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NN/LM Funding 2016-2021!

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is thrilled to announce that NLM has funded us to be your Regional Medical Library and to coordinate national training initiatives under the new program title of NN/LM Training Office for 2016-2021.

The official announcement from NLM was published (no joke) on April 1, 2016. (

The NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Office staff are excited to implement the plans we submitted in our proposal and to work with you over the next 5 years. You can look forward to more details of our plans right after we finish carrying out the last activities for this year. /ch

EDUCATION — April Breezing and Discover Sessions

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Breezing Along with the RML

Topic: K-12 School Partnership Projects & Community-Based Organizations iPad Projects
Wednesday – April 20, 2016
10-11:00A Mountain Time/11-12:00P Central Time

Successfully moving an initiative forward or to another level may mean involving others outside one’s institution or integrating new technologies. Collaborations can be challenging, and technology can be frustrating, but not always! In this Breezing Along with the RML session, hear from several recipients of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Regions’ K-12 School Partnership Funding and the Community-Based iPad Project on how they busted barriers and what they learned along the way.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in collaboration.
  • Anyone interested in integrating mobile technology.
  • Anyone interested in learning about upcoming funding opportunities.

Registration is not required. For login instructions, visit: Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to


Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Topic: Resources for Community Colleges
Wednesday – April 27, 2016
1-2:00P Mountain Time/2-3:00P Central Time

Did you know that 1 out of 14 people with a bachelor’s degree attend community college seeking new careers, especially in health care? Community colleges offer numerous degrees and certificate programs in nursing and allied health, and work closely with high schools to encourage students to pursue careers in health care.  In this session, you will learn about evidence-based health information resources from the National Library of Medicine that can support health and science curriculums, including the areas of biology, biomedical and life sciences, and public health.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who works with community college students in the areas of health and science.
  • Anyone who works with high schools students preparing for a health care career.
  • Anyone who interested in knowing about these great resources.

Registration is not required. Captioning will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website. For login instructions, visit: If you have questions, contact

Full Text Resource

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

This year we’re attempting to make member aware of full text resources that are available online at any time.  A possibility is the Free Online Full-text Articles feature available from HighWire Press. According to them  “… largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!” They have more than 2.4 million articles available. When browsing the website one can see that some of the biomedical journal titles are immediately free and others are embargoed for 1 year. One may browse or search by title or topic. It may be worth a look.  [jh]

NIH Content for Web Site

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Did you know that NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your web site?  You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your web site’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how Tuesday, March 29 at 10am MT, 11am CT.  Where: (No Registration Required)

Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine

Sponsored by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. /ch

Social Media Audit Next Step: Questionnaire

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

How are you using social media? The NN/LM MCR has hired Salzmann & Associates to conduct a social media audit for us to answer this question. Thanks to all of you who have participated in the interviews in process. The next phase is to distribute a questionnaire for all members to fill out. We expect the questionnaire to be available next week. Stay tuned to the RML News for updates. Your input will help us serve you better. /ch

Disaster Response Class

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Information is critical to any disaster response.  Learn how you can quickly access critical and accurate information while planning for and responding to an event.

Attend a free 4-hour workshop for emergency managers, disaster planners, first responders, and librarians to learn about emergency response tools and resources.

March 25th, 2016 from Noon to 4:00 pm

Greene County Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Center Floor

330 West Scott Street

Springfield, MO  65802

To register for this workshop, go to:

This activity is approved for 4 hours of continuing education for EMS providers through the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine EMS Education Program.  The UMKC School of Medicine is a Missouri Bureau of EMS approved Training Entity (#09529T6).

This activity is funded by the National Library of Medicine.

For questions, contact:

Larry Bommarito             Terri Rebmann, PhD, RN, CIC

(314) 977-8135                 (314) 977-8260    (bbj)


Pill Image Recognition Challenge

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine is hosting a Pill Image Recognition Challenge and seeks algorithms and software to match images of prescription oral solid-dose pharmaceutical medications (pills, including capsules and tablets). The objectives of the Challenge are the development and discovery of high-quality algorithms and software that rank how well consumer images of prescription pills match reference images of pills in the authoritative NLM RxIMAGE database. NLM will use the Challenge entries (i.e., algorithms and software) to create a future API (Application Programming Interface) and a future software system for pill image recognition; the API will be freely accessible and the system will be freely usable.

The submission period for the Challenge is April 4, 2016 through May 31, 2016, with winners announced August 1, 2016.

Click here for instructions. /ch

Library Advocacy Book Club starting again on March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.


Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time

Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – (bbj)


Soon: Audit of Social Media Use

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Socail Media ImageHow are you using social media? The inquiring staff of the NN/LM MCR want to know so that we can use it  to effectively reach you. We have hired Salzmann & Associates to conduct a social media audit for us. It will consist of interviews with randomly selected members, followed by a questionnaire that will go out to all member institutions and all staff will be invited to respond. Thanks in advance to all who respond to the interviews and the questionnaire. Your input will make a difference! /ch

Special Webinar: Zika Virus Response and Information Resources

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion list:

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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET/1 PM CT, 12 PM MT

TOPIC:  “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”

Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.


Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.


Meeting URL:

Event Password: 1234

For more information on this and past meetings, see       [jh]