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Webinar: Peggy Cruse on the 2015 Research Data Access & Preservation Summit

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

Peggy Cruse from National Jewish Health (NJH) will share her experience of attending the 2015 Research Data Access & Preservation Summit.  Peggy was funded by the NN/LM Professional Development Award. She will explain how the NJH Library is working with administration and campus stakeholders to assess current service gaps and strengthen existing data management services. In her presentation, Peggy will provide Summit highlights and explain how she’s integrating these ideas into meaningful practices at NJH. Health sciences librarians and informationists, especially those new to data management and those in hospital settings, will benefit from attending this session.

When: July 1, 2015 11am MT, 12pm CT.


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

SciENcv — Converting Profiles that Use the Old NIH Biosketch Format to the New NIH Biosketch Format

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The newest release of SciENcv has a feature to help users convert biosketches from the former NIH format to the new format, which took effect January 2015. Step by step conversion instructions are in the latest NLM Technical Bulletin. /da

Last Day to Apply – Mobile Apps Experience Project

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We have a few more App cards available! Take advantage of this last chance to apply and participate!

Deadline is Today – Tuesday June 16th

Through this program, qualifying full Network members will receive a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for at least 4 evaluations of apps appropriate to the field of health science librarianship. This is a great opportunity to try several for-fee apps and share your experiences with others in the region.  The deadline to apply is Tuesday June 16, 2015. See this link for details and to apply:

Please contact Alicia Lillich if you have any questions.

Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

Friday, June 12th, 2015

New from the DISASTER -OUTREACH – LIB email list:

Title: Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

Date: Thursday, June 18

Time: 1pm ET/Noon CT/ 11am MT/10am PT


Synopsis: First Responders Group at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and FEMA’s Higher Education Program are co-sponsoring this event to share innovative approaches to designing and conducting drills and exercises. Guest presenters include Carla Boyce, director of FEMA’s National Exercise Division; Douglas Kahn, program manager for FEMA’s Virtual Table Top Exercise Program; and Boyce Wilson, homeland security planner for the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. Attendees can earn a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits upon completing a short quiz at the end of the event.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand opportunities to innovate within the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) process
  • Explain how virtual exercises can efficiently and effectively meet your objectives
  • Identify best practices and innovative approaches to design, conduct and evaluate exercises    [jh]

Directory of History of Medicine Collections: A Valuable Resource

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Learn about the Directory of History of Medicine Collections as a resource and the capabilities of the fully searchable database.  Libraries, museums, archives and others with history of medicine collections will hear the benefits of adding collections to this valuable resource.  Presented by Crystal Smith, Reference Librarian, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, National Library of Medicine.

Tues, June 9, 2015 / 10-11 MT, 11-12 CT  Online / No Registration Required  Click here to log in <>

Sponsored by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region/ch

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

Monday, June 1st, 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.

Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) Annual Conference.

Friday, May 29th, 2015

This National conference will help guide participants through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in various types of healthcare facilities today.  The conference will include speakers with disaster stories from the field and experts that will help guide and refine your planning efforts. This event will allow for intensive and collaborative learning opportunities and networking for all participants.


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. <>

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


Learn more here: PA-15-249