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Communicating Risk with Icon Arrays

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

icon2IconArray.com is a tool out of the University of Michigan, to create icons for communicating risk. Developers have made the tool free under the Creative Commons License. Users can generate icons with one, two or three risk/benefits. /da

Disaster Readiness in Libraries

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting the Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at  11:30  am MT, 12:30 pm CT

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone!

TOPIC:    Disaster Readiness in Libraries

Dan Wilson, Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, will present about his experiences advocating for greater disaster readiness in our nation’s libraries.  In addition, he will talk about creating a disaster readiness culture at the library he works at (University of Virginia Health Sciences Library) and his role in establishing a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) at the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

PRESENTER:  Dan Wilson has been the Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative since the summer of 2007.  As coordinator, he advocates library disaster readiness by facilitating summit meetings for librarians and emergency planners.  He is currently working with State Library of New Jersey and the State Library of Pennsylvania on improving disaster readiness in their public libraries, and is in the planning stages of a major initiative with the State Library of North Carolina set for this spring.

LOGIN:   To join the meeting Thursday, January 15th, click on https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.  A box should pop up asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you. For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is:Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790  Pass-Code: 745907  For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html (Courtesy of the DISASTER-OUTREACH LIB email discussion list.)  [jh]

MEDLINE by the Numbers

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

How many articles were indexed in MEDLINE in 2014? How many MEDLINE/PubMed searches were done? Did these numbers go up or down? The answers to these questions are 765,850; 2.7 Billion; and up.  Interested in more statistics related to MEDLINE? Check out the Key MEDLINE Indicators page. /ch

2015 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

From NLM Technical Bulletin:

Now that end-of-year activities are complete, MEDLINE/PubMed may be searched using 2015 MeSH vocabulary. See MEDLINE Data Changes — 2015 for details on the data changes. /ch

Reminder for DOCLINE Users : Out of Office Requests

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Reminder:

All DOCLINE users should file an ‘Out of Office’ request, if they are away during the holidays.  That form may be submitted from your DOCLINE institutional record.  For information on this you may click here  .   Always click on “Save” or “Submit,”  after filling in the dates, to ensure that the request will reach the RML for approval!  The DOCLINE Team also would like you to  “remember to clear your lend queue at the end of your last day open. Receipt any new requests and update all requests – Filled or Not Filled. ”   Many Happy Holidays to you all! [jh]

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.

To subscribe: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html.  To view archived messages: https://list.nih.gov/archives/disastr-outreach-lib.html.

[jh]

 

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