Breezing Along with the RML: RML Updates

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What: Breezing Along with the RML Sessions

When: Third Wednesday of every month at 10am MT/11am CT

What: Two staff members from the RML or guests will present information on goals, activities, accomplishments, or resources. We may ask about your experiences or your opinions. We may encourage you to take action, offer a new service, or try a new technology. Every month will be different.

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The Changing World of Research | October 19, 2016 10am MT/ 11am CT

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


Previous Sessions

September 21, 2016

Public libraries are uniquely situated to play a key role in improving community health, and there are many ways to leverage existing  resources and services to address health and wellness. This presentation will highlight successful consumer health services and community partnerships in two public libraries in Kansas. In addition to sharing ideas for programs and activities, we will also discuss how public librarians and medical librarians can work together to help meet the community’s health information needs. Put on your thinking caps, and come prepared to join in the conversation! This session is for anyone interested in consumer health outreach, and partnerships between libraries and community organizations. Speakers: April Roy, Director, The Bluford Branch Library; Lissa Staley, Health Information Librarian, Topeka & Shawnee County Library

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August 17, 2016

Altmetrics is a measure of the visibility of scholarly works utilizing online tools, particularly social media. But how does it differ from citation counts for example, one common measure of research impact?  And are there other ways to use altmetrics for library services? Dr. Lilian Hoffecker will present an overview of altmetrics comparing them to other metrics, and provide examples on how researchers and librarians utilize them. Dr. Sarah Sutton will present 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.

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July 20, 2016

Librarians Involved in EHRs: This session features three librarians--Erica Lake, University of Utah; Kelsey Leonard, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Meghan Evans, Geisinger Health System--discuss opportunities and challenges for librarians to be involved in supporting clinical care through Electronic Health Record Systems. Panelists will discuss their current projects, how their library got involved with their EHR, and suggestions for how viewers can start a similar process at their own institutions.

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June 15, 2016

New RML Projects for 2016-2021: We have some exciting changes and new projects and funding opportunities to share with you. Learn about the new National Network of Libraries of Medicine national offices, and planned outreach through the MidContinental Region project areas.

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April 20, 2016

K-12 School Partnership Projects & Community-Based Organizations iPad Projects: Successfully moving an initiative forward or to another level may mean involving others outside one’s institution or integrating new technologies. Collaborations can be challenging, and technology can be frustrating, but not always! In this Breezing Along with the RML session, hear from several recipients of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Regions’ K-12 School Partnership Funding and the Community-Based iPad Project on how they busted barriers and what they learned along the way.

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March 16, 2016

  1. Paul Epner presented on "Addressing Diagnostic Error"
  2. Kari Jones presented on "The Effect on Costs of Patient Care From Medical Librarian Literature Search Services"

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February 17, 2016

  1. Is 3D printing the latest fad or a vital new library service? Alicia Lillich shared what 3D printing is, how it works, and how it can be utilized in health sciences libraries.
  2. Are you looking for new tools to help you manage your projects? John Bramble and Annette Parde-Maass shared a few of their favorite project management software, including Trello, Asana, and Outlook.

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January 20, 2016

  1. Jean Shipman shared three patient education projects that the Eccles library is working on.
  2. Claire Hamasu shared benefits and challenges of following NLM and NIH health information on social media.

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November 18, 2015

  1. Big Data and EHRs: John Bramble presented an overview of big data, and the integration of big data into electronic health records.
  2. DOCLINE Updates: Jim Honour provided updates on action steps that libraries need to take following the release of DOCLINE 5.2.

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October 21, 2015
Packing Your Digital to Go Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders) and has evaluated and made accessible on their Web site many other mobile apps and other information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations. In this webinar, representatives from NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center identified and discussed key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should load on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities.

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September 16, 2015

  1. InfoButtons - Betsy Kelly deomonstrated Infobuttons - what they are, how they work, what the librarian's role is for integrating information resources in the EHR
  2. EFTS and LoansomeDoc Resuts - Jim Honour shared the results of two questionnaires sent to MCR institutions using DOCLINE but not participating in the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS) or not providing Loansome Doc services to unaffilited health professionals.

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August 19, 2015

  1. Apple ResearchKit - Earlier this year, Apple announced a new platform for clinical research. In this short session we discussed what ResearchKit is, how it is being used, and potential benefits and concerns.
  2. PubMed Commons in a Journal Club - Julie Zimmerman of the University of Kansas Medical Center discussed how she is using PubMed Commons to coordinate student assigned journal club

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July 15, 2015
The opportunity to hire a new librarian is always exciting.  How can you make the most of this chance to bring in a new person?  What issues do you need to consider, and how can you post a job description that will attract the very best candidates for your selection? Listen to the discussion on the mechanics of writing a job description as well as the broader issues of determining what skills and talents are needed to meet the needs of your community.
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June 17, 2015
Learn about the results of the Mobile Apps Experience Project. Learn about the apps that were evaluated and the assessment tool used to systematically evaluate mobile applications. Project participants shared what their experience was like with identifying and evaluating mobile apps.
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April 15, 2015
Hear a brief overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for funding the Regional Medical Libraries 2016-2021. Participants also provided input to help us in writing the proposal.
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March 18, 2015
Faculty (Jeanne Le Ber, Erin Wimmer, and Darell Schmick) of the Spencer S Eccles Health Sciences Library talked about what influences impact in context, a review of social media tools (ResearchGate, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, Doximity, FigShare, and Twitter).
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February 18, 2015
Julie Solenberger led a discussion on the results of the Marshall Study and how libraries around the country are using the results to promote their services.
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January 21, 2015
Presto Chango: From Collection Stewards to Connection Instigators. Jean Shipman and Christy Jarvis, from the University of Utah, Eccles Health Sciences Library shared the rationale, strategy, and outcomes of their recent radical library transformation - shifting away from collecting books in favor of connecting people.
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December 10, 2014
The Biocontainment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola. John Lowe Ph.D., M.S., a virologist and environmental scientist, serves on the leadership team for the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit in which he coordinated transportation, environmental infection control, decontamination and waste processing associated with the 2014 treatment of Ebola patients at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit.
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October 8, 2014

  1. Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right - Curious about Lean business practices? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. The program covers the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.
  2. In this coffee break session, we discussed ways to get MEan (about ME!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work.

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September 17, 2014
Copyright FAQ - Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today. If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles? Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
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August 20, 2014

  1. Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center gave an overview of content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.
  2. Health Literacy Updates from a) Dr. Catina O'Leary, President and CEO of Health Missouri b) Susan Bockrath, Steering Committee Member of Health Literacy Nebraska, and c) Monica Rogers on behalf of Deborah Boulware O'Neal from Health Literacy Kansas.

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July 16, 2014

  1. Shakespeare and The Four Humors Traveling Exhibit - An NLM Traveling Exhibit at Creighton University Libraries.
  2. A Humor/Cartoon Collection from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, covering more than 50 years of medical cartoons.
  3. History of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri - Columbia

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June 18, 2014

  1. Highlights of Medical Library Association annual conference from RML Staff
  2. Request for Information - The National Library of Medicine has published a Request for Information. Members were asked to generate ideas on future priorities for the NN/LM.

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