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Intersections of Informatics and Librarianship: Tisha Mentnech Reports from the AMIA Informatics Summit

MCR News - Thu, 2019-05-30 09:38

I was Tisha fortunate to be a part of the inaugural cohort RDM 101 Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Science Librarians in Spring 2018 . That experience continued my learning about RDM practices in librarianship. One aspect that particularly stuck with me are the multitude of roles for librarians to be involved with data. The announcement for the funding came at an opportune time. I had recently been accepted to teach a workshop on reproducibility at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Informatics Summit in San Francisco in March. Initially, I was only going to attend the workshop because of the cost of the full conference but the call for funding provided me with the ability to attend and focus on their data science track.

I wanted to attend the data science track of AMIA Informatics Summit because I was also going to be a student in the RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians cohort focusing on data science practices for librarians. I knew this introduction would be a chance to see the intersections of librarianship and informatics as it relates to data science.  The workshop I taught, “Innovative Tools for Research Reproducibility and Data Sharing” was a kickstart to my learning at the conference. Questions that I was getting during the workshop about some of the information included things about ontologies, metadata, and repositories, much of which was a part of the RDM 101 course. Seeing the informaticists looking for discipline specific information on these needs began to lay the groundwork of connections between the 2 fields and demonstrated the similarities that informaticists and librarians.

The sessions that stood out to me were ones on open data and data science. One session that I took the most away from was: “Patients, Populations and Data Science.” The different talks within the session that were stand outs for my connection of information professionals were: “On the Role of Question Summarization and Information Source Restriction in Consumer Health Question Answering”,  “Extracting Biomedical Terms from Postpartum Depression Online Health Communities”, and “Modeling Depression Symptoms from Social Network Data through Multiple Instance Learning.” Each of these sections highlighted something about using open data or known data mining and data ethics. For me, one aspect of data librarianship that is most important is data literacy and ethics. Many people that were a part of the corpus of the data collected for these were not made aware that the data would be used in these ways, which brings up the question of using public data and how informed are the users creating the data. I think that as someone who teaches data literacy, this opened my eyes to things that need to be reinforced in the communities we support. This also brought up more ethical data questions that I have for research overall. I will not go into too much detail but this session opened my eyes and piqued my interest more in why having a data librarian involved in the IRB process is an avenue that I personally want to explore.

Overall, I was expecting to learn more about the intersections of informatics and librarianship. The Summit gave me more an overview of how the two disciplines could benefit each other. There are similarities in the theory of both library science and informatics. Data librarians could definitely benefit from partnering with the informatics departments if they are interested in taking their skills more technical. A symbiotic benefit for informaticists and librarians is with ontology, metadata, thesauri, and/or index development. One thing that I noticed and that was mentioned in the opening keynote from Greg Simon, President, Biden Cancer Initiative, is that there are so many home grown solutions to problems that are capitalized on and not enough creation with our peers.  This really hit home to me and is something that I am still thinking about today.

I am truly grateful for the experience that the NTO funding provided me. Learning about the ways in which librarians can support data outside of a traditional library role is something that I think needs to be discussed in more library and information programs and throughout library careers. There is not a one size fits all for librarians and the settings they work and exploring the intersections of librarians and informaticists helped remind me of that.

Tisha Mentnech (Tee-sha Mint-Nitch) she | they Research Librarian for Life Sciences and Research Impact Research Engagement North Carolina State University Libraries

tisha_mentnech@ncsu.edu

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Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club

MAR News - Thu, 2019-05-30 08:00

 a story from our Americas by Dustin Lance Black, and This Is How It Always Is by Laurie FankelThe NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, celebrated each June.

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding LGBTQ health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: LGBTQ Pride Month.

LGBTQ Pride Month is celebrated each year to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City’s Greenwich Village which, in June 1969, protested against the discrimination and oppression suffered by LGBQT individuals. The Stonewall riots marked the beginning of the LGBQT movement for equality. PRIDE month is a celebration of accomplishments to date, a remembrance of those who sacrificed their life for LQBQT equality and a call for continued commitment to the cause.

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New NNLM Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar Series Begins June 19!

PSR News - Wed, 2019-05-29 19:03

With a unique collaboration of NNLM, the Medical Library Association, and the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries, registration is now available for all sessions of the just announced webinar series, Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt. The series begins on June 19 with Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting Place. Each session will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized inter-sectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences. All webinars are one hour in duration, and will be held at 9:00 AM Pacific Time. One hour of MLA CE credit is available per session, and will remain available for one year after the live broadcast. Webinars are free, but register early since each session is limited to 1,000 participants! Recordings of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training website and on mlanet.org.

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Save the dates: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

MCR News - Wed, 2019-05-29 18:46

An AAHSL/MLA/NNLM webinar collaboration

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?

Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?

Conversations that Matter includes both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and our differences. Each webinar will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized inter-sectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences

Save the DATES!

June 19 : Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting Place: Register here!  https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

If you don’t have a NLM/NNLM account, don’t worry, just create one, it’s free!

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each your identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

See attachment for more information about future webinars in our series

August 21 : Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others

October 16 : Being a Better Ally to All

November 13 : Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections

January 22, 2020 : That’s Not Funny! Or is it?

March 18, 2020 : Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions

May 13, 2020 : I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101

July 15, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Gender This!

August 12, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned

Save the TIME: 12 pm EST, 11 am CST. 10 am MST, 9 am PST

All Webinars will be broadcast at the above time. Each webinar is 60 minutes.

Registration Fee? Absolutely NOT! but register early as each webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.

All expenses for the webinar series are being underwritten by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

The NNLM PNR is hosting the series via WebEx and providing close captioning.

MLA is providing CE accreditation.

Recordings of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and on mlanet.org.

Please visit the NNLM training site for a list of current and previously hosted classes: https://nnlm.gov/training/past-classes

CE? Of Course!

One hour of MLA CE credit is available for each webinar! There is NO fee for CE credit.

If you are not able to participate, do not worry. A video of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and MLANET and available for your viewing. MLA CE credit also will be available up to 1 year from the live webinar.

ALL WEBINARS WILL BE CLOSE CAPTIONED

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP,
pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona, that she realized her love for the conversations across difference. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change. Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments all over the world, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

With her attention now turning to larger associations and corporate leadership, Jessica is pulling from the past 15 years of direct experience to lead teams to try instead of avoiding a stretch. It is in this trying that clients uncover a deeper sense of belonging, resourceful collaboration opportunities, and reignite their creativity and innovative ideation. Learning, feeling, and being Good Enough Now allows for teams to do the best they can with what they have and persist long into the future no matter the crisis, topic, or challenge.

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Act now to secure money for your public, academic or K-12 library

MCR News - Wed, 2019-05-29 18:42

Our deadline is fast approaching for funding health information programming, professional development and other projects for libraries in Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming and Utah through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Sixteen different classes of awards are available. You can apply for reimbursements for putting on a health-related exercise or information program, attending a library marketing conference, or partnering with your local school district to promote National Library of Medicine resources, just to name a few opportunities. Funds are available to working librarians, students and library administrations.

The application deadline is this Friday, May 31. But if you send us an email expressing interest in applying, we can give you until June 9 to complete the full application.

Learn more about the available opportunities on our awards page. Or contact the NNLM coordinator for your state for a 1-on-1 conversation about your idea. Time is running out on a great opportunity.

Coordinators:

John Bramble
Utah, Wyoming, Kansas
john.bramble@utah.edu
801-585-9646

Dana Abbey
Colorado
dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu
303-724-2110

Chris Pryor
Missouri
pryorc@missouri.edu
573-884-5042

Robyn Woods
Nebraska
robynwoods@creighton.edu
402-280-4156

George Strawley
All of Us Community Engagement Network
All states
george.strawley@utah.edu
801-581-5242

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Save the dates: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

SEA News - Wed, 2019-05-29 11:03

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt
An AAHSL/MLA/NNLM webinar collaboration

  • Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
  • Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
  • Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?

Then Save the DATES!
Conversations that Matter includes both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and our differences. Each webinar will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized inter-sectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences.

June 19, 2019 : Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting Place: Register here!
https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each your identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

August 21, 2019 : Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others
Have you experienced an optical illusion where you don’t initially see all of the options? Was the dress blue with gold stripes? Were you team Laurel or Yanny? Can you see the rabbit and the duck?

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. This is why we may assume there is a monster in the garage when we haven’t experienced an earthquake before – we literally don’t have the experience to pull from to understand what is happening. We believe what we know – whether we know it or not.

Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

October 16, 2019 : Being a Better Ally to All
Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

November 13, 2019 : Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections
We communicate across difference in passing, on purpose, and can even arrange a virtual conversation where everyone can see everyone easily even though we are potentially thousands of miles apart whether that is on the other side of the country, continent, or planet. And while we “know” our co-workers, we often struggle to understand the cultural nuances of dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic variety, and more. We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right?

Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Spoiler alert – its not about them – it is all about you!

January 22, 2020 : That’s Not Funny! Or is it?
To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

March 18, 2020 : Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions
Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

May 13, 2020 : I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101
What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

July 15, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Gender This!
Sex, gender, and sexual orientation become conflated and these misunderstandings are related to sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. This course contains the clearest model ever. Making changes starts here!

August 12, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned
Doing Social Justice work is a simple concept, but it isn’t easy. While moving forward, we must also trace from where we have come from and what we have learned. This activity is primarily a silent self-reflection journey through one’s past to better inform our futures.

Save the TIME: 12 pm EST, 11 am MST. 10 am CST, 9 am PST

All Webinars will be broadcast at the above time. Each webinar is 60 minutes.

Registration Fee? Absolutely NOT! but register early as each webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.
All expenses for the webinar series are being underwritten by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

The NNLM PNR is hosting the series via WebEx and providing close captioning.

MLA is providing CE accreditation.

Recordings of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and on https://mlanet.org

Please visit the NNLM training site for a list of current and previously hosted classes: https://nnlm.gov/training/

CE? Of Course!
One hour of MLA CE credit is available for each webinar! There is NO fee for CE credit.

If you are not able to participate, don’t worry. A video of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and MLANET and available for your viewing. MLA CE credit also will be available up to 1 year from the live webinar.

ALL WEBINARS WILL BE CLOSE CAPTIONED

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP,
pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona, that she realized her love for the conversations across difference. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change. Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments all over the world, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self-reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

With her attention now turning to larger associations and corporate leadership, Jessica is pulling from the past 15 years of direct experience to lead teams to try instead of avoiding a stretch. It is in this trying that clients uncover a deeper sense of belonging, resourceful collaboration opportunities, and reignite their creativity and innovative ideation. Learning, feeling, and being Good Enough Now allows for teams to do the best they can with what they have and persist long into the future no matter the crisis, topic, or challenge.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cristina A. Pope, Chair, AAHSL Standing Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Cristina A. Pope, MS, MSM, AHIP
(she/her/hers)
UPSTATE
Health Sciences Library Director
Syracuse, NY 13210
315/464.7086
popec@upstate.edu

 

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New webinar series- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

NER News - Tue, 2019-05-28 12:57

New webinar series- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?

Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?

Conversations that matter include both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and our differences. Each webinar session will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized intersectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences.

Please join us for the “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt” series. Registrations is encouraged but not required. (1 MLA CE per session)

This webinar series is being underwritten by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

Each webinar session is 60 minutes long and begins at:

12:00 p.m. ET | 11:00 a.m. CT | 10:00 a.m. MT | 9:00 a.m. PT | 8:00 a.m. Alaska | 6:00 a.m. Hawaii

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Wisconsin Health Literacy Builds on NNLM Support to Advance Digital Health Literacy

GMR News - Tue, 2019-05-28 08:46

The GMR is excited to announce that Wisconsin Health Literacy has been funded for a second year to continue its state-wide outreach to expand digital health literacy. In year one, WHL developed a digital health literacy workshop and delivered it to 32 communities across the state. This year, WHL will expand on their work offering an additional 25 workshops for consumers most at risk for low health literacy, especially targeting refugees, immigrants, indigenous peoples, LGBT communities and those with low literacy.

In addition, WHL will provide 10 train-the-trainer workshops for librarians, who work with vulnerable populations, on how to effectively help persons with low health literacy find trustworthy health information. An outcome of the train-the-trainer workshops will be to receive commitment from at least two libraries in each of Wisconsin Literacy’s four service regions to offer additional “Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust” programs for their communities using materials provided to them.

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EFTS Future Viability

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2019-05-24 19:18

In 1996, the National Library of Medicine and the University of Connecticut Health Center (UConn Health) worked together to create the Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) DOCLINE billing agent, which virtually eliminated the need to create invoices and write checks for reimbursement for interlibrary loans and document delivery between its more than 1,300 members. EFTS advantages include monthly detailed transaction-based reports, the ability to handle variable charges and the ability to handle non-DOCLINE transactions. EFTS has served the medical library community, providing support for interlibrary loan transactions that saved institutions the fees and time it would have taken to pay individual invoices. However, over the years the system has not been updated and fees have not increased. Without a financial infusion supporting migration of the system and a restructuring of fees, the system will not be sustainable.

EFTS requires a complete re-write of the code which is beginning to fail. In addition, UConn Health center is moving to Windows 10 on December 31, 2019, and EFTS code is too old to run on this system. Without changes to the current service fee model, EFTS will shut down. However, UConn Health is committed to keeping EFTS running, and has investigated the following options for continuing the service beyond December 31:

  • Assess a one-time fee of approximately $200 for each member of EFTS.
  • Create a fee based on usage by each library.
  • Assist in securing another vendor to supply EFTS support.
  • Eliminate the EFTS service.

Moving forward will require raising the service fee to cover the expense of continued support, which may be a burden for some institutions. However, EFTS saves process/billing time for DOCLINE users. You are encouraged to submit your thoughts on this matter and/or reach out with questions or concerns to Janice Swiatek, Director of UConn Library, Health Sciences, 866-561-5045. Due to the time-sensitivity of this issue, responses are requested by Friday, June 1st. Please include your LIBID for tracking purposes. Timing is critical as there is only six months to re-code EFTS before it becomes unsupportable.

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Highlights of NLM Update @ MLA 2019

PSR Newsletter - Fri, 2019-05-24 16:47

During the May 7 NLM Update at the Medical Library Association 2019 Annual Meeting, Janice Kelly, acting deputy associate director of NLM’s Specialized Information Services (SIS) Division, reflected on the history of SIS from 1967 to 2019. From the 1960’s focus on environmental health and toxicology to the 1980’s HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials registry and AIDSInfo to, more recently, disaster health information resources, SIS has provided information on a variety of topics. In addition to honoring more than 50 years of groundbreaking work, Ms. Kelly’s historical perspective provided insight into the ways in which NLM has responded to the evolving health information needs within diverse communities. Going forward, some SIS resources will sunset, some will be integrated into other resources or platforms, and some will continue. Users should watch for update notices in the NLM Technical Bulletin, social media, and product homepages.

woman giving a presentation with a projected slide behind her

Janice Kelly recaps the history of Specialized Information Services Division.

NLM Deputy Director Jerry Sheehan described how an internal review of products and services guided NLM’s reorganization. As part of the strategic plan implementation, NLM assessed its offerings and its internal structure, looking for commonalities and redundancies. As a result, the Library has been, and will continue, consolidating resources with complementary content and realigning offices according to functions and staff expertise. NLM further aims to elevate the user experience through a common technical platform and the elimination of unnecessary organizational boundaries. Through its connections with the MLA community and reflections on the past, NLM looks forward to elevating its products and services to support the evolution of librarianship and the empowerment of communities.

Joyce Backus, associate director of Library Operations, described the evolution of PubMed Labs, which is expected to officially launch in September. New features include a redesigned advanced search page for desktop and mobile devices, an associated data facet on the search results page, share and cite buttons, and additional features to enable navigation across abstract pages. Current PubMed and PubMed Labs will run concurrently from September through December, and then current PubMed will be archived in January, 2020. As the Library’s online presence transforms, so, too, will the physical Library space. With more and more of its content reaching people online, NLM plans to reduce the footprint of public spaces and increase its flexible and collaborative workspaces during an expected three-year renovation in 2020-2022.

Amanda Wilson, familiar to many as the Head of the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO), discussed the newly minted Office of Engagement and Training (OET), officially launching in June, 2019. A singular home for NLM’s outreach operation, the OET will include the NNCO and staff from other NLM units with significant outreach responsibilities. Ms. Wilson announced that current NNLM membership stands at 7,690, a 546 increase over 2018. There were 260 NNLM class offerings during the past year, with 20,000 training registrations. Looking toward the next five-year NNLM funding cycle in 2021-2026, an NNLM Request for Information (RFI) will be issued in June or July, followed by a 60-day response period. After analysis of RFI responses and planning for the next iteration of NNLM, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is expected to be issued in the fall of 2020. Proposals will be due in late 2020 or early 2021.

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Register Now for the Next NNLM Research Data Management Webinar on June 7!

PSR News - Fri, 2019-05-24 15:36

The next session of the NNLM RDM webinar series, Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study, will be held Friday, June 7, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT. This introductory-level webinar session will walk you through the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan while demonstrating a data tool and strategies for using data for decision-making. This webinar will provide a jump-start opportunity to explore the concept of data and introduce an easy-to-use data analysis tool (Voyant Tools). The case study findings will be presented and show how this approach can be applied to other entry level data projects so that participants will walk away with the confidence to jump in and start exploring their own data. The session will be recorded for future viewing.

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RDM Working Group Webinar Series_ Using Data for Decision-Making: An Environmental Scan Case Study

MCR News - Fri, 2019-05-24 15:31

This introductory-level webinar session will walk you through the process of planning and conducting an environmental scan while demonstrating a data tool and strategies for using data for decision-making. This webinar will provide a jump-start opportunity to explore the concept of data and introduce an easy-to-use data analysis tool (Voyant Tools).

When: June 7, 2019 at  11AM -12PM (Pacific)| 12 – 1PM (Mountain) | 1-2PM (Central) | 2-3 PM (Eastern)
For more information and to register for this webinar go to the webinar session webpage

The case study findings will be presented and show how this approach can be applied to other entry level data projects so that participants will walk away with the confidence to jump in and start exploring their own data. This is a live session but it will be recorded.

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Allen College to Continue Serving Public Health Professionals in Iowa

GMR News - Fri, 2019-05-24 13:40

Allen College has received funding from the GMR for the second year in a row to expand the services of the Iowa Public Health Research Center. This unique project aims to address an information and library-services gap for unaffiliated public health professionals in the state.

The Iowa Public Health Research Center (IPHRC) provides access for public health departments across Iowa’s 99 counties to the Allen College library resources and librarian. Iowa public health departments are frequently understaffed and in need of research support and assistance. IPHRC aims to fill that void and support institutions as they work to implement evidence-based public health interventions.

In addition to the library services, IPHRC staff will provide regional training to public health workers. These workshops will demonstrate how IPHRC can support their work and showcase key resources from the National Library of Medicine.

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Weekly Postings

MAR News - Fri, 2019-05-24 11:12

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

Spotlight

New on MedlinePlus: check out the five animated videos now available on MedlinePlus that explain topics in health and medicine, and answer frequently asked questions about diseases, health conditions, and wellness issues. Some of the videos are also available in Spanish!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Preconference with NNLM at NJLA: Join Veronica Leigh Milliner and Michael Balkenhol in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM ET for The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy. This New Jersey Library Association Preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn about authoritative health information resources and explore how to create fun and informative health & wellness programming.

Upcoming: PubMed for Librarians – MARquee News Highlights

Register Your National HIV Testing Day Events! – SEA Currents

Now Available: NLM Update Presentation Slides from MLA 2019! – Newsbits from PSR

A Focus on #citeNLM 2019 – Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – NER Update

DOCLINE 6 Routing Changes – DOCLINE Talkline

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NLM/NIH News

Paying It Forward – We’re approaching conference season and with it, the awards that honor the best in our professions. It’s thrilling to be recognized by one’s peers for notable accomplishments or a stellar career. But it can be just as rewarding to nominate someone for such an honor. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Celebrating the Graduation Season – Ephraim Sheppard Wynn’s diary is a unique passport into the everyday life of a typical late 19th century medical student. Readers can follow his daily routine of attending classes and recording notes, taking quizzes, attending study groups, taking his final oral exams, and hanging out with his friends before the last big day. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

A Nose for Science – Our nose does a lot more than take in oxygen, smell, and sometimes sniffle. This complex organ also helps us taste and, as many of us notice during spring allergy season when our noses get stuffy, it even provides some important anatomic features to enable us to speak clearly. – NIH Director’s Blog

PubMed Update: MLA 2019 – In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins with Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, present the upcoming new interface for PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. This presentation was recorded at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 5th 2019. Watch the video or view the transcript.

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2019 Conference – Registration is now open for this annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine! The theme this year is “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records.” The conference will take place June 18-19 at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications in Bethesda, MD.

NLM Announces 2019-2020 Associate Fellows – This one-year program, beginning in September every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

New NLM Exhibition: In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first commercially available vaccine to prevent rubella, the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the Rubella Epidemic of 1964, a banner exhibition and companion online adaptation. The exhibition opens June 3, 2019.

New Video: Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap – June 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes. INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar with SCR, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.

DOCLINE Talkline: Did You Know… – June 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In the upcoming session of DOCLINE Talkline, Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead and Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator will share some Tips & Tricks for DOCLINE 6 use.

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a Pride Month Kernel of Knowledge session presented by Katherine L Imborek, MD, entitled Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth. This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – June 10-23, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course with GMR to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals – June 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar with SCR will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health – June 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of mHealth! Learn about emerging technologies and trends, and how consumer health devices can be used to impact individual health behavior and the overall health of a community. This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This PNR webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community.

New Approaches to Health and Wellness Library Programming – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Many communities are embarking on health and wellness initiatives directed at controlling healthcare costs and preventing substance abuse. There is a role for libraries as the arbitrators of information to provide tools and education on health and wellness topics. Health information literacy is a facet of information literacy that is often not addressed through traditional library services. Sponsored by MCR, this webinar will introduce the audience to the trauma-based approach and resilience and explain how they utilized these approaches to inform their libraries’ programming. This presentation will provide ideas and resources that can be scaled for use at both large and small libraries of all types.

On-demand: Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities and a way to kick start your PubMed search skills? PubMed Essentials from NTO is made up of 12 very short video-modules with interactive exercises built into each video-module so you can explore PubMed at your own pace.

*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

Promoting Change Through Learning: AHRQ Builds Momentum for Learning Health Systems – AHRQ Views

Healthier Communities: Libraries Improve Health Literacy, Access – ALA Policy Perspectives

Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

WPWVC/ ACRL Spring Conference – Join the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries on June 7 at Washington & Jefferson College for their 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s theme is Technology: Making it Work for Your Library. $25 for Members; $35 for non-Members; $15 for students.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.

OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.

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 – May 24, 2019

SEA News - Fri, 2019-05-24 09:43

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

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars May 29 – June 7

Webinars June 18 – June 19

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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A Focus on #citeNLM 2019 – Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

NER News - Thu, 2019-05-23 16:54

On May 6, 2019, NNLM successfully hosted its Spring Wikipedia edit-a-thon. This  year’s edit-a-thon occured live during an MLA immersion session titled, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Building on the success of the prior edit-a-thons, this time more than 50 editors, including first-time editors, edited 42 different articles, adding over 6,980 words for 134 total edits.

Participants were active on Twitter, using #CiteNLM to connect with others and share their contributions. Many thanks to all participants and to the NNLM team who hosted live immersion session and engaged colleagues and students throughout the day of the edit-a-thon.

We hope to continue our work on Wikipedia and invite you to edit health articles not only on edit-a-thon days, but throughout the year. The WikiProject page contains editing resources. You can also view NNLM training videos created for the edit-a-thon for step by step directions. In a prior installment we curated a list of resources for tips on hosting your own edit-a-thon.  Share your editing story with fellow librarians and with NNLM and keep an eye out for news about our Fall edit-a-thon in 2019.

 

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NLM Announces 2019-2020 Associate Fellows!

PSR News - Thu, 2019-05-23 15:16

The National Library of Medicine has announced the four new Associate Fellows of the 2019-2020 cohort; Brenna Cox, Sharon Han, Eden Kinzel, and Louise To. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency fellowship at NLM. The program begins in September of every year, offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

Categories: PSR, RML Blogs

New NLM Video Released: Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed

PSR News - Thu, 2019-05-23 15:04

Over the last two years, the National Library of Medicine has been exploring efficient ways to link the literature with associated datasets. The new nine-minute video Data Discovery in PMC and PubMed looks at the outcomes of those explorations thus far. Topics covered include identifying the sources of datasets and data linkages in these resources, opportunities to expose the data associated with articles, and future plans. NLM hopes these efforts enable knowledge generation and discovery. Check out the video and provide NLM with feedback on what would be of highest value to your institution!

Categories: PSR, RML Blogs

NLM Video Announcing Plans for Release of a New NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS)

PSR News - Thu, 2019-05-23 14:58

The National Library of Medicine has announced plans to release a new NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system later this year. The ten-minute video A New NIHMS (and PACM API) to Support Public Access provides context for the decision to rebuild the NIHMS and helps prepare librarians for changes to anticipate. The current NIHMS system has supported the NIH Public Access Policy since 2005 and has received more than 800,000 submissions. Today, NIHMS supports the policies of ten additional government agencies as well as numerous non-governmental organizations. It is NLM’s hope that this new system will allow continued support of public access to publicly-funded research results for decades to come. The video also provides an update on a new feature in a related tool, API access to data from the Public Access Compliance Monitor (PACM). For more information, visit API Access to the Public Access Compliance Monitor.

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NLM Launches a New Exhibition about the Rubella Vaccine

PSR News - Wed, 2019-05-22 19:53

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the first commercially available vaccine to prevent rubella, the National Library of Medicine has announced Rashes to Research: Scientists and Parents Confront the Rubella Epidemic of 1964, a new banner exhibition and companion online adaptation, opening June 3. It will be on display through September 25 in NLM’s History of Medicine Division Reading Room. The online adaptation of Rashes to Research includes an education component featuring a new K-12 lesson plan and a university module, and a digital gallery that further explores the historic collection of the NLM using the works from NLM Digital Collections.

Rashes to Research highlights the work of researchers and parents to limit the impact of rubella in the years before an effective vaccine nearly eliminated the disease from the United States. During the rubella epidemic that raged in 1964, 20,000 children were born with serious heart, hearing, and vision problems related to rubella exposure during pregnancy. While the nation’s scientists rushed to create a vaccine and develop better screening tests, families faced difficult, complicated decisions about current and future pregnancies.

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