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NNLM Public Library Partnership Award Supports Health Information Toolkits

GMR News - Sun, 2019-07-14 12:52

Stephanie Swanberg photoStephanie Swanberg, Assistant Professor and Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian for the Oakland University William Beaumont (OUWB) School of Medicine received one of four NNLM Public Library Partnership awards. With her award, the OUWB Medical Library was able to take on a medical student as an intern for the first time.

She said, “This is the perfect time for OUWB to host summer internships as our M1 students have made it through their first year and have the foundational knowledge and skills to now apply to their internship work,” Swanberg said.

Emily Yuen, M2, helped develop a set of ready-made health education toolkits to be used by the Auburn Hills Public Library as part of its programming in 2019-2020.

“As a future pediatrician, Emily enthusiastically delved into developing two toolkits on bone health and the heart for kids and was so excited to learn about how libraries and health professionals can work together to promote healthy lifestyles and health literacy,” Swanberg said.

Swanberg said Yuen’s previous experience, knowledge, work ethic, and outgoing personality made her the ideal intern.

“This truly was a collaborative internship where Emily worked with experts from many different areas of OUWB and the community: the medical library, the public library, medical school faculty, and medical education staff,” Swanberg said.

OUWB Summer Internships Benefit Students, Community Alike

The NNLM All of Us Public Library Partnership Award allows for the development of projects and programs that increase access to and capacity to use National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other authoritative health information resources to enable individuals to make informed decisions about their health. Each award recipient receives up to $20,000.

The award also supports the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN) mission to increase public and participant awareness and understanding of the NIH All of Us Research Program using approved health literacy topics, programs, and materials in support of public libraries providing outreach to populations that meet the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research (UBR) criteria as defined by the NIH All of Us Research Program.

Learn more about JoinAllofUs.org

NNLM All of Us CEN Co-branded logo

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OSU Health Sciences Library Hosts the Journey

GMR News - Sun, 2019-07-14 11:10

The OSU Health Sciences Library (HSL) hosted the NIH All of Us Research Program Mobile Education and Engagement Exhibit at the Wexner Medical Center plaza in June. During the two-day event, more than 200 persons learned about precision medicine through activities and information. The Wexner Medical Center also served as an enrollment center, one of the first health science libraries to participate in this role.OSU Wexner Medical Center hosting Journey June 11 & 12 text

The All of Us Research Program aims to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs through data provided by 1 million or more volunteer participants. The program is open to any person living in the United States. Unlike a single research study focused on a specific disease or community, the All of Us Research Program will be a resource to inform thousands of studies, covering a wide range of health conditions. This information will help researchers learn more about different diseases and treatments, and participants will learn more about their health status and receive important information to share with their family members.

As a recipient of the All of Us Community Engagement Network Ambassador Program Award from the Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Lynda Hartel, Judith Wiener, and Missy Creed support the library’s outreach activities with community partners to promote education on the topic of precision medicine, and Ohio’s identified community health priorities which include chronic and infectious disease, mental health and addictions, and obesity.

Journey on OSU Medical Campus “The OSU Health Sciences Library is uniquely situated to be involved in the All of Us initiative,” said Lynda Hartel, Assistant Vice President for Health Sciences and Library Director. “We are surrounded by remarkable researchers who will access this data to conduct studies and we want to contribute to this effort. By teaming up with librarians from the Columbus Metropolitan Library, we can make more people aware of All of Us and the opportunity to improve their own health while helping to make medical history.”

Look for more stories of their community outreach work throughout the year.

To learn more about the All of Us Research Program, please visit JoinAllofUs.org.

NNLM All of Us CEN Co-branded logo

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Get Ready: Tropical Storm Barry Set to Hit Northern Gulf Coast Saturday Morning

SEA News - Fri, 2019-07-12 13:55

Tropical Storm Barry is intensifying and is expected to make landfall Saturday as a hurricane along the northern Gulf Coast, spreading widespread torrential rain up the lower Mississippi Valley, leading to major river flooding and flash flooding in parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Arkansas, along with storm-surge flooding and strong winds.

According to Weather.com:

  • Tropical Storm Barry will move ashore along the northern Gulf Coast Saturday morning.
  • A major threat of rainfall flooding is in play over the northern Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley.
  • New Orleans and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, are among the cities in a high risk for flooding rainfall.
  • Hurricane, tropical storm and storm-surge warnings have been issued for the northern Gulf Coast.
  • Storm-surge flooding will also add to the water worries, particularly along and east of Barry’s track.
  • Power outages are likely in parts of Louisiana and Mississippi.

We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.

Disaster Information Management Research Center

 MedlinePlus

HealthCare Ready Rx Open is activated for LA and MS for this storm. Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disasters.

Federal Agency Resources

Social Media

Social Media Hashtags

  • #StormBarry
  • #TropicalStormBarry

Although we are not sure what the full impact of this hurricane will have in our region, please reach out to the NNLM SEA and NDCO if we can be of assistance. We will continue to update this article with more information as the hurricane progresses to the gulf coast. Please keep us up-to-date regarding the status of your library/institution but more importantly let us know you are safe and well.

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Louisville Free Public Library Receives NNLM All of Us Ambassador Award

GMR News - Fri, 2019-07-12 11:42


Louisville Free Public Library logoThe Greater Midwest Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has announced the Louisville Free Public Library as an award recipient of the 2019-2020 NNLM All of Us Ambassador Program. Funding for this program is the result of a partnership between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and All of Us, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) research program that seeks to enroll one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate breakthroughs in precision medicine and advance treatment and prevention.

The Louisville Free Public Library will receive up to $100,000 to support the health information needs in the Louisville Metro area, which will assist individuals in making informed decisions concerning their healthcare. This grant award to The Library Foundation will enable LFPL to enrich the lives of community residents with information about the largest health risks facing the area, as identified in a 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) conducted by the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health. These health risks include cancer, obesity, alcohol and drug addiction, heart disease, and nutritional deficiency. Over the next year, a portion of the award will fund the hiring of a full-time program coordinator to collaborate with strategic partners in developing health education programs and discussions for the public, as well as providing consumer health in-service training for public librarians.

“At a time when our city is focused on significant issues affecting public health and health equity, this is a great opportunity for the Library to offer free, health-related educational programming in the community,” said Library Director Lee Burchfield. “We look forward to working with NNLM and local partners to address these critical issues facing Louisville Metro.”

The Louisville Free Public Library is Kentucky’s largest public library system, serving more than two million visitors annually. Its mission is to provide individuals the broadest possible access to knowledge, ideas, and information in support of lifelong learning.

Learn more about the mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine at https://nnlm.gov and the All of Us Research Program at https://joinallofus.org/nlm.

To find free and trusted health information, visit https://medlineplus.gov/.

NNLM All of Us CEN Co-branded logo

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-07-12 10:19

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

Spotlight

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Summer Reading? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information – The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with WebJunction to facilitate a 4-week online course for public librarians on Wikipedia health and medical information, to be offered this coming fall! Join us for a webinar on August 14 at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the upcoming course, and the importance of improving health and medical information on Wikipedia.

We want your feedback! NNLM is reaching out to public library members to solicit feedback about the National Health Observances content being piloted by the NNLM All of Us National Program. The content, which includes program kits, posters, printer-ready handouts, and slides, is intended to raise awareness of select health observances and associated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources. We invite you to take a short survey to provide us with feedback and recommendations for this project.

NLM/NIH News

The More Things Change… – Learn from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan about progress toward aligning NLM’s organizational structure with the goals and vision presented in the 2017-2027 Strategic Plan. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Exhibitions Connect: How Partners Bring NLM Health Information Resources to Communities Across America! – Librarians are the information superheroes of the 21stcentury. In today’s hyper-connected world, saturated with studies, reports, data, records, pictures, sponsored content, and even misinformation, librarians help us sort through it all and find the information that is meaningful, trustable, and that meets our needs. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: St. Charles City-County Library – Libraries, museums, and organizations throughout the United States and across the world host National Library of Medicine traveling exhibitions. These sites plan and present enriching and engaging programs to connect their communities with the information in the exhibitions and with the wide variety of publicly-available NLM resources.Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue recently highlighted updates to PubMed Labs involving the Library LinkOut using Outside Tool service, and the closure of NLM’s Specialized Information Services division.

NIH News in Health: The July 2019 issue is now available, featuring, “Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health,” and, “Hypnosis for Health: Can Trances Work?” Other topics include testing your home for Radon, processed foods, and heart-healthy eating.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2019

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

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 17, 1:30-3:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. Learn to communicate health statistics in clear and easy to understand language. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Collection Management for Healthy Communities – July 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. Sponsored by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), this webinar will provide library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both reference and circulating collections, and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers – July 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Join this webinar with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) to learn about introducing graduate students to concepts in data management. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – July 23, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with the National Training Office (NTO) to learn 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 course will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Promoting Public Health through the Public Library – July 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Richland Public Health and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library have formed a unique partnership to improve the health and overall quality of life of Richland County community members through innovative health education and promotion programming. This webinar with the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) will feature an overview of three successful initiatives: The Health Information Kiosk program, The Free Blood Pressure Cuff Loan program and The Free Bike Loan program. Recommendations on how other health departments and their local library systems can pursue opportunities to collaborate will also be discussed.

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 26, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Body image, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. However, seeking that information can be difficult. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will look at how social determinants of health affect teens, and how libraries, schools, and community organizations can support youth health literacy. Presenters will discuss health information resources for teens, best practices for answering difficult questions, and health-focused activities.

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster and public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. During a disaster, decisions are made quickly, based on the information available. This session with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will provide a brief overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce.

August 2019

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – August 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. Offered in collaboration by the Greater Midwest and Pacific Northwest Regions (GMR/PNR), this asynchronous online class provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community. Participants are eligible for 8 MLA CE.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 5-30, 2019 – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this asynchronous course that provides an overview of the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in the United States, and explores some of the unique health challenges that impact these population groups. This course will discuss culture, cultural competency and cultural humility, and reflect on how your organization is addressing these principles. An introduction to numerous health information websites will be provided that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages. This class will help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist immigrants, refugees, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in your communities.

Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy – August 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Comics are uniquely suited for conveying health information in engaging, economical, and culturally sensitive ways. Graphic public health can also give voice to the people in our communities who are impacted by the policy and programmatic decisions made by public health officials. In this webinar sponsored by the New England Region (NER), Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County will share examples of how she has applied comics to health literacy, health promotion and advocacy for public health. She will also discuss aspects of the creative process of developing graphic public health.

True North: Navigating Your Way to Freely Available Public Health Resources – August 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – This collaborative course covers concepts related to searching for freely available public health resources, reviewing resources for bias, and thinking outside-the-box for your search strategies. Join the National Public Health Coordinating Office (NPHCO) in this session for a review of pressing issues in public health.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – August 20, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are, and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health provide resources for both the general public and health professionals to learn about opioid abuse and overdose prevention and treatment options.

Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings – August 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Is copyright automatic? When is Fair Use, well, fair? Does a Creative Commons license grant unlimited use of the work? Determining whether you have the rights to use an article, image, video, or table can take some of the fun out of developing a presentation, class, or course. In this session with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can and cannot be copyrighted, with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

*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:

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Mental Health – July 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and ability to live a full and productive life. People with untreated mental health disorders are at high risk for many unhealthy and unsafe behaviors — including alcohol and drug abuse, violent and self-destructive behavior, and suicide. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the disease burden of mental health disorders as well as associated chronic diseases. Addressing mental health is key to ensuring that all Americans can live longer, healthier lives. Sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), this webinar will highlight the Zero Suicide initiative and its impact in state and federal sectors. You’ll also learn how the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI pioneered the precursor to the Zero Suicide initiative — Perfect Depression Care — to prevent suicide among their patients.

Achieving Environmental Justice in the 21st Century: The Way Forward – July 18, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the National Environmental Health Partnership Council for a webinar tailored toward learning more about environmental justice, racism and the resources available to communities, practitioners and the public. The webinar will also highlight various partnerships working to create awareness and address racism and environmental justice.

Sewell Stipend – The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee invites applications for 2019 Sewell Stipends to attend the APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019. The theme this year is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For equity. For action. For health.” Visit the APHA Annual Meeting Website for more information about the conference. Applications are welcome from all librarians who work with public health practitioners, students, staff, and faculty. Early-career librarians and librarians who are not members of the MLA Public Health/Health Administration section are welcome to apply. The application deadline is July 16, at midnight ET.

Apply now to host ‘Americans and the Holocaust’ traveling exhibition – The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invite libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped Americans’ responses to Nazism, war and genocide in Europe during the 1930s and 1940s. The special library exhibition — based on the exhibition at the USHMM in Washington, D.C. — will travel to 50 U.S. public and academic libraries from 2020 to 2022. Read the project guidelines and apply online by August 9.

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for this three-day symposium exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. First review of proposals will begin July 15 – priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date. The call for proposals will close on August 15.

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.

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – July 12, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-07-12 09:41

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars July 16 – July 17

Webinars July 18 – July 26

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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Coming Soon to a Town Near You: The All of Us Journey!

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2019-07-11 11:39

the outside of the Journey Bus

The All of Us Journey Exhibit and the All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center visit communities nationwide to raise awareness about the All of Us Research Program. Both exhibits feature hands-on activities for visitors to learn about research, precision medicine, and the opportunity to enroll in All of Us. The American Association on Health and Disability & the University of Montana Rural Institute teamed up to host the All of Us Journey this summer at RimRock Mall in Billings, MT, from July 9 – 12, 2019.

Upcoming stops in the Pacific Northwest this summer include:

  • The team of the American Association on Health and Disability & the University of Montana Rural Institute hosting the Journey at Caras Park, 123 Carousel Drive Missoula, MT 59802. Dates: Tuesday, July 16- Friday, July 19, 2019.
  • The partnership of the National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Oregon State University (OSU) hosting the Journey on the OSU Campus at 1500 SW Jefferson St., Corvallis, OR 97331. Dates: Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23, 2019.

For specific times the Journey will be open at these locations and to find future stops, visit the All of Us Journey.

For more information about the All of Us Research Program, please visit Join All of Us.

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Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy

MCR News - Tue, 2019-07-09 19:23

Wednesday, August 7, 2-3pm ET

For full details and to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/graphic-public-health-comics-health-literacy-health-promotion-and-advocacy/14535

The medium of comics is uniquely suited for conveying health information in engaging, economical, and culturally sensitive ways. Comic narratives also offer a means for public health practitioners to share their dilemmas and a multiplicity of perspectives on complex health issues and policies. Comics can disclose the political, emotional, and ethical dimensions of public health practice. And importantly, graphic public health can also give voice to the people in our communities who are impacted by the policy and programmatic decisions made by public health officials. Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County will share examples of how she has applied comics to health literacy, health promotion and advocacy for public health. She will also discuss aspects of the creative process of developing graphic public health.

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Position Opening: Kansas Technology and Innovation Coordinator

MCR News - Tue, 2019-07-09 19:12

Position Opening: Kansas Technology and Innovation Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR) funds a coordinator for the state of Kansas to provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals and the public. Additionally, this position serves as regional coordinator of the Technology and Innovation project area.

The Kansas Technology and Innovation Coordinator is located at the A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences on the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) campus in Kansas City, Kansas. It is one of a team of six site coordinators throughout the MidContinental region. Each MCR coordinator fulfills program duties under the direction of the NNLM MCR Associate Director. The position involves travel throughout Kansas that will include site visits, exhibits and teaching. Travel to the MCR offices at the University of Utah Health Sciences Eccles Library in Salt Lake City, Utah and to national conference sites occurs occasionally throughout each year.

The Kansas Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at health information providers throughout the state of Kansas, with a special focus on librarians, health care providers, public health professionals, K-12 educators, and community based organizations. As coordinator of technology and innovation for the NNLM MCR, this position is also responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology and innovative practices throughout the region.

The Kansas City metropolitan area, 2.3 million people, offers the diversity and excitement of a large city with the charm and convenience of Midwest living.

For a complete position description and application procedures, visit our job site at

https://jobs.kumc.edu/hr/postings/25528.

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Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings

MCR News - Tue, 2019-07-09 19:01
A MidContinental Region Webinar

August 21, 2019
2-3PM MT, 3-4PM CT
Register

Is copyright automatic? When is Fair Use, well, fair? Does a Creative Commons license grant unlimited use of the work?

Determining whether you have the rights to use an article, image, video, or table can take some of the fun out of developing a presentation, class, or course. In this session, you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can be copyrighted and what can’t be with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

PRESENTER: Ben Harnke is and Education and Reference Librarian at the University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library. He teaches a well-attended copyright class and is leading the Open Educational Resource initiative on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

 

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The NNLM Reading Club Recognizes the Americans with Disabilities Act

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2019-07-09 14:46

 

 

Book Jacket Covers for July

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

The act paved the way for increased intersection in society for people with disabilities, whether seen or unseen, and fostered access to places and services, which improved the quality of life for all of us.

Celebrate this anniversary by selecting one of the NNLM Reading Club books for your library. Download discussion questions, promotional materials, and corresponding health information, or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit.

 

Visit https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club-selection-guide/disability-health.

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NNLM Webinar on August 7, “Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy”

PSR News - Tue, 2019-07-09 14:07

Registration is now available for the one-hour NNLM webinar on Wednesday, August 7, at 11:00 AM PDT, Graphic Public Health: Comics for Health Literacy, Health Promotion, and Advocacy, hosted by the New England Region. The medium of comics is uniquely suited for conveying health information in engaging, economical, and culturally sensitive ways. Comic narratives also offer a means for public health practitioners to share their dilemmas and a multiplicity of perspectives on complex health issues and policies. Comics can disclose the political, emotional, and ethical dimensions of public health practice. And importantly, graphic public health can also give voice to the people in our communities who are impacted by the policy and programmatic decisions made by public health officials. Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County will share examples of how she has applied comics to health literacy, health promotion and advocacy for public health. She will also discuss aspects of the creative process of developing graphic public health.

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Sunscreen 101

NER News - Mon, 2019-07-08 19:11

 

New England’s rainy spring has finally turned into summer. This past July 4th brought a string of sunny and hot days with lots of time spent outside. As I took out my sunscreen and looked at the SPF rating of 55 I thought to myself that if anyone asked me to explain what SPF 55 means I would have a hard time providing a clear explanation. It turns out I am not alone in admitting I find sunscreen lingo confusing!”

What’s in Your Closet?

I found the sunscreen products pictured in this post in my closet. I even found one product that had an expiration date of 2016! Who knew that sunscreens have expiration dates? As I looked at all of these products, I became a little confused.

I hope to give you some useful  information about sunscreen. The information in this post was very easy to find as I used the NLM consumer health website MedlinePlus.gov. I typed “sunscreen” into the search box and found the information for this article from the American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/prevent/sunscreen-labels/how-to-decode-sunscreen-lingo

 According to a JAMA Dermatology study, less than half of the patients at a dermatology clinic could explain the meanings of “Broad Spectrum” and “SPF.

Broad Spectrum and SPF

Terms like Broad Spectrum and SPF have official meanings from the FDA. Broad Spectrum means that sunscreen can protect you from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. This important to prevent skin cancer, early aging i.e. wrinkles, premature age spots and sagging.

SPF describes how well a sunscreen protects you from sunburn. An easy way to remember the meaning of  “SPF” is to think about it as “sunburn protection factor.” It is important to remember that no sunscreen can filter out 100% of the UVB (ultra violet burning) rays. The number after SPF describes how much of the UVB light the sunscreen filters out. For example SPF 15 filters out 30%, SPF 30 filters out 95%.

Waterproof vs. Water Resistant

No sunscreen is waterproof because sweat and water wash sunscreen away from our skin. Therefore, the FDA no longer allows the term “waterproof” on labels. The term “Water Resistant” is permitted, as some sunsreens have been tested and earn their ability to post the info on their product. Below are the FDA definitions and how often sunscreen must be applied to the skin to be effective.

Water resistant:The sunscreen stays effective for 40 minutes in the water. At that time, you’ll need to reapply.

Very water resistant:The sunscreen stays effective for 80 minutes in the water. Yes, after 80 minutes, you’ll need to reapply.

If sunscreen is not water resistant, to continue protecting our skin from the sun when outdoors, we must reapply sunscreen, every 2 hours, after toweling off, when sweating.Even if your skin remains dry sunscreen re-apply sunscreen every 2 hours to remain effective.

Difference Between Chemical Sunscreen or Physical Sunscreeen?

Each of these protects your skin differently and contains different active ingredients. Here’s a summary of the basic differences:

Chemical sunscreen:Protects you by absorbing the sun’s rays. May contain one or more of many possible active ingredients, including oxybenzone or avobenzene. The Neutrogena brand (the back of the tube) pictured here sunscreen lists Oxybenzone and Avobenzene as active ingredients.

Physical sunscreen: Protects you by deflecting the sun’s rays. Contains the active ingredients titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide. Some sunscreens use both types of active ingredients, so they contain one or more active ingredient found in physical sunscreen and chemical sunscreen.

What does the word “sports” mean on sunscreen?
The FDA has NOT defined this term for sunscreen.

When you see the word “sports” on sunscreen, it usually means that the sunscreen will stay on wet skin for either 40 or 80 minutes. To be sure, check the label. You may also see the words “water resistant” or “very water resistant.”  To protect your skin, you’ll need to reapply sports sunscreen when you’re sweating (every 40 or 80 minutes), after toweling off, after getting out of the water.

 

What do the words “Kids” or Baby” mean on sunscreen?
Like the word “sports,” the FDA has not defined these terms for sunscreen. The AAD recommends the following when using sunscreen on babies and toddlers.

Children younger than 6 months – Protect babies or kids from the sun by keeping them in the shade and dressing them in clothing that covers their skin. It is important to cover skin, but not so much that they overheat. If possible, avoid using sunscreen on these children.

Children 6 months  and older – Choose a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, as sunscreen with these ingredients are most appropriate for the sensitive skin of infants and toddlers. Keep children in the shade and dress them in clothing that will protect their skin from the sun even when using sunscreen.

There is more information about sunscreen I could tell you, but you may it more beneficial to read the information yourself from the American Academy of Dermatology in the link provided.  Also take a look at the infographic provided in the link. Enjoy your summer and remember to use sunscreen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POPLINE Database to Retire on September 1, 2019!

PSR News - Mon, 2019-07-08 15:15

POPLINE has been a valuable resource to the population, family planning, and reproductive health community for over 40 years. The collection of more than 400,000 records has provided students and researchers worldwide with access to journal articles, reports, books, unpublished resources, and full-text documents (to users in low- and middle-income countries). POPLINE is managed by the Knowledge for Health (K4Health) Project, which ends on September 10, 2019. The POPLINE website will retire on September 1. Since POPLINE’s inception in 1973, many free resources have become available and offer alternative access to journal articles. These resources collectively meet the majority of POPLINE user requests. For a list of resources offering alternative access to journal articles and other details, visit the POPLINE retirement announcement.

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PubMed Labs Update: Library LinkOut using Outside Tool

PSR News - Mon, 2019-07-08 15:06

Library icons now appear in PubMed Labs for libraries participating in the Library LinkOut using Outside Tool service. Because PubMed Labs is a responsive website, the icons appear whether you are accessing Labs from a desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Library patrons can activate a participating library’s Outside Tool in two ways: by accessing PubMed through a special URL, or by using My NCBI.

To display the library’s Outside Tool icon using a custom URL, append the string ?otool=NameAbbr to the PubMed Labs URL:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed?otool=NameAbbr
Replace NameAbbr with the Outside Tool User Name assigned by NCBI

Users affiliated with more than one library can activate icons for up to five institutions at one time using a comma-delimited URL in the format:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed?otool=NameAbbr1,NameAbbr2
Where each NameAbbr is a different Outside Tool User Name assigned by NCBI

To display your Outside Tool icon using My NCBI:

1. Sign into My NCBI
2. Click the NCBI Site Preferences link, and then click Outside Tool under PubMed Preferences
3. Select your library from the list of available Outside Tool services. At this time, only one Outside Tool can be selected in My NCBI.

For further details and illustrations, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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The NNLM Reading Club Recognizes the Americans with Disabilities Act

GMR News - Wed, 2019-07-03 15:30

 Switched On, Every Note Played, and Tough as They ComeOn July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial facilities, telecommunications, and state and local government services.

The act paved the way for increased intersection in society for people with disabilities and fostered access to places and services, which improved the quality of life for all of us.

Celebrate this anniversary by selecting one of the NNLM Reading Club books for your library. Download discussion questions, promotional materials, and corresponding health information, or apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit. To learn how, visit https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/nnlm-reading-club-selection-guide/disability-health.

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Closure of National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services

PSR News - Wed, 2019-07-03 13:02

As the National Library of Medicine (NLM) implements its Strategic Plan, 2017-2027, it is making organizational changes that include the closure of the Specialized Information Services (SIS) division, effective June 30, 2019, and the transition of many SIS programs into other parts of NLM. This integration serves to not only improve discoverability of and access to SIS resources by NLM’s broad set of users, but also enables NLM to leverage its talents and resources to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness.

Over the next few months, some SIS resources and programs will transition to other parts of NLM, be integrated into other NLM resources, made accessible on partner sites, or discontinued. We will provide notice of these changes as they are made. Links to SIS resources and programs in their new locations will be shared on the SIS homepage.

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NNLM SEA and NDCO Closed July 4 and 5, 2019

SEA News - Wed, 2019-07-03 12:45

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SEA Region (NNLM SEA) and the National Docline Coordination Office (NDCO) will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th and 5th, 2019 to observe the 4th of July holiday.

 

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Wed, 2019-07-03 10:40

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Spotlight

NIH News in Health: The July 2019 issue is now available, featuring, “Beyond Games: Using Virtual Reality to Improve Health,” and, “Hypnosis for Health: Can Trances Work?” Other topics include testing your home for Radon, processed foods, and heart-healthy eating.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Happy Independence Day! The MAR offices will be closed July 4-5.

Why Wikipedia Matters for Health and Medical Information – The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with WebJunction to facilitate a 4-week online course for public librarians on Wikipedia health and medical information, to be offered this coming fall! Join us for a webinar on August 14 at 3:00 PM ET to learn more about the upcoming course, and the importance of improving health and medical information on Wikipedia.

In addition to MLA CE, some NNLM classes are beginning to offer CHES CECH. You may be asking, what is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)? Do I qualify for these credits? If you’ve been considering a career in health education, learn more about this specialization from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing’s Guide to Health Education Careers.

NLM/NIH News

Democratizing Information Access – NLM delivers scientific knowledge to the nation and to the world. Through MEDLINE and PubMed, we provide a platform for scientists and scholars to share their findings freely and a database that can be used by anyone to explore and discover biomedical and health information. It’s a sound investment of federal dollars; a boon to research; and a reliable resource for patients, families, and caregivers. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Seeking the Best—NLM’s Collection Development and Acquisition Section – When the National Library of Medicine needs to purchase new biomedical literature, chances are the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section is involved. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Singing for the Fences – Dr. Francis Collins talks about his experience performing the Star-Spangled Banner in a major league ballpark. – NIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue recently highlighted changes to the NLM Collection Development Manual, which establishes boundaries for the Library’s permanent collection and provides a framework for the selection of biomedical materials.

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects – The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Awards are offered for up to $50,000. The deadline to submit a proposal is July 12, 2:00 PM ET.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2019

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – July 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – This one-hour webinar with The Greater Midwest and Middle Atlantic Regions (GMR/MAR) will provide a basic introduction to foreign-born populations. The presentation will start with some background data about immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We’ll touch briefly on some health challenges and barriers to care that these population groups face and discuss how to integrate cultural competence and humility into your work. Finally, we’ll review the CDC’s Refugee Health Portals and the National Library of Medicine’s MedlinePlus, HealthReach, and Specialized Information Services resources. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE and 1 category-I contact hour for CHES/MCHES.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction – July 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this synchronous, online class that includes hands-on exercises. Attend this class 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, and search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

Performing Arts Health: A Tale of Two Needs – July 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Performing arts health is a budding area of medicine and research. Performing artists have long been focused solely on their craft, ignoring the potential implications to their hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal, and mental health that arise from playing music, dancing, acting, or other performance. Similarly, the medical profession has historically ignored the unique medical problems of performing artists, opting instead to treat them as something other than the endurance athletes that they are. In both instances, a strong case can be made for the need for high-quality health information. In this webinar with the South Central Region (SCR), speakers will discuss the historical problems, present situation, and future implications of informatics and performing arts health. 

RDM Solutions for Smaller Institutions – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Are you a trying to figure out how to incorporate RDM services at your smaller institution? Join the New England Region (NER) and guests from the Ryan Clement the Data Services Librarian at Middlebury College and Wendy Shook the Science Data Librarian, at Middlebury College, as they discuss research data management (RDM) services at a smaller liberal arts college. The webinar will introduce challenges and the innovative solutions as described in the paper “Team Based Data Management Instruction at Small Liberal Arts Colleges” and a case study from what is currently being done at Middlebury College and future plans.

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

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 17, 1:30-3:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. Learn to communicate health statistics in clear and easy to understand language. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Collection Management for Healthy Communities – July 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. Sponsored by the Greater Midwest Region (GMR), this webinar will provide library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both reference and circulating collections, and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

Data Management Education Needs: Identifying Signposts for Graduate Student Researchers – July 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Join this webinar with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) to learn about introducing graduate students to concepts in data management. Effectively managing research data is a skillset that graduate students need to acquire along their pathway to becoming competent researchers. Librarians can help guide learning by establishing instructional signposts for relevant data management concepts, including data sharing practices. To be effective, librarian guides need to be familiar with the knowledge and skill gaps of the novice researchers.

Promoting Public Health through the Public Library – July 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Richland Public Health and the Mansfield/Richland County Public Library have formed a unique partnership to improve the health and overall quality of life of Richland County community members through innovative health education and promotion programming. This webinar with the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) will feature an overview of three successful initiatives: The Health Information Kiosk program, The Free Blood Pressure Cuff Loan program and The Free Bike Loan program. Recommendations on how other health departments and their local library systems can pursue opportunities to collaborate will also be discussed.

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 26, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Body image, identity, depression, sexuality, and stress are just some of the issues facing teens as they experience many physical and mental changes. When it comes to health issues they, their friends, or their family, may be experiencing, it is important that they have access to reliable health information. However, seeking that information can be difficult. This class with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will look at how social determinants of health affect teens, and how libraries, schools, and community organizations can support youth health literacy. Presenters will discuss health information resources for teens, best practices for answering difficult questions, and health-focused activities.

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Disaster Health Literature – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – The core purpose of the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) is to develop and provide access to health information resources and technology for disaster and public health emergency preparedness, response, and recovery. During a disaster, decisions are made quickly, based on the information available. This session with the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) will provide a brief overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster preparedness, response, and recovery workforce.

August 2019

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – August 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. Offered in collaboration by the Greater Midwest and Pacific Northwest Regions (GMR/PNR), this asynchronous online class provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community. Participants are eligible for 8 MLA CE.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 5-30, 2019 – Join the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) for this asynchronous course that provides an overview of the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in the United States, and explores some of the unique health challenges that impact these population groups. This course will discuss culture, cultural competency and cultural humility, and reflect on how your organization is addressing these principles. An introduction to numerous health information websites will be provided that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages. This class will help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist immigrants, refugees, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in your communities.

Copyright, Fair Use and Creative Commons: Allies in Educational Settings – August 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Is copyright automatic? When is Fair Use, well, fair? Does a Creative Commons license grant unlimited use of the work? Determining whether you have the rights to use an article, image, video, or table can take some of the fun out of developing a presentation, class, or course. In this session with the Mid-Continental Region (MCR) you will be introduced to a practical framework for understanding what can and cannot be copyrighted, with some typical scenarios librarians and educators encounter. You will also learn about where and in what context Fair Use applies, the different types of Creative Commons licenses, and how those licenses can help minimize copyright risk.

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

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Digital Collections Librarian, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA

Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help – The New York Times

Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals – On June 25, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced a new, free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. The program is designed to develop behavioral health providers’ knowledge and skills related to culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS). The tool is particularly timely for professionals working to address the opioid epidemic among racial and ethnic populations, which have low treatment rates and some of the highest rates of opioid misuse and overdose.

The PA Office of Commonwealth Libraries wants to know about your library events! Academic, public, school, and special libraries in Pennsylvania can use the PA library event form to promote breaking ground for a construction project; celebrating a library anniversary or milestone retirement; announcing a notable new service or program (e.g. MakerSpace opening, special PA Forward program or service, workforce development initiative, etc.); having a ribbon-cutting for a new building or renovated space; having an author or notable speaker visit; or holding an unusual or high-interest public program for youth or adults.

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.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Mental Health – July 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and ability to live a full and productive life. People with untreated mental health disorders are at high risk for many unhealthy and unsafe behaviors — including alcohol and drug abuse, violent and self-destructive behavior, and suicide. Early diagnosis and treatment can decrease the disease burden of mental health disorders as well as associated chronic diseases. Addressing mental health is key to ensuring that all Americans can live longer, healthier lives. Sponsored by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), this webinar will highlight the Zero Suicide initiative and its impact in state and federal sectors. You’ll also learn how the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI pioneered the precursor to the Zero Suicide initiative — Perfect Depression Care — to prevent suicide among their patients.

Sewell Stipend – The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee invites applications for 2019 Sewell Stipends to attend the APHA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 2-6, 2019. The theme this year is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For equity. For action. For health.” Visit the APHA Annual Meeting Website for more information about the conference. Applications are welcome from all librarians who work with public health practitioners, students, staff, and faculty. Early-career librarians and librarians who are not members of the MLA Public Health/Health Administration section are welcome to apply. The application deadline is Tuesday, July 16, at midnight ET.

2020 Symposium on the Future of Libraries – The Center for the Future of Libraries is accepting session proposals for this three-day symposium exploring the near-term trends already inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries, and the longer-term trends that will help us adapt to the needs of our communities. The Symposium on the Future of Libraries is included with full registration for the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits. First review of proposals will begin July 15 – priority placement will be given to those proposals received by the first review date. The call for proposals will close on August 15.

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.

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DOCLINE 5.2 No Longer Available on July 31, 2019

PSR News - Tue, 2019-07-02 19:00

DOCLINE 5.2 at https://DOCLINE.gov will no longer be available on July 31st, 9PM ET. The final group of DOCLINE and Loansome Doc Request Statistic Reports in version 5.2 (quarterly and semi-annual) will be made available mid-month. Users are urged to download or otherwise save 5.2 Request Reports for future reference. The only data request available after July 31 will be in DOCLINE 6.0, for requests placed after March 1, 2019. Semi-annual (July 2018 – February 2019) reports to be posted:

screenshot of DOCLINE login page with Tugger the DOCLINE mascot

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