Current News & Notes
(via Miranda Shake, HSLI President-Elect) The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called "Discovering TOXNET" from March 7th, 2016, to April 6th, 2016. Learn about TOXNET(r) and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.
Do you know a promising young librarian from a developing country who would be interested in a career-development opportunity here in the U.S.? Encourage the person to apply for a spot in the Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program. Up to five people are selected each year. The program lasts for four weeks and is centered around OCLC’s headquarters, which is located in Dublin, Ohio.
Fair Use Week will take place later this month (February 22-26). One of the week’s goals is to promote greater awareness of issues related to fair use, including the fair-use doctrine, which has changed considerably over the past 40 years.
(via Carl Lehnen, IACRL Communications Committee Co-Chair) Reminder: The deadline for early bird registration ($150) for IACRL's 2016 Conference, "Raise Your Voice: Librarians in the Lead," is 2/29. The conference will begin the evening of Thursday, 3/17 with a reception, and all presentations will take place Friday, 3/18 at the Chicago Marriott O'Hare.
The following National Library of Medicine traveling exhibits will be hosted by Illinois academic libraries at some point in 2016. (The list does not include libraries that hosted an exhibit from late 2015 to the beginning of 2016.) The purpose of the exhibits is to educate not just students, but members of the general public, about the history of medicine, including present-day issues.