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Archive for February, 2014

Enroll America Webinars

Friday, February 28th, 2014

As we approach March and the final month of open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance marketplaces, there are many excellent resources to help you, your patrons, and your partners remain informed about accessing new healthcare options. Please read on for information on upcoming webinars and new tools, and feel free to share this message with others.

Are you aware of other resources that members of the library community would find interesting or useful to support patron understanding of the Affordable Care Act? Has your library developed new partnerships in response to this information need? Please join the Health Happens in Libraries team for a webinar on Thursday, March 27 at 2 PM Eastern to discuss your library’s experience! Registration for this free webinar is available at: http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/prioritizing-patron-and-partner-engagement.html

You can also email us at any time to share your story or feedback.

Evaluation Tip of the Day

Friday, February 28th, 2014

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

New OERC Blog posting! This is to let you know that a new OERC Blog article has become available. You can find this article online here. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve posted the article below:

Exhibit evaluations with QuickTapSurvey

Exhibiting is a popular strategy for health information resource promotion, but exhibits can be challenging events to evaluate. Survey platforms for tablets and mobile phones can make it a little bit easier to collect feedback at your booths. At the OERC, we have explored QuickTapSurvey, which seems well-suited to getting point-of-contact responses from visitors. The application allows you to create short, touch-screen questionnaires on Apple or Android tablets. You simply hand the tablet to visitors for their quick replies. The same questionnaire can be put on multiple tablets, so you and your colleagues can collect responses simultaneously during an exhibit.

When you have an Internet connection, responses are automatically uploaded into your online QuickTapSurvey account. When no connection is available, data are stored on the tablet and uploaded later. You can use QuickTapSurvey’s analytics to summarize responses with statistics and graphs.  You also can download the data into a spreadsheet to analyze in Excel.

QuickTapSurvey is a commercial product, but there is a limited free version. The application is fairly user friendly, but we recommend experimenting with it before you take it on the road. Information about QuickTapSurvey, including the different pricing packages that are available, can be found here: http://quicktapsurvey.com/

NLM e-Clips (February 2014)

Friday, February 28th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

List of Serials Indexed for Online Users, 2014 Available in XML: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/jf14/brief/jf14_lsiou.html

NLM Announces “Native Voices” Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/native_voices_classroom.html

NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/lindberg_2014_peters_award.html

NLM’s Jerry Sheehan Receives CENDI Meritorious Service Award: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/sheehan_cendi_awardee.html

SNOMED CT to ICD-10-CM Map Updated: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/snomed_icd10cm_map_update.html

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

Boosting Drug Recovery: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript020314.html

CT Scans Recommended for Heavy Smokers: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021814.html

Flu Season Insights:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript021014.html

Organic Milk’s Health Benefits:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript012714.html

NLM IN THE NEWS

Examining the Civil War’s toll: http://www.utimes.pitt.edu/?p=27777

Health Literacy Day at the East Brunswick [NJ] Library: http://thealternativepress.com/articles/health-literacy-day-at-the-east-brunswick-library

Health Sciences Libraries Vital to Patient Care: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/index.cfm?id=3942

Morris F. Collen at 100: A Tribute to “The Father of Medical Informatics”: http://www.schattauer.de/en/magazine/subject-areas/journals-a-z/methods/issue/special/manuscript/20371/show.html

NLM Launches “Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture”: http://hnn.us/article/153389

PubMed app results in tremendous gains in traffic: http://www.imedicalapps.com/2013/12/pubmed-app-results-traffic/

The Confusing and At-Times Counterproductive 1980s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/12/the-confusing-and-at-times-counterproductive-1980s-response-to-the-aids-epidemic/

Tin masks to fixed faces: plastic surgery’s debt to World War I: http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/public_health/Tin-masks-to-fixed-faces-plastic-surgerys-debt-to-World-War-I.html

Watch Gene Kelly Channel “Combat Fatigue Irritability” in a WWII Navy Training Film: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2013/10/02/gene_kelly_the_actor_s_role_in_a_wwii_navy_film_about_combat_fatigue_irritability.html?wpisrc=burger_bar

What We’re Reading [see “More on the Flu”]: http://blog.historians.org/2014/02/reading-february-6-2014/

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

Regional Medical Libraries Making a Difference: Focus on South Central Region: http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/01/regional-medical-libraries-mak-2.html

Gibberish Papers

Friday, February 28th, 2014

The publishers Springer and IEEE are removing more than 120 papers from their subscription services after a French researcher discovered that the works were computer-generated nonsense. In today’s article by reporter Richard Van Noorden, you can even find out how to make a start on your own gibberish paper.  These were published mainly in conference proceedings: http://www.nature.com/news/publishers-withdraw-more-than-120-gibberish-papers-1.14763

Job Ad: Librarian, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Friday, February 28th, 2014

http://macmla.wordpress.com/2014/02/21/job-posting-librarian-geisinger-health-system-danville-pa-2/#more-3062

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for Libraries (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Presenters:

  • Kelly Ayala, Community Relations Officer, USCIS, Newark, NJ
  • Carla Pendino, Community Relations Officer, USICS, Philadelphia, PA

Date / Time:  Thursday, February 27, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

SummaryDo you have library patrons needing immigration information or services?  U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency within the Department of Homeland Security responsible for administering immigration and naturalization services and benefits.  Our speakers will provide an overview of the role of USCIS and customer service tools, including how to contact USCIS, check on case status, obtain a form, and where to refer individuals seeking legal assistance.

They will also provide insight into the Community Relations Program, including information about hosting a Naturalization Information Session, ordering a free Citizenship Toolkit, setting up an “Immigration Corner” within your library, and taking a look at the USCIS online Citizenship Resource Center.

  • Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer:  http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm
  • Log-in at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/ (ONLY use Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • Allow Adobe Connect to call your phone.   Choose the DIAL-OUT option.  HOWEVER, if the system has to dial an extension to reach you, then skip to the next step.
  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

Online DOCLINE Training and Special Session

Friday, February 21st, 2014

We’d like to announce a special DOCLINE webinar on Wednesday, February 26 at 1:00 pm (ET).

This session will cover the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS), which serves as DOCLINE’s electronic billing system, presented by Jolanta Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator. The session will also serve as a
general Q & A about DOCLINE, hosted by your Regional DOCLINE Coordinators.

We are starting another series of DOCLINE training webinars:

Wednesday, March 5 @ 1 pm:  Beginning DOCLINE
Wednesday, March 12: DOCLINE @ 1 pm: Routing Tables
Wednesday, March 19: DOCLINE @ 1 pm: Serial Holdings
Wednesday, March 26 @ 1 pm: DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

You do not need to register to attend. Classes, including the EFTS session, are held online via Adobe Connect at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Use this link to test your computer to make sure it can access Adobe Connect:
http://na1cps.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

You can join the class and connect to the audio via telephone 15 minutes before the class begins. For additional information about classes see: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline

To login all you need do is type your name and enter as a Guest. You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided.

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.)

You can earn 1 MLA CE credit for each class by participating in exercises.

Sincerely,
Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM MAR
Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator NN/LM PNR
Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator NN/LM MCR
Irene Williams, Network Services Coordinator NN/LM GMR

Questions to Patricia Devine devine@uw.edu 206-543-8275

K-12 Team Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Classroom Lesson Plans & Activities

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.

For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  The activities and lesson plans are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/resources/lesson-plans-list.html.

The activities and lesson plans use Native Voices exhibition website content material and other NLM online educational/science resources.

The activities and lesson plans are composed of four units.  Each unit introduces a different way of exploring and learning about the Native Voices exhibition in about 1.5 to 3 hours.  These units are: 1) A scavenger hunt, 2) An environmental health science lesson, 3) A social science lesson, and 4) A biology lesson.

While the activities and lesson plans can be used in science classrooms, clubs, and programs, they can be used also to reinforce the history and societal developments of Native peoples in social science and history classrooms.

About the Native Voices Website

The Native Voices Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices) allows people to experience an exhibition currently on display at NLM in Bethesda, Maryland.  Both versions explore the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people and interactive media.

For additional information, please contact:

K-12 Team Leader

Alla Keselman, PhD

National Library of Medicine

keselmana@mail.nih.gov

NSB 2014 Science and Technology Indicators

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Science Board (NSB) has released its 2014 Science and Technology Indicators. The “Indicators” series are biennial, data-rich reports prepared by the National Science Foundation (NSF), providing quantitative information on science, mathematics, and engineering education at all levels, the scientific and engineering workforce, domestic and international R&D performance, U.S. competitiveness in high technology, and public attitudes and understanding of science and engineering. The reports examine all federal funding for research and development, including by the National Institutes of Health, and are not limited to the NSF.

http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=130380
http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/

Healthy Roads Media: Emergency Preparedness Videos

Friday, February 21st, 2014

In view of the severe weather that has affected much of the country recently, there are some resources that may be helpful. Healthy Roads Media has recently set-up a system so that videos can be instantly

downloaded for use in EHR/PHR systems, on tablets, etc.  Many of the videos are available at a low cost but most of the videos dealing with emergency preparedness issues are available for free.

The videos include a broad range of emergency topics (blackouts, downed power lines, sheltering in place, weather watches or warnings, severe winter weather, etc.) and are available in five languages:  http://www.store.healthyroadsmedia.org/videos