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Archive for April, 2012

Sheldon Kotzin, Retirement Announcement

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the retirement of Sheldon Kotzin, Associate Director for Library Operations at the end of June 2012 after 43 years of service to NLM.  NLM colleagues will gather on June 14, 2012 to wish him farewell, best wishes and a heartfelt thank you in speeches, videos, and song. Mr. Kotzin served NLM long and well including his service as Executive Editor of MEDLINE, Administrator of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee and NLM’s representative to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors. For his many  contributions to NLM’s services, he has earned the lasting respect and admiration of NLM staff, medical librarians, editors and publishers worldwide.

If you would like to send a letter of appreciation to Sheldon, or photo for the e-album, please send it to sheldonretires@gmail.com. /ch

What you missed on @nnlmmcr (MCR on Twitter): April 17-30, 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Here are the tweets you missed April 17 through April 30, 2012 – if you don’t follow @nnlmmcr

Apr 30, 2012 – ROI/CBA – know the goal or don’t do the math. ‘It’s one thing to know the equations, something else to know how to apply them’ (JAMorrell).

Apr 30, 2012 – Many young doctors worried about future of medicine ow.ly/aBEAR

Apr 27, 2012 – Healthy Behaviors Extend Life After Cancer. ow.ly/ayL3n

Apr 26, 2012 – Finally…a HYPPA compliant EMR messaging system to communicate with colleagues outside the practice ow.ly/aseli

Apr 26, 2012 – Audience Response System not just for classrooms anymore. Now seeing use to train at the bedside & to approve budgets. ow.ly/asdH2

Apr 26, 2012 – Hospitals launch mobile initiative and share their stories. ow.ly/atPY0 (This one was retweeted! Woo hoo!)

Apr 25, 2012 – From the people who brought you Health Literacy Advisor – a new blog! check it out @ blog.healthliteracyinnovations.com http://ow.ly/aCXNq

Apr 20, 2012 – Spontaneous mutations raise autism risk- genes and biological pathways that may add to autism spectrum disorders (ASD). ow.ly/apypK

Apr 19, 2012 – 5 ways to avoid harming patients with health IT ow.ly/aohvw

Apr 19, 2012 – Technology boosts doctor-patient communication ow.ly/aohrD

Apr 19, 2012 -”Big data” seen as key to curing healthcare ills ow.ly/aohhZ

Apr 19, 2012 – What makes a health app effective? Listen to industry expert Kyle Dolbow Ph.D. tell us why. Free on-demand webinar ow.ly/anR8h

Apr 19, 2012 – How IT is key to the physician-patient relationship ow.ly/aj0VH

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. May 16, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time.

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Updates from : 1) Dana Abbey on MedlinePlus Connect and  2)  Rachel Vukas -  Kansas and Technology Coordinator. 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 -Women’s Health -May 9, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Women’s Health –   Barb Jones will be presenting.  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.   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)

Webinars you may have missed…

Monday, April 30th, 2012

If you missed them – you can still see them:

Breezing Along with the RML – April 18, 2012 1) Monica Rogers, interviewed Judi Bergjord, of Creighton University regarding Mayan Peer Educator project and 2) Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator presented information on use of the Logic Model : http://ow.ly/aD2vZ

Spotlight on NLM Resources – April  25, 2012  PubMed Health with Dana Abbey : http://ow.ly/aD2jy

Professional Development Award Winners:  1) April 23, 2011 – Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources, Open Access Meeting presented by Merinda McClure and Lillian Hoffecker: http://ow.ly/aD1K7   2) April 24, 2011 -  Electronic Resources in Libraries presented by Heidi Zuniga, Ann Kaste and Alissa Dornink: http://ow.ly/aD1P7 , 3)  April 26 – 11:00  Gayle Willard – Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research  2012 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference  and Addie Fletcher – American Medical Informatics Association, 2012 Joint Summit on Translational Science: http://ow.ly/aD1Ry   (mm)

Webinar: Library as Place

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This should be an interesting talk.  Dr. Mike Eisenberg, founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, will uncover his vision of libraries and their importance as place.  He’ll explore :

  • Libraries and their shifting role from information to space, place, and equipment.
  • How technology is changing learning.
  • Who is in charge? The erosion of academic authority.

Sponsored by Serials Solutions, so there will be some product promotion.  No fee to attend, but registration requested. Thursday, May 3, 2012 12pm MT, 1pm CT. For more information and to register go to http://tinyurl.com/78fd8or /ch

The New RML News

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

To better serve you, we’re transitioning RML email communication including the RML News to a new email service. You’ll notice a new look – which we hope you like! We’re also working to tailor the news and information you receive from us to better meet your needs. Please take a moment and click here to personalize your email preferences.

For the next few weeks, we’ll be delivering the RML news via the MCMLA listserv as well as our new MCR list. You’ll want to select your news categories soon, so you don’t miss out on receiving important news and announcements from the NN/LM MCR!

EDUCATION: Licensing Electronic Resources? Communication is the Cool Tool

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

This webinar will examine the communication fundamentals between the librarian, who seeks to negotiate a license agreement for electronic resources for their library and the vendor who wishes to have the signed contract.

Learn more about the roles of the librarian and vendor and how they can both benefit from the process.  The class is designed for those who have little, if any experience with communicating with vendors but those familiar with the process are also welcome to share their insights.

When:  Monday, April 30, 2012 , 1 pm, MT, 2pm CT

Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr

How: Log in to meeting room as a “Guest” and the system will provide prompts for audio. Equipment needed: phone, computer and Internet connection.

Questions: Jim Honour -  jhonour@uwyo.edu    [jh]

In the swing of things with your IPAD? Have your looked at our E-books? Some are downloadable.

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The NN/LM MidContinental Region e-book collection has more than 100 e-books – ready for you to read online, now through EBSCO Host.   Many are now downloadable to an iPad!  For instructions, see:  http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=5748  

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

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -PubMed Health -April 25, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

There are an estimated 560,000 new medical articles published every year, and 20,000 new randomized clinical trials registered every year. With all this information and data, how do consumers and their health care team understand what works in terms of medical treatment? PubMed Health (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/), a service provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, specializes in reviews of clinical effectiveness research, with easy-to-read summaries for consumers and full technical reports for health professionals. In this one-hour, hands-on session, learn how to locate treatment and prevention methods that have been proven to work with PubMed Health’s systematic reviews of clinical trials.  Dana Abbey will be presenting.

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.   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)