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Medical Library Association Conference 2015

This year’s Medical Library Association Annual Meeting and Exhibition was held May 15-20 in Austin, TX. This is the major professional meeting for medical librarians and the theme was “Librarians Without Limits.” The meeting provided a wonderful opportunity to learn from others, collaborate on new projects, and network with medical librarians from around the world!

Some of the activities NN/LM SCR staff participated in included:

  • NN/LM Web Developers Conference
  • NN/LM Outreach Coordinators Breakout Meeting
  • NN/LM Consumer Health Coordinators Breakout Meeting
  • NN/LM Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries and Centers
  • NN/LM Regional Medical Library All Hands Meeting
  • Two poster presentations by Consumer Health Coordinator Adela Justice:
    • “Creating a Multi-Institutional Library Liaison Program” with Beatriz Varman, Emily Couvillon, Kate Krause, Ashlynn Kogut, and Marianne Galati, all of The Texas Medical Center Library
    • “Developing a Systematic Review Service in Six Months” with Beatriz Varman, Ashlynn Kogut, Kate Krause, and Marianne Galati, all of The Texas Medical Center Library
  • Poster presentation by Associate Director Jon Goodell, Katie Prentice (OU Tulsa), and Michele Whitehead (UNT HSC Fort Worth): “A Review of the First Three Years of a Novel Leadership Development Program”
  • Top Tech Trends presentation on “The Quantified Self” by Associate Director Jon Goodell

We also have a photo album covering this year’s MLA conference on our Facebook page.

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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 – Chief Operating Officer, The TMC Library

The NLM Update was given at the MLA Annual Meeting. Ms. Betsy Humphreys, Acting Director, gave an update on NLM-wide projects and Ms. Joyce Backus, Associate Director for Library Operations, gave an update on NLM Staff and Associate Fellows, the Exhibition Program, and Outreach as well as selected activities in other NLM Divisions.

Next year will be a joint meeting between the Medical Library Association, the Canadian Health Libraries Association, and the International Clinical Librarian Conference, May 13-18, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Spotlight on NN/LM SCR Staff: Jon Goodell

NN/LM SCR Associate Director

New Mexico liaison

Areas of expertise/Interest: Outreach, health literacy, literature based discovery, strategic planning

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Education: B.A. in History from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, M.A. in Information Science and Learning Technologies, emphasis Library Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and a Certificate in Public Health from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Favorite Books: The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, The Four Hour Workweek, The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, Time Management for System Administrators

Free time: My kids, violin, running, reading

Email: jon.goodell@library.tmc.edu

Phone: 713-799-7803

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PubMed for Trainers class series in Dallas, TX, March 2016

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Dallas. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information
  • Improve your PubMed search technique
  • Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  • Experience peer collaboration and learning

 

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?
PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

 

When is PubMed for Trainers?
The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): March 3, 2016 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): March 10, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): March 17, 2016 10am–11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): March 24, 2016 9:00am–4:30PM ET (This class will be held at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas Library).

 

What should I expect from the class?
The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

 

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?
When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

 

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3415

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2015 Annual Meeting of the Regional Medical Libraries and Centers

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

NN/LM Web Developers Conference

NN/LM South Central Region Technology Assistant Melissa Salas and Associate Director Jon Goodell attended the annual NN/LM Web Developers Conference May 14 in Austin, Texas. The nnlm.gov website infrastructure is administered by NN/LM’s Web Services Technology Operations Center (Web-STOC) and content is produced by the various NN/LM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers.

NN/LM Web Developers Conference Attendees

NN/LM Web Developers Conference Attendees

Job Ad: Research Support and Education Librarian

The Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences seeks a highly motivated research support and education professional who enjoys providing both personalized and group information services in academic, clinical or public health settings. This professional will be involved in both traditional and digital academic service-oriented environments serving the research and academic communities of the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine, the Tulane National Primate Research Center, and graduate programs in the health sciences.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Support and Education Librarian is a research, reference and user services librarian, who also  is specifically tasked to provide Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) resources, tools and training, as well as research support  in biomedical and public health resources to the departments, programs and library user community in the Health Sciences Center at Tulane University.  This librarian provides research and data management support, information services, reference transactions, access to health information resources; teaches classes in the library’s education program, and plans specialized instruction and programming tailored to the clinical, biomedical research and public health community. Additionally the librarian participates in the library’s liaison support to faculty and departments.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent in the biomedical/clinical and public health sectors with at least 1-2 years’ relevant experience in a library.

Reference experience in an academic medical center or clinical or public health setting.

Evidence of experience teaching the use of health sciences resources including Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM), Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) and NCBI resources/tools.

Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.

Demonstrate a strong background in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching skills.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and will be no less than $44K.

How to Apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  To apply, and to ensure full consideration applicants must submit a letter of application, current résumé/CV and names with full contact information of at least 3 professional references. Please go tohttp://tulane.edu/jobs (IRC7062) for more information and to submit your documentation.

See full position announcement at:

http://matas.tulane.edu/sites/default/files/u4/ResearchSupportEducationLibrarian.pdf

Tox Town

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

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

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

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.