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Accepting Applications: CHIS Certificate Funding

Monday, April 10th, 2017

MCR is now accepting applications for the  Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Certification Funding. Each awardee receives funding to cover the cost of applying for the CHIS certificate (up to $75). Priority is given to first time applicants. For more information about eligibility and application requirements, visit: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding/consumer-health-information-specialization-chis-certification-funding

If you have any questions, please contact Christian Minter at christian.minter@unmc.edu or 402-559-7226.

Barb Jones comments on value of librarians to patients

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Barb Jones was contacted by the editor of The EngagingPatients blog and asked to comment on the value of librarians to patients.  You can read her post at http://www.engagingpatients.org/information-resources/medical-librarians-helping-patients-engage-with-information/   (bbj)

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]

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]

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

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Share Feedback on Movement-Based Programs in Your Public Library

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

The “Let’s Move! Libraries” project is studying movement-based programs in public libraries (i.e. yoga, tai chi, Zumba, StoryWalks, music & movement, walking groups, etc.). If you work in a public library, please consider taking a few minutes to provide feedback on programs and services offered at your library. The goal of this project is to strengthen work already underway in public libraries to get communities up and moving. Results from the study will be shared on the project website in Fall 2017.

To participate in the study, visit: https://uncg.qualtrics.com/jfe3/form/SV_eJ3QZdjTvMLVM1v

To learn more about “Let’s Move! Libraries,” visit: http://www.letsmovelibraries.org/

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Resources for K-12 Health & Science Education

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Discover NLM Resources and More

Resources for K-12 Health & Science Education

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 1pm MT / 2pm CT
Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/resources-k-12-health-science-education/6792

Did you know that the National Library of Medicine has K-12 lesson plans, a resource page and twitter feed for K-12 educators, and sites designed specifically for children and teens? If you would like to learn more about these health and science resources, join us for our webinar on Wednesday, February 22. Annette Parde-Maass, MCR Education and Nebraska Outreach Coordinator, will walk through the resources, give examples on how they could be used, and ask participants to brainstorm and share additional purposes applicable to their own settings.

Are there specific K-12 NLM resources you want to know more about? Email AnnetteParde-Maass@creighton.edu prior to February 15th with the resource and any questions you would like addressed.

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

Member Participation Welcomed!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

NN/LM members are always welcome to jump in and assist with MCR programming.  In what kinds of MCR activities may members volunteer? Please visit  this web page to learn more. Examples are in writing, presentations, teaching, exhibiting, and more.  In some cases members have seen a niche that can use their expertise and volunteer. Some times members are asked to serve on task forces, working groups, committees or boards. Your ideas and time are valuable. If you’d like to learn more about involvement please contact your state coordinator. It’s just a matter of sharing your skill set with the NN/LM community! [jh]

Introduction to Graphic Medicine

Monday, January 30th, 2017

The NN/LM New England Region is sponsoring a webinar so that you can learn about the emerging field of graphic medicine, or, use of comics in healthcare. Register for this event to take place on March 7th: 11-12 MT, 12-1 CT. /ch