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NLM Requests your Input on Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2019-10-01 19:07

Request for Information (RFI): Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (UG4)

Notice Number: NOT-LM-19-005

Key Dates

Release Date: October 1, 2019
Response Date: December 02, 2019

Related Announcements
None

Issued by
National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Purpose

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) seeks new ideas to help improve access to health information and help inform the design of the NNLM request for applications for the 2021-2026 project period. The NNLM is managed by the National Library of Medicine.

This Request for Information (RFI) offers health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, and the public the opportunity to provide information about how the NNLM can best provide U.S. health professionals with better access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to trusted health information. A fact sheet summarizing the NNLM program is available.

Background

The NNLM is a key partner in helping NLM achieve the vision outlined in the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027 “to reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways.” In addition, NLM seeks to enhance its research, development, training, and information services to make more biomedical data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR), to invent the tools and services to turn data and information into knowledge and insight, and to develop the workforce for this work. Implementing this vision will require new partnerships and ways to engage with stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including researchers, librarians, health professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators, underserved communities, and the public.

Through its products and services, NLM supports researchers, health care providers, librarians, and members of the public who seek current and trusted biomedical information and data. NLM’s many databases, tools, and services, including PubMedMedlinePlusClinicalTrials.govHazardous Substances Data BankGenetics Home Referencedatabase of Genotypes and PhenotypesUnified Medical Language Systemcover health, genetics, drugs, chemicals, and many other topics. Effective community engagement is critical to assuring the NLM resources reach its wide range of audiences — from librarians to researchers and clinicians, from teenagers to their parents and seniors, from policymakers to the public. Engagement encompasses promoting awareness of available information resources, developing an understanding of users’ information needs, facilitating access and ensuring the ability to use information resources. NLM will continue to leverage the 7,500+ member organizations of the NNLM, which act as trusted ambassadors between NLM and the communities they serve. NLM also partners with the NNLM to enable a new generation of data-ready librarians and informationists to transform libraries into hubs for data literacy.

The Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 (MLAA, P.L. 89-291) established the NNLM to assist the development of medical libraries’ services and to facilitate the dissemination and use of information related to health sciences. Over time, a growing emphasis has been placed on increasing the impact of the NNLM through partnerships with NLM and member organizations, including health sciences, hospital, academic, and public libraries, as well as health professionals, data organizations, and community-based organizations. The NNLM is coordinated by the NLM Office of Engagement and Training, working through the National Network Steering Committee. See The Nation’s Health Information Network: History of the Regional Medical Library Program, 1965-1985, and an historical overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985-2015 for more information.

The NNLM provides convenient access to biomedical and health information resources for U.S. health professionals, researchers, educators, and the public. As a core component of NLM outreach, the NNLM seeks to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy, by providing funding, professional development, and learning opportunities for NNLM members.

The NNLM comprises eight Regional Medical Libraries funded via 5-year competitive cooperative agreements. The Regional Medical Libraries engage with 7,500+ members (for a map and more information about each region and its members/partners, see NNLM Regions). Five national offices provide professional services to support the NNLM in achieving its national initiatives, as well as serve regional needs: the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office, the NNLM Web Services Office, the NNLM Training Office, the NNLM Evaluation Office, and the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office. The current structure has enabled the NNLM to launch several national initiatives, including a focus on data science and a series of new or enhanced partnerships with the NIH All of Us Research Program, the NLM HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP), and public libraries and public library associations. From the first two partnerships, new NNLM centers have been created: the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, the All of Us Training & Education Center, and the NNLM ACIOP Coordinating Center.

Information Requested

NLM seeks input from current and potential user communities to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the NNLM. We’re interested in your responses to the following topics and other suggestions.

Priorities, Strategies, Partnerships
  1. Priorities NNLM should address. Consider themes related to the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027.
  2. Strategies to reach new and existing audiences more effectively, especially minority and underserved populations.
  3. Effective ways to partner with libraries, health organizations, and community organizations to reach health professionals, researchers, and the public.
  4. The top three health information outreach priorities for your organization in the next five years.
  5. Important new partnership opportunities for the NNLM.
Outreach Programs, Engagement, and Training
  1. New outreach roles and outreach opportunities and barriers for the NNLM.
  2. NNLM programs, activities, or other components that are of less significance and/or might be considered for elimination.
  3. Strategies to support staff at NNLM member organizations in their knowledge and ability to support NLM products and services.
  4. Types of NNLM engagement activities to promote NLM’s wide array of offerings to all audiences.
  5. Contribution of resource sharing to the NNLM’s mission to promote access to biomedical and or health information.
Membership, NNLM Structure, Service Coordination
  1. Responsibilities and benefits of NNLM membership.
  2. Types of organizations that could be potential members for the NNLM.
  3. Structure of the NNLM steering committee, which currently consists of leaders of the Regional Medical Libraries, national offices, NNLM centers, and NLM.
  4. The geographical configuration of the NNLM. A tool and map are available to help you develop and submit suggestions.
  5. Services of the NNLM that could be coordinated nationally. Services that are best coordinated at a local or regional level.
How to Submit a Response

All responses to this RFI must be submitted to NLMEPLM@mail.nlm.nih.gov by December 2, 2019. Please limit your comments to no more than 3 pages.

Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any personally identifiable or other information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in responses. The Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), or cooperative agreement(s), or in the development of future funding opportunity announcements. This RFI is for informational and planning purposes only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for use of that information.

The data collected and maintained in the eRA system are covered under NIH Privacy Act Systems of Record Notice (SORN) 09-25-0225.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Mike Davidson
Office of Engagement and Training, National Library of Medicine
mike.davidson@nih.gov

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New PubMed Presentations

MCR News - Tue, 2019-10-01 18:10

Please follow the links below for slides introducing the new PubMed to an audience of experienced users (such as health sciences librarians).

We’ve created two versions for your use:

A New PubMed – NNLM Slides to Adapt – this is a 25-30 minute presentation as is.

A New PubMed SHORT version – NNLM Slides to Adapt – this is a 5-10 minute presentation as is.

These slides were created with librarians and other regular users in mind. Another slide deck: An introduction to PubMed for new users is forthcoming.

We encourage you to adapt these slides to your outreach and training needs and style appropriate to your audience.  These slides are free of copyright restriction, but we appreciate attribution to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

These slides were created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and adapted by the Office of Engagement and Training (OET) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the end of September, 2019. Please keep your materials up to date by testing all examples and assertions using PubMed Labs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/) and by monitoring the PubMed news via the NLM Technical Bulletin (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/).

If you have questions, comments, or requests regarding these slides, please write to Kate Majewski, Aimee Gogan or Mike Davidson at NLMTrainers@nih.gov

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Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

MCR News - Tue, 2019-10-01 18:03

As you know, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is supported by a cooperative agreement that operates on a five-year cycle. As NLM prepares for the start of the next funding cycle in May 2021, your input is needed on ways to ensure that the NNLM continues to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

A Request for Information (RFI) has been posted and is available by visiting https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-LM-19-005.html. The submission deadline is December 2. Please consider responding to the RFI and shaping the future of NNLM! Also, feel free to share this information with anyone who has benefited from NLM and NNLM resources that contributed to their research, teaching, education, and outreach efforts.

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Request for Information (RFI): Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (UG4)

SEA News - Tue, 2019-10-01 15:54

Notice Number: NOT-LM-19-005

Key Dates
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Response Date: December 02, 2019

Related Announcements
None

Issued by
National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Purpose

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) seeks new ideas to help improve access to health information and help inform the design of the NNLM request for applications for the 2021-2026 project period. The NNLM is managed by the National Library of Medicine.

This Request for Information (RFI) offers health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, and the public the opportunity to provide information about how the NNLM can best provide U.S. health professionals with better access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to trusted health information. A fact sheet summarizing the NNLM program is available.

Background

The NNLM is a key partner in helping NLM achieve the vision outlined in the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027 “to reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement pathways.” In addition, NLM seeks to enhance its research, development, training, and information services to make more biomedical data findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR), to invent the tools and services to turn data and information into knowledge and insight, and to develop the workforce for this work. Implementing this vision will require new partnerships and ways to engage with stakeholders in the public and private sectors, including researchers, librarians, health professionals, entrepreneurs and innovators, underserved communities, and the public.

Through its products and services, NLM supports researchers, health care providers, librarians, and members of the public who seek current and trusted biomedical information and data. NLM’s many databases, tools, and services, including PubMedMedlinePlusClinicalTrials.govHazardous Substances Data BankGenetics Home Referencedatabase of Genotypes and PhenotypesUnified Medical Language Systemcover health, genetics, drugs, chemicals, and many other topics. Effective community engagement is critical to assuring the NLM resources reach its wide range of audiences — from librarians to researchers and clinicians, from teenagers to their parents and seniors, from policymakers to the public. Engagement encompasses promoting awareness of available information resources, developing an understanding of users’ information needs, facilitating access and ensuring the ability to use information resources. NLM will continue to leverage the 7,500+ member organizations of the NNLM, which act as trusted ambassadors between NLM and the communities they serve. NLM also partners with the NNLM to enable a new generation of data-ready librarians and informationists to transform libraries into hubs for data literacy.

The Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 (MLAA, P.L. 89-291) established the NNLM to assist the development of medical libraries’ services and to facilitate the dissemination and use of information related to health sciences. Over time, a growing emphasis has been placed on increasing the impact of the NNLM through partnerships with NLM and member organizations, including health sciences, hospital, academic, and public libraries, as well as health professionals, data organizations, and community-based organizations. The NNLM is coordinated by the NLM Office of Engagement and Training, working through the National Network Steering Committee. See The Nation’s Health Information Network: History of the Regional Medical Library Program, 1965-1985, and an historical overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985-2015 for more information.

The NNLM provides convenient access to biomedical and health information resources for U.S. health professionals, researchers, educators, and the public. As a core component of NLM outreach, the NNLM seeks to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy, by providing funding, professional development, and learning opportunities for NNLM members.

The NNLM comprises eight Regional Medical Libraries funded via 5-year competitive cooperative agreements. The Regional Medical Libraries engage with 7,500+ members (for a map and more information about each region and its members/partners, see NNLM Regions). Five national offices provide professional services to support the NNLM in achieving its national initiatives, as well as serve regional needs: the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office, the NNLM Web Services Office, the NNLM Training Office, the NNLM Evaluation Office, and the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office. The current structure has enabled the NNLM to launch several national initiatives, including a focus on data science and a series of new or enhanced partnerships with the NIH All of Us Research Program, the NLM HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program (ACIOP), and public libraries and public library associations. From the first two partnerships, new NNLM centers have been created: the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, the All of Us Training & Education Center, and the NNLM ACIOP Coordinating Center.

Information Requested

NLM seeks input from current and potential user communities to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the NNLM. We’re interested in your responses to the following topics and other suggestions.

Priorities, Strategies, Partnerships

  1. Priorities NNLM should address. Consider themes related to the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027.
  2. Strategies to reach new and existing audiences more effectively, especially minority and underserved populations.
  3. Effective ways to partner with libraries, health organizations, and community organizations to reach health professionals, researchers, and the public.
  4. The top three health information outreach priorities for your organization in the next five years.
  5. Important new partnership opportunities for the NNLM.

Outreach Programs, Engagement, and Training

  1. New outreach roles and outreach opportunities and barriers for the NNLM.
  2. NNLM programs, activities, or other components that are of less significance and/or might be considered for elimination.
  3. Strategies to support staff at NNLM member organizations in their knowledge and ability to support NLM products and services.
  4. Types of NNLM engagement activities to promote NLM’s wide array of offerings to all audiences.
  5. Contribution of resource sharing to the NNLM’s mission to promote access to biomedical and or health information.

Membership, NNLM Structure, Service Coordination

  1. Responsibilities and benefits of NNLM membership.
  2. Types of organizations that could be potential members for the NNLM.
  3. Structure of the NNLM steering committee, which currently consists of leaders of the Regional Medical Libraries, national offices, NNLM centers, and NLM.
  4. The geographical configuration of the NNLM. A tool and map are available to help you develop and submit suggestions.
  5. Services of the NNLM that could be coordinated nationally. Services that are best coordinated at a local or regional level.

How to Submit a Response

All responses to this RFI must be submitted to NLMEPLM@mail.nlm.nih.gov by December 2, 2019. Please limit your comments to no more than 3 pages.

Responses to this RFI are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously. Please do not include any personally identifiable or other information that you do not wish to make public. Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should not be included in responses. The Government will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion. The Government reserves the right to use any submitted information on public websites, in reports, in summaries of the state of the science, in any possible resultant solicitation(s), grant(s), or cooperative agreement(s), or in the development of future funding opportunity announcements. This RFI is for informational and planning purposes only and is not a solicitation for applications or an obligation on the part of the Government to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. Please note that the Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for use of that information.

The data collected and maintained in the eRA system are covered under NIH Privacy Act Systems of Record Notice (SORN) 09-25-0225.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Mike Davidson
Office of Engagement and Training, National Library of Medicine
mike.davidson@nih.gov

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DOCLINE 6.2 Now Available!

PSR News - Tue, 2019-10-01 15:37

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the release of DOCLINE version 6.2, with multiple-PMID requesting! As of October 1, the “Got PMID? Get Article!” input field, and the Place Request: PMID option in the Borrow menu now support input of multiple PMIDs. With this release, borrowers can retrieve up to five PubMed article citations, select all (or some) citations, add/modify request information (ex. Patron Name, Need by date, routing) as needed, and complete their requests.

The new request “Success!” system message for multiple-PMID requests includes both the PMID and citation of each request, as well as the lender. New information included in the “Success!” display includes: Borrowing Library name (to assist those responsible for multiple libraries), Patron Name (if input by borrower), date/time requests were placed, and submitting user.

DOCLINE 6.2 also adds:

  • Updated Manual request receipts with second Author field (if input by borrower);
  • Updated Journals Search to include user options when “No Journal Found;”
  • Manual request form updated with user help;
  • Borrow button labels updated for clarity;
  • User Account application emails updated;
  • Additional help on “Permission Denied” login error message (for trouble-shooting account issues);
  • Additional search options on Administration Dashboard for customer support; and
  • Updated NLM Customer Support links in website.

Check out the quick tour video for an overview of the feature. A complete list of release changes is available.

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Explore Health Literacy with the NNLM Reading Club

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2019-09-30 21:00

Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to navigate. But you do not have to wait until October. Any time is a good time to become a more informed health consumer.

When it comes to your health, you are your own best advocate. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three books to help you become more knowledgeable and informed:

  • Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health by Sandro Galea
  • An American Sickness by Elisabeth Rosenthal
  • How to be a Patient by Sana Goldberg, RN

To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding health  information resources, or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the Book Selections and Health Resources: Health Information.

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Welcome Shannon Sheridan

MCR News - Mon, 2019-09-30 19:00

Shannon Sheridan PhotoShannon recently joined the University of Wyoming as the new Data Management Librarian. She works within the Digital Collections department and provides leadership and management for the UW data repository. She also consults with UW faculty and students on research data management, works to cultivate relationships with other departments on campus working with data, and aims to educate the UW community on a variety of data management skills. Shannon’s most recent position was as a fellow in the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program. She spent one year working and doing research at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland and then spent the second year of the fellowship as a liaison librarian for Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Shannon will be working 10 hours a week on MCR data projects.

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Position Opening: Wyoming Coordinator

MCR News - Mon, 2019-09-30 17:14
JOB PURPOSE:  

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for the Wyoming Membership Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR).  The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  

The Wyoming Coordinator will provide leadership for the NNLM’s diversity and inclusion initiative in the Mid-Continental Region (https://nnlm.gov/mcr).  This position, based at the University of Wyoming Libraries, also delivers outreach and education programs throughout the state of Wyoming, and builds partnerships and collaborations with librarians, health care providers, public health professionals, K-12 educators, and community-based organizations.  Travel throughout Wyoming will include site visits, exhibits, and teaching. Travel to the MCR offices at the University of Utah and to national conference sites occurs throughout the year.

 The Wyoming coordinator is one of six site coordinators throughout the MCR. Each MCR coordinator works closely with other site coordinators and fulfills program duties under the direction of the NNLM MCR Associate Director.  This is a full time, grant funded position and reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.  Full Posting (link is external)
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How are YOU Celebrating National Medical Librarians & National Health Literacy Month?

SEA News - Mon, 2019-09-30 14:07

Throughout the month of October, tag us @NNLMSEA on Twitter and Facebook with photos of yourself or your activities, staff, community, library or classroom antics!

Participants will be entered into a lottery to receive a free conference registration* of their choice up to $1,000! Each individual can submit up to three times – Bring ‘em on!

We want to show off the wonderful medical librarians and health literacy advocates in the SEA region – Thank you for ALL you do!

Don’t Forget: POINT-SNAP-TAG-POST

 

*Conference registration is for one person, up to $1000, and is non-transferable.

Questions? Nancy Patterson is happy to assist.

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Network Members in the Spotlight!

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2019-09-30 12:27

We would like to recognize the following network members by highlighting their accomplishments, promotions, awards, new positions, and departures. We welcome your submissions for possible future announcements!

Catherine Nary is the new Medical Director at David Grant USAF Medical Center Learning Resource Center in Solano, CA. She replaces Regina Rowell, who retired in 2018.

Katherine Staab is the new Manager of Library Services at both Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center in Riverside, CA, and Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center in Fontana, CA. She replaces Amy Li.

Robert Johnson is the new Health Sciences Librarian at Kaiser Permanente’s School of Medicine in Pasadena, CA, beginning July 29. He was formerly the Clinical and Research Librarian at the University of Southern California’s Norris Medical Library in Los Angeles.

Susan Atherton, Senior Regulatory Associate at Adventist Health Howard Memorial Library in Willit, CA, retired at the end of May, 2019. She is replaced by Erin Harmon.

Kathy Quinn, Library Director at the William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa, CA, will retire at the end of 2019, after 13 years of service.

Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D., former Director of the National Library of Medicine, passed away on August 17 at age 85. A three-minute memorial video has been issued in remembrance of him.

Joanne Muellenbach has accepted the position of Library Director and Associate Professor for California Health Sciences University (CHSU), in Clovis, CA, effective September 30. She is resigning from her current position as Library Director and Associate Professor at Touro University Nevada in Henderson, on September 27.

Laura Brown, dedicated medical librarian for more than 35 years, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, from complications of multiple sclerosis. She most recently served as Clinical Librarian at City of Hope Medical Center, since 2011. Laura’s previous experience included working at Loma Linda University Medical Center from 1995 to 2010. She enjoyed Dodger baseball, musical theater, bridge, and progressive politics.

Annette Osenga, Director of Library Services at Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, CA, retired in June 2019.

Joyce Backus, NLM Associate Director for Library Operations, has announced her retirement on February 29, 2020, after 36 years of service in various positions at NLM.

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