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EDUCATION: April – Breezing and Spotlight! sessions…

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, April 16 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Digital Repositories
    Join us for a panel discussion on digital repositories!  No matter where your library is at in the process, if its just thinking about having one, getting started and laying the ground work, or you’ve got an established repository but don’t know what to do with it – we’ve got panelist to ask.  Our panelist are: Health Brown, University of Nebraska Medical Center, McGoogan Library of Medicine, Brenda Fay, Aurora Health Care, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Bob Engeszer, Washington University, Becker Medical Library, Richard Jizba, Creighton University, Health Sciences Library.Some of our panelists are in the midst of creating and developing a digital repository, and others have an established repository and are working on collections or projects. You’ll get a chance to see an overview of each panelists digital repositories and then we’ll let the audience pick their brains. So if you have any questions about any aspect of digital repositories come to our discussion and get answers!
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Specialized Information Services (SIS)Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.   SIS produces information resources covering a range of resources on toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to under-served and special populations,  drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 Specialized Information Services session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

 

FUNDING: EFTS Award

Tuesday, April 8th, 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

[jh]

EDUCATION: Save the dates for April – Breezing and Spotlight! sessions

Friday, April 4th, 2014
  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, April 16 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Digital Repositories – a panel discussion.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Specialized Information Services (SIS) -  Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.   SIS produces information resources covering a range of resources on toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to under-served and special populations,  drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 Specialized Information Services session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

 

FUNDING: Five reasons why to sign-up for the EFTS Award

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Here are five reason why a library would want to apply for the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) :

1.  Easy to apply online and source of money to support your participation

2. EFTS reduces paperwork

3. Makes billing easier

4. Reduces billing errors

5. It will boost your efficiency in using DOCLINE

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

[jh]

No April Fools…Apply for a $50 Purchase Card for your mobile device

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Hello again NN/LM MCR Full Network members!

Time is running out to apply for a $50 mobile app purchase card (iTunes or GooglePlay)

The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2014.

It takes less than 4 minutes to apply and tell us which card you prefer.

You can read the original announcement here!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moblieapp

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) or Rachel Vukas (rvukas@kumc.edu)

 

 

 

Coming soon to an e-mail inbox near you! Posts of Past, Present and Future Educational Events

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The MCR staff wants to do a better job of connecting our members to our online offerings.

  • On Mondays, you’ll receive an email with the subject: “Posts of Past, Present and Future Educational Events. “ It will include an aggregated message on that week’s educational offerings, educational events for the next four weeks, and links to archived sessions from the past week.
  • On the day of an event, you’ll receive a reminder about that day’s offerings with the pertinent information you need so that you may join the session.

We hope this effort will help you to keep informed about what we have to offer!    If you have comments/questions, please contact Marty Magee, mmagee@unmc.edu.

Sandbox Session: Using PowerPoint’s Photo Editor for Phantastic Photos – April 1, 2014 at 10 AM (MT) / 11 AM (CT)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Hello Network members,

It is time to come and play in the sandbox and check out a new toy…

At the next NN/LM MCR Technology Sandbox Session we will be “playing” with PowerPoint’s photo editor.  We will learn how to add photos to presentations, add text to your images, enhance photos and edit images for research papers. The presenter will demo some of the photo editing features with time for participants to try it on their own.  For this session you will need access to PowerPoint and need to have some photos loaded on your computer to practice with.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 am (Mountain Time) / 11:00 am (Central Time)

Come to: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr_edtech

***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***

The only objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new and 2) project how this technology could be integrated into your professional life.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Vukas at rvukas@kumc.edu or 913-588-7307.  /rv

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Mobile Resources – Wed. March 26, 1:00MT/2:00CT

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

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)

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 MLA CE will be available for the Mobile Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

Recording Available: For Breezing Session of March 19 – Clever Evaluation

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

If you missed it, the recording is now available for the Breezing Along with the RML session on March 19.  Cindy Olney from the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, gave a great talk on “Clever Evaluation. “   Great visuals, and a good reminder about why exercising is like doing evaluation!   See it at:  http://ow.ly/uLmo2 or on our Breezing webpage at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html

FUNDING: EFTS Award for DOCLINE Users Who Don’t Yet Participate

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Here are some testimonials for those who  are using  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) :

“I use EFTS everyday and when I make a request for an article, I always check the box to send my request only to EFTS libraries. Thanks so much for making the process of billing so easy. The updating process is also so smooth and effortless. Blessings on you and your service to make our life easier.”

-Cliff Nestell; Shawnee Mission Medical Center; (KSUSMK)

“EFTS has simplified the process of managing interlibrary loan charges to such an extent that when the odd interlibrary loan bill does arrive I am reminded of how seamless a process the system is. And now that our accounts are accessible through the web, account status is never a question. EFTS = one check sent to one place!”

-Denise Corless, Caritas Norwood Hospital; (MAUNOH)

“Participation in EFTS is critical for a hospital librarian short on time and resources. It basically provides an accounting system which would otherwise take many extra hours to maintain. The new web access to our account gives us ready updates on all of our transactions. It’s an invaluable service.”

-Mary Jo Dorsey, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital; (PAUWPH)

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

[jh]