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Archive for April, 2012

EDUCATION: Professional Development Award winners -sharing their conference experiences! Webinar dates announced!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Several medical librarians have been attending conferences,  having received a Professional Development award from the NN/LM MidContinental Region. They have soaked up loads of information – and now you have the opportunity to “skim off the cream” of what they have learned!

  • Tuesday, April 24, 11:00 CT  – Alissa Dornink, Heidi Zuninga and Ann Kaste   - Electronic Resources in Libraries
  • Thursday, 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

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: Next Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. April 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, April 16th, 2012

EDUCATION:  Next Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. April 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time.  Updates from : 1)  Monica Rogers -  Health Literacy Coordinator,  who will  introduce herself and talk about the Health Information Literacy Project area.  She will also introduce and chat with Judi Bergjord about the Mayan Peer Educator program at Creighton University,  AND  2)  Betsy Kelly – Assessment and Evaluation 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)

What you missed on MCR Twitter Digest -April 03-16, 2012

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Dear MidContinental Region News Readers,

You may have noticed that we have recently started posting a digest of our Twitter Tweets from the previous two weeks or so in the MCR News.

Well, we have certainly noticed because our web stats show a jump in clicks to the full text of these Tweets the day the digest is posted to the MCR News. With this good feedback, we will continue to provide you with a digest of Tweets.

You may now find yourself wondering where does the MCR Staff get all these great health information access, non-library centric news items they Tweet on Twitter?

You are correct to notice these Tweets are health information access related, non-library centric news items. They are cherry-picked from dozens of Blogs, Listservs, email announcements, news feeds, online magazines, and Twitter by your NN/LM MCR Staff.

You are probably thinking to yourself right now that because these Tweets are such good health information access, non-library centric stories that you’d like to do your own cherry-picking and send to your users.

Yes! This is exactly what we’d like you to do. Please share them with your users.

So, now you are thinking about how you want to do this (get help here) and you are remembering that when reading the digests that many of the Tweets are time sensitive and are breaking news items and you don’t want to share old news with your users.

If you want to avoid sharing “old news” you can create yourself a free Twitter account (www.twitter.com) and follow our Tweets @nnlmmcr (https://twitter.com/#!/nnlmmcr). You can make it so Tweets to you come to your email.

You now are probably exhausted reading all this and just want to get to the digest.

Yes, sorry about that…

Here are a few Tweets being sent via the NN/LM MCR’s Twitter account you may have missed.

  • HealthMap utilizes sources for disease outbreak monitoring and real-time surveillance of emerging public health threats ow.ly/aghAn April 13, 2012
  • States scramble to handle ‘tsunami-like wave’ of HIT (Health Information Technology) demands. ow.ly/ag3tL April 13, 2012
  • Incisive research links teeth with diet (apologies for the pun) ow.ly/ag33q April 12, 2012
  • Transforming EHRs into modern patient collaboration tools ow.ly/afdlf April 12, 2012
  • The ASPH launched its web app “I am Public Health” which answers “What can I do with a degree in public health?” ow.ly/abFAX April 11, 2012
  • A Key Ingredient in Success? Failure, Says CDC Head ow.ly/adBaV April 11, 2012
  • MT @NLM_4Caregivers From NEJM. Bypass Surgery May Be Better Than Angioplasty for #Seniors: ow.ly/a7Wlr April 10, 2012
  • New Maximus Center for Health Literacy webinar: 5 Writing Tips to Improve Readability Fri. 4/13 2pm ET. register @ ow.ly/abFaG April 09, 2012
  • ICD-10 Compliance date delay to Oct 1, 2014. Proposed by HHS Secretary Sebelius. ow.ly/aauQE April 09, 2012
  • MT @NLM_4Caregivers Primary Care Visits Every 2 Wks Linked to Better Outcomes for people w/ uncontrolled #Diabetes ow.ly/a7W5w April 06, 2012
  • World Health Day is on April 7th ow.ly/a7AsZ April 05, 2012
  • QUALITY HEALTH CARE FOR CULTURALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS March, 2013 Submit your ideas for topics and formats to ow.ly/a6sdr April 04, 2012
  • UnitedHealthcare & Feinberg School of Med. Launch New Plain-Language Initiative to help elderly take meds correctly. ow.ly/a3n8Z April 03, 2012
  • New Maximus Center for Health Literacy webinar: 5 Writing Tips to Improve Readability Fri. 4/13 2pm ET. register @ ow.ly/a3lek April 03, 2012

2012 Leiter Lecture Broadcast

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Add to your calendar: Dr. Frederick M. “Skip” Burkle will give the 2012 Joseph Leiter NLM/Medical Library Association Lecture, Wednesday, May 9. It will take place at 12 p.m MT, 1pm CT. He will speak about “Future Humanitarian Crises: Challenges to Practice, Policy & Public Health.” The lecture will be recorded and broadcast live on the web at http://videocast.nih.gov .

Dr. Burkle is senior fellow and scientist, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Harvard School of Public Health, and former senior scholar and now senior associate faculty and research scientist, the Center for Refugee & Disaster Response, Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutes. He also serves as a senior international public policy scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, Washington, DC (2008-present). /ch

Funding for Informationist on NIH Grant

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

NLM’s new funding announcement offering support for informationists to work on NIH-funded research grants is on the NIH Guide site as of today; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-12-158.html. These supplements provide funds to researchers who have existing research grants from any of the Institutes listed (NLM,  NCI, NEI, NIA, NIAAA, NIBIB, NIDCD, NIDCR), to pay for adding an informationist to the project. The principal investigator of the grant must apply for this, so librarian/informationist  might want to identify partners of interest and reach out to them to suggest that they apply, or alert people with whom they already work. An easy way to find potential partners would be to use the NIH reporter http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm to search by state and funding Agency. Funding amount and period is $25,000/year for 2 years. Deadline for application is June 5, 2012. /ch

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

Tuesday, April 10th, 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.

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

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)

Sandbox: Facebook Privacy Settings – April 10, 2012, 12:00 MT, 1:00 CT

Monday, April 9th, 2012

On Tuesday, April 10, we will be having a Technology Sandbox Session on how to set up the privacy settings in Facebook.  If you’ve been reluctant to use Facebook, we’ll help you make your site more secure.  An iPad will be used in the demonstration, but you can follow along on either an iPad or on your computer.  It will be helpful to have your own Facebook account to work in.

No registration is required and the session is free.  We hope you’ll be able to join us!

EDUCATION: Next Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. April 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Updates from : 1)  Monica Rogers -  Health Literacy Coordinator   AND  2)  Betsy Kelly – Assessment and Evaluation 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)

Disaster Preparedness Opportunity Courtesy of MLA/NLM/MCR

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

MLA is offering 2 courses May 24, 2012 (the day after MLA) in Seattle. The classes will each last a half day. The RML has been asked to select two of its members to attend the courses at no fee. The RML will cover travel, 2 nights lodging and food.  The turn around time for this is really quick. Applications need to be received by April 12, 2012. If you’ve an interest, DO APPLY!

One of the courses is on responding to disasters and public health emergencies to be taught in the morning. The other is on information roles in disasters to be taught in the afternoon.  Members who are selected will attend both courses.The classes will be taught at the University of Washington. Transportation will be provided to and from the University and the Seattle Convention Center.

For more information and for the link to the application see our funding web page:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/index.html /ch

Welcome to the All New RML News!

Tuesday, April 3rd, 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!