In 1996, the National Library of Medicine and the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) worked together to create the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) DOCLINE billing agent, which virtually eliminated the need to create invoices and write checks for reimbursement for interlibrary loans and document delivery between its more than 1,300 members. EFTS advantages include monthly detailed transaction-based reports, the ability to handle variable charges and the ability to handle non-DOCLINE transactions. EFTS has served the medical library community, providing support for interlibrary loan transactions that saved institutions the fees and time it would have taken to pay individual invoices. However, over the years the system has not been updated and fees have not increased. Without a financial infusion supporting migration of the system and a restructuring of fees, the system will not be sustainable.
EFTS requires a complete re-write of the code which is beginning to fail. In addition, UConn Health center is moving to Windows 10 on December 31, 2019, and EFTS code is too old to run on this system. Without changes to the current service fee model, EFTS will shut down. However, UConn Health is committed to keeping EFTS running, and has investigated the following options for continuing the service beyond December 31:
- Assess a one-time fee of approximately $200 for each member of EFTS.
- Create a fee based on usage by each library.
- Assist in securing another vendor to supply EFTS support.
- Eliminate the EFTS service.
Moving forward will require raising the service fee to cover the expense of continued support, which may be a burden for some institutions. However, EFTS saves process/billing time for DOCLINE users. You are encouraged to submit your thoughts on this matter and/or reach out with questions or concerns to Janice Swiatek, Director of UConn Library, Health Sciences, 866-561-5045. Due to the time-sensitivity of this issue, responses are requested by Friday, June 1st. Please include your LIBID for tracking purposes. Timing is critical as there is only six months to re-code EFTS before it becomes unsupportable.
During the May 7 NLM Update at the Medical Library Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Janice Kelly, acting deputy associate director of NLM’s Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division, reflected on the history of SIS from 1967 to 2019. From the 1960’s focus on environmental health and toxicology to the 1980’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials registry and AIDSInfo to, more recently, disaster health information resources, SIS has provided information on a variety of topics. In addition to honoring more than 50 years of groundbreaking work, Ms. Kelly’s historical perspective provided insight into the ways in which NLM has responded to the evolving health information needs within diverse communities. Going forward, some SIS resources will sunset, some will be integrated into other resources or platforms, and some will continue. Users should watch for update notices in the NLM Technical Bulletin, social media, and product homepages.
NLM Deputy Director Jerry Sheehan described how an internal review of products and services guided NLM’s reorganization. As part of the strategic plan implementation, NLM assessed its offerings and its internal structure, looking for commonalities and redundancies. As a result, the Library has been, and will continue, consolidating resources with complementary content and realigning offices according to functions and staff expertise. NLM further aims to elevate the user experience through a common technical platform and the elimination of unnecessary organizational boundaries. Through its connections with the MLA community and reflections on the past, NLM looks forward to elevating its products and services to support the evolution of librarianship and the empowerment of communities.
Joyce Backus, associate director of Library Operations, described the evolution of PubMed Labs, which is expected to officially launch in September. New features include a redesigned advanced search page for desktop and mobile devices, an associated data facet on the search results page, share and cite buttons, and additional features to enable navigation across abstract pages. Current PubMed and PubMed Labs will run concurrently from September through December, and then current PubMed will be archived in January, 2020. As the Library’s online presence transforms, so, too, will the physical Library space. With more and more of its content reaching people online, NLM plans to reduce the footprint of public spaces and increase its flexible and collaborative workspaces during an expected three-year renovation in 2020-2022.
Amanda Wilson, familiar to many as the Head of the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO), discussed the newly minted Office of Engagement and Training (OET), officially launching in June, 2019. A singular home for NLM’s outreach operation, the OET will include the NNCO and staff from other NLM units with significant outreach responsibilities. Ms. Wilson announced that current NNLM membership stands at 7,690, a 546 increase over 2018. There were 260 NNLM class offerings during the past year, with 20,000 training registrations. Looking toward the next five-year NNLM funding cycle in 2021-2026, an NNLM Request for Information (RFI) will be issued in June or July, followed by a 60-day response period. After analysis of RFI responses and planning for the next iteration of NNLM, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is expected to be issued in the fall of 2020. Proposals will be due in late 2020 or early 2021.
The next session of the NNLM RDM webinar series, Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study, will be held Friday, June 7, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. This introductory-level webinar session will walk you through the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan while demonstrating a data tool and strategies for using data for decision-making. This webinar will provide a jump-start opportunity to explore the concept of data and introduce an easy-to-use data analysis tool (Voyant Tools). The case study findings will be presented and show how this approach can be applied to other entry level data projects so that participants will walk away with the confidence to jump in and start exploring their own data. The session will be recorded for future viewing.
This introductory-level webinar session will walk you through the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan while demonstrating a data tool and strategies for using data for decision-making. This webinar will provide a jump-start opportunity to explore the concept of data and introduce an easy-to-use data analysis tool (Voyant Tools).
When: June 7, 2019 at 11AM -12PM (Pacific)| 12 – 1PM (Mountain) | 1-2PM (Central) | 2-3 PM (Eastern)
For more information and to register for this webinar go to the webinar session webpage
The case study findings will be presented and show how this approach can be applied to other entry level data projects so that participants will walk away with the confidence to jump in and start exploring their own data. This is a live session but it will be recorded.
Allen College has received funding from the GMR for the second year in a row to expand the services of the Iowa Public Health Research Center. This unique project aims to address an information and library-services gap for unaffiliated public health professionals in the state.
The Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) provides access for public health departments across Iowa’s 99 counties to the Allen College library resources and librarian. Iowa public health departments are frequently understaffed and in need of research support and assistance. IPHRC aims to fill that void and support institutions as they work to implement evidence-based public health interventions.
In addition to the library services, IPHRC staff will provide regional training to public health workers. These workshops will demonstrate how IPHRC can support their work and showcase key resources from the National Library of Medicine.
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New on MedlinePlus: check out the five animated videos now available on MedlinePlus that explain topics in health and medicine, and answer frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. Some of the videos are also available in Spanish!National Network of Libraries of Medicine News
Preconference with NNLM at NJLA: Join Veronica Leigh Milliner and Michael Balkenhol in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM ET for The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy. This New Jersey Library Association Preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn about authoritative health information resources and explore how to create fun and informative health & wellness programming.
Upcoming: PubMed for Librarians – MARquee News Highlights
Register Your National HIV Testing Day Events! – SEA Currents
Now Available: NLM Update Presentation Slides from MLA 2019! – Newsbits from PSR
DOCLINE 6 Routing Changes – DOCLINE Talkline
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Paying It Forward – We’re approaching conference season and with it, the awards that honor the best in our professions. It’s thrilling to be recognized by one’s peers for notable accomplishments or a stellar career. But it can be just as rewarding to nominate someone for such an honor. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Celebrating the Graduation Season – Ephraim Sheppard Wynn’s diary is a unique passport into the everyday life of a typical late 19th century medical student. Readers can follow his daily routine of attending classes and recording notes, taking quizzes, attending study groups, taking his final oral exams, and hanging out with his friends before the last big day. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine
A Nose for Science – Our nose does a lot more than take in oxygen, smell, and sometimes sniffle. This complex organ also helps us taste and, as many of us notice during spring allergy season when our noses get stuffy, it even provides some important anatomic features to enable us to speak clearly. – NIH Director’s Blog
PubMed Update: MLA 2019 – In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins with Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, present the upcoming new interface for PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. This presentation was recorded at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 5th 2019. Watch the video or view the transcript.
NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.
The Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2019 Conference – Registration is now open for this annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine! The theme this year is “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records.” The conference will take place June 18-19 at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications in Bethesda, MD.
NLM Announces 2019-2020 Associate Fellows – This one-year program, beginning in September every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.
New NLM Exhibition: In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first commercially available vaccine to prevent rubella, the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the Rubella Epidemic of 1964, a banner exhibition and companion online adaptation. The exhibition opens June 3, 2019.
New Video: Data Discovery in PMC and PubMedNLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities
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Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.
What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap – June 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes. INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar with SCR, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.
DOCLINE Talkline: Did You Know… – June 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In the upcoming session of DOCLINE Talkline, Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead and Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator will share some Tips & Tricks for DOCLINE 6 use.
Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.
Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a Pride Month Kernel of Knowledge session presented by Katherine L Imborek, MD, entitled Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth. This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.
Wellness in the Library Workplace – June 10-23, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course with GMR to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.
Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals – June 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar with SCR will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.
mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health – June 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of mHealth! Learn about emerging technologies and trends, and how consumer health devices can be used to impact individual health behavior and the overall health of a community. This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.
Libraries Connecting You to Coverage – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This PNR webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community.
New Approaches to Health and Wellness Library Programming – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Many communities are embarking on health and wellness initiatives directed at controlling healthcare costs and preventing substance abuse. There is a role for libraries as the arbitrators of information to provide tools and education on health and wellness topics. Health information literacy is a facet of information literacy that is often not addressed through traditional library services. Sponsored by MCR, this webinar will introduce the audience to the trauma-based approach and resilience and explain how they utilized these approaches to inform their libraries’ programming. This presentation will provide ideas and resources that can be scaled for use at both large and small libraries of all types.
On-demand: Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities and a way to kick start your PubMed search skills? PubMed Essentials from NTO is made up of 12 very short video-modules with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace.
*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
Healthier Communities: Libraries Improve Health Literacy, Access – ALA Policy Perspectives
Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.
Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.
Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.
WPWVC/ ACRL Spring Conference – Join the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries on June 7 at Washington & Jefferson College for their 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s theme is Technology: Making it Work for Your Library. $25 for Members; $35 for non-Members; $15 for students.
Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.
2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.
OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.
MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)
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.
- Register Your National HIV Testing Day Events!
- Applications Now Open for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019/2020 — Deadline June 22
- New NLM Video Released: Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed
- Now Available: NLM Update Presentation Slides from MLA 2019
Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*
Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity
- Wellness in the Library Workplace (Jun 10 – Jun 23)
- Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources (Jun 11 – Jul 9)
Webinars May 29 – June 7
- Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox (May 29, 3 PM ET)
- What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap (Jun 4, 2 PM ET)
- Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice (Jun 6, 3 PM ET)
- Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth (Jun 7, 2 PM ET)
Webinars June 18 – June 19
- Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health (Jun 18, 12 PM ET)
- PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage (Jun 19, 4 PM ET)
- New Approaches to Health and Wellness Library Programming (Jun 19, 4 PM ET)
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News
- The NIH Director’s Blog: A Nose for Science
- The NIH Director’s Blog: Easier Access to Naloxone Linked to Fewer Opioid Deaths
- Study shows incidence rates of aggressive subtypes of uterine cancer rising
- Early weight-loss surgery may improve type 2 diabetes, blood pressure outcomes
- Musings from the Mezzanine: Paying It Forward
- Circulating Now: Celebrating the Graduation Season
- NLM in Focus: TV News Anchor Norah O’Donnell Shares the Importance of Early Skin Cancer Detection in NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
- NLM Technical Bulletin: New Video: A New NIHMS (and PACM API) to Support Public Access
- NCBI retires Clone DB
- New BLAST results to become the default view August 1, 2019
- IgBLAST (1.14.0) is now available with several improvements
- Prokaryotic Genome Annotation Pipeline (PGAP) now produces results suitable for submission to GenBank
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.
On May 6, 2019, NNLM successfully hosted its Spring Wikipedia edit-a-thon. This year’s edit-a-thon occured live during an MLA immersion session titled, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Building on the success of the prior edit-a-thons, this time more than 50 editors, including first-time editors, edited 42 different articles, adding over 6,980 words for 134 total edits.
Participants were active on Twitter, using #CiteNLM to connect with others and share their contributions. Many thanks to all participants and to the NNLM team who hosted live immersion session and engaged colleagues and students throughout the day of the edit-a-thon.
We hope to continue our work on Wikipedia and invite you to edit health articles not only on edit-a-thon days, but throughout the year. The WikiProject page contains editing resources. You can also view NNLM training videos created for the edit-a-thon for step by step directions. In a prior installment we curated a list of resources for tips on hosting your own edit-a-thon. Share your editing story with fellow librarians and with NNLM and keep an eye out for news about our Fall edit-a-thon in 2019.
42 54 6.98K 475K Articles Edited Editors Words Added
The National Library of Medicine has announced the four new Associate Fellows of the 2019-2020 cohort; Brenna Cox, Sharon Han, Eden Kinzel, and Louise To. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency fellowship at NLM. The program begins in September of every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.
Over the last two years, the National Library of Medicine has been exploring efficient ways to link the literature with associated datasets. The new nine-minute video Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed looks at the outcomes of those explorations thus far. Topics covered include identifying the sources of datasets and data linkages in these resources, opportunities to expose the data associated with articles, and future plans. NLM hopes these efforts enable knowledge generation and discovery. Check out the video and provide NLM with feedback on what would be of highest value to your institution!
The National Library of Medicine has announced plans to release a new NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system later this year. The ten-minute video A New NIHMS (and PACM API) to Support Public Access provides context for the decision to rebuild the NIHMS and helps prepare librarians for changes to anticipate. The current NIHMS system has supported the NIH Public Access Policy since 2005 and has received more than 800,000 submissions. Today, NIHMS supports the policies of ten additional government agencies as well as numerous non-governmental organizations. It is NLM’s hope that this new system will allow continued support of public access to publicly-funded research results for decades to come. The video also provides an update on a new feature in a related tool, API access to data from the Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM). For more information, visit API Access to the Public Access Compliance Monitor.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first commercially available vaccine to prevent rubella, the National Library of Medicine has announced Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the Rubella Epidemic of 1964, a new banner exhibition and companion online adaptation, opening June 3. It will be on display through September 25 in NLM’s History of Medicine Division Reading Room. The online adaptation of Rashes to Research includes an education component featuring a new K-12 lesson plan and a university module, and a digital gallery that further explores the historic collection of the NLM using the works from NLM Digital Collections.
Rashes to Research highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States. During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies.
Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals
Title: Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals
Guest Speaker: Iliana Molina, Director of EyeMobile for Children, UC San Diego and UC Irvine
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 10am CT / 9am MT
Description: Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.
Speaker Bio: Alice Jaggers, MSLS, is the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. She has been studying graphic medicine for about four years. She created a graphic medicine collection at her library starting in March 2017 and has been developing programming for the library and for the institution since then. You can find information about Alice in her blog, http://alicejaggers.wordpress.com. Alice has also created a preliminary database of graphic medicine titles available at http://bit.ly/Gmdatabase.
For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.
The MedlinePlus team launched a new resource, MedlinePlus Videos for hosted NLM video content. Five animated videos in English and four in Spanish, created by Jeff Day, explain topics in health and medicine, and answer frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. Videos use JWPlayer and are accessible, and accompanied by outline and transcript. Link to the videos here: MedlinePlus Videos (Videos de MedlinePlus)
From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):
Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. This PNR Rendezvous session will focus on the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, was part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst. Everyone is encouraged to attend the live session but it will be recorded. (1 MLA CE)
When: June 19 at 2-3PM (Mountain) | 3-4PM (Central)
Registration is encouraged but not required. More information is on the session webpage.
Many communities are embarking on health and wellness initiatives directed at controlling healthcare costs and preventing substance abuse. There is a role for libraries as the arbitrators of information to provide tools and education on health and wellness topics. Health information literacy is a facet of information literacy that is often not addressed through traditional library services. The presenters will introduce the audience to the trauma-based approach and resilience and explain how they utilized these approaches to inform their libraries’ programming. This presentation will provide ideas and resources that can be scaled for use at both large and small libraries of all types.
PRESENTER: Stacy Hisle-Chaudri, Library Director, Ray County Public Library and Mackenzie Ahlberg Elliot, Teen Community Programming
Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library
2 MT /3 CT Register
The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region is hosting a one-hour webinar on June 19 at 1:00 PM PDT focusing on the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage. The session will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. Registration is encouraged but not required.
An additional webinar will be offered on October 16, continuing the health insurance literacy theme.
The NLM Update was held at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association on May 7. Four speakers presented progress related to NLM’s Strategic Plan, organizational and physical changes to NLM, the redesign of PubMed, and activity in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.
The NLM Update slides are available for viewing.
- Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine (slides: 2 – 26)
- Janice Kelly, Acting Deputy Director, Specialized Information Services (slides: 27 – 30)
- Joyce Backus, Associate Director, Library Operations (slides: 31 – 57)
- Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (slides: 58 – 81)
Richland County Public Health has received funding from the GMR for a second year to continue its project to make important public health data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Last year, Richland County Public Health received funding to pull together, clean, and make available raw public health data from multiple health assessments. This year, Richland County Public Health will take the raw data and establish and sustain an interactive web tool for librarians and local health professionals to access FAIR local community health assessment data.
The interactive and user-friendly web interface embedded onto the Richland Public Health website will support health care professionals, public health professionals, and librarians who do not have analytical or financial support to produce meaningful and interpretable results from raw, local-level health data. Funding for this proposal will also provide this initiative the opportunity to fully complete the achievement of making county-level health data FAIR to health professionals and librarians in the North Central Ohio area.