California Conference on Library Instruction – May 21, 2021

Same, But Different: How 2020 stretched our teaching capabilities and
strengthened our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Call for Proposals – Submissions due December 21

In 2021, the California Conference on Library Instruction (CCLI) seeks to
focus more deeply on our professional commitment to diversity, equity, and
inclusion (DEI) in light of the rapid move to online instruction due to the
pandemic. The extraordinary events of 2020 turned online instruction,
sometimes viewed with skepticism, into the only viable way to reach our
students. In the process of converting teaching and allied services from in-
person to online, DEI issues have continued to disproportionately affect our
most vulnerable populations of students. CCLI 2021 will provide a venue to
reflect on the various ways we have responded to these very unique challenges.

More information on the proposal process is available on our website:

NNLM Online Classes – Nursing and Allied Health Research

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research is a 3 week online class taught in Moodle.

This class provides an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health, and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with students developing their own plan on how to apply this information to their work. 

We will offer this class 3 times in 2021.  Registration is limited to 35 students per class.


  • January – Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Register
  • February – Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Register
  • March – Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Register

National Library of Medicine recruiting for NLM Associate Fellows

What do NLM Associate Fellows do?

As an NLM (National Library of Medicine) Associate Fellow, you will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Meet NLM Leadership
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second-year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine. Watch a video about the program or listen to a webinar.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022

Stipend: $59,534; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 28, 2021

Apply online here

Additional information is available at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply . 

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2021.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

 The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

FREE Cochrane Seminar: The COVID-NMA project: Living mapping & synthesis of Covid-19 studies

Rocky Mountain Cochrane Seminar Series
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

December 08, 2020 @ 9:00 AM MT (11:00 AM ET)

“The COVID-NMA project: Living mapping and synthesis of Covid-19 studies”

Anna Chaimani, PhD
Cochrane France
Tenured Researcher, Inserm, Université de Paris Research Centre in Epidemiology & Statistics (CRESS-U1153), Paris, France Dr. Anna Chaimani is a tenured researcher at the Institute of Health and Medical Research (Inserm) in Paris and she is leading the Evidence Synthesis team of the Research Center in Epidemiology and Statistics. She is also a co-convenor of the Cochrane Statistical Methods group and of the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods group. She has extensive experience in the field of evidence synthesis with a greater focus on network meta-analysis where she has made several methodological contributions. Presently, she is developing new methods related to ranking interventions, network meta-analysis of rare events, and outlier detection in networks of interventions. She is the senior statistician and member of the scientific committee of the COVID-NMA project.

Registration is required, please register at
For questions contact<mailto:NINA.MCHALE@CUANSCHUTZ.EDU>

For more information about the Colorado Rocky Mountain Affiliated Center Webinar Series, visit

BRASS Academic Symposium Dec 9th + 16th

The Brass Academic Symposium session have been set! Please join the BRASS Business Reference in Academic Libraries Committee for this two-day event via Zoom. You can view the full symposium lineup and descriptions of sessions at this link.

To register for the free symposium, please visit:

The symposium lineup is:

December 9th from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

Make a Case: Strategies for writing effective business information literacy case studies during COVID-19 and beyond

Presenters: Zoeanna Mayhook and Dr. Annette Bochenek

December 9th from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST

Classroom Assessment in the Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Chloe Dufour

December 9th from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST

The Ladder of Inference and 4-Step Source Assessment Model: Making Connection between Business and Information Literacy

Presenter: Grace Liu

December 16th from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. EST

You, me, and data literacy: A professional community exploration through the emerging themes from the research on business and economics librarians’ data literacy instruction practices

Presenter: Charissa Jefferson

December 16th from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. EST

Rework the Network: Virtual Outreach Methods in the Covid Era

Presenters: Alexandra Howard and Amber Willenborg

December 16th from 3:00 – 3:45 p.m. EST

Light, camera, action: attracting business students to library resources

Presenter: Doris Jui

December 16th from 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. EST

Outreach, Collections and Open Educational Resources: Unique partners with ideas for saving cost during a pandemic

Presenters: Janet Reid and Patricia Sobczak

ACRL/NY 2020 Annual Symposium

Civic Engagement: Democracy and the Library

December 4, 2020 
Virtual Symposium

Register now

Registration is now open for the ACRL/NY 2020 Virtual Symposium. This year’s symposium is about the intersection of libraries and research institutions with civics, governance, and democracy. How are civic issues impacting collections and services? How do libraries foster engagement with civic issues and the democratic process throughout the community? How do ideas of “library neutrality” affect how we engage with these issues? We welcome proposals from all positions of library staff. 

This year ACRL/NY is happy to offer a steeply discounted rate for registration: 

Free for ACRL and ACRL/NY members

$10 for non-members

$5 for students, retirees, and job seekers.

Register for the event, and learn about the speakers

Questions regarding submitting or about the Symposium, in general, can be sent to

If not a member join at 

Webinar: Get It Now – Fulfill Patron Requests for Articles in Minutes

 October 28, 20209:00 AM EDT | 1:00 PM EDT

 Providing your patrons with the articles they need when they need them is vital. Traditional ILL borrowing doesn’t always meet the needs of today’s faculty, students and other scholarly researchers who require immediate access to journal articles and are increasingly working remotely.

Get It Now from Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) complements your ILL services by providing library patrons with the immediate fulfillment of full-text articles from unsubscribed journals – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With Get It Now, patrons can quickly get the materials they need to effectively learn, instruct and conduct research remotely. More than 450 colleges and universities use Get It Now to expand their virtual collection and provide articles to patrons that fall outside of library subscriptions.  

We encourage you to join us for this webinar on Wednesday, October 28th from 9-10 AM EDT or 1-2 PM EDT to learn how this valuable service can complement your ILL services and help you deliver even greater value to patrons – all while giving the control you need to stay within your library’s budget.

MLA: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

NNLM will be offering Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library<> from January 8, 2021 to February 5, 2021.

This 4-hour CE class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.

*      Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient.

*      Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach.

*      The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.

This class teaches you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. We will cover:

*      Challenges of providing consumer health information

*      Planning a consumer health service

*      Consumer health on the internet

*      The reference interview

*      Ethics

*      Outreach

*      Project development / marketing

Visit the class page to register:

Medical Library Association Webinars Nov/Dec 2020

MLA November Webinar

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship<>

Tuesday, November 24, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time

Explore your identity through an introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship, complete a creative assignment related to your identity, and craft a plan to incorporate critical librarianship into a selected area of your work.

Learn More about and Register for Explore Your Identity<>

Coming in December

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources<>

Thursday, December 10, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., central time

Gain skills in identifying the value and weaknesses of including preprints in a search.

These webinars are part of the MLA CE Passport subscription through December 31, 2020. To receive access to the live webinars, all past MLA webinars, and current self-paced courses, please visit  for more information and to register. The registration deadline is October 31, 2020.