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January 2018 Midday at the Oasis Webinar Recording Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-01-19 19:21

On January 17, NNLM PSR presented Social Workers in the Public Library, the Glendale Experience for the Midday at the Oasis monthly webinar. Featured speakers included Tiffany Barrios, Library Supervisor and Mary Leasure, Social Worker, at the Glendale Public Library in Glendale, California. The webinar session focused on a grant funded partnership between a local homeless service agency and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department to serve homeless patrons, with or without mental illness. You can view the webinar by visiting the Midday at the Oasis page or by clicking on the YouTube video player below.

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NNLM Webinar on February 14: “Preparing for the Worst – Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness”

PSR News - Fri, 2018-01-19 15:55

The NNLM South Central Region (SCR) is hosting the one-hour webinar, Preparing for the Worst: Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness, on Wednesday, February 14, at 8:00am PST. Registration is not required. The presentation will focus on surfacing and discussing some practical “best practices” when considering organizational preparedness and operational resilience. Key points during this brief include: capturing vulnerabilities, mitigation applied, knowing where your agency fits, the value of networking, communications and resource acquisition before and during disasters. The featured speaker will be Bill Icenogle, Director of Emergency Management at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, LA. He is credentialed as a Louisiana Emergency Management – “Professional” through the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA).

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SCR CONNECTions Webinar Series – Preparing for the Worst: Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness

SEA News - Fri, 2018-01-19 13:40

Title: Preparing for the Worst – Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness

Guest Speaker: Bill Icenogle, Director for Emergency Management, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: This presentation is focused on surfacing and discussing some practical “best practices” when considering organizational preparedness and operational resilience. Key points during this brief include; capturing vulnerabilities, mitigation applied, knowing where your agency fits, the value of networking, communications and resource acquisition before and during disasters.

Speaker Bio: Bill Icenogle is the Director for Emergency Management at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He received his BA in Disaster and Emergency Management from the American Military University and is a retired military officer/veteran of 25 years. He is credentialed as a Louisiana Emergency Management – “Professional” through the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA). Upon his retirement in 2005 from military active duty, he worked for the Governor’s Office for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for 5 years as the Section Chief for Regional Support, working with the states 64 Parish Emergency Managers during a variety of disasters. In 2011 he assumed the position of the state’s “Lead” as Emergency Support Function – 3 (Public Works and Engineering) at Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). He assumed his current position at Woman’s Hospital January 2017 and is responsible for Emergency Management, Security and Safety. He has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery applications before and during a host of both large and small disaster events.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-01-19 10:53

See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions!

Spotlight

All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day preconference in conjunction with PLA 2018 in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Details.

Promoting Healthy Communities: as part of our joint consumer health initiative with the Public Library Association, we are encouraging network members to submit a brief write-up about their health and wellness programs to ALA’s Programming Librarian website, so that others may benefit from your success! Learn more about this opportunity.

OpenI and MedPix: free clinical education resources from NLM – NTO News

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

New Educational Materials: did you know that NNLM Network Members can order educational and print materials for free? The Middle Atlantic Region is proud to announce two new options on our online order form:

  • Clinical eCompanion brochure: share information with your health professional colleagues about Clinical eCompanion, a free search engine for healthcare providers!
  • Health Hotlines book: help your patrons make contact with health-related information centers using this handy guide that contains toll-free numbers from the National Library of Medicine’s Health Hotlines Database.

NOTE: MAR provides free materials for NNLM Members in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. If you are located in another part of the United States, find your region to view materials that are available to you.

NLM/NIH News

The annual issue of NIH MedlinePlus Salud magazine is now available online and in print. Salud, which means health in Spanish, is a free magazine of NIH and the Friends of the National Library of Medicine. Salud brings accurate and timely information in Spanish and English on health topics to patients and helps explain how NIH turns “discovery into health.” Subscribe to Salud today. It’s free!

Burn Away the Old, Make Room for the New?NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Focus on: Health LiteracyNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Unraveling the Biocircuitry of ObesityNIH Director’s Blog

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well- Drawn!Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus Health Topics: Low Cholesterol Diet, How to Lower Cholesterol, and Cholesterol Medicines

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

Chickasaw Nation Tackles the Opioid Epidemic – January 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.

Space is limited! Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 29-May 18, 2018 – Join NTO for this exciting 25 MLA CE credit opportunity! This 16-week, self-paced introduction to bioinformatics was designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services, and for those who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve this patrons. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. Synthesis activities conclude the course with actual reference questions from the NCBI and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

NNLM Resource Picks: Genetics Home Reference – January 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SEA for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring resources from the National Library of Medicine. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. Browse the GHR website before the session and come ready with questions!

Space is limited! Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 5-March 30, 2018 – This semi self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

Learning to Liaise with Health Professions – February 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Health professions programs are growing rapidly and in numerous disciplines, each with their own distinct standards and cultures of practice. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will explore various health professions and educational environments, such as community colleges, hospitals, universities, and more. Next, the course will focus on how educational standards for health professions inform library instruction, research support, and collection services. The instructors will share best practices for working with health professions from the literature and personal experience; participants will also be able to provide feedback and share their experiences.

Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response – February 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Michal Linder Zarankin, PhD, adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech, will discuss managers’ perceptions of how their public service organizations can support their communities in disaster response. For this webinar, she will focus on public libraries. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE.

In-person opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – February 12, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this in-person class at Lincoln University (PA) will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information. Participants are eligible for 3 MLA CE.

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed – February 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join NLM for this introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. Participants will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world.

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 – March 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. Join MAR for this webinar that will help participants gain a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBT community. This class will examine the benefits of LGBT-focused cultural competency for the health care team, identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBT collections and reference materials, offer ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBT community, and identify inter-professional opportunities for librarians.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Subject Librarian for Biology and Psychology, SUNY Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, NY

From Hype to Reality: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Can Transform Health and Healthcare – AHRQ Views

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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WISER 5.1 Released

MCR News - Fri, 2018-01-19 10:43

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion listserv:

WISER 5.1 is now available on all platforms! Take a quick look at what’s included in this release.

Tutorial Videos

Check out WISER’s new series of YouTube videos. These videos introduce WISER’s functionality, walk through a known substance scenario, and explore WISER’s protective distance mapping feature in detail. Take a look!

Coming Soon : WebWISER enhancements and WISER 5.2, which adds three toxic syndromes (toxidromes) and related content to CHEMM’s Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST) to all WISER platforms.   [jh]

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 19, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-01-19 08:30

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: January 22- 26

Webinars: January 29-February 2

Webinars: February 5-9

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

 

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WISER 5.1 Now Available!

PSR News - Thu, 2018-01-18 18:57

WISER 5.1 is now available on all platforms! The following new features are included in this release:

  • CHEMM (“CHEMM 2.0”) has extensive new and updated content, e.g., guidance and reference materials.
  • New Acute Exposure Guideline Levels for airborne chemicals (AEGL) data from the EPA.
  • Data updates based on the latest Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB) content.
  • Android: Upgrades for KitKat. OS 4.4 is now required. Protective distance “point into the wind” feature added for devices with a compass.
  • Windows: Completely new installer. Leverages new features of .NET. Version 4.6.1 is now required.
  • Fixes to Emergency Response Guide UN searches (duplicates now displayed) across all platforms.
  • Many smaller updates and bug fixes.

Also, check out WISER’s new series of YouTube videos. These videos introduce WISER’s functionality, walk through a known substance scenario, and explore WISER’s protective distance mapping feature in detail. WebWISER enhancements and WISER version 5.2 coming soon!

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Genetics Home Reference webinar – Jan 31st

MCR News - Thu, 2018-01-18 15:49

Join us for the January NNLM Resource Picks Webinar!

TitleGenetics Home Reference

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH, from the National Library of Medicine

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31st  at 12 PM PT/ 1 PM MT/ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET

Summary: Join us for an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference (GHR) presented by Stephanie Morrison, MPH.

Stephanie is the Team Coordinator for GHR at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) so you’ll be in good hands. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. Feel free to peruse it before the webinar and come with questions: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Register: To register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/genetics-home-reference/7766

Continuing Education: 1 MLA CE credit is available for those who register and complete the evaluation form!

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NNLM Resource Picks Webinar: Genetics Home Reference – January 31, 3 PM ET

SEA News - Thu, 2018-01-18 14:46

Title: Genetics Home Reference

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH, from the National Library of Medicine

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31st  at 12 PM PT/ 1 PM MT/ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET

Summary: Join us for an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference (GHR) presented by Stephanie Morrison, MPH.

Stephanie is the Team Coordinator for GHR at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) so you’ll be in good hands. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. Feel free to peruse it before the webinar and come with questions: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Register: To register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/genetics-home-reference/7766

Continuing Education: 1 MLA CE credit is available for those who register and complete the evaluation form!

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Human Trafficking Awareness Month

SCR News - Thu, 2018-01-18 10:12

“Photo” by Ian Dooley via Unsplash, July 31, 2017, CCO.

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Human trafficking is defined by the Department of Homeland Security as, “modern-day slavery and involves the use of force, fraud, or coercion to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act.”  2015 (most recent date) statistics from the FBI show that in Texas alone there were 285 offenses and those were just the offenses law enforcement identified.

A common tactic that human traffickers use is isolation of the victim.  They strive to keep victims from having contact with friends, family, law enforcement, social workers, etc.  The one point of contact that a victim may have access to is a healthcare professional.  For this reason, it is essential that healthcare professionals know what to look for and what they can do to help.

The National Human Trafficking Resource Center offers a comprehensive list of screening questions that healthcare providers can utilize.  It is also advisable to try to speak to the patient one on one as they might be hesitant or unable to answer questions in front of other people.  If a patient screens positive for human trafficking or you suspect they may be a victim, there are plenty of resources available at the state and national level.  The National Human Trafficking Hotline offers a comprehensive list of service providers that can be contacted to assist a human trafficking victim.

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NLM Webinar: Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed

SEA News - Thu, 2018-01-18 09:39

Want to do more with PubMed?

Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?

Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 1pm EST for a one-hour introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Date and time: Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

To register or for more information go to: https://goo.gl/qZhtjf

Questions? Contact us at https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact

Already know the basics of APIs, and ready to put E-utilities to use? Our hands-on Insider’s Guide course, “EDirect for PubMed”, starts March 5. For registration and more information, go to: https://goo.gl/k32mqP

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Imagine a World…

PNR News - Thu, 2018-01-18 04:00

…where every librarian added one more reference to Wikipedia!  That’s the call to action for the #1Lib1Ref, an annual campaign from Wikipedia.  It runs from January 15 through February 3 this year, and participating is easy!  You just find a Wikipedia article that needs a citation, find a reliable source to support it, add the citation in Wikipedia style, and then use the hashtag in the article and on social media to share your part in improving the quality of this resource that we all use at one time or another (right??).

Want to know more about this great way of contributing your expertise?  Check out the WebJunction webinar, “Citations Needed: Build Your Wikipedia Skills While Building the World’s Encyclopedia”, which is available for free on their site.

And, if you are a National Library of Medicine (NLM) geek, which of course we are here in the PNR, check out this report of a visit from Wikipedia to the NLM and National Institutes of Health!   As part of WikiProject Medicine, the meeting of the world’s largest encyclopedia (Wikipedia) and the world’s largest medical library (NLM) included discussions, tours, and hugely popular edit-a-thons.  Some of the results of the meeting of the titans can be found both in Wikipedia and in the glossary for PubMed Health.

Try it—a little expertise goes a long way!

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Resources Addressing Radiation Emergencies

PSR News - Wed, 2018-01-17 18:55

The false alert sent to everyone in Hawaii this past Saturday caused panic and alarm. Now that it is clear there is no immediate threat, this unfortunate incident can serve as a reminder to prepare for all types of hazards and emergencies. Do you know what to do in the case of a radiation emergency? The CDC created a webpage with a simple, clear public message for what to do after a nuclear detonation. Also available is the CDC infographic, Nuclear Weapon.

NLM’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) resource gives healthcare providers guidance on diagnosis and treatment during radiation emergencies. It also provides:

In addition, Module 5 of the NLM Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) course focuses on REMM. The course as a whole provides a comprehensive background on all CBRNE threats. A Disaster Lit® search finds numerous freely available documents and resources on preparing for and responding to radiation emergencies.

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Apply for a Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Award!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:24

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day will mark its fifth anniversary on Saturday, May 5! You can help protect your community from wildfire by applying for a $500 Wildfire Community Preparedness Day grant through the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) by March 2. NFPA welcomes applications for one of 150 funding awards for $500 to work on a community wildfire hazard mitigation project. Develop a plan now to work with partners and identify wildfire risks in your community. NFPA’s Firewise USA site has resources you can use to understand your risk. To view past projects, visit the Success Stories, including one occurring in San Diego County in 2016.

A free webinar will be held on Thursday, January 18, 11:30am-12:30pm PST, Completing a Successful Wildfire Community Preparedness Day Funding Application. The featured presenter will be Faith Berry, NFPA Associate Project Manager, Wildland Fire Protection. Anyone in the United States and the US territories can apply, including school groups, youth groups, church groups, fire departments, and residents in areas across the United States that are at risk from wildfire.

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Submit Your Ideas on Research Priorities for the NIH All of Us Research Program by February 9!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-01-17 14:54

The NIH All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide, who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health and disease. Their findings may lead to more individualized health care approaches in the future.

In preparation for the All of Us Research Priorities Workshop, which will be held on March 21–23 in Bethesda, MD, program planners are seeking input of your ideas for research questions that the All of Us Research Program could help answer, through a tool known as a “use case.” The information provided will be used to identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol. The deadline for submitting a use case for the All of Us Research Priorities Workshop is February 9.

For further details, visit the workshop announcement.

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PLA Preconference! Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community

MAR News - Wed, 2018-01-17 07:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day session in conjunction with the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put your new expertise to work.

This preconference is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and NNLM designed to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services. The free PLA on-demand webinar, “Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries,” provides an excellent background and introduction to issues that will be covered in greater depth at this preconference.

Date: March 20, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 5 PM ET

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Gain increased confidence in providing English/Spanish health reference; teaching users how to recognize the elements of trustworthy materials and the warning signs of dubious health information; and selecting authoritative health information appropriate for diverse users.
  2. Evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats and apply criteria for collection development of consumer health materials.
  3. Be able to plan health-related programming and events that will appeal to your community.

Bonus: Public librarians who take the class will receive a certificate for level one Consumer Health Information Specialization through the Medical Library Association at no cost, sponsored by NNLM!

Presenters

Bobbi Newman, Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine GMR , Iowa City , IA

Bobbi Newman is a librarian, writer, and an international speaker. She is a Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine where she helps public libraries meet the health information needs of their communities. She is the author of the award-winning blog, Librarian by Day and in 2011 was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She has served on national initiatives from ALA, LITA, OITP, Pew, and NISO.

Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region , Worcester , MA

Margot Malachowski, MLS, AHIP teaches librarians, educators and community organizations about the resources available through the National Library of Medicine. Prior to coming to NNLM, Margot worked for 12 years in public libraries and 8 years in a hospital library. She has written articles and book chapters on hospitals collaborating with public libraries, libraries and the Affordable Care Act, and searching for integrative medicine information.

Carolyn Martin, Consumer Health Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region , Seattle , WA

Carolyn Martin, MLA, AHIP is the Consumer Health Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region. She previously worked as a hospital librarian in two major hospital systems in Indianapolis for over 20 years. Carolyn seeks to connect public libraries and other community organizations with the freely available resources of the National Library of Medicine as they work to assist in the needs of the underserved populations in their communities

Monique Mason, Manager, Science & Technology Division
Akron-Summit County Public Library , Akron , OH

Monique Mason, AHIP, is the manager of the Science & Technology Division at the Akron (Ohio)-Summit County Public Library. She has been overseeing the library’s consumer health collection and providing health information to public library users since 2008.

Costs
  • This preconference requires a separate registration.
  • $325 PLA/PaLA Personal Members, $380 ALA Personal Members, $445 Nonmembers.
  • All full day preconferences include lunch.

It’s not too late to register for this preconference even if you’ve already registered for the conference. Just login to your existing registration, or contact Experient at pla@experient-inc.com or 800-424-5249 (U.S. and Canada)/847-996-5829 (all other countries), to add additional events. Experient representatives are available Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Eastern.

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NLM Launches a New Traveling Exhibition, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!”

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2018-01-16 19:15
Drawing of a woman covering her eyes with her hand as she hears on the phone there is an abnormality

The National Library of Medicine has announced the new traveling banner exhibition, Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!, made available free of charge to cultural institutions across the country beginning January 30. An online adaptation of the exhibit will be available worldwide, also on January 30. The online adaptation of Graphic Medicine includes an Education component featuring a K-12 lesson plan and a university module. The traveling exhibition of Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! will be visiting 50 sites across the country over the next four years. Visit the Traveling Exhibition Services website to see the tour itinerary and find this exhibition near you.

Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn! explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional power of these illness narratives and the clinical data they often involve. As a way of understanding illness and health care, these stories can be essential to effective treatment, healing, and understanding. Artist, educator, and New York Times bestselling author Ellen Forney guest curated the exhibition, which acknowledges and celebrates the NLM’s newly-acquired collection of graphic medicine publications.

Public Program on March 1

Complementing Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well Drawn!, NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD will host a Conversation about Graphic Medicine, a special public program which will address the place of graphic medicine within medical literature and the landscape of personal health communication in the 21st century. Dr. Brennan will be in conversation with the project’s guest curator, Ms. Forney; Dr. Michael Green, a physician, bioethicist, and professor in the Departments of Humanities and Internal Medicine at Penn State University where he cares for patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research in bioethics, and has co-authored articles and publications about Graphic Medicine; and MK Czerwiec, a nurse, Artist-in-Residence at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine who uses comics to reflect on the complexities of illness and caregiving, a senior fellow at the George Washington School of Nursing Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement, co-manager of GraphicMedicine.org and author of Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. This public program will be held on Thursday, March 1, from 11:00am to 12:30pm in the NLM’s Lister Hill Center Auditorium. It will be available to the world via NIH VideoCasting.

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NLM Announces Participants in Biomedical Health Research Data Management Program

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2018-01-16 17:09

The National Library of Medicine has announced the list of participants in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)-created program, Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians. The program began January 8, introducing librarians to data issues and policies, with the goal of implementing or enhancing data services at their institution. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

The program offers an 8-week online class, mentoring by a data librarian, and completion of a capstone project at the end of the course. The experience culminates in a summit at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD, on April 10-11. NLM Director Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, said, “We need data-sophisticated librarians who can assist the research process, the enterprise, in developing the resources and data services around them. The Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians program will offer the kind of training that will develop librarians’ skills and develop practical and actionable data services at their own institutions.”

Program participants from NNLM PSR include Lynn Kysh, University of Southern California; Andrea Lynch, City of Hope; and Linda Murphy, University of California, Irvine. The program was developed and is led by Jessi Van Der Volgen (Assistant Director of NNLM Training Organization) and Shirley Zhao (Data Science Librarian of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah), and is supported by co-teachers, reviewers, and mentors from libraries across the country: Marisa Conte, Anna Dabrowski, Christopher Eaker, Lisa Federer, Jen Ferguson, Jessica Gallinger, Patricia Gogniat, Tina Griffin, Margaret Henderson, Amy Koshoffer, Wladimir Labeikovsky, Tobin Magle, Sara Mannheimer, Hannah Norton, Peter Oxley, Zac Painter, Kevin Read, Franklin Sayre, Yasmeen Shorish, Vicky Steeves, Alisa Surkis, Jamie Wittenberg, and Mary Zide.

The NNLM Research Data Management Working Group will also participate in the summit and continue to serve as a resource for health sciences librarians and information professionals interested in improving their data management skills. The program complements the ongoing efforts of the NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery which serves as a resource in fostering learning and collaboration in data science to support sharing, curating, and annotating biomedical data. A complete list of program participants is available on the NLM web site.

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DataFlash: You Spoke and We Listened!

PNR News - Tue, 2018-01-16 14:57

Happy New Year from your data gurus, Annie and Ann!   And welcome to the first post in our new blog series, DataFlash!   We both monitor a wide range of listservs, social media accounts, news sites and other troves of data information, and we’ll be sharing what we come across, biweekly.

As a starting place, remember that survey we did last year, asking for your ideas about what the NNLM-PNR should be doing to help with your data needs? (The one with the fabulous NLM tape measure prizes?)  We completed the analysis and presented the findings to our Executive Committee last November (as well as sending out the tape measures), and now we’re ready to release it to you!   Here it is!

Briefly, here’s what you told us:

–You want training in data literacy and how to help patrons/users with data

–You want us to help with developing and sustaining collaborations

–You want us to provide specific assistance with things like how to help researchers with workflow, and by creating templates to help with assessing and managing data

–You’d also like training opportunities around informatics

We’re planning several trainings already around research data management, and will be working towards offering more on the other topics you’re interested in.  And we’ll be contacting the folks who generously gave us their email addresses and said they’d be happy to chat further.    Watch this space for further developments, and please feel free to reach out if there are any ways we can help, if you need a consultation, have an idea for a training, or whatever!  And deepest thanks to everyone who participated in the survey—it’s great for us to have this information!

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Webinar: Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response

MAR News - Tue, 2018-01-16 13:17

Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this exciting opportunity in February! The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In this webinar, Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response, she will discuss managers’ perceptions of their organization’s role in natural disasters affecting their community. NLM Disaster Information Specialist webinars are open to all and can be attended in person, online, or by telephone.

Date: February 8, 2018 at 1:30pm ET

To join the webinar:

Audio conference information:

When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. The “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option is recommended.

If you cannot use the VOIP option:

  • Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.
  • Or Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code.
    • Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
    • List of global call-in numbers
    • Access code: 626 289 718
    • If asked for your Attendee ID Number, and you do not see one onscreen, just hit # on your phone to be connected.

 

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