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Archive for March, 2012

E-books -and some are downloadable. Try it on an ipad?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The NN/LM MidContinental Region e-book collection has taken on a new look!  More than 100 e-books are still there – ready for you to read online, now through EBSCO Host.   Many are now downloadable to an Ipad!  For instructions, see:  

As always, if you access the collection through the NN/LM MCR webpage, it’s at no charge to you.   See: (mm)

Webinar: Tailoring Health Materials

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Is there a tool to tailor health communication, including Internet-delivered applications, to the audience? Developed at Washington University, MIYO (Make It Your Own) is such a tool. National Cancer Institute is hosting a webinar featuring the developer and users of MIYO on March 13, 2012 12-1 MT, 1-2 CT.  More information and free registration at /ch

Presentations available for your use -MLA Educational Clearinghouse

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

Presentations now available for your use at the MLA Educational Clearinghouse:

  • Anatomy Resources – Marty Magee
  • Developing Data Services to Support eScience/eResearch – John Bramble
  • Diabetes Resources – Marty Magee
  • Digital Resources  – Marty Magee
  • Environmental Resources – Jim Honour
  • Genetics Resources – Dana Abbey
  • Mobile Resources – John Bramble
  • Neurological Disorder Resources – Barb Jones

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -March 28, 2012 -Minority Health Resources

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Spotlight! on NLM Resources – March 28, 2012 –   1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Working with minority populations?  Ever wish there were resources that were specific to a minority population?  This Spotlight! session will highlight minority health resources so you can use tools tailored for minority health needs.   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 (registration is not required but is appreciated).

URL: 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 (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. March 21, 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. March 21, 2012 10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time : Updates from : 1) Jim Honour, Wyoming and Membership Coordinator AND  2) John Bramble, Technology Coordinator – to support the recent launch of the iTest iPad project, will introduce guest Peter Jones, Public Services Associate for the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.  According to John Bramble, “Peter is a high level iPad expert and aficionado and would be fantastic at sharing his knowledge on iPads …”  Peter’s other interests include educational technology, online delivery of library services and the use of mobile technology in medical education. Peter will review some of his favorite productive and medical apps.

URL: 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 (mm)

Want to learn something, share something? How about a Professional Development Award?

Thursday, March 1st, 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)