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Archive for June, 2013

HHS launches Health Insurance Marketplace educational tools

Monday, June 24th, 2013

HealthCare.gov is the destination for the Health Insurance Marketplace.  Americans may now access new educational information and learn what they can do to begin to get ready for open enrollment this fall.  The website will add functionality over the summer so that, by October, consumers will be able to create accounts, complete an online application, and shop for qualified health plans.  For Spanish speaking consumers, CuidadoDeSalud.gov will also be updated to match HealthCare.gov’s new consumer focus./da

Training Opportunity: PubMed® for Trainers

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Offered by the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC)

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies?  The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering PubMed® for Trainers (PMT) as part of the MCMLA annual meeting. PMT is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected).

The class runs from August 26 – September 18, 2013.  The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, on September 18, the day after the MCMLA meeting concludes. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit.   The class is offered at no cost.

This hands-on course consists of 8 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions.  You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework. 

The objectives of the class are for current and future PubMed trainers to:

  1. Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  2. Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  3. Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  4. Discuss instruction techniques with fellow trainers
  5. Experience peer collaboration and learning

The dates and times for the four class sessions are:

  1. Monday, August 26,, 2013 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect)
  2. Thursday, August 29, 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect)
  3. Wednesday, September 4, 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect)
  4.  Wednesday, September 18, 9-4:30 MT (in-person in Salt Lake City)

 For more details and to register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

DOCLINE Users: Summer Vacation? How to prevent requests from routing to your library in DOCLINE

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

The DOCLINE Team is wishing you all a wonderful summer and offers this reminder if your library uses DOCLINE:

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page).  Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time.  However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a few days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review.  Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’.  At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can contact your State Coordinator,  MCR DOCLINE Coordinator jhonour@uwyo.edu, or call the RML at 800-338-7657.  You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm  [jh]

Recording available: Breezing Along with the RML – June 19 – What’s Up RML? AND What is CHIS?

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Recording is now available from the June 19 session of Breezing Along with the RML.  Monica Rogers covered CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization) and Claire Hamasu  discussed  the upcoming Year 3 for the RML.   See it at:  http://ow.ly/mcliT

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Packing Your Digital Go-Bag – Wed. June 26, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Former MCR Coordinator Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, now with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine will be introducing presenters Stacey Arnesen and Jennifer Pakiam as they tell as about mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters.

This session will be recorded and posted a few days after the webinar at  http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html and at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html.   Captioning will be provided.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION AT: http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses .  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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Request for Input on Data Catalog Concept

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative is considering the development of a biomedical Data Catalog to make biomedical research data findable and citable, as PubMed does for scientific publications.  NIH is seeking input on this idea. Please refer to the link below for an RFI on this topic and share with interested communities: Request for Information (RFI): Input on Development of a NIH Data Catalog  (NOT-HG-13-011) National Human Genome Research Institute.

Such a Data Catalog would make it easier for researchers to find, share, and cite data, as well as the publications and grants that they are associated with. A Data Catalog is distinct from a data repository, but would help make data in such repositories more easily findable and citable in a consistent manner. In addition to supplying core, minimal metadata to ensure a valid data reference, it is envisioned that a Data Catalog would include links out to the location of the data, to the NIH Reporter record of the grant that supported the research, to relevant publications within PubMed or journals, and possibly to associated software or algorithms.  /ch

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014 – Call for Applications

Monday, June 17th, 2013

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a yearlong fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and two weeks of site visit to the mentor’s home library.

The Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the August 1, 2013, deadline for potential fellows for the 2013-2014 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as significant management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least five years’ experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the AAHSL Future Leadership Committee by August 1.

The program brochure, includes information on program design, schedule, and application process. <http://www.aahsl.org/assets/documents/2013/2013-2014_nlm_aahsl_lfp.pdf> For more information about the program, please contact Carolyn Lipscomb, Program Manager, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carolynlipscomb@cs.com. /ch

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Packing Your Digital Go-Bag – Wed. June 26, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

Former MCR Coordinator Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, now with the Disaster Information Management Research Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine will be introducing presenters Stacey Arnesen and Jennifer Pakiam as they tell as about mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters.

This session will be recorded and posted a few days after the webinar at  http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html and at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/spotlightresources.html.   Captioning will be provided.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THIS SESSION AT: http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses .  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.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. June 19, 2013 , 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Monday, June 17th, 2013

June 19, 2013 – 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT – “Breezing Along with the RML” –   Presenters:  Claire Hamasu and Monica Rogers

  • Monica Rogers will be discussing CHIS.  What is it?  What can it do for you? How to get it?  These mysteries will be revealed and more.  But don’t take Monica’s word for it – a guest who’s been there, done that and has CHIS certification will join us and talk about the experience.
  • Wow, we started the 3rd year of the contract on May 1st! Yes, we did! So that means new plans for the year have started. Join Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, as she answers the question, “What’s Up, RML?.”  Hear preliminary news about what the Network Membership Questionnaire has revealed about the regions’ health sciences libraries.  You’ll be able to see how your library compares to others in the region. She’ll also fill you in on what your RML hopes to accomplish this year and how it affects you.

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)

Laurie Garrett’s Coronavirus

Friday, June 14th, 2013

For those who attended the final MLA session with Laurie Garrett this year, you may be interested in the World Health Organization update on the cornavirus she talked about that emerged in the Middle East.  The virus has been officially been named Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) and is distantly related to the SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) virus. The virus causes death in about 60% of patients. /ch