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New SurveyMonkey Mobile App

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New SurveyMonkey mobile app

Attention iPad and iPhone users: SurveyMonkey recently launched a mobile app so you can create, send, and monitor your surveys from your phone or tablet. The app is free, although you need a SurveyMonkey account to use it.

With the SurveyMonkey app, you no longer have to rely on your computer to design and manage a survey. The app also allows you to conveniently view your data from any location with Internet access. I think the most notable benefit is that the analytic reports are optimized for mobile devices and are easy to read on small screens.

I have been asked how this app compares to QuickTapSurvey (see my previous blog entry). In my opinion, the app does not make SurveyMonkey comparable to QuickTapSurvey, which is designed specifically to collect onsite visitor feedback in informal settings such as exhibits and museums. SurveyMonkey, by comparison, is designed to collect data through email, web sites, or social media. Both apps work best in their respective settings. I think you could adapt SurveyMonkey to collect data at face-to-face events (if there is onsite Internet access), but it probably won’t work as smoothly as QuickTapSurvey.

For more information about the Survey Monkey mobile app, click here.

There’s an App for That

The open access journal Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship ( is excited to announce a new column called There’s an App for That.

There’s an App for That deals with technology in science and technology libraries. The scope of the column is broad and will address any aspect of mobile apps, web apps, software or hardware.

There’s an App for That will serve as a platform for contributors to share successful initiatives, innovative ideas, uses, applications and best practices in the application of technology in sci-tech libraries.

Interested in submitting a column?  Information for authors can be found here:

Need some example topics to get your creative juices flowing? Here are a few:

  • technology as a tool for enriching the teaching and learning experience
  • technology in data stewardship & curation
  • apps and tools for productivity, writing, notetaking, research, reading
  • repurposing apps and software for sci-tech library applications
  • creative ways to incorporate mobile tools and devices into coursework and learning
  • mobile gaming in sci-tech library applications & mobile information literacy
  • self-service trends in library apps (e.g., tablets preloaded with course materials, lecture capture, tutorials, orientations, interactive publications)
  • bring your own device (BYOD) trends & applications
  • electronic lab notebook (ELN) trends & applications
  • digital fabrication in sci-tech libraries
  • social media, chat, IM, text reference
  • technology risk and experimentation

We look forward to hearing from you!

Cristina Sewerin

ISTL There’s an App for That Column Editor

University of Toronto Libraries
Toronto, Canada

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)


Awardee:  Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project
Project:  Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project Technology Improvement from Superstorm Sandy

Awardee:  Elizabeth Irish, Schaffer Library of Health Sciences, Albany Medical College
Project:  Educating K-12 Professionals to Meet the Health Information Needs of Special Needs Children and Their Parents: A Collaborative Outreach Project of Albany Medical College and the East Greenbush Central School District

Awardee:  Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Project:  Assessment of Information Literary Skills and Training Needs of Hospice Nurses

Date / Time:   Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

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NIH News in Health

Stamp Out Smoking

Tobacco-Free Living
Researchers have found effective ways to help people quit smoking—or prevent them from starting in the first place. The tricky part is putting these tools to use.

The Sting of Shingles
Vaccine, Treatments Reduce Risks
If you’ve ever had chickenpox, you may be at risk for a painful disease called shingles as you grow older. Fortunately, you can take steps to prevent shingles or ease its serious effects.

Health Capsules:

Value Study Article Wins Eliot Prize from MLA

The January 2013 JMLA article on the Value Study was selected as the recipient of the Eliot Prize for publication of the year.

Robin Siegel: HSLANJ Librarian of the Year

Congratulations to Robin Siegel, CentraState Medical Center, for being honored as the 2014 HSLANJ Librarian of the Year.  For more information, please click here to read the blog posting on the HSLANJ website.

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ICD-10 Delayed Until October 2015

CDC: More Work Needed to Combat Healthcare-Associated Infections

CDC: More work needed to combat healthcare-associated infections.

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LinkOut for Libraries

LinkOut for Libraries April 30, 2014, 2 PM ET

New to LinkOut or have questions about this service?  Veronica Robinson Garrett will be our guest speaker for this session. Veronica is a member of the LinkOut team at the National Library of Medicine.  She will define LinkOut and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. I will also share the training and educational resources we have available for libraries.

To learn more about LinkOut before this session go to: or visit their webpage:

Please join me in an Adobe Connect Meeting Online/ No registration needed.

Meeting Name:  LinkOut for Libraries

When:  04/30/2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

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Follow the prompts to Dial-Out.

If you do not receive this message use your phone to call:

Conference Number(s): 1-888-757-2790

Participant Code: 886691


If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection:

Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM – Middle Atlantic Region

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