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CDC Releases New Data About HPV Vaccine

SCR News - Thu, 2018-08-30 11:40
Picture of a couple holding hands.

“HPV.” via MedlinePlus.gov, July 27, 2018, Public Domain.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data that shows more adolescents are up to date on the HPV vaccine.  Data comparing 2016 to 2017 show that the number of those who completed the series has increased by 5 percentage points.

HPV, or human papillomaviruses, are a group of viruses spread by sexual contact.  HPV includes more than 200 types divided into two categories:  high risk or low risk.  Low risk viruses can cause warts on various parts of the body.  High risk viruses can cause certain types of cancer including:

The HPV vaccine is recommended by healthcare professionals to prevent HPV.  Read more details about the vaccine including who should get it and when!

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NNLM Classes On-Demand – Register Now!

SEA News - Wed, 2018-08-29 15:21

New On-Demand Course: EvalBasics 1-4

The NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO) is offering a free series of four, self-paced online classes in Moodle on evaluation basics. The classes are targeted to librarians interested in learning basic evaluation methods for community and user assessment, project and evaluation planning, and data collection.

There are four EvalBasics courses – we recommend taking them in order but it is not required. Each class takes approximately one hour to complete and is worth 1 Medical Library Association CE, so a total of four credits is possible for the entire EvalBasics series.

  • EvalBasics 1: Learn a three-step process for conducting community assessment for program development
  • EvalBasics 2: Identify desired objectives and create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models
  • EvalBasics 3: Develop strong evaluation tools such as questionnaires by following three key principles
  • EvalBasics 4: Understand how to set standards, analyze data, and make judgments about a program’s value in order to make decisions about its future

Additional On-Demand Classes are available for you to participate and receive MLA CE credit:

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Four New MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages on Opioids!

PSR News - Tue, 2018-08-28 18:58

The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of four new MedlinePlus health topic pages on the subject of opioids:

Check them out!

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Public Library Spotlight: Juanita Harrell, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library

GMR News - Tue, 2018-08-28 16:29

Juanita Harrell holding the book "A People's History of Chicago"Name: Juanita Harrell

Title: Health & Wellness Librarian

Education: MLIS Dominican University

How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness?

I’ve always been interested in Health & Wellness & was given the opportunity to make it my area of concentration.

Why is health literacy important in your community?

Making information available and accessible to the general public about health and wellness is beneficial to both the providers of services and the members of the community.

What’s different with a health reference interview?

In a health reference interview you have to take into consideration the sensitivity of the information that the patron is seeking. You also have to be able to give information without giving actual advice.

What’s the impact that you hope to make in your community?

To introduce our patrons to information and services that they may have not been aware of. Also to introduce providers to a new or different clientele.

What is your favorite health related program or outreach that you’ve done?

I’m new to my position so I don’t have a favorite yet. The month of September will have a lot going on. The local food co-op is doing a presentation on bulk shopping and herbs and spices, a local yoga sanctuary is starting a monthly midday meditation and several physicians are doing presentations on advocacy, gi health, and allergies.

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Applications Open: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians

MCR News - Tue, 2018-08-28 16:28

Course Description

Health sciences librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management services at your institution. Familiarity with the research lifecycle is recommended but not required.

The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Course Components
The online asynchronous component of the program is 7 weeks from October 15 – December 14 with a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will also be a week for catch-up.  The format includes video lectures, readings, case studies, hands-on exercises, and peer discussions. There will be optional weekly office hours. Expect to spend up to 4-5 hours each week on coursework. Participants will complete a Final Project Plan/Proposal, demonstrating improved skills, knowledge, and ability to support data management services at their institution.

CE Credits
Participants who complete all modules, the Final Project Plan, and the course evaluation will receive MLA CE credit (exact number of hours to be determined). No partial CE credit is granted.

Instructor
The instructor is Tisha Mentnech, MSLIS, Research Librarian from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are open to health science librarians in the United States.
  • Applications from libraries currently looking to develop or enhance research data management training and services are encouraged.
  • A letter of institutional support is required. See application instructions below.
  • Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.

What does it cost?
There is no charge for participating in the program.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: September 20, 2018
  • Notifications begin: October 1, 2018
  • Online Course: October 15 – December 14, 2018

Application Details

  • Name and Contact Information
  • Current Role/Title
  • Place of Employment
  • Briefly describe your current experience or interest in research data management.
  • Briefly describe the current status of research data management services at your library, including any barriers to implementation.
  • This training will have been worthwhile for you and your institution if…

Application Instructions
Please fill out the online Application Form, and upload a PDF of your current CV and your letter of institutional support. The letter of institutional support must be from your supervisor and address:

  1. time for participation in the online course;
  2. the library’s commitment to or plans for adding or enhancing research data management services.

Please submit your application via the online form by September 20, 2018:
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4521556/Biomedical-Health-RDM-Training-Participant-Application-Fall-2018

Questions? Contact NTO at nto@utah.edu.

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Webinar: Assessing a Community – By the Numbers with Census Data – Sep 19 11 AM ET

SEA News - Tue, 2018-08-28 15:23

Guest Speaker: Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Service Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Time: 11 AM ET/ 10 AM CT / 9 AM MT

Description: This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

With hands on training, all on census.gov, attendees will use the American Factfinder (data search tool) and QuickFacts to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing. Suggestions for tables and topics are offered.

Speaker Bio: Susana Privett is with the Data Dissemination Program for the U.S. Census Bureau. As the Data Dissemination Specialist for Texas and Oklahoma, Susana gives presentations and conducts workshops about Census Bureau data, various surveys, and internet sites. She works closely with organizations, local governments, businesses, Federal, State agencies, and many more to provide a clear understanding of the Census Bureau and the data they collect. Susana has held a variety of positions in her years with the Bureau of the Census. She started with the Bureau’s Dallas Region during the 2000 Census as an office clerk and later a Regional Tech for the Houston area. After the Decennial Census, she moved to the Dallas Regional office as an office clerk and soon transferred to the American Community Survey and the National Crime Victimization Survey as a lead clerk.  Eventually, she accepted the position of Information Services Specialist Assistant with Partnership and Data Services for the Dallas Region, a position in which she served for five years. Susana decided in 2012 to work with the Denver Region in her current position as Data Dissemination Specialist, which allows her to remain in Texas. Most of Susana’s work history has been in customer service and the travel industry. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Eastfield College in Dallas and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Government with a minor in Sociology. Susana enjoys traveling and working on a variety of craft projects. She is from a small central Texas town originally but Dallas is now her home.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com.
  2. Enter the session number: 620 837 865 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:
    *Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection
    *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted
    *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number)
    Enter access code: 620 837 865 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=cit001

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

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New NNLM PSR All of Us Project & Outreach Assistant: Jerry Kauppila!

PSR Newsletter - Tue, 2018-08-28 13:20

Hi, my name is Jerry Kauppila.

Jerry Kauppila in front of Eagle River Store, with camera around neck, eating ice cream cone.

Ice Cream and Photography!

I am excited to join the All of Us team at the NNLM PSR as the Project and Outreach Assistant, and look forward to working on this research and outreach program.

Born and raised a “Yooper” on the southern shore of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I headed south and west chasing the sun and a variety of job opportunities. I fell in love with Southern California and all it has to offer with great trails for hiking/running, miles of beaches, amazing food, and diverse culture. I saw the boom and bust of the internet startup age, was blessed with the opportunity to teach computers to elementary students, and filled my memoirs with tales from flower shops across the country–who knew the stories could be so crazy?! More recently I have found a passion for street photography, and expanding my knowledge for creating content for social media and marketing.

If you are interested in finding out more about me, follow my Instagram account or send me an email.

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Head Positioning and Concussions

SCR News - Tue, 2018-08-28 09:07
Football player and doctor

“Concussion.” Via MedlinePlus.gov, August, 2018, Public Domain.

Concussions happen daily in the United States and are a form of traumatic brain injury or TBI.  In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate there were 2.8 million emergency room visits related to TBI.  With the prevalence of TBIs, it is no surprise that there are multiple research studies focus on this injury.  A new study made a breakthrough by studying woodpeckers!

TBI’s can be mild or severe enough to result in death. Symptoms of a concussion include:

  • headache
  • nausea
  • balance problems/dizziness
  • double or blurry vision
  • sensitivity to light and noise
  • fatigue or drowsiness
  • changes in sleep patterns
  • trouble comprehending and/or concentrating
  • depression
  • irritability, nervousness, or sadness
  • feelings of being “just not right” or in a “fog”

Researchers have been looking for ways to minimize the impact TBIs have on sufferers.  A previous study examined whether how tense the neck muscles were could impact concussion risk.  It was believed that tense neck muscles slightly reduced acceleration.  A new study, however, found  that at higher velocity rates the neck muscles did not play a role.  The study out of Stanford shows that head positioning does affect concussion risk.  Read the entire study to learn more about the specifics of their findings and the role woodpeckers played.

These findings could be vital in TBI prevention.  David Camarillo, associate professor of bioengineering added, “ “Discovering how sensitive the head is to slight changes in positioning has implications on design of helmets and other protective equipment,” Camarillo said. “For example, could the facemask in football be offering a lever arm that adds to the rotation of the head and therefore risk of concussion? Are downhill mountain bike helmets protecting the chin at the cost of the brain?  We hope to use this model we have developed to determine better design geometry of helmets and potentially for input to coaching on how to brace for impact.”

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September is National Preparedness Month

PNR News - Tue, 2018-08-28 03:00

September is National Preparedness Month and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.

National Preparedness Month logo

Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadeos. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas.

Ready.gov has provided weekly themes throughout the month of September including the National Day of Action on September 15. Videos, social media, graphics are all provided to help you and your communities to be better prepared in advance.

Here are this year’s weekly themes:

  • Week 1: Sept 1-8           Make and Practice Your Plan
  • Week 2: Sept 9-15         Learn Life Saving Skills
  • Week 3: Sept 16-22       Check Your Insurance Coverage
  • Week 4: Sept 23-29       Save For an Emergency

In addition, Ready.gov provides information for youth to know that they too can play an important role before and during a disaster and MedlinePlus has you covered for both preparation and recovery.

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Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians

NER News - Mon, 2018-08-27 17:38

Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO). The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons, practical activities and a final project. The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. Course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Applications are due September 20, 2018.

Additional details and the online application are available here.

For questions, please contact the NTO: nto@utah.edu

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2018 Comics and Medicine Conference Highlights

NER News - Mon, 2018-08-27 14:36

 

Comics and Medicine Conference 2018 poster.

Held this year in White River Junction, VT at the Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) and Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), the 9th Annual Comics in Medicine Conference brought together a mix of creators, medical professionals, librarians and others to discuss how graphic novels are being used by a wide array of professionals and artists to connect and educate patients, families, and the public on health topics.

Many sessions were relevant to what I do at NNLM-NER, but here are my top three conference highlights:

  • Can comics help us share health data with community members? We Are Wyandotte (Kansas City, KS) believes that everyone should have access to data about their communities. And they created a comic without words to communicate information about health disparities to people with different reading levels and across languages.  Visit their site to get your own copy of Redlining Parts 1 & 2 and see how they did it.

 

  • Can telling the story of a traumatic event be therapeutic? The Center for Cartoon Studies partnered with the White River Junction VA to illustrate veterans’ stories.  At the conference, they previewed a second anthology focused on the experiences of female vets and discussed the process of creating the book. To learn more about this project, visit the Cartoonist Veteran page on the CCS site.

 

  • Can comics connect across language and cultural barriers? El viaje más caro/The Most Expensive Journey is an illustrated series of personal stories from migrant dairy framers in Vermont that was designed to start conversations around isolation and mental health. You can read the full comics in English or Spanish here.

 

To try graphic medicine with your book club, community organization or staff, request a graphic medicine book club kit.  Kits contain six copies of the book, a discussion guide and topic-relevant health information from trusted sources such as MedlinePlus, the CDC, NIH and more.  Kits are free, so request one today.

 

If you want to learn more about graphic medicine and you’re in Worcester, MA between September 10 and October 20, 2018, stop by the Lamar Soutter Library (University of Massachusetts-Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655) to view the National Library of Medicine exhibit, Graphic Medicine: Ill Conceived and Well-Drawn. See the library’s announcement for more details.

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Data Flash: Hospital or academic or data-interested librarian? 2 opportunities for data-related training, free!

PNR News - Mon, 2018-08-27 08:30

Whether you’re in a hospital or academic or research center or other data-related setting, take a look at these two amazing training opportunities—there’s something for everyone!  And they’re free!

1) “Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health

When we did our regional data needs assessment last year, many of you who are hospital librarians said that you wanted to be able to “speak IT”; in other words, to know more about data standards such as UMLS, SNOMED CT, and more.

Well, here’s your chance!  This interactive webinar series consists of five 30-minute Thursday sessions (each at 9 AM Pacific Time).   It “focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series is specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers”.  You’ll learn about not only UMLS and SNOMED CT, but also RxNorm, LOINC, Common Data Elements and the Value Set Authority Center.

Want to dazzle your IT team?  Take this class!

2) Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians

If research data management is more your focus, perhaps for those of you in academic or research center settings, this training could be for you.   It can be tough to “pick up” the skills needed to be a support for researchers, and so an intensive guided course with amazing teachers and assigned mentors is a wonderful chance to immerse yourself and kick start your involvement.

“Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, “Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians”, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO). The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons,  practical activities and a final project. The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018.  The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. Course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.”

Applications are due September 20, 2018.  Note that a letter of commitment from your library is part of the application!

Additional details and the online application are available here, and for questions, please contact the NNLM’s National Teaching Office at  nto@utah.edu .

Of course, we here in the Regional Medical Library are also standing by and always happy to help!

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Apply Now for NNLM Online Course: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians!

PSR News - Fri, 2018-08-24 16:44

Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO). The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons, practical activities and a final project. The course runs from October 15 – December 14, with a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. Course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Applications must be submitted by September 20. Additional details and the online application are available by visiting the NTO website. For questions, contact the NTO.

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Get Ready for National Preparedness Month!

SEA News - Fri, 2018-08-24 12:27

by: Aimee Gogan, Data & Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM, SEA Region

 

As we gear up for National Preparedness Month in September, it’s time to start thinking about how we can prepare ourselves and our families for disasters and emergencies. Learning lifesaving skills; checking insurance policies for flood, earthquake, and tornado coverage; and taking practical safety steps can make a huge difference in the event of a disaster. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other federal government resources listed below can help you prepare your families, communities, institutions for emergency situations. Also, make sure to mark your calendars for our SEAside Webinar on September 6 at 2PM ET: Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies, the Mission of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response.

NNLM Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery Resources

MedlinePlus

Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Other resources

The HHS emPOWER Map 3.0 gives every public health official, emergency manager, hospital, first responder, electric company, and community member the power to discover the electricity-dependent Medicare population in their state, territory, county, and ZIP Code.

The Ready Campaign also offers trainings, webinars, and other resources, including Social Media Preparedness Toolkits.

SAMHSA offers a Disaster Distress Helpline

National Preparedness Month 2018 Weekly Themes:

Week 1: September 1-8 – Make and Practice Your Plan

Week 2: September 9-15 – Learn Lifesaving Skills

Week 3: September 16-22 – Check Your Insurance Coverage

Week 3: September 23-29 – Save for an Emergency

 

 

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2018-08-24 10:36

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

Spotlight

Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling was interviewed for an NLM in Focus article about the 2007-2008 NLM Associate Fellow cohort.

Applications Open: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians – NTO News

Happy Birthday National Park Service! – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Just Remember to ALGEE: The SCR Team Learns Mental Health First Aid – Blogadillo, News from SCR

New on YouTube: A Person-Center Approach for Addressing SDOH in the Community, August 21, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Imagine our future…and help make it happenNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Revealing Data: The Psychological Clinic Explores IQ in 1911Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

2018 Recovery Month Toolkit: Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Registration closing soon! ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – August 27, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. Sponsored by MAR, this one hour webinar will introduce the significance of ClinicalTrials.gov, teach participants how to search and interpret the results database, and share how librarians can advocate to researchers the importance of complying with federal results submission requirements.

How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 – September 5, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this session will show you how it is possible to effectively recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and successfully administer naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Distributing naloxone to laypersons has resulted in thousands of overdose reversals and many saved lives. This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug.

Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health – September 6, 12:00-12:40 PM ET – Register for this five-part interactive webinar series that focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series is specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers. This first session will touch on terminology standards, including the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and its vocabularies (including ICD-10, SNOMED CT, RxNorm, and LOINC), and tools such as the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) and the Common Data Elements (CDE).

Accessible Library Customer Service – September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will provide an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating library practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources. Other topics include budgeting for accessibility, accessible employment, specific service needs, potential partner organizations, and a plethora of tips and resources for future use.

Using Recovery Coaches in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – A Recovery Coach is a person who helps remove the personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, links the newly recovering person to the recovering community and serves as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family recovery. Join NER for this webinar where you will learn what motivational interviewing is and how it aids in the change process and communicates acceptance.

New Classes On-Demand! Serving Diverse Communities – Looking for more asynchronous learning? Try this three-part series of online trainings about accessing health information resources related to working with diverse communities. Each training session is offered individually, and attendees can choose to participate in one or all sessions. The trainings are offered on-demand and can be completed in one sitting or over several sessions. Each training session will offer 1 hour of MLA CE upon completion.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 24, 2018

SEA News - Fri, 2018-08-24 07:56

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

NNLM News – Top Stories

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle: Asynchronous LMS Course Offerings

Webinars August 27-31

Classes On-Demand (Self-Paced Classes through Moodle LMS)

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

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Miscellaneous News

Highlights: Data Science and Research Data Management

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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Happy Birthday National Park Service!

PNR News - Fri, 2018-08-24 05:00

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act and thus created the National Park Service. The parks system includes over 400 areas which includes national parks, monuments, military parks, battlefields, historical parks, historical sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and even the White House. Every year, millions of people visit the these areas and last year’s top 10 most visited national parks included 2 in the PNR region: Olympic National Park and Glacier National Park. 

Both these and other designated areas that are part of the National Park Service, which strives to preserve the beauty and wonder of our beautiful country so we and others may continue to experience the wonder of nature whether the landscapes or the wildlife. Many who visit come away with a greater appreciation of the need to protect the environment and awed by the breathtaking views.

Taking a hike through the natural areas is both healthy physically and mentally. But visiting these park systems can also include history lessons such as the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park which has a unit in both Skagway, AK and Seattle, WA.

Every year the librarians in Kalispel, MT area take a hike through Glacier National Park. This year, they offered an invitation to attendees of the Pacific Northwest Library Association conference. They graciously offered to plan a gentler hike to allow those less experienced hikers to tag along. The Avalanche Lake Trail provided amazing views along the way and at the trail’s end, sparkling Avalanche Lake. It was a great opportunity to become better acquainted with colleagues scattered in the region while getting outdoors. For many, it was a first time visit to Glacier.

Happy Birthday NPS! We hope you can continue to do what you were initially established to do…

“The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purpose of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

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Hurricane Lane Resources to Support Hawaiian Islands

PSR Newsletter - Thu, 2018-08-23 19:33

On August 21, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in advance of the arrival of Hurricane Lane. The emergency proclamation allows the state to be proactive by pre-positioning state assets to support county emergency responders.  On August 22, the President approved Governor Ige’s request for presidential disaster declaration to provide appropriate assistance for emergency measures to save lives and protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in the designated areas.

With assistance from NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), we have compiled many hurricane resources including information guides with curated, reliable information from vetted federal, state, and local governments and organizations.

Key National Resources

Key Hawaii Resources

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Do You Smell That?

SCR News - Thu, 2018-08-23 17:14
Child Smelling Flowers

“Child Smelling Flowers.” By Annie Spratt via Unsplash.com, May 14, 2018, CCO.

Have you ever been around someone who insists they smell an odor that you and others are unable to smell?  There’s a scientific name to describe this phenomenon:  phantom odor perception.

A new study from the National Institutes of Health determined nearly 1 in 15 Americans have phantom odor perception.  This conclusion was drawn after researchers examined over 7,000 participants who were all asked if they occasionally smelled an unpleasant odor.  Although a distortion in the sense of smell might not seem like a serious medical condition, smells can alert to danger such as smoke, gas leaks, or spoiled food.

Phantom odor perception is not the only potential explanation for a change in the ability to smell.  Other potential causes include:

  • A stuffy nose caused by the cold or flu
  • Allergies
  • Nasal polyps
  • Certain medications
  • Cancer treatments
  • Head injury

Judith A. Cooper, Ph.D., acting director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) said, “Problems with the sense of smell are often overlooked, despite their importance. They can have a big impact on appetite, food preferences, and the ability to smell danger signals such as fire, gas leaks, and spoiled food.”

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Applications Open: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians – Applications Due Sep 20, 2018

SEA News - Thu, 2018-08-23 13:08

Course Description
Health sciences librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons manage their research data. Attending this course will improve your ability to initiate or extend research data management services at your institution. Familiarity with the research lifecycle is recommended but not required.

The major goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Course Components
The online asynchronous component of the program is 7 weeks from October 15 – December 14 with a week off for the Thanksgiving holiday. There will also be a week for catch-up.  The format includes video lectures, readings, case studies, hands-on exercises, and peer discussions. There will be optional weekly office hours. Expect to spend up to 4-5 hours each week on coursework. Participants will complete a Final Project Plan/Proposal, demonstrating improved skills, knowledge, and ability to support data management services at their institution.

CE Credits
Participants who complete all modules, the Final Project Plan, and the course evaluation will receive MLA CE credit (exact number of hours to be determined). No partial CE credit is granted.

Instructor
The instructor is Tisha Mentnech, MSLIS, Research Librarian from the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.

Who can apply?

  • Applications are open to health science librarians in the United States.
  • Applications from libraries currently looking to develop or enhance research data management training and services are encouraged.
  • A letter of institutional support is required. See application instructions below.
  • Enrollment is limited to 40 participants.

What does it cost?
There is no charge for participating in the program.

Important Dates

  • Application deadline: September 20, 2018
  • Notifications begin: October 1, 2018
  • Online Course: October 15 – December 14, 2018

Application Details

  • Name and Contact Information
  • Current Role/Title
  • Place of Employment
  • Briefly describe your current experience or interest in research data management.
  • Briefly describe the current status of research data management services at your library, including any barriers to implementation.
  • This training will have been worthwhile for you and your institution if…

Application Instructions
Please fill out the online Application Form, and upload a PDF of your current CV and your letter of institutional support. The letter of institutional support must be from your supervisor and address:

  1. time for participation in the online course;
  2. the library’s commitment to or plans for adding or enhancing research data management services.

Please submit your application via the online form by September 20, 2018:
https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4521556/Biomedical-Health-RDM-Training-Participant-Application-Fall-2018

Questions? Contact NTO at nto@utah.edu.

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