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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 This site includes all posts since October 29, 2010.

  • November 12, 2012 4:34 AM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    "I love to geek out on MeSH, so I always look forward to the year end preview of the new, modified and deleted terms. The most recent NLM Technical Bulletin has a link to the 2013 MeSH.

    Some of the new terms definitely fit the, 'I could have really used this subject heading for a recent search' bill.

    Such as:

    Others I just had to read the scope note since they were interesting or unfamiliar terms:

    Happy Mesh-ing!"

  • November 07, 2012 4:22 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Do you know of a librarian who you feel should be recognized for their contributions to the medical field? If so, nominate him or her for the Librarian of the Year Award! The nomination form is under Awards on the main Healthline website:\nNominations are due December 11th, so hurry to get yours in!

    Congratulations to Healthline's new incoming officers! Shelly Burns is our new Chair-Elect and Teresa Hanson is our new Treasurer. If you run into them, please thank them for their service to our organization!
  • July 28, 2012 12:51 AM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    I'm a bit late to the game on this one, but there are a group of medical librarians that have been meeting on Twitter every Thursday night for the last six weeks to discuss issues relevant to the profession. There is a calendar of scheduled chats, and links to the chat transcripts if you can't attend a live chat session. This is such a cool way to network with and be inspired by medical librarians all over the world!
  • July 16, 2012 4:32 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Gentleman, Lisa HuangGentleman, Lisa Huang

    Mary Peters (Healthline President), Pat ReeseMary Peters (Healthline President), Pat Reese

    Lady, Mary Peters (Healthline President)Lady, Mary Peters (Healthline President)

    Front View of Collin College CampusFront View of Collin College Campus

    Beautiful Collin College CampusBeautiful Collin College Campus

    Directions to meeting areaDirections to meeting area

    July Meeting PlaceJuly Meeting Place

    Jon Crossno, Jane ScottJon Crossno, Jane Scott

    Mary Peters (Healthline President), gentleman, Kathy Broyles, Bobbie LongMary Peters (Healthline President), gentleman, Kathy Broyles, Bobbie Long

    Jack BullionJack Bullion

    Carol Seiler, Michelle Baredo, Teresa Hanson, Sandy SwanCarol Seiler, Michelle Baredo, Teresa Hanson, Sandy Swan

    Mary Peters (Healthline President), Carol SeilerMary Peters (Healthline President), Carol Seiler

    David Rathvon, Mori Lou Higa, Ginger Roberts, David HowardDavid Rathvon, Mori Lou Higa, Ginger Roberts, David Howard

    Dr. Sherry Schumann (Central Park Campus Provost - gave welcome remarks), Bobbie LongDr. Sherry Schumann (Central Park Campus Provost - gave welcome remarks), Bobbie Long

    Hannah Rutledge, Shelly BurnsHannah Rutledge, Shelly Burns

    Eula Oliphant, Elaine CoxEula Oliphant, Elaine Cox

    Jane Scott, David Rathvon, Beverly MitchellJane Scott, David Rathvon, Beverly Mitchell

    Bobbie LongBobbie Long

    Dr. Sherry SchumannDr. Sherry Schumann

    Attendees (student members?) at meetingAttendees (student members?) at meeting
  • July 12, 2012 5:20 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    This will be my last post of the day- I'm finally catching up with my blogs after moving and unpacking!

    The SCC blog posted information about an online Power Searching with Google class. The class started on the 10th, but registration is open until the 16th.

    The instructor for this class, David Russell, gave a presentation to investigative journalists on advanced Google search techniques. One of those journalists posted the highlights. Very good tips!
  • July 12, 2012 5:07 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    For those of us unable to attend MLA this year, we apparently missed a pretty phenomenal Janet Doe Lecture given by Mark Funk. Happily, a Vimeo version has been made available.

    Thanks to the Krafty Librarian blog for posting the link.
  • July 12, 2012 4:50 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    The Southeastern/Atlantic division of NN/LM is offering a free webinar titled, 'MEDLINE/PubMed: A Grab Bag of Tips and Tricks for Experienced Searchers'. It will be held on July 18 from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT.
  • May 01, 2012 1:29 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    One of my favorite bloggers, Michelle Kraft, has posted an excellent overview of the issues involved with libraries who wish to loan iPads. She posted policies, existing programs and even a pretty comprehensive list of apps to load.
  • April 30, 2012 6:11 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    The Colorado Library Association is hosting a webinar titled, Making it Stick: Embracing Transliteracy in Library Programming and Education.

    The webinar describes transliteracy as: The ability to communicate and interact across multiple platforms and technologies. Sounds pretty relevant to what most of us do!

    The class will be held Wednesday May 2nd from 1:30-2:30- no registration required.
  • April 30, 2012 5:13 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    Become a valuable part of your local disaster response team as an information specialist! The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC offers a number of super tools that can even be downloaded ahead of time in case the web is no longer working but you have access to a computer.

    Plan ahead! A great way to start is by watching this free one hour overview, “Spring is in the Air: Get Ready with Help From the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center” which is now available in the SCR CONNECTions archives

    If you do it by April 4 you can earn 1 hour of CE from the Medical Library Association, but the webinar will remain available after that. Included in the presentation is information on how to earn their new Disaster Information Management Certificate.

    The speaker is Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS Librarian, Aquilent, Inc., contractor with the National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center was the guest presenter.

    This was originally offered March 21, 2012, as an NN/LM SCR CONNECTions webinar, Thanks to Cheryl Rowan there for coordinating it.
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