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MLA 2015: NLM Theater Presentations

They’re already up! The presentations that NLM hosted at its booth in the MLA exhibit hall are linked  from the NLM Technical Bulletin. You can get an update or learn about NLM resources such as  PubMed, PubMed Health., LinkOut and others. Especially check out Julie Zimmerman from Dykes Library in Kansas, who talked about her experience with  the PubMed Commons Journal Club. /ch

Webinar: What Happened at ACRL …Gets Shared

There was no confidentiality clause in the registration for the Association of College and Research Libraries in Portland so…come to our webinar.  Anne Heimann from Bryan College of Health Sciences and Heather Collins from the University of Kansas Medical Center will offer you the insiders view.

Anne and Heather were funded by the NN/LM Professional Development Award. They will describe working with their administers to apply for the funding. Heather was very interested in the new ACRL Framework. Come hear about what it is and how it applies to library programming. Anne was interested in collection development topics and she’ll share ideas that she gained. They’ll both reveal other interesting events from the meeting.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1pm MT, 2pm CT


Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Instructions will follow to access the audio portion. /ch

PubMed Save Search will become Create Alert Link

Posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin:

To assist users to more easily find the link to create My NCBI email alerts the “Save Search”  link will be renamed “Create Alert” in the near future. To see what this will look like on the results page click here.  /ch

Emergency Access Initiative Extended for Nepal

NLM and participating publishers have extended the Emergency  Access Initiative through June 13, 2015. This initiative grants free access to health related books and journals for health professionals responding to the earthquake in Nepal. Please forward this information on to health professionals you know are working with the communities affected by the earthquake.  Click here for directions on gaining access. /ch

We have a Winner! Shelley White is our Top Wonderful Librarian.

Dear Network members,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region is very happy to announce that Shelley White has met all the requirements to win this year’s game, making her the Top Wonderful Librarian in Oz. This means that she not only earned the most points but also earned nine MLA CE credits to boot.

Please join us in a virtual Bow, Curtsy, Plea, applause, high-five, fist-bump and congratulate her in this achievement.

We really appreciate her and the rest who participated in the game.

We will be starting a new exciting round this summer or early fall, so keep on the look out for those announcements. We think players will be thrilled when they see the enhancements we have made to the game and the wider selection of topics areas they will get to play in.

If you have any comments or questions about the game, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Funding to participate in the Mobile Apps Experience Project now available – Submit Application by May 22, 2015

The NN/LM MCR has learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, we would like to offer qualifying full Network members either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for sharing what was learned about the app by filling out the Mobile App Evaluation Form.

Before you proceed to apply for this project, please review the following to make sure you qualify, can fully participate in the project, and agree to certain stipulations.

1. Currently work at a NN/LM MCR Full Network member institution.
2. Be a professional librarian. Certain exceptions can be made and you can explain your situation in the form below.
3. Agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
3. Agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form. See an example of what will be in the form here.
4. Submit your reports by the following four deadlines on at least 1 app per report – July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15, 2016.
5. Allow the NN/LM MCR to use your reports on our website, P2PP, News Blog or in presentations.

The deadline to submit your application is May 22, 2015.

Click here to apply

If you have comments or questions about this project, please direct them to John Bramble.

St. Charles, MO hosting NLM Exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Today through June 20th, the Middendorf-Kredell branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

During the 6 week exhibit, we will be hosting interactive displays from UC Biotech and several library programs to fit into the theme, including:

Home Brew​ing 101 (May 16th and May 28th)
Combating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitat (May 27th)
Medication Matters (June 3rd)
Closing Reception, hosted by the Emerging Library Advocates and featuring live music and local home brew sampling! (June 19th)

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
There is a companion digital gallery here:   (bbj)

DOCLINE Users: Remember to Submit Out of Office Requests

DOCLINE users must submit  Out of Office (OOO)requests any time they will not have staff available to receive and fill incoming requests. Many will be at the Medical Library Association meeting starting this week and will need to submit  requests.

To submit an “OOO”  request, login to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab and then click on “Membership” on the left sidebar – then  “DOCLINE Membership.” Key in  your inactive and active dates and remember to click on”submit.”  This action will route requests around your library until the “active” date. [jh]

Funding: Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services

Librarians well known for their expertise in supporting researchers have gotten their start through this administrative supplement. If you’d like to be an informationist on a research team, find an appropriate and currently funded NIH project at your institution that is willing to apply for supplemental funding to add a librarian to their research team. Deadline for applications is July 17, 2015.

The announcement, NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249), provides complete information.

NLM contact for additional information: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet,


Current Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The May 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn about ways to stay active throughout the day; understand what diseases a comprehensive dilated eye exam can help identify; and explore the Allergens and Irritants website. /da