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Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM

For all members who will be in Denver next week, be sure to attend the Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM. The session will be bright and early at 8am on Wednesday at the Quint*Essential Chapter Meeting.  Until then be  thinking about the critical issues facing your library and bring your bold ideas for strategies your RML can use to provide resources and programming to support your critical needs. It’s a chance to think creatively and “dream big.”  All four RML staff serving the five chapters will look forward to hearing your input!  /ch

EDUCATION: Save the Dates in October

Wednesday, October 8, 10:00 MT/11:00CT (date change from 3rd Wed, due to Quint*Essential conference)

Breezing Along with the RML -Title:  LEAN and MEAN

1)  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right – Curious about Lean business practices? Wondering how they might be applied in your library? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and have participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. Learn the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.   Presenters will be Jean Shipman, Erica Lake and Jessi Van Der Volgen.

2)  Mean: The key philosophy of LEAN is streamlining processes and eliminating waste to uncover value. However, in this coffee break session, we will discuss ways to get MEan (it’s all about me, I MEan you!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work. Bring your coffee or tea and share triggers and releases to stress in your workday.

Wednesday, October 22, 1:00MT/2:00 CT 

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Drug 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.  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

New RML Online Interactive Professional Development Experience…register today!

map of Oz

Dear Network member!

You are invited to join us on an adventure of grand proportions we are calling Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz.

This is an online game* that uses theories that gaming in adult learning leads to better and more in-depth engagement by the learner (that could be you!).

The game will run until April 30, 2015 so there are lots of challenges you can participate in. Many of the challenges can earn you MLA CE credit. Yes, you read correctly…MLA CE!

There are challenges that will test your resolve in the areas of emergency preparedness, library advocacy, effective business practices, education, and more.

There are two challenges available for a limited time that will put your name on the leader-board.

1) Register for the game by October  6, 2014 (5 points). Those who do so by the deadline will be eligible to earn 25 points if their name is drawn from the digital hat

2) Update your Moodle profile an upload a picture of yourself by October 6, 2014 (10 points).

Click here to start the registration process.

*If you are uncomfortable with the idea of game play in adult learning, consider thinking of it as an online interactive professional development experience where you can out earn points of other professionals to win fame and glory amongst your peers.

If you have any questions or comments about this game or online interactive professional development experience, please do not hesitate to contact John Game Wizard Bramble (801 585 5743 office) (800 338 7657 main toll free number) or send mail to – jb

What’s on Tonight? NIH VideoCast

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) hosts a wealth of events, seminars, and lectures available to viewers on the VideoCast web site. Learn from experts in fields of science, medicine, and public health. There’s always something new and interesting!/da

Population Health Added to Special Queries

The NLM PubMed Special Queries page includes a link to a new MEDLINE/PubMed Population Health search.

A definition for population health is “the health outcomes of a group of individuals, including the distribution of such outcomes within the group. The field of population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these to differences between groups of people.” 1

For more information./da

New Look for DailyMed

DailyMed has a new look with over 66,000 drug listings. DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts). This Web site provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts./da



New Pain Research Database

The Interagency Pain Research Portfolio database provides information on pain research and training activities supported by the Federal Government. The participating agencies – AHRQ, CDC, DoD, FDA, NIH, and VA – are represented on the Interagency Pain Research Coordinating Committee (IPRCC), a Federal advisory committee to enhance pain research efforts and promote collaboration across the government./da


Mercury and Our Health

Mercury And Our Health Screen Shot

The National Library of Medicine Environmental Health Student Portal has added “Mercury and Our Health,” an animation about the uses of mercury and how exposure can impact human health.

The animation introduces children to mercury and its basic properties, discusses mercury exposure routes, outlines health impacts of mercury, describes mercury containing products, discusses mercury contamination in the environment, outlines the proper disposal of mercury containing products, discusses bioaccumulation and mercury contamination of fish, and describes additional sources that children could use to find credible health information on mercury.

The Environmental Health Student Portal connects middle school students and science teachers with free, reliable, and engaging environmental health education resources. The Student Portal offers a diverse array of engaging educational materials such as videos, games and activities, lesson plans, experiments and projects, fun challenges, as well as additional resources for further reading.

“Mercury and Our Health,” NLMNIH YouTube Channel:

“Mercury and Our Health,” Environmental Health Student Portal:

Environmental Health Student Portal:

DOCLINE 5.0 : New article in the NLM Technical Bulletin

Attention all DOCLINE Users:

The NLM Technical Bulletin now has an article about DOCLINE 5.0, which was released on August 24, 2014.

DOCLINE 5.0  Released: Introduces Serials Embargo Information.   Lis Unger, a member of the DOCLINE team, reviews some new features in the newest DOCLINE version.  The most notable is the Embargo Period field which allows libraries to record the number of months an electronic journal title is embargoed for interlibrary loan.   [jh]

Elegantly Simple Evaluation

Sharing a post from the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center: For an example of an elegantly simple program evaluation that yielded great results, check out an article by Michelle Eberle and colleagues in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England Region, which appeared in the August 2014 edition of MLA NewsThe article describes the region’s Clear: Conversations project, a collaboration among five organizations in which librarians and health professionals taught health literacy skills to patients…This project shows that a few relatively simple evaluation activities can clearly show the positive outcomes of a project. [bk]