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New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies

PSR News - Fri, 2018-12-21 15:49

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a plain language checklist (PDF) to help first responders provide services to individuals with limited English proficiency and individuals with disabilities during emergency response and recovery efforts. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, at least 350 languages are spoken across the country. In addition, approximately 15% of adults report some trouble hearing, 8.1 million people are visually impaired, and 32 million adults are illiterate. Federal civil rights laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, mandate that federally funded emergency response and recovery services must be accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities. In a recent blog post, experts in the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and OCR explore how public health, healthcare, and emergency response organizations can use the new checklist to enhance language access and create disaster health communications to better assist impacted communities.

The checklist resulted from efforts of the HHS Language Access Steering Committee, led by the HHS Office for Civil Rights. It includes recommendations, specific action steps, and resources to assist first responders in providing on-the-ground language assistance and communicating effectively in disasters. It complements an emergency preparedness checklist (PDF) HHS released in 2016, and is an additional tool for responders and local partners who serve community members with limited English proficiency or disabilities. Practical tips range from how to identify language needs in a disaster-impacted community to effectively utilizing interpreters.

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SEA and NDCO Holiday Closings

SEA News - Fri, 2018-12-21 09:36

The NNLM SEA and NDCO staff would like to wish all of our Network Members, Happy Holidays!

The NNLM SEA and NDCO offices will be closed from December 24, 2018 – January 1, 2019

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Data Flash: Some Reading About Library Responses To Research Mandates

PNR News - Fri, 2018-12-21 04:47

Self-promotion–we all are called upon to do it at some time or another.  And my time has arrived!  This post is to let you know that if you’re interested in reading about research mandates, from funders, institutions and publishers, there’s a new book chapter that’s just been come out, by me and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Research Data Librarian Nina Exner.   The title is “Responding to Change: Reinventing Librarian Identities in the Age of Research Mandates” and it appears in the volume Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Librarian Syndrome (Advances in Library Administration and Organization, Volume 39).  You can see that it is fascinating reading, at least for my cat Dorothy!

Seriously, we didn’t really know until we started what a big topic this would turn out to be.  From the abstract, you’ll see that we: “(1) outline the changing scholarly ecosystem; (2) summarize major terms and concepts to understand the process of producing research outputs; (3) discuss the perspectives of the major players in the research enterprise; (4) present some of the challenges that research mandates and the changing research environment have brought to libraries; and finally (5) review ways in which libraries have successfully addressed them.” Phew!

Of course, by nature of this quickly moving environment, some of what we offer has shifted in the year since we wrote it, but we hope there are still many helpful suggestions!  There are two figures in particular that lay out some ideas for librarian involvement in the research enterprise.

Also, if you are OK with not having the publisher’s beautified version, the final manuscript version is available in open access form through the University of Washington’s ResearchWorks Archive.

While not light holiday reading, it may fit the bill if you make a new year’s resolution about enhancing your current awareness activities!  Either way, we welcome feedback– please feel free to contact me at glusker@uw.edu with any comments, suggestions, etc.

Happy New Year!

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NNLM PSR Membership Update

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2018-12-20 18:18

As 2018 draws to a close, we would like to provide you with a year-end update of membership changes in the Pacific Southwest Region.  We are pleased to announce 47 new members have joined the network since the beginning of the year.  Please join us in welcoming our new network members!

New Network Members

Arizona

California

Hawaii

Nevada

Also in 2018, the following libraries began participation in DOCLINE, NLM’s automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and order referral system.

New DOCLINE Libraries

  • West Coast Ultrasound Institute
    Los Angeles, CA
    (LIBID: CAUPOJ)
  • Community Memorial Health System
    Ventura, CA
    (LIBID: CAUPOT)
  • Alcohol Research Group, Public Health Institute
    Emeryville, CA
    (LIBID: CAUPOV)
  • Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health Library
    Los Angeles, CA
    (LIBID: CAUPOZ)

Network membership is free and offers a variety of benefits and services.  Complete the Member Application to become a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in the Pacific Southwest Region.  For more information, please go to our Members page.

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Band name or MeSH term? 2019 punk edition

NTO News - Thu, 2018-12-20 17:34

The 2016 blog post, Band Name or MeSH Term? A game based on the 2017 Medical Subjects Headings was such a hit, we’ve decided to bring it back with an obscure genre!

Current NLM Associate Fellow Sarah Clarke brings her knowledge of the first wave and beyond to reveal the latest updates to MeSH.

 

Band Name or MeSH Term? 2019 edition

Is the following a medical subject heading, a band or both? Answers – and a few upcoming dates for webinars – below

  1. Nerve Agents
  2. Aegilops
  3. Gangrene
  4. Koro
  5. Negative Results
  6. Antidote
  7. Discharge
  8. Germs
  9. Road Rage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Nerve Agents – MeSH term & punk band
  2. Aegilops – New MeSH Term for 2019 – “A genus of grasses known generally as goatgrasses, presumed to be wild ancestors of domestic WHEAT. They belong to the grass family, POACEAE, and are distributed widely in Eurasia and North America”
  3. Gangrene – MeSH term; however, Gang Green is a punk band
  4. Koro – MeSH term & punk band
  5. Negative Results New MeSH Term for 2019 – “Subject matter related to research studies in which the data do not demonstrate any clear evidence of effect, especially if an effect was expected”
  6. Antidote – MeSH term & punk band
  7. Discharge – Punk band
  8. Germs – Punk band
  9. Road Rage – New MeSH Term for 2019 – “Extreme anger generated from a traffic incident or accident that leads to an assault with a motor vehicle or other dangerous weapon by the operator or passenger(s) of one motor vehicle on the operator or passenger(s) of another motor vehicle” & punk band

 

For further information about 2019 MeSH:

The National Library of Medicine has completed work on the 2019 MeSH Descriptor production release. Users can view 2019 MeSH headings using the MeSH Browser or download them via NLM’s FTP site. Users can view highlighted changes in MeSH Terminology by visiting What’s New in MeSH.

 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2019, introducing you to 2019 Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts. Registration is required (see below).

 

  1. NLM Webinar: 2019 MeSH Highlights

Join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

  • Addition of systematic reviews publication type
  • Additional clinical trial publication types
  • Subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization
  • Additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics.

Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

 

Date and time: Friday, January 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/2019-mesh-highlights/9152

 

  1. NNLM Webinar: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. Join us for “MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching” to learn:

  • How does this affect your PubMed searches?
  • What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy?
  • How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
  • How do you check your saved searches and alerts?

This class includes some content from the class Advanced PubMed: MeSH

 

Date and time: Friday, January 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/9145

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 20, 2018

SEA News - Thu, 2018-12-20 14:11

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

The NNLM/SEA office will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1 for winter break. We wish everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars January 4 – January 9

Webinars January 10 – January 11

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 Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Miscellaneous News

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 - Thu, 2018-12-20 09:17

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

Spotlight

National Safe Toys and Giving Month: December is prime time for gift shopping for loved ones. In particular, all are encouraged to pay close attention to the toys that are purchased and gifted to children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children’s toys may be exposed to lead. Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations increase risk the risk for children to lead exposure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues year-round recalls of toys that could potentially expose children to lead. For more information on the most recent toy recalls, visit the United States Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The NNLM MAR Offices will be closed December 24-January 1 for the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Thank you to all of our Members and partners for making 2018 a successful year in supporting the mission of NNLM!

Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

Engage with the All of Us Journey – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where Do I Begin? November 28, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Recognizing Outstanding Work and an Outstanding StaffNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

*All classes are offered in an online/webinar format unless noted.

There is still time to apply for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians. Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Applications are due January 4.

2019 MeSH Highlights – January 4, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NTO, join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This 20-minute presentation will feature the addition of a systematic reviews publication type, clinical trial publication types, subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization and additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – January 7-February 4, 2019 – Join 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 highlights some 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. It will provide an introduction to numerous health information websites that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages, and help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist multilingual and multicultural populations in your community.

Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming – January 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join NER with guest presenters Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 11, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NTO for this webinar to learn the answers to these questions.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 14-May 3, 2019 – This collaborative NTO/NLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Note: Registration closes January 4, 2019. This course is limited to 50 participants with a 20-seat wait list.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24 – January 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this class will introduce those involved with educating or creating programming for young adults to credible and trusted wellness resources that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals – January 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this course will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus.

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

STEAM Programming for Adults – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, SEA and guest presenter will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this class that covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR for this class that will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Transgender Health: Research and Resources – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.

*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: Temporary Engineering Instruction Librarian, Penn State University Park, PA

2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month Materials Available – The February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”. The NCDHM Program Planning Guide materials include posters, easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much more!

Coretta Scott King 50th anniversary celebration Toolkit now available – Libraries, schools and civic organizations across the country and world will host a variety of celebrations to observe the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Given annually since 1969, the awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honor his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. The awards are sponsored by ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and supported by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS).

Health Literacy Begins at Your Library – January 8, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami, Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful) health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People: Submit Your Comments – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Previous public comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2030. Members of the public — both individuals and organizations — are now invited to review and submit comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17, 2019.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Call for Submissions: Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) 2019 – Supported by the NSF scientific data reuse initiative, AIDR 2019 is a conference aiming to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution. AIDR 2019 provides a platform for AI/ML researchers, data professionals, and scientists to come together and benefit from mutual expertise to address data challenges and to facilitate the next breakthroughs in science and technology using the power of AI and scientific data. The conference program committee invites submissions for presentations and panels that address applications of AI/ML to challenges related to the discovery, reuse and management of data across disciplinary domains. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

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

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Registration open for the 3rd cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

SEA News - Thu, 2018-12-20 08:52

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and monthly learning opportunities. The third cohort of the course will run January 14 – May 3, 2019.

There are four major due dates to successful complete this course:

  • Pre-Work: January 25, 2019
  • Part I: February 22, 2019
  • Part II: March 29, 2019
  • Part III: May 3, 2019

Subject Matter Experts/Additional Instructors for this course include: Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Pre-work

Week 1 (Jan 14-18): Genetics Basics

Week 2 (Jan 21-25): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (Jan 28-Feb 1): Introduction

Week 4 (Feb 4-8): Molecular Biology Techniques

Week 5 (Feb 11-15): NCBI Nucleotide

Week 6 (Feb 18-22): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (Feb 25-Mar 1): NCBI Gene

Week 8 (Mar 4-8): Basics of Proteins

Week 9 (Mar 11-15): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases

Week 10 (Mar 18-22): Clinical Applications

Week 11 (Mar 25-29): Catch Up Week

Part 3

Week 12 (Apr 1-5): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics

Week 13 (Apr 8-12): What’s Next in Genomic Research

Week 14 (Apr 15-19): Synthesis

Week 15 (Apr 22-26): Synthesis and Evaluation

Week 16 (Apr 29-May 3): Additional catch up days (if needed)

Note: Registration closes January 7, 2019 at 11:59pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 60 participants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States.

Contact molly.knapp@utah.edu with questions.

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Happy Holidays!

PNR News - Thu, 2018-12-20 05:00
The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region staff… Wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season!

photo of bells and holiday lights

Tania, Cathy, Ann, Carolyn, Maddie, Malakai, Michele
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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

MCR News - Wed, 2018-12-19 13:16

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and monthly learning opportunities. The third cohort of the course will run January 14 – May 3, 2019.

There are four major due dates to successful complete this course:

  • Pre-Work: January 25, 2019
  • Part I: February 22, 2019
  • Part II: March 29, 2019
  • Part III: May 3, 2019

Subject Matter Experts/Additional Instructors for this course include: Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Pre-work

Week 1 (Jan 14-18): Genetics Basics

Week 2 (Jan 21-25): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (Jan 28-Feb 1): Introduction

Week 4 (Feb 4-8): Molecular Biology Techniques

Week 5 (Feb 11-15): NCBI Nucleotide

Week 6 (Feb 18-22): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (Feb 25-Mar 1): NCBI Gene

Week 8 (Mar 4-8): Basics of Proteins

Week 9 (Mar 11-15): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases

Week 10 (Mar 18-22): Clinical Applications

Week 11 (Mar 25-29): Catch Up Week

Part 3

Week 12 (Apr 1-5): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics

Week 13 (Apr 8-12): What’s Next in Genomic Research

Week 14 (Apr 15-19): Synthesis

Week 15 (Apr 22-26): Synthesis and Evaluation

Week 16 (Apr 29-May 3): Additional catch up days (if needed)

Note: Registration closes January 7, 2019 at 11:59pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 60 participants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States.

Contact molly.knapp@utah.edu with questions.

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Beyond the SEA Webinar: STEAM Programming for Adults – January 22, 2019, 2pm ET

SEA News - Wed, 2018-12-19 12:29

Date/Time:  Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Shelley Orr, Digital Services Library, Catawba County Library

Summary: Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, we will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.

Presenter Bio: Shelley Orr is the Digital Services Librarian for the Catawba County Library System where she oversees TechConnect, an open MakerSpace where the public can build inspired ideas from start to finish.   She delivers technology, workforce development, and STEAM programming to all age groups and has partnered with community organizations and county agencies to provide her expertise and teaching experience.  In the past, she has served as a facilitator to introduce new technologies and applications into higher ed classrooms, faculty support for the implementation a 1:1 iPad program, and as a co-creator of digital literacy tools.

MLA CE:  1 Contact Hour

Contact:  For additional information, please contact Nancy Patterson

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

To Join the Training Session
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1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t4b205553c6e0dc5680648c4c9aff9077
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: nnlm.
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t0fdd581d68991a262aa9a97973fcdbd7

To Join the Session by Phone Only
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=60868973&tollFree=0
Access code: 293 305 181

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5870bc88f98941b01ef2bd8e476138ff

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NNLM MCR Holiday Closures

MCR News - Tue, 2018-12-18 21:33

The NNLM MCR offices will be closed December 24 and 25 as well as December 31 and January 1 for the holidays.

We look forward to working with you in the New Year!

 

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Upcoming SEAside Webinar: Notes from the Field – Funded Project Experiences

SEA News - Mon, 2018-12-17 13:11

Date/Time: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 2pm ET/1pm CT

Registration: Visit NNLM SEA to register for this webinar.

Description: Guest presenter Christine Willis will share how NNLM SEA grants provided a gateway to many opportunities in her professional development and library space. This presentation will describe the types of awards/grants received and how the library benefited beyond the life of the project. Opportunities to join advisory boards, write journal articles, and present at conferences have all been a direct result of the funding provided for projects by NNLM SEA. Additionally, the interest from institutional colleagues has grown when they witness the library taking on new initiatives due to grant funding. This presentation is intended to encourage attendees to be creative with grants and awards and learn what happens after the final report is submitted.

Presenter Bio: Christine Willis, MLIS, AHIP, is the Director of Knowledge Management & Learning Resources at Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. She oversees the Noble Learning Resource Center and provides research assistance to clinicians as well as consumer health information for patients and families. Her research interests include health literacy, library services for people with disabilities, and teaching clinicians how to access and evaluate evidence-based research to be applied in their practice.

Christine published in multiple library journals and taught CE courses for local, regional, and national library associations and at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine annual meetings. Christine is involved with the Georgia Alliance for Health Literacy, Georgia Health Sciences Library Association, Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, the Medical Library Association, and several MLA Sections. She is on the Advisory Board of the Georgia Audible Universal Information Access Service. Christine is a column editor for the Journal of Hospital Librarianship and is the current Editor of MLA News.

To Join the Webinar (General)

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  2. Session Number: 627 636 110
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Library Carpentry – Scholarship Recipient Post 5

NER News - Mon, 2018-12-17 13:00

This is the fifth blog post in a series authored by 7 individuals who received scholarships from the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM NER)  to attend the Library Carpentry Training held at Brown University on October 22-23, 2018. In this installment, Amanda Scull, a scholarship recipient, describes new skills gained from Library Carpentry Training.  Please watch for more posts about resources from this event and views from scholarship recipient’s in the upcoming weeks.  If you are interested in learning more please join us for a live webinar hosted on February 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM EST about Library Carpentry.

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My experience attending Library Carpentry at Brown University was incredibly rewarding! I work in collections management and spend a lot of time dealing with CSV files and spreadsheets full of usage data, historical pricing, and bibliographic record information. These data files are often large, messy, and in need of a lot of manipulation that I may or may not be able to do. I also engage in research on a fairly regular basis which yields large files of survey response data, usually including open ended responses which require a lot of attention. I hoped that at Library Carpentry I would learn more efficient ways of working with my data, and I was not disappointed. I am excited to do my data sorting and mining in the shell instead of within the strict confines of Excel, and Open Refine as a tool for cleaning up messy data is nothing short of magical. The fact that we were able to follow along on our own computers throughout the workshops really allowed me to play with the tools and get a sense for operating in these new environments, a great active learning experience. I attend a lot of conferences, both regionally and nationally, and I often hear about a lot of ideas and initiatives that sound great but have limited applicability to my work and my institution. It is so refreshing and exciting to come back from a conference with a set of new tools that I can start implementing immediately. Thank you so much to NLLM NER for this opportunity!

Amanda Scull, MLIS
Research and Education Librarian
Dartmouth College Biomedical Libraries
(603)-650-1672

 

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For more about Library Carpentry or other upcoming events like the live webinar about Library Carpentry, please visit the NNLM NER website, or contact anyone in the NNLM NER office.

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Health News You Can Use Beyond the Headlines

NER News - Mon, 2018-12-17 10:50

The news comes and goes quickly.  Health news is no different and it’s important to develop strategies and resources to learn more beyond the headlines.

Continue to learn about some of 2018’s big health stories that will continue to impact 2019 with these resources.

  1. Natural Disasters and Emergencies-The Camp Fire in Northern California was the largest and most deadly wild fire to date killing 88 people and burning 153,336 acres (240 square miles).
    • FEMA is the agency responsible for coordinating the federal government’s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. You can learn more about any federally declared disaster, the recovery efforts and resources available to survivors by visiting the FEMA page.
    • The NLM’s disaster information database, the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) has information for helping your family and your community prepare for emergencies and case studies of responses to past natural disasters.
    • Learn how you can make plans to protect yourself and your family before, during and after natural disasters and emergencies with resources from Ready.gov.

 

  1. Outbreaks, Epidemics and Emerging Diseases-Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) is an illness that produces polio-like symptoms. 2018 saw the highest rates of AFM since the CDC started tracking it in 2014.

 

  1. Food Borne Illness and Product Recalls-The CDC and FDA issued recalls and warnings for E. coli contaminated romaine lettuce twice in 2018. The November outbreak sickened at least 32 people in 11 states.
    • You can find information about ongoing and resolved food outbreaks on the CDC’s food safety page.
    • The FDA issues and tracks recalls for disease and safety issues including undeclared ingredients that may cause allergic reactions or foreign objects (ex: glass) in products.
    • With information from the CDC, FDA, USDA and more, foodsafety.gov has information about preventing food borne illnesses in your home and up to date information on the most recent recalls.

Headlines can only tell you so much.  Use your resources and critical thinking skills to learn more and resolve to stay up to date on ever developing health news in 2019.

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Engage with the All of Us Journey

MAR News - Mon, 2018-12-17 07:00

As a new outreach and partnership opportunity, NNLM would like to invite you to engage with the All of Us Journey. The All of Us Journey is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 41-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health.

The All of Us Journey will be visiting the Middle Atlantic Region on the following dates:

  • 4/15- 4/21 Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/22- 4/28 Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/29 – 5/5 New Brunswick & Newark, NJ
  • 5/27 – 6/ 2 Harrisburg, PA

*Please note that all dates are tentative

Your organization can volunteer to host an All of Us Journey event or in conjunction to an existing event, which will connect your community with the interactive health stations and an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the All of Us Research Program. Event request form are required to be submitted 60-90 days before the All of Us Journey is scheduled to come to your area.

How does hosting the All of Us Journey benefit my community?

  • Educates community members about the All of Us Research Program and its benefits for people, families, communities, and future generations
  • Provides an opportunity for hands-on exploration and engagement and to ask questions
  • Gives your community the opportunity to actively participate in a program that seeks to improve the health of all Americans regardless of their sex, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, insurance status, address, income, or other unique traits

Funding may be available for NNLM Members to host All of Us Journey events. If you are interested in hosting the journey, volunteering, or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu.

The mission of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is to help public libraries support the health information needs of their communities by providing funding, training and partnership opportunities. In addition, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will provide opportunities for NNLM Network Members to engage with the All of Us Research Program.

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Thoughts on Health and the All of Us Research Program

PNR News - Mon, 2018-12-17 01:00

Every year around this time, I think about my health. Yes, it’s the holidays and everything is festive and bright, but it’s also the season when I typically schedule my annual health visits. And, to be honest, the news from these visits hasn’t always been something to celebrate. I’ve learned that health – and conversely ill-health – are deeply personal attributes, uniquely different for each and every one of us. I’ve found, too, that my family health history can influence everything from the health screenings my doctor orders to the diseases or conditions I’m susceptible to, as well as the preventive health measures recommended to me.

Where I live can also influence my health. I’m happy to say I’ve moved in the past year from a home next to a cherry orchard that, while beautiful, was sprayed each spring with toxic chemicals, (as evidenced by the farm hands’ haz-mat suits). I fear I may have yet to feel the full health effects of that annual exposure.

Lifestyle is the other part of my health triad – determined by the choices I’ve made and continue to make daily. Did hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in my 20’s do a number on my knees which vexes me more each day as I grow older? Does my periodic “healthful eating plan,” which I use to manage my yo-yo-ing weight, support or conversely hinder my overall health? I could go into a lot more detail about my past choices, or the ones I make today, from riding my stationary bike each morning to savoring a glass of good red wine on the weekend, but let that suffice.

When all is said and done, my family health history – my DNA, environment and daily lifestyle choices all contribute to my health or ill-health. For each of us, the combination of these attributes uniquely influences our health and well-being. And science is paying attention.

The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Project, officially launched last May, is a longitudinal study to safely and securely gather one million or more participants’ data on their biology, environment and lifestyle. With personal identities removed, the All of Us Research Project will make this “de-identified” data available to ethical researchers, with the goal of advancing scientific discoveries to improve medical diagnosis, treatment and preventive care for all of us. It’s an ambitious project, but it gives me hope for a better future – one with healthcare that is as unique as each one of us.

For more information on the All of Us Research Program, please visit: Joinallofus.og

For information on how we can support your library’s participation in All of Us, visit the NNLM’s Community Engagement Network web page.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-12-14 14:00

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

Spotlight

Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

National Safe Toys and Giving Month: December is prime time for gift shopping for loved ones. In particular, all are encouraged to pay close attention to the toys that are purchased and gifted to children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children’s toys may be exposed to lead. Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations increase risk the risk for children to lead exposure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues year-round recalls of toys that could potentially expose children to lead. For more information on the most recent toy recalls, visit the United States Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The NNLM MAR Offices will be closed December 24-January 1 for the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Thank you to all of our Members and partners for making 2018 a successful year in supporting the mission of NNLM!

NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History – MARquee News Highlights

NLM Announces 2019 History of Medicine Lecture Series – Newsbits from PSR

New on YouTube: Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where Do I Begin? November 28, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Negotiation SuccessNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Hidden in Plain Sight: Notable Art at the National Library of MedicineNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

*All classes are offered in an online/webinar format unless noted.

2019 MeSH Highlights – January 4, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NTO, join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This 20-minute presentation will feature the addition of a systematic reviews publication type, clinical trial publication types, subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization and additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – January 7-February 4, 2019 – Join 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 highlights some 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. It will provide an introduction to numerous health information websites that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages, and help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist multilingual and multicultural populations in your community.

Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming – January 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join NER with guest presenters Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 11, 11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NTO for this webinar to learn the answers to these questions.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 14-May 3, 2019 – This collaborative NTO/NLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Note: Registration closes January 4, 2019. This course is limited to 50 participants with a 20-seat wait list.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24 – January 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this class will introduce those involved with educating or creating programming for young adults to credible and trusted wellness resources that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals – January 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this course will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus.

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this class that covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

*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:

2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month Materials Available – The February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”. The NCDHM Program Planning Guide materials include posters, easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much more!

Now Online from AHRQ—Evidence-Based Tools for Improving Primary Care – AHRQ Views

Coretta Scott King 50th anniversary celebration Toolkit now available – Libraries, schools and civic organizations across the country and world will host a variety of celebrations to observe the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Given annually since 1969, the awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honor his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. The awards are sponsored by ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and supported by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS).

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 20 – June 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The $1,000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration. You must be a current NMRT member to apply. Member dues are $15. To join, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link. The deadline to apply is Tomorrow, December 15.

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People: Submit Your Comments – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Previous public comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2030. Members of the public — both individuals and organizations — are now invited to review and submit comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17, 2019.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Call for Submissions: Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) 2019 – Supported by the NSF scientific data reuse initiative, AIDR 2019 is a conference aiming to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution. AIDR 2019 provides a platform for AI/ML researchers, data professionals, and scientists to come together and benefit from mutual expertise to address data challenges and to facilitate the next breakthroughs in science and technology using the power of AI and scientific data. The conference program committee invites submissions for presentations and panels that address applications of AI/ML to challenges related to the discovery, reuse and management of data across disciplinary domains. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 14, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-12-14 10:09

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars December 20 – January 4

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

NLM Technical Bulletin

Miscellaneous News

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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The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series

SEA News - Fri, 2018-12-14 08:45

Instructor: Margaret Foster, MLIS, MPH, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library

Time: Every third Thursday, Jan-May 2019, 2-3:30pm ET

Social Media Hashtag: #piecesQA

Series Description: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this monthly limited-run webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews. Sessions will occur on the third Thursday of every month from 2pm – 3:30pm ET. The webinar will highlight the following topics:

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 – Plan: Developing your topic, framing the question, selecting a standard and output
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Identify: Developing your search, documenting
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Evaluate: Screening tools
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Collect: Coding and synthesis
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Explain & Summarize: Reporting and dissemination, series wrap-up

What are you hoping to learn from this series? Let us know! You can submit your responses to our survey here.

Speaker Bio: Margaret Foster is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and serves as the Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library with a joint position at the School of Public Health.  Her work with systematic reviews began more than a decade ago while completing her Masters of Public Health.  In her current position, she provides consultations for researchers in medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, education, and other disciplines and has published over 30 articles applying or describing systematic review methods and evidence-based practices. In addition, she is a co-founder of the Medical Library Association Systematic Review Special Interest Group and developed a popular continuing education course about systematic reviews which has trained over 1000 librarians.

Full details on the series as well as login information for the first session can be found here: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/systematic-review-series

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