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New Knowledge Path from MCH Library

Monday, September 15th, 2014

[Shared on behalf of Susan Brune Lorenzo, MLS @ MCH Library at Georgetown University]

Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions Knowledge Path

The Women’s Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University, both of whom are funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), released a new knowledge path, Health and Wellness for Adolescent Girls and Women with Mental and Behavioral Health Conditions.  The knowledge path aims to bridge the public health and mental health information needs of professionals on approaches to promoting optimal health and wellness for women of childbearing age who experience a mental, emotional, or behavioral health condition. The knowledge path covers topics relevant to health promotion and disease prevention for all women, and specifically for women with mental and behavioral health disorders. Topics include: reproductive and maternal health, intentional injury, chronic conditions, healthy behaviors, and health disparities. Contents include websites, distance!

learning tools, reports, data and statistics, journal articles and other literature and research, and guides on related topics. The knowledge path is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_WISH.html

A separate brief presents resources for women and their families. The brief is available at http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_WISH.html

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website, social media, or e-news services.

 

Webinar: eXtreme project management: change-driven project lifecycles

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

eXtreme project management: change-driven project lifecycles

 

For the September Lake Effects (9/18 at 1 CT), Gerald (Jay) Jurek will explore alternatives to traditional project management. Jay is a Librarian and Visiting Professor at the Library of the Health Sciences (LHS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is currently charged with oversight of the major renovation at LHS, and a variety of service improvement programs at this library. Given his focus on the needs of library users and interest in organizational models that promote library innovation, Jay’s presentation is sure to provide a fresh and exciting perspective on an increasingly important area of library administration. Jay will discuss when and why libraries benefit from project management. He will explain three change-driven project life cycles which contrast with traditional project management. In an effort to engage the realistic concerns of the audience, Jay invites GMR members share examples of current or past projects by September 12. Jay will combine examples to better illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Please register at: http://nnlm.gov/gmr/training/lakeeffects/

Household Products Database (HPD) UPDATE

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Household Products Database (HPD) now contains over 14,000 products. http://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/

 

The latest update includes a new product category “commercial/institutional”. Product manufacturers of the more than 300 products in this category use various descriptions,  including professional grade, professional use, hospital grade and more. Users can locate products using the new “commercial/institutional” link under “Browse by Category” on the HPD homepage or by entering the category/description terms (e.g. commercial, institutional, professional, hospital) as a Quick Search.

The Household Products Database links over 14,000 consumer brands to health effects from Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) provided by manufacturers and allows scientists and consumers to research products based on chemical ingredients. The database is designed to help answer the following typical questions:

  • What are the chemical ingredients and their percentage in specific brands?
  • Which products contain specific chemical ingredients?
  • Who manufactures a specific brand? How do I contact this manufacturer?
  • What are the acute and chronic effects of chemical ingredients in a specific brand?
  • What other information is available about chemicals in the toxicology-related databases of the National Library of Medicine?

Information in the Household Products Database is from a variety of publicly available sources including brand-specific labels and Material Safety Data Sheets when available from manufacturers and manufacturers’ web sites.

Webinars are recorded!

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Our webinars are recorded and posted on our website. On occasion some may not be posted if they do not have captioning. If you find yourself looking for a past webinar that is not listed on our website please ask the Coordinator here at the NN/LM NER for the link to access.

Our recorded webinars can found on our website on the Recorded Webinars page under the Training & Education section: http://nnlm.gov/ner/training/distancelearning.html

 

Stephanie Friree

Outreach and Technology Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region

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