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Congratulations to the Value of Library Study Authors from our Network!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Two articles have been published related to the Value of Libraries Study.

The first is in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, using results from the Study to show the impact of accessibility of library resources, staff, and services for practicing nurses: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-19-2014/No3-Sept-2014/Articles-Previous-Topics/Value-of-Library-and-Information-Services.html

The 2nd article is: “Library and information services: impact on patient care quality”, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 27(8), pp. 672-683: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHCQA-10-2013-0119

Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value.html

UCSC Genome Browser Workshops in Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Presenter: Dr. Robert Kuhn, Associate Director, UCSC Genome Browser / Jack Baskin School of Engineering, University of California – Santa Cruz (UCSC)

Date / Time: December 4 and 5, 2014 (see details below)

Where: University of Pittsburgh, Scaife Hall, 4th floor, Lecture Room 1

Registration is free

Summary: For 14 years, the UCSC Genome Browser has been providing a visual display for genomic data from human and other organisms (now numbering more than 80). Serving nearly 200,000 different users monthly, the Browser has grown to be a collection of bioinformatics tools useful for many applications in biomedical research. Dr. Robert Kuhn is coming to the University of Pittsburgh to teach introductory and advanced sessions on the use and applications of the Genome Browser. These sessions are open to all researchers, and suitable for all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced user.

  • Participants must bring their laptops
  • Afternoon sessions will have ample time for 1-on-1 conversations on any topic of interest
  • Funding for these training sessions was provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)
  • Event sponsored by the Molecular Biology Information Service of the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), University of Pittsburgh

Registration

Thursday, December 4th

9:30 – 11:30 am / Session 1: Introduction to the UCSC Genome Browser
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • Browser navigation and paradigm
  • Custom tracks
  • Saving sessions for future reference and sharing
  • Table Browser
  • Register Session 1

1 – 5 pm / Session 2: Interactive, hands-on problem solving

Friday, December 5th

9:30 – 11:30 am / Session 3: Advanced UCSC Genome Browser topics
Topics will include, but are not limited to:

  • BLAT
  • Table Browser joins, intersections, and filters
  • Display of next-gen sequencing results: BAM & VCF files
  • Variant Annotation Integrator
  • Register Session 3

1 – 5 pm / Session 4: Interactive, hands-on problem solving

Please contact the HSLS Molecular Biology Information Service with any questions.

Resource Update: ChemIDplus Drawing Feature

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) ChemIDplus resource is a dictionary of over 400,000 chemicals (names, synonyms, and structures). It includes links to NLM and to other databases and resources, including ones to federal, state and international agencies. You can draw a chemical structure and search for similar substances using the ChemIDplus Advanced search interface. This feature also performs similarity and substructure searches. A four-minute tutorial is available for using the drawing feature of ChemIDplus. The ChemIDplus Lite interface is designed for simple searching on name or registry number.

Webinar: Caring for Patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Caring for Patients with Ebola in U.S. Hospitals: A Nursing Perspective

Monday, November 24 / 2 – 3 pm (ET)

Health care organizations across the country are preparing to respond to the possibility of Ebola cases in their communities. Several U.S. hospitals have treated patients with the disease and can provide important information to other health care workers related to personal protective equipment, staffing models, and critical care nursing. During this Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Call, clinicians will learn about the clinical management experiences of nurses who cared for patients with Ebola at Emory Healthcare and Nebraska Medical Center.

Participate by Phone:

* U.S. Callers:  888-972-6898.  Passcode:5076538

* International Callers: 630-395-0194.  Passcode:5076538

Join by Live Audio Web Streaming: (Listen only): http://event.on24.com/r.htm?e=897795&s=1&k=6DF1465EA1BB9109F0973F486C334C3C

For more information, please see the CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) http://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2014/callinfo_112414.asp

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Webinars and Calls: http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/responders/ebola/Pages/ebola-calls.aspx

OCLC Announces Community Health Engagement Opportunity for Public Libraries

Friday, November 21st, 2014

As part of its IMLS-funded Health Happens in Libraries program, OCLC is seeking up to five public libraries wishing to collaborate with a local partner to develop and implement community health activities. These activities, to be conducted with the Health Happens in Libraries team from January through July 2015, will support the goals of each participating library and their partner(s), and enhance public library capacity to advance health and wellness priorities in the communities they serve. Activities may include a range of services, such as a workshop on healthy family meal planning, or training to patrons seeking reliable online health information. In addition to stipend support for any related travel, participating libraries will also be eligible to receive $500 for supplies, materials, or other necessary expenses to meet their goals. Actual time commitment will ultimately be proportional to the engagement goals of each library community.

The Participant Overview provides a full description of this opportunity, including how to submit a statement of interest for your library to be considered for this exciting work. If interested in participating in this 7-month project, please submit a statement of interest by 5:00 PM PST Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Selected libraries will be notified by December 31, 2014. A panel will review all statements in an effort to select a variety of libraries, representing diverse perspectives and communities. Questions about the program may be directed to the Project Coordinator, Liz Morris.

New York Academy of Medicine’s Grey Literature Report

Friday, November 21st, 2014

The New York Academy of Medicine’s November Grey Literature Report in Public Health has been published today. There are 210 new records.

You can find it at: http://www.greylit.org/reports/current. The items are listed alphabetically by organization. If you would like to see the newest reports for 2014, click on the Date of Publication link.

This report’s main focus is on Smoking and the Affordable Care Act, with a secondary focus on the Ebola Virus with supplemental reports on health in Nigeria, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.

We look forward to any comments and questions you may have about the Grey Literature Report in Public Health. Please contact us: greylithelp@nyam.org.

We hope you will find the database useful!

The Grey Literature Team
The New York Academy of Medicine

If you like what we do please consider donating to keep the site going and to help us improve it.

Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz: Gaming in Adult Learning (TechTime session)

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Presenters:

John Bramble, Technology Coordinator / MidContinental Region (MCR)

Matt Steadman, Web Software Developer / MidContinental Region (MCR)

Date / Time:  Monday, December 8, 2014 / 11 am – Noon (ET)

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/techtime/

Online / No Registration Required / 1 MLA CE will be awarded

Summary: Come learn about a professional development engagement technique called “Online Interactive Professional Development Experience” (OLPDE), informally known as Gaming in Adult Learning.  The technique is a way to combine a human’s propensity for combining play with learning new or strengthening existing skills.

There will be a demonstration of Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz (LITWLOO), a game being used by the NN/LM MidContinental Region (MCR) as another way to encourage Network members to develop skills beneficial to the practice of health sciences librarianship.

Participants will leave with:

  • an increased understanding of how play and learning go hand-in-hand
  • an increased understanding of the teaching methods use in the NN/LM MCR’s OLPDE; and
  • a better understanding of LITWLOO and how to play the game to earn points and free continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association (MLA)

InfoBoosters: Connecting Texts with Databases (Boost Box session)

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Presenter:  Ansuman Chattopadhyay, Head, Molecular Biology Information Service / Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Date / Time:  Tuesday, December 9, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Wherehttps://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required / 1 MLA CE will be awarded

Summary: As life sciences research has become more interdisciplinary, the scientific papers we read increasingly include genes, proteins, methodologies, and biological concepts outside of our domain of expertise.  In order to thoroughly comprehend such articles, it is necessary to learn more about these lesser-known terms.

Information is readily available in various molecular databases, but the current journal article reading formats (PDF and Web-based) do not provide links to access the databases directly from the article pages.  We have developed Infoboosters–an easy-to-install browser widget that connects digital texts to databases and retrieves relevant information on-demand.  E.g., after selecting a protein name in an article and clicking the “Infobooster for Structure” widget, a pop-up window appears displaying the protein structure from the Protein Data Bank.

The application of these tools will assist readers with revealing information not directly described in the text and potentially fostering the creation of new hypotheses.  We will introduce you to Infoboosters, show you how to create your own unique Infoboosters, and cover various applications of this new tool.

Privacy & Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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

Date / Time:  Thursday, December 11, 2014 / Noon – 1:30 pm (ET)

Registerhttps://scrlc.org/events/view/5547

Summary: Sponsored by the South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC). You’ve read the recent headline: 4.5 million hospital records were compromised in a cyberattack! Learn tips to protect yourself, your family, and your library users in our highly connected world.

We’ll discuss:

  • What you need to know about your personal information on the Web
  • How others get information about your online activities
  • How to protect yourself from phishing emails and scams
  • How to manage your online reputation
  • What to do if your online privacy is compromised
  • Risks of cloud computing

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Presenter:  Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Date / Time:  Friday, December 12 and 19, 2014 / 1:30 – 3 pm (ET)

Registerhttp://nnlm.gov/training/schedule/class_details.html?class_id=823

Summary: This course provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response and recovery. This interactive, case-based class will cover key sources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), federal and non-federal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information will also be discussed. 3 MLA CEs.