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The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26, 2014)

Monday, August 18th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 1pm-2:30pm MT, 2pm-3:30pm CT

Where: webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/  For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440

Find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy.

  • What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
  • How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
  • What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
  •  How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.

This webinar will feature presentations about the experiences from  three libraries followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:

  •  Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
  • Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
  • Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine /ch

 

The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19, 2014)

Friday, August 8th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11am- 12:30pm MT, 12pm – 1:30pm CT

Register at: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766  Space is limited.

Join  a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

This webinar will:

  • Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
  • Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
  • Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
  • Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.

Please list any questions you would like addressed during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.

Sponsored by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. /ch

Jobs at NLM

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

NLM has 6 vacancies in Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. See the Technical Specialist postings for job descriptions on the NLM Job Openings page or on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero Zenaida.Olivero@nih.gov for further information.

Technical Specialist positions are open in the following areas:

  • The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
  • The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD)
  • Indexing Unit A
  • Indexing Unit B
  • The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) Section
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)  /ch

Education: Cool Web Resource- Instructional Materials (for Trainers)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a  web page rich with links to instructional materials.  Check it out here  [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Summer Vacation? How to prevent requests from routing to your library

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Dear MCR DOCLINE Users,

Here’s some useful information, from the DOCLINE Team, about what to with your  DOCLINE account while away:

Summer vacation season has arrived so we would like to remind users that you can prevent requests from routing to your library during a closure by completing the ‘Out of Office’ request form in DOCLINE (Institutions, Update, Out of Office page). Detailed instructions for use of this feature can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html.

You can set a future ‘Out of Office’ date range and request RML approval at any time. However, we do suggest you submit your request for deactivation a couple of days in advance of your departure to allow your RML time to review. Please note only one ‘Out of Office’ date range is permitted at a time; you cannot request a second deactivation period until the present period is past.

On the last day your library is active, please process as many requests as possible as ‘Filled’ or ‘Not Filled’. At the end of the day, please receipt any new requests and process all outstanding requests as ‘Not Filled’ so they will immediately route on to the next potential lender.

If you have questions, you can call your RML at 800-338-7657.You can also reach DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at https://docline.gov/docline/help/contact_nlm/help_page.cfm . Questions? Please contact Jim Honour  .   [jh]

 

 

 

Copyright MOOC for librarians and k-12 educators

Friday, June 13th, 2014

For those of you interested in brushing up your knowledge about copyright:

Kevin Smith, the scholarly communication officer and copyright expert at Duke University, and two colleagues are organizing a four-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) on the basics of copyright.  The course is aimed at librarians and K-12 educators and offered on the Coursera platform.  A great, free opportunity to learn from one of the best.  For more information and to register click here. /ch

 

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]

 

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)

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

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]