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Reminder: Register now for the Network member focus groups to be held in February

A gentle reminder:

The NN/LM MCR is once again holding a series of focus groups to solicit thoughts and ideas from full Network members about the future of health sciences libraries and what role the RML can play in supporting you.

The 90 minute sessions will be held virtually using toll free telephone and Adobe Connect - the teleconferencing software that the NN/LM MCR uses for its Breezing along with the RML and its Spotlight sessions. This is a proven technology and no travel is necessary. The sessions will be facilitated by Rebecca Davis, from University of California, Davis. NN/LM MCR staff will not be present during any of the focus group sessions.

Each participant will receive a webcam as a thank you. Those whose institutions permit the use of webcams will use it during the session. Ability to use a webcam is NOT a requirement for participation. You will still be able to participate from your desk with your phone and Adobe Connect. Even if you can’t use it during the focus group session you will receive a webcam as a thank you from RML.

An RML technology coordinator will work with you prior to your session to test your Adobe Connect and webcam (when permitted) connection.

Focus group dates and times are

  • Feb 2 11:30 MT/12:30 CT – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
  • Feb 12 11:00 MT/Noon CT – 12:30 MT/1:30 CT
  • Feb 18 Noon MT/1:00 CT – 1:30 MT/2:30 CT
  • Feb 22 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – 2:30 MT/3:30 CT
  • Feb 26 10:30 MT/11:30 CT – Noon MT/1:00 CT
  • Please complete the registration form to indicate your interest in participating. You’ll be asked to select at least 2 of the 5 dates in February when you will be available. We’ll need to hear from you by January 20, 2010. Once we have all the responses we’ll assign you to one of your choices so as to optimize both the number of states and types of institutions represented in each group.

    The MCR will soon begin the ‘every 5 years’ process of applying to continue as the RML for our six states. Your feedback during these focus group sessions will help us ensure that your needs and interests are understood and that the programs and services we provide will support you and your library.

    Contact your State Liaison or the Assessment & Evaluation with any questions you have about volunteering for and participating in one of the focus groups. Check the NN/LM MCR web site for email addresses or call us toll free at 1-800-338-7657.(bk)

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