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Libraries and September is National Preparedness Month

Monday, September 8th, 2014

National Preparedness Month is for everyone, including librarians, information specialists, and those who work at or with libraries.

 

If you are planning activities for Preparedness Month, please share your ideas, successes, and lessons-learned with this list. You may spark someone else’s imagination. Abundant materials for promoting Preparedness Month are available from the websites listed below.

 

Just in time for National Preparedness Month, a new book is available for purchase from the American Library Association in cooperation with the Medical Library Association. Congratulations to our colleagues Deb Halsted, Shari Clifton, and Dan Wilson for writing “Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response, and Recovery; A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=4233. Deb, Shari, and Dan have been very involved in encouraging libraries to be prepared for disasters, and have much to share from both their personal experiences and professional advocacy.

 

For a health-related approach to Preparedness Month, CDC, the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), and other parts of Health and Human Services are focusing on the theme of disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations. Topics (one per week) include preparedness for: children; people with medical needs; older adults; and pet preparedness for pet owners.

 

Upcoming events on disaster preparedness for vulnerable populations include:

September 10:  Preparedness for Vulnerable Populations, 3-4 PM (Eastern), Twitter chat, #CDCprep, http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/preparedness_month.htm#products

September 11:  Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies, 4-5 PM (Eastern), Webinar. http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

September 17:  Emergency Preparedness for Little Ones, September 17, 1-2 PM (Eastern), Twitter chat, #Prep4Kids, http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/news/events/Pages/Prep4Kids.aspx

 

Wishing you successful preparedness efforts this month, -Cindy Love and the DIMRC staff

 

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Links for National Preparedness Month:

 

CDC National Preparedness Month 2014

http://www.cdc.gov/phpr/preparedness_month.htm

 

PHE (Public Health Emergency) National Preparedness Month 2014

http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/news/events/PrepMonth2014/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ready.gov promotional resources for Preparedness Month

http://www.ready.gov/september

 

America’s PrepareAthon! and National PrepareAthon! Day

http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/AmericasPrepareathon

 

Register to document your organization’s efforts

http://www.community.fema.gov/connect.ti/AmericasPrepareathon/register

 

Submitted by Cindy Love

Disaster Information Management Research Center

Specialized Information Services Division

National Library of Medicine

National Institutes of Health

Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

cindy_love@nlm.nih.gov

Translating Research into Practice: Using AHRQ and PCORI Evidence-Based Research for Nursing Practice

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Translating Research into Practice: Using AHRQ and PCORI Evidence-Based Research for Nursing Practice, Webinar, September 10, 2014 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

09/03/2014 12:01 PM EDT

 

AHRQ and PCORI will offer an overview of patient-centered outcomes research, and define their roles. They will highlight a research-to-practice continuum that begins with the generation of evidence through research and is advanced with the translation of research, dissemination, and finally implementation of evidence-based practices. AHRQ and PCORI will highlight ongoing research and discuss ways in which nurses can be engaged in research funded by both organizations.

Is There a Shortage of Qualified Librarians for the Future’s Needs?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

“Labor shortages also will hit shrinking and slow-growing professions such as plant operators, librarians and sea captains because there simply aren’t enough young workers to fill the remaining positions after current workers retire.”

Well, I think out there in I-Need-a-Job Land there is a disconnect with many people thinking information and communication technologies (and, sadly, a general dumbing down of the US in math, science, and reading) is making librarianship obsolete. There should be more than rays of hope in this.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/help-wanted-librarians-sea-captains-1409631004

Health Happens in Libraries – Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

Monday, September 8th, 2014

WebJunction has opened registration for a September webinar on the federal health insurance marketplace, targeted to public library staff.

Health Happens in Libraries – Looking Ahead to 2015 Open Enrollment

Wednesday, September 24, 2014: 2 – 3 PM Eastern
For more information and to register, please visit: http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/looking-ahead-2015-open-enrollment.html

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Library Journal and School Library Journal invite you to participate in our 5th annual, online conference:

The Digital Shift: Libraries @ the Center

<http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/>.

 

This free event provide answers to some of the biggest challenges libraries face in the transformation of our culture from analog experiences to digital experiences. This daylong professional development conference can be viewed in groups or privately. There are no travel or registration fees, and attendees will connect with each other as well as hear exciting keynotes from award-winning scientist and NY Times Best Selling author author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD (Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in an Age of Information Overload) , and Anil Dash, cofounder and CEO of ThinkUp <https://www.thinkup.com/>, that will examine our shared digital future.

 

Our lineup of expert speakers and panelists will present innovative tools and ideas for and from libraries of all types. The day features different tracks dedicated to K-12, Academic, and Public, allowing for the day to be completely customizable. The day will focus on three key areas:

 

  • Content, Containers and Beyond
  • How libraries are creating, curating, and licensing, digitizing, archiving, and delivering content in today’s fast-changing digital world.
  • Collaboration and Innovation
  • How libraries are repositioning themselves as the digital nexus for theircommunities.
  • Leading the Learning Revolution
  • How libraries serve as essential links in a learning continuum.

 

Libraries @ the Center (#TDS14) <http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/> includes sessions on:

 

  • StatBase: Open source data management for libraries

 

  • Partnering with Small Organizations to Digitize Local Content

 

  • Bridging the K12-College Information Literacy Gap

 

  • Digital Strategies for Job Search Training

 

  • Hack Your Notebook: Leveraging Libraries for STEM-Literacy
  • Connections

 

  • Identifying and Delivering Meta-Literacy Skill Sets to Adult
  • Learners

 

  • Making Space for Play

 

More information is available online at http://www.thedigitalshift.com/tds/libraries-at-the-center/.

DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Online DOCLINE Training

DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
When:  1 pm (ET)
Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/memberservices

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (the hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises).
The classes are FREE.   You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.
You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class by participating in exercises.

Class Schedule
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 — DOCLINE: Serial Holdings
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 — DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

For additional information about the classes:  http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/docline

Beforehand, you are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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

When:   Thursday, August 21, 2014 (ET) / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Davis Auditorium (2nd floor), Hess Center for Science and Medicine

1470 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Registerhttps://sites.google.com/site/nynjliteracy/

Abstract:  Do you want to know why health literacy is important to anyone in the healthcare field?  This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is a “hot” topic in healthcare.  We will define health literacy in today’s healthcare environment, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care, and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.  We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved.  Resources from the National Library of Medicine, government agencies, and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided.

CEs:       2 MLA CEs; 2 NBPHE CEUs (in process); and NCHEC-CHES (in process)

NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Health and Science Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Presenter:      Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Dates:              August 27, 2014

Where:             Moscow, PA

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

Summary: This class will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The online course is approved for 3 MLA CEs, as well as MLA CHIS Level 1 and Level 2.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Presenter:      Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Dates:              September 5, 2014

Where:             Farmingdale, NY

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

Summary: This interactive class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap-up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech. The online course is approved for 2 MLA CEs, as well as MLA CHIS Level 1 and Level 2.

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative for Healthcare Professionals Fighting Ebola Outbreak

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from over 650 biomedical journals and over 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the Ebola outbreak, please let them know of this service. EAI was activated four times in the past, including following the earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic in Haiti, flooding in Pakistan and the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, ASM Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Resources on Ebola

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on Ebola:

Articles in PubMed

MedlinePlus Ebola Health Topic Page (for the general public)

International health (for the general public)

HHS agencies, including CDC and ASPR, also provide the latest Ebola information available through social media, including Twitter@phegov, @CDCgov, @CDCEmergency and Facebook Public Health Emergency, CDC, CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response. The CDC also has a comprehensive set of resources on its Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever web page.