On January 15, Barb Jones, Library Advocacy Coordinator, and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, led a lively discussion on “What Does it Mean to Be a Professional?” A recording of the session is now available at: ow.ly/sH3M8
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In conjunction with National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Patient Safety Collective of the Southwest (PSCS) will present: Attaining High Reliability and Safety for Patients–Collaborating for Change, featuring world-renowned speakers in the field of patient safety. The event aims to jumpstart the development of a “patient safety community” in southwestern states by facilitating connections and collaboration throughout the wider regional healthcare community. The conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM on March 6-7, 2014.
Library speakers at this conference include Linda Morgan Davis and Lorri Zipperer from New Mexico, and Margaret Bandy from Denver, CO.
To find out more about the conference, and to register go to www.patientsafetysw.org (bbj)
Registration is open for the April 9th University of Massachusetts and New England Librarian e-Science Symposium. Now in its sixth year, the 2014 symposium will feature presentations focusing on the theme “Librarians Working with Data” and will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School at its university campus in Worcester, MA. For further details about the day’s program and registration link, please see the 2014 e-Science Symposium conference page.
Are you interested in sharing your e-Science projects and activities? Consider submitting a proposal for the symposium’s poster session! Symposium posters will be judged on the following categories: Most Effective in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall. The deadline for submitting poster proposals is Feb. 1, 2014. Details can be found on the e-Science Symposium’s Poster Proposal submission page.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the NN/LM New England Region. /ch
Spotlight! on NLM Resources – January 10, 2014
View the archived recording at: ow.ly/strXD
When’s the last time you discussed librarianship with another librarian? If you’re a solo librarian, it’s probably been a while. Barb Jones and Claire Hamasu have been there—where they craved a conversation with another librarian. Join the January Breezing Along with the RML session and you can have a conversation with a lot of colleagues who speak the same language as you! The topic is “What Does it Mean to be a Professional?”
When: January 15, 2014. 10:00 MT, 11:00 CT
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. /ch
Library Publishing Forum, March 5-6, 2014, Kansas City, MO
This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing. This event is hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), a 60-member organization that promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge.
We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.
The event will be keynoted by: Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses and John Unsworth, Brandeis University
From the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)
Disaster health information courses and supporting materials are now available from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine. The courses are open to anyone at no cost and are approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit. Course materials may be used and adapted by anyone giving presentations or classes on this content. When using or adapting materials, please give credit to the original course authors and NLM.
We’d like to hear about your use of these course materials and what DIMRC can offer (improve) that would make it easier for you to teach this material. Are you interested in being an online or classroom instructor for one or more of these courses? We are compiling a list of current and potential instructors for future mailings: please send your name, title, organization, city, state/country to Katie Chan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completion of a series of courses may be used toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization certificate. For information on requirements for the MLA certificate, see Disaster Information Specialist web site and scroll down to the section on “Completing Application.” The application fee is $55 for MLA members and $75 for non-members.
Happy New Year from the DIMRC staff. /ch
All DOCLINE users should be aware of the NN/LM Resource Sharing Plan. http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html . The plan outlines the goals and responsibilities for all DOCLINE stakeholders from the NLM to small hospital libraries.
Here are some maintenance reminders for DOCLINE users: 1) Make sure the contacts and all other information in your institutional record is current. 2) Have you reviewed and updated your routing tables recently? This needs to be done at least once a year. 3) Review and update your holdings in SERHOLD to help keep transactions in DOCLINE effficient. 4) Be sure to set your Out of Office Request if there will be not staffing in your library because of vacations, illness, etc.
You are more than welcome to contact your state coordinators, or the MCR DOCLINE coordinator with any questions/concerns you have. We always like to know of anything that should need attention. MCR Member Services Coordinator: Jim Honour email@example.com
Do you know the definition of health literacy? According to the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 it is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.”
What does that mean to your practice of librarianship? How do you use this concept in order to serve your users? (bbj)
A panel discussion on hospital library closures will be broadcast on Monday, January 13, 2014 11-1 MT, 12-2 CT. This event, originating at Stanford University, is sponsored by the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. Registration is available by clicking here. The form provides the choice of attending the in-person session or remotely.
Speakers will include:
1. Geri Bodeker, MS, MLIS, AHIP; Medical Librarian- Palo Alto Medical Foundation- Physician Library; Nursing Librarian- Samuel Merritt University- San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center Library; Adjunct Faculty Librarian- College of San Mater Library
2. Nancy Dickenson, MLIS; Librarian; Stanford Health Library; Stanford Hospital & Clinics
3. Peggy Makie, MLIS, AHIP; Library Manager; Kaiser Permanente Health Sciences Library, Sacramento and Roseville /ch