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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.

National

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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PNR Weekly Digest: September 8, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-09-08 11:28

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Consumer Health Minute: MedlinePlus Genetics
Genetics Home Reference has now become part of MedlinePlus and is available in the “Genetics” section. Just like the resource, Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus includes over more than 1,300 genetic conditions and 1,475 genes, all of the human chromosomes…read more about MedlinePlus Genetics on the blog

NNLM Reading Club Explores Environmental Health
Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio. September’s Reading Club selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information…learn more about the September book selections on the blog

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

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain: Join authors Dani McClain and Andrea Collier as they discuss McClain’s book, We Live for the We: the Political Power of Black Motherhood. We hope you will join us for this important conversation which will be livestreamed on YouTube and NNLM PNR’s Facebook Page. September 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Learn more about this event on the Reading Club Presents webpage

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training: 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. To prepare, join this hands-on training session. September 25 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM: Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles on Wikipedia for yourself or your patrons, with a specific focus on health and medical topics, through a four-week, online course. Moodle course runs from October 5 – November 2. (8 MLA CE) Register

How PubMed® Works: How PubMed Works is a series of four 90-minute classes presented via WebEx. The individual classes are:

  • October 1, How PubMed Works: Introduction
  • October 8, How PubMed Works: Selection
  • October 15, How PubMed Works: MeSH (Medical Subject Headings)
  • October 22, How PubMed Works: ATM (Automatic Term Mapping)

Register for each class separately. Each class is eligible for 1.5 MLA CE credits.

*Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19: Loneliness and social isolation are rampant in America, according to many experts. We have many virtual friends, but few in reality. COVID-19 has exacerbated this problem. While many of the programs outlined are designed for in-person, there are ways public libraries can help combat loneliness even in a remote fashion. The Oceanside Library has created a program to combat social isolation/loneliness. The program, Connections, crosses all demographics and includes passive as well as active programming. October 7 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

SAMHSA’s 2020 National Recovery Month Webinar Series: National Recovery Month is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. In observance, SAMHSA is offering weekly webinars during September, focusing on recovery. Learn more about each session and register

*Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities: Attend this virtual symposium hosted by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health to learn what national, state, tribal, and local experts are doing to lead efforts at all levels to confront the pandemic. Continuing education credit hours (CECH) for professionals who are Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) or Master CHES (MCHES) will be available. If interested in receiving credits, please provide your full name and CHES ID number to virtualsym_CEUs@minorityhealth.hhs.gov, September 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT.  Register for the symposium

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency: Are you struggling with ever-more complicated systematic review searches? Do you have a basic knowledge of Boolean operators, thesaurus terms, and syntax and want to raise your search game? This webinar will give you guidance on creating high-quality searches in a faster way. Bramer and associates have taught his method at several filled-to-capacity annual meeting courses. NNLM PNR will provide access for our network members to this Medical Library Association webinar with limited number of CE availability. Please contact us at nnlmpnr@uw.edu for access. September 24 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. Learn more about the webinar at the MLA website

Focus on Aging: Federal Partners’ Webinar Series: This webinar series will address important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of four of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older adults in the U.S. In addition to general topics of interest for older adults and those who work with them, each webinar will include information specific to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as their caregivers. First session is on Social Isolation and Loneliness, Sept. 28 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. Learn more about the series

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities: This WebJunction webinar will highlight the multiple benefits of walking and walkable communities and how libraries can help lead community efforts. October 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

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

*“Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to Normal”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Genetics Home Reference Merged into MedlinePlus

*“Citizen Scientists Take on the Challenge of Long-Haul COVID-19”, from the NIH Director’s blog

#NationalYogaMonth Livestream: The Science and Practice of Yoga, September 29

*NIH Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) now accepting microbe tests including SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 tests

The September issue of NIH News in Health is now available with articles on Sickle Cell Anemia, TMJ, and more

Attend the 4th Annual DeBakey lecture September 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT, “DeBakey in Baghdad and Beirut: The Internationalization of Surgical Education, 1945–1970”

*Phase 3 Clinical Testing in the US of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Candidate Begins

*NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity

YouTube video about NIH Scientist Launch Game® App Propels Students into Health Research

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

*Contact Tracing
The CDC has created a Contact Tracing webpage that includes guidance, resources for health departments, a COVIDTracer Tool, training, FAQs and a communications toolkit. The CDC has also released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report that provides data on COVID-19 among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons – 23 States, January 31-July 3, 2020

*REALM Project Test 4 Results Available
As part of the REALM Project’s research, Battelle has conducted four natural attenuation studies to provide information on how long the virus may survive on materials common to archives, libraries, and museums. The studies were conducted by applying the virulent SARS-CoV-2 virus on five materials held at standard room temperature (68°F to 75°F) and relative humidity conditions (30 to 50 percent). Learn more about these test results on the WebJunction blog

Maternal Mortality Campaign: Hear Her
The CDC has released the Hear Her campaign, which brings attention to maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States. Hear Her seeks to raise awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs during and in the year after pregnancy and encourages the people supporting pregnant and postpartum women to really listen and take action when she expresses concerns. The campaign page is available in English and Spanish.

First One Hundred Collection
The First One Hundred Institute, in collaboration with Unite for Literacy, has developed a collection of children’s picture books created especially for AI/AN communities. The books are narrated in a variety of indigenous languages and English, providing additional support for emergent readers and speakers. The collection includes COVID-19 guides for AI/AN families. Learn more about the collection

*Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has compiled a list of resources on Food Safety and COVID-19 that includes information for consumers, retail food establishments, the food service industry, food facilities and farms. Resources are available in English and Spanish.

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September is Health Insurance Enrollment Month

SCR News - Mon, 2020-09-07 19:08

Health Insurance Enrollment Month is here, and we know health insurance is a big deal! There are several ways to go about accessing it, and as of 2018, 19.4% of adults aged 18-64 relied on public insurance*.

In the United States, the Open Enrollment Period is November 1, 2020 to December 15, 2020. If you don’t act by December 15, you can’t get 2021 coverage unless you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.  It can be difficult to know what’s available to you, who your provider could be, and how your coverage works. This blog post will provide resources that we hope will help guide you on your journey toward understanding and accessing health insurance. 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.

*Source: Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates From the National Health Interview Survey, 2018, table III

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

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September 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2020-09-04 18:47

illustration of a woman holding her jaw in painCheck out the September issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Consumer Health Minute: MedlinePlus Genetics

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2020-09-04 16:50

Genetics Home Reference has now become part of MedlinePlus and is available in the “Genetics” section. GHR part of MedlinePlus

Just like the resource, Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus includes over more than 1,300 genetic conditions and 1,475 genes, all of the human chromosomes, and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). The information is organized in much the same way for easy navigation.

Also carried over is the popular genetics primer, ‘Help Me Understand Genetics”, which offers basic explanations of how genes work and how mutations cause disorders, as well as current information about genetic testing (including direct-to-consumer), gene therapy, genetics research, and precision medicine.

What you won’t find, are the classroom resources which were a collection of resources linked from a variety of organizations and institutions to Genetics Home Reference. If you would like to quickly save these links, Genetics Home Reference will still be available until October 1, 2020.

When your patrons and customers come to you for information about genetics, turn to MedlinePlus Genetics section to access quality genetics information.

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International Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month

NER News - Fri, 2020-09-04 11:44

 

 

 

Structure and community connection are two key elements that most individuals challenged with substance use disorder rely on to maintain their recovery. COVID-19 and the physical distancing and quarantine measures required to prevent the virus from spreading, has contributed to a spike in the number of overdoses from opioids during the last 6 months.

Recent data from around the U.S. confirms that drug overdoses are rising by roughly 18% during the coronavirus pandemic. ODMAP – the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (http://www.odmap.org/), located at the University of Baltimore, is also reporting a significant spike in the number of fatal overdoses.  The ODMAP tool provides near real-time suspected overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase, or spike in overdose events. ODAP compared reported overdoses, both fatal and nonfatal in the weeks right before quarantine measures were implemented and in the weeks after. More than 60% of counties participating in the information-gathering project reported increases in drug overdoses.

There is also another factor besides COVID-19 contributing to the increase in overdoses, street drugs are even more dangerous now because more dealers are lacing their drugs with the synthetic opioid, fentanyl.

“The nation needs to confront the fact that the nation’s drug overdose epidemic is now being driven predominantly by highly potent illicit fentanyl, heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine, although mortality involving prescription opioids remains a top concern,” said AMA Opioid Task Force Chair Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A., who also is the AMA’s immediate past president. “If it weren’t for naloxone, there likely would be tens of thousands additional deaths. It is past time for policymakers, health insurers, pharmacy chains and pharmacy benefit managers to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain and those with a substance use disorder.”

August 31st was International Overdose Awareness Day — IOAD. This global campaign began in Melbourne, Australia in 2001. Last year 874 events took place in 39 countries. This year was the 20th anniversary year. IOAD aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. It is also an opportunity to stimulate discussion around evidence-based overdose prevention and drug policy. IOAD acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends whose loved ones have died or suffered permanent injury from a drug overdose. It spreads the message about the tragedy of drug overdose death and that drug overdose is preventable.

The goals of International Overdose Awareness Day are:

  • To provide an opportunity for people to publicly mourn loved ones in a safe environment, some for the first time without feeling guilt or shame
  • To include the greatest number of people in International Overdose Awareness Day events, and encourage non-denominational involvement
  • To give community members information about the issue of fatal and non-fatal overdose
  • To send a strong message to current and former people who use drugs that they are valued
  • To stimulate discussion about overdose prevention and drug policy
  • To provide basic information on the range of support services that are available
  • To inform people around the world about the risk for overdose

Even though we are in difficult and uncertain times, there is good news. Many people do recover from substance disorder.  The American Medical Association’s Opioid Task Force report released in July of 2020 did contain information about positive changes in the prescribing of opioids and in the care those with substance use disorder are receiving.  The following are some key points from the report.

  • Opioid prescribing decreases for a sixth year in a row. Between 2013 and 2019, the number of opioid prescriptions decreased by more than 90 million—a 37.1 percent decrease nationally.1
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) registrations and use continue to increase. In 2019, health care professionals nationwide accessed state PDMPs more than 739 million times—a 64.4 percent increase from 2018 and more than an 1,100 percent increase from 2014. More than 1.8 million physicians and other health care professionals are registered to use state PDMPs.2
  • More physicians are certified to treat opioid use disorder. More than 85,000 physicians(as well as a growing number of nurse practitioners and physician assistants) now are certified to treat patients in-office with buprenorphine—an increase of more than 50,000 from 2017.3
  • Access to naloxone increasing. More than 1 million naloxone prescriptionswere dispensed in 2019—nearly double the amount in 2018, and a 649 percent increase from 2017.4

September has been recognized as National Recovery Month every year for past 31 years, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) and other organizations involved with the prevention and treatment of substance use disorder take part in celebrating the gains made by those living in recovery through the national observance of National Recovery Month. Educating Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorder to live healthy and rewarding lives.  SAMHSA has a series of webinars related to recovery that you can attend throughout the month of September. For more information see the SAMHSA recovery month webpage https://www.recoverymonth.gov/.

The following websites, articles and resources are related to substance use disorder and may be of interest:

  • NLM’s Environmental Health & Toxicology website – https://www.nlm.nih.gov/enviro/opiate-addiction-and-human-health.html
  • Support After Death by Overdose (SADOD) provides resources, information, and assistance to people throughout Massachusetts who have been affected by the death of someone they care about from a substance-use-related cause. Our focus is on increasing the capacity and effectiveness of peer grief support for bereaved people, frontline care providers, and people in recovery or struggling with drug use. https://sadod.org/
  • Strategies and Resources to Maintain Sobriety During COVID-19, Network of the National Library of Medicine hour-long webinar presented in April 2020.Webinar recording link, presentation materials and resource list https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/ner/83/
  • Donated Mobile RV to Offer Care and Outreach to High-Risk Populations – University of Massachusetts Medical School & Massachusetts Department of Public Health https://bit.ly/3ibUCqg

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 4, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-09-04 10:25

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 9 – September 10

Webinars September 15 – September 25

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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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-09-04 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

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Insurance Enrollment Month or Healthy Aging Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year. September is also National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. For downloadable materials, videos, information regarding the latest advances and health resources on sickle cell disease, visit the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) website.

Upcoming Webinar on Health Misinformation: The speed with which information can spread on social media is astounding. In some cases, this allows for important information to be communicated quickly to massive audiences. However, misinformation can spread just as quickly as accurate information. What can you do to slow its spread? In this one-hour webinar hosted by NNLM MAR, guest speaker Dr. Leticia Bode will discuss misinformation on social media in general, how and why to correct it, and best practices for doing so. This webinar will take place on September 28 at 1:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

2020-2021 NNLM PSR Funding Awards Recipients – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Seeking Input on Preliminary COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Framework from the National Academies – SEA Currents

Exploring Environmental Health with the NNLM Reading Club: Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. The NNLM Reading Club September selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information. You’ll find the discussion guides, book & author information and more on the NNLM Reading Club’s Environmental Health page.

NLM/NIH News

Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to NormalNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

DeBakey in Baghdad and Beirut: The Internationalization of Surgical Education, 1945–1970Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Citizen Scientists Take on the Challenge of Long-Haul COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

NIH News in Health: Read the September 2020 issue, featuring, “Battling Bent Blood Cells: Progress in Sickle Cell Disease,” and, “A Biting Problem: Taming TMJ Troubles.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that Genetics Home Reference merged with MedlinePlus.

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

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

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

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

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work – September 17, 1:00-2:00 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

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

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:

Seminar in Health Literacy Online – September 10-October 22, 2020 –  Offered by the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University; Course fees apply

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

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

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

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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Hey, students! Check out the LIS Fall Development Award!

SCR News - Thu, 2020-09-03 21:28

The SCC/MLA’s Annual Meeting, originally set to occur in Houston, TX, has officially gone virtual! Don’t worry, we plan to be back in Houston in 2021. This unique year has presented some unique opportunities to support our LIS community; students can join us at the 2020 SCC/MLA Annual Meeting (October 26-28) FREE OF CHARGE, but we are also offering an excellent funding opportunity that goes beyond what our Student Outreach Award typically offers.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) South Central Region (SCR) is seeking library and information science (LIS) students in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexica, Oklahoma, and Texas who are looking for an opportunity to network, learn new skills, and present in a professional setting while learning more about health sciences librarianship and outreach! Whether you’re interested in health sciences librarianship, informatics, or public librarianship, this program will give you a competitive edge in your job search and future career. You’ll get a chance to work with an SCR coordinator as well as a professional librarian. Additionally, we’ll reimburse up to $500 for you to attend training or another virtual conference of your choosing as it relates to your interest in this program.

The goal of this program is to introduce the future LIS workforce to the health sciences, trusted National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, and develop their professional skills. With coaching from a talented NNLM professional, each awardee will deliver a 15-minute presentation on an NLM resource or NNLM priority at the virtual South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) on October 26th, 2020.

Three (3) LIS Fall Development Awards are available, and applications are due September 14, 2020. Please visit the link below for more complete information on the award and how you can apply today!

LIS Fall Development Award

If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Brian Leaf (Brian.Leaf@unthsc.edu). Please share this post with the LIS students in your life!

For our professional colleagues, we are also currently accepting applications for the following awards:

Professional Development Award

Patricia Bradley Professional Development Award

Data Science Professional Development Award

As always, we look forward to reading your proposals and learning more about the plans, ideas, and vision you have to strengthen your communities! Thank you all for the hard work you continue to do. It’s an honor to serve the NNLM South Central Region.

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