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Archive for November, 2011

November issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The November 2011 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this edition learn about how scientists are conducting research to help people with anxiety disorders, read about the complexities of diagnosing and caring for those with lupus, and discover how eye exams can help diabetics avoid vision loss. [da]

FUNDING: Exciting CE and exhibiting prospects offered by the MCR!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is now offering  two funding opportunities.  The awards will be made until the funds are exhausted, or until the end of the contract year (April 30, 2012, ) whichever comes first.

Professional Development Award is to support health sciences librarians who wish to attend a conference, or take a training or workshop of their choice. (Each award will be for up to $1,500)

Training Health Professionals Stipend is to support health science, public, or special librarians who wish to exhibit and present at a medical or health-related meeting or conference in the MidContinental Region. Three awards will be made with each for up to $1,000.

Each award has specfic  requirements,  so you’ll need to read them carefully before applying.   For more information -http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding . Contacts: Dana Abbey dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu (for Training Health Professionals Stipend)  or Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu  [jh]

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. November 16, 2011, 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This year, libraries in Colorado, Wyoming and Kansas have either been closed or downsized.  By our standards the librarians were performing professionally appropriate services within their hospitals.  We are concerned.  We invite you to a round table sharing session on hospital libraries at the next Breezing Along with the RML.

Questions for the discussion are:
1.  Who controls the existence of your library?
2.  How would this person(s) describe your services?
3.  What are you doing or have you done to influence their perception of your services?
4.  How would this person(s) describe the impact of your services?
5.  What examples do you have of outside influences solidifying the status of libraries?

Also, Barb Jones will review the findings of the Hospital Library Evaluation Scan which was conducted earlier this year.  This scan is designed to track the organizational positioning and status of hospital libraries in the MCR.

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: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. November 9, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Environmental Health Resources

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This Spotlight! session focusing on National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Resources, will be presented by Jim Honour.  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. November 16, 2011, 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, November 7th, 2011

This year, libraries in Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas have either been closed or downsized. By our standards, the librarians were performing professionally appropriate services within their hospitals. We’re concerned. At the next Breezing Along with the RML, Barb Jones will review the findings of the Hospital Library Evaluation Scan, which was conducted earlier this year. This scan is designed to track the organizational positioning and status of the library within hospitals in the MCR. Following the scan Barb Jones and Claire Hamasu will facilitate a sharing session on hospital libraries on the following questions:
1. Who controls the existence of your library at your hospital?
2. How would this person(s) describe your services?
3. How would this person(s) describe the impact of your services?
4. What are you doing or have you done to influence their perception of your services?
5. What examples do you have of outside influences solidifying the status of libraries?
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)

Veterans Day

Monday, November 7th, 2011

NLM will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. The NN/LM MCR offices will be open.

New Twitter feed from MedlinePlus en español

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

The National Library of Medicine is excited to announce a new Twitter feed from MedlinePlus en español  @MedlinePlusEsp.  Follow @MedlinePlusEsp for trusted health information in Spanish.  Stay up to date on the latest health news, health observances, seasonal health issues, and healthy living tips, all in Spanish.  If you have any questions about @MedlinePlusEsp, contact the MedlinePlus team at NLM via the contact form linked from every page on MedlinePlus. [da]