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DOCLINE Users: Services That May Be of Interest

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

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

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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MedlinePlus Reaches 1,000th Health Topic

A major milestone was recently reached as MedlinePlus.gov launched its 1,000th health topic page. The topic that lifted the site to that number was “Eye Care.”

Since its launch in 1998, MedlinePlus has steadily added new topics to respond to the growing needs of the public for reliable, up-to-date health information. The demand for additional health topics grew with the 2010 launch of MedlinePlus Connect, a service that links Electronic Health Records and other Health IT systems to targeted information from MedlinePlus. Today, over a million people visit MedlinePlus daily and benefit from the health topic pages, a medical encyclopedia, health news, surgery videos, a medical dictionary and much more. A Spanish language version of the site, MedlinePlus en español, premiered in 2002.

[From NLM News]

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MCR Membership Renewal Drive: Coming Soon

NNLM MidContinental Region member institutions will be receiving an  invitation, the first week of March, to renew their memberships  via  a link in an email message.  Members will be asked to spend less than ten minutes to fill out an online form and submit it to confirm they are continuing as members.  It will be very important to submit the completed form as soon as possible.

An institution that has submitted the form will receive a new NNLM certificate, suitable for framing.  They will also receive instructions on how to gain login  access to the new NNLM Members’ Directory so that they can edit their institution’s profile.  Rememer – membership is FREE!

Questions can be sent HERE

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Dr. Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine, appeared in a fun interview with a reporter from the Washington Post. I appreciated her comment that heading up the library doesn’t make her a librarian. You can read her interview here. /ch

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

 

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)

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

New Episode of MCR Voices Podcast

The NN/LM MCR has released the second episode of our new podcast, MCR Voices.
In this episode, Claire Hamasu interviews Melissa DeSantis, of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, on her vision of the future in her library and medical libraries in general.
We hope you will take a few minutes to listen and learn about effective practices in the region. You can listen to the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BioRNZHRZDU or learn more on our website: https://nnlm.gov/mcr/professional-development/advocacy/mcr-voices  /al

Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Working with Tribal Governments

Native American Cultural Competency Webinar Series: Overview of Working with Tribal Governments

Thursday, February 16, 2017
11 am MT/ 12 pm CT

Are you interested in learning more about tribal communities and how to work with their tribal governments? Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific tribal perspective:

  • Describe tribal communities and the history of American Indian law and policies
  • Discuss the self-determination component of tribes with regard to the environment and natural resources, as well the Federal Government’s treaty obligations
  • Describe the healthcare system within Indian Country, including an explanation of tribally operated 638 programs and Indian Health Service direct healthcare services

Click here for more information and registration.

Sponsored by the Mountain States Regional Health Equity Council (RHEC)

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