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Archive for October, 2013

Superstorm Sandy Anniversary

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

NN/LM MAR is here to help you during and after a future event. Check out how we can help:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/sandy.html

Geeks Bearing Gifts: Unwrapping New Technology Trends

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Presenter:                          Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:                               http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=39

Date / Time:                     November 1, 8 and 15th, 2013 / 11 am (ET)

Where:                               Online

Summary:  Audience: Health Professionals, Information Professionals
This class is a fun, fast-paced, and informative update on today’s hottest technology trends.  Content will be presented with a “can-do” focus intended to encourage participants to investigate at least one technology for implementation in their institution.  Course structure will include brief vignettes and demonstrations of a wide variety of technologies.  The topics to be covered include QR Codes, Cloud Computing, Near Field Communications (NFC), Augmented Reality (AR) and privacy and security issues, including Mozilla’s new Lighthouse feature.
(4 MLA CE)

Translational Medicine and Roles of Health Sciences Librarians (Boost Box session)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Details:                               http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Date / Time:                     November 4, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm

Where:                                Online / No registration required

Description: Translational medicine is a popular term used among researchers in the biomedical community.  But what does it mean?  This session will describe what translational medicine is, clarify confusing terminology, and examine the field over the last several years.  We will also discuss the roles librarians play in this area.  Insight into translational medicine will help librarians understand their current and/or future contributions in this field.  This presentation is designed for people who work with biomedical researchers or anyone who desires to learn about translational medicine.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Presenter:                          Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Details:                               http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=661

Date:                                   December 2, 2013

Where:                               Online

Summary:  This 3-week, self-paced course will: explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and discuss the unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.

This session is only open to registrants from NY, NJ, PA and DE.  Others should contact your local Regional Medical Library for classes in your area.

LAST CHANCE: Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarians Month!  Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Are you doing something to highlight your services and contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes?  Perhaps you are promoting the importance of understandable health information as part of Health Literacy Month?  Or, maybe you have presented results from the Value Study to your stakeholders?

We invite you to share stories (and photos) that reflect how you are taking an active role in promoting the value of medical librarian contributions to your library, institution and/or community.  MAR will be collecting these stories and highlighting them on our website throughout October.

Anyone submitting a story before Oct. 31st will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2014.  Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but only ONE entry per person. Send all stories and photos to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

Be sure to check out MLA’s promotional items and resources to market library services and value at:
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/.

Affordable Care Act: Hear from the Experts! (Lunch with the RML Session)

Monday, October 28th, 2013

This session was a big hit and very informative.  Make sure to check out the recording on our website:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_recordings.html

PubMed Relevance Sort

Monday, October 28th, 2013

PubMed now includes a relevance sort option under the “Display settings” menu:  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so13/so13_pm_relevance.html

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

Monday, October 28th, 2013

October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast.  Since then communities have launched recovery efforts to rebuild their infrastructure.  This month we are highlighting our Hurricane Sandy Recovery page:  http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/hurricanesandyrecovery.html.

The Hurricane Sandy Recovery page features health resources related to the ongoing Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.  We encourage you to share the Hurricane Sandy Recovery page with others by tweeting about it.  Feel free to use the tweets below or create your own!

  • Learn all about the #publichealth response to Hurricane #Sandy on the 1 year anniversary: http://go.usa.gov/bUxj  via @NLM_DIMRC
  • Hurricane #Sandy – where are we now? Learn about the response & recovery one year after: http://go.usa.gov/bUxj  via @NLM_DIMRC

PubMed Commons is Now Live!

Monday, October 28th, 2013

NCBI has released PubMed Commons, currently in pilot phase, which is a new system that enables researchers to share their opinions about scientific publications indexed in the PubMed database. This is intended to be a forum for open and constructive criticism and discussion of scientific issues.

A new NCBI Insights Blog post provides more information and explains how researchers can join in!

For more information, please see:

PubMed Commons Homepage – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedcommons

NCBI Insights Blog post: “PubMed Commons – a new forum for scientific discourse”- http://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2013/10/22/pubmed-commons-a-new-forum-for-scientific-discourse/

Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey, and NN/LM MAR

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The October issue of the journal for the New Jersey State League of Municipalities focused on Hurricane Sandy recovery.  The issue includes an article about the actions that libraries across the state took in the aftermath of the hurricane.  It describes the May summit coordinated by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) and Emergency Preparedness Project, LibraryLinkNJ and the New Jersey Library Association.  Details of the partnership between Neptune’s Office of Emergency Management, the town administration and the Neptune Public Library will provide everyone with ideas on how to develop or expand partnerships in their communities.  Thanks to the New Jersey State Library for providing access to the article:  http://lss.njstatelib.org/lss_files/League_of_Municipalities_article.pdf