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Webinar recordings from October sessions of Breezing and Discover

  • October 8, 2014 – Breezing Along with the RML
  1.  Lean to the Left, Lean to the Right - Curious about Lean business practices? The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library became active in the University of Utah Health Care Lean Initiative in 2013, and participated in several cohorts of the Health Sciences Physician Leadership Lean Education Program. The program covers the Lean basics, the value in it for libraries, and tips for initiating projects.
  2. In this coffee break session, we discussed ways to get MEan (about ME!) by exploring ways to incorporate the concepts of LEAN in our professional lives to reduce stress and bring a framework of mindfulness to our work.

View the archived recording at: http://goo.gl/HRdj1J

  • October 22, 2014Discover NLM Resources and More:  Roadmap for Navigating Drug Information –   Links to foreign sites are identified as well as sites that provide information on drug and medical procedure costs.  Also discussed are what resources are available on mobile devices.

View the archived recording at: http://goo.gl/wlEXDx
Audio is not available on this recording.

EDUCATION: Webinar dates – next up in December!

Due to scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Healthy Pets Can Keep People Healthy, Too! -Healthy pets can keep people healthy tooThis presentation will cover  NLM and government related resources that can help answer these questions and more :  What are zoonotic infectious diseases? What are the  best practices for pet owners to prevent their spread?  What can a pet owner do to prepare for their pet’s  care during a disaster? This will be an  interactive and fun webinar is intended to give you ideas you can use !

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Bio-containment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

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.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

Dr. Lindberg to Retire as Director of NLM

On November 6, 2014, Dr. Francis Collins, Director of the National Institutes of Health, announced the upcoming retirement of Don Lindberg as Director of the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Lindberg will be retiring at the end of March 2015. Dr. Lindberg’s many accomplishments since he first started in 1984 were described. He is “a pioneer in applying computer and communications technology to biomedical research, health care, and the delivery of health information wherever it is needed.” We have appreciated Dr. Lindberg’s unwavering support of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Click here for the complete statement from Dr. Collins. /ch

November Issue of NIH News in Health

The November 2014 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue, learn about preventing Type II diabetes and read about the complexities of Parkinson’s Disease. /da

NIH Request for Information on Data Management and Data Science

Forwarded from NLM:

Request for Information (RFI) on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Resources for Teaching and Learning Biomedical Big Data Management and Data Science (Notice number NOT-LM-15-001)

Someone from your institution may want to submit a response to this RFI.  Submissions are due December 31. Details on the information being requested is available. Click here.

An excerpt:

Some needed instructional resources for training in data management and data science are already available. Please identify resources and materials of interest with characteristics such as, but not limited to:

  • Graduate-level short courses, tutorials and workshops (online, in-person or hybrid) that are open to all;
  • Graduate-level online tutorials and modules;
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs;
  • Curriculum plans or resources (including sample datasets or data management plans used in data management training;
  • Evaluation approaches for online data science or data management courses.

NIH is interested in collections (aggregations) of the above as well as individual topics. Materials for self-guided learning must be available online or for download in standard digital formats. /ch

 

National Library of Medicine environmental student health resource….

The National Library of Medicine (NLM)  provides online environmental health student resources for students in grades 1-12.  The information and data in these resources are free and vetted by science professionals.  The resources can be used by science educators in their classrooms, in after school programs, in home school programs, and by students for their academic research assignments.  This is just one of several resources available!

  • Environmental Health Student Portal: Provides middle school/high school  students and educators with information on common environmental health topics such as water pollution, climate change, air pollution, and chemicals. http://kidsenvirohealth.nlm.nih.gov/  (mm)

Ebola Information for the Public

Many of our libraries serve communities whose members are concerned about health care workers and others returning from countries in Africa that are battling Ebola. Our communities may be unsure about the disease is, transmitted and the symptoms. The American Public Health Association has created an Easy-To-Understand Fact Sheet on Ebola that can be printed and distributed. /ch

Health Education Fact Sheet: Ebola

HealthReach (formerly RHIN) has a new health education fact sheet for Ebola. It’s available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Farsi, French, Hindi, Nepali, Oromo, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, and Urdu./da

EDUCATION: November events – moved to December…

Due t0 scheduling conflicts, our November Breezing and Discover sessions are moving to December.

Wednesday, December 3 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Pet Health/Healthy People

Wednesday, December 10 – 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – The Bio-containment Unit, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Ebola

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.  One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information.  Questions to mmagee@unmc.edu

 

Yoga For Health: What the Science Says

The new issue of NIH NCCAM Clinical Digest summarizes current research on yoga for health conditions. Read on to find out if yoga is beneficial for chronic lower back pain, asthma, or arthritis. /da