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Welcome to the MidContinental Messenger!

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the NNLM MidContinental Region’s new newsletter “The MidContinental Messenger.” After 15 years of publishing the “Plains to Peaks Post,” as our quarterly newsletter, we decided it was time to shake things up with a new name and a new design. In the spring we sponsored a contest to choose… Read More »

Parting Words from the NNLM MCR Director

As I write this, I am struck by the title I chose for this farewell article to the great members of the MidContinental Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. While I am writing to say that I have left my position as director effective August 6, 2017, I am sure these will… Read More »

Christian Minter – Taking a New Position

I’m pleased and sorry to report that Christian Minter, our Education Coordinator, started a new position as Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian for McGoogan Library of Medicine at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her last day as an NNLM MidContinental Region coordinator was June 30, 2017. Since she started working as a coordinator, Christian… Read More »

Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians

Shirley Zhao, MSLIS, MS Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library The University of Utah shirley.zhao@utah.edu Shirley received funding through the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award to attend Data Science and Visualization for Librarians. One of my goals is to support researchers with their data and scholarly communication needs. My knowledge of data science and data… Read More »

Things are getting social at the MCR

In May of 2017, the NNLM MCR quietly relaunched our Twitter account. This account had been mostly dormant since late 2013, but is now back in action. This year we are committed to tweeting or re-tweeting relevant resources, health information, and educational opportunities five days per week. Why now? We completed a Social Media Audit… Read More »

Introducing NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new web resource, NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery. NNLM RD3 is a place for librarians, information professionals, library and information science students, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss research data management throughout the data lifecycle for biomedical and scientific… Read More »

ACRL 2017 Review

Anne K. Heimann Clarkson College Omaha, NE heimannanne@clarksoncollege.edu Anne received funding through the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award to attend ACRL 2017. Thanks to the NNLM MCR Professional Development award, I was able to attend the 2017 Association of College & Research Librarians (ACRL) Conference in Baltimore Maryland. The conference is held every two years… Read More »

Whooo Says

Dear Whooo, I am a hospital librarian in a community hospital. I keep reading about the new developments in research with big data and precision medicine with interest. Though I don’t know of any such projects happening here at my hospital, I want to be ready when library skills are needed. These projects seem to… Read More »

The RML Opens its Heart to a Small Town:

Our experience with the K-12 School Partnership Award Adelaide Myers Fletcher Saratoga Elementary School Saratoga, Wyoming afletcher@crb2.org Several years after moving from a health sciences library to the school library setting, I was delighted to have the opportunity to work with some of my former colleagues again through the NNLM MCR’s K-12 School Partnership Award…. Read More »

The MidContinental Messenger is published quarterly by the Network of the National Library of Medicine MidContinental Region

Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
University of Utah
10 North 1900 East, Building 589
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-5890

Editor: Suzanne Sawyer, Project Coordinator
(801) 587-3487

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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