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Adding to Your Teaching Toolkit (Boost Box session)

Monday, September 8th, 2014

MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenters:

  • Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Rebecca Brown, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)
  • Jessi Van Der Volgen, Trainer, NN/LM National Training Center (NTC)

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

Where:            https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

Online / No Registration Required

 

Summary:  Three trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) will present a few our favorite teaching tips and techniques for both in-person and online classes.   Sharon Dennis will discuss possibilities for applying “gamification” principles as a tool to motivate class participants.  Jessi Van Der Volgen will share four strategies for adding meaningful interaction to your online or in-person classes, and examples of each.  Rebecca Brown will share free tools you can use to develop a class and a social media alternative to a course discussion board.

Check Out the Latest Issue of the MAReport

Monday, September 8th, 2014

National Medical Librarians Month: MAR Wants to Make You a Star – Win a Trip to MLA 2015!

Monday, September 8th, 2014

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.

With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4 will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

MeSH on Demand Update: How to Find Citations Related to Your Text

Monday, September 8th, 2014

In May 2014, NLM introduced MeSH on Demand, a Web-based tool that suggests MeSH terms from your text such as an abstract or grant summary up to 10,000 characters using the MTI (Medical Text Indexer) software. For more background information, see the NLM Technical Bulletin, MeSH on Demand Tool: An Easy Way to Identify Relevant MeSH Terms.

The MeSH on Demand results page is now organized into three sections:

Section 1: Original input text (with the length of the input text)

Section 2: MeSH terms with links to the MeSH Browser

Section 3: Top ten PubMed/MEDLINE citations related to your text

The new MeSH on Demand feature displays the PubMed ID (PMID) for the top ten related citations in PubMed that were also used in computing the MeSH term recommendations. To access this new feature, start from the MeSH on Demand homepage, add your text, such as a project summary, into the box labeled “Text to be Processed.” Then, click the “Find MeSH Terms” button. MeSH on Demand lists the top ten related citation PMIDs from PubMed/MEDLINE. Each PMID is hyperlinked to that citation in PubMed. This new feature in MeSH on Demand is a result of user feedback received from our initial MeSH on Demand release. Users are encouraged to continue to send questions, suggestions, and comments to: NLMMESH-MOD@mail.nih.gov.

NIH Issues Finalized Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Genomic research advances our understanding of factors that influence health and disease, and sharing genomic data provides opportunities to accelerate that research through the power of combining large and information-rich datasets. To promote sharing of human and non-human genomic data and to provide appropriate protections for research involving human data, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued the Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) Policy on August 27, 2014. The GDS Policy takes effect for grant applications with due dates on or after January 25, 2015, for contracts submitted on or after January 25, 2015, and for intramural research projects generating genomic data on or after January 25, 2015. NIH has also issued a press release regarding the GDS Policy. A publication describing the use and impact of the NIH database for Genotypes and Phenotypes (dbGaP) data under the Policy for Sharing of Data Obtained in NIH Supported or Conducted Genome-Wide Association Studies, from 2007 through 2013, has been published in Nature Genetics.

Designing Library Data Dashboards with Tableau Software

Monday, September 8th, 2014

At last month’s Library Assessment Conference held in Seattle, one panel featured assessment librarians presenting data dashboards they created using Tableau software, Tableau Unleashed: Visualizing Library Data. This presentation includes views of dashboards from University of British Columbia Library (by presenter Jeremy Buhler), UMass Amherst Libraries (by Rachel Lewellen), and Ohio State Libraries (by Sarah Murphy). All of the presenters used Tableau software to produce their dashboards.

Tableau may be the most popular software for creating dashboards right now and the company offers a free version that has a great deal of functionality. In fact, at least one presenter (Sarah Murphy) included dashboards she created using Tableau Public. However, users must be cautioned that any data entered into Tableau Public become public information. That means anyone can see and download your raw data. So, if you use it, be sure all identifying information about individuals is stripped from your files and that you are comfortable with other people downloading your raw data. The presenters also mentioned tips for dashboard design. For additional design guidance, check out the freely downloadable resource A Guide to Creating Dashboards People Love to Use by Juice Analytics.

Practical Use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

Friday, August 15th, 2014

SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data

The National Library of Medicine is sponsoring a free public meeting, SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop – Practical use of DailyMed and RxNorm Drug Data. Speakers from the Federal government (NLM and IHS), industry (Bayer, Wolters-Kluwer), academia, and non-profit sectors will speak on their experience with Structured Product Label (SPL) drug data as well as RxNorm. The emphasis is on practical and novel ways to use this free data, which is produced cooperatively by NLM and FDA. Topics include SPLs and clinical decision support, extracting indication and drug interaction data from SPLs using natural language processing, e-prescribing experience within the Indian Health Service, Linked Data and SPLs, the use of RxNorm by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), and more. The proceedings will be webcast and archived.

When: September 18, 9:30 AM to 4:15 PM (ET)
Where: Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, NIH Building 38A, 1st Floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20894

Visit the SPL/DailyMed Jamboree 2014 Workshop webpage to register for the in-person meeting and to view the agenda and speakers. The link to the webcast will be added when available.

New PubMed Tutorial: Searching Drugs or Chemicals in PubMed

Monday, August 11th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja14/brief/ja14_pm_tutorial_drugs.html

Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation

Monday, August 11th, 2014

On August 13th, NCBI will host a webinar entitled “Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation”. This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names and database identifiers (RefSNP, Variant region IDs) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view).

 

This presentation will show you how to find human sequence variants by chromosome position, gene, disease names, and database identifiers(RefSNP, Variant region ids) using NCBI’s new Variation Viewer (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/variation/view). You will learn how to browse the genome, navigate by gene or exon, filter results by one or more categories including allele frequencies from 1000 Genomes or GO-ESP, and link to related information in NCBI’s molecular databases and medical genetics resources such as ClinVar, MedGen and GTR. You will also be shown how to upload your own data to add to the display, and download results. Anyone who works with clinical or research variation data will find that the Variation Viewer provides a convenient and powerful way to access human variation data in a genomic context that is fully integrated with all other NCBI tools and databases.

 

To register, please go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498.

NIH Public Access Policy Webinars

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.

 

Title: 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

 

Title: 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