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Health Librarianship

Call for applications for the Louise Darling Medal

The Krafty Librarian - September 15, 2014 - 11:08am

Please consider nominating a colleague for the Louise Darling Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Collection Development in the Health Sciences!

The Louise Darling Medal is presented annually to recognize distinguished achievement in collection development in the health sciences. The award was established in 1987 and first awarded in 1988, with a contribution by Ballen Booksellers International, Inc. The recipient receives an engraved medal, a certificate, and a $1,000 cash award.

If you want to nominate a deserving colleague, please go to www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/ for more information and online nomination forms. The deadline for applications is November 1. Please contact jury chair Virginia Carden at virginia.carden[atsign]duke[dot]edu with any questions.

Don’t forget there are a whole bunch of other awards https://www.mlanet.org/about/awards-and-honors recognizing MLA members hard work.  So if you are drawing a blank on somebody for the Darling Medal, perhaps there is somebody you know who totally deserves another award like the Beatty Volunteer award, the Colaianni award, Murray Gottlieb prize (no winner in 2014), or any other from the list.

These awards are not automatic.  They rely on you to nominate people for them.  IF nobody qualified is nominated then the award/prize goes unawarded that year.  I hate seeing awards go unawarded because I know there is somebody deserving of it, they just weren’t nominated and missed out.  So if you know somebody or you think you deserve an award, go for it.

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NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2014, NLM Resource Update: Haz-Map Adds 497 New Agents

NLM Technical Bulletin - September 12, 2014 - 3:02pm
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated Haz-Map with 497 new agents. It now covers 10,133 biological and chemical agents.
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NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2014, NLM Resource Update: Household Products Database (HPD) Now Contains Over 14,000 Products

NLM Technical Bulletin - September 12, 2014 - 3:02pm
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Household Products Database (HPD) now contains over 14,000 products.
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NLM Technical Bulletin, Sep-Oct 2014, NLM to Broaden Its Institutional Web Site Archiving

NLM Technical Bulletin - September 12, 2014 - 3:02pm
Based on recent experience gained in the use of Web archiving technologies for gathering Web content, NLM will be broadening and simplifying its approach to archiving its own Web sites.
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Drug safety in the news

Open Medicine Blog - September 11, 2014 - 10:34pm

We've looked at the issue of drug safety from different angles through various Open Medicine papers. Never this one though. In today's Toronto Star. 

Topics: drug safetymedications
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