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EDUCATION: January webinars….

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • Presto Chango:  From Collection Stewards to Connection Instigators .  Jean Shipman and Christy Jarvis, from the University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library will share the rationale, strategy, and outcomes of their recent radical library transformation – shifting away from collecting books in favor of connecting people.

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More

  • A new look at PubMed Health with John Bramble.

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 mmagee@unmc.edu

Communicating Risk with Icon Arrays

icon2IconArray.com is a tool out of the University of Michigan, to create icons for communicating risk. Developers have made the tool free under the Creative Commons License. Users can generate icons with one, two or three risk/benefits. /da

Disaster Readiness in Libraries

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting the Disaster Information Specialists Program monthly conference call/webinar.

WHEN:  Thursday, January 15, 2015 at  11:30  am MT, 12:30 pm CT

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to everyone!

TOPIC:    Disaster Readiness in Libraries

Dan Wilson, Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative, will present about his experiences advocating for greater disaster readiness in our nation’s libraries.  In addition, he will talk about creating a disaster readiness culture at the library he works at (University of Virginia Health Sciences Library) and his role in establishing a Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST) at the Charlottesville/Albemarle County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

PRESENTER:  Dan Wilson has been the Coordinator of the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative since the summer of 2007.  As coordinator, he advocates library disaster readiness by facilitating summit meetings for librarians and emergency planners.  He is currently working with State Library of New Jersey and the State Library of Pennsylvania on improving disaster readiness in their public libraries, and is in the planning stages of a major initiative with the State Library of North Carolina set for this spring.

LOGIN:   To join the meeting Thursday, January 15th, click on https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”.  A box should pop up 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  For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html (Courtesy of the DISASTER-OUTREACH LIB email discussion list.)  [jh]

January Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Happy New Year! The January 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue learn about ways to lower the risk of osteoporosis; understand how noise can damage hearing; and read about early glaucoma detection. /da

From NCCAM to NCCIH: NIH complementary and alternative medicine agency gets new name

The National Institutes of Health agency with primary responsibility for research on promising health approaches that already are in use by the American public has a new name — the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). Large population-based surveys have found that the use of alternative medicine — unproven practices used in place of conventional medicine — is rare. Integrative health care, defined as a comprehensive, often interdisciplinary approach to treatment, prevention and health promotion that brings together complementary and conventional therapies, is more common.

For more details behind this change, visit the NIH News Release page: http://bit.ly/1v5YJEI. /da

New Year Holiday

We wish you all a Happy New Year!

New Year 2015

NLM will be closed Thursday, January 1.

NN/LM MCR offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, January 1 – 2.

EDUCATION: January webinars….

Wednesday, January 21 – 10:00 MT/2:00 CT – Breezing Along with the RML

  • The annual NN/LM MidContinental Region Update with Jean Shipman, Director,  and Claire Hamasu, Associate Director .

Wednesday, Jan. 28 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Discover NLM Resources and More

  • A new look at PubMed Health with John Bramble.

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 mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Recordings of two Professional Development recipients….now available.

Recordings of presentations from two our our Professional Development Award winners from 2014-2015 are ready for viewing!

  • Systematic Review Workshop – presented by Ben Harnke:  http://goo.gl/BPwkvs
  • National Library of Agriculture – Meeting the Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act – presented by Cindy Schmidt:   http://goo.gl/h0czqt

 

MEDLINE by the Numbers

How many articles were indexed in MEDLINE in 2014? How many MEDLINE/PubMed searches were done? Did these numbers go up or down? The answers to these questions are 765,850; 2.7 Billion; and up.  Interested in more statistics related to MEDLINE? Check out the Key MEDLINE Indicators page. /ch

2015 MeSH Now Available in PubMed

From NLM Technical Bulletin:

Now that end-of-year activities are complete, MEDLINE/PubMed may be searched using 2015 MeSH vocabulary. See MEDLINE Data Changes — 2015 for details on the data changes. /ch