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Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries are a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. These small grants  ($10,000 to $25,000) encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and museums serve their communities.  If you have a cool idea for your library, consider applying for this grant. Deadline is February 2015. For more information go to the IMLS web site. RML staff would be happy to consult with you. Drop in during one of our office hours.  /ch

EDUCATION: Save the Dates in October

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 MT/11:00CT (date change from 3rd Wed, due to Quint*Essential conference)

Breezing Along with the RML -Title:  LEAN and MEAN

1)  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right – Curious about Lean business practices? Wondering how they might be applied in your library? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and have participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. Learn the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.   Presenters will be Jean Shipman, Erica Lake and Jessi Van Der Volgen.

2)  Mean: The key philosophy of LEAN is streamlining processes and eliminating waste to uncover value. However, in this coffee break session, we will discuss ways to get MEan (it’s all about me, I MEan you!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work. Bring your coffee or tea and share triggers and releases to stress in your workday.

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00MT/2:00 CT 

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Drug Resources 

Join us at:   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.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to

New RML Online Interactive Professional Development Experience…register today!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

map of Oz

Dear Network member!

You are invited to join us on an adventure of grand proportions we are calling Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz.

This is an online game* that uses theories that gaming in adult learning leads to better and more in-depth engagement by the learner (that could be you!).

The game will run until April 30, 2015 so there are lots of challenges you can participate in. Many of the challenges can earn you MLA CE credit. Yes, you read correctly…MLA CE!

There are challenges that will test your resolve in the areas of emergency preparedness, library advocacy, effective business practices, education, and more.

There are two challenges available for a limited time that will put your name on the leader-board.

1) Register for the game by October  6, 2014 (5 points). Those who do so by the deadline will be eligible to earn 25 points if their name is drawn from the digital hat

2) Update your Moodle profile an upload a picture of yourself by October 6, 2014 (10 points).

Click here to start the registration process.

*If you are uncomfortable with the idea of game play in adult learning, consider thinking of it as an online interactive professional development experience where you can out earn points of other professionals to win fame and glory amongst your peers.

If you have any questions or comments about this game or online interactive professional development experience, please do not hesitate to contact John Game Wizard Bramble (801 585 5743 office) (800 338 7657 main toll free number) or send mail to – jb

What’s on Tonight? NIH VideoCast

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts a wealth of events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. Learn from experts in fields of science, medicine, and public health. There’s always something new and interesting!/da

New Look for DailyMed

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

DailyMed has a new look with over 66,000 drug listings. DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts./da



New Pain Research Database

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio database provides information on pain research and training activities supported by the Federal Government. The participating agencies – AHRQ, CDC, DoD, FDA, NIH, and VA – are represented on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a Federal advisory committee to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government./da


Mercury and Our Health

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Mercury And Our Health Screen Shot

The National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Student Portal has added “Mercury and Our Health,” an animation about the uses of mercury and how exposure can impact human health.

The animation introduces children to mercury and its basic properties, discusses mercury exposure routes, outlines health impacts of mercury, describes mercury containing products, discusses mercury contamination in the environment, outlines the proper disposal of mercury containing products, discusses bioaccumulation and mercury contamination of fish, and describes additional sources that children could use to find credible health information on mercury.

The Environmental Health Student Portal connects middle school students and science teachers with free, reliable, and engaging environmental health education resources. The Student Portal offers a diverse array of engaging educational materials such as videos, games and activities, lesson plans, experiments and projects, fun challenges, as well as additional resources for further reading.

“Mercury and Our Health,” NLMNIH YouTube Channel:

“Mercury and Our Health,” Environmental Health Student Portal:

Environmental Health Student Portal:

DOCLINE 5.0 : New article in the NLM Technical Bulletin

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Attention all DOCLINE Users:

The NLM Technical Bulletin now has an article about DOCLINE 5.0, which was released on August 24, 2014.

DOCLINE 5.0  Released: Introduces Serials Embargo Information.   Lis Unger, a member of the DOCLINE team, reviews some new features in the newest DOCLINE version.  The most notable is the Embargo Period field which allows libraries to record the number of months an electronic journal title is embargoed for interlibrary loan.   [jh]

DOCLINE Libraries using LinkOut: New LIBID feature available

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

DOCLINE libraries using LinkOut can now  add  their LIBIDs in  “Library Info” via the Library Submission Utility .  For more information  you may contact Jim Honour  the MCR’s DOCLINE  Coordinator.  [jh]

Enterovirus D68 in the MCR

Friday, September 12th, 2014

From the CDC:

From mid-August to September 11, 2014, a total of 82 people in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky and Missouri have been confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. This is a higher than normal incidence for this time of year.

There is no specific treatment for people with respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. For mild respiratory illness, you can help relieve symptoms by taking over-the-counter medications for pain and fever. Aspirin should not be given to children. Some people with severe respiratory illness may need to be hospitalized. There are no antiviral medications currently available for people who become infected with EV-D68. For more information visit the CDC EV-D68 Page  /ch