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PNR Weekly Digest: December 15, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-12-15 10:56

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for clases and create a free account 

New version of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Learning Plan for December 2020 to April 2021 is now available. The CHIS Learning Plan utilizes NNLM’s many online learning opportunities for library staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 or 2 within a short amount of time. In this version, the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) CHIS grid has been incorporated so users can more easily track points and connect to recordings, on-demand offerings, and scheduled webinars.

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A: Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods. December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: A Webinar Series: The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. This 5 – part series was developed to provide actionable resources to help you effectively design and implement an evaluation. This series does not provide MLA CE credits. Register for each individual session: 

  • 5 Steps to Evaluation: December 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • K-12 Health: January 8 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • LGBTQIA+ Health: January 15 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Race & Ethnicity: January 22 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Rural Health: January 29 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities: This purpose of this course is to provide culturally sensitive health information resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities (SGM) populations and the librarians, health care practitioners, and others who support them. The acronym LGBTQI+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning individuals and others. January 4 – February 4. (4 MLA CE) Register

Building Reference Skills for Nursing and Allied Health Research: This class is designed for library staff who support, or want to support, nursing and allied health professionals. This class will provide an introduction to the professions of nursing and allied health and NLM databases used by health professionals. The class concludes with you developing your own plan on how to use this information in your own work. Registration is limited to 35 per class and the class is offered 3 times in early 2021. (4 MLA CE) See below for dates:

  • January – Monday, January 11 – Friday, January 29, 2021 – Register
  • February – Monday, February 8 – Friday, February 26, 2021 – Register
  • March – Monday, March 8 – Friday, March 26, 2021 – Register

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities: Scholarly Communication in academic libraries provides leadership and guidance in matters pertaining to the management, policy making and procedures as they relate to various scholarly pursuits of a campus. These responsibilities encompass issues related to creating and maintaining the Institutional Repository, copyright, open access policy and publishing, open educational resources, data management and funding, among others. Scholarly Communication is a dynamic environment that requires changing approaches, making modifications and accommodating a landscape that is evolving rapidly. January 13 at 8:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D.: He’ll join our host, Edgar Gil Rico, National Alliance for Hispanic Health, to discuss his book, Becoming Dr. Q: My Journey from Migrant Farm Worker to Brain Surgeon. Dr. Q, as he is known, shares his journey from a child in a Mexican village to migrant farmworker in California to world-renown brain surgeon and researcher. Dr. Q will also answer audience questions. January 14 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Learn more about how to attend

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

*Making Sense of Vaccines During COVID-19: What do we need to know about vaccines? With highly anticipated COVID-19 vaccines on their way, Washington’s leading experts are here to go beyond the headlines and bring you the scientific facts. This live conversation will dig into how vaccines work, how they’re usually developed, and what is the same or different about the proposed COVID-19 vaccine. Researchers from Fred Hutch will talk about their participation in Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trials, while leading physicians will answer the “most-asked” vaccine questions they hear every day. Today, December 15 from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PT. Register

*The World We Live in is a House on Fire: Latinx Health and COVID-19: “The world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning.” -Sandra Cisneros. Join the conversation about our community’s health during the COVID-19 pandemic—and how we can work together to put this fire out. December 16 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Resources for Wellbeing: Toolkit Tour for Rural & Small Libraries: This WebJunction webinar will introduce tools for helping libraries improve social wellbeing in their communities, created from the Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing Project. February 5 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“10 Tips After 10 Months of Video Calls”, from the NLM Director’s blog

MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit Available

Making Exhibition Connections: Spokane County Library District

MeSH RDF Updated with 2021 MeSH Vocabulary

NLM Announces HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Program’s Request for Proposals, submission deadline is December 28

The National Library of Medicine will discontinue the JDonate System Website on March 1, 2021, but will continue to accept donations through its Journal Donation Program

“All of Us: Partnering Together for the Future of Precision Medicine”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*Dr. Collins joins Bill Nye on the Science Rules! podcast to discuss the science behind COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

NIH Participating in Smart Health and Biomedical Research Interagency Program with National Science Foundation

*All of Us Releases Initial COVID-19 Survey Data to Researchers 

NIH’s All of Us Research Program returns first genetic results to participants

NIH to fund cohort recruitment and development program to enhance diversity and inclusion among biomedical faculty

Listen to one-minute audio tips on living a healthy lifestyle featuring Dr. Griffin Rodgers, Director of NIDDK

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*FDA Press Conference: First COVID-19 Vaccine
Watch the 44 minute recording of the FDA virtual press conference from December 12, 2020 regarding the first COVID-19 vaccine.

*How CDC Is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations
What you need to know about how CDC is making COVID-19 vaccine recommendations in the United States. The webpage includes what you need to know for yourself and your family as well as a link to information for healthcare professional.

*CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Communication Toolkit
Medical centers, clinics, and clinicians can use or adapt these ready-made materials to build confidence about COVID-19 vaccination among your healthcare teams and other staff.

Medical Library Association (MLA) Data Services Specialization
Earning the MLA Data Services Specialization (DSS) indicates that you have received training in providing data services to researchers, clinicians, students, librarians, and others who work with data–and recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring skills in providing data services. MLA offers a Basic DSS certificate. An Advanced DSS certificate is planned for 2021.

The U.S. Surgeon General Releases a Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health
The U.S. Surgeon General Call to Action provides a list of strategies and specific actions to optimize women’s health. The opportunity for action exists across the spectrum of women and families; states, tribes, and local communities; healthcare professionals; healthcare systems, hospitals and birthing facilities; payors; employers; innovators; and researchers. Learn more about this Call to Action

 *Resource List: During COVID-19, You are Not Alone
Physical distancing creates increased social and mental health concerns, but there is help. The Oregon Department of Human Services curated a list of resources for you, friends and family, and community members. All of the help lines included in the list offer translation services and are confidential. Your personally identifying information is not required when contacting a helpline.

HHS Celebrates Title X’s 50th Anniversary
For 50 years, Title X family planning clinics have played a critical role in ensuring access to a broad range of family planning and related preventive health services for millions of low-income or uninsured individuals and others. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. To celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary, the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) has put together a suite of materials highlighting the important work of Title X grantees over the years, including the Title X Family Planning Clinic Locator widget. Visit the Locator to learn how you can simply copy and paste the code to host the tool.

*Office of Minority Health COVID-19 Holiday Safety Toolkit
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is promoting a very important and simple task for communities across the country – #HolidayAskWearAMask. By wearing a mask, watching your distance, and washing your hands frequently we can make the holidays safer for everyone.  Download the #HolidayAskWearAMask Toolkit that includes social media messages and graphics in English and Spanish, a sample newsletter article, and key messages from the CDC to help spread awareness about holiday safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we can make the winter holidays safer.

The Joy of Cooking with Kids During the Holidays
With special treats and family gatherings, the perfect time to teach your child about cooking and nutrition is during the holidays! Kids not only will get to try the new foods they prepare, but they also will get a big boost to their confidence when they see family and friends enjoying their creations. Most importantly, cooking with your children will promote future health by teaching them about nutrition and how to prepare healthy meals. Learn more about how to safely cook with kids on the EatRight.org website

New SAMHSA publication: Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives
The book is composed of SAMHSA’s “National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care: Best Practice Toolkit” and related papers on crisis services and is free to download. The toolkit reflects relevant clinical and health services research, review of top national program practices and replicable approaches that support best practice implementation. The related papers address key issues relevant to crisis services, homelessness, technology advances, substance use, legal issues impacting crisis services, financing crisis care, diverse populations, children and adolescents, rural and frontier areas, and the role of law enforcement.

Healthy People 2030’s Leading Health Indicators and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures
On December 10, HHS released a new subset of objectives and a new set of health measures as part of the Healthy People 2030 initiative: Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) and Overall Health and Well-Being Measures (OHMs). Together, LHIs and OHMs will help public health and health care professionals, businesses, policymakers, national organizations, and community leaders set priorities and track nationwide progress toward improving health and well-being.

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Announcing the Libraries Without Borders Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) Award

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-12-14 15:31

The NNLM PSR is excited to announce a funding award for the Libraries Without Borders (LWB) Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) National Model! Many of our readers may be familiar with LWB’s work in Minnesota, D.C., and Pennsylvania creating Wash and Learn stations through the NNLM GMR , SEA, and MAR, where libraries collaborated with laundromats to facilitate health information programming to customers and families as they washed and dried their clothes. With the new award, the initiative continues to build upon these projects and activities to create a national, WALI-Health model adaptable for use in different NNLM regions across the U.S.

The major deliverable of this project is the WALI-Health toolkit, which will steer the WALI-Health Program and create a guide for delivering health information outreach to underserved communities through a culturally sensitive and equitable lens. The focus of the toolkit is to provide previous WALI participants continued guidance as well as newly interested stakeholders that would like to partner and successfully implement a WALI site.

This program is primarily supported by myself, Nora Franco (she/her), PSR’s Consumer Health Librarian and Intern Chidinma Ikonte (she/her), 3rd year UCLA student majoring in Human Biology and Society and currently on the pre-med track. Chidinma’s professional interests include working with underserved populations and the relationship between social justice and healthcare, which makes her a natural fit to support the creation of the WALI-Health toolkit. Amy Reyes (she/they), PSR’s Community Engagement Librarian, is also supporting the creation of health literacy components for this project.

Kat Trujillo (she/her), Director of Education and Deputy Director, and Frankie Devanbu (she/her), Technology & Social Justice Fellow are leading the LWB team in these efforts with their innovative models and approach. The two have convened and led the Advisory Committee to provide input and expert feedback on current and future iterations of materials. Stay tuned for the progress on this creative endeavor!

The post Announcing the Libraries Without Borders Wash and Learn Initiative (WALI) Award first appeared on Latitudes.

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EFTS Powered by MLA User Training

SEA News - Mon, 2020-12-14 12:00
You are invited to a Zoom webinar on the topic of EFTS Powered by MLA User Training

 

When: Thursday, December 17, 2020

  • 1:00 PM Eastern Time
  • 12:00 PM Central Time
  • 11:00 AM Mountain Time
  • 10:00 AM Pacific Time

The 60-minute training session, led by Ben Rowland, lead developer of the new EFTS platform, will address the operations around funds, ILL lending and borrowing, major changes from the prior EFTS, common questions and more. You will also be able to ask questions online.

You do not need to pre-register for this webinar. Should participation reach the 500 attendee limit, we will schedule a second session and provide a recording.

For more information, and for general support on EFTS, please contact Stacy at efts@mail.mlahq.org

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To Join the Session
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Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85335329924?pwd=akFRZDlJRWd0bGFOQnczUDgxbndSdz09
Passcode: eftsmla
Webinar ID: 853 3532 9924
Telephone: (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location) +1 (312) 626 6799 or +1 (301) 715 8592 or +1 (646) 558 8656 or +1 (346) 248 7799 or +1 (669) 900 6833 or +1 (253) 215 8782
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdBtxfiyR3

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Living on the Data Fringe: Big Data, Small Data, Thick Data, Oh My …

MCR News - Mon, 2020-12-14 10:32

As I have been watching the COVID-19 daily numbers of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths unfold, I have also been noticing the increase in the number of COVID ‘stories’ being shared across many news and media outlets. Even the hospitals are using a more qualitative approach to COVID-19 by having nurses and doctors tell their COVID-19 experience stories about the challenges of caring for patients, and their concerns about infecting their families, as they plead for people to wear masks. Although quantitative data (numbers and statistics) and qualitative data (words, stories and images) are very different, used together they each contribute to drawing a more holistic picture of our current and dire situation. One data approach is not better than another; in reality they support and enhance each other.

Big data are numerical or quantitative data (Example John Hopkins University COVID website). Big data analysis involves very large datasets, either structured or unstructured, that are analyzed by specialized software and requires advanced data skill to clean, manipulate, and synthesize the data. The NNLM Data Thesaurus is a great resource to learn more about big data. Big data can also be large textual datasets analyzed using computational processes like text mining, natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence methods (Ex. Medical record data). On the other hand, smaller and more manageable datasets of numerical data are called small data. It is data that you can manually analyzed in Excel, for example. An example of a small data website would be the CDC Places: Local Data for Better Health. Built on a larger national dataset, data are organized so you can easily visualize data on health outcomes, prevention, and unhealthy behaviors and then download small subsets of data for further analysis. Another example of small data is using library data such as gate counts, collection usage data, or instructional statistics to take action or make decisions about library work.

Textual or qualitative data that is analyzed in a more manual process is called thick data. Examples of qualitative data are  interviews or focus group transcripts, observation or field notes, and open-ended survey questions. Social media text can also be analyzed using qualitative methods such as thematic or sentiment analysis. For example related to Covid-19, a database of oral histories from the Voces of a Pandemic Collection at the University of Texas Austin, presents Latinx Covid-19 experiences and transcripts of these COVID stories could be analyzed for patterns and themes using qualitative thematic analysis.

Qualitative data analysis can provide a rich description of the quantitative data findings if the two types of data are used together. Quantitative data can be used to explore what is happening, and qualitative data  can be used to get at the why and how of what is happening. This mixed method research design (using both quantitative and qualitative data collection methods together) is becoming a more common method of data analysis for improving business organizations, exploring health science or medical topics, doing assessment and evaluation, designing products, and studying innovation practices. Tricia Wang, a technology ethnographer, makes a case for why big data needs thick data. Want to read more about how ethnography? The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) has created an informative guide on ethnography and how it is being used in medical education.

Image Sources: Numbers & Letters

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Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19

NER News - Sat, 2020-12-12 17:29

On December 3-4, 2020, the National Institutes of Health hosted the Workshop on Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19. The goal was to summarize existing knowledge and to identify key knowledge gaps. On Day One, Dr. Anthony Fauci welcomed over twenty biomedical researchers to give quick summaries. Dr. John Brooks (CDC) lay the groundwork with the epidemiological and clinical landscape, followed by Drs. Ann Parker (Johns Hopkins) and Joshua Vasquez (UCSF) with reports from their respective clinics. Dr. Janet Diaz (WHO) gave the global perspective.

Dr. Brooks stated that humans have coped with coronaviruses in the past, but coronaviruses are like family–each virus is not exactly like its sibling. COVID-19 is extraordinary in its effects on multiple systems. From the clinical perspective, Dr. Parker observed that all survivors of critical illness are at risk for developing impairments in physical function, cognition and mental health. Bedrest, sedatives, social isolation and grief take a toll. Likewise, we are seeing these phenomena in COVID-19 patients. Dr. Vasquez remarked on the waxing and waning of physical, functional, psychosocial and cognitive symptoms that he is observing in his patients after the acute phase of COVID-19 infections.

Dr. Diaz followed these presentations with a global overview. Worldwide, patients are experiencing reduced respiratory muscle strength, myocarditis, “brain fog”, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and multiple other symptoms. Dr. Diaz pointed to the CDC survey on symptom duration and disability in the post-acute phase of infection. In the afternoon, researchers presented their observations on immunological responses, and the impacts of COVID-19 infection on neurological, psychiatric, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, GI, metabolic, immunologic and rheumatologic systems. Dr. Peter Rowe (Johns Hopkins) finished the day with a case study of young adults infected with COVID-19.

On Day Two, the workshop included breakout sessions to explore knowledge gaps. The recordings of these 90-minute breakout sessions are available for viewing through NIH videocast.

  1. Neurological/Psychiatric/Neuromuscular 
  2. Cardiovascular
  3. Pulmonary
  4. Renal/GI/Metabolic
  5. Immunologic/Rheumatologic 
  6. Pediatric

As we head into the winter months, consider this opportunity to learn what researchers are talking about as they explore the post-acute sequelae of COVID-19. As one researcher said, this is pretty messed up. Solutions will need to be multidisciplinary.

The post Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 first appeared on NER Update.

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Health Sciences Archives 101 Webinar

GMR News - Fri, 2020-12-11 13:27

 

 

 

Thanks to GMR for the Expert Speaker Award to support the Health Sciences Librarians of Illinois (HSLI) webinar “Health Sciences Archives 101, held Thursday, November 12. As so many other organizations have done, HSLI had to cancel its 2020 conference due to COVID-19, and had been looking for some alternate continuing education options for members (and beyond).

Our expert speaker was Lisa Mix, who has been Head of Archives at New York Presbyterian Hospital as well as an archivist at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and the University of California San Francisco.

Lisa led participants through what to do if you are suddenly given responsibility for archives at your medical institution.  She provided practical steps and recommended a wealth of support resources, including NLM History of Medicine Division, the History of Medicine Finding Aids Consortium, and NLM Digital Collections.   She provided encouragement to “accidental archivists” who find themselves adding this role to those “other duties as assigned.”

HSLI was able to record the webinar: https://youtu.be/izC8tfR4CwE

And Lisa Mix’s handout is available on the HSLI website: http://hsli.org/

We are grateful to GMR for the support!

 

 

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-12-11 12:19

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Learn about mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can get the facts about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, learn about the Combat COVID website, and more. Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Crowdsourcing and collaboration from Coast to Coast: NNLM’s #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thonsJournal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Providing Food and Nutrition Education with a Charlie Cart – NER Update

New on YouTube: Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box, November 18, 2020

NLM/NIH News NIH News in Health: Read the December 2020 issue, featuring, “Harmful Partnership: When Someone You Love is Abusive,” and, “Eyelid Trouble? Managing Blepharitis.”

10 Tips After 10 Months of Video CallsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: Spokane County Library DistrictCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Study of Healthcare Workers Shows COVID-19 Immunity Lasts Many MonthsNIH Director’s Blog

All of Us: Partnering Together for the Future of Precision MedicineNIH Director’s Blog

New Survey Seeks Input on Metrics for Biomedical Data ResourcesDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NIH Preprint Pilot: A Librarian Toolkit: This toolkit provides information and resources about the NIH Preprint Pilot, NLM’s latest project to increase the early discoverability of NIH-supported research results. The toolkit has a variety of resources for librarians and other health professionals to learn about the role, access, and use of preprints. The toolkit includes an overview of the preprint pilot project, information for NIH investigators, preprint educational materials, journal preprint policies, and preprint peer review tools.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue highlights the MedlinePlus social media toolkit that can be used to share MedlinePlus resources on your social media or other communication channels to connect your community to high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

December 2020

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation – December 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

January 2021

Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians – January 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: K-12 Health – January 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Wellness in the Library Workplace – January 11-24

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities – January 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Highlights – January 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Considerations for the Disability Community – Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Coping with Disasters During the Holidays – American Red Cross & SAMHSA

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 11, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-12-11 10:04

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars December 15 – December 17

Webinars December 18 – January 13

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

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

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Deadline Extended: NNLM SEA 2020-2021 Funded Project Awards

SEA News - Thu, 2020-12-10 10:01

The National Network of Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) invites applications for health information outreach and virtual programming projects.

The mission of the 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. Under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM SEA.

Visit the SEA Funding Opportunities page for details on all available project awards.

  • Period of Performance: December 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
  • Application Due Date: January 11, 2021 4:00 PM CDT
  • Refer to the SEA Funding Toolkit to help you develop your proposal.
  • Applications are only accepted via the NNLM Online Applications System. Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the new system requirements and watch a brief video tutorial about submitting an application.
  • Your NNLM Account MUST be tied to the correct Institutional Organization in order to apply for a project award.
  • Academic Institutions: Please consult with your Sponsored Programs Office prior to applying for any project award. If your Sponsored Programs Office insists on submitting an application, they must create an NNLM Account prior to the submission deadline.

All award proposals are accepted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2021. For 2020-2021, the project award categories include:

  • COVID-19 Health Information Outreach: ($18,975/award) Enable organizations to develop and offer programs that will increase access to and use of authoritative health information resources on that will impact health literacy and health information needs related to the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic in the SEA Region.
  • Health Programming in Public Libraries: ($22,900/award) Engage public libraries in health literacy initiatives that raise awareness of and interest in All of Usacross the United States.

NNLM SEA staff are available for consultation and training on applicable NLM resources and potential projects. Someone will respond within three business days.

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NIH News in Health – December

MCR News - Tue, 2020-12-08 17:40

Check out the December 2020 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Image of an eyeHarmful Partnerships

When Someone You Love is Abusive

Do you know the signs of an unhealthy relationship? Abuse isn’t always easy to recognize when it’s your own relationship.

Eyelid Trouble?

Managing Blepharitis

Are your eyelids red, swollen, or itchy? This condition may be the cause.

Health Capsules

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PNR Weekly Digest: December 8, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-12-08 10:57

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries
The Clinical Queries search in PubMed provides a way to quickly locate clinical studies. Clinical Queries was recently updated and now retrieves results for two searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles…learn more about how to use Clinical Queries on the blog

Consumer Health Minute: Holiday Safety
As we all know, this holiday season will be celebrated a little differently this year. Despite knowing this, we long to experience the traditions that bring us the joy and cheer we expect this time of year. We can still continue to decorate, to prepare favorite foods, and give gifts…learn more about holiday safety on the blog

December’s NNLM Reading Club: Inherited Diseases
We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation…learn about the book selections on the blog

Professional Development:

NNLM CE Opportunities:
NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM account prior to registration if you don’t already have one. This is not the same as being a member of NNLM.  Learn how to register for clases and create a free account

Library Carpentry Workshop: The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. Join the PNR Rendezvous session to learn more about this award winning project. December 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A: Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods. December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation: The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. The first webinar provides an overview of the 5 steps to evaluation, while the following webinars focus on the special considerations for carrying out evaluations of programs targeting specific sub-groups or populations. December 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. No MLA CE. Register

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes: What rights do the mentally-ill have with regard to public services, and what legal liabilities are associated with their presence in the library? This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary. February 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Additional Educational Opportunities:
These learning opportunities are provided by organizations beyond NNLM. All are free unless otherwise indicated.

Using BLAST+ in Docker and on the cloud: Attend this NCBI webinar to learn about containerized BLAST+ in Docker that is ready to use locally and in the cloud. We are staging BLAST databases in some cloud providers making running containerized BLAST as part of a pipeline in the cloud even easier. In this webinar you will learn about the advantages of containerized BLAST and learn how to use it in some practical examples. You will also learn about Elastic BLAST, a cloud application that is useful for aligning extremely large numbers of sequences against BLAST databases. December 9 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

Georgia Tech Webinar on Face Masks: This webinar outlines CDC’s face mask guidelines and explores solutions to challenges some people with disabilities experience in attempting to follow the guidance. Participants will receive tips, resources, and guidance for wearing face masks to protect themselves from COVID-19. December 9 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
This webinar is part of a series hosted by Georgia Tech’s Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation in partnership with the CDC Foundation and CDC. Future webinars in this series include:

  • A Closer Look: Mental Health and Resilience within the Disability Community During COVID-19 – Wednesday, December 16, at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • Making Social Media Accessible for People with Disabilities – Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
  • A Closer Look: Guidance for Business and Employers Considering the Needs of People with Disabilities during COVID-19 – Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register
News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“Building Bridges Throughout My Career”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Applications are being accepted until January 28, 2021 for the NLM Associate Fellowship program for librarians

Explore the new Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit from NLM

MEDLINE Data Changes—2021

Cataloging and Metadata News – 2021 

NCBI Taxonomy Identifiers Added to MeSH

NCBI Virus: Test drive our new SARS-CoV-2 interactive data dashboard!

Education in the Eighties: Preserving HIV/AIDS Audiovisuals

*”Study of Healthcare Workers Shows COVID-19 Immunity Lasts Many Months” from the NIH Director’s blog

The December issue of NIH News in Health includes information about abusive relationships, Blepharitis, and more

*31 minute video of NIH Director, Dr. Francis Collins, featured speaker for the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2020 Journalism Summit on Infectious Disease

Asthma Management Guidelines: Focused Updates 2020

Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications in All of Us

*Getting and sharing the facts about COVID-19, trusting science can help turn tide for pandemic-strapped communities of color

High-dose influenza vaccine shows no additional benefit for heart disease patients

NIH Announces Restructured HIV Clinical Trials Networks

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*AUCD Vaccine Distribution FAQ
The Association of University Centers on Disability is providing answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 vaccine distribution considerations for the disability community. The FAQ includes information on the approval, manufacturing, allocation, and distribution of potential COVID-19 vaccines, The document also includes additional vaccine resources from the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and links to federal, state, and local public health resources.

*FDA Authorizes First COVID-19 and Flu Combination Test for use with home-collected samples
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently authorized the first diagnostic test for at home collection of patient samples to detect both COVID-19 and influenza A and B (flu). The FDA authorized Quest Diagnostics RC COVID-19 +Flu RT-PCR Test for prescription use with the Quest Diagnostics Self-Collection Kit for COVID-19 +Flu by individuals who are suspected of respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19 when home collection is determined to be appropriate by an individual’s healthcare provider. Under a health care provider’s order, patients can collect a sample at home and ship it to a Quest Diagnostics laboratory for analysis following the instructions included with the self-collection kit. Read the complete press release

Say No to Raw Dough
When you prepare homemade dough for cookies, cakes, and bread, you may be tempted to taste a bite before it is fully baked. But steer clear of this temptation—you can get sick after eating or tasting unbaked products that are intended to be baked, such as dough or batter. Children can get sick from handling or eating raw dough used for crafts or play clay, too. Learn more about the risks of consuming raw dough from the CDC

HHS Office of Women’s Health Launches New Maternal Health Site
Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced maternal health as a national priority. As a part of these efforts, the HHS Office on Women’s Health is excited to announce the launch of the new Maternal Health site on Womenshealth.gov. The new maternal health site outlines the HHS vision for ensuring the United States is one of the safest countries in the world for women to give birth. It also highlights resources such as the HHS Maternal Health Action Plan, the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Improve Maternal Health and two innovative competitions to address maternal health disparities.

The State of Obesity 2020
The Trust for America’s Health has released its 2020 The State of Obesity Report: Better Policies for a Healthier America. This report provides a snapshot of rates of overweight and obesity nationwide including by age, gender, race and state of residence. This 2020 update highlights COVID-19 related food insecurity, as well as obesity-related data, trends, policies and programs.

*COVID-19 Resources:

  • SAMHSA and the American Red Cross have published a fact sheet on Coping with Disasters During the Holidays that features tips that can be applied to the COVID-19 pandemic. SAMHSA has also recently published a Tips for Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic wallet card.
  • The NIH Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) public-private partnership has developed the Rise Above COVID campaign to promote participation in the ACTIV-2 Study, which is testing different medicines to see if they are safe and can help adults with COVID-19.

* Intent to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine Rises to 60% as Confidence in Research and Development Process Increases
As vaccines for the coronavirus enter review for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the share of Americans who say they plan to get vaccinated has increased as the public has grown more confident that the development process will deliver a safe and effective vaccine. Still, the U.S. public is far from uniform in views about a vaccine. A majority says they would be uncomfortable being among the first to take it, and a sizable minority appear certain to pass on getting vaccinated. Learn more on the Pew Research website

Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries Conference 2021
Join colleagues and friends at the Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries (MPHSL) Conference to share ideas about adapting to change in health librarianship during times of upheaval. Health library organizations within the Mountain-Pacific region of Canada and the United States have joined together to host the inaugural virtual conference. The Conference is open to all working within a health sciences or medical library environment.  The three-day virtual Conference is free for all to attend. February 9-11, 2021. Learn more and register

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December 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-12-07 03:00

illustration of a woman talking on the phone privatelyCheck out the December 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:

  • Health Capsule: Donate Your Brain for Research
    Your brain lets you think, feel, move, and breathe. But when something goes wrong, it can cause devastating disorders. Brain donations help researchers study brain disorders that affect millions of people.

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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NLM News & Announcements

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-12-07 02:31

DOCLINE: Connecting Medical Libraries for 35 Years

It’s been 35 years since NLM’s interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system, DOCLINE®, was launched with a goal of enabling medical libraries to get biomedical literature into the hands of people who need it as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Changes to Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) and Disaster Lit

NLM is implementing changes to make it easier for online health information seekers to find and navigate trusted disaster health information. As of November 2020, NLM has begun the process of transitioning DIMRC programs to other parts of NLM, integrating them into other NLM resources, making them accessible on partner sites, or eventually discontinuing them.

NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit

NLM has created a new resource for librarians: the NIH Preprint Pilot Librarian Toolkit. This toolkit provides information and resources about the NIH Preprint Pilot, NLM’s latest project to increase the early discoverability of NIH-supported research results.

MedlinePlus Social Media Toolkit

MedlinePlus now has a social media toolkit available in both English and Spanish. Use the toolkit to share MedlinePlus resources on your social media or other communication channels to connect your community to high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand.

New Twitter Handle for NLM

The National Library of Medicine has a new Twitter handle! You can find all of our content and news under a new name – @NLM_NIH. NLM will be retiring our old handle, nlm_news.

NLM Musings from the Mezzanine: 10 Tips After 10 Months of Video Calls

Dr. Patti Brennan, National Library of Medicine Director, shares a few tips on online engagement garnered from years of in-person and virtual meetings.

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Denver Artists Wanted

MCR News - Fri, 2020-12-04 17:28

The All of Us Research Program is looking for Denver-area artists to transform utility boxes into themed works of art.

The public art project aims to drive awareness for the program. Designs should reflect the project theme –  “A Healthy Future for All of Us” – and the diversity of the Denver community.

Final designs will also include a QR code and connected augmented reality experience. Each of the selected artists/artist teams will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium for their design and the unlimited, licensed use of that design for program purposes.

Deadline for submissions is Dec. 18. Click this link to read the art call and submission guidelines. 

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Providing Food and Nutrition Education with a Charlie Cart

NER News - Fri, 2020-12-04 15:51

The following post was written by Margaret Woodruff, Director of the Charlotte, Vermont Public Library and Cheryl Sloan, the Youth Services Librarian and Assistant Director. The Charlotte Public Library received NNLM NER grant funding to purchase a Charlie Cart, a portable kitchen that enabled them to implement a food literacy project for their community. 

Greetings from the Charlotte Library in Charlotte, Vermont.  When we first planned the expansion to our library back in 2018, we intended to include a kitchen in the new program room.  Budget and construction constraints derailed that plan, but not our dreams for a way to offer food literacy and cooking programs here at our small rural library.  Thanks to a grant from NNLM-NER, we fulfilled our dreams with the purchase of a Charlie Cart mobile kitchen (https://charliecart.org/).  The equipment, on wheels, with power, storage and sink is just part of an all-in-one, hands-on food education and nutrition program.  With age-leveled curriculum and a kitchen’s worth of tools and supplies, the Charlie Cart provided a lot of inspiration for our adult and children’s programs.  We imagined afterschool “Snack on a Book” sessions for kids and cooking lessons with local chefs for adults. Both would teach library patrons of all ages about the link between good food choices and good health, as well as link to the NNLM Nutrition Health resources.

These plans came to an abrupt halt with the COVID crisis.  Our Charlie Cart was scheduled to arrive in June, but by late March our library was closed and our program room reassigned as quarantine space, with no end to restrictions in sight.  We decided that COVID-restriction time could also be training time.  Our library staff attended the live sessions with Charlie Cart trainers and familiarized ourselves with the kitchen equipment and accessories.  By the start of fall, with the library reopened in a modest way, we ventured to offer a couple of socially distanced Charlie Cart programs.  These were not to be full-scale cooking sessions but would introduce the Charlie Cart to our library community.

The first of these, entitled “Yes, I Can: Learn Canning Basics and How to Make Dilly Beans,”  took place in late September. We wheeled the Charlie Cart out to the library parking lot, plugged it in through a window and got started.  Participants were socially distanced as two library volunteers and veteran canners showed how to prepare ingredients and materials to safely preserve vegetables at home.  We never imagined cooking on the sidewalk, but the program proved successful and engaging.  Attendees expressed gratitude for the introduction to healthy options for eating during the coming winter months, as well as the chance to try something new.

Our next Charlie Cart program was designed for kids – and for the birds!  Our youth librarian planned an outdoor bird watching program, which included making up a bird food recipe.  Once again, we wheeled our trusty cart outside, this time to the library porch.  When the time came, kids stepped up, individually and safely-distanced, to stir the ingredients for bird food rings.  The combination of book and culinary activities is one we will repeat in the future.

The colder weather has brought a return to library limitations, so we will put the time to good use, planning new programs with our Charlie Cart for the spring and summer.  For anyone looking to incorporate food literacy and a lot of fun into their health literacy programming, we can’t recommend this program enough!

Other resources we found helpful include:

Gather ‘Round the Table: Food Literacy Programs, Resources and ideas for Libraries” by Hillary Dodge. (ALA Editions 2020, ISBN: 97800838946299

The NNLM Webinar “Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online”.

We are always looking for new ideas and would love to hear from you if you’re interested in sharing with us, drop us an email info@charlottepubliclibrary.org

NNLM also offers a 1-hour webinar, Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Resources (webinar recording, slides and resource list) can be found at the following link

https://nnlm.gov/classes/nutrition

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-12-04 04:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) is offering a professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. Read the recent blog post published by NNLM PSR about the award and visit the funding opportunity page to learn more.  Note: This award is open for all BIPOC LIS students nationwide.

Upcoming Webinar on Evidence-Based Public Health: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. This webinar will take place on December 10 at 2:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Explore Inherited Diseases with the NNLM Reading Club: We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation. To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Inherited Diseases page.

PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Free Printable Posters and Resources Related to COVID-19 for Libraries and their Patrons – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Consumer Health Minute: Holiday Safety – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Celebrate Citizen Science All Year-round – MCR News

World AIDS Day and New HIV/AIDS Info Outreach Funding Opportunity – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Project Showcase: Adaptive Cycling – NER Update

RDM Snippets: Working with Data – NER Update

New on YouTube: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities, November 10, 2020

NLM/NIH News Education in the Eighties: Preserving HIV/AIDS AudiovisualsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Vast Majority of Pregnant Women with COVID-19 Won’t Have Complications, Study FindsNIH Director’s Blog

Caught on Camera: Neutralizing Antibodies Interacting with SARS-CoV-2NIH Director’s Blog

NCBI Virus: Test drive our new SARS-CoV-2 interactive data dashboard!NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and Their – HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue lists the notable data changes made to MEDLINE during the National Library of Medicine (NLM) annual maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP) for 2021.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

December 2020

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters – December 9, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Wellness in the Library Workplace – January 11-24

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

OP-ED: The Power of Trust and Truth – Black Press USA

AHRQ and Google Partner to Help Patients Plan for Medical Visits – AHRQ Views

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

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PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2020-12-03 17:56

The Clinical Queries search in PubMed provides a way to quickly locate clinical studies.

Clinical Queries was recently updated and now retrieves results for two searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles.

Locating Clinical Queries

The Clinical Queries search is available from the PubMed homepage, under the “Find” icon.

Screenshot shows the PubMed homepage. Clinical Queries is located under "Find".

How to use Clinical Queries

When doing a search in Clinical Queries, your terms will retrieve results for two separate searches: Clinical Studies and COVID-19 Articles.

Screenshot shows the Clinical Queries page, with a searchbox. Headings below the searchbox read COVID-29 Articles and Clinical Study Categories.

Use the drop-down menus under the search box to select a relevant category for each search. This applies filters to your search terms. For the Clinical Studies search, chose from the categories therapy, clinical predication guides, diagnosis, etiology, and prognosis. For the COVID-19 Articles search, chose from the categories general, mechanism, transmission, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, case report, and forecasting. The PubMed Help Guide provides behind the scenes details on the filters applied for the Clinical Study Categories and COVID-19 Articles searches.

Clinical Queries retrieves 5 articles for each search, and you can view all results for each search by clicking “see all” at the bottom of the initial results list.

When to use Clinical Queries
  • When working with someone who quickly needs evidence-based research on a clinical topic.
  • When researching a clinical topic that doesn’t require a comprehensive search. (For comprehensive searches, use the Advanced Search Builder).
  • When working with a new researcher who has a big topic that needs narrowing. Walking them through Clinical Queries can help them narrow their topic, introduce them to PubMed, and quickly find an article or two to get started on their research.
Learn more

NLM’s “Quick Tours” tutorial “Find the Latest Treatments for a Disease or Disorder” provides an introduction to Clinical Queries.

More details about the update to Clinical Queries are available in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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Free Printable Posters and Resources Related to COVID-19 for Libraries and their Patrons

GMR News - Thu, 2020-12-03 10:28

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.

Get the latest public health information from CDC
Get the latest research information from NIH. We have compiled a list of free printable posters and resources for social media related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Institute of Health National Institute of Mental Health CDC OSHA

OSHA posters In multiple languages  

  • 9 Steps to Reducing Worker Exposure to COVID-19 in Meat, Poultry, and Pork Processing and Packaging Facilities Poster
  • Ten Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus Poster
  • COVID-19 Guidance for In-Home Repair Services
  • Steps to Protect Automotive Service Workers from Exposure to Coronavirus Poster
  • Steps to Protect Cleaning Staff During COVID-19 Poster
SAMHSA

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Explore Inherited Diseases with the NNLM Reading Club

SEA News - Wed, 2020-12-02 15:41

We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation.

In Resurrection Lily, Amy Byer Shainman discusses her experiences after learning that she inherited a BRCA gene mutation that put her at high risk of developing certain cancers. She struggles with preventively removing her breasts even when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. The late Mallory Smith tells how she faced the daily challenges of cystic fibrosis in a diary she left behind in hope of aiding others who live with the disease in Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.  In A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage, singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins recounts her experiences as a member of the all-time best-selling American female music group and as a person with a particularly challenging form of sickle-cell disease.

Perhaps you know someone facing one of these illnesses or another inherited disease. Perhaps you would just like to know more about what it is like to deal with such illnesses. Either way, each of these books will provide you with a first-hand account.

To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Inherited Diseases page.

December Book Club Covers

Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman | Salt in my Soul by Mallory Smith | A Sick Life by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins

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Consumer Health Minute: Holiday Safety

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2020-12-02 08:00

house with holiday lights and decorationsAs we all know, this holiday season will be celebrated a little differently this year. Despite knowing this, we long to experience the traditions that bring us the joy and cheer we expect this time of year. We can still continue to decorate, to prepare favorite foods, and give gifts. Not only should we do this safely because of the pandemic but because all of these activities require some need of safety.

Here are some resources to provide your patrons and community to help them have a healthy and safe holiday.

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