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MCR Voices – New Episode

Wed, 2017-12-13 16:21

In the fifth episode of this series, Kim Carter, Public Services Research Specialist at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3

We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview.

“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations.

For more about “MCR Voices” and podcasts, see our MCR Voices webpage.

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2018 Library of the Future

Mon, 2017-12-11 18:13

Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology?

The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting.

The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.  All types of libraries are welcome to apply!

The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers” program that motivates and inspires children ages eight and up to experiment with technology and master skills that contribute to learning in science, technology, engineering, art and math.

ALA is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Library of the Future Award.  The online application is to be submitted to ALA by February 1, 2018.  For additional information, contact Rene Erlandson, Award Jury Chair, or Cheryl Malden, ALA Governance Office.

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NNLM and All of Us Research Program Partnership

Mon, 2017-12-04 11:58

Through a collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received $4.5 million to support community engagement efforts with public libraries across the United States to improve health literacy and to improve participant access to the All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies. Their findings may lead to more individualized health care approaches in the future. For more information on the partnership see the NLM press release. /ch

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For Searchers: 2018 MeSH

Fri, 2017-12-01 14:13

Find out what’s new for MeSH in 2018. What terminology areas have been expanded, what subheading has been deleted, and what publication types are being added?  These changes have been published in the Nov-Dec issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin. /ch

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New Episode – MCR Voices Podcast

Tue, 2017-11-28 17:57

In this episode, Lisa Traditi, Deputy Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3

We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview.

“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations.

For more about “MCR Voices” and podcasts, see our MCR Voices webpage.

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Showing Value at MCMLA (final)

Mon, 2017-11-13 18:16

Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a completed object created for this session that illustrates the statement: Because routine shouldn’t be life-threatening.

How librarians help nurses avoid CAUTIs (detail)How librarians help nurses avoid CAUTIs

Thanks to everyone who participated in this project!

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Helping Your Researchers: Journal for Publication

Fri, 2017-11-10 19:04

Recent activity from NIH focuses on researchers and their selection of journals for publishing their research. The Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research recommends publishing in credible journals and provides resources that can help researchers determine whether a journal is credible. Librarians are included! Blog postings in Extramural Nexus and NLM Musings from the Mezannine also recommend librarians for assistance. You may want to take advantage of this flurry of activity to send  your researchers the NIH statement and remind them that you’ve got the expertise to help them select a high quality journal for their high quality research. /ch

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Membership Certificates

Tue, 2017-11-07 17:01

NNLM Renewal Membership Certificates for 2016-2021 have been mailed out.

If you renewed your membership, you should see your new certificate arriving in your mailbox soon.

If you don’t receive your certificate, please email us at rml4@rml4.utah.edu. We’ll be glad to help you with the renewal!

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MCR Voices – New episode

Tue, 2017-11-07 16:55

Renee Gorrell from the Barnes Jewish College: Goldfarb School of Nursing shares her experiences in leadership in professional organizations and the impact her experiences have had on her career. YouTube | MP3

We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview.

“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations.

For more about “MCR Voices” and podcasts, see our MCR Voices webpage.

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Showing Value at MCMLA (cont.)

Tue, 2017-11-07 10:51

Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a draft and completed object created for this session that illustrate the statement: Because dis-information is just a click away.

Sign DrawingFinished Road Sign

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ClinicalTrials.gov Beta Version Available for Public Testing

Mon, 2017-11-06 11:38

The National Library of Medicine has released a new beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov for public testing. The test site can be accessed from a link on the page banner or directly at clinicaltrials.gov/beta/.   For instructions on offering feedback see the Nov-Dec Technical Bulletin article. Key features of this beta version include:

  • updated search for the “Recruiting and not yet recruiting” studies feature on the homepage
  • new location search option enables you to limit your search based on the distance (number of miles radius) from a specified location
  • updated “Search Results” page design that brings the list of studies found closer to the top of page
  • updated “Glossary” design provides term definitions while continuing to view the page containing the terms

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Showing Value at MCMLA

Tue, 2017-10-31 14:26

Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a great series of images created for this session that illustrate the statement: Because you don’t have to find the information on your own.

 

You have a research team at your disposalYour time is better well spent with patients, not on searchesYour librarians are expert searchers - we can search fasterYou don't have to do it alone

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Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) Virtual Conference

Mon, 2017-10-30 13:49

Join the Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) for their one day conference on November 7th, 2017. This virtual event will include regular and poster presentations providing an opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others. With a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management, sessions will cover topics such as digital projects, embedded metadata, and digital archives. Learn, network, and share all from the comforts of your own desk!

For more information, visit the CPN-DAM Conference page.

About the network: “Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) was founded in October 2015. It has a regional focus encompassing Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma. The network’s vision is to provide professional development, networking and collaborating opportunities for professionals involved or interested in digital asset management. The network is open to all professionals from all backgrounds, including programmers, system administrators, librarians, digital humanities specialists and cultural heritage professionals.”

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MCR Voices Podcast

Tue, 2017-10-24 17:01

“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations.

This week Heather Brown from the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3

After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment to the page, sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview.

For more about “MCR Voices” and podcasts, see our MCR Voices webpage.

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Showing Our Value at MCMLA

Thu, 2017-10-19 11:28

Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the content created for this session.

To test the feasibility of this project and free us up for assisting groups during the actual session, the MCR staff met on the first day of the conference to create their own message. Using the same time minute limitation and available supplies, we filmed a quick skit to demonstrate the statement: Because being an informed member of the healthcare team is the best way to prevent medical errors. Please keep in mind that this was put together in 20 minutes – imagine what you could come up with in more time!

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Testers Needed for PubMed Labs

Tue, 2017-10-17 18:20

NLM needs your input. They are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions. For more information on testing see the NCBI Insights. /ch

 

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MCR Voices Series 2

Tue, 2017-10-17 16:18

“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations.

First up, Shawn Steidinger from the Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Library shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3

After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment to the page, sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview.

For more about “MCR Voices” and podcasts, see our MCR Voices webpage.

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Visiting Faculty Position at NNLM MCR – Community Engagement

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:44

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program  to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. This includes engaging participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data, leveraging the public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders, and assessing the impact of libraries on participant retention in the All of Us program. The Community Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the oversight and implementation of the All of Us Community Engagement activities in the MidContinental Region of the NNLM.  We’re looking for a self-starter who wants to contribute to a national program and work at the regional level.

Full Posting

Claire

Claire Hamasu, Associate Director
NNLM MidContinental Region
University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East Bldg 589
Salt Lake City UT 84112-5890
Voice 801 587-3412, Option #1
chamasu@rml4.utah.edu

 

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Attend Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources webinar with MCR funds

Mon, 2017-10-16 16:24

Don’t forget – MCR has Professional Development funds available for librarians who work in the health sciences to attend webinars such as Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources from MLA. If you’re an MLA member, the cost is $65 per person; if not, it’s $85 per person. Site licenses are also available.

 

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Images, quotes, and tools from the UK to help advocate for medical librarians

Mon, 2017-10-16 16:08

The CILIP library and information association in London, England developed “A Million Decisions” campaign to demonstrate the usefulness and need of librarians in making healthcare decisions. On the site, you can find messages, images, posters, and impact case studies to share or to give you ideas on ways you or your supporters can advocate.

CILIPS, Scotland’s library and information professionals, have done something similar – “The Right Decision: NHS Scotland librarians providing evidence for the right decision, for the right person, at the right time.” This site also has a number of images, case studies, supportive quotes, and messages including ones that explain what the health librarians do.

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