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Webinar: Using the New NCBI Variation Viewer to Explore Human Genetic Variation

Friday, August 8th, 2014

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When: August 13, 2014 11-12 MT, 12-1 CT

Register: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2762824590748330498

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 .

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. /ch

The NIH Public Access Policy – Information for Librarians (August 19, 2014)

Friday, August 8th, 2014

When: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 11am- 12:30pm MT, 12pm – 1:30pm CT

Register at: www3.gotomeeting.com/register/269124766  Space is limited.

Join  a discussion about the NIH Public Access Policy and the critical role libraries play. Presented by Dr. Neil Thakur, National Institutes of Health, and by Kathryn Funk, National Library of Medicine.

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 addressed during the webinar in the “Questions & Comments” section located on the online registration page.

Sponsored by the NIH and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. /ch

Joint Commission Topic: Communication Resources

Friday, August 8th, 2014

The Joint Commission has compiled a list of resources to support Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care. This annotated list supports communication with the diverse populations that are served by hospitals. /ch

Jobs at NLM

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

NLM has 6 vacancies in Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information.The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. See the Technical Specialist postings for job descriptions on the NLM Job Openings page or on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero Zenaida.Olivero@nih.gov for further information.

Technical Specialist positions are open in the following areas:

  • The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
  • The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD)
  • Indexing Unit A
  • Indexing Unit B
  • The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) Section
  • The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)  /ch

EDUCATION: Save the dates for Breezing and Discover – Aug. 2014

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – August 20, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

  • Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center will give an overview of CCC’s content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.  The Annual Copyright License offers content reuse coverage for the entire academic institution with 3 million titles (and growing) in the database.  Get It Now offers fast delivery for unsubscribed journal content to help facilitate and advance research.
  • Health Literacy Updates – Monica Rogers will share updates from the region on state initiatives.

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More  (formerly Spotlight! on NLM Resources)– August 27 , 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Statistical Resources

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

New Resource: Healthcare Info Sources

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Are you looking for information on accreditation and regulations, healthcare quality, healthcare reform, patient safety, quality,performance and process improvement?  Check out Healthcare Info Sources (http://healthinfosources.com)  Developed by Barbara Duffy, who has many years experience in the quality improvement world, this resource is currently freely available to all.  Log in as a guest to check it out, and if you like it, create your own login.  (bbj)

“Re-skilling for Research”

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Check out this free report from RLUK (Research Libraries UK) published in 2012 and conducted by Mary Auckland.  It is “an investigation into the role and skills of subject and liaison librarians required to effectively support the evolving information needs of researchers.  http://www.rluk.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/RLUK-Re-skilling.pdf  (bbj)

EDUCATION: Save the dates for Breezing and Discover – Aug. 2014

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Breezing Along with the RML – August 20, 2014, 10:00 MT/11:00 CT

  • Dan Short, with the Copyright Clearance Center will give an overview of CCC’s content licensing solutions for the academic market focusing on the Annual Copyright License and Get It Now.  The Annual Copyright License offers content reuse coverage for the entire academic institution with 3 million titles (and growing) in the database.  Get It Now offers fast delivery for unsubscribed journal content to help facilitate and advance research.

Discover the National Library of Medicine and More  (formerly Spotlight! on NLM Resources)– August 27 , 2014, 1:00 MT/2:00 CT

  • Topic:  Statistical Resources

Join us at:  https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2   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.  No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded.   Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Job Posting: Head of the National Network Office

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources.  The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations.  The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

The very short posting time of July 22 through July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly.  Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov  and follow the instructions to apply.  One posting is for Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)  and the other is for for  All US Citizens. The jobs are also  linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page, www.nlm.nih.gov.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.  As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus

If you have questions about this job please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, 301-435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.

Apply Now: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

Monday, July 21st, 2014

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2014-2015 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through August 1, 2014.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings are encouraged.

Sixty-one fellows have participated in the program since its inauguration in 2002. To date, twenty-six fellows have been appointed to director positions.

The program brochure,  includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available.  For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carol_jenkins@unc.edu . /ch