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EDUCATION: September offerings – Copyright (This Week!) and Topic Specific Queries in PubMed

Monday, September 15th, 2014
  • Wednesday, September 17, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

Breezing Along with the RML:  Copyright FAQ – Get answers to the most common questions asked of librarians today.   If you find an image on the Internet, can you use it? Can the author of an article post it on a webpage? How can journal clubs share articles?  Presented by Heather Brown and Marie Reidelbach from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

Discover NLM Resources and More:  Topic Specific Queries – Monica Rogers will cover a specific function in – “Topic Specific Queries.”  Here we will explore what this feature is, what it does, and how this feature can help you improve your search strategy, limit searches, as well as offer specific search interfaces that cover a wide range of topics from AIDS, Cancer, and Health Literacy to more exotic search topics like Veterinary Medicine and Space Life Sciences (aka: keeping astronauts alive) that was created in conjunction with NASA! Join us to learn about this great feature of .

Join us at:   Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone,  Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to .


Making Blue Button Access to Immunization Records Quick, Easy, and Convenient

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

It’s back to school time and many parents need immunization records for the school nurse.  But this information is rarely available online in an EHR.  In October 2013, ONC and CDC launched a project in five states that connects a secure and convenient web-based portal to immunization data that can be made available to both health care providers and consumers (or in many cases, parents).  Read the full article to find out how this works and which states are participating.

MCR’s Online Office Consults…check it out!

Monday, August 25th, 2014

A few weeks ago, we announced a new way you can access your RML staff by going to their online offices during their office hours.

We know what you’re thinking…you have always been able to connect with MCR staff just by picking up the phone or by shooting them an email, right?

I ask (again), can a phone or an email share a live view of a webpage (either yours or theirs), download a document right then and there, see Claire’s bright smile, or see how cool Marty has set up her online office? If you answered “yes” you’re wrong or using some newfangled phone/email service that you’re obligated to share with me what it is.

Come, on! Come and check out our new staff webpage  and see the many things we can help you with. Caution! Conversations could be frank!


Coffee and Conversation! Thursday, August 7, 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Coffee and Conversation!
Is your searching/information seeking biased?
Take a break and join us for an informal discussion on bias in information seeking.

Our discussion will focus on the following questions:
· Can bias affect information seeking/information retrieval? If yes, what is the bias and how does it impact information seeking?

· What should we be aware of within our own thinking when searching?

· What steps/actions can we take to reduce the impact of bias in our searching?
Lorri Zipperer, Rebecca Graves and Barb Jones will be discussing the following articles:

Windschitl, PD, Scherer, AM, Smith, AR, Rose, JP. “Why so confident? The influence of outcome desirability on selective exposure and likelihood judgment.” (2013) Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 120 (1), pp. 73-86.

Scherer, AM, Windschitl, PD and Smith AR. “Hope to be right: Biased information seeking following arbitrary and informed predictions” (2013) Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 49 (1) pp. 106-112.

Hart, W, etal. “Feeling validated versus being correct: a meta-analysis of selective exposure to information” Psychological Bulletin, 2009, 135 (4), ppl 555-588.

Please join us on August 7th at 2:30 CT,/1:30 MT/3:30 ET/12:30 PT).

To attend the session log in as a guest at

We’ll be learning together and hope you can join us. (bbj)

New Resource: Healthcare Info Sources

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Are you looking for information on accreditation and regulations, healthcare quality, healthcare reform, patient safety, quality,performance and process improvement?  Check out Healthcare Info Sources (  Developed by Barbara Duffy, who has many years experience in the quality improvement world, this resource is currently freely available to all.  Log in as a guest to check it out, and if you like it, create your own login.  (bbj)

Course dates announcement for “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI”

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI – announcement for upcoming course.


Independence Day Holiday

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

NLM and MCR offices will be closed on Friday, July 4th for Independence Day. Enjoy the holiday!

Happy 4th of July

Mission I’mPossible’s #1Secret Agent (and game winner): Kitty Serling

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Mission I’mPossible has been accomplished!  We congratulate the game winner, Agent Kitty Serling from Research Medical Center, Kansas City, Missouri, as our super top secret RML agent.

We’d also like to recognize the other top scoring agents: Agent Erin Wimmer, Agent Jackie Hittner, Agent Sarah Weitzel, and Agent Margaret Bandy.

The game players had to accomplish a series of library-related tasks such as writing a disaster-preparedness plan or using the library value calculator so it took some (really really fun) work to gain those points!

Agent Kitty and Agent Erin performed as such a high level, they have agreed to become Special Game Masters for the up coming game.

Watch for announcements about the new game and plan on joining us for fun and professional development.

Free evaluation tools from AEA

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The  OERC posted a link to the American Evaluation Association Online Public Library –  a collection of AEA conference presentations, assessment instruments (such as rubrics and logic models) and more. Check out their post at or go straight to the AEA site at – bk

Support the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Blue Button Initiative is a public-private partnership that seeks to give consumers easy and secure access to their health records from a variety of sources and it supports ONC’s (the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) focus to increase the interoperability of health information.  You can join this effort and support patient education by featuring the Blue Button public service announcements on your library website and promoting activities of the campaign.  Link to “Launching this fall: the National Blue Button Consumer Campaign” to find the national partnership organizations, a link to the PSAs and additional details about the campaign. /rv