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Story-telling Report Writing

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Check out this helpful and fun webinar presented by the OERC.

Once upon a time, there was an evaluation report that people actually read.

Date: February 14, 2013
Hosted by the Healthy Communities and Health Literacy COIs
Guest Speaker: Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Sound like a fairy tale? Exactly! A report format that follows a typical story-telling structure can help you communicate your project’s story so that stakeholders may actually pay attention. In this format, you use evaluation data to complement, not overpower, the most important messages you want to convey. The OERC’s, Cindy Olney will describe how to use a story format to report evaluation findings. This format can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches.

NLM Educational Materials

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Teaching PubMed, MedlinePlus, or other NLM resources?  On the NN/LM NER site, you can print a variety of National Library of Medicine educational materials.  Our most popular NLM education materials include:

  • Overview of NCBI resources
  • MedlinePlus trifold
  • PubMed Basics
  • PubMed MeSH
  • PubMed My NCBI
  • Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries
  • Resources for Teachers, Classroom Resources from the NLM

NN/LM NER Network Members can request professionally printed NLM educational materials.  We can send you MedlinePlus bookmarks, ClinicalTrials brochures, consumer health brochures, and more for display in your library and for your presentations/events.

Please contact us at nnlm-ner@umassmed.edu with any questions regarding our educational materials.

MedlinePlus trifold

 

DOCLINE maintenance & DOCLINE 5.1

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

All,

NLM announces the upcoming release of DOCLINE 5.1 on December 11, 2014. The latest version of DOCLINE will allow libraries to turn off checking LinkOut as the source for embargo periods during routing for all titles.   The global on/off setting is only displayed for LinkOut participants. Additionally, we have added a new summary count of holdings by format and by type of embargo (e.g., LinkOut, manual, none).

To learn more about the upcoming changes, including screenshots, see the Release Notes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline/docline_rel_info_v5_1.html

The Regional Medical Libraries and CISTI have been testing the new version over the past two weeks. They can answer any DOCLINE questions and provide assistance to libraries in their regions.   The vendors (Clio, ILLiad, QuickDOC, and Relais) were given the opportunity to validate their software against DOCLINE 5.1.

We plan to release DOCLINE 5.1 the morning of Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Lynda.com Borrower Testimonial

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

lynda

In early October, we announced the acquisition of a membership to Lynda.com for our Network Member’s use.

Hear what one borrower, Donna Belcinski, Clinical Librarian at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT, has to say about Lynda.com:

“I love this site! I have found a lot of useful information on so many subjects. I viewed videos on making presentations, writing, instructional design, and marketing. All were easy to understand and helpful. I’m learning Quickbooks for a part-time job that I have as a bookkeeper, and being able to go Lynda.com and get a feel for it first was a big help. It has made my orientation to the job much shorter than if I had not had access to this resource. There are too many other topics to list here, but I think there is something for everyone at Lynda.com. I use it often, and recommend it highly.”

Please find the original announcement with a description of Lynda.com and instructions on how to borrow a login below:

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Members receive unlimited access to a vast library of almost 3,000 high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals.

Email nnlm-ner@umassmed.edu to borrow a two week subscription. The membership is available for use by one borrower at a time per lending period. You must have the latest version of QuickTime or Windows Media Player installed on your computer. To use the NN/LM NER account, free-of-charge, you must be a current staff member at an NN/LM NER member library. To browse a sampling of the type of tutorials available please visit Lynda.com.

 

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