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Outreach to Specific Populations listserv (newly created)

Monday, June 17th, 2013

LISTSERV ANNOUNCEMENT

http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/osplistserv.html

The U.S. National Library of Medicine-Outreach to Specific Populations listserv (NLM_OSP-L) provides health information professionals, librarians, advocates, health care professionals, students, and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement. This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services, and programs tailored to specific populations as well as connect with colleagues in the field and benefit from discussions that address best practices, challenges, and gaps associated with health information outreach to specific populations.

Information distributed through the OSP Listserv (NLM_OSP-L) may include:

  • Health information outreach programs and services tailored to specific populations (i.e. Students/Educators, Health Professionals, Minorities, Women, Seniors, etc.)
  • Information resources addressing health topics ranging from HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health to Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
  • Announcements of funding opportunities
  • National, state and/or local meetings and conferences
  • Information and technological resources for and about specific populations
  • Training opportunities
  • Best practices, trends, new ideas
  • Publications, articles, and research findings related to health information outreach

We encourage you to let others know about the OSP listserv, and to share its messages. Subscribe to NLM_OSP-L Listerv to learn more.
If there are problems submitting subscription information, please send an email to the list administrator at NLM_OSP-L-request@list.nih.gov.
Subscribers will receive an automated message from NLM_OSP-L followed by a welcome message from the listserv administrator with additional information about your subscription.

List Guidelines:

The OSP listserv is provided by the Outreach & Special Populations Branch, Division of Specialized Information Services, U.S. National Library of Medicine. It is monitored, but not moderated.
Health information outreach-related ideas, announcements, resources, questions and comments are encouraged.

  • Use descriptive subject lines.
  • Use “Reply All” only if a response is intended for everyone on the list.
  • Subscribers are expected to use professional language and submit appropriate, on-topic material.

To Post a Message

  • Use the address: NLM_OSP-L@list.nih.gov

To Search NLM_OSP-L@list.nih.gov Archives

  • The archives are available at https://list.nih.gov/archives/nlm_osp-l.html

To Change your Subscription Options

  • Change your subscription options at https://list.nih.gov/cgi-bin/wa.exe?SUBED1=NLM_OSP-L. Select and set up a password to change subscription options.

To Unsubscribe

  • Send an email to listserv@list.nih.gov with “SIGNOFF NLM_OSP-L” in the body of the message. Leave the subject line blank.

To Reach the List Administrator

  • Send an email to NLM_OSP-L-request@list.nih.gov.

Health Sciences Libraries article featured in the Maine Policy Review

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Congratulations to Susan Bloomfield, Deborah Clark, Dina McKelvy and Lucinda White on their excellent article, Health Sciences Libraries, featured in the Maine Policy Review. The article highlights ways health sciences libraries support clinicians, work with patients and consumers, keep administrators informed of changing industry trends, health care regulations and the latest research, and support technology including mobile devices and EMRs. Read the article at: http://bit.ly/10VzkmI.

Supporting Systematic Reviews CE

Monday, February 4th, 2013

NN/LM NER is sponsoring two continuing education classes for health sciences librarians to learn about supporting systematic reviews. The classes will be taught by Jan Glover, from Yale University and Karen Odato from Dartmouth. Classes will be held at the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. Classes are limited to 16 participants. Register on our training calendar.

Supporting Systematic Reviews: The Basics
Date: March 20, 2013
Time: 1 – 5 PM
Approved for 4 MLA CE units.

Have you been asked to participate in the development of a systematic review? Are you thinking about promoting this service to your clinician-research community? This workshop is designed for medical librarians who want an introduction to the systematic review process in general and the librarian’s role in that process in particular. Through informal discussion and hands-on, case-based learning, you will acquire these skills needed to support systematic reviews in your institution:

  • Identify the steps in the systematic review process.
  • Explore standards for systematic review development [e.g., Cochrane; IOM; PRISMA].
  • Identify the roles of the librarian within this process:
  • Select databases and other resources appropriate for the topic.
  • Utilize project management tools to keep track of search.
  • Strategies [e.g., concept tables] and citations [e.g., EndNote].
  • Draft the search methodology for publication.

Supporting Systematic Reviews: Beyond the Basics
Date: March 21, 2013
Time: 9 AM – 4 PM; with one hour lunch break
Approved for 6 MLA CE units.
Please note: Participants may attend the advanced workshop only if they have attended the basic workshop or permission is obtained from the instructors.

This workshop is an in-depth, hands-on simulation of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process. Given a research topic, participants will:

  • Identify databases/grey literature sources.
  • Formulate search strategies for multiple databases using both controlled vocabularies and textwords.
  • Evaluate and select study design hedges.
  • Execute search in PubMed.
  • Manage citations using EndNote.
  • Create global edits to track data.
  • Create user-defined fields for researcher reviewers.
  • Create folders/groups for included/excluded articles.
  • Write up search process for publication.

FEDLINK Librarians’ Roles Survey

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

The Library of Congress FEDLINK invites you to participate in a survey that explores the roles library and information science (LIS) professionals are undertaking to support clinical care. This survey will also ask you about the partnerships you have created and work within to support clinical care and its practitioners.

This is the first of three studies that the Library of Congress FEDLINK is conducting to learn about the ways LIS professionals are involved with health information. Future surveys will focus on LIS professionals who support public health and their contributions to reducing the cost of care and other cost efficiencies for their organizations.

We hope you will help us by completing this survey. It will take approximately 30-45 minutes of your time.

To complete the survey please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FEDLINKHITCC
The survey will be open until February 22, 2013.

The results will be used to promote the emerging roles LIS professionals have taken on. Additionally, we plan to use the findings to inform our education, training, and programming.

If you have any questions, you may contact Jamie Stevenson, at jstev@loc.gov or 202-707-4852.

Best regards,

Jamie

Jamie Stevenson, MPH
Principal Investigator
Library of Congress | FEDLINK

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