A free webinar on May 4th, 2016 will present how to measure outcomes of your programs using a free toolkit for public libraries. It’s focused on implementation in small libraries, but is open to libraries of all sizes. The webinar will provide an overview of outcome measurement from Project Outcome, a new program from the Public Library Association, that provides simple tools so libraries can measure programs across seven common service areas. For more information, please see: bit.ly/1VLThs2
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The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, http://1.usa.gov/21PneGd
Lunch with the RML Webinar, March 29, 2016 / noon – 1:00 pm ET
Host: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), http://1.usa.gov/1MwbNS7
Description: NIH offers a free and easy way for you to get trusted, up-to-date health information from the National Institutes of Health directly onto your website. You do not need to write your own health content or worry about updating web pages. NIH content will populate on your web page with your website’s existing look and feel. Join us to learn how!
Presenters: Brooke Dine, Head, Web & Information Management Unit Public Services Division National Library of Medicine and Elizabeth Norton, Disaster Information Management Research Center Specialized Information Services Division National Library of Medicine
For more information about NIH Syndicated Content, check out these resources:
- “Does content syndication work?” by Christen Geiler on DigitalGov, http://1.usa.gov/1VQ8B5K
- Free Web Content from NIH, http://1.usa.gov/22UJzVd
- HHS Syndication Storefront, http://1.usa.gov/1RwulP5
The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. To read the article, please visit: bit.ly/1XSxRqJ To see the pathway and guide: bit.ly/1RpYsYh
A Health Affairs study finds measurements for hospital quality rating systems rarely come to the same conclusions. This can lead to consumer confusion. Consumers need to be aware of the potential limitations of hospital rankings in order to make informed choices. http://bit.ly/1bqvrxu
An interesting article on how the digital era is changing the way consumers make medical decisions and sorting out the good information from the irrelevant or bad. Even though people are doing more online research, which is influencing medical decisions, the information found is often not discussed with our doctors. This article discusses the importance of integrating what we find with our office visits so that context and expertise needed to interpret those findings are part of the medical decision-making process. http://slate.me/1CM1iDg
WebJunction has some great ideas for innovative community engagement as well as some community-generated ideas on the future of libraries. They point to major takeaways from the recent 10-day experiment, in which people were invited to join the discussion and generate ideas: http://bit.ly/1D4qeqp.
American Printing House (APH) for the Blind and the Dollywood Foundation have an exciting partnership that expands Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (DPIL) program http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O by providing young children who are blind and visually impaired with accessible books in print/braille and audio formats.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a part of the Dollywood Foundation, partners with local sponsors in 1,300 communities in 3 countries to provide a quality, age appropriate book each month to preschool children enrolled in the program.
Print, Braille Books, Audio
APH/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Partnership with the support of Penguin Group USA, offers a growing collection of audio files of Imagination Library books available as free downloads. See the selected Imagination Library audio books for the month of February. http://bit.ly/1yX4NQM
Books are available free-of-charge in print/braille format. APH selects the titles from the current year’s DPIL booklist—those most appropriate for a child with a visual impairment.
Print/braille versions are mailed directly to the child’s family. When you enroll in the Braille Tales Print/Braille Book Program, your family can receive six free print/braille books each year until the child reaches his/her 6th birthday. There are eligibility requirements for the program. You or your child must meet the definition of blindness.
To learn more about the program visit http://bit.ly/1CIwP4O
The holiday is just weeks away! In preparation for New Year’s resolutions, Kids.gov has compiled resources for National Diet Month. These resources include information on healthy eating, exercising, staying active for kids, lesson plans, nutrition games for children, posters, coloring sheets, and much more!
To view the resources: http://1.usa.gov/1wPUuQG