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Research Reproducibility Conference at University of Utah

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Reproducibility of research is critical to the advancement of science. The Research Reproducibility Conference will bring together librarians, researchers, students, and administrators for a frank discussion on how institutions can support research reproducibility and make more research true. Organizers hope to further the dialogue around open science, open data, transparency, and good research practices. Registration is open for the conference. It will be held November 14-15, 2016 at The University of Utah S. J. Quinney College of Law. A call for posters has been posted.

This event qualifies for NN/LM MCR Professional Development Funding. /ch

Funding Opportunity: BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Dear Network member leadership!

Are you looking to get into the big data game? NIH is looking for centers to help them with their Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) R25 program by submitting proposals will that support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. This FOA will support creative educational activities with a primary focus onCourses for Skills Development for biomedical researchers who need the requisite knowledge and skills to extract knowledge from biomedical Big Data. To extend the reach of the course, each educational activity is required to develop open educational resources (OERs) that adhere to FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles. Ideally, OERs should be useful to individuals at all career levels, from predoctoral students to established investigators.

Deadline 1: August 02, 2016
Deadline 2: August 02, 2017

Link to FOA

If you would like assistance with this application, please contact


Digital Object Identifier Added to PubMed

Friday, June 17th, 2016

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) link, when available, will be added to the end of each PubMed abstract display. The NLM Technical Bulletin May-June 2016 issue shows how it will appear in your results. /ch


Disaster Health Information for Orlando Shooting

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  Email list:

We are all concerned about this past weekend’s mass casualty shooting in Orlando. While most of us are many miles away from the site, we all want to find ways to respond positively to this event. Thanks to Chris Burgess for sharing resources on behavioral health following incidents of mass violence from SAMSHA, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and other organizations.

We’d like to remind you that the National Library of Medicine has a multitude of resources as well, that can be shared with the general public, or with healthcare professionals treating mass casualty patients, or first responders on the scene.  If you are not actively responding to Orlando, consider sharing the resources from Chris’ email and from this one so that when/if they are needed, they will be ready to use.

Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events

MedlinePlus Coping with Disasters:

Searches on Disaster Lit®: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS

Health Sciences Librarian

Specialized Information Services Division

Disaster Information Management Research Center


Webinar: Open Educational Resources in Medical Education

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Open Educational Resources in Medical Education
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 – 12 pm MT/ 1 pm CT

Why:This free presentation is intended for all medical educators and librarians who are involved in developing and supporting information resources and textbooks in the medical curriculum. The webinar is sponsored by the Libraries in Medical Education SIG of the Western Group on Educational Affairs.

What:The Open Educational Resources movement is transforming how knowledge is generated, shared, curated, and incorporated into the educational process. This 60 minute webinar presents two speakers who are actively involved in developing and promoting new open access tools for medical education.


Title: Applying learning science to medical education
Background: Dr. Rishi Desai, MD, MPH, is a pediatric infectious disease physician at Stanford University with a public health background who currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Osmosis and recently led Khan Academy Medicine. Osmosis is a personalized learning engine for medical students and clinicians uses a continuous mastery model and reaches over 40,000 medical students. Khan Academy is an online, not-for-profit, educational platform that reaches ~15 million unique users per month and offers a free world class education to anyone, anywhere.

Title: Teaching the essentials of child and adolescent mental health (CAMH) around the world amidst a global shortage of clinician educators
Background: Dr. Julie Chilton is a child psychiatrist, Assistant Clinical Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, and an Associate Editor of the IACAPAP e-Textbook of Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Since 2011, the free online e-textbook of child and adolescent mental health has reached more than 170,000 readers worldwide. It is a learning tool created by the International Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions (IACAPAP) and was written by international experts from 5 continents. In low and middle income countries, especially, educational resources are less plentiful and child psychiatrists (where they exist) are scarce. The IACAPAP Online Textbook aims to provide a virtual curriculum in areas where resources to teach CAMH are currently unable to meet the need of caring for the world’s children.

Visit this link to register:


Calculators featured on BMJ Insider’s

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

The NN/LM MCR is tooting our own horn! We’re delighted that the BMJ Insider’s Quarterly Newsletter featured our calculators in it’s “In the News” spot. Their lead in is “Put your library where your money is: Free ROI calculator.” We hope lots of health sciences library use the calculator and submit their data. By the way have you calculated your library’s value recently? The calculators are available from the NN/LM MCR web site. /ch



Member Interviews on Effective Practices on Health Sciences Librarianship

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

The NN/LM MCR understands that our Network members have considerable experience and knowledge regarding successful library practices. Because of this, we embarked on a project to share the collective wisdom in our region by asking our members: “What is your top effective practice in health sciences librarianship?” During the last year, three additional Network members have taken the time to share some of the practices that have helped them find success as health sciences librarians:

We greatly appreciate the information these participants provided and hope you will take some time to view the videos and consider how you can incorporate some of these practices. The entire series (with all previous interviews) is available as a YouTube playlist. In sharing these interviews, the NN/LM MCR hopes to create an awareness of effective practices in health sciences librarianship. /al

NLM Theater Presentations at the 2016 MLA Conference

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Didn’t go to MLA in Toronto, missed some of the presentations in the NLM booth, want to see one of the presentations again? Recordings of all the presentations covering topics from DOCLINE and PubMed to the new Learning Resources Database are available for your convenient viewing. They run from 10-25 minutes so you can schedule them in when you have moments free. /ch

Study Examines Use of Mobile Health Applications among U.S. Adult Populations

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This study examined the use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) among the U.S. adult population. It also investigated the respondents’ attitude towards helpfulness of mHealth apps for achieving health behavior goals, medical care decision-making, and asking a physician new questions or seeking a second opinion. In a national sample of adults who had smartphones or tablets, 36 % had mHealth apps on their devices. Among those with apps, 60 % reported the usefulness of mHealth apps in achieving health behavior goals, 35 % reported their helpfulness for medical care decision-making, and 38 % reported their usefulness in asking their physicians new questions or seeking a second opinion.

If you have users asking about mHealth apps, see the reviews in Plains to Peaks Post on mobile apps by NN/LM MCR librarians participating in the Mobile App Experience Project. /ch

Diseases Jumping from Animals to Humans: Recording

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

At the annual Joseph Leiter Memorial Lecture held earlier this month, guest speaker Jonna Mazet, DVM, MPVM, PhD, talked about her specialty—diseases that jump from animals to humans. “Most of the infectious diseases that we see today like Ebola, MERS, even Zika originated from an animal host,” she told the audience. ““How can we stop them or stop them from expanding their range?” The recording of Dr. Mazet’s lecture is available from the NIH Videocast site. /ch