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Archive for March, 2014

U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans

Friday, March 21st, 2014

“HHS officials are calling for sweeping new requirements for the nation’s health care providers that would ensure that all facilities—from large hospitals to home health agencies—are prepared to act in the event of a disaster, the New York Times’ Sheri Fink reports.”

Citing Urgent Need, U.S. Calls on Hospitals to Hone Disaster Plans. NY Times March 11

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/12/us/us-citing-urgent-need-calls-on-hospitals-to-improve-disaster-plans.html

Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers:  A Proposed Rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on 12/27/2013

https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/12/27/2013-30724/medicare-and-medicaid-programs-emergency-preparedness-requirements-for-medicare-and-medicaid

National Library of Medicine to Host National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions.  It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, an environment of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, including how to register, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/digital_stewardship_symposium.html

Measuring the Impact of Research Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

How is research impact measured? How does an institution demonstrate the value of research? And what is the role of universities in facilitating research and economic development?

To address these questions, the Health Science and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and Elsevier Publishing are hosting a half-day symposium, Research Impact: A Discussion from Institutional, Economic, and Researcher Perspectives. The event will bring together stakeholders for a rich discussion about the impact of research. Representatives from UMB, other research institutions, funding agencies, economic development organizations, and Elsevier will examine the evolving expectations, solutions, and best practices in evaluating research impact.

The symposium will be held at the SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballroom, on Monday, March 31st, 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. To register and to see a complete list of speakers, view the program online.

The Future of Biomedical Research

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Future of Biomedical Research

03/21/2014 11:45 AM EDT

In an interview with ASCO Post, Dr. Collins explains how NIH is focusing on working within its resource constraints to try to keep the engine of discovery moving forward. ASCO Post.

Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from NLM

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region  is offering a webinar next week that is open to anyone (not just New Englanders).

Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Health Care Workforce COI

The Healthcare Workforce Community of Interest is offering a webinar next week. Please see the details below:

REGISTER HERE: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/register.html?schedule_id=2807

TITLE: Public Health and Disaster Management Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Health Care Workforce COI

DATE: Tuesday, March 25, 2014.  2:00-3:00. Online.

INSTRUCTORS: Hathy Simpson, MPH, Public Health Information Specialist, National Network of Libraries of Medicine/New England Region

Meredith Solomon, MLS.  Education and Outreach Coordinator.  National Network of Libraries of Medicine/New England Region

DESCRIPTION:  This webinar, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region’s Healthcare Workforce Community of Interest, will be an overview of some lesser-known but equally valuable information resources maintained by the National Library of Medicine.  Hathy Simpson, Public Health Information Specialist, will discuss public health resources including the public health portal, PHPartners.org, and Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries (pre-formulated searches of PubMed). Meredith Solomon, Education and Outreach Coordinator, will present on the tools and resources available from the Disaster Information Management Research Center.  These include web-based programs and portable apps designed for first responders and other medical personnel responding to biohazard emergencies.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region blog.

For additional information, please contact Stephanie Friree, Stephanie.Friree@umassmed.edu.

HealthIT: Adding Value to EHRs Archive Available

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Recording of this webinar at http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

NTIS Reports of Interest to Health Sciences Librarians

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The March 2014 issue of the NTRL news may be viewed online at http://www.ntis.gov/pdf/NTRNews6-9.pdf.    For your convenience, previous issues of the newsletter are posted at http://www.ntis.gov/rss/Ntrnews.aspx.

This issue features a sampling of new and historic information available from NTIS via the NTRL V3.0 and the NTIS website related to the topic of Nutrition.  Just a few of the titles highlighted in this issue are:

Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols: Promoting Healthier Choices. Report produced in 2012 by  the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board.

For NTIS Customers click here

For NTRL Customers click here


Food Safety: More Disclosure and Data Needed to Clarify Impact of Changes to Poultry and Hog Inspections.
Report produced in 2013 by the Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC.

For NTIS Customers click here

For NTRL Customers click here


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Examining the Evidence to Define Benefit Adequacy.
Report produced in 2013 by the Institute of Medicine, Washington, DC. Food and Nutrition Board.

For NTIS Customers click here

For NTRL Customers click here

DigCCurr Professional Institute Curation Practices for the Digital Object Lifecycle

Friday, March 21st, 2014

May 11-16, 2014 & January 5-6, 2015 (One price for two sessions) University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Visit http://ils.unc.edu/digccurr/institute2014.html for more information.

REGISTRATION LINK: http://tinyurl.com/ncgy367.

The Institute consists of one five-day session in May 2014 and a two-day follow-up session in January 2015. Each day of the summer session will include lectures, discussion and hands-on “lab” components. A course pack and a private, online discussion space will be provided to supplement learning and application of the material. An opening reception dinner on Sunday, Continental breakfast, break time snacks and coffee, and a dinner on Tuesday will also be included.

This institute is designed to foster skills, knowledge and community-building among professionals responsible for the curation of digital materials.

Registration:

* Regular registration : $1,150

* Late registration (after April 1, 2014): $1,300

If you are a grant recipient working on a digital project, we recommend that you check with your program officer to request approval to use available grant funds to attend the institute.

Institute Instructors Include:

* From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Dr. Cal Lee, Dr. Helen Tibbo, and Dr. Kam Woods.

* Dr. Nancy McGovern, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

* Dr. Carolyn Hank, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

* Dr. Lorraine Richards, Drexel University.

May 2014 Institute Components include (order and session titles may vary somewhat from those listed):

*Overview of digital curation definition, scope and main functions

*Where you see yourself in the digital curation landscape

*Digital curation program development

*Digital curation stakeholders and digital curation landscape

*Case Study on developing a digital repository

*Procedural accountability – policies, submission agreements, rules

*LAB -Transforming policy statements into rules

*Overview of digital preservation challenges and opportunities

*Roles and responsibilities for curation

*LAB – Matching skills and roles

*Characterization of digital objects

*Overview and Characterization of Existing Tools: Placing the Tools in a Larger Industry Context

*File formats

*LAB – File format robustness

*Managing in response to technological change

*Digital forensics

*Ethical issues

*LAB – Media and content

*Workflows, humans, and tools

*Lab – Workflows

*Evaluating curation programs requirements and assessment

*LAB – Evaluating curation programs: TRAC/ISO 16363 Review

* Characterizing, analyzing and evaluating the producer information environment

*Economics of digital curation – costs and resource commitments

*LAB – Economics of digital curation

*Cloud computing

*Web archiving

* Formulating your six-month action plan – task for each individual, with instructors available to provide guidance

* Summary of action plans

* Clarifying roles and expectations for the next six months

January 5-6, 2015

Participants in the May event will return to Chapel Hill in Jan. 2015 to discuss their experiences in implementing what they have learned in their own work environments.  Participants will compare experiences, lessons learned and strategies for continuing progress. Accommodations for January will be the responsibility of the attendee.

For more information, contact Dr. Helen Tibbo (tibbo@email.unc.edu) for Institute questions or Tiffany Harris (tjharris@email.unc.edu) for payment or registration questions.

The Digital Professional Institute was initiated as part of the DigCCurr II project, supported by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (Grant Award #RE-05-08-0060-08) and is partially supported by the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LODGING: Participants are responsible for their own lodging. A DigCCurr 2014-15 room block has been reserved at the Hampton Inn and Suites for $129/night. Please indicate “DigCCurr” and group code “CUR” when making reservations. Reservations must be received by 04/01/2014. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space a rate available basis only. You may reserve your hotel room by calling the hotel at 919-969-6989 or by clicking on this link: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-DGG-20140511/index.jhtml

Free Images for Your Evaluation Reports

Friday, March 21st, 2014

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Free Images for Your Evaluation Reports

The current trend in evaluation reporting is toward fewer words and more images. There are a number of companies that offer high-quality, royalty free photographs at minimal cost. (Stockfresh, for example, charges as little as $1 per image.) However, no-cost is even better than low-cost. Freelancers Union, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting freelance workers, recently published a list of the best websites for no-cost images.  If you are looking for free images for your presentations or reports, check out their article:  https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/02/07/best-free-image-resources-online/

(The article also describes the difference between public domain, royalty-free and Creative Commons-licensed images.)

Job Ad: Access Services Librarian, Valhalla, NY

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Access Services Librarian position available!

NYMC, located in Valhalla, New York in suburban Westchester County was founded in 1860 and is one of the nation’s oldest private medical and health sciences educational institutions.  Since 2011, the College has been a member of the Touro College and University System. With an enrollment of more than 1,400 students and 800 residents and fellows, NYMC is committed to educating individuals for careers in medicine, public health, the biomedical sciences and the health professions.

Currently, we  seek a Librarian, Access Services in Health Sciences Library.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a Renaissance librarian, jack of all traits to provide basic supervision, services, interlibrary loans, and assessment.  Customer, Reference, and Technical competencies are re quired. Bachelors degree with one year library exp. Specific library experiences includes:  Interlibrary loan, reference, Microsoft Office.  Also experience with Docline, OCLC and ILLIAD preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including tuition remission, 403b, medical and dental plans, life insurance, and generous vacation package. Please send a resume with cover letter  including salary requirement, detailing your interest in the position. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and should be submitted electronically to: recruiter@nymc.edu. Please visit us at www.nymc.edu<http://www.nymc.edu>. Here is the link to the complete job description: https://www.nymc.edu/depthome/hr/posting_details_public.asp

EOE

Diana J. Cunningham, MLS, MPH, AHIP
Associate Dean and Lillian Hetrick Huber Health Sciences Library Endowed Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health
New York Medical College
Health Sciences Library
15 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594 4207