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Monday, August 25th, 2014
A few weeks ago, we announced a new way you can access your RML staff by going to their online offices during their office hours.
We know what you’re thinking…you have always been able to connect with MCR staff just by picking up the phone or by shooting them an email, right?
I ask (again), can a phone or an email share a live view of a webpage (either yours or theirs), download a document right then and there, see Claire’s bright smile, or see how cool Marty has set up her online office? If you answered “yes” you’re wrong or using some newfangled phone/email service that you’re obligated to share with me what it is.
Come, on! Come and check out our new staff webpage and see the many things we can help you with. Caution! Conversations could be frank!
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Coffee and Conversation!
Is your searching/information seeking biased?
Take a break and join us for an informal discussion on bias in information seeking.
Our discussion will focus on the following questions:
· Can bias affect information seeking/information retrieval? If yes, what is the bias and how does it impact information seeking?
· What should we be aware of within our own thinking when searching?
· What steps/actions can we take to reduce the impact of bias in our searching?
Lorri Zipperer, Rebecca Graves and Barb Jones will be discussing the following articles:
Windschitl, PD, Scherer, AM, Smith, AR, Rose, JP. “Why so confident? The influence of outcome desirability on selective exposure and likelihood judgment.” (2013) Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120 (1), pp. 73-86.
Scherer, AM, Windschitl, PD and Smith AR. “Hope to be right: Biased information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions” (2013) Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49 (1) pp. 106-112.
Hart, W, etal. “Feeling validated versus being correct: a meta-analysis of selective exposure to information” Psychological Bulletin, 2009, 135 (4), ppl 555-588.
Please join us on August 7th at 2:30 CT,/1:30 MT/3:30 ET/12:30 PT).
To attend the session log in as a guest at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy
We’ll be learning together and hope you can join us. (bbj)
Friday, August 1st, 2014
Are you looking for information on accreditation and regulations, healthcare quality, healthcare reform, patient safety, quality,performance and process improvement? Check out Healthcare Info Sources (http://healthinfosources.com) Developed by Barbara Duffy, who has many years experience in the quality improvement world, this resource is currently freely available to all. Log in as a guest to check it out, and if you like it, create your own login. (bbj)
Tuesday, July 1st, 2014
NLM and MCR offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
Mission I’mPossible has been accomplished! We congratulate the game winner, Agent Kitty Serling from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as our super top secret RML agent.
We’d also like to recognize the other top scoring agents: Agent Erin Wimmer, Agent Jackie Hittner, Agent Sarah Weitzel, and Agent Margaret Bandy.
The game players had to accomplish a series of library-related tasks such as writing a disaster-preparedness plan or using the library value calculator so it took some (really really fun) work to gain those points!
Agent Kitty and Agent Erin performed as such a high level, they have agreed to become Special Game Masters for the up coming game.
Watch for announcements about the new game and plan on joining us for fun and professional development.
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
The OERC posted a link to the American Evaluation Association Online Public Library – a collection of AEA conference presentations, assessment instruments (such as rubrics and logic models) and more. Check out their post at http://goo.gl/4x9hWp or go straight to the AEA site at http://goo.gl/NR9z7f – bk
Tuesday, June 24th, 2014
The Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources and it supports ONC’s (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) focus to increase the interoperability of health information. You can join this effort and support patient education by featuring the Blue Button public service announcements on your library website and promoting activities of the campaign. Link to “Launching this fall: the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign” to find the national partnership organizations, a link to the PSAs and additional details about the campaign. /rv
Friday, June 13th, 2014
We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “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 resources, that may be relevant to you.
Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday, June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials
- “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston 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 email@example.com (mm).
Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) has announced the release of Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A 10-Year Vision to Achieve an Interoperable Health IT Infrastructure.
“This paper describes ONC’s broad vision and framework for interoperability and is an invitation to health IT stakeholders – clinicians, consumers, hospitals, public health, technology developers, payers, researchers, policymakers and many others – to join ONC in developing a defined, shared roadmap that will allow us to collectively achieve health IT interoperability as a core foundational element of better care, at a lower cost and better health for all.” The ONC welcomes your feedback on this paper and will offer several opportunities over the coming months to provide your feedback. Stay tuned for future details. /rv