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June 24 NCBI Webinar: An Insider’s Guide to Creating Federal Grant BioSketches

PSR News - Wed, 2020-06-10 19:45

Register now to join NCBI staff on June 24, 9:00-9:45am PDT, to learn how to use My Bibliography and SciENcv, My NCBI applications that help in the creation of biographical sketches for grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Attendees will learn how create a profile, add citations and import information from 3rd party accounts like ORCiD.

Confirmation emails will be sent after registration, with information about attending the webinar. A few days after the live presentation, the session recording will be available for viewing on the NCBI YouTube channel. For information about future webinars, visit the Webinars and Courses page.

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Application period open for the 2021-2026 cycle of the Network of the National Library Medicine (NNLM)

MCR News - Wed, 2020-06-10 17:12

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities for 2021-2026 are open for applications until September 11. You can read the announcement of the FOA here and review the FOA here.

There are a couple of significant changes in this new funding announcement. First is a name change to Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).

There will be notable changes to the geographic make-up of the regions. Our region, Region 4, will be losing 3 states: Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri will be part of the new Region 3.

Colorado, Wyoming and Utah will be joined in Region 4 by six new states: Arizona, New Mexico, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission. The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program.

A technical assistance webinar open to all interested parties will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 3:00-4:00pm ET. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/workbook#tech.

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African American Health and Anti-Racist Resources

MAR News - Wed, 2020-06-10 15:38

This article was adapted from Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR.

In light of recent events including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, stand with the African American community. In this article, you will find resources related to recent funded projects, African American mental health, cultural competency, NLM African American and race history, racism in science, and PubMed Central articles about police brutality and African American health.

We support this statement from the African American Medical Library Alliance:

We are hurting, frustrated and our emotions are raw.

The cumulative toll of microaggressions, institutional racism, police brutality, and state-sanctioned violence coupled with the emotional labor of navigating a predominantly white profession is exhausting. We are tired of not being seen, heard, included, or appreciated for the value that our unique voices, experiences and perspectives bring to the narrative.

We appreciate the sentiments of our fellow caucuses and colleagues throughout the Medical Library Association. Collectively, we share community with other marginalized members who live in dread that the color of their skin, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, language, culture, nationality, age, ability status, and religion make them targets of violence and possibly death.

We are committed to using our collective voices in bringing about change in the profession and the Association.

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
______________________________
Kelsa Bartley, Chair
Michael S. Fitts, Chair-Elect
Shenita Peterson, Immediate Past Chair
Tara Douglas-Williams, AHIP, National Program Committee, Co-Chair 2021
Shannon Jones, AHIP, Caucus Mentor
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, MLA Past President
Tamara Nelson, AHIP, MLA Information Services Domain Hub Chair
Aidy Weeks, AHIP, Virtual Engagement Committee

Recent NNLM MAR Funded Projects

NNLM MAR encourages BIPOC-led organizations in NY, NJ, PA and DE to apply for funding. Contact us to learn more.

African American Mental Health Resources Cultural Competency NLM African American and Race History Racism and Science PubMed Central Articles

 

Adapted & written by Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, for the Spring 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Application Period Open for the 2021-2026 Cycle of the NNLM

SEA News - Wed, 2020-06-10 10:32

This post was originally published in the NNLM PNR Dragonfly.

NLM has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program.

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission.

The full description of the funding opportunity, award and eligibility information, application submission instructions, and other details are available on the Funding Opportunity Announcement.

Letters of intent are due by August 11 and applications are due September 11, 2020.

technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Inquiries

Scientific/Research Contact
Alan VanBiervliet, MA PhD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301- 594-4882
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

Peer Review Contact
Zoe Huang, MD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-594-4937
Email: huangz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact
Samantha Tempchin
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-496-4221
Email: tempchins@mail.nih.gov

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NIH Launches Preprint Pilot to Expand Discovery of NIH-Funded Research

PSR News - Tue, 2020-06-09 18:38

The National Institutes of Health is launching the first phase of a pilot project designed to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research searchable in PubMed Central (PMC), a widely-used digital archive of full-text articles and, by extension, discoverable in PubMed, a database containing more than 30 million citations and abstracts of biomedical literature. The NIH Preprint Pilot, a project of the National Library of Medicine, is intended to increase early discoverability of NIH-supported research results, maximizing the possible impact of the research. Phase one of the pilot will focus on preprints relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. Preprints are complete and public drafts of scientific journal articles, not yet peer reviewed, and they are playing a key role in accelerating dissemination of research on the SARS-CoV-2 virus and COVID-19.

In the first phase of the pilot, NLM is leveraging the iSearch COVID-19 portfolio tool developed by NIH’s Office of Portfolio Analysis to identify relevant preprints posted to eligible preprint servers. NLM will select preprints that either list an NIH-affiliated author or acknowledge NIH grant support and include them in PMC. Following standard NLM practice, a citation for each preprint record in PMC will also be available in PubMed to further increase the discoverability of this content. Results of NIH-funded research made available as preprints will become more easily discoverable in PMC and PubMed. PMC stores content in a common format, providing a central repository that allows users to quickly search its entire full-text collection, including accepted author manuscripts, published articles, and, now, preprints supported by NIH.

Preprint records will be clearly marked as preprints. Large banners will explain that the papers have not been peer reviewed and link to information about the pilot for additional context. Newly created filters will also provide users with the option to exclude preprint records from search results in both PMC and PubMed. NLM will pay close attention to the early outcomes of the first phase of the pilot and hopes to expand the scope in subsequent phases to include the full spectrum of NIH-funded research. In future phases, NLM also plans to simplify the process for NIH investigators to identify preprints supported by NIH grants using NLM’s My Bibliography tool and establish faster, more automated, curation workflows. Across its multiple phases, the NIH Preprint Pilot is expected to run for a minimum of 12 months.

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Webinar – Library Responses to COVID-19: Impacts on Ongoing Low-morale Experiences

MCR News - Tue, 2020-06-09 17:37

June 11th – 10:00am MT/11:00am CT

Register

As the COVID-19 Pandemic develops and libraries create immediate, short-term, and long-term responses, Kendrick has been tracking these responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences. Kendrick will summarize the markers and impacts of low-morale experiences, share the latest results of her survey, and answer attendees’ questions about the survey and/or low morale experiences. Countermeasures to workplace abuse and neglect will also be discussed.

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NIH Preprint Pilot in PubMed Central

MCR News - Tue, 2020-06-09 17:35

NLM is preparing to launch a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). The primary goal of the NIH Preprint Pilot will be to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will begin the week of June 8, 2020 and will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints.

The pilot will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints with NIH support relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. NLM is leveraging the iSearch COVID-19 portfolio tool developed by the NIH Office of Portfolio Analysis to identify preprints reporting on COVID-19 research supported by the NIH intramural or extramural programs. This narrowly scoped first phase should allow NLM an opportunity to streamline workflows and refine the details of implementation with a set of articles for which there is a growing demand for accelerated access. Learn more here!

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PNR Weekly Digest: June 9, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-06-09 12:23

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Application period open for the 2021-2026 cycle of the NNLM
NLM has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program…learn more about the FOA on the blog

Network Member Spotlight: Seattle Public Library named the Gale/ Library Journal Library of the Year
The Seattle Public Library (SPL) has been named the Gale/ LJ Library of the Year. This well-deserved award recognizes SPL’s commitment to the community…read more about SPL and this award on the blog

Announcing NEW NNLM PNR Funding Opportunities
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), under cooperative agreement with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), is pleased to announce the following funding opportunities:

  • Community Health Award
  • Professional Development Award
  • Technology Improvement Award

Read the blog post for more information and to apply

Consumer Health Minute: Men’s Health
June is Men’s Health Month and is a great time to highlight the importance of health and wellness of the men in your community. our library or organization can promote men’s health for all ages with simple social media messages, highlighting web resources, wearing blue, and more…read the blog post for tools to highlight men’s health

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 classes and create a free account

Serving Diverse Communities: Serving Diverse Communities is a three-part series of online trainings focused on accessing health information resources related to working with diverse communities. Each training session is offered individually, and attendees can choose to participate in one or all sessions. The trainings are offered on-demand and can be completed in one sitting or over several sessions. Each training session will offer 1 hour of MLA CE upon completion. Register by clicking on each individual session title.

Using County Health Rankings and Roadmaps in Grant Writing for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of this session of the NNLM webinar, Boost Box, which took place on February 19, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through August 19, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this class and register

Health Statistics on the Web for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of the NNLM class Health Statistics on the Web, which took place on March 5, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through September 5, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this course and register

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-based public health for CHES CECH: This is a registration page for Certified Health Education Specialists to receive continuing education credit for viewing the recording of the NNLM class From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-based public health, which took place on February 26, 2020. This recording will be available for CHES CECH through August 26, 2020. After registering, you will receive an enrollment code via e-mail and a link to the recording. After viewing the course recording, you will be asked to complete a quiz based on the course content. Learn more about this class and register

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

Updated BLAST RefSeq rRNA databases for identification and phylogenetic analysis:  Learn about NCBI’s curated marker rRNA sequences (targeted loci) for Bacteria and Archaea (16S) and Fungi (18S, 28S and ITS) from type strains, which are now available as a distinct set of BLAST databases. You will learn how to access these data and use these databases and BLAST to help identify organisms and explore their diversity. June 17 from 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. PT. Register

Fatherhood: Building Self-Sufficient and Resilient Families: The Dibble Institute webinar will describe the roles of Responsible Fatherhood programming in state and nonprofit fatherhood organizations by highlighting two Ohio-based programs. June 10 at 1:00 p.m. PT. Register

*Healthy Moms, Strong Babies during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The March of Dimes Facebook Live webinar series features material and infant health experts who will provide information and answer questions on the latest COVID-19 information and its impact on the health of moms and babies. Learn more about these events on the March of Dimes Facebook page

*Tackling Child Poverty in the Wake of COVID-19: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine webinar will discuss policies and programs that address the threat that childhood poverty poses to children’s physical and mental health. June 18 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Learn more and register

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

*“Sustaining Commitment During Times of Challenge”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice: New Tutorial Available

New CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT Available for Download

When People are Data: How Medical History Matters for Our Digital Age

*“Will Warm Weather Slow Spread of Novel Coronavirus?” from the NIH Director’s blog

*ACTIV Partnership: Stay up to date on research efforts of the Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines partnership.

Vision screening device improves detection of “lazy eye”

Curing sickle cell disease: A century-long journey (video)

Study highlights paid caregiving gaps and needs for community-dwelling adults with dementia

Employment opportunity for NNLM PSR (Pacific Southwest Region) Consumer Engagement Coordinator

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

*Resources: COVID-19:

The CDC has compiled Sample Training Plans, Guidance, and Resources for COVID-19 contact tracers, case investigators and team leads. They have also developed guidance for Homeless Service Providers and Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has created an interactive map of State-by-State Business Reopening Guidance, including links out to each state’s specific reopening plans.

The HHS Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has published data and resources on COVID-19 and Behavioral Health Disparities for Black and Latino Communities in the U.S. They have also released an updated version of the Training and Technical Assistance Related to COVID-19, which features several upcoming webinars.

The Public Health Institute’s Berkeley Media Studies Group has published a guide on Communicating about Racial Equity and COVID-19: Connecting Data to Context.

And the RWJF has published a brief on Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in Responding to, Reopening and Recovering from COVID-19.

StrongHearts Native Helpline
The StrongHearts Native Helpline is a culturally-appropriate domestic violence and dating violence helpline for AI/ANs, available every day from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. PT. They provide peer support and advocacy, information and education about domestic violence and dating violence, personalized safety planning, crisis intervention and referrals to Native or Tribal-based domestic violence service providers. Please dial 1-844-762-8483 to access services.

*Thinking Outside: Libraries and Placemaking in Pandemic Times
As libraries begin to consider offering services and programming in new or reimagined ways, some are looking at how to use outdoor spaces as a way to connect and engage with their communities. From parking lots to baseball diamonds, there are public spaces in every community that can provide ways for people come together, while remaining safely distanced. Read the full WebJunction post

*Public Library Association Resources on COVID-19
The PLA Board of Directors and staff are committed to providing information on the rapidly-evolving situation with COVID-19 to PLA members. They have compiled some information to consider as your library, community, and family respond to the crisis.

*American Library Association Pandemic Preparedness: Resources for Libraries
This ALA webpage provides information about preparing for a pandemic, including library-specific policy suggestions and more universal resources on pandemic education, prevention and preparation. Some of the resources are specific to seasonal influenza outbreaks and the 2019/2020 COVID-19 pandemic, but can be used more universally to help educate and inform decisions on pandemic prevention and preparedness.

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NLM Funding Opportunity: RML Cooperative Agreements for 2021-2026!

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-06-08 19:06

The National Library of Medicine has announced that the Regional Medical Libraries (RML) and supporting offices cooperative agreement funding opportunities for 2021-2026 are open for applications until September 11. You can read the announcement of the FOA here and review the FOA here.

You will see a couple of notable changes. One is that NNLM is being renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine, retaining the NNLM acronym.

The most significant news is the regions are being reconfigured and UCLA (NNLM PSR) will be competing for the first time since the regional medical libraries were established. The new region encompasses the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest.

Region 5: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific

As you can see, Arizona will be moving to Region 4. We are extremely grateful that our colleagues in Arizona have done an outstanding job providing outreach to underrepresented populations, and we will miss their presence in the region.

All are welcome to attend a technical assistance webinar, which will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm PST. The meeting will review the purpose and objectives of the FOA, review application instructions, and address questions from the community concerning the FOA. All prospective applicants are invited to participate. Submit questions in advance to NLMEPLM@mail.nlm.nih.gov. Following the meeting questions and answers will be posted at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/RML.html. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/workbook#tech.

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Application period open for the 2021-2026 cycle of the NNLM

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2020-06-08 16:05

NLM has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) inviting cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program.

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission.

The full description of the funding opportunity, award and eligibility information, application submission instructions, and other details are available on the Funding Opportunity Announcement webpage.

Letters of intent are due by August 11 and applications are due September 11, 2020.

A technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PT.

Inquiries

Scientific/Research Contact
Alan VanBiervliet, MA PhD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301- 594-4882
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

Peer Review Contact
Zoe Huang, MD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-594-4937
Email: huangz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact
Samantha Tempchin
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-496-4221
Email: tempchins@mail.nih.gov

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DataFlash: LitCovid vs. COVID-19 Portfolio Tool

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2020-06-08 14:37

For those of you who are curious about the differences between two new COVID-19 tools, LitCovid and COVID-19 Portfolio Tool, here are some answers!

As you already know, LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus.  Though, LitCovid is limited to articles in PubMed, includes research on other coronaviruses such as MERS, divides the articles into different categories (e.g. Mechanism, Transmission, Diagnosis, and Treatment), and shows the countries of origin on a world map.

This contrasts with the “iSearch” COVID-19 Portfolio Tool, which like LitCovid is a comprehensive, expert-curated source for publications related to COVID-19.  Though, COVID-19 Portfolio Tool has the following features that distinguish it from LitCovid:

  1. includes both publications and preprints (the medRxiv, SSRN, arXiv, bioRxiv, Research Square and ChemRxiv);
  2. is curated by subject matter experts to focus coverage on SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19;
  3. allows searching of full text and/or supplemental data in addition to titles and abstracts;
  4. leverages the cutting-edge analytics available in our iSearch tool, including powerful search functionality and faceting;
  5. includes interactive visualizations that allows users to select topics within their search results for download or further queries; and
  6. makes it easy to download results at any point as a CSV or Excel file.
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NLM Publishes FOA for NNLM 2021-2026 Cooperative Agreements

MAR News - Mon, 2020-06-08 12:24

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has published a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeking cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission. The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program.

The full description of the funding opportunity, award and eligibility information, application submission instructions, and other details are available on the Funding Opportunity Announcement webpage: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-20-001.html.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on September 11, 2020.

A technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/workbook#tech.

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African American Health and Anti-Racist Resources

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2020-06-05 15:18

In light of recent events including police brutality and ensuing protests, the staff at NNLM PSR stand with the African American community. In this article, you will find resources related to African American mental health, anti-racist reading materials, cultural competency, NLM African American and race history, racism in science, and PubMed Central articles about police brutality and African American health. This list will be refreshed as we receive updates from our members and partners.

Please note that APHA’s upcoming Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series begins on June 9, 2020.

We support this statement from the African American Medical Library Alliance:

We are hurting, frustrated and our emotions are raw.

The cumulative toll of microaggressions, institutional racism, police brutality, and state-sanctioned violence coupled with the emotional labor of navigating a predominantly white profession is exhausting. We are tired of not being seen, heard, included, or appreciated for the value that our unique voices, experiences and perspectives bring to the narrative.

We appreciate the sentiments of our fellow caucuses and colleagues throughout the Medical Library Association. Collectively, we share community with other marginalized members who live in dread that the color of their skin, race and ethnicity, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, political beliefs, language, culture, nationality, age, ability status, and religion make them targets of violence and possibly death.

We are committed to using our collective voices in bringing about change in the profession and the Association.

“We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the vitriolic words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
______________________________
Kelsa Bartley, Chair
Michael S. Fitts, Chair-Elect
Shenita Peterson, Immediate Past Chair
Tara Douglas-Williams, AHIP, National Program Committee, Co-Chair 2021
Shannon Jones, AHIP, Caucus Mentor
Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, MLA Past President
Tamara Nelson, AHIP, MLA Information Services Domain Hub Chair
Aidy Weeks, AHIP, Virtual Engagement Committee

African American Mental Health Resources
  1. Mental Health America: Black & African American Communities And Mental Health
  2. HHS Office of Minority Health: Mental and Behavioral Health – African Americans
  3. HHS Office of Minority Health: Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – July
Anti-Racist Reading Lists from our Members (books available electronically)
  1. Los Angeles Public Library: Black Lives Matter – Essential Readings for Adults and Teens
  2. San Francisco Public Library: Understanding Structural Racism
Cultural Competency
  1. NNLM Webinar: Cultural Competency for the Information Professional
  2. NNLM Webinar: Cultural Competencies and the Strategic Prevention Framework
  3. HHS: Think Cultural Health – Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals
NLM African American and Race History
  1. Leonidas H. Berry and the Fight to Desegregate Medicine
  2. For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform
  3. Circulating Now from NLM – African American History
Racism and Science
  1. COVID-19 and Health Inequities
  2. NLM Special Lecture: Gender, Race, and Power in Science
  3. Beginning June 9: APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series
PubMed Central Articles
  1. Alang S, McAlpine D, McCreedy E, Hardeman R. Police Brutality and Black Health: Setting the Agenda for Public Health Scholars. Am J Public Health. 2017;107(5):662‐665. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2017.303691
  2. Bowleg L, Maria Del Río-González A, Mbaba M, Boone CA, Holt SL. Negative Police Encounters and Police Avoidance as Pathways to Depressive Symptoms Among US Black Men, 2015-2016. Am J Public Health. 2020;110(S1):S160‐S166. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2019.305460
  3. Edwards F, Lee H, Esposito M. Risk of being killed by police use of force in the United States by age, race-ethnicity, and sexProc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019;116(34):16793‐16798. doi:10.1073/pnas.1821204116
  4. Hall JM, Fields B. “It’s Killing Us!” Narratives of Black Adults About Microaggression Experiences and Related Health Stress. Glob Qual Nurs Res. 2015;2:2333393615591569. Published 2015 Jul 9. doi:10.1177/2333393615591569
  5. Schneider JA, Lancki N, Schumm P. At the intersection of criminal justice involvement and sexual orientation: Dynamic networks and health among a population-based sample of young Black men who have sex with men. Soc Networks. 2017;51:73‐87. doi:10.1016/j.socnet.2017.04.001
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Network Member Spotlight: Seattle Public Library named the Gale/ Library Journal Library of the Year

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2020-06-05 14:39

Seattle Public Library logo, Library of the Year 2020The Seattle Public Library (SPL) has been named the Gale/ LJ Library of the Year. This well-deserved award recognizes SPL’s commitment to the community. Library Journal editors Meredith Schwartz and Lisa Peet write, “In recent years, SPL has turned its attention outward, actively listening to community needs and transforming its work to make equity a top priority, earning it the 2020 Gale/LJ Library of the Year award.” The award recognizes SPL’s use of Seattle.gov’s Racial Equity Toolkit for creating and reviewing policies, procedures, and services, and acknowledges this work is not simple. SPL responds to community needs, providing a wi-fi hotspot lending program, creating partnerships with community organizations and groups, eliminating overdue fines, and so much more.

Read more about SPL and the award in Library Journal and in Chief Librarian Marcellus Turner’s quarterly message.

Congratulations, SPL!

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Application period open for the 2021-2026 cycle of the Network of the National Library Medicine (NNLM) 

SEA News - Fri, 2020-06-05 11:18

A Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) has been published seeking cooperative agreement (UG4) applications for Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as the central component of the renamed Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public’s health by providing U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission. The FOA also solicits proposals for RMLs to host one or more of the NNLM Offices, which are functional units that serve the entire NNLM program.

 Funding Opportunity Announcement

The full description of the funding opportunity, award and eligibility information, application submission instructions, and other details are available on the Funding Opportunity Announcement webpage: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-20-001.html. Applications are due by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization on September 11, 2020.

A technical assistance webinar will be held on Wednesday July 8, 2020 from 3:00-4:00pm ET. For more information, see https://nnlm.gov/workbook#tech.

 Inquiries

Scientific/Research Contact
Alan VanBiervliet, MA PhD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301- 594-4882
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

Peer Review Contact
Zoe Huang, MD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-594-4937
Email: huangz@mail.nih.gov

Financial/Grants Management Contact
Samantha Tempchin
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-496-4221
Email: tempchins@mail.nih.gov

 

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New Tutorial Available: Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice!

PSR News - Thu, 2020-06-04 20:17

The Using PubMed in Evidence-Based Practice tutorial is available now from the PubMed Online Training page on the NLM Web site. This tutorial was created to help clinicians, including nurses and allied health professionals, develop a clinical question using the PICO framework and efficiently find relevant biomedical literature using PubMed. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. This tutorial replaces the PubMed for Nurses tutorial.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 4, 2020

SEA News - Thu, 2020-06-04 15:43

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 4 – June 11

Webinars June 17 – June 23 

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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Article – Community Engagement Technology for Identifying the Health and Wellness Needs of the Ray County Community

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-04 12:55

Stacy Hisle-Chaudri
Ray County Library
Richmond, Missouri

Data is changing the landscape of information technology. It has an impact on the decision making process for many library services. Health and wellness programming is one of many areas in which data-driven technology tools can assist libraries in the decision making process. The Ray County library was a recipient of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContential region’s Community Engagement Technology grant. During the grant term, the Ray County Library, a small rural library in Missouri, utilized Orange Boy’s Savannah community engagement technology tool to collect information regarding library use for health and wellness programming.

During the months of data collection, Savannah gathered and analyzed information regarding how library customers interacted with the library and its services. Some of the areas of analysis included: check-outs, library visits, program attendance, and general activity and engagement with services. For this project, one of the initial questions that prompted the grant was what types of health and wellness programs are needed in our community? To answer this question, we wanted to have a better understanding of how customers are utilizing the library.

The data gathering process revealed many interesting characteristics of our library customers. Users primarily circulate adult and children’s print materials, and the majority of frequent visitors who check-out items are over the age of 45. Additionally, library users seem to live in particular areas of the county. The majority of users are from the surrounding town, with additional concentrations in the townships in the southern portion of the county and smaller numbers of users from the northern and northwestern portions of the county. One possible reason for this concentration of users may be the proximity to the Ray County Library. Residents who live in the northwest side of the county tend to travel via routes that do not take them into the city of Richmond regularly. Additionally, the library has many users who come only occasionally to utilize a specific service such as, print or fax a document.

With the increased knowledge of community needs from Savannah, we were able to correlate the acquired data with information found in area health reports from Community Commons, a community based non-profit organization that tabulates health reports nationwide. Through this process, we have identified three key health indicators for the community: mental health, substance abuse, and heart disease. Subsequently, the three areas in which we plan to increase health and wellness related programming are mental health, general healthy habits, and substance abuse. The library has existing programs and partnerships that cover two of the identified areas: substance abuse and healthy habits. The library is an active partner in the Ray County Coalition for Youth, which is a community-based organization that works with youth and community organizations that support youth to fight substance abuse by providing education and alternative programs and support to area youth. The library also hosts programs each month for seniors that are led by a nurse from the area hospital.

Future programming plans include collaborating with the local extension office to provide healthy eating and exercise programs for children and working with area mental health service providers to provide mental health programming.

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Article – Library Marketing and Communication Conference

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-04 12:51

We were fortunate enough to receive a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region to attend the Library Marketing and Communication Conference in St. Louis, Missouri November 11th through 12th.

This conference is unique as it’s the only conference specific to marketing and communications for libraries. It was a good mix of beginners to professionals including librarians and marketers. This award also gave us an opportunity to be a part of a cohort.

Taira Meadowcroft: I’d been eyeing this conference for some time and was excited to get the opportunity to attend. Throughout the conference I made many connections with others in my field and learned that we are all dealing with the same issues in some way. Telling our library story is difficult, but I learned ways to make it easier. The session Making the Message Accessible: Basic Website, Social Media, and Print Tips to Ensure your Message is Accessible to the Visually Impaired Community was the most impactful to me. As a person who does our social media and designs some print material, I didn’t often step back and ask “how accessible is this information?” I learned what social media platforms allow for alternative text and what colors/fonts are best to use. These are small changes, but even a small change makes a difference. I also highly enjoyed the mentorship part of this award. I didn’t have a lot of marketing and communications connections outside my library. I appreciated getting to know these individuals and learning about their wins and struggles with communications. I wouldn’t have had this opportunity without the support of MCR.

Sara Motsinger: This conference has been on my radar since its first year, and I was exceptionally excited to have the opportunity to attend. This award made it possible for me to engage with library marketing professionals as well as those of us thrust into a marketing role within our small libraries. Spending time with the other awardees was as much a learning opportunity as spending time in the conference, as I was able to learn tips and tricks from my fellow awardees and strategically attend conference sessions in order to share my notes and impressions with the other MCR awardees. I was delighted by the wide range of topics presented and was able to attend such diverse offerings as “First Impressions Matter: How to Win Friends in Admissions and Influence Prospective Students,” learn how to “Effectively Create and Market Your Library with Videos,” and learn more about how to effectively use memes in ”A New Memes of Engagement.” Returning to my library, I have been able to implement many of the strategies and tips to my monthly marketing efforts and feel more creative in my endeavors due to the influx of ideas and inspiration provided by this excellent conference.

Natalie Newville: This award was an amazing opportunity to connect with other professionals in our field. I appreciated the cohorts willingness to share ideas and resources with each other. Each member of the cohort came from such diverse backgrounds and job duties that it was very helpful to discuss our challenges and successes at our own libraries. I came away with new ways to handle things which may come up, and new strategies to reach our intended audiences when marketing MRRL. The time that Jim spent mentoring the group was invaluable. He has a great deal of marketing experience, and he does a great job of sharing that experience with the cohort. Additionally, he is a great listener and helps the cohort come to their own conclusions, which I appreciate.

Kristin White: The Library Marketing and Communications Conference has by far been one of the best professional development opportunities offered to me during my time as a librarian. I learned so much in the short two days that we attended! I feel very fortunate to have had a mentor like Jim as well. He helped me determine next steps for my team going forward to implement a style guide in our library as well as a good direction with our social media efforts.

My favorite experiences during the conference include: meeting and getting to know my cohorts, librarians are awesome! All of the amazing keynote and conference sessions (my favorite was “Why is This So Hard? The Top 20 Things You Need to Know to Make Social Media Work for Your Library!”.)! And, exploring the St. Louis Arch with new found friends and colleagues!

I would, and have, recommend librarians and library staff attend this conference if marketing and communications is part of their position. Thank you for the opportunity.

Rachelle Brandel: Attending the conference gave me a sounding board to voice my concerns and ideas with like minded library professionals from a wide array of backgrounds. I acquired new ideas, validated considered possibilities, and cemented prior knowledge through seminars, conversations, and review. This conference made me excited about marketing and passionate to share what I’d learned with my coworkers. The ability to speak with leaders in marketing software, voice my concerns, and discuss solutions made my library’s situation feel seen. This conference gave me a network of library and marketing professionals and I have recommended it to almost every librarian I’ve met and will continue to do so.

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NLM 2020-2021 Associate Fellows Announced!

MCR News - Thu, 2020-06-04 12:43

Two of the four new Associate Fellows are from the MCR – Congratulations to Levi and Brianna who are both at the University of Missouri!

The National Library of Medicine has announced its 2020-2021 cohort of four Associate Fellows; Brianna Chatmon, Allison Cruise, Levi Dolan, and Amanda Sawyer. The Associate Fellowship Program is a residency fellowship at NLM on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The one-year program, beginning in September every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

More information on the Associate Fellowship Program is available from the NLM website.

 
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