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We Like to Share the News about Your Achievements

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

  • Have you published an article recently?
  • Have you received an award?
  • Are you presenting at MLA?

We’d love to hear what you’re doing. Then we’ll share your news in our MAR weekly postings.                       Send your announcements to mjharvey@pitt.edu.

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.

Archive Available of “Health Happens in Libraries: Technology Planning for eHealth”

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/technology-planning-for-ehealth.html

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.

Disaster Research Response Workshop: Enabling Public Health Research During Disasters

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

A Disaster Research Response Workshop: Enabling Public Health Research During Disasters will be held June 12-13, 2014 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD. For details, agenda, and free registration, see http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/MedPrep/2014-JUN-13.aspx.

This workshop will examine strategies and partnerships for methodologically and ethically sound public health and medical research during future emergencies. Discussions will include  issues with obtaining informed consent, obtaining approval from Institutional Review Boards, coordinating research efforts with emergency response, and ensuring timely collection of data.

The workshop is a collaboration of the NIH Disaster Research Response Project, the IOM Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The NIH Disaster Research Response Project [http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dr2/disasterresearch.html] is a pilot project led by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), aimed at developing ready-to-go research data collection tools and a network of trained research responders.

The project’s goal is to make it as easy as possible for researchers to begin collecting health and other data following a major disaster. The focus is on data collection tools and protocols, the creation of networks of health experts also trained as research responders, and integration of the effort into federal response plans for future disasters. Although initially focused on environmental health issues, the hope is this project will be a model for timely collection of data supporting a range of medical and public health research.

As part of this project, NIEHS recently held a tabletop exercise in Long Beach, CA to test how a “research response” might work and what would be expected of researchers choosing to be trained research responders, i.e. first on the scene to begin collecting data once it is safe and reasonable to do so. The article “Tsunami exercise helps prepare research community for disaster response” [http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2014/5/spotlight-tsunami/] describes the exercise and there’s also a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcfxLmfXUE4&feature=youtu.be&a.

Disaster Lit: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (from NLM) now includes records for research tools, such as online surveys and interview scripts, to aid researchers in quickly selecting appropriate measures, http://disasterlit.nlm.nih.gov/search/?searchTerms=dr2&search=Search.

 

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

http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov

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

How are Librarians Using the Value Study?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Many of you may have attended one of the Value Study presentations or posters at MLA. One of the PI’s of the study, Julia Sollenberger has been collecting stories of how librarians have used the Value Study results, JMLA article or JAMA article for advocacy within their institution. Many of these stories are powerful and encouraging!               NN/LM MAR will be hosting an upcoming webinar open to all for Julia to share all these stories, but she needs more!

Librarians are encouraged to send their stories to Julia_sollenberger@urmc.rochester.edu.

Please share any advocacy story surrounding the study, big or small, all advocacy can make a difference!

For more information on the Value Study, news and publications, see: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valuenews.html

Stay tuned for the date of this upcoming webinar as well as two new articles to follow in upcoming issues of Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Management.

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