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MLA Professional Development Awards

Monday, January 5th, 2015

The NN/LM NER invites you to apply for a professional development award to fund your registration fee to attend the Medical Library Association National Conference in Austin, Texas.   We can fund the registration fee for up to 5 Medical Library Association members from our region to attend the MLA National Conference.  You can apply for the full conference (package A) or the e-conference.   In addition to the benefit of the professional development award, recipients have the opportunity to write a post about the conference for our blog.  Applicants must be Medical Library Association members.

To apply, please email Michelle Eberle by February 2, 2015.  In your email, please describe why you would like to attend, what you hope to learn, and how you will apply what you learn at your organization.

MLA_Texas_Conference

 

Discussion Paper: Health Literacy Principles

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Health Literacy Principles: Guidance for Making Information Understandable, Useful, and Navigable

Description from IOM:  Research documents that most people in the United States cannot understand or use the complex information needed for managing their health and effectively using health care services. We believe it is critical to take a health-literate approach to solving this problem, that is, to align system demands and complexities with individual skills and abilities. For the past two decades, we worked to advance research, teaching, and practices that systematically address improving health literacy. In this piece, we offer a synthesis of the principles we follow to create health information that is better aligned with the skills and abilities of those using that information. We then offer links to examples of materials where these principles guided the development and presentation of information.

Story-telling Report Writing

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Check out this helpful and fun webinar presented by the OERC.

Once upon a time, there was an evaluation report that people actually read.

Date: February 14, 2013
Hosted by the Healthy Communities and Health Literacy COIs
Guest Speaker: Cindy Olney, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

Sound like a fairy tale? Exactly! A report format that follows a typical story-telling structure can help you communicate your project’s story so that stakeholders may actually pay attention. In this format, you use evaluation data to complement, not overpower, the most important messages you want to convey. The OERC’s, Cindy Olney will describe how to use a story format to report evaluation findings. This format can be adapted for written reports, presentations, and even elevator speeches.

NLM Educational Materials

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Teaching PubMed, MedlinePlus, or other NLM resources?  On the NN/LM NER site, you can print a variety of National Library of Medicine educational materials.  Our most popular NLM education materials include:

  • Overview of NCBI resources
  • MedlinePlus trifold
  • PubMed Basics
  • PubMed MeSH
  • PubMed My NCBI
  • Healthy People 2020 Structured Evidence Queries
  • Resources for Teachers, Classroom Resources from the NLM

NN/LM NER Network Members can request professionally printed NLM educational materials.  We can send you MedlinePlus bookmarks, ClinicalTrials brochures, consumer health brochures, and more for display in your library and for your presentations/events.

Please contact us at nnlm-ner@umassmed.edu with any questions regarding our educational materials.

MedlinePlus trifold

 

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