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Archive for June, 2014

Webinar: Communicating the Library’s Value to Enrich and Engage

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Wednesday July 2, 2014

1pm – 2pm (EST)

Register at http://tinyurl.com/p3nxmq9

Communicating the value provided by a library’s staff, services and resources is key not only to ensuring understanding of what the library has to offer, but also to identifying and cultivating champions. Members of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah will discuss steps they are taking to identify the value provided by the organization, build programming and resources to support this value, and communicate it to users. Proposed strategies are scalable to a variety of needs and situations. Participants will have the opportunity to make additional suggestions, and identify practical ways to adapt proposed strategies to their institutions.

Presenters:

Erin Wimmer, Teaching & Learning Librarian

Jeanne Le Ber, Associate Director for Education & Research

Tallie Casucci, Innovation and Research Associate

MLA 2014: NLM Theater Presentations

Monday, June 16th, 2014

At the 2014 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, the
National Library of Medicine (NLM) held a variety of presentations in their
exhibit booth to bring users up-to-date on NLM databases and services.

The recordings of the 13 presentations are now available from the NLM
Technical Bulletin and can be accessed here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj14/mj14_mla_theater_presentations.html

Listen, view, and learn about:

1.The ACA, Hospital Community Benefit and Needs Assessment: NLM Resources
2.Beau-TOX: TOXNET Gets a Facelift
3.MedlinePlus: Usability, Mobile & Responsive Design
4.Modernizing History: The New (and much improved) IndexCat Interface
5.My NCBI Update: SciENcv & NIH Public Access
6.NLM Resources & Electronic Health Records: MedlinePlusConnect, RxNorm & UMLS
7.NLM Resources Used in Disasters
8.PubMed Commons
9.PubMed Health
10.PubMed Update
11.RDA One Year Later
12.Still Scanning After All These Years: New Digital Projects from HMD
13.Using the ClinicalTrials.gov Results Database

Applications due: Health Statistics Book Discussion

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics
Book Discussion Group Project Application

We invite you to collaborate with us to offer a book discussion group featuring the book, Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics. Stephen Woloshin and Lisa Schwartz, the authors of the book, will participate in the project. Libraries and organizations selected to participate are required to: host/lead the book discussion at least once; join us for a planning teleconferences, and provide a brief post-project report to share their experiences. Participants should save the following dates for planning teleconferences to develop materials for the book discussion group: Thursday, September 4th at 2 PM and Tuesday, September 30th at 2 PM. There will also be a wrap-up teleconference in April 2015.

Background:

On March 4, 2014, the authors of Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics presented a webinar for the Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. The recording is available at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p3n5k2rykp0/ The book is available in full text on the PubMed Bookshelf at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0050876/ The webinar prompted interest in book clubs to help consumers learn how to understand statistics, know what questions to ask, and see through the hype of health news reporting. We invite you to select an audience for a book discussion. Ideal audiences include public libraries, high school students, health professions students, teachers, support groups or patient educators. The authors recommend hosting a book discussion for caregivers helping family members of people with an illness.

What You Will Get from the Experience:

• Collaboration with the authors to develop book discussion support materials
• Peer support for running a book discussion group
• Experience developing assessment/evaluation materials with the support of the NN/LM OERC (Outreach Evaluation Resource Center)
• Opportunity to jointly author a journal article/publication highlighting the project

Please complete the brief application and return it to Michelle Eberle at: michelle.eberle@umassmed.edu by June 15, 2014.

Application Form:
http://nnlm.gov/ner/communitiesofinterest/HealthStatisticsProjectApplication.pdf

This project is coordinated by the NN/LM New England Region, Healthy Communities, Community of Interest. Margot Malachowski, Outreach Librarian, at Baystate Medical Center is the NER’s Healthy Communities COI Leader.

We look forward to hear from you.

Best,

Michelle Eberle, Health Literacy and Community Engagement Coordinator

Sewell Stipend to Attend the APHA Annual Meeting 2014 Call for Applicants

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund aims to increase librarians’ effectiveness at providing reliable/relevant information to health care professionals in the fields of public health and pharmacy. To achieve this purpose, the Fund awards reimbursement funds to librarians and other information professionals to defray association membership/registration/travel and per diem expenses of attending and/or participating in activities of the American Public Health Association (APHA).

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in New Orleans, LA from November 15-19, 2014. Its theme is Healthography: How Where You Live Affects Your Health and Well-Being.

Information on how to apply is available from the Public Health/Health Administration (PH/HA) section of MLA at http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/2014/sewell-stipend-to-attend-the-apha-annual-meeting-2014-call-for-applicants/.

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