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In This Issue:

  What An Honor! –  New NNLM MCR Associate Director Named –  NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027 –  Introducing George Strawley –  Internet Security and Online Privacy Tools –  Member Services Musings –  Immersive Workshops –  Print this issue

What An Honor!

To all the members of the NNLM MidContinental Region, it has been an honor to know and work with you! Sixteen years ago I moved to Utah to manage the operations of the MidContinental Region (MCR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)). At that time, we were piloting a new operational model… Read More »

New NNLM MCR Associate Director Named

John Bramble has been named as the Associate Director of the NNLM MidContinental Region effective April 1, 2018. Many of you already know and have worked with John through the MidContinental Region in one of his many roles, including, most recently, Interim Associate Director. Though his many years of experience are an asset, John also… Read More »

NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027

Dear Network Member: I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027. As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide… Read More »

Introducing George Strawley

The NNLM MCR has named George Strawley as Community Engagement Coordinator for the All of Us National Program in the MidContinental Region. Strawley will link interested community groups and others with public libraries to develop health information programs that primarily serve medically disadvantaged populations. The All of Us Research Program is an ambitious, groundbreaking project… Read More »

Internet Security and Online Privacy Tools

Privacy and confidentiality are core values of health science librarians, but defending our patron and personal information from attacks has become increasingly difficult as technology advances. Health care networks are especially valuable targets for hackers – these systems collect personally identifiable information including health records, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and much more…. Read More »

Member Services Musings

NNLM members have lots of things on their minds and we’ve arranged reminders for a few things that Member Services think would be helpful: Membership Renewals You probably know that this past spring the MidContinental Region began its online renewal drive. We recently finished the drive after follow-up contacts by state coordinators. We were able… Read More »

Immersive Workshops

MCR has funding available for Immersive Workshops. The funding seeks to support a library (up to $14,000) in developing and hosting a multi-day professional development event that trains participants to improve health information access. The event must be interprofessional and include librarians. The event should reach out to multiple institutions and have regional (or even… Read More »

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