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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:   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


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.


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.


Quarterly and final reports are required.


Apply online.


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:

  • 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:  Questions to: Marty Magee – mmagee (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



Sandbox Session: LucidChart July 29, 2014

Monday, July 21st, 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 LucidChart.

Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming software which allows users to collaborate and work together in real time to create flowcharts, organisational charts, website wireframes, UML designs, mind maps, software prototypes, and many other diagram types (source =

Please be sure and get yourself signed up with a free 14 day trial account prior to the session.

If you are into workflows and collaborating, it might be worth taking a look.

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Time: 11:00 am – noon (Mountain Time) / noon – 1:00 pm (Central Time)

Come to:

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

There are only a few objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new 2) talk about how you might use this tool at your work, and 3) have fun!

If you have any questions, please contact John Bramble, or 801 585 5743 or if within the region, 800 338 7657.

Discovering TOXNET – registration open…

Friday, July 18th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering a free, online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” from October 20 – November 14, 2014.  Discover TOXNET® and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.  The class has 13 independent modules; it is set up as a “variable credit” class so that participants can pick the modules that interest them and receive credit for the modules they complete.

See course description for more details and registration at:  (mm)

FUNDING AVAILABLE: Professional Development opportunities!

Wednesday, July 16th, 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 $1000 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.   Details here. Questions to Marty Magee,  (mm)


EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More – Community College Resources

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  •  Community College Resources .  Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching,  searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information.  Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference.  And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.

Join us at:   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  (mm)