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NLM Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2014

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

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 Friday, July 11, 2014.

The solicitation for the 2014 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Full and Open:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=72096960b3a499911a1c11cba24f8334&tab=core&_cview=0

Small Businesses can apply to a specific set-aside:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=58c7ca4bbb0feb9c38579a930c85cb53&tab=core&_cview=1

Primary Point of Contact:

Elena Leon

Contract Specialist

chaparre@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Phone: 301.435.4394

Fax: 301.402.8169

Secondary Point of Contact :

Robin Hope

Branch Chief, Contracting Officer

Robin.Hope@nih.gov

Phone: 301.496.6546

Fax: 301.402.8169

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2014 RFQ.

Call For Abstracts: 2014 Pennsylvania Public Health Association and Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health Conference

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA) and the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) announce a one-day conference, A View to the Future: Policy and Practice Impacts on Community and Public Health, which will highlight community and public health issues and initiatives for diverse and underserved populations. Abstracts are now being accepted on topics that address:

• The use of data-driven and evidence-based practices in public and community health;

• Innovations in achieving Healthy People 2020 goals;

• Improvements in community and public health indicators;

• Initiatives that address health care reform; and

• Best practices in improving the health of special and underserved populations

The Call for Abstracts can be downloaded here.

The conference will be held on October 2, 2014 at the Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel in State College, PA.

For more information, contact PORH Outreach Coordinator Terri Klinefelter at 814-863-8214 or tjc136@psu.edu.

AHRQ Annual Report

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has released its 11th annual report on health care quality and disparities. The findings indicate slow improvement in the quality of care overall, with worsening access and little to no improvement in health care disparities for minorities and groups with lower socioeconomic status.

http://ow.ly/xl0uQ

MAR Announces a New Array of Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

As of May 1st, we started the 4th year of our contract. We have updated our LibGuide with details for all of the classes we can potentially offer for the year. You will see classes arranged using many of the same audience groups found on our MAR website: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_classes

You will find classes for the following audiences and subject areas:

Many classes are listed under multiple subjects, depending on the content.             Here is our current Course Schedule. If your organization is interested in having MAR offer a particular class, please email us at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

50th Anniversary of the Regional Medical Library Program

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

A fun Friday afternoon post (with video clip) about the Regional Medical Programs on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the legislation: http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/13/you-are-going-to-find-the-answers/.

There’s also a great article about the history of the RML: PMID 3315058 (free).

Recordings of the NLM Theater Presentations at MLA 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html

NN/LM Request for Information

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):                   https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.
Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

National Library of Medicine e-Clips (May 2014)

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MedlinePlus Connect Supports ICD-10-CM Requests

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/medlineplus_connect_icd.html

MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mesh_on_demand.html

National Library of Medicine Announces Addition of Mike Gorman Papers to Profiles in Science

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/profiles_gorman_mike_added.html

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/disaster_collaboration_project.html

New TOXNET Interface Coming in Spring 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/brief/ma14_new_toxnet.html

NLM and Wellcome Library Establish Agreement to Make 150 Years of Biomedical Journals Freely Available Online

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/welcome_library_agreement.html

NLM Launches New Exhibition-related Resources: Online Adaptation of “Pick Your Poison,” Educational Resources for “From DNA to Beer”

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/pick_your_poison_exhibit.html

NLM to Host Symposium, “The National Library of Medicine, 1984-2014: Voyaging to the Future,” May 14, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/voyaging_to_future_symposium.html

NLM Value Set Authority Center Publishes Annual Update for 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/value_set_authority.html

Updates to MedlinePlus Connect Web Service Format

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mplus_webservice.html

 

NLM DIRECTOR’S PODCASTS

 

Drug Approval Process Insights from Clinicaltrials.gov

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript040714.html

Improving Patient Centered Medical Homes

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript050514.html

Learning from the Disaster Response in the Philippines

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript042814.html

Marijuana’s Clinical Risks, Benefits, and Uncertainties

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript033114.html

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript041414.html

Pragmatic Research from PCORI

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript042114.html

Toward More Thoughtful Health Journalism

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/podcast/transcript051214.html

 

NLM IN THE NEWS

Answers to Tough Questions About Dying

http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/07/answers-to-tough-questions-about-dying/?_php=true&_type=blogs&smid=tw-share&_r=0

DNA fingerprint for Hippocrates’ legendary tree

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-27190148

Emergency Management: There’s an App for That

http://www.emergencymgmt.com/training/Emergency-Management-App.html?page=2&

Hippocrates’ ancient tree genetically ‘fingerprinted’

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/hippocrates-ancient-tree-genetically-fingerprinted-114043001015_1.html

Historie ukryte – z półek biblioteki medycznej

http://naukowy.blog.polityka.pl/2014/03/23/historie-ukryte-z-polek-biblioteki-medycznej/

NIHSeniorHealth.gov Offers Healthy Aging Tips

http://usodep.blogs.govdelivery.com/2014/05/05/nihseniorhealth-gov-offers-healthy-aging-tips/

Original Tree of Hippocrates Cloned and Planted in Maryland

http://www.ntd.tv/en/news/us/20140425/132961-original-tree-of-hippocrates-cloned-and-planted-in-maryland.html

Science, Shakespeare, and the STEM Humanities: How Teachers Can Make the Most of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program Resources

http://edsitement.neh.gov/feature/science-shakespeare-and-stem-humanities-how-teachers-can-make-most-national-library

Socializing Medicine: Spotlight on USG-NLM Virtual Intern Kristina Elliott

http://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/news/10405

Surviving and Thriving:  Aids, Politics, and Culture exhibit on display in library

http://www.umassmed.edu/news/news-archives/2014/04/Surviving-and-Thriving-Aids-Politics-and-Culture-exhibit-on-display-in-library/

The Quest: Get the Lowdown on the Pills You’re Popping

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/05/02/the-quest-how-to-research-pharmaceutical-drugs/

The Quest:How to Get a Medical Librarian to Do Your Search for Free

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/03/31/the-quest-how-to-medical-librarian-search-for-free/

The Quest: My 2 Favorite Tricks for Searching PubMed

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/05/06/my-two-favorite-tricks-for-searching-pubmed/?WT.mc_id=SA_Twitter_cgorman

Wellcome Library and NLM establish agreement to make 150 years of biomedical journals freely available online

http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/Media-office/Press-releases/2014/WTP056252.htm

 

NEW IN NLM IN FOCUS

NLM Hosts Symposium; Seeks Ideas in Planning for Its Future

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/04/nlm-hosts-symposium-seeks-idea.html

NLM Launches New Blog; Seeks Your Ideas for Charting Its Future

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/nlm-launches-new-blog-seeks-id.html

Tree of Hippocrates Clone Planted in Front of National Library of Medicine

http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2014/04/medical-history-meets-21st-cen.html

 

NEW OR UPDATED MEDLINEPLUS TOPICS AND FEATURES

Ambliopía

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/amblyopia.html

Amblyopia

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/amblyopia.html

Spring 2014 Issue: NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/magazine/

NN/LM Request for Information

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.

Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

 

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

Candidates Sought

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Health Sciences Libraries Consortium is seeking new members for its Board of Directors, which has oversight responsibilities for the organization and its mission to support and promote libraries across Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors meets monthly, alternating between in-person and conference call meetings. One planning retreat is held in the fall, and lasts two days. In-person meetings are currently held in Ephrata, PA, and the planning retreat is held in State College, PA. Board members serve for 3-year terms. For more information about HSLC, please visit www.hslc.org.

LETTERS OF INTEREST

Librarians interested in being considered for the board are encouraged to forward a letter of interest that includes the following information: • Your name and contact information, including an email address • Your Pennsylvania library name and type (school, public, academic, special) • Reason for your interest in HSLC • Confirmation that your organization permits you to attend monthly meetings of the board • Special skills or professional relationships you would bring to the board (strategic planning, marketing, financial, member of other library profession boards, etc. Please address your letter of interest, or questions to: Joni Melnick HSLC Board of Directors 724-459-4648 jomelnick@pa.gov