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Coming soon to an e-mail inbox near you! Posts of Past, Present and Future Educational Events

The MCR staff wants to do a better job of connecting our members to our online offerings.

  • On Mondays, you’ll receive an email with the subject: “Posts of Past, Present and Future Educational Events. “ It will include an aggregated message on that week’s educational offerings, educational events for the next four weeks, and links to archived sessions from the past week.
  • On the day of an event, you’ll receive a reminder about that day’s offerings with the pertinent information you need so that you may join the session.

We hope this effort will help you to keep informed about what we have to offer!    If you have comments/questions, please contact Marty Magee, mmagee@unmc.edu.

Sandbox Session: Using PowerPoint’s Photo Editor for Phantastic Photos – April 1, 2014 at 10 AM (MT) / 11 AM (CT)

Hello Network members,

It is time to come and play in the sandbox and check out a new toy…

At the next NN/LM MCR Technology Sandbox Session we will be “playing” with PowerPoint’s photo editor.  We will learn how to add photos to presentations, add text to your images, enhance photos and edit images for research papers. The presenter will demo some of the photo editing features with time for participants to try it on their own.  For this session you will need access to PowerPoint and need to have some photos loaded on your computer to practice with.

Date: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Time: 10:00 am (Mountain Time) / 11:00 am (Central Time)

Come to: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr_edtech

***Dial-in instructions will be posted in the webinar room.***

The only objectives for the Sandbox sessions are for you to 1) have a special time to learn something new and 2) project how this technology could be integrated into your professional life.

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Vukas at rvukas@kumc.edu or 913-588-7307.  /rv

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Mobile Resources – Wed. March 26, 1:00MT/2:00CT

Mobile Resources  – John Bramble will be presenting on many of the free mobile apps available in National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). If you’d like to follow along with John as he demos apps, be sure and download the apps before the session. If you have any questions or need help with this prior to the session, please do not hesitate to contact John (john.bramble@utah.edu,  800-338-7657800-338-7657 toll free in region, 801 585 5743801 585 5743 office)

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 session will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Mobile Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

Recording Available: For Breezing Session of March 19 – Clever Evaluation

If you missed it, the recording is now available for the Breezing Along with the RML session on March 19.  Cindy Olney from the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, gave a great talk on “Clever Evaluation. “   Great visuals, and a good reminder about why exercising is like doing evaluation!   See it at:  http://ow.ly/uLmo2 or on our Breezing webpage at: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/updates/index.html

Technology Consultations

Is your internet access restricted at your organization? Do you want to reach your users through a blog or Twitter, but aren’t sure how to start?  Are you interested in developing a social media plan?  We’re available to consult and advise you on these or other technology issues.  Take a look at our webpage, “Strategies for Increasing Internet Access to Restricted Resources” for basic information and then contact us to work with you on your specific needs.  Contact either Rachel Vukas, rvukas@kumc.edu, 800-338-7657;  or John Bramble, john.bramble@utah.edu, 800-338-7667.

Mission I’mPossible – Assess Your Skills

Attention All Network Members!  It’s time to assess your skills and knowledge.

Do you feel completely qualified to communicate your financial needs to upper management?

Are you assured of your ability to provide health information to non-English speaking constituents?

Have you prepared a plan to meet the after-effects of a disaster and still provide information services?

If you answer no to any of the above, let us help you gain that knowledge by completing one of these missions in Mission I’mPossible.  Complete all three parts of a mission, increase your knowledge and skills, and gain 3 hours of MLA CE credit.  Join the game by registering online, view details on the game website, or contact John “Game Master” Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or 800-338-7667 for more information.  /rv

FUNDING: EFTS Award for DOCLINE Users Who Don’t Yet Participate

Here are some testimonials for those who  are using  the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) :

“I use EFTS everyday and when I make a request for an article, I always check the box to send my request only to EFTS libraries. Thanks so much for making the process of billing so easy. The updating process is also so smooth and effortless. Blessings on you and your service to make our life easier.”

-Cliff Nestell; Shawnee Mission Medical Center; (KSUSMK)

“EFTS has simplified the process of managing interlibrary loan charges to such an extent that when the odd interlibrary loan bill does arrive I am reminded of how seamless a process the system is. And now that our accounts are accessible through the web, account status is never a question. EFTS = one check sent to one place!”

-Denise Corless, Caritas Norwood Hospital; (MAUNOH)

“Participation in EFTS is critical for a hospital librarian short on time and resources. It basically provides an accounting system which would otherwise take many extra hours to maintain. The new web access to our account gives us ready updates on all of our transactions. It’s an invaluable service.”

-Mary Jo Dorsey, The Western Pennsylvania Hospital; (PAUWPH)

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

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EDUCATION: Breezing and Spotlight! dates for March 2014

March. 19 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT
Breezing Along With the RML

  • Clever Evaluation -  Program evaluation is a lot like exercising: most of us know it’s important and we plan to start doing it as soon as we have time.  So Cindy Olney, evaluation specialist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC), will present a one-hour session on evaluation methods that are quick, resourceful, and useful.  Her strategies include using existing data, combining evaluation with other project activities, and enlisting the help of others in data collection.

Mar. 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT
Spotlight on NLM Resources

  • Mobile Resources  – John Bramble will be presenting on many of the free mobile apps available in National Library of Medicine Gallery of Mobile Apps (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). If you’d like to follow along with John as he demos apps, be sure and download the apps before the session. If you have any questions or need help with this prior to the session, please do not hesitate to contact John (john.bramble@utah.edu,  800-338-7657800-338-7657 toll free in region, 801 585 5743801 585 5743 office)

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 session will be recorded.  One MLA CE will be available for the Mobile Resources session.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu (mm)

 

Webinar: MAR/AAHSL Data Sharing

The AAHSL Research Enterprise Task Force and the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region are co-sponsoring  a webinar focused on data management and data sharing. There are emerging federal, funder, and publisher initiatives around data sharing/data management and these presentations will provide background and information to assist in complying with the mandates. If you plan to attend please register and sign in information will be forwarded to you.  The session will be recorded for those unable to attend the webinar.

When:  Wednesday, March 26, 2014 / Noon (MT), 1 pm (CT)
Presenters:

  • Introducing Researchers to Data Management: Pedagogy and Strategy / Karen Hanson, New York University
  • Supporting the Local Research Data Environment via Cross-Campus Collaboration and Leveraging of National Expertise / Hannah Norton, University of Florida
  • DataShare: Facilitating Scientific Data Sharing / Julia Kochi, University of California, San Francisco

Click here to register.   Details to join the meeting will be sent after you register. /ch

Mission I’mPossible – The Race is On!

We’re into the last two months of our online game and it’s time to complete those missions and earn MLA CE credits.   Remember, MLA credits are available only if you complete all three parts of any of the following missions: Emergency Preparedness, Community Languages, and Walk’n Talk Like a CFO.   The game lasts until April 30, so there is still time to participate and even win!  We’re still recruiting and we welcome a new agent, Margaret Bandy.  Join her and the other Mission I’mPossible network agents in a fun learning environment by registering online.  For any questions or more details, be sure to contact John “Game Master” Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or 800-338-7667. /rv