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What do You Want: Library management workshops Question #1

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

We’re planning a series of workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The sessions will be online using Adobe Connect with an online discussion space, still to be decided.

Question 1. If all the stars in alignment, what class(es) will you sign up for? AND What topics do you want covered in the class(es) you select?

a. Marketing as if Your Library Depended on it

b. Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media (incl writing from customer view point and graphics)

c. Institutional Politics – Earning Trust and Respect with Your Peers and Executives

d. Tweaking Your Strategic Plan

e. What do Your Customers Want and How do you Win their Political and Financial Support?

Click on the “Comments” link below the title of this post, to offer your preference. The link may say “No Comments.”

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) – Wed. July 25, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Spotlight on NLM Resources – Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 1:00 MT, 2:00 CT  -Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Resources -Health disparities in the LGBT community are significant. There is a high prevalence of suicide and homelessness among LGBT youth; lesbians and bisexual females are less likely to be screened for cancer; elderly LGBT individuals can be isolated and lack access to social services creating barriers to health care; LGBT populations have the highest rate of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use.  In this Spotlight! session, presented by Dana Abbey, learn about important health issues for the LGBT community; understand specific health concerns for LGBT populations; and know about authoritative, culturally competent health information resources.

Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE.   URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided.  Questions to (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. July 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. July 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time – Updates from NN/LM Coordinators – 1) Betsy Kelly and  2) John Bramble will lead an overview of year 2 technology class offerings that will also include a discussion of what members would like to see as far as technology education.

URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to (mm)

Earn your MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Attend a 2-day workshop at the University of Utah and leave with your Level 1 CHIS or step up to a Level 2 certification.  Travel funding is available for attendees from Wyoming and Utah. These classes are open to all librarians!

The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) will help you keep current in the consumer health information field by providing access to new resources and ideas in the field. The CHIS will also help you obtain an additional level of expertise in the area of consumer health information.

To learn more about the MLA’s CHIS program go here (

Salt Lake City CHIS Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday July 25

9am – 1pm “Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library” – 4 MLA CE Credits

2pm – 4pm “Will Duct tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine” – 2 MLA CE Credits

Thursday July 26

9am – noon “No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians” – 3 MLA CE Credits

1pm – 4pm “The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decisions-Making” – 3 MLA CE Credits


Register for the workshops here (

Funding Information:

Wyoming attendees – you are eligible for a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage, airfare, and accommodations at the University Guest House, located on the University of Utah campus.  (

Utah attendees – if you are more than 90 miles from Salt Lake City, you are eligible to receive a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage and a night’s stay at the University Guest House.

To apply for the stipend please fill out this form (

Deadline to apply is July 16

Funding will be awarded based on need, membership status, and the number of applicants. Everyone is encouraged to apply, regardless of NNLM membership status.

Contact Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, with questions.

Disaster Medicine Funding available from NLM

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, prehospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.  Summaries of the seven projects  funded for 2011-2012 can be viewed at

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is Wednesday, August 8, 2012 at 2 pm ET. Proposals are limited to six pages plus supplemental materials such as resumes, letters of support, and a budget.

The Request for Proposal (RFP) for this requirement has been split into two solicitations; one Partial Small Business Set-Aside (RFP No.: NIHLM2012411) and; one Full and Open (RFP No.: NIHLM2012412). The solicitation notices are on as follows:

Partial Small Business Set-Aside

Full and Open

For more information and instructions about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2012”, please visit

The National Library of Medicine ( is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site ( to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, and other resources.

What you may have missed on @nnlmmcr: May 29-June 30, 2012

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Get our Tweets before they get old by following us @nnlmmcr!

June 25-29, 2012

  • 9% of the U.S. population over the age of five is Limited English Proficient – find out more
  • Researchers have a better understanding of how bacterial communities affect human health and disease.
  • What does today’s decisions regarding the Affordable Care Act mean to you?
  • Reviewing the evidence: ADHD treatment options
  • How will you know the #SCOTUS ruling on the ACA tomorrow? Follow #HCRdecision or #HealthJustice and be part of the tweet chat
  • eScience chat event – join Sally Gore and Lamar Soutter who will help us get from nebulous to knowledgeable about

June 18-22, 2012

  • Tomorrow is National HIV Testing Day! The CDC has plans to expand HIV testing to pharmacies & retail-store clinics
  • Researchers may have found a mechanism behind the largest known genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
  • NIH has an easy-to-read website on drug abuse & addiction. AND it has a read-out-loud feature!
  • Guide to simplifying mobile access to health documents for patients and providers now available for public comment
  • Wolters Kluwer Study – high degree of trust in online health information & success in self-diagnosis Is this Good? Bad?
  • Erin Poetter, of OEC, talk on gaming concepts to improve health – gaining bigger role in health in health initiatives
  • 1 yr of timely/culturally sensitive health/wellness info for new/expectant moms in 22 countries via mobile phones.
  • National Quality Forum (NFQ) has endorsed 14 patient safety measures to prevent complications.

June 11-15, 2012

  • Check out the brand new Red Cross First Aid app and get expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Free!
  • NEJM report – For Health IT to become more productive requires healthcare delivery systems to be re-engineered
  • Free HL7 interoperability standards/quality reporting webinar 06/18/12 hosted by Health Level Seven International
  • Physician Sentiment Index – Doc’s optimism low regarding ability to deliver quality care and remain profitable
  • Health Literacy Innovations Adds HHS Uniform Glossary to Health Literacy Advisor. Update WILL be in training

June 4-8, 2012

  • Epion Health introduces a tablet to increase health literacy – designed for patient education @ point of care.
  • Toolsets Available to Help Pharmacists and Physicians Implement E-Prescribing
  • More announcements from Mostashar – Blue Button Mash-Up challenge – bring BIG data together for the individual.
  • Mostashari announces that final omnibus HIPAA rule (privacy-security-breach-NonDiscrimAct) out by the end of the summer
  • Health apps that link clinicians to their patients and visa versa…patient engagement apps on the rise
  • DeepDyve, a provider of rentable, peer-reviewed journal articles, Expands Service With PDF Downloads
  • 6 keys to the future of analytics and big data in healthcare
  • VA contracts to deploy one of the largest health care mobility infrastructures in the world
  • AARP Launches PHR
  • Walmart clinics go live with the cloud
  • Ad changes by Disney – good first step, but 2015?!? #bettertomorrow
  • Disney changes its advertising parameters to help Michelle Obama fight childhood obesity #ChildhoodObesity
  • HHS stretches worth of healthcare data
  • 10 of the largest data breaches in 2012 … so far
  • New colon cancer screening tool may increase testing. New test eliminates rigorous patient preparation. #coloncancer
  • Datapalooza: harnessing the power of health data

May 29 – June 1, 2012

  • The June issue of NIH News in Health is Now Out!
  • Spinal Cord Injury: Hope Through Research from NINDS
  • June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
  • Is this what you hear? “Patients don’t use the PHR-they don’t understand what it is” See PHR features that are useful.
  • Need answers to your EHR Meaningful Use questions? Try ONC’s new blog
  • 6 things patients want from social media, qucik, streamlined, clear, engaging, practical, and help heal.
  • May is Older Americans Month! Retweet us or tweet @nnlmmcr w/ #OAM2012 and we’ll send you FREE Go4Life DVD & Book! #free #Go4Life
  • Injuries are the leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of one and 44
  • Should doctors stop patients from taking smartphone pictures?

Wyoming Symposium: Spaces are Limited – Register Online Now!

Friday, July 6th, 2012

The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals– August  15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.

This will be the 8th  conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship– for those who’d like to spend some time in the  scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources.  We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.

Past conferences have attracted health sciences,  public and academic  librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.

Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging,  plus  4 meals.)

For more details please visit the web page- .  Registration and payment may be completed online.

Questions:  Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator, . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region)  or 307-766-6537 [jh]

July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

The July 2012 issue of NIH News in Health is now available online. Learn about the health benefits of a vegetarian diet and massage therapy. [da]


Professional Development Awards for educational events…

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

The NN/LM  is now offering Professional Development Awards to be completed before April 30, 2013.    Funding is available for Full Members for up to $1500 for travel costs/conference registration for educational events that will help broaden your own understanding, and that can enrich our members as well!   Learn more about applying at:  (mm)

EDUCATION: Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. July 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Breezing Along with the RML -Wed. July 18, 2012 -10:00 Mountain Time, 11:00 Central Time – Updates from NN/LM Coordinators – Betsy Kelly and John Bramble.

URL: Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided a few minutes before the hour. Questions to (mm)