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Archive for October, 2012

Focus on National Medical Librarians Month: See our home page for highlights of some very cool projects

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

October is coming to an end, where we got to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month. Before it is too late, check out our front page at NN/LM MCR, where we have put descriptions of activities by medical librarians front and center in our new snazzy slide show. These are projects that you’ve sent us or described in a poster presented at the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Association meeting.  See what your colleagues have been doing; send your constituents so they’ll have a better idea of our profession. jb ch

EBSCO E-Books – Updated flyer for available e-books from NN/LM MCR

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Need some information on a library technical or management issue?   Have you “checked out” our E-Book collection?  More than 100 books available online all the time!  See the portal and updated flyer at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Genomics -Wed, Nov. 14, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Spotlight!  on NLM Resources -Genomics  -Wed, Nov. 14,  2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT.  John Bramble 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.   NOTE 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)

EDUCATION – Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Nov 7, 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Nov. 7, 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT.   Presenters: 1) Monica Rogers – Health Literacy Coordinator and 2) Rachel Vukas – Kansas and Technology Coordinator whose topic is: Breaking through the Barrier! – A report from the MCR Working Group on Hospital Library Internet Access.

Coordinator.   NOTE URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name.

Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum Medical Care Special Supplement Webinar Series

Friday, October 26th, 2012

This free webinar series will discuss the recent AcademyHealth Electronic Data Methods (EDM) Forum free, open access special supplement, featured in Medical Care July 2012. The supplement features 15 papers on innovative strategies to build infrastructure for comparative effectiveness research (CER), patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR), and quality improvement (QI) using electronic clinical data. A multi-disciplinary group of experts contributed to this set of papers on analytic methods, informatics, and governance, representing 41 investigators and 23 organizations/institutions. Click here to register or view the August archive. [da]

Drought Information Page

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Did you experience drought conditions where you live this summer? Has your health been affected because of the drought? Do you wonder if droughts are related to climate change?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should visit Tox Town’s new Drought location page (http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/locations.php?id=173).  Information is provided on why drought is a concern, how it is related to climate change, and possible health affects related to drought.  This page is also available in Spanish. (http://www.toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/espanol/locations.php?id=174) /ch

Evidence Based Practice: Principles & Impact on Libraries

Thursday, October 25th, 2012
    The Health Sciences Interest Group (HSIG) of the Association of College &
    Research Libraries (ACRL) would like to invite you to a webinar !
    *Evidence Based Practice: Principles & Impact on Libraries*
     *Date:* Friday, November 16, 2012  *Time:* 2:00 – 3:00 PM (EST)
    *Instructor:* Connie Schardt, Duke University Medical Center Library
    *Description:* The webinar will provide an overview of evidence based  practice, from patient problem to reviewing the evidence, and a discussion of how EBP can impact and enhance library services.
    *Cost:* There is no cost to attend the Webinar, but the phone call may be long-distance for some (thus phone charges). The phone number and access code will be sent to registrants prior to the webinar.
    *Registration is* *required* for this event. *Space is limited*, so please register today! *

http://tinyurl.com/8jyne2z

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Focus on National Medical Librarians Month

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

October is the month for us–Medical Librarians! The NN/LM MCR front page has put descriptions of activities by medical librarians front and center on our web page. These are projects that you’ve sent us or described in a poster presented at the Midcontinental Chapter of the Medical Library Assn  meeting. See what your colleagues have been doing; send your constituents so they’ll have a better idea of our profession. http://nnlm.gov/mcr/ ch

 

HIV/2012 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects Awardees

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Two sites in the MidContinental Region are recipients of the HIV/2012 AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects. In total, the National Library of Medicine funded 13 projects that emphasized providing information or access in a way meaningful to their target community.

Red Ribbon Project (RRP) “Youth Skills Building Program” – Avon, CO

The Red Ribbon Project’s “Youth Skills Building Program” offers HIV/AIDS education to 6th – 12th grade students in Eagle County, CO.  Health educators using NLMs HIV/AIDS resources will offer culturally competent and age appropriate information in English and Spanish emphasizing prevention, risk reduction and skills building. Red Ribbon Project: www.redribbonproject.org.

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United “Community Outreach Project to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Health Information” – West Valley, UT

Comunidades Unidas / Communities United will partner with local community groups and the Spencer Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, Salt Lake City to introduce NLMs HIV/AIDS information to the Latino population.  The project will focus on information retrieval skills development for health outreach workers (promotoras) and staff of local community based organizations. In addition, they will increase awareness in the Latino community of online and mobile HIV/AIDS information resources and establish computer labs at strategic locations within the Salt Lake City Latino community to enable access to needed information. Comunidades Unidas / Communities United: www.cuutah.org.

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EDUCATION: Spotlight! – Wellness -Wed, Oct. 24, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Spotlight!  on NLM Resources – Wellness  -Wed, Oct. 24,  2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT.  “Wellness” is such a broad topic that it’s made up of many components.  For this month’s Spotlight! session,  Jim Honour will recommend some wellness resources that focus on exercise, physical fitness, complementary/ alternative medicine, prevention and personal health records.

Please forward to others who may be interested – or invite others to view this with you!

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 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)