Current year goals:
- Promote emergency preparedness
- Facilitate group purchasing.licensing
- Plan for print retention and preservation
- Assist physicians with EHR implementation
Goal 1: Emergency preparedness
- Baseline member survey (spring 2008)
- Toolkit usability study (winter 2010)
- Follow-up member survey (winter 2011
A CE course called: Ten step approach to service continuity planning–goal to teach every state.
Goal 2: E-Licensing Group
Group purchasing of health related online packages (ebooks, ejournals, databases). One package is currently available, Ovid-Nursing bundle. If interested, sign up for the listserv found on the GMR website, linked off of the resource-sharing tab that will be featuring more information about the package.
Goal 3: Print Retention
Print Retention Task Force focusing on the developing the preservation of materials and implemented in the next 5 year contract. Currently gathering data from the surveys of Resource Library Directors, SERHOLD, Network Member Interviews. The immediate goal is a plan
Goal 4: Electronic Health Records
ARRA funding through Regional Extension Centers (RECs) to help:
- assist physicians to adopt EHR
- Meaningful use of issue/standards
- Critical access and rural hospitals
The librarian’s role includes literature assistance for health professionals and education about the standards.
Promoting Your Library website from the GMR includes several posters, like Time=Money
Go Local, no longer
NLM supported over 30 Go Local sites around the US, 7 of which were in the GMR region. Unfortunately, NLM decided to discontinued support Go Local sites in 2010. However, two of the GMR’s Go Local sites are planning to continue the services.
NLM’s decision was made based on the searching patterns from the past several years, with most focus on search engines like Google. This combined with high-amount of work involved and reductions in library staff forced the program led to the discontinuation of the program.
Funding opportunities–take advantage through EFTS, exhibits, Outreach Express, planning and assessment, professional development, professional instruction, and technology
Several new classes are being introduced, such as:
- PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe
- The Topes: Planning Instruction for the Adult Learner
- Emergency Preparedness for Libraries
- Health Issues in the HeadlinesL Learning to read between the lines
What’s New at NLM
NCBI Training. This is a two day workshop (one will be offered at UIUC in the late fall or early winter)
PubMed Health. Under development by the NCBI that is focused on evidence-based consumer level of information. This is not intended to replace MedlinePlus, rather be a supplement for searching.
MedlinePlus recently underwent a website design. At last count, there are 36,000 pages; 859 language health topics; 172 tutorials; 185 videos (mostly anatomy and surgery). The licensing content comes from encyclopedias, health sources, and news.
Coming soon to MedlinePlus includes a mobile detection and medlinePlus Connect. The goal is to connect patients and providers to information directly and in turn improve health literacy and promote exposure for MedlinePlus.
Problem code–Code to topic mapping–MedlinePlus results
This will be released this fall.
Emergency Access Initiative (EAI)
Collaborative partnership between NLM, NN/LM, and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text articles from 240+ biomedical serial titles and select reference books to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters in the US
This is not an open-access system nor a long-term substitute for access, but temporary access has been significant
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