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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 9, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-03-09 09:03

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: March 12-16

Webinars: March 19-23

Webinars: March 26-30

Webinars: April 2 – April 6

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

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.

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

 

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NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses

PNR News - Thu, 2018-03-08 16:40

LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider.

References to research studies are also included with each entry (with links to the citations in PubMed), and all of the data in LactMed is a result of peer-reviewed literature. The database is updated monthly to reflect current research. Records may be downloaded and/or printed for yourself or for your patients.

Summary of Use During Lactation: This part of the record offers guidance on the use of the drug or substance during breastfeeding. It summarizes the important points which are provided in the record. If there are conflicting recommendations by experts, the summary mentions all and gives citations to the research.

Drug Levels, Maternal and Infant: This section summarizes studies that have measured drug concentrations in breastmilk, and serum or urine concentration in infants.

Effects in Infants: Known side effects from the published literature are included here, using an adverse drug reaction assessment methodology which categorizes reactions as definite, probable, possible, or unlikely to have been caused by the medication.

Effects on Lactation: All possible effects of the drug on lactation are listed here, in addition to extrapolated information from drugs with similar pharmacology.

Alternative Drugs to Consider: This sections lists drugs that have common uses with the drug being searched, and have a record included in the LactMed databse.

LactMed also includes over 100 dietary supplements (such as Black Cohosh, Cranberry, Dandelion, Elderberry, Fenugreek, Glucosamine, Hibiscus, Lavendar). Supplements may be searched by name in the search box, or a list may be retrieved by typing “complementary therapies”, with quotes, in the search box.

Since nurses are such important advocates for breastfeeding, LactMed is a valuable tool. Both the healthcare provider and the nursing mother can benefit from its use.

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Beyond the SEA Webinar: Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients – April 5, 2018 2 PM ET

SEA News - Thu, 2018-03-08 12:21

Date/Time: April 5, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Scott Nass, MD MPA FAAFP AAHIVS.  Director of Inpatient Education, Citrus Valley Health Partners Family Medicine Residency Program.  President-Elect, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Abstract: As gender identity becomes a more contentious political topic almost by the day, healthcare professionals increasingly are interested in how they can partner with transgender and gender-expansive patients to provide informed and compassionate care. While reputable resources are readily accessible, searching online for “transgender health” will yield a plethora of results likely to frustrate more than educate. Fortunately, evidence-based resources exist to inform health professionals on the unique medical needs of transgender patients and to help health professionals better understand the social determinants of health that impact transgender and gender-expansive individuals. This presentation will review the ever-changing vocabulary around gender identity and expression, provide an overview of the information needs of both health professionals and patients, and highlight available online resources and other training opportunities that can be shared with health professionals.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Nass practices in West Covina, California, as a Family Physician with additional focus in hospital medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV. He became aware of the health inequities faced by sexual and gender minority individuals while attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and began to advocate for comprehensive, compassionate care for everyone regardless of their identities. He has authored protocols for partnering with transgender and gender-expansive youth in the primary care setting, and he regularly leads cultural competence and humility educational sessions at the national and local level. Scott recently has become very busy as the sole provider of gender-affirming healthcare services to inmates in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities statewide, and he is developing a patient-centered medical home model of care for transgender adults and youth in a Federally Qualified Health Center east of Los Angeles.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

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3. Enter the session password: beyond.
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
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Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=646335852&tollFree=0
Access code: 626 545 616

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tc92540123654886823f497c4b0ceff86

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

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March 8th is World Kidney Day

SCR News - Thu, 2018-03-08 10:26

“2018 Campaign Image” via worldkidneyday.org, March 2018, CCO.

World Kidney Day is a global awareness campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys.

The official website states, “World Kidney Day comes back every year. All across the globe many hundred events take place from public screenings in Argentina to Zumba marathons in Malaysia. We do it all to create awareness. Awareness about preventive behaviors, awareness about risk factors, and awareness about how to live with a kidney disease. We do this because we want kidney health for all.”

Why is kidney health important?  MedlinePlus describes the kidneys and the important function they perform: “You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.”

What is the best way to keep your kidneys healthy?  The CDC recommends:

  • Keep your blood pressure below 140/90 or ask your doctor what the best blood pressure target is for you.
  • Stay in your target cholesterol range.
  • Eat foods lower in salt.
  • Eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Stay active.
  • Take your medication as directed.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Wed, 2018-03-07 17:01

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

Spotlight

Funding Available Now! Apply for projects to start May 15, 2018.

Awards are available for projects that:

  • Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;
  • Increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information;
  • Promote a culture of health literacy within an organization; or
  • Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery.

Applicants may request up to $19,000.  The application deadline is 11:00 pm ET on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Looking for ideas for an outreach project? Check out Lydia Collins’s article Health Outreach Made Simple in the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed on Friday, March 9 for the University of Pittsburgh Spring holiday.

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support public library staff’s travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. NNLM MAR will also purchase roundtrip airfare for public library staff from our region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). If your application is accepted, NNLM MAR staff will be in touch to coordinate airfare purchase.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance. Applicants for NNLM MAR funding must have updated membership records.

NLM/NIH News

Help NLM and NIH Shape a Data-Driven FutureNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Formulas to Display in PubMed Titles and AbstractsNLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

Revealing Data: The 1918 Flu Never Topped War – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Wellness Toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries – March 14, 11:00 AM – noon ET – Sponsored by the South Central Region.

Issues in Predatory Publishing – How Can Librarians Lead the Way? – March 16, 10:00-11:00 AM ET – Sponsored by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Middle Atlantic Region Funding: Grants and Proposal Writing – March 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This offering is specifically for those in the MAR region (DE/NJ/NY/PA). 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. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Developing Escape Rooms in Libraries – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will feature guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who will discuss the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers will describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this course designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Check the Training Schedule for more educational opportunities.

 

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

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Request for Information: Submit Comments on the NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science by April 2!

PSR Newsletter - Wed, 2018-03-07 16:24

In order to capitalize on the opportunities presented by advances in data science, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is developing a Strategic Plan for Data Science. This plan describes NIH’s overarching goals, strategic objectives, and implementation tactics for promoting the modernization of the NIH-funded biomedical data science ecosystem. As part of the planning process, NIH has published a Request for Information (RFI) to seek input from stakeholders, including members of the scientific community, academic institutions, the private sector, health professionals, professional societies, advocacy groups, patient communities, as well as other interested members of the public.

The NIH seeks comments on any of the following topics:

  • The appropriateness of the goals of the plan and of the strategies and implementation tactics proposed to achieve them;
  • Opportunities for NIH to partner in achieving these goals;
  • Additional concepts that should be included in the plan;
  • Performance measures and milestones that could be used to gauge the success of elements of the plan and inform course corrections;
  • Any other topic the respondent feels is relevant for NIH to consider in developing this strategic plan.

Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically by April 2, 2018.

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Funding Tip 4 – Get the okay

MAR News - Wed, 2018-03-07 09:25

You have read through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region’s Requests for Proposals. You have a great idea for a project. Maybe you have even talked to some potential partners. Now what? It’s time to “Get the Okay” to apply for funding.

From whom might you need to get the okay?

  • Your supervisor
  • The department in your academic institution responsible for managing grants – that department might be called Office of Sponsored Projects, Office of Research, or External Relations.
  • Your non-profit’s board of directors
  • The person/department who can sign contracts
  • If purchasing technology, the person/department responsible for installing and maintaining

It’s important to get the okay early – often, the people in your institution responsible for approving the grant application will need some time to review before submission. That means you may need to have the application written a few days or even a couple of weeks prior to the official application deadline. These departments can also be great supports to you – they may offer advice or support in writing funding applications and have ideas for other potential funders.

Check out other funding tips on the NNLM MAR blog.

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Texas A&M Teams up with ofo for Campus Bike Share Program

SCR News - Tue, 2018-03-06 10:39

“San Diego Bicycles.” by Maria Soledad via Unsplash, January 13, 2016, CCO.

Earlier last week, Texas A&M Transportation Services announced a partnership with ofo, the world’s first and largest station-free bike share company.  ofo’s is providing 500 bikes to service the 70,000 students, faculty, and staff of the campus of Texas A&M.

“We are excited about collaborating with ofo and the opportunity this partnership brings to the Texas A&M campus,” said Peter Lange, associate vice president of Transportation Services at Texas A&M. “With the continued growth of our community we are always evaluating new innovations for modes of travel and the station-free bike share system offers the reliability and ease of access that we want to provide for our customers,” he said.

Bringing a new mode of transportation to campus that is accessible and cost effective will also offer an added health benefit.  MedlinePlus states physical activity increases your chances of living longer. It can also help:

  • Control your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight
  • Lower your “bad” cholesterol and raise your “good” cholesterol
  • Prevent heart disease, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, and type 2 diabetes

The CDC also has a revealing graphic that illustrates the costs and benefits of physical activity.  Their figures show that $117 billion in annual health care costs are associated with inadequate physical activity.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that biking at a moderate pace for an hour can burn 290 calories!

Learn more about the partnership between Texas A&M and ofo:  https://today.tamu.edu/2018/02/27/texas-am-transportation-services-ofo-roll-out-campus-bike-share-program/

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NIH-AAMC Webinar on the All of Us Research Program on March 19

PSR News - Mon, 2018-03-05 15:10

Registration is available for the one-hour webinar The All of Us Research Program — Participant Centered Precision Medicine on Monday, March 19, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. The session will provide an in-depth look at the historic effort to advance precision medicine through the All of Us Research Program, which aims to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States. It will also highlight the critical role of academic medicine in engaging a diverse community of participants in this effort and in driving the research that will lead to individualized prevention, treatment, and care. Speakers include Dara Richardson-Heron, MD, Chief Engagement Officer of the All of Us Research Program and Hoda Anton-Culver, PhD, Co-PI of the California Precision Medicine Consortium.

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Focus Group for Public Library Workers

PNR News - Mon, 2018-03-05 14:55

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Public Library Association are continuing to partner with an opportunity for public library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, to participate in virtual focus groups this spring.

The purpose of the research is to better understand the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. We are interested in library workers’ questions, experiences, concerns and success stories – it’s all useful to us!

The focus groups will happen by telephone and will last 1.5 hours; we are scheduling on all days of the week except Sundays. Audio tapes will be made of the groups and only members of the study team will transcribe these audiotapes. No individual person or library will be identified in the transcripts or publications; individual speakers will be referred to as, for example, “Reference Assistant Kansas-1.” Participation will last approximately 1.5 hours. As a token of our appreciation, each participant will receive an Amazon gift card worth $25 (which can be donated to your library if employees are not permitted to be compensated).

If you can help us by participating, thank you!

We encourage you to sign up and contact Catherine Arnott-Smith directly:

Catherine Arnott Smith
Preferred contact: Email: casmith24@wisc.edu 
Office phone: 608-890-1334

Associate Professor,
The Information School
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706

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Smiling Through Art

NER News - Mon, 2018-03-05 13:59

The following blog post is written by one of our newest network members, Saba Shahid, the Chief Smiling Officer of The Art Cart, a creativity and movement program for people living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

As defined by MedlinePlus, PD is a type of movement disorder and occurs when nerve cells in the brain do not produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Dopamine causes rigidity in several parts of the body and causes abnormal movement. Did you know the “inability to smile” also known as facial masking or decreased range of facial expression is a symptom of PD?

The Art Cart has developed a series of Smile Through Art Workshops which focus on combating several symptoms of PD including depression, loss of fine motor control, tremors, Micrographia. Figure 1 depicts how depression is being combated and mood is being enhanced by attending our workshops. Through voluntary surveys, participants living with PD are asked how they were feeling before coming to our workshop and how they are feeling after completing the Smile Through Art Workshop. Mood is shown to enhance positively in all cases.

 

Figure 1: Parkinson’s Mood Analysis Survey Results

The Art Cart is an organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts and provides programming throughout the state of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Through grants offered by The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts and Rhode Island Chapter, programming is free of cost to participants living with PD and their care partners.

 Let’s Combat Micrographia, is an interactive workbook written by Saba Shahid that focuses on improving small, cramped handwriting that is found in many people living with PD. The Art Cart also offers Let’s Combat Micrographia workshops to help improve handwriting.  Join us March 22, 2018 for a workshop information session at UMASS Memorial Hospital located in Worcester, MA.

More information on workshop dates, times, and how to sign up can be found online at  www.smilethroughart.com.

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UDL for Teaching Face-to-Face and Online

NTO News - Mon, 2018-03-05 11:09

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to teaching and learning aiming at minimizing barriers to maximize learning. In order to achieve this goal, UDL helps educators to make curriculum understandable and accessible for everyone. UDL was first developed for the disabled people to make their access to the buildings easier. However, considering Neuroscience, UDL is an effective framework for teaching and learning as well. Because UDL offers guidelines that meet with the need of our brain’s network. These networks are 1) affective networks, which controls the ‘why of Learning’, 2) recognition networks, which controls the ‘what of learning’, and 3) strategic networks, which controls the ‘how of learning.’ UDL basically suggests using multiple means to promote teaching and learning.

  1. Multiple means representation stimulates the recognition networks and affects the what of learning. Therefore, teachers should support their instructions utilizing multiple ways of representation.
  2. Multiple means of action and expression excites the strategic network and support the how of learning. It is associated with allowing and encouraging learners to use multiple ways to reflect their learning.
  3. Multiple means of engagement is associated with the affective networks. By providing learners with multiple means of engagement, educators support the why of learning domain and might increase learner’s engagement.

According to a report released by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in 2013, 10.8% of the students in higher education in 2008 were disabled. Also, in another NCES report in 2010, the percentages of the students based on their specific disabilities are showed in the Table 1.

Table 1. Percentages of Students with Disabilities

Disability Percentages (%) Learning disabilities 28 Mobility or orthopedic impairments 15.4 Health Impairments 5.8 Mental illness or emotional disabilities 24.1 Hearing impairments 6 Blindness and visual impairments 2.7 Speech or language impairments 0.7 Other impairments 17.3

 

One of the most important things to keep in mind is that UDL principles do not only suggest incorporating multiple technology options into lessons, but it also promotes utilizing multiple techniques or strategies. The choices of tools, methods, and strategies might differentiate based on the types of teaching. However, there are some general rules that should be followed by instructors especially when teaching online, such as color use with care, web-friendly font selection, use of bulleted points or numbered list, and use of headings and subheadings.

Here are some examples of how to design teaching activities align with the UDL principles:

UDL strategies for face to face teaching

Image: UDL strategies for face to face teaching

 

 

 

UDL strategies for online teaching

UDL strategies for online teaching 

Click through for a text-based list of UDL strategies for face-to-face and online teaching.

Face-to-Face

Multiple Means of Representation 

  • Start your lesson with clear and measurable objectives
  • Make the content accessible to the learners
  • Give learners some time to familiarize with the goals and content
  • Provide your learners with alternative format of your teaching
  • Alternative text to images
  • Closed captions for video materials
  • Lectures
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Online presentation tools (Google slides, Nearpod)
  • Handouts
  • Printed materials
  • Guest speakers
  • Video and video materials

Multiple Means of Action and Expression

  • Clearly state the expectations from the learners
  • Give learners some time to familiarize with the expectations
  • Provide multiple options for students to showcase their understanding/learning.
  • Make sure all the students have access to at least an option
  • Provide support for learners when needed
  • Allow students to be able to reflect their knowledge on various devices
  • Presentations
  • Group and individual activities
  • Twitter discussions
  • Online meeting rooms (Todaysmeet)
  • Bring Your Own Device (Laptop, Tablets, Smart Phone)
  • Audio and video materials

Multiple Means of Engagement

  • Offer multiple fun activities to stimulate learners’ interest.
  • Increase learners’ participation
  • Allow students to be able to reflect their knowledge in a device that they feel comfortable with.
  • Bring Your Own Device
  • Gamification
  • Twitter
Online

Multiple Means of Representation

  • Start your lesson with clear and measurable objectives
  • Make the content accessible to the learners on various devices
  • Give learners some time to familiarize with the goals and content
  • Provide your learners with alternative format of your teaching
  • Alternative text to images
  • Closed captions for video materials
  • Use color with care
  • Record your teaching
  • Clearly state contact information, technical requirements, prerequisites (if exists).
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Online presentation tools (Google slides, Nearpod)
  • Printable materials
  • Guest speakers (Online)
  • LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Blackboard)
  • Video and audio materials
  • Flipped classroom
  • WebEx technologies
  • Zoom, Skype

Multiple Means of Action and Expression

  • Clearly state the expectations from the learners
  • Give learners some time to familiarize with the expectations
  • Provide multiple options for students to showcase their understanding/learning.
  • Make sure all the students have access to at least an option
  • Provide support for learners when needed
  • Allow students to be able to reflect their knowledge either writing or speaking
  • Provide clear guidelines for your learners how to submit assignments
  • Twitter discussion or other discussion boards
  • LMS (Moodle, Canvas, Desire2Learn, Blackboard)
  • Online quiz

Multiple Means of Engagement

  • Offer multiple fun activities to stimulate learners’ interest.
  • Increase learners’ participation
  • Allow students to be able to reflect their knowledge in a device that they feel comfortable with.
  • Twitter discussion or other discussion boards
  • Video or audio materials
  • Group activities

 

Useful links:

http://udlguidelines.cast.org/

http://www.cast.org/

http://www.udlcenter.org/

References

National Center for Education Statistics (2010). Profile of Undergraduate Students: 2007-08. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2010/2010205.pdf#page=150

National Center for Education Statistics (2013). Fast Facts of Undergraduate Students: 2007-08. Retrieved from http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=60

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Apply now! Funding available for health information outreach

MAR News - Mon, 2018-03-05 09:05

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), a federally funded health outreach program, invites applications for projects beginning May 15, 2018 and ending April 30, 2019. Organizations in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania are eligible to apply.

The goal of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The NNLM is vital in the National Library of Medicine (NLM) outreach efforts to health professionals and the public to increase awareness of, facilitate access to, and provide training in the use of NLM’s web-based information resources.

Awards are available for projects that:

  • Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;
  • Increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information;
  • Promote a culture of health literacy within an organization; or
  • Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery.

Applicants may request up to $19,000.  The application deadline for these is 11:00 pm ET on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, schools, health departments, clinics and other health-related organizations are encouraged to apply.

Review all of our funding opportunities before beginning your application. Questions about funding or about specific awards can be directed to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

NNLM MAR is publishing weekly tips on applying – Check out tips 1-3 now.

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March 2018 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-03-02 13:49
Illustration of parent and child preparing a healthy meal together

Check out the March 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:

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-03-02 11:04

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Spotlight

Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 13 for up to $19,000 in support of health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, and health sciences library projects. Not sure where to begin?

Check out the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport! This quarter we’re shining the spotlight on Olivia Glotfelty, MLIS, librarian at UPMC Mercy Hospital, for her amazing work with their Nurse Residency Program. Read about how she integrating the library in traditional classroom sessions, and collaborated with a Nurse Residency Program facilitator to develop an escape room activity. You can also learn more about developing escape rooms during our March 20 session of Boost Box!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed on Friday, March 9 for the University of Pittsburgh Spring holiday.

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

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New on YouTube: Learning to Liaise with Health Professions, February 7, 2018

NLM/NIH News

NLM released a new strategic plan for 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health. NLM’s future is being built on three pillars: NLM as a platform for data-driven discovery and health, reaching new users in new ways, and workforce excellence from citizens to scientists.

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

Who Am I? Twelve Notable Women in Medical HistoryNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

A Conversation About Graphic MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM Lends Rare Books to New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to have eleven items from its early manuscript collection included in a new exhibition, Romance and Reason: Islamic Transformations of the Classical Past at New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW).

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

The next edition of PubMed for Librarians begins March 8! Learn more about this series from the NTO.

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed – March 5-22, 2018 – This series of interactive workshops from NLM will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions (plus an optional “office hours”), students will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization – March 5-April 8, 2018 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.

NCBI Minute: Textbooks for free on the NCBI Bookshelf – March 7, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – this quick session highlights some of the highly used classic textbooks available (for free!) on the NCBI Bookshelf, points out some new ones that have been recently added, introduces why several publishers and authors find this a valuable resource to boost their readership, and how to join in by adding new and updating existing textbooks on the NCBI Bookshelf.

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 – March 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. Join MAR for this webinar that will help participants gain a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBT community. This class will examine the benefits of LGBT-focused cultural competency for the health care team, identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBT collections and reference materials, offer ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBT community, and identify inter-professional opportunities for librarians.

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 2 – March 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, Part 2 will build upon the March 7 class, including resources, searching tips, and ways to provide a welcoming environment. An additional 1 hour CE is optional for attendees who choose to do homework based on material provided during parts 1 and 2.

Middle Atlantic Region Funding: Grants and Proposal Writing – March 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This offering is specifically for those in the MAR region (DE/NJ/NY/PA). 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. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Developing Escape Rooms in Libraries – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will feature guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who will discuss the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers will describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this course designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Associate Director, Coordinator for Innovative Technology Services, Harrell Health Sciences Library, Penn State Hershey, PA

Upcoming NEC-Zero Webinars with Free CNE units (funded by NNLM PSR):

Healthy Me, Healthy We: Preventing Dating Violence – Office on Women’s Health Blog

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

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Focus Group Invitation for Public Library Workers

GMR News - Fri, 2018-03-02 10:53

This focus group is part of our ongoing partnership with the Public Library Association.

We are looking for public library workers to participate in virtual focus groups this spring. We’re looking for both paraprofessional and professional library workers. Would you or anyone on your staff be interested in participating?

The purpose of the research is to understand better the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. We are interested in library workers’ questions, experiences, concerns and success stories – it’s all useful to us!

The focus groups will happen by telephone and will last 1.5 hours; we are scheduling on all days of the week except Sundays. Audio tapes will be made of the groups, and only members of the study team will transcribe these audiotapes. No individual person or library will be identified in the transcripts or publications; individual speakers will be referred to as, for example, “Reference Assistant Kansas-1.” Participation will last approximately 1.5 hours. As a token of our appreciation, each participant will receive an Amazon gift card worth $25 (which can be donated to your library if employees are not permitted to be compensated).

If you can help us by participating, thank you!

To Sign Up, Please contact Catherine directly.

Catherine Arnott Smith
Preferred contact: Email: casmith24@wisc.edu
Office phone: 608-890-1334

Associate Professor,
The Information School
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park Street Madison, WI 53706

Please do not hesitate to contact Catherine if you have any questions about this study.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 2, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-03-02 05:34

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars: March 5 – 9

Webinars: March 12-16

Webinars: March 19-23

Webinars: March 26-30

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

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.

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

 

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NLM Releases 2017-2027 Strategic Plan!

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2018-03-01 15:02
cover page of the NLM strategic plan 2017-2027

The National Library of Medicine 2017-2027 Strategic Plan, A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health is now accessible online. The web site also offers readers the opportunity to submit any thoughts and/or reactions about the plan, if desired. NLM’s future is being built on three pillars:

  • NLM as a platform for data-driven discovery and health
  • Reaching new users in new ways
  • Workforce excellence from citizens to scientists

Highlights of some initial NLM implementation activities include the following:

  1. A strong, robust platform for delivering NLM’s literature and data resources
  2. Energizing the NLM research agenda to meet a data-rich future
  3. Alignment of NLM outreach efforts
  4. Stabilizing NLM audiovisual support services
  5. Improved deposit, curation, and discovery services

Check out the plan and submit your feedback!

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Racial Disparity Before, During and After Pregnancy – Blog 6 of 6

SCR News - Thu, 2018-03-01 10:43

“BlackWorkspace in Closeup” by Lauren Peignault via Unsplash, August 5, 2016, CCO.

Our blog posts over the past couple of weeks have examined a disturbing statistic:  Black women are dying of pregnancy related causes at 3x the rate of other races.  Our blog has discussed issues black women could face with fertility, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and postpartum care.    One issue that stood out at each stage we examined was that accessibility or awareness of resources was lacking.

This is a great opportunity to share some of the great resources that the National Institute of Health has available:

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development – NICHD’s mission is to ensure that every person is born healthy and wanted, that women suffer no harmful effects from reproductive processes, and that all children have the chance to achieve their full potential for healthy and productive lives. The institute also aims to ensure the health, productivity, independence, and well-being of people through optimal rehabilitation.

PregSource –  a research project that aims to learn about the pregnancy experience. Getting information directly from pregnant women about what they feel, think, do, and experience during pregnancy and after giving birth.

MedlinePlus – information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Your Healthiest Self:  Wellness Toolkits – features science-based health tips in five different areas: Your Surroundings; Your Feelings; Your Body; Your Relationships; and Your Disease Defense. Each area has checklists of tips you can print for yourself or share with others.

National Child and Mental Health Education Program – The Program’s objectives are to identify key challenges in child a​nd maternal health, review relevant research and initiate educational activities that advance the knowledge base of the field, and improve the health of women and children.

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