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Archive for February, 2012

Recording: Books & Buildings to Information & Services

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

Nancy Roderer’s recorded presentation “From Books and Buildings to Information and Services” is available at Ms. Roderer is director of the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University and chronicled the library’s journey to move services and resources out of the building and into the work areas of its users. The presentation is part of the OCLC Distinguished Seminar Series. Ms. Roderer’s remarks complement the “Breezing Along with the RML” session presented by Catherine Craven on Welch’s informationist experience. /ch

WEBINAR:Follow-up discussion of eScience and the Evolution of Library Services

Monday, February 27th, 2012

Wondering what eScience is all about and the role librarians can play? Did you attend the Priscilla Mayden lecture on Feb. 22 either in person or online? Did it get you thinking? Do you have more questions than answers? Join us for an hour on Wednesday, February 29, 10 MT/11 CT, at for a follow-up discussion of Bart Ragon’s Priscilla Mayden lecture keynote address, eScience and the Evolution of Library Services. The discussion will have captioning and will be recorded. (bk,bj)

Funding still available for YOU to attend a conference! – Professional Development Award

Friday, February 24th, 2012

There is still time!   Professional Development Awards -looking  especially for hospital librarians .   Is there something you want to attend – before April 31, 2012 – a conference where you might gain information you’d like to share with other MidContinental Region members?   Funding is available up to $1500 for travel costs/conference registration.   Learn more and apply at:  (mm)

Data Management Curriculum

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

“Frameworks for a Data Management Curriculum” has been developed for teaching research data management to undergraduate and graduate level students in the sciences, health sciences, and engineering disciplines. The curriculum has been designed as a series of seven course modules in order to allow maximum flexibility for customizing instruction. The “wheel has been invented” if you or your faculty want to assist students in this area.

Developed by the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the George C. Gordon Library at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, funded by IMLS and the NN/LM New England Region.  /ch

Spotlight! and Breezing webinar recordings from February are now are available through our web page

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Spotlight! session of Feb. 8, 2012 was National Library of Medicine Mobile Resources presented by John Bramble
View the archived recording at:

The Breezing Along with the RML session took place on February 15, 2012
1) Marty Magee presented an update on Education topics including new trends and resources.
2) Barb Jones introduced Catherine Craven, who worked at the Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins, in the clinical librarianship program.
View the archived recording at:

Have you been thinking about hosting a traveling exhibit from the NLM? There is a new one on Shakespeare and the four humors.

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Want to create some “buzz” at your library? Maybe you should host a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine!.  “And there’s the humor of it:  Shakespeare and the four humors” has recently been created and is now available for hosting.   This explores “the language of the four humors that bred the core passions of anger, grief, hope and fear…”   For more information see:  (mm)

Versioning in PubMed

Friday, February 17th, 2012

PubMed now supports versioned citations. Revisions, scientific updates, and updates of reviews are examples of content that could be versioned. Versions are not intended for correcting specific errors in an article.  To see how versions will be displayed and instructions on how to search for different versions of an item read the article in the Jan-Feb issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin /ch

Clinical Librarianship

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Are you interested in starting a clinical librarianship program in your hospital?  Were you intrigued with Catherine Craven’s presentation on embedded librarians at the Welch Library in the February, 2012 Breezing with the RML, but you’re a little nervous about how to start?  Check out the Networking section of the Hospital Librarian’s Toolkit for some tips on how to make connections with clinical folks in your hospital (  (bbj)

Patient Safety: MLA Position Statement

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Are you interested in new roles for librarians, or in adding a new dimension to your library practice?  Check out MLA’s “Role of Health Sciences Librarians in Patient Safety Position Statement” (  This statement does a great job of explaining the issues in patient safety that librarians can and should address, and presents several partnership opportunities for librarians.  The statement also suggests several ways to get involved.  A good bibliography to start your reading on the issue is included. (bbj)

Sandbox Session: iPad2 Basic Features Feb 27

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

On Wednesday, February  27, 2012, the NN/LM MCR will be having a Technology Sandbox Session where we will be “playing” with the basic functions of the iPad2.

Having an iPad2 of your own to play with will be beneficial to you but is not required. For those who attend who do not have an iPad2, you will be able to watch the demonstrations of these features and ask questions.

Date: Monday, February 27, 2012
Time: 11:00am (Mountain Time) 12:00pm (Central Time)
Come to:
***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***
You do NOT need to register. You do NOT need to pay anything.