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Full Text Resource

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

This year we’re attempting to make member aware of full text resources that are available online at any time.  A possibility is the Free Online Full-text Articles feature available from HighWire Press. According to them  “… largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!” They have more than 2.4 million articles available. When browsing the website one can see that some of the biomedical journal titles are immediately free and others are embargoed for 1 year. One may browse or search by title or topic. It may be worth a look.  [jh]

New Librarians in Oz Game Available

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Attention all Librarians in Oz game players!  Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills.  Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources.  Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian?  Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?

To accept this challenge, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=835  (bbj)

PMC: Public Access Expansion

Friday, March 25th, 2016

From NLM:

As of March 2015, the following additional agencies are using the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the deposit in PMC of peer-reviewed manuscripts that fall under their public access policies:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/HHS),
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA/HHS),
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Additionally, the following additional HHS and other federal agencies have announced public access plans and have committed to using PMC as the repository for agency-funded publications:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ/HHS)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Last month marked the third anniversary of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing Federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans for increasing public access to the results of the research they support, including scholarly publications. As a result of this directive, in 2015, PMC started providing support as a public access repository for funding agencies beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)./ch

NLM Accepting Proposals for HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

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Update: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

All citations mentioned by presenters during the forum are now listed in the resources section of the web site. Presenter presentation slides are also available on request. A link to make that request is also on the web site.
The recording is still in process. An announcement will appear in the RML News when it is available.
Over 100 participants in-person and online explored the use of EHR-based data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice on March 7, 2016. /ch

Zika Genome Sequences Available from NCBI

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

The National Center for Biotechnology Information makes retrieval, viewing, and downloading of Zika virus nucleotide and protein sequences available from a value added database using a specialized search interface. Your researchers can follow the Zika Virus Resource on the NLM web site for these sequences and other Zika virus resources. /ch

Symposium: Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Only 4 seats are left for Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries. This is a one-day symposium being held in Philadelphia on April 18, 2016 co-sponsored by NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region, and AAHSL. Check out the full schedule and register (guides.nnlm.gov/mar_space2016). Apply for Professional Develop Funding, if you need financial help to attend. /ch

Library Advocacy Book Club starting again on March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.

Schedule:

Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time

Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy (bbj)

 

A LibGuide on Clinical Data Management.

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region recently published a  LibGuide  (guides.nnlm.gov/psr/datamanagement/home) that introduces hospital librarians to clinical data management. For those who attended “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” you’ll find resources to  complement what you heard at the forum. For those who were not able to attend, this is an excellent starting point to learn about clinical data and what librarians can do to support their institutions use of this data. It includes definitions, key sites, and resources for implementation and training./ch

Professional Development Awards Still Available Through April 30th!

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Do you have a great professional development opportunity that occurs before April 30, 2016, but need money to attend? We can help! Consider applying for the NN/LM MCR Professional Development Award (approximately $1500 per award). Must be a librarian at a full Network member library. Priority will be given to professional development in the areas of emergency preparedness, personal and electronic health records, health information literacy or patient safety.

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.

Click here to submit an application.

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