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Archive for July, 2012

Arghh! We’ve experienced some technical difficulties!

Monday, July 30th, 2012

In the last few weeks, we’ve experienced some technical difficulties in presenting our webinars.   It seems there are some issues with Adobe Connect, the software which is provided to us by the NIH.   The folks there are looking into the problems, so please bear with us.

  • If you are attending a webinar, and are unable to connect by 10 minutes after the hour, know that we will reschedule it and send out notification of the new time.
  • If we hold a webinar that you have been unable to attend, you can always view the recording on our web page at http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html
  • For our upcoming rescheduled Spotlight! webinar on July 31, we are trying a new “room” on Adobe Connect, so the url is slightly different. PLEASE NOTE:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:  mmagee@unmc.edu

Did you miss it? Spotlight! session on LGBT Resources? It’s been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Rescheduled due to technical difficulties -Spotlight on NLM Resources -  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources.  Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

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.   NOTE CHANGE IN URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ 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)

New PubMed for Handhelds App

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

PubMed for Handhelds (PubMed4Hh) is an app for discovering relevant health information at the National Library of Medicine. Featuring PICO (Patient, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome). For the iPhone and the iPad. [da]

EDUCATION: Spotlight on NLM Resources – LGBT Resources -Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

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)

Wyoming Symposium: High Altitude*Big Attitude Librarianship- Register Online!

Monday, July 23rd, 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.) ; $25 for one day attendance (Continental breakfast and box lunch provided.)

For more details please visit the web page-  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html .  Registration and payment may be completed online.  Deadline to register: August 6th.

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]

Updates on Professional Development Award…

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Professional Development Award funding is no longer available for this contract year ending April 30, 2013, with the exception of two upcoming events sponsored in part by the NN/LM MidContinental Region.

  1. Three awards of up to $700 each (one night) will be made for an E-Science conference to be held at the University of Utah. February or March  2013
  2. Three awards of up to $1000 each (two nights)  will be made for an Emergency Preparedness conference to be held in Chicago in March 7-8, 2013

Information on the Professional Development Award is available at http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A2 . Applications for the Professional Development Award for the two above events will be opened once more conference details are available.

And the NN/LM has already funded a dozen – yes, 12 librarians to attend events in the 2012-2013 contract year!

Recruitment: NLM Associate Director for Operations

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Forwarded from NLM:

Recruitment for the NLM Associate Director for Operations positions has been extended to July 30, 2012. The National Library of Medicine is recruiting for the position of Associate Director for Library Operations, a career position in the Senior Executive Service.  A description of the position, qualification requirements and application procedures are outlined in the vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS via the NIH Executive Jobs Website http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/317451800 . /ch

NLM Informationist Supplement Grants Awarded

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Nineteen applications were received in response to NLM’s  Administrative Supplement for Informationist Services. The supplement provides up to $50,000 for 2 years to an active NIH-funded researcher, in order to bring needed information expertise into the research team. Applications were received from principal investigators currently funded by six NIH institutes: Aging, Cancer, Dental, Deafness, Eye and NLM.  Seven NIH researchers will receive Informationist supplement awards. All of the projects selected to receive awards bring librarian informationists into research settings and measure the value of their contributions to the research. Fourteen librarian informationists will be involved across the seven projects. The awardees are listed below; additional information about the parent grants can be found by searching the NIH RePORTER (http://projectreporter.nih.gov/reporter.cfm), using PI name and/or grant number.

R01 EY-21590, Grundfest, Warren H. UCLA. Grant title “non-contact, THz Sensing of Corneal Hydration. Informationist Lisa Federer, Louise Darling Library. The informationist will study and improve workflows for organizing, managing research data, identify metadata standards and ontologies that are appropriate, and propose a strategy for preserving the data.

R01 CA-152093, McIntosh, Scott. University of Rochester.  Grant title “Web-assisted Tobacco Intervention with Community College Students. Informationists Donna Berryman and Linda Hasman, EG Miner Library.  The informationists will design a data management approach for the randomized trials and for data from interviews and focus groups. They will help design a system for collecting, storing and accessing both audio and textual data, for tracking data versions, and also a metadata approach for the project. They will serve on the DSMC for the project.

R01 LM-10923, Liu, Gilbert C. Indiana University. Grant title “Delivering Geospatial Intelligence to Health Care Professionals”. Informationists Jere Odell, Rick Ralston and Elizabeth Whipple, Lilly Medical Library. The informationists will provide assistance in monitoring the accuracy of referral data and literacy level of documents generated; develop a knowledge management approach to bridge GIS and CHICA implementation; participate in community consumer health information outreach services such as identifying social and technical barriers to uptake of the enhanced data by care givers.

R01 CA-132935, Luckmann, Roger.  U Mass Worcester.  Grant title “Promoting Breast Cancer Screening in Non-Adherent Women”. Informationist Sally Gore, Souter Library.  The informationist will provide metadata, database design and retrieval advice to the technical team; assist investigators in identifying key information technology issues in the existing tracking system; work with them on a systematic review, provide customized instruction to the team, and support public access submission.

R01 DE-019796, Schmidt, Brian. New York University. Grant title “Role of proteases and peptides in cancer pain”.  Informationists Aileen McCrillis, Rich McGowan and Alisa Surkis, NYU Health Sciences Library.  The informationists will assist with improving their search queries for NCBI data sources; identifying a reference management approach for use by the multiple participants, and develop a web-based data management system for each molecule identified, to enhance workflow between the 2 sites.

R01 DC-011329, Svirsky, Mario A. New York University. Grant title “Clinical Management of Cochlear Implant Patients with Contralateral Hearing Aids”.  Informationists Theodora Bakker and Karen Hanson, NYU Health Sciences Library.  The informationists will leverage the existing data set into a tool that includes the new, unanticipated data. They will evaluate & restructure the data model and data entry tool, refine reporting queries and provide a user friendly query tool for users unfamiliar with query languages.

R01 AG-040100, Szanton, Sarah. Johns Hopkins University. Grant title “ Reducing disability via a Bundled Bio-Behavioral-Environmental Approach”.  Informationists Claire Twose and Jennifer Darragh, Welch Medical Library.  The informationists will assist with capture of medical billing information from the participants; assist with use of GIS neighborhood data; identify approaches for capturing digital recordings of interviews; assist with deposit of manuscripts in compliance with NIH Public Access.

What do You Want? Library management workshops Question #3

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

We’re planning a series of workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The sessions will be online using Adobe Connect with an online discussion space (still to be decided).

Question #3: What platform would you prefer for discussions with class colleagues and the instructor?

a. Linked In

b. Moodle

c. Other suggestion

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What do You Want? Library management workshops Question #2

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

We’re planning a series of workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The sessions will be online using Adobe Connect with an online discussion space (still to be decided).

Question #2: What format do you want for the workshop, in terms of education and support? You can put together a combination.

a. Stand-alone program

b. Program with homework

c. Program with project

d. Individualized help

Click on the “Comments” link below the title of this post, to offer your preference. The link may say “No Comments.”