Archive for the ‘Other Libraries’ Category
Monday, February 24th, 2014
TO: Network member Agents
RE: Come in from the cold!
It’s time to come in from the cold to review and update your skills in responding to emergencies. Have you written your one-page disaster plan? We have a template plan to guide you through this mission. This valuable exercise will enable you to be prepared should a disaster strike your library and you can earn 30 points. If you’ve already written your plan, share it with your supervisor or with your fellow Network member Agents by writing an article for Plains to Peak Post and earn an additional 70 points. Brand new agents can benefit from these activities by joining the game now simply by registering online. If you need more information, view the game details or contact Game Master Agent John Bramble at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-338-7667. /rv
Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program. EFTS is used by health sciences libraries, and other DOCLINE users, for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions. Benefits include reduced costs, minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and increases efficiency. More information on the program is here.
Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply. Deadline for submitting an application has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.
For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3
Congratulations to these libraries who received the award during this contract year- your library could be next! :
St. Louis College of Pharmacy Library – Jill Nissen, Director
Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Medical Center Library- Joy Winkler, Director
Questions to Jim Honour
Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
What : The MCR is offering two classes on e-licensing. Each class will cover the basics. The classes are ideal for those who have minimal or no experience with e-licensing but have a desire to learn more. More experienced members may find it a nice refresher.
When: 2 pm Mountain Time, 3 pm Central Time on two days
- Part 1 : January 30, 2014 -Examination of the the vendor/librarian relationship and points to think about when negotiating a deal.
- Part 2: January 31, 2014- A view of the basic features that librarians should be looking for in e-licensing contracts and some newer ways to think about e-licensing.
The webinars are FREE
Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices . Enter the room as a Guest (just insert your name in the Guest box) and then you should be prompted for the audio portion soon after entering the room.
Questions may be directed to Jim Honour
Monday, January 13th, 2014
Registration is open for the April 9th University of Massachusetts and New England Librarian e-Science Symposium. Now in its sixth year, the 2014 symposium will feature presentations focusing on the theme “Librarians Working with Data” and will be held at the University of Massachusetts Medical School at its university campus in Worcester, MA. For further details about the day’s program and registration link, please see the 2014 e-Science Symposium conference page.
Are you interested in sharing your e-Science projects and activities? Consider submitting a proposal for the symposium’s poster session! Symposium posters will be judged on the following categories: Most Effective in Communicating e-Science Librarianship, Best Example of e-Science in Action, and Best Poster Overall. The deadline for submitting poster proposals is Feb. 1, 2014. Details can be found on the e-Science Symposium’s Poster Proposal submission page.
The symposium is co-sponsored by the NN/LM New England Region. /ch
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
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, email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
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: email@example.com. [jh]
Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays, or for an emergency. The action makes your library temporarily inactive while you are away. With a busy holiday season coming soon, you would be advised to check your calendars and the make the request. It’s fast and easy to submit your request.
To submit an Out of Office request, log in to your DOCLINE account, click on the “Institutions” tab at the top, then click on “Update (LIBID)” button and then find the “Out of Office” tab on the left side of the screen. Remember, once you have entered the dates, you must click on the colored “Request Approval” tab at either the bottom or top of the page. The request will be submitted to the MCR Member Services Coordinator. You will also see a message that your request is approved after the coordinator has reviewed it. More informaiton: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html
Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour