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Archive for July, 2013

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help, as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)

 

 

EDUCATION: Beginning DOCLINE Webinar- Rescheduled for Wednesday, July 24th

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Dear DOCLINE Users,

Due to technical difficulties, the Beginning DOCLINE webinar on July 17th was rescheduled:

Beginning DOCLINE,   Wednesday,   July 24, 2013

When:  12 p.m.  Central Time

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

Please read this entire message and reply if you have additional questions.

It’s recommended that you have access to DOCLINE to take the class (The hands-on component of the class requires you to log-in to your DOCLINE account to complete the interactive exercises.)

The classes are FREE.  To login all you need do is key in your name and Enter as a guest.  You will receive instructions for the audio portion after entering the room.   Captioning will be provided.

You are eligible to receive 1 MLA CE credit for each class you take.

CLASS SCHEDULE  (Please not that the sequence has changed from the original schedule)

Wednesday,   July 24, 2013   – Beginning DOCLINE

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 –   DOCLINE: Borrow and Lend

Wednesday,   August 7, 2013 – DOCLINE: Serial Holdings

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 – DOCLINE: Routing Tables

Classes begin at  11 am (Mountain Time) 12 pm (Central Time)

 

We start promptly at the top of the hour. PLEASE arrive on time!

You can join the class and call-in 15 minutes before the class begins.

You are encouraged to test your connection prior to joining the class. To test your connection, go to this web address

https://admin.acrobat.com/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm

 

Questions to Jim Honour jhonour@uwyo.edu [jh]

Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff, 2nd edition

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff, 2nd edition is now available. Completely updated and edited by Kelli Ham, NN/LM PSR this new edition includes new resources, updated links, and new content throughout the publication. Public library staff, consumer health librarians, and others who provide health information services to the public will find this toolkit to be a vital resource. Since its publication in 2010, the Toolkit has enjoyed heavy usage nationwide and is regarded as an essential guide for librarians and staff to build and improve core competencies in consumer health. It is used as the course textbook for the NN/LM online class, “Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services,” and it is also used as the textbook for library school courses. What’s in the 2nd edition?


• 65 new resources
• 145 updated annotations and/or URLs
• 74 obsolete entries removed
• Updated acronyms list with links to organizations
• New emphasis on MedlinePlus content
• New content types (health check tools and mobile apps and sites)
• Enhancements to the Evaluation page, including understanding the HONcode

NN/LM PSR collaborated with UC Davis Health System on several aspects of the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program grant, and the printing and distribution of this second edition to California public libraries has been made possible by funding from the grant. We are also grateful for the continued support from theCalifornia State Library, which hosts the publication on its website. /da

Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians Salary Survey

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

The Connecticut Association of Health Sciences Librarians has recently completed a salary survey with its members.  Results of the survey can be read at http://nahsl.libguides.com/cahsl  The results offer an interesting analysis and comparison to the MLA Salary Survey Data from 2012.  (bbj)

Webinar: Libraries & Health Insurance

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

The eHealth project at WebJunction.org will host a webinar on Friday, July 26 from 10-11 MT and 11-12 CT, to provide library staff with resources to respond to increased patron information needs related to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1″ will present information covered during a session at the recent American Library Association annual conference in June, as well as newly available details. Barbara Stripling, ALA President, issued a statement recognizing the role of libraries in assisting the public: “The American Library Association anticipates that many Americans will turn to libraries for help in accessing enrollment information when open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace component of the Affordable Care Act begins on October 1, 2013.”

To find out more and to register, please visit WebJunction (http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Libraries_and_Health_Insurance_Preparing_for_October_1.html). The session will be archived for future viewing for those unable to attend the live session.

Symposium: “An Epidemiology of Information”

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Audience: Librarians, Public Health Professionals, Bioinformaticists

The National Library of Medicine is one of the sponsors for “An Epidemiology of Information: New Methods for Interpreting Disease and Data,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring new methods for large-scale data analysis of epidemic disease.  The event will be a unique public forum through which policy makers, public health experts, and scholars can address pressing questions about how new methods of analyzing large-scale datasets can inform research and policy approaches to epidemic disease.  The symposium will be held at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA on October 17, 2013, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information, please visit the website for the symposium (http://www.flu1918.lib.vt.edu/?page_id=158). /ch

 

To Forward On: Nominations for IHTSDO Standing Committees

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

If you have faculty or colleagues working in the area of medical terminology, please consider forwarding this notice on to them.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is seeking nominations of potential candidates for the four International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHTSDO) Standing Committees – Content, Quality Assurance, Implementation & Innovation, and Technical. These Committees have important roles in the ongoing development of the SNOMED clinical terminology and in the IHTSDO. Individuals can nominate themselves. Nomination packets are due to NLM by COB July 29, 2013.  Click here for more information on responsibilities, instructions and forms for nominations.  (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/IHTSDONominate2013.html) /ch

NLM Associate Fellow for Becker Medical Library

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Congratulations to the Bernard Becker Medical Library! The library was selected by Karen Gutzman, one of the NLM Associate Fellows, as the site for the second year of her associate fellowship. Becker Medical Library’s proposal competed with  submissions from 16 other health sciences libraries to provide an outstanding experience to 4 associate fellows looking for additional training following a year at the National Library of Medicine. Ms. Gutzman’s year at Becker Medical Library will start in September. More information on the associate fellows and where they will be spending their second year can be found on the NLM web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/associates_plans_2013.html).  /ch

WEBINAR: The Navigator’s Role in Patient-Centered Care

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Roles and Responsibilities of Navigators: A GWCI Case Study

July 24, 2013, Noon ET (FREE!)

The Affordable Care Act and American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer Patient- Centered Standards have placed a heavy emphasis on providing patient-centered care to improve health outcomes. Patient navigation is a culturally competent intervention to address barriers to care that has been widely adopted in cancer and chronic disease to reduce health disparities and improve quality of life.

Models of patient navigation vary based on the services being provided, who is providing those services, to whom and at what point(s) during the continuum. This webinar will explore the history and evolution of patient navigation and provide participants with a case study on the navigation model implemented through the George Washington University Cancer Institute. GWCI navigators will discuss their role as part of the care coordination team across the continuum, challenges and successes and program results. Register today!
/DA

EDUCATION: Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24 at 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
  • Spotlight! on NLM Resources – July 24, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT – Diets and the Evidence.  Join four RML Coordinators as they explore a few current diets and the evidence behind them.  If diet terminology confuses you, this may help, as topics will include plant-based diets, high-protein diets, fasting,  and “balanced diets” such as Weight Watchers.  One MLA CE credit will be available for this class.  No registration required.

NOTE URL https://utahntc.adobeconnect.com/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 and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu. (mm)