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Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Applications Due: The deadline to submit an application for current funding opportunities is coming up on Friday, April 5. NNLM MAR Members can request up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs and application checklist for answers.

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Reading Club feedback: contribute to our upcoming picks for the NNLM Reading Club by sharing your favorite fiction, nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel, or young adult health-themed books that will make for a lively book discussion! The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

NLM Announces LinkOut Services Consolidation at the End of 2019! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Women’s History Month – The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the “Yellow Wallpaper” – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New on YouTube: Transgender Health: Research and Resources, January 29, 2019

NLM/NIH News

AI is coming. Are the data ready? – In the health care field alone, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can determine the presence or absence of abnormalities in clinical images, predict which patients are at risk for rare disorders, and detect irregular heartbeats. To make all that happen requires data, massive amounts of data. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Network of Number Doctors: Biostatistics at the NIH – Viral Networks, Reconnected reunites three scholars who participated in the January 2018 Viral Networks workshop at NLM to share the progress of their research and their thoughts about the future of the digital humanities and the history of medicine. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Scientists One, Superbug Zero: Personal Quest Resurrects Phage Therapy in Infection Fight – “If it wasn’t for PubMed, our university hospital at UC San Diego, and a global village of researchers from around the world—like Dr. Chip Schooley and other renowned NIH-funded researchers—he would be dead, and I would be holding an urn instead of his hand.” – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

National Minority Health Month is just around the corner, and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is inviting everyone to get Active & Healthy for #NMHM19! Check out the NMHM toolkit for resources you can share, including materials for social media, fact sheets, and an activity planner. Sign up for the Active & Healthy Challenge to promote physical activity in your community – gather a team of friends, family or colleagues and track your physical activity during the month of April for a chance at bragging rights and special recognition from OMH!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 2, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This session will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed. Participants will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

The Highs and Lows of Medical Cannabis, Opioids and Non-Opioid Pain Management – April 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This Kernel of Knowledge webinar, sponsored by GMR, will provide perspectives of medical cannabis, opioids and non-opioid pain management by an early adopter physician in Illinois, Leslie Mendoza Temple MD, ABOIM. This session will help participants become familiar with the basics of endocannabinoid physiology, therapeutic applications and risks, the potential impact of medical cannabis on opioid prescriptions and spending, clinical experience on pain management, and trusted resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health related to medical cannabis and opioid misuse.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with SCR to learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM allows you to effectively search PubMed with keywords. This session will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Predatory Publishing Practices – What Librarians Need to Know – April 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – The current academic discussion surrounding predatory publishing and practices is growing. More and more often, librarians find themselves in the role of facilitating decisions about whether a journal is reputable and where to publish. As publishing has become more complex, so have the questions that librarians need to field. Join this webinar with SCR to learn about predatory publishing in the context of the changing publishing industry, understand why scholars might publish in disreputable journals, discover the impacts on science and health, and gain tools to make informed decisions.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Tips and Tricks for Learning Data Visualization – April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Data visualization in the health sciences can help reveal insights and trends that might otherwise go unnoticed. A clear visualization can convey more information than an endless spreadsheet. However, learning new tools can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time tackling a subject. Data visualization tools, in particular, can have high learning curves and it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the resources and tutorials available. This PNR Rendezvous session will discuss tips and tricks for learning data visualization, with a focusing on two tools, Tableau and ArcGIS.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

*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: 

With Increased Funding, AHRQ To Explore Scope and Causes of Diagnostic Errors – AHRQ Views

National Public Health Week: The American Public Health Association (APHA) recognizes April 1-7 as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Visit the APHA website for resources, events, and to download the NPHW Toolkit, designed to help partners and stakeholders effectively shape and promote activities and key messages during the week.

Special Emphasis Notice: In Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System AHRQ encourages research applications to respond to the following specific areas: Patients as empowered consumers, including the use of price and quality information by patients to make informed decisions; Providers as accountable patient navigators, including shared decision-making and patient engagement; Payment for outcomes; Prevention of disease, including addressing social determinants of health.

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game. Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 29, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-03-29 10:31

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 Opportunity

Webinars April 2 – April 3

Webinars April 8 – April 9

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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Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on May 6!

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2019-03-28 14:35

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is vital to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that health professionals, patients, and other library users have access to high-quality, reliable information.

Building on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon event on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching this one-hour previous training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6, from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

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Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

SEA News - Thu, 2019-03-28 13:51

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that our health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable information.

Building on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching our past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

Categories: RML Blogs

Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

GMR News - Thu, 2019-03-28 13:47

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that our health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable information.

Building on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching our past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

Categories: RML Blogs

Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

MCR News - Thu, 2019-03-28 11:55

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that our health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable information.

Building on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching our past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6 from 2:00 PM – 3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

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University of Cincinnati Data Day, April 1, 2019

MCR News - Thu, 2019-03-28 11:52

Participate in the streamed Data Day event to be held on April 1, 2019 by the University Of Cincinnati. This year’s theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Data. Amanda Wilson,  Head of the National Network Coordinating Office (NCCO), will be giving the first keynote presentation highlighting the All of Us Research Program.

The second keynote speaker, Deborah Duran, will address how diversity and inclusion are necessary considerations as we consider our research and how doing so can have an impact on us all.

The full schedule is available on the Data Day website

The event will be live streamed from this YouTube page. You can set up a streamed event reminder on the youtube page.

 Contact Derek Johnson, MLIS, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist of the NNLM Greater Midwest for additional information 319-335-4997

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Connect with NNLM MAR at an Upcoming Conference

MAR News - Wed, 2019-03-27 13:14

The staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is hitting the road! Please introduce yourself at any of these meetings. If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects and partnership opportunities, please contact us.

New Jersey League for Nursing: Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger will present “Not So Fast Dr. Google: Finding Trusted Health Information Online” at the New Jersey League for Nursing annual conference in Atlantic City, NJ, March 27-28.

Pennsylvania State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Erin Seger will exhibit at the PA State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA on March 29.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative: Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be the luncheon speaker at the Spring Conference, in Harrisburg, PA on April 1. Her talk is entitled, “But I’m Not a Medical Librarian”: How the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Support You.

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey and Philadelphia Chapter of MLA: Academic and Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale will present virtual NLM/NNLM Updates to HSLANJ on March 30 and to MLA – Phil on April 5.

Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Conference: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner will co-present with All of Us Pennsylvania and exhibit in Lancaster, PA on April 2.

Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit: Education and Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda will present “Health Online & National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Opportunities” with Caitlyn Mowatt, BS, Health Communications Specialist, Wisconsin Health Literacy in Madison, WI, April 2-3.

New York Emergency Nurses Association: Michelle Burda will exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, April 11-12.

Urban Libraries Conference: Michael Balkenhol will attend the Urban Librarians Conference in Brooklyn, NY, on April 12.

Unity 2019: Erin Seger will present “Link Your Community with Quality Health Information: A Skill Building Workshop” at the 20th annual Unity Community Health Worker national conference in Las Vegas, NV, April 14-17.

Special Libraries Association, Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Section: Elaina Vitale will present “From Apples to Oranges: Using Trusted National Library of Medicine Resources to Inform Comparative Effectiveness,” in Philadelphia, PA, April 14-16.

Medical Library Association: Many of our NNLM and NLM colleagues will attend the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago, IL, May 3-8. Congratulations to Elaina Vitale, who will be recognized as a 2019-2020 Rising Star!

  • Elaina (MAR) and Derek Johnson (GMR) will co-teach CE502, Advancing Health Equity through Evidence-Based Public Health: How to Find the Evidence on May 4 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.
  • Elaina will deliver an immersion session, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon” with Aimee Gogan (formerly SEA) and Alicia Lillich (MCR) on May 6 from 2:00-3:30 PM.
  • Elaina will co-present a poster, “Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons”
  • Kate Flewelling will present a paper, “Distracted in the library: Supporting staff and patrons with ADHD” on May 7 from 4:35-4:50 PM
  • Kate, Elaina, and Michelle Burda will be available with other NNLM and NLM staff at the NLM exhibit booth throughout the conference.

Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition: Michelle Burda will attend the PA Health Literacy Coalition Annual Meeting, May 14-15 in Harrisburg, PA.

Future Thinking for Health Sciences Librarians: Kate Flewelling will attend Future Thinking For Health Sciences Librarians, sponsored by MLA – Phil, in Philadelphia, PA on May 20.

New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Erin Seger will exhibit on May 22 in Somerset, NJ.

PA Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development: Kate Flewelling will present on current initiatives to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development in Carlisle, PA on May 30.

New Jersey Library Association: Michael Balkenhol and Veronica Leigh Milliner will attend NJLA in Atlantic City, NJ, May 29-31. In addition to exhibiting:

American Library Association: Many of our colleagues through NNLM will attend ALA in Washington, DC, June 20-25.

  • Lydia Collins, Participant Engagement Lead, and Yamila El-Khayat, Participant Engagement Coordinator, All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center, will co-present, “Transforming Communities through Health Outreach and Programming” on June 24 from 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Academic & Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale will moderate and co-present “Citizen Science for Libraries” with Alicia Lillich (MCR) and George Strawley (MCR) staff June 24 from 10:30-11:30 AM.

International Society for Technology in Education: Veronica Leigh Milliner will attend ISTE19 in Philadelphia, PA, June 22-26.

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SEASide Webinar – Collaborative for Health Literacy: VCU and Richmond Public Library

SEA News - Wed, 2019-03-27 09:24

Date: April 11, 2019

Time: 2 PM ET / 1 PM CT

Presenter: Dana Ladd, PhD., Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries, Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences

Abstract: Librarians from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Libraries Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Community Health Education Center collaborated with the VCU Center on Health Disparities to plan, develop, and teach a series of workshops focused on improving participants’ health literacy and technology skills.  The group planned to provide these health literacy workshops in the city’s East End, a historically low-income, food and resource desert.

In 2018, the group applied for and was awarded a $15000.00 NNLM SEA Health Information Outreach Award. They planned and developed six health literacy workshops: evaluating health information/finding consumer health information, mobile apps, health insurance, electronic health records, nutrition and senior health. To increase technology skills, participants were given the opportunity to attend a thirty-minute computer basics class before each health information presentation. Each participant was given a laptop to use during the session.

Webinar participants will learn about this collaboration for health literacy and how the project was developed and implemented in Richmond city’s East End with the support of the Richmond Public Library East End Branch Library.  The speaker will also provide an overview of the feedback received by participants and discuss the project’s next steps.

Presenter Bio: Dana L. Ladd Ph.D has over nineteen years of experience as a librarian. She is currently an associate professor on the faculty at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences and is the Community Health Education Center Librarian.

At the Community Health Education Center, Dr. Ladd manages the daily operations of the library, supervises and trains staff, provides consumer health information services for patients, their family members, and the public, and teaches health information classes. She also plans and coordinates health and wellness events and presentations and coordinates the center’s participation in local and community health fairs.

MLA CE: 1 Contact Hour

Pre-Register: Pre-registration for this free webinar is strongly encouraged, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

Contact:  For additional information, please contact April Wright.

To Join the Training Session
1. Go to: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tfe001a54c957de0b995db8c6abd54346
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: U7fShZcN
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To Join the Session by Phone Only 

  • To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
  • Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
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UC Data Day to be Live Streamed – April 1

GMR News - Tue, 2019-03-26 09:15

The University of Cincinnati will be live streaming their Data Day event on April 1st. This year’s theme is Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Data.

The day will be comprised of panel discussions, an interactive session where participants will learn R programming skills, and keynote speakers to start and end the day.  The first keynote speaker, Amanda Wilson, will highlight the historic All of Us Research Program that is gathering data from one million individuals to assist in delivering precision medicine by taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology among participants. The second keynote speaker, Deborah Duran, will address how diversity and inclusion are necessary considerations as we consider our research and how doing so can have an impact on us all. Panelists will discuss health disparities and health equity research from local and statewide perspectives as well as how data is being used to empower social justice.

The full schedule is available on the Data Day website

The event will be live streamed from this YouTube page.

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Save the Date Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – #citeNLM

NER News - Tue, 2019-03-26 08:04

Save the date! We are gearing up for our spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon – #citeNLM – on May 6 and are looking to get the word out!

For this Edit-a-Thon we will be hosting an immersion session at MLA that will provide hands-on instruction in selecting Wikipedia articles and sources to use to improve content, and include a live editing session. In addition, people not attending MLA will be able to host a session at their organization or participate independently. Information about hosting an independent session will be following shortly.

Date: Monday, May 6, 2019

Topic: Health Equity

Project Page: nnlm.gov/wiki

Tweet Sheet: http://bit.ly/2TEcbY6

Hashtags to Use:
#citeNLM
#mlanet19

 

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All of Us Research Program Journey Bus coming to New England

NER News - Tue, 2019-03-26 08:01

The Journey, touring education exhibit for the All of Us Research Program is coming to New England this Spring 2019!

The Journey, the All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center is also in need of host sites. For libraries interested in more information on this unique opportunity, contact Catherine Martin, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator at Catherine.Martin@umassmed.edu. To listen to a recording of Hailey (ID) Public Library’s experience in hosting the Journey last fall, click here.

 

  DATES                                 LOCATIONS

May 6 – 12                          Bridgeport CT & Middletown CT

May 13 – 19                        Danbury CT &  Stamford CT

May 20 – 26                        Boston MA

May 29 – June 1                Worcester MA

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NLM Announces LinkOut Services Consolidation at the End of 2019!

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2019-03-25 15:51

Today the National Library of Medicine announced the consolidation of the LinkOut for Libraries programs into a single service: Library LinkOut using Outside Tool. NLM formerly provided three library services to allow PubMed users to access full text journal content through their institutional subscriptions: LinkOut via Submission Utility, LinkOut Local, and Outside Tool, which has seen great success and use. To continue providing excellent service, it became evident that upgrading and streamlining the system would be both necessary and beneficial. Each library’s holdings files include tens of thousands of PubMed queries for each journal subscription. Using new technology will provide a streamlined approach for more efficient, effective, and reliable daily PubMed indexing. No functionality will be lost as a result of this change.

Library LinkOut using Outside Tool, which has been renamed to Library LinkOut, has important advantages for libraries and their patrons. Libraries can place their icon on every PubMed citation. A link resolver directs users to the full text of an article that is available in the library or to the library’s Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service. Libraries no longer generate and maintain their extensive holdings records in the Submission Utility. NLM staff can now process new account registrations quickly. PubMed Mobile will be replaced by the new and responsive PubMed site that will display Library LinkOut icons. Considering over 40% of PubMed users access the site using a mobile device such as a phone or tablet where the icons are currently not visible, this will be a great improvement. Library users will not lose access to their library’s journals subscriptions during this transition, as the publisher supplied icons typically link to the same full text content.

LinkOut via Submission Utility and LinkOut Local will be available during the transition period, but libraries will need to switch to Library LinkOut to continue seeing their icon in the new PubMed. NLM will no longer process new registrations for the other services. NLM anticipates defaulting users to the new PubMed in late summer 2019 and will continue to run the old system in parallel until the end of 2019. To register for Library LinkOut (i.e., Outside Tool), libraries will need to set up a working link resolver that directs users to the full text of an article or to the library’s ILL service. Libraries will also need an ILL form that can pre-populate with PubMed citation information. Complete information on the registration process can be found in the NCBI Bookshelf.

To help with this transition, every LinkOut account will receive an email notice. A list of frequently asked questions is also available. Additionally, NLM staff will hold a webinar in April about these changes to LinkOut for Libraries and answer questions about the transition. Details about the webinar will be announced soon. Questions about this process may be directed to the NLM Support Center.

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NNLM SEA Welcomes New Data and Evaluation Coordinator Kiri Burcat

SEA News - Mon, 2019-03-25 15:47

On April 1st, 2019, NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region welcomes Kiri Burcat as our new Data and Evaluation Coordinator. In this role, Kiri will coordinate the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs.

Kiri is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland where she earned her Masters of Library and Information Science. During her time at UMD, she worked as a graduate assistant in the STEM Library and a media reformatting assistant for the University’s special collections. She also served on the Library’s Web Advisory Committee. Before earning her MLIS, Kiri served as an AmeriCorps volunteer for two years with the Maryland Conservation Corps, working on conservation and environmental education programs for the Maryland Park Service. She’s also planned and led museum education programs for her county’s living history and heritage organization and worked in public libraries.

On the weekends, Kiri spends as much time as possible in parks, gardens, and outdoor museums, working toward her goal of visiting every one of Maryland’s state parks.

You can e-mail Kiri at: kburcat@hshsl.umaryland.edu

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Webinar Announcement: A Nursing Liaison’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice

SEA News - Mon, 2019-03-25 11:22

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 25, 2019, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Roy Brown, Research and Education Librarian, Tompkins-McCaw Library

Summary: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a key part of healthcare today and is of growing importance to nursing practice. The increasing interest in EBP provides librarians with an avenue for partnering with nursing colleagues and demonstrating the value librarians can bring to an organization. This webinar will situate evidence-based practice in modern healthcare and describe how it has become central to nursing practice.  The webinar will focus on identifying key roles and strategies librarians can employ to support nurses in applying evidence-based practice to patient care.

Class Objectives:

  1. Understand the place of evidence-based practice in healthcare today and why it has become central to nursing practice.
  2. Gain an understanding of the difference between EBP, Performance Improvement and Research
  3. Identify opportunities librarians can take advantage of to support the evidence-based practices of nurses.

Presenter Bio: Roy Brown is a Research and Education Librarian at the Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).  He serves as liaison to the nurses of VCU Health and the VCU School of Nursing (SON).  As part of this work, Roy serves on VCU Health and SON evidence-based practice (EBP) and research committees. He also supports the VCU Health Nurse Residency and the Nursing Interns and Scholars Programs by working closely with administrators overseeing the program as well as with participants.  Roy has presented on his work with these groups, including successful EBP tools and strategies he utilizes, at the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Conference, the ANCC Pathways to Excellence Conference, and other state and regional nursing conferences.

MLA CE:  1 Contact Hour

Contact:  For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman

Pre-RegisterPre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required.

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3. Enter the session password: nnlm
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
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Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=797369312&tollFree=0
Access code: 623 150 443

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
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Women’s History Month – The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the “Yellow Wallpaper”

PNR News - Mon, 2019-03-25 06:42

In observation of Women’s History Month, each week of March the Dragonfly will feature a National Library of Medicine exhibit that highlights the history of women in health, science, and society. This week highlights a significant feminist publication and its author in “The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the ‘Yellow Wall-Paper’

Charlotte Perkins Gilman was born in 1860 and was a writer, lecturer, and feminist who fought for women’s rights in society and in the home. She wrote prolifically on the subject of women’s issues especially focusing on the inequality of women by challenging the reasoning and basis for women’s restricted role in society. She wrote Women and Economics which not only called for changes in marriage and family but also stated that women could not be truly independent if they were dependent on their spouses or other male family members. Soon after the birth of her daughter, Gilman experienced depression and received treatment from well known physician, Silas Weir Mitchel. He prescribed a treatment of rest which often included isolation from friends and family, a special diet, and massage and electrotherapy.  As one of many medical and scientific experts who debated “the woman question,” he defended the notion of significant differences between the sexes and argued that an epidemic of neurasthenia, or nervous exhaustion, was rife among women who attempted to exceed their natural limits. Gilman felt the treatment made her worsened her health later wrote a semi-autobiographical short story, The Yellow Wall-Paper,  as an indictment of the medical profession and the social conventions that restricted women’s professional and creative opportunities.

Literature of Prescription NLM exhibit

Originally submitted to the Atlantic Monthly, it was immediately rejected. It was published more than a year after it was written, in The New England Magazine, in January 1892. While some 19th-century readers did appreciate the message hidden in The Yellow Wall-Paper, the story also resonated with many in the women’s movement of the 1970s. Since their rediscovery of the tale, the text has been republished many times, continuing to intrigue readers. Thanks to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, progress towards women’s health and independence was made even after her death in 1935.

The online exhibition features a range of resources for educators and students, including lesson plans developed by classroom teachers for middle and high school courses, a higher education module developed by a scholar working in the discipline for undergraduate and graduate students and instructors, educational online activities, and additional resources.

The Literature of Prescription is also a traveling exhibit which your library or organization may wish to host. Learn more about booking the exhibit on its Book An Exhibition web page.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-03-22 14:39

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner emphasized the importance of partnerships in community health outreach as it relates to All of Us Research Program activities that were conducted recently in New York and Pennsylvania.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

2019-2020 Funding Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Reading Club feedback: contribute to our upcoming picks for the NNLM Reading Club by sharing your favorite fiction, nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel, or young adult health-themed books that will make for a lively book discussion! The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

DOCLINE Update | New Features – Feedback & Releases – DOCLINE Talkline

NLM’s Radiation Medical Emergency Management (REMM) Resource Receives Major Update! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Data Flash: Healthy Paradigm Shifts – Hacking Behavioral Health’s Future – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, February 28, 2019

NLM/NIH News

NLM and Public Policy – So much of what we do here at NLM originates in and builds upon policy and legislation. As an agency of the Federal Government, NLM’s authorities are prescribed by law. The National Library of Medicine Act of 1956 defined not only our name but also our mission, key functions, and the size and composition of our Board of Regents. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Eat ‘em or Annotate ‘em: Why Pacific White Shrimp Are a Big Deal – Pacific white shrimp show up on plates all over the world. They’re valued by diners and cooks for their tender texture and mild flavor. They’re harvested from both the ocean and aquaculture. At the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Pacific white shrimp or Penaeus vannamei are valued for another reason. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition has been extended. Applications are due on March 29, 2019.

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations – March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a 2019 update on health resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons. New to this course: resources for emergency preparedness and response.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with NTO to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

ToxTutor – March 27, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. This session will focus on ToxTutor, a self-paced toxicology tutorial, including the history of the resource, how it has evolved over the last 20 years, and the most recent updates and enhancements from 2018.

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction – March 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. Topics include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 2, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This session will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed. Participants will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with SCR to learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM allows you to effectively search PubMed with keywords. This session will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – April 15-28, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information, but what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join NNLM for this 2-week, asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace, and explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

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

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Content Access and Discovery Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Finding Data To Index: When the Data Availability Statement Leads Nowhere – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

AHRQ’s New Question Builder App Helps Engage Patients and Caregivers in Healthcare Teams – AHRQ Views

Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers – available from WebJunction, D4L is a free training program comprised of 7 self-paced modules, designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.

Special Emphasis Notice: In Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System AHRQ encourages research applications to respond to the following specific areas: Patients as empowered consumers, including the use of price and quality information by patients to make informed decisions; Providers as accountable patient navigators, including shared decision-making and patient engagement; Payment for outcomes; Prevention of disease, including addressing social determinants of health.

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

2019 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting applications for time-limited Fellowship opportunities. AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable and to work with the HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The AHRQ Intramural Fellowship Program provides opportunities for individuals to work with leading health services researchers in the conduct and support of research on “real life” issues that support the Agency’s mission and contributes to improvements in health care. Fellows are also afforded the opportunity to work with administrative protocols, gain access to AHRQ-sponsored data sets, and apply statistical analysis methods to broaden the Fellow’s understanding of health services research and the Agency’ effect on the healthcare system. The deadline to apply is March 26.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game. Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – March 22, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-03-22 11:12

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 Opportunity

Webinars March 26 – March 27

Webinars March 28 – April 2

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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Look Out Kentucky – Here We Come!

GMR News - Thu, 2019-03-21 12:34

 

In just a few weeks, Darlene and I will be traveling to Kentucky to share information at the Kentucky Medical Library Association (KMLA) annual meeting and visit with NNLM members in the area. The itinerary includes meeting with Kornhauser Library director, Neal Nixon, and clinical librarian, Jessica Petrey at the University of Louisville, as well as site visits to NNLM members at nearby Baptist Health and Galen College. Following meetings in Louisville, I’ll be driving out to Lexington to meet with the University of Kentucky Medical Center Library director, Rick Brewer, and his team of health sciences librarians. While I’m in Lexington, I plan to visit several other NNLM members, including Lonnie Wright, the manager of library services at Baptist Health. If you are a NNLM member in Louisville or Lexington and interested in a visit, please let me know, I’d be pleased to stop in, share some updates, and get your feedback.

Horse race

Of course, no visit to Kentucky is complete without sampling bourbon or watching a horse race! I planned some vacation time to see the sights, if you have any recommendations, be sure to share them. Look for details and photos of our visit on our blog following the trip.

 

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GMR Partners with ALA-APA on a new course – Wellness in the Library Workplace.

GMR News - Thu, 2019-03-21 09:37

""The GMR is delighted to lead a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). We have developed a new course, Wellness in the Library Workplace as part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s presidential theme on Wellness.

CE and CHIS

The new course provides 4 continuing education (CE) hours over two weeks. The course is asynchronous online using Moodle. There are no set hours to be online each week.

CHIS competencies:

  • 3- Knowledge of Subject Matter and Resources
  • 4- Evaluation of Health Information

Description

You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

In this 2-week 4-CE online course participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence on the benefits of having a healthy working environment matters to you, to the library, and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.

Objectives:
  • Describe the benefits of a healthy workplace
  • Explore what a healthy work environment looks like
  • Identify changes you can make at the individual level to improve your health and wellness at work
  • Identify changes to make at an organization level to improve the overall health and wellness in your library
  • Increase awareness of evaluation tools related to news articles and other online content related to health and wellness

Learn more about the course and register.

About the ALA Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)

The ALA Allied Professional Association is a companion organization to the American Library Association (ALA). It is a nonprofit professional organization established “to promote the mutual professional interests of librarians and other library workers.”

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