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NLM Associate Fellowship Program 2015

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Please forward on to possible candidates.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at  Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or . /ch

Evidence Based Practice: Online Continuing Education Course

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

This asynchronous online course is designed to introduce health and information professionals to the principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) including the steps of the EBP process, understanding the literature of evidence, and an overview of epidemiological concepts. Recorded lectures, independent readings, assignments, and threaded discussions provide an opportunity for assimilation, interaction, and exchange of ideas. Formative feedback will be given throughout the course.

It will take approximately 20-30 hours to complete the course. Consider reserving 3 hours of dedicated time per unit for optimum benefit.   The course is approved for 21 Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credits

Cost is $150.00. The course runs from October 27th – December 5th, 2014.
Registration deadline is October 20th. Visit the course registration site. You will be asked for information that is required to establish access to the course site. /ch


Project Tycho – Open Access to Public Health Data

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Presenter: Wilbert van Panhuis, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

When: October 14, 2014 – 10-11 MT, 11-12 CT (The recording will be archived for those unable to attend the live session.)

Where: (No registration required)

The Project Tycho team aims to provide open access to public health data from around the world. Currently, the database contains the entire 125 year history of U.S. weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance reports. All these data are freely available to the public through an easy-to-use online interface. Oftentimes, restricted access to public health data limits opportunities for scientific discovery and technological innovation. The Project Tycho™ team is continuously engaging in new partnerships with scientists, funding, and public health agencies around the world to add or connect new historical and current datasets to the system. New datasets include global dengue surveillance data and Chikungunya data for Latin America.

The Project Tycho team is collaborating with international partners from a large variety of scientific disciplines to create innovative analytical approaches to add value to public health data. Analytics range from creative data visualizations to reveal population level patterns of disease spread that help to understand disease causality leading to better control strategies. Currently, about 1,300 people from around the world have registered for free to use Project Tycho data and over 17,000 users have visited the website since the launch in November last year. Project Tycho data are used for research, for student theses, dissertations, and homework, for teaching, and for public advocacy.  PH Partners lists Project Tycho as a resource. /ch

Job Announcement: NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

If you’d like to work with a great team of librarians consider applying for this position.

The A.R. Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks a dynamic, customer-focused individual for the position of NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator.

This position works as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) coordinator for the state of Kansas, and will provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals, and the public.  This position also serves as a co-coordinator of technology in collaboration with the Technology Coordinator at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  As a co-coordinator of technology for the NN/LM MCR, the individual in this position will be responsible for identifying emerging technologies and is responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology throughout the region.  This position requires travel.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; experience in collaboration projects including, but not limited to, diverse groups, community/library, business/library, local and virtual; an understanding of technology’s use in libraries and its effect on library services, particularly in a medical library setting; and a working knowledge of NLM databases and products.

For a complete job announcement and application details, please visit  the KU Medical Center Employment Opportunities web site.  Search for the position title,  NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator, in the pull-down menu. Applications are currently being reviewed and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. /ch

Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

For all members who will be in Denver next week, be sure to attend the Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM. The session will be bright and early at 8am on Wednesday at the Quint*Essential Chapter Meeting.  Until then be  thinking about the critical issues facing your library and bring your bold ideas for strategies your RML can use to provide resources and programming to support your critical needs. It’s a chance to think creatively and “dream big.”  All four RML staff serving the five chapters will look forward to hearing your input!  /ch

Population Health Added to Special Queries

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search.

A definition for population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these to differences between groups of people.” 1

For more information./da

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]

Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz! Come and play, learn, and maybe even win!

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Librarians in Oz Logo

Dear Network member!

You are invited to join us on an adventure.

Starting the moment you read these words, you can register to play a game* we are calling Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz.

This is primarily an advocacy game that will help you improve your skills in advocating for yourself and your library, but doing it while competing with other players.

As a player, you will be sent on grand adventures where we want you to be challenged. As you proceed through the game, we hope you find yourself becoming a better librarian.

Oh, did you know that you can earn free Continuing Education Credits from the Medical Library Association when you complete the three part Challenges (a.k.a. See One, Do One, Teach One challenges)? Wow!

Oh, yeah! You can earn 10 points right away if you update your Moodle profile an upload a picture of yourself by October 6, 2014.

Click here to start the registration process.

*If you are uncomfortable with the idea of playing a game to better your skills as a professional or justifying your time while on this adventure, think of your participation as an online interactive professional development experience that can earn you and/or your organization free continuing education credits (approximately $149 savings per credit) from the Medical Library Association.

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

Recordings Available: NIH Public Access Policy

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Two  recordings for librarians on the NIH Public Access Policy are available.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians” The transcript and slides are available at Scroll down to the Articles and Other Communications section.

“The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches”  MLA CE credit is available for this session only.

The sessions were sponsored by NIH and the NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region./ch