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Archive for March, 2013

Knowledge Management Workshop posting

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

For all of you who were interested in the Knowledge Management workshop, but couldn’t attend, you can read all about it at http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/03/18/knowledge-management-workshop/  This article was written by Sunny Sritongsook, librarian at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA.  (bbj)

MCR Represented at Disaster Communication Summit in Chicago

Monday, March 18th, 2013

On March 7th and 8th, the NN/LM MidContinental and the NN/LM Greater Midwest Regions co-sponsored the Disaster Communication Summit.  An enthusiastic group of approximately 30 health sciences librarians from 15 states attended the meeting on the campus of the University of Illinois, Chicago.  The MCR had three representatives-  Claire Hamasu, Sheryl Williams and Jim Honour.

The program was composed of three segments for the one and one-half day event.  Attendees were able to enjoy a series of lectures, panel discussions and some hands-on activities during the event.  Content included potential roles for librarians before, during and after a disaster, with emphasis on communication strategies; community and national disaster/emergency planning resources and how to plan for disasters at your library. Thanks to all the presenters for a fine job!

Congratulations to Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, NN/LM MidContinental Region, Ruth Host, Associate Director, NN/LM Greater Midwest Region, for coordinating and Holly Ann Burt, Outreach and Exhibits Coordinator, and Tiffany Tawzer, Technology Coordinator both of the NN/LM/GMR staff for providing support at the event.  For more information, including pdfs of the presentations, please visit the web page http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/summit2013  . [jh]

March Disaster Webinar on Persons with Disabilities

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

The March Disaster Information Specialist monthly conference call and web meeting  is open to anyone wishing to attend. Marcie Roth, Senior Advisor on Disability Issues at FEMA, will present “Needs of Persons with Disabilities in Emergency and Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery.”

Join the meeting at 11:30 am MT, 12:30 CT on Thursday, March 21, 2013.  Visit: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click  “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear, asking for your phone number.  Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

Those who cannot use the call-back feature, may instead use this dial-in information:
Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790
Pass-Code: 745907

For more information on this and past meetings, see the Disaster and Information Management Resource Center web site. http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html. /ch

NIH News in Health – March 2013

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Check out the March issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

Keep Your Kidneys Healthy
Catch Kidney Disease Early
Your kidneys are small, but they help keep you healthy. If you have a kidney problem, you might not realize it until you have permanent damage. Learn how to take care of your kidneys and catch problems early.
Read more about keeping kidneys healthy.


Soothing a Sore Throat
What To Do When Your Throat Hurts

We’ve all had sore throats around this time of year. Your throat feels scratchy and may hurt when you swallow. How can you soothe a sore throat? And when is it a sign of a more serious infection?
Read more about sore throats.

Check out? A book? Online? from the MCR? …Yes you can!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

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!  How about taking a look at “Business Cases for Info Pros? “  See the portal and  flyer of books in the collection at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight! dates for March

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, March 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Betsy Kelly – Academic Data Collection with guests Paul Schoening of Washington University and Jerry Perry of University of Colorado Health Sciences Library
  • Barb Jones – Hospital Data Collection
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • K-12 Resources  presented by Monica Rogers.Learn about NLM resources that can be used with any K-12 group.  In addition to learning about the resources and how to use them, you’ll get a handle on the grade level so you’ll be able to find age appropriate information.  Also, there will be a talking cat, so don’t miss this free CE opportunity!

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)

If you missed it….Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Senior Resources – recording now available!

Monday, March 4th, 2013

The Spotlight! on NLM Resources session on Senior Resources is now available at http://ow.ly/i8TZ5 or from our webpage at:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html

EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight! dates for March 2013

Monday, March 4th, 2013
Breezing Along with the RML -Wednesday, March 20,  10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Betsy Kelly – Academic Data Collection
  • Barb Jones – Hospital Data Collection
Spotlight! On NLM Resources -Wednesday, March 27, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
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.
  • K-12 Resources  presented by Monica Rogers

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)

Congratulations….Professional Development Award winner for “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI”

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Congratulations to Ben Harnke , of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library.   Ben was one of 18 people accepted in to the class,  ” A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI.”

Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS.  The first part of the class is online and the second part requires five days at the National Library of Medicine. Ben has received Professional Development Award  funding from the MidContinental Region to cover expenses for this class.