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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category

Call for Applications: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2015-2016

Friday, June 26th, 2015

The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, which focuses on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries, is accepting applications through July 20, 2015.

Fellows will have the opportunity to experience another library environment and to work closely with a mentor and collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. The multi-faceted program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community. Candidates with a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries and with leadership experience in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings are encouraged to apply.

Sixty-seven fellows and fifty-seven different mentors have participated in the program since its beginning. To date, twenty-seven of sixty-one graduate fellows have received director appointments. Overall, 75% of fellow graduates have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

Download the program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carol_jenkins@unc.edu.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – July 16 – Creating Partnerships with Community Colleges: an NN/LM SE/A Funded Project – Recording Available

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

The recording for this webinar is: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p8wsnt2q9vw/

Date/Time: Thursday, July 16, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Brenda Linares, MLIS, AHIP, Outreach Liaison Librarian and Coordinator of the Graduate Assistants, Rachel Hinrichs, MS, Research Assistant, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator at ssnowcro@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: Brenda Linares and Rachel Hinrichs of UNC, Chapel Hill will discuss their NN/LM SE/A funded project to collaborate with librarians, students, faculty, and staff at Community Colleges due to the role they play in training and development of allied health professionals. Based on survey results indicating that 86% of students reported that they learn better with hands-on activities and tutorials, UNC developed interactive training modules on health resources. They will share their methodology and lessons learned from this successful partnership.

Presenter Bio: Brenda Linares, MLIS, AHIP; Outreach Librarian and Coordinator of User Services Graduate Assistants at the Health Sciences Library at UNC Chapel Hill. Prior to that she was the Head of Library Outreach and Community Engagement, at the Louis Calder Memorial Library at the University of Miami, and former NLM Associate Fellow. She received her Master’s in Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Bachelors in Finance from California State University, Northridge ( CSUN).

Presenter Bio: Rachel Hinrichs, MS; Research Assistant at the Health Sciences Library at UNC Chapel Hill. She received a Master’s of Science in nutrition from Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, and is currently working on her Master’s in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call you, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

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Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Written by Sheila Snow-Croft, Public Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region. Contact Sheila at ssnowcro@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

In light of the recent, tragic events in Charleston, and after discovering one of the victims worked for the Charleston Regional Public Library, we want to remind everyone about these resources for communities dealing with disasters.

The Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), a part of the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Specialized Information Services (SIS), has a Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health that might also be of assistance.  It is a database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents, and a quick search using “coping,” provides these results while one for “mass violence” yields the following results.

Preparing with information for the worst of circumstances may help us all help each other.

SEAside Webinar: July 08, 2015, 12:00 PM (EST) NN/LM SE/A Assessment Report

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 08, 2015, 12 PM EST

Presenter: Andrew Youngkin, MLS, AHIP, Outreach/Assessment Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A) Region.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: In early 2015, NN/LM SE/A staff conducted a series of assessments to evaluate the success of existing programs in preparation of the Cooperative Agreement for Regional Medical Libraries 2016-2021. Andrew Youngkin, NN/LM SE/A Outreach/Assessment Coordinator, will present the results of the assessment activities conducted. Comprised of 4 short surveys, 3 open discussion forums, and 6 SE/A advisory group guided discussions, the NN/LM SE/A 2015 Assessment provides feedback, suggestions, and comments on SE/A training/education, exhibits, funding, and communication of the current 2011-2016 contract period.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

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Beyond the SEA Webinar – June 17 – Altmetrics

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Note: To access the Recording or PowerPoint presentation, please contact the NN/LM SE/A office.

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 17, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST) –

Presenter: Tara Brigham, MLIS, Medical Research Librarian, Winn Dixie Foundation Medical Library, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Andrew Youngkin, Outreach/Evaluation Coordinator at ayoungki@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: Altmetrics, or alternative metrics, are forging a new way to capture the impact of not only articles, but also scholarly or research ”products” by tracking them when they are mentioned online, such as in blogs or social media platforms. While altmetrics have a lot of potential, there are also some limitations preventing their full acceptance alongside traditional citation metrics. In the presentation, we will review the basics of altmetrics and altmetric tools, discuss some possible concerns with this new metric, and explore various applications in libraries.

Presenter Bio: Tara Brigham graduated from the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science and History. In 2007, she earned a MLIS from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time in graduate school, she explored the specialties of medicine and law by taking part in a practicum at the Ebling Health Sciences Library and an independent study at the UW-Madison Law School Library. In 2009, she decided to give up the snowy winters of Minnesota and headed south to Florida, where a year later she became the Librarian and Supervisor of the Winn-Dixie Foundation Medical Library at the Mayo Clinic in Florida. Currently she is also the Secretary of the Florida Health Sciences Association.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

Go to this URL: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/

  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call your phone, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

Last updated on Friday, 22 November, 2013

Funded by the National Library of Medicine under contract HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland