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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2021-02-18 07:30

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network Survey: NNLM is inviting members to complete a survey about the All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Please respond to the survey by February 26.

Upcoming Webinar on Digital Partnerships: The nature of library partnerships continue to evolve based on the introduction of new technologies and programs that focus on leveraging the expertise of academic and health system libraries to support telehealth applications. These partnerships benefit from strong support in traditional areas such as research and scholarship while taking advantage of the community relationships that extend out for health promotion and education. Sponsored by NNLM MAR, this one hour webinar will focus on the ability of libraries to take concrete steps to support the development and provision of telehealth services in ways that meet the needs of new populations while furthering the research surrounding healthcare access and equity. Join us for this webinar on March 2 at 1 PM ET. Registration is now open.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

February Citizen Science Event – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New Guide from NNLM: Substance Use Disorders – SEA Currents

Rural Healthcare Readiness Surge Web Portal – NER Update

Announcing the #citeNLM Spring 2021 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! – MCR News

Ending the Stigma – A Mental Health Series: Lindenwood University Library Services – MCR News

Closure of the NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) – SEA Currents

NLM/NIH News

NLM Announces New Annual Lecture on Science, Technology, and SocietyNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

ACTIV Update: Making Major Strides in COVID-19 Therapeutic DevelopmentNIH Director’s Blog

South Africa Study Shows Power of Genomic Surveillance Amid COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the NLM classification 2021 winter edition is now available.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2021

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Webinar – February 18, 3:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth – March 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable – March 4-5

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Learning from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – March 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman – March 11, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – March 15-April 9

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – March 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Improve Mental Health and Dementia Research By Playing Games on Your Phone – March 18, 11:00 AM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – March 18, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

BLOSSOM! Building Life-Long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale and Mindfulness – March 24-26

How PubMed® Works: ATM – March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

End-of-Life Care: Planning, Information and Discussion – March 26-April 15

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – March 31, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Black Mental Health: A Time During COVID-19 and Civil Uprising – February 18, 6:30-7:30 PM ET – Sponsored by The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the African American Alumni Committee

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing – March 4 & 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series 2021 – Sponsored by MLA; Both courses: $550 Members, $950 Non-members, Single course: $300 Members, $525 Non-members.

National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine – February 22-24 – Sponsored by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2021-02-12 07:00

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Gaming to Advance Medical Research: As part of continued programming with the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and the All of Us Research Program, SciStarter is hosting an event series to help you get started in one of three citizen science projects that advance real world research. Then, share your experiences with the scientists you helped and ask them anything! February’s featured project is Eterna, which allows you to help scientists develop RNA-based medicines by solving puzzles. Tune in on February 18 at 6 PM to discuss the project’s goals and tasks with the Project Scientist. Registration is now open.

Health Career Exploration: NNLM MAR recently funded the Catskill Hudson Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in New York State to develop virtual K-8 programs designed to help students gain valuable insights about health-related topics by introducing them to health screenings, health professions, healthcare terminology, health procedures, and healthcare settings, all while having fun! This web-based program, entitled Health Career Exploration K-8 is a series of short, sub-curriculum activities comprised of 12 age-appropriate videos and PowerPoint presentations that are free for public viewing on Catskill Hudson AHEC’s website. Health Career Exploration K-8 is designed as extracurricular activities that can be used in the classroom, in a virtual learning setting, group activity, and/or for individual student use. (Note: Support for this program was provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.)

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Translating Health Information Materials for Healthier Communities – MCR News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network Member Survey – SEA Currents

Love Data Week 2021: Spotlight on “Open”– 23 Things About Open Data – SEA Currents

Common Questions and Answers About the COVID-19 Vaccines – MCR News

Happy National Handwriting Day 2021! – NER Update

Proposals for the NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium: NNLM invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. You can find more details here and submit an application here. The deadline to submit is February 26 at 11:59 PM ET.

NLM/NIH News

Progress Towards a Modernized ClinicalTrials.govNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Mapping Which Coronavirus Variants Will Resist Antibody TreatmentsNIH Director’s Blog

The Young at HeartCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Making a World of Difference: Stories About Global HealthCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue shares details about the new MEDLINE website and policy updates.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2021

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” Panel Presentation – February 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization Webinar – February 18, 3:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – March 1-26

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation – March 1, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth – March 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – March 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable – March 4-5

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Learning from American Indian and Alaska Native Communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic – March 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman – March 11, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – March 15-April 9

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – March 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Improve Mental Health and Dementia Research By Playing Games on Your Phone – March 18, 11:00 AM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – March 18, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – March 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Black Mental Health: A Time During COVID-19 and Civil Uprising – February 18, 6:30-7:30 PM ET – Sponsored by The University of Chicago Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice and the African American Alumni Committee

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing – March 4 & 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2021-02-05 07:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Love Data Week: This February 8-12, in celebration of International Love Data Week, NNLM is spotlighting four experts on various aspects of open data for a week of learning and sharing in the spirit of “open.” The event will feature four 30-minute “coffee chat” sessions with guest speakers throughout the week and a moderated panel discussion with all speakers on Friday. Registration is now open for each session.

National Health Observances (NHOs): Looking for tools and materials to promote February NHOs? This month, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) offer toolkits with information, downloadable materials, events and health resources for Black History and Heart Health Month.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM Reading Club February Selections Focus on Heart Health: Like tires, the heart does not run forever but can last longer if the driver makes smart choices. NNLM Reading Club’s February selections focus on the heart with three books that provide valuable information for people dealing with heart conditions. Strengthening your heart knowledge can help strengthen your heart. We hope these books will provide you an opportunity to do both. Visit the NNLM Reading Club for discussion guides to these titles and other useful information.

Pop-up Library: Wellness Edition – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – SEA Currents

Self-Learning Source: AHA’s Interactive Cardiovascular Library – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

BLOSSOM: Building Life-long Opportunities for Strength, Self-Care, Outlook, Morale, and Mindfulness – MCR News

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – MARquee News Highlights

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – MCR News

Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Proposals for the NNLM COVID-19 Infodemic Symposium: NNLM invites proposals for a virtual symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic, on April 8th-9th, 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the disparities of underserved, minority, and underrepresented communities. This includes ensuring equal understanding of accurate health information, education in hard hit communities, and valuing inclusion in clinical research to overcome COVID-19. The NNLM Virtual Symposium is an opportunity to engage with NNLM Network Members to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. You can find more details here and submit an application here. The deadline to submit is February 26 at 11:59 PM ET.

NLM/NIH News

NIH News in Health: Read the February 2021 issue, featuring, “Lowering Your Cancer Risk: Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention,” and, “Chocolate Health Claims: Sweet Truth or Bitter Reality?

A Journey to Spur Innovation and DiscoveryNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Large Study Reveals Prevalence, Health Benefits of Brown Fat – NIH Director’s Blog

Can Blood Thinners Keep Moderately Ill COVID-19 Patients Out of the ICU?NIH Director’s Blog

Air Pollution is a Human Problem: Mary Catterall’s Campaign for a Livable Leeds – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Intel and Google Cloud Team with All of Us Research Program – Intel Newsroom

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm February monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2021

Love Data Week: Reflections on Open Access and Ethics in Data Literacy Training – February 8, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: How Open Data Can Support a Pandemic Response – February 9, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries – February 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Love Data Week: Advocating for Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications – February 10, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” – February 11, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: If You Share It, Will They Come? Exploring How Open Data Are Reused – February 11, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci & the American-Muslim Community – February 11, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” Panel Presentation – February 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – March 1-26

Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy and Social Media’s Role in Spreading Vaccine Misinformation – March 1, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Digital Partnership: Academic Health Science Libraries as Partners in the Future of Telehealth – March 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – March 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

2021 National Nursing Research Roundtable – March 4-5

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Resurrection Lily with author Amy Byer Shainman – March 11, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Big Game Census: 2021 – United States Census Bureau

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci & the American-Muslim Community – February 11, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Sponsored by American Muslim Health Professionals

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Thinking in 3D: An Introduction to Medical Imaging and 3D-printing – March 4 & 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Scholarship Recipients Reflect on the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services Conference

Mon, 2021-02-01 10:00

In October 2020, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) financially supported 20 library staff across the country to attend the 15th annual Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) conference. Originally slated for Dallas, TX, the conference was retooled as a virtual event due to COVID-19. Most attendees agreed that there were actually benefits to the online format. NNLM All of Us presented at the conference and continues to work with ABOS on health outreach initiatives. Here, two Middle Atlantic Region scholarship recipients outline favorite moments, and what they took away from the ABOS conference.

Claire Williams, Marketing Coordinator, Huntingdon County Library (PA) Picture of Claire Williams

Claire Williams, Marketing Coordinator

I absolutely loved my first ABOS conference! While the format was new and different than anything I’ve experienced before, it was amazing to meet and talk to library staff from all over the world and hear about their experiences.

This was my first outreach-centric conference, and it was wonderful to hear about all the things people are doing. Our outreach department is still fairly new, and it was nice to get a sense of where we are relative to other libraries. Getting confirmation that the services we’re offering or developing are similar to what’s working in other rural areas, and that the struggles we’re facing are also faced by other libraries, was really energizing in a year that’s been discouraging.

I especially loved Chris Garnsworthy’s presentation, and the work they’re doing with seniors and those with dementia. It produced a lot of ideas for things we might be able to launch with our senior centers and residential facilities when we’re able to visit them again, once COVID restrictions are lifted and it’s safe to gather with them again.

Learning all the ways that libraries are pivoting in the face of COVID, and that we’re all really struggling through it together, was also encouraging. We’ve worked to develop ways to reach those we previously visited, but with the ever-changing landscape, it’s been difficult. Hearing what’s working, what isn’t and figuring out where we can fit those things into our community gave us a renewed sense of what we do.

I also really appreciated that the conference was able to address COVID so thoroughly, since it really has shaped this entire year for our outreach work, and will likely continue to shape it into 2021. The tips I learned, as well as the network of others that I got a chance to meet, will be invaluable going forward.

Sincere thanks to NNLM for this opportunity. I never would have learned about all these amazing resources and people without you!

Bridget O’Donnell, Reference and Adult Services Librarian, Poughkeepsie Public Library District (NY) Picture of Bridget O'Donnell

Bridget O’Donnell, Reference and Adult Services Librarian

As a recipient of the 2020 NNLM All of Us Health Outreach Award and a first-time attendee to an Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Conference, I’m honored to have been invited to participate in the 15th-Anniversary Virtual Conference, “Out-Doing Outreach.” Despite an unexpected shift for the planning committee from an in-person conference to a virtual event and technological difficulties that could have happened even on a normal day (like synchronizing sessions from my laptop for the video and smart phone for audio), a high-volume of attendees and I were given access to a wealth of ‘evidenced-based’ knowledge and viable information in a welcoming and educational panel of open discussions.

How we got here…The assistant director and my supervisor initially brought this opportunity to my attention for two reasons. One, in 2018 I earned the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification and continue to take NNLM/MLA webinars in order to update health-related resources and programs at our library. And two, the original launch date for the Roaming Rover Library, our new book mobile, was slated for the 2nd Annual Poughkeepsie Book Festival in April but had been set back due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Rover had only been out a few times [the last week of September] so attending the conference [in October] would be a proactive step that could help facilitate Rover’s induction into the community.

Picture of Rover Roaming Library

When Rover first went out we had limited technology and no books available for checkout, but we were welcomed by the Dutchess County Tourism & Parks departments, the local farmer’s market, the Family Partnership health & family service organization and the Fresh Market store. While on site, English and Spanish-speaking library staff handed out fliers, bookmarks and swag and answered questions about the library. At one event community members were signed up for library cards. To help promote the 2020 Census, trained staff answered questions, tablets were connected to Rover’s Wi-Fi so visitors could submit their Census while at the book mobile and fliers were distributed with instructions to complete the census at home. Activity bags were handed out at a family movie night and a socially distanced Halloween event in one of the area’s recreational parks.

As we continue to introduce Rover to those with limited access, I believe our focus isn’t just to provide the library’s [health, self-help, fiction…and children’s] books and DVDs to the public but to listen to their interests and acknowledge their needs, an idea I heard often at ABOS. I’ve seen numerous times in the past where the public library is one place people trust and gravitate towards during crisis; Rover is the vehicle, literally, the library can use to meet people where they’re at and help more people in the community adjust to a new normal as safely as possible.

Benefits of attending ABOS and what’s next… With our fiscal year coming to an end, this is the perfect time to think ahead and focus on 2021, whatever it might bring. While reviewing notes from sessions I attended and presentation materials available in the WHOVA app, I’ll be looking for: areas to grow professionally; creative mobile solutions to common problems; suggestions for more obscure [local] venues and collaborations; and new healthy programs and services I can help coordinate and disseminate to the public that might surprise and educate them.

Thank you NNLM for realizing another valuable partnership with ABOS, and thank you to the ABOS planning committee for re-organizing the conference into a successful virtual event. It really was a pleasure meeting the ABOS Community and being a part of something that can help improve the quality of life and well-being for so many people.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2021-01-29 07:00

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://covid19.nih.gov/

Love Data Week: This February 8-12, in celebration of International Love Data Week, NNLM is spotlighting four experts on various aspects of open data for a week of learning and sharing in the spirit of “open.” The event will feature four 30-minute “coffee chat” sessions with guest speakers throughout the week and a moderated panel discussion with all speakers on Friday. Registration is now open for each session.

Focus Group Opportunity: The Game of Health was developed to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. NNLM has been approved by the All of Us Engagement Team to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. If you work (or have worked) in public libraries and are available to participate in a virtual focus group, please reach out to Michael Balkenhol (mab602@pitt.edu) for more information. Stipends are available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Living on the Data Fringes: Making Sense of Competencies – MCR News

Creating Healthier Communities through Health Literacy – MCR News

CHES Continuing Education from the Network of the National Library of Medicine – MARquee News Highlights

GMR Funds Two New COVID-Focused Outreach Awards – Midwest Matters, from GMR

New Guide from the NNLM: Substance Use Disorders – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

MLA Data Services Specialization (DSS) Certificate – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Workshops will be held online March 2-5 from 12:00-4:00 PM ET. To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.

NLM/NIH News

NIH Launches New Website on COVID-19 Research: NIH recently launched a website that provides trusted, up-to-date, and accurate information about COVID-19 research at NIH and the agency’s role in the pandemic. The site will serve as a central location for all NIH COVID-related content including funding and information on vaccines, treatments, and testing.

Health Data Standards: A Common Language to Support Research and Health CareNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Following COVID-19 Vaccines Across the United StatesNIH Director’s Blog

Nanoparticle Technology Holds Promise for Protecting Against Many Coronavirus Strains at OnceNIH Director’s Blog

COVID-19 Web Collecting: Reflections at One YearCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH to Advance Nutrition Research in All of Us’s First Ancillary StudyThe All of Us Research Program

NIMHD Envisioning Health Equity Art Challenge 2020 – National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

NLM Launches a New Online Exhibition – Fifty Years Ago: The Darkening Day

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NIMHD Director’s Seminar – Where Clouds Meet the Ground: Democratizing Health Data to Address Community Health Equity – February 4, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries – February 8-March 7

Love Data Week: Reflections on Open Access and Ethics in Data Literacy Training – February 8, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: How Open Data Can Support a Pandemic Response – February 9, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries – February 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Love Data Week: Advocating for Open and Equitable Scholarly Communications – February 10, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” – February 11, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci & the American-Muslim Community – February 11, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Love Data Week: Spotlight on “Open” Panel Presentation – February 12, 1:00-1:30 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Getting Started with Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 18, 6:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – February 23, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Ask Questions About Creating RNA-based Medicines by Solving Puzzles – February 25, 6:00 PM ET

March 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – March 1-26

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – March 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – March 4, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Pitching Public Health to Public Libraries: Finding Common Ground – March 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: Selection – March 11, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Librarian WikiWisdom Forum – Library of Congress’ Kluge Center

Women Making Gains in STEM Occupations but Still Underrepresented – United States Census Bureau

A Conversation on COVID-19 Vaccine with Dr. Anthony Fauci & the American-Muslim Community – February 11, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Sponsored by American Muslim Health Professionals

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

2021 Virtual Forum for Migrant and Community Health – March 22-26, 2021 – Sponsored by the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH), North Carolina Community Health Center Association (NCCHCA), and Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA)

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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CHES Continuing Education from the Network of the National Library of Medicine

Wed, 2021-01-27 12:00
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

All CHES-eligible courses from NNLM are free. To register, select the link in the title of the course in which you are interested and sign up with your username and password on nnlm.gov.

Please note: to claim CHES CECH, a participant must log in to the session using the WebEx or Zoom link provided upon registration. In addition, you may only receive CHES CECH for a session if you have not previously received credit for attending the same course or watching the recording of the course.

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries February 9, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET Because public libraries and local public health agencies are at the heart of Iowa’s communities, they are well positioned to be partners in helping all people to have the opportunity to attain their highest possible level of health. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) received a $50,000 grant to fund the Harnessing the Power of Iowa’s Libraries project, which offers public health tools, resources and programs through public libraries.
Each library has tailored its public health offerings based on its local Community Health Needs Assessment & Health Improvement Plan. In partnership with local public health agencies, libraries built on existing health promotion efforts and expanded their offerings. Presenters will share best practices, success stories and strategies for growth.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Describe current and past programs involving public health and public library partnerships
  2. Explain current needs, gaps, barriers, and opportunities for collaboration between public health and public libraries
  3. Identify opportunities for collaboration within their own community

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the ConnectionFebruary 16, 2021,
1:00 – 2:00PM ET –
Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in your written and verbal health written communication? This introductory class to health literacy and health communication will help you understand and raise your awareness of the complexity of these concepts. We will define health literacy, explore how communication and health literacy affects how a person makes health care decisions, discuss disparities in health literacy, and go over best practices for effective health communication. The class will introduce participants to online tools from the National Library of Medicine and other governmental and non-governmental sources that can help improve health communication and promote health literacy.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Define health literacy​
  2. Describe universal precautions for health literacy​
  3. Name 3 components of clear health communication ​
  4. Identify 3 online resources you can use as tools to promote health literacy​​​

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public HealthMarch 3, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Enhance Your Public Health Searching Skills – March 10, 2021, 2:00 – 2:45PM ET – Public health practice depends on quality information but there isn’t a lot of time for busy practitioners to find what they need and put it to use. This webinar will share resources and strategies from three public health-trained librarians to help you optimize the time you spend searching so you can focus on sharing what you find with your clients and colleagues. Through examples of diverse questions, we will suggest efficient and quality health information sources, as well as strategies to address technical challenges with terminology, a lack of useful evidence, and limitations to access to journal articles and other content for professional audiences.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Describe efficient approaches to retrieving public health content from free online resources
  2. Explain gaps in discoverability due to terminology differences between public health practitioners and content producers, and suggest opportunities to improve this by collaboration between public health and librarians
  3. Identify ways to share published information within your community of practice and the communities you serve

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

Did you miss a live class? The recorded webinars listed below are available for CHES CECH. Please note: You can only get credit from recorded classes if you have not previously received credit for attending the live webinar version or a previously offered recorded version of the same course.

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar Recording available for CHES CECH until April 8, 2021 The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies.

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 1

Health Statistics on the Web Recording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  1. Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
  2. Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  3. Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
  4. Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Rural Health Resources – Recording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

DNA to Z: Direct-to-consumer genetic testing – Recording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in our Lives – Recording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – The webinar will help “de-mystify” the concept of behavioral and mental health by describing the continuum of human thoughts and emotions from wellness to illness to chronic impairment. Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  1. Describe a framework for characterizing human behavior in a continuum from well to ill
  2. Describe two methods to impact the listener’s own behavior
  3. List two conditions that if depression coexists, outcomes are worse if depression is unaddressed
  4. Describe the traditional structure of medical and behavioral funding in health benefits
  5. List one outcomes-demonstrated solution for integrating mental health into medical settings

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – Recording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include presentation slides with speaker notes, a role-play exercise, pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing materials. This presentation will also emphasize the importance of public health and public library partnerships in engaging the community around the topic of health literacy.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate how to locate the Engage Health Program on nnlm.gov
  2. List the materials included in the Engage for Health Program-in-a-Box
  3. Describe the community partners typically involved in the implementation of Engage for Health

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

On-demand CHES Eligible Courses

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

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

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

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2021-01-22 07:00

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Focus Group Opportunity: The Game of Health was developed to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. NNLM has been approved by the All of Us Engagement Team to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. If you work (or have worked) in public libraries and are available to participate in a virtual focus group, please reach out to Michael Balkenhol (mab602@pitt.edu) for more information. Stipends are available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Winterize Your Medicine Cabinet: Resources for Medication Safety – MCR News

Three NNLM MCR Member Libraries receive recognition at this year’s Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative Awards – MCR News

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Workshops will be held online March 2-5 from 12:00-4:00 PM ET. To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.

NLM/NIH News

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Awesome and InspiringNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Trying to Make Sense of Long COVID SyndromeNIH Director’s Blog

Office of Data Science Strategy: 2020 Year in ReviewDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NCBI on YouTube: RAPT and BLAST+ on the Cloud, SARS-CoV-2 genome data in DatasetsNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic – January 28, 12:30-2:30 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries – February 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

MLA Research Caucus Hypothesis Journal call for submissions

MLA’s New Data Services Specialization (DSS)

The Role of Critical Health Literacy in Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Workshop – January 27, 3:00-4:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NASEM Health and Medicine

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2021-01-15 05:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization: Citizen Science Month (April 2021) is a great time to bring citizen science — public engagement in real scientific research — to your library or community-based organization (CBO). Join this webinar on January 22 at 2:00 PM ET to learn about Citizen Science Month featured projects and resources showcased by SciStarter, Arizona State University, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, the All of Us Research program, and other champions of Citizen Science Month. Register here: https://scistarter.org/citizen-science-month-in-your-library-or-community

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Self-learning Source: COVID-19 Vaccines – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration – NER Update

New NNLM On-Demand Course: Consumer Health Collection Management – SEA Currents

Meet our BIPOC LIS Student Awardees! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NLM/NIH News

NIH Central COVID-19 Website: Want access to the latest COVID-19 research information? The new NIH COVID-19 website is your best resource for research news, funding opportunities, and open ClinicalTrials.

Building a Diverse Genomics Workforce: The National Human Genome Research Institute has released a new action agenda to make sure the genomics workforce represents our diverse human population. Visit their web page to read more about NHGRI’s goals, implementation strategies and first steps to make a diverse workforce by 2030.

MedlinePlus Connect: 10 Years of Linking Electronic Health Records to Consumer Health InformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Behind the Camera: World Health Organization PhotographersCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

What A Year It Was for Science Advances!NIH Director’s Blog

Taking a Closer Look at COVID-19’s Effects on the BrainNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics and Bias Mitigation – January 22, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – February 8-March 5

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

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Defining the New AHRQ: A Race for 21st Century Care – AHRQ Views

Submit a Proposal for a Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Medical Library Association (MLA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

NLM Resource Update: Do you login to NCBI to use MyNCBI, SciENcv, or MyBibliography? Do you submit data to NCBI? If so, you’ll want to read further to get a first glimpse at some important changes to NCBI accounts that will be coming in 2021. In brief, NCBI will be transitioning to federated account credentials. NCBI-managed credentials are the username and password you set at NCBI — these will be going away. Federated account credentials are those set through eRA Commons, Google, or a university or institutional point of access. Read the NCBI Insights blog post for more information on the changes.

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A Resilient New Year with the NNLM Reading Club: The New Year is a celebration of new beginnings.  This may be especially true as we welcome 2021, which we hope will be a resilient New Year. In Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness, New York Times bestselling author Dr. Rick Hanson provides a roadmap to develop resilience. In a society that is so often toxic and unwelcoming, Dr. Anneliese A. Singh, Tulane University’s first Associate Provost for Diversity and Faculty Development and a prolific author, offers skills to gain resilience in The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook. Noted Black mental health expert, Dr. Rheeda Walker, illuminates how to attain what she describes as “psychological fortitude” in The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental HealthNavigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve. Each of us can benefit from cultivating resilience, so let’s make 2021 a resilient New Year! To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related helpful information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Mental Health Resilience page.

Minds Matter NOLA Event – Guest Blog Post by Porcha Grigsby – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Consumer Health Minute: New Dietary Guidelines – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NIH HEAL Initiative Workshop on Myofascial Pain – NER Update

Advancing Science Through Citizen Science Games – MCR News

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM – NTO News

MCSTAP: Guidance for Clinicians Treating Substance Use Disorder, Pain or Both – NER Update

The Past and Understanding the Present: NLM’s History of Medicine Division – NER Update

New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health, December 10, 2020

NLM/NIH News NIH News in Health: Read the January 2021 issue, featuring, “Feeling Stressed? Ways to Improve Your Well-Being,” and, “Staying Safe From Sepsis: Preventing Infections and Improving Survival.”

Upcoming Training Opportunity: University-based Training for Research Careers 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

Defoe and the Plague YearCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Founding and Future: 50 Years of the NIAAACirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

DNA Base Editing May Treat Progeria, Study in Mice ShowsNIH Director’s Blog

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January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: K-12 Health – January 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together – January 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities – January 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Highlights – January 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – February 8-March 5

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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For AHRQ in 2020, an Unforgettable Year of Daunting Challenges and Vital Accomplishments – AHRQ Views

Mental Health and COVID-19 – January 13, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

#PreprintsInThePublicEye: Challenges and Solutions in an Age of Misinformation Event – January 14, 11:00 AM-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by ASAPbio

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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Fri, 2020-12-18 05:00

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

NLM Resource Update: Currently, NLM is not updating the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) website, and is limiting updates to the Disaster Lit database to COVID-19 related data collection tools found in the DR2. NLM is no longer adding links to other new disaster-related information. The content of select resources from Disaster Lit will be digitized and made available through Digital Collections and Bookshelf.

Improve Your Mental Health During the Holidays with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can learn about improving your mental health during the holidays, treating menopause symptoms, and get a recipe for crispy parmesan baked fish! Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

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NNLM CHIS Learning Plan – SEA Currents

NNLM PSR Student Experience During COVID-19 – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Living on the Data Fringe: Big Data, Small Data, Thick Data, Oh My … – MCR News

Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 – NER Update

New on YouTube: DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing, November 20, 2020

NLM/NIH News Funding Opportunity: Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in support of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently announced the solicitation of proposals from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. The deadline to submit proposals is December 28 at 2:00 PM ET. For more information, visit the Request for Proposal.

DOCLINE: Connecting Medical Libraries for 35 Years  – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM Collections Tour: EpidemicsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

New Online Resource Shows How You Can Help to Fight COVID-19 – NIH Director’s Blog

A Close-up of COVID-19 in Lung CellsNIH Director’s Blog

NIH Participating in Smart Health and Biomedical Research Interagency Program with National Science FoundationDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the newly maintained MEDLINE for 2021 MeSH is now available in PubMed.

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December 2020

Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation – December 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

January 2021

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities – January 4-February 1

Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians – January 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: K-12 Health – January 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Wellness in the Library Workplace – January 11-24

Bringing Public Health and Public Libraries Together – January 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities – January 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Highlights – January 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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What are COVID archivists keeping for tomorrow’s historians? – Nature

Expanding Telemedicine in the Age of COVID-19 – AHRQ Views

Mental Health and COVID-19 – January 13, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA)

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE. Note: Early bird registration ends Saturday, December 19.

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Fri, 2020-12-11 12:19

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Learn about mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can get the facts about COVID-19 mRNA vaccines, learn about the Combat COVID website, and more. Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Crowdsourcing and collaboration from Coast to Coast: NNLM’s #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thonsJournal of Electronic Resources Librarianship

Providing Food and Nutrition Education with a Charlie Cart – NER Update

New on YouTube: Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box, November 18, 2020

NLM/NIH News NIH News in Health: Read the December 2020 issue, featuring, “Harmful Partnership: When Someone You Love is Abusive,” and, “Eyelid Trouble? Managing Blepharitis.”

10 Tips After 10 Months of Video CallsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: Spokane County Library DistrictCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Study of Healthcare Workers Shows COVID-19 Immunity Lasts Many MonthsNIH Director’s Blog

All of Us: Partnering Together for the Future of Precision MedicineNIH Director’s Blog

New Survey Seeks Input on Metrics for Biomedical Data ResourcesDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NIH Preprint Pilot: A Librarian Toolkit: This toolkit provides information and resources about the NIH Preprint Pilot, NLM’s latest project to increase the early discoverability of NIH-supported research results. The toolkit has a variety of resources for librarians and other health professionals to learn about the role, access, and use of preprints. The toolkit includes an overview of the preprint pilot project, information for NIH investigators, preprint educational materials, journal preprint policies, and preprint peer review tools.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue highlights the MedlinePlus social media toolkit that can be used to share MedlinePlus resources on your social media or other communication channels to connect your community to high-quality, relevant health and wellness information that is trusted and easy to understand.

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December 2020

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: 5 Steps to Evaluation – December 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

January 2021

Yoga as an Act of Self-care for Librarians – January 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: K-12 Health – January 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Wellness in the Library Workplace – January 11-24

Scholarly Communication in Academic Libraries: An ever changing landscape of responsibilities – January 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Highlights – January 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

2021 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: LGBTQIA+ Health – January 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Identifying the Gaps: the Status of Data Management Education in Doctoral Nursing Programs – January 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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Frequently Asked Questions: COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Considerations for the Disability Community – Association of University Centers on Disabilities

Coping with Disasters During the Holidays – American Red Cross & SAMHSA

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Fri, 2020-12-04 04:00

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COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) is offering a professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. Read the recent blog post published by NNLM PSR about the award and visit the funding opportunity page to learn more.  Note: This award is open for all BIPOC LIS students nationwide.

Upcoming Webinar on Evidence-Based Public Health: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. This webinar will take place on December 10 at 2:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

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Explore Inherited Diseases with the NNLM Reading Club: We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation. To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Inherited Diseases page.

PubMed Tip: Clinical Queries – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Free Printable Posters and Resources Related to COVID-19 for Libraries and their Patrons – Midwest Matters, from GMR

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

Celebrate Citizen Science All Year-round – MCR News

World AIDS Day and New HIV/AIDS Info Outreach Funding Opportunity – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Project Showcase: Adaptive Cycling – NER Update

RDM Snippets: Working with Data – NER Update

New on YouTube: Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities, November 10, 2020

NLM/NIH News Education in the Eighties: Preserving HIV/AIDS AudiovisualsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Vast Majority of Pregnant Women with COVID-19 Won’t Have Complications, Study FindsNIH Director’s Blog

Caught on Camera: Neutralizing Antibodies Interacting with SARS-CoV-2NIH Director’s Blog

NCBI Virus: Test drive our new SARS-CoV-2 interactive data dashboard!NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and Their – HHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue lists the notable data changes made to MEDLINE during the National Library of Medicine (NLM) annual maintenance known as Year-End Processing (YEP) for 2021.

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December 2020

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

All Health Is Not Created Equal: Where You Live Matters – December 9, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Wellness in the Library Workplace – January 11-24

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…an afternoon with Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, M.D. – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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OP-ED: The Power of Trust and Truth – Black Press USA

AHRQ and Google Partner to Help Patients Plan for Medical Visits – AHRQ Views

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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Wed, 2020-11-25 10:41

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COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) is offering a professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. Read the recent blog post published by NNLM PSR about the award and visit the funding opportunity page to learn more.  Note: This award is open for all BIPOC LIS students nationwide.

Upcoming Webinar on Evidence-Based Public Health: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. This webinar will take place on December 10 at 2:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

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National Family Health History Day – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Provide Health Information Like an Expert – MCR News

Share your story with us! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

NLM/NIH News Rise, Service, Lead…And PublishCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Reasons for Gratitude Amid the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT) is available for use and testingNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NIH expands research to improve COVID-19 testing among underserved and vulnerable populations

Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (CEAL) Social Media Resources

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that registration is open for the seventh cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications.

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December 2020

Genetics 101 – December 1-15

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 4-April 9

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Re-imagining AHRQ’s Insight Platform – AHRQ Views

Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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Fri, 2020-11-20 12:22

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development. This award enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. You must submit your application at least 5 business days before the course/training and no later than March 1, 2021. Continuous reviews will take place for this award. The opportunity will close when funds are expended so early application is strongly encouraged.

Learn about Borderline Diabetes with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can learn about borderline diabetes, quitting smoke, GERD, and more! Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Teaming up to Strengthen Library-Community Connections – MCR News

Living on the Data Fringe: Vaccines on the Mind – MCR News

UCSF Receives NNLM PSR Subaward: “The San Francisco Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records” – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Reflecting on the 2019 American Medical Informatics Association Meeting, A Year Later – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 3 – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

Dr. Isaac Kohane: Making Our Data Work for Us!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Airborne Infection Control in 20-Century Peace and WarCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Mini-Lungs in a Lab Dish Mimic Early COVID-19 InfectionNIH Director’s Blog

Why is it important to know my family medical history? – MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that a new (CORE) Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 4-April 9

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

From Historical Sources to Datasets: A Preview of DataScribe – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM)

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-11-13 11:34

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process. The application deadline for the Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is November 16. 

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars next week, which are listed below. Are you unable to attend the sessions live? We will be posting the class recordings on our YouTube channel!

  • Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer.
  • DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
Network of the National Library of Medicine News

CHES Continuing Education from NNLM – MARquee News Highlights

Conducting Focused Outreach with Patient Populations – NER Update

Satellites – Who is watching whom? – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

Making Connections and Enabling Discoverability – Celebrating 30 Years of UMLSNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Flu Masks on Ships, 1918Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Planning Your Holidays During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

NIH Issues New Policy for Data Management and SharingDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NIH calls on clinical researchers to swiftly share COVID-19 results – The NIH Director

Early State Investigator Research Project Grant: NIH has just issued a new R01 research grant funding announcement, aimed at making it easier for early stage investigators to obtain NIH Research project grants. The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Diagnostic Safety in the COVID Era: Let’s Not Squander the Opportunity – AHRQ Views

How to Spot Fake News – COVID-19 Edition – IFLA

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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CHES Continuing Education from NNLM

Thu, 2020-11-12 07:00
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

All CHES-eligible courses from NNLM are free. To register, select the link in the title of the course in which you are interested and sign up with your username and password on nnlm.gov.

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include presentation slides with speaker notes, a role-play exercise, pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing materials. This presentation will also emphasize the importance of public health and public library partnerships in engaging the community around the topic of health literacy.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate how to locate the Engage Health Program on nnlm.gov
  2. List the materials included in the Engage for Health Program-in-a-Box
  3. Describe the community partners typically involved in the implementation of Engage for Health

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic TestingNovember 20, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 2020, 11:00 AM ET – The webinar will help “de-mystify” the concept of behavioral and mental health by describing the continuum of human thoughts and emotions from wellness to illness to chronic impairment. Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives:

  1. Describe a framework for characterizing human behavior in a continuum from well to ill
  2. Describe two methods to impact the listener’s own behavior
  3. List two conditions that if depression coexists, outcomes are worse if depression is unaddressed
  4. Describe the traditional structure of medical and behavioral funding in health benefits
  5. List one outcomes-demonstrated solution for integrating mental health into medical settings

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public HealthDecember 10, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuffDecember 15, 2020, 4:00 PM ET– As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

Objectives:

After completing this session, the participant/learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of social determinants on public health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Plan to engage sectors outside of traditional public health (libraries and information centers) in tackling the larger issues impacting health
  3. Explain mental health as an essential part of public health and its relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

Did you miss a live class? The recorded webinars listed below are available for CHES CECH. Please note: You can only get credit from recorded classes if you have not previously received credit for attending the live webinar version or a previously offered recorded version of the same course.

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: finding the dataRecording available for CHES CECH until January 8, 2021 – During this session you will learn about health information and data as it relates to community health assessment. The speaker will highlight reasons for conducting a community health assessment, the parties involved, and how to define a target community. The focus of this session will be identifying data issues and locating primary and secondary data to best describe the health of your community. You’ll also learn about prioritizing and contextualizing your findings once you’ve collected your data.

Objectives:

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

  1. Describe the organizations needed in developing community needs assessments
  2. Develop and identify the community and/or population being assessed
  3. Identify data issues and the data needed for community needs assessments
  4. Describe how to contextualize and prioritize findings

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals WebinarRecording available for CHES CECH until April 8, 2021 – The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies.

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 1

Health Statistics on the WebRecording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  1. Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
  2. Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  3. Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
  4. Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

On-demand CHES Eligible Courses

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

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Objectives:

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

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

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

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

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-11-06 10:51

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars in early November, which are listed below. Interested in viewing both webinars? We will be posting recordings of the classes on our YouTube channel!

  • Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.
  • Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide. This webinar will feature guest speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, and PA Forward.
Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM Reading Club Looks Beneath the Surface: Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club is taking a closer look at human genetics. To learn more about these books and their authors and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources, visit NNLM Reading Club’s Human Genetics page.

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

Facilitating Rural Access to Quality Health Information through Little Free Libraries – SEA Currents

La Importancia de la Información De Salud de Calidad y El Programa All Of Us — The Importance of Quality Health Information and the All of Us Program – Blogadillo, News from SCR

RDM Snippets – Finding Repositories for Your Data – NER Update

Clinical eCompanion will be retired on November 12, 2020 – MARquee News Highlights

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

Get Informed: 2020-21 Flu Season Information Resources – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

2020 National Summit on School Safety – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

NIH News in Health: Read the November 2020 issue, featuring, “Breathe Better With COPD: Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” and, “When Unwanted Thoughts Intrude: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”

Fostering a Culture of Scientific Data Stewardship  – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Ars de Statica Medicina, 1614Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Face Coverings Could Save 130,000 American Lives from COVID-19 by March – NIH Director’s Blog

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

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

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

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11, 2020

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 13, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 13, 2020

Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests – November 13, 12:15-1:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Health System

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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