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There is a new MCR game blowing in from the far north…

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Hello Network members!

Do you recall last year’s awesome game hosted by the RML? Mission I’mPossible? where Agent Kitty Serling was our winner? Were you one of the agents playing the game or maybe you wished you were?

Well, have we some great news for you folks who like playing games while at the same time competing with your colleagues, learning new things, and doing good stuff at your library or institution.

We don’t want to give the theme away…yet! But I will give you a tiny hint. It involves cyclones, witches, munchkins, and cities made of emeralds plus part of the storyline is located in one of the states in our region and starts with the letter “K”. If you are lucky (or super smart) and can name the theme, please contact John Bramble with your answer to see if you’re correct.

Please stay tuned to future RML news announcements for details and launch date!

jb

 

Our Impact Stories

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Join us for a celebration of the impact health sciences librarians have on healthcare. Share your proud moment when you saved a life, played a key role in a patient’s health care choice, saved your institution thousands of dollars, helped your institution make a major decision. We all have these stories. Let’s not be shy, it’s time to brag about them.

October is Medical Librarians Month. Your stories will be collected and made available on the web for you and others to use. More about this later. We also plan to use some of these stories for a financial impact research project that the RML is working on.

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1-3 MT, 2-4 CT
Where: webmeeting.nih.gov/barb
Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Have the system call you on your phone. /ch

NLM announces release of DOCLINE 5.0

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Maria Collins  announced today the upcoming release of DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014.  The new release will have several changes, including an embargo field to serial holdings that will be used by the routing algorithm,  and monthly summary of ILL borrowing and lending for libraries.  Any and all libraries using the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system will be affected.

To learn more about the upcoming changes including screenshots, see the Release Notes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_0.htmlJim Honour   is happy to help you with any questions.  [jh]

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1pm-2:30pm MT, 2pm-3:30pm CT

Where: webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/  For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

Find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy.

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  •  How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This webinar will feature presentations about the experiences from  three libraries followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

  •  Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
  • Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
  • Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine /ch

 

Workshop on Use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is sponsoring a free public meeting, “SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data.” Speakers from the Federal government, industry, academia and non-profit sectors will speak on their experience with Structured Product Label (SPL) drug data as well as RxNorm. The workshop will be broadcast.

Audience: In addition to librarians, pharmacists and bioinformaticists may also be interested.

When: September 18, 7:30 – 2:15 MT, 8:30-3:15 CT

Please see registration information and the agenda is available. /ch

EDUCATION: Discover NLM Resources and More…Aug. 27, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Monday, August 18th, 2014
  • Topic:  Statistical Resources.  News headlines concerning health often include statistics, such as “healthy life expectancy for males over 65 lowest in Mississippi” or “childhood obesity increased 11% from 1980 to 2012.”  Have you ever wondered how to find those statistics or if they’re accurate?  We’ll explore some of the resources available for valid health statistics at our next session of Discover NLM and More.

Join us at:  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.  One hour MLA CE will be available through September 17, 2014. Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

 

Webinar Series on the NIH Public Access Policy

Monday, August 11th, 2014
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region will host two free Webinars on the NIH Public Access Policy and the role of libraries.
1. The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

We will discuss the following topics:

  • Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
  • Address issues and questions raised during the Webinar.
2. The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT

You have heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Now find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out the following:

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  • How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This Webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy.

Space is limited, more information./da

 

Webinar: Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Your researchers may also  be interested in this.

When: August 13, 2014 11-12 MT, 12-1 CT

Register: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498

This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer .

You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI’s molecular databases and medical genetics resources such as ClinVar, MedGen and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display, and download results. Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases. /ch

The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19, 2014)

Friday, August 8th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11am- 12:30pm MT, 12pm – 1:30pm CT

Register at: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766  Space is limited.

Join  a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

This webinar will:

  • Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
  • Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.

Please list any questions you would like addressed during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.

Sponsored by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. /ch

Joint Commission Topic: Communication Resources

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Joint Commission has compiled a list of resources to support Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care. This annotated list supports communication with the diverse populations that are served by hospitals. /ch