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Health Information Resources for Academic & Health Science Librarians

Featured Resource


Report from the First Two Years of ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Effort Available

A new National Library of Medicine (NLM) report summarizing progress on the ClinicalTrials.gov modernization effort is now available. It presents NLM's approach to modernization, outlines the strategic goals, summarizes NLM Board of Regents Working Group input, describes user challenges and feedback, and shares NLM's product development plans and progress.

Hot Topics

Cleaning Up

DOCLINE Library Groups to be Cleaned

With the closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office in May 2021, DOCLINE support has returned to the regions. The new NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Committee (DCC) is made up of the regional DOCLINE coordinators as well as staff from the NNLM Training Office and the NLM. One of the first tasks of the DCC will be to clean up owner information for the 133 identified library groups in DOCLINE. Your Region 6 DOCLINE coordinators - Erica Lake and Jacqueline Leskovec - will be reaching out to members via email in October and November to confirm active groups and current group owners. You may send any questions you have to Region6-RML@uiowa.edu. Stay tuned!

UPDATED: NNLM  Guides & Resources for Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries

The Guides & Resources for Hospital/Health Sciences Libraries was recently edited and updated by NNLM staff. This concise list is intended to empower new and experienced hospital and health sciences librarians with the resources and skills necessary to offer robust biomedical and health information services. Your feedback on this list is always welcome.

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Introducing Erica Lake 

We are excited to announce that Region 6 has welcomed Erica Lake to our team! Erica is joining us as our new Medical and Academic Library Outreach Coordinator. In this role, Erica will engage with our academic and hospital librarians as well as library school programs and students. She will also serve as the region's lead DOCLINE coordinator, and produce the monthly Health Highlights newsletter. Erica will be working remotely for us from Duluth, MN.

Erica is an accomplished health sciences librarian with more than 20 years of experience in the field, including 11 years as a hospital librarian with Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT, eight years as an academic librarian with the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of UT, and one and a half years as a Research and Evaluation Specialist with the Essentia Institute of Rural Health in Duluth, MN. She has presented more than 45 papers and posters at national, regional, and state conferences, and has received numerous honors and awards, including being named MLA’s 2018 Consumer Health Librarian of the Year. Her research interests include inter-professional team-based approaches to health care delivery, the integration of  library services into the electronic health record, and the impact of library services on quality, outcomes, and costs in health care processes.

Erica earned her MLS from Indiana University, and is happy to be back in the Midwest. When she’s not in the office, Erica is usually outdoors running, mountain biking, or exploring with family and friends. Join us in welcoming her to NNLM!

October 2021

In Every Issue:

  • Featured Resource
  • Hot Topics
  • Webinars, Classes, and Events
  • Get in Touch

Webinars, Classes, and Events

October 24


October 26

NCBI Resources for Genetic Disease Discovery & Clinical Support

October 27 - 29

Health Science Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) Conference

November 1 - 4 

Fall 2021 NIH Virtual Seminar on Program Funding and Grants Administration 

November 3

Health Statistics on the Web

How PubMed Works: Introduction

November 3 - 4 

Library Carpentry Workshop

November 10

NNLM Mid-Year Update

November 16 

An Introduction to NCBI Cloud Computing for Biologists

On Demand               

National Classes

DOCLINE Questions?

Send your DOCLINE questions to Region6-RML@uiowa.edu

News to Share? Get in Touch!

Have recent news, events, or funding opportunities to share? Other comments? Contact Erica Lake at erica-lake@uiowa.edu


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