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Recording now available for Spotlight! session on Specialized Information Services

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Recording now available for Spotlight! session on Specialized Information Services held April 23, 2014.   See it at: http://ow.ly/w5MAr  (mm)

EDUCATION: May Breezing and Spotlight dates….note url and dates!

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
  • Wednesday, May 7, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT -  Breezing Along with the RML:  1) “Enhanced Vision for Librarians: Innovating with Google Glass,”  showcasing how librarians are utilizing Google Glass collaboratively to integrate new technology into health care and education.  Presenters:  Heather Collins and Christina Magnifico, both from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library. 2)  “What, Why and How Questions about Open Access and Biomedical Literature”, presented by Jim Honour along with Kelly Visnak,  scholarly communications librarian at University of Wyoming Libraries  who will be sharing her knowledge  on  the NIH Data Sharing policy.  She will  show the UW Libraries’ repository as an example of how one Resource Library  can handle open access data and literature.
  • Wednesday, May 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Mobile Resources:   John Bramble will be presenting on many of the free mobile apps available in National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). If you’d like to follow along with John as he demos apps, be sure and download the apps before the session. If you have any questions or need help with this prior to the session, please do not hesitate to contact John (john.bramble@utah.edu,  800-338-7657 toll free in region, 801 585 5743 office)

CHANGE OF URL :  https://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 sessions will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Spotlight! on NLM Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

Funding: Disaster Health Information Collaboration

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced for the fourth year the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders, and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Eligible projects will be based on a partnership or collaboration that includes at least one library or information center and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities.

  • Awards are offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 for a one-year project.
  • Information about previous years’ projects: 2011 projects, 2012 projects, and 2013 projects.
  • Proposals are due to NLM on June 19, 2014 by 5 pm ET.  Contact your state coordinator if you would like your proposal reviewed before you submit it.

Complete information for the Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects 2014 is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov) as: RFQ No. NIHLM2014082.  /ch

National Take Back Day for Prescription Drugs

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This Saturday, April 26th, is National Take Back Day providing a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. Find a collection site in your area. /da

FUNDING: EFTS Award Offer Ending Soon – Apply Now!

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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, and other DOCLINE users,  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 has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! 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 to Jim Honour

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EDUCATION: Licensing E-Resources – Hospital vs. Academic Health Sciences Libraries – Do they have different needs?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

This  FREE webinar is for all MCR members, and others, who want to learn the inside story on licensing e-resources.  Perspectives will be provided by librarians at two member institutions who have experience in this area and will focus on negotiation, technical and administrative issues related to licensing.

The view from an academic health sciences librarian side will be presented by Ann Kaste who is the digital resources librarian at the McGoogan Library of Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center.  Kristen DeSanto, manager of library services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Clinical and Research Library, will present the hospital librarian’s viewpoint.

Join us as they compare and contrast their opinions on the important points in licensing e-resources!

You do not need to register.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 , 11 am Mountain Time/ Noon, Central Time.

Where: The MCR Network Member Services Room

Login : Key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.

Questions? Please contact Jim Honour

EDUCATION: Save the dates for May Breezing and Spotlight sessions…

Friday, April 18th, 2014
  • Wednesday, May 7, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT -  Breezing Along with the RML:  1) “Enhanced Vision for Librarians: Innovating with Google Glass,”  showcasing how librarians are utilizing Google Glass collaboratively to integrate new technology into health care and education.  Presenters:  Heather Collins and Christina Magnifico, both from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library.
  • Wednesday, May 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Mobile Resources:   John Bramble will be presenting on many of the free mobile apps available in National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). If you’d like to follow along with John as he demos apps, be sure and download the apps before the session. If you have any questions or need help with this prior to the session, please do not hesitate to contact John (john.bramble@utah.edu,  800-338-7657800-338-7657 toll free in region, 801 585 5743801 585 5743 office)

CHANGE OF URL :  https://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 sessions will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Spotlight! on NLM Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

 

 

Keep it clean…Earth Day – April 22 and some NLM Resources !

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Earth DayEarth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and it will mark its 44th year.  Check out this page of NLM Resources: sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/EarthDayPage.html  (mm)

Did you miss the session on Digital Repositories? Recording is now available….

Friday, April 18th, 2014

April 16, 2014 – Digital Repositories – A panel discussion with four participants from four different institutions who have either started an Institutional Repository or are in the process of doing so. View the archived recording at: http://ow.ly/vRLQG  (mm)

National Training Center – PubMed for Librarians Classes – May 2014 series open for registration

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

The PubMed for Librarians class is divided into five segments (90 minutes each). Each segment is a synchronous online session that includes hands-on exercises and is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit. Participants can choose any or all of the 5 segments that interest them.

The segments are as follows:

  • May 1, 2014, 3 pm – 4:30 pm ET – Introduction to PubMed: Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a PubMed search, assess your search retrieval, analyze search details, customize with My NCBI, discover and employ three ways to search for a known citation, and use the Clinical Queries search tool.
  • May 5, 2014, 3 pm – 4:30 pm ET - MeSH (Medical Subject Headings): Attend this class to learn about the NLM Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. We discuss the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search. We also investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.
  • May 7, 2014, 3 pm – 4:30 pm ET - Automatic Term Mapping (ATM): Attend this class to learn about Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), the process that maps keywords from your PubMed search to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn why searching with keywords in PubMed can be an effective approach to searching. We also look at the explosion feature, what is and is not included in Search Details, and how PubMed processes phrases.
  • May 12, 2014, 3 pm – 4:30 pm ET - Building and Refining Your Search: The class focuses on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We explore the Filters Sidebar and topic-specific subsets. We also use History, tools in the NLM Catalog, and the Index to build searches and explore topics.
  • May 14, 2014, 3 pm – 4:30 pm ET - Customization – My NCBI: Attend this class to learn about the advantages of creating a My NCBI account, managing and manipulating your My NCBI page content, identifying and differentiating available filters on PubMed’s filter sidebar, selecting and setting up to 15 filters, and creating a custom filter.

Can’t make the May dates?  Classes are also available in August and December 2014.  For more information and to register, visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html.  Questions? Contact Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center, at Sharon.dennis@utah.edu or (800) 338-7657(800) 338-7657, press 2.  (mm)