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EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight sessions for February

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Feb. 19 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
Breezing Along With the RML

  • Business Communications: Library Style – The One Pager – Marty Magee – What can you do to help you and your library “stick” in peoples’ mind.   How about creating a quick one pager, identifying you, your skillset, and what services you offer?  And when and where can you use this?    If you’ve ever created one, send it to Marty Magee (mmagee@unmc.edu) and we’ll share a few of our members offerings as well!
  • Resource Sharing: Jim Honour will be leading a discussion on best practices  in resource sharing for those librarians who have an interest in interlibrary loan, document delivery and other library mediated information services.   What best practices does your library use to ensure that health professionals and the public receive the health information they need in a timely and cost-effective manner? Participants are encouraged to share their favorite best practice during the session and why. If you share a best practice, it will be included in the next issue of the Plains to Peaks Newsletter along with your name, a short profile about yourself and your institution!

Feb. 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
Spotlight on NLM Resources

  • The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) – Monica  Rogers -How do you know if a patient education handout is worthing having?  PEMAT is an assessment tool to evaluate and compare the understandability and actionability of print and audiovisual materials for patient education.  If you are a health care provider, health sciences librarian, patient educator, or anyone else who has a stake in health literacy, come learn how to use this tool.  You’ll be able to follow along as scoring is demonstrated, and then get a chance to try it out yourself.

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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)

 

FUNDING: EFTS Award Continues!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries, and other DOCLINE users,  for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Congratulations to these libraries who received the award during this contract year- your library could be next! :

St. Louis College of Pharmacy Library – Jill Nissen, Director

Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Medical Center Library- Joy Winkler,  Director

Questions to Jim Honour

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February Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The February 2013 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue learn about how you can help impede the spread of super bugs; treatments for gout; and read about a resource for those caring for seriously ill children. /da

Professional Development Awards – Sharing Back – Feb. 5 – Recording now available!

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

The recording is now available from our Feb. 5th session featuring two of our members who were awarded Professional Development funding and attended conferences.  See it at:  http://ow.ly/tjLNU   (mm)

  • Brick and Click conference – Nicole Caskey
  • Systematic Review Workshop – Assako Holyoke

 

 

EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight sessions for February

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Feb. 19 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
Breezing Along With the RML

  • The One Pager – Marty Magee.   This segment taken from the Business Communications:   Library Style class as taught by Marty Magee and Barb Jones will focus on a promotional tool you can easily create.   Feel free to bring suggestions and ideas!
  • Interlibrary Loan – Jim Honour

Feb. 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
Spotlight on NLM Resources

  • The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT) – Monica  Rogers

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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)

 

EDUCATION: Professional Development Awards – Sharing Back – Feb. 5

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Join us on Feb. 5 – 9:00 MT/10:00 CT to hear from two of our NN/LM MCR members who have attended professional development conferences.

  • Brick and Click conference – Nicole Caskey
  • Systematic Review Workshop – Assako Holyoke

NOTE URL:  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)

 

EDUCATION: E-Licensing Webinars

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

What : The MCR is offering two  classes on e-licensing. Each class will cover the basics. The classes are ideal for those who have minimal or no experience with e-licensing but have a desire to learn more.  More experienced members may find it  a nice refresher.

When: 2 pm Mountain Time,  3 pm Central Time on two days

  • Part 1 : January 30, 2014 -Examination of the the vendor/librarian relationship and points to think about when negotiating a deal.
  • Part 2: January 31, 2014- A view of the basic features that librarians should be looking for in  e-licensing contracts and some newer ways to think about e-licensing.

The webinars are FREE

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices .  Enter the room as a Guest (just insert your name in the Guest box) and then you should be prompted for the audio portion soon after entering the room.

Questions may be directed to Jim Honour

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Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine?  Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from March 3-25 for Module 2 of the new online class, called “Discovering TOXNET:  From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.”

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 2 covers the following resources:  Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), Household Products Database (HPDB), Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), LiverTOX, Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), TOXMAP®, and Haz-Map. Note:  modules are independent of each other; you do NOT need to complete Module 1 before taking Module 2.   You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions.

The class will be taught online asynchronously and synchronously.  For a complete description visit the NTC Class Description web site

Enrollment is limited, so register soon!  /ch

Breezing Session – What Does it Mean to be a Professional? – Recording Available

Friday, January 17th, 2014

On January 15, Barb Jones, Library Advocacy Coordinator, and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, led a lively discussion on “What Does it Mean to Be a Professional?” A recording of the session is now available at: ow.ly/sH3M8

If you missed it…..Spotlight! session of Jan 10 – PubMed Update – recording now available

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Spotlight! on NLM Resources – January 10, 2014
PubMed Update
View the archived recording at: ow.ly/strXD
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