The PubMed, MeSH, and NLM Catalog now have search boxes to enhance the display for non-standard systems fonts. Content displayed will also be resized when viewed in a wide browser window. For more information, please visit the NLM Technical Bulletin. [da]
Archive for July, 2011
Report from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics: Use of the Internet for Health Information: United States, 2009 http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db66.htm
See the news story from Health Day News posted on MedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_114547.html
Education, job, income and insurance status also played role in Internet use for this purpose
THURSDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) — A new U.S. survey finds that women are more likely than men to use the Internet for medical information, and whites are more likely to do so than minorities. According to the findings released Thursday by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, whites aged 18 to 64 were almost twice as likely as Hispanics to search for health information online. [scb]
This week’s entry from the Library Success Wiki highlights the partnership between Creighton University’s Health Sciences Library http://www.creighton.edu/health/library/ and the Faith-based organization Project Interfaith http://projectinterfaith.org/ They used a workshop format to conduct training on religious diversity and how it can affect the way caregivers provide care. Find out details in their entry! If you want to add your own entry to the Library Success Wiki, see the guide the NN/LM MCR has created http://nnlm.gov/mcr/advocacy/collaboration.html#A5, and ask any Coordinator for help![scb]
Two archived recordings have been added to the our webpage.
July 19, 2011 – Librarians and Nurses: Perfect Partners, panel hosted by Barb Jones. View the archived recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p33249379/
July 20, 2011 – Health Information Literacy: On the Front Lines, panel hosted by Dana Abbey and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell. View the archived recording at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p23808901
EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources -Wed. July 27, 1:00 Mountain Time, 2:00 Central Time -Neurological DisordersWednesday, July 20th, 2011
This Spotlight! session on Neurological Disorders, will be presented by Barb Jones.
Taking the one-hour class and completing the exercises and class evaluation makes you eligible to receive 1 Medical Library Association Continuing Education credit. This online training is FREE. Register online at http://tinyurl.com/mcrclasses (registration is not required but is appreciated).
URL: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr/ Equipment: connection to the Internet and a phone, Login: as a guest with your first and last name. Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. Captioning will be provided. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. (mm)
The A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences library’s doors are open to the general public, and the youth from the Kansas City community were the impetus for the development of the 39th Street CREW (Community for Rosedale Enrichment Workshop). The library is within easy walking distance from a neighborhood middle school, and the library often saw youth coming to the library to use the 4 computers designated for public use. Tensions sometimes arose between the kids and library staff; the kids had a tendency to be disruptive and sometimes disrespectful to staff and students, but there were no other places within walking distance for these, and other, at-risk youth to go -besides our library. Read how the library took action and changed the interaction between the youth and staff at the library! [scb]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it is seeking input on its proposed oversight approach for certain mobile applications specific to medicine or health care called mobile medical applications (“apps”) that are designed for use on smartphones and other mobile computing devices. This approach encourages the development of new apps, focuses only on a select group of applications and will not regulate the sale or general consumer use of smartphones or tablets.
Like PubMed® and Bookshelf, PubMed Central® (PMC) has undergone a facelift or more accurately, an “interface”-lift, to not only enhance its overall look and feel but also provide users with easier access to PMC resources and information. Read the Technical Bulletin article to learn about the changes: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ja11/ja11_pmc.html
For anyone who missed the session “Tornadoes and Earthquakes and Floods, OH MY! Librarians and Disasters” the recording is now available. https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p97311121/ The panel of librarians did a great job covering the roles that librarians can assume in supporting disaster response, suggesting steps to move beyond awareness to action in disaster preparedness, and describing resources available from NN/LM, NLM, and other agencies. Members of the audience enhanced the session by contributing their own experiences. Presenters included Claire Hamasu, Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, John Bramble, Rhonda Altonen, Margaret Bandy, Sarah Kirby, and Gayle Willard.
A link to the recording is also available from the MCR’s Online Education web page. We’ll let you know when the list of the URLs for all the resources mentioned in the presentation is added to the web site. http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/online.html /ch
In conjunction with Continuing Education offerings aligned with the MCMLA annual conference in St. Louis, in Sept, 2011, the National Training Center is offering a one-day PubMed class. The class will be held at Washington University on Tuesday, Sept. 20 Registration is now available through the MCMLA Registration web site at: http://mcmla.org/meeting . Click on Registration – then Register. You’ll need to enter your e-mail and security code, but the class is free and one may attend without registering for the conference. Seating is limited, so register today before registration ends on Aug. 5! (mm)