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EDUCATION: Save the Dates….

Wednesday, September 24, 1:00MT/2:00 CT 

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries – Monica Rogers will cover a specific function in PubMed.gov – “Topic Specific Queries.”  Here we will explore what this feature is, what it does, and how this feature can help you improve your search strategy, limit searches, as well as offer specific search interfaces that cover a wide range of topics from AIDS, Cancer, and Health Literacy to more exotic search topics like Veterinary Medicine and Space Life Sciences (aka: keeping astronauts alive) that was created in conjunction with NASA! Join us to learn about this great feature of PubMed.gov . Especially good for Community Colleges.

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 MT/11:00CT (date change from 3rd Wed, due to MCMLA conference)

Breezing Along with the RML -Title:  LEAN and MEAN

1)  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right – Curious about Lean business practices? Wondering how they might be applied in your library? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and have participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. Learn the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.   Presenters will be Jean Shipman, Erica Lake and Jessi Van Der Volgen.

2)  Mean: The key philosophy of LEAN is streamlining processes and eliminating waste to uncover value. In this coffee break session, we will discuss ways to get MEan (it’s all about me, I MEan you!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work. Bring your coffee or tea and share triggers and releases to stress in your workday.

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

EDUCATION: September offerings – Copyright (This Week!) and Topic Specific Queries in PubMed

  • Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Breezing Along with the RML:  Copyright FAQ – Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today.   If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles?  Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries – Monica Rogers will cover a specific function in PubMed.gov – “Topic Specific Queries.”  Here we will explore what this feature is, what it does, and how this feature can help you improve your search strategy, limit searches, as well as offer specific search interfaces that cover a wide range of topics from AIDS, Cancer, and Health Literacy to more exotic search topics like Veterinary Medicine and Space Life Sciences (aka: keeping astronauts alive) that was created in conjunction with NASA! Join us to learn about this great feature of PubMed.gov .

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu .

 

Enterovirus D68 in the MCR

From the CDC:

From mid-August to September 11, 2014, a total of 82 people in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri have been confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. This is a higher than normal incidence for this time of year.

There is no specific treatment for people with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. For mild respiratory illness, you can help relieve symptoms by taking over-the-counter medications for pain and fever. Aspirin should not be given to children. Some people with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized. There are no antiviral medications currently available for people who become infected with EV-D68. For more information visit the CDC EV-D68 Page 1.usa.gov/1pd0Tyr  /ch

Recordings Available: NIH Public Access Policy

Two  recordings for librarians on the NIH Public Access Policy are available.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians” www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKTv1Wczv3o&feature=youtu.be. The transcript and slides are available at publicaccess.nih.gov/communications.htm. Scroll down to the Articles and Other Communications section.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches” nnlm.gov/sea/services/webconf/otherwebinar/08262014.html  MLA CE credit is available for this session only.

The sessions were sponsored by NIH and the NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region./ch

Empower high school students as community health advocates

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) has developed a curriculum for high school students to promote community health, empower students to be community health advocates, and to develop a replicable Student Health Advocacy program. The six module curriculum will help students understand the importance of family health history, smart food choices, preventative care, and navigating the healthcare system. They will also learn about health advocacy, health promotion, and health policy.

Utilizing this curriculum is a great way to work with your high school community. The MCR Coordinators are available to help you strategize ways to collaborate! Give us a shout.

Learn about the program, and download the curriculum. /da

How can YOU be involved?

Have you ever wondered what you, a librarian, can do about diagnostic error?  Sign up for the Quint CE class “Applying Information Expertise to the Challenge of Diagnostic Error Reduction”     Investigate the ways we as librarians can recognize and analyze failure to create positive change in the information seeking process. Learn how to sharpen your information seeking skills and contribute to the reduction of diagnostic error!  Register now at http://blog.hsl.washington.edu/quint/  (bbj)

TODAY! How is the ACA helping rural minority communities? No-cost webinar this afternoon!

The National Rural Health Association (and I guess the NN/LM MCR is as well) is promoting today’s (12pm-1pm MT / 1pm-2pm CT) Health and Human Services no-cost webinar that will discuss the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having on rural minority communities. The webinar promises to demonstrate how HHS and other groups are educating minority consumers and communities of color on the health options available to them. To attend, you need to register – https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/376768106 – jb

Research Institutions Grand Funding: How are MCR states doing? Are we up, down?

On my way to work this morning, NPR had a segment discussing their online tool, using NIH data, that tracks grant funds received by research institutions across the United States. Preliminary national data indicates there’s been a 20% drop in grant funding since 2004. I was pleased to note there weren’t any of our MCR states on the Top Ten List of Notable Declines but nor were there any on the Top Ten List of Notable Increases. Is your funding up? Is it down? Is the same? See for yourself by clicking here. jb

 

DOCLINE Users: Loansome Doc Maintenance on Wednesday, Sept. 10th

DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7:00 am to approximately 7:30 am Eastern Time, due to system maintenance.  [jh]

 

 

New Position for Rachel Vukas

Rachel Vukas will be transitioning from Kansas and Technology Coordinator to become a member librarian. She will continue to work at Dykes Library but as a Health Sciences Librarian.  Rachel will bring her experience to the faculty and students at University of Kansas Medical Center as the newest member of the Research and Learning Department. Over the last two years Rachel represented the MCR on the NN/LM MedlinePlus Connect Task Force, worked with her state library to initiate health literacy kiosks, partnered with hospital librarians to develop strategies for unrestricted to access to social media and other internet based tools <nnlm.gov/mcr/technology/barriers.html>, and helped plan the 2013 “Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success” an event that simultaneously took place at three different sites. Rachel’s last day will be September 19, 2014. We wish Rachel the best in her new position and thank her for her contributions to the NN/LM MidContinental Region. /ch