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EDUCATION: DOCLINE: Borrow & Lend Webinar on Wednesday July 31st

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Please join us for the second of our four part series-

 DOCLINE: Borrow & Lend,   Wednesday,   July 31, 2013

When:  12 p.m.  Central Time, 11 am Mountain Time

Where:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices.

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

CLASS SCHEDULE 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 -   DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

Wednesday,   August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Classes begin at 11 am (Mountain Time) 12 pm (Central Time)

 

Questions to Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu [jh]

Business Articles Posted on MCR Twitter

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Berwick names 11 monsters facing hospital industry #ptsafety ow.ly/nqiYQ

IOM report states Medicare should not adjust payments on regional basis ow.ly/nkxAD

American Hospital Association News, 01-15-2013

  U.S. hospitals provided $41.1 billion in uncompensated care in 2011, according to the…

U.S. News picks ‘Best Hospitals’ ow.ly/n1UeW

Study: Competition, not need, drives hospital cardiac care investment
Kaiser Health News – The Washington Post, 7-9-13 ow.ly/mPRTq

Graph of growth of health care jobs in America ow.ly/mCVEK

American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World ow.ly/mCUN9

The Affordable Care Act – and how libraries can be playing a parr – a message from the American Library Association…ow.ly/mApbj  (bbj)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help, as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

EDUCATION: Beginning DOCLINE Webinar- Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24th

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Due to technical difficulties, the Beginning DOCLINE webinar on July 17th was rescheduled:

Beginning DOCLINE,   Wednesday,   July 24, 2013

When:  12 p.m.  Central Time

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

Please read this entire message and reply if you have additional questions.

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

CLASS SCHEDULE  (Please not that the sequence has changed from the original schedule)

Wednesday,   July 24, 2013   - Beginning DOCLINE

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 -   DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

Wednesday,   August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Classes begin at  11 am (Mountain Time) 12 pm (Central Time)

 

We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!

You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to this web address

https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Questions to Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu [jh]

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help, as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 8th, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

Knowledge Management Workshop posting

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

For all of you who were interested in the Knowledge Management workshop, but couldn’t attend, you can read all about it at http://nnlm.gov/psr/newsletter/2013/03/18/knowledge-management-workshop/  This article was written by Sunny Sritongsook, librarian at Scripps Hospital in San Diego, CA.  (bbj)

What Will it Take to Reach Your Goals in 2013?

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

What will it take to reach your goals this year? Well, you could wait around for the politicians, economists and technology geeks to dream up with some fancy new program, but really, if that’s your plan, you’d be better off hitting the casino. Don’t worry – we have a better idea – thirteen of them, in fact. Even if you only try half of them, you’ll have a better chance of reaching your dreams than, well, just dreaming.

So, let’s get started!

  1. Write down four goals. One for each quarter. Be specific. No fuzzy “have more time, make more money” stuff. Identify targeted, measurable goals: A new car, paid off credit cards, fourteen sales, more sleep.
  2. Do a time study. Manage your time, not your task list. Study last month and analyze what you did each day: Know where your time goes, exactly, so you can use it, purposefully.
  3. Talk to one influencer a day. Pick a past client or a current one, or maybe someone in your industry. Build a “listening period” into your schedule – a few minutes regularly to hear important feedback and see potential growth opportunities.
  4. Measure something. Stop just doing things, and start measuring them. How many leads did you generate? From where? Who were they? Why did they contact you? Learn about what’s happening, to discover how to do it more, or better.
  5. Try four new things. Like goals, set a quarterly learning objective. Adding four new skills or techniques to your personal or professional abilities is an ambitious plan for any year.
  6. Take time off. Humans are not machines. We don’t compute all day, all night. Turn stuff off. Take a break. Make recharging your body and mind as important as any other activity in your growth plan.
  7. Be yourself. Whatever job you’re doing, it’s made better because you’re you. You’re not a brand or a logo or a flyer. Incorporate yourself into your job. Lead, manage, sell or service with all of yourself, not just the part that was trained for your job.
  8. Systematize. Take time to “un-chaos” any part of your day that have become harder because they’re disorganized. Get control of paperwork, task lists, even co-workers, by establishing a process and sticking to it.
  9. Practice focus. Work on one thing at a time. You might be surprised how hard it has become. We’re used to “being distracted” by writing, talking, eating and watching simultaneously. Slow down, my teacher used to say, and you’ll get more done. More important stuff, at least.
  10. Mentor someone. An excellent way to improve your own actions is to teach them to someone else. As you explain the “best” approach to them, you often realize ways to spiff up your own performance, too.
  11. Team up. Find someone who will has similar growth plans and collaborate. Team up while prospecting, marketing, and learning new technologies. Practice, motivate and support each other as you grow.
  12. Plug in. Every day there’s a new and exciting way to leverage technology to work smarter, healthier, more effectively. Or to simply work less. Find one or two and master them next year.
  13. Create. Don’t just produce things, like sales, deals, reports and websites. Create something every week. Leverage your non-work passions: Cook, dance, sing, photograph, write, paint. Make something, express something, and you’ll find it easy to create better outcomes at home and work, too.                                       by Matthew Ferrara  (bbj)

PubReader enhances article viewing in PubMed Central

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

In order to keep pace with the continuing advances in web technology, PubMed Central has launched PubReader, an alternative web presentation that offers another, more reader-friendly view of the articles in the PMC archive. Designed particularly for enhancing the readability of PMC journal articles on tablet and other small screen devices, PubReader can also be used on desktops and laptops and from multiple web browsers. For more information visit http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/about/pubreader/. [da]

Advocacy Discussion Group to start in December, 2012

Monday, November 5th, 2012

A ten week online Advocacy discussion group will start during the first week of December, 2012.  The group will be reading “Winning the Story Wars” by Jonah Sachs. It is a thought provoking book that is guaranteed to generate lots of ideas and discussion.  Plan now to engage in a lively dialogue with your colleagues on how stories impact our profession!

To register for the group go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DMD25M9 and complete the registration questionnaire.  Registrations must be submitted by November 19.  MLA CE credit is being sought for this activity. (bbj)