All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore
In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:
- Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
- Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
- Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.
The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.
The All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.
The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.
- In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
- Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
- Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
- Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
- Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
- Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
- Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.
- Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
- Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
- Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
- Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
- Excellent presentation skills
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
- Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications
- Significant project management experience
- Experience with precision medicine concepts
- Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
- Extensive health information programming or community health education experience
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.
MINIMUM SALARY: $57,000, commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.
The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services. The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.
The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.
Top Item of Interest
- Beyond the SEA Webinar: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries (February 1, 2:00 PM ET)
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News
- SEA Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group
- NEO: I Used the Tearless Logic Model Method and It Worked. Nobody Cried!
- NTO: New Classes Added to the NTO Calendar
Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*
Online Asynchronous Moodle Course
- SEA: From Snake Oil to Penicillin: Evaluating Consumer Health on the Internet (January 8 – 29)
- NTO: Build a Better Class with Instructional Design (January 22 – March 16)
- SEA: Chemicals, Drugs, Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond (January 29 – March 2)
- GMR: Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health (February 1 – February 28)
- Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles (February 5 – March 30)
- SEA: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (February 6 – March 13)
Webinars: January 8-12
- NER: Individualized Treatment and Understanding the Non-pharmacologic Components that are Part of Recovery (January 9, 10 AM ET)
- NTO: PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed (January 10, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET)
- MAR: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (January 10, 1 PM ET)
- SCR: Trends in Technical Services (January 10, 3:00 PM ET/2:00 PM CT)
- MAR: Moving from Data to Health Equity Action: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (January 10, 3:30 PM ET)
Webinars: January 15-19
- MCR: Update on the Cost Impact Research Project (January 17, 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT)
- NTO: PubMed for Librarians – MeSH (January 17, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET)
- PSR: Social Workers in the Public Library, the Glendale Experience (January 17, 4:00 PM ET/ 1:00 PM PT)
- PNR: Bibliometrics, Altmetrics, & the Question of Research Impact (4:00 PM ET/1:00 PM PT)
- NTO: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching (January 19, 1:00 PM ET)
Webinars: January 22- 25
- NTO: PubMed for Librarians – Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) (January 24, 1:00 – 2:30 PM ET)
- SCR: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library (January 25, 12:00 PM ET/11:00 AM CT)
- GMR: Health and Wellness Kiosk: Success or Failure (January 25, 2:00 PM ET/1:-00 PM CT)
On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course
In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.
Recordings Available on YouTube**
- PNR Rendezvous: There’s an App for That!
- National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian
- Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community: Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness
National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News
- NIH Director’s Blog: What a Year It Was! A Look Back at Research Progress in 2017
- NIH Research Matters: 2017 Research Highlights
- Dr. Collins Discusses Advances in Gene Therapy with the Associated Press
- @NLM_OSP Social Media and NLM 4 Caregivers Social Media and Website to be Retired January 31, 2018
- NLM Classification PDF Updated
- Former NLM Deputy Director Betsy Humphreys Named Presidential Rank Awardee
- Seeking Applicants for the NLM Associate Fellowship Program (Deadline to Apply January 26)
NLM Technical Bulletin
- NLM Technical Bulletin – November – December 2017 Issue Complete
- RXNorm January 2018 Release
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Further Enhancements to Functionality
- FHIR Terminology Service for VSAC Resources API Available
- General Material Designations Removed from NLM Bibliographic Records
- PubMed Central Canada Permanently Offline on February 23, 2018
- NLM Resource Sharing Availability via OCLC Delayed
- ICNP to SNOMED CT Release Files Available for Download
- ClinVar Unveils New, More Intuitive Variation Display
- NIH Data Hackathon on campus – January 22-24, 2018
- NCBI Minute: QuickBLASTP — A Program for Rapidly Finding High-Scoring Protein Matches in Large Databases (January 10, 12 PM ET)
Focus on Data
- NCSU: Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians (Applications deadline February 9, 2018)
- NNLM RD3: Data Visualization Topic Page Added
- C&RL: Librarians’ Perspectives on the Factors Influencing Research Data Management Programs
- SAGE Campus: Putting Big Data to Good Use
Focus on Precision Medicine
- All of Us Research Program Seeks Input on Research Priorities (Deadline for Submitting is February 9)
- Working Group Outlines Possibilities for All of Us Research Program’s Genomics Plan
- NIH Director’s Blog: Creative Minds: Designing Personalized Clinical Trials
- NPR: Researchers Gather Health Data For ‘All Of Us’
Focus on Substance Use Disorder
- DataScience@NIH Blog: Teaming Up to Address Opioid Addiction: NIH Teams Participate in HHS Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon
- DataScience@NIH Blog: Turning Data into Lifesaving Solutions: Seeking Information Innovation in the Battle Against the Opioid Crisis
- Webinar: The Opiate Crisis – What Libraries Can Do (January 18, 3 PM ET)
- Circulating Now: Palermo Book of Antidotes, 1670
- Circulating Now: A Book of Receipts of All Sorts (1693-1730s)
- Circulating Now: An Airtight Case: Custom Fabrication for a Medical History Treasure
- Circulating Now: HPCC Archived at NLM: Evolution and Assessment
- NLM Musings from the Mezzanine: Adventures of a Computational Biologist in the Genome Space
- NLM Musings from the Mezzanine: Have Yourself A….
- NLM Musings from the Mezzanine: Happy One Billion, PubMed Central!
- NLM in Focus: What’s In? What’s Out?
- NLM in Focus: Seasons of Stories, 2017-2018
- NLM in Focus: An NLM Holiday Sing-a-long
- NLM in Focus: Betsy Humphreys: Presidential Rank Awardee
- NLM in Focus: What a deal! Free NLM cards highlight resources to help students prepare for National History Day
- IFLA: Trend Report 2017 Update
NNLM SEA Communications
* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities
- All sessions listed below 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.
** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.
Registration is available for the next NNLM Resource Picks webinar on Wednesday, January 31st at 12:00 PM PDT. It will feature National Libary of Medicine’s Stephanie Morrison and will provide an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions.
NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the NLM resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Recordings of past sessions are available on the NNLM Resource Picks page. Past webinars include:
- Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) (November 19, 2017)
- Drug Information Portal (September 27, 2017)
- Understanding systematic reviews and more at PubMed Health (July 26, 2017)
Let your health care providers (including doctors, pharmacists, & dietitians) know about any dietary supplements you’re taking so that you can discuss what’s best for your overall health. Learn more about dietary supplements from the NCCIH. /da
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. The National Library of Medicine resources MedlinePlus and HealthReach provide resources in multiple languages on such topics as cervical cancer screening and HPV, including:
- It’s a Simple Test – Cervical Cancer Screening (15 languages) – This one-page handout educates women about regular pap tests for cervical cancer screening. It uses a brief conversation between two women to convey basic information about the importance of getting a pap test on a regular basis.
- Colposcopy (10 languages) – This six-page illustrated handout helps women prepare for a colposcopy, which is a test done to check the vagina and cervix for abnormal cells.
- Female Exam and Pap Smear (11 languages) – This six-page illustrated handout educates women about the female exam and pap smear, which are regular health exams and tests they should have. It discusses the female pelvic exam to check for diseases of the vagina, cervix, uterus, and ovaries, the breast exam, and the pap smear, which checks for cancer of the cervix.
- Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) — HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Vaccine: What You Need to Know (23 languages) – This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccination for the human papillomavirus (HPV). It explains that HPV types are associated with many cancers, including cervical cancer in females, as well as genital warts in both females and males, and that HPV infection usually comes from sexual contact.
The NNLM MCR will be making available funding for the Public Library Programming Project Award. We will fund five awards up to $1,500 each.
The purpose of this award is to fund public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference), relevant to their service community, with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations. Examples of programming projects include hosting a health fair, healthy cooking classes, mind/body programming (e.g., yoga, meditation), chronic illness self-management, and supporting health initiatives such as the All of Us Research Program.Funding Period: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
The award will open January 12, 2018. Please visit the MCR funding page for more information and links. /da
The NNLM MCR will be making available funding for the K-12 School Partnership Award. We will fund four awards up to $2,500 each.
The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM biomedical resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources.Funding Period: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 to Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
The award will open January 12, 2018. Please visit the MCR funding page for more information and links. /da
Researchers producing big data and small data face unique challenges in data management, data sharing, reproducible research and preservation. Data Day is a daylong event that will highlight these challenges and showcase opportunities for all researchers. This event promises to engage audience members, reveal solutions to these data challenges and foster a community of best practices around improved data management. This year, the keynote address will be given by Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine. Panel topics include: Game Changing Data: How Data is being used to affect change, Big Data and Data Solutions. The event features some phenomenal and engaging panelists to present these topics. In addition, this year, two technical sessions will be hosted on Data Analysis and Data Visualization with Python. Data Day is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
When: March 6, 2018
Where: University of Cincinnati Libraries
A new year often starts with individuals making a promise to themselves that most know as a New Year’s resolution. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 41% of Americans usually
make a New Year’s resolution but only 9.2% felt they were successful in achieving it. Improving health is at the top of the most common resolutions so it is disheartening to see so many fail to achieve something vital to their well-being.
What can one do to succeed with living a healthier 2018? The CDC offers 6 simple tips for a healthier year including regular healthcare checks, hand washing, making healthy food choices, being active, and getting plenty of sleep. They also recommend a smokefree lifestyle and have a list of resources available for those who are looking to kick their smoking habit in 2018.
Are some people more prone to success with healthy patterns? A new study suggests yes and finds that people with a sense of purpose tend to do healthier stuff. “Our analysis found that participants’ sense of purpose was positively associated with their reports of both vigorous and moderate activity, vegetable intake, flossing, and sleep quality,” says the study’s lead author Patrick Hill, assistant professor of psychological and brain sciences at Washington University at St. Louis.
If living healthier is important to you, don’t let the lack of a New Year’s resolution or failure to maintain that resolution bring you down. Warren Holleman, director of MD Anderson’s Faculty Health & Well-Being program states, “It takes a lot more than a resolution to change. It takes a self-understanding, skills, strategies and support.”
Resolution or no resolution, NNLM SCR hopes that 2018 is a healthy year for you!
The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites participation in the eight-week Moodle course, Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles, designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. In addition to the Moodle platform, the course will include optional WebEx discussions. Course running dates are February 5 – March 30, 2018. Class size is limited to 60 students. This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.
Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.
National Library of Medicine online resources provide tools to improve your safety, fitness, and diet in the new year! Following are a few examples of how NLM can help you meet your health goals for 2018:
- Resolution: Be prepared. Use this list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag, to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year.
- Resolution: Get fit. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and find fitness tips and resources on the Exercise and Physical Fitness Health Topics page in MedlinePlus (also available in Spanish).
- Resolution: Eat healthy. Find resources for improving your diet on the Nutrition Health Topics page in MedlinePlus (also available in Spanish).
The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.
Dates: February 5 – March 30, 2018
Register: To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/8113
The class size for this course is limited to 60 students. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating.
Course instructors for the winter session are Ann Glusker, Pacific Northwest Region, Derek Johnson, Greater Midwest Region, Alicia Lillich, MidContinental Region, Ann Madhavan, Pacific Northwest Region, Tony Nguyen, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, and Elaina Vitale, Mid-Atlantic Region.
Please contact Tony Nguyen with questions.
Description: The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.
Participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the instructor from each section of the course content either through WebEx discussions or Moodle Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment.
Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:
- Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
- Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives
- Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective
- Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives
NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field. Participants are encouraged to allow their views to be published on a NNLM online blog/newsletter as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic. Your course instructors will reach out to you following the completion of the course.
On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.
This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there are completion deadlines). While offered primarily asynchronously, your course instructors plan to offer opportunities in which participants can join a WebEx discussion to discuss some of the content.
Course Expectations: To complete this course for nine hours of MLA contact hours, participants are expected to:
- Spend 1-2 hours completed the work within each module.
- Commit to complete all activities and articulate your views within each module.
- Complete course requirements by the deadline established in each module.
- Coordinate with a course instructor to publish your observations/final assignments on a NNLM blog/newsletter
- Provide course feedback on the Online Course Evaluation Form
Grading: Grades for this course is simply a pass/fail grading system. When your submission meets the assignment’s expectations, you will receive full credit for the contact hours for that Module. For submissions that are unclear or incomplete, you may be requested for more information until your instructor approves.
- For discussion posts, your activity will be marked as complete after you’ve submitted a discussion AND your instructor assigns a point to mark as complete
- If you participate in WebEx Journal Club Discussions (when available), your instructor will assign points in the Discussions for that module.
- Students have the option to accept fewer contact hours. However, you will need to inform your course instructors ahead of time.
Announcing a new, 1 hour webinar from Infopeople.
Presented by Dr. Steve Albrecht
Thursday, January 18, 2018
- 12 Noon Pacific
- 1PM Mountain
- 2PM Central
- 3PM Eastern
This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Dr. Steve Albrecht is a former San Diego Police Reserve Sergeant and a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association, trained in Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR) and Advanced DAR. In this session he will focus on how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent). He will cover what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); getting help from social services agencies and substance abuse professionals, and the police. This session will also discuss how to make your library facility and its restrooms safer and less likely to become a haven for opiate users.
For more information and to participate in the January 18 webinar, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D743%26reset%3D1 .
Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of the page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.
If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar. Check our archive listing at: http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived
Happy new year! I wanted this to be a retrospective with our most popular posts from 2017, but it turns out our most popular posts were the ones promoting upcoming classes! So instead here’s descriptions and links to NTO’s upcoming classes starting in January. All of them are free and most carry CE credit from the Medical Library Association.2018 MeSH Highlights
When: Friday, January 5 | Who needs it: librarians with short attention spans, overworked catalogers | CE Credit: none, its only 20 minutes!
When: Wednesdays starting January 10 | Who needs it: anyone eager for a live dose of PubMed training | CE credit: 1.5 hours/class
Register: https://nnlm.gov/classes/pmlMeSH Changes and PubMed Searching
When: Friday, January 19 | Who needs it: subject heading fangirls, those wanting to refresh their MeSH | CE Credit: 1 hour
When: January 22 – March 16 | Who needs it: aspiring masters of bibliographic instruction | CE Credit: 10 hours
PS: We are fine tuning one more class which will open for registration next week. It is a 16 week self-paced course on bioinformatics and NCBI databases which will run January 29 – May 18. Are you up for the task?
I’m pleased to announce that the Akron-Summit County Public Library (Ohio) Science & Technology Division lead by Monique Mason has been awarded funding for a great community physical fitness project!
Background: Twenty-nine percent of Summit County residents are obese, slightly lower than the state-wide average of 30% 1. The obesity rate in the City of Akron averages 34.2%, with some census tracts as high as 44%. 2 All of these rates are higher than the national rate of 28.7%.
Summit County residents are poorer than the US average with a poverty rate of 14.8% compared to 12.7% national average. The City of Akron’s poverty rate is 26.5%, more than double the national average.3
Description: The Science & Technology Division of the Akron (Ohio)-Summit County Public Library plans to create a multi-week program of loaning wearable fitness trackers to groups of people for the purpose of encouraging a regular and sustained increase in physical activity. We will select groups of people from pre-existing community groups or groups selected for this purpose and treat them as a cohort – having them all at an initial program for instruction both on using the device and locating quality health information in support of increasing their activity levels as well as an initial “weigh-in” provided by students in the University of Akron’s Department of Sport Science & Wellness Education. We will encourage participants to return midway through the program to check their weight, discover some more resources, and provide fellowship, all in order to continue the momentum developed in the initial presentation and increase motivation. We will have a final session to weigh, encourage continued activity, and collect the trackers. We will encourage users to continue their healthy exercise habits and to connect with library staff on a regular basis after the project concludes. We will offer this program to several groups through 2018.
- County Health RankingsAccessed 11/28/17.
- CDC. Accessed 11/30/17.
- 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates accessed 11/30/2017
Find tools for improving your safety, fitness, and diet in 2018 using online resources from the National Library of Medicine. Here are a just a few examples of how the National Library of Medicine can help you meet your health goals for 2018:
- Resolution: Be prepared. Use this list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year.
- Resolution: Get fit. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and find fitness tips and resources on the Exercise and Physical Fitness Health Topics page at MedlinePlus (also in Spanish).
- Resolution: Eat healthy. Find resources for improving your diet on the Nutrition Health Topics page at MedlinePlus (also in Spanish).
Succeed in your New Year’s resolutions using resources from the National Library of Medicine! Be prepared for emergencies in 2018 by finding helpful disaster apps to download to your mobile device. Find resources to help you stay fit and eat healthy in 2018 using Health Topics pages on MedlinePlus.
Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag
- Resolution: Be ready for an emergency in 2018. Here are recommended disaster apps to help you stay safe. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JQ #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Be prepared in 2018! Use this helpful list of disaster apps to be ready for any emergency. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JQ #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Is your New Year’s resolution to be prepared for any future emergencies? The National Library of Medicine can help you fulfill this resolution with a list of disaster apps to help you stay safe. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jd #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Your 2018 resolution: Be prepared for an emergency! Use this list of disaster apps created by the National Library of Medicine to prepare your Digital Go Bag. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jd #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
MedlinePlus Exercise and Physical Fitness Page
- Is your New Year’s resolution to get in shape? Find exercise and fitness resources to help you meet your 2018 goals on @MedlinePlus: https://go.usa.gov/xn5JU #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Get fit in 2018 with @MedlinePlus! Find fitness information, health check tools and more. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JU #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Is your 2018 New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Let MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine be your guide! Find exercise and fitness resources, health check tools, and more under the Exercise and Physical Fitness page on MedlinePlus. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jw #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Get in shape for 2018 with the help of MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine! Learn about the health benefits of exercise, and find fitness tips and resources at the Exercise and Physical Fitness page on MedlinePlus. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jw #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
MedlinePlus Nutrition Page
- Your 2018 resolution: Eat a healthier diet. Find helpful resources about nutrition at @MedlinePlus: https://go.usa.gov/xn5JP #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Hoping to improve your diet in the New Year? Find healthy nutrition tools and information at @MedlinePlus. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JP #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine can help you meet your New Year’s resolutions about a healthier diet. Check the Nutrition page on MedlinePlus for information, health check tools, and more about healthy eating. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jf #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Is you 2018 resolution to eat a healthier diet? Check the Nutrition page on MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine for information, health check tools, and more about healthy eating. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jf #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
MedlinePlus Exercise and Physical Fitness Page (Spanish)
- ¿Cuál es tu resolución para 2018? Si quieres hacer más ejercicio, utiliza @MedlinePlusEsp para información y recursos. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jm #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- ¡Ponte en forma durante 2018 con @MedlinePlusEsp! Encuentre recursos e información sobre ejercicio aquí. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jm #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- ¿Cuál es tu resolución para 2018? Si quieres hacer más ejercicio, utiliza la página de MedlinePlus “Ejercicio y estado físico” para información y recursos. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JG #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- ¡Ponte en forma durante 2018 con MedlinePlus! Encuentre recursos e información sobre ejercicio en la página de MedlinePlus “Ejercicio y estado físico”. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JG #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
MedlinePlus Nutrition Page (Spanish)
- Tu resolución para 2018: come sano. Encuentre recursos e información sobre nutrición con @MedlinePlusEsp. https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jp #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Come sano durante 2018 can la ayuda de @MedlinePlusEsp. Encuentre recursos sobre nutrición aquí: https://go.usa.gov/xn5Jp #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Tu resolución para 2018: come sano. Encuentre recursos e información sobre comida saludable con la página de Nutrición en MedlinePlus. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JH #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
- Come sano durante 2018 can la ayuda de MedlinePlus. Encuentre recursos sobre comida saludable con la página de Nutrición en MedlinePlus. https://go.usa.gov/xn5JH #NIHhealthy2018 #ResolutionsWithNLM
Just in time for the new year, NER got the great gift of having Catherine Martin, M.Ed, start with the NNLM NER.
Catherine is the NER Community Engagement Coordinator for the NIH All of Us Research Program. She holds an M.Ed. with a major in Health Education and minor in Non-profit management. Catherine has a lifelong commitment to teaching healthcare programs to healthcare professionals and to culturally diverse populations as an Adjunct Professor in area colleges, within local DPH’s Medical Reserve Corporation, and for emergency medical services agencies.
Her background includes teaching for research and community participants in a Healthy Living Course under the direction of the Department of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Catherine will be working with the NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to raise awareness and offer education about the program and precision medicine. This partnership is a three-year pilot program, with several objectives:
- To increase the capacity of public library staff to improve health literacy.
- To equip public libraries with information about the All of Us Research Program to share with their local communities.
- To assess the potential impact of libraries on participant enrollment and retention.
- To highlight public libraries as a technology resource that participants can use to engage with the program, particularly those in underserved communities affected by the digital divide.
- To establish an online platform for education and training about All of Us and precision medicine, with resources for members of the public, health professionals, librarians and researchers.
- To help identify best practices in messaging and outreach that lead to increased public interest and engagement in the program.
Read more about the partnership here.
Catherine can be reached at email@example.com or 508-856-5992
Please join us in welcoming Catherine Martin.
Widgets are small applications that allow you to access content from other websites directly on your own website. Many government organizations offer free health-related widgets, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions under the US Health And Human Services Department (HHS). Add these widgets to your organization’s website to provide users with quick access to reliable health information and local health resources:
TOXMAP Widget: This widget created by the NLM allows users to launch a TOXMAP search from a blog, wiki, or Web page.
CDC Widgets: Find a variety of widgets related to diseases and conditions, healthy living, injury/violence prevention and safety, interactive infographics, tobacco and smoking, and more.
Health Widgets from HealthFinder.gov: Find widgets that provide consumers with personalized recommendations for clinical preventive services based on the age, sex, and pregnancy status they enter, for themselves or a loved one, in both Spanish and English. Also find widgets with infection prevention tips and exercise recommendations.
Locator Widgets from SAMHSA: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help users find substance abuse or mental health facilities in a specific location.
This Fall Semester 2017, for the first time, I connected with nursing faculty at a brown bag tailored for the University of Akron’s School of Nursing faculty. The brown bag series are usually well attended, and after getting in touch with the coordinator of the sessions, I offered my first one-hour workshop for the School on September 18th. I had been preparing for the workshop and wanted to share the information I learned in the systematic review (SR) workshop I had attended in July at the University of Pittsburgh. With a Professional Development Award from GMR/NNLM, I was able to participate in the SR workshop and hone my skills. The workshop addressed what SRs are and their characteristics, how they are different from other well-known reviews, standards, the general steps in writing an SR, where to search for them (e.g. PubMed Health, PubMed Clinical Queries), and how they compare with other types of reviews. The 16 participants received one credit hour from the Ohio Nurses Association. Overall, the faculty reported a positive experience and interest in systematic reviews. This semester, I received more referrals from faculty who attended the workshop to assist students in their capstone and other research-oriented projects. I also noticed that conducting the workshop opened the possibility of faculty in conducting SR in some capacity and increasing scholarship endeavors, especially among junior faculty.
Assistant Professor of Bibliography
Life & Allied Health Sciences Librarian
The University of Akron Libraries, Akron, OH
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