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NLM Resource Update: NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Update

Both versions of TOXMAP—classic and beta—now include the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) 2013 National Analysis data, as well as recent cancer and disease mortality data from NCI SEER. This is the first version of the TOXMAP beta with health data, whereas mortality data in TOXMAP classic has been updated. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da

New Name for PubMed Related Citations Discovery Tool

To be clearer, the PubMed “Related citations” feature will soon be renamed to “Similar articles.” User interviews revealed confusion about the definition of the “Related citations” listed in the results set. “Similar articles” was chosen because “Related citations” is ambiguous. There are several types of relationships that articles may have. For more information visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. /da

Complementary and Integrative Health for Older Adults

The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest provides information on complementary and integrative health approaches for conditions clinically relevant to older adults. Includes evidence-based approaches for osteoarthritis, cognitive decline, sleep disorders, menopausal symptoms, and age-related macular degeneration. /da

Webinar – “The NCBI Minute: Finding Genomes and Annotations by Searching NCBI Assembly” on April 29, 2015

This is a reprint of an announcement published on the NCBI News page. It may be of interest to you and researchers at your institution.

NCBI has more than 25,000 annotated genomes. Learn how to quickly find and download sequence and annotation files for a particular genome by starting with the NCBI Assembly database and following links to the files you want on our FTP site.This presentation will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:45 am MT, 8:45 am CT.


The NCBI Minute is a series of short Webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool. /ch

Dr. Lindberg Accomplishments

Dr. Lindberg’s last day on the job was March 31, 2015. The day before, hundreds of people from the library, the NIH, and from across the country gathered at NIH’s Natcher Center to pay tribute to him. The program began with video highlights from his swearing-in ceremony speech, perhaps more remarkable today than in 1984. The current issue of NLM In Focus describes Dr. Lindberg’s accomplishments in text and  links to  the videos highlights of what NLM has done during his 31 years of leadership. /ch

EDUCATION: Two Free MCR Webinars This Week

LinkOut! : Harnessing the Power of LinkOut for Libraries

Tammy Magid will be facilitating a webinar that focuses on “LinkOut for Libraries” services to provide user’s access to online full-text at the point of need – it’ll be a librarian’s primer on “LinkOut for Libraries” services, tools, and customer support services. This presentation will include a brief question and answer session for participants.

Tammy A. Magid, MLIS works as a Technical Information Specialist at the National Library of Medicine where she serves as the NLM LinkOut Coordinator and Team Lead.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2015,   12 pm Mountain Time, 1 pm Central Time

Who: For those who use LinkOut or anyone else who wants to learn more about the technology.

Where: Please read below.


Learn more about the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS)

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator, will be presenting an informative session on the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS.) Participating DOCLINE libraries primarily use the system. Jola will present an overview and the advantages of using the system.  She will available to answer any questions.

Who: For DOCLINE participants not currently using EFTS and/or for current users. Anyone interested in the program is welcome.

When : Thursday, April 30, 2015, 1 pm Mountain Time / 2 pm Central Time


Where:  Both presentations will be in the MCR Network Member Services Room

Log in as a “Guest” and receive prompts for the audio portion after entering the room. Captioning will be provided for both sessions. Questions?: to Jim  [jh]


Emergency Access Initiative Active Event: Nepal Earthquake

The Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) is a partnership of the National Library of Medicine, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers and other publishers. EAI provides temporary free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public affected by disasters.

Access to biomedical literature through the Emergency Access Initiative is only available to those affected by the disaster and for those providing assistance to the affected population. Other users should contact their local medical library or the National Network of Libraries of Medicine by calling 1-800-338-7657 for biomedical literature. /da

Active Event: Nepal earthquake

Free access period: April 25, 2015 – May 23, 2015

Alicia Lillich, New Kansas/Technology Coordinator

It is a pleasure to announce that on May 4, 2015,  Alicia Lillich will join the A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences as the Kansas/Technology Coordinator for the National Network Library of Medicine, MidContinentalRegion. Alicia will start off flying on her first day to attend meetings with other MCR coordinators at the headquarters in Salt Lake City. Soon after, she’ll  leave for MLA-Austin. Alicia comes to us from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS where she is currently winding up her position as Reference Instruction  Librarian and Affiliate Faculty, teaching Information Literacy and Website Management courses.  Alicia and  her husband, Scott and  18 month old son, Salvador are moving to the Kansas City area from Derby, Kansas. Those of you attending MLA might get the opportunity to meet Alicia in Austin.  She’s really excited to join the medical library community. /ch

NCBI Webinar to help you quickly find a particular genome sequence April 29th

Next Wednesday, April 29th, NCBI staff will show you how to quickly find a particular genome sequence by using FTP to access our Assembly database, which houses 25,000 annotated genomes.

The NCBI Minute is a series of short webinars that give a brief introduction to a specific topic or NCBI tool. To see upcoming webinars, as well as YouTube recordings and materials from past webinars, please see the NCBI Webinars page.

• Registration:

• Assembly:

• NCBI Webinars:

• NCBI on YouTube:

The above annoucement is from the ncbi-announce mailing list

DEADLINE APPROACHING – K-12 Partnership Funding

Call for Applications (CFAs):
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under contract with the National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of K-12 School Partnership funding.

The MCR plans to fund four awards up to $1,500 in Option Year 4 (May 2015-April 2016):
• Deadline for submissions is May 1, 2015.
• Recipients will be notified by May 8, 2015.
• Projects must be completed by April 30, 2016.

The purpose of this award is to support new projects or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, medical or academic health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) involving National Library of Medicine health and/or science information that can serve as a model for other partnerships.

Examples of projects include:
• Partnerships to provide access to health information to support health and/or science curriculum.
• Partnerships to conduct innovative health and/or science information outreach programs.
• Partnerships to benefit community access to health information.
• Partnerships to improve access to health information for underserved/vulnerable populations.

Partners must be an NN/LM MCR Full or Affiliate member. Membership(s) may be confirmed by entering a zip code in the NN/LM Member Directory. Not a member, sign up today, it’s free.

Allocation of Funds
Reimbursements will be made to project leader upon receipt of invoice(s). Indirects and overhead are not allowable.

Quarterly and final reports are required.

Apply online.

If you have questions regarding this award, contact Dana Abbey or Monica Rogers, MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinators.