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MLA 2016 DOCLINE Update

The pre-recorded “MLA 2016 DOCLINE Update” which aired at the NLM exhibit booth during MLA 2016 is now available. The original presentation file, including speaker notes, is also available on the DOCLINE Presentations page, here.

We invite libraries to share their thoughts on DOCLINE, as well as any insights into future needs regarding biomedical literature resource sharing for health professionals and other library patrons.

You can send comments to NLM by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE or at  or discuss your ideas with Ashley Cuffia in the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office.  You can contact Ashley at DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or 410-706-4173.

NN/LM MAR welcomes to Elaina Vitale!

MAR has a new Academic Coordinator!  We are pleased to welcome Elaina Vitale as the MAR Academic Coordinator.  Elaina will have primary responsibility for increasing awareness of, and providing training in the use of NLM’s information resources to librarians, faculty and staff at academic institutions, with an emphasis on community colleges and colleges/universities with programs in the health sciences, health and science education, library science, emergency management, and environmental health.  She will also assist in coordinating MAR educational programs that create opportunities for information professionals to increase their skillset and support various phases of research data management.

Information for MLA IRP (Independent Reading Program)

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles. To participate, just read an article and complete your article analysis application. See preselected articles (articles are marked with the IRP icon in the JMLA). Receive 1 MLA CE contact hour for every article completed.

You can also read self-selected professional journal articles. Articles must fall within one or more of the professional competencies, MLA defined core competencies for professional success.

A maximum of 3 contact hours per year can be applied towards your AHIP application or renewal, for a total of no more than 15 contact hours per five-year credentialing period. For more information on AHIP, go to Academy of Health Information Professionals.

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

o Information retrieval;

o Skills development;

o Resource development and dissemination; and/or

o Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

o Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;

o Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;

o Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;

o Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or

o Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

Primary Point of Contact

Greg Benedict, Contract Specialist

Office of Acquisitions (OA)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105

Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488

301-496-6546

Fax: 301-402-0642

E-mail: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov

 

Secondary Point of Contact 

Suet Vu, Contracting Officer

Office of Acquisitions (OA)

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105

Bethesda, MD 20892-5488

Office Phone: 301-496-6546

Fax: 301-402-0642

E-mail: vus@mail.nlm.nih.gov

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOSPITAL LIBRARIES IN 14 STATES, DC INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN SPRING 2016 HSLANJ GROUP LICENSING OFFER

All hospitals and medical facilities in the Middle Atlantic (MAR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) regions are welcome to participate in a technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

The consortium, in its 14th year, offers more than 500 resources from 13 highly-regarded academic publishers, at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through negotiations and the leveraging of group purchasing power.  The region encompasses 14 states; Washington D.C.; Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; and represents more than 26% of the nation’s hospitals and medical facilities.

More than 125 medical librarians regularly participate in the HSLANJ GLI and most agree that the biggest benefits are cost-savings and high-quality electronic resources.

“Being a medical librarian is more challenging than ever because in healthcare or hospital systems today, everyone needs mobile information,” according to Lisa Block, medical librarian, Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta, Georgia. 2015 was her first year participating with the HSLANJ GLI. “The biggest convenience of the consortium is you can get more for your money—there’s a big discount on resources.”

To receive a copy of the Spring 2016 Offer, please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com).

The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources. Current participation is open through May 2, 2016.

 

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org/gli.

 

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C, University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System, as well as Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C, University of Maryland Baltimore.

Join us March 29 to learn about NIH syndicated content!

NIH syndicated content – NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website.  You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your website’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how!

Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine

Date / Time: March 29 /Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2

Online / No Registration Required

Patient Safety Awareness

Submitted by: Network and Advocacy Coordinator Michelle Burda

The United for Patient Safety campaign, initiated by National Patient Safety Foundation, highlights and reinforces the fact that everyone plays a role in keeping patients safe and free from harm.

Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital is publicly sharing stories about medical errors made at the hospital in a blog, Safety Matters, with the intention that this will help reduce the risk of future mistakes.

Patient Safety Awareness Week will be observed this year March 13-19 with an emphasis on the message that “every day is patient safety day.”  Participate in the webcast, Patient Safety is a Public Health Issue Thursday March 17, 2016, 1:00 PM ET with national leaders in Patient Safety.

Discovering TOXNET: Free, Online CE Class Begins March 7, 2016

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, free, asynchronous CE class called Discovering TOXNET from March 7th, 2016 – April 6th, 2016.

Learn about TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises. The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental sciences professionals interested in unlocking the information in TOXNET and the other environmental health and toxicology resources.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive, online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos as well as discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

The modules (and their CE credits) are:

  1. Introduction to TOXNET: 0.5 hour (Required)
  2. TOXLINE: 1.0 hour
  3. ChemIDplus: 2.0 hours
  4. Integrated Risk Information System & Risk Assessment: 1.0 hour
  5. Hazardous Substances Databank: 1.5 hours
  6. Toxic Release Inventory: 1.0 hour
  7. TOXMAP: 1.5 hours
  8. Household Products Database: 0.5 hour
  9. LactMed: 0.5 hour
  10. Haz-Map: 0.5 hour
  11. WISER & CHEMM: 1.0 hour
  12. REMM: 0.5 hour
  13. LiverTox: 0.5 hour

How do I register?

Follow the link below to register:

http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

For questions, contact the NTC at ntc@utah.edu

Registration now open for symposium on the changing landscape of health sciences libraries

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce that we have been collaborating with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) to co-sponsor the following symposium addressing the changing landscape of health sciences libraries.

Registration is now open!  “Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” – Are you wondering what academic health sciences libraries will look like in the future? Have you been puzzling about how to fit new programs or neighbors into your existing library space?  Are you contemplating a renovation project?  Are you looking for ideas about how to spruce up some tired library areas?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, join us in Philadelphia on April 18, 2016!

There is no registration fee but space is limited and will be open first to members of NN/LM MAR, AAHSL and NN/LM SE/A.

Additionally, NN/LM MAR members may apply for a travel stipend to offset expenses to commute to Philadelphia.

View the full schedule, register, submit a lightning talk and get all the details here!

Upcoming DOCLINE training

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Revised schedule for the upcoming free online classes is as follows:

February 3, 2016                  DOCLINE:  Borrow & Lend

February 10, 2016                  DOCLINE: Routing Tables

February 17, 2016                  DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Classes begin at 1 pm (Eastern Time Zone).

You do not need to register and it’s FREE! 1 MLA CE is awarded for attending that day. It’s the same login and time each week. Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises)

Sincerely,

Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator NN/LM GMR

Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator NN/LM PNR

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM MAR

Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator NN/LM MCR