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Showing Our Value at MCMLA

6 hours 18 min ago

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.

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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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Stipends available for public library health workshop at PLA

Mon, 2017-10-16 15:53

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia from March 20 to 24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put your new expertise to work.

The preconference workshop is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) that will increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services. Fifty stipends of $500 each will be distributed. Stipends can be used to support the preconference registration fee, travel and lodging expenses (not including meals). Attendees who participate in the workshop and complete some pre/post work will receive the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification offered by the Medical Library Association.

Throughout the nine-month Promoting Healthy Communities initiative, PLA and NNLM will assess health information needs among public librarians and share free resources and professional development opportunities that will help public library staff better serve their patrons’ consumer health needs. In early 2018, the initiative will unveil a new website for public libraries that gives them easy access to training, tools and resources for consumer health information, health literacy programming and more.

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MCR Members and Services

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:27

Here are some services for and by NNLM members.

  • We encourage all DOCLINE users to  participate in the Electronic Funds Transfer Service (EFTS.) It’s an efficient and easy way to pay for your interlibrary loans borrowed from other DOCLINE libraries. Here are 5 reasons to join.  To learn more about the program click here
  • Likewise, DOCLINE users can participate in the Loansome Doc  (LD) program. This program provides full text access to unaffiliated heath professionals and others who need articles but prefer to order them using LD.   We encourage any DOCLINE library to provide this vital service.
  • All member institutions are invited to get involved in directly  in our programming.   Here are just a few ways to get involved: Submt and article to MidContinental Messenger newsletter; help the NNLM exhibiting; co-teach or co-present with a NNLM Coordinator; share your knowledge in a NNLM sponsored webinar.  If you wish to participate, but don’t know where to start, contact your state coordinator and let them know you wish to volunteer.   [jh]

 

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DOCLINE Users: Preserve Print with MedPrint

Tue, 2017-10-03 10:10

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are continuing their partnership in the quest to preserve print copies of biomedical journal titles through the medical serials print retention program (MedPrint.)  Realizing that we may not always have access to digitized articles, the NLM and many medical libraries have partnered to preserve print copies of a group of core biomedical journal titles.

The program is cooperative and voluntary .  The NLM has seven guidelines for libraries interested in participating. Among the more notable points are  that a MedPrint library has to be a DOCLINE participant. Generally, all you need do is view the list of titles yet needed, and sign an agreement with the NLM.If your library has a large collection of titles and you wish to learn more about the program  you may visit the MedPrint home page.  Questions?: You may contact the Member Services Coordinator  [jh]

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The National Network of Libraries of

Mon, 2017-10-02 14:13

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.

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PubMed & ORCID: Create, link and share your bibliography

Wed, 2017-09-27 19:26

In this webinar, NCBI staff will talk about the advantage of quickly registering for a free, unique identifier that will remain constant – even if your name changes. They will present a webinar on author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID. Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field, but if your published research is cited in PubMed, authors can find their citations, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others. Learn how.

Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10-10:30 MT, 11-11:30 CT

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page. /ch

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“Show Me Value” at MCMLA Annual Meeting”

Wed, 2017-09-27 12:27

You’ve got your best MCMLA buddies in a huddle. Together you come up with a message that gets your stakeholders thinking about the value of librarians and libraries. Should be outrageous, should be boisterous, should be fun! It’s not to be missed — the NNLM MCR’s “Show Me Value” session on Wednesday morning at the MCMLA annual meeting.

  • Wednesday – October 11, 2017
  • 9:30-10:00A
  • Grand Ballroom, Tiger Hotel

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Fellowship: Pediatric Evidence-Based Practice Librarian

Mon, 2017-09-25 18:55

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund is sponsoring a 1-year fellowship for an Evidence-Based Practice Librarian at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2017. Applicants who cannot meet the application deadline, should consider contacting Dr. Wu, Chair, Evidence Based Medicine Program (cwu@peds.uab.edu) and/or Kay Hogan Smith, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (khogan@uab.edu) directly about their interest.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics is seeking a creative, energetic, and self-motivated librarian for a newly created, temporary (one year) appointment as Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Librarian at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. UAB Department of Pediatrics has embarked on an exciting initiative to integrate evidence-based practice principals and techniques into regular clinical procedures. The Department is adding a librarian to act as a key architect of this program, working closely with the Chair of Evidence Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and in consultation with the Senior Research Librarian at UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences.

Required: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.

Preferred: Demonstrated familiarity with biomedical literature databases, including PubMed/Medline, and with the basic elements of evidence-based practice. The ideal candidate will show a strong customer focus, initiative, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work well in a busy clinical environment. The candidate should be able to work both independently and in teams and demonstrate excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. This is an excellent position for a newer health sciences librarian eager to make an impact by inaugurating a successful EBP program, or funding for a sabbatical for a seasoned librarian wishing to experience this unique opportunity for practical experience in this area. It affords the librarian the opportunity to work in close partnership with practicing pediatricians and fellows, including going on rounds with practitioners to better understand their clinical dilemmas.

This position is a full-time position, reporting to the Chair of Evidence Based Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $45,000.00 with excellent fringe benefits. Submit letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to contacts below by September 30th. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. /ch

 

 

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NLM MARC Records 6XX Field

Mon, 2017-09-25 18:35

NLM is considering correcting the inaccuracies in how it codes the 6XX field. NLM recognizes that some libraries may rely on the indicator in the 6XX fields for internal processing. If your library falls into this category, you should read the NLM Technical Bulletin article on what is being considered. NLM is requesting comments. /ch

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Show Me Value at MCMLA Annual Meeting

Mon, 2017-09-25 17:24

Remember the Seinfeld episode where character George Costanza becomes obsessed with the perfect comeback, only to fall flat? Don’t be that guy! If only George had been able to attend the NNLM MCR’s “Show Me Value” session to actively learn creative ways to articulate value, under pressure, in a short amount of time. You will be amazed how you can develop an effective message to your stakeholders and users in 15 minutes or less. Save this event to your schedule.

  • Wednesday – October 11, 2017
  • 9:30-10:00A
  • Grand Ballroom, Tiger Hotel

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LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between

Fri, 2017-09-22 17:05

On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, join NLM staff for a LinkOut for Libraries Webinar.

  • Have you wondered why you see duplicate icons on citations in PubMed? Or why you don’t see icons where you expect?
  • Are you switching vendors and don’t know how that will affect your service?
  • Were you suddenly given the responsibility for your library’s LinkOut account and don’t know where to start?

Get answers to these questions and more. We will go back to the basics of LinkOut and show you how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want.

Following a 30-minute presentation, LinkOut experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and Time: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11am – Noon MT/12 – 1pm CDT

To register: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=ta088b860c9ade6039f2a7303f8212be3

After the live presentation, a recording will be available on the LinkOut for Libraries Training and Educational Resources Web page and in the Learning Resources Database.

Source: NLM Tech Bull. 2017 Sep-Oct;(418):b9.

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#OpioidAwareChat

Wed, 2017-09-20 17:39

Join NIH Director Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Volklow, and an expert from American Society of Addiction Medicine  in a Tweet chat. They’ll be available for a conversation about opioid use disorder:

  • Impact on public health
  • How the stigma against opioid use and addiction impacts recovery
  • Methods and resources promoting prevention and recover

When: Friday, September 29, 2017 . 12pm MT, 1pm CT at #OpioidAwareChat 

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Recording for Informed Is Best – breastfeeding resources

Wed, 2017-09-20 13:44

The recording of “Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families” from the Discover NLM Resources and More series is now available on NNLM MCR YouTube Discover Playlist. You can also check out other recent MCR recordings such as:

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Coordinator Retiring

Mon, 2017-09-18 16:54

One of the stalwarts of the NNLM MCR is retiring. Who am I referring to? See if you can guess. She started in 2003 as our Network Membership Liaison and led a pilot on consortium licensing. We decided that there was a more crucial issue for her to tackle and she began our efforts in supporting and teaching members how to advocate for themselves. She developed tools for them to use such as the value calculators and the toolkit for hospital librarians. Her “Whooo Says” column has provided advice for over 9 years on topics including networking, employing business skills, learning the organization, and fantasy football. She has published in non-library journals to increase awareness of how librarians contribute to healthcare. If you guessed Barb Jones, our Missouri/Library Engagement Coordinator, you’re correct. Barb has decided to retire and knit her way around the world. She leaves a legacy of work for us to build on and we wish her well – even as we wish she’d stay. Barb’s last day will be September 29, 2017. Please join us in wishing her an adventurous retirement. /ch

 

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Emergency Access Initiative Activated for Harvey and Irma

Fri, 2017-09-15 13:47

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for September 15, 2017 – October 14, 2017 in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the hurricanes in the southeastern United States and Caribbean, please let them know of this service.

Resources on Hurricanes and Flooding

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:

For questions regarding these resources, please visit NLM Customer Support or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or +1.301.594.5983 internationally.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, Taylor & Francis, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer. /ch

 

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