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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]

 

 

Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic: Unsupervised Machine Learning

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

 

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Unsupervised Machine Learning

Speaker: Ali Shojaie, University of Washington

Webinar Date/Time: February 24, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 24, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic Supervised Machine Learning (MLA CE Contact Hours Available)

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Supervised Machine Learning

Speaker: Daniela Witten or University of Washington

Webinar Date/Time: February 17, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 17, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

Debrief and Discuss -BD2K Fundamentals of Data Science – This week’s topic Data Modeling & Inference Overview (MLA CE Contact Hours Available)

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dear Network member data geeks or those interested in learning neat things about data and how it will save the planet…

Please consider joining a 30 minute debrief/discussion shortly following the BD2K Guide to the fundamentals of Data Science weekly webinars. The debriefing/discussion will start after a 10 minute break after the series session ends.

If you attend both the debriefing and BD2K GFDS can earn you 2 MLA CE contact hours. No registration is required.

If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can participate asynchronously.

This week’s topic is: Data Modeling & Inference Overview

Speaker: Rafa Irizarry of Harvard University

Webinar Date/Time: February 10, 2017 / 10 am MT-11 am CT

Debrief Date/Time: February 10, 2017 / 11:10 am MT-12:10 pm CT

If you are new to the topic or series, past sessions have been posted to the BD2KCCC’s YouTube Channel

The debrief/discussion will be held online here: nih.webex.com/meet/johnbramble

To shape the discussion, we will address these questions:

  1. In the context of health information access (organization of information, research, findability, etc.) what role can the librarian play to support researchers in their data lifecycle at your institution?
  2. What assets do librarians have to bring to the table?
  3. What skills do librarians need?
  4. What Resources are needed?
  5. Who are the most important stakeholders librarians need to align with to get a seat at the table?

Summaries of the discussions will be posted to https://nnlm.gov/mcr at a location to be announce in the future (likely in the P2PP).

If you have questions about this post, please contact john.bramble@utah.edu or 801 585 5743 – jb

New Online NNLM Class Offering – Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Role

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Dear Members with an interest in exploring their role in big data in healthcare –

Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity…

New online class offering – Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM), Mid-Continental Region (MCR) and Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Regions invites you to this 9 week, self-paced, asynchronous course to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

February 27 – April 28, 2017

Description: The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. This course is taught in Moodle and is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there will be completion deadlines). Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” forum, top picks from the NNLM MCR and PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club articles, and completion of the course “Big Data Fundamentals” from the Big Data University.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role that big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective.
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians are to support big data initiatives. (Students are encouraged to publish their views on one of the NNLM MCR or SEA publications as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic).

Students who sign up for this course agree to:

  • Commit to spend the full 9 contact hours learning about and articulating their views on the course topic (this includes the 1.5 contact hours from the Big Data University’s course).
  • Complete the course requirements by the deadline establish in each course offering.
  • Provide course feedback (strengths/weaknesses) on the MLA Online Course Evaluation form.

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.

To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/7070. Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office.

This class is limited to the first 30 registrants. Afterwards we will take a wait list.

Please contact John Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or Tony Nguyen at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions.

Free Online CE Class: Discovering TOXNET

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Anything on this list below spark questions? If so, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for Discovering TOXNET to learn how to use TOXNET to find answers to questions about:

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Environmental Justice
  • Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Lead and Human Health
  • Outdoor Air
  • Pesticide Exposure
  • Water Pollution
  • Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control
  • Drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Superfund Sites (Remember Love Canal?)
  • Environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities
  • Health effects of chemicals in more than 10,000 common household products
  • Dose-response assessment for over 500 chemicals
  • Over 400,000 chemicals

ABOUT
Learn about TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) environmental health databases with a self-paced, online course. TOXNET is a web-based suite of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.

REGISTER
https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/6698
(Look for the Login button to start the registration process)

DATES
This is a 4 week, self-paced course
Mar 1, 2017 to Mar 31, 2017

THINGS TO KNOW

  • Discovering TOXNET is taught online in thirteen independent modules.
  • You can pick and choose the modules you want to complete and receive CE credit for what you complete.
  • Modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, Drug Information Portal and an introductory module.
  • Students work on their own over a period of 4 weeks.
  • Instructors are available to answer questions via email and provide assistance throughout the course.
  • MLA Continuing Education credit is available for the modules you complete, for a total of 12 CE credits.
  • The course is offered through Moodle and includes guided interactive online tutorials, videos, and discovery exercises.

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5 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2017

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Breezing Along with the RML

5 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 10am MT / 11am CT
Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/5-healthcare-trends-watch-2017/6791

Healthcare is an ever-changing field with new policies, discoveries, and technology. Librarians are in a unique position to help others navigate the wealth of health information and resources related to these changes. In this presentation, you will learn about five healthcare trends predicted for 2017. Come prepared to share your thoughts and ideas for how these trends may influence librarian roles and outreach.

Presenter: Christian Minter, Education Coordinator, NNLM MidContinental Region