In February 2012, members congregated online to to discuss the eScience workshop and presentations held as part of the Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture in Salt Lake City. The ideas and conversation flowed and the RML thought it should be preserved and shared, so we wrote an article that was just published in the Journal of eScience Librarianship. Thanks to all of you who contributed to the article by participating in the conversation! You can find the article by clicking on this link: Discussing “eScience and the Evolution of Library Services” /ch
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Registration is now open for the second offering of a new asynchronous class, Cool Creative Communications: 3 Part Class (Approved for 15 MLA CE Credits).
Registration ends October 25, 2012 and is limited to 15 students.
The class runs October 29 through November 26, 2012.
Students taking this class will have an increased knowledge of several popular communication tools and some of the strategies it takes to be effective in each of the following class sections:
Part 1: Engaging Users via Social Media (Part 1 of 3): This class covers popular social media tools proven to be effective in engaging customers.
Part 2: Dazzling Data Visualization (Part 2 of 3): This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at just a glance.
Part 3: The WOW Factor – Clear Concise Presentations (Part 3 of 3): This class covers popular presentation applications and approaches to effective presentations
A more detailed class description can be found here: ow.ly/dsmoj
Before you register, please read this next part to make sure this class is for you…
- This class is an intermediate level class.
- Priority goes to Network members located in the MidContinental Region.
- This is a 4 week, online, asynchronous, semi-at-your-pace class.
- Students have 7 days to complete their assignment and 5 days to complete their peer critique for each of the 3 class sections.
- Students are expected to spend:- 1.5 hours on content learning
- 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment
- 0.5 hours on peer critique
- Many of the class resources discussed might not be accessible at your work place. If this is you, please consider taking the class and plan on working from home, a public library, or another location where you are not blocked.
This is the registration link: ow.ly/dsmcO
For questions or comments, please contact the class instructors
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the release of a new educational resource, GeneEd. Developed in collaboration with the National Human Genome Institute (NHGRI), teachers and experts in genetics and genetic counseling, GeneEd is a safe and useful resource for students and teachers in grades 9 – 12 to learn genetics. GeneEd allows students and teachers to explore topics such as Cell Biology, DNA, Genes, Chromosomes, Heredity/Inheritance Patterns, Epigenetics/Inheritance and the Environment, Genetic Conditions, Evolution, Biostatistics, Biotechnology, DNA Forensics, and Top Issues in Genetics.
Teachers can use the site to introduce topics, supplement existing materials, and provide as a reliable source to students conducting research. The site links to categories such as research articles, animation, games, videos, interactive tutorials, and labs and experiments. 3D images, illustrations and text from NHRGI help to enrich the user experience by providing vivid imagery to reinforce genetic concepts. Text varies from easy-to-read to advanced reading levels, which makes this a versatile tool both in and out of the classroom. Specialty pages including Teacher Resources and Labs and Experiments highlight those tools that teachers may find particularly helpful. Other specialty pages such as Careers in Genetics and Highlights allow students to see what is new and noteworthy in the field of Genetics along with links to different careers related to the science of Genetics. [da]
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) as part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are partnering to increase the awareness and access to sex and gender differences research resources available from NIH through the Women’s Health Resources Portal (http://whr.nlm.nih.gov) through a funding opportunity. The purpose of the Women’s Health Resources Dissemination Project is to design programs for creating and improving access to and use of sex and gender differences information for university and college students, faculty, librarians and health professionals. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information that is relevant and usable by the intended audience, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality, professional-level online medical and public health information resource on sex and gender difference basic science, sex-specific studies, disparities, and inclusion research, including the NLM Women’s Health Resources Portal that serves as an access point to all NIH sex and gender differences resources. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations between university / college and their library, specifically medical and health libraries, to students and faculty to increase the knowledge and awareness of sex and gender differences in research design and reporting. University and colleges libraries may also increase information access to existing partnerships with outside organizations that are primarily focused on health and medical research.
All proposals must be received by September 10, 2012 at 12:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time). To find more information about this funding opportunity, see the links below:
This is the last week to let us know your preferences. We’re planning a series of online workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The classes will be offered this year. Of course, they’ll all have MLA CE credit attached.
Join the conversation on the MCR News Blog and let us know the class(es) you want to attend (ow.ly/ckDVO) .”Improving the Effectiveness of Your Print Media” is in the lead with “Institutional Politics” close behind. What is the presentation format you prefer? (ow.ly/ckE7) Right now most of you want a program with homework or a stand alone program. Finally what platform do you prefer for discussions? (ow.ly/ckEdJ ). Moodle is ahead. Click on the links provided to add your 2 cents .
Pat Wagner and the RML want these classes to meet your needs. Your input is essential for this to happen. /ch
The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce its first initiative as part of its recently-established partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/partnership_nlm_neh.html), which lays groundwork for the two institutions to cooperate on initiatives of common interest. NLM will be a part of “Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities,” an interdisciplinary symposium exploring the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine. Scheduled to take place April 10-12, 2013, Shared Horizons will be a unique forum through which participants and their institutions will be able to address questions about collaboration, research methodologies, and the interpretation of evidence arising from the interdisciplinary opportunities in this burgeoning area of biomedical-driven humanities scholarship.
Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this edition:
Dizziness Can Be a Drag
Coping with Balance Disorders
Most people feel dizzy now and then. But if that feeling persists or interferes with your daily life, it could be a sign of a balance disorder.
Read more about balance disorders.
Red in the Face
Some people think of a rosy complexion as a sign of good health. But red patches on the face may point to something more troubling—a long-lasting skin disorder called rosacea
Read more about rosacea.
- Food Allergy Reactions in Kids
- Considering Hip Replacement?
- Featured Website: Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Click here to download a PDF version for printing.
Visit our Facebook wall to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or start a discussion about how you use the newsletter. We want to hear what you think!
Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-435-7489 for more information.
We were having problems getting comments on our class questions to show up. We’ve figured it out and now if you visit the RML News Blog you’ll be able to view them and join in the conversation. Please do! We’re planning a series of online workshops with Pat Wagner, instructor and consultant extraordinaire, and want member input on content and format. The classes will be offered this year.
Join the conversation on the MCR News Blog and let us know the class(es) you want to attend ow.ly/ckDVO, the presentation format you prefer ow.ly/ckE75, and the platform you prefer for discussions ow.ly/ckEdJ. Click on the links provided to add your 2 cents.
Pat Wagner and the RML want these classes to meet your needs. Your input is essential for this to happen. /ch
Attend a 2-day workshop at the University of Utah and leave with your Level 1 CHIS or step up to a Level 2 certification. Travel funding is available for attendees from Wyoming and Utah. These classes are open to all librarians!
The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) will help you keep current in the consumer health information field by providing access to new resources and ideas in the field. The CHIS will also help you obtain an additional level of expertise in the area of consumer health information.
To learn more about the MLA’s CHIS program go here (http://www.mlanet.org/education/chc/)
Salt Lake City CHIS Workshop Schedule:
Wednesday July 25
9am – 1pm “Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library” – 4 MLA CE Credits
2pm – 4pm “Will Duct tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine” – 2 MLA CE Credits
Thursday July 26
9am – noon “No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians” - 3 MLA CE Credits
1pm – 4pm “The Canny Consumer: Resources for Consumer Health Decisions-Making” – 3 MLA CE Credits
Register for the workshops here (http://1.usa.gov/NK46mZ)
Wyoming attendees – you are eligible for a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage, airfare, and accommodations at the University Guest House, located on the University of Utah campus. (http://www.universityguesthouse.com/)
Utah attendees – if you are more than 90 miles from Salt Lake City, you are eligible to receive a travel stipend. It can be used to pay for mileage and a night’s stay at the University Guest House.
To apply for the stipend please fill out this form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Q3FSRXJ)
Deadline to apply is July 16
Funding will be awarded based on need, membership status, and the number of applicants. Everyone is encouraged to apply, regardless of NNLM membership status.
Contact Monica Rogers, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, with questions.
The NN/LM MCR and The University of Wyoming Libraries are jointly sponsoring the Wyoming Symposium for Health Information Professionals- August 15-17, 2012 in Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie.
This will be the 8th conference: High Altitude – Big Attitude Librarianship- for those who’d like to spend some time in the scenic Rocky Mountains, networking with colleagues, making new friends, and learning about resources. We”l also be discussing important issues affecting the finding of, access to and delivery of health / biomedical information.
Past conferences have attracted health sciences, public and academic librarians, along with health professionals and representatives of community-based organizations.
Cost: $60 (covers two nights on-campus lodging, plus 4 meals.)
For more details please visit the web page- http://nnlm.gov/mcr/wysym2012/index.html . Registration and payment may be completed online.
Questions: Jim Honour, Wyoming/Member Services Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org . or call toll Free (800) 338-7657 opts. 1,2, 8 (within the region) or 307-766-6537 [jh]