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DataFlash: Library Carpentry Workshops with NNLM (Informational Session)

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2020-09-18 16:18

The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants.

Library Carpentry<https://librarycarpentry.org/about/> focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices.

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. The instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower participants and enable data-driven discovery. Those with some experience will also benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. To see some great examples of how you might use and apply these new skills, check out LibraryCarpentry.org. <https://librarycarpentry.org/audience/>

In addition to participating in Library Carpentry workshops, NNLM members will also have the opportunity to receive training to become instructors<https://librarycarpentry.org/get_involved/#Host> for Library Carpentry.

To learn more about these opportunities, we invite you to attend an informational session hosted by members of the Library Carpentry community, and The Carpentries Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan.

Join NTO Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11AM Pacific / 12PM Mountain/ 1PM Central/ 2 PM Eastern.

Register here<https://nnlm.gov/class/library-carpentry-workshop-information-session/27637> for the session. Session recording will be distributed to all registrants.

Information on applications and workshop dates will be available soon.

Contact nto@utah.edu for more information.

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Announcing Library Carpentry Workshops with NNLM

NTO News - Fri, 2020-09-18 15:03

The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants.

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices.

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. The instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower participants and enable data-driven discovery. Those with some experience will also benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. To see some great examples of how you might use and apply these new skills, check out LibraryCarpentry.org. 

In addition to participating in Library Carpentry workshops, NNLM members will also have the opportunity to receive training to become instructors for Library Carpentry.

To learn more about these opportunities, we invite you to attend an informational session hosted by members of the Library Carpentry community, and The Carpentries Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan. Join us Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11AM Pacific / 2 PM Eastern. Register here for the session. Session recording will be distributed to all registrants.

Information on applications and workshop dates will be available soon. Contact nto@utah.edu for more information.

The post Announcing Library Carpentry Workshops with NNLM first appeared on National Training Office.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 18, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-09-18 10:20

Welcome to the Network of the National Library 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 September 21 – September 25

Webinars September 29 – October 1

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.

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – September 18, 2020 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-09-18 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Read the MAReport: In her article, “October is Health Literacy Month!“, Kelsey Cowles explores ways to actively engage in promoting health literacy in your library and community, or on a broader scale.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM MAR Professional Development Funding – MARquee News Highlights

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month! – SEA Currents

Hurricane Sally Update – September 17, 2020 – SEA Currents

Wildfires in the Northwest – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Dr. Choo’s McGovern Lecture: Article Links – NER Update

NLM/NIH News NLM Catalog Survey: As announced earlier this year in the NLM Technical Bulletin “New Library Services Platform to Support Library Operations” NLM is migrating from Voyager to Alma, and from LocatorPlus to PrimoVE. This migration aligns with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Plan 2017-2027 to modernize infrastructure, consolidate systems, and streamline workflows. NLM is also investigating the use of the NLM Catalog, which shares many features with LocatorPlus. If you are a regular user of the NLM Catalog and are familiar with many of its features, we invite you to participate in a short survey to help NLM determine the important features that are used frequently in the NLM Catalog. This survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete. The survey will close after 200 responses have been received.

Women in Tech at NIH: Togetherness Enables TransformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Commencement During CoronavirusCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung TroubleNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm September monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

September 2020

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – October 1, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education – October 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – October 19-November 15

Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*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

Job Postings:

From Libraries to Homeless Shelters, Two Friends Teach Youth and Adults How Growing Food Can Be a Path to Health and Resilience – Grid Magazine

ALA Report on Tribal Libraries and Broadband

2020 National Tribal Broadband Summit – September 21-September 25, 12:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior

FLS Focus on Friends Webinar Series: Engaging Millennials as Friends Volunteers – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NYLA; $25 for members / $35 for non-members

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model – Thursday, September 24, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series – Sponsored by MLA; Three courses: $750 Members / $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 Members / $525 Non-members

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Upcoming Webinar: #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training

SEA News - Thu, 2020-09-17 14:16

Date: Friday, September 25th

Time: 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT

Description: This October, join the Network of the National Library of Medicine for the Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on maternal & child health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources LactMed, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and more.

In this hands-on training, attendees will gain an overview of:

– The importance of Wikipedia as a health information resource
– The ongoing #CiteNLM Wikipedia project
– How to participate in the #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
– Hosting a virtual edit-a-thon for your community
– Adding citations from trusted National Library of Medicine resources

For more information about #CiteNLM and to join the Fall 2020 campaign, visit our project page at https://nnlm.gov/wiki.

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

For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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GMR Funding Opportunity – Data Internship Award

GMR News - Thu, 2020-09-17 14:01

 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is committed to supporting access to biomedical and health information with the goal of making data discoverable, accessible, and citable. NNLM is committed to supporting NLM’s vision to increase access to biomedical and health information with the goal of making data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR). One outcome of this initiative is the NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery website. This award looks to expand awareness of and build the professional competencies of students in the field of data science and research data management.

The purpose of the Library Data Internship Award is to build capacity in the library and information science community to support data-driven research and health. To do so, the GMR will provide funding to support health sciences libraries within the Greater Midwest Region to offer a student internship focused on data services. This internship should be designed to enable participating students to achieve basic level proficiency from one of the Performance Indicators outlined in the linked article, The Medical Library Association Data Services Competency: a framework for data science and open science skills development(link is external), and listed below:

  1. Applies principles of data literacy
  2. Establishes and advances data services
  3. Supports research data best practices across the data lifecycle
  4. Applies knowledge of research methods, research ethics and rigor, and open science practices
  5. Provides training and consultation for data-related topics

In addition, the internship should clearly identify how the work will support at least one of the Data Science Areas of Activity as outlined on the Opportunities for Building Capacity in the Library and Information Science Community to Support Data-Driven Research and Health webpage.(link is external) Applicants are encouraged to view Where OET & NNLM Can Build Capacity(link is external) to review possible project ideas.

Learn more and apply here!

 

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2020 Library Marketing Professional Development Award Still Available

MCR News - Thu, 2020-09-17 13:40
New Deadline of September 30, 2020

We still have some spots available for the Library Marketing Professional Development Award. Check out the website for more information at https://nnlm.gov/mcr/funding.

The Library Marketing Professional Development Award supports librarians or library staff of MCR member institutions to attend the Library Marketing & Communications Conference which will be held online November 4-6, 2020. In addition to attending the conference, the award recipients will also receive individual coaching and mentoring for the duration of the award period in the area of library engagement.

We will close the funding award on September 30 so please apply soon so that we can quickly review applications.

This funding opportunity is available to all MCR member institutions located in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.

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October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month!

SEA News - Thu, 2020-09-17 10:01

Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month. To celebrate, we’re hosting a Meme Contest!

Who Can Participate?

All NNLM SEA members – if you’re not a member and wish to join, you can do so here.

What Do I Have to Do?

For the month of October, we want you to share health memes, created by YOU! Here’s how you can create one:

  1. Select one of the images below or use a free stock image from Pixabay, Unsplash, or other source.
    1. No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    2. Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675 pixels. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
    3. Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.
  2. Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.
    1. Please make sure your memes are appropriate and respectful.
    2. Any determined to be inappropriate will be removed.

Names of players will be entered into a lottery for a prize listed below. Each individual can submit THREE different health themed memes to get three chances at winning! Start NOW and submit through October 31st!

Looking for Inspiration?

Feel free to use one of these images to create a health meme if you are unable to find a free image:

Mona Lisa wearing a face maskWide eyed owlSkeleton

How Should I Share My Meme?

  • Start sharing now until October 31st via your Twitter of Facebook accounts.
  • Make sure that your post is “viewable for the public” so that we can see your submission.
  • Be sure to tag @NNLMSEA on Facebook or Twitter and include #NNLMmeme in your post.
  • We’ll reshare your post so that others can see your creativity!
  • Tag your library or organization too in your social media post!

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to Liz Waltman directly who will share it on our Social Media account and credit you with your submission.

 What Do I Get?

If you’re in the SEA region, you will be entered into a drawing and can select one of the following continuing education opportunities:

  • Take The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
  • Have the administrative fees covered to host Library Carpentry Workshops, a program designed to build software and data skills within library and information-related communities to empower people to use software and data in their own work.
  • You can receive free conference registration or continuing education opportunity (virtual or in-person) of your choice up to $1,500 for one person.

Whatever you select, registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.

When Will Winners Be Announced?

We will draw a winner the first week of November. Winners will be notified by e-mail and we’ll share the name of our award winner on social media!

Thank you for all you do to promote health literacy in the SEA region – Keep up the great work!

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NNLM MAR Professional Development Funding

MAR News - Tue, 2020-09-15 13:20

Members of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), are encouraged to apply for professional development funding to take these courses!

MLA Instructor-Led Blended Courses in Expert Searching

Expert Searchers know they are never done developing and extending their expertise. MLA has brought together four popular search experts to offer three courses that will enable you to take your searching skills to new heights!

Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses
Julie Glanville & Carol Lefebvre
Live session dates: 10/7 & 10/20

Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining
Julie Glanville & Carol Lefebvre
Live session dates: 11/3 & 11/17

Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches
Wichor Bramer & Melissa Rethlefsen
Live session dates: 1/14 & 1/28

The courses are expanded versions of face-to-face courses planned for MLA20. . . at lower cost and greater length than the originals.

  • The courses offer a small class experience
  • Seats are limited (20 students maximum)
  • Two live sessions plus readings, assignments, and discussions outside of the sessions
  • All live session times are 11:00 AM-1:30 PM ET
  • Each course is 8 MLA CE credits
  • Audience: These courses are for advanced searchers. Participants should have basic knowledge of databases (Boolean operators, thesaurus (MeSH) terms and syntax, and experience searching databases such as MEDLINE / PubMed.

Each course stands alone. Together, they constitute a powerful course of study in advanced searching.

To make it easy for you to take all three courses, we offer the Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series: Three courses: $750 Members, $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 Members, $525 Non-members

The three course option ends on 10/7, when the first course begins.

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PNR Weekly Digest: September 15, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-09-15 11:56

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Wildfires in the Northwest
The states of Oregon and Washington are plagued by major wildfires and smoke this summer.  Learn about resources on response and recovery, smoke inhalation, fire and smoke hotspots, coping, and more-– from the National Library of Medicine Disaster Information Resources Center and other agencies and organizations.

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for classes and create a free account

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection: This introductory class to health literacy and health communication will help you understand and raise your awareness of the complexity of these concepts. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore how communication and health literacy affects how a person manages and makes health care decisions. October 6 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar: The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies. October 8 at 9:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

NLM Drug Information Resources: The National Library of Medicine provides a variety of resources to locate the most up-to-date information on drugs. This one-hour webinar designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists will provide an overview of locating relevant consumer and clinical drug information, as well as normalized names for clinical drugs. The session will include interactive audience participation with hands-on exercises, polls, and discussion. October 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape: The Metrics Toolkit is an open access resource aimed at helping researchers, evaluators, and librarians understand and responsibly use research metrics, including bibliometrics and altmetrics. The Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and how it should (and should not) be applied. Join this PNR Rendezvous to hear how it can be used by librarians to facilitate research impact outreach and education efforts, helping authors and institutional evaluators gain knowledge about specific metrics and choose appropriate metrics based on the type of impact being considered and the nature of one’s work. October 21 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine: The goal of this class is to increase the understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. You will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid “bad science” and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies. Class runs from Nov. 2 – Dec. 11. (8 MLA CE) Register

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Health Disparities: The Core Paradox: The Cross Cultural Health Care Program webinar will explore how poor health outcomes can occur when the needs of patients diverge from traditional Western medicine. September 16 at 3:00 p.m. PT. Register

Economic Inequality and Health: Join this free NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) lecture by former director of NIEHS on September 21 at 8:00 a.m. PT. Learn more about how to attend

Secrets of the Super Searchers: Turbocharge your Federal Government information reference skills! Join Super Searcher Chris Brown, long-time depository coordinator at the University of Denver, Main Library, as he shows you his search strategies to answer the toughest Federal Government information reference questions. Chris literally wrote the book on Federal Government information reference with his new book, “Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services.” September 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“A 21st-Century Approach to Health Services Research: NLM Moves Forward with You in Mind”, from the NLM Director’s blog

NLM seeks comment on strategic opportunities and challenges, through Oct. 19

Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960–1972

Coming Soon: NLM Classification Redesign

MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2021 MeSH

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2021, deadline to apply is Sept. 25

*”Genome Data Help to Track COVID-19 Superspreading Event”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*Testimony on Vaccines: Saving Lives, Ensuring Confidence, and Protecting Public Health

*NIH ACTIV initiative launches adaptive clinical trials of blood-clotting treatments for COVID-19

Access to the COVID-19 Data Analytics Platform Now Open

*Tiffany Haddish interviews Dr. Fauci about COVID-19, view on YouTube

September is National Recover Month, visit the NIH National Institute on Drug Abuse for resources

FYI:

Parts of the Cell Animation Resource for the Virtual Classroom
Are you looking for images or animations to update your lesson plans this fall? The “Parts of the Cell” resource is a series of short 3-D videos that journeys into the human cell revealing cell parts such as the nucleus, Golgi body, mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum and other organelles. These digital media files are available for educational use by the general public, students, and teachers. “Parts of the Cell” videos and associated images are considered public domain images and may be freely used. Additional credit details can be found on the webpage.

*Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness resource aims to provide the most up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. The resources span a wide range of healthcare settings (EMS, inpatient and hospital care, ambulatory care, and long-term care) and cover a broad array of topics ranging from behavioral health to healthcare operations to telehealth.

*Learning Community: The HHS Telemedicine Hack
To support the wide adoption of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has partnered with the ECHO Institute at the University of New Mexico and the Public Health Foundation’s TRAIN Learning Network to deliver Telemedicine Hack, a free, virtual peer-to-peer learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation. September 16 and 23, 7:00 a.m. PT, Virtual. Register

*COVID-19 Podcasts
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Public Health Review podcast recently aired an episode on Addressing Rural Health Disparities in a Pandemic, and the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) has developed a new podcast series to update the public on the latest scientific information from CDC’s COVID-19 response: the MMWR Weekly COVID-19 Briefing.

2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System
The CDC has released the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) 2019 Results and Data. The YRBSS monitors several categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including unintentional injuries, violence, unintended pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection, alcohol and other drug use, tobacco use, unhealthy dietary behaviors, inadequate physical activity and asthma.

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Get Ready: Hurricane Sally

SEA News - Tue, 2020-09-15 08:38

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Projected Path of Hurricane Sally

At a Glance
  • Sally is expected to turn more northward later Tuesday into Wednesday.
  • Landfall is most likely to occur sometime on Wednesday from Mississippi to Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.
  • However, there is uncertainty in this intensity forecast as well as its track, so stay alert for possible changes.

Visit the NNLM SEA Page for additional Federal and State Emergency Management Contact Resources.

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Mississippi

South Carolina

NLM Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)

We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.

MedlinePlus

Mobile Apps

NNLM SEA Resources

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Wildfires in the Northwest

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2020-09-14 20:37

On September 11, FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available to the state of Oregon to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts to the emergency conditions in the area affected by wildfires beginning on Sept. 8, 2020, and continuing.  Per a FEMA press release, “Many Oregonians are suffering right now, whether displaced themselves or worried about loved ones, friends, neighbors, homes, and communities,” said Governor Kate Brown. “We’re working collaboratively to throw everything we can at this crisis, bringing together local, state, and federal capacity.  We are doing everything we can to ensure that our heroic firefighters working around the clock to save lives and homes have the tools, resources, and support they need.”

In Washington state, major wildfires throughout the state remain active.  As to Idaho, though a handful of mostly small wildfires are burning, it is a relatively mild wildfire season so far in the panhandle state.

The NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has a comprehensive health information guide on wildfires with many resources to assist with response and recovery, including smoke inhalation, burns, safety, cleanup and recovery, and coping.

Below is a select list of information from federal, state, and local governments and organizations.

Key Pacific Northwest Resources

Key National Resources

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October is Health Literacy Month!

MAR News - Mon, 2020-09-14 11:57
Kelsey Cowles

Kelsey Cowles

Since 1999, October has been designated as Health Literacy Month. Each year, organizations around the world offer programming and services related to raising awareness of important health literacy-related topics like navigating the health care system, locating trustworthy health information, effective provider-patient communication, and identifying health misinformation. This year, NNLM is offering several ways to actively engage in promoting health literacy in your library and community, or on a broader scale.

The sixth biannual #CiteNLM Wikipedia editing campaign will run for the month of October. This fall’s campaign topic is Maternal and Child Health. No prior editing experience is required to participate in #CiteNLM! Join us for a training session on September 25 at 2 PM ET to learn more about our campaigns, Wikipedia’s medical content, Wikipedia editing basics, and ways to join our campaigns to improve health information on Wikipedia, one of the most widely used sources of health information in the world. You can participate in #CiteNLM as an individual or host an affiliated event at your institution. We offer an Organizers’ Guide to make hosting an editing event easy. Think creatively about ways to engage not just your library but your wider community in this activity! For instance, you might be interested in utilizing NNLM’s Book Club materials on Black Maternal Health and then hosting an editing event to improve Wikipedia pages related to this topic or in tying an editing event into planned Health Literacy Month programming.

#CiteNLM

Leading up to the Fall #CiteNLM Campaign, the NNLM Wikipedia Working Group is also hosting a series of webinars aimed at Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation. The first installment on August 31 featured Brenda Linares, MLIS, MBA, AHIP, discussing COVID-19: Health Literacy and Misinformation in the LatinX Community. You can view the recording if you missed it! Please also join us for the next two installments in this series on September 28 and October 14: Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media with Leticia Bode, PhD, and Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia with Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD.

No matter how you celebrate Health Literacy Month, NNLM and NLM are here to support you with trustworthy and accessible health information resources, training, and programming.

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

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Dr. Choo’s McGovern Lecture: Article Links

NER News - Mon, 2020-09-14 09:38

The Medical Library Association invited Esther Choo, MD, to give the McGovern Lecture in 2020. Dr. Choo is a Portland-area emergency room physician. After the Portland conference was postponed, Dr. Choo made the shift to the vConference with ease. If you have access, this lecture is well worth your time!

In 2017, Dr. Choo was featured in a column in The Oregonian, “Portland Doctor Esther Choo Responds to Racism in the Emergency Room”. Reporter Samantha Swindler tells us that Dr. Choo’s tweets about prejudice in the emergency room receive thousands of retweets.

“Choo’s posts about being refused by patients resonated with physicians of color who shared their own experiences with her in public and private messages.”

Healthcare Inequities Exacerbated by COVID-19

For the McGovern Lecture, Dr. Choo lay open the racial disparities in exposure, treatment and clinical outcomes for COVID-19. Her excellent lecture included references to these articles. A huge shout-out to Maggie Ansell, Nursing and Consumer Health Liaison Librarian at the University of Florida, Gainesville  (@meansell) for live tweeting the links.

Dr. Choo urged us to move beyond research that, as a mentor said to her, “admires the problem.” We need to move toward action if we hope to take corrective measures in disease prevention and management.

 

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Webinar Highlights Black Maternal Health

MCR News - Fri, 2020-09-11 17:12

Join us on September 22 for the NNLM Reading Club Presents… We Live For the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood. Authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier will discuss McClain’s book, one of three Reading Club selections on black maternal health, and take questions from participants.

In We Live for the We, McClain examines the questions she has about raising her child, questions that take on political significance as she considers what it means to introduce her daughter to an unjust, even hostile society. She examines how to build a strong, supportive community for her daughter that includes frequently ignored values and perspectives, and how to ensure her daughter lives with dignity and joy.

The discussion at 1 p.m. MT will be live-streamed on the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region Facebook page and on YouTube. We encourage you to register for the event, but registration is not required in order to attend.  The session will also be recorded.

Class Date:

Region/Office: National, PNR

September 22, 2020

1 p.m.- 2 p.m. MT

 

Access to Session:

For more information and how to register, please visit nnlm.gov.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-09-11 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon: This October, join the Network of the National Library of Medicine for the Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on maternal & child health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources LactMed, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and more. The fall campaign period will run from October 1-31, 2020. A training session will be offered on September 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, which will cover the importance of Wikipedia as a health information resource, how to participate, hosting a virtual edit-a-thon in your community, and more! Our all day virtual #citeNLM Edit-a-thon takes place on Thursday, October 29. To learn more, visit the NNLM project page.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Project Showcase: Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community on the Health Disparities – NER Update

Consumer Health Minute: MedlinePlus Genetics – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

International Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month – NER Update

New on YouTube: NLM Resources for Images, August 18, 2020

NLM/NIH News

A 21st-Century Approach to Health Services Research: NLM Moves Forward with You in MindNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960-1972Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Genome Data Help to Track COVID-19 Superspreading EventNIH Director’s Blog

NIH ACTIV initiative launches adaptive clinical trials of blood-clotting treatments for COVID-19

NLM Traveling Exhibitions and the “Making Exhibition Connections” Listserv: Join this listserv for critical information about announcements for hosting new traveling exhibitions, the new application process, and information about NLM health information resources that can enhance your hosting of an NLM traveling exhibition.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm September monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

September 2020

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Clinical, Research, and Therapeutics Updates Virtual Workshop – September 15, 10:00 AM-4:15 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Work, Life, and COVID: The Balancing Act of Women in Science – September 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed at the Public Library – MCR Webinar – September 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online – September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – October 1, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*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

Job Postings:

Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities – September 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Communities Supporting Recovery – Thursday, September 17, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model – Thursday, September 24, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

SCR News - Thu, 2020-09-10 23:35

September is Healthy Aging Month, which is a great reminder of how vital it is that we care for ourselves and our aging populations. As we age, we all experience changes in our physical, mental, and emotional health, and it becomes increasingly important to prioritize our own wellness. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), by this year, people aged 60+ are projected to outnumber children under age five globally.

According to the Administration for Community Living‘s 2019 Profile of Older Americans:

The 65+ population in the US has risen 35% over the past ten years and is projected to rise an additional 45% by 2060.

In 1980, there were 32,194 centenarians in the US; that figure has tripled in just 40 years.

The number of Americans aged 65 and older has increased approximately eleven-fold over the last 100 years.

Pretty amazing, right? Check out this report to read and see more about America’s older populations.

More older Americans means more demand for resources specifically tailored to this group’s needs; fortunately, there is lots of information and there are many programs available for our older friends on national, state, and local levels. Check out the links below to learn more! Each of them will lead you to additional resources not listed here. Please note that this is not a complete list of resources and a special focus has been placed on resources that are most applicable and accessible to our five-state region of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

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Arkansas

Louisiana

New Mexico

Oklahoma

Texas

 

Do you know of any more healthy aging resources that may be helpful? Let us know! Remember to like NNLM SCR on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Congratulations to the MLA 2020 vConference Research Award Winners

SEA News - Wed, 2020-09-09 11:49

Please join the NNLM SEA in congratulating the MLA 2020 vConference Research Award Winners!

A special shout out to our colleagues in the SEA region: Travis Wagner, Nick Vera, and Vanessa Kitzie at the University of South Carlolina; Elizabeth Moreton, Jamie Conklin, and Adam Dodd at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Emily Gorman at the University of Maryland, Baltimore!

Papers

1st Place – Is the Open Access Citation Advantage Real? A Systematic Review.   Caitlin Bakker, Amy Riegelman, Allison Langham-Putrow; University of Minnesota.

2nd Place – Flawed Research in Focus: Retracted Publications in Pharmacy Systematic Reviews.  Caitlin Bakker, Sarah Jane Brown, Nicole Theis-Mahon; University of Minnesota.

3rd Place – Understanding the Health Information Practices of LGBTQ+ Communities to Improve Medical Librarian Services.  Travis Wagner, Nick Vera, Vanessa Kitzie; University of South Carolina.

3rd Place – Seeing our Open Access (OA) options: A Comparison of full text finders. Elizabeth Moreton, Jamie Conklin, Adam Dodd; University of North Carolina.

Posters

1st Place – Applying citation and usage analysis to evaluate the e-journal package collection in XXX Medical University Library.  Hua-Yu Hsu, Tzu-heng Chiu, Chun-Huei Shen; Taipei Medical University Library.

2nd Place – Comparing Three Models for Librarian Office Hours in a School of Pharmacy.  Emily Gorman; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

3rd Place – Focus on Nursing Point-of-Care Tools: Developing Criteria for an Evaluation Rubric.  Emily M. Johnson-Barlow, Annie Nickum, Rebecca Raszewski, Ryan Rafferty; University of Illinois at Chicago.

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NIH News in Health – September Issue

MCR News - Tue, 2020-09-08 17:43

 September 2020 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Battling Bent Blood Cells

Progress in Sickle Cell Disease

Learn about sickle-cell disease and the cutting-edge treatments being tested for it.

Plus, check out our online extra: Q&A: Dr. Allison King on Sickle Cell Disease and Learning.

A Biting Problem

Taming TMJ Troubles

Find simple ways to tackle jaw pain and dysfunction.

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Project Showcase: Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community on the Health Disparities

NER News - Tue, 2020-09-08 13:59

Caregivers and researchers from the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at UMass Memorial Health Care and the University of Massachusetts Medical School are dedicated to preserving and improving the vision of our community members. They’ve had years of training, they’re experts in their field, and they know a great deal about the structure and functions of the eyes. But what they may not understand first-hand, is what it’s like to be a visually impaired person in society.

“We care for visually impaired people in our clinics and work to develop treatments in our labs each and every day,” said Shlomit Schaal, MD, PhD, MHCM, Chair of the department. “But most of us don’t know what it’s like to walk in the shoes of a patient who is blind or has restricted sight. This event allowed us to do just that; and it was very eye opening.”

Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community of Worcester County on the Health Disparities

Partnering with VISIONS Consulting L3C, the eye team participated in a “Blind Date” . Each team member was partnered with a sighted guide, blindfolded and given a white cane. They then walked through a simulated trip to the UMass Memorial Eye Center, following every step of a visit from registering and signing paperwork, to undergoing an eye exam and surgical procedure, and finally taking a walk around the beautiful gardens, which they were taught to appreciate differently by accessing their other senses of touch, smell and hearing.

Participants were observed during their visits and received feedback at the end of the simulation that detailed their behaviors: “She had difficulty signing her form.” “She awkwardly found and sat in her chair.” “He hesitated to walk through the doorway without his guide.” Caregivers shared how difficult it can be to depend on someone else to guide them, and how disconnected some felt without the use of their eyes to inform them.

“I think a experience like this makes us all more compassionate and better caregivers,” noted Dr. Schaal. “It’s easy to get caught up in our busy days and rush. But a simulation like this teaches us to slow down and consider how our patients are feeling and what hurdles they may be experiencing during a visit. Taking the time to be sure they’re comfortable, that we’re not moving along too quickly – these are important mental notes we have to make to ensure we’re delivering the best possible care and a positive patient experience.”

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