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MAR News - Fri, 2020-10-09 08:00

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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

Member Highlight: The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – learn about the current activities occurring at the Biomedical Library, which include co-sponsoring and promoting the World Health Organization-backed MOOC on Implementation Research, hosting a #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and more.

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Literacy Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

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

Meet Our Virtual Interns! – MARquee News Highlights

Upcoming Trainings for Health Educators from the Network of the National Library of Medicine – MARquee News Highlights

Consumer Health Minute: Health Insurance Marketplace – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

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

MedlinePlus Now Hosts Consumer Health Information in Multiple Languages – SEA Currents

NNLM contributes to Delaware Journal of Public Health – MARquee News Highlights

RDM Snippets: Storage and Preservation – NER Update

Give a Man a Fish… – 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.

New on YouTube: We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets, August 26, 2020

NLM/NIH News

What Health Literacy Outreach Looks Like at NLMNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the USCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Discussing the Long Arc of Discovery with NIH’s Newest NobelistNIH Director’s Blog

NIH News in Health: Read the October 2020 issue, featuring, “Discoveries in Basic Science: A Perfectly Imperfect Process,” and, “Tired or Wired? Caffeine and Your Brain.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue provided details on PubMed updates and the retirement of the legacy site.

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

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education – October 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – October 19-November 15

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

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

Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian – November 9-23, 2020

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

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

Community health workers are a ‘lifeline’ to pregnant people with COVID-19

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

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

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

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.

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Upcoming Webinar: Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia

SEA News - Thu, 2020-10-08 13:10

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Description: The circulation of misinformation online can be damaging to public health. English Wikipedia is the eighth most-visited website in the U.S. How accurate and authoritative are health information articles on Wikipedia? Join this webinar to sharpen your information literacy skills with a walk through of the inner workings of Wikipedia. This webinar gives special attention to health and medical information articles, fringe theories, and controversial topics covered in the news. You can gain an insiders’ perspective on the editorial process of Wikipedia to confidently evaluate the quality of health and medical information articles and content on the popular free online encyclopedia.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

– Describe the Wikipedia community and editorial processes
– Understand core content policies and the quality of health information articles and content on Wikipedia
– Evaluate coverage of fringe theories and controversies

Speaker Information: Monika S. Jones, PhD, is an expert in digital culture studies. She has edited Wikipedia since 2012 and leads Wikipedia training courses, workshops, and webinars for library staff, academics, and undergraduates. She has published popular press articles and book chapters about the benefits of engaging with Wikipedia for equity in information access and digital literacy skills. In 2017-18, she was the OCLC Wikipedian-in-Residence. Learn more at www.monikasjones.com.

Registration: Registration is free and can be accessed through the NNLM class instance.

For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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Meet Our Virtual Interns!

MAR News - Thu, 2020-10-08 11:31

This fall, MAR and NER 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.

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.

Jacqueline Fonseca-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!

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Upcoming Trainings for Health Educators from the Network of the National Library of Medicine

MAR News - Wed, 2020-10-07 13:39
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, live webinars. Please note: We teach some of our courses multiple times, but you may only receive CHES CECH for these sessions if you have not previously received credit for attending them or watching a recording of them.

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals WebinarOctober 8, 2020, 12:00 PM ET – The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in conducting a complete HESPA II 2020 curriculum mapping process
  2. Identify the need for curricular mapping using HESPA II 2020 Competencies and Sub-competencies to create curricular improvements and changes
  3. Discuss the importance of the HESPA II 2020 model for professional preparation and practice
  4. Discuss the steps involved with health department activities relating to the HESPA II 2020 Competencies

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 1

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse CommunitiesNovember 10, 2020, 3:00 PM ET -The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide the latest findings from the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association Facts & Figures Report including current prevalence and impact on American families, risk factors, impact on caregivers, and national cost of care. Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss resources for caregivers and professionals for COVID-19 & caregiving
  2. Identify prevalence of Alzheimer’s & dementia and impact on American families including risk factors, caregiver impact and cost of care
  3. Provide nationwide supportive resources for caregivers and families
  4. Discuss national and local opportunities to leverage the power of a community partnership

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Rural Health ResourcesNovember 19, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current demographic trends in rural America
  2. Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources
  3. Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues
  4. Identify methods of discovering potential community partners

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic TestingNovember 20, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – 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. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the general history and current technological state of DTC genetic testing
  2. Assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies
  3. Recognize specific NLM and other resources for providing basic genetics information
  4. Discuss practical and ethical challenges surrounding DTC testing
  5. Explore essential background information about genetics and genetic testing
  6. Explore resources for professional assistance

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public HealthDecember 10, 2:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe evidence-based public health
  2. Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question
  3. Locate and search applicable literature and resources

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

Did you miss a live class? The recorded webinars listed below are available for CHES CECH. Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free training opportunities. Please note: You can only get credit from recorded classes if you have not previously received credit for attending the live webinar version.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – Recording available for CHES CECH until 12/2/2020 – This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States
  2. Explain the difference between cultural competence and humility and how they influence workplace environments
  3. Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community AssetsRecording available for CHES CECH until 2/26/2021– When service providers and practitioners enter a new community or neighborhood, they can carry a top-down map of existing assets. They may rely on geographic systems that make sense on paper, or are designed to make sense with existing programs. However, community members and residents do not navigate resources based on program maps and systems. What and where are the resources community members use? What are the hard boundaries locals don’t cross and the third places that people gather? Germantown Info Hub Coordinator Diana Lu will share approaches to stakeholder engagement and trust-building. Using urban design evaluation tactics introduced by architect Kevin Lynch in The Image of the City and as well as models in community-based journalism, Lu shows ways that practitioners can work with community members, stakeholders, and local organizations to build the base layer of information.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. By the end of the session, attendees will understand the basics and potential applications of community asset mapping.
  2. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped to integrate asset mapping as part of a grassroots community engagement tactic to understand key places/spaces/institutions that are important to community members and local stakeholders.
  3. By the end of this session, attendees will be familiar with inclusive, ‘non-expert’ language and communication tools that non-public health professionals and community members can use to discuss issues and resources that affect public health.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Recording available for CHES CECH until 3/9/2021 – September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define grey literature and list three examples.
  2. List an example of a non-traditional source for grey literature.
  3. Identify resources to search for grey literature.
  4. Describe how grey literature can help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery phases.

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

On-demand CHES Eligible Courses

Learn on your own time! Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, on-demand courses.

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An Introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj – The course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. Please note that the content in the course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020
  2. Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases
  3. Identify when to use each database based on the information need
  4. Perform advanced searching techniques to identify more accurate results

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages -This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages. Attendees will learn about data from the American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau, and then receive demonstrations on how to access reliable health information in multiple languages through the National Library of Medicine’s HealthReach and MedlinePlus databases.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace – This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to the concepts of culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility. Participants will learn about some of the current critiques to using cultural competence principles and how cultural humility can be supplemented to create a more accepting, welcoming, and reflective working environment. Short demos of Think Cultural Health, PubMed, and Project Implicit are included to showcase three external resources that can be used to further explore this topic.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities– This course is designed to introduce attendees to health disparities and how the social determinants of health contribute to an inequity in health. Participants will be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine, the Office of Minority Health, and HealthyPeople.gov to locate data on health disparities.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss health disparities in public health
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health disparity data
  3. Analyze resources to access data on health disparities

Sponsored by The Network of the National Library of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., these programs are designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level CECH is indicated on a course by course basis above.

Reach out to Erin Seger, MPH, CHES at ers166@pitt.edu with any questions about receiving CECH for these courses.

If you want to learn more about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in your area, find your region on our website.

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Consumer Health Minute: Health Insurance Marketplace

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2020-10-07 07:55

Calendar with text, "Open Enrollment for 2021 coverage starts November 1"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.

The webinar series, PNR Rendezvous, hosted 2 sessions focusing on health insurance in 2019. The recording links are just below the speakers’ bios.

The Public Library Association has an upcoming webinar, “The ACA and Advancing LGBTQ Health” on October 14 at 11:00 a.m. PT.  Be sure to attend this session which will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively for LGBTQ communities.

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

SEA News - Tue, 2020-10-06 13:41

The All of Us Research Program has issued a new funding opportunity seeking the collaboration of national, state, and local engagement partners to recruit and engage participants in the landmark NIH program.

All of Us, a historic effort to accelerate research and improve health, launched nationally in 2018 to create one of the most comprehensive and diverse biomedical data resources of its kind. To date, more than 358,000 participants have enrolled in the program. This latest funding opportunity illustrates the program’s commitment to partnering with organizations that are influential in their respective communities, especially those organizations that work with diverse communities. Through these partnerships, All of Us aims to create bi-directional and co-equal relationships that engage communities that have historically been underrepresented in biomedical research.

The program anticipates funding at least six awards in FY 2021 through this latest funding opportunity, each with a total project period of five years. Applications are due on November 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. of the applicant’s local time. 

All of Us encourages eligible applicants with experience working with and engaging underrepresented communities to apply for this funding. All of Us considers the following populations underrepresented in research: racial and ethnic minority groups; children and seniors; sexual and gender minorities; people living with disabilities; people with barriers in access to care; people who have low income or low educational attainment; and rural residents.

For full details regarding this opportunity, please see the funding announcement.

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PNR Weekly Digest: October 6, 2020

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2020-10-06 11:12

Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an *

In the Dragonfly:

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month!
Happy October!!! It’s Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month. 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

Webinar: Environmental Justice and Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color
Please join us for NNLM’s first session of the new Emerging Trends and Topics webinar series. 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 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. Please join us for NNLM’s first session of the new Emerging Trends and Topics webinar series. Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. Alaska Time | 12:00 p.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. MT. Learn more about how to attend this webinar on the blog

NNLM Reading Club Explores Diversity in Medicine in October
For the month of October, the NNLM Reading Club recommends three memoirs that explore the personal experiences of physicians of color. Check the blog post to learn more about the selected books and their authors for this month’s selection.

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

Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session: Learn about upcoming opportunities to participate in online Library Carpentry workshops in an informational session hosted by members of the Library Carpentry community, and The Carpentries Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan. October 8 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers: This class provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community. Class runs from October 19 – November 15 on the Moodle platform. (8 MLA CE) Register

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library: Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. November 13 – December 11 on the Moodle platform as an asynchronous class. (4 MLA CE) Register

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources: This class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified. December 17 at 12:00 p.m. PT. (1 MLA CE) Register

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

Interventions in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: In the Yup’ik community in Alaska, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) – supported researchers and Yup’ik community leaders are collaborating to create and assess culturally compatible preventive interventions for alcohol use disorder and suicide in 12- to 18-year-olds. NIAAA will host a webinar using this project as a case study for creating similarly tailored interventions for American Indian and Alaska Native communities across the United States. The project utilizes history and culture as organizing principles for substance use prevention efforts with youth in indigenous communities. Join the Substance Abuse Prevention for Youth in Indigenous Communities webinar on October 8 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Exploring SRA Metadata with AWS Athena and a new dataset for SARS-CoV-2: Join this NCBI webinar to learn how to use Athena on AWS to quickly search Sequence Read Archive (SRA) in the cloud to speed up your bioinformatic research and discovery projects and to explore a new SRA SARS-CoV-2 dataset. In this webinar, we’ll introduce you to a way to search SRA submitter-supplied metadata and the results of SRA taxonomic analysis with the native AWS tool, Athena, which explores cloud-based data tables using SQL-like queries. You’ll see a real-world case study demonstrating how to find key information about SRA runs and identify data sets for your own analysis pipelines. October 14 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PT. Register

Housing is a Human Right: The American Public Health Association is hosting the webinar series, Advancing Racial Equity, to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. This series is exploring efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. Session 5 focused on housing will be held October 14 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

The ACA and Advancing LGBTQ Health: This free PLA webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively for LGBTQ communities during the Open Enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act (Nov. 1–Dec. 15, 2020 for plans that start Jan. 1. 2021). It will also cover Special Enrollment Period eligibility for people who have experienced lifetime events, such as losing a job or having a baby. October 21 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Register

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities: This WebJunction webinar will highlight the multiple benefits of walking and walkable communities and how libraries can help lead community efforts. October 22 at 12:00 p.m. PT. Register

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

“Congratulations, AAHSL Fellows!”, from the NLM Director’s blog

NLM Classification Updated, September 30, 2020

*The latest in COVID-19 related human gene annotation now in NCBI RefSeq and Gene

NLM is investigating the use of the NLM Catalog, which shares many features with LocatorPlus and is inviting regular users of the NLM catalog to participate in a short survey to help determine the important features used frequently. The survey takes about 5 minutes and will close after 200 responses have been received

Request for Information (RFI): Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community for Research and Practice, deadline to submit is November 6, 2020

*“COVID-19 Can Damage Hearts of Some College Athletes”, from the NIH Director’s blog

The October issue of NIH News in Health includes an article on the imperfect process of science, caffeine and the brain, and more

NIH launches maternal mortality initiative

NIH INCLUDE Project, Addressing Critical Health Needs of People with Down Syndrome

*National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Animations Explain How COVID-19 Affects the Heart, Lungs and Blood

The Human Genome Project turns the big 3-0!

Telehealth: Improving Dementia Care

*NIH to assess and expand COVID-19 testing for underserved communities

NIH updates comprehensive resource to address college drinking

October is National Protect Your Hearing Month, do you know how loud is too loud?

About 14% of cerebral palsy cases may be tied to brain wiring genes

*Resources from the Disaster Information Management Research Center:

FYI:

Celebrate Health Literacy This October
Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, PLA is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention, training opportunities, and more to help advance their community’s health and work to eradicate (health) information poverty. Here are some ways to observe from the Public Library Association:

Promotoras de Salud Our Bodies Ourselves Guide
The Our Bodies Ourselves, Spanish-language Guía de capacitación para promotoras de salud aims to provide Hispanics/Latinas and immigrant women with a family focused, woman-centered and culture-specific teaching guide for community health education. The guide covers topics such as sexuality and reproductive health, sexually transmitted infections, violence against women, mental health and childbearing.

Report: Left Out – Barriers to Health Equity for Rural and Underserved Communities
The House Committee on Ways and Means released the report, Left Out: Barriers to Health Equity for Rural and Underserved Communities. This report analyzes the barriers to health care in racial and ethnic minority and underserved communities. It discusses the challenges associated with scalable and sustainable solutions. The report also examines how racial bias, economic inequality, geographic coverage deficiencies and structural environmental factors adversely affect health.

Public Libraries Awarded Funding to Encourage Affordable Care Act Enrollment
Last month PLA announced awardees for its third year of the Libraries Connecting You to Coverage initiative. New to the initiative this year, PLA has awarded 19 libraries $1,000 to support their organization in becoming a Certified Application Counselor Designated Organization (CDO) and certifying at least one staff member and/or volunteer as a Certified Application Counselor (CAC). 13 libraries have received $1,000 to support efforts to increase communication, awareness and education about the upcoming Open Enrollment period, 8 of which also received funding to become CDOs! Congratulations to Soldotna Public Library (AK) as an awardee!

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Member Spotlight: The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library

MAR News - Tue, 2020-10-06 08:00

Richard James, Nursing Liaison Librarian at the The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library

The Biomedical Library at the University of Pennsylvania is a robust and mighty library. Offering an esteemed Systematic Review service and collaborating with faculty and students across all levels and fields, the Library staff are experts in their work. Please visit the website and check out the blog, Biomeditations.

Listed below are a few things currently happening at Biomed:

World Health Organization (WHO) MOOC

As Implementation Science has become a strategic interest of the School of Nursing at UPenn, Nursing Liaison Librarian Richard James began to build the Library’s collection and resources in this area. During that effort, he learned of a World Health Organization-backed MOOC on Implementation Research. The TDR Implementation MOOC is a 5-week course which offers a certificate of completion for students who achieve a passing grade, and while it’s strongly oriented to interventions around global diseases of poverty, the principles of Implementation Research are well presented and the course is somewhat rigorous. WHO offers the MOOC under institutional sponsorship of school and health programs at no cost. Considering there would be interest among our students and faculty, along with the potential to offer our international partners something of value, Richard approached UPenn’s School of Nursing and the Center for Global Health about co-sponsoring and promoting the program. More than 300 students from 20 countries enrolled, with more than 100 of the enrolled students ultimately completing and passing the course. The Biomedical Library hopes that this experience will contribute to their skills and practice in the many and varied critical clinical and public health fields in which they serve.

Workshop: Using Adobe Illustrator for Scientific Images

Lexi Voss, Visualizationist, hosted a 2-hour online workshop on Illustrator, walking attendees through the basics of Adobe Illustrator to help them transform their research data into professional diagrams and figures. More than 500 faculty, students, and staff registered for the event. Lexi has taught many workshops on using both Illustrator and Photoshop for visualizing data.

Host of #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Aman Kaur, Community Health and Engineering Librarian, spearheaded the Biomedical Library’s participation in NNLM’s annual #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Having first learned of it at the 2019 MLA Conference, Aman thought it would be relevant and exciting event for Penn Libraries.

New Director: Hannah Rutledge, PhD, MLIS, AHIP

On June 1, 2020, the Biomedical Library welcomed Hannah Rutledge as the new director. Previously at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Hannah is excited to lead a highly experienced and innovative team, building on their existing expertise and insight. Her predecessor, Barbara Cavanaugh, accepted an expanded role as Assistant University Librarian for Health Sciences and STEM Libraries.

Biomedical Library begins a renovation

At the end of November, demolition will begin a 6-month renovation of the Library’s main floor. New features will include: more natural light, an increased number of group study rooms, a collaborative classroom, a larger Historical Collections Conference room, a wide-open event space, and new staff offices. Improved features will include: a relaxation room, a mixed reality lab, a larger Historical Collections Conference Room, and an expanded Digital Fabrication Lab (where the poster and 3D printing are housed). A grand opening is slated for graduation weekend in May. After years of planning and fundraising, the Biomedical Library is thrilled to have this new space underway!

Written by Richard James, Nursing Liaison Librarian at the The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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MedlinePlus Now Hosts Consumer Health Information in Multiple Languages

SEA News - Mon, 2020-10-05 11:32

Effective October 1, 2020, MedlinePlus is the home of NLM’s multilingual consumer health resources. HealthReach, the standalone website that previously hosted these materials, was retired on this date.

To access MedlinePlus’s collection of consumer health information in multiple languages, go to MedlinePlus.gov and click the Health Information in Multiple Languages link near the bottom of the webpage, or follow this direct link to this webpage. MedlinePlus also contains a webpage that groups these resources by health topic instead of language. The Spanish version of MedlinePlus remains available as before.

For more information, see the announcement about this change in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

The bottom of the MedlinePlus.gov homepage, with the Health Information in Multiple Languages link circled in red

The bottom of the MedlinePlus.gov homepage, with the Health Information in Multiple Languages link circled in red

MedlinePlus’s collection of health information resources in multiple languages, organized by language

MedlinePlus’s collection of health information resources in multiple languages, organized by language

MedlinePlus’s collection of health information resources in multiple languages, organized by health topic

MedlinePlus’s collection of health information resources in multiple languages, organized by health topic

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NNLM contributes to Delaware Journal of Public Health

MAR News - Mon, 2020-10-05 11:29

An article by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, staff has been published in the Delaware Journal of Public Health. The issue featured articles on the timely topic of “Public Libraries and Public Health.” As Guest Editor for the issue, Delaware State Librarian Annie Norman wrote, “Libraries develop partnerships and services to support health and societal evolution in multiple areas, such as the long term effects of poverty and trauma, racial inequality, gender inequality, and so on, to help the public overcome trauma and rise above the challenges in their lives.”

Executive Director Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger, and Community Engagement Coordinator Tess Wilson contributed, “Partnerships for Health: NNLM MAR and Delaware Partners Make a Lasting Impact.” The article focuses on NNLM/library/public health partnerships to promote emergency preparedness, public health and opioid response. We are grateful to Annie Norman for inviting us to contribute and to all our wonderful colleagues in Delaware!

 

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RDM Snippets: Storage and Preservation

NER News - Mon, 2020-10-05 05:22

ServersThis month on RDM Snippets, let’s talk about storage and preservation. It may seem like these are the same thing, but while there is some overlap there are also important differences between the two.

Where you store your data can and should change throughout the project lifecycle. While you are preparing your project, data and documentation may be stored on your laptop, office computer, or a shared drive in the cloud if you are collaborating with others. As your project progresses through the data collection phases, you again may be using a laptop or other devices, storing data in the cloud, or uploading it to a server.

Data analysis may be conducted off a hard drive or uploaded to a high performance computer for processing. Data may also be analyzed by a researcher hand-coding results or writing code to process the observations. Again here, researchers may also be working in the cloud to collaborate on analysis.

At the end of the project, data and associated files including a README and/or data dictionary should be packaged together and stored on a hard drive or other backup location. Put data in open formats, as we discussed last month, using the most open file format for your data type.

Since data may be moving between locations during the lifetime of a project, take care to make sure that everyone involved knows where the data will be at what point.

It’s also crucial to check funder and institutional requirements for data storage, or for privacy and encryption requirements. Human subjects data or biomedical research data that falls under HIPAA regulations have encryption requirements while data is being stored and transmitted.

Having multiple copies of your data as backups is also essential for good data management. A good rule of thumb is the 3-2-1 rule. As explained well by the Penn Libraries Data Management Libguide:

A common best practice for backing up and storing your data is the 3-2-1 Rule which says you should keep:

3 copies of your data on

2 types of storage media and

1 copy should be offsite

Having 1 copy offsite protects your data from local risks like theft, lab fires, flooding, or natural disasters.

Using 2 storage media improves the likelihood that at least one version will be readable in the future should one media type become obsolete or degrade unexpectedly.

Having 3 copies helps ensure that your data will exist somewhere without being overly redundant.

Storage does not equal preservation. Just because data is stored somewhere, this does not mean that storage is safe for the long-term. One of the most common ways to preserve data is to put it in a repository. This will be the topic of next month’s RDM Snippets post.

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Webinar: Environmental Justice and Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2020-10-02 17:08

Please join us for NNLM’s first session of the new Emerging Trends and Topics webinar series.
Tuesday, October 20 at 11:00 a.m. Alaska Time | 12:00 p.m. PT | 1:00 p.m. MT

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.

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.

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.

Attending either the live or the recorded session provides 1 Medical Library Association CE. Register for  this important webinar, “Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color” 

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Give a Man a Fish…

NER News - Fri, 2020-10-02 14:47

 

 

 

Falling leaves, apples and pumpkins are images that come to my mind as I turn my calendar page to the new month of October. Attending agricultural and harvest fairs are some of my favorite weekend activities as I settle into the “Back to School” routine. Even though I am not a teacher in a school with children anymore, at this time of year I still experience those conflicting feelings of sadness that the freedom of summer is over and a bit of gratitude that it’s time to begin a more structured and predictable routine.  However, everything is different in the fall of 2020 because of COVID.

Back to school looks different this year as many schools were forced to delay their first days of school in order to prepare teachers, students and schools with sufficient protective equipment, distancing rules and disinfecting routines to prevent the spread of the virus. Many other schools have opted to start the school year with all remote learning that will be in place for a specified amount of time, as my city of Worcester, Massachusetts has done.

As children start their new school year, it is a fact that many will not have the most important school supply of all and that is FOOD. According to No KID Hungry, a national campaign run by the Share Our Strength ( https://www.shareourstrength.org/) organization, estimates that as many as 1 in 4 children in the U.S. may face hunger this year because of the coronavirus. Before COVID-19, hunger was an issue in our country. Millions of K-12 students relied on school for food, for some it was the only meal they may get on a given day. With many schools closed, school leaders and non-profit agencies are working hard to provide children with the food they need even though school doors are closed.  With many parents are out of work, more children than ever may be facing hunger.

Share Our Strength is a national organization working to end childhood hunger in the U.S. The organization holds culinary events, solicits donations and uses social media to raise funds that are then used to fund long-term solutions to end the hunger problem.  Under its No Kid Hungry campaign, it runs several programs that address the issue of childhood hunger from different angles. One of their programs is called Cooking Matters (https://cookingmatters.org/). The Cooking Matters campaign is helping end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. This program is one of the best culinary and nutrition programs I have had the priviledge of working with. Several years ago, I was a volunteer culinary and nutrition instructor for the program. Here is the information from their website about how the Cooking Matters program works.

We envision a world where all caregivers have the skills they need to prepare healthy, low-cost meals for their families. We work toward this vision by providing education programming to families, mobilizing a network of community partners, and working to engage and influence key stakeholders on the value of food skills education–practical education for individuals to purchase and prepare foods that meet their nutrition, budget, and personal needs. The combined impact of these strategies empowers families with the skills they need to build lifelong healthy habits for their children, and to help shape the way our society values and prioritizes healthy eating.

Our participants are parents and caregivers with a limited food budget who want to provide healthy meals for their families. We have a particular focus on parents and caregivers of young children under the age of six. 

Our programs teach parents and caregivers to shop for and cook healthy meals – building a world where healthy eating choices are available for everyone. Cooking Matters educates through interactive, hands-on lessons and digital education tools and resources. 

We partner with citywide, regional, and statewide nonprofits, community groups, social service agencies, universities, and healthcare and public organizations across the country. These valued partners use our curricula to provide in-person cooking courses and grocery tours in venues that are convenient and familiar to Cooking Matters participants.

Dedicated facilitators support Cooking Matters Partners by helping to lead in-person lessons. These chefs, students, Registered Dietitians, nutrition educators and people with a passion for good food are critical to achieving our mission.

We have over two decades of nationally-recognized food skills education experience working directly with low-income families and community partners.  Cooking Matters participants who receive time-saving, budgeting and food-preparation skills are more able and likely to switch to healthier meal preparations.

Although the in-person, hands-on programming is suspended during the pandemic, Cooking Matters is using Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/cookingmatters.national/) to share nutrition and culinary information through Facebook Live sessions. They have a Facebook group for support and tip-sharing and posts with information about stretching food resources while staying at home.

Here are some of the other useful resources, No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters has available;

No Kid Hungry has an online tool to locate free meals for kids. Go to https://www.nokidhungry.org/find-free-meals and enter your address.

Cooking Matters has also curated its tips and videos to online to provide support to families through this unprecedented time http://cookingmatters.org/tips.

Use https://cookingmatters.org/educational-tools to see the other online educational toolkits and handouts that Cooking Matters has made available to teach nutrition and food preparation skills to caregivers, children, community organizations and even food pantries. These are terrific tools if you want to make a nutritious, economical and delicious meal together with your family. All of the recipes Cooking Matters uses are created by chefs.

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.

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Request for Feedback: NLM Catalog

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-02 14:44

As announced earlier this year in the NLM Technical Bulletin “New Library Services Platform to Support Library Operations NLM is migrating from Voyager to Alma, and from LocatorPlus to PrimoVE. This migration aligns with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Plan 2017-2027 to modernize infrastructure, consolidate systems, and streamline workflows. NLM is also investigating the use of the NLM Catalog, which shares many features with LocatorPlus.

If you are a regular user of the NLM Catalog and are familiar with many of its features, we invite you to participate in a short survey to help us determine the important features that are used frequently in the NLM Catalog. This survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete.

The survey will close after 200 responses have been received.

Access the survey here: https://nlmenterprise.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0GO7IlCWvZ8EM3r

Please contact Jennifer Diffin, Head, Library Technology Services Section, (jennifer.diffin@nih.gov) with questions.

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October 2020 Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available!

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2020-10-02 13:50

illustration of scientists talking with puzzle of molecules in the backgroundCheck out the October issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:

  • Health Capsule: Manage Stress and Build Resilience
    Long-term, or chronic, stress is linked to several health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and anxiety. It’s important to learn how to manage stress so it doesn’t overwhelm you.
  • Featured Website – Healthy Pregnancy for Every Body
    Plus-size women are at higher risk for certain health problems during pregnancy. It’s important for all women to work with their health care provider to plan for a healthy pregnancy. Learn how to set pregnancy goals and plan steps to reach them.

NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 2, 2020

SEA News - Fri, 2020-10-02 10:07

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 6 – October 13

Webinars October 14 – October 20

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

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

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

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

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2020-10-02 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

Read the MAReport: This quarter, Michael Balkenhol wrote about the ongoing partnership between the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the All of Us Research Program, and SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. Read more about the partnership in the article, “Citizen Science & Libraries: Online Events Series.”

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.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Job Opening: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian – HS/HSL UMB – SEA Currents

MedlinePlus: Now Home to Genetics Home Reference, HealthReach, Tox Town Information & More! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Be an Advocate for Health Literacy on Wikipedia: Join our Fall Edit-a-thon focused on Maternal and Child Health! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NNLM Reading Club Explores Diversity in Medicine: In order to talk about diversity and equity in health care, we must also discuss diversity and equity in the medical profession. For the month of October, the NNLM Reading Club recommends three memoirs that explore the personal experiences of physicians of color. To learn more about these books and their authors and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources, visit NNLM Reading Club’s Racism and Health: Diversity in Medicine.

NLM/NIH News

Congratulations, AAHSL Fellows!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

DeBakey in the Middle EastCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

COVID-19 Can Damage Hearts of Some College AthletesNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the NLM Classification 2020 Summer Edition is now available.

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

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session – October 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education – October 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – October 19-November 15

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries – October 19-November 15

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

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

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course

Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 – October 8, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series – Sponsored by MLA; Three courses: $750 Members / $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 for Members / $525 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.

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October is Medical Librarians Month

GMR News - Thu, 2020-10-01 11:02

 

 

 

Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month! To celebrate, we have a contest for YOU.

Who Can Participate?

All NNLM GMR members – if you’re not a member and wish to join, you can do so here. (Membership is free!)

What Do I Have to Do?

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

  1. Select one of the images below or use a free stock image from PixabayUnsplash, or other source.
    • No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    • Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
    • Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.

2. Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.

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

Looking for Inspiration?

Feel free to use one of these images (full sizes available via the links) to create a health meme if you are unable to find a free image:

How Should I Share My Meme?

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

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu directly and we’ll share it on our Social Media account and credit you with your submission.

What Do I Get?

If you are one of the players in the NNLM Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, and WI), whose name is picked in the drawing, you can select one of the following continuing education and professional development opportunities:

  • Take The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
  • Select a conference registration or continuing education opportunity (virtual or in-person) of your choice, up to $1,750 for one person.

If you select a continuing education option, registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.

When Will Winners Be Announced?

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

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

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NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) Funding Opportunity

SEA News - Thu, 2020-10-01 09:43

The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) is pleased to announce 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. The application due date is October 30, 2020.

Community-based organizations (CBOs), community health centers, public libraries, and other organizations working with people living with HIV are encouraged to apply. Projects must include some aspect of broaden access to and awareness of HIV/AIDS health information resources throughout the United States. This can be achieved through educational programming, training programs, and the use of technology.

Organization applying for this award must be NNLM members. Membership is free. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. (https://nnlm.gov/nacc/funding). Applications must be submitted through the NNLM online application system.

Please feel free to contact Penny Glassman at penny.glassman@umassmed.edu if you have questions about the award, your application, the submission process, or the deadline. We are happy to review any drafts or answer questions related to your project or application.

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Job Opening: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian – HS/HSL UMB

SEA News - Wed, 2020-09-30 20:13

Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian
Health Sciences and Human Services Library University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian focusing on measuring the impact of the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). The aim of the CTSA is to accelerate and improve clinical and translational science and, ultimately, to improve public health outcomes.

The ICTR Librarian will be responsible for advancing UMB efforts measuring the impact of the ICTR and in developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Collaborating with Faculty Librarians and expert staff throughout the HS/HSL, within the ICTR, and potentially with colleagues at JHU, and in the CTSA national network, this librarian will provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.
This is a full-time, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. This position is funded by the ICTR and renewed annually based on the needs of the institute. The ICTR Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Services at the HS/HSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Develop strategies for program evaluation and for measuring the impact of the ICTR/CTSA in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
• Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity.
• Employ data visualization tools illustrating and showcasing UMB ICTR funded research.
• Develop marketing strategies and outreach activities promoting UMB ICTR collaborations and resources.
• Working with UMB ICTR “Navigators,” implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and other institutional partners.
• Provide consultation, training, and expertise on critical information and knowledge resources.
• Participate in the identification, selection, and implementation of a strategy compiling, classifying, communicating, and marketing UMB faculty expertise including publications, areas of expertise, and grants.
• Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations, including national CTSA meetings and initiatives.
• Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
• Three years’ experience related to position responsibilities.
• Experience in program evaluation.
• Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools.
• Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
• Experience with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, or REDCap.
• Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.

APPLICATIONS:
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 October 4, 2020. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/hshslictr.
SALARY: $55,000 minimum, 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.

ENVIRONMENT:
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s 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 Network of the National 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/.

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.

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