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Science anytime, anywhere: Celebrate Citizen Science Month with the NNLM Reading Club

PNR All of Us - Tue, 2020-03-31 21:00

Diary of a Citizen Scientist: Chasing Tiger Beetles and Other New Ways of Engaging the World by Sharman Apt Russell l The Crowd and the Cosmo: Adventures in the Zooniverse by Chris Lintott l Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes in an Age of Extinction by Mary Ellen Hannibal

Citizen science is collaborative research done by everyday people, anytime, anywhere, to help answer questions scientists can’t answer alone. In order to turn curiosity into impact, Citizen Science Month is recognized annually in April to promote all things citizen science. Libraries can serve as a hub for citizen science in their communities by mobilizing patrons to get involved in collecting data and spreading the word about their efforts, and participants can develop a deeper engagement in scientific and health literacy through their active involvement in the scientific process. There are many citizen science projects that can be done in a backyard or from home. Our friends at SciStarter have easy citizen science ideas to share and even some health-related projects selected in collaboration with NLM.

To learn more, visit NNLM Reading Club Book Selections and Health Resources: Citizen Science. Choose one of the three featured books. Then either host a virtual book club discussion or, when your library reopens, download the discussion guide, promotional materials, and corresponding health information. Short on time? No worries! Apply for a a free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit.

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CDC Resources: COVID-19

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-30 10:00

The CDC is the most reliable and up-to-date source to find information about COVID-19. Here are some tips for staying healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Take steps to protect yourself from the virus:

  1. Clean your hands often and avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  2. Avoid close contact with people who are sick and put distance between yourself and others.

Take steps to protect others from the virus:

  1. Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing and immediately wash your hands.
  3. Wear a facemask if you are sick – if you are NOT sick, you do not need to wear a mask unless you are caring for someone who is sick.
  4. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. 

You can find more information about COVID-19 here.

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-30 10:00

This April, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the spring 2020 #citeNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on preventive health and wellness using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

In this hands-on training, attendees will gain an overview of:

– The importance of Wikipedia as a health information resource

– The ongoing #citeNLM Wikipedia project

– How to participate in a #citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

– Hosting an edit-a-thon for your community

– Adding citations from trusted National Library of Medicine resources

For more information about #citeNLM and to join the spring 2020 campaign, visit our project page at https://nnlm.gov/wiki.

Class Date: April 2, 2020 at 2:00PM ET

Register here.

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April is Citizen Science Month

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-30 10:00

Citizen Science Month is observed annually in April to celebrate and promote all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related! This global celebration includes events hosted by libraries, institutions, community groups, museums, and individuals all around the world.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has partnered with SciStarter to support Citizen Science Month in April 2020. In 2019, the two organizations worked collaboratively to promote Citizen Science Day in libraries, to increase awareness of citizen science in communities across the nation, and help individuals explore the impact of their environment on health.

In 2020, during the month of April, NNLM and SciStarter seek to host citizen science activities in select cities and would like to engage the NNLM community in this effort.

Learn more here.

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Creating a Diverse Archive: Lessons in Community Engagement from StoryCorps

SEA All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-23 15:23

This post was originally featured on the NNLM PNR Dragonfly blog

NNLM is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to offer the free webinar “Creating a Diverse Archive: Lessons in Community Engagement from StoryCorps.”

When: Wednesday, March 25 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Join StoryCorps, the national oral history project, for an in-depth look at how to engage your community and local stakeholders through storytelling.StoryCorps Logo Each year, StoryCorps collaborates with hundreds of community partners in order to record and preserve diverse voices from across the U.S. In this webinar, we’ll share insights from our partnership model, discuss StoryCorps’ efforts to create a representative archive, and provide best practices and case studies for engaging your library community through storytelling. Sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/All of Us Community Engagement Network.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/storycorps

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Making the most out of social distancing: live-streamed citizen science to the rescue!

PNR All of Us - Thu, 2020-03-19 11:27

Are you planning an in-person Citizen Science Month event in April? Looking to host a virtual event, or transition your previously in-person event to a virtual format? Then this is the virtual training for you! Join us on March 25th at 11:00 am Pacific, Noon MT, 1:00pm CT and 2pm ET.  Register here for the free webinar. 

The Science Friday and SciStarter teams will share tips to facilitate citizen science virtual events for schools and general audiences in April.

In addition to being a trusted public media source for science news, Science Friday has been livestreaming live interactive science demonstrations, fully online educator learning communities and workshops, place-based science events for general audiences, and more since 2015. Their livestream audiences reach in the millions across platforms such as Periscope, Facebook Live, and Zoom and have served kids, parents, educators, and lifelong learners around the country and world.

Learn more about CitSciMonth at CitizenScienceMonth.org on SciStarter.

Speakers & Facilitators for this webinar: Ariel Zych, Education Director, Science Friday; Xochitl Garcia, K-12 education program manager, Science Friday; and Caroline Nickerson, Program Manager; SciStarter

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Boston Public Library at PLA

NER All of Us - Wed, 2020-03-18 08:43

This is a guest blog post from Elissa C. Cadillic, the Training Coordinator at Boston Public Library. Elissa received a professional development award to attend the Public Library Association (PLA) Meeting in Nashville, TN February 25-29, 2020.

Thanks to a professional development grant from NNLM, I was able to attend PLA 2020. While I’ve been to ALA, this was my first PLA conference and I enjoyed the experience.  My first workshop focused on Cultural Humility, learning what it is and how it varies from Cultural Competence.  I’ve been looking for different ways to provide quality and effective training opportunities on diversity and this workshop gave me a good starting point.  Understanding that normal for one person may not be for another opens up lines of communication and hopefully leads to acceptance.   One of my favorite parts was listening to a conversation with Stacy Abrams.  So inspiring! The rest of the week I attended various workshops on Opioids in Libraries, Onboarding, Customer Service, the Changing Role of the MLS, and in a look ahead to Dudley’s kitchen space, a program on Culinary Workforce Development.  In my opinion I think the best exhibitor was from Edible Education who demonstrated a fully working interactive kitchen cart and has a nutrition-based education guide including recipes and a hydroponics unit, “Little Farm”.  I did get to spend some time wandering around Nashville listening to some great bands and visiting the full-size replica of the Parthenon and the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument in Centennial Park.   I’m looking forward to using the knowledge and experiences and applying them in my work.

Elissa C. Cadillic

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Survey Says….Citizen Science in the Pacific Northwest?

PNR All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-16 17:05

NNLM’s partner, SciStarter, has asked us to share this brief survey with you!

With support from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Arizona State University and SciStarter have spent the past 2+ years developing and field testing resources for libraries,to introduce citizen science and field-testing kits to their communities. Within the STEM realm, citizen science enables people from all walks of life to actively contribute to real scientific research. 

 

Our pilot project has expanded throughout the state of AZ, thanks to mini grants offered by Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and we are eager to get a sense of the levels of interest and commitment from more libraries across the country!

  

Please complete the brief survey by March 20, 2020: https://forms.gle/3f9qsEMjM4E6NwKE9

 

We appreciate your interest and commitment to supporting public engagement in science and hope that we can work together in the near future!

 

Sincerely,

The ASU-SciStarter team

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Creating a Diverse Archive: Lessons in Community Engagement from StoryCorps

PNR All of Us - Sun, 2020-03-15 21:00

NNLM is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to offer the free webinar “Creating a Diverse Archive: Lessons in Community Engagement from StoryCorps.”

When: Wednesday, March 25  11:00 AM-12:00 PM (Pacific) 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Mountain) 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Central) 2:00 PM-3:00 PM (Eastern)

Join StoryCorps, the national oral history project, for an in-depth look at how to engage your community and local stakeholders through storytelling. Each year, StoryCorps collaborates with hundreds of community partners in order to record and preserve diverse voices from across the U.S. In this webinar, we’ll share insights from our partnership model, discuss StoryCorps’ efforts to create a representative archive, and provide best practices and case studies for engaging your library community through storytelling. Sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/All of Us Community Engagement Network.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.ala.org/pla/education/onlinelearning/webinars/storycorps

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Citizen Science Month (and Beyond)! @ Your Library – A free webinar this Friday, March 6, 2020 from 11:00 am – Noon PT.

PNR All of Us - Wed, 2020-03-04 10:43

Citizen science can build upon your existing STEM programs or introduce a whole new world of STEM engagement opportunities for library patrons. From tracking species migrations to measuring light pollution or searching online for new galaxies, citizen science invites patrons to engage in REAL research projects and contribute to scientific knowledge. Discover how libraries are serving as community hubs for citizen science with support from the National Library of Medicine, SciStarter and Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society. We invite you to join this free, interactive webinar “Citizen Science Month and Beyond!” and discover how you can access the many FREE resources to help introduce, facilitate, or promote citizen science in your library…yes, even THIS April!

Learn more about citizen science at CitizenScienceMonth.org.
Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_suwQ2J1RQjCqkzJcVhiHYA
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Celebrate Nutrition with the NNLM Reading Club

MAR All of Us - Mon, 2020-03-02 07:00

Good nutrition, combined with physical activity, can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health. Unfortunately, social factors such as poverty or inadequate food options may lead to obesity, malnourishment, and poor health. National Nutrition Month®, recognized each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating habits, and raising awareness of food insecurity.

To spark the conversation, check out the NNLM Reading Club Book Selections and Health Resources for Nutrition. Choose one of the three featured books:

  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food – Tenth Anniversary Edition by Barbara Kingsolver
  • In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan
  • Delicious!: A Novel by Ruth Reichl

For each of the featured book selections, you can download the discussion guide, promotional materials and corresponding health information. Short on time? No worries! Apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit that includes everything you need to host a book club, delivered to your institution.

three book covers

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food – Tenth Anniversary Edition by Barbara Kingsolver l
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan l Delicious!: A Novel by Ruth Reichl

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NNLM PSR Exhibit Presence at the University of Arizona Annual Connect2STEM Event in Phoenix Makes an Impact!

PSR Latitudes All of Us - Wed, 2020-02-26 16:26

Note: Nora Franco and Naomi Bishop collaborated on the following post.

Introduction

woman with sunglasses and white jacket at an exhibit display holding up a small yellow poster

Nora Franco, NNLM PSR Consumer Health Librarian

Nora Franco, Consumer Health Librarian, and Kelli Ham, Community Engagement Librarian for NNLM PSR, both attended the 5th annual Connect2STEM event at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. The event is officially the largest STEM-related event held in downtown Phoenix on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The scope and scale of the event allowed Nora and Kelli to provide outreach in several of PSR’s program areas, including consumer health, citizen science, and the All of Us Research Program.

Consumer Health Outreach

Nora staffed an exhibit table for the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library with Librarian Naomi Bishop and intern Kelley Howard. Naomi and Kelley designed a quiz to promote health literacy skills and a very popular zine-making station to engage with the families and exhibit visitors. The event provided the community with opportunities to interact with simulated medical environments such as hospitals and surgical centers, as well as witness live dissections on cow eyeballs and hearts! Many families had elementary age children, but there were activities for all ages, including infants, toddlers, and teens. One grandparent who filled out a comment card at the end of the day stated:

two library staff showing a heart model to an elementary student

Naomi Bishop, University of Arizona Librarian, showing a heart model to attendees at one of many Connect2STEM activities.

“It was great that the different exhibits appealed to all ages. My grandkids were 5 years, 7 years and 9 years, and it was appropriate for all. The teaching demonstrations were out of this world. Everything was well thought out and the demonstrators did an excellent job explaining things.”

Exhibit visitors learned about MedlinePlus and the use of consumer health information, and the event was a great opportunity for the community to learn about health sciences librarianship. Many of the teens and young adults were very interested in the sciences or research but not necessarily set on becoming a healthcare professional. When presented with the idea of becoming a health sciences librarian working with researchers and health information, their eyes lit up! Overall, the Connect2STEM was a unique opportunity to engage youth of all ages and let them experience the wonders of STEM hands-on, encouraging them to one day pursue a degree or occupation in one of the related fields.

two librarians at an exhibit booth displaying some of the information materials

Dan Stanton, University of Arizona Research and Engagement Librarian, and Kelli Ham, NNLM PSR Community Engagement Librarian

Citizen Science and the NIH All of Us Research Program

Connect2STEM was the perfect opportunity to introduce the concept of citizen science and how lay people without a science background can participate in meaningful research. Arizona State University librarian Dan Stanton joined Kelli at the booth to showcase citizen science kits and to highlight several health-related projects on SciStarter for Citizen Science Month in April. Exhibit visitors were excited about the projects and to learn that many of the kits are available for check out at several public libraries in the greater Phoenix area.

In addition to citizen science materials, Kelli provided information about precision medicine, All of Us, Genetics Home Reference, and MedlinePlus. The exhibit was situated next to the All of Us Arizona table, providing the opportunity to reinforce related concepts and distribute informational handouts and brochures. Visitors were intrigued and interested in contributing to research, healthy communities, and learning more about their own health.

Summary

The Connect2STEM event was a highly successful outreach event. Traffic to the two separate booths was non-stop the entire day, reaching at least 250 visitors. Many thanks to our network member librarians Naomi Bishop and Dan Stanton in helping us achieve our outreach goals!

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March NNLM Reading Club Celebrates Nutrition

PNR All of Us - Tue, 2020-02-25 20:00

Good nutrition, combined with physical activity, can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and promote your overall health. Unfortunately, social factors such as poverty or inadequate food options may lead to obesity, malnourishment, and poor health. National Nutrition Month®, recognized each year during the month of March, focuses on the importance of making informed food choices, developing sound eating habits, and raising awareness of food insecurity.

To spark the conversation, visit NNLM Reading Club Book Selections and Health Resources: Nutrition. Choose one of the three featured books. Then download the discussion guide, promotional materials and corresponding health information. Short on time?  No worries! Apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit.

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food – Tenth Anniversary Edition by Barbara Kingsolver l
In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto by Michael Pollan l Delicious!: A Novel by Ruth Reichl

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NNLM at the Public Libraries Association Conference

MAR All of Us - Mon, 2020-02-24 12:31

MAR is heading to PLA Nashville this week! If you are attending the conference, stop by the NLM exhibit booth #1907 to meet us, join us for a Health in Libraries Social Hour, or attend a free workshop with our colleagues at the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network.

Engaging with the Community: Learning and Applying the Essentials of Cultural Humility to Improve Health Information Outreach – February 25, 1:30-5:00 PM – Collaborate with colleagues to learn more about serving underserved communities in a culturally humble and inclusive manner. Learn about trusted health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and how you can partner with NNLM to support the All of Us Research Program. This program is free for NNLM Members – please register to attend.

Health in Libraries Social Hour – February 26, 5:30-7:30 PM – Want to connect with other conference attendees doing health work in their libraries? Nashville Public Library and NNLM-SEA will host a casual meet-up at Frothy Monkey, in Downtown Nashville. Look for us upstairs in the café area. The company is free, but you’ll have to buy your own food and drink. We look forward to seeing you there!

StoryCorps: Tools to Amplify Diverse Voices in Your Community – February 27, 2:00-3:00 PM – In this session, expert presenters from StoryCorps will highlight resources to support community engagement at your library through storytelling. You’ll learn about good story collection methods, walk away with ideas for low-cost ways to record and archive the voices of your community, and hear how other libraries have used these tools to preserve underrepresented voices in their communities.

Celebrating Libraries in Communities Through Stories – February 28, 2:15-3:15 PM – Libraries are constantly evolving — from information providers into critical centers of learning, community engagement, and access to information. In this session, StoryCorps will inspire you with stories from their archive highlighting the role of public libraries in the community. You’ll walk away with tips and examples on how to use community listening events in your public engagement work, including specific information on how to use the StoryCorps model for collecting and sharing stories.

MAR at the NLM Exhibit booth:

  • February 27, 3:00-5:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol and Tess Wilson
  • February 28, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM – Michael Balkenhol
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Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-02-24 10:00

Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit/4 module asynchronous online class. Through interactive, self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and a synthesis exercise, users will learn:

  •         What is a health reference interview
  •         How the library can protect patrons’ health privacy and confidentiality using ethical guidelines from library associations
  •         Effective communication strategies to identify the health information needs of patrons
  •         Simple methods for evaluating online health information that can be easily explained to patrons

This is an on-demand class, open February 10, 2020 – April 30, 2020. This class is approved for 4 MLA CE credits and qualifies for CHIS Level 1 and Level 2.

Register here.

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Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-02-24 10:00

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness.  Kelsey Cowles, MAR Academic Coordinator & Liz Waltman, SEA Education and Communications Coordinator will host a training webinar on April 2, 2020 from 2-3 PM ET. Sign up for the training webinar to learn more about the editing process and hosting your own in-person event and edit with us on the #citeNLM Outreach Dashboard here!

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NNLM Human Genetics Film Kits

BHIC All of Us - Mon, 2020-02-24 10:00

Are you interested in providing health information to your community? We know how difficult this can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel.

Announcing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit. Partnering with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing film kits to up to 250 public libraries across the United States. Promote health literacy in your community with four films, discussion guides, and customizable marketing materials. Applications are open until March 16. ARSL members receive first consideration. Selected public libraries can expect to receive their kits by April 30, 2020.

Learn more about the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit at https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/funding/human-genetics-film-kits

Apply to receive a film kit at https://nnlm.gov/ZNv

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Now Showing: Human Genetics Film Kits!

PNR All of Us - Sun, 2020-02-23 20:00

Human Genetics Film KitAnnouncing the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit! Through our partnership with the NIH All of Us Research program, we are providing free film kits to up to 250 public libraries across the United States. Because we know how difficult programming and resources for providing health information can be in small and rural libraries with limited budget and personnel, Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) members receive first consideration.

The Human Genetics Film Kit comes with four films, discussion guides, and customizable marketing materials. Applications are open until March 16. Selected public libraries can expect to receive their kits by April 30, 2020.

Learn more about the NNLM Human Genetics Film Kit at https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/funding/human-genetics-film-kits

Apply to receive a film kit at https://nnlm.gov/ZNv

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NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

MCR All of Us - Thu, 2020-02-20 12:54

NNLM’s Spring Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon will take place on Thursday, April 30, 2020, and this year’s topic is Preventative Health & Wellness.  Kelsey Cowles, Middle Atlantic Region Academic Coordinator & Liz Waltman, Southeastern Atlantic Region Education and Communications Coordinator will host a training webinar on April 2, 2020 from 2-3 PM ET.

Sign up for the training webinar to learn more about the editing process and hosting your own in-person event and edit with us on the #citeNLM Outreach Dashboard here!

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Consumer Health Community of Practice Workshop at PLA

SEA All of Us - Wed, 2020-02-12 11:26

To kick off the NNLM Consumer Health Community of Practice, we are hosting a free workshop ahead of PLA in Nashville with DeEtta Jones & Associates on Tuesday February 25, 1:30-5pm.  It is a half-day workshop where you have the opportunity to collaborate with other participants to learn more about serving underserved communities in a culturally humble and inclusive manner.  You will also learn about trusted health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and how you can partner with NNLM to support the All of Us Research Program.

If you would like to attend, go to the Community of Practice for Consumer Health Professionals website and select “Request a Spot.”  We look forward to seeing you there!

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