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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

 

 

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.

https://www.lucidchart.com/

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 = en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LucidChart).

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

***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, john.bramble@utah.edu 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: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809  (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,  mmagee@unmc.edu.  (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:  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  (mm)

 

Recording available: Resources for Community Colleges

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Did you miss it?   Recording now available from July 23 session of Discover NLM Resources and More – Resources for Community Colleges.  Available at: http://goo.gl/g3f9lH or on the NN/LM MCR Online Training page. (mm)

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION: Have a laugh, attend a “Renaissance” event, and think about vet history of medicine….

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Three great topics to sit back and enjoy!

  • Topic 1:  Shakespeare and The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit – How Creighton University libraries added some Renaissance Fair touches to a collaborative effort with Judi Bergjord and Chris Carmichael
  • Topic 2:  History of Medicine – A Humor Collection from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, covering more than 50 years of medical cartoons – John Schleicher
  • Topic 2:  History of Veterinary Medicine with Trenton Boyd from the University of Missouri – Columbia

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

  • Topic:  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:  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 Announces Community Health Maps Blog

Friday, July 11th, 2014

From NLM:

Community Health Maps Blog (communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) is designed to share information about free and low cost and easy-to-use applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping tools. The goal is to help community-based and other types of small organizations collect and visualize information about their communities with an eye towards using these techniques to support planning and decision-making about community health. The tools discussed on the Community Health Maps Blog can support the collection and visualization of health statistics, demographic information, community resources, and events thereby facilitating a better understanding of community conditions. /ch

NIHSeniorHealth.gov offers new topic page

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The National Institutes of Health has released a new Web resource to help older adults stop smoking. Quitting Smoking for Older Adults, a new topic from NIHSeniorHealth, offers videos, worksheets, interactive features, strategies, quizzes, and more for older smokers who want to or are thinking of quitting.

To see the topic page, visit NIHSeniorHealth.gov: http://1.usa.gov/1st3vQ7