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NN/LM Pac-Man vs Ghosts: Updates for Monthly Webinars MCR Voices – NN/LM MCR Launches New Podcast Initiative Whooo Says… Welcome to Our Newest NN/LM MCR Members! Learn the Fundamentals of Data Science The Information Needs of Community Health Center Staff: Benefits of Participating in a Mobile App Evaluation Project Print This Issue

NN/LM Pac-Man vs Ghosts:

Librarians Overcome Barriers Fact. There’s no end of challenges we as health sciences librarians face. Fact. There’s an abundance of expertise among our colleagues. Fact. This expertise can help with our own particular challenges. Fact. Gamification can be fun! At the recent Joint Meeting on Monday October 24, 2016, the MidContinental and Greater Midwest Regional… Read More »

Updates for Monthly Webinars

The NN/LM MidContinental Region looks forward to continuing to offer live and recorded webinar sessions to support your educational needs. We have a few updates we want you to be aware of for future sessions. Registration We are now asking attendees to register in advance for our live webinars. This will make it easier for… Read More »

MCR Voices – NN/LM MCR Launches New Podcast Initiative

Watch for “MCR Voices” to appear by the end of January 2017. “MCR Voices” will be a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. These podcasts will be short, around 5 minutes each, and will be released on a bi-weekly schedule through the 2017… Read More »

Whooo Says…

Dear Whooo, I am a hospital librarian, and have only been in this position for a short time. I’m trying to familiarize myself with healthcare and all of the multiple topics and challenges so that I can serve my constituency better. I keep hearing about patient safety in the hospital setting and am starting to… Read More »

Welcome to Our Newest NNLM MCR Members!

We’re happy to report a grand total of 27 institutions have joined as members in the MidContinental Region during the last year and a half. We thought it was time to acknowledge these newest members. New members included 12 public libraries, seven K-12 schools, two academic libraries, and one hospital library. Five new members fall… Read More »

Learn the Fundamentals of Data Science

Discuss With Your Colleagues – Earn MLA CE The NN/LM MCR is strongly encouraging health sciences librarians to support biomedical big data research at their institutions. One of the barriers preventing this support is a lack of knowledge on what data science researchers do and what librarians can do to support them. A relatively simple… Read More »

The Information Needs of Community Health Center Staff:

Results of a NN/LM MCR Questionnaire Community health centers (CHC) provide community-based healthcare to high-need urban and rural citizens. CHCs often serve as a patient’s medical home by coordinating medical, dental, mental/behavioral, pharmaceutical, substance abuse, and vision care. The Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) oversees the Health Center Program, a national network of CHCs… Read More »

Benefits of Participating in a Mobile App Evaluation Project

The NN/LM MCR became aware that the cost of apps for mobile devices was a barrier that was keeping our members from trying apps that could potentially improve work performance or efficiencies or provide an easier way to locate and share health information. To address this issue, qualified full Network member applicants were provided with… Read More »

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