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Archive for August, 2014

Recording now available from Discover NLM Resources and More – Aug. 27, 2014

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Statistical Resources:

One MLA Credit is available for this session up until Sept. 17.  Questions to Marty Magee :

EDUCATION: Save the dates for September offerings in Breezing and Discover NLM Resources

Friday, August 29th, 2014
  • Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Breezing Along with the RML:  Copyright FAQ – Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today.   If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles?  Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries in Public Health  presented by Monica Rogers

Join us at:   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.  One hour MLA CE will be available for the Discover NLM Resources session.   Questions to


There is a new MCR game blowing in from the far north…

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Hello Network members!

Do you recall last year’s awesome game hosted by the RML? Mission I’mPossible? where Agent Kitty Serling was our winner? Were you one of the agents playing the game or maybe you wished you were?

Well, have we some great news for you folks who like playing games while at the same time competing with your colleagues, learning new things, and doing good stuff at your library or institution.

We don’t want to give the theme away…yet! But I will give you a tiny hint. It involves cyclones, witches, munchkins, and cities made of emeralds plus part of the storyline is located in one of the states in our region and starts with the letter “K”. If you are lucky (or super smart) and can name the theme, please contact John Bramble with your answer to see if you’re correct.

Please stay tuned to future RML news announcements for details and launch date!



Ebola Outbreak Information Resources Page

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Forwarded from NLM:

A new web page, Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources, is now available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center. The resources on this page may be of value to international and local organizations and individuals providing Ebola outbreak-related services in West Africa, as well as friends and family of people in the affected region.

Also, a reminder that NLM has activated the Emergency Access Initiative in support of medical efforts in West Africa. For a description of the Emergency Access Initiative (and other resources from publishers) see Free Resources from Publishers for Medical Responders on the new Ebola Outbreak page.

The news story, NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Fighting Ebola Outbreak, provides more detail on the NLM response to the Ebola outbreak.   /ch


Our Impact Stories

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Join us for a celebration of the impact health sciences librarians have on healthcare. Share your proud moment when you saved a life, played a key role in a patient’s health care choice, saved your institution thousands of dollars, helped your institution make a major decision. We all have these stories. Let’s not be shy, it’s time to brag about them.

October is Medical Librarians Month. Your stories will be collected and made available on the web for you and others to use. More about this later. We also plan to use some of these stories for a financial impact research project that the RML is working on.

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1-3 MT, 2-4 CT
Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Have the system call you on your phone. /ch

MCR’s Online Office Consults…check it out!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A few weeks ago, we announced a new way you can access your RML staff by going to their online offices during their office hours.

We know what you’re thinking…you have always been able to connect with MCR staff just by picking up the phone or by shooting them an email, right?

I ask (again), can a phone or an email share a live view of a webpage (either yours or theirs), download a document right then and there, see Claire’s bright smile, or see how cool Marty has set up her online office? If you answered “yes” you’re wrong or using some newfangled phone/email service that you’re obligated to share with me what it is.

Come, on! Come and check out our new staff webpage  and see the many things we can help you with. Caution! Conversations could be frank!


NLM announces release of DOCLINE 5.0

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Maria Collins  announced today the upcoming release of DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014.  The new release will have several changes, including an embargo field to serial holdings that will be used by the routing algorithm,  and monthly summary of ILL borrowing and lending for libraries.  Any and all libraries using the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system will be affected.

To learn more about the upcoming changes including screenshots, see the Release Notes: Honour   is happy to help you with any questions.  [jh]


EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More…Aug. 27, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
  • Topic:  Statistical Resources.  News headlines concerning health often include statistics, such as “healthy life expectancy for males over 65 lowest in Mississippi” or “childhood obesity increased 11% from 1980 to 2012.”  Have you ever wondered how to find those statistics or if they’re accurate?  We’ll explore some of the resources available for valid health statistics at our next session of Discover NLM and More.

Join us at:   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.  One hour MLA CE will be available through September 17, 2014. Questions to



Recording now available from Breezing Session of Aug. 20, 2014

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Recording now available from Breezing Session of Aug. 20, 2014:

  1. Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center gave an overview of content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.
  2. Health Literacy Updates from a) Dr. Catina O’Leary, President and CEO of Health Missouri b) Susan Bockrath, Steering Committee Member of Health Literacy Nebraska, and c) Monica Rogers on behalf of Deborah Boulware O’Neal from Health Literacy Kansas.

The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1pm-2:30pm MT, 2pm-3:30pm CT

Where:  For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

Find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy.

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  •  How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This webinar will feature presentations about the experiences from  three libraries followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

  •  Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
  • Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
  • Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine /ch