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Archive for June, 2014

Disaster Planning: 10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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

Details:                http://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=489

Date / Time:       Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10, 2014 / 10 – 11:30 am (ET)

Where:                Online

Summary:           Learn how high the risk level may be for your library. The goals of the class are to raise awareness of the need for emergency preparedness, response planning, and to provide tools for enhancing preparedness for librarians. You will learn how to conduct a basic risk assessment for your library, how to craft a basic emergency preparedness plan, strategies for continuing library services from off-site, and options for obtaining assistance, both web-based resources and through the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response structure. This class will be divided into two one-and-a-half hour sessions. Participants who complete course requirements will earn 5 MLA CE credits.

Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries

Friday, June 27th, 2014

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

Details:                http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=707

Date / Time:       July 14, 2014 / 10 am – Noon (ET)

Where:                Online

Summary:           This class is for academic librarians to improve their awareness and learn more about how their faculty/students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps to find what they need.

Includes introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, PubChem, TOXNET, Genetics Home Reference, Drug Information Portal, ClinicalTrials.gov, as well as other free databases/services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

National Library of Medicine Planning Blog

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The U.S. National Library of Medicine will soon be initiating development of its next long-range plan and, in so doing, welcomes public feedback through its recently-launched “Voyaging to the Future” blog, located at: http://nlmvoyagingtothefuture.org/
Thank you for your feedback, and for sharing this information with interested colleagues and friends.

Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Bethesda, MD
greenbes@mail.nih.gov

CDC Launches Blast Injury Mobile App on June 30th

Friday, June 27th, 2014

On behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), I am pleased to announce the release of a new CDC Blast Injury mobile application to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events. The application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events.

 

We invite you and your organization to join us for a Google+ Hangout on June 30th at 11:30 EDT as we discuss this new tool. You can RSVP and join the Hangout here: https://plus.google.com/+CDC

 

Download the mobile application for free today from the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/cdc-blast-injury/id890434999?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2.

 

We hope that you can join us on June 30th as we launch the CDC Blast Injury mobile application.

 

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Announcing the Sewell Fund

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 10 librarians in 2014.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website.

 

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is July 24, 2014, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

 

For more information on the 2014 APHA meeting see http://www.apha.org/meetings/highlights/ .

 

For more information on the Sewell Fund, see http://www.sewellfund.org/  -

What is the Value of Attending APHA as a Sewell Stipend recipient?

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001.  Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

 

“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.”  (Feili Tu)

 

“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)

 

“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)

 

“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)

 

“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs”  (Peggy Gross)

 

“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)

 

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

 

Barbara Folb, Chair, Client Relations Committee

folb@pitt.edu

 

Helena VonVille, Chair-elect, Client Relations Committee

Helena.M.Vonville@uth.tmc.edu

 

Public Health/ Health Administration Section

Medical Library Association

MLA 2014: NLM Update PowerPoint Presentations

Friday, June 27th, 2014

PowerPoint presentations from the NLM Update at the Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association in Chicago, IL on May 20, 2014: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mla_nlm_update.html

Needs Assessment: Opportunities for Collaboration Across Multiple Stakeholders

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is hosting a webinar focused on community needs assessments in partnership with Community Action Partnership and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Speakers will provide an overview of the key elements of assessments used by Community Action Agencies, hospitals and public health programs to inform community benefits and services programs. Specifically, presenters will discuss commonalities and differences in the outcomes and applications of the different assessments, the degree to which health equity concerns are captured by these assessments, and opportunities for improved coordination between users of both assessments.
SPEAKERS:   

Vincent Lafronza, Ed.D, President and CEO, National Network of Public Health Institutes

Steve Ridini, Ed.D, Vice President, Health Resources in Action, Inc.

Don Mathis, President and CEO, Community Action Partnership

DATE: July 9, 2014

TIME: 3 – 4 p.m. EDT

 

Click Here for Registration and Speaker Information:

https://communityactionevents.webex.com/communityactionevents/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=668544916 

 

The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is a coordinated, multi-sector effort to tackle health disparities in the United States. Health disparities represent a significant societal and economic burden, not only for the individuals and communities affected, but also for the country as a whole. The NPA promotes cross-cutting, multi-level, and systems-oriented approaches to eliminate health disparities.   

Community Action Partnership serves over 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the nation that are working to change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. The Partnership cares about the entire community and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Created in 2001 as a forum for public health institutes, today the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) convenes its members and partners at the local, state, and national levels in efforts to address critical health issues.  Dedicated to the vision of improving public health through innovation, NNPHI is the national membership network committed to helping public health institutes (PHIs) promote and sustain improved health and wellness for all.

NISO Publishes Recommended Practice on Promoting Transparency in Library Discovery Services

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) announces thepublication of a new recommended practice, Open Discovery Initiative:Promoting Transparency in Discovery (NISO RP-19-2014), which providesspecific guidelines on participation in the new generation of librarydiscovery services. The NISO Open Discovery Initiative (ODI) began work in2011 to develop recommendations that would increase transparency across allaspects of indexed discovery services. The group’s final publicationincludes guidelines to content providers on disclosure of level ofparticipation, the minimum set of metadata elements provided for indexing,linking practices, and technical formats.

Recommendations for discoveryservice providers address content listings, linking practices, file formatsand methods of transfer to be supported, and usage statistics. The documentalso provides background information on the evolution of discovery anddelivery technology and a standard set of terminology and definitions forthis technology area.

“An increasing number of libraries, especially those that serve academic orresearch institutions, have invested in the new generation of discoveryservices that use an aggregated central index to enable searching across awide range of library related resources,” explains Marshall Breeding, anindependent library consultant and Co-chair of the ODI Working Group. “Theselibraries expect their entire collection, including licensed and purchasedelectronic content, to be made available within their discovery service ofchoice. But it is often not clear which resources are available and whichare indexed in full text, by citations only, or both. Libraries deserve aclear explanation of the degree of availability of the content they licensein their discovery service-and they need usage statistics to help assess theeffectiveness of their discovery tool.”

“Index-based discovery services involve a complex ecosystem of interrelatingissues and interests among content providers.”

Check with NLM Before Discarding Journals

Friday, June 27th, 2014

NLM’s Journal Donation System makes it possible for libraries to determine whether NLM needs any volumes of the print journals they plan to discard.  The system can be used by DOCLINE and non-DOCLINE libraries to offer any title, including titles not owned by NLM.   The system can be accessed at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/journaldonation/ or by searching “Journal Donation System” on NLM’s home page.   In the system, click on “Help” for detailed instructions.  For additional assistance, contact NLM at (301) 496-0081 or NLMJournalDonation@mail.nlm.nih.gov.   NLM will pay shipping for volumes we need. To donate pre-1871 journal volumes to the History of Medicine Division, see http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/donate.html.

Since the beginning of the online donation system in April 2009, over 10,000 gifts have been added to the collection.  With the help of libraries planning to discard journal volumes, NLM can build on the success achieved to date.

Karen Sinkule

Preservation and Collection Management Section

Journal Donation Unit

National Library of Medicine

8600 Rockville Pike

Bethesda, MD 20894

sinkulek@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Freebie Friday: American Evaluation Association Online Public Library

Friday, June 27th, 2014

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

New OERC Blog posting! This is to let you know that a new OERC Blog article has become available. You can find this article online here. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve posted the article below:

As we at the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) learn more about great evaluation resources available at an even better price (free!) in addition to our own freely available resources (http://guides.nnlm.gov/oerc/tools), we will feature some of them here for you to explore on ‘Freebie Friday’ as an occasional series.

To begin our coverage, did you know the American Evaluation Association (AEA) has an online public library of AEA conference presentations, assessment instruments (such as rubrics and logic models), and more available at http://comm.eval.org/communities/resources/libraryview/? The default library setting displays those files most recently updated in the online library and offers keyword searching, but I recommend going straight to the more advanced search functionality at http://comm.eval.org/communities/resources/searchlibrary/.

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