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Announcing 2016-2017 Professional Development Award

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is offering Professional Development Awards for educational events taking place May 1, 2016 – April 30, 2017. Priority will be given to professional development in the areas of clinical big data, emerging technologies, health information literacy, and effective health science librarianship practices. Learn more about application requirements at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/profdev.html. Questions? Contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu.

NN/LM Funding 2016-2021!

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is thrilled to announce that NLM has funded us to be your Regional Medical Library and to coordinate national training initiatives under the new program title of NN/LM Training Office for 2016-2021.

The official announcement from NLM was published (no joke) on April 1, 2016. (nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm-rml-coop-agreement-2016.html).

The NN/LM MidContinental Region and Training Office staff are excited to implement the plans we submitted in our proposal and to work with you over the next 5 years. You can look forward to more details of our plans right after we finish carrying out the last activities for this year. /ch

EDUCATION — April Breezing and Discover Sessions

Breezing Along with the RML

Topic: K-12 School Partnership Projects & Community-Based Organizations iPad Projects
Wednesday – April 20, 2016
10-11:00A Mountain Time/11-12:00P Central Time
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Successfully moving an initiative forward or to another level may mean involving others outside one’s institution or integrating new technologies. Collaborations can be challenging, and technology can be frustrating, but not always! In this Breezing Along with the RML session, hear from several recipients of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Regions’ K-12 School Partnership Funding and the Community-Based iPad Project on how they busted barriers and what they learned along the way.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone interested in collaboration.
  • Anyone interested in integrating mobile technology.
  • Anyone interested in learning about upcoming funding opportunities.

Registration is not required. For login instructions, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/breezing. Captioning will be provided, and the session will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to christian.minter@unmc.edu

 

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Topic: Resources for Community Colleges
Wednesday – April 27, 2016
1-2:00P Mountain Time/2-3:00P Central Time
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Did you know that 1 out of 14 people with a bachelor’s degree attend community college seeking new careers, especially in health care? Community colleges offer numerous degrees and certificate programs in nursing and allied health, and work closely with high schools to encourage students to pursue careers in health care.  In this session, you will learn about evidence-based health information resources from the National Library of Medicine that can support health and science curriculums, including the areas of biology, biomedical and life sciences, and public health.

Who should attend?

  • Anyone who works with community college students in the areas of health and science.
  • Anyone who works with high schools students preparing for a health care career.
  • Anyone who interested in knowing about these great resources.

Registration is not required. Captioning will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website. For login instructions, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover. If you have questions, contact christian.minter@unmc.edu.

Full Text Resource

This year we’re attempting to make member aware of full text resources that are available online at any time.  A possibility is the Free Online Full-text Articles feature available from HighWire Press. According to them  “… largest archive of free full-text science on Earth!” They have more than 2.4 million articles available. When browsing the website one can see that some of the biomedical journal titles are immediately free and others are embargoed for 1 year. One may browse or search by title or topic. It may be worth a look.  [jh]

New Librarians in Oz Game Available

Attention all Librarians in Oz game players!  Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills.  Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources.  Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian?  Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?

To accept this challenge, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=835  (bbj)

Support for Consumer Health Interactions at the Public Library

From Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog

The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. To read the article, please visit: bit.ly/1XSxRqJ To see the pathway and guide: bit.ly/1RpYsYh

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PMC: Public Access Expansion

From NLM:

As of March 2015, the following additional agencies are using the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the deposit in PMC of peer-reviewed manuscripts that fall under their public access policies:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/HHS),
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA/HHS),
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Additionally, the following additional HHS and other federal agencies have announced public access plans and have committed to using PMC as the repository for agency-funded publications:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ/HHS)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Last month marked the third anniversary of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing Federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans for increasing public access to the results of the research they support, including scholarly publications. As a result of this directive, in 2015, PMC started providing support as a public access repository for funding agencies beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)./ch

NLM Accepting Proposals for HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development and dissemination; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

  • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
  • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.

The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site:  https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

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Update: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

All citations mentioned by presenters during the forum are now listed in the resources section of the web site. Presenter presentation slides are also available on request. A link to make that request is also on the web site.
The recording is still in process. An announcement will appear in the RML News when it is available.
Over 100 participants in-person and online explored the use of EHR-based data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice on March 7, 2016. /ch

NIH Content for Web Site

Did you know that NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your web site?  You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your web site’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how Tuesday, March 29 at 10am MT, 11am CT.  Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/ (No Registration Required)

Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine

Sponsored by the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. /ch