Archive for 2010
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
From NLM, 10/19/2010:
The DOCLINE Team would like to take a moment to acknowledge a DOCLINE milestone – the 30 millionth request was entered into DOCLINE today. The 30 million requests includes both Loansome Doc and DOCLINE transactions.
DOCLINE Request # 30000000 was entered by Saint Louis University on October 19, 2010 at 12:06 pm Eastern Time. University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno filled the request 4 hours later at 4:06 pm Eastern Time.
DOCLINE serves over 2,900 libraries in the United States, Canada, and other countries around the world. Currently, DOCLINE libraries report more than 1.6 million serial holdings. The current fill rate is 92.9% and the average number of libraries to which a request must route before completion is just 1.26! The average time for lenders to fill a DOCLINE request is 1.04 days.
Many thanks to our DOCLINE users for their dedicated service to health professionals and the public in need of biomedical literature and health information, and for the years of support to the DOCLINE system and your many ideas for improving DOCLINE.
- The DOCLINE Team (Barbara, Brent, Karen, Lis, Lisa, Maria, and Tugger)
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
An interesting New York magazine article about the financial troubles facing hospitals in New York City and what they mean for the future of health care.
Friday, October 15th, 2010
A message from Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellow Coordinator, NLM:
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.
The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
- Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
- Spring Practicum at a health sciences library in the contiguous United States
- Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
- Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
- Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
- Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States
The Fellowship offers:
- A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2010)
- Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
- Some relocation funding
- Assistance in finding housing
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2011. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 3, 2011. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact me for further information. I can be reached at 301-435-4083 or email@example.com.
Kathel Dunn, PhD, Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Bldg 38, Rm 2N-19
8600 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20894
Wednesday, October 13th, 2010
Please join the NN/LM’s Middle Atlantic Region and your colleagues to watch the “The ABCs of E-Books: Strategies for the Medical Library” on Wednesday, November 10, from 2pm to 3:30pm at NYU Medical Center. To register to attend this webcast, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Once you have been registered, you will receive information as to the exact location of the class and travel directions.
Monday, October 11th, 2010
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October National Medical Librarians Month. In celebration, the NNLM has spotlighted medical librarian projects across all of the regions, including several right here at MAR.
MAR’s highlighted projects were:
- A Regional Health Unconference: Brooklyn Public Library, Lisa Chow, NY
- Extending the Reach: Health Information Resources for Unaffiliated Health Professionals: Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) with Barbara Ciambor and Linda Cruttenden, NY
- Mid-Atlantic Region Bioinformatics Training for Librarians and Information Specialists: Diane Rein, SUNY Buffalo, NY
- Consortia Purchasing/Electronic Resource Access: Health Science Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), Robb Mackes, NJ
- Increasing Parental Health Literacy to Optimize Pregnancy Outcomes: Drexel University, Lenore Hardy & Prudence Dalrymple, PA
- Health Literacy First: Delaware County Library System, Helen Subbio, PA
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Created by the Center for Public Health Nutrition at University of Washington, Connecting Youth to Quality Health Information is an interactive lesson plan for school health personnel, educators, and librarians.
It aims to increase high school students’ capabilities to access and evaluate quality health information on the Internet. The lesson plan promotes MedlinePlus as a recognized resource, and addresses state and national health education standards. In-class activities, handouts, and a homework assignment are included in the lesson plan, which is freely available for use and dissemination.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
The NN/LM PSR recently announced the publication of Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: a Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff, the result of an ongoing collaboration between the California State Library and NN/LM PSR.
The Toolkit is divided into six sections which cover all aspects of consumer health information services, including : Core Competencies, Health Resources, Consumer Health Information Services, Technology & Health 2.0, Workplace Wellness, and Resources for Health Care Professionals. In planning the project, we discussed how we would include a section of health resources that would not replicate MedlinePlus, but could be used as examples of authoritative, quality resources. After much discussion, we decided to include a health resources section that would focus on prevention, wellness and support resources, with heavy promotion of MedlinePlus and other NLM and NIH resources.
Contact Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM PSR email@example.com with any questions.
Friday, October 8th, 2010
Posted on behalf of Ester Saghafi:
Certificate of Advance Study in Health Science Librarianship at the University of Pittsburgh: 2011-2012 Cohort
Applications are now being accepted for the 2011-2012 Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship at the University of Pittsburgh. This yearlong program, beginning in May 2011, provides librarians with in-depth knowledge of the health care environment and advanced skills in managing health sciences collections and resources. Graduates will be prepared to play a key role in helping clinicians, researchers and healthcare consumers to keep pace with the expanding knowledge base in the health sciences.
HealthCAS is an online 15-credit post-master’s program offered jointly by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and the University’s Health Sciences Library System. The partnership between an ALA-accredited LIS program and a world-class, dynamic health sciences library offers a unique educational experience. The HealthCAS curriculum is based on contemporary applications of current information management theories and technologies and the varied and rich experiences that practicing medical librarian instructors bring to the program.
Please visit http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/healthcas to meet three of the HealthCAS librarian faculty and learn about the courses they are offering. Advisors will also be available online to answer your questions about this innovative program at the following events.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at 12:00-1:00pm
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00-8:00pm
Development of HealthCAS was supported by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. Applicants may apply for full scholarships to support tuition, fees and travel.
For more information on the program and the application process, visit http://www.ischool.pitt.edu/health/, or e-mail Ester Saghafi, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, October 7th, 2010
Registration is open for the James B. Herrick Symposium: 100 Years of Sickle Cell Research, on November 16-17, 2010, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.
The trans-NIH symposium will commemorate the 100th anniversary of Dr. James Herrick’s initial description of sickle cell anemia by convening leading sickle cell experts to celebrate research advances and explore promising new scientific opportunities. The symposium also will provide an opportunity for the NIH to honor the contributions of the many individuals with sickle cell disease who have, through their participation in clinical studies, made progress possible.
For more information, please visit the symposium website, http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/meetings/James-Herrick-Sicklecell/index.htm, and feel free to forward this message colleagues and friends.
Posted on behalf of Angela Ruffin, PhD, Head, National Network Office, NN/LM.
Monday, October 4th, 2010
Posted on behalf of Angela B. Ruffin, PhD, Head,NN/LM National Network Office
The October issue (http://newsinhealth.nih.gov/) of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available at our new, improved website! In this edition:
Mystified by Menopause?
A Major Life Transition
Menopause can be a challenging time, both physically and mentally, for women approaching age 50. Find out what scientists are learning about this important life transition, including some common experiences and ideas for managing symptoms.
Read more about menopause.
The Prostate Prognosis
Don’t Ignore an Uncomfortable Problem
Most men probably don’t like thinking about their prostates, but it’s worth doing once in a while. Problems with the small gland are common in men past the age of 50. The good news is that most prostate conditions can be successfully treated.
Read more about prostate problems.
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