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The “gremlins” are still at it….but the recording is available!

Monday, August 20th, 2012

The “gremlins,” as one our members termed it, are still at it.    If you were one of the people trying to attend our ”Breezing with the RML” session on Aug. 15, and you were unable to get in, please accept our apologies.

Our technical people at the NIH are still working on the problem, and we hope to have a solution soon.    In any case,  the session has been archived from our webpage at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html or you can access the recording directly at:  http://ow.ly/cZJM7 .   Please direct any additional questions to :   Marty Magee – mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Recordings of July sessions now available….

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
  • July 20, 2012

1) Betsy Kelly shared results of the Spring 2012 Survey
2) John Bramble led an overview of Year 2 technology class offerings
View the archived recording at: http://ow.ly/cNRn7

  • July 31, 2012

National Library of Medicine – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resources presented by Dana Abbey
View the archived recording at: http://ow.ly/cNUZ1

For a full listing of our Online Education recordings see:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html

 

 

NIH News in Health August Issue

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:


Dizziness Can Be a Drag
Coping with Balance Disorders
Most people feel dizzy now and then. But if that feeling persists or interferes with your daily life, it could be a sign of a balance disorder.
Read more about balance disorders.

   

 


Red in the Face
Understanding Rosacea
Some people think of a rosy complexion as a sign of good health. But red patches on the face may point to something more troubling—a long-lasting skin disorder called rosacea
Read more about rosacea.

 

 

Health Capsules:

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Did you miss it? Spotlight! session on LGBT Resources? It’s been rescheduled for Tuesday, July 31, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Rescheduled due to technical difficulties -Spotlight on NLM Resources -  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources.  Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   NOTE CHANGE IN 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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight on NLM Resources – LGBT Resources -Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

Wyoming Symposium: High Altitude*Big Attitude Librarianship- Register Online!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals- August  15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

This will be the 8th  conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship- for those who’d like to spend some time in the  scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources.  We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.

Past conferences have attracted health sciences,  public and academic  librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.

Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging,  plus  4 meals.) ; $25 for one day attendance (Continental breakfast and box lunch provided.)

For more details please visit the web page-  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html .  Registration and payment may be completed online.  Deadline to register: August 6th.

Questions:  Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator,  jhonour@uwyo.edu . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)  or 307-766-6537 [jh]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) – Wed. July 25, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

EDUCATION: Next two Spotlight! sessions…

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources

  • Tuesday, July 10, 2012   (rescheduled from June 27) -  1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  - Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

8th Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals – August 15th -17th

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals- August  15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

This will be the 8th such conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship- for those who’d like to spend some time in the  scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources.  We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.

Past conferences have attracted health sciences,  public and academic  librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.

Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging,  plus  4 meals.)

For more details please visit the web page-  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html .  Registration and payment may be completed online.

Questions:  Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator,  jhonour@uwyo.edu . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)  or 307-766-6537 [jh]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Men’s Health -June 27, 2012 -1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Men’s Health -  Jim Honour will be presenting.   Men tend to have a lower life-expectancy than women. The fact is that men generally don’t like to think about their health, make unhealthy lifestyle choices and don’t do things to prevent health problems.  This interactive session will point to health information resources for men and for those who care about their health outcomes.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/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. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)