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NLM’s DailyMed Website Redesigned with New Features and Improved Usability

The National Library of Medicine launched a newly redesigned DailyMed web site. DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the U.S., and is the official provider of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) label information. The website provides a standard, comprehensive, up-to-date, look-up and download resource of medication content and labeling found in medication package inserts. Since 2005, when DailyMed was first launched, its usage has increased significantly.

Based on the needs and feedback received from the public, NLM began redesigning the DailyMed web site in 2013. The new site is a responsive design which is now easily accessible on all types of devices, adjusting and optimizing automatically for smart phones to large screen desktop displays. Based on the size of the screen, content will relocate, images will resize, the layout will change, and even the navigation will adjust, to deliver an exceptional user experience no matter what device is being used to view the site.

In addition to responsive design, the following new features are available:

  • Enhanced Search Results to include displaying of NDC Codes, Pill Images, and Package Label Images on the search result page. The information will help users easily identify the drug label. The thumbnail images of drugs, magnification feature, accordions, etc. provide a more user friendly experience.
  • Improved user interface by displaying an accordion-style data presentation, so users don’t have to scroll through the entire label.
  • Simplified page navigation and added definitions & tooltips for industry-specific phrases.
  • A dedicated News page and Article & Presentation Page for users to easily access DailyMed and NLM/FDA drug-related news.

Input Embargo Periods in DOCLINE

Frustrated by the number of requests your library gets for articles that are embargoed? Now you can enter journal embargo periods in DOCLINE. Here is more information about the DOCLINE 5.0 Release http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so14/so14_docline_release.html

Celebrate Health Literacy Month – Support our Thunderclap Campaign!

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion is celebrating Health Literacy Month by kicking off a Thunderclap campaign in support of clear, easy-to understand health information. In order for our mass message to go out, we need to reach 250 supporters by October 15 – and we need your help! Please help us spread the word.

In addition, @healthfinder will tweet weekly conversation starters this month. Feel free to join in our discussions using the hashtag #HealthLit. We look forward to hearing not just what you’re doing this month, but how you’re working to improve health literacy year round!

Sample Tweets

October is Health Literacy Month! Support this HHS Thunderclap in support of clear health info for all. http://thndr.it/1rqdAwt #HealthLit

Do you agree that everyone should have access to clear health info? Support this Thunderclap: http://thndr.it/1rqdAwt #HealthLit

9 in 10 Americans have trouble understanding health info. Join the Thunderclap in support of #HealthLit. http://thndr.it/1rqdAwt

Sample Facebook Post

It’s Health Literacy Month! We encourage you to support the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s Thunderclap campaign in support of clear, easy-to-understand health information for all Americans. Join by Oct. 15th. http://thndr.it/1rqdAwt

Kick Off Health Literacy Month

Take the #plainpledge

October is Health Literacy Month. Join the UAMS Center for Health Literacy in making health information simple.

October 1st – 22nd

How to take the pledge:

  • Take a simple selfie with a health-related word that you pledge to stop using or better explain.
  • Post your simple selfie on your Facebook or Twitter @UAMS_CHL using the hashtag #plainpledge
  • Tag your friends and co-workers to challenge them to take the pledge

Participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes!

https://www.facebooks.com/uamscenterfor healthliteracy/

National Library of Medicine Joins the Commons on Flickr!

The National Library of Medicine has announced that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr. The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections. The National Library of Medicine now joins a distinguished, international group of nearly one hundred cultural institutions in providing greater access to its collection and inviting public use of and engagement with these images held in the public trust through The Commons on Flickr.

Images from the historical collections of the History of Medicine Division, including public health posters, book illustrations, photographs, fine art work, and ephemera, have always been available through the Images from the History of Medicine database, which includes over 70,000 images illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to the 21st century. Now, they can also be accessed through the Commons on Flickr via a photostream, where visitors can contribute information about the images by adding comments and tags. By adding a new way to see its collections through Flickr NLM hopes to learn more details about its collections, create dialog about its holdings, and share knowledge with the public. The collection of images on Flickr will continue to grow so visitors can check back regularly for new content!

NCBI HIV-1 Website Updated

The HIV-1, human interaction database has been updated and is now on an improved page. The improved interface includes help documentation and supports structured queries against Gene, as well as browsing, filtering and downloading the protein and replication interaction data sets. The most recent data release (June 2014) includes 12,785 HIV-1, human protein-protein interactions for 3,142 human genes and 1,316 replication interactions for 1,250 human genes. The HIV-1, human interactions project, collates published reports of two types of interactions – HIV-1, human protein interactions, and human gene knock-downs that affect virus replication which are reported as “replication interactions.”

Important Spiritual Care Symposium on Helping Survivors of Bullying

http://tinyurl.com/ove6lga

Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Adding Value to EHRs: Librarians Step Up

Date: October 29, 2014 – 2:00 pm (ET)

Hosted by the HealthIT COI and UConn Health

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”     ~ Charles Dudley Warner

There is SO much talk about Health IT and EHRs and yet, how many of us can say we’re actively involved?  Attribute this to HIPAA, or politics or a silo mentality at many institutions, librarians are frequently frustrated by a perceived inability to get to the table and contribute.

This webinar features two librarians who ARE involved.  Tune in to hear how one describes ways to become involved and stay in touch with EHRs and hear the experiences of another teaching EPIC’s CADENCE application to employees working at the front desk of her organization.

Register here

Guest speakers include:

Dina McKelvy, MLS, AHIP, Library Manager for Automation and Planning at Maine Medical Center Library

Mina Davenport, MLS,CT, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Qualitative Data Visualization

NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center New OERC Blog posting! This is to let you know that a new OERC Blog article has become available. You can find this article online here. For simplicity’s sake, we’ve posted the article below:

Have you thought that only quantitative information can be used for data visualizations, and qualitative data wasn’t an option without first coding or otherwise turning this valuable content into quantitative formats?

I learned about an innovative and compelling approach to creating qualitative data visualizations with illustrations from Fresh Spectrum . They begin the process (as shown in the illustration above) of taking a long narrative such as a focus group transcription, and chunking it into a few paragraphs per concept with a unique illustration for each one. In this case custom illustrations of people were used, but you could use your organization’s existing images or Creative Commons-licensed images for illustrating concepts. The next step for the visualization uses the images with brief captions as an online data dashboard, where visitors can click on the captioned image of interest to them to then access the more detailed narrative. The author describes how to do this within a WordPress portfolio blog template, or a simpler strategy of creating HTML anchor links to each individual section within a longer text. You can see how this works by clicking on an anchor link from the original post (http://freshspectrum.com/blogging-advice/#davidson for example) that leads to the longer narrative at http://freshspectrum.com/blogging-advice/ (a great source of advice for blogging by the way!)

Need more information about reporting and visualizing your data? We at the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) have more resources available for you from the Reporting and Visualizing tab of our Tools and Resources for Evaluation Guide at http://guides.nnlm.gov/oerc/tools and welcome your suggestions and comments about the guide.

Job Ad: Assistant Librarian, Wilmington, DE

Assistant Librarian, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library, Wilmington, DE

 

Full Time, Days

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803

 

Job Description & Requirements:

Nemours is seeking an Assistant Librarian to join our team in Wilmington, DE.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. In October, we will complete a multi-phase hospital expansion that will include new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

The Assistant Medical Librarian will assist the Delaware Medical Librarian in the organization and direction of the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library. Utilizing knowledge of library science principles and practices, this role works as part of a team to integrate library services with education initiatives including, but not limited to, evidence-based medicine tools, patient care, continuing medical education, nursing, research, resident and fellow education, and clinical rounds. Integration of these tools, especially across multiple technology platforms, is an ongoing clinical necessity, and the library is regularly called upon to enhance patron’s skills; therefore, the Assistant Medical Librarian must also be forward-thinking and embrace technology, as well as possess excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

The Assistant Medical Librarian will also provide reference, instructional and interlibrary loan assistance to Nemours Associates and affiliated users. Along with customer service and patron education, this role provides planning and administrative support for the department needs.

Essential Functions

Provides Instructional and Customer Service Support

  • Provides instruction and training in the use of information resources and library services.
  • Teaches courses on effective use of Internet and database resources.
  • Works with InfoLink customers to train and assist them with EMR-integrated, evidence-based medicine tool.
  • Assists users with adaptation of a spectrum of technological tools used to assist in clinical decision making.

Manages Library Resources and Access

  • Provides timely interlibrary loan (ILL) service by routinely checking DOCLINE (the National Library of Medicine’s [NLM] automated request routing and referral system), as well as the internal requesting system throughout the day, including an awareness of copyright compliance and ILL practices in both lending and borrowing materials.
  • Assists users in creating and utilizing Loansome Doc accounts to increase usability of PubMed and efficiency of loaning process.
  • Maintains the library’s Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) ILL billing account and reimburses other libraries for ILL services in a timely manner.

Provides Medical Library Information Services

  • Knowledge of the medical literature and its organization.
  • Ability to perform reference interviews and computerized literature searching, utilizing complex database systems.
  • Attends patient-centered clinical teaching rounds on a regular basis.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Good communications skills are required.

Non-Essential Functions

  1. Collects ILL, circulation and in-house use of library materials data on a monthly basis, including number and nature of patron enquiries; records and reports on library usage statistics.
  2. Able to assist patrons in creating bibliographies; knowledge of nationally recognized citation styles, e.g., NLM and APA.
  3. Responsible for updating changes in collection in DOCLINE and electronic journal holdings database and for maintaining consistency in how materials are shown to patrons in the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
  4. Orders office supplies in adherence to budgetary concerns and considerations.
  5. Able to think independently and create avenues to increase library awareness amongst hospital staff; experience with cross-marketing and customer service to aid in assisting with the promotion and marketing of library instruction and services.
  6. Re-shelves library materials.

Skills

  1. Possesses strong interpersonal skills; makes communication with patrons a priority.
  2. Works independently and completes tasks thoughtfully and in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  3. Manages Nemours’ and Library resources effectively.
  4. Responds and adapts to change.
  5. Thinks proactively and appropriately defers and refers users to the Medical Librarian when difiiculties arise.
  6. Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills are essential.
  7. Ability to train or teach clients in the use of select information databases and search tools, including the ability to recognize patrons’ difficulties with search techniques and assisting them with patience and understanding.

Education and Training

  • Advanced degree; Master’s degree in Library/Library Information Sciences (MLS or MLIS) preferred.
  • Research library experience required.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Electronic evidence-based medicine resources (InfoLink portal, EMR).

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.

APPLY:  http://careers.nemours.org/jobs/Assistant_Librarian/Alfred_I_duPont_Hospital_for_Children_Medical_Library/Wilmington_Delaware/100/82113/?rcmo_src=Indeed&emid=3640&sponsored=0