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NNLM Transgender Health Series: March 31-April 12

SEA News - Mon, 2021-03-29 15:13

Please join the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore for our Transgender Health webinar series. With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying as Transgender and/or Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), this population experiences violence, inequities, biases, and discrimination on many levels. Less than one percent of physicians and 0.7 percent of medical students identify as TGNB, underscoring the need for quality, affirmative healthcare. These three webinars focus on the social determinants of health that create the backbone of health disparities and the resiliency this community holds.

Focus on Black Transgender Women – March 31, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Aryah Lester (she/her), author, speaker and educator, is a black woman of transgender experience committed to advocacy and health for transgender communities. Dr. Cheryl Holder (she/her), Fellow in the American College of Physicians, has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations, especially Transgender Women. The first webinar is an exploration of the effects of intersectionality and social determinants of health on transgender women of color.

Focus on Gender Identity & Inclusivity – April 5, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Dr. Alison Taur (she/her) serves as the regional lead for Nuclear Medicine in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and as a faculty member for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. Ly Pham, MD (pronounced Lee) is nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them/theirs. Their specific areas of focus include LGBTQ+ healthcare, gender-affirming care (which includes hormone therapy), and HIV care and prevention. Drs. Taur & Pham will speak about their personal backgrounds as TGNB physicians practicing at Kaiser Permanente and their work in advocating and caring for their communities.

Focus on Mental Health & Resiliency – April 12, 2021 at 2pm-3pm ET

Dr. Ren Massey (he/his), licensed psychologist, has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), is Faculty & Co-Chair/Mental Health Chair of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI). lore dickey (he/his), PhD, ABPP, is an expert in the field of transgender psychological services, has served as co-chair of the APA task force on guidelines for working with trans people, and is an APA fellow. This session will break down societal assumptions about the LGBTQIA+ community, their mental health needs, and resources to support them.

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NNLM Covid-19 Symposium. Keynote Speakers Announced. Registration is Open.

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2021-03-26 19:01

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 infodemic in our communities.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Day 1:
Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
Approaching Normalcy: Forecasting the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gregg Orton, National Director, The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Washington, DC
Presentation title forthcoming

Day2:
Jess Kolis, MPH, Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
De-bunk to Pre-bunk: A Necessary Paradigm Shift for Addressing Health Misinformation

Chris Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer, University Hospital, New York, NY. Presentation title forthcoming

WHEN
April 8-9,2021
Each day starts at 9:00 am Pacific Time

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration

WHERE
Sessions will be held in Zoom.

WHO IS THE SYMPOSIUM FOR?
NNLM invites anyone who is interested in learning more about information-related issues during COVID-19, which includes, but is not limited to: health professionals, librarians, researchers, community-based organization staff, and students.

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Registration Open: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic

NER News - Fri, 2021-03-26 11:06

 Vin Gupta, MD, MPA Affiliate Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Gregg Orton, National Director, The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Jess Kolis, MPH, CHES, Health Communications Specialist, CDC, Chris Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer, University Hospital"

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19.

The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community.

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Day 1:
Dr. Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Seattle, WA
Approaching Normalcy: Forecasting the end of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gregg Orton, National Director, The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Washington, DC
Presentation title forthcoming

Day2:
Jess Kolis, MPH, Global Immunization Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
De-bunk to Pre-bunk: A Necessary Paradigm Shift for Addressing Health Misinformation

Chris Pernell, MD, MPH, FACPM, Chief Strategic Integration and Health Equity Officer, University Hospital, New York, NY.
The Tale of Two Americas: How Two Pandemics Collided and Cost Black and Brown Lives and the Racial and Health Justice Mandate to Save the Future by Every Means Necessary

WHEN
April 8-9,2021
Each day starts at Noon EDT

HOW DO I REGISTER?
Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.com/en/registration

WHERE
Sessions will be held in Zoom.

WHO IS THE SYMPOSIUM FOR?
NNLM invites anyone who is interested in learning more about information-related issues during COVID-19, which includes, but is not limited to: health professionals, librarians, researchers, community-based organization staff, and students.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 26, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-03-26 10:46

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars March 31 – April 13

Webinars April 14 – April 21

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.

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – March 26, 2021 first appeared on SEA Currents.
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Living on the Data Fringes: Open Science Goes Beyond Open Data

MCR News - Fri, 2021-03-26 09:56

open science umbrellaReflecting on the immense amount of data openly and freely available online, especially on COVID-19, I wanted to write a blog post about the value and opportunities available to researchers related to open data. But as I began to write I thought about the other aspects of ‘openeness’ and realized there is so much more to write about than just open data. A recent blog post published by the SEA region of NNLM during love data week, 23 things about open data, completely covers the open data piece and I have nothing to add there. In addition, you may want to check out the very comprehensive list of COVID-19 open-access data and computational resources compiled by the Office of Data Science Strategy.

However, I think there are other aspects of open science at a broader level that could use some additional explanation and examples. The Carpentries, a non-profit organization, provides open and free coding and data science training opportunities through three programs, Data Carpentry, Software Carpentry, and Library Carpentry. Their lessons are all available online for self-directed learning or you can participate in training opportunities near you. Open Science can also entail open and participatory data collection through citizen science research activities like SciStarter. Open science initiatives and scientists often rely on open-source software and tools such as Zotero for collaborating on citation collection, Open Refine, Phyton, and R studio for data collection and manipulation, as well as many other visualization and data applications so that data can be easily shared and manipulated. Open Science also entails open collaboration for doing research that integrates tools for storing and sharing open science projects through the full research cycle such as the Open Science Framework (OSF). Open repositories can provide an infrastructure and space for collecting, archiving and preserving open data and provide identifiers for data collections when the research is finally published. And last but not least, is the emerging number of opportunities for publishing open research such as journals and books. Although many publishers require the author to pay publications fees for making research open to other researchers, there are many quality and open research examples available.

Even as I have been research open science and open scholarship I have found some open textbooks about open science I would like to recommend such as the Open Data Handbook, Open: The Philosophy and Practices that are Revolutionizing Education and Science, Issues in Open Research Data, and international perspectives in the Social Dynamics of Open Data. The Foster Open Science website in the EU offers some interesting paths into open science based on what you are interested in doing So to get started, jump into the open culture at any of these different open points to learn more about open data, how to find and manipulate open data, and how to share and publish in open formats.

Open Sicence Umbrella Image: Flicker

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-03-26 09:30

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. Through paper session, panels, and a networking space, symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. You can register to attend and learn more about the symposium on the event page.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on March 31, 2021! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Library Marketing Professional Development Award – MCR News

Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Opportunities – MCR News

Infographics: Tips, Tools, and Resources – SEA Currents

Congratulations to the 2021 MLA Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Recipients! – SEA Currents

Self-Learning Source: Mammography NIH Science Topic Fact Sheet – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Health Careers Boot Camps – Expanding the Health Professions Pipeline in California’s Central Valley – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026: Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. You can find more information here.

NLM/NIH News

NNLM and COVID-19: Adapting to a New NormalNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Predicting ‘Long COVID Syndrome’ with Help of a Smartphone App – NIH Director’s Blog

The Synchronicity of MemoryNIH Director’s Blog

Elizabeth Blackwell: “That Girl There Is Doctor In Medicine,” Part IICirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

RADx diversifies COVID-19 test portfolio with four new contracts, including one to detect variants – National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the new CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

March 2021

NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults – March 30, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Improving Social Connection among People with Disabilities – March 30, 3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – March 31, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Intersectionality in Health Disparities: Focus on Black Transgender Women – March 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

April 2021

Transgender Health: Focus on Gender Identity & Inclusivity – April 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic – April 8 & 9, 12:00-5:00 PM ET

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – April 9, 12:00-2:00 PM ET

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work – April 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries – April 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Diagnostics and Disease Management Tools for Use in Underserved Populations: An NHLBI Research & Implementation Workshop – April 14-15

Social and Environmental Determinants of Maternal Health Disparities and a Roadmap to Effective Solutions – April 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 – April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Unequally Essential: Women and the Gender Pay Gap During COVID-19 – United States Census Bureau

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes First Machine Learning-Based Screening Device to Identify Certain Biomarkers That May Indicate COVID-19 Infection – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Strategies For Health Plans To Support Access To COVID-19 Vaccines For Vulnerable Populations – April 1, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Resources for Integrated Care

Help Authors Find the Best Journal for Their Manuscript – April 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

The Fundamentals of Library Program and Service Evaluation – April 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Coming Soon: New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2021-03-25 16:43

Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. The start date for the new Cooperative Agreement is May 1, 2021.

The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.  The emphasis of the RML program is to bring quality health, public health, and biomedical information resources within reach of the public and all health and public health professionals.

Among other objectives, each RML is expected to:

  • Develop approaches to promote awareness of, improve access to, and enable use of NLM’s resources and data,

  • Develop and support a diverse workforce to access information resources and data, and support data-driven research,

  • Provide community-driven innovative approaches and interventions for biomedical and health information access and use.

 For the 2021-2026 cooperative agreement period, seven Regional areas are defined:

Map of the US depicting the new regional designations by color coding the states. The text in the body of this post describes the designations.

Region 1: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Region 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Region 3: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Region 4: Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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

Region 6: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Region 7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

NNLM Offices and Centers serve the NNLM program and are defined as:

The NNLM Web Services Office will develop and maintain reliable Web services for NNLM public and internal needs.

The NNLM Training Office will plan, create, share, deliver, coordinate, and evaluate an instructional program and educational materials based on key NLM products and services for a variety of audiences. NTO will assess and ensure a standard of high-quality for NNLM instructors and instructional content.

The NNLM Public Health Coordination Office will enhance the public’s health by expanding NNLM’s engagement with the diverse public health workforce through access to licensed literature,  coordinating training on NLM resources, and facilitating partnerships with public health institutions.

The NLM Evaluation Center will collaborate with RML, Office, and Center (ROC) staff to develop strategies and standardized approaches for evaluating outreach and education services

For more information, please refer to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Organizational Handbook, https://nnlm.gov/national/guides/network-national-library-medicine-nnlm-organizational-handbook.

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Help NNLM Improve its Funding Process

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2021-03-25 13:20

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is requesting feedback regarding our funding process. Whether you have applied for funding through NNLM or not, your feedback will be valuable in helping us continuously improve our funding program.

Please consider taking 10 minutes to fill out the following questionnaire.

The questionnaire will remain open until March 31, 2021. 

Thank you for your time!

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Help NNLM Improve its Funding Process

SEA News - Thu, 2021-03-25 10:53

This post originally appeared in the NNLM GMR Midwest Matters blog.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is requesting feedback regarding our funding process. Whether you have applied for funding through NNLM or not, your feedback will be valuable in helping us continuously improve our funding program.

Please consider taking 10 minutes to fill out the following questionnaire: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cXRc7nUbo98wqbk

The questionnaire will remain open until March 31, 2021. We appreciate your time!

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Coming Soon: New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026

MCR News - Wed, 2021-03-24 17:29

Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. The start date for the new Cooperative Agreement is May 1, 2021.

The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.  The emphasis of the RML program is to bring quality health, public health, and biomedical information resources within reach of the public and all health and public health professionals.

Among other objectives, each RML is expected to:

    • Develop approaches to promote awareness of, improve access to, and enable use of NLM’s resources and data,

    • Develop and support a diverse workforce to access information resources and data, and support data-driven research,

    • Provide community-driven innovative approaches and interventions for biomedical and health information access and use.

 For the 2021-2026 cooperative agreement period, seven Regional areas are defined:

Map of United States showing the 7 regions for 2021-2026

Region 1: Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. 

Region 2: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Region 3: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Region 4: Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

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

Region 6: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Region 7: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

NNLM Offices and Centers serve the NNLM program and are defined as:

The NNLM Web Services Office will develop and maintain reliable Web services for NNLM public and internal needs.

The NNLM Training Office will plan, create, share, deliver, coordinate, and evaluate an instructional program and educational materials based on key NLM products and services for a variety of audiences. NTO will assess and ensure a standard of high-quality for NNLM instructors and instructional content.

The NNLM Public Health Coordination Office will enhance the public’s health by expanding NNLM’s engagement with the diverse public health workforce through access to licensed literature,  coordinating training on NLM resources, and facilitating partnerships with public health institutions.

The NLM Evaluation Center will collaborate with RML, Office, and Center (ROC) staff to develop strategies and standardized approaches for evaluating outreach and education services

For more information, please refer to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Organizational Handbook, https://nnlm.gov/national/guides/network-national-library-medicine-nnlm-organizational-handbook.

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Register Today! NNLM Transgender Health Series

MCR News - Wed, 2021-03-24 17:28

Please join the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest at the UCLA Biomedical Library and Southeastern Atlantic Region at the University of Maryland-Baltimore for our Transgender Health webinar series. With approximately 1 million adults in the U.S. identifying as Transgender and/or Gender Non-Binary (TGNB), this population experiences violence, inequities, biases, and discrimination on many levels. Less than one percent of physicians and 0.7 percent of medical students identify as TGNB, underscoring the need for quality, affirmative healthcare. These three webinars focus on the social determinants of health that create the backbone of health disparities and the resiliency this community holds. Click on the link to register.

 ·        Focus on Black Transgender Women – March 31, 2021 at 11am-12pm PT

Aryah Lester (she/her), author, speaker and educator, is a black woman of transgender experience committed to advocacy and health for transgender communities. Dr. Cheryl Holder (she/her), Fellow in the American College of Physicians, has dedicated her medical career to serving underserved populations, especially Transgender Women. The first webinar is an exploration of the effects of intersectionality and social determinants of health on transgender women of color.

·       Focus on Gender Identity & Inclusivity – April 5, 2021 at 11am-12pm PT

Dr. Alison Taur (she/her) serves as the regional lead for Nuclear Medicine in Kaiser Permanente Southern California and as a faculty member for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. Dr. Ly Pham, MD (pronounced Lee) is nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them/theirs. Their specific areas of focus include LGBTQ+ healthcare, gender-affirming care (which includes hormone therapy), and HIV care and prevention. Drs. Taur & Pham will speak about their personal backgrounds as TGNB physicians practicing at Kaiser Permanente and their work in advocating and caring for their communities.

·       Focus on Mental Health & Resiliency – April 12, 2021 at 11am-12pm PT

Dr. Ren Massey (he/his), licensed psychologist, has served on the Board of Directors of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH), is Faculty & Co-Chair/Mental Health Chair of the WPATH Global Education Initiative (GEI). lore dickey (he/his), PhD, ABPP, is an expert in the field of transgender psychological services, has served as co-chair of the APA task force on guidelines for working with trans people, and is an APA fellow. This session will break down societal assumptions about the LGBTQIA+ community, their mental health needs, and resources to support them.

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Congratulations to the 2021 MLA Awards, Grants, and Scholarships Recipients!

SEA News - Wed, 2021-03-24 15:08

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Medical Library Association (MLA) awards and honors in the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region!

All recipients will be recognized at the Medical Library Association 2021 Annual Meeting. Visit the MLA website for a full list of Awards, Grants, and Scholarships and 2021 MLA Election Results.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award

  • Nancy Schaefer, AHIP, Health Science Center Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Ida and George Eliot Prize

Evaluating nursing faculty’s approach to information literacy instruction: a multi-institutional study

  • Jamie L. Conklin, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

Marcia C. Noyes Award

  • Beverly Murphy, AHIP, FMLA, Duke Medical Center Library & Archives, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant

  • Hanni Nabahe, Library & Information Services, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Charlottesville, VA

Librarians without Borders®/ Elsevier Foundation/ Research4Life Grants

  • Susan Keller, Medical Library, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Research, Development, and Demonstration Project Grant 

  • Sarah Wade, AHIP, School of Osteopathic Medicine Medical Library, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • Courtney Calhoun, MSN, RN, PhD candidate, Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
  • Layla Heimlich, MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Bethesda, MD
  • Grace Wolf, MLS, Central Carolina Community College, Harnett County, NC

2021 MLA Election Results

President-Elect

  • Shannon D. Jones, AHIP, Medical University of South Carolina–Charleston                                                

Board of Directors

  • Tara Douglas-Williams, AHIP, M. Delmar Edwards, M.D. Library, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Nominating Committee

  • Tyler Moses, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Shenita Peterson, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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Self-Learning Source: Mammography NIH Science Topic Fact Sheet

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2021-03-24 09:16

A high-quality mammogram plus a clinical breast exam, an exam done by your doctor, is the most effective way to detect breast cancer early. Finding breast cancer early greatly improves a person’s chances for successful treatment.

The United States Preventive Services Task Force’s recommendation* states:

  • Women ages 50 to 74 years should get a mammogram every 2 years
  • Women between the ages of 40-49 should talk to a doctor about when to start and how often to have a mammogram if they see a potential benefit to starting before age 50

But what is a mammogram and what does it do? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a Science Topic Fact Sheet on mammography that is available to download for free. In it you will find:

  • What mammography results look like
  • What is digital and 3D mammography
  • The limits and risks of mammography

Knowing more about mammography can help you better understand the importance of this medical test as well help you better discuss your questions and concerns with your healthcare provider.

More information about breast cancer and mammography are available on MedlinePlus.

*this information is currently being updated

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Health Careers Boot Camps – Expanding the Health Professions Pipeline in California’s Central Valley

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2021-03-23 14:55

by Joanne M. Muellenbach, MLS, AHIP
Health Sciences Library Director and Associate Professor
California Health Sciences University

For many high school students in the Central Valley, the Health Careers Boot Camps at California Health Sciences University (CHSU) are their first chance to practice intravenous (IV) injections, monitor blood pressure, or perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Thanks to NNLM PSR funding and with a focus on expanding the health professions pipeline, CHSU is partnering with four local high schools and providing students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on health care simulations and learn about health careers from professionals in the field.

In March, the CHSU Award team, led by Joanne Muellenbach, director, Health Sciences Library, and in collaboration with the Simulation Center, Marketing, and Admissions, provided a virtual experience for students at Madera South High School, including a Code Blue situation from a bird’s eye view of the CHSU Simulation Center’s Emergency Room.

 an emergency team showing how health providers work together in an emergency room and a laptop recording the event

The Simulation Center team performed in such roles as EMT, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, and respiratory therapist to illustrate how health care providers work together during an emergency.

The Award team also provided an in-person experience for Sanger High School students. Students rotated through five simulation stations and practiced how to insert an IV catheter, give an intramuscular injection, perform CPR, take vitals, administer a nebulizer treatment, and respond to a Code Blue scenario – all on CHSU’s high-fidelity manikins.

All students, whether participating in the virtual or in-person bootcamps, had the opportunity to hear from various health care professionals, explore the medical and health sciences admissions processes, and learn how to research NLM databases and locate information on health careers through the CHSU Health Sciences Library.

 a member of the awards team taking the blood pressure of a student

Additional boot camps are scheduled in April for students from Central High School and Sunnyside High School. CHSU’s goal is to spark high school students’ interest not only in CHSU’s own programs in osteopathic medicine and pharmacy, but also in collaborating educational institutions offering programs in EMT-paramedics, nursing, and respiratory therapy. The boot camps include demonstrations of inpatient hospital scenario simulations, as well as outpatient medical office simulation settings.

The Award funding allowed CHSU to purchase multi-venous IV training arms, CPR manikins, and other simulation equipment and supplies so that students can practice techniques in a safe environment on manikins and task trainers. Students are also provided with sample PPE kits including isolation gowns, gloves, masks, and face shields.

For more information about the CHSU Health Careers Bootcamp Series please contact Joanne at jmuellenbach@chsu.edu.

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PNR Weekly Digest: March 23, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-03-23 10:35

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

Professional Development:

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

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: An NNLM Virtual Symposium: We are excited to announce that registration is open for a new NNLM virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. April 8-9, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PT. (5 MLA CE available for each day’s attendance) Learn more and register

Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research: In this presentation, Lisa Rasmussen will describe a series of ethical issues arising in citizen science, how they are situated with respect to contemporary research infrastructure, what the field of citizen science is doing to address ethical challenges, and future steps for ensuring that citizen science research is conducted ethically March 24 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Join your colleagues and NNLM staff for a two hour live editing session as we work to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles related to healthy aging. Held via Zoom, participants will engage in large group and breakout sessions to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles, and connect with the #CiteNLM community. No prior experience required – staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide live demonstrations to get you started. For more information about #CiteNLM, visit our project page. March 31 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work: In this session, we will focus on anti-racism as action, rather than using the word anti-racist as an identity. Can changing how we define organizational culture in library workplaces be an example of anti-racist action? We will take a critical look at how certain hallmarks of white supremacist culture inform our notions of professionalism and workplace norms. These commonly accepted norms can actually contribute to low morale, the prevalence of microaggressions, retention issues, etc. This session will present specific actions to resist these norms, which libraries can then implement to create more equitable workplaces. April 13 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

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

Achieving Health Equity: Countering Racism & Implicit Bias in Healthcare: It is important for health care leaders to understand the impact of racism, implicit bias and health inequities on access to and quality of HIV care and treatment for Black Women. As supported by data, increased morbidity and mortality among Black Women will remain constant if these healthcare realities are not successfully addressed. Speakers, Dr. Dazon Diallo and Ethlyn McQueen-Gibson, will explore how providers and clients can maximize health promotion and wellness, resilience, and self-care education, leading to necessary positive and sustainable change. March 25 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

Overcoming Zoom Fatigue: In the last year, we have seen extensive changes in virtual live delivery and a trend toward longer virtual programs. In this session you will learn what causes “Zoom fatigue” (no matter what your virtual learning platform), techniques to minimize classroom burnout, and how to foster an environment of engagement. March 30 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Improving Social Connection among People with Disabilities: Research conducted during the pandemic indicates that people with disabilities may be at an increased risk of social isolation and loneliness. This webinar presentation will highlight current research on social isolation and loneliness for people with disabilities. Presenters will also share information, including replicable strategies, about social engagement/social connection approaches offered within the Center for Independent Living network. March 30 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

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

“Learning from my Irish Heritage”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Placing Women in Medicine: Maude Abbott and the Archaeology of Friendships

National Library of Medicine Seeking Comments on Use of Common Data Elements in NIH-funded Research, responses due May 10

*“Predicting ‘Long COVID Syndrome’ with Help of a Smartphone App”, from the NIH Director’s blog

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®, March 22 – 28

National Institute of Mental Health Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults, March 30 from 10:00 – 10:30 a.m. PT

Student Pathways Spring 2021 issue is now available- These STEM and ELA resources highlight imaging tools that scientists use to peer into the microscopic world of cells and molecules. Help students uncover how these techniques can aid researchers in learning about the body’s normal and abnormal processes and lead to more effective, targeted treatments for illnesses

Director’s Lecture – Dr. Ryan Shaw Presents “Digital Health: Towards the Next Era of Healthcare Delivery and Chronic Disease Management”, view the live videocast April 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT

NIH leaders on the future of precision medicine, healthcare transformation

Watch “The Human Pangenome” (5:30 minutes), Explore the monumental effort to redefine the human genome and our understanding of human genomic diversity.

The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases offer consumer health information in several Asian languages

FYI:

 *COVID-19 Resources 

Call for Public Comments: HHS Tribal Consultations
HHS is currently carrying out Tribal consultations on President Biden’s Presidential Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening the Nation-to-Nation Relationships, released on January 26. HHS is seeking your recommendations and feedback on how they can improve the Department’s policies and practices to better engage with Indian Country through meaningful consultation. Consultations for HHS Regions 1 through 10 will take place March 22-25. Visit the HHS Tribal Consultation webpage to register for each of the six sessions. The deadline for all written comments (mailto: consultation@hhs.gov) is March 26.

National Poison Prevention Week is March 21-27
National Poison Prevention Week raises awareness of poison prevention nationwide during the third full week of March every year. Next week is an opportunity to highlight the dangers of poisons and promote community involvement in poisoning prevention. Learn more and check out our resources to help you plan activities in your community.

The U.S. Has A History of Linking Disease with Race and Ethnicity
The coronavirus is all over the headlines these days. Accompanying those headlines? Suspicion and harassment of Asians and Asian Americans. Gene Demby, co-host of NPR’s Code Switch podcast, explains that this is part of a longer history in the United States of camouflaging xenophobia and racism as public health and hygiene concerns. We hear from historian Erika Lee, author of “America For Americans: A History of Xenophobia in The United States.” Listen to the NPR episode

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Reboots Climate Change Website
As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to action on climate change and restoring science, EPA is taking the first step in a relaunch of its climate change website. For the first time in four years, EPA now has a webpage to guide the public to a range of information, including greenhouse gas emissions data, climate change impacts, scientific reports, and existing climate programs within EPA and across the federal government. Learn more and visit the website in English or Spanish

Health Literacy Out Loud Podcast, Telemedicine
A new era of delivering healthcare at a distance was brought on by necessity during COVID-19. Telemedicine offers benefits and drawbacks for patients, practitioners, and populations. Lessons have been learned about effective communication. These include ways to establish a mutual agenda, encourage conversational turn-taking, discuss potentially awkward topics, and confirm understanding at the conclusion of telemedicine visits. Listen to this session, “Telemedicine: Communicating About Health by Phone or 2-Way Video”, where Dr. Cliff Coleman, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University addresses telemedicine. His ongoing research and teaching help lead the way toward health literacy competencies for all health professionals.

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Citizen Science and Crowdsourcing Opportunities

MCR News - Mon, 2021-03-22 19:46

Spring is just coming to the MidContinental Region!  Springs means longer days, warmer temperatures, and colorful flowers.  It also means that Citizen Science Month is coming in April!  April is the perfect time for people to experience new activities, inside and/or outside.  For libraries, this means that now is the time to plan programs or displays that introduce your patrons to citizen science and crowdsourcing.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine continues its partnership with SciStarter, an online community dedicated to supporting citizen science for both project managers and participants, to support Citizen Science Month. If you are new to citizen science and are looking for help with citizen science programming, start with the Introduction to Citizen Science Tutorial.  Also, check out  SciStarter’s Library and Community Guide to Citizen Science, which includes a facilitator’s kit, programs in a box, posters and other materials, book lists and books, and more to get you on your way.  These resources are great for starting your own citizen science program for Citizen Science Month but can be used anytime during the year.  Also, NLM provides access to a variety of resources and materials for basic health, environmental health, and genetics that can support citizen science outreach efforts in your community. National Library of Medicine resources for citizen science include MedlinePlusKids Environment Kids Health, and ChemIDplus.

Academic libraries looking for ways to engage students, faculty and staff in crowdsourcing activities can participate in a virtual Wikipedia edit-a-thon.  To kick off Citizen Science Month, NNLM has chosen March 31 for our biannual, #citeNLM editing campaign.  The topic of the Spring 2021 campaign is Healthy Aging.  You can take part in #citeNLM during the month of April in many ways:

  1. Participate virtually as an individual: sign up to participate in our virtual edit-a-thon on March 31, or edit health articles another time and add the project hashtag #citeNLM in the Edit Summary.
  2. Host a virtual edit-a-thon at your library using our organizer’s guide to get started.
  3. Share our campaign on social media: use #citeNLM in your posts about the event!

For more details, visit nnlm.gov/wiki.

Taking part in Citizen Science Month is a great way to introduce patrons to scientific research and to help them turn curiosity into impact.  Explore the opportunities today!

Margie Sheppard – MCR Kansas Technology Coordinator

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Library Marketing Professional Development Award

MCR News - Mon, 2021-03-22 19:43

Ashley Granger
University of Missouri

The University of Missouri library marketing team does a multitude of tasks, but one of them is to maintain our social media accounts, including Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  Because the library wants to focus on different branches of our main library, and to highlight what our various departments do, the marketing team made the decision to have “reporters” create posts on a schedule to make sure there was a variety of content.  This was my introduction into social media marketing.

My favorite posts would probably be classed as “bookstagram” posts: memes, book covers, and posts of that nature.  This helps to tell patrons what new books we’ve received and provides both serious content and fun book-related posts for our followers.  We also have people from special collections who post technical information, posts about user experiences, and reposts from students who have tagged us.  Our library Instagram was even featured on a Buzzfeed article about the best library accounts to follow, and featured a picture of one of my posts, which led to an increase of followers.  I found myself increasingly enjoying the social media aspect of my job and brainstorming more ideas of content that could be posted.  But where would I start?  I had little experience with marketing and what would work best for our followers.

I saw an email about the Library Marketing Professional Development Award through the Network of the National Library of Medicine that provided an application, open to staff and faculty, to receive a grant to attend the marketing conference in 2020.  I applied and received the grant.

The conference was, to put it lightly, incredible for me.  I took pages and pages of notes.  I googled software and websites and book titles that were mentioned, my LinkedIn account was flooded with invitations, and I was even able to connect with someone who was co-authoring a book about social media in academic libraries, and I submitted a case study about our library’s Instagram page to be included.  I learned about the best color/fonts to use on posts, how many words should be a on post for the most impact, and even how long it takes a person to become engaged in a video. As a paraprofessional cataloger, I never expected to be published anywhere, or have this kind of knowledge available to me.

The grant also included a mentor, Jim, who I meet with monthly.  Jim helped me narrow the focus of my project from pages of notes and ideas to a focused plan to post a weekly “tip” about our library to get more information out to our Instagram followers on a regular basis with the same hashtag to provide consistent content that is under a common theme (and hashtag).  This will allow the marketing team to view the analytics and track the traffic for those posts to see if this is valuable content, or if our marketing efforts would be better spent on something else.

I found the entire experience to be incredibly helpful and rewarding.  It provided me with information, the chance to network with others, and a way to take an idea of mine and put it to practical use.  I learned how to approach others with my ideas in a concise and professional way, and how to shift gears when something wasn’t working.  I have never had a formal mentor before and wasn’t sure how helpful it would be, but my meetings with Jim have been invaluable.  I could not have done this project without him.

While my project is still ongoing, I am excited to have had the opportunity for this grant, and to have met the people I did, and to gain the knowledge I now have.  I highly recommend this grant program and the conference itself.  I’m not a marketing librarian, or a social media librarian – just a paraprofessional library employee who posts on Instagram, and I still found it extremely relevant.  If your job includes anything with social media, accessibility, or marketing, I guarantee you will learn something new at this conference.

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Infographics: Tips, Tools, and Resources

SEA News - Mon, 2021-03-22 11:04

Written By: Kiri Burcat, Data & Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA

Advocacy and communication are a part of many librarians’ jobs. Infographics are a popular way to present information visually, and can help to communicate your point more clearly, more persuasively, and more memorably. Very few of us, however, have formal art or design training.  Fortunately, for health information and outreach professionals, there are already many infographics on popular topics.

Here are a few reliable resources for health and wellness infographics*:

The American Heart Association has a collection of infographics focused on healthy living. Two favorites: choosing seasonal produce and staying cool during warm weather workouts.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has infographics for many different public health issues. You can look for them on any CDC topic page, but here are a few selections:

The National Institutes of Health maintains a Flickr account with photos, scientific illustrations, and an album of infographics.

If you still want to make your own from scratch, there are several available tools. Venngage, Canva, and Piktochart are popular and approachable options. Whichever program you choose, a few foundational design tips can build your confidence and help your infographics look more polished:

Learn about the rule of thirds. Use grids and guides to place elements for visual interest and compositional balance.

Use hex codes or RBG values to precisely match colors and draw inspiration from existing palettes. Adobe Color is one tool that you can use to choose color schemes. It includes an accessibility tool, which identifies potential color conflicts and simulates how your palette will look to individuals with different types of color blindness. Here, I uploaded a picture of the NNLM Data Roadmap graphic, and the program created a color palette. The hex codes are provided under the swatches so I can match them in my design program:

Screenshot of the color match tool in Adobe Color.

In some programs, you can fill a shape element with a photo to get a more custom look for your photos or elements. For presentations, I’ll sometimes do this with my photo and a circle element:

Square photo of Kiri Burcat                             Round photo of Kiri Burcat.

Explore possibilities beyond your software’s default photos, fonts, and icons. High-quality visual elements go a long way toward elevating your infographics, and usage rights and access can be affordable. With proper attribution, some free sources include: Unsplash (for photos), Google Fonts, and The Noun Project (for icons).

For more visual information topics from the NNLM, check out archived webinars on:

Or our on-demand class about data visualization: Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization

*Note and comply with attribution and usage guidelines

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-03-19 10:39

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

BLOSSOM! Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness: Join the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) March 24-26 for a free virtual symposium for library staff focused on their health and wellness. You can register to attend and learn more about the symposium on the event page.

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic: NNLM is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 Infodemic in our communities.  Through paper session, panels, and a networking space, symposium attendees can expect to come away from this experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 as well as strategies and programs that can be used to engage with communities. You can register to attend and learn more about the symposium on the event page.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Paula Mozen, Director of LIFE INTERRUPTED, Shares Her Filmmaking Journey – MCR News

National Sleep Awareness Week: Sleep… or the Hygiene of the Night – SEA Currents

New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026: Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. You can find more information here.

NLM/NIH News

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

Learning from my Irish HeritageNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Finding New Ways to Fight Coronavirus … From Studying BatsNIH Director’s Blog

Placing Women in Medicine: Maude Abbott and the Archaeology of FriendshipsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19 – Office of Minority Health (OMH)

The UNITE Initiative: Charging Forward on the Road to Racial Equity in the Biomedical Workforce

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the new CORE Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

March 2021

Addressing Health Misinformation at the Scale of the Internet – March 22, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Get Started using PolicyMap – March 23, 11:00 AM-12:00PM ET

NLM’s Human Genetics Resources for Clinicians and Biologists – March 23, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ethical Issues in Citizen Science Research – March 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

BLOSSOM! Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness – March 24-26

How PubMed® Works: ATM – March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NIMH Livestream Event: Bipolar Disorder in Adolescents and Young Adults – March 30, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Improving Social Connection among People with Disabilities – March 30, 3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – March 31, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Intersectionality in Health Disparities: Focus on Black Transgender Women – March 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

April 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic – April 8 & 9, 12:00-5:00 PM ET

From Being to Doing: Anti-Racism as Action at Work – April 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Telehealth in Rural Public Libraries – April 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Social and Environmental Determinants of Maternal Health Disparities and a Roadmap to Effective Solutions – April 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Launching and Leading the Librarian Reserve Corps: Developing an agile librarian network in response to COVID-19 – April 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Addressing health inequity in disparities of cancer outcomes – OUPblog

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 19, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-03-19 10:34

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Webinars March 22 – March 25

Webinars March 31 – April 13

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

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

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

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

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