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Association of Healthcare Emergency Preparedness Professionals (AHEPP) Annual Conference.

This National conference will help guide participants through the most important disaster preparedness concerns in various types of healthcare facilities today.  The conference will include speakers with disaster stories from the field and experts that will help guide and refine your planning efforts. This event will allow for intensive and collaborative learning opportunities and networking for all participants.


Professional Development Funding Now Available

The NN/LM MidContinental Region is again offering  professional development funding (approximately $1500 per award) to support Network member librarians. Priority will be given to professional development in the areas of emergency preparedness, personal and electronic health records, health information literacy or patient safety. Eight of the awards have been set aside for members to attend the MCR co-sponsored cross regional event scheduled for 2016. Watch the RML News for announcements on this event. To apply go to our professional development funding web page. <>

NN/LM MidContinental Region staff are ready and willing to assist you in 1) discussing whether your professional development idea is fundable and 2) reviewing your application before you submit. Feel free to contact us if you would like our assistance. /ch

Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER): Updates

New releases of WISER are available for every current platform.  See the details HERE to investigate what’s new for the WISER platform of your choice. [jh]

Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest  examines the evidence in the use of acupuncture, massage, mindfulness-based stress reduction, yoga, and ginger in the management of cancer symptoms and treatment side effects. /da

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with other participating NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with the other active awards with activity codes P1, P20, P30, P40, P50, P51, R21, R21/33, R34, U01, U19, U24, U42, UM1, and U54.

These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of electronic research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.
The purposes of this administrative supplement program are

  1. to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and
  2. to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

Earliest Submission Date: June 17, 2015

Application Due Date: July 17, 2015

NLM contact for more information: Dr. Alan VanBiervliet


Learn more here: PA-15-249

Funding to participate in the Mobile Apps Experience Project Extended – Submit Application by June 5, 2015

The NN/LM MCR has learned from past mobile device projects that the cost of apps is a major barrier to accessing and experimenting with for-fee apps that might improve work performance or efficiencies vs. the free versions of for-fee apps or just focusing on free apps.

To address this issue, we would like to offer qualifying full Network members either a $50 iTunes or $50 GooglePlay purchase card in exchange for sharing what was learned about the app by filling out the Mobile App Evaluation Form.

Before you proceed to apply for this project, please review the following to make sure you qualify, can fully participate in the project, and agree to certain stipulations.

1. Currently work at a NN/LM MCR Full Network member institution.
2. Be a professional librarian. Certain exceptions can be made and you can explain your situation in the form below.
3. Agree to allocate the time required to experiment with at least four (4) for-fee mobile apps that are appropriate to the field of health sciences librarianship.
3. Agree to fully report on at least four (4) for-fee apps using the online App Evaluation Form. See an example of what will be in the form here.
4. Submit your reports by the following four deadlines on at least 1 app per report – July 2015, October 2015, January 2016, April 15, 2016.
5. Allow the NN/LM MCR to use your reports on our website, P2PP, News Blog or in presentations.

The extended deadline to submit your application is June 5, 2015.

Click here to apply

If you have comments or questions about this project, please direct them to Alicia Lillich.

MLA 2015: NLM Theater Presentations

They’re already up! The presentations that NLM hosted at its booth in the MLA exhibit hall are linked  from the NLM Technical Bulletin. You can get an update or learn about NLM resources such as  PubMed, PubMed Health., LinkOut and others. Especially check out Julie Zimmerman from Dykes Library in Kansas, who talked about her experience with  the PubMed Commons Journal Club. /ch

Webinar: What Happened at ACRL …Gets Shared

There was no confidentiality clause in the registration for the Association of College and Research Libraries in Portland so…come to our webinar.  Anne Heimann from Bryan College of Health Sciences and Heather Collins from the University of Kansas Medical Center will offer you the insiders view.

Anne and Heather were funded by the NN/LM Professional Development Award. They will describe working with their administers to apply for the funding. Heather was very interested in the new ACRL Framework. Come hear about what it is and how it applies to library programming. Anne was interested in collection development topics and she’ll share ideas that she gained. They’ll both reveal other interesting events from the meeting.

When: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1pm MT, 2pm CT


Login: as a Guest with your first and last names. Instructions will follow to access the audio portion. /ch

PubMed Save Search will become Create Alert Link

Posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin:

To assist users to more easily find the link to create My NCBI email alerts the “Save Search”  link will be renamed “Create Alert” in the near future. To see what this will look like on the results page click here.  /ch

Emergency Access Initiative Extended for Nepal

NLM and participating publishers have extended the Emergency  Access Initiative through June 13, 2015. This initiative grants free access to health related books and journals for health professionals responding to the earthquake in Nepal. Please forward this information on to health professionals you know are working with the communities affected by the earthquake.  Click here for directions on gaining access. /ch