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Archive for June, 2012

New Issues of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine and NIH News in Health Now Available!

Illustration of 2 kids playing on the monkey bars.New issues of NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine and NIH News in Health are now available online! NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine, is the free, trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information at MedlinePlus.gov. Published four times a year, the magazine showcases the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) latest medical research and healthcare information. The Spring 2012 issue features:

  • Go4Life Fitness Campaign
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Hope Through Research
  • Breaking Bad Habits: Why It’s So Hard to Change
  • Research Results in the News: A Users Guide
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Controlling Seasonal Allergies

NIH News in Health is the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. The June 2012 edition features:

  • It’s a Kid’s Job: Playing Helps Kids Learn and Grow
  • Catching a Cold When It’s Warm: What’s the Deal with Summertime Sniffles?
  • Skip the Test Before Incontinence Surgery?
  • Bilingual Effects in the Brain
  • Featured Website: National Kidney Disease Education Program

NN/LM Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog

Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) is a national NN/LM blog focusing on health information issues related to the community, especially underserved communities. The blog features health information resources, webinars, and funding opportunities that may be of interest to community-based organizations, health, allied health, and public health professionals, and librarians serving minority or underserved populations. Lori Tagawa, NN/LM PSR Community Outreach Coordinator, will begin contributing to the BHIC blog in June 2012. In addition to NN/LM PSR’s Latitudes and NewsBits, I encourage you to check out Bringing Health Information to the Community and other NN/LM blogs!

Consumer Health Online Class to be Offered Starting June 27!

Build your competencies in the necessary skills and knowledge required for all health-related services by attending this online course! The popular Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services online class will be taught from June 27 through July 27th.  If you are interested in receiving MLA Level I CHIS (Consumer Health Information Specialization), this is the class for you!

For details, see the course page at http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=377.

This online course defines the core competencies of providing consumer health information services and then provides the tools and activities for participants to build the essential skills and knowledge needed to attain those competencies.  Throughout the four weeks, the class provides a comprehensive exposure to consumer health resources and services to meet the needs of diverse populations and improve the health literacy of entire communities.

Assignments in the class are designed to provide ‘real-world’ activities that are directly relevant in the workplace. The course is approved for 12 Medical Library Association CE units, in addition to attaining Level I CHIS.  Because of the comprehensive nature of this class, you can expect to spend approximately 3 to 4 hours per week for independent classwork.

Register now at http://nnlm.gov/psr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1723.

Teaching with Technology Online Class in July

The Teaching with Technology: Tips, Techniques and Tools online class will be taught starting  July 23rd!

More information is highlighted on the NTC Blog at http://nnlm.gov/ntc/2012/06/05/join-us-for-an-online-class-teaching-with-technology/

In this class, you will learn about using technology tools for teaching distance learning courses. We will discuss options and best practices for asynchronous and synchronous distance classes, as well as “blended” classes that offer both in-person and online options. Adult learning principles will be reviewed. We will examine and discuss examples of software and website tools in teaching.

To register, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=453.

Please be sure you have the time to devote to this class, approximately 2 hours per week for independent classwork. With online classes, our experience indicates that many people have unrealistic expectations of their time management!