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Reminder for DOCLINE Users : Out of Office Requests


All DOCLINE users should file an ‘Out of Office’ request, if they are away during the holidays.  That form may be submitted from your DOCLINE institutional record.  For information on this you may click here  .   Always click on “Save” or “Submit,”  after filling in the dates, to ensure that the request will reach the RML for approval!  The DOCLINE Team also would like you to  “remember to clear your lend queue at the end of your last day open. Receipt any new requests and update all requests – Filled or Not Filled. ”   Many Happy Holidays to you all! [jh]

EDUCATION: Upcoming webinars

Monday, December 22 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – National Library of Agriculture class with Cindy Schmidt – a Professional Development Award

  • Cindy Schmidt recently attended “Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act”, a 1-and-a-half-day workshop sponsored by the Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)  held at the National Agricultural Library. Have you ever been asked to help with a researcher’s “alternatives” search?  Has your Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ever asked for your help critiquing submitted searches?  Do you think you may be asked for such help in the future?  If so, the core messages from the workshop will be of interest to you.   Attendees should be able to  understand and present, to their patrons,  the short segments of U.S. law and policy that govern and give meaning to the required “alternatives” searches, be able to explain  the three R’s of “alternative” searching and make best use of “alternative” searching time.  This should be of primary interest for health science librarians.   Join us at:

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • The annual NN/LM MidContinental Region Update with Jean Shipman, Director,  and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director .

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More

  • A new look at PubMed Health with John Bramble.

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


Happy Holidays from all of us in the NN/LM MCR

Happy Holidays from all of us at the NN/LM MCR!

Bob, Dana, Suzanne, John

Jim, Betsy, Claire, Marty

Jean, Monica, Barb, Matt

Stress and Relaxation Techniques

Photo by: Alon

Photo by: Alon

Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia, labor pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Learn more in the latest issue of NCCAM Clinical Digest. /da

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Email Discussion List

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB is a discussion group for librarians and others interested in disaster information outreach to their communities and responding to information needs for all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery.

To subscribe:  To view archived messages:



AIDSinfo Releases Drug App for iOS and Android Devices

AIDSinfo, a collaboration of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US National Library of Medicine, announces the release a new app, the AIDSinfo Drug App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the drug app provides information on more than 100 HIV-related approved and investigational drugs. The information, in English and Spanish, is tailored to meet the needs of both health care providers and consumers. / da

MCR Members: Get Involved with the program!

Did you know that more than 60 people, from MCR member institutions, participate in activities that support MCR programs every year ?

Members are encouraged to write articles for the Plains to Peaks Newsletter .  Do you have any great ideas for content and wish to share that knowledge?  Volunteer to write an article. Members regularly provide presentations at Breezing Along with the RML  webinars. Maybe you often teach in your institution and would love to share your knowledge on a topic with colleagues across the Midcontinental Region and beyond?   Do you like leadership roles? You may want to volunteer for service on the MCR’s Regional Advisory Board.  These are a few ideas for service.  To  discover more on specific areas for involvement please click  here.  It’s very possible you could contribute in ways we haven’t mentioned. Please let us know if you think we need to use your activity idea to support MCR programming!

How can you volunteer?  Just contact your state coordinator. Here’s where you may find that information.  Thanks and please feel free to get involved! [jh]

Physician Toolkit for Individual and Workplace Well-Being

The Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, in partnership with the Colorado Medical Society, developed a toolkit for physicians regarding the importance of maintaining overall wellness and evidence-based strategies for improving physicians’ individual and workplace well-being.

The toolkit contains a variety of information including step-by-step instructions about:
• Developing skills for assessing one’s overall wellness and identifying goals to further promote wellness;
• Low burden means of assessing readiness to change related to increasing wellness behaviors;
• Evidence-based strategies for improving wellness.

This toolkit is designed for use by physicians, their employers and their peers. To access the toolkit, go to the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program website here./da


DOCLINE Users : Consider Being a Loansome Doc Provider!

Loansome Doc is a terrific document delivery service that any  DOCLINE library can offer to unaffiliated health professionals and/or the public.  Currently more than 25 libraries, in the MidContinental Region, provide this  service.  We are needing more providers! The service is a way to expand access to biomedical literature and promote libraries.   Each library has the ability to tailor this service to the needs of users in their area and across the country. The library decides the fees and any restrictions (such as limiting services to only those in their state.)   Loansome Doc requests coming into a library are received, processed, and filled pretty much like any other incoming DOCLINE request.  Please click here for more information .  Loansome Doc users will need to register with a Loansome Doc library and be accepted as a client before they may start ordering articles.  Questions? Please contact Jim.  [jh]

Bold Ideas from the Quint*Essential Chapter Meeting

At the NN/LM session during the 2014 Quint Chapter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, the RMLs asked attendees to respond to two questions:

  • Other than financial issues, what is a critical issue facing your library?
  • What is a bold idea that the RML can do to help address a critical issue?

Over 100 members from five MLA Chapters (MCMLA, MLGSCA, NCNMLG, PNCMLA, and SCCMLA) proposed bold ideas. The bold ideas were recorded on cards which were then passed around to other attendees to be scored. Each idea could receive a maximum score of 25.

We’ve collected all of the bold ideas here. Take a look!