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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 http://healthline.blogspot.com/. This site includes all posts since October 29, 2010.

  • November 19, 2012 5:33 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    2013 Officers: Teresa Hansen, Treasurer; Mary Peters, Past President; Lisa Huang, President; Shelley Burns, President-Elect; Pat Reese, Secretary2013 Officers: Teresa Hansen, Treasurer; Mary Peters, Past President; Lisa Huang, President; Shelley Burns, President-Elect; Pat Reese, Secretary

    2012 President Mary Peters2012 President Mary Peters

    Presenter Danelle Orange discussed the UNT Oral History ProjectPresenter Danelle Orange discussed the UNT Oral History Project

    Presenter Dr. Joseph Warren on forensic investigations with introductions by Michele WhiteheadPresenter Dr. Joseph Warren on forensic investigations with introductions by Michele Whitehead
  • November 19, 2012 5:12 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    At the recent SCC-MLA meeting in Lubbock, Texas, Dan Burgard, Director of the UNT Health Science Center Library, gave a short light hearted presentation on medical eponyms. If you missed it, or would like to view it again, you can find it here: http://digitalcommons.hsc.unt.edu/fac/14/
  • November 13, 2012 4:30 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)
    The Internet Librarian conference is a great place to keep up on what all types of libraries are doing with online tools. Many of the presentations get posted on the IL conference website. Good news for those of us not lucky enough to get to spend a few days in Monterey!

    Ellyssa Kroski who blogs at iLibrarian, has posted 10 presentations that she particularly enjoyed.
  • 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: http://dfwhealthline.org/awards.html\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.
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