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FUNDING: EFTS Award Application Deadline Extended!

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

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 extend to December 31, 2013. 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

Questions to Jim Honour

[jh]

DOCLINE: Update Routing Tables

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Routing tables are an essential ingredient for assuring efficient borrowing and support for the resource sharing plan .  The DOCLINE team strongly urges users to routinely review their routing tables and update. Why may a routing table need an update?  Here are some reasons: 1) Closed libraries need to be deleted  2) Libraries may change their membership status and no longer use DOCLINE  3) A library will want to determine which lending libraries provide the best service.  Those that don’t reliably fill requests may need to be deleted from or moved in the routing table.  There are more reasons.

Remember to click on “SAVE” every time an update is completed.  The updated table is then submitted to the MCR DOCLINE coordinator who will approve the request.

Learn more about updating routing tables: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_review_routing_table.html [jh]

DOCLINE: Reminder to Users – Submit Out of Office Requests

Tuesday, November 26th, 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

[jh]

DOCLINE: Users to update their accounts

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

DOCLINE Users:

This is a reminder that you routinely need to update two areas in your DOCLINE accounts:  1) Review and maintain your institution’s serial holdings  data in SERHOLD and 2) Review and maintain institution record for accuracy and completeness.

The institution record is 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.

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

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]

 

DOCLINE: Users to Submit Out of Office Requests for the Holidays and Vacations

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Libraries using DOCLINE must submit an Out of Office request when shutdown for staff vacations/holidays.  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.

Any questions may be directed to Jim Honour

[jh]

NLM Job Posting: Head, Collection Access Section

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM:

Sometime in the next week, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The  position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:

  • Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
  • Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
  • Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
  • Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
  • Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
  • Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions regarding this position. /ch

NLM Job Posting: Head, Preservation and Collection Management

Monday, November 4th, 2013

Forwarded from NLM

Sometime in the next week, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section  in the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

The Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section is responsible for preserving and managing NLM’s collections including:

  • Binding and book repair;
  • Shelving and shifting collections;
  • Space planning for collections;
  • Disaster prevention and response;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Audiovisual duplication;
  • Collection digitization and digital preservation; and
  • Staff training in careful handling of library materials.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or fishelm@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions regarding this position. /ch

Affordable Care Act and Libraries (noon-1:30pm MT / 1-2:30pm CT)

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Attention Network members

Utah Librarians have been invited to learn more about the Affordable Care Act and what Utah libraries are doing to support their uninsured patrons.

We would like to extend this invitation to you as well.

More details (and below) and register here:

https://ulaaca.eventbrite.com/?ref=ebapi

What is the Affordable Care Act (ACA)?

Get an in-depth look at how the ACA impacts Utah in 2014 and beyond. Topics Discussed:

How does ACA affect families and jobs in my community?
How do people sign up or see if they qualify?
How will Utah’s insurance marketplace work?
What national resources are available for libraries to help?
What can Eccles Health Sciences Library offer to help with ACA?
What are Utah libraries already doing?

Location: Online
November 20, 2013 (12-1:30PM MT / 1-2:30PM CT)

Presenters: Jason Stevenson, Utah Health Policy Project; Colleen Eggett, USL; Susan Hamada, Salt Lake County Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library staff; Kathryn Pudlock, Weber County Library

Sponsors: Utah Library Association; Utah State Library; Eccles Health Sciences Library

Series: ULA Lunch Hour Librarianship

To join the meeting directly: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/usltraining/

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before, set up your computer: http://stateofutah.adobeconnect.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

Contact John Bramble for more information john.bramble@utah.edu

FUNDING: EFTS Award for DOCLINE Users- Deadline to Apply is October 31st

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

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 is October 31, 2013. 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! The OJ Cloughly Alumni Library at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy is the latest recipient of the award!

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

[jh]

FUNDING: DOCLINE Users- Apply now for EFTS Award – Deadline is soon

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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 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 applyDeadline for submitting an application is October 31, 2013. 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

Questions? Please Contact Jim Honour

[jh]