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
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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
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
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 too. This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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 email@example.com . /ch
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
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]