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Archive for August, 2013

Register Now for Cool, Creative Communications: 3 Part Class in September

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

We’re starting a new session of our asynchronous class, Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class (Approved for 15 MLA CE Credits).

The 4-week class will run from September 2, 2013 – October 4, 2013.  We are adding an extra week since the MCMLA Annual Meeting occurs during this time.

Students taking this class will have an increased knowledge of several popular communication tools and some of the strategies it takes to be effective using these methods, as outlined 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: http://ow.ly/dsmoj

Before you register, please read this next part to make sure this class is for you…

  1. This class is an intermediate level class.
  2. Priority goes to Network members located in the MidContinental Region.
  3. This is a 4 week, online, asynchronous, semi-at-your-pace class.
  4. Students have 7 days to complete their assignment and 5 days to complete their peer critique for each of the 3 class sections.
  5. Students are expected to spend:
  • 1.5 hours on content learning
  • 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment
  • 0.5 hours on peer critique
  1. Many of the class resources discussed might not be accessible at your work place. If this is you, please consider taking the class and plan on working from home, a public library, or another location where you are not blocked.

This is the registration link: http://ow.ly/hkNNj

For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors

Rachel Vukas rvukas@kumc.edu

John Bramble john.bramble@utah.edu

“Sharing Back” – From the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians – Wed. September 4 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Professional Development Award winners – Sharing Back – Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians – Wed. September 4, at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Two of our  MidContinental Region health science librarians received the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award to attend the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.   They’ll be “Sharing Back”  the highlights of this conference.   A session not to be missed!

NOTE URLhttps://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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML Wednesday, Aug. 21 – RML Site Visit and Affordable Care Act Information

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT  

  1.  Recap of the NLM- National Network Office virtual  “site visit” of July 17, presented by Claire Hamasu and
  2. The Affordable Care Act…and You! Join Dana Abbey and Monica Rogers in a conversation about the Affordable Care Act. They will provide an overview of the program, what’s going on in the region, and explore how libraries are preparing.

NOTE 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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Finding the Evidence for Support Resources for Dieters

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Last month we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This month we will look at finding the evidence for the effectiveness of personal training, online groups such as Sparkpeople, behavior modification and incentives that may help people stick to their diets. Join Betsy Kelly, John Bramble and Barb Jones for “Finding the evidence for support resources for dieters” .   One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE 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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

A New “Mission” for Network Members

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Are you ready for the challenge?  Do you have the skills?  Can you master the intrigue?  Your mission is top secret, undercover, covert, clandestine.  You will receive your first orders at MCMLA.  Check those registration packets to learn about your NN/LM Top Secret Mission!  More details will be delivered each week at this location.  (rv)

 

Webinar–Meaningful Use: Libraries connecting patrons to ACA resources

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

As libraries look ahead to the October 1 open enrollment date for the health insurance marketplace, there is an abundance of information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and many opportunities for libraries. One of the key roles that librarians can play is to maintain an awareness of available resources in your area, and develop an approach for connecting patrons to those resources in the way that makes the most sense for your community.

Please join this interactive session, where we will discuss strategies for libraries to identify ACA resources, hear from libraries that are working to prepare for patron requests, and obtain key policy and resource updates from ACA experts.

Presenters include:

  • Susan Hildreth, Institute of Museum and Library Services
  • Susie Butler, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
  • Evan Gallagher, ZeroDivide
  • Carmen Patlan and Tatiana Alonso, Waukegan Public Library
  • Lissa Staley, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. Please sign up here if you’d like to receive notifications about this project, including when the archive is available.

  • Date:  August 28, 2013
  • Start time: 1:00 p.m. Eastern / 10:00 a.m. Pacific
  • Tweet: #wjwebinar #libs4health
  • Registration: Please visit WebJunction to register for this event.

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

From the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

If you were unable to attend the “Making the Most of the Value of Libraries Study” presentation,
the recording/slides are available on the Middle Atlantic Region web site.  (http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_recordings.html)

Have you used the results from the Value of Library and Information Services Study at your Institution?  Or, do you have plans to use the data in some way?

If so, the Study Team would like to hear from you.  Share your story by contacting Joanne Gard Marshall,
Principal Investigator (marshall@ils.unc.edu) and Julia Sollenberger, Chair, Value Study Planning Group
(Julia_Sollenberger@URMC.Rochester.edu).  /ch

e-science on #medlibs

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

From the Krafty Librarian:

The #medlibs chat group will be hosting a five week series presented by the University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library.

Here are the weekly chats:

  1.          August 15th: Host: Donna Kafel Topic: e-Science portal
  2.          August 22nd: Host: Kevin Read Topic: e-Science thesaurus
  3.          August 29th: Host: Andrew Creamer Topic: New England Collaborative Data Management Curriculum
  4.          Sept. 5: Host: Sally Gore Topic: Role of the informationist on research teams
  5.          Sept. 12: Hosts: Lisa Palmer & Kate Thornhill Topic: Institutional repositories and open access

Discussing e-science issues on #medlibs is a great way to learn more about the topic, but the icing on the cake is that these chats have been approved for free (or near free at $5) MLA CE!

More details and to register for MLA CE  at:

The Krafty Librarian http://kraftylibrarian.com/?p=2430

The #medlibs chat group  http://medlibschat.blogspot.com/

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Have you thought about having an NLM Traveling Exhibit?

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Looking for a way to showcase your library?   Bring in some additional resources?   Maybe plan an accompanying program?   Then take a look at the National Library of Medicine’s Traveling Exhibits:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/booktraveling.html#.   In the 2012/2013 several MCR member libraries participated including:   Eccles Health Sciences Library  at Univ. of Utah, Creighton Health Sciences Library,  J. Otto Lottes Library – Univ. of Missouri – Columbia, Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City,  Mesa State College Library, (CO)and University of St. Mary (KS) .  Isn’t it time you explored this option?  (mm)

 

EFTS Award – Apply Now! – a great way for DOCLINE libraries to reduce costs!

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is a cost-efficient program for libraries. Benefits include reduction of costs and elimination of paperwork.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library , but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

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