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DOCLINE Users: Loansome Doc Maintenance on Wednesday, Sept. 10th

DOCLINE and Loansome Doc will be unavailable on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 from 7:00 am to approximately 7:30 am Eastern Time, due to system maintenance.  [jh]



New Position for Rachel Vukas

Rachel Vukas will be transitioning from Kansas and Technology Coordinator to become a member librarian. She will continue to work at Dykes Library but as a Health Sciences Librarian.  Rachel will bring her experience to the faculty and students at University of Kansas Medical Center as the newest member of the Research and Learning Department. Over the last two years Rachel represented the MCR on the NN/LM MedlinePlus Connect Task Force, worked with her state library to initiate health literacy kiosks, partnered with hospital librarians to develop strategies for unrestricted to access to social media and other internet based tools <>, and helped plan the 2013 “Research Lifecycle: Partnering for Success” an event that simultaneously took place at three different sites. Rachel’s last day will be September 19, 2014. We wish Rachel the best in her new position and thank her for her contributions to the NN/LM MidContinental Region. /ch

Improve your presentation skills with Potent Presentations

Do you need or want to improve your presentation skills? The American Evaluation Association (AEA) sponsors the Potent Presentation Initiative. Read more on the OERC Blog post Freebie Friday: AEA’s Potent Presentation Information or go directly to the AEA’s site at (bk)

EDUCATION: September offerings – Copyright and Topic Specific Queries in PubMed

  • Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Breezing Along with the RML:  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.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries – Monica Rogers will cover a specific function in – “Topic Specific Queries.”  Here we will explore what this feature is, what it does, and how this feature can help you improve your search strategy, limit searches, as well as offer specific search interfaces that cover a wide range of topics from AIDS, Cancer, and Health Literacy to more exotic search topics like Veterinary Medicine and Space Life Sciences (aka: keeping astronauts alive) that was created in conjunction with NASA! Join us to learn about this great feature of .

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 .


Webinar: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies

Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies
Needs of children in disasters and emergencies are different than adults; health officials, responders, and providers face unique challenges when planning for and providing care to children. Multiple U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agencies and funded organizations collaborated to develop a comprehensive online guide that will serve as a central source for pediatric-related disaster and emergency health information. This new resource brings into one place professional-level materials, documents, web sites, and articles distinctly about children from authoritative sources, including government, private, non-profit and international organizations and agencies. Learn about this robust new resource, the collaboration behind it, and how it can make your information searching more efficient. Sponsored by the NLM Disaster Information Management Resource Center.

When: Thursday, September 11 at 2pm MT, 3pm 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

Resource Sharing: DOCLINE Member Responsibilities

DOCLINE Users have several responsibilities during the year .  Some important ones are 1) Check your DOCLINE account’s institutional record to ensure that contacts, addresses and borrowing/lending preferences are up to date.  2) Review and update your library’s serial holdings at least once a year.  Regular maintenance of your holdings will promote a more efficient DOCLINE system.  3) Regularly update you library’s Routing and M/A/N tables.  Remove any closed libraries,  and libraries  that have  “Not a DOCLINE library” designation.  Make sure to place library groups in cells by themselves.  4) Make sure that you know the system requirements for using DOCLINE and that you use a  newer browser version with the correct settings.  Following these suggestions will also ensure seamless navigation when using DOCLINE.  For additional information on resource sharing and DOCLINE usage:  and the  NN/LM Resoure Sharing Plan    [jh]

Making Blue Button Access to Immunization Records Quick, Easy, and Convenient

It’s back to school time and many parents need immunization records for the school nurse.  But this information is rarely available online in an EHR.  In October 2013, ONC and CDC launched a project in five states that connects a secure and convenient web-based portal to immunization data that can be made available to both health care providers and consumers (or in many cases, parents).  Read the full article to find out how this works and which states are participating.

Share Your Impact Stories Today

Attention librarians who have stories to share about how they have played a pivotal role in saving patient’s lives, improved their outcome, and/or reduced their length of stay. We’re also looking for librarians who have saved their institution millions (thousands or hundreds is okay, too) of dollars by helping your institution make major decisions. We know there are stories out there to be told!

Join us (Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1-3 MT, 2-4 CT) for an online celebration of the value of what health sciences librarians bring to healthcare. This is not a time to be shy! It’s time to puff up your shoulders brag. Drop in anytime–stay as long as you can–leave when you have to.

With October being Medical Librarians Month. Your stories will be collected and made available on the web for you and others to use (more about this later). We also plan to use some of these stories for a financial impact research project that the RML is working on.

When: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 1-3 MT, 2-4 CT


Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Have the system call you on your phone. /ch


Talking With Your Doctor Presentation Toolkit

The National Institute on Aging has created a presentation toolkit based on the booklet Talking With Your Doctor: A Guide for Older People. The toolkit includes slides, speaker notes and participant handouts.

Topics include:

  • Get ready for a doctor’s visit
  • Effectively talk with a clinician about health concerns
  • Make collaborative decisions about treatment
  • Remember what was discussed following the appointment

Access the toolkit:

New OERC Webinar: Eval 2.0

The OERC debuted a brand new webinar for the NN/LM Greater Midwest Region’s monthly Lake Effect webinar series on August 21. The new webinar, Evaluation 2.0: Trends, New Ideas, Cool Tools, presents emerging trends in evaluation practice that emphasize stakeholder interaction and social engagement. It also covers popular tools and methods that allow you to draw others into the evaluation process and raise the visibility of your program or services. The NN/LM GMR makes recordings of Lake Effects presentations publicly available, so click here to listened to the  Eval 2.0 webinar.

If you are interested in attending a live presentation of this webinar, please contact the OERC or your National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional office. Descriptions of other  OERC webinars that can be offered upon request are listed here.