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Archive for February, 2013

NLM ILL survey coming soon!

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

NLM will be inviting DOCLINE libraries to participate in a survey on interlibrary loan practices and needs of the health science libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and Canada.  This is your opportunity to help shape resource sharing programs of the future. (The survey only applies to Full Network Members.)

NLM initiated this survey to investigate the reasons for the declining use of DOCLINE and current practices of libraries regarding resource sharing.  The number of ILL requests entered into DOCLINE has decreased 46% since 2002 while Loansome Doc requests declined 68% in that same period.  Your response to this survey is very important and will help us to understand the resource sharing needs of librarians in the NN/LM and Canada, and how NLM can best meet those needs now and in the future.  We look forward to your participation.

The survey has 30 questions that we estimate will take about 12 minutes to complete.

NLM will be sending the invitation email via SurveyMonkey, on Monday, March 4, 2013, to the address of each library’s ILL contact reported in their DOCLINE institution record.  If the listed ILL contact has previously opted out of receiving emails from SurveyMonkey, please contact DOCLINE at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/ask.cfm  to receive a link to the survey.  [jh]

Corrected Link for “Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

 Registration is open through Thursday, Feb. 28 for our Moodle class, Cool Creative Communications.  The class runs from March 4 – March 29.

 The correct link for the detailed class description and registration is: http://ow.ly/i5g4m

  Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3)

 Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3)

 Part 3: The WOW Factor – Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3

 For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors:

Rachel Vukas rvukas@kumc.edu

John Bramble john.bramble@utah.edu

Still Time to Register for “Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class”

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Registration is open through Thursday, Feb. 28 for our Moodle class, Cool Creative Communications.  The class runs from March 4 – March 29.

Students taking this class will have an increased knowledge of several popular communication tools and some of the strategies it takes to be effective in each of the following class sections:

Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in engaging customers.

Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance.

Part 3: The WOW Factor – Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations

A more detailed class description can be found here: ow.ly/dsmoj

This is the registration link: ow.ly/hkNNj

For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors:

Rachel Vukas rvukas@kumc.edu

John Bramble john.bramble@utah.edu

“Solve the Outbreak” app great learning tool for science teachers, teens, young adults

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Are you a K-12 librarian? Or a public librarian working with K-12 staff and students? If yes, then the CDC has a new app for you to explore.

Scientists and gamers alike can now play disease detective, through “Solve the Outbreak,” a new iPad app from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The app lets users assume the role of a disease outbreak investigator in the agency’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) by navigating three fictional outbreaks based on real-life events. Users get clues, review data, and make decisions to determine the cause of the outbreak. Visit http://ow.ly/hXV5B for more information. /da

EDUCATION: Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – What Seniors Want to Know!

Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
  • What Seniors Want to Know:  Health Resources, including the redesign of NIH Senior Health– presented by Marty Magee.   The session will include information on health topics,  directories for finding healthcare, drug information, exercise, diet  and issues related to aging.

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.   Join us at 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)

Now It’s Even Easier to Donate Journals to NLM

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Since April, 2009, NLM’s Journal Donation System has made it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard.  The system was designed for DOCLINE libraries and was restricted to titles listed in their DOCLINE holdings.  On January 4th, 2013, NLM launched Version 2 of the system.  Enhancements make it possible for non-DOCLINE libraries to use the system.  In addition, all libraries now can offer titles not owned by NLM.   The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page.   In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions.  For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301)496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.   NLM will pay shipping for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.

 

Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, a total of 8,230 gifts have been added to the collection.  NLM hopes that with the enhancements in Version 2, we can build on the success achieved to date.    [jh]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – What Seniors Want to Know!

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, February 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
  • What Seniors Want to Know:  Health Resources, including the redesign of NIH Senior Health– presented by Marty Magee

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.   Join us at 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)

IF YOU MISSED IT …. Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, February 20 – Discussion on LibGuides

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

The recording of our Breezing Along with the RML session, a panel discussion on LibGuides, from Feb. 20 is now available on our website:   http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html   (mm)

 

And the Library Champion Award Goes To…

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
Admiral Taylor receives award from Margaret Bandy (left) and Dana Abbey (right)

Admiral Taylor receives award from Margaret Bandy (left) and Dana Abbey (right)

The Colorado Council of Medical Librarians (CCML) Library Champion Award is the organization’s way of recognizing individuals who support our profession. A library champion is someone who has a record of promotion and support for medical libraries and librarians, seeing our role as an essential component of quality medical information resources and practices. The 2012 recipient of this award is Admiral Zachary Taylor, M.D, M.S., who continues to be a strong advocate of libraries, librarians, and access to information, illustrated by his promotion of evidence based health care practice, programming, and training. CCML was pleased to recognize his support of librarians and the role we play in today’s health care arena. For more on Admiral Taylor’s career please click here. [da]

iPad and Innovations in Patient Education

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

I have had several Network members ask about recent literature on the iPad and innovations in patient education, so I thought I would share the information:

  1. Lydia Witman (2012): Hospital Clinicians’ iPad Use: An Interim Report, Medical, Reference Services Quarterly, 31:4, 433-438. Abstract: An increasing number of hospital libraries are supporting the use of tablet computers such as iPads for access to information resources. To date, this adoption of tablets is not supported by high-quality research evidence. This article provides an interim report on a formal study of clinicians’ use of iPads in the hospital setting, currently being conducted at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. Other hospital librarians may wish to consider similar factors when beginning to support the use of tablet computers at their own institutions.
  2. Don’t get left behind: iPads making strong inroads with patient education. Patient Education Management. (May 1, 2011). Abstract: Patient education managers must stay abreast of the latest technology for delivering patient education to involve the learner and provide individualizing teaching to meet the needs of the learner, says Fran London, MS, RN, a health education specialist at The Emily Center, Phoenix (AZ) Children’s Hospital. “Technology can do both,” she says. “The key is knowing your audience and using appropriate technology to reach that audience.” The use of iPads for teaching is one of the most beneficial recent trends in technology, says London. Conversations between a patient and clinician can be enhanced with media, and the iPad provides quick access to illustrations and videos, she says.

Other online information:

10 ways an Apple iPad can help doctors improve patient care

How iPads Improve the Patient Experience

Better Care Delivered by iPad, M.D.

Have iPad—Can Travel : How tablets at the bedside save doctors an hour a day

Mayo Clinic is Using the iPad to Deliver Better Patient Care

The Curious Case of iPads in Healthcare

Have you come across some interesting literature on this topic? Post your resources to our Facebook page. [da]