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Celebrate Pride with two NNLM webinars

MAR News - Thu, 2018-05-31 08:00

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The National Network of the Libraries of Medicine is offering two webinars to help you develop inclusive programming and find resources.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages

Hosted by the Middle Atlantic Region – Deena Caswell will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

June 5, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities

Hosted by the Southeastern Atlantic Region – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos Vega will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

June 7, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

For additional information cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons, check out the slides, activities and resources from the NNLM class Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations. Recordings of the March 2018 session are available on YouTube (Part One and Part Two).

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UMN Now Accepting Applications for Data Management Training Session

GMR News - Wed, 2018-05-30 16:50


Data Management for Librarians CE Course

Monday, August 6, 2018

Health science librarians from states represented by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are invited to participate in a data management for health sciences librarians CE course, hosted by the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries in Minneapolis, MN.

The overall objective of this session is to introduce librarians to research data management and allow them to develop practical strategies for incorporating data into their existing roles.

Course Components

This 4-hour workshop will introduce participants to key elements of research data management in the health sciences, including best practices for documentation, metadata, backup, storage, and preservation. We will also explore advanced areas of research data management such as de-identification and intellectual property. The session will incorporate several activities to enable participants to apply best practices of data management when creating their own data management plans and critiquing existing data management plans (DMP). Beyond understanding the basics of research data management and applying those in the creation and assessment of DMPs, this session will also give participants an opportunity to consider the ways in which research data services can be incorporated into existing roles and responsibilities, including highlighting searching for research data for secondary analysis and integrating research data services into instruction and reference activities.

Data Management Skills Community of Practice (CoP)

Participants in the CE course may also participate in an online data management skills community of practice (CoP). The CoP will meet quarterly to take a deeper dive into a data management topic that could include federal funding compliance, data preservation & sharing, and open science. Topics are TBD and will be developed based on cohort needs.

CE Credits

Participants who complete the course will receive 4 MLA CE credits.

Instructor & CoP Facilitator:

Caitlin Bakker, MLIS: Caitlin Bakker is a health sciences librarian specializing in research support services, including data management, scholarly publishing, and citation tracking and analysis. She received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from McGill University in 2011 and is a Senior Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals. Caitlin is interested in meta-research, and her projects have focused on publication models, systematic reviews, research ethics, and research impact.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are open to health science librarians in the Greater Midwest Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin)
  • Twelve librarians from the GMR will be awarded a stipend to have their travel costs to/from Minneapolis reimbursed up to $1000. Applications for the stipend must include a personal statement, cv and letter of support from their supervisor (see Application Instructions below).
  • Enrollment is limited to 35 participants

What does it cost?

  • There is no charge for the CE course
  • Twelve participants from the GMR will receive a reimbursement up to $1000 for travel costs.
  • Individuals who are not selected to receive the reimbursement but still wish to take the course are responsible for their own travel costs

How can I get there?

  • All stipend award attendees who elect to fly to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport must book their air travel on a U.S. air carrier per our grant award. MSP is served by all the major US carriers including American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest, and United.

Where can I stay?

  • There is a block of 12 rooms being held at the Graduate Hotel, which is conveniently located on the Minneapolis East Bank campus. These 12 rooms are reservable at the discounted event rate ($160/night) on a first-come, first-served basis. Other hotels in walking-distance to campus include the Courtyard by Marriott, DoubleTree by Hilton, and the Hampton Inn and Suites. Each of these hotels is connected to campus via the Green Line light rail system. The closest light rail station to Bruininks Hall is the East Bank station.

Session Agenda:

  • Lunch and networking 12-1:00pm
  • CE course 1-5:00pm
  • Complete session evaluations 5:00-5:15pm

Important Dates


  • Stipend application deadline: Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Non-stipend application deadline: open until filled
  • Notifications: Friday, June 29, 2018
  • Course Date: Monday, August 6, 2018


Application Details

  • Name and Contact Information
  • Current Role/Title
  • Place of Employment

If Applying for Travel Stipend, please include:

  • Personal statement (1-2 paragraphs) describing your individual goals, why the training is needed and how you will apply the training in practice
  • CV
  • Letter of Support from your supervisor describing why you should attend and how your participation in the workshop and the quarterly online data management skills CoP will impact the organization moving forward

Application Instructions

Please fill out the online Application Form. If applying for the travel stipend, please upload a PDF of your current CV, your personal statement and your letter of support from your supervisor.


Contact Lisa McGuire at:

This activity is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number 1UG4LM012346. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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MLA 2018 NLM Theater Presentations

NTO News - Wed, 2018-05-30 15:23

Recordings of NLM Theater presentations are available in the NLM Technical Bulletin. From DOCLINE to PubMed Labs, hear all the latest developments fresh from MLA 2018.


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Medical Library Project Award Recipients Announced

SEA News - Wed, 2018-05-30 14:48

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region is pleased to announce the recipients of the Medical Library Project Award. The purpose of this award is to strengthen and promote the library’s involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

Recipients of the award are:

Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Project Title: NSU-MD Annual Hackathon “NEHAT” at HPD Library
  • Project Manager: Julia Sarpy, Reference and Liaison Support Librarian
  • Budget: $14,983.40
  • Project Description: This project is designed to host a healthcare hackathon, a multi-day event, in which a large number of students will meet to engage in a collaborative environment to address community health issues, stimulate university-wide inter-professional partnership and promote a culture of exploration and innovation. The healthcare hackathon will bring together NSU students for a 48-hour innovation marathon in an effort to address local health care concerns, specifically pertaining to patient education and bridging the gap between knowledge and practice.

University of Alabama at Birmingham Libraries, Birmingham, AL

  • Project Title: Supporting Student and Faculty Exploration of Bio-printing in UAB Libraries
  • Project Manager: Dorothy Ogdon, Assistant Professor, Reference Librarian & Liaison to the School of Dentistry
  • Budget: $13,832.06
  • Project Description: The project is designed to provide students and faculty access to new technologies by making an Allevi 1 bioprinter and the associated software and knowledge base available to members of the UAB community. Having access to these tools in the library will enable interested students, faculty, and staff to explore potential applications for these technologies in current instructional settings, as well as providing a forum for faculty who have read about these new tools in the health sciences literature to visit the library to build a basic set of skills and understanding of potential applications as a route to developing new research interests.

Augusta University, Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library, Augusta, GA

  • Project Title: Collaborating to Host a Research Data Management Symposium
  • Project Manager: Kathy Davies, Associate Director for Research
  • Budget: $14,816.10
  • Project Description: Greenblatt Library will conduct a needs assessment of the University researchers and stakeholders to assess the current climate and knowledge of data management on campus. Using the assessment results, the library will partner with the University’s Vice-President for Research, Biostatistics, IT, Cancer Center, and Center for Nursing Research to host a day-long research data management symposium. National and local speakers will be invited and the format will include breakout sessions, a panel discussion, and displaying National Library of Medicine data science resources.

Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

  • Project Title: Transforming Libraries Using Implicit Bias Training
  • Project Manager: Shannon D. Jones, Director of Libraries
  • Budget: $5,360
  • Project Description: This project will help support a presentation focused on implicit bias. Attendees with be given an overview of implicit bias, the impact it has in libraries and in health care, and more importantly how it stands in the way of diversity and inclusion initiatives on our campuses. An implicit bias occurs when we have attitudes towards people or associate stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge.

Please take a moment to congratulate this year’s Medical Library Project Awardees!

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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Spring 2018 Issue Available Online!

PSR News - Wed, 2018-05-30 12:37
Leeza Gibbons on the cover of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

The Spring 2018 issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! Featured in the issue is TV host, Leeza Gibbons, who talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Gibbons also shares advice for other family caregivers and explains how research and resources, like those at NIH, can help. The issue also features articles on cancer imaging, personalized ways to diagnose cancer, traumatic stress, developing a universal flu vaccine and other news from NIH.

NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is the free, trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information in MedlinePlus. Published four times a year, the magazine showcases the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) latest medical research and healthcare information. NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is available online in both HTML and PDF format. You can also receive a print subscription or e-mail alerts.

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