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April 2015 Texas Library Association Exhibit

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Are you attending this week’s Texas Library Association Annual Conference in Austin, TX? We are! Please stop by our exhibit booth and say hello to Marcus and Lindsy.

Marcus and Lindsy

NN/LM SCR Coordinators Marcus and Lindsy

MLA Webcast on Data Management April 22

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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The Medical Library Association will be broadcasting a webinar entitled “The Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship” Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

This webcast is designed to provide health sciences librarians with an introduction to data management, including use of data in the research landscape and the current climate around data management in biomedical research. Three librarians working with data management at their institutions will present case studies and examples of products and services they have implemented, and provide strategies and success stories about what has worked to get data management services up and running at their libraries.

Learn more and register.

April 2015 Resource Library Directors Meeting

Monday, April 13th, 2015

We had a wonderful meeting with leaders from NN/LM South Central Region Resource Libraries Thursday, April 9 in Tulsa, OK. After a brief NLM and NN/LM update we jumped right in to our small group discussion sharing sessions.

I would like to thank AAHSL President Paul Schoening and NN/LM MidContinental Region Associate Director Claire Hamasu for recording their discussion starting presentations, and NLM NN/LM National Network Office Consumer Health Librarian Lisa Boyd for her live presentation via Skype.

We were very pleased to hear the ideas shared and will integrate what we learned with our programs.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
Texas Medical Center Library

April 2015 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Friday, April 10th, 2015

NIH NewsinHealth picThe April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research, is now available.

Features:

Sharing Reliable Health Information

You hear and read health advice all the time—from friends, online sources, radio, TV, and more. How do you know what health information you can trust?

Readers’ Favorite Online Health Stories
Rashes, Sore Throats, Kidneys, and More

NIH News in Health aims to bring you a wide range of health-related stories. Here are 5 reader favorites.

 

Health Capsules:

Cleaner Air Tied to Healthier Lungs in Kids

What Do You Know About Sarcoidosis?

Featured Website: National DNA Day

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.
We love hearing from readers who let us know how they share and use health information, including NIH News in Health. Thanks for sharing your feedback, story ideas, and other comments over the past decade. We look forward to bringing you 10 more years of evidence-based health information. Share your thoughts with us at nihnewsinhealth@od.nih.gov or send us a photo of how you or others use the newsletter, and we may post it to our Facebook page.

Save the Date: Oklahoma Health Literacy Conference

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Making Info Meaningful

The first annual Making Information Meaningful conference will be held October 22-23, 2015 at the  Tulsa Tech Owasso Conference Center in Owasso, OK (Conference Website).  Using information literacy to foster critical thinking is the focus of this collaborative regional training opportunity and best practices and innovative means of instruction of the identification, location, evaluation, and effective use of information will be featured.  The conference is intended for a wide range of information professionals including academic, school, and public librarians, teachers and college/university faculty and students preparing for teaching or library careers.

Please contact Paula Settoon, Dean of Libraries, TCC at paula.settoon@tulsacc.edu or (918) 595-7461 with any questions.

 

New Funding Opportunities From NLM

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

The National Library of Medicine has announced new funding opportunities for Regional Medical Libraries and supporting offices for the 2016-2021 period of performance (NLM Announcement). This is the program helps us provide training and subcontract funding opportunities in the five state South Central Region of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Texas, as well as the eight full-time positions in the NN/LM South Central Region office here at The Texas Medical Center Library in Houston, Texas.

In addition to the Regional Medical Library program, NLM has announced funding opportunities for serving as one of five NN/LM national offices. These offices are the NN/LM DOCLINE Coordination Office, the NN/LM Web Services Office, the NN/LM Training Office, the NN/LM Evaluation Office, and the NN/LM Public Health Coordination Office.

All levels of governance at The Texas Medical Center Library are committed to continuing our work with the National Library of Medicine to support the biomedical information and training needs of the South Central Region. We are a consortial library serving the 56 institutions and 112,000 employees of The Texas Medical Center, the world’s largest medical center. We are on track to submit a strong application to continue serving as the Regional Medical Library for the South Central Region.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
The Texas Medical Center Library
713-799-7803 jon.goodell@library.tmc.edu

NLM Director Retirement Program

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

On Monday, March 30, NN/LM South Central Region Director L. Maximilian Buja, MD and I had the honor of attending the retirement program of National Library of Medicine Director Donald A.B. Lindberg, MD. Having been appointed in 1984, Dr. Lindberg is the longest serving NLM Director. His impact on biomedical communication, medical informatics, and medical librarianship, is significant.

He introduced numerous landmark projects such as free Internet access to MEDLINE via PubMed, MedlinePlus for the general public, the Visible Human Project, ClinicalTrials.gov, the Unified Medical Language System, and more. Don also created the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). NCBI has been a focal point for “Big Data” in biomedicine for decades, providing rapid access to the data generated by the Human Genome Project and now to massive amounts of genetic sequence data generated from evolving high-throughput sequencing technologies. GenBank, PubMed Central, and dbGaP are just some of the many NCBI databases that support and enable access to the results of research funded by NIH and many other organizations.

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, and several others, shared many wonderful achievements and anecdotes. Please read the NIH Director’s statement (excerpt above) on Dr. Lindberg’s retirement to learn more about his career and accomplishments.

Added April 16, 2015: Video Tributes

Here are a few photos of the program and reception.

Lindberg RetirementLindberg as Gutenberg Lindberg Retirement Panel 1 Lindberg Retirement Panel 2 Lindberg Retirement Panel 3 Lindberg Retirement Reception 2

 

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
The Texas Medical Center Library
713-799-7803 jon.goodell@library.tmc.edu

Website Migration Complete

Saturday, April 4th, 2015

The infrastructure for all National Network of Libraries of Medicine websites is operated by the Web Services Technology Operations Center (Web-STOC) at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle, WA. Thanks to the excellent work of Michael Boer, Aron Beal, and Deric Ruhl of the Web-STOC team and Melissa Salas in my library, we recently completed our migration to a new website content management system (March 30, 2015). I also want to recognize Emily Hurst, Naomi Gonzales, and Michelle Malizia for their significant contributions to the SCR migration, and to Web-STOC’s understanding of what the RMLs would need. We hope you like it! nnlm.gov/scr

Each NN/LM Region and Center has hundreds of pages of content. From an IT perspective this is a major project management success. The NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center was the first NN/LM Center to complete its migration (February 12, 2015). The MidContinental Region and South Central Region both went live March 30.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
The Texas Medical Center Library
713-799-7803 jon.goodell@library.tmc.edu

March 2015 SCR Website

Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine seek your nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center Native and Distance Services Librarian Pat Bradley, MLS, AHIP, was the 2014 recipient.

Nominations:

  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • Nominations may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects, or any combination of these.
  • Nomination must be made in writing and include the following information:
    1. Official nomination form (http://fnlm.org/pdfs/2015DeBakeyAwardNominationForm.pdf)
    2. Five page description of the nominee’s achievements
    3. Current resume or curriculum vitae
    4. Additional information (no more than 5 pages double-spaced) that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • Nominations must be received by June 1, and can be submitted via mail, email or fax:

Friends of the National Library of Medicine
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814

Fax: 301-657-1296

Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org

End of Year Funding Emerging Technology and PDA

Friday, March 27th, 2015

We still have limited funds for two types of subcontract awards for the for the current funding period ending April 30, 2015.  The Emerging Technology Award provides up to $4,500 per award, while the the Professional Development Award provides up to $1,500 per award.

Jon Goodell, MA, AHIP
Associate Director
NN/LM South Central Region
Texas Medical Center Library
713-799-7803 jon.goodell@library.tmc.edu