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NNLM Membership Renewal Drive Extended

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

The deadline for NNLM members, in the MidContinental Region,  to renew their memberships has been extended to March 24, 2017.  Please submit the online form emailed to your institution as soon as possible.   If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

MCR Voices Podcast: Interview of Deb Ward

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The MCR Voices interview of Deb Ward, Director of the J Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library at the University of Missouri is now available!  Listen to see what Deb has to say that can apply to your library practice.  The podcast is available at https://youtu.be/suEa1lEdo3g  Be sure to vote and gives us a “thumbs up” if this podcast presents something new or useful to you.  (bbj)

 

 

NNLM MCR Membership Renewal Drive Launched

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The NNLM MidContinental Region  kicked-off its online membership renewal drive on Friday, March 3, 2017.  If you are in a NNLM member institution and  are the director or designated NNLM contact person, you should have received an email invitation to complete a brief online form.  The current membership period is from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2021.

Renewing member institutions will receive a printed NNLM member certificate in the mail and instructions for accessing their member profile in the NNLM Members Directory.  Inquiries may directed to Jim Honour, Member Services Coordinator, or to your state coordinator.     [jh]

DOCLINE Users: Services That May Be of Interest

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

MedPrint – Medical Serials Print Preservation Program is a initiative of the NNLM and NLM  to preserve print journal titles. Health sciences library across the country are encouraged to commit to holding selected titles in print format.

The Electronic Funds Transer System (EFTS) is used by more than 1,300 institutions across the country. A couple of advantages are that it can streamline interlibrary loan billing/payment processes  and reduce human error. Users can generate monthly reports. Click on the link above to learn more.

Loansome Doc connects libraries to unaffiliated health professionals and the public.  Patrons can order articles from DOCLINE libraries via the Loansome Doc portal and from those libraries agreeing to be Loansome Doc providers.  Any DOCLINE participating library is encourage to be a provider. Discover how to become a provider by contacting the National DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO)

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Reminder: What’s New on REMM

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

From the REMM Listserv:

Since the last REMM (Radiation Emergency Medical Management) update in August, 2016,  the US government has released several very important documents. We have incorporated them into REMM and wanted to let you know. To find them easily, visit the “What’s New on REMM?

They are also listed here:

The REMM Team has made other key updates to REMM, and we will continue to do so.

An update to Mobile REMM is also coming soon.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

The REMM Team

[jh]

 

 

MedlinePlus Reaches 1,000th Health Topic

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

A major milestone was recently reached as MedlinePlus.gov launched its 1,000th health topic page. The topic that lifted the site to that number was “Eye Care.”

Since its launch in 1998, MedlinePlus has steadily added new topics to respond to the growing needs of the public for reliable, up-to-date health information. The demand for additional health topics grew with the 2010 launch of MedlinePlus Connect, a service that links Electronic Health Records and other Health IT systems to targeted information from MedlinePlus. Today, over a million people visit MedlinePlus daily and benefit from the health topic pages, a medical encyclopedia, health news, surgery videos, a medical dictionary and much more. A Spanish language version of the site, MedlinePlus en español, premiered in 2002.

[From NLM News]

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MCR Membership Renewal Drive: Coming Soon

Friday, February 24th, 2017

NNLM MidContinental Region member institutions will be receiving an  invitation, the first week of March, to renew their memberships  via  a link in an email message.  Members will be asked to spend less than ten minutes to fill out an online form and submit it to confirm they are continuing as members.  It will be very important to submit the completed form as soon as possible.

An institution that has submitted the form will receive a new NNLM certificate, suitable for framing.  They will also receive instructions on how to gain login  access to the new NNLM Members’ Directory so that they can edit their institution’s profile.  Rememer – membership is FREE!

Questions can be sent HERE

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Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Dr. Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine, appeared in a fun interview with a reporter from the Washington Post. I appreciated her comment that heading up the library doesn’t make her a librarian. You can read her interview here. /ch

New Episode of MCR Voices Podcast

Friday, February 10th, 2017
The NN/LM MCR has released the second episode of our new podcast, MCR Voices.
In this episode, Claire Hamasu interviews Melissa DeSantis, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, on her vision of the future in her library and medical libraries in general.
We hope you will take a few minutes to listen and learn about effective practices in the region. You can listen to the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BioRNZHRZDU or learn more on our website: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/professional-development/advocacy/mcr-voices  /al

Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Working with Tribal Governments

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments

Thursday, February 16, 2017
11 am MT/ 12 pm CT

Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments? Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

  • Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
  • Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
  • Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services

Click here for more information and registration.

Sponsored by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC)

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