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Scotland releases new health literacy policy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Scotland has released a new health literacy policy and toolkit titled “Making it Easy: a Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland.”  You can review the policy, action plan and toolkit at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspx  (bbj)

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Users – Things You Need to Know!

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Dear DOCLINE Users:

Here are 5 DOCLINE best practice tips:

1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data .  To review your institution’s serial holdings, you must log in,  and then click on the “Serial Holdings” tab. It’s very important to make sure your holdings are accurate for efficient and quick lending. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/serhold.html

2) Make sure that your routing tables are current  Remove any libraries, on your routing table,  with the designation “Not a DOCLINE Library”  or “Library Closed.”

3) The fill rate target for all MidContinental Region libraries is at 75% or higher.  If you are having trouble meeting that goal, your state coordinators or the MCR’s Member Services coordinator will  be able to provide some suggestions.  You can find your fill rate by clicking on “Requests” and then “Reports.”

4) Review and maintain your institutional  record for accuracy and completeness.  The institutional record contains a list of those people, and their contact information, who have access to your DOCLINE account.  To find your institution record,  you must log in, click on the “Institutions” tab, click on “Update” and on the “People” button on the left side.  Remove names of those who do not now have access or add new names.  Update any changes of address.   You’ll also want to be sure all of your borrow and lend preferences are current too.

5)  Always submit an “Out of Office” request if your library will not be filling requests while staff are away from the office.  In DOCLINE, click on your “Institutions” tab,  “Update (LIBID)”  and then on the “Out of Office” tab on the left sidebar.

All reviews and updates should be performed at least once a year.  Taking these steps shows your commitment to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Resource Sharing Plan http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html

For more information you may contact Jim Honour

[jh]

 

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Highlights of MLA annual conference from RML Staff

Friday, June 6th, 2014
  • Wednesday, June 18 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML -    You couldn’t attend the conference?   You want to hear about the  highlights of the annual conference of the Medical Library Association?    Join the RML team. and share!  Did you have your caricature done?   Hear a great speaker?  Were inspired to start something new at your library? Join us and share your thoughts as well!

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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

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Wondering about Knowledge Management?

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Check out the new book “Knowledge Management in Healthcare” edited by Lorri Zipperer to get a better idea of how knowledge management practices can increase your skills and change your role in your institution.  Get book details at http://tinyurl.com/m6qmbfc  The book includes a chapter by our own Margaret Bandy!  (bbj)

Hot Off the Press!

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Interested in patient safety?  Check out the new “Patient Safety: Perspectives on Evidence, Information and Knowledge Transfer” volume by Lorri Zipperer.  You can read a chapter for free at http://tinyurl.com/ld24t58  This book is a great way to examine the role for librarians in patient safety!  (bbj)

 

STOP THE PRESSES…..Spotlight! on NLM Resources has a new name….

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…..(can you hear the drum roll?)  “Discover NLM and More.”   The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other webpages, that may be relevant to you.

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.”

  •  Wise words fromWinston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm).

Webinar: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The next Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

TOPIC:    Riding the Mobile Wave: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Many local health departments are not fully using social media and mobile health (mHealth) tools due to lack of resources and support. Sara Rubin, senior program analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will talk about a study conducted by NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security that identified the organizational factors local health departments need to support their use of these tools in preparedness and response activities. Andrew Roszak, Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO, will then share some other recent NACCHO initiatives, including the radiation emergency projects in several jurisdictions. This session will be of great interest to librarians who work with their local health departments or who are looking for ways to become more involved!

LOGIN:  Click on this link or go to: webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear 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

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, go to the Disaster Information  Management Research Center web site./ch

NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

The course, previously held at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics and provides continuing education to health care professionals interested in the application of computer technologies to medicine. The Georgia course will be held at Brasstown Valley. Health sciences librarians are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility:  Application is open to US citizens or US permanent residents.  Enrollment is limited and extremely competitive.  The program is directed at biomedical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, faculty and others who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions.

Cost:  Registration, travel, housing, and meals, are fully supported by the National Library of Medicine, NIH.

Deadline:  for application is July 7, 2014, 6:00 am MT, 7 am CT. /ch

EDUCATION: Did you miss the annual conference of MLA? Save June 18 – Breezing Along with the RML – for Highlights

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
  • Wednesday, June 18 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML -    Highlights of the annual conference of the Medical Library Association, will be shared by the NN/LM MidContinental team.   Did you have your caricature done?   Hear a great speaker?  Were inspired to start something new at your library? Join us and share your thoughts as well!

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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

 

EDUCATION: “LinkOut for Libraries” Webinar Recording Available

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The recording  for the  LinkOut for Libraries webinar presented on April 30, 2014,  by Veronica Robinson Garrett of the National Library of Medicine LinkOut team,  is now available http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/presentations/index.html .   Links to her presentation are also included along with the recording .  Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator,  NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, hosted the session.   [jh]