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Register! Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings

MCR News - Fri, 2019-06-28 15:47

Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings
A MidContinental Region Webinar

August 21, 2019
2-3PM MT, 3-4PM CT
Register

Is copyright automatic? When is Fair Use, well, fair? Does a Creative Commons license grant unlimited use of the work?

Determining whether you have the rights to use an article, image, video, or table can take some of the fun out of developing a presentation, class, or course. In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

PRESENTER: Ben Harnke is and Education and Reference Librarian at the University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library. He teaches a well-attended copyright class and is leading the Open Educational Resource initiative on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

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New PubMed

MCR News - Fri, 2019-06-28 15:43

The new PubMed is under active development on the PubMed Labs platform, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed. Users are encouraged to try PubMed Labs for the newest features and improved mobile experience. The appearance and layout will change as features are added, tested, and refined; however, you can get a good idea of how the new PubMed will look and function by trying out PubMed Labs. Feedback is welcome and may be submitted using the feedback button available on each page of PubMed Labs.

NLM anticipates announcing the new PubMed in September 2019 and beginning next year, users will be directed to the new PubMed by default. NLM will continue to run the old system in parallel for a period of time after the new site is launched. If the launch date is extended, NLM will also extend the time that the legacy system is available so that users will have access to both systems for several months.

Watch the NLM Technical Bulletin for future updates and announcements, https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull!

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Apply by July 16 for a Sewell Travel Stipend to Attend APHA Annual Conference in Philadelphia!

PSR News - Fri, 2019-06-28 15:41

The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee invites applications for 2019 Sewell Stipends to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, November 2-6, 2019. This year’s theme is Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For equity. For action. For health. Visit the APHA Annual Meeting Website for more information about the conference. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 16, at 11:00 PM CDT.

Funding is anticipated to support approximately eight non-local librarians (traveling significant distances) and two librarians local to the conference area. The award will provide reimbursement for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel. Applications are welcome from all librarians who work with public health practitioners, students, staff, and faculty. Early-career librarians and librarians who are not members of the MLA Public Health/Health Administration section are welcome to apply. For questions, contact Kate Nyhan.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-06-28 12:02

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

Spotlight

In addition to MLA CE, some NNLM classes are beginning to offer CHES CECH. You may be asking, what is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)? Do I qualify for these credits? If you’ve been considering a career in health education, learn more about this specialization from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing’s Guide to Health Education Careers.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information – The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with WebJunction to facilitate a 4-week online course for public librarians on Wikipedia health and medical information, to be offered this coming fall! Join us for a webinar on August 14 at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the upcoming course, and the importance of improving health and medical information on Wikipedia.

NNLM Recruiting Data Thesaurus Advisory Board Members: The Research Data Management working group of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting Advisory Board members. This committee will review terms, add new terms, and suggest connections between terms. If you are interested in being a part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board, send your name and a brief description (less than 300 words) of your interest to Mary Piorun, Director of the NNLM New England Region (NER) and Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO), by July 1.

NLM/NIH News

On the Ethics of Using Social Media Data for Health Research – Social media has grown in popularity for health-related research as it has become evident that it can be a good source of patient insights. Using these data can be a perfectly acceptable research practice, provided they are used ethically and the research approach is solid. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The “PROMIS” of Computer-Based Medical Records – The National Library of Medicine recently acquired the Patient/Problem Oriented Medical Record System Archives, a collection of materials related to the development of an early computer system for organizing patient data and diagnostic decision-making. Jan Schultz generously contributed archival materials from his work with Dr. Larry Weed at the PROMIS lab at the University of Vermont. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue recently highlighted changes to the NLM Collection Development Manual, which establishes boundaries for the Library’s permanent collection and provides a framework for the selection of biomedical materials.

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects – The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Awards are offered for up to $50,000. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12, 2:00 PM ET.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2019

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – July 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – This one-hour webinar with The Greater Midwest and Middle Atlantic Regions (GMR/MAR) will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on some health challenges and barriers to care that these population groups face and discuss how to integrate cultural competence and humility into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Portals and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, HealthReach, and Specialized Information Services resources. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE and 1 category-I contact hour for CHES/MCHES.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction – July 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this synchronous, online class that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, and search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Are you a trying to figure out how to incorporate RDM services at your smaller institution? Join the New England Region (NER) and guests from the Ryan Clement the Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College and Wendy Shook the Science Data Librarian, at Middlebury College, as they discuss research data management (RDM) services at a smaller liberal arts college. The webinar will introduce challenges and the innovative solutions as described in the paper “Team Based Data Management Instruction at Small Liberal Arts Colleges” and a case study from what is currently being done at Middlebury College and future plans.

PubMed for Librarians: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) – July 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This webinar will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms, how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search, the structure of the MeSH database, and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 17, 1:30-3:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. Learn to communicate health statistics in clear and easy to understand language. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Collection Management for Healthy Communities – July 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. Sponsored by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), this webinar will provide library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both reference and circulating collections, and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers – July 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Join this webinar with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) to learn about introducing graduate students to concepts in data management. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers.

Promoting Public Health through the Public Library – July 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Richland Public Health and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library have formed a unique partnership to improve the health and overall quality of life of Richland County community members through innovative health education and promotion programming. This webinar with the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) will feature an overview of three successful initiatives: The Health Information Kiosk program, The Free Blood Pressure Cuff Loan program and The Free Bike Loan program. Recommendations on how other health departments and their local library systems can pursue opportunities to collaborate will also be discussed.

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 26, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Body image, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. However, seeking that information can be difficult. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will look at how social determinants of health affect teens, and how libraries, schools, and community organizations can support youth health literacy. Presenters will discuss health information resources for teens, best practices for answering difficult questions, and health-focused activities.

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster and public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. During a disaster, decisions are made quickly, based on the information available. This session with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will provide a brief overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out Drug Terminologies and RxNorm. This hour-long, asynchronous course will introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies, including what they are and why they are important, followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information.

*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 posting: Social Sciences Librarian, Gumberg Library at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals – On June 25, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced a new, free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. The program is designed to develop behavioral health providers’ knowledge and skills related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). The tool is particularly timely for professionals working to address the opioid epidemic among racial and ethnic populations, which have low treatment rates and some of the highest rates of opioid misuse and overdose.

The PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries wants to know about your library events! Academic, public, school, and special libraries in Pennsylvania can use the PA library event form to promote breaking ground for a construction project; celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or service, workforce development initiative, etc.); having a ribbon-cutting for a new building or renovated space; having an author or notable speaker visit; or holding an unusual or high-interest public program for youth or adults.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. MAR’s All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Veronica Leigh Milliner will be leading a breakout session entitled, “The All of Us Research Program & Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy.” Online registration is available until June 30.

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for this three-day symposium exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. First review of proposals will begin July 15 – priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date. The call for proposals will close on August 15.

OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.

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 – June 28, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-06-28 09:35

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars June 26 – July 11

Webinars July 16 – July 17

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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PubMed Development Update from NLM

PSR News - Wed, 2019-06-26 19:10

The new PubMed is under active development on the PubMed Labs platform. NLM encourages users to try PubMed Labs for the newest features and improved mobile experience. The appearance and layout will change as features are added, tested, and refined; however, you can get a good idea of how the new PubMed will look and function by trying out PubMed Labs. Feedback is welcome and may be submitted using the feedback button available on each page of PubMed Labs.

NLM anticipates announcing the new PubMed in September 2019 and beginning next year, users will be directed to the new PubMed by default. NLM will continue to run the old system in parallel for a period of time after the new site is launched. If the launch date is extended, NLM will also extend the time that the legacy system is available so that users will have access to both systems for several months.

Watch the NLM Technical Bulletin for future updates and announcements!

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Upcoming WebJunction Webinar: Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information

MCR News - Wed, 2019-06-26 15:24

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

 Time: 3PM ET | 2PM CT | 1PM MT | 12PM PT

Presenters: Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Program Manager, OCLC; and Liz Waltman, Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Description: Wikipedia is a go-to resource for health and medical information, not just for the general public but for health care providers as well. Over 50% of physicians, and 94% of medical students use Wikipedia to find medical information on the internet. It may be popular but library staff want to know how reliable it is and how to assess quality on behalf of their patrons.

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Hear how Liz Waltman from the NNLM connects with WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia. Learn about the upcoming online training program Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet. The free four-week course will be offered in the fall of 2019.

Registration: Registration is free and can be accessed through the WebJunction class instance 

Contact: For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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Upcoming WebJunction Webinar: Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information

SEA News - Wed, 2019-06-26 09:33

Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM, EST

Presenters: Betha Gutsche, WebJunction Program Manager, OCLC; and Liz Waltman, Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, National Network of Librarians of Medicine.

Description: Wikipedia is a go-to resource for health and medical information, not just for the general public but for health care providers as well. Over 50% of physicians, and 94% of medical students use Wikipedia to find medical information on the internet. It may be popular but library staff want to know how reliable it is and how to assess quality on behalf of their patrons.

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) supports strengthening the ability of public libraries nationwide to find reliable and authoritative medical and health information online for information seekers. Hear how Liz Waltman from the NNLM connects with WikiProject Medicine, an organization of volunteers dedicated to developing, maintaining, and promoting accurate medical information on Wikipedia. Learn about the upcoming online training program Wikipedia + Libraries: Health and Medical Information that will empower you to confidently guide your patrons to reliable resources on the internet. The free four-week course will be offered in the fall of 2019.

Registration: Registration is free and can be accessed through the WebJunction class instance 

 Contact: For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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2019 Science Boot Camp for Librarians Highlights

NER News - Tue, 2019-06-25 11:53

This is the first blog post in a series authored by four individuals who received scholarships to attend the 2019 Science Boot Camp held at the University of New Hampshire on June 5-7, 2019. In this installment, the author highlights resources and presentations that occurred at science boot camp.  Please watch for more posts from this event and views from scholarship recipients in the upcoming weeks.

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New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians 2019 Blog Post

Jenna Riley – Library Services Specialist, UNH Dimond Library

I had heard wonderful things about the Science Boot Camp from colleagues and was very excited to attend this year! I work at the UNH Dimond Library in Durham, New Hampshire where the conference was held. This experience offered me the opportunity to explore the campus I work at in a whole new way! It also allowed me the chance to hear from many faculty members from the UNH community and learn more about their specialized fields of study. I found the conference a perfect way to immerse myself in a variety of themes including remote sensing, social justice in science, and assistive technology.

I found the atmosphere at the Science Boot Camp very inviting. I could tell immediately that it was a passionate crowd that thrived on learning, just like me! It was great to be surrounded by so many people from different libraries in one setting! It gave me the opportunity to hear about initiatives being implemented at other colleges and universities. I also related to some of the challenges they were facing. Overall, I found the communication between peers in this type of setting to be very helpful.  

One thing that really drew me to this conference was the theme of Assistive Technology. I’m very passionate about this topic and was really interested in hearing more about the pairing of Libraries and Assistive Technology. I also currently lead an Accessibility Project Team at the Dimond Library and am always looking for new ideas and information that may lend itself to our library. I really enjoyed both speakers who discussed AT at the Boot Camp. Sajay Arthanat was very thorough in his presentation and gave an educational breakdown of Assistive Technology. He explained the many ways AT can improve the lives of people with disabilities, including daily activities, transportation, computer access and environmental access. Speaker Therese Willkomm’s enthusiasm for assistive technology was contagious and really got my brain thinking of ways to create solutions by repurposing materials. Her inventions are simple yet very effective and can help so many people! Her creation of a portable book holder really caught my eye, so much so that I’ve been in contact with her to see if we can collaborate and introduce them to patrons in the Dimond Library this fall!

Malin Clyde’s evening talk on Citizen Science also sparked my interest! Finding out more about Nature Groupie and the different ways to volunteer and help advance science and education was enlightening. Hearing how crowdsourcing is helping the environment and research initiatives locally and globally was impressive! It’s great to know that volunteering can have such a positive impact, at times even extending the longevity of research projects! Social Justice in Science speakers Sophia Lemons and Elena Long also offered a lot of food for thought. I found the discussion on coded bias interesting and a bit scary! I was unaware of Algorithmic Bias and was surprised computer coding could produce results in this way. The lecture was very informative, especially the ways to improve accountability and inclusion.

The capstone presentation on patents by Paulina Borrego offered an interactive element to the conference that I really enjoyed. The full text and image databases were so much fun to peruse! Who knew some of the patent images could be such beautiful works of art!? I’m looking forward to seeing the final product of the patent coloring book that everyone contributed to.

Below are some of my favorite online resources from the conference:

 

I also signed up for tours to see the Chase Ocean Engineering Lab and Fairchild Dairy and Research Center. These activities were a huge highlight of my Science Boot Camp experience. Getting to see these places in person was a real treat! I learned so much by being in the setting and seeing everything firsthand. I’ve enclosed a couple photos from my tour of the Fairchild Dairy and Research Center. One picture shows a calf that was only one day old! Getting to witness this was priceless

Thank you so much to the scholarship committee for allowing me the opportunity to attend this conference and further my library and science knowledge. Also, a big thank you to everyone for making the Science Boot Camp such a success! I enjoyed meeting new people and learning new things. It’s not every day you walk away from a conference with such a wide array of new interests. This was a great professional development opportunity and I urge others to participate next year!

Jenna Riley
Library Services Specialist
UNH Dimond Library

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I hope you enjoy the first installment of the 2019 Science Boot Camp for librarians. For more about this year’s Science Boot Camp resources or other upcoming events, please visit the NNLM NER website, or contact anyone in the NNLM NER office.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-06-21 13:37

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

Spotlight

NNLM Recruiting Data Thesaurus Advisory Board Members: The Research Data Management working group of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting Advisory Board members. This committee will review terms, add new terms, and suggest connections between terms. If you are interested in being a part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board, send your name and a brief description (less than 300 words) of your interest to Mary Piorun, Director of the NNLM New England Region (NER) and Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO), by July 1.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

MAR at ALA: Going to the ALA Annual Conference in Washington D.C.? Stop by the NNLM Exhibit Hall Booth on Saturday, June 22 from 2:00-4:00 PM to meet MAR Health Programming Coordinator, Michael Balkenhol!

MAR at ISTE: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner is headed to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia! Reach out to her via email (VLM38@pitt.edu) if you are interested in meeting.

#citeNLM 2019: By the Numbers – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Seattle in January, ALA Midwinter – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NLM/NIH News

Information Along the Underground Railroad – Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan talks about viewing the Jeanine Michna-Bales exhibition, Photographs of the Underground Railroad, and how NLM can help those working to combat modern slavery and treat its victims. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A New Plus on the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Website – Whether you read in English or Spanish, you can now access every article! – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Search for Cancer Viruses, 1966 – The mid-twentieth century theory that there might be a viral cause of cancer was the latest iteration of the long running belief that cancer was contagious. In the early decades of the twentieth century, when the field of virology was not yet fully developed, this theory attracted widespread skepticism. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Progress Toward 3D Printed Human Organs – There’s considerable excitement that 3D printing technology might one day allow scientists to produce fully functional replacement organs from one’s own cells. While there’s still a lot to learn, the video featured in this article shows just some of the amazing progress that’s now being made. – NIH Director’s Blog

NLM and Medical Heritage Library to Expand Public Access to Collections – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) to promote free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine and the human health sciences. Under the agreement, the MHL will include digitized NLM historical materials and associated metadata in its free and open archive of historical resources.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue recently highlighted changes to the NLM Collection Development Manual, which establishes boundaries for the Library’s permanent collection and provides a framework for the selection of biomedical materials.

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects – The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Awards are offered for up to $50,000. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12, 2:00 PM ET.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

June 2019

How the Trauma Informed Approach Can Help Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 26, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – People who experience trauma- especially Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)- are at an elevated risk for substance use disorders, mental illness, and physical disorders. Trauma-informed care (TIC) is an evidence-based approach to deliver healthcare in a way that recognizes and responds to the long-term health effects of the experience of trauma. Upon completion of this webinar with the New England Region (NER), participants will be able to explain the connection between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Substance Use Disorders, describe promising practices for implementing the trauma-informed care approach, and consider how trauma-informed care might work in your organization.

Resources for Community Health Workers – June 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Community Health Workers (CHWs) play an important role in connecting their communities with healthcare and services. Sponsored by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR), this session will provide information about how Community Health Workers can link their community with quality health information using resources from the National Library of Medicine. In addition to appropriate information tools for CHWs, the audience will learn about projects that have put NLM resources to use in CHW training and community education. Guest speaker, Elizabeth Schaffer, MPH, MS, CHES will join to discuss how she integrated MedlinePlus into a 100-hour CHW training program.

July 2019

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – July 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – This one-hour webinar with The Greater Midwest and Middle Atlantic Regions (GMR/MAR) will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on some health challenges and barriers to care that these population groups face and discuss how to integrate cultural competence and humility into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Portals and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, HealthReach, and Specialized Information Services resources. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE and 1 category-I contact hour for CHES/MCHES.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction – July 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this synchronous, online class that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, and search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Are you a trying to figure out how to incorporate RDM services at your smaller institution? Join the New England Region (NER) and guests from the Ryan Clement the Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College and Wendy Shook the Science Data Librarian, at Middlebury College, as they discuss research data management (RDM) services at a smaller liberal arts college. The webinar will introduce challenges and the innovative solutions as described in the paper “Team Based Data Management Instruction at Small Liberal Arts Colleges” and a case study from what is currently being done at Middlebury College and future plans.

PubMed for Librarians: Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) – July 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this class to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This webinar will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms, how searchers can benefit from using MesH to build a search, the structure of the MeSH database, and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 17, 1:30-3:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. Learn to communicate health statistics in clear and easy to understand language. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Collection Management for Healthy Communities – July 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. Sponsored by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), this webinar will provide library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both reference and circulating collections, and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers – July 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Join this webinar with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) to learn about introducing graduate students to concepts in data management. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers.

Promoting Public Health through the Public Library – July 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Richland Public Health and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library have formed a unique partnership to improve the health and overall quality of life of Richland County community members through innovative health education and promotion programming. This webinar with the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) will feature an overview of three successful initiatives: The Health Information Kiosk program, The Free Blood Pressure Cuff Loan program and The Free Bike Loan program. Recommendations on how other health departments and their local library systems can pursue opportunities to collaborate will also be discussed.

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 26, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Body image, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. However, seeking that information can be difficult. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will look at how social determinants of health affect teens, and how libraries, schools, and community organizations can support youth health literacy. Presenters will discuss health information resources for teens, best practices for answering difficult questions, and health-focused activities.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out Drug Terminologies and RxNorm. This hour-long, asynchronous course will introduce you to the basic concepts of medical terminologies, including what they are and why they are important, followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information.

*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:

Cutting Through the Headline Hype on Medical Studies – The Scholarly Kitchen, What’s Hot and Cooking in Scholarly Publishing

Librarians practicing what we preach: Making our Library Research Discoverable through the Pitt Data Catalog – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications: Creating a More Inclusive Future – 2019 Report from the Association of College and Research Libraries

Encountering Wellness In The Community – Health and Wellness Fair: Reach Up, Inc. will host its 5th annual health fair on Saturday, June 22 in partnership with the Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale. Join organizations from the local community at the Swissvale Shopping Center from 10:00 AM-1:00 PM for health screenings, raffles, line dancing, food, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine through informational sessions held during the health fair.

The PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries wants to know about your library events! Academic, public, school, and special libraries in Pennsylvania can use the PA library event form to promote breaking ground for a construction project; celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or service, workforce development initiative, etc.); having a ribbon-cutting for a new building or renovated space; having an author or notable speaker visit; or holding an unusual or high-interest public program for youth or adults.

Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) Consumer Health Information Librarians Interest Group – June 23, 10:30-11:30 ET – Does your library currently or have interest in providing health outreach and programming? Want to know what free and reliable health and wellness information resources are available to you for youth, adults and underserved populations? Join the ASGCLA CHIL group at the ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. to discuss consumer health topics of interest such as libraries response to the opiod crisis, providing health information to vulnerable populations, ready to use health programs for librarians and training and funding from your Regional Medical Library. Come and learn how to develop long-term partnerships and collaborations to share trusted health information with members of your community.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. MAR’s All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Veronica Leigh Milliner will be leading a breakout session entitled, “The All of Us Research Program & Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy.” Online registration is available until June 30.

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for this three-day symposium exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. First review of proposals will begin July 15 – priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date. The call for proposals will close on August 15.

OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.

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 – June 21, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-06-21 10:21

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars June 26 – July 9

Webinars July 10 – July 16

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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#citeNLM 2019: By the Numbers

SCR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 16:36

Since Spring 2018, coordinators across NNLM offices have organized a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. In the first event, the topical focus was rare diseases. The next time we held an event in the fall, we selected Women’s Health as our theme. The response has been fantastic, with several libraries and other organizations hosting their own edit-a-thons and tweeting out to us via social media.

This past spring, we switched things up again by hosting a face-to-face edit-a-thon at the Medical Library Association‘s 119th Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL on May 6th, 2019. Since many of the NNLM staff attend this meeting, it only made sense to propose the MLA immersion session, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon.” Even thought we were literally all going to be in the same room together, we continued to encourage participants to use the hashtag #CiteNLM in order to connect with others and share their contributions.

Stats

Why focus on improving citations on Wikipedia? Well, according Dr. James Heilman, Canadian emergency physician and founder of WikiProject Medicine’s Medicine Translation Task Force, it is widely used by providers (50-100%) and medical students (94%). Improving citations on Wikipedia may improve the quality of information that’s already being consulted by professionals. Additionally, it can help improve search rankings of popular search engines to the authoritative and reliable resources at the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

The planning group continues to meet to figure out how we can continue to encourage participation as well as improve citations on Wikipedia. Keep an eye out on our WikiProject page for upcoming events!

 

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Funding Awarded to Wright State University’s High School Education Day for Substance Abuse Prevention Project

GMR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 16:04

The GMR office is happy to announce that Wright State University has been granted an Emerging Health Initiative award in support of their High School Education Day for Substance Abuse Prevention project.

Description – Wright State University librarians, along with faculty and graduate students from the Boonshoft School of Medicine and College of Education and Human Services, will partner with local high schools to deliver substance abuse education and health literacy instruction to the students in six area high schools. A full-day, interactive curriculum will be provided to students on the WSU campus and will use NLM resources to support students in learning how to make healthy choices and be drug free.  Each of the partnership organizations will develop a learning module of instruction to support students in learning about aspects of addiction.

Objectives – The purpose of the High School Education Day for Substance Abuse Prevention project is to have students 1) Gain the discernment to identify credibility of the information via the Wright State University librarian instruction 2) Learn the neurobiology of addiction via the Boonshoft School of Medicine instruction 3) Learn the psychosocial factors related to addiction and the recovery process via the College of Education and Human Services instruction and finally 4) Advocate for healthy, drug-free choices via student groups creating a poster based on the evidence collected and learned from the three modules.

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University of Pittsburgh Systematic Review Workshop Retires in July!

PSR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 14:58

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end! After nearly 10 years, librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) have decided to retire the popular Systematic Review Workshop: the Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. This intensive workshop has been offered three times/year since November 2009, growing out of an internal working group to address the growing number of requests from Pitt faculty for systematic reviews. Since then, the workshop has provided instruction to more than 700 participants from across the country and Canada. The upcoming July 15-17 workshop will be the final session. There are a few remaining slots available for this course.

Instructors who contributed to this course over the years include Charles Wessel, Mary Lou Klem, Melissa Ratajeski, Linda Hartman, Barbara Folb, Rose Turner, Andrea Ketchum, and Ahlam Saleh (now at University of Arizona Health Sciences Library). Their expertise not only guided the development of the library’s systematic review service, producing over 116 publications in peer-reviewed journals co-authored by HSLS librarians, but also contributed to similar success from workshop participants!

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NNLM MidContinental Region Webinar on July 17, Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers

PSR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 14:48

On July 17, 1:00-2:00 PM PDT, NNLM Midcontinental Region will host a webinar featuring Dr. Judy Pasek, STEM Liaison Librarian with the University of Wyoming Libraries, speaking about research conducted at the Universities of Wyoming and Northern Colorado about the data management needs of graduate students. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education.

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New NLM Tutorial: Drug Terminologies and RxNorm

PSR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 14:40

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on medical terminologies and RxNorm. This training session, of particular interest to health sciences librarians and other health information specialists, provides an overview of basic concepts of medical terminologies (including what they are and why they are important), followed by a deep dive into RxNorm, an NLM-authored medical terminology specializing in drug information. To obtain one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credit for completing the course, register for this on-demand, self-paced class.

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Register for the July MCR Monthly Webinar, Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers

MCR News - Thu, 2019-06-20 12:54

Register for the NNLM MCR’s free monthly webinar on Wednesday, July 17 at 2 -3 pm MT!

Presenter: Dr. Judy Pasek, STEM Liaison Librarian with the University of Wyoming Libraries, will present on research conducted at the Universities of Wyoming and Northern Colorado about the data management needs of graduate students.

Register for this webinar

About the Session: Effectively managing research data is a skill set that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers. Surveys were conducted at two medium-sized universities to assess perceived importance and knowledge of 12 research data management competencies, with a goal of informing education planning. Graduate students provided insight into sources of learning about research data management. Study results set the foundation for identifying approaches to research data management education

When: Jul 17, 2019   from 1 – 2PM (Pacific)  | 2 – 3PM (Mountain) | 3 – 4PM (Central) | 4-5 PM (Eastern)

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Call For Participants: Data Thesaurus Advisory Board

SEA News - Thu, 2019-06-20 10:06

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is actively recruiting Data Thesaurus Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews terms, adds new terms, and suggest connections between terms.

If you are interested in being part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board send you name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief description (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

To learn more about about the Data Thesaurus and other resources for data-driven discovery at NNLM, visit nnlm.gov/data.

 

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NLM and Medical Heritage Library to Expand Public Access to Collections

PSR News - Wed, 2019-06-19 19:56

The National Library of Medicine signed a three-year memorandum of understanding with the Medical Heritage Library (MHL) to promote free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine and the human health sciences. Under the agreement, the MHL will include digitized NLM historical materials and associated metadata in its free and open archive of historical resources. Additionally, staff of the organizations will exchange expertise to ensure and share accurate metadata for the materials, data-driven analyses of usage of the materials, as well as transparent and open engagement efforts with researchers who could benefit from knowing about the free availability of the materials.

MHL—a nonprofit organization—is a digital curation collaborative among some of the world’s leading medical libraries promoting free and open access to quality historical resources in medicine. Through the partnership with the MHL, the NLM strengthens its connections to U.S. and international peer institutions and their communities, including Harvard University, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the New York Academy of Medicine, the Wellcome Library in London and the Bibliothèque interuniversitaire de Santé in Paris. NLM holds collections spanning ten centuries of global medical history. “This agreement supports the shared goals of NLM and MHL to open these collections to new audiences and provide access that supports a variety of current and developing research methods,” said Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief of the NLM History of Medicine Division.

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Call For Feedback: Healthy People 2030

SEA News - Wed, 2019-06-19 10:30

Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. The development of Healthy People 2030 includes establishing a framework for the initiative—the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals—and identifying new objectives.

How is Healthy People 2030 being developed?

The development of Healthy People 2030 is a multiyear process with input from a diverse group of subject matter experts, organizations, and members of the public.

What is the Healthy People 2030 framework?

The framework explains the central ideas and function of the Healthy People 2030 initiative and it will guide the selection and prioritization of 2030 objectives. Review the Healthy People 2030 framework.

How can I provide my feedback?

HHS is soliciting feedback on the proposed revision to the definition of health literacy for Healthy People 2030. Comments should address the strengths and/or weaknesses of the recommended definition, be brief and concise (limit 250 words), make specific editing suggestions, and cite articles that support suggested changes (if any). The deadline for submission is August 5, 2019.

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