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“Confronting Violence” – New Exhibition from NLM


The National Library of Medicine has announced a new exhibition: Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives. Activists in the U.S. have long recognized the harm of domestic violence and sought to improve the lives of victims. Nurses were among the first to identify battered women as a population with specific health needs that were largely being ignored. This new exhibition tells the story of the nurses who took a stand and pushed the larger medical community to identify victims, adequately respond to their needs, and work towards the prevention of domestic violence.

Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives is available as both a traveling and online exhibition. The traveling exhibition is available for six-week booking periods. The online exhibition includes images, videos, lesson plans for high school and higher education, and links to additional resources. For more information, visit /cm

NLM’s Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has released a new web page – Nursing Resources for Standards and Interoperability. The page is a resource for nurses, students, informaticians and anyone interested in nursing terminologies for systems development. It describes the role of SNOMED CT and Laboratory Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC) in implementing Meaningful Use in the United States, specifically for the nursing and care domain. It also includes links to video tutorials and other NLM Terminology resources. NLM has provided this resource in response to the position statement released by the American Nurses Association (ANA) that reaffirms support for use of recognized terminologies in coding nursing problems, interventions and observations, and in nursing assessments and outcomes. NLM welcomes your feedback on this new webpage. Please send comments to NLM Customer Service. /cm

Webinar – Compelling Counts: Trends in Evaluation Data Reporting

This webinar is sponsored by NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

Cindy Olney and Karen Vargas, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (NN/LM OERC), will highlight trends in evaluation information use that can be adopted by librarians. Participants can receive 1 MLA CE.

When: September 8, 2015  2-3 MT, 3-4 CT

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Webinar – Health on the Range: Rural Health Issues and Resources

This class is sponsored by NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region at no charge.

Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to use to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.


  • Increase knowledge of the unique nature of rural communities, including their attributes and challenges
  • Identify health information needs specific to rural communities
  • Become familiar with resources to address health information needs of rural citizens
  • Identify potential community partners in rural communities

When: Thursday, September 17th, 2015 4-5:30 MT, 5-6:30 CT

1 half hour practice exercise for 2 MLA CE

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DOCLINE Participants: Consider Using EFTS

Any library that participates in DOCLINE may utilize the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) for billing.  The system has operated since 1996.  Nationally 1,395  institutions are current members, with 71  in the MidContinental Region using the service. One user testimonial:  “We love this service. We are a busy information center who needs for services such as this to run smoothly to enhance what we are able to provide in-house and from other sources. We are glad to be participants.”

Here are some of the advantages

  • Increases efficiency
  • Reduces billing errors
  • It provides reports on billing activities.
  • It’s free to join

How does an institution become a member of EFTS? Please click here .  Questions? You may contact EFTS by email   or the MCR



Monica Rogers – new job

Monica Rogers has been the NN/LM MCR Health Information Literacy Coordinator since Jan. 2, 2012.  She will bring her knowledge and experience to the Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center at the University of New Mexico as the new Division Head of Reference and User Support Services.  Over the last three and a half years, Monica led authorship of the national blog ‘Bringing Health Information to the Community’ ( presented webinars, taught classes, exhibited and presented at conferences, and worked with community-based organizations to increase the knowledge, skills, and access to health information across the NN/LM MidContinental Region.

Monica’s last day with the RML will be September 4, 2015.  We appreciate what she’s contributed to the region and wish her the best in her new position.

Education – August 2015 Discover Recording Available

The recording for the August 2015 Discover NLM and More session is now available.


A current estimation is that over 300 languages are spoken in the United States!  Finding accurate and high quality health information for these languages can be challenging.  Explore HealthReach and other refugee and multiple language resources.  All resources presented are freely available and easily accessible to all.

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Education – September Breezing and Discover Sessions

Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 – 10 MT/11 CT
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  1. InfoButtons
    Betsy Kelly will discuss and demonstrate Infobuttons – what they are, how they work, what the librarian’s role is for integrating information resources into the EHR
  2. EFTS and LoansomeDoc Results
    Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator will share the results of two questionnaires, sent earlier this year, to MCR institutions using DOCLINE  but  not participating in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) or  not providing Loansome Doc services to unaffiliated health professionals.  He will touch on reasons found  for non-participation and conclusions from the results.

Discover NLM and More – K-12 Resources
Wednesday, September, 23, 2015 – 1 MT/ 2 CT
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Are you looking for reliable and safe places for students to conduct research? Do you need plain language text that’s easy for students at various reading levels to understand? Could you use time-saving lesson plans that relate to concepts within the health and science curriculum? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, this is the session for you! The National Library of Medicine has worked with teachers to identify resources that can meet the need of students in biology, chemistry, environmental health/science, genetics, health, and medicine. Several resources can also be used in language classes. Who should attend: K-12 teachers, library staff, and media specialists; community college instructors and library staff; public librarians; and anyone working with K-12 or community college level health and science instruction.

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

Check Out “NLM’s Unique Early English Books Now Online”

The National Library of Medicine has a new collection available through Digital Collections. “The Unique English Imprints, Pre-1800,” includes letterpress books and pamphlets printed in the English-speaking world from 1550 to 1800. Most of this collection was published during a very innovative time in medicine and printing, with topics including the Great Plague, the Voluntary Hospital Movement, and adoption of smallpox inoculation. For more details, visit Circulating Now: /cm

Loansome Doc : Connect individuals with documents

Loansome Doc is an excellent avenue for individuals to order needed articles- especially those who are unaffiliated health professionals or the public.  Some affiliated health professionals also prefer to find articles and order them through the Loansome Doc portal.  The NN/LM encourages DOCLINE libraries to provide the services if possible.  Loansome Doc Information for librarians may be found here

Please let the MCR know if you have questions .    [jh]