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Library Publishing Forum

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Library Publishing Forum, March 5-6, 2014, Kansas City, MO

This event will bring together representatives from libraries engaged in (or considering) publishing initiatives to define and address major questions and challenges; to identify and document collaborative opportunities; to strengthen and promote this community of practice; and to advance this vibrant subfield of academic publishing. This event is hosted by the Library Publishing Coalition (LPC), a 60-member organization that promotes the development of innovative, sustainable publishing services in academic and research libraries to support scholars as they create, advance, and disseminate knowledge.

We encourage library publishers (and friends of library publishing) of all sizes and statures to attend, including both administrators and technical staff charged with this important scholarly communications function. The Library Publishing Forum will include representatives from a broad, international spectrum of academic library backgrounds, as well as groups that collaborate with libraries to publish scholarly works. You do not need to be a member of the LPC to attend this event.

The event will be keynoted by:  Peter Berkery, Association of American University Presses and John Unsworth, Brandeis University

Earlybird registration is open until January 31. Please visit the conference web site for more information about participating in or sponsoring this conference. /ch

Continuing education course materials for “Disaster Information Specialization”

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

From the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)

Disaster health information courses and supporting materials are now available from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the National Library of Medicine. The courses are open to anyone at no cost and are approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit.  Course materials may be used and adapted by anyone giving presentations or classes on this content. When using or adapting materials, please give credit to the original course authors and NLM.

We’d like to hear about your use of these course materials and what DIMRC can offer (improve) that would make it easier for you to teach this material. Are you interested in being an online or classroom instructor for one or more of these courses? We are compiling a list of current and potential instructors for future mailings: please send your name, title, organization, city, state/country to Katie Chan, katie.chan@nih.gov.

Completion of a series of courses may be used toward the MLA Disaster Information Specialization certificate. For information on requirements for the MLA certificate, see  Disaster Information Specialist web site and scroll down to the section on “Completing Application.” The application fee is $55 for MLA members and $75 for non-members.

Happy New Year from the DIMRC staff.  /ch

DOCLINE: Reminders for Users

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

All DOCLINE users should be aware of the NN/LM Resource Sharing Plan. http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/docdelplan.html . The plan outlines the goals and  responsibilities for all DOCLINE stakeholders from the NLM to small hospital libraries.

Here are some maintenance reminders for DOCLINE users:  1) Make sure the contacts and all other information in your institutional record is current.  2) Have you reviewed and updated your routing tables recently? This needs to be done at least once a year. 3) Review and update your holdings in SERHOLD to help keep transactions in DOCLINE effficient. 4) Be sure to set your Out of Office Request if there will be not staffing in your library because of vacations, illness, etc.

You are more than welcome to contact your state coordinators, or the MCR DOCLINE coordinator with any questions/concerns you have. We always like to know of anything that should need attention.  MCR Member Services Coordinator: Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu

[jh]

Health Literacy

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Do you know the definition of health literacy?  According to the Affordable Care Act and Healthy People 2020 it is “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.”

What does that mean to your practice of librarianship?  How do you use this concept in order to serve your users?  (bbj)

Broadcast: Hospital Libraries Panel Discussion – Jan 13, 2014

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

A panel discussion on hospital library closures will be broadcast on Monday, January 13, 2014 11-1 MT, 12-2 CT. This event, originating at Stanford University,  is sponsored by the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region and the Northern California and Nevada Medical Library Group. Registration is available by clicking here. The form provides the choice of attending the in-person session or remotely.

Speakers will include:

1. Geri Bodeker, MS, MLIS, AHIP; Medical Librarian- Palo Alto Medical Foundation- Physician Library; Nursing Librarian- Samuel Merritt University- San Francisco Peninsula Learning Center Library; Adjunct Faculty Librarian- College of San Mater Library

2. Nancy Dickenson, MLIS; Librarian; Stanford Health Library; Stanford Hospital & Clinics

3. Peggy Makie, MLIS, AHIP; Library Manager; Kaiser Permanente Health Sciences Library, Sacramento and Roseville  /ch

 

EDUCATION: NOTE THE DATES: PubMed Update on Jan. 10 and “Being a Professional” on Jan. 15

Friday, January 3rd, 2014
  • Friday, January 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT  – Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources – PubMed Updates from the National Training Center (this is a change of time/date from regular Spotlight! sessions).

Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months, such as the new Relevance Sort.  Bring your questions!  One MLA CE will be available for this event, as well as points for Mission I’MPossible.

  • Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT- Breezing Along with the RML – ” What Does it Mean to be a Professional?  Barb Jones and Claire Hamasu

Join Barb Jones, Library Advocacy Coordinator, and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, in a lively discussion on “What Does it Mean to Be a Professional?” Does it mean you work in an office?  OR Does it mean you have to dress up for work?  OR  Does it mean you have a higher degree? OR Does it mean you’re a salaried rather than an hourly employee? OR Do you have to be certified?  Bring your ideas about what you think it means to be a professional and how we, as health sciences librarians, measure up. What implications does this have for us and if changes need to be made, what can we do about it?

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

EDUCATION: PubMed Update on Jan. 10 and “Being a Professional” on Jan. 15

Monday, December 30th, 2013
  • Friday, January 10 – 10:00 am, MT / 11:00 am CT  – Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources – PubMed Updates from the National Training Center

Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months, such as the new Relevance Sort.  Bring your questions!

  • Wednesday, January 15, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT- Breezing Along with the RML – ” What Does it Mean to be a Professional?  Barb Jones and Claire Hamasu

Join Barb Jones, Library Advocacy Coordinator, and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director, in a lively discussion on “What Does it Mean to Be a Professional?” Does it mean you work in an office?  OR Does it mean you have to dress up for work?  OR  Does it mean you have a higher degree? OR Does it mean you’re a salaried rather than an hourly employee? OR Do you have to be certified?  Bring your ideas about what you think it means to be a professional and how we, as health sciences librarians, measure up. What implications does this have for us and if changes need to be made, what can we do about it?

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

New Exhibit available – Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine has  opened the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health & Illness exhibition:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/.  Explore the site for interviews, a timeline,  and additional resources including lesson plans and information on careers in medicine and science.

DOCLINE: Offer Loansome Doc Services!

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

DOCLINE users have an avenue to provide support to health professionals by extending Loansome Doc (LD) services.  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/loansome  .  Some of the advantages  are that  1) affiliated health professionals can order and check on status of articles themselves  2) unaffiliated health professionals can have better access to biomedical literature  and 3) extra user services can enhance the status of the library within your institution.

Currently, twenty-five DOCLINE libraries, in the MidContinental Region, offer Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated  health professionals. We need more providers and  it’s easy to start.  Login to your DOCLINE account, click on the tab to update your institutional record and then click on the “Loansome Doc” tab on the left.  You have the ability to set preferences  for the service according to what makes sense for your library.  Questions about the service?   Please send an email to: jhonour@uwyo.edu.  [jh]

New Opportunity for Research Design in Librarianship Instruction

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Institute for Research Design in Librarianship: 9 days in southern CA; full scholarships available

Do you want to learn about how your user groups and communities find and use information? Do you want to gather evidence to demonstrate that your work is making a difference?

Exciting news! You can work on these questions, and questions like them, June 16-26, 2014!

The Institute for Research Design in Librarianship is a great opportunity for an academic librarian who is interested in conducting research. Research and evaluation are not necessarily identical, although they do employ many of the same methods and are closely related. This Institute is open to academic librarians from all over the country. If your proposal is accepted, your attendance at the Institute will be paid for, as will your travel, lodging, and food expenses.

The William H. Hannon Library has received a three-year grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to offer a nine-day continuing education opportunity for academic and research librarians. Each year 21 librarians will receive instruction in research design and a full year of support to complete a research project at their home institutions. The summer Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) is supplemented with pre-institute learning activities and a personal learning network that provides ongoing mentoring. The institutes will be held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

The Institute is particularly interested in applicants who have identified a real-world research question and/or opportunity. It is intended to“bring together a diverse group of academic and research librarians who are motivated and enthusiastic about conducting research but need additional training and/or other support to perform the steps successfully. The institute is designed around the components of the research process, with special focus given to areas that our 2010 national survey of academic librarians identified as the most troublesome; the co-investigators on this project conducted the survey to provide a snapshot of the current state of academic librarian confidence in conducting research. During the nine-day institute held annually in June, participants will receive expert instruction on research design and small-group and one-on-one assistance in writing and/or revising their own draft research proposal. In the following academic year, participants will receive ongoing support in conducting their research and preparing the results for dissemination.”

Your proposal is due by February 1, 2014. Details are available at the Institute’s Prepare Your Proposal web site.

Factoid: Loyola Marymount is on a bluff above the Pacific Ocean, west of central LA./da