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Legacy PubMed Site To Be Retired

NER News - Thu, 2020-10-29 12:27

Legacy PubMed site is due to be retired at the end of October with more than 99% of PubMed users using the new PubMed site.

To aid in increasing familiarity with the new PubMed NLM has these learning and training resources:

 

If you would like to learn more about the transition from the old PubMed to the new PubMed, please check out the recently published NLM Technical Bulletin article (link is external) on this issue.

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Seeking Your Ideas on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research

SEA News - Thu, 2020-10-29 11:34

In less than a year, we have learned much about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease. The NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research, released last July, has helped us get to this point. The Plan prioritizes conducting fundamental research; advancing diagnostics, treatments and prevention strategies; and redressing poor COVID-19 outcomes in health disparity and vulnerable populations. Cutting across all of these priorities is an emphasis on the importance of scientific collaboration, the research workforce, and data science as keys to the response.

From shifting public health needs to the unprecedented pace of biomedical discovery, everything about the coronavirus response is evolving. This goes for the plan as well, so too must it evolve.

We want your help on the next iteration of the Plan. A Request For Information released yesterday seeks public feedback on the current Plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

If you have noted significant research gaps or barriers in the original Plan, let us know. Or perhaps you can share new resources that NIH can leverage to advance one of the plan’s priorities. Maybe a new scientific technique has emerged that could revolutionize COVID-19 research, well send the suggestion our way. We look forward to receiving your thoughts on ways we can continue tackling coronavirus disease going forward.

The post Seeking Your Ideas on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Webinar: Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library

MCR News - Wed, 2020-10-28 19:16

Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one-hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.

This presentation will address:

  • Resources for virtual health programming.
  • Adapting in-person curriculum to virtual platforms.
  • Highlights and challenges of going virtual with health programming.
  • Topics and examples of virtual health programs.
  • Tips for using online platforms & managing registration.
  • Building relationships with community partners.

The webinar will be recorded and all registrants will be notified by email when the recording, slides, and handouts are available.

Presenters:
Molly Kass-Kaufman, Brooklyn Public Library
Sarah Montrichard-Ramón Cabrera, Brooklyn Public Library
Loren Avellino, New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Class Date:
Nov 10, 2020
3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

Register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/libraries-build-healthy-communities

The post Webinar: Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library first appeared on MidContinental Region News.

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PubMed Transition: October Update

MCR News - Wed, 2020-10-28 19:09

Dear NNLM MCR members –

As many of you already know, the legacy PubMed site is due to be retired at the end of October with more than 99% of PubMed users using the new PubMed site. To aid in increasing familiarity with the new PubMed NLM has these learning and training resources:

Please keep an eye on this blog for the link to recording of the fully enrolled webinar produced by the National Training Office. The webinar covers advanced features and concepts in PubMed that can assist in developing effective search strategies. A second offering for this webinar is planned for January 2021.

If you would like to learn more about the transition from the old PubMed to the new PubMed, please check out the recently published NLM Technical Bulletin article on this issue.

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Living on the Data Fringe: Through a Library Liaison Lens #1

MCR News - Wed, 2020-10-28 15:40

Data can be scary! When we think about data, we often think about ‘big data’ or data science and how data scientists use programming skills to extract large datasets for analysis or use visualization software to display complex datasets. However, you don’t have to be a data scientist, a data librarian, or a health science librarian to be interested in data or use data in your daily life. I am proof of that concept. On a daily basis I need or use data in my librarian practice, my teaching, and/or my research. I contend that ALL librarians (academic librarians, school librarians, and public librarians) should consider how data integrates or impacts their own practice.

As the data coordinator for the MidContinental Region (MCR) in the Network of the National Library of Medicine, I like to think about a broader data vision. In addition to biomedical or clinical research data, data can be assessment data we collect in libraries, statistical data that our students need to find to support a paper argument, numerical or textual data collected and analyzed around a topic when conducting research. Helping students manipulate data can be one of the conduits for teaching digital literacy skills to students at a variety of levels. Data does not have to be ‘big’ data, it can be ‘small’ data or ‘thick’ data (more on this to come in future post). Starting small and learning about data as it impacts your daily work or life can be a great way to dip your toes into the data science world. Start by checking out the first level of the NNLM Data Roadmap (Data Demystified) to begin your data journey to scaffold up your knowledge and skills, and find data topics of interest that are relevant to YOUR OWN librarian context!

This is the first blog post in a blog series, Living on the Data Fringe: Through a Library Liaison Lens, that will appear on this MCR blog over the next few months to help you scaffold up with data and rethink using data in your practice. Two blogs each month will help take the scariness out of data, and provide a context to help you learn more about alternative data topics, understand the different levels of data usage and expertise, and try out some resources and tools. As librarians we can enhance our practice by learning more about data, and using data in our teaching/librarianship (using data to learn about our libraries), in our own research, and even help others find data for their research. Reach out with questions or suggestions for future data blog topics!

Stay tuned and Happy Halloween!
Photo Source: Needpix.com

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Join the #CiteNLM Virtual Edit-a-thon!

MCR News - Tue, 2020-10-27 18:46

This Thursday, October 29th,  join #CiteNLM Edit-a-thons two-hour live editing session to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles related to maternal and child health. Held via Zoom from 1 PM – 3 PM ET, participants will engage in large group and breakout sessions to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles, and connect with the #CiteNLM community. If you have never edited Wikipedia before, this is a great introductory event to learn the basics and meet some great people from around the country.

To register for the event, please visit https://nnlm.gov/Z85.

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PNR Weekly Digest: October 27, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-10-27 11:12

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month!
Happy October!!! It’s Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month. It’s not too late for you to help us celebrate, and take a shot at some great prizes. Enter an original meme into the #NNLMmeme contest! Learn more about a contest and prizes we have for YOU to celebrate

Professional Development:

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

Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons: This presentation describes findings from an Information Resource Grant to Reduce Health Disparities project, funded by the National Library of Medicine. The project aims to engage justice-involved individuals with health education to enhance their knowledge and use of health services and resources. This project won the Frank Bradway Rogers Health Information Advancement Award from the Medical Library Association in 2020. Join the PNR Rendezvous session to learn more about this award winning project. December 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more: In the midst of a global pandemic, every person has to balance the “need for speed” with the risks of moving too fast. Healthcare providers seek reliable information about treatments while making immediate life-or-death decisions. In this session we will explore the risks and rewards of different forms of information, from published articles to tweets. November 16 at 9:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me: Join author Dr. Bill Sullivan, professor of pharmacology and microbiology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, as he discusses his book: Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are. November 17 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A: Do Soon Kim is a PhD candidate in the Jewett Lab at Northwestern University. In his research, he works on designing variant ribosomes using experimental and computational methods. December 16 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. (1.5 MLA CE) Register

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

Sorry… You Just Don’t Fit Into Our Culture: unconscious bias in hiring decisions: The unconscious biases impacting your hiring/promotion process? These biases can cause us to make decisions in favor of one person or group to the detriment of others. Join the Washington State Library’s First Tuesday’s webinar session to learn how to recognize and eliminate bias in your library’s hiring process. November 3 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Register

150 Million New Technology-Oriented Jobs and the Skills Needed to Get Them: Over the last two decades, a persistent digital divide challenged many job seekers from gaining skills and COVID-19 added fuel to the fire, with the biggest brunt of job loss affecting people with disabilities, people of color, women, younger workers, and those with less formal education. Attendees will hear about time-limited resources to integrate into the library’s programming and communications, such as free learning paths and LinkedIn Learning classes, GitHub Learning Lab tools, and low-cost Microsoft Certifications. Participants will also learn how public libraries are ramping up workforce development and skilling initiatives to meet these new challenges well into the future. November 5 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register for this free PLA webinar

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

“We’re “Going to Have to Science the **** Out of This!”, from the NLM Director’s blog

New PubMed updates and retirement of legacy PubMed on October 31

Now Open! Application process for NLM Traveling Exhibitions, deadline is Nov. 6

Fall issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine featuring Telemundo host and actress and breast cancer survivor, Adamari López is now available

Six New SNOMED CT Releases Available for Download

*Droplet Infection Explained in Pictures

*“Study Highlights Need for Continued Care of COVID-19 Survivors”, from the NIH Director’s blog

How much do you know about the eyes? Put your eye health knowledge to the test with our quiz!

Study discovers gene that helps us know when it’s time to urinate

Genetic clues found for cognitive resilience to Alzheimer’s disease

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

2020 Sewell Stipend recipients
Congratulations to librarians who were awarded a Sewell Stipend to attend the American Public Health Association annual conference. We especially wish to congratulate those in our PNR region: Eli Gandour-Rood, Collins Memorial Library – University of Puget Sound and Molly Montgomery, Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as former PNR staff, Ann Glusker, University of California Berkeley.

*Toolkit resources to support reopening practices for library staff are available to download
The REALM Project is providing a toolkit resources to support reopening practices for library staff. Currently it includes:

  • REALM test results in visual format
  • Decision-making checklist
  • REALM 101: An introduction to COVID-19 and the project

Check back often as additional resources will be available soon.

Report: Academic Health Sciences Libraries: Structural Models and Perspectives
How does the organizational structure of an academic health sciences library (AHSL) impact its provision of services? While once AHSLs were established as separate entities, many are now consolidated under a larger university library. In order to explore the impact and consequences of reporting structures, we held interviews with individuals from twenty-eight academic health science libraries. The purpose of the report is to synthesize our findings on key success factors, risks, positive and negative outcomes, and opportunities associated with maintaining the AHSL as a separate entity versus integrating them as a part of university library administrative structures.

*Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19
As many people in the United States begin to plan for fall and winter holiday celebrations, CDC offers the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. These considerations are meant to supplement—not replace—any state, local, territorial, or tribal health and safety laws, rules, and regulations with which holiday gatherings must comply. When planning to host a holiday celebration, you should assess current COVID-19 levels in your community to determine whether to postpone, cancel, or limit the number of attendees.

HRSA Releases 2019-2020 Report on Health Equity
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently released a report on health equity across the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health equity is achieved when no one is disadvantaged from achieving their full health potential because of social position or other socially determined circumstances. Visit the HRSA website to learn more and access the 2019-2020 Report on Health Equity: Special Feature on Housing and Health Inequalities.

*October is Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Awareness Month
Concern about COVID-19 can cause stress, anxiety and sleep difficulties, especially for those affected by ADHD. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) has created a guide on ADHD and COVID-19

The Community Guide: Identifying Evidence-Based Approaches to Achieve Healthy People 2030 Objectives
Read this guest post where the authors discuss the partnership between Healthy People 2030 and The Community Guide which exemplifies how federal programs can work together to support health professionals and improve the health and safety of our nation.

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Applications Open for New NLM Traveling Exhibitions

SEA News - Mon, 2020-10-26 14:11

The application process for hosting two new National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open.

All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

To apply for Care and Custody and This Lead is Killing, download the application forms below. Submit your completed application to: NLMExhibitionApplications@nih.gov by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.

The goal of NLM Traveling Exhibitions is for libraries to highlight, showcase, integrate and share NLM’s health information resources with their audiences, communities, patrons, and colleagues while hosting an NLM traveling banner exhibition.  To learn about the application process for hosting an NLM traveling banner exhibition and for ideas on how your library can engage with NLM health information resources, please visit the webpage, Get Involved: Host NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Join the NLM Traveling Exhibitions listserv to receive notifications for future announcements of when to apply to host an available exhibit.

The post Applications Open for New NLM Traveling Exhibitions first appeared on SEA Currents.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 23, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-23 10:28

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars October 29 – November 16

Webinars November 17 – November 20

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.

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – October 23, 2020 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-10-23 08:00

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

Spotlight

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

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

NNLM MAR Updates: This quarter in the MAReport, Kate Flewelling gave an update on the Middle Atlantic Region. Learn more about these and other updates from the National Library of Medicine and NNLM MAR at our upcoming all-member MAR Update. The update will take place on November 5 from 10:00-10:45 AM ET. Registration is now open.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on October 29, 2020! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Meet our 2020 LIS Fall Development Awardees! – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Things that go Bump in the Night – NER Update

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Fall 2020 Issue – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New on YouTube: Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media, September 29, 2020, and HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar, October 8, 2020

Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.

NLM/NIH News

We’re “Going to Have to Science the **** Out of This!”NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Droplet Infection Explained in Pictures – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Two Studies Show COVID-19 Antibodies Persist for MonthsNIH Director’s Blog

Study Highlights Need for Continued Care of COVID-19 SurvivorsNIH Director’s Blog

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Imaging Data Commons is LiveDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NLM Traveling Exhibitions: The application process for hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) two new traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open. All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the PubMed Clinical Queries page will soon be updated with design and content changes.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

Library Carpentry Workshop – October 29 & 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling – October 29, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

November 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Update – November 5, 10:00-10:45 AM ET

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

A Year in the Life of Digital Healthcare Research: New Findings from AHRQ’s DHR Program – AHRQ Views

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 1, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine – Wednesday, October 28
  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

SEA News - Thu, 2020-10-22 14:57

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

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

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

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

The post NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration first appeared on SEA Currents.

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

GMR News - Thu, 2020-10-22 14:10

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

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

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

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

 

The post NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration first appeared on Midwest Matters.

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Meet our 2020 LIS Fall Development Awardees!

SCR News - Thu, 2020-10-22 11:24

The SCC/MLA Virtual Conference is right around the corner, and we are thrilled to award two students the LIS Fall Development Award (formerly known as the Library Student Outreach Award). These students – both Information Science graduate students at the University of North Texas – have demonstrated an interest in health science librarianship and have proven through achievement and leadership that they are prepared to jump into this field head first. They have spent the last several weeks working closely with NNLM SCR Coordinators to develop a more comprehensive idea of what it means to be a health science information professional; we have enjoyed working with them and are excited to see what comes next in their academic and professional journeys.

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Iram Fatima and Linda Delwood, MD!

Iram Fatima

Iram Fatima is a graduate student at the University of North Texas. She is originally from India and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston in Biotechnology – Bioinformatics track. Iram is interested in data/information management and analysis in the healthcare industry to improve the patient care.

“I am looking forward to learning about the NLM as a resource and the opportunities it offers. I am also excited about meeting people from diverse groups of information professionals through this organization and learning more about their roles and contributions in the overall healthcare industry.”  

 

Linda Delwood, MD is a graduate student at the University of North Texas, pursuing an MS in Information Science. She is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist, in independent practice for many years, in the Dallas metroplex. Linda graduated from UT Southwestern Medical School, 1985 and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology.

“When I was an Clinical Instructor, one of the Senior Professors, Dr. Gina Glick, obtained a Library Science degree so that she could manage the Anesthesia Library, maintained by the Department, at Parkland Memorial Hospital. I remember feeling envious that she could take time away from practice to do that. When online education became more established in the early 2010s I investigated further for myself, eventually deciding on the program at UNT. I have been very happy with my decision and the curriculum. I am hoping to transition into an administrative position, as Medical Information Officer.”

Iram and Linda will be giving presentations at the SCC/MLA Virtual Conference at 2:30pm on Tuesday, October 27. See you there!

Remember to like NNLM SCR on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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Host an NNLM Virtual Reading Club Discussion at your Library!

SEA News - Thu, 2020-10-22 11:24

You may already know about the NNLM Reading Club, a selection of “ready-to-use” book titles along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs in their communities. Due to COVID-19, All of Us Community Engagement funded in-person activities are suspended until further notice. This includes shipping the NNLM Reading Club kits.

As an alternative, SEA is offering awards (up to $300) for member libraries to purchase 8-10 e-books and e-audio book formats of titles available from the NNLM Reading Club!

Libraries can host a virtual book discussion and make titles available to borrow in a digital format. We also recommend that all awardees include and/or link to All of Us downloadable materials for users to access during your library’s virtual book club discussion. Libraries can purchase physical books and audio books if your library offers a safe method for patrons to borrow books (ex. curb side pick up or contactless delivery).

Award recipients will need to host at least one virtual discussion event by March 30th, 2021, fill out the Reading Club survey, and share the event on the Virtual Programs page.  This award will be available until funds are exhausted.

For more information visit the NNLM SEA Book Club website.

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Join the Virtual #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

SEA News - Wed, 2020-10-21 15:58

Since 2018, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has been holding bi-annual #CiteNLM Edit-a-thons to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia. This fall, we are launching a new, collaborative event to make getting started with editing Wikipedia even easier! 

On Thursday, October 29th join your colleagues and NNLM staff for a two-hour live editing session as we work to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles related to maternal and child health. Held via Zoom from 1 PM – 3 PM ET, participants will engage in large group and breakout sessions to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles, and connect with the #CiteNLM community. No prior experience required – staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide live demonstrations to get you started. 

To register for the event, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Z85

Questions? Contact Liz Waltman

#CiteNLM Fall 2020 logo

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Things that go Bump in the Night

NER News - Tue, 2020-10-20 12:51

When I hear the words “Things that go Bump in the Night” – reminders me that Halloween is soon upon us which is to the glee of many children who enjoy dressing up to ‘trick and treat”.  As an adult, though it reminds me that our days are going to be shorter and nights longer thus more darkness.  It might be a surprise to you that many researchers are delighted in this time.  The nights are crisp, and stars are shining bright.

Bob Hirshon posted on the SciStarter newsletter this very same idea with a twist – Helping scientists find things that go bump in the night.  He stated, “Just in time for Halloween, here are our picks for citizen science projects that will help ward off primal fears, conspiracy theories and creature phobias.” My favorite sentence connects with the fear of knowledge and letting science light the way – literally.

https://scistarter.org/globe-at-night

Globe at Night is presented as a National Optical Awareness Project to raise awareness about light pollution and night sky brightness.  The best part is you can be anywhere on Earth and be able to partner with this SciStarter project.

If you are looking for a little more on the spooky side of the environmental part of science then how about reptiles, arachnoids and toads?  Oh my!   Two projects from SciStarter are regarding observing reptiles and amphibians for research, conservation and preservation purposes.  Perhaps you will find the cutest spider of them all, so tiny that it wasn’t discovered until recently.

SciStarter is available for children of all ages and is free for all to enjoy.

https://blog.scistarter.org/featured-projects/2020/10/scistarter-halloween-special/

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NLM Strategic Plan RFI Deadline Extended To November 2!

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2020-10-20 12:32

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites you to help guide the continuing implementation of the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health by responding to the Request for Information, and encouraging others to respond as well.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and leads, conducts, and supports research and research training in biomedical information science, informatics, and data science.  NLM is also the world’s largest biomedical library, advancing open science and scholarship by making biomedical information more findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable and helping create a more diverse and data-skilled workforce. Our work enables researchers, clinicians, and the public to translate a vast wealth of biomedical information into better health.

In the years since NLM’s current strategic plan was released, there have been dozens of initiatives, projects, and other NLM activities in pursuit of its goals. To assure that implementation of the Plan remains current, NLM seeks comment on major opportunities or challenges relevant to the NLM mission that have arisen or become significantly more important in the last five years through responses to a recently issued Request for Information.

We hope you will take the time to share your perspectives of recent opportunities and challenges as they relate to the role of NLM.

The RFI can be found at this link (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-LM-20-015.html). Responses must be received by Monday, November 2, 2020, 11:59 PM EST (extended from Monday, October 19, 2020).

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There is Still Time! Enter the NNLM SEA Meme Contest Today

SEA News - Tue, 2020-10-20 11:53

Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month. To celebrate, we’re hosting a Meme Contest!

Who Can Participate?

All NNLM SEA members – if you’re not a member and wish to join, you can do so here.

What Do I Have to Do?

For the month of October, we want you to share health memes, created by YOU! Here’s how you can create one:

  1. Select one of the images below or use a free stock image from Pixabay, Unsplash, or other source.
    • No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    • Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675 pixels. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
    • Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.
  2. Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.
    • Please make sure your memes are appropriate and respectful.
    • Any determined to be inappropriate will be removed.

Names of players will be entered into a lottery for a prize listed below. Each individual can submit THREE different health themed memes to get three chances at winning! Start NOW and submit through October 31st!

Looking for Inspiration?

Feel free to use one of these images to create a health meme if you are unable to find a free image:

Mona Lisa wearing a face maskWide eyed owlSkeleton

How Should I Share My Meme?

  • Start sharing now until October 31st via your Twitter of Facebook accounts.
  • Make sure that your post is “viewable for the public” so that we can see your submission.
  • Be sure to tag @NNLMSEA on Facebook or Twitter and include #NNLMmeme in your post.
  • We’ll reshare your post so that others can see your creativity!
  • Tag your library or organization too in your social media post!

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to Liz Waltman directly who will share it on our Social Media account and credit you with your submission.

What Do I Get?

If you’re in the SEA region, you will be entered into a drawing and can select one of the following continuing education opportunities:

  • Take The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
  • Have the administrative fees covered to host Library Carpentry Workshops, a program designed to build software and data skills within library and information-related communities to empower people to use software and data in their own work.
  • You can receive free conference registration or continuing education opportunity (virtual or in-person) of your choice up to $1,500 for one person.

Whatever you select, registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.

When Will Winners Be Announced?

We will draw a winner the first week of November. Winners will be notified by e-mail and we’ll share the name of our award winner on social media!

Thank you for all you do to promote health literacy in the SEA region – Keep up the great work!

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PNR Weekly Digest: October 20, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-10-20 10:56

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

DataFlash: Library Carpentry Workshops (October ’20 – January ’21)
The NNLM Training Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity for information professionals to build data skills through online Library Carpentry workshops, at no cost to participants. 5 workshops will be offered October 2020 through January 2021…read the full post to learn more and apply.

Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness
Learn how the Belgrade Community Library combined a fundraiser with a seasonal fitness program. We thank  Sarah Creech, Adult Services and Cataloging Librarian at Belgrade Community Library in Belgrade, MT, for providing this guest post…read the full post

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month!
Happy October!!! It’s Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month. Will you help us celebrate, and take a shot at some great prizes? Enter an original meme into the #NNLMmeme contest! Learn more about a contest and prizes we have for YOU to celebrate

Professional Development:

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

Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape: The Metrics Toolkit is an open access resource aimed at helping researchers, evaluators, and librarians understand and responsibly use research metrics, including bibliometrics and altmetrics. The Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and how it should (and should not) be applied. Join this PNR Rendezvous to hear how it can be used by librarians to facilitate research impact outreach and education efforts, helping authors and institutional evaluators gain knowledge about specific metrics and choose appropriate metrics based on the type of impact being considered and the nature of one’s work. October 21 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Join your colleagues and NNLM staff for a two hour live editing session as we work to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles related to maternal and child health. Held via Zoom, participants will engage in large group and breakout sessions to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles, and connect with the #CiteNLM community. No prior experience required – staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide live demonstrations to get you started. For more information about #CiteNLM, visit our project page. October 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PT. Registered

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities: The Alzheimer’s Association will provide the latest findings from the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association Facts & Figures Report including current prevalence and impact on American families, risk factors, impact on caregivers, and national cost of care. Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide. November 10 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io: Daniel Bernal is an electrical engineer dedicated to the environment as an activist and expert on issues such as wetlands, urban biodiversity and air quality. He focuses on electronic design applied to environmental issues such as recycling and air quality. Bernal is also a member of the CanAir.io group, a citizen network for air quality measurement. November 18 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT. (1.5 MLA CE) Register

Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions: NLM Traveling Exhibitions are a unique way to connect your patrons to valuable NLM health information resources through related public programming. To support you and your communities when your libraries borrow NLM exhibitions, the Exhibition Program is developing sample programming ideas related to individual exhibition topics. These ideas will help jump start your creative planning. Julie Botnick will discuss how those ideas can be adapted to your situations and ways to develop your own unique programming at this NNLM Resource Picks webinar session. December 2 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

*REALM Resources for Libraries Operating during COVID-19: In this California Libraries Learn webinar, Sharon Streams, REALM project director for OCLC, will share an update on what is currently known and unknown about the virus, the results of REALM testing thus far, and how to factor scientific information into your local decision making. October 29 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Register

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research: Join clinical experts, thought leaders, and advocates for a collaborative discussion on the issues of health disparities, structural racism, and medicine as we examine specific dermatologic diseases in a series of four free and open educational webinars. All sessions run from 10:00 – 11:15 a.m. PT. Register for one or all four sessions.

  • Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine: Wednesday, October 28
  • Hair Disorders in People of Color: Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids: Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children: Wednesday, December 2
News from the National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health:

“All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All Species”, from the NLM Director’s blog

PubMed Clinical Queries Update Coming Soon

NLM RFI on Health Services Research Resources

NCBI Presents Two Online CoLabs at ASHG 2020!

Making Exhibition Connections: New College of Florida

*“Building Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*NIH begins large clinical trial to test immune modulators for treatment of COVID-19

As genome-editing trials become more common, informed consent is changing

VIDEO—Why NIAID Director Dr. Fauci Never Misses a Flu Shot

#ResearchDiversity Day

National Institute on Aging announces awards to foster healthy longevity innovations in low-income settings

*Death certificates may not adequately report dementia as cause of death

Saying YES: Inspiring a Diverse Generation of Cancer Scientists

Large Study Confirms that HPV Vaccine Prevents Cervical Cancer

FYI:

Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries Conference – Call for Proposals!
Health library organizations within the mountain-pacific region of Canada and the United States have joined together to host the inaugural virtual Mountain Pacific Health Science Libraries Conference (MPHSL), emphasizing the theme of Adapting to Change in Health Librarianship. The Mountain Pacific Health Libraries Conference is open to all working within a health sciences/medical library environment. Deadline to submit is November 15, 2020. 

*REALM test 5 results available
The REALM project has published the results of the fifth round of Battelle’s laboratory testing for infectious COVID-19 virus on four fabrics and leather—materials commonly used for bookbinding, upholstery, and crowd control.  View the results

*One Health: Bringing Health to Humans, Animals, and the Environment
Wondering about animal-to-human diseases? Or human medical conditions related to the environment? Federal experts join health educators to talk about how understanding a One Health approach for human, animal, and environmental health can be helpful for rural healthcare organizations. Read the Rural Monitor posting

Parts of the Cell Animation Resource for the Virtual Classroom
Are you looking for images or animations to update your lesson plans this fall? The “Parts of the Cell” resource is a series of short 3-D videos that journeys into the human cell revealing cell parts such as the nucleus, Golgi body, mitochondria, the endoplasmic reticulum and other organelles. These digital media files are available for educational use by the general public, students, and teachers. “Parts of the Cell” videos and associated images are considered public domain images and may be freely used. Additional credit details can be found on the webpage.

Picture a Scientist
“Picture a Scientist” chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries – including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists – who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all. The film is currently available for virtual community screenings, and plans are in progress for broadcast and streaming distribution in the coming months. 

Do Not Use: Black Salve is Dangerous and Called by Many Names
You may have seen websites selling certain salves or creams (commonly known as “black salve”) claiming to treat or cure cancer, boils, moles and skin tags (benign, or non-cancerous, growths of the skin). These claims are false. Salve products containing corrosive ingredients, including black salve, are dangerous and are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat or cure any skin condition, particularly not skin cancer. Learn more about this dangerous salve on the FDA website.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The OWH provides information on Relationships and Safety, W.O.M.A.N. runs a 24-Hour Support Line, including in-depth case management to Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence, and the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence and the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project address domestic violence among Asian American, Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian communities.

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NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Fall 2020 Issue

PSR Newsletter - Mon, 2020-10-19 23:40

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Fall 2020 cover of Telemundo host and actress Adamari Lopez The Fall 2020 issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! Featured in the issue is Telemundo host and actress, Adamari López, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at a young age and is now a long-term survivor.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic and Latina women, and López, who is Puerto Rican, is using her voice to raise awareness about early detection in those communities and beyond.

Also featured in this issue are:

  • Mindfulness tackles pain and opioid use,
  • How social media can impact teen vaping,
  • New NIH research on high-risk pregnancy,
  • Little-known health effects of bullying,
  • What is palliative care? Helping patients and families manage serious illness,
  • Cold-weather wellness: Tips for staying healthy this season, and
  • A personal story on dealing with lupus.

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a free, trusted consumer guide to the vast array of authoritative online health and medical information in MedlinePlus. Published four times a year, the magazine showcases the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) latest medical research and healthcare information. NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine is available online in both HTML and PDF format.

You can also receive a print subscription or e-mail alerts. Use the online form to get NIH MedlinePlus Magazine delivered to your home or office. The print issue is only available in English. It ships four times a year and is free. For libraries or organizations interested in ordering bulk subscriptions, please visit the bulk subscriptions page.

 

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