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Online: Ebola Conference 2014

Friday, October 24th, 2014

The Ebola Crisis: What it means for West Africa and the World

Monday, October 27, 2014. 11-3 MT, 12-4 CT

Timely and educational conference on the Ebola outbreak. Participants can join the meeting in-person or via the web for a multi-disciplinary dialogue which will focus on how best to curb the epidemic, understand its impacts, and mitigate future high-fatality events. Sponsored by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), in collaboration with the Earth Institute. Click here for the live stream.

 

NLM Associate Fellowship Program 2015

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Please forward on to possible candidates.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/.  Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov . /ch

TODAY! How is the ACA helping rural minority communities? No-cost webinar this afternoon!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

The National Rural Health Association (and I guess the NN/LM MCR is as well) is promoting today’s (12pm-1pm MT / 1pm-2pm CT) Health and Human Services no-cost webinar that will discuss the impact the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is having on rural minority communities. The webinar promises to demonstrate how HHS and other groups are educating minority consumers and communities of color on the health options available to them. To attend, you need to register – https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/376768106 – jb

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Member Responsibilities

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

DOCLINE Users have several responsibilities during the year .  Some important ones are 1) Check your DOCLINE account’s institutional record to ensure that contacts, addresses and borrowing/lending preferences are up to date.  2) Review and update your library’s serial holdings at least once a year.  Regular maintenance of your holdings will promote a more efficient DOCLINE system.  3) Regularly update you library’s Routing and M/A/N tables.  Remove any closed libraries,  and libraries  that have  “Not a DOCLINE library” designation.  Make sure to place library groups in cells by themselves.  4) Make sure that you know the system requirements for using DOCLINE and that you use a  newer browser version with the correct settings.  Following these suggestions will also ensure seamless navigation when using DOCLINE.  For additional information on resource sharing and DOCLINE usage:  http://nnlm.gov/rsdd  and the  NN/LM Resoure Sharing Plan    [jh]

Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.

Topics include:

  • Get ready for a doctor’s visit
  • Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
  • Make collaborative decisions about treatment
  • Remember what was discussed following the appointment

Access the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1sqa9Cr

There is a new MCR game blowing in from the far north…

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Hello Network members!

Do you recall last year’s awesome game hosted by the RML? Mission I’mPossible? where Agent Kitty Serling was our winner? Were you one of the agents playing the game or maybe you wished you were?

Well, have we some great news for you folks who like playing games while at the same time competing with your colleagues, learning new things, and doing good stuff at your library or institution.

We don’t want to give the theme away…yet! But I will give you a tiny hint. It involves cyclones, witches, munchkins, and cities made of emeralds plus part of the storyline is located in one of the states in our region and starts with the letter “K”. If you are lucky (or super smart) and can name the theme, please contact John Bramble with your answer to see if you’re correct.

Please stay tuned to future RML news announcements for details and launch date!

jb

 

NLM announces release of DOCLINE 5.0

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Maria Collins  announced today the upcoming release of DOCLINE 5.0 on August 27, 2014.  The new release will have several changes, including an embargo field to serial holdings that will be used by the routing algorithm,  and monthly summary of ILL borrowing and lending for libraries.  Any and all libraries using the DOCLINE interlibrary loan system will be affected.

To learn more about the upcoming changes including screenshots, see the Release Notes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_0.htmlJim Honour   is happy to help you with any questions.  [jh]

 

Jobs at NLM

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

NLM has 6 vacancies in Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. See the Technical Specialist postings for job descriptions on the NLM Job Openings page or on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero Zenaida.Olivero@nih.gov for further information.

Technical Specialist positions are open in the following areas:

  • The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
  • The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD)
  • Indexing Unit A
  • Indexing Unit B
  • The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) Section
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)  /ch

Education: Cool Web Resource- Instructional Materials (for Trainers)

Monday, July 7th, 2014

If you are involved with training people on PubMed resources, the NLM has a  web page rich with links to instructional materials.  Check it out here  [jh]

“Patient Advocacy in Patient Safety: Have Things Changed?”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Helen Haskell, President of Mothers Against Medical Error gives her perspective on the patient involvement in the patient safety movement in this Perspective.  This commentary may provide some enlightenment and underscore the importance of quality information in the life of the patient.  ( http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=160 )  (bbj)