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MCR Voices – New Episode
In the fifth episode of this series, Kim Carter, Public Services Research Specialist at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. “MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our r...
Source: MCR News - December 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

2018 Library of the Future
Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology? The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.  All types of libraries are welcome to apply! The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers&rdq...
Source: MCR News - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

NNLM and All of Us Research Program Partnership
Through a collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received $4.5 million to support community engagement efforts with public libraries across the United States to improve health literacy and to improve participant access to the All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for...
Source: MCR News - December 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

For Searchers: 2018 MeSH
Find out what’s new for MeSH in 2018. What terminology areas have been expanded, what subheading has been deleted, and what publication types are being added?  These changes have been published in the Nov-Dec issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin. /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

New Episode – MCR Voices Podcast
In this episode, Lisa Traditi, Deputy Director, Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. “MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region d...
Source: MCR News - November 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Showing Value at MCMLA (final)
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a completed object created for this session that illustrates the statement: Because routine shouldn’t be lif...
Source: MCR News - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Health Sciences Source Type: news

Helping Your Researchers: Journal for Publication
Recent activity from NIH focuses on researchers and their selection of journals for publishing their research. The Statement on Article Publication Resulting from NIH Funded Research recommends publishing in credible journals and provides resources that can help researchers determine whether a journal is credible. Librarians are included! Blog postings in Extramural Nexus and NLM Musings from the Mezannine also recommend librarians for assistance. You may want to take advantage of this flurry of activity to send  your researchers the NIH statement and remind them that you’ve got the expertise to help them s...
Source: MCR News - November 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Membership Certificates
NNLM Renewal Membership Certificates for 2016-2021 have been mailed out. If you renewed your membership, you should see your new certificate arriving in your mailbox soon. If you don’t receive your certificate, please email us at rml4@rml4.utah.edu. We’ll be glad to help you with the renewal! (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

MCR Voices – New episode
Renee Gorrell from the Barnes Jewish College: Goldfarb School of Nursing shares her experiences in leadership in professional organizations and the impact her experiences have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. “MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their inv...
Source: MCR News - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Showing Value at MCMLA (cont.)
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a draft and completed object created for this session that illustrate the statement: Because dis-information is ju...
Source: MCR News - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news

ClinicalTrials.gov Beta Version Available for Public Testing
The National Library of Medicine has released a new beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov for public testing. The test site can be accessed from a link on the page banner or directly at clinicaltrials.gov/beta/.   For instructions on offering feedback see the Nov-Dec Technical Bulletin article. Key features of this beta version include: updated search for the “Recruiting and not yet recruiting” studies feature on the homepage new location search option enables you to limit your search based on the distance (number of miles radius) from a specified location updated “Search Results” page desig...
Source: MCR News - November 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Showing Value at MCMLA
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. This week, we are showcasing a great series of images created for this session that illustrate the statement: Because you don’t have to f...
Source: MCR News - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) Virtual Conference
Join the Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management (CPN-DAM) for their one day conference on November 7th, 2017. This virtual event will include regular and poster presentations providing an opportunity to learn from the real-world experiences of others. With a focus on practical professional development in all stages of digital asset management, sessions will cover topics such as digital projects, embedded metadata, and digital archives. Learn, network, and share all from the comforts of your own desk! For more information, visit the CPN-DAM Conference page. About the network: “Central Plains Network for D...
Source: MCR News - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Data Science Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

MCR Voices Podcast
“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations. This week Heather Brown from the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library of Medicine shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment to the page, sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. For more about ...
Source: MCR News - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Showing Our Value at MCMLA
Several staff members from the NNLM MidContinental Region attended the 2017 MCMLA conference in Columbia, Missouri. On the final day, we hosted a “Show Me Value” session to gave participants an opportunity to use their creativity, eloquence, tech know-how and energy. Working in small groups, with a 20 minute time limit and a table full of art supplies, they developed a message that could get library stakeholders to think about the value of libraries and librarians. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting the content created for this session. To test the feasibility of this project and free us up f...
Source: MCR News - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Testers Needed for PubMed Labs
NLM needs your input. They are experimenting with a new PubMed search algorithm, as well as a modern, mobile-first user interface, and want to know what you think. You can try out these experimental elements at PubMed Labs, a website we created for the very purpose of giving potential new PubMed features a test drive and gathering user opinions. For more information on testing see the NCBI Insights. /ch   (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

MCR Voices Series 2
“MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our region discussing their involvement in professional organizations. First up, Shawn Steidinger from the Primary Children’s Hospital Medical Library shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment to the page, sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. For more about “MCR Voi...
Source: MCR News - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Visiting Faculty Position at NNLM MCR – Community Engagement
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program  to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. This includes engaging participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data, leveraging the public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders, and assessing the impact of libraries on participant retention in the All of Us program. The Communi...
Source: MCR News - October 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Attend Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources webinar with MCR funds
Don’t forget – MCR has Professional Development funds available for librarians who work in the health sciences to attend webinars such as Cheap, Fast, and Good: Instructional Videos and Open Educational Resources from MLA. If you’re an MLA member, the cost is $65 per person; if not, it’s $85 per person. Site licenses are also available.   [apm] (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Images, quotes, and tools from the UK to help advocate for medical librarians
The CILIP library and information association in London, England developed “A Million Decisions” campaign to demonstrate the usefulness and need of librarians in making healthcare decisions. On the site, you can find messages, images, posters, and impact case studies to share or to give you ideas on ways you or your supporters can advocate. CILIPS, Scotland’s library and information professionals, have done something similar – “The Right Decision: NHS Scotland librarians providing evidence for the right decision, for the right person, at the right time.” This site also has a number of im...
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Stipends available for public library health workshop at PLA
Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia from March 20 to 24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and specia...
Source: MCR News - October 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Funding Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

MCR Members and Services
Here are some services for and by NNLM members. We encourage all DOCLINE users to  participate in the Electronic Funds Transfer Service (EFTS.) It’s an efficient and easy way to pay for your interlibrary loans borrowed from other DOCLINE libraries. Here are 5 reasons to join.  To learn more about the program click here Likewise, DOCLINE users can participate in the Loansome Doc  (LD) program. This program provides full text access to unaffiliated heath professionals and others who need articles but prefer to order them using LD.   We encourage any DOCLINE library to provide this vital servic...
Source: MCR News - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

DOCLINE Users: Preserve Print with MedPrint
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are continuing their partnership in the quest to preserve print copies of biomedical journal titles through the medical serials print retention program (MedPrint.)  Realizing that we may not always have access to digitized articles, the NLM and many medical libraries have partnered to preserve print copies of a group of core biomedical journal titles. The program is cooperative and voluntary .  The NLM has seven guidelines for libraries interested in participating. Among the more notable points are  that a Me...
Source: MCR News - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Job Posting – Community Engagement Coordinator
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program  to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. This includes engaging participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data, leveraging the public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders, and assessing the impact of libraries on participant retention in the All of Us program. The Communi...
Source: MCR News - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program  to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. This includes engaging participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data, leveraging the public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders, and assessing the impact of libraries on participant retention in the All of Us program. The Communi...
Source: MCR News - October 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

PubMed & ORCID: Create, link and share your bibliography
In this webinar, NCBI staff will talk about the advantage of quickly registering for a free, unique identifier that will remain constant – even if your name changes. They will present a webinar on author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID. Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field, but if your published research is cited in PubMed, authors can find their citations, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others. Learn how. Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10-10:30 MT, 11-11:30 CT After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information...
Source: MCR News - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

“ Show Me Value ” at MCMLA Annual Meeting ”
You’ve got your best MCMLA buddies in a huddle. Together you come up with a message that gets your stakeholders thinking about the value of librarians and libraries. Should be outrageous, should be boisterous, should be fun! It’s not to be missed — the NNLM MCR’s “Show Me Value” session on Wednesday morning at the MCMLA annual meeting. Wednesday – October 11, 2017 9:30-10:00A Grand Ballroom, Tiger Hotel /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

Fellowship: Pediatric Evidence-Based Practice Librarian
The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund is sponsoring a 1-year fellowship for an Evidence-Based Practice Librarian at Children’s Hospital of Alabama. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2017. Applicants who cannot meet the application deadline, should consider contacting Dr. Wu, Chair, Evidence Based Medicine Program (cwu@peds.uab.edu) and/or Kay Hogan Smith, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences (khogan@uab.edu) directly about their interest. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Pediatrics is seeking a creative, energetic, and self-motivated librarian for a newly cr...
Source: MCR News - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

NLM MARC Records 6XX Field
NLM is considering correcting the inaccuracies in how it codes the 6XX field. NLM recognizes that some libraries may rely on the indicator in the 6XX fields for internal processing. If your library falls into this category, you should read the NLM Technical Bulletin article on what is being considered. NLM is requesting comments. /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Show Me Value at MCMLA Annual Meeting
Remember the Seinfeld episode where character George Costanza becomes obsessed with the perfect comeback, only to fall flat? Don’t be that guy! If only George had been able to attend the NNLM MCR’s “Show Me Value” session to actively learn creative ways to articulate value, under pressure, in a short amount of time. You will be amazed how you can develop an effective message to your stakeholders and users in 15 minutes or less. Save this event to your schedule. Wednesday – October 11, 2017 9:30-10:00A Grand Ballroom, Tiger Hotel /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between
On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, join NLM staff for a LinkOut for Libraries Webinar. Have you wondered why you see duplicate icons on citations in PubMed? Or why you don’t see icons where you expect? Are you switching vendors and don’t know how that will affect your service? Were you suddenly given the responsibility for your library’s LinkOut account and don’t know where to start? Get answers to these questions and more. We will go back to the basics of LinkOut and show you how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside ...
Source: MCR News - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Webinars and Training NLM Source Type: news

#OpioidAwareChat
Join NIH Director Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Volklow, and an expert from American Society of Addiction Medicine  in a Tweet chat. They’ll be available for a conversation about opioid use disorder: Impact on public health How the stigma against opioid use and addiction impacts recovery Methods and resources promoting prevention and recover When: Friday, September 29, 2017 . 12pm MT, 1pm CT at #OpioidAwareChat  /ch (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

Recording for Informed Is Best – breastfeeding resources
The recording of “Informed Is Best: Health Information Resources to Support Breastfeeding Families” from the Discover NLM Resources and More series is now available on NNLM MCR YouTube Discover Playlist. You can also check out other recent MCR recordings such as: Role of Librarians on diagnostic teams with Dr. Mark Graber | August Breezing Mapping Customer’s Journey with Alicia Lillich | July Breezing Let’s Tour Tox Town! | June Discover (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Coordinator Retiring
One of the stalwarts of the NNLM MCR is retiring. Who am I referring to? See if you can guess. She started in 2003 as our Network Membership Liaison and led a pilot on consortium licensing. We decided that there was a more crucial issue for her to tackle and she began our efforts in supporting and teaching members how to advocate for themselves. She developed tools for them to use such as the value calculators and the toolkit for hospital librarians. Her “Whooo Says” column has provided advice for over 9 years on topics including networking, employing business skills, learning the organization, and fantasy foot...
Source: MCR News - September 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative Activated for Harvey and Irma
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) for September 15, 2017 – October 14, 2017 in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or sup...
Source: MCR News - September 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 28, 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications. Please check back after October 1, 2017 to locate collections sites near you (https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback). PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS: https://www.dea.gov/take-back/takeback-day_2017_oct.html.  (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

What is a Clinical Trial?
The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act (FDAAA) of 2007 clarified requirements for clinical trials including submission to ClinicalTrials.gov. In 2014 NIH required that all NIH funded clinical trials be submitted to ClinicalTrials.gov. At that time it revised the definition of a clinical trial. Since 2014 NIH has written regulations on submitting results to the database. Within the research community there is again questions about the definition of a clinical trial. To meet the NIH criteria for a clinical trial the answer to all four questions below must be “yes.” Does the study involve human participa...
Source: MCR News - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

PubMed Journal Selection and the Changing Landscape of Scholarly Communication Webinar
October 6, 2017 at 11am MT/12pm CT Register for this webinar Join staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine to learn how journals are selected for MEDLINE and PubMed Central, how NLM has responded to an evolving scholarly communication ecosystem, and how to use NLM resources in assessing the quality of a publication. Objectives: Describe some issues and concerns surrounding the current publishing landscape. List the roles and responsibilities of the U.S. National Library of Medicine in collecting and providing access to biomedical literature. Explain what is referenced in the PubMed database. Find the complete list o...
Source: MCR News - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Webinars and Training Source Type: news

NIH Encouraging Early Stage Investigators
If you provide information support for researchers, be aware that NIH has announced its new Policy Supporting the Next Generation Researchers Initiative. NIH is prioritizing applications from principle investigators who are Early Stage Investigators or Early Established Investigators. This policy is meant to encourage more applications from less experienced researchers. An overview of the policy is available on Open Mike, NIH’s blog on funding issues. Consider taking advantage of this change by offering these researchers your support in the preparation of their biosketches and ...
Source: MCR News - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Funding Health Sciences Source Type: news

Disaster Information: More From DIMRC
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  email discussion list: As hurricane season continues, Hurricane Harvey recovery is overlapping with Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Katia. Meanwhile, wildfires are raging in the northwest US, and an earthquake struck Mexico this morning. Now is a good time to focus on the Preparedness Month theme: Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) can help. The NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has resources to help you prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Our information guides on disaster topics and the Disaster Li...
Source: MCR News - September 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Beyond Books: Public libraries address the social determinants of health – September Breezing webinar
Beyond Books: Public libraries address the social determinants of health Breezing Along with the RML Series September 20, 2017 10am MT/11am CT Login information Join Anna Morgan from the Healthy Library Initiative as she discusses public libraries, their influence on social determinants of health, and their importance for community well-being. The Healthy Library Initiative has worked with Philadelphia area public libraries in identifying how the libraries address social determinants of health and how they can build on those programs. To read more about Healthy Library Initiative and what they do, visit http://www.healthyl...
Source: MCR News - September 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Disaster Information: New Resource About Hurricane Irma
Discussion List: The USGS has created a new web page for the incoming hurricane, Irma  .   Emily C. Wild Librarian (Physical Scientist) U.S. Geological Survey, Denver Library Denver Federal Center ph: (303) 236-1003 ecwild@usgs.gov [jh] (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Webinar from GMR on Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers
I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers September 18, 2017 12:30-2pm MT/1:30-3pm CT Hosted by NNLM GMR as part of their Kernel of Knowledge Series Registration 1.5 hours MLA CE Medical questions are among the most dreaded at any public library service desk: How do I ask for more information without prying (and, how do I avoid getting way too much information)? What’s my best place to start? What databases and books do I need in my library, and how do I use them? How do I know a website contains reliable information? What if I just can’t find the answer? Disc...
Source: MCR News - September 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit webinar
Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit September 14, 2017 at 12pm MT/1pm CT Registration October is Health Literacy Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. 1 MLA CE is offered for this session [apm] (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - September 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Disaster Information: ASPR TRACIE Volunteer Management Topic Collection
Discussion List: ASPR TRACIE released its Volunteer Management Topic Collection today! During large-scale disasters or extended health emergencies, healthcare facilities may need to augment their teams (often with volunteers) to continue to provide patient care. Protocols defining when and how volunteers will be used; how they will be identified; how they will be credentialed and assigned; and how their work will be managed and evaluated must be developed as part of an organization’s emergency response plan. The resources in this Topic Collection include guidance and strategies, targeted legal information, and planni...
Source: MCR News - August 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey Resources from HHS
The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has resources to help affected communities respond and recover. The kinds of information you will find include safe use of drugs after a natural disaster, food and water safety, staying safe after the storm, reentering and cleaning your home, medical facilities and shelters, and resources for helping children and adults cope with anxiety, worry, and anger. ASPR was created under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act in the wake of Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public ...
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Hurricane Harvey Pharmacy Resources
The National Community Pharmacists Association has pulled together pharmacy resources to help patients, caregivers, and providers in areas impacted by Hurricane Harvey. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

AHRQ Provides Resources To Aid Hurricane Recovery Efforts
In support of federal efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Harvey, AHRQ has reissued a pair of resources to help public health officials and clinicians ensure that patients receive medical services under challenging circumstances. The Surge Toolkit and Facility Checklist provides practical tools for opening shuttered hospitals when an emergency is underway and additional facilities are needed for treating patients. In addition, AHRQ has reissued Hospital Evacuation Decision Guide, a resource to help officials confirm when it’s necessary to evacuate a medical facility regardless of its usefulness in providing patien...
Source: MCR News - August 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

MedPrint: NLM ’ s Initiative to Preserve Print
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) are continuing their partnership in the quest to preserve print copies of biomedical journal titles through the medical serials print retention program (MedPrint.)  Realizing that we may not always have access to digitized articles, the NLM and many medical libraries have partnered to preserve print copies of a group of core biomedical journal titles. The program is cooperative and voluntary and those libraries choosing to participate do not receive funding from the NLM for storage or maintenance.  The NLM has sev...
Source: MCR News - August 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Health Information for Hurricanes and Floods
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  discussion group list: Hurricane Harvey is expected to be Category 3 when it hits land off the Gulf of Mexico, bringing heavy rain and flooding to the Texas and Louisiana coast. To help you prepare and respond with authoritative health information, below are links to our information guides for Hurricanes and Floods.  You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own website, by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well. Hurricanes Information Guid...
Source: MCR News - August 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news