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Reminder for DOCLINE Users : Out of Office Requests

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Reminder:

All DOCLINE users should file an ‘Out of Office’ request, if they are away during the holidays.  That form may be submitted from your DOCLINE institutional record.  For information on this you may click here  .   Always click on “Save” or “Submit,”  after filling in the dates, to ensure that the request will reach the RML for approval!  The DOCLINE Team also would like you to  “remember to clear your lend queue at the end of your last day open. Receipt any new requests and update all requests – Filled or Not Filled. ”   Many Happy Holidays to you all! [jh]

EDUCATION: Upcoming webinars

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Monday, December 22 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – National Library of Agriculture class with Cindy Schmidt – a Professional Development Award

  • Cindy Schmidt recently attended “Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act”, a 1-and-a-half-day workshop sponsored by the Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC)  held at the National Agricultural Library. Have you ever been asked to help with a researcher’s “alternatives” search?  Has your Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ever asked for your help critiquing submitted searches?  Do you think you may be asked for such help in the future?  If so, the core messages from the workshop will be of interest to you.   Attendees should be able to  understand and present, to their patrons,  the short segments of U.S. law and policy that govern and give meaning to the required “alternatives” searches, be able to explain  the three R’s of “alternative” searching and make best use of “alternative” searching time.  This should be of primary interest for health science librarians.   Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcreducation

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • The annual NN/LM MidContinental Region Update with Jean Shipman, Director,  and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director .

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More

  • A new look at PubMed Health with John Bramble.

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 Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Happy Holidays from all of us in the NN/LM MCR

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Happy Holidays from all of us at the NN/LM MCR!

Bob, Dana, Suzanne, John

Jim, Betsy, Claire, Marty

Jean, Monica, Barb, Matt

Stress and Relaxation Techniques

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
Photo by: Alon

Photo by: Alon

Relaxation techniques may be helpful in managing a variety of health conditions, including anxiety associated with illnesses or medical procedures, insomnia, labor pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Learn more in the latest issue of NCCAM Clinical Digest. /da

AIDSinfo Releases Drug App for iOS and Android Devices

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

AIDSinfo, a collaboration of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the US National Library of Medicine, announces the release a new app, the AIDSinfo Drug App. Using data from the AIDSinfo Drug Database, the drug app provides information on more than 100 HIV-related approved and investigational drugs. The information, in English and Spanish, is tailored to meet the needs of both health care providers and consumers. / da

MCR Members: Get Involved with the program!

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Did you know that more than 60 people, from MCR member institutions, participate in activities that support MCR programs every year ?

Members are encouraged to write articles for the Plains to Peaks Newsletter .  Do you have any great ideas for content and wish to share that knowledge?  Volunteer to write an article. Members regularly provide presentations at Breezing Along with the RML  webinars. Maybe you often teach in your institution and would love to share your knowledge on a topic with colleagues across the Midcontinental Region and beyond?   Do you like leadership roles? You may want to volunteer for service on the MCR’s Regional Advisory Board.  These are a few ideas for service.  To  discover more on specific areas for involvement please click  here.  It’s very possible you could contribute in ways we haven’t mentioned. Please let us know if you think we need to use your activity idea to support MCR programming!

How can you volunteer?  Just contact your state coordinator. Here’s where you may find that information.  Thanks and please feel free to get involved! [jh]

DOCLINE Users : Consider Being a Loansome Doc Provider!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Loansome Doc is a terrific document delivery service that any  DOCLINE library can offer to unaffiliated health professionals and/or the public.  Currently more than 25 libraries, in the MidContinental Region, provide this  service.  We are needing more providers! The service is a way to expand access to biomedical literature and promote libraries.   Each library has the ability to tailor this service to the needs of users in their area and across the country. The library decides the fees and any restrictions (such as limiting services to only those in their state.)   Loansome Doc requests coming into a library are received, processed, and filled pretty much like any other incoming DOCLINE request.  Please click here for more information .  Loansome Doc users will need to register with a Loansome Doc library and be accepted as a client before they may start ordering articles.  Questions? Please contact Jim.  [jh]

EDUCATION: Three upcoming events in December…

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Biocontainment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

John Lowe Ph.D., M.S., a virologist and environmental scientist, is an Assistant Professor of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, and serves on the leadership team for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit in which he coordinated transportation, environmental infection control, decontamination and waste processing associated with the 2014 treatment of Ebola patients at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. This promises to be a different, interesting, and current perspective on a hot topic!  Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2  

Thursday, December 11 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT- Systematic Reviews with Ben Harnke – a Professional Development Funding recipient

Have you ever had a request for a systematic review…with a deadline of two weeks!?!?! Do you find a disconnect between what you think a systematic review is and what the researcher does? The University of Pittsburgh’s “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians” is an excellent introduction to this increasingly popular study design. Join Ben Harnke as he highlights the key takeaways from this three-day workshop.  Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcreducation

Monday, December 22 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – National Library of Agriculture class with Cindy Schmidt – a Professional Development Funding recipient

Cindy Schmidt recently attended “Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act”, a 1-and-a-half-day workshop sponsored by the Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) and held at the National Agricultural Library. Have you ever been asked to help with a researcher’s “alternatives” search?  Has your Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ever asked for your help critiquing submitted searches?  Do you think you may be asked for such help in the future?  If so, the core messages from the workshop will be of interest to you.   Attendees should be able to  understand and present, to their patrons,  the short segments of U.S. law and policy that govern and give meaning to the required “alternatives” searches, be able to explain  the three R’s of “alternative” searching and make best use of “alternative” searching time.  This should be of primary interest for health science librarians.   Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcreducation

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 Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Recording now available: Healthy Pets/Healthy People

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

If you missed the Discover NLM Resources and More of Dec. 3 – the recording is now available:

Jim Honour covered such items as zoonotic infectious diseases, and preventing their spread, and caring for pets during a disaster.   And did you know you shouldn’t have a turtle in a daycare?   Things you didn’t know!   See it at: http://goo.gl/QScFsq

 

EDUCATION: Four December events!

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Healthy Pets Can Keep People Healthy, Too!

This presentation will cover  NLM and government related resources that can help answer these questions and more :  What are zoonotic infectious diseases? What are the  best practices for pet owners to prevent their spread?  What can a pet owner do to prepare for their pet’s  care during a disaster? This will be an  interactive and fun webinar is intended to give you ideas you can use !  Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2  

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Biocontainment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

John Lowe Ph.D., M.S., a virologist and environmental scientist, is an Assistant Professor of Environmental, Agricultural, and Occupational Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health, and serves on the leadership team for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit in which he coordinated transportation, environmental infection control, decontamination and waste processing associated with the 2014 treatment of Ebola patients at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. This promises to be a different, interesting, and current perspective on a hot topic!  Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2  

Thursday, December 11 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT- Systematic Reviews with Ben Harnke – a Professional Development Funding recipient

Have you ever had a request for a systematic review…with a deadline of two weeks!?!?! Do you find a disconnect between what you think a systematic review is and what the researcher does? The University of Pittsburgh’s “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians” is an excellent introduction to this increasingly popular study design. Join Ben Harnke as he highlights the key takeaways from this three-day workshop.  Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcreducation

Monday, December 22 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – National Library of Agriculture class with Cindy Schmidt – A Professional Development Funding recipient

Cindy Schmidt recently attended “Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act”, a 1-and-a-half-day workshop sponsored by the Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC) and held at the National Agricultural Library. Have you ever been asked to help with a researcher’s “alternatives” search?  Has your Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) ever asked for your help critiquing submitted searches?  Do you think you may be asked for such help in the future?  If so, the core messages from the workshop will be of interest to you.   Attendees should be able to  understand and present, to their patrons,  the short segments of U.S. law and policy that govern and give meaning to the required “alternatives” searches, be able to explain  the three R’s of “alternative” searching and make best use of “alternative” searching time.  This should be of primary interest for health science librarians.   Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcreducation

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 Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu