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Archive for June 22nd, 2013

PubMed Tips and Tricks (Boost Box Session)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:      Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:        http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Date:               July 9, 2013

Time:               Noon – 1 pm

No registration required.

No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarian

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:                        Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:                          Online

Date:                                 July 15 – August 9, 2013

Details/Registration:     http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=40

Disaster Planning in the Library and Beyond

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Presenter:                           Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:                             Online

Date:                                      July 17, 2013

Details/Registration:     http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=609

Summer Vacation? How to Prevent Requests from Routing to Your Library in DOCLINE

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

DOCLINE “Out of Office”

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Go to Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a few days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review.

Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’.

At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.

Canadian libraries should call CISTI at 1-800-668-1222.

You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm

Wishing you all a wonderful summer.

The DOCLINE Team

Now It Is Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Since April, 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System allowed DOCLINE libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of print journals for which they have entered holdings information. Earlier this year, NLM launched Version 2 of the system. DOCLINE libraries are now be able to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM. The system can be accessed at www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donations” on NLM’s home page. In the journal donation system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov. NLM will pay shipping via FedEx for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.

Thank you to DOCLINE libraries which have donated an estimated 6,000 volumes since the beginning of the journal donation program to fill in items missing from NLM’s collection. We hope that these latest enhancements will make it easier for libraries to donate materials.

Karen Sinkule, Coordinator
Journal Donation Program

Affordable Care Program at ALA Conference

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

NLM has been in conversations with several government agencies related to the ACA rollout October 1st.  There will be a panel at the upcoming ALA conference in Chicago to engage libraries in how they can participate in the rollout and to determine what type of resources do they need to participate.

Libraries & Health Insurance:  Preparing for October 1

Is your library prepared to deal with the rush of patrons who will need help completing Affordable Care Act health form applications this year? In October, library patrons are expected to come to libraries in great numbers to learn about the new insurance requirements and options available. Libraries will need to know about the resources that will help library patrons.

To learn how to serve patrons on the new health program, participate in informative session presented by Jackie Garner Medicaid consortium administrator; Susan Hildreth, director of Institute of Museum and Library Services; Ruth Holst, associate director at the National Network of Library of Medicine Greater Midwest Regional Medical Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Kendra Morgan, senior program manager, OCLC Webjunction.

Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 1:00–2:30p.m. in the McCormick Place Convention Center, Room South 501BCD.

Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Our TechTime session was a hit!  Check out the recording and presentation:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/techtime_recordings.html.

New Hurricane Evacuation Zones for NYC

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Please find attached a press release from New York City announcing the new hurricane evacuation zones for NYC.  Additional resources can be found at the links below.

 

New Report Highlights Roles of Libraries and Museums in Preparing Young Children for Success

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked, resources in our nation’s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

The report, Growing Young Minds: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners, documents dozens of examples and 10 key ways libraries and museums are supporting young children. It provides a clear call to policy makers, schools, funders, and parents to make full use of these vital, existing community resources.

“We have to do everything we can to give all our children opportunities to get off to a strong start, and community institutions play a critical role. For parents and families, libraries and museums are a go-to resource that supports them as their child’s first teacher,” said Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education. “Public and school libraries as well as all kinds of museums, science centers and zoos are trusted, welcoming places where children can make discoveries, deepen interests, and connect their natural curiosity to the wider world — developing the skills they need for a lifetime of learning.”

As the nation commits to early learning as a priority essential to our economic and civic future, the report provides case studies and research documenting that libraries and museums are part of the solution.

“We know that we won’t close achievement gaps, reduce dropout rates or compete in the 21st century economy until more of our children are reading proficiently by the end of third grade,” said Ralph Smith, managing director of the GLR Campaign and a senior vice president at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  “But right now, more than 80 percent of students from low-income families don’t achieve that critical milestone. Libraries and museums are playing a vital role in reaching families and children with support that can help turn around this deeply troubling trend.”

To support that goal, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued $2.5 million in grants last year to institutions seeking to improve early literacy.  IMLS has committed another $2.5 million for 2013.

“With built infrastructure in nearly every community, we must fully leverage the capacity of libraries and museums to provide opportunities for high-quality early learning,” said IMLS Director Susan H. Hildreth,. Museum and library professionals are adept at providing hands-on experiential learning; I urge the early childhood development community to reach out to libraries and museums and make full use of their trusted place in communities, their partnership capacity, and their skills and talents.”

For more information and the full report see www.imls.gov/earlylearning.

About the Institute of Museum and Library Services

The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. Our mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement. Our grant making, policy development, and research help libraries and museums deliver valuable services that make it possible for communities and individuals to thrive. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is a collaborative effort by foundations, nonprofit partners, states and communities across the nation to ensure that more children in low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. The GLR Campaign focuses on the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation: grade-level reading by the end of third grade.

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Guides for Developing EOPs for Schools, Institutions of Higher Education, and Houses of Worship

On June 18, 2013 the Obama Administration released the Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education and the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship.   These guides are the culmination of years of emergency planning work by the Federal government, and the first joint product of ED, DHS, DOJ and HHS on this critical topic. The guides incorporate lessons learned from the recent shootings in Newtown and Oak Creek as well as the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, can be customized to each type of community, and may be used to create new emergency plans as well as to revise and update existing plans.

The planning process outlined in the guides will help schools, IHEs and houses of worship align their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels. National preparedness efforts, including emergency planning, are now informed by Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 8, signed by the President in March 2011, which describes the nation’s approach to preparedness. This directive represents an evolution in our collective understanding of national preparedness, based on the lessons learned from terrorism, hurricanes, school incidents, and other emergencies.

The new guides translate the planning guidance from these recent developments to the school, IHE and houses of worship contexts, ensuring that they benefit from these advancements, and introduce schools, IHEs and houses of worship to a new approach to planning that includes walking through different emergency scenarios to create a course of action for each objective the team is trying to accomplish, whether it be providing fire prevention training to all students and staff that work with combustible materials or evacuating everyone in the building.

The Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans, the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education and the Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Houses of Worship may be accessed on the REMS TA Center website at the following location: http://rems.ed.gov/EOPGuides.

Please contact the REMS TA Center by email at info@remstacenter.org or toll free at 1-855-781-7367 (REMS) with any questions or concerns.