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Archive for May, 2013

Memorial Day

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Both NLM and MAR will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

On Memorial Day: Please Observe a Moment of Remembrance at 3 PM

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Monday, May 27 is Memorial Day.  This federal holiday allows us to pay tribute to Americans who’ve died in military service.  In their honor, please observe a moment of remembrance at 3:00 pm local time on May 27.

Find Memorial Day information and resources, including:

  • Veterans’ stories
  • Patriotic songs
  • Barbecue and food safety tips
  • Ways to support our troops and our nation
  • Swimming and boating safety

Project Open Data

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy has posted details about the Administration’s Project Open Data.  It is described as “an online, public repository intended to foster collaboration and promote the continual improvement of the Open Data Policy.”  The policy was announced on May 9 and focuses on managing government information as an asset to “increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve services, support mission needs, safeguard personal information, and increase public access to valuable government information.”

http://tinyurl.com/aoadnjs
http://tinyurl.com/d7slvxr

Using Health IT to Improve Outcomes in Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Populations

Friday, May 24th, 2013

A National Web Conference on Using Health IT To Improve Outcomes in Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Populations  

Date:  June 3, 2013

Time:  1:30-3:00 p.m., EDT

Overall Purpose:

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decision making, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. Health IT can enhance self-management and quality of life for patients within traditionally vulnerable or disadvantaged populations. This session will review the methodology and implementation of interventions that improve the health and well-being of three groups: diabetes patients of a publicly funded clinic, minority low-income pediatric patients, and people with intellectual disability (ID).

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Margaret Handley, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Melissa Stockwell, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Population and Family Health, Columbia University
  • James Rimmer, Ph.D., Lakeshore Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Promotion and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Moderator:

Angela Nunley, M.S.Ed., Program Analyst, AHRQ

To Register:

1. Go to: https://ahrqnrc-conferences.webex.com/ahrqnrc-conferences/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=998308800

2. Select “Register.”
3. On the registration form, enter your information and then select “Submit.”

Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to join the event.

For assistance:  Contact Jennifer Webb by email at jrwebb@rti.org or by phone at (919) 541-6746.

The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, wrote an essay posted by the New England Journal of Medicine on “The Role of the NIH in Nurturing Clinician-Scientists.”

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1302969?query=featured_home

National Academies Press Collection of Emergency Preparedness Reports

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The National Academies Press (NAP) collection of Emergency Preparedness reports provides practical guidelines, targeted resources, actionable recommendations, and user-friendly templates and checklists for all stakeholders in a disaster response, including state and local governments, emergency medical services, and health care centers.  NAP offers examination copies of its books to qualified instructors who are considering adopting the requested book as the required text for high-school, undergraduate or graduate level courses with a class size of 10 or more.

Collection:  http://www.nap.edu/collection.php?id=35

Exam copies:  https://cart.nap.edu/cart/exam_copy.html

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2013

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve one or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information retrieval;
  • Skills development;
  • Resource development; and/or
  • Equipment Acquisition.

Emphasis 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 $40,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Thursday, July 18, 2013.

The solicitation for the 2013 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site (www.fbo.gov).

Full and Open:

Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(B)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?mode=form&id=d28fc7304b80a5cebce5656aa6710733&tab=ntype

Small Businesses Set-Aside:

Solicitation #: NIHLM2013704(A)

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=01753a19b4150f0a9c763369fa08bce1&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:
Keturah D. Busey, Business Opportunity Specialist
buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-8169

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin D. Hope, Contracting Officer
rhwilli@mail.nih.gov
Phone: 301-435-4379
Fax: 301-402-8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities (www.fbo.gov) Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2013 RFQ.

Kudos to the “Sandy” Librarians: Library Services After the Superstorm

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Check out the great variety of ways that libraries in NY, NJ and CT responded to Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy.

Immediately after Sandy, the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) at NLM started collecting Sandy news stories, yielding an unprecedented number of stories about post-storm services.  As we all know, there were also libraries that were badly damaged and thus couldn’t provide services, but certainly would have done so if feasible. The damaged libraries have different stories to tell as they face the challenges of rebuilding.

These items are part of a much longer bibliography of publications about disaster-related activities by libraries and library staff.  Please look for your name and your library and let us know what is missing.

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Submitted by Cindy Love
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467
cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov
http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

NYAM Grey Literature Report

Friday, May 24th, 2013

The May Grey Literature Report has been published.

You can find it at: http://www.greylit.org/reports/current<http://support.nyam.org/site/R?i=dos6mkjodfH3K7sXrZsqow>.

This report’s main focus is on the Affordable Care Act, with a secondary focus on Gun Violence and Child Nutrition.

We look forward to any comments and questions you may have about the new Grey Literature Report. Please contact us: greylithelp@nyam.org<mailto:greylithelp@nyam.org>.

We hope you will find the report and database useful!

The Grey Literature Team
greylithelp@nyam.org<mailto:greylithelp@nyam.org>
www.greylit.org.

Librarian, Syracuse, NY

Friday, May 24th, 2013
Department: College of Nursing
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: day
Hours: negotiable
Req Number: 8527
Job Details: Responsible for all library operations and equipment and assists in the facilitation of quality patient care. Additional duties include: budgeting and evaluations.

MISSION STATEMENT:  We are passionate healers dedicated to honoring the Sacred in our sisters and brothers.

VISION:  To be world-renowned for passionate patient care and outstanding clinical outcomes.

CORE VALUES:  In the spirit of good Stewardship, we heal by practicing:  Compassion through our kindness, concern and genuine caring, Reverence in honoring the dignity of the human spirit, Excellence in expecting the best of ourselves and others; Integrity in being and speaking the truth.

RELATIONSHIP-BASED CAREGUIDING PRINCIPLES:  Caring and healing practices are found in relationships, communication and the hospital setting. Patients are actively involved in their care and experience a therapeutic relationship with the caregiver.  Patient care is designed to meet patient and family needs while taking into account the unique needs of each patient. These values are consistent in practice and include patient advocacy, safety and education.  Teamwork promotes clinical excellence and is rooted in effective communication, accountability and continuity of care and respect for co-workers.  Caring leaders create an environment in which caring relationships happen. These leaders emerge from all levels of the network helping to create a shared vision reflecting the mission, vision, and values of St. Joseph’s.

EDUCATION, TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE:  Masters in Library Science, maintains knowledge and skills related to medical information management.  Participates in orientation and continuing education and updates and maintains knowledge and skills related to specific areas of expertise. Completes population specific competency annually on populations served as identified in scope of care and service.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, SKILLS OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS:PC and appropriate software and Internet knowledge, knowledge of library equipment and supplies. A solid understanding of departmental related terminology. Good communication skills, both oral and written as well as good interpersonal skills. Customer service oriented. Service specific skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HAZARDS:  Library, rarely clinical setting. Exposure class II – no exposure to blood, body fluids, excretions or secretions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Medium work: lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling.

To apply:  https://www.healthcaresource.com/stjosephs/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=791811