Archive for the ‘Public Libraries’ Category
Thursday, April 7th, 2016
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:
Zika Virus Web Page Updates
The Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide, available at https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html, is kept up to date as new information sources are identified.
Zika Virus Response and Information Resources Webinar
On March 10, 2016, we hosted the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination and Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response, Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, who provided a Zika response update. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html#previous16 .
Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
Christie Moffatt, archivist at the NLM History of Medicine Division, recently spoke about NLMs efforts on gathering and preserving the news and information generated on the Web during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak. https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=18666&bhcp=1 [jh]
Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Attention all Librarians in Oz game players! Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills. Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources. Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian? Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?
To accept this challenge, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=835 (bbj)
Monday, March 28th, 2016
From Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog
The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. To read the article, please visit: bit.ly/1XSxRqJ To see the pathway and guide: bit.ly/1RpYsYh
Friday, March 25th, 2016
As of March 2015, the following additional agencies are using the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the deposit in PMC of peer-reviewed manuscripts that fall under their public access policies:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/HHS),
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA/HHS),
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
Additionally, the following additional HHS and other federal agencies have announced public access plans and have committed to using PMC as the repository for agency-funded publications:
- Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
- Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ/HHS)
- Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Last month marked the third anniversary of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing Federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans for increasing public access to the results of the research they support, including scholarly publications. As a result of this directive, in 2015, PMC started providing support as a public access repository for funding agencies beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)./ch
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0
Monday, March 14th, 2016
Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.
Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy (bbj)
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion list:
The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET/1 PM CT, 12 PM MT
TOPIC: “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.
Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=629830267&t=a
Event Password: 1234
For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html [jh]
Tuesday, March 1st, 2016
Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More: Genetics Information Resources
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 – 1 PM MT/2 PM CT
Join us at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2
Genes are amazing! Did you know that only 1% of our DNA is unique? You are 99% identical to everyone on the planet! But slight variations in our genes can predispose us to certain diseases and conditions. In fact, nearly all diseases or medical conditions have a genetic component (except trauma), and many drugs don’t work the same due to an individual’s genetic differences in drug metabolic pathways. Enter precision or “personalized medicine” using new methods of genetic testing to understand a person’s risk of disease and improve treatment protocols, like drug dosages. Innovations like this can optimize your healthcare, but they have also contributed to an explosion of information. In this interactive session explore authoritative and free genetics education resources from the Genetic Science Learning Center at the University of Utah and the National Library of Medicine spanning learners from grades 5 to adults!
Why You Should Attend:
- You want to know more about precision medicine.
- You want to know more about genetic resources for students, patients, teachers, and consumers.
- You field health-related questions from the public, patients, students and teachers (K-12, community college, higher education), or medical specialists.
- You want to learn how you can help promote and work with precision medicine specialists where you work.
Louisa Stark, Director of the Genetic Science Learning Center, University of Utah
Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. MidContinental Region
Registration is not required. Captioning will be provided, and the webinar will be recorded and posted to our website. For login instructions, visit: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/discover. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Elizabeth Norton shares this information on the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB discussion list:
Recognizing the importance of sharing data in a public health emergency, many major journal publishers have opened their Zika Virus content collections for free – and the list is growing. Free access has been offered to articles, guidelines, reports, news items and commentaries. You can find the most current list on the NLM Disaster Health “Zika Virus Information Resources” page (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html#a5)
Zika Virus continues to capture the attention of the medical and preparedness communities. With so many unknowns and new information coming out daily, it is important to keep up with the latest. We have made that easy for you. Our Zika Virus Information Resources page (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html) contains all the latest authoritative information coming from federal, national and international sources. You can check back frequently to see what is new, or you can embed the content on your own web site through the HHS Syndication Storefront. https://syndication.hhs.gov/storefront/showContent/3895
Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
From the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine:
Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership
March 2, 2016, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern
In-person: The meeting will be in Room 100 of the Keck Center of the National Academies located at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Online: When registering, choose “Via Webcast.”
On March 2, 2016 the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions of the issues that surround the role of health literacy in the growing field of precision medicine. The recently announced Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) by President Obama plans to recruit a research cohort of more than a million participants to contribute genomic and health data to advance the field. Health literacy plays a significant role in the future of precision medicine. Research participants must be able to grant informed consent and researchers must be able to recruit, engage, and retain a truly representative cohort. In addition the results of the research must be reported in a clear and easily understood manner and patients must fully understand their treatment options. The workshop will cover the areas where precision medicine and health literacy intersect and communication in the research and clinical settings, as well as with the public. For more information and to register, visit: http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2016-MAR-2.aspx#sthash.xPtW6iWB.dpuf