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Archive for September, 2013

Award Opportunity!: For DOCLINE Libraries Not Currently Using the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS)

Friday, September 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 used by health sciences libraries for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  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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Funding: RFP for Biomedical Informatics Course

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

From NLM:

NLM has posted a request for proposals to select a host institution for the NLM Biomedical Informatics Training Course.  Please see the Request for Proposals for details; and share with any institution or organization you think might be interested. Deadline for submission  is Wednesday, October 9, 2013.  Note that proposals are NOT submitted electronically. /ch

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Self-Help Resources in NLM Databases

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

September’s Spotlight! is a perfect session for Public Librarians.  We will focus on where to find resources and how to use NLM databases. Most NLM databases have training modules of some sort but where are they hidden? Some are simple html pages and some have video tutorials.  Even if you’ve used PubMed before the Internet, you are bound to learn something new. Some of the databases covered will be MedlinePlus, PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Health, PHpartners, Haz-Map, and Household Products Database. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding on where to go when they need to use the “self-teach” method of learning a NLM Database.

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)

 

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, September 18 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

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

Topic 1: Social Media lessons learned by the RML. Come share how you use Social Media in your workplace.

Topic 2: Intro to the MCR Game “Mission I’mPossible” – Come learn how to play the game and start playing.

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)

September 2013 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In this month’s online issue of NIH News in Health learn about how new research is making diagnosing Autism easier; read about how opting for an earlier delivery date may affect a baby’s health; and understand the connection between young adult obesity and middle age heart disease. /da

Mission I’mPossible – Final Instructions

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Your mission, should you choose to accept it. . .

While at MCMLA, you must rendezvous with NN/LM coordinators and trainers and report on your activities as “The Medical Librarian.”  To maintain your cover, reports must be succinct, 30 seconds only.  Complete as many reports as possible for additional chances to win a Spy Cam (Logitech QuickCam Pro, headset included) and gain points for the online version of this game. Additional mission details will be in the Top Secret envelope in your registration packet.  You have 5 seconds to delete this before your computer self-destructs!

OOPS – EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Finding the Evidence for Support Resources for Dieters

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Well, oops!   We had to reschedule our Aug. 28 Spotlight! event until Sept. 11 due to technical difficulties.    We hope you’ll join on Sept. 11 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – same location…

New date:  Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -In July,  we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This time, 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)

 

 

JAMA Internal Medicine editorial supports librarians

Friday, September 6th, 2013

An editorial in the August 26, 2013 JAMA Internal Medicine by Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD contains the following quote which speaks to the importance of librarians in the health care setting.

“Medical librarians are far more adept at navigating the entire canon of medical knowledge than are physicians, but their skills have not been leveraged for POCL. While a librarian on staff in every office or on every medical team may be fanciful, a remote librarian service is not. In one study, a just-in-time information consultation service was shown to deliver useful answers in less than 15 minutes to clinicians’ real-world questions submitted via smartphone.8 Health care systems should consider investing in informaticians who search the medical literature, patient records, and the system’s own “big data” to provide answers to clinicians’ real-time inquiries.”

Recording available – “Sharing Back” of the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Two of our  MidContinental Region health science librarians, Susan Fowler and Rachel Gyore received the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award to attend the Harvard Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.  They shared highlights of the Institute and the session is now available for viewing at:  http://ow.ly/ozkke (mm)

Health and Wellness @ the Library: CHIS and MLA CE Offering

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with a 12 credit hour CE online class for providing consumer health services. Read on for the details:

CLASS:

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services

This 12 credit hour CE course defines the basics of consumer health information and then dives directly into the essential skills and information that library staff needs to help users find trustworthy, appropriate health information.

INSTRUCTORS:

Dana Abbey, MLS

Monica Rogers, MLIS

COURSE STRUCTURE:

This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 4 weekly units, beginning the week of October 7th. The units build upon one another, with Week 1 providing the foundation for the rest of the course.  Week 1 assignments are essential and will likely take a little more time than assignments for the remaining weeks.  Time commitment: plan on an average of 3 hours per week.

Week of September 30th – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, introduce yourself

·         Week of October 7th (Week 1) – Consumer Health Basics

·         Week of October 14th (Week 2) – Health Reference

·         Week of October 21st (Week 3) – Health Resources: There’s a (Book, Web, App) for That

·         Week of October 28th (Week 4) – The Library As a Healthy Place

Week of November 4th – Catch-up Week

CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION or MLA CE CREDIT:

This course has been certified for 12 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 12-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to qualify for Level 1 CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Please read the document MLA CE and CHIS – Course Requirementsfor all the details.

REGISTRATION:

Registration is open to those residing in the NN/LM MidContinental Region – Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah and Wyoming. Space is limited, so register soon at http://www.tinyurl.com/mcrclasses.

COST: No charge.

QUESTIONS:

Please contact Dana (dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu) or Monica (monicarogers@creighton.edu).