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National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region Office Closed for Thanksgiving

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The NN/LM, SE/A staff would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

The National Library of Medicine will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.  NLM will be open for business on Friday, November 28, 2014.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 28, 2014 in observance of Thanksgiving.

November issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the November issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research:

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Steps Toward a Healthier Life

Diabetes raises your risk for heart disease, blindness, amputations, and other serious issues. But the most common type of diabetes, called type 2 diabetes, can be prevented or delayed if you know what steps to take.

Read more about preventing type 2 diabetes.

 

 

 

Parkinson’s Disease Understanding a Complicated Condition

Parkinson’s disease can rob a person of the ability to do everyday tasks that many of us take for granted. There’s no cure, but treatment can help.

Read more about Parkinson’s disease.

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules:

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Request for Information (RFI) on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Resources for Teaching and Learning Biomedical Big Data Management and Data Science

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Submissions are due December 31, 2014

Request for Information (RFI) on the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative Resources for Teaching and Learning Biomedical Big Data Management and Data Science (Notice number NOT-LM-15-001)

http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-LM-15-001.html

An excerpt,

Some needed instructional resources for training in data management and data science are already available. Please identify resources and materials of interest with characteristics such as, but not limited to:

  • Graduate-level short courses, tutorials and workshops (online, in-person or hybrid) that are open to all;
  • Graduate-level online tutorials and modules;
  • Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs);
  • Curriculum plans or resources (including sample datasets or data management plans used in data management training;
  • Evaluation approaches for online data science or data management courses.

NIH is interested in collections (aggregations) of the above as well as individual topics. Materials for self-guided learning must be available online or for download in standard digital formats.

For each class or learning resource, please provide information that will help NIH identify and locate the resources, such as:

  • The name of the course or resource;
  • A URL for the online resource or a site that describes or offers the resource;
  • The sponsor of the resource, such as organization or instructor.

Additional information, is also welcome, including comments about the course or resource.

 

New Mobile Optimization for MedlinePlus Launched

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Today, MedlinePlus released new versions of the MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish. The mobile site URLs are http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol

Like the original versions of the mobile sites, the redesigned sites are optimized for mobile phones and tablets.  Unlike the original mobile sites that contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new sites have all of the content found on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español.  They also have an improved design for easier use on mobile devices.

The key features of the redesigned mobile sites are:

  • Access to all the content available on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español
  • Improved navigation using “Menu” and “Search” menus to access search and major areas of the sites
  • Enhanced page navigation with the ability to open and close sections within pages
  • Updated look and feel with a refreshed design

This new version of MedlinePlus Mobile is the first step in redesigning MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español to behave responsively.  Responsively designed Web sites automatically change their layouts to fit the screen of the device on which they are viewed, whether that is a desktop monitor or a mobile touchscreen.

In 2015, the MedlinePlus team will release a fully responsive version of MedlinePlus to provide a consistent user experience from the desktop, tablet, or phone. This will remove the need for a separate mobile site. Users will then have one destination for MedlinePlus (www.medlineplus.gov) when using any device.

Until then, try out this first offering of MedlinePlus’s responsive design on your smartphone at http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol.  Send us your feedback and comments about the new site via the Contact Us link that appears on every page.

NLM Associate Fellows Program Accepting Applications

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

• Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
• Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
• Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
• Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
• Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:
• A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($52,146 in 2014)
• Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
• Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2015. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 5, 2015. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

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