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New Report on Complementary of Alternative Medicine Usage

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Read about American’s use of natural products and mind and body approaches in a new report utilizing National Health Interview Survey data.

Just in case you missed the announcement, NCCAM is now NCCIH. /da

NCCIH Clinical Digest: Weight Control and Complementary and Integrative Approaches

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The current issue of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH, formerly NCCAM) Clinical Digest is now available online. Find out about current evidence, clinical guidelines, and information for consumers and patients on weight control and complementary and integrative approaches. /da

Disaster Preparedness: DIMRC Webinar on Februrary 12th at 1:30 pm ET

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at  the National Library of Medicine will be conducting their monthly webinar.  This month : Interactive Approaches for Learning Information/Communication Tools and Emergency Management Procedures.

February 12, 2015   11:30 am/12:30 pm –  MT/CT

For more information .  [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Action Items

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

All DOCLINE users should be aware of and take action on the 5 following things:

1) Be sure to submit an Out of Office request if your library is not staffed and incoming requests are not monitored because of  holidays, illness, vacations, etc. for an extended period. For more information:

2) Update your institutional record at least once a year. It’s crucial to have the current contact information, borrowing/lending preferences in your record.

3) Review and update your routing table.  Check for and remove any libraries that are closed or are no longer DOCLINE participants (“Not a DOCLINE Library” designation next to the LIBID.)

4) Frequently review and update your serial holdings. It’s so very important to have an accurate holdings record to keep the DOCLINE system efficient.

5) Consider using the EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System to streamline and simplify billing  and/or becoming a Loansome Doc provider (especially to unaffiliated health professionals)!

For more on DOCLINE best practices :

Questions? Contact Jim


Professional Development Award – Latest Recipients

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Congratulations to Kristen DeSanto from Children’s Hospital in Colorado and Heather Collins from A.R. Dykes Library in Kansas. They submitted successful applications for the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award. Ms. DeSanto will attend the Systematic Review Workshop. Ms. Collins will attend the Association of College & Research Libraries  meeting. Two more members can apply for and receive funding for professional development. These final awards are for members  who want to attend an event to improve their skills in supporting researchers (e.g., e-science event). For more information and to apply you can go to our funding page or talk to your state coordinator. /ch

Save time and money with NIH web content

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The National Institutes of Health is offering its high-quality, trusted web and multimedia content via syndication services, free of charge. If you maintain a website or blog, you can now automatically pull in content from NIH without changing your own site’s look-and-feel. And, as NIH changes its content, the pages on your website will automatically be changed in real time, too! Freely use their:

  • Web content
  • Images and infographics
  • Videos and podcasts
  • Selected data sets

Learn more about NIH Content Syndication. /da

February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The February 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. This month read about the innovative ways scientists are working to fix faulty organs and tissues; learn about how the gallbladder works and the disorders that afflict it; and find out about the risks of older adults taking anti-anxiety medications. /da

AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT: K-12 Partnership Funding

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

K-12 Partnership Funding

Call for Applications (CFAs):
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of K-12 School Partnership funding.

The MCR plans to fund four awards up to $1,500 in Option Year 4 (May 2015-April 2016):
• Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015.
• Recipients will be notified by May 8, 2015.
• Projects must be completed by April 30, 2016.

The purpose of this award is to support new projects or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, medical or academic health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) involving National Library of Medicine health and/or science information that can serve as a model for other partnerships.

Examples of projects include:
• Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and/or science curriculum.
• Partnerships to conduct innovative health and/or science information outreach programs.
• Partnerships to benefit community access to health information.
• Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations.

Partners must be an NN/LM MCR Full or Affiliate member. Membership(s) may be confirmed by entering a zip code in the NN/LM Member Directory. Not a member, sign up today, it’s free.

Allocation of Funds
Reimbursements will be made to project leader upon receipt of invoice(s). Indirects and overhead are not allowable.

Quarterly and final reports are required.

Apply online.

If you have questions regarding this award, contact Dana Abbey or Monica Rogers, MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinators.

EDUCATION: Emergency Preparedness Webinar

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Do you have  the attitude of some of the characters in Munchkin Country in  the current MCR game – Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz –  that  “houses falling from the sky: never will happen to me!”?  We  hope you don’t have that attitude.  Is your library ready for the next emergency situation? What can you do to prepare for threats to the continuity of service for your library patrons? How can you protect staff and preserve/recover resources?  Join us in the next MCR sponsored (free webinar) to learn more about emergency preparedness for libraries.

When: Friday, February 6, 2015- 3pm Central Time, 2pm Mountain Time

Where:  The MCR Network Member Services Room

How: Log in as a “Guest” and wait for prompts for the audio.

Fewer than half of the respondents, in a  recent MCR questionnaire,  indicated that their institutions had an emergency plan in place.  If you are one of those members? You may want to  join us for this vital webinar!  We’ll offer ideas and tools – join us add to you knowledge!  [jh]

Meeting on Recompetition for the NN/LM Program

Monday, January 26th, 2015

If you’re interested in how the NN/LM program will be funded from 2016-2021, NLM is holding a meeting:

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 2pm MT, 3pm CT
  • Teleconference Number:  US/CAN Toll Free:  1-888-450-5996,
  • Participant Passcode662939

NLM will be using the cooperative agreement mechanism for the 2016-2021 award. Cooperative agreements will allow NLM to actively participate in the work of the RMLs and Centers, enable the RMLs and Centers to better coordinate programs among their Regions and areas of responsibility, and enable the RMLs and Centers to better respond to regional and national needs during the five year grant period. Until the early 1970’s the RMLs were originally funded as grants but transitioned to contracts to allow NLM more oversight and standardization of the work.  NLM will discuss why  this award mechanism was selected.  Extramural Program staff will be on the call to help get you started if you plan to apply and what you need to do now.

The preliminary announcement for funding is available here. /ch