Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About MCR | Contact MCR | Feedback |Site Map | Help | Bookmark and Share

Archive for the ‘All Members’ Category

Congratulations to SLU!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

Saint Louis University Institute for Biosecurity and the School of Medicine Medical Library have been funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) as one of three Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects for 2015-2016. The Institute and the Library are collaborating with four emergency management agencies across Missouri to increase awareness and knowledge of NLM information resources among emergency responders and reference librarians through a train-the-trainer format. This project will expand the role of Missouri reference librarians by partnering with local emergency responders and will increase the capacity of Missouri emergency managers, disaster planners, public health professionals, and reference libraries to access accurate and evidence-based information on disaster topics.

Also partnering in the project are:

  • St. Louis Area Regional Response System (STARRS)
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for Emergency Response (MARCER)
  • Boone County Department of Emergency Management
  • Missouri State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)

The additional two projects that were funded are the City of Portland, Public Health District and the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Click here for further information about these and previous years’ projects.


NLM’s New Wonderful Works on Horses

Monday, September 21st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has acquired two books on horses for the History of Medicine collection. The first, Il Cavallo da Maneggio, was printed in 1650 in Vienna, Austria. It discusses training of horses, horsemanship, and horse illnesses. The second, A General System of Horsemanship, was printed in 1743 in London, England. It discusses the care of horses and equestrian equipment, and diseases and disorders of horses. For more information and a glimpse at some of the images from these volumes, visit the Circulating Now blog:   /cm

Enroll now! MLA CE or CHIS certification approved online class

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Looking for Medical Library Association CE, or interested in getting Level I or II Consumer Health Information Specialization CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with an 8 credit hour CE online course on complementary and alternative medicine. Read on for the details:


Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine

This 8 credit hour CE course will introduce basic concepts in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies.


Dana Abbey, MLS, NN/LM MCR

Adela Justice, MSLS, NN/LM SCR


This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 6 weekly units, beginning October 26, 2015 and ending December 4, 2015. Time commitment: plan on an average of 30 to 90 minutes per week.


This course has been certified for 8 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 8-hour instruction requirement. This course is also approved for Level I or Level II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. Learn more about the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) program.

REGISTRATION: Space is limited, so register soon.

COST: No charge.

QUESTIONS: Contact Dana ( or Adela (

Education – Recording Available – September Breezing Along with the RML

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Wednesday September 16, 2015 – Breezing Along with the RML
View the archived recording at:

  1. InfoButtons
    Betsy Kelly demonstrated Infobuttons – what they are, how they work, what the librarian’s role is for integrating information resources into the EHR
  2. EFTS and LoansomeDoc Results
    Jim Honour shared the results of two questionnaires, sent earlier this year, to MCR institutions using DOCLINE but not participating in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) or not providing Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated health professionals. He discussed reasons found for non-participation and conclusions from the results.

EDUCATION – October Breezing and Discover Sessions

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 10 MT/11 CT
Join us at:

Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities.

Sit in on this webinar to learn about the resources you can include in a digital go-bag and how you can help the disaster workforce build theirs.

Discover NLM and More – Community Health Map
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1 MT/ 2 CT
Join us at:

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

NIH News in Health – September Issue

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Check out the September issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. If you manage a website or blog, NIH has a new way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information added directly to your site. It’s called “content syndication,” and it’s an easy way to share high-quality articles, including NIH News in Health stories. Read more about NIH content syndication.

Better Nutrition Every Day How to Make Healthier Food Choices
When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It just takes a bit of planning.

Thinking About Your Thyroid Get to Know This Small but Mighty Gland
Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood. Learn to recognize possible signs of thyroid disorder, so you can get treatment if needed.

TOXMAP Has Updated Per Capita Personal Income Data

Friday, September 11th, 2015

From the Toxicology and Environmental Health email list:

Per capita personal income data is now complete for 1988-2013 in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXMAP beta. To overlay income data, navigate to the Income tab of the US Census & Health window (accessible via the Welcome window or the toolbar at the top of the page), then select a year from the list.


DOCLINE Users: Important Browser Support Update

Friday, September 4th, 2015

From the DOCLINE-L email disussion list:

DOCLINE will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9, as of October 1, 2015. DOCLINE may continue to work with these browsers, however we will not test new versions of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc with them, nor fix any future issues that occur only in IE8 or IE9.

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, as of January 2016, we therefore encourage users to upgrade to IE11, if possible. See IE Blog

We understand the challenges of different browser version requirements from multiple systems in library environments and in particular hospitals, so we encourage libraries to begin talking to their local IT departments about upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, or the latest version of Firefox. Users upgrading their browsers should update browser settings for use with DOCLINE. See DOCLINE System Requirements.

Please note that we are finishing up development of DOCLINE 5.2. This release will be tested with the current Internet Explorer version (11) and the previous version (10), as well as Firefox. 5.2 will add a library schedule feature, and will allow multiple ‘out of office’ date ranges over the course of a year.

If you have questions, reach out to DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at DOCLINE Help.

— The DOCLINE Team  Questions may also be sent here .


Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Friday, September 4th, 2015

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Discussion List:

TOPIC:  “Preparing your Information Go-Bag” and “Developing a Disaster information Training Program for Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals in Rural Idaho”

Lori Harding, Coordinator, Library Services, at Elkhart General Hospital will present about the library’s current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project, “Preparing your Go-Bag for Disaster-related Information Needs”. The Library, in partnership with the Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness and Education and Program Committees and the Elkhart Fire Department,  has been developing training sessions to identify authoritative sources for information in a disaster or public health emergency using National Library of Medicine resources. Ruiling Guo, Associate Professor of Health Care Administration Program and former medical librarian at the Idaho State University Health Sciences Library, and her team partnered with the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department to provide a disaster information training program for healthcare emergency preparedness professionals to support their disaster preparedness and response efforts in Southeastern Idaho rural communities.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

LOGIN:   To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, September 10, click on

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.  A box should pop up 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:  1-888-757-2790Passcode: 553508 *Please note that this is a new passcode. [jh]

“Confronting Violence” – New Exhibition from NLM

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015


The National Library of Medicine has announced a new exhibition: Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives. Activists in the U.S. have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of victims. Nurses were among the first to identify battered women as a population with specific health needs that were largely being ignored. This new exhibition tells the story of the nurses who took a stand and pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence.

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives is available as both a traveling and online exhibition. The traveling exhibition is available for six-week booking periods. The online exhibition includes images, videos, lesson plans for high school and higher education, and links to additional resources. For more information, visit /cm