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Archive for August, 2011

Library Success: Mobile School Health

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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The Mobile School Health Information Initiatve (MoSHI) was led by staff at the Becker Medical Library https://becker.wustl.edu/, Washington University School of Medicine. MoSHI was a train-the-trainer program to connect K-12 librarians in the St. Louis metropolitan area with credible health information.  [scb]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. August 24, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Anatomy Resources

Friday, August 12th, 2011

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Anatomy Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee.  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ 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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. August 17, 2011 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Two topics:  1)  Barb Jones will introduce Susan Meadows, MLS, librarian for the Family and Community Medicine Department, University of Missouri School of Medicine, who will share information about her clinical librarianship program within a teaching department, and 2) Betsy Kelly will introduce Susan Fowler and Lauren Yaeger who will share their experience partnering with St Louis Children’s Hospital Medical IT and Emergency Unit to enable access to patient specific information through the SLCH electronic health record knowledge page.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ 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. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: NetLibrary look has changed!

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Did you notice?  With EBSCO’s recent purchase of NetLibrary, the NN/LM MidContinental Region e-book collection has taken on a new look!  All the books are there – ready for you to read online! Our collection consists of more than 100 library management and technical e-books oriented toward use for librarians. If you access the collection through the NN/LM MCR webpage, it’s FREE, and you can also print out a handy brochure. See: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/netlibrary.html (mm)

Funding for Disaster Information Outreach

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a hospital, volunteer organization, public health department, public safety department, fire/rescue, or other local, regional or state agency. NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 31, 2011. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

  • For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2011″ (NLM-011-130-KDB), please visit http://bit.ly/n7Gpix
  • The solicitation notice is on FedBizOpps.gov at http://bit.ly/oHMxXr  [scb]

Change to MedlinePlus Twitter Feed

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Today, the National Library of Medicine changed the name of the MedlinePlus Twitter feed from @medlineplus4you to @medlineplus.  Tweets will no longer be published to the @medlineplus4you feed, and, instead, will be published to the @medlineplus feed.

Existing subscribers to @medlineplus4you or the RSS feed of the tweets do not need to modify their subscriptions in any way.  They will continue to receive the latest tweets from MedlinePlus.

If you have any questions about this change, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message.

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. August 24, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Anatomy Resources

Monday, August 8th, 2011

This Spotlight! session on Anatomy Resources, will be presented by Marty Magee.  Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ 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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. August 17, 2011 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Two topics:

1)  Barb Jones will introduce Susan Meadows, MLS, librarian for the Family and Community Medicine Department, University of Missouri School of Medicine, who will share information about her clinical librarianship program within a teaching department, and

2) Betsy Kelly with an Assessment and Evaluation topic.

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ 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. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Kansas Mini Prevention Grants

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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Kansas Department of Health and Environment is pleased to announce the opportunity for private or public non-profit community-based organizations, or units of local and state government to submit application for an Injury Prevention Mini-Grant. This is a competitive grant process and applications are due no later than Friday, August 26, 2011, by 5pm.

The purpose of this grant is to develop or enhance unintentional injury prevention interventions in the community. Awards will not exceed $5,000.00 per community with all grants pending availability of funding. Please review the attached Request for Proposal and application. Questions can be directed to Daina Hodges, Outreach Coordinator, Injury Prevention & Disability Programs, at 785-296-0351 or dhodges@kdheks.gov. [Kansas Rural Health Information Service (KRHIS). [scb]

August issue of NIH News in Health now available

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

The August 2011 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue, read about chocolate and health, the toll of tinnitus, pinkeye, bowel control, and communicating with your healthcare team. The contents of NIH News in Health are reviewed by NIH medical experts, and are based on scientific research. [da]