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Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back

Catch the Highlights! – Professional Development Award Winners Share Back
Thursday, June 16, 2016
10:00 am MT/ 11:00 am CT
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Catch the Highlights! is an opportunity for Professional Development Award winners to share what they learned from their educational activities. We have two presenters:

  • Liz Kellermeyer will share about her experience in the “PubMed for Trainers” class.
  • Jameson Watkins will share about his experience at the “Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces Symposium.”

Registration is not required. Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Questions? Contact Christian Minter.

June Breezing and Discover Sessions

Breezing Along with the RML

Topic: New RML Projects for 2016-2021
Wednesday June 15, 2016
10-11:00A Mountain Time/11-12:00P Central Time
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May 1st marked the beginning of a new 5-year Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine. We are very excited about the projects, outreach, and funding opportunities we have planned over the next five years. Our project areas will include: Community Engagement, Education, Library Engagement, Research Enterprise, Member Services, Technology, and Evaluation. Please join us as the RML Coordinators share the activities they have planned for their project areas.

Registration is not required. For login instructions, visit: Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Topic: Health Services Research – NLM Resources for Health Quality, Costs and Access
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
1pm MT/ 2 pm CT
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Presenter: Patricia Gallagher, National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a suite of resources to assist you in research related to health quality, costs, and access. These resources are maintained by NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR). Join us for an overview of three key websites, and learn how they can help fulfill your research needs.

  • HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress): A citation database of projects in progress. It provides a comprehensive set of descriptions of health services research grants and contracts from governmental and private funders, with information from the mid-1990s to the present.
  • HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources): A database of information about data resources – datasets, instruments and software – used by researchers in health services research, behavioral and social sciences, and public health.
  • HSRIC (Health Services Research Information Central): A current-awareness web portal with links to freely available publications, databases, and more in areas important to health services research.  The website places special emphasis on grey literature. It includes topics such as comparative effectiveness research, public health systems and services research, domestic violence and health disparities.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who is involved in research on health quality, costs, or access.
  • Anyone who teaches academic courses related to health services research.
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about these great resources.

Registration is not required. For login instructions, visit: Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
June 2, 2016
9-10 am MT/ 10-11 am CT

Presenter: Community Engagement Coordinator, Dana Abbey

This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared. The examples in this session will focus on a nutrition and food label program for families to align with the summer reading 2016 theme.

This class has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association and is eligible for MLA Level 1 and Level 2 Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

Registration is required. Visit this link to register:

Questions? Contact Dana Abbey.


NLM’s New Director: Dr. Brennan

On May 11, 2016, NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, announced that Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, will be the next director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Dr. Brennan will begin her work at the National Library of Medicine in August. Dr. Brennan has been a pioneer in the development of information systems for patients. She developed ComputerLink, an electronic network designed to reduce isolation and improve self-care among home care patients. She directed HeartCare, a web-based information and communication service that helps home-dwelling cardiac patients recover faster, and with fewer symptoms. She also directed Project HealthDesign, an initiative designed to stimulate the next generation of personal health records.  Dr. Brennan also conducts external evaluations of health information technology architectures, and works to repurpose engineering methods for health care.

The complete announcement is available on the NLM site.

How to Run a Value Proposition Exercise in Your Library: A Free ARL Webinar

How do faculty perceive your library? What do campus administrators expect from you? What about students and other campus constituencies? The truth is, different segments of your community need different combinations of products and services. How can libraries anticipate, articulate, and implement those solutions in ways that make sense to the user? This webinar will walk you through how to ensure the success of value proposition conversations in your library. You will learn how to:
  • Select customer segments
  • Build customer profiles
  • Map products and services to customer segments
  • Articulate multiple value proposition statements
  • Test statements with customers

When: Thursday, May 19, 2016 1:00-2:30 pm CT/ 12:00 – 1:30 MT

Free to attend. To register:

Sponsored by the Association of Research Libraries.


We have a Winner! Lisa Spencer is our Top Wonderful Librarian for the 2015-2016 Librarians in Oz challenge.

Dear Network members,

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region is thrilled to announce that Lisa Spencer 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 over a dozen MLA CE credits to boot. Lisa is a Library Specialist at the Hope Fox Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

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.

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


Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Free and open to everyone

Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

Log-in instructions:
To join the meeting, click on
Event password: 1234

Audio conference information:
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.


DOCLINE Users: New Support Procedures

Starting  May 1, 2016,   user support for DOCLINE changed to  NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) with Ashley Cuffia as the lead.

The office is hosted by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus.  All DOCLINE  and related customer service (including training and LinkOut assistance) will be combined.; the NN/LM regions will no longer be the contacts for questions/problems/ concerns.

For customer service you may contact the NDCO at (410)706-4173  or via email .  [jh]

Highlights from Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces Symposium

Sarah McQueeny Kartsonis received a Professional Development Award to attend “Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” on April 18, 2016. Sarah is the manager of User Services at A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences, University of Kansas Medical Center. The library is looking to optimize new space that has recently become available. The university’s administration is especially interested in learning in new library spaces — how students will learn in new library environments and how to best support them. Sarah shared her experience through Instagram posts. Check out her photos and notes from the symposium at  (You do not need an Instagram account to view the posts).

Thanks for sharing Sarah!


Images from the NLM History of Medicine

Looking for medical images? Images from the History of Medicine (IHM), launched in Open-iSM, the National Library of Medicine’s open access biomedical image search engine from the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC).  Open-iSM enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images from open source literature and biomedical image collections. Read the full article in Circulating Now. /ch