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Health Literacy Information Resources

Friday, April 17th, 2015

NLM has updated its page that provides  a MEDLINE/PubMed search strategy for health literacy citations. This structured search will assist the user in formulating a detailed search for health literacy.  The website ( also contains a list of important resources concerning health literacy. /ch

EDUCATION: Two Informative Webinars in April!

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

LinkOut! : Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries

Tammy Magid will be facilitating a webinar that focuses on “LinkOut for Libraries” services to provide user’s access to online full-text at the point of need – it’ll be a librarian’s primer on “LinkOut for Libraries” services, tools, and customer support services. This presentation will include a brief question and answer session for participants.

Tammy A. Magid, MLIS works as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she serves as the NLM LinkOut Coordinator and Team Lead.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015,   12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time

Who: For those who use LinkOut or anyone else who wants to learn more about the technology.

Where: Please read below.


Learn more about the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS)

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, will be presenting an informative session on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS.) Participating DOCLINE libraries primarily use the system. Jola will present an overview and the advantages of using the system.  She will available to answer any questions.

Who: For DOCLINE participants not currently using EFTS and/or for current users. Anyone interested in the program is welcome.

When : Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain Time / 2 pm Central Time


Where:  Both presentations will be in the MCR Network Member Services Room

Log in as a “Guest” and receive prompts for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided for both sessions.  [jh]


Betsy L. Humphreys named Acting Director of the NLM

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Betsy L. Humphreys was appointed the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Acting Director effective April 1, 2015, following the retirement of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg. She has served as NLM’s deputy director since 2005. More on her accomplishments./da

Breezing Along with the RML Wednesday, April 15

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

The Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for funding Regional Medical Libraries 2016-2021 was released last week and WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.

This funding opportunity is quite different than previous contracts. So, at the Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Breezing Along with the RML session (10am MT / 11am CT), we will present a brief overview of this FOA. We are very interested in your awsome ideas and opinions; please plan to attend so you can share what you think should be included in our proposal.

Here is the link to the FOA (

We hope that you will take advantage of this opportunity to let your voice be heard.

This is the link to the Breezing session  (

See you next week! /ch

Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar : Digital Humanitarians

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting their monthly disaster information specialist  webinar on Thursday, April 9 @ 1:30 Eastern Time.  It is free and anyone may attend.

Patrick Meier, PHD, will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his book”Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.” For more information on the webinar and past presentations click here .  [jh]


Regional Medical Library Funding Open

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities are open for applications until July 24, 2015. This is the funding for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine program.  Instructions for applying are available on the NIH grants web site. (  The deadline for proposals is July 24, 2015.

Two sessions are scheduled to answer questions  for institutions who are interested in applying.  Both sessions will be recorded:

Technical Assistance Webinar
When: Thursday April 23, 2015, from1-2pm MT, 2-3pm CT
Webinar URL –

Applying for Regional Medical Libraries Cooperative Agreements (UG4)” and Q&A with NLM Extramural Program
When: Friday, May 15, 2015
Where: Austin Convention Center, Room 12A
Time: 3:30 pm—5:30 pm

April Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, April 6th, 2015

The April 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue read about how the reliable health information in this resource is shared and get an update on reader’s favorite health stories. /da

News from the NLM Education Connection

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) just published its newsletter, NLM Education Connection.  The online publication is the NLM’s method  of updating  K-12 educators, parents and the public about their free and reliable resources that support  education programs in the classroom.  You may find the latest issue here They also provide an opportunity to subscribe to their email list.  [jh]

It’s Spring – so we have a questionnaire for you!

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Each Spring we turn to our members for feedback on some of our programs and resources. It’s that time again! Please help us once again by answering a few questions about the MCR’s Technology and Advocacy programs. Click here to complete this year’s Spring Questionnaire. We’d love to hear from you by Wednesday April 22. Questions? Contact Betsy Kelly at


Free Live Webinar on ScreenCasting – Four chances to attend a live session April 1-4

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Hello all,

If you are interested in a great tech speaker, you may consider registering for one of the live webinars on ScreenCasting.

Even though DottoTech  is a .com website, they have always provided excellent educational technology offerings presented in fun and understandable way.

There are a variety of dates and times between April 1st through April 4th to select from.

Register here