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MidContinental Region News April 18th, 2021
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Lessons Learned Thanks to the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award


Heather Steel Children’s Mercy Hospital Kansas City, Missouri One year ago, I joined the Children’s Mercy Library Services team. During the interview process it was mentioned several times how the team has plans to make big changes to their existing digital library space. I was (and still am) excited about the potential of this undertaking…. Read More »

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Living on the Data Fringes: Making Sense of Competencies


Organizations are striving to become data driven as they realize that data is becoming a mission critical topic. Finding, wrangling, analyzing, and managing data can require advanced computation skill sets. However, not everyone wants to be a data scientist, data analyst, or what the EDC Oceans of Data Institute calls a ‘data practitioner’. All members… Read More »

Posted in: All Members, Blog, Data Science



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Denver Artists Wanted

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The All of Us Research Program is looking for Denver-area artists to transform utility boxes into themed works of art. The public art project aims to drive awareness for the program. Designs should reflect the project theme –  “A Healthy Future for All of Us” – and the diversity of the Denver community. Final designs… Read More »

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Public/K-12 List, All of Us, Blog



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Teaming up to Strengthen Library-Community Connections

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Two libraries in the Salt Lake City area hired library staff with special connections to diverse communities as part of a project funded this year by the NNLM MidContinental Region. These “community wellness liaisons,” aided members of their communities in accessing library services and programs, with a special emphasis on health-related information. They were hired… Read More »

Posted in: #Health Interest List, #Public/K-12 List, All of Us, Blog



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Living on the Data Fringe: Vaccines on the Mind


  The GOOD news on the vaccine front over the past few weeks related to the progress of the pharmaceutical companies may be an indicator that we are seeing the light at the end of this dark COVID-19 tunnel. Although no vaccine is 100% effective (WHO, 2020), numbers like 90 – 95% efficacy should bring… Read More »

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, Blog, Data Science


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