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DataFlash: Library Carpentry Workshops (October ’20 – January ’21)

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2020-10-19 14:32

In partnership with The Carpentries, NNLM’s National Training Office (NTO) are thrilled to bring core lessons of Library Carpentry virtually to NNLM. Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices.

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. Applications and more information available here. Questions can be directed to nto@utah.edu.

The post DataFlash: Library Carpentry Workshops (October '20 - January '21) first appeared on Dragonfly.

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Middle Atlantic Region Updates

MAR News - Mon, 2020-10-19 11:25

Kate Flewelling

It is hard to believe that it has been five months since I sent a Special Message to NNLM MAR Members. At that time, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region staff had been working remotely for one month. Since then, a lot has changed (including our name!), but we still are working remotely to provide high quality and innovative services to our membership of 1,183 libraries and other organizations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Here are some updates from your Regional Medical Library:

  • In August, we said goodbye to retiring Michelle Burda. Michelle was our main contact for hospital library staff and health literacy and emergency preparedness initiatives. Kelsey Cowles, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator, is the new contact for hospital librarians.
  • This fall, we are hosting two “virtual” interns! Bennie Finch, MSW, and Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos, MSW, are Master in Library and Information Science students from the University of Southern Connecticut.
  • We have partnered with SciStarter, All of Us, and public libraries across the country to offer virtual public Citizen Science events this summer and fall. It is not too late to join us!
  • In partnership with The Carpentries, the National Training Office is bringing core lessons of Library Carpentry virtually to NNLM. Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices. Learn more and apply now!
  • There have been a lot of changes to NLM products – keep up to date by subscribing to the Technical Bulletin.
  • We have funding! Last week we opened up two late-breaking 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. 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.

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

Written by Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

The post Middle Atlantic Region Updates first appeared on The MARquee.

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Meet Our Virtual Interns!

NER News - Fri, 2020-10-16 14:46

This fall, NER and MAR are jointly hosting two virtual MLIS student interns from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, Bennie Finch and Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos. We are thrilled to have them working with us on several exciting projects and learning about NNLM, NLM, and health sciences librarianship! They have each written a brief introduction to themselves and what they are working on this fall.

Headshot of Bennie Finch

Bennie Finch

Hello! My name is Bennie Finch and I come to library and information science after many years working as a social worker with children and families.

I truly do feel that this internship with NNLM is a privilege because I am meeting so many great people and learning about so many resources; AND having the opportunity to work virtually has made this internship possible, as I don’t live near one of the regional offices.

I have enjoyed getting to know people around the country through NNLM and learning about some of the amazing work happening through the network. I have also been able to attend a number of trainings offered by NNLM.

The internship project I am working on is with the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon this October, which is focusing on Maternal and Child Health. I’m reaching out to LIS schools to encourage student participation and working on ways to further engage LIS students and schools in these campaigns. I am very excited about this topic and am looking forward to this event. If you aren’t already signed up for the #CiteNLM virtual editing event, it looks really fun!

I am a mother of two teenagers who keep me fairly busy. I enjoy time outside, gardening or walking with family and friends. I enjoy reading (and listening) to many genres but some favorites are history and historical fiction. I also love seeing movies and attending plays and musicals when I am able.

Headshot of Jacqueline Fonesca-Ramos

Jacqueline Fonesca-Ramos

Hola, my name is Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos. I have over 13 years of experience working in the federal government, within different agencies. I began this career when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and becoming a mother, I decided to separate from the Marines. After serving 8 years, it was time to focus on my educational career. In doing so, I earned my BS in Criminal Justice and my Master of Social Work (MSW).

During my time at the UConn School of Social Work, I worked as the Community Liaison for United States Senator Richard Blumenthal. My focus was conducting targeted outreach to the military and veteran community of Connecticut, to help introduce federal legislation to assist these groups. Currently, I work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where I hope to learn more about health science librarianship.

As an NNLM intern, I am working on a few different projects. First, I am really looking forward to taking the Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Course from Library Juice Academy, since this is the library field I see myself working in. Second, I have been introduced to the world of graphic medicine and am now seeing how we can utilize graphic medicine to help improve veteran healthcare. Lastly, I am working on putting together a veteran resource’s toolkit for distribution, to help folks who interact with the veteran population navigate through the veteran resources available.

I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to intern with the NNLM this semester!

The post Meet Our Virtual Interns! first appeared on NER Update.

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Online Library Carpentry: Seats available November 3-6!

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-16 14:14

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is hosting an online Library Carpentry workshop from noon – 4 pm, November 3rd – 6th.

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices.

This opportunity is FREE for SEA members, and eligible for 20 MLA CEs. Seats are limited.

Contact Kiri Burcat at kburcat@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions and visit the workshop webpage for information and to register.

The post Online Library Carpentry: Seats available November 3-6! first appeared on SEA Currents.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 16, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-16 10:06

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 20 – October 22

Webinars October 29 – November 16

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 16, 2020 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-10-16 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.

Read the MAReport: In her article, “COVID-19 Information Resources from NLM and Beyond,” Erin Seger writes about resources that support the location of trustworthy information on COVID-19.

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

Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Fall Citizen Science Webinars from SciStarter, NNLM and the All of US Research Program – MCR News

October is Health Literacy Month – Help us improve access to health information on Wikipedia – MCR News

ICYMI: NLM Supports Inclusion Across the Lifespan – NER Update

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

All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All SpeciesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: New College of FloridaCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Building Resilience During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

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.

NLM Seeks Feedback on Strategic Opportunities and Challenges – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites the public to help guide the continuing implementation of its strategic plan through 2027 by responding to this Request for Information. Comments must be submitted by October 19.

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

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – October 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Navigating the new PHDL Page – October 20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Keep the Momentum Going: Citizen Science Programming Throughout the Year – October 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – November 2-December 11, 2020

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

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

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

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11

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:

Report: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health & Housing Equity – American Public Health Association (APHA)

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

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

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

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

2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.

The post Weekly Postings first appeared on The MARquee.

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Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2020-10-15 09:00

Learn how the Belgrade Public Library combined a fundraiser with a seasonal fitness program. We thank  Sarah Creech, Adult Services and Cataloging Librarian at Belgrade Public Library in Belgrade, MT, for providing this guest post.

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been three years since the Belgrade Community Library Foundation hosted a raffle for one of the Virginia City red ski lift chairs from Bridger Bowl, in Bozeman, Montana.  The Virginia City “Red Chairs” were being retired to make way for a new, safer ski lift and folks all across Gallatin County, the state of Montana, and even the United States, wanted a piece of the Bridger Bowl history. The lift was originally put in place in 1978, and served the lower half of the mountain.

Red Chairity flyer

Bridger Bowl Foundation was successful in raising money for their own foundation using the raffle technique and had some extra chairs available for local nonprofit organizations to raffle. Their one stipulation in donating a chair to the Belgrade Community Library Foundation was that the money raised be put towards health and wellness programming and collection development at the Belgrade Community Library.

Two library staff members attended the annual ski swap to promote the “Red Chair” raffle, unfortunately they weren’t allowed to sell tickets. However, it drew a lot of interest in the community which would most likely be interested in owning a beloved “red chair.” There were lots of chuckles at the pun “Red Chair-ity,” which helped keep the staffers toes warm.

Tickets were sold at a cost of one for $20, six for $100 and fourteen for $200, only cash or check could be accepted due to gambling laws in Montana. The drawing was held at the end of the annual Belgrade Festival of Lights on December 9, 2017, this event is essentially a winter party put on throughout the Belgrade community. The winner was chosen by a child in attendance at the festival and when we called to let the winner know he won there was a lot of shouting and “hurrah-ing.” He said he had been trying to win a red chair since they started raffling them off earlier that summer.

library raffle with red chair life and tickets in a raffle container

Since December, 2017 with the over $4,000 the raffle raised, the Belgrade Community Library has put together seasonal fitness at the library programming featuring low impact cardio, gentle yoga, yoga for health aging, a story walk, and more. We started a Get Up and Move program for kids age 2-6 years old and their siblings – so far we’ve held Zumba, Jr, yoga for kids, ballet, and fitness from books. We’ve hosted the basics of ayurveda series with a local doctor of ayurvedic medicine, a program featuring a local author who experimented on himself with several fitness methodologies, and we’ve purchased books and DVDs for the circulating collection.

This raffle and the subsequent funding available for programming inspired the Belgrade Community Library to participate more wholeheartedly with other health and wellness groups in the Gallatin County area. We are now a member of the 5210+ Gallatin coalition, aimed at promoting a health lifestyle for everyone through the 5210+ method: eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, limit non-work or school screen time to 2 hours per day, move your body for 1 hour every day, drink 0 sugar-sweetened beverages every day, and the + is up to you – what will make you healthier – meditation, not smoking or cutting down on tobacco use, getting enough sleep, etc. In case you’re curious to learn more about the coalition visit 5210gallatin.org. For more information about the Belgrade Community Library, to sign up for our monthly newsletter, and to get more information about our ongoing health and wellness programming, visit belgradelibrary.org or our Facebook page

The post Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness first appeared on Dragonfly.

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The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization

SEA News - Wed, 2020-10-14 10:47

Description: Many of us work in environments filled with “data-driven” decision-making and regular reporting of data to justify our budgets and planning. Data Visualization can be a powerful tool for telling our story and presenting the facts on the ground, but how can we make ethically informed decisions when visualizing our data? This talk will discuss different ethical frameworks and how they can inform the decisions we make in data visualization. We aim to go beyond discussion of avoiding misleading charts and into the ethical decision-making frameworks that inform how to present our data.

This is part of the Research Data Management Webinar Series.

Presenters:

Nicole Contaxis, MLIS is the Project Lead for the NYU Data Catalog at the NYU Health Sciences Library. Nicole develops the vision and strategy for the future of the NYU Data Catalog, including software development, curation, and partnerships with allied departments at the institutions. She leads NYU’s participation in the Data Discovery Collaboration, a national effort to improve institutional data discovery. Her areas of interest include data sharing, data ethics, and community engagement. Nicole is a former National Digital Stewardship Resident at the National Library of Medicine. She received her MLIS from UCLA and is currently working on her M.A. in Bioethics at NYU.

Fred LaPolla, MLS is a Research and Data Librarian and Lead of Data Education at NYU Health Sciences Library. He works with the library’s Data Services team and serves as liaison to the Departments of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation (DGIMCI) and Radiology. Fred also teaches Rigor and Reproducibility and R Programming in the Grossman School of Medicine Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. He is passionate about professional education and finding ways to facilitate learning around data collection, management, visualization and analysis. Fred holds a Masters of Library Science (MLS) from Queens College, CUNY.

When: October 22nd, 2020 | 11 AM PT/ 12 PM MT/ 1 PM CT/ 2 PM ET

Register: https://nnlm.gov/rdm-webinar-oct2020

The post The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Applications Open for New NLM Traveling Exhibitions

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2020-10-13 17:34

The application process for hosting 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.

 

To apply for Care and Custody and This Lead is Killing Us, please complete the appropriate application form below and submit your completed application to: NLMExhibitionApplications@nih.gov by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.

Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health Application Form

This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities Application Form

 

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 our website.

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

Interested in incorporating public programming with a future NLM Traveling Exhibition to better engage your community? Attend the NLM Resource Picks webinar on December 2, 2020 at 12p PT to learn more about program development and submitting a strong application for a Traveling Exhibition. Please note this webinar is after the deadline for this traveling exhibition announcement.

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

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October – NIH News in Health

MCR News - Tue, 2020-10-13 16:31

October 2020 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Illustration of scientists talkingDiscoveries in Basic Science

A Perfectly Imperfect Process

Science is a slow process. A study usually only looks at one piece of a much larger puzzle. That can make it seem like science is always changing

Tired or Wired?

Caffeine and Your Brain

Caffeine can make you feel awake and alert. But what else might this chemical be doing to your brain?

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Fall Citizen Science Webinars from SciStarter, NNLM and the All of US Research Program

MCR News - Tue, 2020-10-13 16:26

Fall Events

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program have expanded their partnership with SciStarter for a series of events this Fall! Sign up for All of Us by visiting joinallofus.org/nlm.

This time, we’re trying a new event format! The first hour of each event is open to all & the last half hour is geared toward event facilitators, library staff & community leaders. Each event is an hour and a half long. The presentation on November 18 on creating your own air quality sensor will also be presented in Spanish by our friend at CanAur.io.

Live closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) will be available for each event.

These webinars are a great opportunity to discover the wonders of citizen science! Want to learn more about other SciStarter/NLM projects? Go to https://scistarter.org/nlm.

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MCR Webinar: Keep the Momentum Going: Citizen Science Programming Throughout the Year

MCR News - Tue, 2020-10-13 16:13

Class Date:

Region/Office: National
Oct 20, 2020
2:00PM – 3:00PM MST

Register Here

Citizen science is public engagement in real research. Anyone can do citizen science by collecting data, conducting scientific analysis, and more for projects spanning different scientific disciplines, from health to astronomy to the environment.  SciStarter, a globally acclaimed, online citizen science hub where more than 3,000 projects, events, and tools — searchable by location, topic, age level, and more — is a great place for libraries of all types to go to find citizen science projects that are perfect for their communities.  But once up and running, how does a library keep interest high and participants engaged?

This webinar will focus on sustaining engagement and keeping the momentum going after introducing citizen science to a library and CBO, including follow-up program ideas and best practices for ongoing volunteer engagement in citizen science. No experience required to attend this webinar; we’ll give a brief introduction at the beginning to citizen science and past work with libraries and CBOs — before jumping into ideas for keeping the momentum going!

 Presenter: Caroline Nickerson, Program Manager at SciStarter.  Caroline is a Program Manager at SciStarter, where she manages the Citizen Science Month Program, SciStarter’s Corporate Volunteer Programs, and other programmatic and outreach efforts, including working with SciStarter’s Syndicated Blog Network, which encompasses the Science Connected, Discover Magazine, and SciStarter platforms. She is a Master of Public Policy graduate from American University with a focus on environmental and climate change policy. 

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Now Open! Application process for Care & Custody and This Lead is Killing Us

GMR News - Tue, 2020-10-13 14:27

Great news!  The application process for hosting our 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.

To apply for Care and Custody and This Lead is Killing, please complete the application form below and 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 our website.

Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health Application Form

This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities Application Form

The post Now Open! Application process for Care & Custody and This Lead is Killing Us first appeared on Midwest Matters.

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PNR Weekly Digest: October 13, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-10-13 11:12

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

Now Open! Application process for NLM Traveling Exhibitions
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, EST….Learn more about applying to host an exhibit on the blog

Consumer Health Minute: Health Insurance Marketplace
Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is from November 1 – December 15, 2020. Your library or organization may offer assistance whether for the Health Insurance Marketplace or for any health insurance enrollment. NNLM PNR has gathered some information resources for you to offer your patrons and clientele as they navigate their way…read the blog post for more health insurance information 

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

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin?: The National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health provide resources for both the general public and health professionals to learn about opioid abuse and overdose prevention and treatment options. We will discuss many of these resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs in your library or organization. This 1 hour, online class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals. October 16 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling: A one-hour introductory webinar on the fundamentals of effective storytelling using data collected and visualized by librarians for librarians. In this talk, we’ll look at the basic structure of data storytelling and review exemplars both good and bad of data storytelling. October 29 at 1:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

Library Carpentry Workshop: 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 through January. This course is eligible for 20 continuing education credits through the Medical Library Association. Applications and more information available here.

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. November 20 at 11:00 a.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

Spirituality and Mental Health Webinar Series: Understanding the critical intersections of spirituality and mental health can increase the overall effectiveness and quality of treatment across an individual’s continuum of care. Faith leaders and mental health practitioners are working together, developing  strong and successful examples of what can be replicated around the nation. Each session is recorded. All sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. PT.

  • Sept. 29 Spirituality in Treatment: Systemic Treatment Models Bridging Faith and Mental Health Professionals   Watch the YouTube recording
  • Oct. 13 Spirituality and Post-Traumatic Growth: Spirituality as Catalyst for Resilience Register
  • Oct. 27 — Spirituality and Severe Mental Illness: Questions of Recovery versus Purposeful Renewal Register
  • Nov. 10 Spirituality and the Life-time Course of Mental Illness: Support for Patients, Caregivers, and Family by the Faith Community Register
  • Nov. 19 — Spirituality and Relationships: Contributions to Faith and Forgiveness in Recovery Register
  • Dec. 8 Spirituality and Community-wide Crisis: Building Systems to Support Connection and Recovery Register

 Disrupting Whiteness & White Supremacy in the Library: In this free presentation, participants will be taking a look at how whiteness and white supremacy have affected our library systems, and what we can do to be more aware of our internalized oppression(s). Part of the Oregon Reference Summit Presents…October 26 at 2:30 p.m. PT. Learn more about this event and register

Open Science: COVID-19 and Beyond: The landscape of scientific publishing has shifted during the pandemic. Many publishers have made research related to COVID-19 freely available, preprint servers have surged in popularity to share new results ahead of formal publication, journals have expedited their publication processes, and international collaborations have formed to compile the large volume of information being produced. This webinar will explore these changes in scholarly communication and discuss their implications for access to scientific research and evidence synthesis. October 27 at 9:00 a.m. PT. Learn more about this webinar and register

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

“What Health Literacy Outreach Looks Like at NLM”, from the NLM Director’s blog

PubMed Updates and Retirement of the Legacy Site

Request for Information (RFI): Strategic Opportunities and Challenges for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

A new release of Profiles in Science is now available. This update includes enhanced metadata and functionality to support research and use of Profiles collections.

ISO TA Element Removed from NLM Files

NCBI ALFA: Open-Access to dbGaP Aggregated Allele Frequency for Variant Interpretation

NCBI Datasets now provides downloads of gene data for more than 30 thousand organisms

The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the US

“Give a Man a Fish…” from the NNLM NER blog

“Discussing the Long Arc of Discovery with NIH’s Newest Nobelist”, from the NIH Director’s blog

*NIH RADx initiative advances six new COVID-19 testing technologies

All of Us Research Program Issues Funding Opportunity for New Engagement Partners 

National Institute of General Medical Sciences has just launched a new issue of the Pathways magazine in partnership with Scholastic to help students explore the basics of infectious diseases and investigate why some bacteria and viruses can’t be treated with drugs

FYI:

Act fast: Sewell Stipends for librarians at APHA
The Sewell Stipend is a professional development resource for librarians who work with public health information and public health workers. The Sewell Stipend supports librarians at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association by covering their financial costs and by connecting librarians to peers and mentors. What’s different this year?

  • APHA 2020 is online
  • The timeline is very compressed: applications October 12 – 18, conference October 24-28
  • The application process is simpler: no essay requirement and no mentor requirement
  • At least ten stipends (covering APHA membership and registration) will be awarded by lottery

Click here to get more details about the Sewell Stipend and apply

Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair
The first Genetic Counseling Virtual Career Fair, hosted by the Western States Regional Genetic Network, is being held on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Information about genetic counseling careers will be offered by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, and exhibit rooms will be live staffed with professionals from 50 masters-level genetic counselor training programs in the U.S. and Canada. Have the opportunity also to chat with genetic counselors and trainees from the Minority Genetic Professionals Network. Times vary per region. Register

National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day – October 15
Every year on October 15, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day is observed to address the impact of HIV and AIDS in the Latino community in the United States. Visit our Minority Population Profiles to learn how HIV/AIDS is impacting the Hispanic/Latino community. Help spread awareness and visit both the CDC and  HIV.gov’s website for resources, graphics, tools and more.

Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19
Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio has launched Juntos, We Can Stop COVID-19, a digital communication campaign in English and Spanish to help Hispanic/Latino families take action to slow the spread of coronavirus. The campaign features Hispanic/Latino culturally relevant and research-based resources, bilingual fact sheets, infographics and video role model stories.

Sleeve Up to Fight Flu
This season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is encouraging everyone to roll their sleeve up for the annual influenza vaccine. By continuing to wear a mask, washing hands often, and getting a flu vaccine we can help stop the spread of flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 this fall and winter season. Additionally, HHS is asking everyone to get vaccinated against the flu by this Halloween and say Boo to the Flu!
According to the CDC:

  • Everyone aged 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine
  • The flu can cause serious complications such as pneumonia
  • Getting a flu vaccine lowers your chances of being hospitalized from the flu
  • Getting a flu vaccine can help save medical resources this fall and winter

Join the CDC in raising awareness about the importance of getting vaccinated by using the hashtag #SleeveUp to #FightFlu on social media and by sharing resources and graphics.

Report: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health & Housing Equity
The American Public Health Association’s Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health & Housing Equity examines how structural racism and discriminatory policies led to housing and health inequality in America for low-income communities and people of color. To equip public health professionals with the tools to address these inequities in their communities, the report outlines numerous ways to advance equitable change in housing equity through policy and advocacy, cross-sector partnerships and community engagement and education.

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Now Open! Application process for NLM Traveling Exhibitions

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-10-13 11:07

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.

New NLM exhibits, Care and Custody and This Lead is Killing Us

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.

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Emerging Trends & Topics Webinar: Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color

SEA News - Mon, 2020-10-12 12:16

Please join us for the NNLM’s first webinar in the Emerging Trends and Topics series. This webinar will feature Dr. Sacoby Wilson, founder of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health Lab (CEEJHLab).  The CEEJHLab advances environmental justice through citizen/community science participation.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 20, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST.

Description: Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities and low-wealth communities have been shown to host disproportionate numbers of environmental hazards and Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) including landfills, incinerators, petrochemical operations, refineries, industrial animal operations, among other uses. This proportionate burden is known as environmental injustice which is caused by racism embedded in our social, economic, planning, and environmental policies. These LULUs emit pollutants to the air, water, and soil that can have deleterious effects on the environment and human health. Studies have shown that host communities experience higher rates of asthma, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and also COVID-19 cases.

In this presentation, Dr. Wilson will talk about how community-engaged research approaches including community-university partnerships, public science, citizen science, and community-owned and managed research (COMR) can be used to study and address these issues. He will highlight examples from his work in the Washington, DC region, the Southeast, the Deep South, and the Gulf Coast.

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

  • Define environmental justice
  • Apply the environmental justice framework to everyday issues
  • Identify different types of community engaged research approaches
  • Discuss how these approaches can be used in communities with air pollution problems.

Guest Speaker: Dr. Sacoby Wilson is an Associate Professor with the Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park. He is the Director of the Community Engagement, Environmental Justice and Health https://www.ceejhlab.org/(CEEJH) laboratory. CEEJH is focused on providing technical assistance and research support to communities fighting against environmental injustice and environmental health disparities in the DMV region and across the nation. Dr. Wilson has over 15 years of experience as an environmental health scientist in the areas of exposure science, environmental justice, environmental health disparities, community-engaged research including crowd science and community-based participatory research (CBPR), water quality analysis, air pollution studies, built environment, industrial animal production, climate change, community resiliency, and sustainability. He works primarily in partnership with community-based organizations to study and address environmental justice and health issues and translate research to action.

Registration: Click here to register.

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COVID-19 Information Resources from NLM and Beyond

MAR News - Mon, 2020-10-12 11:23
Erin Seger

Erin Seger

As the primary contact for public health professionals and clinicians in the Middle Atlantic Region, I’d like to extend a thank you on behalf of MAR to public health workers, clinicians, and all those who are working to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several resources from NLM and NIH support the location of trustworthy information about COVID-19. Get the latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the latest research information from the National Institutes of Health. In addition, MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s main resource for consumer health information, contains updated MedlinePlus health topics on COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

Helpful COVID-19 resources for professionals include:

If you’d like to learn more about NLM’s COVID-19 activities and response, one great resource is the NLM Director’s Blog. Recent articles include:

Are you interested in promoting correct information about COVD-19 on social media? If so, the COVID-19 social media resources webpage contains suggested posts on a range of topics, from the latest NIH research on COVID-19, to tips on social distancing, staying active, and more.

Other various open innovation initiatives and open science tools include:

Written by Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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October is Health Literacy Month – Help us improve access to health information on Wikipedia

MCR News - Fri, 2020-10-09 17:45

We invite you to celebrate Health Literacy Month with us by improving access to health information on Wikipedia, one of the world’s most popular resources for crowdsourced health information. Whether it’s double-checking sources or adding new content, there are lots of ways you can help make health information on Wikipedia better for all users. Here are a few ways to join in:

  1. Join our #citeNLM Edit-a-thon Fall Campaign!Help us improve Maternal and Child Health content on Wikipedia throughout October. Follow the steps on our Edit-a-thon homepage to sign up and get started. We even include training materials, so folks of all Wiki editing skills can participate. This is a great way to sharpen your information literacy skills and even find good examples to share with your users.
  2. Want to edit with some colleagues? Join our live editing eventon October 29th, 10a-12p PDT and learn on the spot how to edit with Wikipedians of all levels.
  3. Not so sure about health information on Wikipedia to begin with? Sign up for our free webinar, “Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia,” presented on October 14that 11a PDT. Learn from Dr. Monika S. Jones, digital culture studies expert, about how health information works on Wikipedia and strategies for evaluating its many health-related articles.

Is your organization celebrating Health Literacy Month in other ways? Interested in facilitating an Edit-a-thon at your own institution? We want to hear from you! Tag us on  Twitter, or email me at msheppard@kumc.edu share what you’ve been doing.

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ICYMI: NLM Supports Inclusion Across the Lifespan

NER News - Fri, 2020-10-09 12:50

On Wed, September 2, 2020, the National Institutes of Health held a one-day workshop on Inclusion Across the Lifespan. Presenters discussed the inclusion of pediatric and older populations in clinical trials, and showcased ways that the NIH is promoting age-based inclusion to the scientific community.

According to the NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan webpage:

“In 2017, in response to the 21st Century Cures Act, NIH held a workshop entitled ‘Inclusion Across the Lifespan’ (IAL), which examined the barriers to and opportunities for inclusion of children and older adults in clinical studies. Discussions at the workshop contributed to NIH considerations in developing the IAL policy that went into effect in January 2019.”

The 2020 follow-up workshop examined the methodology of inclusion, providing a look at evidence-based approaches to meeting the IAL policy. The recording of this workshop is available for viewing.

Director of the National Library of Medicine

Dr. Patti Brennan, Director of the NLM, spoke about policy implementation from the perspective of the National Library of Medicine. If you are interested in her talk, skip ahead to the 50-minute mark for about 25 minutes. Dr. Brennan began with discussing the importance of common data elements for interoperability between information systems. She spoke specifically about capturing age data in ClincalTrials.gov. Principle investigators must include age limits of potential participants in clinical trials. Minimum and maximum ages must be identified, as well as the unit of time to study this population.

As a result of these requirements, ClinicalTrials.gov is able to offer three options for filtering research by age: mean age; categorical age range (e.g. >65 years); and customized age range.

Dr. Brennan talked about the implications of accessing age-based data, for the research community as well as for the general public. She referenced an article from Cancer Medicine that looked at sponsorship of clinical trials relevant to the pediatric population which found that “[i]nterventional oncology trials that include patients < 18 years are less likely to be industry-sponsored compared to oncology trials exclusively in patients ≥ 18 years.”

For the general public, this New York Times article raises concerns about excluding older adults from clinical trials for COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. The NYT article examines the complexity of controlling for confounding variables while developing treatments that will be safe and effective to at-risk populations.

To learn more, here is the  NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan policy.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 9, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-09 10:46

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 13 – October 15

Webinars October 16 – October 22

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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