Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category
Friday, August 15th, 2014
Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
The recent death of Oscar-winning actor and comedian, Robin Williams, has brought attention to the challenges of those who suffer from depression. It is estimated that 1 in 10 adults struggle with depression (Centers for Disease Control). Depression can be debilitating to those who suffer, as well as affecting their family and friends. It can also adversely affect outcomes of chronic and other health conditions.
- MedlinePlus (National Library of Medicine) offers excellent resources about depression including videos and tutorials, symptoms and treatment options, patient handouts, and more: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/depression.html
- NIHSeniorHealth.gov provides excellent information as depression is a common problem among older adults: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/depression/aboutdepression/01.html
- The NIH National Institute on Aging touches on topics such as What to Look For, Treating Depression, and Help from Family and Friends: http://www.nia.nih.gov/health/publication/depression
- The NIH National Institute of Mental Health provides information on clinical trials, health topics, booklets, factsheets, brochures, and they host monthly Twitter chats: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/
Monday, August 11th, 2014
Ebola has been an important topic in the news. You may be getting questions from those you serve, or have questions yourself. So we have compiled these resources to help:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization
National Library of Medicine (NLM) MedlinePlus Resource Guides
NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
U.S. Joint Commission
Monday, August 11th, 2014
Announcing two free webinars about the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Public Access Policy (http://publicaccess.nih.gov) and the role of libraries, graciously hosted by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19)
Join us for a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. This webinar will:
- Review basics of the public access policy, and the role of librarians;
- Present the Public Access Compliance Monitor;
- Answer questions about the policy sent to us in advance via the online registration form;
- Address issues and questions raised during the webinar.
Please list any questions you would like us to address during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.
||The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT
Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.
Register at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766 or by clicking
Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Logistics for this webinar, including additional questions, comments and feedback may be sent to: OERwebinars@mail.nih.gov.
The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches (August 26)
You’ve heard the specifics of the NIH Policy. Now find out how librarians are responding to the need to get researchers up to speed on compliance with the policy. Join us to find out:
- What strategies librarians are using to support their communities. What’s worked; and what hasn’t;
- How to get started, and which groups to work with at your institution;
- What tools librarians can use to help researchers and improve compliance rates;
- How librarians can work with each other to improve outcomes.
This webinar will feature presentations from three libraries with experience on the ground helping researchers with the NIH Public Access Policy, followed by a Q&A with the audience. The following presenters will discuss their unique approaches in the trenches of supporting and providing outreach on the policy:
Emily Mazure, Duke University Medical Center Library
Susan Steelman and Jessie Casella, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library
Scott Lapinski, Harvard University, Countway Library of Medicine
||The NIH Public Access Policy – Views from the Library Trenches
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM EDT
Join the webinar on August 26 at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/npap/
For audio, dial 1-800-605-5167, and enter participant code: 816440
Monday, August 11th, 2014
Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change describes how organizations can move forward in achieving the attributes described in the Institute of Medicine discussion paper, “Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations”. The guidebook:
- helps health care organizations of any size engage in organizational change to become health literate
- complements many excellent health literacy resources, helping organizations use them effectively and reliably
The guidebook contains chapters and a case study on key health literacy development areas that intersect with the attributes of health literate health care organizations:
- Engaging leadership
- Preparing the workforce
- The care environment
- Involving populations served
- Verbal communication
- Reader-friendly materials
Each chapter answers these questions:
- Why? Why do you need to address health literacy issues in this area? Why is it important?
- What? What would success in this area look like? What are the target outcomes? Success may include changes to process, behavior, and attitudes, as well as health outcomes.
- How? What tools, resources, and actions will you use to reach the target outcomes?
The guidebook offers an approach that enables organizations to start where they can begin to build a pattern of success, expanding to more than one area, eventually working in all key areas for results that can be sustained.
Building Health Literate Organizations: A Guidebook to Achieving Organizational Change, authored by Mary Ann Abrams, Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, Audrey Riffenburgh, and Barbara Savage, is available at www.healthliterateorganization.org.
The guidebook is available as a free, online resource so it may be downloaded, copied, and reproduced, as long as all the attributions and sources are included.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
- Joanne Gard Marshall, Distinguished Research Professor, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Julia Sollenberger, Associate Vice President and Director, Medical Center Libraries and Technologies, University of Rochester Medical Center
Date / Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Summary: The speakers will present the results of the Value Study the most useful for library advocacy and discuss how results are being used by librarians across the country. Over 16,000 physicians, residents and nurses served by 56 libraries participated in the study. As a result, the findings can be used by both participating and non-participating libraries.
Librarians are using the results to advocate for the importance of the library through posters, presentations, newsletters and personal contacts with administrators, educators and clinicians. Time saved by health professionals is also being also converted into dollars saved to show cost-effectiveness. Our examples show that librarians are using the results, but customizing their advocacy efforts so that they have maximum impact on their institution.
Librarians are making frequent use of the resources available on the Value Study website: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value.html, containing an overview of the study results suitable for presentation. Librarians are welcome to use the full presentation or key slides as needed. Specialized PowerPoint summary reports are also available based on geographic region, as well as AAHSL and non-AAHSL sites, and the profession of respondents. The site provides access to the data and all supporting materials, including the survey. Features encourage data use, benchmarking with similar types of libraries, as well as study replication. Links to peer reviewed journal articles based on the study results are also available on the site. Two new publications, one in a nursing journal and one in a health care management journal are about to appear. Results from these additional analyses will be discussed.
Monday, August 4th, 2014
Administration for Children and Families – Offers funding to expand Early Head Start programs for migrant and seasonal populations or to create partnerships with local child care providers within a community, leveraging existing local resources to provide a comprehensive array of health, mental health, nutrition, and social services to infants, toddlers, and their families.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Deadline: Oct. 6th, 2014
For more information go here: http://bit.ly/1pJadKS.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
- Bridget Quinn-Carey, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Queens Public Library
- Michele Stricker, Associate Director, Library Support Services, New Jersey State Library
Date / Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)
Online / No Registration Required
Summary: Bridget will provide a report for the Queens Library Mobile Health Information Classroom: Superstorm Sandy had a devastating effect on the residents of Far Rockaway. Two Queens public libraries were severely damaged and will be under repair for some time. Mobile units were being used. This award supports technology purchases for Queens Library to offer health information services within the mobile units.
Michele will provide a synopsis of two NN/LM MAR funded events that took place following Superstorm Sandy. The primary goal of these events was to enhance emergency preparedness and response capabilities so the libraries can engage in disaster response in their communities. As a result, a cohort of public libraries proceeded to receive additional NN/LM MAR funding to partner with emergency planners in order to increase awareness of the value of a public library before, during, and after a disaster.
Monday, July 28th, 2014
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014 competition.
The goal of the challenge is to crowdsource data analysis by independent researchers in order to develop computational models that can better predict chemical toxicity. It is designed to improve current toxicity assessment methods, which are often slow and costly. The model submission deadline is November 14, 2014. NCATS will showcase the winning models in January 2015. Registration for the challenge and more information is available on the web site.
Tox21 scientists are currently testing a library of more than 10,000 chemical compounds in NCATS’s high-throughput robotic screening system. To date, the team has produced nearly 50 million data points from screening the chemical library against cell-based assays. Data generated from twelve of these assays form the basis of the 2014 challenge. For more information on the Tox21 Modeling Challenge and Tox21 Program, contact Anna Rossoshek.
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):
The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network. This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.
The very short posting time of July 22 – July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”
The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page: www.nlm.nih.gov.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.
If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.
Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine