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DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Email Discussion List

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB is a discussion group for librarians and others interested in disaster information outreach to their communities and responding to information needs for all-hazards preparedness, response and recovery.

To subscribe: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html.  To view archived messages: https://list.nih.gov/archives/disastr-outreach-lib.html.

[jh]

 

New Genetics/Genomics Information Subject Guide

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) released a new Genetics/Genomics Information subject guide as the latest update in the NLM subject guide series. These guides, based on their most frequently asked questions, are starting points for health professionals, researchers, librarians, students, and others. Other published guides in their series are about finding:

Health statistics,
Library statistics,
Drug information, and
Conference proceedings, abstracts, papers, and posters.

NLM will develop more subject guides as needed./da

Healthcare Access in Rural Communities

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The Rural Assistance Center has a new guide addressing the challenges of healthcare access in rural areas and ways communities and policymakers can address these needs. Areas covered include workforce shortages, health insurance status, distance and transportation, poor health literacy and the stigma of certain conditions like mental health or substance abuse. /da

Thanksgiving Holiday

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The RML offices will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 27 & 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

We wish you all a wonderful holiday!

happy-thanksgiving

DOCLINE Users: 5 Things for Action

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

All DOCLINE users should be aware of and take action on the 5 following things:

1) Be sure to submit an Out of Office request if your library is not staffed and incoming requests are not monitored because of  holidays, illness, vacations, etc. for an extended period. For more information: http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/dochold.html

2) Update your institutional record at least once a year. It’s crucial to have the current contact information, borrowing/lending preferences in your record.

3) Review and update your routing table.  Check for and remove any libraries that are closed or are no longer DOCLINE participants (“Not a DOCLINE Library” designation next to the LIBID.)

4) Frequently review and update your serial holdings. It’s so very important to have an accurate holdings record to keep the DOCLINE system efficient.

5) Consider using the EFTS (Electronic Funds Transfer System https://efts.uchc.edu/public/AboutEFTS.aspx) to streamline and simplify billing  and/or becoming a Loansome Doc provider http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/loansome!

For more on DOCLINE best practices : http://nnlm.gov/rsdd/docline/bestpractices.html

[jh]

Webinar: 10 Must-Have Skills for Today’s Library Director

Friday, November 7th, 2014

This sounds like session appropriate for all librarians, not just library directors, no matter what type of library you may work in. It is sponsored by SirsiDynis and features Sara Houghton, Director of the San Rafael Public Library, Author and Blogger of librarianinblack.net. Sara Houghton’s presentation includes:

  • Communicating across generations
  • Managing conflict
  • Elevator pitching or promoting
  • Handling a budget
  • Familiarizing yourself with legal issues
  • Avoiding burnout

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Time: 11am MT, 12pm CT

Register: go.sirsidynix.com/2014-11-12_10-Must-Have-Skills-for-Todays-Library-Director.html

EDUCATION: Webinar dates – next up in December!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Healthy Pets Can Keep People Healthy, Too! -Healthy pets can keep people healthy tooThis presentation will cover  NLM and government related resources that can help answer these questions and more :  What are zoonotic infectious diseases? What are the  best practices for pet owners to prevent their spread?  What can a pet owner do to prepare for their pet’s  care during a disaster? This will be an  interactive and fun webinar is intended to give you ideas you can use !

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Bio-containment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   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.  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 mmagee@unmc.edu

Ebola Information for the Public

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Many of our libraries serve communities whose members are concerned about health care workers and others returning from countries in Africa that are battling Ebola. Our communities may be unsure about the disease is, transmitted and the symptoms. The American Public Health Association has created an Easy-To-Understand Fact Sheet on Ebola that can be printed and distributed. /ch

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