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Professional Development Funding Now Available

Friday, May 29th, 2015

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is again offering  professional development funding (approximately $1500 per award) to support Network member librarians. Priority will be given to professional development in the areas of emergency preparedness, personal and electronic health records, health information literacy or patient safety. Eight of the awards have been set aside for members to attend the MCR co-sponsored cross regional event scheduled for 2016. Watch the RML News for announcements on this event. To apply go to our professional development funding web page. <nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/profdev.html>

NN/LM MidContinental Region staff are ready and willing to assist you in 1) discussing whether your professional development idea is fundable and 2) reviewing your application before you submit. Feel free to contact us if you would like our assistance. /ch

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER): Updates

Friday, May 29th, 2015

New releases of WISER are available for every current platform.  See the details HERE to investigate what’s new for the WISER platform of your choice. [jh]

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with other participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with the other active awards with activity codes P1, P20, P30, P40, P50, P51, R21, R21/33, R34, U01, U19, U24, U42, UM1, and U54.

These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.
The purposes of this administrative supplement program are

  1. to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and
  2. to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

Earliest Submission Date: June 17, 2015

Application Due Date: July 17, 2015

NLM contact for more information: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet

Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

Learn more here: PA-15-249

Funding to participate in the Mobile Apps Experience Project Extended – Submit Application by June 5, 2015

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

The NN/LM MCR has learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, we would like to offer qualifying full Network members either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for sharing what was learned about the app by filling out the Mobile App Evaluation Form.

Before you proceed to apply for this project, please review the following to make sure you qualify, can fully participate in the project, and agree to certain stipulations.

1. Currently work at a NN/LM MCR Full Network member institution.
2. Be a professional librarian. Certain exceptions can be made and you can explain your situation in the form below.
3. Agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
3. Agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form. See an example of what will be in the form here.
4. Submit your reports by the following four deadlines on at least 1 app per report – July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15, 2016.
5. Allow the NN/LM MCR to use your reports on our website, P2PP, News Blog or in presentations.

The extended deadline to submit your application is June 5, 2015.

Click here to apply

If you have comments or questions about this project, please direct them to Alicia Lillich.

Webinar: What Happened at ACRL …Gets Shared

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

There was no confidentiality clause in the registration for the Association of College and Research Libraries in Portland so…come to our webinar.  Anne Heimann from Bryan College of Health Sciences and Heather Collins from the University of Kansas Medical Center will offer you the insiders view.

Anne and Heather were funded by the NN/LM Professional Development Award. They will describe working with their administers to apply for the funding. Heather was very interested in the new ACRL Framework. Come hear about what it is and how it applies to library programming. Anne was interested in collection development topics and she’ll share ideas that she gained. They’ll both reveal other interesting events from the meeting.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1pm MT, 2pm CT

Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Instructions will follow to access the audio portion. /ch

Funding to participate in the Mobile Apps Experience Project now available – Submit Application by May 22, 2015

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

The NN/LM MCR has learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, we would like to offer qualifying full Network members either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for sharing what was learned about the app by filling out the Mobile App Evaluation Form.

Before you proceed to apply for this project, please review the following to make sure you qualify, can fully participate in the project, and agree to certain stipulations.

1. Currently work at a NN/LM MCR Full Network member institution.
2. Be a professional librarian. Certain exceptions can be made and you can explain your situation in the form below.
3. Agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
3. Agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form. See an example of what will be in the form here.
4. Submit your reports by the following four deadlines on at least 1 app per report – July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15, 2016.
5. Allow the NN/LM MCR to use your reports on our website, P2PP, News Blog or in presentations.

The deadline to submit your application is May 22, 2015.

Click here to apply

If you have comments or questions about this project, please direct them to John Bramble.

DOCLINE Users: Remember to Submit Out of Office Requests

Monday, May 11th, 2015

DOCLINE users must submit  Out of Office (OOO)requests any time they will not have staff available to receive and fill incoming requests. Many will be at the Medical Library Association meeting starting this week and will need to submit  requests.

To submit an “OOO”  request, login to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab and then click on “Membership” on the left sidebar – then  “DOCLINE Membership.” Key in  your inactive and active dates and remember to click on”submit.”  This action will route requests around your library until the “active” date. [jh]

Funding: Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Librarians well known for their expertise in supporting researchers have gotten their start through this administrative supplement. If you’d like to be an informationist on a research team, find an appropriate and currently funded NIH project at your institution that is willing to apply for supplemental funding to add a librarian to their research team. Deadline for applications is July 17, 2015.

The announcement, NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249), provides complete information.

NLM contact for additional information: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov

/ch

NCBI staff will introduce PubMed Commons, a forum for sharing information and …

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Hello Network members!

The following is a register’able event…

This coming Wednesday, May 6th, NCBI staff will introduce PubMed Commons, a forum for sharing information and perspectives about biomedical publications in PubMed.

Staff will also provide a brief overview of how to participate and highlight the ways users are contributing to scientific discourse.

The session will be archived on their YouTube Chanel.

Register here https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5466135561815368962

More about PubMed Commons: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons/

More about NCBI Webinars: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

Link to the NCBI YouTube Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM/

The above is from the ncbi-announce mailing list

ncbi-announce@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

jb

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH Research Projects

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Hello Network members –

If you are going to the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Austin, you may want to attend a discussion by Alan VanBiervliet with NLM Extramural Programs. Alan will provide a “Descriptions, Discussion, Q & A  for the NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH Research Projects” on May 19, 2015, 4:30-5:55pm (CT), in Room 17A of the Austin Convention Center. jb