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Archive for May, 2013

DOCLINE USERS: Vacations & Out of Office Requests

Friday, May 31st, 2013

This is now the time of year when  libraries will have their ILL staff away on vacation. Those libraries using DOCLINE  can easily put their DOCLINE accounts temporarily on hold. If you are expecting to be away for an extended period of more than two days, and you don’t have staff to check DOCLINE, then you must make an Out of Office request.  It’s very easy and quick to make your hold request while you are logged in to your account.  The request is usually approved the same day. For directions and details:  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html .  Remember that all DOCLINE users have this responsibility to enable the rapid/timely sharing of resources.   Any questions?  Please contact your MCR DOCLINE Coordinator: Jim Honour  jhonour@uwyo.edu    [jh]

Health Information Technology Toolkit for Critical Access and Small Hospitals

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The Health Information Technology (HIT) Toolkit for Critical Access and Small Hospitals helps these health care organizations assess their readiness and plan, select, implement, make effective use of, and exchange important information about the clients they serve. The toolkit contains numerous resources, including tools for telehealth, health information exchange, and personal health records. /da

Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Are you getting questions about health insurance at your library, clinic, or organization? The Institute of Medicine has a great resource providing basic information that can be used to help people understand their  health insurance options and guide them through enrollment @ http://ow.ly/lvt6B. /da

Focussed Discussion Invitation – Respond by June 4

Friday, May 24th, 2013

You’re invited to participate in a focused discussion to provide:

  • feedback about the strengths of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine program
  • input on the future directions the National Network of Libraries of Medicine program should take

This invitation is open to all full and affiliate members in the region (CO, KS, MO, NE, UT, WY). Your participation will help us prepare for an upcoming site visit from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on July 17, 2013. The goal of the site visit is to:

  • help MCR and NLM understand how we are serving the region
  • learn how MCR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs
  • gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network

The discussion will be held using Adobe Connect. You’ll need an Internet connected computer and a phone. The discussion will last about 1.5 hours. Site visit team members will be observing the discussion.

We hope you’ll take us up on this invitation. If you’re interested please contact Claire Hamasu (chamasu@RML4.utahedu) or Betsy Kelly (kellyb@wusm.wustl.edu) by Tuesday, June 4, 2013. /ch

New Professional Development Awards for 2013-2014

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Interested in attending something for your professional development?   A conference you may not have attended before?  Four awards are targeted for our 2013-2014 year.  Please see new requirements at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

EDUCATION: Professional Development Award winners – Highlights of ACRL conference – June 5 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

June 5 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – Catch the Highlights!- Professional Development Award winners, Mary Helms and Heather Brown will be  “sharing back” information on conference attended:

  • Association of College and Research Libraries – annual conference  of April 10-13, 2013

URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. This session will be recorded and captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Save the dates: Breezing Along with the RML – June 19, 2013 and Spotlight on NLM Resources – June, 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013
  • June 19, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – “Breezing Along with the RML” –   Presenters:  Claire Hamasu and Monica Rogers
  • June 26 , 2013- 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – “Spotlight! on NLM Resources” – Disaster Information Management Research Center with guest speaker, Siobhan Champ-Blackwell

NOTE NEW URL:  (https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr) Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your name.  Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. The sessions will be recorded and captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Would you know where to find allergy information in Russian? If you watched this recording you could find it…

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Our Spotlight! on NLM Resources session was on “Multiple Language Resources” on May 22, 2013, presented by Dana Abbey.   Now you can watch the recording (all in English!) ow.ly/lkLNS  (mm)

 

Need to know a little more about “My NCBI?” – Watch the archived recording…

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Professional Development Award winner, Ben Harnke attended “My NCBI” training at the National Library of Medicine.  The recording of his online presentation of May 21, 2013,  is now available at: ow.ly/lfD8k

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Multiple Language Resources – Wed. May 22

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
  • Spotlight on National Library of Medicine Resources – Wed. May 22, 2013, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT – Multiple Language Resources.

Research conducted over the past 25 years has shown a strong correlation between language barriers and poor quality health care. Language can affect the accuracy of patient histories, the ability to engage in treatment decision-making, poorer understanding of a medical diagnosis or treatment, underuse of primary and preventative services, lower use and misuse of prescription medications, and a decreased level of patient trust. In the MidContinental Region there are many languages used:  American Sign Language, Arabic, Cambodian, Chinese, Cushite, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Laotian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Maybe more! In this session, Dana Abbey will discuss free and authoritative resources for meeting the multi-language health information needs in your community.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

NOTE NEW URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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)