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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]

March NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, March 7th, 2016

The March 2016 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month learn about anxiety disorders and causes of dizziness and balance problems in kids. /da

Free Access to Articles from Major Publishers Added – Zika Virus Information Resources

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Elizabeth Norton shares this information on the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  discussion list:

Recognizing the importance of sharing data in a public health emergency, many major journal publishers have opened their Zika Virus content collections for free – and the list is growing. Free access has been offered to articles, guidelines, reports, news items and commentaries.  You can find the most current list on the NLM Disaster Health “Zika Virus Information Resources” page (

Zika Virus continues to capture the attention of the medical and preparedness communities. With so many unknowns and new information coming out daily, it is important to keep up with the latest. We have made that easy for you. Our Zika Virus Information Resources page ( contains all the latest authoritative information coming from federal, national and international sources. You can check back frequently to see what is new, or you can embed the content on your own web site through the HHS Syndication Storefront.   



NCCIH Health Bulletin: Menopausal Symptoms

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

In this month’s issue of the NCCIH Bulletin, read highlights from current evidence on a few commonly used complementary approaches to menopause: red clover, soy, black cohosh, DHEA, hypnotherapy, meditation, acupuncture, and yoga. /da

EDUCATION: E-Licensing and You – Webinar

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Are you the one at your library who suddenly has the responsibility of negotiating licenses for the electronic resources? You may not have the experience of working with vendors nor do you know much about licensing?  Maybe you’re just curious and want to learn more about e-licenses. This may be the webinar for you.  The content in this free MCR sponsored webinar reviews some of the basics in the area of e-licensing.

When:  Monday, February 29, 2016   10 am Mountain Time/11 am Central Time

Where: in the MCR Network Member Services Room

Just click on the link above, key your name in the “Guest” window and click on “Enter Room” You will be prompted to key in your phone# and the system will call you.

Questions? Click here