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Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Upcoming Webinar Announcement:
This Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) webinar session will highlight health disparities among American Indian and Alaska Native populations, with a focus on strategies and challenges to achieve health equity for Tribal and Urban AI/ANs.

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
Date: September 6, 2012
Opening Remarks: Dr. J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health (Acting)
Speakers: Patricia Parker, President/CEO, Native American Management Services; Ralph Forquera, MPH, Region X Health Equity Council, Seattle Health Board, Urban Indian Health Institute
Register Here: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/487463951  (bbj)

Areas for Improvement in Medical Library Advocacy: In Our Own Words

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Donna Beales, librarian at Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, Mass has published an excellent article on library advocacy and the responsibility of health sciences librarians for advocacy in the current environment.  The citation is:

Beales, Donna L.  Areas for Improvement in Medical Library Advocacy: In Our Own Words. Journal of Hospital Librarianship, 12: 208-217, 2012.  (bbj)

Droughts and Health: New Disaster Topic Page

Friday, August 10th, 2012

A new disaster topic page is now available on Droughts and Health. Learn about the human health effects of drought conditions including waterborne disease, respiratory distress, crop and food contamination, hygiene issues and suicide. Information compiled by the Disaster Information Management Research Center of the National Library of Medicine. [da]

Ethical and Legal Aspects of Disaster Response

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Registration is now open to attend the Ethical and Legal Aspects of Disaster Response class.This is an advanced course and part of the Disaster Information Specialization Program. Space is limited to 20 participants for this 2-day; web-based course to be held Thursday, August 23, and Friday, August 24, 2012, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central time. This course is offered at no cost to attendees. [da]

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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Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

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]

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)

ADVOCATE FOR LIBRARIES! SHARE YOUR DATA!

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Libraries are facing with staff reductions and budget decreases. Librarians are responding by looking for ways to demonstrate their value and the value their libraries contribute to their parent organization.

 

We are continuing to collect data from librarians so that we can show the aggregate value of health sciences libraries – by region, by state, by library type, by service. Enter your library statistics using the Library Value Calculator on the NN/LM MidContinental Region website (http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/calculator.html), then click the Submit Data button. Your library location (state only), library type, budget, timeframe, and the value of your library services and benefits will be added to the database.

 

We will not receive any personal information in the submission and we will not include in the database your name, email address or feedback, if sent. We are eager include your data and to hear your thoughts about the calculator and how you have or will use it.
Data received to date suggests that the ratio of the benefits users receive to the costs expended by the library average $4.69:$1. This reflects information from 75 libraries in 31 states.

 

If you have ANY questions or encounter problems using the calculator please contact us or use the feedback form on the calculator website. We will be happy to work with you on the process of identifying and entering your data in the calculator.  For help, contact Betsy Kelly (kellyb@wusm.wustl.edu) or Barb Jones (jonesbarb@health.missouri.edu).  (bbj)

 

Get Your Strategic Plan Back On Track When It Goes Off the Rails

Friday, May 11th, 2012
Strategic planning is a useful process for identifying goals and aligning resources for the good of our libraries and the agencies they serve. But what happens when the plan stalls, is ignored, or fails to launch in the first place? What can fix a broken strategic plan? The good news is that project management principles can help identify what needs to be done, and how. This webinar will cover: what successful strategic plans have in common, symptoms of problems, how to know if your workplace is actually ready for executing a strategic plan, steps for revising and resurrecting a stalled plan, when to abandon a plan, and when and how to start again.
Event Organizer: Celeste Smith (Director of Education at American Association of Law Libraries)
May 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
This event requires registration: http://www.aallnet.org/main-menu/Education/webinars  (bbj)