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Directory of History of Medicine Collections (DHMC): A Valuable Resource (Boost Box session)

Presenter: Crystal Smith, Reference Librarian, Rare Books and Early Manuscripts, National Library of Medicine

Description: In this presentation participants will be introduced to the Directory of History of Medicine Collections as a resource.  It will cover the history of its creation, background of the project, and show its evolution from a primarily print resource, to a fully searchable database. An introduction to searching the DHMC database will also be included.

The presentation will reveal the benefits to prospective collections that decide to join the DHMC e.g., libraries, museums and archives that hold materials on the history of medicine.   Also presented will be strategies on how to approach collections when extending invitations to join this very helpful resource.

Date / Time:  June 9 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

Awardee Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Sustained Science Outreach – A Program for Low Income, Underserved Youth

Presenter:  Judy Cameron, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry/Director of Science Outreach, University of Pittsburgh

The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh and the Pitt Science Outreach program offered a new 6-week program called Sustained Science Outreach. The program was designed to interest youth from low income, underserved areas in learning about science and healthy lifestyle choices and be equipped to share this information with their parents, families, and others in their community. This program  targeted youth in 4th-6th grade, a time where exposure to science has been shown to have a lifelong impact on youth attitudes toward science. The participating Y’s were located within 5 historically underserved communities.

Train-the-Trainer Manual Development for Access to Mental Health Literacy for Rural PA Older Adults

Presenter:  Rebecca May-Cole, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition, Inc. (PBHAC)

The Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition developed and delivered a program to expand Behavioral Health Literacy for older adults, called the Healthy ABCs program, by training peer presenters to provide the information to older adults in their home communities. The goal of the project was to decrease the barriers associated with senior adults, particularly aged seniors, understanding and accessing Behavior Health services and information.

Mobile Technology in a Community Teaching Hospital Library: Tablets and E-books

Presenter: Patricia Reusing, Director, Health Sciences Library, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

The primary goal of this project was to enhance the hospital staff’s knowledge of health and medical conditions by placing selected applications (“apps”) and ebooks on different types of tablet devices (iPad, iPad Mini, and Samsung Galaxy). During the course of the project, our Medical Library’s two librarians held numerous demonstrations throughout the hospital at which staff and members of the community (patients, visitors) could try out the tablets and look at the various apps and ebooks loaded on them. As medical librarians, we also learned a lot about tablets and the available content for them for our own understanding and to share our knowledge with our library users.

Date / Time:  May 28th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required

DOCLINE and MLA 2015

From NLM DOCLINE Team:

For those attending MLA, please note that there will not be a DOCLINE Users Group meeting this year.  We will post a presentation after MLA with information on DOCLINE activities.

We invite you to:

NLM Booth

** Monday, May 18th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm (Booth #419) A DOCLINE team member will be available to hear your feedback and answer questions.

For a complete list of NLM activities at MLA 2015, see:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma15/ma15_mla_invite.html

DOCLINE users should consider attending the Resource Sharing SIG meeting so that you can share ideas with colleagues on issues related to ILL.

** Tuesday, May 19th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm in Room 616A of the Hilton.

Have a great meeting.

– The DOCLINE Team

DOCLINE Customer Service

National Library of Medicine

US: 1-888-FINDNLM (press 2)

Intl: 301-594-5983 (press 2)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/docline

Funding Opportunity: NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp) (PA-15-249)
http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-249.html
See also http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/AdminSupp.html

Purpose
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other participating NIH Institutes and Centers solicit applications for administrative supplements to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, depending on each participating Institute or Center’s preferences, with active P01, P20, P30, P50, R21, R34, U01, U19, U24, UM1 and U54 grants. The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess and document the value and impact of the informationist’s participation.

The Funding Opportunity Announcement(FOA) encourages eligible NIH awardees as described above, who are interested in integrating an informationist into their research teams for the above-stated purposes to begin to consider applying for this new FOA. Interested eligible awardees are encouraged to begin seeking collaborative arrangements with informationists at their institutions or another institution as appropriate. Informationists are information specialists, usually health sciences librarians, who have graduate training and practical experience that provides them with disciplinary background in biomedical, behavioral or biological sciences and in library and information sciences/informatics. Their cross training provides informationists with a unique perspective on the acquisition, synthesis, management and use of information in research. Informationists work as team members with research scientists and health professionals, and are sometimes called in-context or ‘embedded’ information specialists.

NLM Contact
Dr. Alan VanBiervliet, alan.vanbiervliet@nih.gov
For contact information for participating Institutes and Centers see the FOA.

Deadline
Deadline for Applications – July 17, 2015
This program expires July 18, 2015

MedlinePlus Redesign: Webinar May 13

On April 28th, 2015 MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) and MedlinePlus en español (http://medlineplus.gov/spanish) released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel. The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen.  Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.  See the NLM announcement page for more details.

NN/LM MAR would like to invite you to a special webinar to review the redesigned site on May 13th, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 PM EST. Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator (NN/LM MAR) will talk about the changes and provide reassurance that although MedlinePlus has a new look, the content is the same and just as reliable!

The session will be recorded and information for registering is provided below. Please register even if you are unable to attend the live session as a special message regarding the availability of the recording will be provided to all those who register.

Registration Link: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=3413

For questions contact Lydia Collins at lydia@pitt.edu

Group Licensing Initiative-Spring Offer Extended to May 8

The deadline for medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative’s (GLI) Spring 2015 Offer, organized by the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), has been extended from April 24 to May 8 (firm deadline).

More than 500 resources from 12 vendors are available, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.

Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 120 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.

For more information and to participate, please contact HSLANJ Executive Director Robert T. Mackes at 570-856-5952, rtmackes@gmail.com and/or check www.hslanj.org.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. This project is also funded in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Job Posting: Assistant Director, National Library of Medicine Training Center

The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah seeks an imaginative team leader with progressive ideas to lead the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC). The Assistant Director reports directly to the Associate Director of the NN/LM MidContinental Region. The Assistant Director plans and implements the activity of the NTC; supervises NTC professional and support staff; and, in conjunction with National Library of Medicine staff, coordinates the activities of the NTC with other components of the NN/LM program, in order to support the effective use of NLM information products and services.  With the NTC team, the Assistant Director assures compliance with all elements of the Statement of Work that is part of the contract with the National Library of Medicine and develops and implements a strategic program plan for the NTC, including the appropriate assessment and evaluation of instruction. The individual in this position prepares an annual budget and supervises the timely delivery of class reports, quarterly reports, annual reports, and evaluation reports. The Assistant Director conducts online and in-person training classes throughout the United States on PubMed, TOXNET and other topics related to training and NLM resources and coordinates NCBI training. The NTC web site, social media plan, and national and regional class registration system falls under the Assistant Director’s supervision.  Responsibilities also include monitoring new developments related to NLM products and services and monitoring, disseminating and incorporating new information and trends related to distance learning, adult learning and instruction.

The Library

The mission of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library is to advance and transform education, research, and health care through dynamic technologies, evidence application, and collaborative partnerships. The Library serves as headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region and the National Library of Medicine Training Center (http://nnlm.gov/ntc/). The Library contributes to the health information access of librarians, health professionals, students, researchers and communities within the MidContinental Region and the nation. The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (http://library.med.utah.edu) serves University of Utah Health Care, the Intermountain West’s only academic health sciences center, including the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health as well as the University Hospitals and Clinics. The Library is recognized locally and nationally as a leader of intellectual exploration and as a catalyst for innovative discovery. It is a member of the Utah Academic Library Consortium, the Medical Library Association, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, and the Association of Research Libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience with teaching using distance education techniques (synchronous and asynchronous).
  • Knowledge of the latest developments related to distance education and adult learning.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation and teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with NLM databases.

Preferred:

  • Experience supervising others.
  • Experience writing successful grant or contract proposals.
  • Experience designing and implementing evaluation plans for assessing success in training programs.
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics and NCBI bioinformatics databases.
  • Familiarity with trends and issues related to data management and data plans.

Salary and Benefits:

Based on experience, starting at $73,000 minimum annually. Position is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position. Rank is dependent on the qualifications of the candidate. Faculty benefits include 200 hours of vacation, and 12 days of sick leave annually. There is a generous TIAA/ CREF retirement employer contribution. More information may be found in the University of Utah Faculty Handbook: http://admin.utah.edu/faculty-handbook. See https://www.hr.utah.edu/benefits/ for a full list of benefits.

Applications:

The University of Utah uses an online application system. Please complete the online application form and submit a cover letter stating how your educational background and experience match the needs and qualifications highlighted above, and how you would contribute to the Library’s reputation and leadership; a curriculum vitae; and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

Application Instructions:

To apply, please go to the University’s Careers page. Quick link for Posting is – http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/40608

Review of Applications: Review of application begins May 27, 2015.

If you have any questions about this position announcement or on applying online, please contact:

Claire Hamasu, Search Committee Chair
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 N. 1900 E. Salt Lake City, UT 84112
801 587-3412, Option #1

chamasu@RML4.utah.edu

 

Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and Respect.  The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

 

Velcro Instruction: 7 Techniques to Make Learning Stick (Boost Box)

Presenters:  Rebecca Abromitis and Linda Hartman, Reference Librarians, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Description: Students are only human. All humans have short attention spans (8-10 minutes). This session, intended for instructors, introduces 7 easy-to-apply, research-based techniques that will help your students stay focused during class lectures and increase the “sticky-ness” of your content.

Date / TimeMay 26th / Noon – 1 pm (ET) -rescheduled from May 12th

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

 

Focus on NLM Resources: HealthReach

Presenter:  Laura Bartlett / Outreach and Special Populations Branch, National Library of Medicine

Date / Time:  May 7, 2015 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where https://webmeeting.nih.gov/nlmfocus/

Online / No Registration Required

Summary:

HealthReach is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with, or providing care to, individuals with limited English proficiency.

Resources include:

  • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health, and Mental Health

During the presentation the site will briefly be demonstrated. New initiatives, such as the funding and acquisition of new materials, will be discussed.

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015

From the National Library of Medicine:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery.

NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. For example, projects may increase awareness of health information resources, demonstrate how libraries and librarians can assist planners and responders with disaster-related information needs, show ways in which disaster workers can educate librarians about disaster management, and/or include collaboration among partners in developing information resources that support planning and response to public health emergencies.  Summaries of the previous years’ funded projects can be viewed at http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfofunding.html.

Contract awards will be offered for a minimum of $15,000 to a maximum of $30,000 each for a one-year project.

The deadline for proposals is July 6, 2015 at 12 pm ET.

The solicitation notice can be found on FedBizOpps.gov:

http://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=c681c3181b5fa1c831b46e6e9f465442

For more information about the “Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015”, please visit http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/2015disasteroutreachrfq.html.

The National Library of Medicine (http://www.nlm.nih.gov) is the world’s largest biomedical library and provides extensive online health information resources. Visit the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center site (http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov ) to learn more about disaster-related health information from WISER (hazardous materials information for emergency responders), REMM-Radiation Emergency Medical Management, CHEMM-Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management, Disaster Lit™ and other resources.