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Regional Programs

MidContinental Programs


Professional Development Funding
Realizing that professional development is an essential part of a librarian's growth and advancement, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region provides professional development funding to support Network member librarians.

Past Classes - Recordings Available

Breezing Along with the RML: Librarianship and Data Science
Three panelists discussed their interest in data as a career focus, the required skills needed to practice their profession, and the services they would like to see offered by librarians to support the work they do.

Breezing Along with the RML: Altmetrics with Dr. Sarah Sutton
Dr. Lilian Hoffecker presents an overview of altmetrics comparing them to other metrics, and provide examples on how researchers and librarians utilize them. Dr. Sarah Sutton presents an overview of the results of recent research conducted with a team of librarians, vendors, and LIS educators related to academic librarians’ and academic faculties’ familiarity with and use of altmetrics in the conduct of their regular duties in collection development, assessment, and scholarly communication support.

Breezing Along with the RML: Assisting Researchers in a Changing World
During the ‘80s the U.S. federal agencies started pushing collaborative research among universities. Since then technology has advanced and collaborations have increased so that solo researchers are hardly ever encountered. Advances in technology also led to instrumentation providing data in electronic format. Researchers found themselves in a hybrid world working with both print and electronic formats. Across the nation - actually the world - librarians have stepped-up to learn about the issues and develop programs to assist researchers in the changing world of research. This talk will present some of the initiatives developed by librarians. Speaker: Daureen Nesdill, Marriott Library, University of Utah.