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Archive for February 8th, 2013

February NIH News in Health

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Check out the February issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:

Shape Your Family’s Habits
Helping Kids Make Healthy Choices
With your help, kids can learn to develop healthy eating and physical activity habits that last throughout their lives.

Chew on This
Healthy Teeth for Baby and Beyond
Teeth need proper care to stay healthy and strong. It’s never too early to start kids on the path to good dental health.

Health Capsules:

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Optimized Website of Disaster Apps and Mobile Websites

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) webpage of Disaster Apps and Mobile Web Pages was redesigned using responsive web design, which provides an optimal view across a range of devices – PC, tablet or smartphone. The content on the page automatically resizes and adjusts its content to fit the user’s device. NLM also used responsive design for its Gallery of Mobile Apps and Sites page.

DIMRC web page: http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterapps.html

NLM Gallery of Mobile Apps:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/index.html

The 113th Congress and the Library Community

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The ALA Washington Office webinar on the new Congress and library issues, the recording is now available at  http://www.districtdispatch.org/2013/01/the-113th-congress-and-the-library-community-webinar-archive/.

University of Buffalo Seeking Advisory Board Candidates

Friday, February 8th, 2013
To: Distinguished library and information science professionals of varied experiences and backgrounds
From: University at Buffalo, Department of Library and Information Studies Advisory Board
Date: January 31, 2013
RE: Recruitment/nominations for new members

The University at Buffalo’s Department of Library and Information Studies Advisory Board is seeking nominations and applications from library and information science professionals who are interested in serving a three-year term.  The ideal candidates will have demonstrated success within their field, be currently active in their profession or sector, and have distinguished themselves as professionals with vision.

The Advisory Board is seeking national and international applicants, as well as those from the Western New York community.  Applicants do not need to have graduated from the University at Buffalo to be considered for membership.  The Board is seeking members who represent varied experiences and backgrounds, including school, public, and academic librarians, special librarians, information systems scientists and managers, database administrators, network architects, archivists, curators, conservators, and market research analysts and specialists.

Interested parties should email their curriculum vitae or resume to Christopher Hollister <cvh2@buffalo.edu> no later than 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on February 25, 2013.  Please label the subject line of your email message “Advisory Board Applicant.”

Letters of invitation will be sent by March 15, 2013.

Join the Resource Persons Network

Friday, February 8th, 2013

We are currently recruiting professional volunteers to provide capacity building and technical assistance to community-based organizations serving minority populations. Areas of expertise include:

  • Program and organizational development
  • Conference and workshop presentations
  • Guidance on report preparations
  • Grant proposal review
  • Advice to committees and workgroups

Contact the Office of Minority Health Resource Center at rpninfo@minorityhealth.hhs.gov for more information or go online to apply at minorityhealth.hhs.gov/rpn.

Announcing the New Media Consortium Horizon Report

Friday, February 8th, 2013

A fascinating report, even if you are not involved with higher education:  http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2013-horizon-higher-ed-shortlist.pdf

National Health Service Corps Expands the Primary Care Workforce (DHHS)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The National Health Service Corps awarded more than $10 million in funding for loan repayment to 87 medical students in 29 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who will serve as primary care doctors and help strengthen the health care workforce, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced.

Full announcement:  http://www.hhs.gov/news/press/2013pres/02/20130206a.html

Ask a Librarian (February 2013)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA) is undergoing a transition to a new publisher. Meanwhile, some of the online content is being featured on a new website, PAsConnect.org.

See the recent “Ask a Librarian” column at: http://bit.ly/VHh0vR to learn more about point of care tools and web resources for chronic pain management.

Seattle Disaster Summit – Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake
Event Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What would you do in the event of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest? With whom would you need to coordinate to continue to provide needed services? NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce a one-day disaster summit to address these types of questions.

Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake in the Pacific Northwestis is where you can spend the day with colleagues from across multiple disciplines to engage one another about disaster planning and response. We will use a magnitude 9 earthquake along the Cascadia subduction zone as the scenario for our day’s discussions. Speakers include representatives from the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington State Emergency Management Division, and the National Library of Medicine’s Disaster Information Management Research Center, just to name a few. Librarians, Emergency Responders, Health Care Providers, and others will gather to learn and share and will walk away knowing more about how to foster and improve collaboration for disaster planning and response.

Visit our Summit web site http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRDisaster2013.html for registration links and other details. Registration is free, but required. Space is limited on a first-come, first served basis. The event will be held at Seattle BioMed in downtown Seattle.

Urban Libraries Conference

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Urban Librarians Unite (ULU) is spearheading the first Conference to focus specifically on the issues of the working librarian in the city. The Conference will be held at the Dr. S. Stevan Dweck Center for Contemporary Culture at Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, and will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 5th. Registration is $25 ($22.50 for NYLA members).

The Conference will target skills and techniques for people on the front line of information services in urban areas. The theme of the Conference, “Living in Interesting Times,” is taken from the apocryphal Chinese curse: “May you live in interesting times.” The curse implied chaos and the difficulties of living through times of change. In contrast, the Urban Librarians’ Conference seeks to embrace all of the potential inherent in change. These are indeed very interesting times for libraries and librarianship and an incredible amount of innovative work is happening in city libraries all across America.

The Conference aims to bring together information professionals near and far for a lively conversation about practical courses of action that can be used for the benefit of urban patrons and institutions. Discussion topics will be attendee-driven; themes may include teens in gangs, eBooks in socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, innovative outreach, job information services, and more.

Urban librarians and information professionals across the country are also encouraged to join the conversation by providing feedback and asking questions using Twitter with the hashtag #ULCON13

The Conference Keynote speaker is Peter Bromberg, Associate Director at the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, NJ and a 2008 Library Journal Mover and Shaker. Other featured speakers include Steve Teeri (Detroit Public Library), founder of the DPL HYPE Makerspace, a place for teens to learn, create and take control of the world around them; Rebecca Lubin (Albany Public Library), who has been involved in community outreach since she was five; and Wick Thomas (Kansas City Public Library), President of Empowering Queer Activists and Leaders (EQUAL), which provides activism and leadership training for queer and allied youth.

Many thanks to our sponsors; The Leadership and Management Section of NYLA, NYLA, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Library and New York Public Library. The conference wouldn’t have been possible without their support.

For more information about the Conference, including details about the schedule, sponsors and registration, visit http://www.urbanlibrariansconference.org/.