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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

Refugee Health Information Network now HealthReach

The Refugee Health Information Network (RHIN) was a national collaborative partnership whose principal focus was to create and make available a database of quality multilingual/multicultural, public health resources to professionals providing care to resettled refugees and asylees. In October, 2014, NLM (SIS) broadened the scope of RHIN by rebranding it HealthReach. This was done to better meet the needs of the diverse non-English and English as a second language speaking audiences. HealthReach continues to recognize the importance of providing refugee and asylee specific information while expanding the information provided to meet the needs of most immigrant populations. Over the next several months we will be adding new resources and reaching out to stakeholders. Please use the new Twitter hand @NLM_HealthReach and use the new URL http://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov. We will be transferring from the .org to .gov site in the next several months. You will notice there isn’t much change between the old RHIN and the new HealthReach – this was intentional to help with the continuity of service through the transition. We appreciate any feedback you have!/da

Apply for “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” Bioinformatics Course

Health science librarians in the United States are invited to participate in the next offering of the bioinformatics training course, “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI,” sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC).

The course provides knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Prior knowledge of molecular biology and genetics is not required. Participating in the Librarian’s Guide course will improve your ability to initiate or extend bioinformatics services at your institution.

Instructors will be NCBI staff and Diane Rein, Ph.D., MLS, Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology Liaison from the Health Science Library, University at Buffalo.

Application deadline: November 17, 2014.   Click here for more information. /ch

Really? “How To Kill Animals Humanely” ….

Circulating Now, a feature from the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine, featured an interesting pamphlet this week,  dated 1879, “How To Kill Animals Humanely.”   Check out the discussion on empathy and this perspective from history:  http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/10/22/how-to-kill-animals-humanely/ (mm)

New! 2 At-Your-Own-Pace Online Courses* – Library Valuation (3 MLA CE) & SWOT Analysis (4 MLA CE)

The RML is offering a growing list of At-Your-Own-Pace online courses that can earn students free continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association.

Learning Objective for these two classes are:

Library Valuation: demonstrate your understanding of how to effectively express the value of your library services by using concepts found in Return on Investment, Cost/Benefit Analysis, and Retail Value calculations.

SWOT Analysis: understand internal & external factors in a SWOT analysis, how to conduct a SWOT analysis, and apply SWOT analysis data to your library programs and services

*(Here’s the small print) To take these classes you are required to access them by registering for the Librarians in the Wonderful Land of Oz game / online interactive professional development experience.

Click here to register

EDUCATION: What’s happening in November?…..

Wednesday, November 19- 10:00 MT/11:00 CT – Using Results of the Marshall Study – Advocating for your Library

Wednesday, November 26 – 1:00 MT/2:00 CT  – Pet Health/Healthy People

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

News Question! What has 117…

Question! What has 117 Twitter Feeds, 98 Newsletters (email based), 67 Facebook Pages, 55 RSS Feeds, 29 YouTube Channels, 17 Blogs, 13 LinkedIn Profiles, 9 Pinterest Brands, 9 Audio Podcast Streams, 7 Google+ pages, 5 Flickr Communities, 5 Video Podcast Streams, and 1 Tumblr microblog

These are the different subscriptions available to anyone who wishes to keep current with the 21 National Institutes of Health, 6 Centers, and 5 Related Organizations.

Oh, in case you were wondering about how many subscription choices available from the National Library of Medicine (one of the 21 Institutes), they have 17 Twitter Feeds, 5 Facebook Pages, 6 RSS Feeds, 5 Newsletters (email based), 3 Pinerest Brands, 3 Blogs, 2 YouTube Channels, and 1 Audio Podcast.

Check out the list and subscribe today! http://www.nih.gov/Subscriptions.htm#nlm – jb

NLM’s Emergency Access Initiative Extended through November 14, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been extended to support healthcare professionals working on the West Africa Ebola Outbreak. EAI provides temporary free access to full text articles from major biomedicine titles to healthcare professionals, librarians, and the public affected by disasters. Access to biomedical literature through the Emergency Access Initiative is only available to those affected by the disaster and for those providing assistance to the affected population. Click here for access.