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Archive for January, 2013

Two new Pat Wagner classes – Learn more about your Print Media – and Institutional Politics

Monday, January 14th, 2013

The NN/LM MCR is happy to announce that registration is now open for two classes from Pat Wagner.   Each will consist of two one-hour online webinars, with “homework” assigned after the first webinar, and results to be reviewed in the second webinar.  MLA CE credit is pending. Both classes are at no-charge and preference for registration will be given to MidContinental Region members first.   Class size is limited.   For more information on the classes see registration at: http://ow.ly/gCdsy

  • Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media –  Jan 29, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:00 MT/ 12:00 CT.  Register no later than Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Institutional Politics – Earning Trust and Respect with Your Peers and Executives – Feb. 19, 2013  and March 12, 2013 at 11:00 MT/12:00 .  Register no later than Feb. 12, 2013.

Prior to class, attendees will be notified with additional details on the webinars.  Contact Marty Magee for more information at mmagee@unmc.edu.

Professional Development Awards will be available to attend the new bioinformatics training course: “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.”

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Professional Development Awards will be available to attend the new bioinformatics training course: “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.”    Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS. Applications will be accepted from librarians currently providing bioinformatics services as well as from those desiring to implement services. The application deadline for the class  is January 25, 2013. There are two parts to the course, the first part is  online and the second part is in-person. Applicants must take both parts. For more information on the class and to apply see:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/nd12/nd12_training_ncbi_application.html

To apply for a Professional Development Award:

  • Applicant must be a health sciences librarian from a full member institution of the NN/LM MidContinental Region.
  • Must apply by Jan. 25, 2012.   Notification to applicants will take place Feb 1, 2013.
  • Professional Development Awards for this class will cover travel, hotel and per diem meals not to exceed $2650 per recipient.   Apply for this Professional Development Award for this class, see:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/prrofdevaward20122013
  • Send an e-mail to mmagee@unmc.edu , indicating you have applied for the class AND  the Professional Development Award AND  include your bioinformatics training essay application answers to Questions 4 and 5 of the class application.

Professional Development Awards will be available to attend Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago – March 7- 8, 2013

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Professional Development Awards will be available to attend the Disaster Communication Summit to be held in Chicago on March 7-8, 2013.

Class Description:  This one and a half day Summit will be broken into three segments. Participants may register for one, two, or all three. All will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago, but in two different locations. Registrants will be notified about location and details closer to the Summit. Preference will be given for National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) members from the Greater Midwest and the MidContinental Regions.

Applications will be accepted from NN/LM MCR librarians currently involved in Disaster Communications for their library to attend all three segments of the Summit.    The application deadline for the class  is January 25, 2013. For more information on the  conference and to register see:  http://ow.ly/gNLbg

To apply for a Professional Development Award:

  • Applicant must be a health sciences librarian from a full member institution of the NN/LM MidContinental Region.
  • Must apply by Jan. 25, 2013.   Notification to applicants will take place Feb 1, 2013.
  • Professional Development Awards for the Disaster Communication Summit will cover travel, hotel and per diem meals not to exceed $1500 per recipient.   To apply for the Professional Development Award for this conference, see:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/prrofdevaward20122013

BREEZING ALONG WITH THE RML – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – Open Access: We Are There

Monday, January 14th, 2013

BREEZING ALONG WITH THE RML – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – Open Access:  We Are There

With the New Year, let’s not make more resolutions, but let’s have fun chewing on some predictions.  It’s now 2023 and let’s assume that most of the journal literature is now available via open access.  What does this mean to us as librarians, to our libraries, to our collections, to our authors – our faculty and hospital personnel, and to our institutions (both academic and hospital)?
Join Jean Shipman and Claire Hamasu ,in an open mike Breezing Along discussion session where several futurist scenarios will be discussed . Watch for a list of questions to be posted  to be sent to our members , relating to open access that includes an author fee payment and its impact on libraries.  Plan on joining in this fun discussion where you will be right, as no one can really predict the future!

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.

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – LiverTox -Wed, Jan. 23, 2012, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Spotlight!  on NLM Resources -Wed, Jan. 23 at  1:00 MT/ 2:00 CT. LIVERTOX is a freely available website that provides up-to-date, comprehensive and unbiased information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.  Drug induced liver injury is an important and challenging form of liver disease which is growing because of the increasing number of drugs used in medical care, and the increased numbers of people being treated with them.  Join Barb Jones for a tour of this new NLM resource.

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)

 

Start the New Year off with the January Issue of NIH News in Health

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

The January 2013 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn about seasonal affective disorder, older adults and trust, and research into gene therapy to aid in salivary production. [da]

What Will it Take to Reach Your Goals in 2013?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

What will it take to reach your goals this year? Well, you could wait around for the politicians, economists and technology geeks to dream up with some fancy new program, but really, if that’s your plan, you’d be better off hitting the casino. Don’t worry – we have a better idea – thirteen of them, in fact. Even if you only try half of them, you’ll have a better chance of reaching your dreams than, well, just dreaming.

So, let’s get started!

  1. Write down four goals. One for each quarter. Be specific. No fuzzy “have more time, make more money” stuff. Identify targeted, measurable goals: A new car, paid off credit cards, fourteen sales, more sleep.
  2. Do a time study. Manage your time, not your task list. Study last month and analyze what you did each day: Know where your time goes, exactly, so you can use it, purposefully.
  3. Talk to one influencer a day. Pick a past client or a current one, or maybe someone in your industry. Build a “listening period” into your schedule – a few minutes regularly to hear important feedback and see potential growth opportunities.
  4. Measure something. Stop just doing things, and start measuring them. How many leads did you generate? From where? Who were they? Why did they contact you? Learn about what’s happening, to discover how to do it more, or better.
  5. Try four new things. Like goals, set a quarterly learning objective. Adding four new skills or techniques to your personal or professional abilities is an ambitious plan for any year.
  6. Take time off. Humans are not machines. We don’t compute all day, all night. Turn stuff off. Take a break. Make recharging your body and mind as important as any other activity in your growth plan.
  7. Be yourself. Whatever job you’re doing, it’s made better because you’re you. You’re not a brand or a logo or a flyer. Incorporate yourself into your job. Lead, manage, sell or service with all of yourself, not just the part that was trained for your job.
  8. Systematize. Take time to “un-chaos” any part of your day that have become harder because they’re disorganized. Get control of paperwork, task lists, even co-workers, by establishing a process and sticking to it.
  9. Practice focus. Work on one thing at a time. You might be surprised how hard it has become. We’re used to “being distracted” by writing, talking, eating and watching simultaneously. Slow down, my teacher used to say, and you’ll get more done. More important stuff, at least.
  10. Mentor someone. An excellent way to improve your own actions is to teach them to someone else. As you explain the “best” approach to them, you often realize ways to spiff up your own performance, too.
  11. Team up. Find someone who will has similar growth plans and collaborate. Team up while prospecting, marketing, and learning new technologies. Practice, motivate and support each other as you grow.
  12. Plug in. Every day there’s a new and exciting way to leverage technology to work smarter, healthier, more effectively. Or to simply work less. Find one or two and master them next year.
  13. Create. Don’t just produce things, like sales, deals, reports and websites. Create something every week. Leverage your non-work passions: Cook, dance, sing, photograph, write, paint. Make something, express something, and you’ll find it easy to create better outcomes at home and work, too.                                       by Matthew Ferrara  (bbj)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – LiverTox -Wed, 23, 2012, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Spotlight!  on NLM Resources -LiverTox  -Wed, Nov. 14,  2012, 1:00 MT/ 2:00 CT.  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.   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)

 

BREEZING ALONG WITH THE RML – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – Open Access: We Are There

Monday, January 7th, 2013

BREEZING ALONG WITH THE RML – Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT -Open Access:  We Are There

With the New Year, let’s not make more resolutions, but let’s have fun chewing on some predictions.  It’s now 2023 and let’s assume that most of the journal literature is now available via open access.  What does this mean to us as librarians, to our libraries, to our collections, to our authors – our faculty and hospital personnel, and to our institutions (both academic and hospital)?  
 
Join Jean Shipman and Claire Hamasu ,in an open mike Breezing Along discussion session where several futurist scenarios will be discussed . Watch for a list of questions to be posted to the MCR website , relating to open access that includes an author fee payment and its impact on libraries.  Plan on joining in this fun discussion where you will be right, as no one can really predict the future!

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.

Two new Pat Wagner classes – Learn more about your Print Media – and Institutional Politics

Monday, January 7th, 2013

The NN/LM MCR is happy to announce that registration is now open for two classes from Pat Wagner.   Each will consist of two one-hour online webinars, with “homework” assigned after the first webinar, and results to be reviewed in the second webinar.  MLA CE credit is pending. Both classes are at no-charge and preference for registration will be given to MidContinental Region members first.   Class size is limited.   For more information on the classes see registration at: http://ow.ly/gCdsy

  • Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media –  Jan 29, 2013 and Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:00 MT/ 12:00 CT.  Register no later than Jan. 22, 2013.
  • Institutional Politics – Earning Trust and Respect with Your Peers and Executives – Feb. 19, 2013  and March 12, 2013 at 11:00 MT/12:00 .  Register no later than Feb. 12, 2013.

Prior to class, attendees will be notified with additional details on the webinars. Contact Marty Magee for more information at mmagee@unmc.edu.