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Education: Cool Web Resource- Instructional Materials (for Trainers)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a  web page rich with links to instructional materials.  Check it out here  [jh]

July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Online

Monday, July 7th, 2014

The July 2014 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue read about ways to protect your skin from sun exposure; learn how to properly handle food in warm weather; and, catch up on research targeting treatments for kidney failure. /da

EDUCATION: Save the dates for July sessions of Breezing and Discover NLM Resources

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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

  • Topic 1:  History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
  • 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  (mm)

 

“Patient Advocacy in Patient Safety: Have Things Changed?”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Helen Haskell, President of Mothers Against Medical Error gives her perspective on the patient involvement in the patient safety movement in this Perspective.  This commentary may provide some enlightenment and underscore the importance of quality information in the life of the patient.  ( http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=160 )  (bbj)

DOCLINE Users: Summer Vacation? How to prevent requests from routing to your library

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dear MCR DOCLINE Users,

Here’s some useful information, from the DOCLINE Team, about what to with your  DOCLINE account while away:

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a couple of days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review. Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’. At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm . Questions? Please contact Jim Honour  .   [jh]

 

 

 

Check with NLM Before Discarding Journals

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM need items you are discarding. The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM.

The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page. In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions. For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

NLM will pay shipping for needed volumes. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html /da

EDUCATION FOR JULY

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic 1:  History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
  • Topic 2:  History of Veterinary Medicine with Trent Jones 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

 

If you missed it…..Recording of Breezing Session of June 18

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Recording of Breezing Session of June 18: http://goo.gl/HaXi21

  1. Highlights of Medical Library Association annual conference from RML Staff
  2. NLM Request for Information -  Member Input

Check out the Breezing page for other past recordings and upcoming dates for Breezing sessions:   http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html

DISCOVER NLM AND MORE….June 25, 2014 1:00 MT/2:00CT – Clinical Trials

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.”

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials

  •  “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

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).

 

 

Response to Request for Information

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

During the June Breezing Along with the RML session participants came up with three recommendations for the NN/LM.  Thanks to those who stayed to provide your input! These recommendations have been sent to NLM.

  • Improve quality health information access to the unaffiliated –public health workforce, the public—especially in rural areas.
  • Work with accrediting bodies to define access to health information and define the librarian as the expert that can most efficiently provide access to health information.
  •  The librarian is available to health care providers at the point of care.

You too can respond to the Request for Information. For instructions go to this web site.  Deadline for input is June 26, 2014. /ch