Get involved in MCR Infrastructure & Outreach!
Developing collaborations among Network members to improve access and sharing of biomedical information resources is an important goal for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR.)We would like to invite you to get involved in carrying out this goal by participating in infrastructure projects and outreach programs. Involved Network members can learn from and expand their experiences plus meet new people from diverse backgrounds.
Are you interested in immersing yourself in support of an MCR project or program? Conctact your state coordinator.
Attention AHIP members or those working towards AHIP membership! Did you know most of these activities qualify for the Medical Library Association's AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) certification points?
Teaching & Training
Are you energized when you share your knowledge with groups ? Consider supporting our efforts to educate health professionals, librarians and the public at meetings/conferences/webinars. Collaborate with MCR coordinators in training others on NLM or NN/LM resources. (You probably have seen several of our Network members co-teaching during our “Breezing Along with the RML” webinars.) Examples of training and education sponsored by the MCR may be found here.
Contribute to the Plains to Peaks Post
Are you good at putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard? Would you like to share the cool things that are going on at your library or institution? We are always looking for members to share what they are doing in our quarterly Plains to Peaks Post Newsletter. Articles are fairly short, about 500 words or so.
Click here to view the current and past issues of the Plains to Peaks Post!
Regional Advisory Board and Workgroups
Are you an outcome oriented person? Like to work with others? Do you have good ideas that you’d like to put into play? NN/LM Network members can increase their influence in NN/LM MCR operations and types of services offered by joining the Regional Advisory Board (RAB) or a workgroup.
RAB members (click here for a current list of RAB members) participate in meetings and workgroup activities, which all have a direct impact on the direction the NN/LM MCR is taking.
Workgroups are organized within the MCR's special project areas, from advocacy to technology, from document delivery to community outreach to minority groups. Take a look at the MCR special project areas, see what matches your interests, and then give the coordinator a call!
- Advocacy - Barb Jones
- Assessment and Evaluation - Betsy Kelly
- Health Information Literacy - Dana Abbey
- Education - Christian Minter
- Emergency Preparedness - Claire Hamasu or Jim Honour
- Member Services - Jim Honour
- Technology - John Bramble
Tell us your needs or ideas!
Is there some MCR project area or program where you feel you could make a contribution? Are you realizing an idea for an activity, that you'd want to conduct under the auspices of the MCR ? Please let one of the MCR staff know!