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Announcing: a NEW way to connect with NN/LM MCR Staff – Online Office Consults

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Beginning this week (Tuesday, August 12, 2014) the folks at the NN/LM MCR will be offering a new way to connect with them by offering online consultation services. MCR staff have created online offices where you can go and meet with them to talk about pretty much anything under the sun or on something in their work expertise (or hobby) area.

We know what you’re thinking…you have always been able to connect with MCR staff just by picking up the phone or by shooting them an email, but can a phone or an email share a live view of a webpage (either yours or theirs), download a document right there and then, or see how messy John’s office is? NO! We didn’t think so! Go check out our staff webpage  and see the many expertise areas of our staff.

Some examples of what we can help with…

Claire says she can help you with: making the most of the services and resources available rom the NN/LM MCR; focus groups by the book or what corners can be shaved and still get results; and if you’re a solo librarian and want to speak to someone who understands librarian-ese, or maybe you have a wild idea (or not so wild idea) and want a second opinion.

Marty says she can help you with: how to make education fun and interactive; using course management software (e.g. Moodle, MoodleRooms, Blackboard, etc); improving business skills, such-as communications, project management, and software tools (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, search engines, etc.); NLM online databases (PubMed, MedlinePlus, NIH Senior Health, PhPartners, etc.) and of course any of her hobbies related to reading, walking, genealogy, cooking, etc.

Dana would really like to help with: developing community partnerships; issues surrounding health information literacy; supporting public health efforts; and how to get your MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization certification.

Jim can help you with: everything DOCLINE-EFTS-LINKOUT-Loansome Doc; online instruction; NLM Databases (especially consumer health/education); and Emergency Preparedness.

Rachel would like to help you with NLM databases and mobile apps, search engines,  desktop computing tools including Microsoft Office Suite and Web 2.0 apps, increasing internet access to restricted resources, and electronic health records and patient education.  She’s also available if you want to discuss photography, folk music, or have an online hammered dulcimer lesson.

Barb knows a lot about: identifying library value unique to your institution; developing better business skills; how to conduct marketing and promotion efforts; finding the return on investment for your library; issues surrounding patient safety and diagnostic error; NLM resources; and issues around health information literacy. And if you have similar hobbies, such as: knitting; stained glass, reading books

John will talk your ears off, if you let him, on: gaming in adult learning; NN/LM resources and services; NLM databases; website design and online communication tools use/implementation; desktop computing tools (e.g. MS Office products, Web 2.0 apps); and mobile (Apple Products) Devices and app management/use. John also has his hobbies he likes to talk about, like: welding metal together in interesting ways; cooking for others; whitewater rafting; alpine skiing; and digging in garden.

Contact John Bramble, john.bramble@utah.edu, if you have any comments or questions about any of the above.

 

Annual Report: How MCR Staff Spent Our 2013-2014 Year

Friday, August 8th, 2014

I’m sure you’ve heard us recommend writing an annual report to show your value. We practice what we preach and do one every year for the National Library of Medicine our funding agency. We also do it for you our constituency. You can read our annual report for 2013-2014 on our web site.  Our highlights from last year were:

  • Contract Site Visit:  NLM pulled together a team to review activities of the region. The site visit report was very complimentary and you can read what they said in our report.
  • Bringing Health Information to the Community blog questionnaire: We assessed who was subscribing to the blog and their interests.  Find out who’s reading this blog and their favorite subjects in our report.
  • Training and Presentations: This year MCR offered 82 in-person and online classes reaching 1,543 participants. Ten training sessions were recorded and viewed by  823 people. Twelve presentations were recorded and received 515 views.
  • Expert Health Search: Barb Jones, Missouri/Library Advocacy Coordinator, worked closely with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine to develop this national program. Patients are offered literature searches and information and information delivery by health sciences librarians.
  • Funding: The MCR funded 4 members  for professional development award; 2 members received EFTS subsidies; 3 CBOs received an iPad and data services to successfully increase their information access out in the community.
  • Mission I’mPossible: We initiated the Mission I’mPossible game and recruited 15 agents to play. /ch

Webinar: 2013 Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine funded three outreach and collaboration projects for 2013-2014. These projects are near completion. The awardees will present information about their projects, how libraries collaborated with disaster-related organizations, and what outcomes they achieved.

WHEN: August 14, 2014. 11:30 MT, 12:30 CT

LOGIN: Visit webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you. For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:  Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790   Pass Code: 745907  /ch

EDUCATION: Save the dates for Breezing and Discover – Aug. 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – August 20, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

  • Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center will give an overview of CCC’s content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.  The Annual Copyright License offers content reuse coverage for the entire academic institution with 3 million titles (and growing) in the database.  Get It Now offers fast delivery for unsubscribed journal content to help facilitate and advance research.
  • Health Literacy Updates – Monica Rogers will share updates from the region on state initiatives.

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More  (formerly Spotlight! on NLM Resources)– August 27 , 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Statistical Resources

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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

NLM Receives HHSinnovates Award

Monday, July 28th, 2014

From the National Library of Medicine.

The National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in partnership received the HHSinnovates Award on  July 21, 2014. Along with the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), and state public health laboratories, the NCBI was recognized for using whole genome sequencing to reduce the time and improve the accuracy of detecting foodborne pathogens. This is the second HHSinnovates award for NLM. In 2011 NLM received the award for MedlinePlus Connect. /ch

EDUCATION: Save the dates for Breezing and Discover – Aug. 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – August 20, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

  • Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center will give an overview of CCC’s content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.  The Annual Copyright License offers content reuse coverage for the entire academic institution with 3 million titles (and growing) in the database.  Get It Now offers fast delivery for unsubscribed journal content to help facilitate and advance research.

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More  (formerly Spotlight! on NLM Resources)– August 27 , 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Statistical Resources

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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Funding Announcement: K-12 School Partnership

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Call for Applications (CFAs):

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of K-12 School Partnership funding.  The MCR plans to fund four awards up to $1,500 in Option Year 3 (May 2014-April 2015):

  • Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014.
  • Recipients will be notified by October 7, 2014.
  • Projects must be completed by April 30, 2015.

Purpose:

The purpose of this award is to support new projects or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or academic health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) involving National Library of Medicine health and/or science information that can serve as a model for other partnerships.

Examples of projects include:

  • Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and/or science curriculum.
  • Partnerships to conduct innovative health and/or science information outreach programs.
  • Partnerships to benefit community access to health information.
  • Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations.

Allocation of Funds:

Reimbursements will be made to project leader upon receipt of invoice(s). Indirects and overhead are not allowable.

Reports:

Quarterly and final reports are required.

Application:

Apply online.

Questions:

If you have questions regarding this award, contact Dana Abbey or Monica Rogers, MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinators.

Storytelling 101: Evolving Your Story and the Way You Tell It

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

All of us need to tell our story. It may be the story of our organization or our program to gain support from our community or our funders. This webinar will provide an overview of the process and tips for developing and delivering a story in the most effective and powerful way possible – to support your community, your mission, and your  goals. Sponsored by George Washington University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. /ch

For more information Email: droseman@gwu.edu

  • July 30, 2014 11-12:30 MT, 12-1:30 CT
  • You can access the webinar here.
  • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
    Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada) 1-877-668-4490

    Access code: 757 239 517

 

 

Discover NLM Resources and More – about Clinicial Trials session of June 25….

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

If you were one of the attendees seeking MLA CE credit for our session on June 25, Discover NLM Resources and More – Clinical Trials, we have a correction!  We had a glitch regarding our process of collecting your evaluation and personal information.  If you’re still interested in the one MLA CE credit for this session, please enter your information by Friday July 25,  at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DiscoverJun2014PersInfo  Questions to: Marty Magee – mmagee @unmc.edu (mm)

New MOOC “Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Note: This post was included in the 7/15/14 RML News, but the link wasn’t working correctly. The link in the post has been repaired. /ss

This fall Stanford librarians and faculty with international partners are offering the innovative, free MOOC,  Open Knowledge: Changing the Global Course of Learning.  Lauren Maggio, Director of Research and Instruction at Stanford’s Lane Medical Library, is one of the instructors. The course provides an introduction to the important concept of openness from a variety of perspectives, including library & information studies, education, publishing, economics, politics, and more. It will help prepare you in becoming an informed, critical, and connected digital citizen, actively participating in the consumption and production of the world’s knowledge. The session begins on September 3. Click here for more information and registration. /ch