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SEA Currents

Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

SE/A 5-Minute Survey Series: Education

For the first of four 5-minute survey series, SE/A requests your feedback and comments regarding NN/LM SE/A education outreach and programming. Please consider participating and enter to win a $1500 professional development award. Before participating in the survey, you may want to review the suite of classes offered by NN/LM SE/A coordinators: http://nnlm.gov/sea/training/classes.html.

The survey can be located at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GDPN8QX.

To preserve anonymity, participants will be asked to enter contact information through a separate form once the survey is complete. This survey will close at 11:59pm on Thursday, February 5, 2015.

Questions about the survey questions or contest can be directed to Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator, at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Additionally, an Open Discussion will follow on Friday February 6, 12-12:30pm. To join this open discussion, we will use Adobe Connect.

What do you need to join this Open Discussion?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

Participate in the NN/LM SE/A 5-minute Survey Series for a Chance to Win $1500

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region will request feedback about SE/A programming through a series of short, succinct online surveys beginning February 2 to March 2, 2015. These surveys will help prepare for the upcoming 2016-2021 cooperative agreement. Each of the four 5-question surveys will target different areas of focus and should take 5 minutes or less to complete.

Please consider participating in each of these surveys as they are announced through the SE/A Currents blog according to the schedule below. Each completed survey will enter participants into a drawing for a $1500.00 professional development award.

  • Monday, February 2, 2015: Education
  • Monday, February 9, 2015: Funding
  • Monday, February 16, 2015: Network/Exhibits
  • Monday, March 2, 2015: Communication

SE/A will also host an online discussion forum on Friday (2/6, 2/13, 2/20, and 3/6) 12-12:30pm ET to answer questions and hear comments about that week’s survey.

Questions about the survey questions or contest can be direct to Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Reminder – Today – SEAside Webinar – February 24, 2015 – Athens: Access Anytime, Anywhere

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Jan Haley, Library & Information Services Coordinator, Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, TN and Mary Wallace Berry, Manager, Library Services, Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center, Charlotte, NC.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact PJ Grier, Outreach/Access Coordinator at: pgrier@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: Ms. Haley and Ms. Berry will provide old and new user perspectives on providing off-network access to library resources via Athens.   Topics covered include administrative set-up and maintenance, and building resources and reading lists. Presenters will demo their library sites showing access to both end-user and administrative sides.

Jan Haley’s Bio: Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries provide services to the five-hospital Saint Thomas Health system, its affiliates and MissionPoint, a 300,000 member ACO serving Middle Tennessee. Ms. Haley, has been an Athens user since January of 2007. Her organization was one of the first in the United States to adopt this resource for off-network access to library resources.   She will be integrating EBSCO’s Discovery Service into Athens in the next couple of months to provide users with a more efficient way to locate needed information.

Mary Wallace Berry’s Bio: Novant Health is an integrated healthcare system headquartered in North Carolina with facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. Ms. Berry is a Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals and received the Medical Library Association Technological Innovation Award in 2007. Throughout her career, Mary Wallace has been a strong supporter of emerging technologies and access to information at the point of care. In 2011, Mary Wallace reached out to the physicians and information technology professionals developing the ambulatory EHR at Novant Health. Through her input, Medlineplus Connect was integrated as the patient information component of the Epic EHR.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – February 18, 2015 – Get Started with Coding – Recording Now Available

Recording Now Available

Presentation Slides Available

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Emerging Technologies/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: This webinar will discuss common challenges for librarians to get started with coding in the library context and provide practical tips.

Presenter Bio: Bohyun Kim is the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. She is the author of a book, the Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations (ALA TechSource, 2013), and her new book about gamification is to be published soon. She is the founding editor of ACRL TechConnect Blog and a closing keynote speaker for the upcoming Library Technology Conference. She regularly tweets @bohyunkim and less frequently writes in her blog, Library Hat.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, call 1-800-605-5167 and enter the participant code 816440 when prompted.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

NLM Invites Participation in Teleconference to Report on a Request for Information and New Funding Mechanism for Regional Medical Libraries 2016-21 Award Cycle

After nearly 45 years as contracts, the RMLs will return to grants, more specifically cooperative agreements, as the funding mechanism for the 2016-2021 award cycle. Cooperative agreements will allow NLM to actively participate in the work of the RMLs and Centers, enable the RMLs and Centers to better coordinate programs among their Regions and areas of responsibility, and enable the RMLs and Centers to better respond to regional and national needs during the five year grant period. Until the early 1970’s the RMLs were originally funded as grants but transitioned to contracts to allow NLM more oversight and standardization of the work.

We are hosting a teleconference next Tuesday to discuss why we decided to go with this award mechanism. We will have Extramural Program staff on the call to help get you started if you plan to apply and what you need to do now.

Join us:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 4pm ET

Teleconference Number:  US/CAN Toll Free:  1-888-450-5996, Participant Passcode662939

Check out the NLM News announcement http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/nlm_rfi_telecon_2015.html for more information!

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland