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DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Email Discussion List

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB is a discussion group for librarians and others interested in disaster information outreach to their communities and responding to information needs for all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery.

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Physician Toolkit for Individual and Workplace Well-Being

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The Behavioral Health & Wellness Program, in partnership with the Colorado Medical Society, developed a toolkit for physicians regarding the importance of maintaining overall wellness and evidence-based strategies for improving physicians’ individual and workplace well-being.

The toolkit contains a variety of information including step-by-step instructions about:
• Developing skills for assessing one’s overall wellness and identifying goals to further promote wellness;
• Low burden means of assessing readiness to change related to increasing wellness behaviors;
• Evidence-based strategies for improving wellness.

This toolkit is designed for use by physicians, their employers and their peers. To access the toolkit, go to the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program website here./da


DOCLINE Users : Consider Being a Loansome Doc Provider!

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Loansome Doc is a terrific document delivery service that any  DOCLINE library can offer to unaffiliated health professionals and/or the public.  Currently more than 25 libraries, in the MidContinental Region, provide this  service.  We are needing more providers! The service is a way to expand access to biomedical literature and promote libraries.   Each library has the ability to tailor this service to the needs of users in their area and across the country. The library decides the fees and any restrictions (such as limiting services to only those in their state.)   Loansome Doc requests coming into a library are received, processed, and filled pretty much like any other incoming DOCLINE request.  Please click here for more information .  Loansome Doc users will need to register with a Loansome Doc library and be accepted as a client before they may start ordering articles.  Questions? Please contact Jim.  [jh]

Bold Ideas from the Quint*Essential Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

At the NN/LM session during the 2014 Quint Chapter Meeting in Denver, Colorado, the RMLs asked attendees to respond to two questions:

  • Other than financial issues, what is a critical issue facing your library?
  • What is a bold idea that the RML can do to help address a critical issue?

Over 100 members from five MLA Chapters (MCMLA, MLGSCA, NCNMLG, PNCMLA, and SCCMLA) proposed bold ideas. The bold ideas were recorded on cards which were then passed around to other attendees to be scored. Each idea could receive a maximum score of 25.

We’ve collected all of the bold ideas here. Take a look!

PMC has Citation Exporter Feature

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Forwarded from NLM:

PMC (PubMed Central)  is happy to announce the addition of a citation exporter feature. This feature makes it easy to retrieve either styled citations that you can copy/paste into your manuscripts, or to download them into a format compatible with your bibliographic reference manager software.

When viewing an Entrez search results page, each result summary will now include a “Citation” link. When, clicked, this will open a pop-up window that you can use to easily copy/paste citations formatted in one of three popular styles: AMA (American Medical Association), MLA (Modern Library Association, or APA (American Psychological Association). In addition, the box has links at the bottom that can be used to download the citation information in one of three machine-readable formats, which most bibliographic reference management software can import. /ch

New Genetics/Genomics Information Subject Guide

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new Genetics/Genomics Information subject guide as the latest update in the NLM subject guide series. These guides, based on their most frequently asked questions, are starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others. Other published guides in their series are about finding:

Health statistics,
Library statistics,
Drug information, and
Conference proceedings, abstracts, papers, and posters.

NLM will develop more subject guides as needed./da

HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

In an effort to enhance the transparency of clinical trial results, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health proposed regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials that are subject to Title VIII of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA). “This proposed rule would close an important gap, making additional information about clinical studies of investigational drugs, medical devices and biological products available to the public,” said FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Summary of the proposal. /da

Prescription Drug Abuse: Why Does it Matter and What Can We Do?

Monday, December 1st, 2014

HHS Region VIII Federal partners present a free webinar series “Improving the Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Communities through the National Prevention Strategy,” Thursday, December 11, 2014, 2:00 – 3:30 pm, MT (4:00-5:30 ET)./da


  • 2:05-2:20p  What IS the National Prevention Council’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being Strategy
  • 2:20-2:40p Got Drugs? An Overview of DEA Disposal of Controlled Substances Final Rule
  • 2:40-3:00p Prescription for Prevention: A Community’s Collective Impact
  • 3:00-3:20p Colorado’s Prescription Drug Abuse Initiatives

Funding: Big Data and Libraries

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

From NLM:

NIH is funding to efforts that will support librarians and information professionals involvement with big data.

RFA-LM-15-001: MOOC on Data Management

This funding announcement seeks applications for the development of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that covers a comprehensive set of topics related to the management of biomedical Big Data. The primary audience for this course is librarians and information specialists, who could use these materials as the basis of training and services to graduate students, faculty, research staff and administrators at their organizations. However, the resource should also be usable by any of these audiences for self-instruction. Application due date: March 17, 2015

RFA-LM-15-002: Open Educational Resources

This funding announcement seeks applications for the development of curriculum modules that can be used by librarians and other information specialists to prepare researchers, graduate students and research staff to be full participants in the global community that maintains and accesses digitally-stored biomedical Big Data. Application due date: March 17, 2015 /ch

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has a new guide addressing the challenges of healthcare access in rural areas and ways communities and policymakers can address these needs. Areas covered include workforce shortages, health insurance status, distance and transportation, poor health literacy and the stigma of certain conditions like mental health or substance abuse. /da