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August NIH News in Health Now Available

MCR News - Wed, 2018-08-08 15:38

The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care.

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ToxTown Redesign

MCR News - Wed, 2018-08-08 15:34

You’re invited to visit the new Tox Town at: https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/.

Tox Town offers high quality, consumer-level, non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience includes the general public, community leaders, educators, and students above elementary-school level. It is a companion to the NLM’s extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals.

Tox Town can be used in curricula that meet state standards in both science and other subjects: Reading, Social Studies, Technology, as well as interdisciplinary lessons.

 

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“California Library Services” Provides Helpful Videos on Delivering Quality Information to Patrons with Mental Illness

MCR News - Tue, 2018-08-07 19:01

California State Library is continuing their Mental Health Initiative by collaborating with the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles County Library in creating a YouTube channel called “California Library Services”, with videos to help improve libraries on delivering quality information to patrons who may have a mental illness.

The videos focus on transforming library practices in providing resources to their community members.

If you would like to learn about these videos, visit the California Library Services YouTube channel.

 

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What is Genomic Medicine? Webinar to Answer the Question

MCR News - Tue, 2018-08-07 17:13

On August 15th at 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Stephanie Roth, a biomedical and research services librarian, will conduct the “What is Genomic Medicine?” webinar. The session by the Medical Library Association will give members an insight into the rapidly growing field of genomic medicine and keep librarians up to date with resources and information.

If you would like to learn more about the webinar or register, visit the MEDLIB-ED for more information.

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Healthy Sleep Habits Essential to Back to School Routines

SCR News - Tue, 2018-08-07 17:11

“Child Asleep on Bed.” by Annie Spratt via Unsplash, July 1, 2018, CCO.

As parents and caregivers around the country start to adjust to back to school routines, students are also adjusting.  One area that impacts students as they return to the classroom is sleep.  How much sleep should your student be getting?  What are the benefits of getting a good night of sleep?  What are the risks of not getting enough sleep?

Sleep is essential to helping one feel rested, healthy and assists with processing new information.  There are 5 stages of sleep and quality rest through all 5 stages is necessary for a healthy sleep.  The brain cycles through all the stages while we sleep and each stage produces a different biological response and benefit.  The stages are stage 1, 2, 3, 4, and rapid eye movement (REM).

This leads us back to the question of how much sleep is enough.  Although there are several factors that impact this number, the general recommendations are:

  • Newborns:16-18 hours a day
  • Preschool-aged children:11-12 hours a day
  • School-aged children:At least 10 hours a day
  • Teens:9-10 hours a day
  • Adults (including the elderly):7-8 hours a day

It is also recommended that regardless of age, establish a bedtime routine designed to encourage healthy sleep habits.  Tips for achieving a healthy bedtime routine include:

  • Stick to a bedtime, and give your kids a heads-up 30 minutes and then 10 minutes beforehand.
  • Include a winding-down period in the routine.
  • Encourage older kids and teens to set and maintain a bedtime that allows for the full hours of sleep needed at their age.

The risk of not getting enough sleep can produce an impact on your health.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.

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DOCLINE Talkline: Google Login Session – Aug 15, 2 PM ET

SEA News - Tue, 2018-08-07 15:27

Date/Time: August 15, 2018 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET

To Registerhttps://nnlm.gov/class/docline-talkline-google-login-session/8875

Summary: In this session of DOCLINE Talkline, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead will spend time focused specifically on DOCLINE 6.0 and understanding the Google sign-in process.

Please note that this webinar is rescheduled from the initial planned August 8th session. 

DOCLINE Talkline is a new webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) to promote and educate users on DOCLINE, LOANSOME Doc, and other resource sharing programs from the National Library of Medicine. Webinars are recorded and posted on YouTube within one week.

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Science Boot Camp for Librarians – Blog Post 5

NER News - Tue, 2018-08-07 12:39

This is the fifth blog post in a series authored by twelve individuals who received scholarships to attend the 2018 Science Boot Camp held at Brandeis University on June 13-15, 2018. In this installment, a view on how librarians juggle many rolls and useful websites highlighted by the presenters.  Please watch for more posts about this event and from scholarship recipients in the upcoming weeks.
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Hello fellow participants…past, present and future,
This was my first year attending the New England Science Boot Camp. In fact, it was my first time ever experiencing a conference like this and now all other conferences will be slightly disappointing! What set this conference apart from others I’ve attended was the sense of community that blossomed over the course of just a few days. The shared experience of living in the dorms, dining together at the Faculty Club, attending all the same sessions together, and chatting in the evenings in the dorm living room created a truly remarkable experience.

I read a few of the blog posts from last year and remember someone saying that they knew they wanted to be a librarian from the time they were a small child. I’m almost the opposite. I was an avid library user, from the time I was old enough to leave the house on my own to today. However, it wasn’t until about 5 years after I earned my undergraduate degree that I learned about Library Science. I’d started working for YBP, which has since been bought by Baker and Taylor. It was a bit boring reviewing books in a cubicle all day long, but it did make me aware that there was such a thing as a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. It seemed to me then, and still seems true today, that librarians are actually Masters of all things, jacks (or jills) of all trades, caretakers and caregivers, mentors and friends. We teach research skills, we practice research skills and we advocate tirelessly for information integrity. The Boot Camp reinforced for me that the struggle is real and also necessary. It reminded me that I’m not alone in this and it motivated me to continue working hard. Also, I was reminded that beer with colleagues helps!

Some conference highlights for me:
Soldering and Special Collections: I ADORED soldering and immediately acquired my own soldering kit when I got home. This was a perfect way to start the conference. I also attended Special Collections tour just to have something to do and was so glad that I went. I’m a bit of an Einstein groupie, so getting to see a letter signed by him was really special. I’ve been a fan of his since reading the The Einstein-Russell Manifesto (1955) which calls for the end of nuclear weapons and is an inspiring read.
Ecology Session: I’ve added iNaturalist.org to my Forestry libguide and emailed my faculty, in case they weren’t already aware of it. I hold a Master’s Degree in Forestry so this session did not expand much on my current level of knowledge.

Retraction Session: Ivan Oransky taught me about the wide world of retractions. I’ve sent an FYI email to all ~180 of my faculty members and am keenly interested in holding a workshop at my campus on this topic. This was probably my favorite talk, partly because I wasn’t aware of this organization ahead of time and partly because this is a powerfully important topic.
Genetic Counseling Session: Several noteworthy publically available websites that provide genetic sequencing information and data were highlighted. These include: OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man), GTEx Portal (Genotype-Tissue Expression), ExAC (Exome Aggregation Consortium) and gnomAD (Genome Aggregation Database). I also found the conversation about crowd-sourcing of genetic data and the discussion about privacy and genetic ownership thought-provoking.

Materials Science: The lectures were highly technical and did a great job and balancing the science and the business sides of materials science. One of the speakers was from MIT and I found the following free resources he mentioned particularly useful: MIT Publications Online (http://web.mit.edu/fnl/MITPublications/index.html) and MIT curriculum’s and courses (https://www.edx.org/school/mitx).

A sincere thank you to the organizers, attendees and particularly my mentor, Kara Kugelmeyer, who all made this a totally unforgettable experience. I can’t wait for next year!

– Rachel Knapp, Science and Engineering Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono.

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I hope you enjoy the latest installment of the Science Boot Camp for librarians. To read the first post please click here. For information about last weeks reflection please click here. For more about this year’s Science Boot Camp resources or other upcoming events, please visit the NNLM NER website, or contact anyone in the NNLM NER office.

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Where do the French Go When Seeking Health and Medical Information?

NER News - Mon, 2018-08-06 15:10

 

 

                                           

 

The inside of my elbow swelled up and it was burning and itching. Hardly, a medical emergency, but enough discomfort for me to seek out some treatment information.   I couldn’t help it, before I knew it, the Education and Outreach Coordinator part of me had a nagging question related to work, even though I was on vacation visiting some French friends in the city of St. Etienne (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint-%C3%89tienne, I had to know, where do the French go when they are looking for health information?

I was just about get onto the MedlinePlus.gov website. Thinking smugly to myself, how clever am I to use this sting experience as way to share my favorite health and medical website MedlinePlus.gov,  with my French friends? Before I could even type Insect Bites and Stings in the search box, Jeanne Marie offered to take me to the “Chemist” (the French name for “pharmacist.”) Little did I know that my sting would provide me with a lesson (and a blog post!) about the difference between French pharmacies and American pharmacies.  “We don’t look for information on the internet because our “chemists” are highly trained to provide medical information.”

I agreed to visit to the chemist who was located just a few miles away. After asking me a few questions and looking at my arm, the Chemist, went to a nearby shelf and came back with a a tube of hydrocortisone. She instructed, “Rub this lotion on the sting site 2 times each day.”  I followed her instructions and it took only a couple of hours for the swelling to go down and the itching and burning to stop.

Here are some interesting facts that I learned about pharmacies in France (on my vacation no less!)

  • France has about 23,000 pharmacies (to me that seems like a lot of pharmacies since the country of France is about equal in size to Texas.)
  • There are no pharmacy chains like CVS, Walgreens or RiteAid, only a Chemist can own a pharmacy and owership is restricted to just 1 pharmacy.
  • In France, to become a “Chemist” one must study for about 6 years. Chemists are able to make up prescriptions and they have a certain degree of medical training. For minor ailments, most people in France ask their Chemist for advice before they seek assistance from their doctor.
  • At the end of their studies, the title of ‘Docteur en Pharmacie’ is given to students. The students take an oath called le serment de Galien, which is inspired by the Hippocratic Oath.
  • Shampoo and gum are not available in a French pharmacy, only medicine is sold in a French pharmacy. Conversely, you are not able to purchase medicine in any other place but a pharmacy.
  • “Over the counter medications” as they are referred to here in the United States, such as aspirin, or ibuprophen, can only be sold by the Chemist, in the pharmacy.
  • Chemists are also trained to identify certain fungi. Therefore, you can take your mushrooms along to the pharmacy for the Chemist to identify them as poisonous or nonpoisonous!
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August 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Mon, 2018-08-06 11:37

Illustration of a child wearing the robotic exoskeleton in a laboratory
Check out the August 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:

  • Q & A: Dr. Steve Cole on Loneliness
    Excerpts from a conversation with Dr. Cole, who heads the NIH-funded Social Genomics Core Laboratory at the University of California, Los Angeles.
  • Health Capsule: Preventing Shingles
    Shingles most commonly occurs in adults over 50, but it can appear at any age. There are now two shingles vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that can help prevent shingles or lower the extent of the effects it may cause.

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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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-08-03 10:38

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

Spotlight

Introducing the Data Catalog Collaboration Blog – check out this new blog from the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), which will talk about outreach, metadata, assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the future development of data discovery.

Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Check out our recent blog post for more information.

Reflections on the MLA Public Library Symposium – SEA Currents

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn more about PubMed and enhance your searching skills!

New on YouTube: In understanding the All of Us Research Program, July 27, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Pearls of WisdomNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

From Jumping Ants to Water BuffaloNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Hidden Faces of WW1: Maxillofacial Portraits PreservedCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

PubMed Health to be discontinued October 31, 2018; content will continue to be available at NLMNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Strategies to Ensure Rapid Response to Emerging Agricultural Health Threats – August 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this webinar will discuss the rapidly changing agricultural industry and new occupational health threats that must be met by a systemic approach and trained professionals. For example, farm flood threats, as well as other extreme weather events require a rapid response among diverse stakeholders. Additional emerging health threats that require rapid response include opioid misuse, wildfires, and elevated suicide rates dues to the current farming crisis.

NCBI Minute: Hey Professors! Get your free personal assistant – an NCBI Account! – August 8, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – Join this webinar where NCBI staff will show you how to use an NCBI account to keep up with research and teaching tasks, and keep track of it all on your My NCBI dashboard. Learn how to make custom collections of important records for use in coursework and research projects, create lists of publications or database records to send to your courses, journal clubs and research teams, and more.

DOCLINE Talkline: The Google Login Session – August 8, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – In this session, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead will spend time focused specifically on DOCLINE 6.0 and understanding the Google sign-in process.

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – August 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. In this collaborative webinar from MCR and MAR, participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate.

Connections4Health: A Person-Center Approach for Addressing SDOH in the Community – August 21, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join this MAR webinar to learn about Connections4Health from Program Director Mike Bowersox. Connections4Health is a Southwest PA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program designed to partner with community health centers and community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons, such as food security, housing and employment. Rooted in a person-centered philosophy, C4H recruits, trains, and mentors college student volunteers (Community Health Fellows) to work collaboratively with people, helping them bridge the gaps that exist between basic needs and health.

Health Statistics on the Web – August 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This course offers 1 MLA CE and has been approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for 1 CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

What the Health? Information Resources for Librarians – August 10, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM ET – Register today for this exciting, in-person training opportunity! NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in your Community,” and, “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” at the Northern New York Library Network in Potsdam, NY.

What Is Genomic Medicine? – August 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This webinar is for librarians who want to understand the basics of genomic medicine in order to talk knowledgeably with doctors and researchers when they request genomic medicine searches. Stay on top of this growing and increasingly important area of research and medicine and learn what genomic medicine is! Presenter Stephanie Roth, AHIP, is the biomedical and research services librarian at the Ginsburg Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where she works with researchers conducting systematic reviews and assists in literature searches on a variety of topics. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA Members, or $85 for non-members.

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

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What’s on your plate?

SCR News - Thu, 2018-08-02 17:52

Millennials likely grew up most familiar with the Food Pyramid. When the USDA released the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the visual food guide was updated in 2011 to MyPlate as a more eye-catching and less complicated model for healthier eating.

Take a look at this side-by-side comparison:

food guide

Others may be aware that these guidelines have also taken other iterations in the past. In the 1940s and then again in 1984, there have been circular diagrams or “wheels” – the former including butter and margarine as a recommended food group!

But as our understanding of health and nutrition increases, so does the approach to recommending foods. Since 1980, dietary guidelines for consumers have been informed by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, a policy document for professionals. For instance, it informs:

The 2015-2020 guidelines suggests health eating as “not a rigid prescription, but rather, an adaptable framework in which individuals can enjoy foods that meet their personal, cultural, and traditional preferences and fit within their budget.” It offers the following limits as part of its key recommendations:

  • Consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from added sugars
  • Consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from saturated fats
  • Consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day of sodium
  • If alcohol is consumed, it should be consumed in moderation—up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks per day for men—and only by adults of legal drinking age

For more information on the Dietary Guidelines, visit the following site: https://www.cnpp.usda.gov/dietary-guidelines

For helpful handouts and other resources related to nutrition, visit the MedlinePlus topical page on nutrition.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 2, 2018

SEA News - Thu, 2018-08-02 13:55

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

Top Items of Interest

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle: Asynchronous LMS Course Offerings

Webinars August 6-10

Classes On-Demand (Self-Paced Classes through Moodle LMS)

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars and classes.

NNLM Webinars Available 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

Miscellaneous News

Highlights: Research Data Management

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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Webinar Announcement: DOCLINE Talkline: The Google Account Login Session – August 8, 2-2:30 PM ET

SEA News - Thu, 2018-08-02 11:46

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 2:00 – 2:30 PM ET

In this session of DOCLINE Talkline, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead will spend time focused specifically on DOCLINE 6.0 and understanding the Google Account sign-in process.

If you would like to ask a question ahead of time, please e-mail DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu. Questions will be integrated within the presentation as much as possible.

Pre-Registration is strongly recommended, but not required. To register, you will need to log into or create your free NNLM account. To learn how to register for our free classes and webinars, please watch this short YouTube video.

If you’re unable to attend this session, the webinar will be recorded and uploaded on the NNLM YouTube DOCLINE Talkline Playlist within one week.

To Join the Training Session

To join the Training Session (Quick Jump)

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t02b9fab3610148024a7a94ffe9aff1c8
  2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
  3. Enter the session password: docline.
  4. Click “Join Now”.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link.

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link.

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Public Health Department Funded to Make Data FAIR

GMR News - Thu, 2018-08-02 09:01

The GMR office is excited to announce that Richland Public Health has been granted a Research Data Award to make county-level health data FAIR.

Background:

Health assessments at the county-level are resources health professionals and librarians rely on heavily to inform the development of community health programming, interventions, and grant applications to fund efforts that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life of their constituents. These health assessments include, but are not limited to, Community Health Assessments (CHA), Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP), and Community Health Needs Assessments (CHNA). These health assessments are expected to be performed and utilized by hospitals, public health departments, and other social service agencies to identify key community health concerns every 3-5 years.

Within Richland County, the raw data collected for these assessments are often siloed.

Project Description

The Making County-Level Health Data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR) Initiative will consist of three phases in order to establish and sustain an online interface for local health professionals and librarians to access and analyze county-level health assessment data, as well as educate these individuals on utilizing this resource and creating their own data management plans.

The first phase of this proposed project will be to develop and implement a database where raw data from Richland County health assessments can be accessed and analyzed by local health professionals and librarians.

The second phase will consist of the creation and hosting of a data access and management webinar to introduce Richland County health professionals and librarians to the online interface.

Finally, phase three will provide an additional webinar to 12 rural North Central Ohio Counties in an effort to educate their local health professionals and librarians about data management plans as well as how to access, analyze, and contribute to the Making County-Level Health Data FAIR Initiative database.

Outcomes

A formative and summative evaluation will be used to measure the success of this project. First, the project will use a formative evaluation using the FAIR Guiding Principles to make sure the project meets the prerequisites for proper data management and stewardship. A summative evaluation will be used to determine the success in educating health professionals and librarians about the database.

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Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

SCR News - Wed, 2018-08-01 18:24

“Breastfeeding.” via MedlinePlus, March 14, 2018, Public Domain.

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

According to the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA), World Breastfeeding Week was created to bring awareness and focus to how breastfeeding helps prevent malnutrition, ensures food security in times of crisis, and is a part of breaking the cycle of poverty.

This awareness week takes place from today August 1st to Tuesday August 7th.  In addition to WABA, the World Health Organization (WHO), and UNICEF are all showing support for breastfeeding to promote the public’s health. The objectives for this year’s awareness week are to inform, anchor, engage, and galvanize.

For more information on breastfeeding and its positive effect on infant health, see WABA’s press release (PDF), the UNICEF press release, and WHO infographics.

The hashtag being used on social media to bring awareness is #WBW2018.

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Registration now open! Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications (Aug 20-Dec 7, 2018)

SEA News - Wed, 2018-08-01 16:28

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 waitlist spaces.

There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering.

Pre-Work: August 31, 2018

Part I: September 28, 2018

Part II: November 2, 2018

Part III: December 7, 2018

Detailed agenda

About the course

This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications

Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018.  This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact the  NNLM Training Office: nto@utah.edu

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Training Opportunity: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

MAR News - Wed, 2018-08-01 15:49

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 wait list spaces.

There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering.

  • Pre-Work: August 31, 2018
  • Part I: September 28, 2018
  • Part II: November 2, 2018
  • Part III: December 7, 2018

Detailed agenda and registration

About the course

This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018.  This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact the NNLM Training Office: nto@utah.edu

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Registration now open: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications (Aug 20-Dec 7, 2018)

MCR News - Wed, 2018-08-01 13:44

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 waitlist spaces.

There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering.

  • Pre-Work: August 31, 2018
  • Part I: September 28, 2018
  • Part II: November 2, 2018
  • Part III: December 7, 2018

Detailed agenda

About the course

This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications

Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018.  This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact the  NNLM Training Office: nto@utah.edu

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NNLM PSR Sponsors MLA Education Webinar

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-08-01 11:44

NNLM PSR sponsored seven sites for the MLA webinar, Aligning the Three Pillars of Effective Instruction: Outcomes, Teaching, and Assessment for Health Sciences Librarians. Feedback was positive and several hosts reported that the session was effective for both new and experienced teachers. One host commented, “The webinar was great! It was exactly what I was looking for to build the skills of our team.” Another noted that the webinar was “very practical and transferable to other librarians who teach in various areas, such as data science or scholarly communication.”

We have a limited number of surplus access codes for the webinar. Please complete this brief survey if you are interested in viewing the recording. Once your request has been approved, you will be emailed a code that will provide access to resources, an evaluation, and a certificate to claim 1.5 MLA CE contact hours.

The following sites hosted the live webcast:

Arizona

Central Arizona Biomedical Libraries
Host: Adrienne Brodie

California

University of California, San Francisco
Host: Min-Lin Fang

Kaiser Permanente
Host: Ana Macias

Mount Saint Mary’s University
Host: Danielle Salomon

Western University of Health Sciences
Host: Kelli Hines

Hawaii

Hawaii State Hospital
Host: Lisa Anne Matsumoto

Nevada

University of Nevada, Reno
Host: Mary Schultz

Thanks to everyone who made it possible for members from our region to attend! In November 2018, NNLM PSR will sponsor another MLA webinar: Using Stories to Support Academic Instruction and Health Education. Be on the lookout for an announcement from the PSR-News email list.

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Registration now open: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

NTO News - Wed, 2018-08-01 09:00

Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 waitlist spaces.

There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider them carefully before registering.

Due Dates

Pre-Work: August 31, 2018

Part I: September 28, 2018

Part II: November 2, 2018

Part III: December 7, 2018

Detailed agenda

About BBEL

This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine

Register

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-and-biology-essentials-librarians-databases-tools-and-clinical-applications

Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018.  This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office

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