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
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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]
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.
- 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
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!
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.html . Jim Honour is happy to help you with any questions. [jh]
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
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]
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)
“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)
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