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Save the Date: Public Health and Public Libraries Webinar

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

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

For more information and to register visit:

Member Involvement: This is a Great Way to Help the MCR!

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Many of our members help with MCR infrastructure and outreach programs each year: If you are seeking service or think that you have a skill to offer please click here:  Involvement

Here are some of the ways you may be involved:

  • Present for  MCR webinars
  • Exhibit for the National Library of Medicine at meetings and conferences.
  • Submit articles to the Plains to Peaks Post Newsletter
  • Co-author an article with a NN/LM Coordinator or co-present at a conference
  • Volunteer to serve on the Regional Advisory Board or a MCR work group

Only the lack of imagination may limit how a member  may be involved. If you have a desire to help and/or an idea of how you may participate please let your state coordinator/MCR staff know  and they can get you started!  [jh]

Advocacy Book Group Meets Today – Tuesday, August 4

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

The Advocacy Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 4 to discuss Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO by Harrison Monarth at 2 MT, 3 CT.  We will be discussing Chapters 2 – 8 which is the Section titled “Influencing People and Events: The Foundation for Success in Communication”

The group will meet in Adobe Connect room

If you have questions about the group before August 4, please contact Darell Schmick at  Otherwise, you may contact Barb Jones at  (bbj)


Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

Friday, June 12th, 2015

New from the DISASTER -OUTREACH – LIB email list:

Title: Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises

Date: Thursday, June 18

Time: 1pm ET/Noon CT/ 11am MT/10am PT


Synopsis: First Responders Group at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and FEMA’s Higher Education Program are co-sponsoring this event to share innovative approaches to designing and conducting drills and exercises. Guest presenters include Carla Boyce, director of FEMA’s National Exercise Division; Douglas Kahn, program manager for FEMA’s Virtual Table Top Exercise Program; and Boyce Wilson, homeland security planner for the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. Attendees can earn a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits upon completing a short quiz at the end of the event.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand opportunities to innovate within the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) process
  • Explain how virtual exercises can efficiently and effectively meet your objectives
  • Identify best practices and innovative approaches to design, conduct and evaluate exercises    [jh]

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER): Updates

Friday, May 29th, 2015

New releases of WISER are available for every current platform.  See the details HERE to investigate what’s new for the WISER platform of your choice. [jh]

St. Charles, MO hosting NLM Exhibit, From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Today through June 20th, the Middendorf-Kredell branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.

During the 6 week exhibit, we will be hosting interactive displays from UC Biotech and several library programs to fit into the theme, including:

Home Brew​ing 101 (May 16th and May 28th)
Combating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitat (May 27th)
Medication Matters (June 3rd)
Closing Reception, hosted by the Emerging Library Advocates and featuring live music and local home brew sampling! (June 19th)

This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
There is a companion digital gallery here:   (bbj)

Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar : Digital Humanitarians

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting their monthly disaster information specialist  webinar on Thursday, April 9 @ 1:30 Eastern Time.  It is free and anyone may attend.

Patrick Meier, PHD, will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his book”Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.” For more information on the webinar and past presentations click here .  [jh]


News from the NLM Education Connection

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) just published its newsletter, NLM Education Connection.  The online publication is the NLM’s method  of updating  K-12 educators, parents and the public about their free and reliable resources that support  education programs in the classroom.  You may find the latest issue here They also provide an opportunity to subscribe to their email list.  [jh]

“Libraries don’t need more advocacy, they need better advocacy”

Friday, March 6th, 2015

A new article by Wendy Newman at the University of Toronto discusses how to make your advocacy message more effective.  (bbj)


Classroom resources for teaching cell biology

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Classroom resources for teaching cell biology: Includes animation, interactive tutorials, lab experiments, videos, and teacher resources./da