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Needed: C-suite leaders needed to advance cost impact of the librarian study

Tue, 2017-03-21 13:16

Please recruit your C-Suite (CFO/CEO/CMO/CIO/COO)/hospital leaders for a 30 minute (max) interview with our health economist, Kari Jones PhD. The conversations with these leaders are crucial in carrying out this cost impact study.

Dr. Jones wants to talk to chief … about the feasibility of the methodology she has developed and how it may be implemented in the hospital environment from the hospital leadership perspective. She respects the challenging schedules of these individuals and will be very efficient in carrying out the interview. In the phone conversation she will:

  • describe the study
  • solicit level of interest in the study results
  • elicit caveats or limitations on the proposed methodology
  • assess preparedness to participate in the study (availability of cost data)

Do you have someone(s) at your hospital or medical center who would be willing to talk to Dr. Jones? We need your help in setting up a phone conversation. Feel free to talk to your chief… about the study, being interviewed, and pass on Kari’s name before you send us the contact information. A description of the study is downloadable from our web site.

What we need from you is:

  • The individual to be interviewed: name, title, email address, phone number.
  • Administrative person who schedules appointments for the executive: name, title, email, address, phone number.

Please forward the information to Claire Hamasu, chamasu@rml4.utah.edu Interviews will be scheduled for April.

Your assistance is enormously appreciated! /ch

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NNLM Membership Renewal Drive Extended

Tue, 2017-03-14 11:21

The deadline for NNLM members, in the MidContinental Region,  to renew their memberships has been extended to March 24, 2017.  Please submit the online form emailed to your institution as soon as possible.   If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

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4 PubMed Enhancements

Wed, 2017-03-08 15:06

NLM announced four new enhancements for Pubmed:

  1. Conflict of Interest statements, when supplied by the publisher, are available below the abstract.
  2. Editorial Expression of Concern, formerly in comments, will be explicitly labeled in the abstract display. Expressions of concern are used to raise awareness that the article may be unreliable due to a possible problem. The Council of Science Editors has a more complete definition of the phrase.
  3. The Per Page menu  (number of citations per page) now  appears at the top of the results list.
  4. Wording for the status tag “PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE” will now read “Indexed for MEDLINE.” The Abstract display in PubMed will include a status tag only if the citation is indexed for MEDLINE. To see additional status tags view the MEDLINE and XML displays.

For more information and to see examples of these changes see the NLM Technical Bulletin Mar-Apr 2017 issue.  /ch

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MCR Voices Podcast: Interview of Deb Ward

Mon, 2017-03-06 18:46

The MCR Voices interview of Deb Ward, Director of the J Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri is now available!  Listen to see what Deb has to say that can apply to your library practice.  The podcast is available at https://youtu.be/suEa1lEdo3g  Be sure to vote and gives us a “thumbs up” if this podcast presents something new or useful to you.  (bbj)

 

 

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NNLM MCR Membership Renewal Drive Launched

Mon, 2017-03-06 11:54

The NNLM MidContinental Region  kicked-off its online membership renewal drive on Friday, March 3, 2017.  If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

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DOCLINE Users: Services That May Be of Interest

Tue, 2017-02-28 17:53

MedPrint – Medical Serials Print Preservation Program is a initiative of the NNLM and NLM  to preserve print journal titles. Health sciences library across the country are encouraged to commit to holding selected titles in print format.

The Electronic Funds Transer System (EFTS) is used by more than 1,300 institutions across the country. A couple of advantages are that it can streamline interlibrary loan billing/payment processes  and reduce human error. Users can generate monthly reports. Click on the link above to learn more.

Loansome Doc connects libraries to unaffiliated health professionals and the public.  Patrons can order articles from DOCLINE libraries via the Loansome Doc portal and from those libraries agreeing to be Loansome Doc providers.  Any DOCLINE participating library is encourage to be a provider. Discover how to become a provider by contacting the National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

[jh]

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Reminder: What’s New on REMM

Tue, 2017-02-28 15:30

From the REMM Listserv:

Since the last REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) update in August, 2016,  the US government has released several very important documents. We have incorporated them into REMM and wanted to let you know. To find them easily, visit the “What’s New on REMM?

They are also listed here:

The REMM Team has made other key updates to REMM, and we will continue to do so.

An update to Mobile REMM is also coming soon.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The REMM Team

[jh]

 

 

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Share Feedback on Movement-Based Programs in Your Public Library

Tue, 2017-02-28 11:23

The “Let’s Move! Libraries” project is studying movement-based programs in public libraries (i.e. yoga, tai chi, Zumba, StoryWalks, music & movement, walking groups, etc.). If you work in a public library, please consider taking a few minutes to provide feedback on programs and services offered at your library. The goal of this project is to strengthen work already underway in public libraries to get communities up and moving. Results from the study will be shared on the project website in Fall 2017.

To participate in the study, visit: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_eJ3QZdjTvMLVM1v

To learn more about “Let’s Move! Libraries,” visit: http://www.letsmovelibraries.org/

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MedlinePlus Reaches 1,000th Health Topic

Tue, 2017-02-28 11:14

A major milestone was recently reached as MedlinePlus.gov launched its 1,000th health topic page. The topic that lifted the site to that number was “Eye Care.”

Since its launch in 1998, MedlinePlus has steadily added new topics to respond to the growing needs of the public for reliable, up-to-date health information. The demand for additional health topics grew with the 2010 launch of MedlinePlus Connect, a service that links Electronic Health Records and other Health IT systems to targeted information from MedlinePlus. Today, over a million people visit MedlinePlus daily and benefit from the health topic pages, a medical encyclopedia, health news, surgery videos, a medical dictionary and much more. A Spanish language version of the site, MedlinePlus en español, premiered in 2002.

[From NLM News]

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MCR Membership Renewal Drive: Coming Soon

Fri, 2017-02-24 19:02

NNLM MidContinental Region member institutions will be receiving an  invitation, the first week of March, to renew their memberships  via  a link in an email message.  Members will be asked to spend less than ten minutes to fill out an online form and submit it to confirm they are continuing as members.  It will be very important to submit the completed form as soon as possible.

An institution that has submitted the form will receive a new NNLM certificate, suitable for framing.  They will also receive instructions on how to gain login  access to the new NNLM Members’ Directory so that they can edit their institution’s profile.  Rememer – membership is FREE!

Questions can be sent HERE

[jh]

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Dr. Brennan, Director of the National

Thu, 2017-02-23 18:48

Dr. Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine, appeared in a fun interview with a reporter from the Washington Post. I appreciated her comment that heading up the library doesn’t make her a librarian. You can read her interview here. /ch

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Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic: Unsupervised Machine Learning

Tue, 2017-02-21 15:20

 

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Unsupervised Machine Learning

Speaker: Ali Shojaie, University of Washington

Webinar Date/Time: February 24, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 24, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

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Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic Supervised Machine Learning (MLA CE Contact Hours Available)

Tue, 2017-02-14 14:34

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Supervised Machine Learning

Speaker: Daniela Witten or University of Washington

Webinar Date/Time: February 17, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 17, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

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New Episode of MCR Voices Podcast

Fri, 2017-02-10 12:54
The NN/LM MCR has released the second episode of our new podcast, MCR Voices. In this episode, Claire Hamasu interviews Melissa DeSantis, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, on her vision of the future in her library and medical libraries in general. We hope you will take a few minutes to listen and learn about effective practices in the region. You can listen to the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BioRNZHRZDU or learn more on our website: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/professional-development/advocacy/mcr-voices  /al
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Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Working with Tribal Governments

Fri, 2017-02-10 11:43

Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments

Thursday, February 16, 2017
11 am MT/ 12 pm CT

Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments? Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

  • Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
  • Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
  • Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services

Click here for more information and registration.

Sponsored by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC)

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All of Us Research Program Funding Available for Community Groups

Thu, 2017-02-09 17:15

The All of Us Research Program is a large part of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) from the National Institutes of Health. The goal is to engage 1 million or more U.S. research participants in sharing health data to help researchers develop more precise treatments for many diseases and conditions.

A new funding opportunity is available for community groups to assist with outreach efforts. This opportunity allows nonprofits, other community- and faith-based organizations, minority-serving institutions and school districts, and local governments to apply for funding to create community engagement activities and provide feedback to the research program about community needs and perspectives.

Priority will be given to applicants with:

  • Reach into priority geographic areas (three states in the MidContinental Region are Priority 2 areas: Kansas, Missouri, and Utah).
  • Reach into communities historically underrepresented in biomedical research.

Applications are due March 24, 2017.

For more information, read the NIH press release: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/all-us-research-program-announces-funding-opportunity-community-partners

An informational webinar about this opportunity is on February 10th. Click here for more info.

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NNLM Membership Certificates: Part of the Renewal Process

Wed, 2017-02-08 11:33

Several MidContinental Region members  have asked when the new NNLM membership certificates will be issued. We haven’t forgotten you.  As you know, the NNLM traditionally has mailed each member a beautiful paper certificate suitable for framing.  The certificates are issued for five years with the new period beginning in 2016.  We are behind,  and we apologize, as we’ve been learning the behind-the-scenes data processes of the  NNLM Member Directory on the new NNLM website.

You will receive the renewal certificate, after we complete our online membership renewal drive and that should be starting later in February. We will contact your institution with instructions for the renewal process.  If you have questions, please contact us.

Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator

 

 

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Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic Data Modeling & Inference Overview (MLA CE Contact Hours Available)

Tue, 2017-02-07 10:18

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Data Modeling & Inference Overview

Speaker: Rafa Irizarry of Harvard University

Webinar Date/Time: February 10, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 10, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

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New Online NNLM Class Offering – Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Role

Tue, 2017-02-07 10:10

Dear Members with an interest in exploring their role in big data in healthcare –

Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity…

New online class offering – Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM), Mid-Continental Region (MCR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Regions invites you to this 9 week, self-paced, asynchronous course to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

February 27 – April 28, 2017

Description: The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. This course is taught in Moodle and is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there will be completion deadlines). Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” forum, top picks from the NNLM MCR and PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club articles, and completion of the course “Big Data Fundamentals” from the Big Data University.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role that big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective.
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians are to support big data initiatives. (Students are encouraged to publish their views on one of the NNLM MCR or SEA publications as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic).

Students who sign up for this course agree to:

  • Commit to spend the full 9 contact hours learning about and articulating their views on the course topic (this includes the 1.5 contact hours from the Big Data University’s course).
  • Complete the course requirements by the deadline establish in each course offering.
  • Provide course feedback (strengths/weaknesses) on the MLA Online Course Evaluation form.

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.

To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/7070. Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office.

This class is limited to the first 30 registrants. Afterwards we will take a wait list.

Please contact John Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or Tony Nguyen at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions.

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Free Online CE Class: Discovering TOXNET

Fri, 2017-02-03 11:55

Anything on this list below spark questions? If so, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for Discovering TOXNET to learn how to use TOXNET to find answers to questions about:

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Environmental Justice
  • Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Lead and Human Health
  • Outdoor Air
  • Pesticide Exposure
  • Water Pollution
  • Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control
  • Drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Superfund Sites (Remember Love Canal?)
  • Environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities
  • Health effects of chemicals in more than 10,000 common household products
  • Dose-response assessment for over 500 chemicals
  • Over 400,000 chemicals

ABOUT
Learn about TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) environmental health databases with a self-paced, online course. TOXNET is a web-based suite of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.

REGISTER
https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/6698
(Look for the Login button to start the registration process)

DATES
This is a 4 week, self-paced course
Mar 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Discovering TOXNET is taught online in thirteen independent modules.
  • You can pick and choose the modules you want to complete and receive CE credit for what you complete.
  • Modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, Drug Information Portal and an introductory module.
  • Students work on their own over a period of 4 weeks.
  • Instructors are available to answer questions via email and provide assistance throughout the course.
  • MLA Continuing Education credit is available for the modules you complete, for a total of 12 CE credits.
  • The course is offered through Moodle and includes guided interactive online tutorials, videos, and discovery exercises.

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