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National Library of Medicine Resources for Health Informatics

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has numerous resources for informatics professionals, including those working in public health, consumer health, emergency preparedness and clinical practice. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is the core of NLM's outreach program to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy. Eight regional offices in the United States provide training, project support, and other services to promote the access and use of high quality health information, all at no cost. This webinar will provide a brief introduction to NLM information resources and services provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Webinar sponsored by SIG HLTH.


Kate Flewelling, MLIS, is the Executive Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR). Based at the University of Pittsburgh and funded by the National Library of Medicine, NNLM MAR promotes the access and use of high quality health information for health professionals and the public in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Kate is responsible for leadership, development, administration, and evaluation of all programs of the Middle Atlantic Region, including outreach services such as project funding, training, presentations, exhibits and other types of public programs. She is a past attendee of the National Library of Medicine Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she began her career as an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine.

Elaina Vitale, MLIS, is the Academic Coordinator of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. Elaina provides outreach, training and support for academic and health sciences librarians in DE, NJ, NY and PA. Elaina received her MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh, and has worked a variety of reference and instruction positions before coming to MAR.