Health Libraries Information Network (HealthLINE)

HealthLINE Blog

The HealtLINE blog serves as a means to facilitate communication to HealthLINE members beyond the capabilities of the HealthLINE listserv and provides information about HealthLINE meetings, CE classes, news, website suggestions, and more. It was originally launched in March 2004.


Blog posts from March 2004 through October 27, 2010, may still be viewed at http://healthline.blogspot.com/. This site includes all posts since October 29, 2010.

  • July 20, 2015 2:29 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Library Marketing and Communications Conference


    Nov 3–4, 2015

    Crowne Plaza Dallas Near Galleria–Addison, TX

    • Organized by the Library Marketing and Communications Group
    • Sponsored by Amigos Library Services


    *Registration:   $275 - Early Bird before July 31st

                               $299 - Regular Registration


    * This conference is subject to cancellation if they do not meet their minimum number of attendees. Please do not book, make, or pay for any transportation reservations until after August 1, 2015.


    About the Conference


    This conference is designed for library employees of any level who are involved in marketing, communication, public relations, social media, and outreach in academic, public, and special libraries. The sessions will explore issues that are important for this niche of library work, and the conference will include time for attendees to network and to discuss mutual challenges.


    This new event is an outgrowth of four previous meetings. Kieserman Media began the Association of Library Communications and Outreach Professionals (ALCOP) and ran conferences of the same name near Philadelphia in 2011 and 2012. That group ran the same basic show, renamed the Library Communications Conference (LCC), near Philly in 2013 and in New Jersey in 2014. When its leader, Bob Kieserman, decided to stop organizing the conferences, a group of former attendees decided to reboot and relaunch them.


    Those of us in the budding Library Marketing and Communications (LMC) group believe that library workers deserve a small event that’s geared specifically toward the necessary work of marketing communication (MarCom), which includes public relations, social media, branding, and related topics. We feel that, if more library employees improved these skills, then all types of libraries would be in better positions to have their messages heard and to have their services well-used and appreciated.


    The Program Committee of the Library Marketing and Communications Conference (LMCC) is interested in receiving proposals for presentations that apply the latest trends, best practices, and research in the field while providing practical tips that can be immediately applied to any library’s communication and marketing program.

  • June 10, 2015 11:02 AM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Professional Grant Development Workshop

    Taking place at the University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX
    June 25-26, 2015
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

     

    This interactive workshop is perfect for:

    • Those who want to strengthen their grant writing skills
    • Beginners who want to acquire the proven techniques of preparing and writing winning proposals

    You will learn how to:

    • Write proposals that reach the top of competitions
    • Present a compelling Need Statement
    • Navigate the world of grant procurement
    • Understand proposal writing guidelines
    • Prepare for the evaluation process
    • Search for foundation and corporate giving opportunities

    During this workshop, you will design an abstract, grant design, and budget for your next project. Upon completion, you will be fully prepared for the entire grant application process and have a head start toward success.

     

    Space is limited and this course will fill up quickly!
    See More Details and Register Here

    Course Fee - $535*
    There is a $45/person discount available for registering two or more individuals from the same organization

     

    For more information on future workshops, visit our website or contact us at 1.866.704.7268.

    You may also be interested in our Three-Week Online Course


    Can't make it? We also have:
    An Online Version of this Workshop

     

    *Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The registration fee includes materials, a certificate of completion, and a continental breakfast.

     

    The University of Texas at Austin is neither endorsing nor sponsoring the activities conducted by the Grant Training Center.

  • May 29, 2015 3:14 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    HealthLINE is sponsoring a free CE class on Thursday, July 16, 2015, following the July HealthLINE meeting. The class will be taught by staff from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR).

    Class: "¿No Comprende? Online Health Resources for English Speakers Serving Spanish Speaking Communities"
    Instructor: Adela Justice, MLS, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM SCR, The Texas Medical Center Library
    Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2015, from 1 - 5 p.m.
    Location: Speese Conference Center at the Specialty Clinical Pavilion, Children's Medical Center at Legacy, 7601 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75024

    For more information about the class and/or to register, please go to http://dfwhealthline.org/event-1940748. [Note: This class is a Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) event, and each attendee is responsible for bringing a technology device (laptop, tablet, smartphone) for use during the class.]

    This course has been approved for four (4) hours of Medical Library Association Continuing Education Units, as well as Level I or II of the Consumer Health Information Specialist Program.

  • May 21, 2015 1:43 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    The Portal to Texas History at the University of North Texas is accepting applications for its Rescuing Texas History Mini-Grant program. Each grant will provide up to $1,000 of digitization services to libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other groups that house historical materials. All of the materials will be scanned at UNT Libraries and hosted on The Portal to Texas History. Both newspapers and archival collections will be considered for digitization. Deadline for receipt of applications is July 31, 2015.

     

    Since 2006, the UNT Libraries have awarded over 140 mini-grants, enabling organizations and individuals to provide online access to their historic collections through The Portal to Texas History. Over the last few years, The Portal to Texas History has partnered with the Digital Public Library of America, which brings together digital collections from across the United States. This collaboration between the DPLA and the Portal to Texas History has brought with it an even larger user base to discover Portal Partners’ items.

     

    Through seven years of projects funded with Rescuing Texas History, the combined results enabled free public access to 37,901 historic items, comprising 106,142 individual files, which have to date received over 4.1 million uses. We want to work with you, please join us.

     

    For more information and to download the application:

    http://www.library.unt.edu/call-submissions-portal-texas-history

  • April 24, 2015 6:01 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Expand your STEM eBook collections


    Elsevier is one of the top STEM publishers in the world providing highly valuable, award winning (PROSE Awards/Choice Outstanding Academic Titles) content across a variety of subject areas including engineering, electricity/electronics, computing, petroleum science, and renewable energy solutions, among others.

    EBSCO’s Collection Development team has put together a list of 200 of the top selling Elsevier STEM titles and is currently offering a 40% discount off these titles if 50 or more are purchased at one time.


    Click here to download the title list and request pricing. Offer expires June 30, 2015.


  • April 13, 2015 10:30 AM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    Congratulations to our member, Cheryl Rowan!  Cheryl has been appointed as the next MLA News editor. Her term will begin with the June/July issue.

    Many thanks to Laurie Thompson, the outgoing editor and former HealthLINE member, for her years of dedication and service in guiding the MLA News.


  • March 13, 2015 2:36 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    One of our members, Peace Ossom Williamson, has an article in the latest Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries!


    A Review of OvidSP as An E-Books Delivery Platform
    Peace Ossom Williamson
    Pages: 48-58
    DOI: 10.1080/15424065.2015.1001963
    Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, Volume 12, Issue 1, January-March 2015

    http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/werm20/12/1

  • February 17, 2015 1:34 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    MLA's Hospital Libraries Section has elected Karen Keller as their Chair Elect for 2015-16!


    MLA’s Collection Development Section has elected Carol Seiler as Secretary/Treasurer!

     

    Congratulations to both of you.  Thanks for all you do for MLA.  Know many of our members will be helping out at MLA in Austin, thanks for your volunteering to make this conference the best!

  • January 28, 2015 12:07 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

    The 25th Anniversary HealthLINE Event Photo Album is now available for viewing in the Members section.

    Click the link above and log-in to view it in this  members-only access section.

  • January 09, 2015 1:57 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    Thinking about attending the HealthLINE 25th Anniversary Celebration but haven’t decided yet? Or are you waiting until the last possible minute to register?  Well, seating is limited so please register by Saturday, January 17, to make sure and reserve your spot ASAP!

     

    As a reminder, the celebration and meeting are being held Thursday, January 22, 2015, at Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in Fort Worth (just north of downtown) from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Cost is $10 per person and includes the meal, beverage, birthday cake, and gratuity.

     

    To register, go to http://dfwhealthline.wildapricot.org/event-1800091. Guests are welcome to attend so bring your spouse or significant other!  Former HealthLINE members are also encouraged to attend so let them know about it!

     

    If you have any questions, please let Jon Crossno know!

©2014 Health Libraries Information Network DBA HealthLINE
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd LIB-222, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2699

dfwhealthline@gmail.com

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software