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Check Out “NLM’s Unique Early English Books Now Online”

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has a new collection available through Digital Collections. “The Unique English Imprints, Pre-1800,” includes letterpress books and pamphlets printed in the English-speaking world from 1550 to 1800. Most of this collection was published during a very innovative time in medicine and printing, with topics including the Great Plague, the Voluntary Hospital Movement, and adoption of smallpox inoculation. For more details, visit Circulating Now: /cm

Loansome Doc : Connect individuals with documents

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Loansome Doc is an excellent avenue for individuals to order needed articles- especially those who are unaffiliated health professionals or the public.  Some affiliated health professionals also prefer to find articles and order them through the Loansome Doc portal.  The NN/LM encourages DOCLINE libraries to provide the services if possible.  Loansome Doc Information for librarians may be found here

Please let the MCR know if you have questions .    [jh]

RWJF Culture of Health Prize 2016 Call for Applications

Friday, August 28th, 2015

If you’re involved in a community health project, your community may be eligible for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize. Up to 10 winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly to inspire locally driven change across the nation. The prize recognizes whole communities. Applicants must be a collaboration beyond an  individual organization and it’s initiatives to what has been accomplished across the community. Applications are due November 12, 2015. Click here for more information and to see the prize criteria. /ch

Education – Discover NLM & More – HealthReach

Monday, August 24th, 2015
Wednesday August 26, 2015 – 1 MT/2 CT – Discover NLM and More – HealthReach 
A current estimation is that over 300 languages are spoken in the United States! Finding accurate and high quality health information for these languages can be challenging. Join us in the Discover NLM Resources and More! We will explore HealthReach and other refugee and multiple language resources. All resources presented will be freely available and easily accessible to all.
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

Education – August 2015 Breezing Recording Available

Monday, August 24th, 2015

The recording for the August 2015 Breezing Along with the RML session is now available.

  1. Apple ResearchKit – Earlier this year, Apple announced a new platform for clinical research. In this short session we discussed what ResearchKit is, how it is being used, and potential benefits and concerns.
  2. PubMed Commons in a Journal Club – Julie Zimmerman of the University of Kansas Medical Center discussed how she is using PubMed Commons to coordinate student assigned journal clubs.

View the recording at:

HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium

Friday, August 21st, 2015

For those of you who are involved in or work with staff involved in emergency preparedness, this online resource may be of interest to you. Health and Human Services has a comprehensive web-based repository of HHS resources and capabilities available to Federal, State, local, territorial and tribal stakeholders before, during, and after public health and medical incidents. <> /ch

Tai Chi to Improve Risk of Falling in Older Adults

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest examines the evidence of Tai Chi as a modality to improve the risk of falling in older adults. This month’s publication also looks at Tai Chi’s effectiveness for chronic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, mental health cognitive function and cardiovascular health. /da

Job Opening: Director of the National Library of Medicine

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking applications from exceptional candidates who are energetic, innovative, and solution-oriented for the important position of Director, National Library of Medicine (NLM). Applications will be reviewed starting October 20, 2015. Click here for the complete job posting <> /ch

Member Involvement: This is a Great Way to Help the MCR!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Many of our members help with MCR infrastructure and outreach programs each year: If you are seeking service or think that you have a skill to offer please click here:  Involvement

Here are some of the ways you may be involved:

  • Present for  MCR webinars
  • Exhibit for the National Library of Medicine at meetings and conferences.
  • Submit articles to the Plains to Peaks Post Newsletter
  • Co-author an article with a NN/LM Coordinator or co-present at a conference
  • Volunteer to serve on the Regional Advisory Board or a MCR work group

Only the lack of imagination may limit how a member  may be involved. If you have a desire to help and/or an idea of how you may participate please let your state coordinator/MCR staff know  and they can get you started!  [jh]

Citing Medicine Has New Examples

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Citing Medicine, the NLM style guide for authors, editors, and publishers has new references for datasets, data repositories, ahead-of-print articles, and more. /da