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2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries and Centers

Friday, May 15th, 2015

We were delighted to attend the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries and Centers Friday, May 15. This is our annual in-person meeting where we learn from and collaborate with our counterparts throughout the NN/LM program.

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Pictured left to right:

Marcus Spann, MLIS – Community Health Coordinator
Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP – Associate Director
L. Maximilian Buja, MD – Director
Adela Justice, MLS – Consumer Health Coordinator
Michele Woods, MLIS, JD – Technology Coordinator
Lindsy Frazer, MLIS, MS, PhD – Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator
Owen Ellard, MLIS – Senior Advisor

Tox Town

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Tox Town Town neighborhood now has a new photo-realistic look. The location and chemical information remains the same, but the new graphics allow users to better identify with real-life locations. The Town scene is available in HTML5, allowing it to be accessed on a variety of personal electronic devices, including cell phones (iphones and androids), ipads, ipad minis, and tablets. Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Visit the updated Town neighborhood and learn about possible environmental health risks in a typical town.

Lynda.com Survey

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Lynda.com is an online training website that offers over 3,500 professionally produced video courses on topics such as computer programming, graphic design, web development and project management. Hundreds of software applications are covered and new courses are added each week.

Spotlight on NN/LM SCR Staff: Marcus Spann

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Arkansas state liaison

Areas of expertise/Interest:

Systematic searching of medical databases

Outreach

Health Information Literacy

Instruction

Hometown:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Education:

Southern University, B.A. Political Science (Go Jags!)

Louisiana State University, M.L.I. S. (Go Tigers!)

Favorite Books:

Alphabet of Thorn by Patricia McKillip

Incarceron by Catherine Fisher

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Fire by Kristin Cashore

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs

Hobbies:

Tennis, Football, Traveling, Cooking, Jogging/Gym, Reading, Music, Movies and Art

Email:

marcus.spann@library.tmc.edu

Phone:

713-799-7164

View More: http://photos.pass.us/marcusisgq

Semantic MEDLINE Webinar Wednesday, May 20

Monday, May 11th, 2015

We are pleased to have two guest speakers for our webinar next week. MarceloFiszman, MD, PhD, Research Scientist, and Michael J Cairelli, DO, Medical Informatics Postdoctoral Fellow, both from the NLM Cognitive Science Branch at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications, will present their work on Semantic MEDLINE. Semantic MEDLINE is a very exciting tool used for literature based discovery.

Semantic MEDLINE  is a web application developed by the National Library of Medicine that summarizes MEDLINE citations. Natural language processing methods are used to extract semantic predications from titles and abstracts. Predications are presented in a graph that links to MEDLINE citations.

The webinar will be from 10:30 to 11:30am CST, Wednesday, May 20. Read more on our SCR CONNECTions page.

Spotlight on NN/LM SCR Staff: Michele Woods

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Michele Woods, JD, MLIS, Technology Coordinator

Louisiana state liaison

Areas of expertise/interest:

Instruction, E-Licensing, Grant Writing, Digital and Media Archives, Copyright, Public Health Law, Law and Medicine resources, PubMed, LexisNexis, Westlaw other specialized and general library databases

Hometown:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Schools:

Louisiana State University, B.A. Major: Political Science, Minor: Sociology

Louisiana State University, M.L.I.S.

Southern University Law Center, Juris Doctorate

Favorite books:  To Kill A Mockingbird, Secret Life of Bees, Invention of Wings, Purpose Driven Life, The Firm, King of Torts

What I Am Reading Now:  The Broker, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Hobbies:  Reading, traveling, attending football and basketball sporting event, spending time with family and friends visiting museums, and music festivals.

Email: Michele.Woods@library.tmc.edu

Phone: 713-799-7123

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SCC/MLA 2015 Schedule of Events

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

The following is a message from SCC/MLA Local Arrangements Committee Chair, Susan Steelman:

Here is the schedule of events for SCC in Little Rock.  I hope you all will be able to join us for this meeting with great speakers, wonderful opportunities for sharing professional knowledge and networking, chances to talk face-to-face with vendors, fun and a few unique events.

SCHEDULE  OF  EVENTS

OCTOBER  2 – 7, 2015

 

NOTE TO OUR SCC FAMILY

This year’s meeting in Little Rock will be bookended by the Small & Rural Library Association and the Arkansas Library Association meetings.  The hotel rate is $125/night and the deadline for booking rooms at the meeting rate is Sept. 4th.  We strongly encourage folks to book their hotels as soon as possible.

 

FRIDAY  –  OCTOBER  2, 2015

TIME EVENT MAIN LOCATION[Exact Rooms TBA]
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Marriott – Balcony
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Writer’s Workshop Central AR Library System (CALS)

 

SATURDAY  –  OCTOBER  3, 2015

TIME EVENT MAIN LOCATION[Exact Rooms TBA]
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Marriott – Balcony
8:00 AM – 10:00  AM CE:  Coding for Web Development UAMS Campus
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM NN/LM Hospital Advisory Comm. Marriott
8:00 AM – Noon CE:  Planning, Conducting & Publishing Research Marriott
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM CE:  Foundations of Bioinformatics Searching UAMS Campus
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Writer’s Workshop  [Day 2] Central AR Library System (CALS)
10:00 AM – Noon NN/LM Outreach Comm. Marriott
10:00 AM – Noon NN/LM Technology Advisory Comm. Marriott
Noon – 5:00 PM SCAMeL Board Mtg. Marriott
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM NN/LM Staff & Students Marriott
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Awards Committee Marriott
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Bylaws Committee Marriott
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Credentialing Committee Marriott
7:00 PM SCAMeL Dinner TBA

 

SUNDAY  –  OCTOBER  4, 2015

TIME EVENT MAIN LOCATION[Exact Rooms TBA]
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Marriott – Balcony
8:00 AM – 9:00  AM Communication Committee Marriott
8:00 AM – Noon SCAMeL Board Mtg.  [Day 2] Marriott
8:00 AM – Noon CE: Developing the Educator Within Marriott
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Continuing Education (CE) Committee Marriott
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Research Committee Marriott
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM History Committee Marriott
11:00 AM – Noon Membership Committee Marriott
11:00 AM – Noon Fund Raising Committee Marriott
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Governmental Relations Committee Marriott
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Finance  Committee Marriott
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Open ILL / SCAMeL ILL Forum Marriott
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM New Officers’ Orientation Marriott
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM General Session #1:  Dr. Gurley Marriott
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Welcome Reception Marriott

 

MONDAY  –  OCTOBER  5, 2015

6:30 AM – 8:00 AM Exhibitor  Setup Marriott
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM SCC Executive Board & CAC Marriott
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Marriott
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Breakfast with Exhibitors Marriott
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Posters –  Setup Marriott
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM Silent Auction Marriott – Balcony
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Tech Expos Marriott
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Tech Expos Marriott
Noon – 2:00 PM HLIS Luncheon Mtg. Marriott
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Roundtables & Lightning Rounds Marriott
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Exhibitor’s Raffle & Door Prizes Marriott
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM New Members Reception Marriott
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Roundtables & Lightning Rounds Marriott
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Posters – Breakdown Marriott
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Breakdown Marriott
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM General Session #2:  PANEL Marriott
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Destination Dine-Arounds Marriott

 

 

 

TUESDAY  –  OCTOBER  6, 2015

7:00 AM – 7:00 PM Registration Marriott – Balcony
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Silent Auction  [Day 2] Marriott
8:00 AM – Noon Contributed Papers Marriott
Noon – 2:00 PM SCC Business Luncheon Marriott
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Roundtables Marriott
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM General Session #3:  Dr. Wheeler Marriott
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM HSLAL Meeting Marriott
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM SCAMeL  Education Group Marriott
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM SCAMeL  Collection Dev. Group Marriott
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM MLA President Mtg. w/ Students Marriott
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Party @ the Pavillion/Bridge Marriott

 

 

WEDNESDAY  –  OCTOBER  7, 2015

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM Registration Marriott – Balcony
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM LAC  Handoff  [Little Rock & Galveston] Marriott
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM CE:  Managing Vendor Relations Marriott
8:00 AM – Noon CE: Veterinary & Comparative Medicine Marriott

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Little Rock!

 

Follow @DaisyDilloSCC on Twitter for updates and fun information.

 

 

Susan Steelman, M.L.I.S.

Chair, Local Arrangements Comm.

South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Assoc.

501-686-6737

scsteelman@uams.edu

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  1. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)

Head of Education & Reference Services

Associate Professor

Division of Academic Affairs | UAMS Library

NOTE:  U. of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is not responsible for or involved in the above mentioned event as an institution.

SCC/MLA Committee Assignments

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Hi folks, your SCC president-elect here with a quick note. One of the prez-elect jobs is getting the committee assignments and chairs in order for the next year. As I review membership, I’m astounded by the number of volunteers. We have about 220 members right now, and over half volunteered for a committee! Thanks for making this task so easy! Armadillos are the best.

(PS there’s still time to renew your SCC membership, go to http://sccmla.org/ to get started).

Cheers,

Maureen ‘Molly’ Knapp

Research Support & Education Librarian III
Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences
Tulane University
1430 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70112
Ph: 504-988-2410 | Fx 504-988-7417

Mknapp2@tulane.edu

Video Tributes to Dr. Donald Lindberg: Celebrating 30 Years of Service

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Video tributes to Dr. Donald Lindberg highlight the contributions he made during his 31 years leading the National Library of Medicine. The videos below were part of a retirement tribute to Dr. Lindberg, held March 30,2015. To read more about the tribute, please see The End of an Era: Director Lindberg Retires After 31 Years Leading NLM from NLM in Focus.

Watch the videos

NLM Community Health Maps (CHM) survey

Friday, April 24th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) needs your help reaching out to current and potential users of low-cost and easy-to-use online mapping tools (GIS).

Its Community Health Maps (CHM) project (http://communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov) identifies and promotes tools that seek to meet the mapping needs of communities and community organizations such as clinics, schools, libraries, health departments, faith-based and community-based groups. These tools can be used to collect and visualize health statistics and local resources, to compare data across locations, and to explore trends.

So that we can improve CHM and tailor it the specific requirements of our users, please share this GIS user needs survey at http://communityhealthmaps.nlm.nih.gov/2015/03/31/community-health-maps-survey/