John Edward Fogarty (1913-1967) was an American legislator who became known as “Mr. Public Health” for his outstanding advocacy of federal funding for medical research, health education, and health care services. The John E. Fogarty Papers are now available from the National Library of Medicine as part of its Profiles in Science collection. /ch
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From NLM Technical Bulleting September 2015
Searchers, a heads up that NLM has begun year end processing of MEDLINE/PubMed. This includes changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, and diseases that are not main headings.
From mid-November through mid-December NLM expects to temporarily suspend the addition of fully-indexed MEDLINE citations to PubMed. NLM will continue to add Publisher-supplied and in process citations. Click here for more information on what is involved in year end processing. /ch
The National Library of Medicine has partnered with the American Library Association to distribute the “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness” traveling exhibition. This exhibition explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians. Stories drawn from both the past and present examine how health for Native People is tied to community, the land and spirit. Through interviews, Native People describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.
The opportunity is open to public libraries, academic libraries, tribal libraries, tribal college libraries and special libraries. Libraries serving Native populations are especially invited to apply, and partnerships between libraries and Native-serving organizations are encouraged. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2015/09/applications-invited-native-voices-native-peoples-concepts-health-and-illness. Applications are due Nov. 6, 2015. /cm
Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
1 pm MT/2 pm CT
This webinar explores health-related outreach and programming ideas, and highlights the training and resources provided by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to help your library improve the health literacy of your community.
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
Anita Kinney, Program Analyst, United States Access Board
Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region
For more information and to register visit: https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/public-health-and-public-libraries.html
Many of our members help with MCR infrastructure and outreach programs each year: If you are seeking service or think that you have a skill to offer please click here: Involvement
Here are some of the ways you may be involved:
- Present for MCR webinars
- Exhibit for the National Library of Medicine at meetings and conferences.
- Submit articles to the Plains to Peaks Post Newsletter
- Co-author an article with a NN/LM Coordinator or co-present at a conference
- Volunteer to serve on the Regional Advisory Board or a MCR work group
Only the lack of imagination may limit how a member may be involved. If you have a desire to help and/or an idea of how you may participate please let your state coordinator/MCR staff know and they can get you started! [jh]
The Advocacy Book Group will be meeting on Tuesday, August 4 to discuss Executive Presence: The Art of Commanding Respect Like a CEO by Harrison Monarth at 2 MT, 3 CT. We will be discussing Chapters 2 – 8 which is the Section titled “Influencing People and Events: The Foundation for Success in Communication”
The group will meet in Adobe Connect room webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy
New from the DISASTER -OUTREACH – LIB email list:
Title: Innovating with Disaster Drills and Exercises
Date: Thursday, June 18
Time: 1pm ET/Noon CT/ 11am MT/10am PT
Synopsis: First Responders Group at the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and FEMA’s Higher Education Program are co-sponsoring this event to share innovative approaches to designing and conducting drills and exercises. Guest presenters include Carla Boyce, director of FEMA’s National Exercise Division; Douglas Kahn, program manager for FEMA’s Virtual Table Top Exercise Program; and Boyce Wilson, homeland security planner for the Heart of Texas Council of Governments. Attendees can earn a certificate of completion and Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits upon completing a short quiz at the end of the event.
- Understand opportunities to innovate within the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) process
- Explain how virtual exercises can efficiently and effectively meet your objectives
- Identify best practices and innovative approaches to design, conduct and evaluate exercises [jh]
New releases of WISER are available for every current platform. See the details HERE to investigate what’s new for the WISER platform of your choice. [jh]
Today through June 20th, the Middendorf-Kredell branch of the St. Charles City-County Library District is hosting the National Library of Medicine exhibit: From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry.
During the 6 week exhibit, we will be hosting interactive displays from UC Biotech and several library programs to fit into the theme, including:
Home Brewing 101 (May 16th and May 28th)
Combating the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs Across Diverse Habitat (May 27th)
Medication Matters (June 3rd)
Closing Reception, hosted by the Emerging Library Advocates and featuring live music and local home brew sampling! (June 19th)
This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
There is a companion digital gallery here: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/fromdnatobeer/digitalgallery/index.html (bbj)
The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is hosting their monthly disaster information specialist webinar on Thursday, April 9 @ 1:30 Eastern Time. It is free and anyone may attend.
Patrick Meier, PHD, will talk about being a digital humanitarian which is the subject of his book”Digital Humanitarians: How Big Data is Changing Humanitarian Response.” For more information on the webinar and past presentations click here . [jh]