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Webinar on NNLM All of Us National Program – Get Involved!

SEA News - Fri, 2018-04-27 13:13

Description: NNLM All of Us National Program Launches May 6 – Get Involved!

Join us to learn about the NNLM All of Us National Program. The NNLM has teamed up with the NIH All of Us Research Program to raise awareness about the new organization and we want you to be a part of the action! The NIH All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health and is officially launching on May 6! In this webinar we will cover ways you can participate in the launch and other opportunities to get involved. This is the “first call” for NNLM members to get involved with the NNLM All of Us National Program.  Find more information here.


  • Learn about the NNLM All of Us National Program
  • Gain an understanding of the goals of the NIH All of UsNational Program
  • Learn about how NNLM network members can get involved!

To join the meeting:
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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-04-27 10:24

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


All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in Kansas City and seven communities throughout the United States. Join us or watch the broadcast live.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer is today, April 27. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

An historical overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985–2015 – Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), April 2018

– MARquee News Highlights

Should Health Sciences Librarians be Involved with Big Data in Healthcare? – Midwest Matters, from GMR

– The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Data Filters in PubMed and PMC – NTO News

New Free Materials: did you know that NNLM Network Members can order educational and print materials for free? The Middle Atlantic Region is proud to announce the availability of 9 new posters from the Libraries Transform campaign for Members in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Place your order today!


What makes a data commons work?NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Genetics Home Reference turns 15!NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Remembering Vietnam—Donna Barbisch, Merle Snyder, Tom Berger, and Dale SmithCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Researchers: Now it’s easier to find the data you want in BioProject – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NLM @ MLA – 2018NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat on teen depression in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Use #NIMHChats on Thursday, May 3 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET to join the conversation!

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!

Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming – April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Participants in this GMR webinar will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia. Whether utilizing memory kits, travel and reading programs, and antique items to inspire memories and encourage conversations, or by incorporating painting, stuffed animals, therapy dogs, and music activities to stimulate the senses, participants can develop ideas that work for their library, community, and budget.

NNLM All of Us National Program Launches May 6 – Get Involved! – April 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the NNLM All of Us Coordinating Center to learn about the NNLM All of Us National Program. NIH’s All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health and is officially launching on May 6! This webinar will cover ways you can participate in the launch and other opportunities to get involved. This is the “first call” for NNLM members to get involved with the NNLM All of Us National Program.

EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs – April 30-June 4, 2018 – The logic model is a useful tool from planning projects that will help you drive toward your desired results. Participants in this asynchronous online course by NEO will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.

Using NCBI’s MedGen in Clinical Practice – May 2, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – MedGen, NCBI’s portal to clinical genetics, offers access to information on Mendelian disorders as well as pharmacological response phenotypes, complex diseases, and clinical features or findings. Through this NCBI webinar you will learn how to make the clinical process more efficient by finding information in MedGen on genetic phenotypes, getting a list of all clinical features of a disorder, and finding all disorders with particular features. You will also see how to retrieve actionable information such as practice guidelines for a particular condition and a list of available genetic tests in GTR. You will learn how to easily access relevant resources such as GeneReviews, OMIM and as well as patient-focused resources such as the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) and Medline Plus.

Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science – May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With the plethora of diseases and medical conditions people face and environmental health issues encountered around the world, medical researchers and governmental regulators can’t tackle them on their own. This is where citizen science comes into play: where legions of people who often have no medical or scientific background contribute to and participate in research projects. Sponsored by SEA, this webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

EMPOWER: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Care for Women with Newborns Affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder – May 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improves outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

Other Items of Interest

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Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

A Better You in 2018: Shaping Elizabeth Community Health Initiative – using the Elizabeth Public Library, the Shaping Elizabeth coalition premiered “A Better You in 2018,” an event that is not just a “Health Fair”, but a larger community forum. – New Jersey Health Initiatives

Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Stipends – Librarians who serve colleges of pharmacy are invited to apply for a travel stipend to Pharmacy Education 2018, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting. The meeting will be July 21-25 in Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for application is May 11, 2018.

Researchers search for disease markers linked to diverse populations – HHS 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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NNLM SEA Digest News – April 27, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-04-27 08:05

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: April 30 – May 4

Webinars: May 7 – 11

Webinars: May 14-18

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.

Past Webinars 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/NIH All of Us Initiative

Focus on Substance Misuse

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 accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto 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 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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Do You Think Health Sciences Librarians Should Get Involved with Big Data in Healthcare?

PNR News - Fri, 2018-04-27 05:00

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks.

Written by Sara Pimental, Senior Consultant, Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco, CA

My answer to this question is a qualified yes. However, librarians don’t HAVE to get involved to be successful. I think people panic when they think if they don’t get involved in every aspect of new trends in librarianship they will become obsolete. There are many ways to evolve; big data is just one of them.

Since I am involved in one aspect of utilizing Big Data, I would have to say yes, librarians who have the interest, should get their hands dirty. I can see skills that all librarians possess being useful in all aspects of BIG Data. For those more technically inclined, they should go all the way and become data scientists. Many us use have learned programing languages and other similar tasks and could do very well in this area.

For those of us who have no desire to become so technical but have a curious fondness for metadata there are many niches for that type of person. This is where I have landed. I assist not just with taxonomy and metadata for my website but also with linking structured data from the EHR with clinical information available on the website and soon with subscribed third party. I could envision a librarian’s talents also being useful with unstructured data such as the notes in the EHR.

In conclusion, there are a myriad of ways a librarian can get involved with Big Data. In this class we have learned about quite a few of them. I remember when I attended the opening reception at NLM’s Biomedical Informatics Course at Woods Hole, Dr. Lindberg told us we were change agents. I hope some of the participants of this class become just as inspired.

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Moodle Course Open for Registration – EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs – April 30 – June 4, 2018

SEA News - Thu, 2018-04-26 12:03

The NNLM Evaluation Office is offering a 5-week workshop on outcomes-based program planning. In the words of the immortal Yogi Berra, “if you don’t know where you’re going, you might not get there.” Participants will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.

This workshop is approved for 8 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit. It will take place through the Moodle platform.  It is a 5-module workshop that will take place over 5 weeks. While it can be completed at one’s own pace, there is a lot of interaction between participants so participants are encouraged to complete it a week at a time.

EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs

April 30 – June 4, 2018


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NNLM SCR Funding Opportunities

SCR News - Thu, 2018-04-26 10:38
Picture of a Library

“Knowing Keeps Us Going” by Neil Cooper via Unsplash, July 23, 2017, CCO.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region has several funding opportunities available.  Don’t miss your chance to apply!

Library Student Outreach Award

Amount:  Up to $2,000.00

Deadline:  9/5/2018

Description:  This award promotes the value of outreach to library school students interested in health sciences librarianship.

To learn more:


Emerging Leader Award

Amount:  Up to $4,000.00

Deadline:  8/31/2018

Description:  This award motivates and prepares a librarian for a position of leadership in an academic health sciences library.

To learn more:


New funding opportunities are released periodically so check our website frequently to see if there is an award you are eligible for.  If you have questions about funding opportunities, please contact:

Bethany Livingston
Research Administrator
Phone: 817-735-2370

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Funding Awarded to UMN for Research Data Management Education

GMR News - Thu, 2018-04-26 09:33

The GMR is excited to announce that the Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota have been awarded a Research Data Management (RDM) Award to support research data management services! The project will expand RDM education not only within their institution but across the GMR as well!

Project Description

This project has two goals:

  1. Enable health science librarians at institutions throughout the GMR to build research data management knowledge and skills and develop actionable next steps to provide data services at their libraries
  2. Enable health science faculty and graduate/professional students at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) to better understand data management best practices, be better positioned to prepare more competitive grant proposals, and learn how to prepare datasets for preservation, sharing, and re-use

To address Goal 1, the University of Minnesota will fund up to twelve travel stipends for librarians across the GMR to travel to Minneapolis and attend a special MLA CE approved Data Management Course. Librarians will be selected through a competitive application process.

To accomplish Goal 2, a data management workshop will be hosted on the University of Minnesota Duluth campus for up to 40 faculty and students. In person consultations will also be offered following the workshop to offer more personalized training.

Congrats to UMN and be on the lookout in the coming months for information about applying to attend the Data Management Course in Minnesota!

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