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Free Workshop on NLM Disaster Information Resources

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

A free workshop on National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Resources (WISER, REMM, CHEMM, & TOXNET) will be provided in Kansas City from 1-5pm on Apirl 22, 2016Lunch is provided.

To register, please go to

This is one of a series of workshops on the same topic sponsored by a NLM information dissemination grant. The other three workshops will be held in St. Louis, Columbia, and Springfield, MO. The announcement email will be sent out once the dates are finalized.  (bbj)

New Librarians in Oz Game Available

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Attention all Librarians in Oz game players!  Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills.  Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources.  Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian?  Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?

To accept this challenge, go to  (bbj)

Update: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

All citations mentioned by presenters during the forum are now listed in the resources section of the web site. Presenter presentation slides are also available on request. A link to make that request is also on the web site.
The recording is still in process. An announcement will appear in the RML News when it is available.
Over 100 participants in-person and online explored the use of EHR-based data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice on March 7, 2016. /ch

Library Advocacy Book Club starting again on March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.


Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time

Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – (bbj)


EHR Update – ONC Report on Health IT Progress

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

On a February 29th, 2016 post, Health IT Buzz shared the following:

“Today, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) issued its annual report to Congress on health IT progress. Developing this report provided us with an opportunity to reflect on our collective health IT journey and the significance of the past year for HHS and our federal and private partners.”

Read the full HealthIT Buzz blog post for more background.

Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes forum. Join us on Monday, March 7th at the University of Washington or University of Utah or online as we explore this fascinating and timely topic with leaders in the field. More information is available on the website, and registration is open. Professional Development funds are available for MCR members.  (bbj)

Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016

What is the connection between data, clinical outcomes and the librarian?  Come and explore this connection with three of the nation’s leaders on big data and patient outcomes at the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum on March 7, 2016.  The Forum will be held in person in Seattle or Salt Lake City as well as in a live broadcast.  Registration is required.  For more information see the website.  Professional development funding is available for MCR members.  (bbj)


Monday, February 1st, 2016

During the week of  February 1-5, you can take part in the adult coloring craze with the Color Our Collection event.The event invites users to download images from library and cultural institution collections, color them, and share them on social media using the event hashtag: #ColorOurCollections.

Some of the libraries participating include the The New York Academy of Medicine, the Biodiversity Heritage LibraryOregon Health and Science University Historical Collections & Archives, and the University of Missouri Special Collections & Archives. You can also view a Twitter list of all #ColorOurCollections participants.


OERC to offer 4-session webinar on outreach project planning

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The Outreach Evaluation Resource Center will offer its 4-session webinar series in February titled “Mapping an Outreach Project: Start with Information; End with a Plan.” They call this a proposal-thinking webinar series, because it helps people collect community/needs assessment information and use it to plan a project with a strong evaluation component. The series will be offered twice: One session begins February 1. The second session will be begin February 16.

Session 1: Classes will meet Monday 2/1; Wednesday 2/3; Monday 2/8; and Wednesday 2/10.  All sessions will be held from noon – 1 pm Eastern time.

Session 2: Classes will meet Tuesday 2/16; Thursday 2/18; Tuesday 2/23; and Thursday 2/25.  All sessions will be held from 2 -3 pm MT/3 – 4 pm CT  time.

Both sessions are open to network members. For more information about the series, and to sign up go to this link to select your preferred session and click on “Register” to fill out the registration form. MLA CE credits are available. \bk

MedlinePlus Connect Changes URLs

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

Hello, MedlinePlus Connect users!
MedlinePlus Connect is changing its base URLs from http to https.

The new base URL for the web application is

The new base URL for the web service is

If you are using either of our APIs with http, please update your code to use https by December 31, 2015. After that date, http access will be disabled.

As before, the documentation for MedlinePlus Connect is on

Thanks for using MedlinePlus Connect! (bbj)