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Boston Marathon: Serving disaster information needs

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

What do you do when your library is impacted by events, such as this week’s tragedy at the Boston marathon that had hospital and public librarians in the area reeling?

The topic of discussion for the weekly #medlibs chat will be disaster information resources. The discussion will be today, Thursday, April 18th at 7pm MT, 8pm CT on Twitter. Librarians from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center, will be there as will Myrna Morales and Michelle Eberle from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both Myrna and Michelle were at the Boston Marathon. NN/LM can work with you to partner you up with buddy libraries and help you deal with the emotional impact. You are never alone when a disaster of any level hits.

Never participated in a Twitter hashtag chat before? Check out this overview http://bit.ly/Z6plsM and come on in, it’s a supportive community. Your host for the chat Nikki Dettmar @eagledawg  is happy to answer your questions on how to participate, and you may want to see the information and transcript from the November 5, 2012 chat with DIMRC about Hurricane Sandy here: http://bit.ly/YxPpJP

National Library Week

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

In observance of both National Library Week, and National Minority Health Month, the OMHRC Knowledge Center was invited to post a blog for the Office of Minority Health website!  Read more about the collection:

Free Library Puts Resources About Minority Health Within Arm’s Reach: http://1.usa.gov/13q4vYK

Information Sources on Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, has a new resource guide for Information Sources on
Ethics in Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

Resources include:

  • Codes of Professional Conduct and Ethical Standards
  • Ethical Considerations for Pandemic Influenza and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Crisis (or Altered) Standards of Care
  • Ethics, Disasters and Disabled and Vulnerable Populations
  • Allocation of Scarce Resources and Triage
  • Duty to Care, Willingness to Respond, Role Conflict and Role Abandonment

Access the guide: http://1.usa.gov/11c8Rhq

International Women’s Day

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Today is International Women’s Day.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as ‘Women’s History Month’.

To learn more about International Women’s Day, events near you, and other news visit the website:  http://bit.ly/XYeMH9

 

The National Library of Medicine has an website/online exhibition, Changing the Face of Medicine that celebrates women in medicine.

Discover the many ways that women have influenced and enhanced the practice of medicine. The individuals featured here provide an intriguing glimpse of the broader community of women doctors who are making a difference. The National Library of Medicine is pleased to present this exhibition honoring the lives and accomplishments of these women in the hope of inspiring a new generation of medical pioneers.

Visit the exhibit: http://1.usa.gov/13K5r9A

Self-Harm: New MedlinePlus Health Topic

Monday, February 18th, 2013

MedlinePlus has a new health topic page for Self-Harm.  Resources include those from the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Office of Women’s Health and the Nemours Foundation’s Teen Health site.

Access these and other resources at MedlinePlus: http://1.usa.gov/Xg6I4c

MedlinePlus en español Turns Ten

Monday, December 17th, 2012

MedlinePlus en español is the consumer health resource in Spanish from the National LIbrary of Medicine. Like the English version, it is an award winning site that features over 900 health topics. MedlinePlus en español is a full-featured Web site that contains a wealth of authoritative, reliable consumer-level health information in a variety of formats. For the past ten years, MedlinePlus en español has served both Spanish-speaking patients and their health care providers. To learn more, visit the information page at: http://1.usa.gov/UM46Yc .

Disaster Recovery resources from MedlinePlus

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

MedlinePlus has a number of health topic pages for people recovering from a natural disaster.  Health topics include:

Floods: bit.ly/SBFWS8

Drinking Water: http://1.usa.gov/YtRmIm

Molds: http://bit.ly/TxGCrA

For these and over 900 health topics in English and Spanish, go to MedlinePlus.gov

 

Science.gov Announces Spanish Version, Multimedia, and Enhanced Search Features

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Science agencies across the U.S. federal government announced the launch of the Spanish version of Science.gov - http://1.usa.gov/Qq433s.

Ciencia.Science.gov provides the same breadth and depth in science search as does Science.gov, covering over 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results from 17 organizations within 13 federal science agencies. Free access is provided to over 55 scientific databases and more than 2,100 selected scientific web sites. Integrating Microsoft’s Translator, Spanish-language queries to Ciencia.Science.gov initiate searches of U.S. databases and web sites with results appearing in Spanish. This represents an innovative use of existing commercial technology to broaden public access to federal science information.

In addition to offering expanded access to the Spanish-speaking public, Science.gov now includes new multimedia content and additional features to help users find the science information they need. For the first time, R&D video is available from the Department of Energy (DOE), MedlinePlus (NIH), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). Images from the Library of Congress have been added to the image search that is now integrated under a new multimedia tab on the results page. Search enhancements include visual representations of topical information in an easy-to-use touch and dial format.

Genetics Resources for Consumers

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Want to know more about a genetic condition or how genetics can affect health?  The National Library of Medicine has resources for patients, families and students on genetics and inherited diseases.

Genetics Home Reference provides consumer-friendly information about the effects of genetic variations on human health: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov

GeneEd Web, developed and maintained by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics: http://geneed.nlm.nih.gov

Disaster Apps

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine has compiled a list of mobile applications and mobile-optimized web sites for disaster preparedness and response.

Apps listed include:

  • WISER: information for first responders in HAZMAT situations
  • First Aid from the American Red Cross: life-saving first aid information, including how-to videos
  • Apps from NLM, CDC, EPA, FEMA, and the National Weather Service

The full list: http://1.usa.gov/RMP4DD