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Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:43

The NTO invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Members of The Carpentries Instructor community work together to actively grow their instructional and technical skills. Becoming an Instructor is a great step to leveling-up your own technical skills and helps you to become a more effective technical communicator.

Dates: Workshops will be held online March 2-5, 2021 9 am – 1 pm Pacific / 12 noon – 4 pm Eastern. You must plan to attend all sessions.

Eligibility:

  • From an NNLM-Member organization (If your organization is not a member, it can become one).
  • You have completed a workshop from The Carpentries.
  • Priority given to US Residents or US Citizen residing elsewhere

Timeline:

  • January 29: Applications due
  • February 8: Applicants will be notified of acceptance/waitlist
  • March 2-5: Carpentries Instructor Training

To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.

For questions, please contact nto@utah.edu

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Repositories on BMIC List – Please take 10 minutes by Jan 22

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:42

Our team from the Data Curation Network seeks input from users, staff, curators, and directors at US-based data repositories (disciplinary, government, institutional, and general) to help us better understand (1) the level of data curation provided by your data repository and (2) what you perceive as the most important value-add that data curation has on the data sharing process.

By data curation, we mean the various actions that may be taken to ensure that data are fit for purpose and available for discovery and reuse.

Your participation in this 10-minute survey will help establish which data curation actions are commonly in practice across various types of data repositories and any perceived value these actions have on the data sharing process. With your help, the results of this survey will better enable data repositories to benchmark curation actions in a meaningful way and to make evidence-based decisions regarding the value proposition of doing data curation at one level versus another.

What to expect: You will be asked to define the “level of curation” taken by a specific data repository and share any perceived value that you feel this work adds to the resulting data product.

Begin survey now: https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXWyGcIvwisAesl

Disclaimer and data sharing: There are no incentives for your participation nor penalties for lack of participation. Survey responses will be collected anonymously and all effort will be made to protect the identity of the respondent. To encourage honest feedback, the identity of the data repository will not be tied to participant-level responses. A deidentified dataset of participant-level responses to this study will be published for open and long-term reuse in the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (http://z.umn.edu/drum) within six months of the survey close. This research was reviewed by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board as STUDY00011146.

Credits: This survey is authored by members of the Data Curation Network, an alliance of US-based academic and non-profit data repositories that share a mission to help researchers ethically share their research data.

Thank you on behalf of the survey authors:
Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Duke University
Hannah Hadley, Penn State University
Renata Curty, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hoa Luong, University of Illinois
Susan Braxton, University of Illinois
Jonathan Petters, Virginia Tech University
Jake Carlson, University of Michigan
Wendy Anne Kozlowski, Cornell University
Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota

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“How To” Online Event Announcement: January 22nd Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community Based Organization

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 16:25

Are you interested in virtual citizen science programming for your library or community-based organization during Citizen Science Month April 2021? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has expanded its partnership with SciStarter to support Citizen Science Month (April 2021). During this webinar, we’ll go over the basics of how to host an event for your audiences, the different types of events that SciStarter can offer, and how use the SciStarter/NNLM event “Buddy System”.

Sign up for the event at this link.

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MLA Research Caucus Hypothesis Journal call for submissions

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 16:21

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next issue of Hypothesis, the official journal of the Medical Library Association’s Research Caucus. Review articles from the recent issue for inspiration.

Papers can be:

  • Library specific Research.
  • A practical Methods Moment about research methods.
  • A reflective Voices of Experience about your research experience.
  • The Failure column is a great way to share your research frustrations.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us directly at: mlarshypothesis@gmail.com.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest information or to share your thoughts on library research.

Many Thanks, Stay Safe, and Stay Healthy!

Hypothesis Team

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PNR Weekly Digest: January 19, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-01-19 10:59

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic
It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster…This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library…read the blog post for complete details

*Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines
Are you a life-long learner? Learning something new can help stimulate our brains and re-energize us. Learning more about the science behind our health can help us become more engaged in our health, can help us better understand health news stories, and be more informed health consumers. Each month for 2021, this blog will feature a new education tool or resource to learn something new, especially regarding our health. This first post will focus on vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines…check out the educational resource on the blog post

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

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs: The last decade has seen data management (DM) knowledge and expertise become a foundational expectation not only for research but also for nursing informatics, data science, and data-intensive nursing practice. A concurrent dramatic increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs has resulted in many new students and faculty who need DM education, resources, and support. However, little was known about DM within doctoral nursing programs. Our research investigated the status of DM education as described by DNP and PhD program directors and examined nursing student handbooks, identifying the knowledge and resource gaps which are critical to fill in order for students to succeed. This presentation will summarize our research to date and review opportunities for health science librarians to translate our findings into practical collaborations at their institutions. January 19 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation: The increasingly widespread use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in AI applications must be continually monitored for biases and false associations, especially those surrounding protected or disadvantaged classes of people. This webinar will discuss methods used to mitigate such biases and their weak points, using real world examples in civilian agencies. January 22 at 8:00 a.m. PT. No MLA CE available. Register 

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes: This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary. February 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: A Webinar Series: A 5-part webinar series on the evaluation pathways. The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. The pathways were developed to provide actionable resources to help you effectively design and implement an evaluation. View the recordings of past sessions and register for upcoming.

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback: This class will provide an interactive overview of groundbreaking tools and best practices for collecting user feedback. The purpose of the class is to learn how to design surveys in ways that gather actionable feedback about value delivered. In this 1 hour class, participants will also learn the best use cases for surveys and alternative assessment tools in the research process. Audience includes anyone collecting feedback to improve user experience, including healthcare instructors, organizational leaders, public and medical librarians, and patient educators. February 4 at 11:30 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Project Update and Community Reflections: With six rounds of lab testing and two scientific literature reviews completed, project team members will provide an update on the latest results, summarize what is known and unknown about the virus, and highlight free resources. Presenters will share strategies implemented at their institutions, and the project team will preview what is on the horizon for REALM, and for LAMs. January 29 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Data Bootcamp: This free webinar series features curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event. These will NOT be webinars where you listen to a talking head the whole time; instead, please come ready to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities, some of which will occur in small groups in breakout rooms. Learn more and register

  • January 27 (10:00-11:30 PT): Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight
  • February 2 (10:00-11:30 PT): Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders
  • February 23 (10:00-11:30 PT): Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation
  • March 2 (11:00-12:30 PT): Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization
  • March 16 (11:00-12:30 PT): Evaluation + Culture = Change

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR): This free, self-paced, online course is open for registration until July 1, 2021. The IPPCR course is a lecture series from thought-leaders around the world covering: Study Designs, Measurement and Statistics, Ethical, Legal, Monitoring, and Regulatory Considerations, Preparing and Implementing Clinical Studies, Communicating research findings and other topics. Register

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

From the NLM Director’s blog:

What’s new on NCBI  and NLM YouTube Channel

Behind the Camera: World Health Organization Photographers

NLM Traveling Exhibitions service has extended its ‘hold’ until further notice. What this means is:

  • NLM will not be accepting applications for future bookings until further notice.
  • If your institution recently applied for and was assigned a booking, we will follow up with you individually. Join the listserv for the most up-to-date information

*From the NIH Director’s blog:

*NIH launches central COVID-19 website for accurate information on vaccines, treatments and NIH-funded research

8 Tips for Improving Communication When Wearing a Face Covering

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites teens (16-18 years) and adults to participate in the Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge to create images that represent NIMHD’s vision of an American in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. Deadline to submit is February 5

*At-home monitoring devices, tools play leading role in patient care during pandemic

*A new tool to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections in the era of COVID-19

Dementia may cause problems with money management years before diagnosis

FYI:

*COVID-19 Resources

*Battling the Infodemic: LJ’s 2021 Librarians of the Year
Congratulations to Library Journal’s 2021 Librarians of the Year, Elaine R. Hicks—research, education, and public health librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans Stacy Brody -reference and instruction librarian at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; and Sara Loree – medical librarian at St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID for their work to organize and streamline COVID-19 information so badly needed by medical and health professionals, humanitarian organizations, researchers, and the public at a critical time in history. Read the LJ article to learn more about their important contribution.

*2020 Graphic Medicine in Review podcast
Listen to Graphic Medicine’s year end podcast with MK Czerwiec as she talks with a panel of guests about the best Graphic Medicine of 2020. The conversation begins with Shelley Wall and Michael Green discussing their article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the best graphic medicine of 2020, COVID-19 comics. Then graphic medicine librarians Alice Jaggers and Matthew Noe add their thoughts and further recommendations to the conversation. Finally, the group shares some of their favorite reading from 2020, graphic medicine and beyond. 

New MLA Data Services Specialization Keeps Pace with Expanding Roles for Health Sciences Librarians
As scientific research becomes increasingly data-driven, medical librarians and other health information professionals are ideally situated to provide support for data services. Many skills that health information professionals have traditionally applied to the scholarly literature are also relevant to data, such as curation, preservation, and access. To meet demand for training and certification in this area, the Education: Information Management Curriculum Committee commissioned the development of a new MLA (Medical Library Association) specialization: the Data Services Specialization (DSS). Learn more on the MLA website 

Rural Library & Social Wellbeing Project Overview
Public libraries located in rural locations have unique capabilities to generate social well-being outcomes in their communities. The Rural Library and Social Wellbeing project looked specifically at independent public libraries in the nation’s smallest and most isolated communities: towns without formal education facilities or hospitals and with fewer than 2,500 people. The website features a toolkit and an events calendar

Resource: Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment
The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has published Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment, a factsheet that aims to create awareness of the cultural factors and what mental health professionals should know about engaging the Mexican Indigenous community in mental health treatment.

Healthy People 2030 Target-Setting Tools and Methods
The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) have released statistical methods and analytical tools that were instrumental in setting transparent, data-driven targets for Healthy People 2030 on a national level. Public stakeholders can now access two of these new analytical tools for target setting: the Percent Improvement and Minimal Statistical Significance Tool and the Trend Analysis Tool. The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has also released information on how they use 6 target-setting methods to develop Healthy People 2030 objectives. Learn more and access the tools

* Improving Ventilation in Your Home
Staying home with only members of your household is the best way to keep SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) particles out of your home. However, if a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks, can help prevent you from getting and spreading COVID-19. Visit the CDC to learn more about ventilating your home

News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020
About half of U.S. adults (53%) say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2020.

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Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

NER News - Tue, 2021-01-19 08:38

Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021.

What’s happening? In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access. Learn more!

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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2021-01-15 15:28

We’re partnering with our colleagues at NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic to bring you this 2-part series. Thanks to Liz Waltman for putting together this introduction:

We all hope that by the end of the summer 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will mainly be behind us, and the large bandwidth that the pandemic has taken up over the past year can be used for pressing needs that may have taken a back seat. One of those needs is disaster planning. While there is a vaccine to assuage the impact of a pandemic, there is no antidote for the personal and economic devastation from events that disrupt the provision of core library services, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest. It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library.

These two sessions are intended for members of the PNR & SEA regions: AK, AL, DC, GA, FL, ID, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, WA, and WV. Participants from other regions are welcome to attend, however, we may be less likely to match you with a COOP partner.

After attending both sessions, participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits. This class is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Part 1 Registration

Part 2 Registration

For questions, please contact Liz Waltman.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 15, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-01-15 10:48

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 January 19 – January 22

Webinars January 26 – January 29

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

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

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

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – January 15, 2021 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-01-15 05:00

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

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization: Citizen Science Month (April 2021) is a great time to bring citizen science — public engagement in real scientific research — to your library or community-based organization (CBO). Join this webinar on January 22 at 2:00 PM ET to learn about Citizen Science Month featured projects and resources showcased by SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research program, and other champions of Citizen Science Month. Register here: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-in-your-library-or-community

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration – NER Update

New NNLM On-Demand Course: Consumer Health Collection Management – SEA Currents

Meet our BIPOC LIS Student Awardees! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NLM/NIH News

NIH Central COVID-19 Website: Want access to the latest COVID-19 research information? The new NIH COVID-19 website is your best resource for research news, funding opportunities, and open ClinicalTrials.

Building a Diverse Genomics Workforce: The National Human Genome Research Institute has released a new action agenda to make sure the genomics workforce represents our diverse human population. Visit their web page to read more about NHGRI’s goals, implementation strategies and first steps to make a diverse workforce by 2030.

MedlinePlus Connect: 10 Years of Linking Electronic Health Records to Consumer Health InformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Behind the Camera: World Health Organization PhotographersCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

What A Year It Was for Science Advances!NIH Director’s Blog

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the BrainNIH Director’s Blog

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – January 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – February 8-March 5

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes 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:

Defining the New AHRQ: A Race for 21st Century Care – AHRQ Views

Submit a Proposal for a Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Medical Library Association (MLA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic

SEA News - Thu, 2021-01-14 15:33

We all hope that by the end of the summer 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will mainly be behind us, and the large bandwidth that the pandemic has taken up over the past year can be used for pressing needs that may have taken a back seat. One of those needs is disaster planning. While there is a vaccine to assuage the impact of a pandemic, there is no antidote for the personal and economic devastation from events that disrupt the provision of core library services, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest. It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library.

These two sessions are intended for members of the PNR & SEA regions: AK, AL, DC, GA, FL, ID, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, WA, and WV. Participants from other regions are welcome to attend, however, we may be less likely to match you with a COOP partner.

After attending both sessions, participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits. This class is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Part 1 Registration: https://nnlm.gov/Zuj

Part 2 Registration: https://nnlm.gov/ZuF 

For questions, please contact Liz Waltman.

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Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2021-01-14 08:00

Are you a life-long learner? Learning something new can help stimulate our brains and re-energize us. Learning more about the science behind our health can help us become more engaged in our health, can help us better understand health news stories, and be more informed health consumers.

Each month for 2021, this blog will feature a new education tool or resource to learn something new, especially regarding our health. This first post will focus on vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines. You or your patrons may have questions about these vaccines and what better way to know more about them than to learn why vaccines are important and how they are developed.

The CDC specifically addresses COVID-19 vaccines including who gets priority to receive the vaccine, what to expect when getting vaccinated, and the benefits of being vaccinated. One nice feature is the section titled, “Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work” including information about the types of COVID-19 vaccines.

For additional information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the MedlinePlus health topic page, “COVID-19 Vaccines” which includes links to information in Spanish as well as information in video format.

Both the CDC and MedlinePlus are trusted sources of information as they are diligent about providing accurate, authoritative and current information.

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PNR Weekly Digest: January 12, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-01-12 11:03

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

A Resilient New Year!
How can we practice resilience in the New Year? Psychologists define resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”1 This doesn’t mean we deny reality but instead we develop the strong coping skills needed to deal with harsh realities. Fortunately, resilience is something we can cultivate and grow. These featured books offer helpful tips for your resiliency garden…read the blog post to learn about the featured books

Consumer Health Minute: New Dietary Guidelines
“Make Every Bite Count with the Dietary Guidelines!” is the newly released 2020-2025 edition of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Dietary Guidelines. Every five years these guidelines are provided to the public and health professionals with the most current science based evidence to help in the promotion of good health and reduce the risk of disease…learn more about how you can inform your communities about the new Dietary Guidelines

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 clases and create a free account

NNLM offers on-demand classes, below is a sampling: 

NEW class- Consumer Health Collection Management: This asynchronous course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library’s health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. The class was created in partnership with WebJunction. (4 MLA CE) Register

Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices: Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies through interactive, self-paced tutorials and a synthesis exercise. (4 MLA CE) Register

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace: Participants will learn about some of the current critiques to using cultural competence principles and how cultural humility can be supplemented to create a more accepting, welcoming, and reflective working environment. Short demos of Think Cultural Health, PubMed, and Project Implicit are included to showcase three external resources that can be used to further explore this topic. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Finding and Using Health Statistics: Written by staff at AcademyHealth and provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this tutorial on finding and using health statistics is aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics. (3 MLA CE) Register

Grants and Proposal Writing-On Demand: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. (3 MLA CE) Register

Research Data Management Training series: Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. There is no particular order or progression in which to take the classes. Expect to spend up to four hours on each class learning through tutorials, videos and hands-on activities.

The individual classes include:

  • Open Science and Data Science
  • Data Curation and Documentation
  • Data Security, Storage and Preservation
  • Data Sharing and Publishing

(4 MLA CE per session) View the series and register

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

“Upcoming Training Opportunity: University-based Training for Research Careers in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

Learn more about instructor training from The Carpentries and NNLM

Defoe and the Plague Year

NLM Announces 2021 History Talks

*“What a Year it Was for Science Advances!”, from the NIH Director’s blog

Statement on the establishment of the Office of Nutrition Research within the NIH Office of the Director

January issue of NIH News in Health includes information about ways of improving well-being, preventing sepsis infections, postpartum depression and more

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Explore the resources provided by the National Eye Institute to help spread the word that treating glaucoma early can help prevent vision loss — and encourage people in your community to get a dilated eye exam

It’s Blood Donor Awareness Month and learn how the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute supports research to improve blood donations and transfusions

*Peer-Reviewed Report on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Publishes Data from Phase 3 Clinical Trial Confirm Vaccine is Effective

* Large Clinical Trial Will Test Combination Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Mild/Moderate COVID-19

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*COVID-19 Resources

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the I Love My Librarian Award!
More than 1,850 library users submitted stories highlighting how their librarians had above and beyond in their communities and 10 winners were selected for their outstanding public service accomplishments including Anchorage Public Librarian, Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai. The virtual award ceremony will take place during ALA’s Midwinter conference at 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 23, and will be streamed on the American Library Association YouTube channel. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Annual DNA Day Essay Contest
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments that indicate a deep understanding of scientific concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. Submission deadline is March 3.

Virus Explorer: A New Interactive for Students from Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive
Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive team has created a new Virus Explorer Interactive that you can use in your classroom. This interactive module allows students to explore the diversity of viruses based on structure, genome type, host range, transmission mechanism, replication cycles, and vaccine availability. An accompanying worksheet guides students’ exploration.

HPV Vaccination Campaign for Young Adults and Health Care Providers Launches from HHS’ Office on Women’s Health
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States causing nearly 36,000 cases of cancer in men and women each year. Most of these cases could have been prevented by the HPV vaccine. To address issue, HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) announced its HPV VAX NOW campaign. The campaign will help young adults recognize their risk for HPV-related cancers, pre-cancerous cervical lesions, and genital warts, see the HPV vaccine as an important prevention strategy, and feel empowered to ask for the vaccine. Relevant information and resources from the campaign are also available.

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NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration

NER News - Tue, 2021-01-12 07:46

Are you struggling to find a simple definition for key data terminologies? Wondering where to find resources and relevant literature regarding data vocabularies? Look no further! The Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Data Thesaurus provides key tools for data-driven exploration.

The Data Thesaurus is a resource connecting and defining concepts, services, and tools relevant to librarians working in data-driven discovery. A definition, relevant literature, and web resources accompany each term along with links to related terms. Users can search or browse the 70 different terms.

Launched in 2013, the original data thesaurus has undergone updates and transformations. As the world of data evolves, so too does the thesaurus. In fact, over the past year, a group of dedicated librarians from across the country have come together to serve on the NNLM Data Thesaurus Advisory Group. Members of the Advisory Group are working on evaluating and updating the current thesaurus with new resources, terms, and definitions. As you explore the thesaurus, please share your feedback! Do you see missing terms? Broken links? General feedback? We’re open to hearing it all!

We hope the Data Thesaurus proves to be a useful resource for you and your stakeholders!

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New NNLM On-Demand Course: Consumer Health Collection Management

SEA News - Mon, 2021-01-11 14:59

Consumer Health Collection Management is a 4 credit, on demand course taught in Moodle.

This course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library’s health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. This class includes a downloadable list of authoritative health information resources in both .html and .docx formats that you can customize for your library.

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Assess the quality of their library’s current health information materials and identify any collection gaps
  • Identify quality health information resources online, in print, and other formats when conducting health information reference
  • Select authoritative health information resources, in a variety of formats, for their library’s collection while meeting the needs of their community
  • Explain and provide justification of the library’s health information collection
  • Consider including health related things that can be offered for lending in their library

To register, visit the course page at: https://nnlm.gov/Zuz

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Meet our BIPOC LIS Student Awardees!

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2021-01-11 11:24

We are excited to announce the recipients for the NNLM PSR BIPOC LIS Student Professional Development Award. Introduced in September 2020, this award provides resource support for LIS students and recent graduates interested in health science information librarianship and engagement.  

 This post will be updated as we accept new awardees on a rolling basis. We are still accepting award applications at this time—start yours today! 

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Renée A. Torres 

San Jose State University 

Project Title: Graphic Medicine and Medical Libraries 

Renée A. Torres, a Southern California native, is finishing a master of library and information science (MLIS) degree at San José State University (SJSU) this fall. In 2017, she earned an MA in 20th-century United States history, specializing in women’s and gender history, from Washington State University. Her current interest is in health sciences librarianship, particularly focusing on how LIS professionals can help support, expand, and improve culturally competent healthcare information for the healthcare industry as well as academic and local communities. Support from the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), REFORMA, and SJSU’s iSchool has reaffirmed her commitment to working in an academic library and serving historically marginalized communities by empowering them with access to information. When she’s not dreaming of working in a library, you can find her reading and reviewing novels, planning her next trip, and patronizing local businesses. Renée’s project will investigate how comics and graphic novels, in the form of Graphic Medicine, can be used in patient care and health sciences education to help nurture culturally competent care and empathy within the healthcare industry and provide credible health care information to underrepresented communities. 

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Nicole Greer

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee 

Project Title: School Librarians Supporting Teens with Health Information 

Nicole is the library director and interim equity and inclusion coordinator at an independent school in the Bay Area. She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, and she will complete an MLIS program this spring. Nicole began her undergraduate studies as a biology pre-med major; her interest in health sciences came full circle when she attended a session on health information and programs for teens at the 2019 YALSA Symposium. A certified school librarian, she has experience in incorporating library instruction into her school’s health and wellness curriculum. In her work, she has observed gaps in students’ health literacy and in the consumer health information that is available to teens. Her project will focus on the information-seeking behaviors of marginalized and minoritized teens. She is interested in leveraging the school librarian’s skillset to meet students’ health information needs. In collaboration with health sciences librarians, she will design a training module for school librarians to develop more inclusive health-related collections, programs, and instructional services.

 

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Mayra Fuentes 

San Jose State University 

Project Title: Raising Our Voices: Speech Therapy Services for Spanish-Speaking Youth 

Mayra Fuentes is a first-generation college graduate from South Los Angeles who completed her Master’s in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University. She first began working in libraries as a middle school volunteer and later found a renewed interest after graduating from UC San Diego with a Bachelors in Linguistics with a specialization in Cognitions and Language. In line with her interest in linguistics, she thereafter completed a post-baccalaureate Certificate in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, San Marcos and volunteered as a Spanish translator. Currently, Mayra works for the Los Angeles Public Library where she has actively volunteered on various committees and participated in its Diversity and Inclusion Apprenticeship program. In addition, Mayra serves as Student Representative on the California Library Association’s Board and as the Public Information Officer for the REFORMA Los Angeles Chapter. 

 

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Alejandra Reyes 

San Jose State University 

Project Title: Mental health in Spanish-speaking communities 

I applied for this award because when I finish my MLIS program, I want to be able to tell a story. Besides story time, I want to share and tell my own personal story to my community so that I, like books, can become a mirror or a window to those who need it and give back to my community and meet their needs. I want to empower my community and be an advocate to build bridges to have equitable access in all formats in my community. I want to learn other areas besides public librarianship where I can get informed and where I can improve the access to health information to my community. The topic of my project is mental health in public libraries, specifically in low income, Spanish speaking communities. It is a taboo in that community to talk about mental health and I want to provide exercises or a bilingual infographic about the importance of self-care and mental health. Due to COVID, I would want to be able to share it in my social media and to my peers. I would also like to find free resources to share the information to the community. 

 

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Kate Pham 

University of California, Los Angeles 

Project Title: Academic librarianship and Student Outreach, Organizing, and Coalition Building 

Kate is currently a graduate student pursuing a MLIS degree at UCLA, specializing in library studies. She hopes to become an academic librarian in the future to support individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences in their paths to pursuing higher education and research. In her work, she highly enjoys engaging in projects that center around student outreach and engagement, such as supporting and connecting with underrepresented student communities at the university. Her outreach work with different student organizations and campus partners through the UCLA Sciences Libraries has prompted her interest in researching trends, practices, and frameworks for student outreach within academic health sciences libraries. Through this research project, she aims to critically analyze and discuss libraries’ institutional roles in supporting and facilitating student efforts around issues of community and coalition building and activism. In her free time, Kate enjoys staying inside, reading, cooking and gaming.   

 

We are excited to support BIPOC LIS students and early career professionals. We have remaining funds and are actively seeking more award applicants until the end of January 2021. More information on eligibility and the application process can be found in the funding announcement. Have an interest in health information or know someone who does? Reach out to us at psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu 

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More News & Announcements

PSR Newsletter - Sun, 2021-01-10 18:11

New NNLM Substance Use Disorders Resource Guide!

The Network of National Library of Medicine (NNLM) recently launched the Substance Use Disorders Resource Guide to raise awareness of NLM’s Substance Use Disorders resources and the resources of partner organizations through partnerships with SUD related organizations. Check it out!

Reminder: Pillbox will be retired January 29th

Today, National of Library of Medicine’s Pillbox program will be retired. This includes the Pillbox drug identification and search websites as well as production of the Pillbox dataset, image library, and application programming interfaces (APIs).

For assistance in identifying pills, consider services such as:

  • Your pharmacist can provide personalized assistance with your specific medications,
  • FDA Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) Division of Drug Information (DDI) staff can identify drugs for you based on physical appearance (color, shape, size, etc.) and markings. E-mail DDI your drug description.
  • Poison Control Center staff provide confidential, free pill identification 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Centers can also be reached by phone at 1-800-222-1222. In case of an emergency, call 911.

Recording of the “Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs now Available!

On January 19, NNLM hosted the “Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management in Doctoral Nursing Programs” webinar as part of the Emerging Trends & Topics webinar series. Guest speakers, Abigail Goben and Rebecca Raszewski from University of Illinois Chicago, discuss increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs that has resulted in many new students and faculty who need data management education, resources, and support.

Love Data Week 2021

Love Data Week is an annual international celebration of all aspects of data. This February 8th-12th, NNLM (led by the RDM Working Group) is spotlighting four experts on various aspects of open data for a week of learning and sharing in the spirit of “open.”

At four 30-minute “coffee chat” sessions on Monday through Thursday, listen to each one of our guest experts discuss their work and answer audience questions in an informal setting. Then, join us on Friday as part of the RDM Webinar Series for a moderated panel discussion with all speakers to discuss bigger questions about their experiences working with open data.

Registrations for the “coffee chats” and the panel discussion are now available!

BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness

On March 24-26, 2021, NNLM hosts a virtual symposium that will bring together experts on morale in libraries, invisible services in libraries, vocational awe, burnout, and self-care. The symposium will provide library staff at all levels, including management, with key takeaways to help improve the health and wellness of library staff. This event is open to library science students and all library staff regardless of employment status. PSR Associate Director, Nisha Mody, will be one of the speakers.

Provide your email address to be notified when the website is up, and registration is available.

NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition – Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day, a new online exhibition recognizing the 50th anniversary of The Darkening Day, an NLM exhibition on the health aspects of environmental pollution, which opened at the library in 1970 and was subsequently reviewed in the September 29, 1970, issue of the NIH Record, page 11.

MedlinePlus Connect: 10 Years of Linking Electronic Health Records to Consumer Health Information

NLM is celebrating the 10th anniversary of MedlinePlus Connect, a free service that links electronic health records (EHRs), patient portals, and other health IT systems to relevant, authoritative, and up-to-date health information from NLM’s MedlinePlus health information resource and other NIH websites.

Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI–these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access. After June 1, 2021, you will no longer be able to use NCBI-managed credentials to login to NCBI.

NIH News in Health

Check out the January 2021 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, topics include tips to reduce stress, staying safe from sepsis, postpartum depression, combatting COVID-19, and much more!

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January NNLM Reading Club Selections Focuses on Resilience

MCR News - Fri, 2021-01-08 14:51

A Resilient New Year!

The New Year is a celebration of new beginnings.  This may be especially true as we welcome 2021, which we hope will be a resilient New Year. Resilience sustains us through adversity by cultivating practices that help us cope … and 2020 was nothing if not full of adversity.

How can we practice resilience in the New Year? Psychologists define resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”1 This doesn’t mean we deny reality but instead we develop the strong coping skills needed to deal with harsh realities. Fortunately, resilience is something we can cultivate and grow. These featured books offer helpful tips for your resiliency garden.

In Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson provides a roadmap to develop resilience. In a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming, Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Tulane University’s first Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and a prolific author, offers skills to gain resilience in The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook. Noted Black mental health expert, Dr. Rheeda Walker, illuminates how to attain what she describes as “psychological fortitude” in The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve.

Each of us can benefit from cultivating resilience, so let’s make 2021 a resilient New Year! To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related helpful information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Mental Health Resilience page.

1American Psychological Association. (2020, February 1). Building your resilience. http://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-01-08 12:36

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

NLM Resource Update: Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021. In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access. Read the NCBI Insights blog post for more information on the changes.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

A Resilient New Year with the NNLM Reading Club: The New Year is a celebration of new beginnings.  This may be especially true as we welcome 2021, which we hope will be a resilient New Year. In Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson provides a roadmap to develop resilience. In a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming, Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Tulane University’s first Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and a prolific author, offers skills to gain resilience in The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook. Noted Black mental health expert, Dr. Rheeda Walker, illuminates how to attain what she describes as “psychological fortitude” in The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental HealthNavigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve. Each of us can benefit from cultivating resilience, so let’s make 2021 a resilient New Year! To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related helpful information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Mental Health Resilience page.

Minds Matter NOLA Event – Guest Blog Post by Porcha Grigsby – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Consumer Health Minute: New Dietary Guidelines – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain – NER Update

Advancing Science Through Citizen Science Games – MCR News

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM – NTO News

MCSTAP: Guidance for Clinicians Treating Substance Use Disorder, Pain or Both – NER Update

The Past and Understanding the Present: NLM’s History of Medicine Division – NER Update

New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health, December 10, 2020

NLM/NIH News NIH News in Health: Read the January 2021 issue, featuring, “Feeling Stressed? Ways to Improve Your Well-Being,” and, “Staying Safe From Sepsis: Preventing Infections and Improving Survival.”

Upcoming Training Opportunity: University-based Training for Research Careers in Biomedical Informatics and Data ScienceNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Defoe and the Plague YearCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Founding and Future: 50 Years of the NIAAACirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

DNA Base Editing May Treat Progeria, Study in Mice ShowsNIH Director’s Blog

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: K-12 Health – January 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together – January 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities – January 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Highlights – January 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – February 8-March 5

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes 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:

For AHRQ in 2020, an Unforgettable Year of Daunting Challenges and Vital Accomplishments – AHRQ Views

Mental Health and COVID-19 – January 13, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

#PreprintsInThePublicEye: Challenges and Solutions in an Age of Misinformation Event – January 14, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by ASAPbio

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 8, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-01-08 10:28

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 January 12 – January 14

Webinars January 15 – January 21

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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A Resilient New Year!

NER News - Fri, 2021-01-08 08:34

The New Year is a celebration of new beginnings.  This may be especially true as we welcome 2021, which we hope will be a resilient New Year. Resilience sustains us through adversity by cultivating practices that help us cope … and 2020 was nothing if not full of adversity.

How can we practice resilience in the New Year? Psychologists define resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”1 This doesn’t mean we deny reality but instead we develop the strong coping skills needed to deal with harsh realities. Fortunately, resilience is something we can cultivate and grow. These featured books offer helpful tips for your resiliency garden.

In Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson provides a roadmap to develop resilience. In a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming, Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Tulane University’s first Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and a prolific author, offers skills to gain resilience in The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook. Noted Black mental health expert, Dr. Rheeda Walker, illuminates how to attain what she describes as “psychological fortitude” in The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve.

Each of us can benefit from cultivating resilience, so let’s make 2021 a resilient New Year! To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related helpful information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Mental Health Resilience page.

1American Psychological Association. (2020, February 1). Building your resilience. http://www.apa.org/topics/resilience

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