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Mission I’mPossible’s #1Secret Agent (and game winner): Kitty Serling

Mission I’mPossible has been accomplished!  We congratulate the game winner, Agent Kitty Serling from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as our super top secret RML agent.

We’d also like to recognize the other top scoring agents: Agent Erin Wimmer, Agent Jackie Hittner, Agent Sarah Weitzel, and Agent Margaret Bandy.

The game players had to accomplish a series of library-related tasks such as writing a disaster-preparedness plan or using the library value calculator so it took some (really really fun) work to gain those points!

Agent Kitty and Agent Erin performed as such a high level, they have agreed to become Special Game Masters for the up coming game.

Watch for announcements about the new game and plan on joining us for fun and professional development.

Register now for Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference

Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference
14-17 September 2014 │ Atlanta, Georgia │

Diagnostic error is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims in the U.S. and is estimated to cause 40,000-80,000 deaths annually. One in every ten diagnoses is wrong and one in every thousand ambulatory diagnostic encounters result in harm. Rapid changes and new developments are promising signs that reducing error in medical diagnostics is certainly on the horizon. Join like-minded professionals to learn more about this patient safety and quality care delivery issue. Register now and attend the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference — go to to learn more and reserve your seat today.   (bbj)

Free evaluation tools from AEA

The  OERC posted a link to the American Evaluation Association Online Public Library –  a collection of AEA conference presentations, assessment instruments (such as rubrics and logic models) and more. Check out their post at or go straight to the AEA site at - bk

Support the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign

The Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources and it supports ONC’s (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) focus to increase the interoperability of health information.  You can join this effort and support patient education by featuring the Blue Button public service announcements on your library website and promoting activities of the campaign.  Link to “Launching this fall: the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign” to find the national partnership organizations, a link to the PSAs and additional details about the campaign. /rv


Breezing Along with the RML – July 16, 2014, 10:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic 1:  History of Medicine – The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit and a Humor Collection
  • Topic 2:  History of Veterinary Medicine with Trent Jones from the University of Missouri – Columbia

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More – July 23, 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Community College Resources .  Join Marty Magee, as she covers some of the requested topics from Community College librarians such as PubMed searching,  searching MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) and health statistic information.  Databases coverage will include: PubMed Health, Clinical Trials, and Genetics Home Reference.  And for faculty and students as well, there will be Apps and Mobile Resources.

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.   Questions to


If you missed it…..Recording of Breezing Session of June 18

Recording of Breezing Session of June 18:

  1. Highlights of Medical Library Association annual conference from RML Staff
  2. NLM Request for Information -  Member Input

Check out the Breezing page for other past recordings and upcoming dates for Breezing sessions:

DISCOVER NLM AND MORE….June 25, 2014 1:00 MT/2:00CT – Clinical Trials

We’ve renamed our” Spotlight! on National Library of Medicine Resources” to…. “Discover NLM and More.”

Our “first” new session will be on Wednesday,  June 25 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT -Clinical Trials

  •  “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the result.” Wise words from Winston Churchill, and they could not be more appropriate for this one-hour session on the results database. This free public registry of clinical trials launched in 2000 with a mere 4,000 studies, and today boasts nearly 168,000. Join Dana Abbey to explore the basics of clinical trials, the purpose of registering and submitting results, and searching and interpreting results.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.

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.   Questions to (mm).



Response to Request for Information

During the June Breezing Along with the RML session participants came up with three recommendations for the NN/LM.  Thanks to those who stayed to provide your input! These recommendations have been sent to NLM.

  • Improve quality health information access to the unaffiliated –public health workforce, the public—especially in rural areas.
  • Work with accrediting bodies to define access to health information and define the librarian as the expert that can most efficiently provide access to health information.
  •  The librarian is available to health care providers at the point of care.

You too can respond to the Request for Information. For instructions go to this web site.  Deadline for input is June 26, 2014. /ch

Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference: Submit an Abstract

Registration is open, the full conference program is available, and the deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to June 30 for the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 7th International Conference to be held September 14- 17 in Atlanta. You are invited to submit abstracts that address the epidemiology of diagnostic error, factors that predispose to diagnostic error, and strategies to reduce diagnostic error or improve detection. As an event dedicated to the problem of diagnostic error, the Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference will provide instruction, insight, dialogue, and tools to enable health care providers to reduce diagnostic harm.

Select for the complete conference program agenda, registration details, and more information on how to submit an abstract:  (bbj)

EDUCATION: PubMed for Trainers from the NTC…

Would you like to gain new PubMed search skills, brush up on existing skills and collaborate with colleagues to develop training strategies?  Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers.    PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth look at PubMed and provides an opportunity to share training ideas with fellow participants.    PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online and 1 in-person class.  The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

  • Part One (online): September 29, 2014
  • Part Two (online): October 2, 2014
  • Part Three (online): October 9, 2014
  • Part Four (in-person): October 17, 2014

The in-person session is scheduled one day after MCMLA 2014 in Denver on October 17th, so you can attend the conference and stay for PubMed for Trainers. The in-person class will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library in Aurora, CO.   The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.  The series is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit.  For a complete description including times, go to: (mm)  To register, visit