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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-07-13 10:58

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City.

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo! This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Next week! Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027 – NNLM Members who will be in the Pittsburgh area on July 17 are invited to join the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System for an afternoon lecture by Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine.

The All of Us Journey – MARquee News Highlights

Data Flash: “Storage Wars” – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New Webinar Series: DOCLINE Talkline: Introducing DOCLINE 6.0 – DOCLINE Talkline

NLM/NIH News

Moving Forward—TogetherNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

“Ask Me About My Awesome Job at NIH”NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

First: Science—Anatomy, 1829–30Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

My MedlinePlus: subscribe to this new weekly newsletter that will feature all the latest and greatest from MedlinePlus. The newsletter will include information on diseases and conditions, tips on health and wellness, the newest MedlinePlus recipes, and much more!

NIH News in Health: check out the July 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Preparing for Menopause: A Woman’s Midlife Change,” and “Acne Breakouts: Controlling Problem Pimples.” Other topics this month include how eating well may slow hearing loss in women, herbal remedies, and quitting smoking after 60.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Adding ARISE Simulations to the Classroom: One Nursing Program’s Experience with Apps, iPads and QR Codes – July 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Augmented Reality Integrated Simulation Education (ARISE) is a collection of over one hundred open-access simulation activities and scenarios that incorporate augmented reality and game-based learning theory. Using iPads, QR codes and the ARIS app, ARISE was developed for a wide variety of health science programs, including nursing. Join this GMR webinar and learn how you can use ARISE to increase active learning throughout the curriculum with minimal supplies (no expensive high-fidelity mannequin needed). Personal insight from one nursing program’s experience with ARISE will be shared along with a tips and tricks to help others be successful.

Promoting Accessible Document Creation – July 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by PNR, this webinar will go over what it is like for someone who uses AT to interact with a document that is not accessible. It will cover the basics of creating accessible MS Word documents and PowerPoint presentations, how to use the built-in accessibility checker, and how to export these documents to create accessible PDF documents. This is the second of the four part webinar series, Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility at the Library.

DOCLINE Talkline: Introducing DOCLINE 6.0 – July 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In the inaugural session of DOCLINE Talkline, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead will introduce users to DOCLINE 6.0. In this session users will understand the Google sign-in process, how to link accounts to DOCLINE, and get a sneak peak at library records in the redesigned DOCLINE.

In-person opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine at Holy Family University – July 27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this in-person class at Holy Family University (PA) will introduce principles of evidence-based practice and free health information resources. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information. Participants are eligible for 3 hours MLA CE.

In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting:

Get to Know the TEC! – for the July 2018 issue of the HSLS Update, Executive Director Jennifer R. Jones talks about the Training and Education Center for the All of Us Research Program.

What Is Genomic Medicine? – August 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This webinar is for librarians who want to understand the basics of genomic medicine in order to talk knowledgeably with doctors and researchers when they request genomic medicine searches. Stay on top of this growing and increasingly important area of research and medicine and learn what genomic medicine is! Presenter Stephanie Roth, AHIP, is the biomedical and research services librarian at the Ginsburg Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where she works with researchers conducting systematic reviews and assists in literature searches on a variety of topics. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA Members, or $85 for non-members.

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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The All of Us Journey

Wed, 2018-07-11 17:18

participants engaging with the exhibit inside the All of Us Journey busThe All of Us Journey is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 41-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health.

As a new outreach and partnership opportunity, NNLM would like to invite network members to engage with the All of Us Journey when it comes to your city. The All of Us Journey will be visiting the Middle Atlantic Region on the following dates:

  • New York – July 30th to August 5th
  • Eastern Pennsylvania – August 6th to August 12th

For additional information and updates about specific stops, please visit the All of Us Journey website.  If you are interested in volunteering with the All of Us Journey or for more information, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Veronica Leigh Milliner via email at VLM38@pitt.edu.

The All of Us Journey bus

This opportunity is brought to you by the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, an initiative made possible in partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program.  The mission of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is to help public libraries support the health information needs of their communities by providing funding, training and partnership opportunities. In addition, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will provide opportunities for NNLM Members to engage with the All of Us Research Program.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-07-06 09:58

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment.

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo! This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027 – NNLM Members who will be in the Pittsburgh area on July 17 are invited to join the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System for an afternoon lecture by Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, Director of the National Library of Medicine.

New on YouTube: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine, June 22, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Solo Librarians as Information ServersNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Celebrating Our Nation’s Birth and What It Means for All of UsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

My MedlinePlus: subscribe to this new weekly newsletter that will feature all the latest and greatest from MedlinePlus. The newsletter will include information on diseases and conditions, tips on health and wellness, the newest MedlinePlus recipes, and much more!

NIH News in Health: check out the July 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Preparing for Menopause: A Woman’s Midlife Change,” and “Acne Breakouts: Controlling Problem Pimples.” Other topics this month include how eating well may slow hearing loss in women, herbal remedies, and quitting smoking after 60.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community – July 9-August 5, 2018 – This 4-week 12 CE online course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Participants will learn the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community, gain increased confidence in providing multi-lingual health reference, and increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the first in a four-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility in the Library. Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.

The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. Participants will learn about some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.

In-person opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine at Holy Family University – July 27, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Taught by an experienced medical librarian, this in-person class at Holy Family University (PA) will introduce principles of evidence-based practice and free health information resources. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information. Participants are eligible for 3 hours MLA CE.

In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting:

Get to Know the TEC! – for the July 2018 issue of the HSLS Update, Executive Director Jennifer R. Jones talks about the Training and Education Center for the All of Us Research Program.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-29 10:22

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

Employment Opportunities Around the Region – MARquee News Highlights

DataFlash: Staying Informed – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New on YouTube: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine, June 22, 2018

NLM/NIH News

NLM Delivers for Health Services ResearchNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NCBI Hackathons Hit 25 and Celebrate with Bacon, Disco, and MoreNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM in Pictures—Read it This Summer – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

PubMed Journals will be shut downNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

My MedlinePlus: subscribe to this new weekly newsletter that will feature all the latest and greatest from MedlinePlus. The newsletter will include information on diseases and conditions, tips on health and wellness, the newest MedlinePlus recipes, and much more!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community – July 9-August 5, 2018 – This 4-week 12 CE online course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Participants will learn the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community, gain increased confidence in providing multi-lingual health reference, and increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the first in a four-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility in the Library. Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.

The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. Participants will learn about some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.

In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of Special Collections, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

Developing a Health Services Research Agenda To Combat the Opioid Crisis – AHRQ Views

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Employment Opportunities Around the Region

Mon, 2018-06-25 13:16

Did you know that NNLM MAR shares employment opportunities for librarians and other information professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and some of our neighboring states? You can keep up with current employment opportunities by subscribing to our Weekly Postings. Below are some opportunities that are currently available, separated by state.

Pennsylvania

Interested in working for NNLM? Do you have experience with health or STEM programming? This is the last call for applications for the Health Programming Coordinator position with the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Applications are due June 27, 2018.

New York New Jersey Delaware Maryland Ohio

Do you have openings for librarians or information professionals at your institution? Send us an email at nnlmmar@pitt.edu with a link to the online description, and we will include it in our Weekly Postings.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-22 11:25

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda talks about the broad potential uses for one of NNLM’s favorite publications in her article, “Five Ideas for Program Planning Using NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine“.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applications are due June 27, 2018.

Headed to ALA in New Orleans this week? So is NNLM! Check out the schedule of events where you can chat with our staff about NLM resources, health programming, and opportunities for partnership!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects – MARquee News Highlights

Graphic Medicine and LGBTQ Health – NER Update

Read our Teaching Tips Booklet – NTO News

New on YouTube: Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming for All Ages, June 5, 2018

NNLM MAR Says Goodbye to Lydia Collins – Congratulations to Lydia Collins, who has accepted a position with the All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center. In her role as Participant Engagement Lead, she will be utilizing her consumer health background and skills to develop educational learning resources related to topics important to the All of Us Research Program. We’ll miss you, Lydia!

NLM/NIH News

Web Redesigns: The National Library of Medicine and Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) websites have been revamped! These new designs aim to provide users with a more efficient path to key resources and tools.

From Collection to CommitmentNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

What are you reading this summer?NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Summer 2018 NIH Data Hackathon July 23-25, 2018 – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

NNLM Journal Club: Open Science – June 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join your RML staff and colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Hosted by GMR, this session will focus on Open Science, and what it means for medical librarians and information professionals. This is a great opportunity to stay up-to-date on emerging research and network with fellow colleagues!

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community – July 9-August 5, 2018 – This 4-week 12 CE online course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Participants will learn the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community, gain increased confidence in providing multi-lingual health reference, and increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the first in a four-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility in the Library. Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.

The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. Participants will learn about some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.

In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

HHS recognizes June 27 as National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme is “Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV.” Learn how you can get involved on social media (#HIVTestingDay) and find awareness resources from HIV.gov. Use the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to find local testing sites and other HIV/AIDS services.

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 MAR Says Goodbye to Lydia Collins

Wed, 2018-06-20 16:05

A special message from NNLM MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling:

Lydia Collins

Lydia Collins

MAR Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins has accepted a position with the All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center, located in the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh. In her role as Participant Engagement Lead, Lydia will be tasked with creating an All of Us Research Program Participant Engagement Series, to assist in ongoing education, engagement and retention of All of Us participants. She will also be utilizing her consumer health background and skills to develop educational learning resources related to topics important to the All of Us Research Program, such as genomic data and research ethics, which will be available to wide audiences.

Lydia and I started within days of each other in October 2011 as Coordinators for the new MAR. Since then, she has been our primary liaison to public libraries, community- and faith-based groups and K-12 professionals. Due in large part to Lydia’s efforts, public libraries now make up 30% of MAR members, our largest single organization type.

A few other highlights:

  • Since May 2013, Lydia has conducted 404 outreach activities reaching over 4000 participants.
  • Lydia created three classes for Consumer Health Information Specialization credits:
    • More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals
    • NLM’s Online Playground: K-12 Science and Health Education Resources
    • Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
  • With Carrie Banks from the Brooklyn Public Library, Lydia spearheaded the creation of a Consumer Health Information Librarians Interest Group within the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association.
  • With participation of other NNLM and NLM staff, Lydia led a partnership with ALA to create the Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit that co-brands health-related “Because” statements.

Although we will miss Lydia in the MAR offices, please join me in congratulating her on her new position.

We are currently recruiting a Health Programming Coordinator, who will hope to have on board in the fall. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact nnlmmar@pitt.edu for assistance or training in National Library of Medicine resources.

Best,

Kate

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Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects

Mon, 2018-06-18 12:51

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

  • Information Retrieval
  • Skills Development
  • Resource Development and Dissemination
  • PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination
  • Equipment Acquisition

Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these projects:

  • Community-based organizations (CBO) or patient advocacy groups currently providing AIDS-related services to the affected community. This encompasses both individual groups wishing to enhance their own services, as well as several cooperating for the purpose of this project;
  • Public Libraries wishing to serve their communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
  • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve the public health in the area of HIV/AIDS-related services.
  • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services to the affected community; and/or
  • Multi-type consortia of the above listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project. At least one of the organizations managing the project must be a community-based organization, library or department of public health.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on Tuesday, July 10TH, 2018, 12:00 pm EST.

The solicitation for the 2018 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Solicitation Number: NIHLM201800068

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=9f2b90ee51a165eb1bf79530a1578a9d&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

Primary Point of Contact:
Markita Simmonds, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6469
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: markita.simmonds@nih.gov

Secondary Point of Contact:
Robin Hope, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Office Phone: 301-827-6416
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: robin.hope@nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the Federal Business Opportunities Web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2018 RFQ.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-15 10:27

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

Spotlight

Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applications are due June 27, 2018.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

Headed to ALA? So is NNLM! – MARquee News Highlights

Path to the Redesigned DOCLINE – DOCLINE Talkline

New on YouTube: Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds, May 29, 2018

NLM/NIH News

NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts to any device’s screen size.

Training for Lifelong LearningNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Rapid Means of Casualty Evacuation, 1961Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products – to help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbListTM – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – June 20, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. Participants are eligible for 2 MLA CE.

Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets – June 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making, but great secondary use of this data is research. This PNR webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets.

Gauging the Quality of Open Access References in PubMed: The MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed Connection – June 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The rise of open accessing publishing has brought with it many advantages, including faster publication and enhanced visibility and impact of one’s research. However, the issues of what constitutes reliable and scholarly publishing from the potentially predatory and fraudulent grows more complicated every day. This session, hosted by SEA, will explore the relationship between MEDLINE, PubMed Central, and PubMed and the implications of questionable citations from potentially predatory journals in PubMed search results.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – June 22, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This MAR presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: 

One Clear Path to Better Health: Wider Participation in Preventive Services – AHRQ Views

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

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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Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA

Mon, 2018-06-11 10:00

NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve.

Sensory Storytime

Sensory Storytime banner with child drawings replacing individual lettersSensory Storytime is an initiative of the Adams County Library System (ACLS) to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders, and families who may therefore feel uncomfortable in more typical storytime settings. This was achieved through staff education in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, and training in delivery of high-quality sensory storytime sessions, utilizing available local, regional, and national resources. Materials and tools to accomplish this come from sources such as NLM, the American Library Association, Lincoln Intermediate Unit #12, PennCares Support Services, and other libraries that currently provide such services.

The target population group for the project is children with Sensory Processing Disorder or Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their caregivers. The project also targets ACLS Youth Services Staff for education and training to work with the targeted population. Awareness was also raised across the county as the program was promoted and marketed. This would include health care providers such as pediatricians, and others who come in contact with young children.

Children standing together as part of a group gameFrom 2005 to 2011, the number of Adams County residents receiving some type of autism support services increased by 236%. More than half of those receiving services were under the age of 12. Across the United States, the number of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder is rising, from 1 in 80 children in 2010 to 1 in 45 children in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prior to Sensory Storytime, the Adams County Library System offered no specialized programming for this burgeoning population. Providing such a program has been shown to have a significant impact on literacy and language skills.

Sensory Storytime at the Gettysburg branch of the Adams County Library System was begun as a pilot project to provide early literacy experiences to this underserved population. The original plan was to conduct an eight-week session, every Monday, beginning on March 5 and ending on April 23, 2018. However, due to the overwhelming positive feedback, and capacity attendance, the library system will continue the program on an ongoing basis every Monday morning at 10:30 am. PennCares Support Services will continue as partners, offering any future required training, and assisting in the planning and implementation of the storytime sessions themselves.

Child interacting with toys in a tub full of waterPlans are already in place to offer the program at the Trone Memorial Library in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, another Adams County Library member. This will begin in June 2018. After the East Berlin library begins the program, it will expand to Harbaugh-Thomas library in Biglerville, Pennsylvania, this fall. That means 50% of the libraries in the system will be conducting this program in less than a year after the initial discussions, which is cause for celebration. In a survey completed by parents at the end of the eight-week pilot period, one of the mothers shared, “The kids love being able to participate, it has helped them step out and be brave. We are so thankful for this program!” Without this program, a staple of library programming for young people might not have been experienced by these early learners.

This project was made possible through partnership with PennCares Support Services, and funding from NNLM MAR.

Want to learn more about this and other ACLS programs? Check out the Adams County Library System website, or contact George Matthew, Youth Services Coordinator, via email: georgem@adamslibrary.org or telephone: (717) 334-5716.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-08 10:10

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

Spotlight

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts to any device’s screen size.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

Headed to ALA? So is NNLM! – MARquee News Highlights

NIH Releases Inaugural Strategic Plan for Data Science! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NLM/NIH News

NIH News in Health: the June 2018 issue of NIH News in Health is now available! This month’s features include, “Dealing With Trauma: Recovering From Frightening Events,” and “Herpes Can Happen to Anyone: Share Facts, Not Fears“.

The Evolution of Data Science Training in Biomedical InformaticsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Inspiring the Next Generation: Fifth Annual Science Day at NIHNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Chinese Anti-Tuberculosis Flyers, ca. 1940Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Research Data Management Services: Beyond Analysis and Coding – June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – There is more to RDM services than the technical skills necessary for data management. Soft skills and non-technical skills are very important when setting up RDM services, and continue to be important to the sustainability of services. Reference skills, relationship building, negotiation, listening, facilitating access to de-centralized resources, policy knowledge and assessment, are all important to the success of a service. In this webinar Margaret Henderson, hosted by SEA, will discuss these skills and show you how to start RDM services, even if you don’t feel confident about your statistical skills or knowledge of R.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – June 20, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. Participants are eligible for 2 MLA CE.

Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets – June 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making, but great secondary use of this data is research. This PNR webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – June 22, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This MAR presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA

Rural Response to the Opioid Crisis – from the Rural Health Information Hub, this new topic guide identifies rural-specific initiatives and funding opportunities, program examples, and tools and resources focused on prevention, harm reduction, and treatment, to help address this crisis in your rural community.

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

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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Headed to ALA? So is NNLM!

Tue, 2018-06-05 15:22

Several staff members from across the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will be in New Orleans this month for the American Library Association Conference. We hope to meet you at one of the following events. All are listed in Central Standard Time (CT):

Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and Executive Director Kate Flewelling will present “’Engage for Health’: a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your LibraryJune 23 from 2:30-3:30pm. The session will introduce participants to the ‘Engage for Health’ program and share just how easy it is to implement this health literacy program for your community!

Vitale and Flewelling will also be attending ASCLA Consumer Health Information Librarians Interest Group June 23 from 10:30-11:30am to network with participants interested in tools for health information outreach.

Are you interested in talking about careers at NNLM? Thinking about a career in medical librarianship? Stop by the NNLM booth at the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center Open House on Sunday June 24 from 10:30am-12:00pm. Flewelling will be there to showcase current opportunities and answer general questions.

Join MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner on Sunday June 24 from 1:00-2:00pm for “Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, and Make a Difference”. In this session, attendees will hear about Milliner’s experience working in and with public libraries and from two other library professionals and their professional journeys. This session will also include casual roundtable discussions on topics of getting involved in ALA and local library associations, advice for professional development opportunities, making a career plan, and working on professional committees. Attendees will walk away with tangible next steps about ways to enhance their professional careers.

All of Us Community Engagement staff Veronica Leigh Milliner (MAR), Rachel Tims (South Central Region), April Wright (Southeastern/Atlantic Region), and Kelli Ham (Pacific Southwest) will also be available at the Learning Roundtable Training Showcase on Sunday June 24 from 3:00-5:00pm on the Exhibit Hall Floor. This fun, informal event is a chance for attendees to hear about training, resources, and professional development opportunities for libraries. Come learn about NNLM’s partnership with the All of Us Research Program and public libraries, free health resources for your library, Consumer Health Information Specialization sponsorship, and free library staff trainings/professional development available from NNLM.

On Monday, June 25 from 1:00-2:00pm, Greater Midwest Region Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist Bobbi Newman will present with partners an Update on Promoting Healthy Communities: A Health Information Initiative (PLA). Learn how you can receive certifications that benefit you personally and highlight the role your library has in keeping the community healthy.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-01 10:44

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

Spotlight

MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today!

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins June 6. Check out all of our Summer 2018 PubMed training opportunities, and register today!

Data Flash: What is this GDPR thing I keep hearing about? – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NLM/NIH News

PubMed Health will be discontinued on October 31, 2018. Details.

NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available!

The Role of Libraries in Precision HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine Celebrates 10 years of AHCJ-NLM Journalism FellowsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Sewers and other AmenitiesCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Last chance to register! From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Research Data Management Services: Beyond Analysis and Coding – June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – There is more to RDM services than the technical skills necessary for data management. Soft skills and non-technical skills are very important when setting up RDM services, and continue to be important to the sustainability of services. Reference skills, relationship building, negotiation, listening, facilitating access to de-centralized resources, policy knowledge and assessment, are all important to the success of a service. In this webinar Margaret Henderson, hosted by SEA, will discuss these skills and show you how to start RDM services, even if you don’t feel confident about your statistical skills or knowledge of R.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings

Amping up Diversity & Inclusivity in Medical Librarianship – ACRLog, blogging by and for academic and research librarians

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

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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Celebrate Pride with two NNLM webinars

Thu, 2018-05-31 08:00

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The National Network of the Libraries of Medicine is offering two webinars to help you develop inclusive programming and find resources.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages

Hosted by the Middle Atlantic Region – Deena Caswell will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

June 5, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities

Hosted by the Southeastern Atlantic Region – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos Vega will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

June 7, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

For additional information cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons, check out the slides, activities and resources from the NNLM class Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations. Recordings of the March 2018 session are available on YouTube (Part One and Part Two).

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Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY

Tue, 2018-05-29 08:00
Library Speaker Series with the MidHudson Regional Hospital

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has offered a Health & Wellness speaker series, beginning in January 2018, presented by staff from the MidHudson Regional Hospital. All of the programs within this series discussed easy ways to implement suggested life-style changes into participants’ daily lives.

Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN

Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN

Paul Hanna, MD

Paul Hanna, MD

Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC

Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST

Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST

  • Nutrition for a New Year (January 2018) – Presented by Outpatient Dietitian Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN, this session focused on assessing healthy eating habits, and covered basic nutrition recommendations that are easy to apply at home or on the road.
  • Less Meat for a Healthy Heart Beat (February 2018) – Presented by Cardiologists Paul Hanna, MD and Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC, participants in this session learned how diet plays a role in cardiovascular health, including nutritional options for a healthy heart.
  • What is Telemedicine? An Overview of eICU (March 2018) – Presented by Medical Director Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA, this session discussed the economic, social and technological factors that drive the use of telemedicine, how it can improve best practices, and reduce overall healthcare costs.
  • Sleep Hygiene and Common Sleep Issues (April 2018) – Presented by Sleep Specialist and Associate Chief of Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Sleep Center Manager Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST, this in-depth discussion covered common sleep disorders, their impact on mental and physical health, and available treatment options.
  • Do I Have Prediabetes? (April 2018 and May 2018) – Presented by Public Health Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator, Ozie Williams, RD from the Dutchess County Behavioral & Community Health, this session focused on the path to prevention; learning how to manage risk for type 2 diabetes. Small steps make a big difference in living a longer, healthier life.
  • Mental Health – Essential to the Total Health Package (May 2018) – Presented by David J. Sexton, BS, RN Nurse Manager, Chemical Dependency, Inpatient Behavioral Health MidHudson Regional Hospital, this session focused on whole-body wellness. Is your body’s health more important than your mind’s health? Mental wellness, just like physical wellness, is a real and attainable goal. Learn how to balance the needs of your whole self.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Presents:  Effective Communication Strategies (May 2018) – Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. This session explored how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Participants learned to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Presenter Joan Carl is an Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter community engagement manager for Dutchess, Putnam & Ulster counties.
  • Is it Worth the Risk? Keeping it Safe at Work, Home, & on the Road (June 2018) – Presented by Kent Amsden Director of Emergency Management & Safety WMCHealth, this talk will discuss situational awareness techniques that can prevent accidents affecting you and those around you. Learn to be more aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards you may encounter day to day.
  • 7 Steps to Managing Your Memory with Dr. Budson (June 2018) – Based on his award-winning book, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory, Dr. Budson’s talk will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging, what medications, vitamins, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps.  Andrew Budson, M.D., Director of Education, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Professor of Neurology, Boston University; Lecturer in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.

This speaker series was made possible through a partnership with the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center Health Network. If you would like to learn more about this series, contact Bridget O’Donnell, Librarian, via email: bodonnell@poklib.org or telephone: (845) 485-3445, or visit the library website.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-05-25 10:02

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

Spotlight

NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available!

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled.

The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins June 6. Check out all of our Summer 2018 PubMed training opportunities, and register today!

NLM/NIH News

PubMed Health will be discontinued on October 31, 2018. Details.

Public Libraries: Partners in HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

For Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery’s NLM ConnectionsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: Virginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

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Job Postings

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Looking Ahead: Continuing To Build AHRQ’s Future – AHRQ Views

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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PubMed Training Opportunities for Summer 2018

Tue, 2018-05-22 08:00

NNLM is providing a number of PubMed training opportunities this summer. The National Training Office is providing a 5-week in-depth “PubMed for Librarians” webinar series. For those who want to learn about Clinical Queries in PubMed, as well as about numerous other clinical NLM resources, the Middle Atlantic Region is offering “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” as a webinar and in-person in Philadelphia. All classes are offered online via WebEx unless otherwise noted.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5 CE) – June 6, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE; Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings; Citation sensors

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5 CE) – June 13, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database; 4 different types of MeSH terms; investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5 CE) – June 20, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database; Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords; MeSH explosion feature; explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5 CE) – June 27, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers, explore the Index feature to build a search,and explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5 CE) – July 11, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies. We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine, and explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (1 CE) – June 22, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (3 CE) – July 2, 2018 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – In-person at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2018-05-17 10:26

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

Spotlight

NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives!

  • Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling
  • Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages – MARquee News Highlights

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

NLM/NIH News

NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing ValueNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Ill-Conceived, Well-Drawn Graphic Medicine Program Draws FansNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Love…at the 2018 Orphan Film SymposiumCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Tagging Essential Malaria Genes to Advance Drug DevelopmentNIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

The NLM History of Medicine and Graphic Medicine websites have receive 2018 awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Read the full announcement to learn why these websites were awarded ‘excellence’ and ‘distinction’.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities  – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Check out the new City Health Dashboard—an online resource from the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. The dashboard contains community-level health, social, and economic data for the nation’s 500 largest cities! this resource reports on 36 key measures of health, such as obesity and opioid overdose deaths, as well as the conditions that influence health such as housing affordability, third grade reading proficiency, and income inequality.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Data Catalog Collaboration Information Session at MLA – May 21, 2:30-3:25 PM ET – Is your library interested in highlighting research data generated at your institution? Are you invested in helping researchers share and discover data that is not readily accessible elsewhere online? Come learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA 2018 in Atlanta.

Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

AHRQ Employees Exemplify Public Service – AHRQ Views

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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Employment Opportunity: Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM MAR

Mon, 2018-05-14 12:00

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS serves as the regional medical library headquarters for the Middle Atlantic Region, one of eight regions in the NNLM nationwide program. NNLM MAR comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NNLM mission is to ensure health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the general public have access to quality health information.

The Health Programming Coordinator develops and promotes existing health programming utilizing National Library of Medicine and other reliable health information resources for use in public library, K-12 and community settings.

This position is one of a team of five coordinators reporting to the NNLM MAR Executive Director.

The position involves substantial travel that will include site visits, exhibits and teaching, primarily within the states served by NNLM MAR. Depending on budget, the incumbent travels 20-25% of the time.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops partnerships with local, state and national organizations to improve access to consumer health information.
  • Leads the development of health programming for summer reading programs as part of a national partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.
  • Creates innovative health programs with an emphasis on National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health information resources.
  • Promotes health programs created by NNLM staff and subcontractors through the NNLM website, Programming Librarian website, and other venues.
  • Teaches existing and creates new classes for the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization.
  • Exhibits at national, regional and local conferences and meetings reaching target populations; submits workshop proposals to offer health programs and/or present.
  • Solicits applications from Network members for outreach awards to conduct health information programming; serves as liaison and monitors progress and follow-up for outreach awards.
  • Contributes articles as appropriate to the MAR Newsletter and publications that reach target populations, such as public library staff and teachers.
  • Serves as primary staff contact and provides support to the NNLM MAR Outreach to Consumers Special Advisory Group.
  • Provides consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for health information programming.
  • Works collaboratively with the NNLM Training Office (NTO) and other NNLM Regions on developing training and outreach programs that build on areas of expertise, and shares information to promote best practices and to mitigate duplication of effort.
  • Assists as needed with other NNLM MAR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

Required qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution, M.Ed, MPH, MS in Health Education, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing innovative and inclusive health programming in a public library, community-based or K-12 setting.
  • Passion to improve the capacity and confidence of diverse and marginalized populations to use health information to improve their and their family’s health.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects.
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment.
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications for teaching and learning.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community.

Qualified candidates should submit applications via email document attachments to Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director at flewkate@pitt.edu. Include cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin on June 27, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum starting salary is $54,000. This position is currently funded through April 30, 2021. Position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian. The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply. For more information, refer to the University’s required workplace postings.

For more information about NNLM MAR, visit https://nnlm.gov/mar.

For more information about The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, visit https://www.hsls.pitt.edu.

For more information about the University of Pittsburgh, visit http://pitt.edu/about.

Pittsburgh, PA is an attractive city with a reasonable cost of living. Money magazine recently ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable big city in the Northeastern United States: http://time.com/money/3989171/best-big-cities-2015/. See other Pittsburgh Accolades and Awards at the Visit Pittsburgh website.

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Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages

Mon, 2018-05-14 10:37

In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection of Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish.

Opioids

  1. Basics
  2. Pain
  3. Prescription opioid medicines
  4. Opioid pain medication management
  5. What you should know if your child is prescribed opioids for pain
  6. Getting rid of unused opioids

Opioid addiction

  1. What is drug addiction?
  2. Why do people take drugs?
  3. Opioids and the brain
  4. Why do some people become addicted to drugs, while others do not?
  5. The effects of opioid misuse on the body
  6. Fentanyl
  7. Heroin
  8. Prescription opioids and illegal opioids – What is the connection?
  9. Comorbidity or dual diagnosis
  10. Pregnancy and opioids
  11. Drug abuse and adolescents
  12. Stigma and opioids

Opioid treatment

  1. Treatment basics
  2. Medications and behavioral therapies
  3. Drug abuse treatment as part of healthcare
  4. Preventing overdoses and overdose deaths

HealthReach offers easy access to free, quality, multilingual, multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). You can find culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics; print or download documents, view illustrations, listen to audio and watch videos.

HealthReach is also easy to use on tablets and mobile devices. Locate resources at point of need, everywhere with streamlined search features and results pages. All content is created or reviewed by medical professionals for quality and accuracy. Detailed abstracts, date of most recent medical review, and translation methods are provided for every resource.

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