In Case You Missed It- April 16, 2021

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April 16, 2021

BLOSSOM Symposium Recordings and Wrap Up

BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness, a free virtual symposium, sponsored by NNLM, for library staff focused on their health and wellness took place over three days, March 24, 25, and 26. The virtual symposium brought together experts on morale, invisible services, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care in libraries. The symposium provided library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to improve library staff health and wellness.

Over 6,000 people registered for the event, and almost 3,000 attended live. Those attending the event live could receive eight continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA).

Recordings on the original symposium site have been viewed hundreds of times. Now the recordings are available, without registration, on the NNLM YouTube channel. Each recording provides CE from MLA. If you would like to CE, please email the National Training Office at

BLOSSOM Recordings

CHIS Learning Plan Interim Guidance April 2021

Many of our classes will pause Friday, April 16 – Monday, May 17, 2021, as NNLM refreshes for a new 5- year cycle. Recordings for select CHIS classes are available on YouTube during the pause. Contact for information about obtaining continuing education credit. Learn more about the interim plan and see a list of class recordings here.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit Your Feedback on NIH UNITE by April 23

NIH has extended the deadline for your organization to respond to NIH’s Request for Information (RFI) to receive feedback on our effort to end structural racism in biomedical research through the UNITE initiative. Comments can be submitted through the submission website and must be received by 11:59 pm onFriday, April 23, 2021.

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For the most up to date information about COVID-19 please visit the CDC website.

Upcoming Webinars

April 16, All Day
Gaming 4 Science Day

April 19, 11:00am
Digital Literacy, Health Literacy, and Tools Developed for Program Implementation

April 20, 11:00am
Addressing Health Literacy with African American and Latinx Communities 

April 20, 12:30pm
I Got My Vaccine, Now What's Next?

April 21, 11:00am
Addressing Health Literacy with Refugee and Immigrants and LGBTQ+ Communities

April 22, 11:00am
Addressing Health Literacy with Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities

April 27, 1:00pm
The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation

Important Information About Your Profile 

Due to upcoming system upgrades on, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021. Learn more!

NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements

The National Library of Medicine has awarded five-year cooperative agreements to seven institutions selected to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) and four institutions selected as National Coordinating Offices in the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The agreements begin May 1, 2021. Read more.