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NLM Welcomes Applications to the Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2021

PSR News - Mon, 2020-02-24 18:19

The National Library of Medicine has announced the opening of the application period for the 2021 Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, supporting research onsite at the NLM in its historical collections. The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support onsite research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine, which span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe. The collections also include the Michael E. DeBakey papers, representing the diverse areas in which Dr. DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy, along with the papers of many other luminaries in science and medicine.

Anyone over the age of eighteen, of any academic discipline and status, who has not previously received this Fellowship may apply. Non-U.S. citizens may apply. Group applications should be submitted under the name of a single principal researcher. To apply for the Fellowship, visit the online application portal. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES), via the online application portal, by midnight EDT, September 25, 2020. Selected fellows will be notified and awards will be announced in December.

Categories: PSR, RML Blogs

Reaching the Arizona Public Health Workforce

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-02-24 17:51
four women posing for a picture with a cactus and native plants behind them

Jean McClelland, Program Director for Community Based Health Information Resources, Health Promotion Sciences Department, The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; Emily Waldron; Julie Botnick; and Julia Flannery outside the Pima County Health Department.

Did you know that the National Network of Libraries of Medicine serves the public health workforce?

In February 2020, Julie Botnick, Education & Outreach Librarian at NNLM PSR, embarked on a multi-day road trip around beautiful southern Arizona to conduct classes for public health departments across the region. With an invitation and extensive organizational support from Emily Waldron, Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator at the University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Julie visited the Pima County Health Department in Tucson; Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales; and Cochise Health and Social Services in Bisbee.

The 90-minute trainings consisted of an introduction to NNLM, NNLM PSR, and how NNLM supports the public health workforce; a “jigsaw” activity using their Community Health Needs Assessment; an overview of the evidence-based public health framework, including the three domains of influence, the hierarchy of evidence, and working in groups to formulate a research question using the PICO (Problem/Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcome) framework; and accessing reliable scholarly materials produced and distributed by the National Library of Medicine, specifically around the topic of mental health, such as MedlinePlus for consumer health information in multiple languages and PubMed Central, a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature .

two women in front of a timeline of public health services in Nogales

Emily Waldron and Patty B. Molina in front of the timeline of public health services in Nogales.

If your public health organization would like to receive the benefits of being NNLM members, including opportunities to apply for funding awards, access to free informational materials, and training opportunities, apply today to join NNLM!

Thanks go to the hosts at the public health departments, Julia Flannery, Organizational Development Program Manager, Pima County Health Department; Patty B. Molina, Senior Director, Community Health Services, Mariposa Community Health Center; and Rachel Butterworth, Accreditation Coordinator, and Carrie Langley, Director, both of Cochise Health and Social Services.

Categories: PSR, RML Blogs

NNLM at the Public Libraries Association Conference

MAR News - Mon, 2020-02-24 12:31

MAR is heading to PLA Nashville this week! If you are attending the conference, stop by the NLM exhibit booth #1907 to meet us, join us for a Health in Libraries Social Hour, or attend a free workshop with our colleagues at the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network.

Engaging with the Community: Learning and Applying the Essentials of Cultural Humility to Improve Health Information Outreach – February 25, 1:30-5:00 PM – Collaborate with colleagues to learn more about serving underserved communities in a culturally humble and inclusive manner. Learn about trusted health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and how you can partner with NNLM to support the All of Us Research Program. This program is free for NNLM Members – please register to attend.

Health in Libraries Social Hour – February 26, 5:30-7:30 PM – Want to connect with other conference attendees doing health work in their libraries? Nashville Public Library and NNLM-SEA will host a casual meet-up at Frothy Monkey, in Downtown Nashville. Look for us upstairs in the café area. The company is free, but you’ll have to buy your own food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there!

StoryCorps: Tools to Amplify Diverse Voices in Your Community – February 27, 2:00-3:00 PM – In this session, expert presenters from StoryCorps will highlight resources to support community engagement at your library through storytelling. You’ll learn about good story collection methods, walk away with ideas for low-cost ways to record and archive the voices of your community, and hear how other libraries have used these tools to preserve underrepresented voices in their communities.

Celebrating Libraries in Communities Through Stories – February 28, 2:15-3:15 PM – Libraries are constantly evolving — from information providers into critical centers of learning, community engagement, and access to information. In this session, StoryCorps will inspire you with stories from their archive highlighting the role of public libraries in the community. You’ll walk away with tips and examples on how to use community listening events in your public engagement work, including specific information on how to use the StoryCorps model for collecting and sharing stories.

MAR at the NLM Exhibit booth:

  • February 27, 3:00-5:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol and Tess Wilson
  • February 28, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol
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Bridging the Digital Divide in Public Housing Communities

MAR News - Mon, 2020-02-24 07:00
Tess Wilson

Tess Wilson

At the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), much of the health literacy outreach we conduct revolves around digital resources. Increasing access to reliable health information is at the core of our organizational mission, and this includes navigating resources on various websites, using mobile apps, and much more. But what about individuals with limited experience using computers? What about those of us whose only internet access is at the public library? What about members of marginalized communities who are too often left out of these conversations? How can we ensure everyone’s needs are met in our ever-expanding digital world? It is increasingly clear that digital literacy is an essential stepping-stone on the path to health literacy.

With the support of NNLM MAR funding and a partnership with Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) is addressing this issue by meeting their residents at the intersection of digital literacy and health literacy. This project, “Connecting and Improving Digital Literacy & Health Literacy Outcomes in Public Housing,” is a collaborative effort that integrates NLM resources and other reliable health information into the Authority’s existing programming.

Mobile Computing Lab Jordan Owens, Computer Program Assistant, stands with an HACP resident who is typing on an open laptop.

Jordan Owens, Computer Program Assistant, works with a resident. | Photo Credit: Nathan Williams, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Because the HACP hosts over 20,000 residents throughout more than 2,700 public housing units in Pittsburgh, outreach is a familiar and necessary aspect of serving these communities. Since housing units are spread across the city, not every instance of programming can reach them all, and some projects are located onsite in only one particular unit. In an effort to reach as many residents as possible, the HACP must think creatively when developing outreach efforts. One such creative solution is the Mobile Computing Lab. As part of the Computer Education and Training Program—which offers computer, printing, and internet access to residents in their buildings—the mobile lab increases the scope of this outreach to include the HACP’s senior citizen and high-rise communities. Staffed by information technology staff and serving eight to ten residents per session, the lab is equipped with laptops, hotspots, and printers.

Connecting Digital Literacy and Health Literacy

Once the HACP recognized the potential of the Mobile Computing Lab as a natural crossroad of digital literacy and health literacy, they applied for NNLM MAR funding to supplement this work with resources and trainings. With support from NNLM MAR and the All of Us Research Program, the HACP was able to expand the program’s capacity in the following ways:

  • A part-time technology services intern was promoted to a full-time Computer Program Assistant position, increasing the availability of staff for one-on-one learning sessions.
  • Technology was purchased as a way to reach more residents with each visit, and to ensure the devices and software used for teaching purposes are current and relevant.
  • HACP staff attended workshops hosted by NNLM MAR staff to gain familiarity with NLM/NIH resources and find ways to integrate them into mobile lab services.

These developments have given the HACP an opportunity to reach more members of vulnerable populations—including senior citizens, immigrants, and refugees—and to make sure every public housing resident has not just access to, but awareness of, reliable health information.

“Connecting with HACP residents has been a pleasure of mine. Every day we have class centered on digital literacy to help our residents become self-sufficient by adding these skills to their everyday lifestyle. Residents were also introduced to MedlinePlus. This resource gives health information to senior residents who were the most interested in this because of the factual information provided on the website; other residents loved the healthy recipes provided. Overall, connecting and improving digital and health literacy in public housing has been a great experience.” – Jordan Owens, Computer Program Assistant

Jordan Owens, Computer Program Assistant, stands with an HACP resident who is sitting in front of an open laptop.

Photo Credit: Nathan Williams, Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

“Connecting and Improving Digital and Health literacy in public housing has been really effective since partnering with NNLM [MAR]. The resources they’ve provided have helped our educators expand our curriculum and increased our knowledge in the field of health literacy. Our mobile computer lab has assisted in spreading the word and educating residents to become both digitally and health literate. Giving residents the resources and equipment to succeed digitally in this new age is very important, while also increasing their individual, family and community health literacy. It has been a pleasure to implement the health literacy program into our curriculum. Residents who have attended our classes have received T-Mobile tablets (after proving they were digitally literate) that are loaded with resources such as: MedlinePlus, links to job websites, and a link to the Department of Human Services.” – Byron Wright, Computer Program Supervisor

I have had the pleasure of working with HACP staff during the planning stages of this outreach, and am thrilled to witness its implementation. Because the HACP’s approach to health literacy outreach meets residents where they are, “Connecting and Improving Digital Literacy & Health Literacy Outcomes in Public Housing” is quickly proving to be a model template for similar outreach efforts. Using this framework as inspiration, any digital literacy outreach can easily become health literacy outreach with the support of NLM/NIH resources.

If your organization has this or other health literacy programming in mind for the coming year, NNLM MAR is now accepting applications for our next round of funding!

Written by Tess Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator, for the Winter 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Now Showing: Human Genetics Film Kits!

PNR Dragonfly - Sun, 2020-02-23 20:00

Human Genetics Film KitAnnouncing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit! Through our partnership with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing free film kits to up to 250 public libraries across the United States. Because we know how difficult programming and resources for providing health information can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel, Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) members receive first consideration.

The Human Genetics Film Kit comes with four films, discussion guides, and customizable marketing materials. Applications are open until March 16. Selected public libraries can expect to receive their kits by April 30, 2020.

Learn more about the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit at https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/funding/human-genetics-film-kits

Apply to receive a film kit at https://nnlm.gov/ZNv

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-02-21 11:09

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: This quarter, Kelsey Cowles shares a few ideas for bringing citizen science and crowdsourcing to your library in the Spring.

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon focusing on Preventative Health & Wellness will take place on Thursday, April 30. Get ready to #citeNLM by joining MAR and SEA for a training webinar on April 2 to learn more about participating in the edit-a-thon or hosting your own in-person event!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding Available Now! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects. Review our available awards and resources, and submit your proposal by April 10 at 12:00 PM ET.

NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit: The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN) is providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across the United States. Promote health literacy in your community with four films, discussion guides, and customizable marketing materials designed to support public libraries in raising scientific literacy and awareness of precision medicine. Applications are open until March 16.

Help us improve nnlm.gov: If you have visited our website to look for training or funding opportunities, find resources on health topics, update your Membership record, order free materials, or even to contact us for assistance, we want to hear about your experience! All NNLM users are encouraged to provide feedback by completing a brief survey about the features and functions of our website. The survey will be open for response through February 29, 2020.

DOCLINE Maintenance: DOCLINE will be unavailable on February 26 starting at 11:00 AM ET, for approximately 30-60 minutes, due to system maintenance.

DataFlash: Telling the Real Coronavirus Story with Data – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for FYs 2021-2025 – SEA Currents

Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 2 – NER Update

NNLM at the Public Libraries Association Conference

MAR is heading to PLA Nashville. If you are attending the conference, stop by the NLM exhibit booth #1907 to meet us, join us for a Health in Libraries Social Hour, or attend a free cultural humility workshop!

Engaging with the Community: Learning and Applying the Essentials of Cultural Humility to Improve Health Information Outreach – February 25, 1:30-5:00 PM – Collaborate with colleagues to learn more about serving underserved communities in a culturally humble and inclusive manner. Learn about trusted health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and how you can partner with NNLM to support the All of Us Research Program. This program is free for NNLM Members – please register to attend.

Health in Libraries Social Hour – February 26, 5:30-7:30 PM – Want to connect with other conference attendees doing health work in their libraries? Nashville Public Library and NNLM-SEA will host a casual meet-up at Frothy Monkey, in Downtown Nashville. Look for us upstairs in the café area. The company is free, but you’ll have to buy your own food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there!

MAR at the NLM Exhibit booth – February 27, 3:00-5:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol and Tess Wilson; February 28, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol.

NLM/NIH News

Meet NLM’s Newest Investigator: Lauren Porter, PhD, Researches “Transformer-Like” Proteins – Dr. Porter researches fold-switching proteins. Much like the fictional Transformers, robots that can change into different machines depending on the circumstances, these proteins can change their structures and functions in response to changes in their environment. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Girl in the Lion Cage: Regulating Hypnotism in 19th Century FranceCirculating Now interviewed Katrin Schultheiss, Ph.D. about her research and upcoming lecture. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Tackling Fibrosis with Synthetic Materials – When injury strikes a limb or an organ, our bodies usually heal quickly and correctly. But for some people, the healing process doesn’t shut down properly, leading to excess fibrous tissue, scarring, and potentially life-threatening organ damage. – NIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue recently announced a New MeSH supplementary concept record for Coronavirus Disease.

Request for Information: ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is requesting public comment to guide efforts to enhance and better support the users of ClinicalTrials.gov, the world’s largest public clinical research registry and results database. The deadline to submit a response is March 14, 2020.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2020

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Citizen science is happening all around you! Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. In this class with the Pacific Southwest Region (PSR), participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can participate. Participants will learn about citizen science library program models, free National Library of Medicine resources to incorporate into citizen science library programs, and sources of funding to explore for buying testing kits or supporting community research efforts. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries.

Applying for NNLM MAR Funding – What You Need to Know – February 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join this presentation to hear about about funding opportunities and the logistics of applying for an award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR). Get project ideas, insider’s tips, and a demo of our new online application. There will be a brief presentation and then an opportunity for your questions to be answered. The NNLM MAR call for proposals will be posted on February 7, 2020. If you cannot attend the live webinar but would like the information, please register. A recording of the class will be sent to all registrants.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – February 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Sponsored by the New England Region (NER), this class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Participants are also eligible for 1 MLA CE.

Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff – February 27, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Stressed out? Notice you are taking more sick days than usual or have less enthusiasm or energy than normal? Whether you are knotted up over work, personal issues, climate change, or politics, it seems like there are plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed. Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) and library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher, Jenn Carson, as she teaches you how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Participants will learn an easy self-care routine that will help to reduce stress at work and leave you feeling recharged instead of drained. Participants will leave with digital downloads to help them remember what they learned and share with their colleagues.

Privacy Research & Clinical Text Deidentification with NLM-Scrubber – February 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – We strive to discover new clinical facts to promote evidence-based clinical sciences, but such potential discoveries are locked in electronic health record systems due to privacy concerns. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to resolve this vexing social concern. In this presentation with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), Dr. Mehmet Kayaalp will deconstruct the problem to understand what makes privacy so complex. How can we tap into big health data while preserving the privacy of the patient? One technological solution is NLM-Scrubber, a clinical text de-identification tool developed at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Kayaalp will discuss what NLM-Scrubber offers to clinical scientists, data managers, and privacy officers in academic medical settings.

March 2020

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 2-27, 2020 – Consumers need access to understandable information and resources about various genetics topics. Librarians working with the public must be aware of both important issues surrounding genetics, and resources available to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. Sponsored by the Southeastern and Middle Atlantic Regions (SEA/MAR), this asynchronous online class provides an opportunity to become better equipped to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Health Statistics on the Web – March 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Participants are also eligible for 1 MLA CE.

Stronger Together: Advocacy and Inclusivity, Public Libraries and The Autism Community – March 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), this webinar will provide a panel discussion with three guest speakers about library services for the Autism community. Hear from library and community advocates about their passion for youth services and inclusive programming.

Health Literacy in an Academic Environment – March 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outlines a vision for organizations and professionals to take an active role in improving health literacy. Several of its underlying goals are applicable to libraries, including those in higher education. A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy. Sponsored by the Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA), this webinar will highlight how a library from a mid-size university was able to collaborate with the university’s health service center to promote health literacy.

The DNA to Z of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: Separating Fact from Fiction – March 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In the past few years, direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests have skyrocketed in popularity, with millions of people sending in samples to companies for tests purporting to reveal secrets about their ancestry, physical health, and more. Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this class will provide an overview of the history and current state of DTC genetic testing and explore the differences between various types of tests. It will also assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies. Challenges surrounding these tests, including concerns about privacy, accuracy, and more, will be examined. Attendees will learn where to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 19, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this one hour class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition as related to other health-related topics will be discussed. NLM, NIH and other government agency resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – March 24, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Join the Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) for this class that will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. Participants are eligible for 2 MLA CE, applicable to a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – March 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) for this webinar to learn how to effectively provide mental health information at your library. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out NNLM’s new
Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices. Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn what a health reference interview is, how the library can protect patrons’ health privacy and confidentiality using ethical guidelines from library associations, effective communication strategies to identify the health information needs of patrons, and simple methods for evaluating online health information that can be easily explained to patrons.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

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Libraries as Partners in Healthy Communities – March 3-13, 2020 – join WebJunction for a free, two-week course to explore how your library can actively partner to promote the health of your community through responsive programs and services, and learn how to incorporate this focus into your library’s strategic plan. This course will look at the many ways public libraries are supporting community health, and provide strategies and methods to identify activities that serve the health needs of your community. WebJunction’s Dale Musselman and NNLM’s Darlene Kaskie will present this free course in two live, online sessions, on March 3 and 10, from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, with two additional hours of readings and assignments for learners to complete on their own. You’ll also be encouraged to share your ideas and learning with others enrolled in the course through active discussion forums.

Academic Libraries and Autism Spectrum Disorder – March 3, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – According to the Centers for Disease Control (2019), 1 in every 59 children in the United States has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). One of the results of the increased prevalence of ASD is a larger number of students with ASD are now participating in higher education. The transition into higher education is potentially difficult for students with ASD and support services are necessary to help make the transition successful. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Library Association College & Research Division (PaLA CRD), this presentation will focus on how services and outreach initiatives by academic libraries can help students with ASD succeed in college.

Supporting the Health of Trans and Gender Expansive Youth: The Role of Social Workers, Case Managers and Community Health Workers in Advocating for our Youth – March 4, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – The provision of inclusive and affirming care for transgender and gender expansive youth is critical to the health of individual youth, their families, and the community. Sponsored by the Hudson Mohawk Area Health Education Center (HMAHEC) with support from the Adirondack Health Institute (AHI), and Adirondack Rural Health Network (ARHN), this webinar will focus on the importance of identity affirming care for the overall health and well-being of transgender and gender expansive youth, including a review of the social context of growing up transgender or gender expansive today and identifying ways to practice inclusive and affirming care. This will include opportunities to consider how to make systems, services, and spaces more inclusive, culturally appropriate and humble, and the fluency of terminology.

Library Research for Water Resources – March 5, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – The Princeton University Library provides research services and instructional sessions to library users for finding print, digital, and online library materials for geosciences and environmental studies from governments (local, state, federal, international), societies, consultants, companies, and other information sources. This webinar is led by Emily Wild, Chemistry, Geosciences, and Environmental Studies Librarian, and focuses on how to discover information sources and products related to the topics of precipitation, water temperature, water use (water quantity), water-supply systems, surface water, groundwater, water quality, floods, droughts, and hurricanes.

Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Librarians of Color – March 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join The African American Medical Library Alliance Caucus (AAMLA) for this webinar, featuring three guest speakers, on the importance of recruiting and retaining underrepresented or minoritized librarians. Twanna Hodge will discuss the recruitment process for library residencies and recruitment strategies for early career BIPOC librarians. Tamara Nelson will discuss intentional recruiting of diverse candidates using direct strategies to recruit librarians of color that goes beyond just only posting the position, including ways to be proactive. Alan R. Bailey will discuss practices academic libraries should follow to create a welcoming and inclusive workplace – a workplace that embraces diversity and fosters success for all librarians but specifically those from diverse populations.

Basic Statistics for Research Design – March 25, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – If you want to do research or assessment and are confused by statistics, this webinar is for you. You will gain an overview of five common statistical tests and practical guidance on choosing which to apply when. This practical approach targets key basics to keep in mind when choosing a test to answer a research or assessment question. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Make Fun of Learning! Game-Based Learning for Student Success – April 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This course will explore the use of games in the classroom to enhance student participation and learning. The instructor will discuss the differences between gamification and game-based learning, why those distinctions are important, and the psychology behind both philosophies. Participants will learn how to spot opportunities for games in their own classrooms, the board game design process, and when games are appropriate in a class setting. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting – Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and TRAIN Learning Network at the 2020 Public Health Learning Forum & TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting, May 4-7, in Pittsburgh, PA. Working Together, Training Together: Public Health, Emergency Preparedness, and Healthcare is this year’s meeting theme and highlights effective practices in workforce development, online learning, and learning platform administration across the health sector. This four-day event features the latest innovations in health workforce training and presentations from the individuals leading these transformative initiatives.

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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NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

MCR News - Thu, 2020-02-20 12:54

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness.  Kelsey Cowles, Middle Atlantic Region Academic Coordinator & Liz Waltman, Southeastern Atlantic Region Education and Communications Coordinator will host a training webinar on April 2, 2020 from 2-3 PM ET.

Sign up for the training webinar to learn more about the editing process and hosting your own in-person event and edit with us on the #citeNLM Outreach Dashboard here!

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Your Library and Citizen Science Month – How You Can Get Involved this April 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2020-02-20 10:58

Do you run programs at your library? Interested in receiving a free Citizen Science Program Kit? Read on!

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has expanded its partnership with SciStarter to support Citizen Science Month (April 2020). In 2019, the two organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Day in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help individuals explore the impact of their environment on health. Through citizen science and crowdsourcing, NNLM can engage communities in addressing societal needs and accelerating biomedical science, technology, and innovation. Community participation in the research process also builds trust between NNLM and the communities that we serve. The featured projects address environmental and health issues through citizen science. SciStarter and the NLM put together a curated and publicly accessible page of activities  to support Citizen Science month and other Citizen Science activities in your region.

During the month of April, NNLM and SciStarter seek to host citizen science activities in select cities. Weekly webinars for the library community will be available leading up to the month of April for programming support and Citizen Science questions. Here’s how your library can host an event:

  1. Sign up with this form. If your city is not listed, please fill in your location on the “other” line. There may be expanded opportunity for events and programming support in your area!
  2. Receive a program kit with instructions on facilitating an event
  3. Set a date
  4. Have fun with Citizen Science!

If you have any questions about Citizen Science Month this coming April 2020 or about citizen science in general, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at the NNLM PNR office at nnlm@uw.edu.

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Save the Date for #citeNLM Spring 2020 on April 30!

PSR News - Wed, 2020-02-19 19:21

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness. Kelsey Cowles, NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Academic Coordinator, and Liz Waltman, NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region Education and Communications Coordinator, will host a training webinar on April 2, from 11am-12pm PDT. Sign up for the training webinar to learn more about the editing process and hosting your own in-person event and edit with us on the #citeNLM Outreach Dashboard!

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Upcoming Beyond the SEA Webinar: Health Literacy in an Academic Environment

SEA News - Wed, 2020-02-19 14:44

Date: Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Time: 1-2pm ET

Description: The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) outlines a vision for organizations and professionals to take an active role in improving health literacy. Several of its underlying goals are applicable to libraries, including those in higher education. A great opportunity exists for college and university libraries to provide high-quality health information while simultaneously educating students on how to select and use credible health information. Academic libraries independently, or in collaboration with public health services, can disseminate accurate health information and build campus-wide partnerships to improve health literacy.

This webinar focuses on identifying stakeholders, liability, goal setting and content creation. The webinar will highlight how a library from a mid-size university was able to collaborate with the university’s health service center to promote health literacy.

Presenter: Semhar Yohannes has been serving as a Science Reference and Instruction Librarian for nearly a decade. Following her graduation from the LIS program from the University of Maryland, College Park, she worked as the Science Librarian at Capitol Technology University, developing their information literacy program. In her current role at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), she teaches library instruction sessions, conducts reference consultations, and has developed workshops and other outreach initiatives with a strong focus on health literacy. In 2018, she obtained her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with a concentration on health literacy in young adults.

Registration is free and can be accessed through the NNLM class instance.

For additional information, please contact Jarrod Irwin.

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NNLM Delivery – available for members

MCR News - Wed, 2020-02-19 13:43

Dear NNLM MCR members,

If your library has a need for a service that can deliver large file size documents to the folks you lend to, you might be interested in this NNLM services…

The NNLM Delivery is a free document delivery service for members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. This service enables libraries to send links to ILL articles they lend, rather than emailing large attachments. NNLM Delivery can also be used to support local electronic document delivery. You can learn more by visiting https://delivery.nnlm.gov/

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NIH Issues Request for Information Seeking Public Input on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025

PSR News - Tue, 2020-02-18 19:25

In order to advance its mission and fulfill a request from Congress, NIH developed the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2016–2020: Turning Discovery Into Health. This plan outlines a vision for biomedical research to capitalize on new opportunities for scientific exploration and address new challenges for human health. Now NIH seeks public input on the framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 through a Request for Information issued February 12. This request invites public feedback via the RFI submission site. The deadline to respond is March 25.

The framework articulates NIH’s priorities in the following key areas:

  • Biomedical and Behavioral Science Research
  • Scientific Research Capacity
  • Scientific Integrity, Public Accountability, and Social Responsibility in the Conduct of Science

Your input is vital to ensuring that the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025 puts biomedical research on a promising and visionary path!

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DataFlash: Telling the Real Coronavirus Story with Data

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-02-18 12:10

The new coronavirus (i.e. COVID-19) has some people in the United States worried.  As of February 18th, 2020, there are more than 70,000 confirmed cases in China right now.  The outbreak is serious, but if you’re living in the United States, the odds are that the regular flu is a much more serious risk to your health than the coronavirus.  The CDC reported that in the 2017-2018 year, that there were over 60,000 influenza/flu associated deaths in the United States alone.  On February 18th, 2020 coronavirus fatalities peaked at 1,875 in Asia alone with one death outside of Asia so far.

Again, according to the CDC, the risk of coronavirus infection to the general public of the United States is considered “low at this time” as the general American public is unlikely exposed to this virus.  This risk of infection changes of course if let’s say you are an American healthcare worker caring for patients with COVID-19 or if you have recently traveled to China.  According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, care like washing your hands frequently as you can and staying away from crowded places where people are coughing and sneezing are more effective than wearing face masks.  According to Dr. Fauci the only people who need masks are those who are already infected to keep them from exposing others.

 A great data visualization/data dashboard on the coronavirus is one that was put out by Baltimore’s very own John Hopkins University.  Unlike some media outlets and social media, this data visualization tells a technically accurate data story of what’s going on with the coronavirus outbreak worldwide.  It takes a balanced and factual approach at looking at not only looking at the number of deaths (i.e. 1,875 as of 02/18/20), but the remarkable number of people who have recovered (i.e. 13,147 as of 02/18/20) from this viral infection.  The map on the dashboard accurately locates and quantifies the number of confirmed coronavirus cases with China having the most at 72,439 as of February 18th, 2020.  Finally, like all good data stories, the John Hopkins data visualization/story cites credible data sources like WHO, CDC, ECDC, NHC, and DXY in an attempt to be transparent and trustworthy.  All in all, this data visualization/story of the coronavirus makes a good attempt at a truthful depiction of the outbreak that is devoid of exaggeration and of most negative personal biases.

Data Citation:

John Hopkins University (2020). Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by John Hopkins CSSE.  https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

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Request for Information (RFI): Inviting Comments and Suggestions on a Framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for FYs 2021-2025

SEA News - Tue, 2020-02-18 11:37

Notice Number: NOT-OD-20-064

Key Dates
Release Date: February 12, 2020
Response Date: March 25, 2020

Related Announcements
NOT-OD-15-118

Issued by
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Purpose

This Notice is a Request for Information (RFI) inviting feedback on the framework for the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2021-2025.

NOTE: It is important to read this entire RFI notice to ensure an adequate response is prepared and to have a full understanding of how your response will be utilized.

Background

The purpose of the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan is to communicate how NIH will advance its mission to support research in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems, and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability.

The current NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, covering FYs 2016-2020, was submitted to Congress on December 15, 2015. As part of implementing the 21st Century Cures Act (P.L. 114–255), NIH will update its Strategic Plan every five years. The agency is currently developing an updated NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, for FYs 2021-2025, and anticipates releasing it in December 2020.

The FY 2021-2025 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan highlights NIH’s approach towards the achievement of its mission while ensuring good stewardship of taxpayer funds. It is not intended to outline the myriad of important research opportunities for specific diseases or conditions. Nor will it focus on the specific research missions of each component Institute, Center and Office. Those opportunities are found within strategic plans that are specific to an Institute, Center, or Office, or specific to a particular disease or disorder. (A list of Institute, Center, or Office-specific, topical, and other NIH-wide or interagency strategic plans is available at https://report.nih.gov/strategicplans/.)

The Framework for the FY 2021-2025 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan, below, articulates NIH’s priorities in three key areas (Objectives): biomedical and behavioral science research; scientific research capacity; and scientific integrity, public accountability, and social responsibility in the conduct of science. These Objectives apply across NIH. In addition, several Cross-Cutting Themes, which span the scope of these Objectives, are identified.

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan Framework

Cross Cutting Themes

  • Increasing, Enhancing, and Supporting Diversity
  • Improving Women’s Health and Minority Health, and Reducing Health Disparities
  • Optimizing Data Science and the Development of Technologies and Tools
  • Promoting Collaborative Science
  • Addressing Public Health Challenges Across the Lifespan

Objective 1: Advancing Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences

  • Driving Foundational Science
  • Preventing Disease and Promoting Health
  • Developing Treatments, Interventions, and Cures

Objective 2: Developing, Maintaining, and Renewing Scientific Research Capacity

  • Cultivating the Biomedical Research Workforce
  • Supporting Research Resources and Infrastructure

Objective 3: Exemplifying and Promoting the Highest Level of Scientific Integrity, Public Accountability, and Social Responsibility in the Conduct of Science

  • Fostering a Culture of Good Scientific Stewardship
  • Leveraging Partnerships
  • Ensuring Accountability and Confidence in Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences
  • Optimizing Operations

Request for Comments

This RFI invites input from stakeholders throughout the scientific research, advocacy, and clinical practice communities, as well as the general public, regarding the above proposed framework for the FY 2021-2025 NIH-Wide Strategic Plan.

The NIH seeks comments on any or all of, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Cross-Cutting Themes articulated in the framework, and/or additional cross-cutting themes that may be considered
  • NIH’s priorities across the three key areas (Objectives) articulated in the framework, including potential benefits, drawbacks or challenges, and other priority areas for consideration
  • Future opportunities or emerging trans-NIH needs

NIH encourages organizations (e.g., patient advocacy groups, professional organizations) to submit a single response reflective of the views of the organization or membership as a whole.

How to Submit a Response

All comments must be submitted electronically on the submission website.

Responses must be received by 11:59:59 pm (ET) on March 25, 2020.

Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any personally identifiable information or any information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in your response. The Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), or cooperative agreement(s), or in the development of future funding opportunity announcements. This RFI is for informational and planning purposes only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for use of that information.

We look forward to your input and hope that you will share this RFI opportunity with your colleagues.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

nihstrategicplan@od.nih.gov

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Citizen Science in the Library

MAR News - Tue, 2020-02-18 09:59
Kelsey Cowles

Kelsey Cowles

Although it’s currently still blustery and cold across the Middle Atlantic Region, spring will be here before we know it! We all know that spring brings sunshine and flowers, but did you know that it also brings Citizen Science Month in April? April is a great time to for folks venturing back outdoors (or staying indoors!), which means that right now is the perfect time to plan programs for your library to help patrons dive into citizen science and crowdsourcing.

This year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has expanded its partnership with SciStarter, an online community dedicated to supporting citizen science for both project managers and participants, to support Citizen Science Month. If you haven’t participated in citizen science programming before, the Introduction to Citizen Science Tutorial is a good place to start. Next, check out SciStarter’s Library and Community Guide to Citizen Science, which includes a facilitator’s kit, programs in a box, posters and other materials, book lists and books, and more. These resources will help you get started on your own citizen science programs for Citizen Science Month – or any time of the year. Additionally, NLM provides access to a variety of resources for basic health, environmental health, and genetics that can support citizen science outreach efforts in your community. National Library of Medicine resources for citizen science include MedlinePlus, Tox Town, Genetics Home Reference, and ChemIDplus.

For more information about National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists, register to attend an NNLM webinar on February 24 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET.

A great way for academic libraries in particular to engage students, faculty, and staff is to participate in a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. This spring, NNLM has timed our biannual, month-long #citeNLM editing campaign to coincide with Citizen Science Month. The topic of the Spring 2020 campaign is Preventive Health & Wellness and we’ll be kicking off the month with a training webinar on April 2 at 2:00 PM ET. During the month of April, you can join #citeNLM in several ways:

  1. Participate virtually as an individual: sign up to participate in our virtual edit-a-thon on April 30, or edit health articles another time and add the project hashtag #citeNLM in the Edit Summary.
  2. Participate in-person as an individual: find an event happening near you.
  3. Host an in-person or virtual edit-a-thon at your library: use our organizer’s guide to get started.
  4. Share our campaign on social media: use #citeNLM in your posts about the event!

For more details, visit nnlm.gov/wiki.

Participating in Citizen Science Month is an excellent way to engage patrons at your library and help them translate their curiosity into action. Consider applying now for funding to support Citizen Science and crowdsourcing programs at your library!

Written by Kelsey Cowles, Academic Coordinator, for the Winter 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Goodbye, friends, and a warm welcome to Derek Johnson!

GMR News - Mon, 2020-02-17 13:02

I want to share with everyone that this is my final week serving as the Associate Director for our program, I am beginning a new position at Creighton University in Omaha next month. I’m excited about the new challenge, but sad to be leaving so many outstanding colleagues and friends behind – as well as letting go of the many projects that

GMR staff at MCMLA exhibit

Darlene, Jacqueline, and I with Balloon Man!

we’ve brainstormed and not yet had the chance to implement yet! This position has been a career milestone, it’s been a rare opportunity to serve in the same organization that helped me get my feet under me as a new hospital librarian long ago. By far, my favorite part of this position has been connecting with our members and hearing about your successes and challenges. Our region is proud of our member organizations, there’s nothing I enjoy more than bragging about our funded projects, which you all make successful.

Image of GMR staff

Linda & I touring the new space for the University of Minnesota Bio-Medical Library

In my place, our very own Health Professionals Outreach Specialist, Derek Johnson, will be stepping up to take on the Associate Director role on an interim basis. I’ve never received so much praise (unsolicited, even!) for a team member as I have for Derek, which is a testament to the collaborative work Derek has been a part of nationally. In my time working with Derek, I’ve valued his strategic thinking and deliberate process – a good contrast with my runaway enthusiasm to undertake new projects. Derek has great ideas of his own in the works and I am confident that he will elevate the success of the program and of our region. You are in good hands!

I want to thank you all for sharing your time with me and wish you all future success!

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Meet Me Monday: Edward Caldwell, National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region

SCR News - Mon, 2020-02-17 04:00

Edward Caldwell, NNLM SCR Health Professions CoordinatorPlease join us in welcoming the newest member of the RML team! Edward Caldwell will serve as the Health Professions Coordinator.

Prior to this position, Edward served as an Outreach Education Coordinator at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. In this role, he coordinated all outreach events for the Cancer Prevention Institute of Texas Colorectal Cancer (CRC) grant including health fairs, presentation, meetings, etc. Edward holds a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Tyler.

He is excited to join the NNLM SCR, and we are equally pleased to have him as part of our team.

Contact him directly at Edward.Caldwell@unthsc.edu or 817-735-2236.

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DataFlash: A Fun but Authoritative Book on Citizen Science – A Book Review

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2020-02-14 16:40

“The Field Guide to Citizen Science: How You can Contribute to Scientific Research and Make a Difference”,  written by SciStarter experts Darlene Cavalier, Catherine Hoffman, and Caren Cooper is a fantastic read.  They do an excellent job of explaining that what defines citizen science, its history, and how you can easily become a citizen scientist with an array of citizen science projects that they highlight and recommend in their book.

I learned many interesting things about citizen science from this read.  For example, the term “citizen” at least in the United States, is associated with a contentious immigration debate about who is eligible to participate in civic life, including science and education.  As a result of this, other terms have been used to describe citizen science like community science, public participation in scientific research, participatory action research, and community based participatory research.  Despite its associated tensions with the term “citizen” in citizen science, none of the other terms is as complete or widely used as the term “citizen science”.

One thing that I was always skeptical about with citizen science was how scientists and researchers could trust citizen science data.  I learned though that with data collection and analysis from citizen scientists, that there exists a rigorous process for cleaning and collecting accurate data.  For example, generally if a data point stands out from the norm, it will undergo expert review. Also, to substantiate and validate data, citizen scientists as part of their data collection, submit photos of their specimen.  Among other things, extensive training and testing is done related to quality assurance and quality control for citizen science projects.  Lastly, I learned that almost one-quarter of citizen science projects compare data from many volunteers and validate data by independent consensus and sometimes projects request the same data in several different ways in order to double-check for errors.  It is these quality protocols that are ingrained into the citizen science project regiment that ensures citizen science data is trustworthy and valid.

For most of the book, the authors recommend various citizen science projects that are free or very affordable to do on your own or with your community.  Most of the citizen science projects can be found in SciStarter’s extensive database of citizen science projects.  As a result of Citizen Science month coming up this April 2020, the NNLM PNR group is planning a PNR-Rendezvous webinar on April 29th, 2020 at 1 PM PT, with guest speaker and SciStarter founder Darlene Cavalier.  Please stay tuned for more details!!!

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Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 2

NER News - Fri, 2020-02-14 10:52

Back in November, I wrote about databases, resources and services from NLM and NNLM that are useful for our public health partners beyond MedlinePlus and PubMed.  In that post, I covered the databases that had a broad appeal to a public health audience or that had public health information for a general audience including resources with information on HIV/AIDS, disaster preparedness, response and recovery, environmental health and more.

Public health can be siloed and territorial due to limited funding and other resources, but it’s important to know what research and programs already exist, so that programs and projects continue to advance community health and build on best practices. NLM has databases that can help public health professionals, and social and behavioral health researchers find information that hasn’t been commercially published, including about ongoing and completed research and projects.

National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR ONESearch) allows public health professionals, researchers and the interested public the ability to search multiple databases for information on archived, completed and ongoing social and behavioral intervention research. Results can be filtered by Project Status, Performing Organization, Funding Organization, Initial and Final Year, State and more. NICHSR ONESearch also has datasets and methodologies.

ClinicalTrails.gov allows patients and families, researchers, and study managers to search for ongoing clinical trials and filter results by recruitment status, age or age group, sex, study type, results, funder type and more.

Disaster Lit is a resource within the NLM’s wider emergency preparedness, response and recovery database, Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), and gives researchers, professionals and the public access to gray literature including conference proceedings, white papers and policy papers, videos, clinical guidance and more.  Disaster Lit includes pre-done searches on select topics and the ability to build searches to find the emergency preparedness, response and recovery information most relevant to your planning and response situation.

Doing research and building searches that produce relevant results are skills that need to be learned and practiced.  Getting the most from PubMed and other databases can be learned.  Use the PubMed Search Builder Tutorial to learn more. You can also learn to build searches in Disaster Lit with the How to Search Tutorial.

Reminder that NNLM also has classes for public health professionals. You can search the full NNLM class catalog or find NNLM webinars that are CHES eligible.

Upcoming CHES eligible classes:

February 26, 2020 from 2-3pm (ET)-From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

March 5, 2020 from 2-3pm (ET)-Health Statistics on the Web

You can also filter classes using the keywords “public health” to find classes that have been designated useful for a public health audience.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – February 14, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-02-14 10:26

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars February 17 – February 19

Webinars February 24 – February 26

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed 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 account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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