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

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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moblieapp

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) or Rachel Vukas (rvukas@kumc.edu)

Preventing Diagnostic Error Webinar Series

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 http://www.npsf.org/events-forums/patient-safety-awareness-week/diagnostic-error-webinar-series/   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)

EDUCATION: Save the dates for April – Breezing and Spotlight! sessions

  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, April 16 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Digital Repositories – a panel discussion.
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Specialized Information Services (SIS) -  Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT.   SIS produces information resources covering a range of resources on toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, outreach to under-served and special populations,  drugs and household products, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response.

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 sessions will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Specialized Information Services session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

 

FUNDING: Five reasons why to sign-up for the EFTS Award

Here are five reason why a library would want to apply for the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) :

1.  Easy to apply online and source of money to support your participation

2. EFTS reduces paperwork

3. Makes billing easier

4. Reduces billing errors

5. It will boost your efficiency in using DOCLINE

The MidContinental Region (MCR) is offering $150 in start-up funding for  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) to each MCR library using DOCLINE but not currently participating in the EFTS program.  EFTS is used by health sciences libraries, and other DOCLINE users,  for processing payment of inter-library loan transactions.   Benefits include reduced costs,  minimizes human error, reduced paperwork and  increases efficiency.  More information on the program is here.

Any MCR DOCLINE library, but EFTS non-participant is eligible to apply.  Deadline for submitting an application has been extended to April 30, 2014 ! Applications will be accepted and reviewed until funds are no longer available, or until the deadline date.

For more information about the award requirements and how to apply : http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/#A3

Questions to Jim Honour

[jh]

No April Fools…Apply for a $50 Purchase Card for your mobile device

Hello again NN/LM MCR Full Network members!

Time is running out to apply for a $50 mobile app purchase card (iTunes or GooglePlay)

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

It takes less than 4 minutes to apply and tell us which card you prefer.

You can read the original announcement here!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moblieapp

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) or Rachel Vukas (rvukas@kumc.edu)

 

 

 

Mission I’mPossible – Welcome New Agents!

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 john.bramble@utah.edu or 800-338-7667. /rv

EDUCATION: Save the dates for April – Breezing and Spotlight! sessions

  • Breezing Along with the RML – Wednesday, April 16 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Specialized Information Services -  Wednesday, April 23, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

NOTE URL:  https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/mcr  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 sessions will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Specialized Information Services session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

Health Science Librarians: Code of Ethics

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

Apply for a $50 Purchase Card for your mobile device

Hello NN/LM MCR Full Network members!

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 fourteen librarians working at full Network member institutions $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase cards 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.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/moblieapp

If you have any questions or comments, please contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) or Rachel Vukas (rvukas@kumc.edu)

 

 

 

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

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 http://www.npsf.org/events-forums/patient-safety-awareness-week/diagnostic-error-webinar-series/ (bbj)