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Submit a proprosal for the IHA Health Literacy Conference

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Are you improving health information literacy at your institution? Do you have a skill to teach? The Institute for Healthcare Advancement is seeking breakout session presentations for their Health Literacy Conference on May 9-11, 2014 in Irvine, California. The conference theme is “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy.” This year they are emphasizing the Affordable Care Act and ways in which health literacy skills help with outreach, education and enrollment efforts. Go to the Institute for Health Advancement web site, call 800-434-4633, or email Michael Villaire (mvillaire@iha4health.org) for more information.  Deadline for proposal submissions is November 15, 2013.  /ch

Sandbox Session: Mendeley – November 7, 2013 at 1 PM (MT) / 2 PM (CT)

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Sandbox Session: Mendeley – November 7, 2013 at 1 PM (MT) / 2 PM (CT)

Hello Network members,

It is time to come and play in the sandbox and check out a new(ish) toy…

At the next NN/LM MCR Technology Sandbox Session we will be “playing” with Mendeley, a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

For these sessions, we will bring a toy, such as an online app or cool tool, and quickly show you how it works (where the switches are). Then you’ll get to play with it.

Please come and play in our sandbox!

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2013

Time: 1:00pm (Mountain Time) / 2:00pm (Central Time)

Come to: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr_edtech

 ***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***

How Sandbox Session work: We pick a toy /tool, in this case Mendeley where the… 

presenter will demo some of the basic features with time for participants to try it out on their own.

To play with Mendeley, you’ll need to sign up and download the application

prior to the Sandbox Session. Go to http://www.mendeley.com/ for the download.

The only objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new and 2) project how this technology could be integrated into your professional life.

You do NOT need to register for the session. You do NOT need to pay anything. You NEED to COME and PLAY.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with  John Bramble

Technology Coordinator / Utah Outreach
john.bramble@utah.edu
801 585 5743 (office)
800 338- 7657 (within Region)

If you missed it….Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Resources for Community Colleges

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

If you missed the Oct. 23 Spotlight! session – Resources for Community Colleges, it is now available at: http://ow.ly/q71vF  (mm)

PubMed Commons: Post Peer Review System from NCBI

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

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The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues. Find out more about the project and how to participate. /da

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML – Wed. Oct. 16 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT – Health Literacy thru Pop Culture

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10:00 MT/ 11:00 CT - Did you learn how to do a tracheotomy with an ink pen and a knife from CSI?  Know all the symptoms of ricin poisoning thanks to Breaking Bad?  Learned how to tie a tourniquet from Gunsmoke?  We’re going to take a look at health information on popular TV shows.  We’ll provide examples and discuss the good, the bad, and the funny.  Come for the clips, stay for the edutainment. Presented by Monica Rogers.

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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

History of Medicine: New Traveling Exhibit available from NLM – book an exhibit now!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

“Surviving and Thriving Aids, Politics and Culture” is a new traveling exhibit now available from the National Library of Medicine.  You can book this exhibit for your library and find more information at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/exhibition/survivingandthriving-bookinfo.html . (mm)

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Self-Help Resources in NLM Databases

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

September’s Spotlight! is a perfect session for Public Librarians.  We will focus on where to find resources and how to use NLM databases. Most NLM databases have training modules of some sort but where are they hidden? Some are simple html pages and some have video tutorials.  Even if you’ve used PubMed before the Internet, you are bound to learn something new. Some of the databases covered will be MedlinePlus, PubMed/MEDLINE, PubMed Health, PHpartners, Haz-Map, and Household Products Database. Attendees will leave the session with a better understanding on where to go when they need to use the “self-teach” method of learning a NLM Database.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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)

 

 

OOPS – EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Finding the Evidence for Support Resources for Dieters

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Well, oops!   We had to reschedule our Aug. 28 Spotlight! event until Sept. 11 due to technical difficulties.    We hope you’ll join on Sept. 11 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – same location…

New date:  Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -In July,  we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This time, we will look at finding the evidence for the effectiveness of personal training, online groups such as Sparkpeople, behavior modification and incentives that may help people stick to their diets. Join Betsy Kelly, John Bramble and Barb Jones for “Finding the evidence for support resources for dieters” .   One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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)

 

 

OOPS – EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Finding the Evidence for Support Resources for Dieters

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Well, oops!   We had to reschedule our Aug. 28 Spotlight! event until Sept. 11 due to technical difficulties.    We hope you’ll join on Sept. 11 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – same location…

New date:  Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -In July,  we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This time, we will look at finding the evidence for the effectiveness of personal training, online groups such as Sparkpeople, behavior modification and incentives that may help people stick to their diets. Join Betsy Kelly, John Bramble and Barb Jones for “Finding the evidence for support resources for dieters” .   One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Wednesday, Aug. 28 – Finding the Evidence for Support Resources for Dieters

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Spotlight! on NLM Resources - Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Last month we discussed various diets including high protein, vegetarian, fasting, and balanced diets.   This month we will look at finding the evidence for the effectiveness of personal training, online groups such as Sparkpeople, behavior modification and incentives that may help people stick to their diets. Join Betsy Kelly, John Bramble and Barb Jones for “Finding the evidence for support resources for dieters” .   One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

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)