Volume 13, no. 1 Spring 2001



The Basic Health Sciences Library (BHSL) Network has been a successful project since its implementation 15 years ago, and will continue to succeed with the cooperation of the participating libraries. In order to
participate in the BHSL Network, four criteria must be met:

1. Enter and maintain holdings in SERHOLD.
2. Fill interlibrary loan requests from other participating libraries at NO CHARGE.
3. Adhere to network codes, guidelines, standards, borrowing hierarchies, rules, and other agreed upon regulations.
4. Agree that SERHOLD code be marked as a BHSL participant.

These are relatively easy standards to follow, considering the benefits of BHSL membership. Katie Doherty from the New Hampshire Community Technical College in Berlin has graciously agreed to assume the role of NH/VT BHSL Network Coordinator. Pat Regenberg of Mountainside Hospital in Montclair,
New Jersey, is the BHSL Membership Chair, and she will present a poster session at MLA 2001 in Orlando entitled "The First Fifteen Years of BHSL".

Please follow the guidelines below when submitting BHSL statistics:
1.Tally monthly BHSL statistics on BHSL reporting form.
2. Twice a year, tally up BHSL statistics, and submit BHSL statistics to NH/VT BHSL Network Coordinator. Please use your institution's new SERHOLD code. (Deadline to submit January-June statistics- July 15).
(Deadline for July-December statistics- January 15) 3. Mail statistics to NH/VT BHSL Network Coordinator:

Katie Doherty
Director of Learning Resources
New Hampshire Community Technical College-Berlin
2020 Riverside Drive
Berlin, NH 03570
603-752-1113 x1270

Katie and I will be working together on streamlining this process, and we will share our ideas with you at the HSL-NH/VT Spring Meeting on Monday, May 7. Feel free to call or e-mail Katie if you have questions or thoughts.

Speaking of the Spring HSL meeting at the White River Junction VA, the program will consist of an overview of PubMed's Genome module, tips on public speaking (without panic), election of officers, updates from our resource libraries and NNLM-NER, and, of course, socializing with colleagues. My term as president of HSL will end shortly, and I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with all of you.

Anne M. Conner, Medical Librarian
Northern NH AHEC
Littleton, NH


Having just been recognized at SNHMC for twenty years of service, I finally realize that I no longer have to scrabble for purchase up the side of that mountain called Experience. I've finally reached a place where I can look out over the tops of various plateaus beneath me-plateaus with names like Dial-up and Coupler and MEDLARS and BRS-Colleague. There's no satisfaction in reaching this point unless there is wisdom accompanying all this experience. While I can't vouch for any particular wisdom, I do know I'm
carrying around an awful lot of information to share.

I've recently had a few colleagues call for a variety of information that, fortunately, I had stored away against my own forgetfulness. Therefore, below you will find several website addresses whose common denominator is that they will help the professional librarian locate that specific something that you know you saw somewhere. They may not all help each of you, but they might help you sometime when the clock is ticking and your headache is keeping time with it. Hope there's something here you can use:

This is the form to fill out which turns away your DOCLINE requests if you are going to be away for five days or more. (Here's that on-off switch I asked for when DOCLINE was introduced!)

This is the Psychinfo sign-up if you wish to spend the whole day searching
psych subjects for just $9.95 for the day.

This provides access to locating government reports known as "gray

Not to be confused with:

The Grey Literature Report which lists mostly public health documents and

Just what it says.

Source for many basics-quotations, elements of style, English dictionary,
even Gray's Anatomy!

Laws, legal forms, Federal Register, etc.

Snappy librarian comebacks; or what to say to the boss…

-- Jan Silver, MA, AHIP
Health Sciences Library
Southern NH Medical Center
8 Prospect St./PO Box 2014
Nashua, NH 03061-2014


It's been so good to see the membership renewal forms come in! Thanks for your enthusiastic response! And, for those loyal members who still have yet to renew, we've included another renewal form with this issue of the Newsletter for your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
Your continued support and interest are so vital to the well-being of this wonderful organization.

-- Nancy Bianchi
Dana Medical Library
University of Vermont


April is:
Alcohol Awareness Month
Cancer Control Month
Counseling Awareness Month
IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
Awareness Month
National Autism Awareness Month
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
National Occupational Therapy Month
National STD Awareness Month
National Youth Sports Safety Month
Women's Eye Health and Safety Month

April 1 - 7
National Library Week

May is:
Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Clear Air Month
Correct Posture Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month
National Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and
Prevention Month
National Mental Health Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Sight-Saving Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Trauma Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month

May 25 - 31, 2001
Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida

June 9 - 14, 2001
2001: An Information Odyssey,
Special Libraries Association, San Antonio, TX

June 14 - 21, 2001
American Library Assoc., San Francisco, CA

August 16 - 25, 2001
67th IFLA Council and General Conference -
Libraries and Librarians: Making A Difference
In the Knowledge Age
Boston, MA

October 14, 15, 16, 2001
NAHSL Conference 2001
"Information & Technology: Fitting the
Pieces Together"
New Haven, CT