ColASL Virtual Meeting on the National Library of Medicine
February 24, 2016
3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), is the world’s
largest biomedical library. NLM maintains and makes available a vast print
collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of
topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people
around the globe. In this session learn about NLM’s free databases for
researching general health, drugs and supplements, genetics, environmental
health and toxicology, and clinical trials. These resources may come in handy
at work and at home!
A Colorado native, Dana Abbey has a background in public
libraries, holding positions as a librarian, manager, and acting director
responsible for strategic planning, development, operating management, new
service development, marketing, promotion and leadership. She has worked
in prescription drug monitoring and in library consulting, providing pre-planning
studies, collection projections, collection management, and storage and
specifications planning for corporate and specialized libraries. In her current
position, Dana serves as the Health Information Literacy Coordinator for the
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental region, working to
improve the public's access to information to enable them to make informed
decisions about their health.