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Education – Recording Available – September Breezing Along with the RML

Wednesday September 16, 2015 – Breezing Along with the RML
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  1. InfoButtons
    Betsy Kelly demonstrated Infobuttons – what they are, how they work, what the librarian’s role is for integrating information resources into the EHR
  2. EFTS and LoansomeDoc Results
    Jim Honour shared the results of two questionnaires, sent earlier this year, to MCR institutions using DOCLINE but not participating in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) or not providing Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated health professionals. He discussed reasons found for non-participation and conclusions from the results.

EDUCATION – October Breezing and Discover Sessions

Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 – 10 MT/11 CT
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Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device

There are many mobile resources and apps available to assist responders, public health professionals and others in the disaster and preparedness workforce with information needs before and during emergencies and disasters. However, loading these resources on a mobile device just prior to or during a disaster may be too late. Finding and evaluating the best tools and resources takes time, as does learning how to use them effectively and quickly.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center will identify and discuss key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities.

Sit in on this webinar to learn about the resources you can include in a digital go-bag and how you can help the disaster workforce build theirs.

Discover NLM and More – Community Health Map
Wednesday, October 28, 2015 – 1 MT/ 2 CT
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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

Give Your Elevator Pitch a Lift

Cindy Olney added an OERC blog post on a different way to think about your elevator pitch. Make it a conversation! See Cindy’s post at  /bk

NIH News in Health – September Issue

Check out the September issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. If you manage a website or blog, NIH has a new way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information added directly to your site. It’s called “content syndication,” and it’s an easy way to share high-quality articles, including NIH News in Health stories. Read more about NIH content syndication.

Better Nutrition Every Day How to Make Healthier Food Choices
When it comes to deciding what to eat and feed our families, it can be easier than you might think to make smart, healthy choices. It just takes a bit of planning.

Thinking About Your Thyroid Get to Know This Small but Mighty Gland
Thyroid trouble can cause a range of seemingly unrelated problems, including drastic changes to your weight, energy, digestion, or mood. Learn to recognize possible signs of thyroid disorder, so you can get treatment if needed.

Public Release of the Report of the Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care

– Register to attend this session via webcast at   (bbj)

TOXMAP Has Updated Per Capita Personal Income Data

From the Toxicology and Environmental Health email list:

Per capita personal income data is now complete for 1988-2013 in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXMAP beta. To overlay income data, navigate to the Income tab of the US Census & Health window (accessible via the Welcome window or the toolbar at the top of the page), then select a year from the list.


Online Class – Nursing on the Net: Health Care Resources You Can Use

This class is sponsored by the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region at no charge.

Looking for the latest developments in patient care but finding too much, too little or inadequate information? This online workshop is designed for nurses, nursing students and faculty, and librarians responsible for information services to the Nursing and Allied Health professions. Participants will learn to use and evaluate web based health information resources, find online news services, continuing online education courses, and consumer health web sites. Participants will also learn to search the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed MEDLINE database of over 25 million citations. The workshop will also cover MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s web site for consumer health information.


Participants will be able to:

  • Describe the types of clinical information available on the Internet
  • Describe the types of health related consumer/patient education resources available on the Internet
  • Evaluate quality resources
  • Identify Internet sites that supply continuing education, both credit and noncredit courses
  • Search the Internet for news services
  • Perform basic literature searches in PubMed.

This Moodle class starts September 14th through early October.  Click here to register. /cm

ALA Invites Applications for “Native Voices” Traveling Exhibition

The National Library of Medicine has partnered with the American Library Association to distribute the “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” traveling exhibition. This exhibition explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.

The opportunity is open to public libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, tribal college libraries and special libraries. Libraries serving Native populations are especially invited to apply, and partnerships between libraries and Native-serving organizations are encouraged. For more information, visit Applications are due Nov. 6, 2015. /cm

DOCLINE Users: Important Browser Support Update

From the DOCLINE-L email disussion list:

DOCLINE will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 or Internet Explorer 9, as of October 1, 2015. DOCLINE may continue to work with these browsers, however we will not test new versions of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc with them, nor fix any future issues that occur only in IE8 or IE9.

Microsoft is ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, as of January 2016, we therefore encourage users to upgrade to IE11, if possible. See IE Blog

We understand the challenges of different browser version requirements from multiple systems in library environments and in particular hospitals, so we encourage libraries to begin talking to their local IT departments about upgrading to Internet Explorer 11, or the latest version of Firefox. Users upgrading their browsers should update browser settings for use with DOCLINE. See DOCLINE System Requirements.

Please note that we are finishing up development of DOCLINE 5.2. This release will be tested with the current Internet Explorer version (11) and the previous version (10), as well as Firefox. 5.2 will add a library schedule feature, and will allow multiple ‘out of office’ date ranges over the course of a year.

If you have questions, reach out to DOCLINE customer support by clicking Contact Us in DOCLINE and filling out the Ask a Question form or at DOCLINE Help.

— The DOCLINE Team  Questions may also be sent here .


Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Discussion List:

TOPIC:  “Preparing your Information Go-Bag” and “Developing a Disaster information Training Program for Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals in Rural Idaho”

Lori Harding, Coordinator, Library Services, at Elkhart General Hospital will present about the library’s current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project, “Preparing your Go-Bag for Disaster-related Information Needs”. The Library, in partnership with the Hospital’s Emergency Preparedness and Education and Program Committees and the Elkhart Fire Department,  has been developing training sessions to identify authoritative sources for information in a disaster or public health emergency using National Library of Medicine resources. Ruiling Guo, Associate Professor of Health Care Administration Program and former medical librarian at the Idaho State University Health Sciences Library, and her team partnered with the Southeastern Idaho Public Health Department to provide a disaster information training program for healthcare emergency preparedness professionals to support their disaster preparedness and response efforts in Southeastern Idaho rural communities.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

LOGIN:   To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, September 10, click on

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 this call-back feature, the dial-in information is: Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790Passcode: 553508 *Please note that this is a new passcode. [jh]