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Webinar – Ebola Outbreak: Managing Health Information Resources

The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective. Cindy Love, specialist in public health information management with the National Library of Medicine, will discuss the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine. MLA CE credit is available.

  • When: Thursday, October 9 at 11:30 MT,  12:30 CT
  • Log into the Adobe Connect session at
    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 the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone:
    Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790
    Pass-Code: 745907


Job Announcement: NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator

If you’d like to work with a great team of librarians consider applying for this position.

The A.R. Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks a dynamic, customer-focused individual for the position of NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator.

This position works as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) coordinator for the state of Kansas, and will provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals, and the public.  This position also serves as a co-coordinator of technology in collaboration with the Technology Coordinator at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  As a co-coordinator of technology for the NN/LM MCR, the individual in this position will be responsible for identifying emerging technologies and is responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology throughout the region.  This position requires travel.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; experience in collaboration projects including, but not limited to, diverse groups, community/library, business/library, local and virtual; an understanding of technology’s use in libraries and its effect on library services, particularly in a medical library setting; and a working knowledge of NLM databases and products.

For a complete job announcement and application details, please visit  the KU Medical Center Employment Opportunities web site.  Search for the position title,  NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator, in the pull-down menu. Applications are currently being reviewed and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities. /ch

EDUCATION: Recording now available from Copyright FAQ…


Breezing Along with the RML session on Wednesday, September 17…you can now view the recording: Copyright FAQ

Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today. If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles? Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

View the archived recording at:

Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries

The Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries are a special funding opportunity within the IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries program. These small grants  ($10,000 to $25,000) encourage libraries and archives to test and evaluate specific innovations in the ways they operate and the services they provide. Sparks Grants support the deployment, testing, and evaluation of promising and groundbreaking new tools, products, services, or organizational practices. You may propose activities or approaches that involve risk, as long as the risk is balanced by significant potential for improvement in the ways libraries and museums serve their communities.  If you have a cool idea for your library, consider applying for this grant. Deadline is February 2015. For more information go to the IMLS web site. RML staff would be happy to consult with you. Drop in during one of our office hours.  /ch

Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM

For all members who will be in Denver next week, be sure to attend the Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM. The session will be bright and early at 8am on Wednesday at the Quint*Essential Chapter Meeting.  Until then be  thinking about the critical issues facing your library and bring your bold ideas for strategies your RML can use to provide resources and programming to support your critical needs. It’s a chance to think creatively and “dream big.”  All four RML staff serving the five chapters will look forward to hearing your input!  /ch

EDUCATION: Save the Dates in October

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 MT/11:00CT (date change from 3rd Wed, due to Quint*Essential conference)

Breezing Along with the RML -Title:  LEAN and MEAN

1)  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right – Curious about Lean business practices? Wondering how they might be applied in your library? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and have participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. Learn the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.   Presenters will be Jean Shipman, Erica Lake and Jessi Van Der Volgen.

2)  Mean: The key philosophy of LEAN is streamlining processes and eliminating waste to uncover value. However, in this coffee break session, we will discuss ways to get MEan (it’s all about me, I MEan you!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work. Bring your coffee or tea and share triggers and releases to stress in your workday.

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00MT/2:00 CT 

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Drug Resources 

Join us at:   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

New RML Online Interactive Professional Development Experience…register today!

map of Oz

Dear Network member!

You are invited to join us on an adventure of grand proportions we are calling Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz.

This is an online game* that uses theories that gaming in adult learning leads to better and more in-depth engagement by the learner (that could be you!).

The game will run until April 30, 2015 so there are lots of challenges you can participate in. Many of the challenges can earn you MLA CE credit. Yes, you read correctly…MLA CE!

There are challenges that will test your resolve in the areas of emergency preparedness, library advocacy, effective business practices, education, and more.

There are two challenges available for a limited time that will put your name on the leader-board.

1) Register for the game by October  6, 2014 (5 points). Those who do so by the deadline will be eligible to earn 25 points if their name is drawn from the digital hat

2) Update your Moodle profile an upload a picture of yourself by October 6, 2014 (10 points).

Click here to start the registration process.

*If you are uncomfortable with the idea of game play in adult learning, consider thinking of it as an online interactive professional development experience where you can out earn points of other professionals to win fame and glory amongst your peers.

If you have any questions or comments about this game or online interactive professional development experience, please do not hesitate to contact John Game Wizard Bramble (801 585 5743 office) (800 338 7657 main toll free number) or send mail to – jb

What’s on Tonight? NIH VideoCast

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts a wealth of events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. Learn from experts in fields of science, medicine, and public health. There’s always something new and interesting!/da

Population Health Added to Special Queries

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search.

A definition for population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these to differences between groups of people.” 1

For more information./da

New Look for DailyMed

DailyMed has a new look with over 66,000 drug listings. DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts./da