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The HealthLINE 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.

  • 05/21/2015 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:


  • 04/24/2015 6:01 PM | Jane Scott (Administrator)

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    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.

  • 04/13/2015 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.

  • 03/13/2015 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


  • 02/17/2015 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!

  • 01/28/2015 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.

  • 01/09/2015 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!

  • 12/16/2014 2:10 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    The Texas Woman's University Foundation has honored our very own Elaine Cox by naming her the 2014-15 recipient of the Elizabeth Snapp Award for Excellence in Librarianship.

    Check out the TWU Libraries Blog post to find out more.

    Congratulations, Elaine!

  • 12/05/2014 6:27 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    Please nominate a HealthLINE member Librarian as Librarian of the Year for 2014. Please complete the 2014 Librarian of the Year Nomination Form and return to Mary Ann Huslig by Dec. 22. Award will be given at our 25th Anniversary Meeting on January 22, 2015.

    The HealthLINE Librarian of the Year Award recognizes the contributions of a current member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in medical librarianship. Winners of the award have demonstrated significant contributions in their home library or accomplishments which directly benefit HealthLINE and its members. Other considerations for the award include service to the profession, current activities, achievements in medical library work, and the impact, visibility, and recognition of that work.

    • 2013: No Award
    • 2012: Jon Crossno, UT Southwestern
    • 2011: Kathy Broyles, UNT-HSC
    • 2010: Clayton Crenshaw, UNT-HSC
    • 2009: Lisa Huang, Collin College
    • 2008: Kelly Gonzalez, UT Southwestern
    • 2007: No Award
    • 2006: Ana Cleveland, UNT SLIS
    • 2005: Brian Bunnett, UT Southwestern
  • 12/01/2014 4:13 PM | Jon Crossno (Administrator)

    Please put Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, on your calendar for the next HealthLINE meeting! We will celebrate 25 years of HealthLINE with a luncheon.


    Place: Joe T. Garcia's Mexican restaurant in Fort Worth, just north of downtown
    Time: 11 am - 2:30 pm
    Cost: $10 per person (includes drink, birthday cake, and tip!) -- Note: UNTHSC-Fort Worth and UTSW have offered to partially subsidize the party, which is why our per-person cost is so low!
    Agenda: The business meeting will include transition of officers and the LOTY Award. Program will be based on 25 years of medical librarianship in our Dallas Fort Worth HealthLINE group, with Dan Burgard as Master of Ceremonies.

    What to do:

    1. Register at http://dfwhealthline.wildapricot.org/event-1800091! Guests are welcome, but seating is limited for the meal (maximum 48), so please register soon!
    2. Do you know how to contact a former HealthLINE member? If so, please let Mary Peters (email: Mary.Peters@tsrh.org) know -- so we don't duplicate efforts -- and tell them about the event in case they want to register.
    3. If you wish to be involved in some way, please let Mary know.
    4. Please submit a recent photo of yourself -- in your library if possible! A group shot of your staff would be great, too, from our institutional members. Please email photos to Kathy Broyles at kathy.broyles@unthsc.edu by Jan. 12 so they can go in the slide show.
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