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New Newsletter Name

Tue, 2017-04-25 15:18

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Starting in July our newsletter will be titled: MidContinental Message

Congratulations to Renee Gorrell from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes – Jewish College in St. Louis for submitting the winning name!

Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting an entry or voting!

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Betsy Kelly is Retiring

Mon, 2017-04-24 14:13

Betsy Kelly, Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator, is retiring from the NNLM MCR effective April 30, 2017. Betsy has been with the NNLM MCR program since 2001 when she was based at Becker Medical Library at Washington University. The program greatly benefited from her unique skills and knowledge about librarianship, business practices, and technology.

Betsy is known for bringing assessment and evaluation to the MidContinental Region. With Barb Jones, she developed the library value calculators; still one of the most visited resources on the NNLM MCR web site. These calculators have been recognized by others as an effective tool for showing the cost value that libraries contribute to an organization. She co-developed and taught “Measuring Your Impact: Using Evaluation to Demonstrate Value” all over the country. This class increased the capacity of health sciences librarians to practice evaluation and use the results to show their value to their organizations.

To the NNLM MCR staff she will forever be our “logic model guru.” Betsy introduced the logic model as a way of bringing cohesion and purpose to the activities we were implementing. She also envisioned and created our Activity Reporting System that ties what we do to our logic model, thus integrating assessment and evaluation into our operations.

We will miss for her frankness and her ready willingness to help. Her friends and colleagues know that she doesn’t hesitate to go the extra mile. If you ask Betsy how she will be spending her time or she will tell you about her new grandson and tons of other fun ways–that make those of us still working, jealous. We wish Betsy the best in her retirement! /ch

 

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2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute Discounted Registration Extended

Mon, 2017-04-24 13:21

The early registration discount for the 2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute has been extended until Friday, April 28th.

WHAT:          Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2017

WHY:              To advance health literacy and build leadership in the field

WHEN:          June 12 – 16, 2017

WHERE:       Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA)

HOW:              Early registration discount ends April 28, 2017.  Register today!

TUITION:     $3,058 ($2,446 early discount by April 28, 2017)

For more information and to register:

Web:               http://go.tufts.edu/summerinstitute
Facebook:       @HealthLiteracyLeadership

If you have any questions, please email sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu.

 

**Looking for professional development funding? Up to $1,500 is available from the NNLM MidContinental Region. For more info, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/professional-development-funding

 

/cm

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MCR Newsletter Naming Contest Finals

Mon, 2017-04-17 20:52

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for our new newsletter name!

We received 24 entries with really great ideas. MCR staff members have selected the top three finalists.

The finalists are:

  • The MidContinental Report
  • MidContinental Message
  • Sage Words

Go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3506646/MCR-Newsletter-Contest-Finals to cast your vote.

Voting Instructions:

  • Vote for your favorite newsletter name from the three finalists
  • Voting will be open April 18-24
  • Winner will be announced in the RML News on Tuesday April 25th
  • Only one vote per person please
  • MCR staff members are not eligible to vote in this round
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A new tool for finding open-access articles

Mon, 2017-04-17 13:32

Unpaywall is a Chrome browser extension that locates legal and free versions of paywalled or fee-to-view articles. It searches a variety of data sources including PubMed Central, the DOAJ, Crossref,DataCite, Google Scholar, and BASE and provides a PDF of requested articles around 65-85% of the time. This extension was developed by Impactstory and funded by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. If you are having a difficulty time locating open-access information, this could be a great tool for you.

The Chronicle of Higher Education provides a detailed overview of this extension and its potential impact. /al

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Last Chance Newsletter Naming Contest

Tue, 2017-04-11 15:50

Hurry and submit your entry!  Contest closes EOB tomorrow – April 12th!

Go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3456507/Newsletter-Contest to submit your entry! You can enter as many times as you’d like.

The Plains to Peaks Post is 15 years old and it’s time for a change!

Help us find a new name for our newsletter.

Win a cool prize! This beautiful Elizabeth Blackwell “A Curious Herbal” throw blanket will go to the winner!

The RML Staff will choose three (3) finalists from all qualified entries.

From April 18-24, you’ll have a chance to vote on the finalists to choose the winner!

The winner will be announced in the RML News on Tuesday April 25.

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Accepting Applications: Professional Development Award

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:22

MCR is now accepting applications for the Professional Development Award. Each awardee receives up to $1,500 to cover registration and/or travel expenses. For more information about eligibility and application requirements, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/professional-development-funding

If you have any questions, please contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.

 

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Accepting Applications: CHIS Certificate Funding

Mon, 2017-04-10 15:21

MCR is now accepting applications for the  Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Certification Funding. Each awardee receives funding to cover the cost of applying for the CHIS certificate (up to $75). Priority is given to first time applicants. For more information about eligibility and application requirements, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/consumer-health-information-specialization-chis-certification-funding

If you have any questions, please contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.

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Immersive Workshop Funding Now Accepting Applications!

Thu, 2017-04-06 12:58

The MidContinental Region is now accepting applications for the “Immersive Workshop Funding.” This funding opportunity seeks to support multi-day professional development events that train participants to improve health information access. The event must be interprofessional and include librarians as one of the professions. The workshop activities should achieve the following:

  1. Increase the awareness of how different professionals can contribute to addressing a health information access challenge.
  2. Increase knowledge and skills in a significant area of health information access.
  3. Enable workshop participants to immediately implement the content of the workshop
  4. Enable workshop participants to be change agents within their institution.

Each funding recipient will receive up to $14,000. The Immersive Workshop must take place between May 1, 2017 and April 30, 2018. For more information, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/nnlm-mcr-immersive-workshop-funding

If you have questions, contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.

 

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Newsletter Naming Contest

Tue, 2017-04-04 16:01

The Plains to Peaks Post is 15 years old and it’s time for a change!

Help us find a new name for our newsletter.

Win a cool prize! This beautiful Elizabeth Blackwell “A Curious Herbal” throw blanket will go to the winner!

We’re accepting entries through  Wednesday, April 12th. Go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3456507/Newsletter-Contest to submit your entry! You can enter as many times as you’d like.

The RML Staff will choose three (3) finalists from all qualified entries.

From April 18-24, you’ll have a chance to vote on the finalists to choose the winner!

The winner will be announced in the RML News on Tuesday April 25.

Hurry and get your entry in!

*In case of duplicate title submissions, the contestant submitting earliest will be credited with the entry.

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MCR Voices: New Podcasts Released

Tue, 2017-04-04 12:08

MCR Voices podcast interviews with Deb Ward, Director of the J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri, and Jameson Watkins, Director of the Archie Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center are now available.  You can view them through the following links:

Deb Ward – https://youtu.be/ReJxG6qxjWg

Jameson Watkins – https://youtu.be/f-sPc58wilk

Be sure to give us a “thumbs up” if you learn or hear something valuable in these interviews. (bbj)

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Barb Jones comments on value of librarians to patients

Fri, 2017-03-31 16:08

Barb Jones was contacted by the editor of The EngagingPatients blog and asked to comment on the value of librarians to patients.  You can read her post at http://www.engagingpatients.org/information-resources/medical-librarians-helping-patients-engage-with-information/   (bbj)

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Job Opening: NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Health Professions Coordinator

Thu, 2017-03-30 11:47

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.

A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions /ch

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Newsletter Naming Contest

Mon, 2017-03-27 20:53

The Plains to Peaks Post is 15 years old and it’s time for a change!

Help us find a new name for our newsletter. We’re accepting entries now through  Wednesday, April 12th. Go to http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3456507/Newsletter-Contest to submit your entry! You can enter as many times as you’d like.

The RML Staff will choose three (3) finalists from all qualified entries.

From April 18-24, you’ll have a chance to vote on the finalists to choose the winner!

The winner will be announced in the RML News on Tuesday April 25.

There will be a cool prize for the winner, so hurry and get your entry in.

*In case of duplicate title submissions, the contestant submitting earliest will be credited with the entry.

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New Full Text Access Feature in PubMed

Thu, 2017-03-23 14:06

With LinkOut you can now add an icon for full-text articles deposited at your institutional repository (IR).  Libraries can promote their IR content and the research publications of their institutions by participating. An icon will appear for publications that are not available free from the journal or Pubmed Central (PMC). This should increase the number of citations with links to free full-text.  For details on how the IR LinkOut works and how to add your IR content see the NLM Technical Bulletin Mar-April 2017 issue.

Current participants include: Cornell University – Hathi Trust, University of California, Universitat Gottingen, and University of Michigan Library. /ch

 

 

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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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