During the course of the year a lot of NNLM MCR members are involved in projects to support NNLM programming. By that we mean that they are actually doing some of the tasks that MCR coordinators may perform. The idea is to give members a sense of ownership in the program. The involvement can also assist members who are service oriented or those who wish to grow in their professional development. Participation in NNLM MCR programming can be used to earn AHIP points. Anytime a member is involved, all of us are enriched by the knowledge and skills that members bring to the table. Everyone one has something to offer. Ultimately members are assisting the NNLM MCR staff to accomplish the NNLM mission “to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health” by providing access to biomedical and health information for health professionals and the public!
We hope this invitation (that’s what this is) will be accepted and that you’ll get started on your quest to get involved. The best way to help you think about the possibilities is to list what members have done in the past. This, by no means is a complete list; maybe you can think of more items to add to the list. Here we go:
Others ways that members have been involved in the past include participating in MCR gaming on the NNLM Moodle platform (some were given access as game managers.) Some members participated by sharing effective practices in videos and podcasts which were archived on YouTube or on our website. Another group of librarians volunteered to write up their reviews of biomedical apps that were later shared in the MCR newsletter. The ways that members may be involved are really just limited by one’s creativity.
-Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator
Welcome to the MCR’s newest members! These institutions have joined the Network since the beginning of our new cooperative agreement year on May 1, 2017:
|Fullerton Public Library||Fullerton, Nebraska|
|Verdigre Public Library||Verdigre, Nebraska|
|John Rogers Memorial Library||Dodge, Nebraska|
|Elmendaro Township Library||Hartford, Kansas|
|Library District # 1 – Doniphan County||Troy, Kansas|