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What’s New on REMM? – November Update

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The NLM has announced a new version of the Radiation Emergency Management (REMM)  website .

View updates and changes  in REMM in the November News .  [jh]

NCCAM Clinical Digest: Meditation for Health

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

This issue of the digest summarizes current scientific evidence about meditation for health conditions, including cancer symptoms and treatment side effects, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms, anxiety disorders, smoking cessation, and ADHD. /da

DOCLINE Users: 5 Things for Action

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

All DOCLINE users should be aware of and take action on the 5 following things:

1) Be sure to submit an Out of Office request if your library is not staffed and incoming requests are not monitored because of  holidays, illness, vacations, etc. for an extended period. For more information: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html

2) Update your institutional record at least once a year. It’s crucial to have the current contact information, borrowing/lending preferences in your record.

3) Review and update your routing table.  Check for and remove any libraries that are closed or are no longer DOCLINE participants (“Not a DOCLINE Library” designation next to the LIBID.)

4) Frequently review and update your serial holdings. It’s so very important to have an accurate holdings record to keep the DOCLINE system efficient.

5) Consider using the EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System https://efts.uchc.edu/public/AboutEFTS.aspx) to streamline and simplify billing  and/or becoming a Loansome Doc provider http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/loansome!

For more on DOCLINE best practices : http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/bestpractices.html

[jh]

New Challenge Available in Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz – Houses Falling From the Sky? Never Will Happen To Me: Emergency Preparation Planning

Monday, November 17th, 2014

map of Oz

Hello Network Members!

The Game Wizards have been busy busy busy adding more Challenges to the online interactive professional development experience (aka game) called Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz.

The newest of these challenges is called “Houses Falling From the Sky? Never Will Happen To Me: Emergency Preparation Planning” located in Munchkin Country.

In this Challenge you will learn that having a role in an emergency is not only a great way mitigate its impact on your stakeholders but also to advocate for your library. Oh, and you can also earn 5 MLA Continuing Education Credits once completed.

The learning objectives for this Challenge are:

1. Increased knowledge of why having a disaster plan in place to provide users continuity of service is important
2.  To create a continuity of service plan.
3. Use the library’s continuity of service plan as a tool  for library advocacy.

Game Tip!

If you want to get on the leaderboard fast, you can play the first Chapter of any of the Three Chapter Challenges (there are 3 with more to come). These are learning sessions (read an article or watch a video) followed by a short quiz.

Check them out and give them a try?

Good luck!

John GW Bramble

 

A New Manuscript for Turning the Pages from the National Library of Medicine

Monday, November 17th, 2014

The latest addition to the Turning the Pages collection is a Mongolian manuscript entitled, Manual of Astrology and Divination. This colorfully illustrated handwritten book is part of the National Library of Medicine’s collection of about 50 manuscripts from Mongolia, many of them dealing with astrology, astronomy, and divination from a Buddhist perspective. Prominent among the subjects divined about are health and wellness.  (mm)

FUNDING STILL AVAILABLE: Professional Development opportunities!

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Been looking at a conference announcement?   Thinking about how you could fund your attendance?   The NN/LM MCR thinks about it, too!  Professional development is an essential part of a librarian’s continuing education.  The NN/LM, MidContinental Region would like to invite you to consider applying for Professional Development funding (approximately $1500 per award) which supports Network member librarians.   Applicants are encouraged to think/discuss  benefits they could derive from attending an event and sharing knowledge afterwards at their library, and with upper level institutional administration.   Two awards are designated for activities on E-Science or Data Curation.  Details at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/profdev.html . Questions to Marty Magee,  mmagee@unmc.edu.  (mm)

 

EDUCATION: Webinar dates …next up in December…..

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

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 !

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   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

 

Webinar recordings from October sessions of Breezing and Discover

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
  • October 8, 2014 – Breezing Along with the RML
  1.  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right - Curious about Lean business practices? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. The program covers the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.
  2. In this coffee break session, we discussed ways to get MEan (about ME!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work.

View the archived recording at: http://goo.gl/HRdj1J

  • October 22, 2014Discover NLM Resources and More:  Roadmap for Navigating Drug Information –   Links to foreign sites are identified as well as sites that provide information on drug and medical procedure costs.  Also discussed are what resources are available on mobile devices.

View the archived recording at: http://goo.gl/wlEXDx
Audio is not available on this recording.

EDUCATION: Webinar dates – next up in December!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Healthy Pets Can Keep People Healthy, Too! -Healthy pets can keep people healthy tooThis 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 !

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

Join us at:  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 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

Dr. Lindberg to Retire as Director of NLM

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

On November 6, 2014, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the upcoming retirement of Don Lindberg as Director of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Lindberg will be retiring at the end of March 2015. Dr. Lindberg’s many accomplishments since he first started in 1984 were described. He is “a pioneer in applying computer and communications technology to biomedical research, health care, and the delivery of health information wherever it is needed.” We have appreciated Dr. Lindberg’s unwavering support of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Click here for the complete statement from Dr. Collins. /ch