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Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Member Responsibilities

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

DOCLINE Users have several responsibilities during the year .  Some important ones are 1) Check your DOCLINE account’s institutional record to ensure that contacts, addresses and borrowing/lending preferences are up to date.  2) Review and update your library’s serial holdings at least once a year.  Regular maintenance of your holdings will promote a more efficient DOCLINE system.  3) Regularly update you library’s Routing and M/A/N tables.  Remove any closed libraries,  and libraries  that have  “Not a DOCLINE library” designation.  Make sure to place library groups in cells by themselves.  4) Make sure that you know the system requirements for using DOCLINE and that you use a  newer browser version with the correct settings.  Following these suggestions will also ensure seamless navigation when using DOCLINE.  For additional information on resource sharing and DOCLINE usage:  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd  and the  NN/LM Resoure Sharing Plan    [jh]

Share Your Impact Stories Today

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Attention librarians who have stories to share about how they have played a pivotal role in saving patient’s lives, improved their outcome, and/or reduced their length of stay. We’re also looking for librarians who have saved their institution millions (thousands or hundreds is okay, too) of dollars by helping your institution make major decisions. We know there are stories out there to be told!

Join us (Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1-3 MT, 2-4 CT) for an online celebration of the value of what health sciences librarians bring to healthcare. This is not a time to be shy! It’s time to puff up your shoulders brag. Drop in anytime–stay as long as you can–leave when you have to.

With October being 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: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/barb

Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Have the system call you on your phone. /ch

 

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.

Topics include:

  • Get ready for a doctor’s visit
  • Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
  • Make collaborative decisions about treatment
  • Remember what was discussed following the appointment

Access the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1sqa9Cr

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