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Archive for June, 2012

Wyoming Symposium: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship: August 15-17

Friday, June 29th, 2012

The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals- August  15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

This will be the 8th  conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship- for those who’d like to spend some time in the  scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources.  We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.

Past conferences have attracted health sciences,  public and academic  librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.

Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging,  plus  4 meals.)

For more details please visit the web page-  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html .  Registration and payment may be completed online.

Questions:  Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator,  jhonour@uwyo.edu . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)  or 307-766-6537 [jh]

Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

The NLM Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices.

This mobile optimized Web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams. Each record also features information links to nineteen other resources including PubMed, LactMed, and Drugs@FDA. The mobile version of a resource is used when available. [da]

If you missed it …..the Breezing Along with the RML session on the MLA Update….it’s now available.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML  of Wed. June 20- Highlights of the Medical Library Association conference from the RML staff .  Now available at: http://ow.ly/bS1qD

RESCHEDULED due to technical difficulties – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – NOW ON TUESDAY, JULY 10.

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

RESCHEDULED  due to technical difficulties – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – NOW ON TUESDAY, JULY 10.  SAME TIME – 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  SAME STATION.

Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.

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)

Want to learn something new – and share with our members? Check out the Professional Development Award!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

The NN/LM  MCR is now offering Professional Development Awards to be completed before April 30, 2013.    Funding is available for Full Members for up to $1500 for travel costs/conference registration for educational events that will help broaden your own understanding, and that can enrich our members as well!   Learn more about applying at:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/  (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Men’s Health -June 27, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.

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)

8th Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals – August 15th -17th

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals- August  15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

This will be the 8th such conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship- for those who’d like to spend some time in the  scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources.  We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.

Past conferences have attracted health sciences,  public and academic  librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.

Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging,  plus  4 meals.)

For more details please visit the web page-  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html .  Registration and payment may be completed online.

Questions:  Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator,  jhonour@uwyo.edu . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)  or 307-766-6537 [jh]

New One Year Fellowship

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

This is a wonderful and unusual opportunity for librarians interested in expanding their experience in disaster preparedness, emergency medicine and out-of-hospital care.  You must be a Masters-trained information science or informatics professional to apply for this new one year fellowship. Sponsored by the Sewell Memorial fund, the application deadline is August 3.

A brief description of the fellowship from their website: “The purpose of the Learning Partnerships is to place experienced librarians and information professionals within leading health care or research organizations in order for both partners to gain a better understanding of how best information sciences can be effectively applied in each environment. The Fund believes that this experience will facilitate a bridging of cultures resulting in a more creative and effective application of information science in the health care arena. “

The MESH Coalition has worked with NLM on disaster-related endeavors.

For more info:
Sewell Memorial Fund, http://www.sewellfund.org Description of past partnerships, http://www.sewellfund.org/CompletedLearningPartnerships.htm
MESH Coalition, http://www.meshcoalition.org (not MeSH –Medical Subject Headings!)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Men’s Health -June 27, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.

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)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. June 20, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. June 20, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time – Highlights of the Medical Library Association conference from the RML staff .   And if you have something to add,  there will be some time for you, too!

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)