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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 22, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-01-22 10:07

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars January 26 – January 29

Webinars February 2 – February 10

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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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-01-22 07:00

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

Spotlight

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

Focus Group Opportunity: The Game of Health was developed to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. NNLM has been approved by the All of Us Engagement Team to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. If you work (or have worked) in public libraries and are available to participate in a virtual focus group, please reach out to Michael Balkenhol (mab602@pitt.edu) for more information. Stipends are available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Winterize Your Medicine Cabinet: Resources for Medication Safety – MCR News

Three NNLM MCR Member Libraries receive recognition at this year’s Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative Awards – MCR News

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Workshops will be held online March 2-5 from 12:00-4:00 PM ET. To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.

NLM/NIH News

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Awesome and InspiringNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Trying to Make Sense of Long COVID SyndromeNIH Director’s Blog

Office of Data Science Strategy: 2020 Year in ReviewDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NCBI on YouTube: RAPT and BLAST+ on the Cloud, SARS-CoV-2 genome data in DatasetsNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic – January 28, 12:30-2:30 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries – February 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

MLA Research Caucus Hypothesis Journal call for submissions

MLA’s New Data Services Specialization (DSS)

The Role of Critical Health Literacy in Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Workshop – January 27, 3:00-4:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NASEM Health and Medicine

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

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

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Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2021-01-20 20:07

Please join NNLM for this important webinar: Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic

When:  Thursday, January 28th at 9:30am PT / 10:30am MT / 11:30am CT / 12:30pm ET [It will last approximately two (2) hours.]

This national program is brought to us by NNLM SCR and the Texas CEAL Consortium as part of the NIH Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) Against COVID-19 Disparities will include NLM Director, Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD. The Q&A will be moderated by Ms. Anna Kuchment, Science Reporter for the Dallas Morning News.

The agenda  features the following speakers:

  • “History of Medical Mistrust in the African American Community” by Dr. Torrence Stepteau, Precision Pain Solutions, a division of APW
  • Learning Vaccine Hesitancy from the 30,000 Subjects of the HowWeFeel Project” by Dr. Xihong Lin, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • “NIH Initiatives and CEAL” by Dr. George A. Mensah, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
  • “COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Trainees in NIGMS Programs” by Dr. Alison Gammie, Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
  • “Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on underrepresented mentees, a Mentee’s perspective” by Dr. Amanda Roberts, National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN)
  • “Effect of Covid-19 pandemic on underrepresented mentees, a Mentor’s perspective” by Dr. Stephen Thomas, University of Maryland Center for Health Equity

Participants will be able to submit written questions during the Q&A and selected questions will be addressed by panelists.

Registration is free and is required for all attendees by using the registration link:

https://unthsc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iAugQfpgRZ-fX9kOV8ECWA

Live Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Please share this announcement widely with your colleagues, partners, and community members. We hope to see you there!

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Members, We Need Your Help: Confirm or Update your NNLM PNR Membership Record

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2021-01-20 17:55

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region has 446 member organizations. Maintaining current membership records allows us to connect members and stay in touch. We are in the process of updating our membership records and need your help.

Confirm or Update Your Organization’s Membership Directory Record

You can help us by confirming or updating your organization’s record in the NNLM Membership Directory. To do this:

  • Search for your organization in the NNLM Membership Directory
  • Are the organization name, address, website, etc. correct?
    • If yes, email ehamstra AT uw DOT edu to confirm
    • If no, email updated information to ehamstra AT uw DOT edu
Confirm or Update Your Organization’s NNLM Liaison

The NNLM Liaison listed for each organization is our main contact for the member organization. If this information is not correct, please email ehamstra AT uw DOT edu to have the current liaison removed and a new liaison added.

If you want to be listed as the liaison you will need a NNLM.gov username and password—the username and password you use to login to register for webinars. If you do not have a user account with NNLM.gov, please create a user account before emailing ehamstra AT uw DOT edu.

 

If your organization is not a member, and would like to become a member, fill out the membership form on our website.

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Winterize Your Medicine Cabinet: Resources for Medication Safety

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:52

Ten percent of all hospital admissions are the result of individuals not taking medications correctly. Twenty-eight percent of all hospital admissions for those over 65 are caused by medical non-compliance.  Many adults over 60 years of age take two or more prescriptions, with around 20% taking five or more in a single month. The health consequences of misunderstanding how to take a medication or taking an expired medication can be significant – even deadly.

Medication Resources

The following resources provide authoritative information on prescription and over-the-counter medications.

  • DailyMed (https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/). From the National Library of Medicine (NLM), provides high quality information on over 135,000-marketed drugs. Search by drug name or drug class and receive an abundance of information on adverse reactions, patient counseling information, consumer health information, material for breastfeeding mothers, clinical trial information, and biomedical literature resources. You can also research veterinary drugs.
  • Drug Information Portal (https://druginfo.nlm.nih.gov/drugportal/). Also from the NLM, this resource provides quick access to quality drug information. The site contains information on over 86,000 drugs and is searchable by drug name or category. In addition to links to MedlinePlus for consumer information, the database pulls additional information for breastfeeding mothers, clinical trials and US Food and Drug Administration information (FDA).
  • LactMed (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK501922/). From the NLM, this peer-reviewed database assists breastfeeding mothers and their healthcare team understand potential effects of drugs on breastfeeding infants. Developed by a pharmacist, the site contains frequently used complementary and alternative medicine products.
  • LiverTox (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK547852/). From the NLM, this resource provides current, accurate information on liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.
  • MedlinePlus (https://medlineplus.gov/druginformation.html) is the premier consumer health resource in English and Spanish from the NLM. In addition to information on health topics in English and Spanish, there is a wealth of information on drugs, supplements and herbal topics. This is a great site to learn about prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications – including side effects and dosing.
  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) (https://www.nccih.nih.gov) provides research-based information on all aspects of complementary and alternative medicine. Of particular interest is the use and side effects of herbs and botanicals, and information on clinical trials for these substances. This site is available in English and Spanish.
Avoiding Medication Errors

Keeping a Personal Health Record (PHR) can help reduce medication errors, and assist healthcare providers and family members if you are unable to communicate your medication history. It is also an invaluable resource for all of your personal health history. A PHR is different from the medical records a healthcare team keeps. A PHR can be information that you maintain and keep current, or provided by another source such as your healthcare provider, insurer, employer, or a commercial product. There are several free tools available to help you collect, track, and share prescription drug and over the counter medication information.

  • The FDA has My Medicine Record to help you keep track of medicines and dietary supplements. Once the form is filled out, you can print out and share with caregivers, doctors, pharmacists, or other health professionals.
  • com has My Med Notes, a free personal medication eRecord. You can receive instant access to detailed warnings and drug interactions, email notifications of drug warnings, access easy-to-read health information, and generate printer-friendly reports to share with caregivers or your doctor.
Pill Identification Resources

Reliable identification of pills can lessen medication errors. Here are a few free resources:

  • Drugs.com Pill Identifier can help you match the imprint, size, shape, or color and lead you to the detailed description in a drug database derived from Micromedex, Cerner Multum, Wolters Kluwer, and others.
  • FDA Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER) Division of Drug Information (DDI) staff can identify drugs for you based on physical appearance (color, shape, size, etc.) and markings. E-mail DDI your drug description.
  • Poison Control Center staff provides confidential, free pill identification 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Centers can also be reached by phone at 1-800-222-1222. In case of an emergency, call 911.
Disposing of Expired and Unused Medications

Drinking water can be contaminated by improper medication disposal. Traces of steroids, antibiotics, anti-depressants and hormones have been found in municipal water sources across the country. There are safe methods for disposing of unused, unneeded or expired prescription drugs. The FDA has great information on how to properly dispose of medications at home. Here are a few guidelines:

  • Take unused, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs out of their original containers.
  • Mix prescription drugs with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter, and put them in impermeable, non-descript containers, such as empty cans or sealable bags.
  • Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless the label or accompanying patient information specifically instructs doing so. The FDA has guidance on drugs that can be flushed.

Participate in the National Take Back Initiative occurring several times each year (usually in April and October). This program, sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), provides local venues for disposing of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The October 2020 national event collected nearly a million pounds of prescription medications.

Year-round drop off sites for the public to dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals can be found here. You can search by zip code or city.

Additional Resources

Dana Abbey, MLS, AHIP, is the Colorado/Community Engagement Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine, MidContinental Region (Contact: dana.abbey@cuanschutz.edu)

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New Class alert: Consumer Health Collection Management – On demand

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:50

NTO is pleased to announce a new class, especially for public library staff looking to update their health collections! Please share with your regions.

Consumer Health Collection Management – On demand is a 4 credit, on demand course  taught in Moodle.

This course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library’s health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. This class includes a downloadable list of authoritative health information resources in both .html and .docx formats that you can customize for your library.

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Three NNLM MCR Member Libraries receive recognition at this year’s Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative Awards

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:45

Established nearly 50 years ago, the Urban Libraries Council aims to enrich their 150 (and growing!) member communities by promoting the urban library as an essential public asset that helps communities strengthen their efforts in education, workforce and economic development, digital literacy and inclusion, civic engagement, and race and social equity. For 10 years the ULC has hosted the Innovations Initiative showcase, recognizing both Top Innovators and Honorable Mention submissions.

 

In a statement, ULC President and CEO Susan Benton stated that the Innovations Initiative’s 2020 winners were chosen based on the “inventiveness of the program or service, outcomes achieved and potential for other libraries to adopt and adapt the innovation.”

 

Out of 260 total entries, spanning throughout 93 urban library systems in North America, recognition went to three of our NNLM MCR member libraries.

  

Kansas City Public Library received the Top Innovator award within the ULC’s Race and Social Justice category for their “Community Street Sheet” project. The project provided accessible information, updated weekly, on critical resources for community members throughout the height of the COVID-19 pandemic such as shelters, meal services, COVID-19 testing and disseminated the information via more than 200 community agencies.

 

St. Louis County Library received the Top Innovator award in the ULC’s Wellness, Safety and Sustainability category for their “Drive-Thru Services” project. The project has provided free parking lot Wi-Fi and over two million products, including food and other urgent supplies in the community such as diapers, hygiene products, eyeglasses, STEM crafts and activity kits, books, masks and other PPE to patrons over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Salt Lake County received honorable mention within the ULC’s category of Communicating the Library’s Value for their “Building a Data Warehouse and Protecting Privacy” project. The project stores data with personal information removed and allows for the library to make informed, secure, data-driven decisions across different platforms.

 

Congratulations to Salt Lake County Library, Kansas City Public Library, and St. Louis County Library and thank you for your work to innovate our field!


You can learn more about the ULC at
https://www.urbanlibraries.org/. To learn more about this year’s innovations, including tips for implementation, visit https://www.urbanlibraries.org/innovations to watch the awards and read the 2020 brochure at https://www.urbanlibraries.org/assets/Innovations-Winners-2020_Final.pdf

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Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:43

The NTO invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Members of The Carpentries Instructor community work together to actively grow their instructional and technical skills. Becoming an Instructor is a great step to leveling-up your own technical skills and helps you to become a more effective technical communicator.

Dates: Workshops will be held online March 2-5, 2021 9 am – 1 pm Pacific / 12 noon – 4 pm Eastern. You must plan to attend all sessions.

Eligibility:

  • From an NNLM-Member organization (If your organization is not a member, it can become one).
  • You have completed a workshop from The Carpentries.
  • Priority given to US Residents or US Citizen residing elsewhere

Timeline:

  • January 29: Applications due
  • February 8: Applicants will be notified of acceptance/waitlist
  • March 2-5: Carpentries Instructor Training

To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.

For questions, please contact nto@utah.edu

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Repositories on BMIC List – Please take 10 minutes by Jan 22

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 17:42

Our team from the Data Curation Network seeks input from users, staff, curators, and directors at US-based data repositories (disciplinary, government, institutional, and general) to help us better understand (1) the level of data curation provided by your data repository and (2) what you perceive as the most important value-add that data curation has on the data sharing process.

By data curation, we mean the various actions that may be taken to ensure that data are fit for purpose and available for discovery and reuse.

Your participation in this 10-minute survey will help establish which data curation actions are commonly in practice across various types of data repositories and any perceived value these actions have on the data sharing process. With your help, the results of this survey will better enable data repositories to benchmark curation actions in a meaningful way and to make evidence-based decisions regarding the value proposition of doing data curation at one level versus another.

What to expect: You will be asked to define the “level of curation” taken by a specific data repository and share any perceived value that you feel this work adds to the resulting data product.

Begin survey now: https://umn.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eXWyGcIvwisAesl

Disclaimer and data sharing: There are no incentives for your participation nor penalties for lack of participation. Survey responses will be collected anonymously and all effort will be made to protect the identity of the respondent. To encourage honest feedback, the identity of the data repository will not be tied to participant-level responses. A deidentified dataset of participant-level responses to this study will be published for open and long-term reuse in the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (http://z.umn.edu/drum) within six months of the survey close. This research was reviewed by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board as STUDY00011146.

Credits: This survey is authored by members of the Data Curation Network, an alliance of US-based academic and non-profit data repositories that share a mission to help researchers ethically share their research data.

Thank you on behalf of the survey authors:
Sophia Lafferty-Hess, Duke University
Hannah Hadley, Penn State University
Renata Curty, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hoa Luong, University of Illinois
Susan Braxton, University of Illinois
Jonathan Petters, Virginia Tech University
Jake Carlson, University of Michigan
Wendy Anne Kozlowski, Cornell University
Lisa Johnston, University of Minnesota

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“How To” Online Event Announcement: January 22nd Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community Based Organization

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 16:25

Are you interested in virtual citizen science programming for your library or community-based organization during Citizen Science Month April 2021? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has expanded its partnership with SciStarter to support Citizen Science Month (April 2021). During this webinar, we’ll go over the basics of how to host an event for your audiences, the different types of events that SciStarter can offer, and how use the SciStarter/NNLM event “Buddy System”.

Sign up for the event at this link.

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MLA Research Caucus Hypothesis Journal call for submissions

MCR News - Tue, 2021-01-19 16:21

We are pleased to announce a call for submissions for the next issue of Hypothesis, the official journal of the Medical Library Association’s Research Caucus. Review articles from the recent issue for inspiration.

Papers can be:

  • Library specific Research.
  • A practical Methods Moment about research methods.
  • A reflective Voices of Experience about your research experience.
  • The Failure column is a great way to share your research frustrations.

We would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us directly at: mlarshypothesis@gmail.com.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest information or to share your thoughts on library research.

Many Thanks, Stay Safe, and Stay Healthy!

Hypothesis Team

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PNR Weekly Digest: January 19, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-01-19 10:59

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic
It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster…This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library…read the blog post for complete details

*Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines
Are you a life-long learner? Learning something new can help stimulate our brains and re-energize us. Learning more about the science behind our health can help us become more engaged in our health, can help us better understand health news stories, and be more informed health consumers. Each month for 2021, this blog will feature a new education tool or resource to learn something new, especially regarding our health. This first post will focus on vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines…check out the educational resource on the blog post

Professional Development:

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

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs: The last decade has seen data management (DM) knowledge and expertise become a foundational expectation not only for research but also for nursing informatics, data science, and data-intensive nursing practice. A concurrent dramatic increase in Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs has resulted in many new students and faculty who need DM education, resources, and support. However, little was known about DM within doctoral nursing programs. Our research investigated the status of DM education as described by DNP and PhD program directors and examined nursing student handbooks, identifying the knowledge and resource gaps which are critical to fill in order for students to succeed. This presentation will summarize our research to date and review opportunities for health science librarians to translate our findings into practical collaborations at their institutions. January 19 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation: The increasingly widespread use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) in AI applications must be continually monitored for biases and false associations, especially those surrounding protected or disadvantaged classes of people. This webinar will discuss methods used to mitigate such biases and their weak points, using real world examples in civilian agencies. January 22 at 8:00 a.m. PT. No MLA CE available. Register 

Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes: This webinar increases your understanding of mental illness, teaches effective methods of communicating with mentally-ill patrons who are creating a disturbance in the library, helps you protect staff and patrons in rare instances of possible violence, and shows you how to locate resources you can lean on when necessary. February 17 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Evaluation Pathways: A Webinar Series: A 5-part webinar series on the evaluation pathways. The pathways were developed to help NNLM members who are implementing projects with underserved communities, design and carry out effective evaluations that will help showcase all that you have achieved, while identifying ways that programming can improve. The pathways were developed to provide actionable resources to help you effectively design and implement an evaluation. View the recordings of past sessions and register for upcoming.

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback: This class will provide an interactive overview of groundbreaking tools and best practices for collecting user feedback. The purpose of the class is to learn how to design surveys in ways that gather actionable feedback about value delivered. In this 1 hour class, participants will also learn the best use cases for surveys and alternative assessment tools in the research process. Audience includes anyone collecting feedback to improve user experience, including healthcare instructors, organizational leaders, public and medical librarians, and patient educators. February 4 at 11:30 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Project Update and Community Reflections: With six rounds of lab testing and two scientific literature reviews completed, project team members will provide an update on the latest results, summarize what is known and unknown about the virus, and highlight free resources. Presenters will share strategies implemented at their institutions, and the project team will preview what is on the horizon for REALM, and for LAMs. January 29 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) Data Bootcamp: This free webinar series features curriculum from the RIPL 2020 national event. These will NOT be webinars where you listen to a talking head the whole time; instead, please come ready to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities, some of which will occur in small groups in breakout rooms. Learn more and register

  • January 27 (10:00-11:30 PT): Observations: Data Hiding in Plain Sight
  • February 2 (10:00-11:30 PT): Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating Data to Stakeholders
  • February 23 (10:00-11:30 PT): Nothing for Us, Without Us: Getting Started with Culturally Responsive Evaluation
  • March 2 (11:00-12:30 PT): Meaningful Metrics for Your Organization
  • March 16 (11:00-12:30 PT): Evaluation + Culture = Change

Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research (IPPCR): This free, self-paced, online course is open for registration until July 1, 2021. The IPPCR course is a lecture series from thought-leaders around the world covering: Study Designs, Measurement and Statistics, Ethical, Legal, Monitoring, and Regulatory Considerations, Preparing and Implementing Clinical Studies, Communicating research findings and other topics. Register

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

From the NLM Director’s blog:

What’s new on NCBI  and NLM YouTube Channel

Behind the Camera: World Health Organization Photographers

NLM Traveling Exhibitions service has extended its ‘hold’ until further notice. What this means is:

  • NLM will not be accepting applications for future bookings until further notice.
  • If your institution recently applied for and was assigned a booking, we will follow up with you individually. Join the listserv for the most up-to-date information

*From the NIH Director’s blog:

*NIH launches central COVID-19 website for accurate information on vaccines, treatments and NIH-funded research

8 Tips for Improving Communication When Wearing a Face Covering

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites teens (16-18 years) and adults to participate in the Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge to create images that represent NIMHD’s vision of an American in which all populations will have an equal opportunity to live long, healthy and productive lives. Deadline to submit is February 5

*At-home monitoring devices, tools play leading role in patient care during pandemic

*A new tool to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections in the era of COVID-19

Dementia may cause problems with money management years before diagnosis

FYI:

*COVID-19 Resources

*Battling the Infodemic: LJ’s 2021 Librarians of the Year
Congratulations to Library Journal’s 2021 Librarians of the Year, Elaine R. Hicks—research, education, and public health librarian at Tulane University in New Orleans Stacy Brody -reference and instruction librarian at the George Washington University (GWU) School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; and Sara Loree – medical librarian at St. Luke’s Health System, Boise, ID for their work to organize and streamline COVID-19 information so badly needed by medical and health professionals, humanitarian organizations, researchers, and the public at a critical time in history. Read the LJ article to learn more about their important contribution.

*2020 Graphic Medicine in Review podcast
Listen to Graphic Medicine’s year end podcast with MK Czerwiec as she talks with a panel of guests about the best Graphic Medicine of 2020. The conversation begins with Shelley Wall and Michael Green discussing their article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the best graphic medicine of 2020, COVID-19 comics. Then graphic medicine librarians Alice Jaggers and Matthew Noe add their thoughts and further recommendations to the conversation. Finally, the group shares some of their favorite reading from 2020, graphic medicine and beyond. 

New MLA Data Services Specialization Keeps Pace with Expanding Roles for Health Sciences Librarians
As scientific research becomes increasingly data-driven, medical librarians and other health information professionals are ideally situated to provide support for data services. Many skills that health information professionals have traditionally applied to the scholarly literature are also relevant to data, such as curation, preservation, and access. To meet demand for training and certification in this area, the Education: Information Management Curriculum Committee commissioned the development of a new MLA (Medical Library Association) specialization: the Data Services Specialization (DSS). Learn more on the MLA website 

Rural Library & Social Wellbeing Project Overview
Public libraries located in rural locations have unique capabilities to generate social well-being outcomes in their communities. The Rural Library and Social Wellbeing project looked specifically at independent public libraries in the nation’s smallest and most isolated communities: towns without formal education facilities or hospitals and with fewer than 2,500 people. The website features a toolkit and an events calendar

Resource: Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment
The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has published Engaging Mexican Indigenous Families, Children, and Youth in Mental Health Treatment, a factsheet that aims to create awareness of the cultural factors and what mental health professionals should know about engaging the Mexican Indigenous community in mental health treatment.

Healthy People 2030 Target-Setting Tools and Methods
The HHS Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) have released statistical methods and analytical tools that were instrumental in setting transparent, data-driven targets for Healthy People 2030 on a national level. Public stakeholders can now access two of these new analytical tools for target setting: the Percent Improvement and Minimal Statistical Significance Tool and the Trend Analysis Tool. The HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) has also released information on how they use 6 target-setting methods to develop Healthy People 2030 objectives. Learn more and access the tools

* Improving Ventilation in Your Home
Staying home with only members of your household is the best way to keep SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) particles out of your home. However, if a visitor needs to be in your home, improving ventilation (air flow) can help prevent virus particles from accumulating in the air in your home. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, like staying 6 feet apart and wearing masks, can help prevent you from getting and spreading COVID-19. Visit the CDC to learn more about ventilating your home

News Use Across Social Media Platforms in 2020
About half of U.S. adults (53%) say they get news from social media “often” or “sometimes,” and this use is spread out across a number of different sites, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2020.

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Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

NER News - Tue, 2021-01-19 08:38

Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021.

What’s happening? In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access. Learn more!

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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2021-01-15 15:28

We’re partnering with our colleagues at NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic to bring you this 2-part series. Thanks to Liz Waltman for putting together this introduction:

We all hope that by the end of the summer 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will mainly be behind us, and the large bandwidth that the pandemic has taken up over the past year can be used for pressing needs that may have taken a back seat. One of those needs is disaster planning. While there is a vaccine to assuage the impact of a pandemic, there is no antidote for the personal and economic devastation from events that disrupt the provision of core library services, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest. It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library.

These two sessions are intended for members of the PNR & SEA regions: AK, AL, DC, GA, FL, ID, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, WA, and WV. Participants from other regions are welcome to attend, however, we may be less likely to match you with a COOP partner.

After attending both sessions, participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits. This class is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Part 1 Registration

Part 2 Registration

For questions, please contact Liz Waltman.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 15, 2021

SEA News - Fri, 2021-01-15 10:48

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars January 19 – January 22

Webinars January 26 – January 29

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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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2021-01-15 05:00

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

Spotlight

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

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization: Citizen Science Month (April 2021) is a great time to bring citizen science — public engagement in real scientific research — to your library or community-based organization (CBO). Join this webinar on January 22 at 2:00 PM ET to learn about Citizen Science Month featured projects and resources showcased by SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research program, and other champions of Citizen Science Month. Register here: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-in-your-library-or-community

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration – NER Update

New NNLM On-Demand Course: Consumer Health Collection Management – SEA Currents

Meet our BIPOC LIS Student Awardees! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NLM/NIH News

NIH Central COVID-19 Website: Want access to the latest COVID-19 research information? The new NIH COVID-19 website is your best resource for research news, funding opportunities, and open ClinicalTrials.

Building a Diverse Genomics Workforce: The National Human Genome Research Institute has released a new action agenda to make sure the genomics workforce represents our diverse human population. Visit their web page to read more about NHGRI’s goals, implementation strategies and first steps to make a diverse workforce by 2030.

MedlinePlus Connect: 10 Years of Linking Electronic Health Records to Consumer Health InformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Behind the Camera: World Health Organization PhotographersCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

What A Year It Was for Science Advances!NIH Director’s Blog

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the BrainNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – January 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – February 8-March 5

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Defining the New AHRQ: A Race for 21st Century Care – AHRQ Views

Submit a Proposal for a Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Medical Library Association (MLA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

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

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Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic

SEA News - Thu, 2021-01-14 15:33

We all hope that by the end of the summer 2021 the COVID-19 pandemic will mainly be behind us, and the large bandwidth that the pandemic has taken up over the past year can be used for pressing needs that may have taken a back seat. One of those needs is disaster planning. While there is a vaccine to assuage the impact of a pandemic, there is no antidote for the personal and economic devastation from events that disrupt the provision of core library services, such as an earthquake, hurricane, tornado, or civil unrest. It is essential for all libraries to resume planning for disasters, which includes knowing how to respond to a disaster, how to develop partnerships with local emergency planners, and how to find a backup library to mitigate the impact of a disaster.

This two-part webinar series held on Tuesday, January 26 and Wednesday, February 10 will provide attendees with the awareness and tools necessary to face disasters of any kind. Hosted by Dan Wilson from the University of Virginia, Part 1 will provide first-hand accounts of how libraries have responded to a disaster and introduce a template for participants to begin creating their own one-page continuity of operations plan. Part 2 will answer attendee questions that arose while writing their COOP, and match libraries from the northwest with similar libraries in the southeast who can potentially partner as a backup library.

These two sessions are intended for members of the PNR & SEA regions: AK, AL, DC, GA, FL, ID, MD, MI, MT, NC, OR, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, WA, and WV. Participants from other regions are welcome to attend, however, we may be less likely to match you with a COOP partner.

After attending both sessions, participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE credits. This class is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Part 1 Registration: https://nnlm.gov/Zuj

Part 2 Registration: https://nnlm.gov/ZuF 

For questions, please contact Liz Waltman.

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Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2021-01-14 08:00

Are you a life-long learner? Learning something new can help stimulate our brains and re-energize us. Learning more about the science behind our health can help us become more engaged in our health, can help us better understand health news stories, and be more informed health consumers.

Each month for 2021, this blog will feature a new education tool or resource to learn something new, especially regarding our health. This first post will focus on vaccines, specifically COVID-19 vaccines. You or your patrons may have questions about these vaccines and what better way to know more about them than to learn why vaccines are important and how they are developed.

The CDC specifically addresses COVID-19 vaccines including who gets priority to receive the vaccine, what to expect when getting vaccinated, and the benefits of being vaccinated. One nice feature is the section titled, “Understanding How COVID-19 Vaccines Work” including information about the types of COVID-19 vaccines.

For additional information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit the MedlinePlus health topic page, “COVID-19 Vaccines” which includes links to information in Spanish as well as information in video format.

Both the CDC and MedlinePlus are trusted sources of information as they are diligent about providing accurate, authoritative and current information.

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PNR Weekly Digest: January 12, 2021

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2021-01-12 11:03

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

A Resilient New Year!
How can we practice resilience in the New Year? Psychologists define resilience as “the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress—such as family and relationship problems, serious health problems, or workplace and financial stressors.”1 This doesn’t mean we deny reality but instead we develop the strong coping skills needed to deal with harsh realities. Fortunately, resilience is something we can cultivate and grow. These featured books offer helpful tips for your resiliency garden…read the blog post to learn about the featured books

Consumer Health Minute: New Dietary Guidelines
“Make Every Bite Count with the Dietary Guidelines!” is the newly released 2020-2025 edition of the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Dietary Guidelines. Every five years these guidelines are provided to the public and health professionals with the most current science based evidence to help in the promotion of good health and reduce the risk of disease…learn more about how you can inform your communities about the new Dietary Guidelines

Professional Development:

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

NNLM offers on-demand classes, below is a sampling: 

NEW class- Consumer Health Collection Management: This asynchronous course reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your own library’s health collection, and consider how you can improve your health related materials to better serve your community. The class was created in partnership with WebJunction. (4 MLA CE) Register

Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices: Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies through interactive, self-paced tutorials and a synthesis exercise. (4 MLA CE) Register

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace: Participants will learn about some of the current critiques to using cultural competence principles and how cultural humility can be supplemented to create a more accepting, welcoming, and reflective working environment. Short demos of Think Cultural Health, PubMed, and Project Implicit are included to showcase three external resources that can be used to further explore this topic. (1 MLA CE) Register 

Finding and Using Health Statistics: Written by staff at AcademyHealth and provided by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, this tutorial on finding and using health statistics is aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics. (3 MLA CE) Register

Grants and Proposal Writing-On Demand: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. (3 MLA CE) Register

Research Data Management Training series: Research Data Management On Demand is made up of four stand-alone classes that introduce principles and practices of research data management. There is no particular order or progression in which to take the classes. Expect to spend up to four hours on each class learning through tutorials, videos and hands-on activities.

The individual classes include:

  • Open Science and Data Science
  • Data Curation and Documentation
  • Data Security, Storage and Preservation
  • Data Sharing and Publishing

(4 MLA CE per session) View the series and register

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

“Upcoming Training Opportunity: University-based Training for Research Careers in Biomedical Informatics and Data Science”, from the NLM Director’s blog

Important Changes to NCBI Accounts Coming in 2021

Learn more about instructor training from The Carpentries and NNLM

Defoe and the Plague Year

NLM Announces 2021 History Talks

*“What a Year it Was for Science Advances!”, from the NIH Director’s blog

Statement on the establishment of the Office of Nutrition Research within the NIH Office of the Director

January issue of NIH News in Health includes information about ways of improving well-being, preventing sepsis infections, postpartum depression and more

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! Explore the resources provided by the National Eye Institute to help spread the word that treating glaucoma early can help prevent vision loss — and encourage people in your community to get a dilated eye exam

It’s Blood Donor Awareness Month and learn how the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute supports research to improve blood donations and transfusions

*Peer-Reviewed Report on Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Publishes Data from Phase 3 Clinical Trial Confirm Vaccine is Effective

* Large Clinical Trial Will Test Combination Monoclonal Antibody Therapy for Mild/Moderate COVID-19

Physician-pharmacist collaboration may increase adherence to opioid addiction treatment

Employment Opportunity, Assistant Director, Regional Medical Library at UW

FYI:

*COVID-19 Resources

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the I Love My Librarian Award!
More than 1,850 library users submitted stories highlighting how their librarians had above and beyond in their communities and 10 winners were selected for their outstanding public service accomplishments including Anchorage Public Librarian, Elizabeth Moreau Nicolai. The virtual award ceremony will take place during ALA’s Midwinter conference at 12:30 p.m. PT on Saturday, January 23, and will be streamed on the American Library Association YouTube channel. Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Annual DNA Day Essay Contest
The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is proud to support National DNA Day through the Annual DNA Day Essay Contest. This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 worldwide and asks students to examine, question, and reflect on important concepts in genetics. Essays are expected to be well-reasoned arguments that indicate a deep understanding of scientific concepts related to the essay question. They are evaluated by ASHG members through three rounds of scoring. The first place student winner receives $1,000 and their teacher receives a $1,000 genetics material grant. Submission deadline is March 3.

Virus Explorer: A New Interactive for Students from Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive
Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive team has created a new Virus Explorer Interactive that you can use in your classroom. This interactive module allows students to explore the diversity of viruses based on structure, genome type, host range, transmission mechanism, replication cycles, and vaccine availability. An accompanying worksheet guides students’ exploration.

HPV Vaccination Campaign for Young Adults and Health Care Providers Launches from HHS’ Office on Women’s Health
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States causing nearly 36,000 cases of cancer in men and women each year. Most of these cases could have been prevented by the HPV vaccine. To address issue, HHS’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office on Women’s Health (OWH) announced its HPV VAX NOW campaign. The campaign will help young adults recognize their risk for HPV-related cancers, pre-cancerous cervical lesions, and genital warts, see the HPV vaccine as an important prevention strategy, and feel empowered to ask for the vaccine. Relevant information and resources from the campaign are also available.

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NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration

NER News - Tue, 2021-01-12 07:46

Are you struggling to find a simple definition for key data terminologies? Wondering where to find resources and relevant literature regarding data vocabularies? Look no further! The Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Data Thesaurus provides key tools for data-driven exploration.

The Data Thesaurus is a resource connecting and defining concepts, services, and tools relevant to librarians working in data-driven discovery. A definition, relevant literature, and web resources accompany each term along with links to related terms. Users can search or browse the 70 different terms.

Launched in 2013, the original data thesaurus has undergone updates and transformations. As the world of data evolves, so too does the thesaurus. In fact, over the past year, a group of dedicated librarians from across the country have come together to serve on the NNLM Data Thesaurus Advisory Group. Members of the Advisory Group are working on evaluating and updating the current thesaurus with new resources, terms, and definitions. As you explore the thesaurus, please share your feedback! Do you see missing terms? Broken links? General feedback? We’re open to hearing it all!

We hope the Data Thesaurus proves to be a useful resource for you and your stakeholders!

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