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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category

National Health Observances – September 2015

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of September. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2015 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Beyond the SEA: August 19, 2015 – Caring for You, Caring for Me: Outreach to Caregivers – an NN/LM SE/A Funded Project – Recording Available

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

The recording for this webinar is: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p8hjxw02w1y/

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2015, Noon to 1:00pm (EST)

Presenter: Karen Marshall, J.D., Founder and Executive Director, Kadamba Tree Foundation, Washington, DC.

Contact: For additional information or questions about this webinar, please contact Nancy Patterson, Community Outreach Coordinator at npatters@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

Summary: Karen Marshall of the Kadamba Tree Foundation will discuss her organization’s NN/LM SE/A funded project to expand an adaptation of the Rosalyn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s “Caring for You, Caring for Me” Education and Support Program for Family and Professional Caregivers (CYCM). Researchers have found that caregivers need to obtain information about various aspects of their caregiving roles as well as experience support and linkage with other caregivers. To meet these needs, Kadamba Tree has adapted CYCM’s skill building modules to also help caregivers become effective gate keepers of quality health information for their families. Ms. Marshall will discuss the program goals and Kadamba Tree’s partnerships with local community-based health and advocacy organizations to deliver the program.

Presenter Bio: Karen Marshall, J.D., Founder and Executive Director of the Kadamba Tree Foundation, a nonprofit located in Washington, DC offers education and support programs to family caregivers. She received her law degree from Duke University School of Law and is a former family caregiver. In addition to being a certified facilitator of the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving’s (RCI) evidence-informed “Caring for You, Caring for Me Program,” she is also a certified interventionist for RCI’s evidence-based Resources for Enhancing Alzheimer’s Caregivers Health (REACH) intervention.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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