The UCLA Library and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) are co-sponsoring the 2016 National Diversity in Libraries Conference (NDLC ’16) August 10-13, 2016, to be held on the UCLA campus. Information is available on the ARL web site. <www.arl.org/news/arl-news/3484-save-the-date-national-diversity-in-libraries-conference-to-convene-in-august-2016-in-los-angeles>
The call for proposals is now available on the NDLC ’16 web site. <ndlc.info/> The proposal form will be available on October 23, with a submission deadline of November 30, 2015. More conference information will be added as it becomes available.
This 3.5-day national forum on the topic of diversity in the library and information science profession and related sectors will feature a full day event of pre-conference activities on August 10 focusing on issues of accessibility and universal design, keynote speakers, a variety of breakout sessions, exhibits, and posters, all highlighting the conference theme Bridges to Inclusion. /ch
The Center for Advancing Health’s free app AfterShock: Facing a Serious Diagnosis provides a basic roadmap for individuals to navigate through the first few days and weeks after a serious diagnosis. Available for downloading in Apple’s App Store, AfterShock is currently compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. /da
Thanks to everyone who participated in the RML Session – NN/LM MCR Past and Future at MCMLA last week.
Congratulations to our BINGO winners!
From the DOCLINE-L Email Discussion List:
DOCLINE 5.2 has been released and is now available.
**5.2 Action Items:
— Set your library’s standard weekly schedule for lending (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_schedule.html)
— Plan ahead and set out of office dates for multiple upcoming time spans – RML review no longer required (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/doc_deactivate.html)
— Review your Institution record to ensure your lending service offerings are compatible with the library’s schedule. Update Lend Preferences, and ILL contacts if changed.
We anticipate that the library availability enhancements will improve overall system performance by reducing the number of requests routed to libraries not actively lending, resulting in shorter times to fill and fewer routes to fill. Improved request receipt rates from lenders and faster individual turnaround time may also result.
For complete release details, see the Release Notes: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_2.html.
If you have any questions or problems, please complete the relevant form linked from Contact Us at the top of the DOCLINE screen.
Acting DOCLINE Team Lead
The National Institutes of Health is hosting a summit to explore how digital is being used by government agencies, clinicians, scientists, patients, and the public to communicate information on health and science.
Monday, October 19, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
The event is sold out, but you can attend via live Webcast. /da
Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 National Library of Medicine (NLM) Georgia Biomedical Informatics Courses to be held April 3-9 and September 11-17 at Brasstown Valley Conference Center in Young Harris, Georgia.
This is a week-long survey course designed to familiarize individuals with the application of computer technologies and information science in biomedicine and health science. Through a combination of lectures and hands-on computer exercises, participants will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and application areas of biomedical informatics. The target audience includes medical educators, medical librarians, medical administrators, clinical practitioners, and faculty who are not currently knowledgeable but can become agents of change in their institutions.
Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2015 at 8 a.m. All applicants will be notified by the end of January/early February of their application status.
Successful applicants will be asked for a commitment to attend the entire course and all sessions. Travel, hotel, and meals of all successful applicants will be paid for by Georgia Regents University (soon to be Augusta University) under their contract with NLM.
For more information and to apply for the course see http://www.gru.edu/library/greenblatt/informaticscourse/index.php
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Adrienne Hayes at email@example.com. /cm
CDC has fact sheets available for parents, youth sports coaches, high school coaches, school professionals, and health care providers offering information to help protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a possible concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs. /ch
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB list:
The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.
The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.
There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.
We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for
- Interactive Clinical Tools
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Reference and Data
- Overview of REMM and
- Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices
One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.
Significant content updates are HERE
The October 2015 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. In this issue learn about the biology of addiction and read about tips to keep your pearly whites healthy. /da
WebJunction will be offering a free webinar exploring health-related outreach, programming, training, and funding so that your library can improve the health literacy of your community.
Wednesday – October 21, 2015
1:00-2:00P MT, 2:00-3:00P CT
Christian Minter, NN/LM MCR Nebraska/Education Coordinator is one of three panelists discussing training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. /da