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HEADS UP Fact Sheets by CDC

Friday, October 9th, 2015

CDC has fact sheets available for parents, youth sports coaches, high school coaches, school professionals, and health care providers offering information to help protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a possible concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs. /ch

REMM: New Design with Significant Content Updates

Friday, October 9th, 2015



The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.

The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.

There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.

We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for

  • Interactive Clinical Tools
  • Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Reference and Data
  • Overview of REMM and
  • Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices

One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.

Significant content updates are HERE



Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

WebJunction will be offering a free webinar exploring health-related outreach, programming, training, and funding so that your library can improve the health literacy of your community.

Wednesday – October 21, 2015

1:00-2:00P MT, 2:00-3:00P CT

Christian Minter, NN/LM MCR Nebraska/Education Coordinator is one of three panelists discussing training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. /da

SLA Webinar: Disaster Preparedness and Response: Cross-collaboration

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015


Save the Date

On Thursday, October 22, SLA will present a FREE one-hour Webinar that addresses this and related issues. The Webinar, “Disaster Preparedness and Response: Cross-collaboration – we are all in this together,” will be led by Christine Hagar, who will draw on her current work in crisis informatics, including her research as to how public libraries can be more involved in community-wide disaster planning.

Dr. Hagar is an assistant professor in the School of Library & Information Science at San Jose State University. Her primary teaching and research interests are in the areas of crisis information management.

Dr. Hagar has worked in public and academic libraries in the United States and the United Kingdom in a variety of positions. She has served as head of library development for INASP, an international non-government development organization, and held lecturer positions at the International Centre for Information Management Systems and Services (Poland) and the Department of Information Studies at Northumbria University (U.K.). She has played a prominent role in organizing panels and presenting at the Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) Conferences. Dr. Hagar is a member of the UK’s Disaster & Development Network.

Login information was not yet provided but will be posted in MCR News when available.

You may contact them for more information:

Tahirih Fusscas

Chair, Emergency Preparedness & Recovery Advisory Council

Special Libraries Association


Updated Login Information for DIMRC Webinar: “Stress and the Relaxation Response”

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Updated log in for Thursday’s (October 8th)  call:

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, October 8, click  Here

Meeting Number:  627 830 517

Meeting Password: 1234

First time users of WebEx may be required to install WebEx client software.


Health Literacy Webinars for Librarians & Health Professionals

Monday, October 5th, 2015

October is Health Literacy Month, and we want to highlight a couple of opportunities to learn more about becoming involved in improving health literacy in your community or organization.

Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1 pm MT/2 pm CT

This webinar explores health-related outreach and programming ideas, and highlights the training and resources provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to help your library improve the health literacy of your community.

Presented by:
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
Anita Kinney, Program Analyst, United States Access Board
Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region

Free to attend. Registration is required. Sponsored by WebJunction. For more information visit:

Health Literacy: Why It’s Important to Patient Care & What You Can Do to Help
Wednesday, October 28th
11 am MT/12 pm CT

This webinar will explore the impact that low health literacy has on cancer prevention and treatment, and provide resources that health professionals, patients, and caregivers can use to improve health literacy and effective patient-provider communication.

Presented by:
Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region

Free to attend. Registration is required. Sponsored by Nebraska Cancer Coalition. For more information visit:


Upcoming Webinars: Disaster Apps & Community Health Maps

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 10 MT/11 CT
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Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities.

Sit in on this webinar to learn about the resources you can include in a digital go-bag and how you can help the disaster workforce build theirs.

Discover NLM and More
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1 MT/ 2 CT
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Community Health Maps

Are you looking for a creative way to visualize and showcase data on the conditions that influence health in your community? Not sure which tools to use? Community health maps may be the answer! Community health maps can collect and visualize statistics, demographic information, and community resources to help you plan and make decisions about outreach projects. There are many low-cost mapping tools, and the National Library of Medicine has a resource available to share information about specific tools and examples of how to use them. Join this webinar to learn more about the benefits of community health maps, and the resources available to you.


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. One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information. Questions to

Fogarty Papers Added to NLM Profiles in Science

Friday, September 25th, 2015

From NLM:
John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. The John E. Fogarty Papers are now available from the National Library of Medicine as part of its Profiles in Science collection. /ch

MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

From NLM Technical Bulleting September 2015

Searchers, a heads up that NLM has begun year end processing of MEDLINE/PubMed. This includes changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings.

From mid-November through mid-December NLM expects to temporarily suspend the addition of fully-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed. NLM will continue to add Publisher-supplied and in process citations. Click here for more information on what is involved in year end processing. /ch

ALA Invites Applications for “Native Voices” Traveling Exhibition

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has partnered with the American Library Association to distribute the “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” traveling exhibition. This exhibition explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.

The opportunity is open to public libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, tribal college libraries and special libraries. Libraries serving Native populations are especially invited to apply, and partnerships between libraries and Native-serving organizations are encouraged. For more information, visit Applications are due Nov. 6, 2015. /cm