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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:24

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Spotlight

Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Applications Due: Applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award (up to $19,000) are due today, November 16.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Due to the University of Pittsburgh holiday closure, MAR offices will be closed next week on November 22 and 23.

On November 13, NNLM MAR staff partnered with Lydia Collins from the Training and Education Center (TEC) to participate in a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Twitter chat, focusing on how to host a successful event for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NDAFW is coming up in January 2019, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how your library or institution can get involved. If you are considering an event or program for NDAFW, take a look at the suggestions from NIDA and other panelists on the #NDAFW chat! Looking for more resources or support? Contact NNLM MAR for a consultation!

Resources to Support Wildfires Response & Recovery in Northern and Southern California – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

National Family Health History Day – Midwest Matters, from GMR

NLM/NIH News

Wanted: Big, Hairy Audacious GoalsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

NIH News in Health: Check out the November 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods: Communities Affect Health,” and, “Feeling the Burn?: Options for Acid Reflux”. Other features include taking aspirin daily, oral health tips, and cancer fact sheets.

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!

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops – November 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with considerations that other organizations can use when targeting outreach efforts to the Latino population within their local and hard-to-reach rural communities.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

NNLM Resource Picks: LactMed and Livertox – November 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MCR for the next session in NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring National Library of Medicine resources. This webinar will include an overview and search demonstrations for two NLM resources, LactMed and Livertox. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Cultural Competence and Its Effect on Healthcare: Notes from the Field – December 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – As a health care provider, it is important to know your community and the culture of the community. How you respond to certain situations can impact the health of the community. While cultural competence is important within underserved communities, it is also important in providing care to mainstream communities as well. Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss the terms cultural competence and cultural humility and the implications of these terms. This session will also discuss how a person becomes culturally competent and the biggest indicator of cultural competence.

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension – December 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR for this webinar to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: NIH Library Training program coordinator, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Enrollment is now open for the 2019 Marketplace health plan. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

Keeping AHRQ’s Focus on Patients in a Rapidly Evolving Digital World – AHRQ Views

Funding Opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), OptumLabs, CareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP. The deadline to apply is December 14.

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, 2018-11-09 10:58

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol!

DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program.

  • For projects between $20,000 and $50,000, applications are due today, November 9.
  • For projects up to $19,000, applications are due next Friday, November 16.
  • If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.
  • Watch a brief video to learn more about this opportunity from NNLM MAR’s Executive Director.

Apply to Host a Traveling Exhibition: complete a brief survey by the end of the day today (November 9) to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

National Rural Health Day 2018 – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, November 5, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Seeking Innovative Methods in Biomedical Informatics and Data ScienceNLM 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

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

NIH News in Health: Check out the November 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods: Communities Affect Health,” and, “Feeling the Burn?: Options for Acid Reflux”. Other features include taking aspirin daily, oral health tips, and cancer fact sheets.

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!

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

New Horizons for NLM Traveling Exhibitions – November 14, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – When the National Library of Medicine completed and published its Strategic Plan for 2017-2027, one of its goals was to reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement. To help us reach this goal, the Exhibition Program at NLM will soon introduce a new engagement initiative for customers who host our traveling exhibitions. Join this webinar hosted by PNR to find out more about this new initiative, Exhibitions Connect.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

NNLM Resource Picks: LactMed and Livertox – November 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MCR for the next session in NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring National Library of Medicine resources. This webinar will include an overview and search demonstrations for two NLM resources, LactMed and Livertox. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting:

Enrollment is now open for the 2019 Marketplace health plan. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – November 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in health-focused research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. Libraries are ideal partners for citizen scientists! In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Hosted by ACRL/HSIG and presented by Elaina Vitale from NNLM MAR.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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

National Rural Health Day 2018

Thu, 2018-11-08 07:00

November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health reserves the third Thursday of November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to honor rural communities and highlight the unique healthcare challenges they face. Visit the National Rural Health Day website to learn more about how you can get involved. You can even share how you will celebrate National Rural Health Day.

If you want to learn more about rural health, visit MedlinePlus to review their topic page on Rural Health Concerns. The Rural Health Information Hub also has a wealth of information about this topic, including data and statistics about rural issues, state specific rural health information, and funding opportunities for organizations working to improve rural health.

Once you have celebrated National Rural Health Day in November, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region on December 11, 2018 at 2 PM ET for the class, From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources. This class will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

You can also see the presentation slides from a presentation given on October 27th, 2018 by the Middle Atlantic Region’s Health Professions Coordinator at the New York State Association of Rural Health annual conference. This presentation was titled, Trusted Resources to Support Rural Health and focused on resources that can support public health initiatives in rural communities.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-11-02 11:17

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, we shined a spotlight on Deena Caswell, MSLIS, from the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey, and her amazing work in creating programs that focus on LGBTQ populations and topics.

NNLM Fall 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: it’s not too late to participate! Join NNLM on November 7th as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on Women’s Health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and National Institutes of Health Resources.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program.

  • For projects between $20,000 and $50,000, applications are due next Friday, November 9.
  • For projects up to $19,000, applications are due in two weeks, on Friday, November 16.
  • If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.
  • Watch a brief video to learn more about this opportunity from NNLM MAR’s Executive Director.

Apply to Host a Traveling Exhibition: complete a brief survey by next Friday, November 9 to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is still available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is next Friday, November 9. Interested in future participation? Join us on Monday, November 5 for a 1-hour webinar to learn more about the HSLANJ GLI, with Project Manager Robb Mackes!

Resources for Coping with Trauma – MARquee News Highlights

Reading is Healthy! Introducing the NNLM Reading Club – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New Health Literacy Tools: in collaboration with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Libraries Transform Campaign has developed eight new Because statements on a variety of topics, to celebrate Health Literacy Month! Sign up for Libraries Transform to access the Health Literacy Toolkit, which contains posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials that you can download for free!

NLM/NIH News

Technology and Data in Mental Health: Applications for Suicide PreventionNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Halloween Treats from the National Library of MedicineNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Truth About Black CatsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

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!

Happening Monday! HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative – November 5, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar about the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Project Manager Robb Mackes will provide an overview of the GLI, including the benefits and what you need to consider in order to participate. If you have been thinking about participating, this is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium.

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Coordinator, Library Services, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Be a better advocate for yourself, one medical study at a time – WRVO Public Media, NPR

– Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $85 for non-members.

Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service-A new model – Novemver 9, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – The Philadelphia chapter of MLA is sponsoring a CE course at Temple’s Ginsburg Library. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library, but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. It will support librarians who have to educate, guide, and support researchers throughout all stages of the process. This interactive course will consist of hands-on learning activities, give you the tools to be successful, and perhaps the confidence needed to lead a systematic review team! Earn 2 MLA CE credits and meet with your local library colleagues during this engaging class. Lunch and CE credits included with cost.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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

Resources for Coping with Trauma

Mon, 2018-10-29 11:05

As many of you may know, NNLM MAR’s offices are located at the University of Pittsburgh, just a few miles from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 people lost their lives on Saturday morning. While all NNLM MAR staff are physically safe, we grieve with our friends, neighbors and colleagues.

This morning, we received these resource suggestions from our colleagues at the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), National Library of Medicine, and, in turn, we would like to share them with the local community, and the rest of our Network.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has several resources that apply to mass shootings, and to this shooting specifically:

The National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) has many resources that might apply, including:

National Library of Medicine Resources:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Disaster Distress Hotline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

  • Phone: 1-800-985-5990
  • Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

We cannot erase the trauma that we have experienced, but we can take active steps to engage our colleagues, friends, and the public in beginning to overcome this loss.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-10-26 15:21

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about getting ready for PubMed 2.0 and providing feedback with PubMed Labs, the National Library of Medicine’s platform to explore some new experimental features that will be deployed early next year.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program. Applications are due November 9 (for projects between $20,000 and $50,000) and November 16 (for projects up to $19,000). If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.

New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition – complete a brief survey by November 9 to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is still available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Interested in future participation? Join us on November 5 for a 1-hour webinar to learn more about the HSLANJ GLI, with Project Manager Robert T. Mackes!

The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

National Medical Librarians Month Feature: What are you doing here?”- Advancing Health Literacy Outside of Medical Libraries – SEA Currents

New Health Literacy Tools: in collaboration with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Libraries Transform Campaign has developed eight new Because statements on a variety of topics, to celebrate Health Literacy Month! Sign up for Libraries Transform to access the Health Literacy Toolkit, which contains posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials that you can download for free!

New on YouTube:

NLM/NIH News

Thank a Medical LibrarianNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Joy of StacksNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

Reminder: NLM will discontinue PubMed Health on October 31, 2018. This change was announced in the May 2018 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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 Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 31, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? This final session will provide a highlight of women’s health resources from the National Library of Medicine, including how to identify and evaluate pertinent information resources for possible use during the edit-a-thon.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative – November 5, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar about the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Project Manager Robb Mackes will provide an overview of the GLI, including the benefits and what you need to consider in order to participate. If you have been thinking about participating, this is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium.

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job postings:

  • Head of Patron Services, The Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Library Technician, Morristown Medical Center Health Science Library, Morristown, NJ
  • Education and Outreach Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR), Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)

Retraction Watch launches public database – more than 18,000 retractions, along with a six-page package of stories and infographics.

A Fresh Look at the Data Shows Patient Safety Improving Overall, With Improvement Still Needed in Many Areas – AHRQ Views

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $85 for non-members.

Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service-A new model – Novemver 9, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – The Philadelphia chapter of MLA is sponsoring a CE course at Temple’s Ginsburg Library. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library, but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. It will support librarians who have to educate, guide, and support researchers throughout all stages of the process. This interactive course will consist of hands-on learning activities, give you the tools to be successful, and perhaps the confidence needed to lead a systematic review team! Earn 2 MLA CE credits and meet with your local library colleagues during this engaging class. Lunch and CE credits included with cost.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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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Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Tue, 2018-10-23 08:00

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

Applicants that are selected for the Associate Fellowship will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)
Details

Between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows are selected each year. NLM is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program, September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Eligibility:

  • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    *Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential: work experience in a library or health sciences environment; demonstrated interest or experience in leadership

Benefits:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Full support for attendance at local and national conferences

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019.

Interested parties can submit an application online. For more information about the program, contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator, via email: kathel.dunn@nih.gov or telephone: (301) 827-4284.

About the National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where they have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. They also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-10-19 12:05

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.”

Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later encorporated the project into the curriculum of the AHI program, providing students with a “real-life” learning experience. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program. Applications are due November 9 (for projects between $20,000 and $50,000) and November 16 (for projects up to $19,000). If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.

New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition – complete a brief survey by November 9 to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is still available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Interested in future participation? Join us on November 5 for a 1-hour webinar to learn more about the HSLANJ GLI, with Project Manager Robert T. Mackes!

Meet MAR Staff: Michelle Burda, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator for NNLM MAR,  will be presenting Engage for Health: Taking an Active Role in Your Health Care, at the Where to Turn Resource Fair in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, October 23, 2018. She will be exhibiting and sharing NLM’s health information with social service, human resource, education and health care professionals from the Western PA region.

NLM/NIH News

Data in the Scholarly Communications Solar SystemNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

NIH Director’s Blog

“Fit to Fight”: Home front Army doctors and VD during WW ICirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM Funding Opportunity: Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities – This funding opportunity announcement calls for projects that develop and deploy a new information resource or service, or expand and improve an existing resource or service in order to meet the needs of a health disparity population. The application deadline is October 22, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization.

NIH Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy: On October 10, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. The feedback they obtain will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development. Comments on the proposed key provisions will be accepted through December 10, 2018. To further engage stakeholders, NIH will also be hosting a webinar on the proposed key provisions on November 7, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.

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!

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops – October 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community, inlcuding demographics and health issues, both in the United States and in Minnesota. The presenters will describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated a virtual health and wellness workshop series, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with considerations that other organizations can use when targeting outreach efforts to the Latino population within their local and hard-to-reach rural communities.

NNLM Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 31, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? This final session will provide a highlight of women’s health resources from the National Library of Medicine, including how to identify and evaluate pertinent information resources for possible use during the edit-a-thon.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative – November 5, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar about the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Project Manager Robb Mackes will provide an overview of the GLI, including the benefits and what you need to consider in order to participate. If you have been thinking about participating, this is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the new Community Health Maps online course from the National Library of Medicine. This class will help you gain the skills needed to assist communities and individuals collect and map health-related data: to build a plan for collecting data; to create the forms for capturing data points; to use a mobile device to collect the data; and to visualize health data by creating online and printable maps that can be customized to meet the needs of your audience and stakeholders.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Electronic Resources Librarian, Center for Teaching and Learning, Scott Memorial Library at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.

Grants.gov will be down for maintenance October 20-22, 2018 to allow for a system upgrade. Details.

October is Health Literacy Month – health.gov, from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week 2018 – NLPPW, held October 21-27, 2018, is a call to action to bring together families, individuals, community-based organizations, state and local governments and others, to increase lead poisoning prevention awareness and increase efforts to reduce childhood exposure to lead.

Diversity in Clinical Research – Monday, October 22, 2:00 PM ET – The Office of Minority Health at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will host this one-hour webinar to discuss strategies for increasing Hispanic enrollment in clinical trials.  The FDA does not conduct clinical trials, but relies on data discovered in them to determine whether medical products are safe and effective. Participation from certain populations, however, is low.  As of the 2010 Census nearly ten percent of the population in rural and small-towns is Hispanic, making them the largest minority group in these areas.

Learn About the Rural Health Research Gateway – Tuesday, October 23, 3:30 PM ET – Hear from Dr. Shawnda Schroeder, principal investigator of the Rural Health Research Gateway, as she gives a brief overview of the Gateway and how the website and its resources can benefit rural community programs and State Offices of Rural Health. In this 30-minute presentation, Schroeder will discuss how to use the resources available, and why rural health research is important for rural community and healthcare facility planning.

Seeking Applications to Curb the Public Health Impact of Unhealthy Alcohol Use – AHRQ Views

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $85 for non-members.

Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service-A new model – Novemver 9, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – The Philadelphia chapter of MLA is sponsoring a CE course at Temple’s Ginsburg Library. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library, but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. It will support librarians who have to educate, guide, and support researchers throughout all stages of the process. This interactive course will consist of hands-on learning activities, give you the tools to be successful, and perhaps the confidence needed to lead a systematic review team! Earn 2 MLA CE credits and meet with your local library colleagues during this engaging class. Lunch and CE credits included with cost.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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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New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition

Thu, 2018-10-18 15:06

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collection and health information resources of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and supportive educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine. The National Library of Medicine provides traveling banner exhibitions free of charge to public, university, and medical libraries, as well as cultural centers across the country. Each exhibition has an accompanying web presence with additional resources and activity ideas.

NLM is making several exhibitions available exclusively to NNLM member organizations. If you have wanted to host an exhibition but were intimidated by years-long waiting periods, now is your chance to bring an exhibition to your library, school or community setting. Exhibition availability varies – dates are available from January 2019 until April 2021.

Details:
• A set itinerary of 6-week booking periods will be established that will allow for up to 6 host venues per 12-month period. We will do our best to accommodate each request. Schedules will be finalized in mid-December.
• Each host library will be responsible for the cost and arrangements for outgoing shipping from their library to the next host library. FEDEX 3-day super saver service is the required shipping method. For those without a FEDEX account, another reliable service such as UPS or DHL may be used as long as it meets the 3-day service with tracking.
• NLM will provide support to host libraries by providing exhibitor resources to assist with hosting as well as outgoing shipping information to let host venues know where and when to ship the exhibition to the next host venue. Host institutions will be required to complete a brief survey about their experience hosting the exhibit.

Once you know when/if your organization is hosting an exhibition, consider organizing related programming around the exhibition. Shipping costs, guest speaker and other programming fees are a great use of NNLM MAR Outreach Awards. Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System applied for funds for a year of programming, beginning with its hosting of Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives. Requests for proposals will be announced in early 2019 for projects from May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2020.

To see which exhibitions are available and to indicate your interest in hosting, please complete the survey by November 9, 2018: Survey link

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Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY

Tue, 2018-10-16 08:00

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.

Connect to Your Health Fair

The Applied Health Informatics program at Stony Brook University received the “Outreach to Consumers” Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to conduct a Wellness Fair for the senior population in the Southampton, N.Y. The purpose of the Wellness Fair was to encourage patient engagement and health literacy through health technologies, patient-physician engagement and health and community resources. On September 27, 2018 the fair was held at the Hampton Bays Senior Center. It featured a discussion on patient-physician engagement by Dr. Charles V. Guida, Board-Certified Geriatrician from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. Health fair stations were set up with iPads for interactive, age-specific, hands-on iPad training sessions relevant to health conditions (i.e. heart disease, diabetes, fall/risk prevention, medication management, nutrition and exercise and physical activity) in the senior population. There was one room dedicated to beginner iPad training sessions for seniors that were not comfortable with using technology. The interactive sessions were scheduled for 30-minutes. Seniors were also provided with community, preventative health and tick-disease resources and blood pressure screenings.

Over 40 seniors participated in the event. Seniors that were uncomfortable with using iPad technology were encouraged to participate in the beginner iPad training sessions. While the feedback from the senior population about the event was positive, there were several seniors that were resistant to using iPad technology. To address resistance and enable seniors to practice skills learned during the event, 15 iPads purchased from the grant were given to the Hampton Bays Senior Center. In addition, MedlinePlus and ChooseMyPlate shortcut icons were added to each iPad. Ongoing training sessions for iPad technology and MedlinePlus are currently being scheduled to improve the technical skills of the senior population. An evaluation will be distributed 30-days after the Wellness Fair to assess outcomes of learning activities. It is expected that the seniors that attended the Health Fair will increase their use and comfort with using iPad technology to access reliable health-related resources. It is also expected that participants will increase their engagement with their personal health.

The Applied Health Informatics (AHI) program at Stony Brook University partnered with Robert Chaloner, Chief Administrative Officer at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Liz Dwyer, director of Town of Southampton Senior Centers for this project. Students volunteered from the School of Health Technology & Management AHI program and the School of Nursing. Additionally, personnel from Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook Medicine participated. The “Connect to Your Health” project was woven into the curriculum of the AHI program providing students with a “real-life” learning experience. Their dedication and enthusiasm contributed to the success of this project. Findings from this research will indicate if this innovative educational opportunity has the potential to be an effective intervention that would merit further investigation.

This project was recently highlighted in an article from the Stony Brook University News.

To learn more about the Connect to Your Health Fair or the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook University, contact Program Director Carmen McCoy via email: carmen.mccoy@stonybrook.edu or telephone: (631) 357-6912.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-10-12 10:55

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Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner talks about opportunities to incorporate genetics into health programming in her article, “Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources.”

New Funding Opportunity: NNLM MAR is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. We are now accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program. Applications are due November 9 (for projects between $20,000 and $50,000) and November 16 (for projects up to $19,000). If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019. Interested organizations are invited to a special one-hour webinar about this funding opportunity next week on October 18 at 10:00 AM ET.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding Applications Due: applications are due today, October 12, for professional development funding for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs.

Resources for Breast Cancer Awareness Month – MARquee News Highlights

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more.

NLM/NIH News

Clarity Across LanguagesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Catching Up with NLM CatalogersNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Fifteenth Century Books: From the Cradle of Printing in the WestCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM Funding Opportunity: Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities – This funding opportunity announcement calls for projects that develop and deploy a new information resource or service, or expand and improve an existing resource or service in order to meet the needs of a health disparity population. The application deadline is October 22, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization.

NIH Request for Information on Proposed Provisions for a Future Draft Data Management and Sharing Policy: On October 10, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. The feedback they obtain will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development. Comments on the proposed key provisions will be accepted through December 10, 2018. To further engage stakeholders, NIH will also be hosting a webinar on the proposed key provisions on November 7, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.

ToxTown Redesign: Check out the new and improved ToxTown, which provides consumer-level information on everyday locations and situations where toxic chemical exposure might occur. Informed by extensive user research, the new design improved readability and enhanced search optimization.

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 Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 17, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? In the second session, learn how to be prepared by creating a Wikipedia account, editing articles on medical topics, and getting ready for the event day.

Applying for NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award – October 18, 10:00-11:00 AM ET – This special MAR webinar will include a presentation of background information about the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, and opportunities for involvement. There will also be space to ask questions about the program, funding, and potential health programming ideas. Due to award eligibility, this webinar is only open to NNLM members in PA, NY, NJ and DE.

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

Sharing and Management of Disaster Related Data – October 18, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Managing and sharing data have become important issues in the context of research data. When it comes to disaster-related data, when time is of the essence, it’s even more important to ensure that data are properly collected, managed, and curated. Data must also be shared with the appropriate stakeholders to get information out to everyone who needs it, when they need it. Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this webinar that will discuss best practices for data management and data sharing and how they apply to disaster-related data.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the new Community Health Maps online course from the National Library of Medicine. This class will help you gain the skills needed to assist communities and individuals collect and map health-related data: to build a plan for collecting data; to create the forms for capturing data points; to use a mobile device to collect the data; and to visualize health data by creating online and printable maps that can be customized to meet the needs of your audience and stakeholders.

Other Items of Interest

Grants.gov will be down for maintenance October 20-22, 2018 to allow for a system upgrade. Details.

Gearing Up for Health Literacy Month: October is upon us! It’s not too late to start planning your Health Literacy Month activities now. One resource is the Health Literacy Month Handbook: The Event Planning Guide for Health Literacy Advocates. This handbook will help you create, plan, run, and evaluate Health Literacy Month events.

Caring for the Healers – AHRQ Views

An Unexpected Discovery – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Internet, social media use and device ownership in U.S. have plateaued after years of growth – Fact Tank, real-time analysis and news about data from Pew Research Center writers and social scientists

HealthCare.gov: Healthcare Open Enrollment – You have less than one month until you can start enrolling in a 2019 Marketplace health insurance plan. See important dates to remember, and learn things you can do now to prepare.

Public Library Association launches health insurance enrollment initiative – as part of its ongoing work to support the public library’s role in creating healthy communities, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering new resources for libraries to help more Americans enroll in affordable health insurance. PLA is partnering with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Community Catalyst to address a shortened period for enrolling in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace and reduced funding for enrollment Navigators.

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $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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New Funding Opportunity – NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award

Fri, 2018-10-12 08:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on raising awareness about All of Us and improving public access to high quality health information in communities throughout the United States, specifically by working with public libraries.

The purpose of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award is to fund public library programming to increase awareness of and education on health topics incorporating National Library of Medicine and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference), with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations. Projects under this award should broaden access to and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program.

The Requests for Proposals are available on MAR’s funding page. Applications are due November 9 (for projects between $20,000 and $50,000) and November 16 (for projects up to $19,000). If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.

Eligibility: Network members in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership is free, and open to any organization that provides or promotes health information. Priority for awards will be given to public libraries. Other institutions must present projects that will collaborate closely with public libraries. Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution and not an individual

Interested organizations are invited to a special one-hour webinar about this funding opportunity on October 18 at 10:00 AM ET. The recording will be available within 2 weeks. Please register for the webinar to be the first to receive notification of recording availability.

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Resources for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Wed, 2018-10-10 09:29

Breast cancer affects 1 in every 8 women during their lives, and is the second most common kind of cancer in women. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are many risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include:

  • Age – the risk rises as you get older.
  • Genes – two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, greatly increase the risk. Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested for the genes.
  • Personal factors – beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55.

For the month of October, help save lives in your community by sharing quality health information resources related to breast cancer.

  • MedlinePlus offers a very thorough introduction to breast cancer in both English and Spanish.
  • You can also learn more about breast cancer screening, prevention, and treatment from the National Cancer Institute.
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation is offering free digital copies of their Know the Symptoms guide in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
  • Check out the FDA’s quick Q&A on mammograms.
  • HealthFinder.gov has a Breast Cancer Awareness Month toolkit, including sample tweets, newsletters, and web badges that you can use to spread awareness via your website or social media.
  • The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Center of Excellence for Transgender Health has some great information on breast cancer screening for transgender women and transgender men.

Is your library or organization hosting a talk on breast cancer or organizing an awareness event? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-10-05 10:00

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling wrote about how the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine are responding to the opioid crisis, including details on a new class that will be offered for the first time on November 28.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding Applications Due: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due today, October 5.

As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM MAR is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. Learn more about the requirements and and submit your application by October 12.

Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – NNLM is inviting more librarians to join our #citeNLM2018 Wikipedia Help Team for the Fall Edit-a-thon! Learn how you can help to improve the health information available on Wikipedia.

World Space Week – Blogadillo, News from SCR

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more.

New on YouTube: Accessible Library Customer Service, September 19, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Communicating and Leading in a Time of ChangeNLM 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

NIH Director’s Blog

Communing and Giggling with Cajal by Dawn HunterCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM Funding Opportunity: Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities – This funding opportunity announcement calls for projects that develop and deploy a new information resource or service, or expand and improve an existing resource or service in order to meet the needs of a health disparity population. The application deadline is October 22, 2018, by 5:00 PM local time of the applicant organization.

NIH trying to change science culture, boost women’s role – Global Health Matters, a newsletter from the Fogarty International Center

NIH News in Health: Check out the October 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, with featured articles such as, “Managing Pain: Moving Beyond Opioids,” and, “Pain in the Ear: Fending Off Ear Infections.” Other topics include chronic pain, electronic cigarettes, and birthing options for full-term pregnancy.

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!

Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies – October 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – In this program sponsored by SCR, learn why your institution should be intentional in creating an immersive and engaging training and development program, and how to go about hiring the right person to lead it. Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. Leave this session inspired to increase staff engagement at your own institution!

Planning, Developing, and Evaluating R Curriculum at the NIH Library – October 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this RDM webinar that will describe a pilot project to evaluate current R training at the NIH Library, and based on an evaluation of the data, revise the library’s R training curriculum. This will include a discussion of the development of a training plan, weekly R check-in sessions, managing documents using Open Science Framework (OSF), and an evaluation of the pilot.

NNLM Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 17, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? In the second session, learn how to be prepared by creating a Wikipedia account, editing articles on medical topics, and getting ready for the event day.

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

Sharing and Management of Disaster Related Data – October 18, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Managing and sharing data have become important issues in the context of research data. When it comes to disaster-related data, when time is of the essence, it’s even more important to ensure that data are properly collected, managed, and curated. Data must also be shared with the appropriate stakeholders to get information out to everyone who needs it, when they need it. Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this webinar that will discuss best practices for data management and data sharing and how they apply to disaster-related data.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Public Health, Research and Instruction Librarian, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS), Pittsburgh, PA

Grants.gov will be down for maintenance October 20-22, 2018 to allow for a system upgrade. Details.

Students, Faculty Host Successful Senior Health Fair in Southampton – Stony Brook University News

Hackathon Gives PA Coders An Opportunity To Help Fight The Opioid Crisis – 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station

OCLC awarded IMLS grant to help public libraries, partners respond to opioid epidemic – OCLC News

Libraries, public health work together on community health: Settings serve as community hubs – The Nation’s Health, a Publication of the American Public Health Association

What’s in it for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies – October 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health (OMH), this webinar will provide an overview on Hispanic participation in research studies, specifically longitudinal studies and clinical trials. Speakers will explore factors such as culture, acculturation and fear, among others that are a barrier for Hispanic enrollment and retention in research studies. Additionally, the webinar will highlight the importance of Latino participation to help improve science and will highlight the efforts to reach this population.

Library Services for People Living with Alzheimer’s – October 22-November 16, 2018 – From the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA), this course will cover the basics of Alzheimer’s and related dementias, including the variety of specific needs those living with the disease might bring to a library: medical, legal, financial, ethical, and emotional. It will evaluate traditional library information resources relating to those needs, consider a bibliography of fictional and memoir resources that explore the caregiving experience, and examine some innovative examples of adult programming dedicated to those living with Alzheimer’s. The course will conclude with brainstorming and review of potential new library services for the students’ own institutions.

Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association (UNYOC/MLA) for their 54th Annual Meeting, November 14-16 at Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is “Crossing Borders: Breaking Boundaries.” UNYOC Members receive a $50 reduction in the registration rate, so join or renew before registering for the conference. Register before October 17 to take advantage of the early bird rate.

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-09-28 11:46

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

Spotlight

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Save for an Emergency.

The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Education & Healthy Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda is challenging YOU to raise health literacy awareness in your library, organization or community! Check out her article on Health Literacy Month for tools and resources you can use to promote health literacy during the month of October, and all year long.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due next week on October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019.

As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM MAR is also pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. Learn more about the requirements and apply by October 12.

Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – NNLM is inviting more librarians to join our #citeNLM2018 Wikipedia Help Team for the Fall Edit-a-thon! Learn how you can help to improve the health information available on Wikipedia.

Understanding How Librarians can Support Data Science and Big Data – MARquee News Highlights

“Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles” Guest Essay – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Big Data Science: What Librarians Offer – SEA Currents

Creating our own pathway – MCR News

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more.

New on YouTube: Accessible Library Customer Service, September 19, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Asking the right questions and receiving the most useful answersNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat on depression on October 11 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET. This chat will cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for depression, with two experts to answer questions. Follow @NIMHgov and @NIMHDirector on Twitter for updates and use #NIMHchats to join the conversation.

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!

Next Week! NNLM Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 3, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? This introductory session will provide an overview on the importance of Wikipedia for librarians, and will outline upcoming training opportunities, as well as give information about the upcoming Edit-a-thon to improve existing Wikipedia articles on women’s health!

Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies – October 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – In this program sponsored by SCR, learn why your institution should be intentional in creating an immersive and engaging training and development program, and how to go about hiring the right person to lead it. Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. Leave this session inspired to increase staff engagement at your own institution!

Planning, Developing, and Evaluating R Curriculum at the NIH Library – October 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this RDM webinar that will describe a pilot project to evaluate current R training at the NIH Library, and based on an evaluation of the data, revise the library’s R training curriculum. This will include a discussion of the development of a training plan, weekly R check-in sessions, managing documents using Open Science Framework (OSF), and an evaluation of the pilot.

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

Sharing and Management of Disaster Related Data – October 18, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Managing and sharing data have become important issues in the context of research data. When it comes to disaster-related data, when time is of the essence, it’s even more important to ensure that data are properly collected, managed, and curated. Data must also be shared with the appropriate stakeholders to get information out to everyone who needs it, when they need it. Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this webinar that will discuss best practices for data management and data sharing and how they apply to disaster-related data.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association (UNYOC/MLA) for their 54th Annual Meeting, November 14-16 at Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. This year’s theme is “Crossing Borders: Breaking Boundaries.” UNYOC Members receive a $50 reduction in the registration rate, so join or renew before registering for the conference. Register before October 17 to take advantage of the early bird rate.

Taking Action to Promote Health Equity Series: Show Me the Money — Innovative Funding Approaches to Promote Health Equity – October 3, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Public health organizations often are frustrated by the lack of specialized funding to promote equity. Categorical funding by disease may restrict the types of interventions needed to tackle the complex causes of health disparities. Join this Dialogue4Health web forum, which will feature place-based initiatives that are leveraging diverse funding, assets, and commitments of multiple sectors, while at the same time involving the community members in meaningful ways to advance health equity.

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes: Start With the ABCS – AHRQ Views

Cataloging EHR Data: Experiences at NYU Langone Health – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Grantseeking for Libraries – offered by WebJunction, this 1-hour, asynchronous course is designed for library professionals, library volunteers, and library development staff to learn the basics about finding grants for the library.

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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Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thu, 2018-09-27 08:00

In April of this year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to add citations to Wikipedia articles on rare diseases, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and the NIH resource Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center.

Are you interested in improving the health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Good news! You can Join NNLM for another Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, this time focusing on trusted resources for women’s health information.

We’re working hard to make our Fall edit-a-thon even more of a success than the April event! To achieve this goal, we are inviting more librarians to join our #citeNLM2018 Wikipedia Help Team. Volunteers are needed for each 1-hour shift, from 10:00 AM-8:00 PM ET on November 7, 2018.

You can sign up to provide virtual support to participants by contacting the RML staff listed in the Schedule Table from our project page. Register and plan to attend our upcoming training sessions, to prepare for the event:

  • Session 1, October 3: This introductory session will provide an overview on the importance of Wikipedia for librarians, and will outline upcoming training opportunities, as well as give information about the Edit-a-thon. Hosted by Elaina Vitale (MAR) and Ann Glusker (PNR).
  • Session 2, October 17: In this session, learn how to be prepared by creating a Wikipedia account, editing articles on medical topics, and getting ready for the event day. Hosted by Alicia Lillich (MCR) and Aimee Gogan (SEA).
  • Session 3, October 31: The final session will provide a highlight of women’s health resources from the National Library of Medicine, including how to identify and evaluate pertinent information resources for possible use during the edit-a-thon. Hosted by Karen Coghlan (NER) and Erin Latta (NDCO).

We look forward to your help!

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National Preparedness Month: Save For an Emergency

Tue, 2018-09-25 08:00

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved.

The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Save For an Emergency.

  • Plan financially for the possibility of disaster by gathering all of your financial and critical personal, household and medical information. Consider setting money aside for emergency situations.
  • Complete an Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) for your home. Organizations can use this kit to educate their staff on emergency planning.
  • Consider the costs of basic resources in Continuity of Operations planning for your organization.

As National Preparedness Month comes to a close, let’s review:

Has your organization been active in spreading awareness or developing a community program around preparedness? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

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Understanding How Librarians can Support Data Science and Big Data

Mon, 2018-09-24 08:00

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks.

Written by Cathryn Miller, Social Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Supporting data science and big data means supporting a new form of research.  Researchers engaging in data science often find or collect big data (large volumes of data), wrangle (prepare) the data, analyze it, and create reports (Federer, 2018).  A common technique used in data science is machine learning in which machines (computers) learn how to cluster, make recommendations, predict outcomes etc based on what the machines learn from the data.  In a healthcare setting, big data and data science can transform the clinical decision-making process.

How can librarians support researchers engaging in data science?  By no means do I think that librarians must learn advanced statistics or computer programming to support data science and big data.  We can support data science and big data by extending our strengths in providing access to information and in providing instruction.  In addition, librarians may want to consider learning about research data management, “the active management and appraisal of data over the lifecycle of scholarly and scientific interest” (Jones & Pickton, 2013).

Providing Access to Information: Focusing collection development efforts on data science methodology could be very helpful, especially for researchers who are venturing into data science for the first time.  Topics for books and ebooks might include machine learning, research data management, data visualization, text mining, algorithms, R programming language, python, data wrangling etc.  Curating those resources on a LibGuide or website, along with links to websites that help people learn about data science and obtain support (eg stackoverflow.com) might be especially useful.

Organizing Workshops:  Librarians can facilitate learning by organizing workshops.  Librarians have created and shared workshop materials on a variety of data science topics; Kristin Briney at The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee made her principles of data visualizations workshop available to be reused (Briney 2017).  There are also many workshops about research data management that librarians can use such as the Research Data Management Essentials workshop created by Alisa Surkis and Kevin Read at New York University (Read & Surkis, 2018).

Services Supporting Research Data Management:  Librarians’ specialized knowledge in finding, storing and preserving information could be particularly helpful for data scientists.  Consulting with researchers to help them create data management plans, think about the way their data are documented and organized, protected, stored and shared is a task that relates to librarian skillsets.   

Librarians don’t have to become experts in data science and big data to help those collecting and analyzing big data.  By providing access to information and organizing workshops, librarians can support data scientists.  Librarian support is key to helping researchers thrive, regardless of whether their data is big or small, and regardless of the methodologies they use.

REFERENCES:

Briney, K. (2017). Data Visualization Camp Instructional Materials (2017). UWM Libraries Instructional Materials. 4.
https://dc.uwm.edu/lib_staff_files/4

Federer, L. (2018). Data Science 101

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Jones, S., Guy, M., & Pickton, M. (2013). Research data management for librarians [training booklet]. Digital Creation Centre.

Read, K & Surkis, A. (2018). Research Data Management Teaching Toolkit. Retrieved from: https://figshare.com/articles/Research_Data_Management_Teaching_Toolkit/5042998

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-09-21 11:17

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

Spotlight

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Check your coverage.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019.

As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM MAR is also pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2,000 for registration and travel costs. Learn more about the requirements and apply by October 12.

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

Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Librarians and Research Data Management Services: Branching Out Into Big Data – MCR News

NLM/NIH News

Reflections on a ReflectionNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The Forgotten Frontier: Nursing Done in Wild PlacesCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

A Quick Q&A with NCBI’s Quantitative Molecular Biological Physics GroupNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

In recognition of National Depression Screening Day, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat on depression on October 11 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET. This chat will cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, and treatments for depression, with two experts to answer questions. Follow @NIMHgov and @NIMHDirector on Twitter for updates and use #NIMHchats to join the conversation.

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 Resource Picks: ClinicalTrials.gov – September 26, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this next installation of NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series! This session will focus on ClinicalTrials.gov, a National of Library of Medicine database that provides patients, their family members, health care professionals, researchers, and the public with easy access to information on publicly and privately supported clinical studies on a wide range of diseases and conditions. This presentation will help you learn how to navigate the site and understand the nuances and limitations of information available on ClinicalTrials.gov.

Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies – October 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – In this program sponsored by SCR, learn why your institution should be intentional in creating an immersive and engaging training and development program, and how to go about hiring the right person to lead it. Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. Leave this session inspired to increase staff engagement at your own institution!

Planning, Developing, and Evaluating R Curriculum at the NIH Library – October 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this RDM webinar that will describe a pilot project to evaluate current R training at the NIH Library, and based on an evaluation of the data, revise the library’s R training curriculum. This will include a discussion of the development of a training plan, weekly R check-in sessions, managing documents using Open Science Framework (OSF), and an evaluation of the pilot.

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

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings: 

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

HHS Awards Over $1 Billion to Combat the Opioid Crisis – The awards support HHS’s Five-Point Opioid Strategy, which was launched last year and enhanced this week.

The Surgeon General’s Spotlight on Opioids – this resource assembles opioid-related information from the Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health into one document to better inform the general public, especially family and friends of people with an elevated risk of opioid overdose, opioid misuse, and/or opioid use disorder. Includes supplementary materials for defining key terms, facts sheets and awareness materials.

Pulling Back the Curtain on the Casualties of Today’s Opioids Crisis – AHRQ Views

Making Connections: Google Dataset Search, the Data Catalog, and Linked Open Data – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Have questions about library advocacy? Join the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC) on October 3 for the Advocacy for Everyone webinar. Library advocates from various states will share their case studies of advocating for libraries on the local, state, and national level. Guests will discuss their top advocacy tips that you can implement into your daily work. This webinar is geared toward library staff who want to more effectively communicate their library’s value to stakeholders, but aren’t sure where to start. Share your questions ahead of time on Twitter with #advocacyFAQ.

Grantseeking for Libraries – offered by WebJunction, this 1-hour, asynchronous course is designed for library professionals, library volunteers, and library development staff to learn the basics about finding grants for the library.

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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Funding Available for ALA Midwinter

Wed, 2018-09-19 11:30

As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2000 for registration and travel costs.

  • Eligibility – Library staff in PA, NY, NJ and DE
  • Awards will be made on a cost-reimbursement basis to the attendee’s library.
  • Libraries must be a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Membership is free. Only one Professional Development award will be given per library per year (May 1-April 30).
  • ALA membership is not an allowable expense. If not a member, please budget for the non-member Early Bird rate.
  • Awardees must register for and attend the preconference “Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy” – See details below*
  • Applications are due October 12, 2018 – Decisions will be made in time to register for the Early Bird Rate.

*More about the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region’s ALA Midwinter Preconference:

Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity – Friday, January 25, 2019, 9:00 AM-Noon – The purpose of this preconference is to raise awareness of implicit bias’s connection to health equity and to deepen understanding of health literacy as a tool to address health equity within vulnerable communities. The format will include presentations, facilitated table conversations, and self-reflection. Participants will explore how libraries can deepen their work in health literacy to ensure a lasting impact for improving the health of their community. Organizers will provide a packet of useful resources to support health literacy in the library including tools to identify their local communities’ health needs. This preconference is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, the Public Library Association, and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. Ticket pricing: ALA Member: $40/50/$60 – Other Member: $40/$50/$60 – Non-Member: $40/$50/$60

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