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Mission I’mPossible – 3 Weeks to Complete Your Mission

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Time is limited!  You have only three weeks to complete your missions and become a Super Secret Agent!  And it is a possible mission.  Join now and complete all three parts of any of the following missions: “Emergency Preparedness,” Walk’n Talk Like a CFO (both under Mission Advocacy) and “Community Languages” (under Mission Health Information Literacy) and earn 3 hours of MLA Certified CE.  Currently 0ur top three agents are Kitty Serling, Erin Wimmer, and Amy Birks.  Become an agent by registering online and compete for the top spot!   For mission details and classified information, contact John “Game Master” Bramble at or 800-338-7667. /rv

Last full week to apply for $50 iTunes/GooglePlay purchase card

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Hello NN/LM MCR Full Network members!

The deadline to apply for a $50 iTunes/GooglePlay purchase card is April 15, 2015.

Why are we encouraging your to apply?

We have learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, the NN/LM MCR would like to offer librarians working at full Network member institutions either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase cards (depending on your device) in exchange for them sharing what they learned about the app.

The deadline to submit your application is April 15, 2014.

In order to apply for the $50 purchase card, applicants simply fill out the form and agree to fully participant in the project as outlined at the link below.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble ( or Rachel Vukas (

Preventing Diagnostic Error Webinar Series

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Recordings and slides of the “Preventing Diagnostic Error” Webinar series which was held in conjunction with Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 2014 are available at   Titles of the three presentations are:  “Patient and Family Engagement to Prevent Diagnostic Error”, “Diagnostic Safety in an EHR-enabled Health Care System” and “How to Do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error”.  (bbj)

Mission I’mPossible – Welcome New Agents!

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

We’ve recruited two new agents to our I’mPossible Missions force: Margaret and Tallie.  Welcome and let the games begin!  How many points can you earn by the end of April?  Remember, all network agents have until April 30, 2014 to complete their missions and you have three upcoming mission assignments.  Gain points by attending a Sandbox Session on editing photos with PowerPoint  on April 1.  For more points make sure to attend Breezing Along with the RML on April 16 and the Spotlight on NLM Resources on April 23.  Become a network member agent by registering online.  For questions and more classified information, contact John “Game Master” Bramble at or 800-338-7667. /rv

Health Science Librarians: Code of Ethics

Friday, March 28th, 2014

One of the documents expected of a profession is a code of ethics. Members of the Medical Library Association have produced one. In conversation with MCR members we decided that this emblem of our professionalism should be posted in all the health sciences libraries in the region. So if you’re in a health sciences library, we’ve sent you one. We hope that you’ll display it as one of the indicators that your library headed up by a professional. /ch

Register Now! How to do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is sponsoring the webinar “How to Do a Root Cause Analysis of Diagnostic Error” on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 from       1 – 2 PM CT, 12 – 1 PM MT.  Speakers are Mark Graber, MD, FACP, James B. Reilly, MD, MS, FACP and Robert L. Trowbridge, MD, FACP.  Discussion will include how medical librarians can participate in Root Cause Analysis.  This session is presented at no cost; register at (bbj)

Technology Consultations

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Is your internet access restricted at your organization? Do you want to reach your users through a blog or Twitter, but aren’t sure how to start?  Are you interested in developing a social media plan?  We’re available to consult and advise you on these or other technology issues.  Take a look at our webpage, “Strategies for Increasing Internet Access to Restricted Resources” for basic information and then contact us to work with you on your specific needs.  Contact either Rachel Vukas,, 800-338-7657;  or John Bramble,, 800-338-7667.

Mission I’mPossible – Assess Your Skills

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Attention All Network Members!  It’s time to assess your skills and knowledge.

Do you feel completely qualified to communicate your financial needs to upper management?

Are you assured of your ability to provide health information to non-English speaking constituents?

Have you prepared a plan to meet the after-effects of a disaster and still provide information services?

If you answer no to any of the above, let us help you gain that knowledge by completing one of these missions in Mission I’mPossible.  Complete all three parts of a mission, increase your knowledge and skills, and gain 3 hours of MLA CE credit.  Join the game by registering online, view details on the game website, or contact John “Game Master” Bramble at or 800-338-7667 for more information.  /rv

Mission I’mPossible – The Race is On!

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

We’re into the last two months of our online game and it’s time to complete those missions and earn MLA CE credits.   Remember, MLA credits are available only if you complete all three parts of any of the following missions: Emergency Preparedness, Community Languages, and Walk’n Talk Like a CFO.   The game lasts until April 30, so there is still time to participate and even win!  We’re still recruiting and we welcome a new agent, Margaret Bandy.  Join her and the other Mission I’mPossible network agents in a fun learning environment by registering online.  For any questions or more details, be sure to contact John “Game Master” Bramble at or 800-338-7667. /rv

Digital Life in 2025

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

How will you be using technology in the year 2025?  A new report from the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project asked experts to make predictions about the state of digital life by the year 2025.  Predictions examine developments in augmented reality, artificial intelligence and big data.  “The experts also predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill.”    The experts tend to agree on most of the coming technology changes, but disagree about it ramifications.  I encourage you to read the report to determine if you agree or disagree. /rv