Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path and set of resource briefs about children and youth with special health care needs. The knowledge path includes tools for health care practices; training; improving state systems and services; research; and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. The knowledge path aims to help health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers learn more about children and youth with special health care needs and their families, to integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve care, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.
The knowledge path and companion resource briefs for families and schools are available at
Knowledge Path http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_CSHCN.html
Family Resource Brief http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_CSHCN.html
School Resource Brief http://www.mchlibrary.org/schools/srb_CSHCN.html
We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website, social media, or e-news services.
Thanks for helping to get the word out about the library’s resources!
Susan Brune Lorenzo, MLS
MCH Library at Georgetown University
Friday, May 9th, 2014
All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
Awardee: Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project
Project: Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project Technology Improvement from Superstorm Sandy
Awardee: Elizabeth Irish, Schaffer Library of Health Sciences, Albany Medical College
Project: Educating K-12 Professionals to Meet the Health Information Needs of Special Needs Children and Their Parents: A Collaborative Outreach Project of Albany Medical College and the East Greenbush Central School District
Awardee: Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Project: Assessment of Information Literary Skills and Training Needs of Hospice Nurses
Date / Time: Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Where: Online / No Registration Required
- If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone: 1-888-850-4523, Participant Code: 172486.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Date / Time: April 24, 2014 / 9 am – Noon (ET)
Where: Central NY Library Resource Council (CNYLRC), Syracuse, NY
Summary: This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors. The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. 3 MLA CEs.
Friday, April 4th, 2014
Sparky the Fire Dog is the mascot for the National Fire Protection Association. The Sparky the Fire Dog website allows kids to explore and learn about safety in a safe and interactive environment. During March, the “Cool To Do” section highlights reading. Kids can print out bookplates and find mystery stories to read to learn about fire safety. March 18th is Sparky’s birthday, so be sure to check out the fun on the birthday page as well; there you will find a downloadable eBook for kids ages 7-12.
Cool To Do: Read for Safety: http://sparky.org/#/Sparky/CoolToDo
Sparky’s Birthday Surprise: http://www.sparky.org/appworld/index.php
Friday, March 14th, 2014
If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know! We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever. Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.
Friday, March 14th, 2014
Toxicology Resources for the Classroom
AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry teachers often can’t locate Web sites that support the mandated coursework. Our TOXNET site provides a wealth of information regarding chemicals including chemical structures, health effects, industrial usage, and more.
TOXNET is a databank for all of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology Web sites. When you enter a chemical name into the databank search results will populate with details on which NLM databases hold information about that chemical. For example, let’s say you are teaching an environmental science class, and you want to do research on the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. Simply enter the chemical “4-methylcyclohexane methanol” and a list of resources that contain that chemical will appear in the search results window.
Health Observances: National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month. Health and nutrition are taught in our schools at an early age. In some areas, middle schools and high schools require all students to take a health class as part of the curriculum. MedlinePlus offers a great specialty page devoted to Nutrition and its importance for the body. As you dive into the subject of nutrition, pull documentation from our online library, or assign our Web site as a source for students to conduct their own research.
Desalination Video that Wows!
We would like to introduce our first animated video written and produced by one of our talented college interns. This video helps middle school students understand the concept of desalination. It uses simple animation to show how water treatment plants use desalination to clean the water that we use.
Let us know what you think. View our new video, “Desalination:A Solution for Our Water Needs,” video and send feedback to email@example.com.
Friday, February 28th, 2014
NN/LM MAR is saying goodbye to our friend and leader, Dr. Angela Ruffin, as she retires: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/saying-goodbye-as-angela-ruffin-retires/
Friday, February 28th, 2014
Check out the Winter 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
NOTE: We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.
To subscribe: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3
Friday, February 21st, 2014
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.
For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. The activities and lesson plans are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/resources/lesson-plans-list.html.
The activities and lesson plans use Native Voices exhibition website content material and other NLM online educational/science resources.
The activities and lesson plans are composed of four units. Each unit introduces a different way of exploring and learning about the Native Voices exhibition in about 1.5 to 3 hours. These units are: 1) A scavenger hunt, 2) An environmental health science lesson, 3) A social science lesson, and 4) A biology lesson.
While the activities and lesson plans can be used in science classrooms, clubs, and programs, they can be used also to reinforce the history and societal developments of Native peoples in social science and history classrooms.
About the Native Voices Website
The Native Voices Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices) allows people to experience an exhibition currently on display at NLM in Bethesda, Maryland. Both versions explore the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people and interactive media.
For additional information, please contact:
K-12 Team Leader
Alla Keselman, PhD
National Library of Medicine