Click on online program planner link; click on Browse link; click on Section Program link.

Posters

NLM staff will be presenting the following posters at MLA:

Sunday, May 21, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: The National Library of Medicine's Hispanic Outreach Portfolio: A Descriptive Overview
Poster Number: 49
Presenters: Frederick B. Wood and Elliot R. Siegel, Office of Health Information Programs Development, NLM; Gale Dutcher, Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM; and Angela Ruffin, National Network Office, NLM.
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

Monday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: Developing a Tutorial for Consumers on Evaluating Online Health Information
Poster Number: 120
Presenters: Stephanie Dennis, NLM Associate Fellow; Naomi Miller; and Paula Kitendaugh, Public Services Division, NLM
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

Monday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: Hurricanes and Other Disasters: Health Information for Response, Reentry, and Recovery
Poster Number: 26
Presenters: Stephanie Publicker and Stacey Arnesen, Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

Monday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: Meeting Challenges in the Evolution of a Geographic Information System Environmental Health Resource
Poster Number: 24
Presenters: Colette Hochstein and Martha Szczur, Division of Specialized Information Services, NLM; Darren Gemoets, Aquilent, Laurel, MD
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

NLM Associate Fellows will be presenting posters about work accomplished during their 2nd year at various host institutions:

Sunday, May 21, 3:30-4:30
Topic: EthnoMed: Transformation of a Clinical Information Resource
Poster Number: 11
Presenters: Edward Roberts, Health Sciences Libraries/Systems, Sandy Tao, NLM Fellow, 2nd year, Health Sciences Libraries, Ellen Howard, Health Sciences Libraries/K. K. Sherwood Library, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

Sunday, May 21, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: Librarians as Key Partners in Campus-wide University-Community Initiatives
Poster Number: 131
Presenters: Jean P. Shipman, VCU Libraries, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences; Catharine S. Canevari, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences; Jill S. Stover, James Branch Cabell Library; Rachel A. Gyore, NLM Associate Fellow, 2nd year, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE

Monday, May 22, 3:30-4:30 pm
Topic: Assessing and Transforming a Medical Informatics Curriculum for Medical Students
Poster Number: 82
Presenters: Brenda L. Seago, Computer Based Instruction Lab, School of Medicine; Rachel A. Gyore, NLM Associate Program, 2nd year, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences; Susan Williams, Computer Based Instruction Lab, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Location: Convention Center, Exhibit Hall DE


More complete poster information is available at the MLA '06 Annual Meeting Web site at http://mlanet.org/am/am2006/pp/. Click on online program planner link; click on Browse link; click on Poster Presentation link.


NLM Theater Schedule - Booth 516
 
Sunday, May 21
NoonNLM Gateway
12:30Unified Medical Language System® (UMLS®)
1:00 PubMed® Review
1:30 LinkOut® Update
2:00 Bookshelf
2:30 ClinicalTrials.gov
3:00 Your Environment & Your Health
3:30 What's New with MedlinePlus®, Go Local & NIHSeniorHealth?
4:00 PubMed Central® Update
4:30 Genetics Home Reference®
 
Monday, May 22
10:00Your Environment & Your Health
10:30 ClinicalTrials.gov
11:00What's New with MedlinePlus, Go Local & NIHSenior Health?
11:30 Genetics Home Reference
2:00 Bookshelf
2:30 PubMed Central Update
3:00 NLM Gateway
3:30 PubMed Review
4:00 LinkOut Update
4:30 Unified Medical Language System (UMLS)
 
Tuesday, May 23
10:00PubMed Review
11:30 Your Environment & Your Health
NoonClinicalTrials.gov
12:30 Bookshelf
1:00 PubMed Central Update
1:30 NLM Gateway
2:00 LinkOut Update
2:30 What's New with MedlinePlus, Go Local & NIHSeniorHealth?

Join Us

Please join us at these events! Additional information or changes to this information will be announced in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

MLA Meeting Reminder and NLM® Invitation. NLM Tech Bull. 2006 Mar-Apr;(349):e10.

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