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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)

In conversation with “e-Patient Dave”

Monday, June 30th, 2014

“e-Patient Dave” is a leading advocate for engaging patients in their care and allowing patients to access their medical records. He also coauthored Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook. He was diagnosed in 2007 with metastatic renal cell cancer.  In this conversation, Dave discusses his views on the relationship with the patient in patient care and patient safety.  (http://webmm.ahrq.gov/perspective.aspx?perspectiveID=159)  (bbj)

 

Copyright MOOC for librarians and k-12 educators

Friday, June 13th, 2014

For those of you interested in brushing up your knowledge about copyright:

Kevin Smith, the scholarly communication officer and copyright expert at Duke University, and two colleagues are organizing a four-week MOOC (Massive Open Online Class) on the basics of copyright.  The course is aimed at librarians and K-12 educators and offered on the Coursera platform.  A great, free opportunity to learn from one of the best.  For more information and to register click here. /ch

 

Scotland releases new health literacy policy

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Scotland has released a new health literacy policy and toolkit titled “Making it Easy: a Health Literacy Action Plan for Scotland.”  You can review the policy, action plan and toolkit at http://www.knowledge.scot.nhs.uk/healthliteracy.aspx  (bbj)

STOP THE PRESSES…..Spotlight! on NLM Resources has a new name….

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…..(can you hear the drum roll?)  “Discover NLM and More.”   The change is being made to help us re-gear, rethink, and restructure our webinars, not just to include more and different resources, but to include you, to interact with you in these training sessions, and discover right along with you, all the wonderful resources we have at our fingertips, from the National Library of Medicine, and other webpages, that may be relevant to you.

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.”

  •  Wise words fromWinston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the ClinicalTrials.gov results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.

One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  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.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm).

Webinar: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The next Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar will be held Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 11:30 am MT, 12:30 pm CT. The meeting is open to anyone wishing to attend.

TOPIC:    Riding the Mobile Wave: Use of Social Media and mHealth Tools in Local Health Departments

Many local health departments are not fully using social media and mobile health (mHealth) tools due to lack of resources and support. Sara Rubin, senior program analyst at the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), will talk about a study conducted by NACCHO and the UPMC Center for Health Security that identified the organizational factors local health departments need to support their use of these tools in preparedness and response activities. Andrew Roszak, Senior Director for Environmental Health, Pandemic Preparedness and Catastrophic Response at NACCHO, will then share some other recent NACCHO initiatives, including the radiation emergency projects in several jurisdictions. This session will be of great interest to librarians who work with their local health departments or who are looking for ways to become more involved!

LOGIN:  Click on this link or go to: webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo. Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room.” A pop-up box should appear asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use this call-back feature, the dial-in information is: Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790, Pass-Code: 745907

MORE INFORMATION:  For more information on this and past meetings, go to the Disaster Information  Management Research Center web site./ch

EDUCATION: “LinkOut for Libraries” Webinar Recording Available

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The recording  for the  LinkOut for Libraries webinar presented on April 30, 2014,  by Veronica Robinson Garrett of the National Library of Medicine LinkOut team,  is now available http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/presentations/index.html .   Links to her presentation are also included along with the recording .  Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator,  NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region, hosted the session.   [jh]