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Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals

MCR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 18:15

Title: Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals
Guest Speaker: Iliana Molina, Director of EyeMobile for Children, UC San Diego and UC Irvine
Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

 Description: Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

 Speaker Bio: Alice Jaggers, MSLS, is the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. She has been studying graphic medicine for about four years. She created a graphic medicine collection at her library starting in March 2017 and has been developing programming for the library and for the institution since then. You can find information about Alice in her blog, http://alicejaggers.wordpress.com. Alice has also created a preliminary database of graphic medicine titles available at http://bit.ly/Gmdatabase.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

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MedlinePlus Videos

MCR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 18:14

The MedlinePlus team launched a new resource, MedlinePlus Videos for hosted NLM video content. Five animated videos in English and four in Spanish, created by Jeff Day, explain topics in health and medicine, and answer frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. Videos use JWPlayer and are accessible, and accompanied by outline and transcript.  Link to the videos here: MedlinePlus Videos (Videos de MedlinePlus)

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PNR Rendezvous: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage

MCR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 18:10

Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. This PNR Rendezvous session will focus on the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, was part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Community Catalyst. Everyone is encouraged to attend the live session but it will be recorded. (1 MLA CE)

 

When: June 19 at   2-3PM (Mountain) | 3-4PM (Central)

Registration is encouraged but not required. More information is on the session webpage.

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New Approaches to Health and Wellness Library Programming: A MidContinental Region Webinar

MCR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 18:08

Many communities are embarking on health and wellness initiatives directed at controlling healthcare costs and preventing substance abuse. There is a role for libraries as the arbitrators of information to provide tools and education on health and wellness topics. Health information literacy is a facet of information literacy that is often not addressed through traditional library services. The presenters will introduce the audience to the trauma-based approach and resilience and explain how they utilized these approaches to inform their libraries’ programming. This presentation will provide ideas and resources that can be scaled for use at both large and small libraries of all types.

PRESENTER: Stacy Hisle-Chaudri, Library Director, Ray County Public Library and Mackenzie Ahlberg Elliot, Teen Community Programming
Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library

Class Date: Jun 19, 2019
2 MT /3 CT Register
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NNLM Webinar on June 19: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage

PSR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 15:23

The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region is hosting a one-hour webinar on June 19 at 1:00 PM PDT focusing on the Public Library Association’s (PLA) health insurance education initiative, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage. The session will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community. Registration is encouraged but not required.

An additional webinar will be offered on October 16, continuing the health insurance literacy theme.

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Now Available: NLM Update Presentation Slides from MLA 2019!

PSR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 14:50

The NLM Update was held at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association on May 7. Four speakers presented progress related to NLM’s Strategic Plan, organizational and physical changes to NLM, the redesign of PubMed, and activity in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

The NLM Update slides are available for viewing.

  • Jerry Sheehan, Deputy Director, National Library of Medicine (slides: 2 – 26)
  • Janice Kelly, Acting Deputy Director, Specialized Information Services (slides: 27 – 30)
  • Joyce Backus, Associate Director, Library Operations (slides: 31 – 57)
  • Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (slides: 58 – 81)
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Richland County Public Health Continues to Make Data FAIR

GMR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 11:49

Richland County Public Health has received funding from the GMR for a second year to continue its project to make important public health data FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). Last year, Richland County Public Health received funding to pull together, clean, and make available raw public health data from multiple health assessments. This year, Richland County Public Health will take the raw data and establish and sustain an interactive web tool for librarians and local health professionals to access FAIR local community health assessment data.

The interactive and user-friendly web interface embedded onto the Richland Public Health website will support health care professionals, public health professionals, and librarians who do not have analytical or financial support to produce meaningful and interpretable results from raw, local-level health data. Funding for this proposal will also provide this initiative the opportunity to fully complete the achievement of making county-level health data FAIR to health professionals and librarians in the North Central Ohio area.

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Upcoming: PubMed for Librarians

MAR News - Tue, 2019-05-21 10:57

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for our next round of PubMed for Librarians, and earn up to 7.5 MLA CE! Register for one or more sessions in this series of free webinars to learn about PubMed and enhance your searching skills. All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – July 9, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session with GMR 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. Prior to the session: Create a My NCBI account, if you don’t already have one, so you can follow along.

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – July 16, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This class will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms, how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed, investigate the structure of the MeSH database, and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – July 23, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session 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 class will also explore the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search – July 30, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This session with NER will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Attendees will learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do, explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics, and look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features – August 6, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This session with NTO will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

Explore other NNLM trainings for more opportunities to learn about NLM resources, get ideas for incorporating health into your programming, hear about NNLM-supported projects, and claim MLA CE!

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Register Your National HIV Testing Day Events!

SEA News - Tue, 2019-05-21 10:55

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), an annual observance to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people of all ages to get tested. This year’s observance is especially important in light of the federal initiative to End the HIV Epidemic. The NHTD 2019 theme is Doing It My Way. It focuses on how and why people can make testing a part of their lives—on their terms and in their way.

Please support this year’s observance by:

  1. Planning an event for June 27 that includes HIV testing
  2. Registering your event on the NHTD website to help with its promotion
  3. Joining a webinar on Wednesday, May 29, at 2:00pm EST to learn more about CDC’s NHTD plans and resources

You can also promote your event through press activities, sharing NHTD materials, using the hashtag #DoingItMyWay on social media, and by asking others in your community to get involved and spread the word.

Thank you for your support of NHTD!

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New MedlinePlus Videos!

PSR News - Mon, 2019-05-20 14:42

NLM’s MedlinePlus team has launched a new resource, MedlinePlus Videos for hosted NLM video content. Five animated videos in English and four in Spanish explain topics in health and medicine, and answer frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. Videos are accompanied by outline and transcript. Currently featured are naloxone usage in opioid overdose, good and bad cholesterol, histamine, antibiotic resistance, and gluten’s role in celiac disease. Videos are presented in understandable language, and each page includes links to MedlinePlus health topic pages, to locate more information about the subject.

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Consumer Health Minute: BHIC blog

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2019-05-20 09:00

What is the BHIC blog? Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) blog is hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine with contributors from multiple NNLM regions. The goal is to send out health information directly to community members who may not otherwise have access to timely and useful information. Almost all of the information included in the BHIC blog is freely available. Various libraries, community organizations, educational institutions will find the information relevant and useful in these postings which include:

  • announcements of upcoming classes and webinars
  • funding and enrichment opportunities
  • resources including websites, toolkits, guides, reports, infographics, etc.
  • information about specific health conditions, highlighted national health observances

Consider subscribing to the blog and receive its email digest. Don’t worry, the BHIC blog does not post daily so you won’t get flooded with email notifications. You can also just check the blog when you want to check the newest postings or search the archive. To receive notifications of new postings please contact the BHIC editor, Robyn Woods at robynwoods@creighton.edu

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PubMed Update @ MLA 2019: Recording Available!

PSR News - Fri, 2019-05-17 14:47

The National Library of Medicine has released a recording of the 45-minute PubMed Update presentation given at the 2019 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, featuring Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information providing information on the upcoming new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. Presentation slides and session transcript are also available.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:49

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

Spotlight

All of Us in the Region: Karen Parry, Information Services Manager for East Brunswick Public Library, sat down with Steve Curran, All of Us Journey Tour Manager, and Liz Ayala, All of Us Journey Program Manager, to talk about the Journey’s visit to the library and information about the All of Us Research Program. Check out their interviews to learn more about the Journey and it’s educational tour about precision medicine and the importance of medical research.

Health Observance Highlight: It’s National Women’s Health Week and the Office on Women’s Health has some great ideas for participating! Did you host a health fair, organize a healthy cooking class, or offer a fitness program to support NWHW? Tell us about it so we can highlight your activities on our blog!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: There are so many ways to stay up-to-date with our activities and opportunities! You can Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, Like us on Facebook, read our blog and newsletter, and don’t forget to share with your colleagues!

Preconference with NNLM at NJLA: Join Veronica Leigh Milliner and Michael Balkenhol in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM ET for The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy. This New Jersey Library Association Preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn about authoritative health information resources and explore how to create fun and informative health & wellness programming.

Applications Now Open for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019/2020 — Deadline June 22 – SEA Currents

Data Flash: Can Librarians Hack it for Health? Yes!!! – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM Staff Highlighted at MLA 2019 – NNLM News

NLM/NIH News

Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization – Getting into a clinical trial is challenging for patients. Researchers estimate that only 5% of patients eligible to participate in a cancer clinical trial actually take part in one. Many factors impact this statistic, including how findable and accessible is information about the clinical trials. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Regents – Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD; S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, PhD, MD; and Neil H. Rambo, MLS share a commitment to “think more holistically about research and the health system,” “advance health equity,” and contribute to NLM’s “continued excellence and record of exemplary service.” – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and His Influence in the Changing Business of Healthcare and the Delivery of American Medicine – Andrew T. Simpson, Ph.D. will give the annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture on May 23, 2019 at 2:00 ET in the Lister Hill Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Simpson is Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University. He was a Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine at the NLM in 2017 and is working on a forthcoming book, The Medical Metropolis. Circulating Now interviewed him about his research and upcoming lecture. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

PubMed Update: MLA 2019 – In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins with Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, present the upcoming new interface for PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. This presentation was recorded at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 5th 2019. Watch the video or view the transcript.

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

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2019 Conference – Registration is now open for this annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine! The theme this year is “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records.” The conference will take place June 18-19 at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications in Bethesda, MD.

NIH News in Health: The May 2019 issue is now available, featuring, “Mouth Microbes: The Helpful and the Harmful,” and, “Mingling Senses: Synesthesia Explained.” Other topics include sleep debt, getting a genetic test, and science education.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap – June 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes. INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar with SCR, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a Pride Month Kernel of Knowledge session presented by Katherine L Imborek, MD, entitled Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth. This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – June 10-23, 2019 – 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 this asynchronous online course with GMR 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.

mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health – June 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of mHealth! Learn about emerging technologies and trends, and how consumer health devices can be used to impact individual health behavior and the overall health of a community. This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This PNR webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out Dissemination and Disasters: Using Information to Save Lives, sponsored by GMR. This hour-long, asynchronous course will introduce you to the four phases of emergency management. You’ll be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine to access life saving information about hurricanes, opioids, radiological incidents, and chemical spills.

*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

Learning While Caring: Advancing Patient-Centered Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions – AHRQ Views

DCCP at MLA ’19: Check out our Slides, Notes, Posters and More! – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Federal Grants Technical Assistance Webinar – May 23, 10:00-11:15 AM ET – Join the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for this free webinar! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region III Office (Philadelphia), will present key steps and resources for seeking federal grants. This session is recommended for community partners interested in learning more about federal grant support for health and human service programs. Individuals at all levels of experiences, from those considering a first grant submission to those with prior grant writing experience, are welcome.

Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

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

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

New Directions and Continuing Commitments: Update from the NLM Director – Please join the NYU Health Sciences Library and the NYU Division of General Internal Medicine in welcoming invited speaker, Dr. Patricia Flately Brennan, RN, PhD. Dr. Brennan will join the NYU Langone Health community on May 22, 9-10 AM (Alumni Hall B) to describe the NLM’s new strategic goals in data-driven research, enhanced engagement with both professionals and the public, as well as building a workforce ready to deliver data-driven research and healthcare. NLM funding opportunities for data-science and informatics research will be described as well as shared insights and inspiration on information technology, clinical care to improve public health, and ensuring the best possible experience in patient care.

WPWVC/ ACRL Spring Conference – Join the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries on June 7 at Washington & Jefferson College for their 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s theme is Technology: Making it Work for Your Library. $25 for Members; $35 for non-Members; $15 for students.

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

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.

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

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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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Know Your Resources: Hepatitis Awareness Month

NER News - Fri, 2019-05-17 12:18

Know the ABC's of Viral Hepatitis infographic from the CDC.

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month in the United States.  Take the time to learn more about hepatitis and the resources you can use all year round to support education and prevention.

What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is swelling, and inflammation of the liver caused by immune cells attacking the liver, liver damage from alcohol or poison, and bacteria, and parasites.  Hepatitis can also be caused by viruses (Hepatitis A, B, C, D and E)

How can you prevent Viral Hepatitis?  Prevention depends on the source of the liver damage and inflammation. Hepatitis A and E are typically spread through contact with infected food or water, so practicing safe food handling, including hand washing, is important.  Hepatitis B, C and D spread through contact with infected blood.  And Hepatitis B and D may also be spread through other bodily fluids including sharing needs or unprotected sex.

Learn more about viral hepatitis from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day.  Find free, fast, confidential HIV, STD and Hepatitis testing near you with the GetTested site from the CDC.

And remember when you’re looking for health information online, start with trusted sources and continue to develop your critical thinking skills with the MedlinePlus Evaluating Health Information Online Tutorial.

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Purdue University Funded to Provide RDM Training

GMR News - Fri, 2019-05-17 11:40

The GMR is excited to announce that Purdue University has received funding through the Research Data Award to provide research data management training to students. Training workshops will include FAIR Data Principles, Research Data Management Basics: Finding and Organizing Data, Cleaning and Formatting Data with OpenRefine, General Tips for Visualizing Biomedical Data, Biomedical Data Visualization with Tableau, and Useful R Packages for Analyzing and Visualizing Biomedical Data.

The workshops will be part of a larger project that seeks to study and understand rates of attrition in biomedical data challenges. In this context, researchers at Purdue will also host a Biomedical Data Challenge and conduct focus group sessions with individuals who drop out to better understand the reasons why. In addition to presenting results of their research at conferences throughout the year, a digital open education resource toolkit will be developed to help guide librarians in recruiting for and retaining diversity in data hacking challenges.

This projects supports Goal 3 of the NLM Strategic Plan, to build a workforce for data driven research and health, and supports the aligning objectives to expand and enhance research training for biomedical informatics and data science, to assure data science and open science proficiency, to increase workforce diversity, and to engage the next generation and promote data literacy.

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Register for the 2019 New England Science Boot Camp

NER News - Thu, 2019-05-16 14:41

Join us for the 11th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, to be held on June 5-7, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.  A picturesque campus minutes from the New Hampshire seacoast. The campus is located in Durham, just about an hour north of Boston and about an hour south of the White Mountains. It’s easily accessible by many means of transportation, including Amtrak train, with a station right on campus.

The themes for this year’s SBC science sessions are:

  • Assistive Technologies
  • Social Justice in Science
  • Remote Sensing

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.  On Wednesday evening, join us for a discussion with Malin Clyde, the Community Volunteer State Specialist as we discuss citizen science, and other efforts that create meaningful connections between communities and the natural world.  On Friday join us for the Capstone: Patents with Paulina.

To register, view the schedule and to see more information about Science Boot Camp visit: https://sites.google.com/view/nesciboot/home

 

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Applications Now Open for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019/2020 — Deadline June 22

SEA News - Thu, 2019-05-16 07:42

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available on the AAHSL Leadership program webpage. Submit your application by June 22th to be considered for the 2019/2020 cohort.Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the application information. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22, 2019 by emailing packets to office@aahsl.org.  Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL Website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Information for potential mentors is also available in the application information brochure on page 11. Letters/emails of interest in becoming a mentor should be sent electronically to plthibodeau@gmail.com by June 22, 2019.

PLEASE share this announcement with other colleagues who may be interested in the program.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment.
They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Patricia L. Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA
Program Director
NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
plthibodeau@gmail.com
www.aahsl.org/leadership-development
919-619-6906

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Apply by June 22 for the 2019/2020 NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program Cohort!

PSR News - Wed, 2019-05-15 17:45

The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have announced the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship cohort. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available on the AAHSL Leadership program webpage. Submit applications by June 22th to be considered. Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the application information. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22. Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL Website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting. In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

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PubMed for Librarians – Summer Sessions

MCR News - Tue, 2019-05-14 21:08

PubMed® for Librarians: All sessions are free. All sessions take place in WebEx. Each session is worth 1.5 MLA CE credits. All sessions begin at 11:00 a.m. PT and are 90 minutes long. Captioning is provided. The sessions will not be recorded.

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