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Community Mapping and Health

Mon, 2020-09-21 12:23
Tess Wilson

Tess Wilson

Health literacy and digital literacy go hand in hand. At the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), much of the outreach we do is centered around this intersection. In order to navigate health information in an increasingly connected world, it is necessary to address the awareness and accessibility of digital health information resources. Similarly, data literacy can be an invaluable skill when it comes to exploring and using consumer health resources. Many of the datasets housed by local data repositories – like Pittsburgh’s own Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center (WPRDC) – are intimately connected to health. When consumers have access to data relating to air and water quality, food accessibility, age dispersion, and other social determinants of health, they have the opportunity to make more informed decisions and advocate for their community. As part of our Boost Box series, NNLM MAR hosted a class called Consumer Health Data Literacy in June of this year that explored introductory data literacy concepts, examples of reliable health data resources, and resources for facilitating a data literacy program. Both digital literacy and data literacy are integral to NNLM’s core mission of equipping consumers with the tools they need to make informed health decisions for themselves and those in their care.

Community asset mapping – specifically with a focus on health resources – is a practice at the intersection of data literacy, digital literacy, public health, and health information resources. Through this approach, community-based organizations, local providers, consumers, and other stakeholders are centered in the information gathering process. Assets, individuals, places, and other resources are gathered and mapped in a community, as a joint effort to build a reliable and relevant database. This approach to civic resources has been implemented in countless communities, both informally and formally. The latter has been made more widely accessible and easily disseminated through the use of digital platforms and large virtual efforts. As the Community Health Maps project (originally a joint effort between NLM and Bird’s Eye View, now solely coordinated by Bird’s Eye View) states: “While access to quality health information is frequently a focus of attention in efforts to reduce health disparities in underserved communities, the ability to visualize spatial data and information has received less attention. This is in part due to the historic scarcity of affordable and intuitive data collection and mapping applications.” With platforms like Bird’s Eye View, PolicyMap, and others, the concept of digital community asset mapping is a feasible approach for many communities.

Together with the Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA), NNLM MAR hosted another Boost Box in August, this time focused on community mapping efforts. “We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets” featured guest speaker Diana Lu, coordinator for the Germantown Info Hub, a community-centered journalism project that shares information for and by residents of the Germantown neighborhood in Philadelphia. This workshop provided an overview of the history of urban planning, examples of community mapping efforts, and strategies for conducting health resource mapping. Some of the resources from that class are provided below.

NNLM MAR is excited to explore the ways we can support community health mapping, whether through offering more classes, collaborating on specialized trainings, or acting as the conduit between community-based organizations and the resources they need!

Online Resources:

  • Community Health Maps began as a collaborative project between NLM and Bird’s Eye View, but is now exclusively coordinated by Bird’s Eye View. This project aims to “facilitate the use of GIS mapping by those who understand the potential of mapping for public health but think they can’t afford it, or are overwhelmed by the technology.”
  • Bird’s Eye View is an organization based in New Mexico, providing the tools and training needed to turn data into visual aids for advocacy, collaboration, research, and more.
  • The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center supports “research, analysis, decision making, and community engagement” through the storage, publication, and maintenance of datasets. They also provide trainings and are currently working with the Allegheny County Library Association on a data literacy project funded by NNLM and All of Us Research Program.
  • The North American Cartographic Information Society is a group of individuals interested in maps and mapping. Through annual meetings and collaborative projects, they support map-making and the use of these resources for research, advocacy, and just plain fun.
  • PolicyMap is a platform for building, sharing, and interacting with maps based on a variety of factors, including social determinants of health. There is a page dedicated to the ways PolicyMap can support community health.

Recommended Reading:

Written by Tess Wilson, Community Engagement Coordinator, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-09-18 08:00

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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

Read the MAReport: In her article, “October is Health Literacy Month!“, Kelsey Cowles explores ways to actively engage in promoting health literacy in your library and community, or on a broader scale.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM MAR Professional Development Funding – MARquee News Highlights

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month! – SEA Currents

Hurricane Sally Update – September 17, 2020 – SEA Currents

Wildfires in the Northwest – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Dr. Choo’s McGovern Lecture: Article Links – NER Update

NLM/NIH News NLM Catalog Survey: As announced earlier this year in the NLM Technical Bulletin “New Library Services Platform to Support Library Operations” NLM is migrating from Voyager to Alma, and from LocatorPlus to PrimoVE. This migration aligns with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Plan 2017-2027 to modernize infrastructure, consolidate systems, and streamline workflows. NLM is also investigating the use of the NLM Catalog, which shares many features with LocatorPlus. If you are a regular user of the NLM Catalog and are familiar with many of its features, we invite you to participate in a short survey to help NLM determine the important features that are used frequently in the NLM Catalog. This survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete. The survey will close after 200 responses have been received.

Women in Tech at NIH: Togetherness Enables TransformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Commencement During CoronavirusCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung TroubleNIH 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 September 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!

September 2020

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

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

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education – October 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – October 19-November 15

Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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 Libraries to Homeless Shelters, Two Friends Teach Youth and Adults How Growing Food Can Be a Path to Health and Resilience – Grid Magazine

ALA Report on Tribal Libraries and Broadband

2020 National Tribal Broadband Summit – September 21-September 25, 12:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior

FLS Focus on Friends Webinar Series: Engaging Millennials as Friends Volunteers – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NYLA; $25 for members / $35 for non-members

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model – Thursday, September 24, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series – Sponsored by MLA; Three courses: $750 Members / $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 Members / $525 Non-members

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NNLM MAR Professional Development Funding

Tue, 2020-09-15 13:20

Members of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), are encouraged to apply for professional development funding to take these courses!

MLA Instructor-Led Blended Courses in Expert Searching

Expert Searchers know they are never done developing and extending their expertise. MLA has brought together four popular search experts to offer three courses that will enable you to take your searching skills to new heights!

Advanced Search Techniques and Resources for Systematic Reviews and Other Evidence Syntheses
Julie Glanville & Carol Lefebvre
Live session dates: 10/7 & 10/20

Advanced Search Strategy Design for Complex Topics: Strategy Development Including Text Mining
Julie Glanville & Carol Lefebvre
Live session dates: 11/3 & 11/17

Effectiveness and Efficiency in Exhaustive Searches
Wichor Bramer & Melissa Rethlefsen
Live session dates: 1/14 & 1/28

The courses are expanded versions of face-to-face courses planned for MLA20. . . at lower cost and greater length than the originals.

  • The courses offer a small class experience
  • Seats are limited (20 students maximum)
  • Two live sessions plus readings, assignments, and discussions outside of the sessions
  • All live session times are 11:00 AM-1:30 PM ET
  • Each course is 8 MLA CE credits
  • Audience: These courses are for advanced searchers. Participants should have basic knowledge of databases (Boolean operators, thesaurus (MeSH) terms and syntax, and experience searching databases such as MEDLINE / PubMed.

Each course stands alone. Together, they constitute a powerful course of study in advanced searching.

To make it easy for you to take all three courses, we offer the Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series: Three courses: $750 Members, $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 Members, $525 Non-members

The three course option ends on 10/7, when the first course begins.

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October is Health Literacy Month!

Mon, 2020-09-14 11:57
Kelsey Cowles

Kelsey Cowles

Since 1999, October has been designated as Health Literacy Month. Each year, organizations around the world offer programming and services related to raising awareness of important health literacy-related topics like navigating the health care system, locating trustworthy health information, effective provider-patient communication, and identifying health misinformation. This year, NNLM is offering several ways to actively engage in promoting health literacy in your library and community, or on a broader scale.

The sixth biannual #CiteNLM Wikipedia editing campaign will run for the month of October. This fall’s campaign topic is Maternal and Child Health. No prior editing experience is required to participate in #CiteNLM! Join us for a training session on September 25 at 2 PM ET to learn more about our campaigns, Wikipedia’s medical content, Wikipedia editing basics, and ways to join our campaigns to improve health information on Wikipedia, one of the most widely used sources of health information in the world. You can participate in #CiteNLM as an individual or host an affiliated event at your institution. We offer an Organizers’ Guide to make hosting an editing event easy. Think creatively about ways to engage not just your library but your wider community in this activity! For instance, you might be interested in utilizing NNLM’s Book Club materials on Black Maternal Health and then hosting an editing event to improve Wikipedia pages related to this topic or in tying an editing event into planned Health Literacy Month programming.

#CiteNLM

Leading up to the Fall #CiteNLM Campaign, the NNLM Wikipedia Working Group is also hosting a series of webinars aimed at Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation. The first installment on August 31 featured Brenda Linares, MLIS, MBA, AHIP, discussing COVID-19: Health Literacy and Misinformation in the LatinX Community. You can view the recording if you missed it! Please also join us for the next two installments in this series on September 28 and October 14: Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media with Leticia Bode, PhD, and Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia with Monika Sengul-Jones, PhD.

No matter how you celebrate Health Literacy Month, NNLM and NLM are here to support you with trustworthy and accessible health information resources, training, and programming.

Written by Kelsey Cowles, Academic Coordinator, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-09-11 08:00

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

Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon: This October, join the Network of the National Library of Medicine for the Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on maternal & child health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources LactMed, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and more. The fall campaign period will run from October 1-31, 2020. A training session will be offered on September 25 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET, which will cover the importance of Wikipedia as a health information resource, how to participate, hosting a virtual edit-a-thon in your community, and more! Our all day virtual #citeNLM Edit-a-thon takes place on Thursday, October 29. To learn more, visit the NNLM project page.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Project Showcase: Educating Healthcare Professionals and the Sighted Community on the Health Disparities – NER Update

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

International Overdose Awareness Day and National Recovery Month – NER Update

New on YouTube: NLM Resources for Images, August 18, 2020

NLM/NIH News

A 21st-Century Approach to Health Services Research: NLM Moves Forward with You in MindNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Darkening Day: Air Pollution Films and Environmental Awareness, 1960-1972Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Genome Data Help to Track COVID-19 Superspreading EventNIH Director’s Blog

NIH ACTIV initiative launches adaptive clinical trials of blood-clotting treatments for COVID-19

NLM Traveling Exhibitions and the “Making Exhibition Connections” Listserv: Join this listserv for critical information about announcements for hosting new traveling exhibitions, the new application process, and information about NLM health information resources that can enhance your hosting of an NLM traveling exhibition.

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

September 2020

COVID-19 in Pregnancy: Clinical, Research, and Therapeutics Updates Virtual Workshop – September 15, 10:00 AM-4:15 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Work, Life, and COVID: The Balancing Act of Women in Science – September 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed at the Public Library – MCR Webinar – September 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online – September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

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

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities – September 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Communities Supporting Recovery – Thursday, September 17, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

The Importance of Integrating Recovery Support Services: The Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Model – Thursday, September 24, 1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by SAMHSA

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-09-04 08:00

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

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Insurance Enrollment Month or Healthy Aging Month? 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. September is also National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. For downloadable materials, videos, information regarding the latest advances and health resources on sickle cell disease, visit the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) website.

Upcoming Webinar on Health Misinformation: The speed with which information can spread on social media is astounding. In some cases, this allows for important information to be communicated quickly to massive audiences. However, misinformation can spread just as quickly as accurate information. What can you do to slow its spread? In this one-hour webinar hosted by NNLM MAR, guest speaker Dr. Leticia Bode will discuss misinformation on social media in general, how and why to correct it, and best practices for doing so. This webinar will take place on September 28 at 1:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

2020-2021 NNLM PSR Funding Awards Recipients – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Seeking Input on Preliminary COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Framework from the National Academies – SEA Currents

Exploring Environmental Health with the NNLM Reading Club: Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. The NNLM Reading Club September selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information. You’ll find the discussion guides, book & author information and more on the NNLM Reading Club’s Environmental Health page.

NLM/NIH News

Why Testing is the Key to Getting Back to NormalNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

DeBakey in Baghdad and Beirut: The Internationalization of Surgical Education, 1945–1970Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Citizen Scientists Take on the Challenge of Long-Haul COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

NIH News in Health: Read the September 2020 issue, featuring, “Battling Bent Blood Cells: Progress in Sickle Cell Disease,” and, “A Biting Problem: Taming TMJ Troubles.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that Genetics Home Reference merged with MedlinePlus.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

September 2020

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PubMed at the Public Library – MCR Webinar – September 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work – September 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online – September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

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

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Seminar in Health Literacy Online – September 10-October 22, 2020 –  Offered by the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University; Course fees apply

Housing Options for Individuals with Disabilities – September 15, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-08-28 06:00

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

Request for Information (RFI): Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community for Research and Practice: This RFI is to solicit public input on future resource and program directions for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) support of information related to health services research, practice guidelines and health technology, including technology assessment. You can access the full RFI for more details and information on how to submit a response.

MedlinePlus Health Topic Pages on COVID-19: NLM developed MedlinePlus pages on COVID-19, which are available in both English and Spanish.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Hurricane Laura and NNLM Resources – Blogadillo, News from SCR

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

NIH Hot Topics: Vaping – Blogadillo, News from SCR

NNLM 2019-20 Year in Review

NLM/NIH News

NLM Strategic Opportunities and Challenges: We Want to Hear from You!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Mechanics of the Human Walking Apparatus, 1836Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Masks Save LivesNIH Director’s Blog

NCBI Ending Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1NCBI 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!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

August 2020

COVID-19: Health Literacy and Misinformation in the LatinX Community – August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

September 2020

NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II – September 2, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM ET

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work – September 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online – September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

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

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Preparing for the Unthinkable, Planning for the Inevitable: Disaster Prevention, Response, and Recovery for Libraries – September 1, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Federal Depository Library Program

Seminar in Health Literacy Online – September 10-October 22, 2020 –  Offered by the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University; Course fees apply

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-08-21 08:00

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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

Retirement Announcement: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) recently announced that Michelle Burda, Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, will be retiring this month. Michelle has worked at NNLM MAR since January 2012 and will be greatly missed throughout the Network.

Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming Webinars! There are several exciting educational opportunities being offered by NNLM in the coming weeks. You can learn about citizen science and summer reading; resources to support emergency preparedness, response and recovery; community asset mapping; the LatinX community and how misinformation about COVID-19 affects its members and more!

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Spotlight on the ACRL New England Research Data Special Interest Group – NER Update

Congratulations and Happy Retirement to Michelle Burda! – MARquee News Highlights

Consumer Health Minute: Creating a NNLM Account and Register for Classes and Webinars – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM’s Public Health Webinar Series: September Preview – NER Update

ICYMI Webinar Recap: Reframe & Renew – Blogadillo, News from SCR

New on YouTube: Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library, July 31, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Glad to Meet You Virtually: Reflections on the MLA ConferenceNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Langenburg Manuscript, ca. 1580Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

See the Human Cardiovascular System in a Whole New WayNIH Director’s Blog

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!

August 2020

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science Series – Webinars throughout August 2020. Recordings from past events are available to watch.

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges – August 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets – August 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Librarians Supporting Researchers – Managing Data While Working Remotely – August 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

COVID-19: Health Literacy and Misinformation in the LatinX Community – August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

September 2020

NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II – September 2, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – September 4-October 2, 2020

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work – September 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Cooking Virtually: Culinary Literacy Programming Online – September 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Public Health Foundation Launches Free Service Providing Customized COVID-19 Contact Tracing Curriculum

Collecting Data Using the Free and Open Source Software: Input and QGIS – August 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Community Health Maps & the University of Michigan Libraries

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Congratulations and Happy Retirement to Michelle Burda!

Thu, 2020-08-20 11:51

Michelle Burda

It is with mixed feelings that I announce the retirement of the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) Education and Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda. Michelle joined the NNLM MAR staff halfway through our first year as an RML in January 2012. Prior to that, she was a Consumer Health Librarian at UPMC Shadyside and Medical Library Director at UPMC St. Margaret. Throughout her career, she has been a tireless advocate for hospital librarians, patient educators and patients. She has developed and taught courses on health literacy and the opioid epidemic. She has built partnerships with libraries, faith-based groups, community-based organizations, and emergency responders throughout our region. She has been an active member of the Health Care Education Association and Medical Library Association. During times of staff transitions, she has been the ultimate pinch hitter – willing and able to present to any audience. She has been a wonderful colleague and friend to all of us at NNLM MAR and to many of you in the Network. We will miss her terribly but know you all join us in wishing her the happiest of retirements!

 

Best,

Kate Flewelling

Executive Director, NNLM MAR

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-08-14 10:00

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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 Seeks Feedback on Strategic Opportunities and Challenges: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites the public to help guide the continuing implementation of its strategic plan through 2027 by responding to this Request for Information. Comments must be submitted by October 19.

Resource Update: On January 29, 2021 the National Library of Medicine’s Pillbox program will be discontinued. This includes the Pillbox drug identification and search websites as well as production of the Pillbox dataset, image library, and application programming interfaces (APIs).

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

RDM Snippets – Stable File Formats – NER Update

Upcoming CHES Opportunities from NNLM – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library, July 24, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Watch All About It!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Symptoms in SchizophreniaCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Addressing the Twin Challenges of Substance Use Disorders and COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

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!

August 2020

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science Series – Webinars throughout August 2020. Recordings from past events are available to watch.

NLM and Support for Health Services Research: Assessing Current Needs and Planning for the Future – August 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NLM Resources for Images – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

MCR/Utah State Library Bookclub Partnership – August 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges – August 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets – August 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Librarians Supporting Researchers – Managing Data While Working Remotely – August 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

COVID-19: Health Literacy and the Misinformation of the LatinX Community – August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

September 2020

NIH Inclusion Across the Lifespan II – September 2, 10:30 AM-5:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – September 4-October 2, 2020

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – September 11, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Beyond the Binary: Health Resources for Sexual and Gender Minorities – September 14-October 9, 2020

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work – September 17, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Mapping COVID-19 with QGIS – August 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Community Health Maps & the University of Michigan Libraries

Healthy People 2030 Launch – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Collecting Data Using the Free and Open Source Software: Input and QGIS – August 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Community Health Maps & the University of Michigan Libraries

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-08-07 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

Resource Update: On January 29, 2021 the National Library of Medicine’s Pillbox program will be discontinued. This includes the Pillbox drug identification and search websites as well as production of the Pillbox dataset, image library, and application programming interfaces (APIs).

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote National Immunization Awareness Month or Talk to Your Doctor Month? 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. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also has a page for National Immunization Awareness Month that includes sample newsletter content, graphics, and more.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Gain Perspective on Pandemics with the NNLM Reading Club – SEA Currents

Presenting: NNLM MAR’s Annual Report – MARquee News Highlights

My “Externship” Experience with the UMass Medical School Library and the NNLM NER – NER Update

RDM Snippets – File Naming Conventions and Dates – NER Update

New on YouTube: Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library, July 24, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Introducing the NIH Guide Notice Encouraging Researchers to Adopt U.S. Core Data for Interoperability StandardNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Dental Cartoons (ca. 1945)Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Charting a Rapid Course Toward Better COVID-19 Tests and Treatments – NIH Director’s Blog

NIH delves into COVID-19 racial disparities with ‘All of Us’Los Angeles Times

Diversity and inclusion for the All of Us research program: A scoping reviewPLOS One

NIH News in Health: Read the August 2020 issue, featuring, “Marvels of Mucus and Phlegm: The Slime That Keeps You Healthy,” and, “Chronic Disease in Uncertain Times: Be Prepared and Plan Ahead.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue shared details about NLM sessions at the MLA vConference.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

August 2020

Discussion: Applying Cultural Humility to Practice – August 7, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM/MLA Leiter Lecture – Dr. John Brownstein on Digital Epidemiology and the COVID-19 Pandemic – August 11, 6:00-7:00 PM ET

Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response – August 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NLM Resources for Images – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

MCR/Utah State Library Bookclub Partnership – August 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges – August 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets – August 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Librarians Supporting Researchers – Managing Data While Working Remotely – August 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

COVID-19: Health Literacy and the Misinformation of the LatinX Community – August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

September 2020

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – September 4-October 2, 2020

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery – September 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – September 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – September 11, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Healthy People 2030 Launch – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

MLA 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibits – July 27-August 14, 2020

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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Upcoming CHES Opportunities from NNLM

Thu, 2020-08-06 21:00
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, live webinars.

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community AssetsAugust 26, 2020, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – 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 September 9, 2020, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – 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

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

Did you miss a live class? The recorded webinars listed below are available for CHES CECH. Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free training opportunities. Please note: you can only get credit from recorded classes if you have not previously received credit for attending the live webinar version.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health Recording available for CHES CECH until 8/26/2020 – 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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

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

Health Statistics on the Web – Recording available for CHES CECH until 9/5/2020 – 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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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)

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health InformationRecording 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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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
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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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.

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.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

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

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries 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 National Network of Libraries of Medicine in your area, find your region on our website.

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Presenting: NNLM MAR’s Annual Report

Tue, 2020-08-04 16:11

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is excited to release our Year 4 Annual Report!

1 page MAR Annual Report

A downloadable, printer-friendly version is available here.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-07-31 08:00

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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

Citizen Science Summer Series Featured in Discover Magazine! On July 28, Discover Magazine published an article on the webinar series Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science, which aims to keep students and adults engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and SciStarter have collaborated on this series of workshops, which will continue to take place throughout the month of August. Check out the article, “Online Science Talks For All Ages, Brought to You by Your Local Library“, for more details.

Learn about Sjögren’s Syndrome with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can learn about Sjögren’s Syndrome, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and more! Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Get Ready: Tropical Storm Isaias Brings Heavy Rain, Flooding to Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands – SEA Currents

NNLM and SciStarter Present Virtual Citizen Science Workshops! – MARquee News Highlights

What is Geroscience? – NER Update

Librarians Keep Learning – NER Update

New on YouTube: Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data, July 8, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Some Insights on the Roles and Uses of Generalist RepositoriesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Archiving at a Distance – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

What We Know About COVID-19’s Effects on Child and Maternal HealthNIH Director’s Blog

NIDDK’s Diabetes Resources Now Available through MedlinePlus Connect

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August 2020

PolicyMap Morning Session – August 5, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

PolicyMap Afternoon Session – August 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Discussion: Applying Cultural Humility to Practice – August 7, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response – August 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NLM Resources for Images – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

MCR/Utah State Library Bookclub Partnership – August 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges – August 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets – August 26, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 28-September 25, 2020

COVID-19: Health Literacy and the Misinformation of the LatinX Community – August 31, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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

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New Advances in Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome Data – AHRQ Views

Impact of COVID-19 on Clinical Research and Inclusion of Diverse Populations – Ethnicity & Disease

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview – August 4, 3:00-4:30 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Excellence in Library Programming Award Presents: We Are the Alexandria Library Sit-In – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Programming Librarian

Healthy People 2030 Launch – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

MLA 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibits – July 27-August 14, 2020

Virtual Symposium: Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities – September 17 – Hosted by the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH)

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NNLM and SciStarter Present Virtual Citizen Science Workshops!

Wed, 2020-07-29 05:00

Is your library searching for virtual engagement opportunities? Are you interested in citizen science and crowdsourcing? Are you looking for more ways to supplement your #SummerReading programming? The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) and SciStarter have collaborated on a series of workshops that you will certainly want to check out!

SciStarter is an online platform for those who want to explore and engage with citizen science. With their Project Finder, users can filter through thousands of ongoing projects, and discover ways to contribute. Starting with Citizen Science Month 2020, the NNLM has paired up with SciStarter to promote several health-related projects, which can be found on the NLM page of their website.

Each of the upcoming virtual citizen science workshops in this exciting series is graciously hosted by a public library, and features a researcher whose work directly impacts an NLM-supported citizen science project. After a short introduction to citizen science from SciStarter, the researcher offers their perspective, and the workshop ends with an interactive Q&A session facilitated by public library staff. These events are designed for a public library audience of teens and adults.

In July, with support from the All of Us Research Program, the series kicked off with two workshops. The first featured Dr. Connie Walker, who directs the Globe At Night research project. This project uses crowdsourcing to “raise public awareness of the impact of light pollution.” She was interviewed by Michelle Lesniak, Director of the South Butler Community Library in Saxonburg, PA. The second of these workshops was hosted by Tredyffrin Township Libraries in eastern Pennsylvania. This time, the Stall Catchers research program was featured, and Children’s Librarian Angie Andre interviewed Dr. Pietro Michelucci. This project is especially suited for engaging families because of its interactive and gamified approach to Alzheimer’s research!

Keep an eye out for the rest of workshops in this series, and encourage your communities to register! Check out the links below for more information about upcoming webinars:

Watch the Recording: Globe at Night with South Butler Community Library in Saxonburg, PA on 7/9

Watch the Recording: Alzheimer’s Research Online Q&A with Tredyffrin Township Libraries – Paoli Library in Paoli, PA on 7/23

Free Registration: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Q&A with the Newton Public Library in Newton, KS at 1 PM CT on 7/31

Free Registration: How to Measure Light in the Night Online Q&A with Riverside Regional Library in Jackson, MO at 10:30 AM CT in on 8/4

Free Registration: Investigating Weather and Climate Online Q&A with San Benito County Free Library in Hollister, CA at 2 PM PT on 8/4

Free Registration: Fight Plastic Pollution Online Q&A with Glendora Public Library in Glendora, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/12

Free Registration: Alzheimer’s Research Online Q&A with Olathe Public Library in Olathe, KS at 5:30 PM CT on 8/17

Free Registration: Protect Tap Water Online Q&A with the Studio City Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library in Studio City, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/19

Free Registration: Discover New Antiviral Drugs Online Q&A with the Watts Branch Library at the Los Angeles Public Library in Los Angeles, CA at 1 PM PT on 8/25

Free Registration: Investigating Weather and Climate Online Q&A with Howe Library in Hanover, NH at 7 PM ET on 8/26

Free Registration: Protect Tap Water Online Q&A with Torrance Public Library in Torrance, CA at 4 PM PT on 8/27

Free Registration: Help Track the Flu Online Q&A with Scotch Plains Public Library in Scotch Plains, NJ at 2 PM ET on 8/28

Free Registration: Fight Plastic Pollution Online Q&A with the County of San Luis Obispo Public Libraries in San Luis Obispo, CA at 3 PM PT on 9/3

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-07-24 08:00

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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

Funding Available: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund 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. The deadline to submit is July 31 at noon ET. 

Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science: The new summer series “Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science,” presented by NNLM and SciStarter.org, helps keep students, adults, and families engaged with reading and research to prevent “summer slide” learning loss. All events are online, open to the public, and free to attend. Registration details about each of the events can be found on the SciStarter website.

Network of the National Library of Medicine 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.  Currently, we would love to hear about how you are connecting with your patrons and/or community members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Blog submissions must be a minimum of 200 words (preferably in 3 paragraphs).

New State Profiles and Data Dashboard Available! The NNLM Evaluation Office is pleased to announce the launch of new state profiles and data visualizations to the nnlm.gov site. These live visualizations place data on a map, and allow filtering and interactive exploration in a geographic context.

New on YouTube: Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data, July 8, 2020

NLM/NIH News

It’s My Birthday: An Ode to Aging and to Lifespan ResearchNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Hooke’s Books: Influences Around Robert Hooke’s Micrographia – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Racing to Develop Fast, Affordable, Accessible Tests for COVID-19NIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The July 2020 issue features how to create RSS feeds in PubMed.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2020

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”) – July 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

August 2020

PolicyMap Morning Session – August 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

PolicyMap Afternoon Session – August 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response – August 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NLM Resources for Images – August 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – August 24-December 11, 2020

Reaching the Hard to Reach: Empowering Community Members to Think Differently & Embrace Teens with SUD and Mental Health Challenges – August 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 28-September 25, 2020

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Celebrate ADA30 (1990-2020) and ADA Anniversary (July 26, 2020) – ADA National Network

REopening Archives, Libraries and Museums: Materials Testing and Resource Overview – August 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction.

Excellence in Library Programming Award Presents: We Are the Alexandria Library Sit-In – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by Programming Librarian.

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:30-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

MLA 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibits – July 27-August 14, 2020

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-07-17 12:03

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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) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund 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.

Upcoming Webinar Series on Citizen Science in Academic Libraries: Join NNLM MAR for this two-part webinar series focused on bringing citizen science into academic libraries. Academic libraries can bring citizen science to the campus and to the community, whether through supporting the integration of citizen science into courses or by bridging the gaps between researchers, students, and community members. This series will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus (and virtually), and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts.

Keeping Up With Routine Medical Care with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can learn about the importance of health checkups, how to start a conversation about mental health, being a safe driver, and more!

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

MLA 2020 – Presentations from Members of the GMR – Midwest Matters, from GMR

DOCLINE Update | Authentication Renovation: NIH iTrust “Login” Portal changing – SEA Currents

Black Mothers at Increased Risk of Pregnancy-Related Death – NER Update

Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) – Midwest Matters, from GMR

New on YouTube: Boost Box: Consumer Health Data Literacy, June 11, 2020

NLM/NIH News

A New Era of Health CommunicationsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Fletcher: The Forgotten Founder – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Researchers Publish Encouraging Early Data on COVID-19 VaccineNIH Director’s Blog

NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research

NIDA Request for Information: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is the lead federal agency supporting research on drug use and its consequences. Their mission is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. In alignment with this mission, NIDA developed a draft outline for the FY 2021-2025 Strategic Plan to communicate a vision for advancing the Institute’s mission over the next five years. As part of the strategic planning process, NIDA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) for feedback on an initial outline of the plan, which includes both Scientific Goals and Cross-cutting themes.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The July 2020 issue features how to create RSS feeds in PubMed.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2020

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”) – July 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

August 2020

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response – August 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – August 24-December 11, 2020

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 28-September 25, 2020

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibits – July 27-August 14, 2020

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-07-10 08:00

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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

New Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund 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.

Support National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month: During National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in July, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will continue to highlight its free and accredited e-learning program: Improving Cultural Competency for Behavioral Health Professionals. This program is part of OMH’s Think Cultural Health E-learning courses, which are developed to help health professionals develop the knowledge and skills to deliver culturally and linguistically appropriate services. Visit OMH’s web page for more information and resources.

Register for the Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Virtual Health Literacy Conference: The theme for this year’s conference is “Health Equity and Disparities in the Time of COVID-19.” The conference will include stories, insights, and conversations that promote a greater understanding of the pandemic’s disproportionate effect on select populations. Continuing Education Credits will be offered for attending, including up to 19.5 contact hours by the Medical Library Association (MLA) and up to 19.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES). Registration is free.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Member Spotlight: Why Meharry Medical College Library is Open During COVID-19 – SEA Currents

Funding Spotlight: La Casa de la Salud – SEA Currents

Empowering High Schoolers to Pursue Public Health Research in Mansfield, Ohio – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Understanding Racism and Health with the NNLM Reading Club: The NNLM Reading Club July 2020 selections focus on the topic of Racism and Health, with special attention to Black maternal health. The three selections explore motherhood through the experiences of Black women in different ways. NNLM encourages you to use one of them to start a conversation about racism and health or keep an existing discussion going. You’ll find the discussion guides, book & author information and more on the NNLM Reading Club’s Racism and Health page.

New on YouTube: Boost Box: Consumer Health Data Literacy, June 11, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Bridging the Gap: From Research to PolicyNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Prevention Posters Push the Message – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Meet the Researcher Leading NIH’s COVID-19 Vaccine Development Efforts – NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2021

NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Funding Opportunity Announcements

NIH New in Health: Read the July 2020 issue, featuring, “Personalized Exercise? How Biology Influences Fitness,” and, “Relieving Rosacea: Treating Face Redness.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The July 2020 issue 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!

July 2020

Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis – July 14, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents… The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 – July 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Gender This – July 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts – July 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Food Literacy for Families, Libraries, and Communities: South Carolina Read Eat Grow – July 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: ATM – July 23, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”) – July 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

August 2020

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response – August 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – August 28-September 25, 2020

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

Guest Post – The Covid Infodemic and the Future of the Communication of Science – The Scholarly Kitchen

On-demand webinars available from the Public Library Association (PLA)

When Good Intentions Aren’t Enough: How Racism Persists in Today’s Workplaces – July 13, 1:00-2:00 PM – Sponsored by the University of Colorado Denver.

A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies – July 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Doing Our Jobs in the Time of COVID-19: Facilities and Personnel Management While Your Library Is Closed, Open, Reopening, or Somewhere In-Between – Sponsored by MLA.

MLA 2020 Virtual Conference and Exhibits – July 27-August 14, 2020

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2020-07-02 08:00

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

New Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund 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.

Upcoming Webinar on the Community Tool Box: Join the MidContinental Region (MCR) and guest speaker Dr. Vincent Francisco for this webinar on the Community Tool Box, a website that serves as a significant source of information, training and tools for community health improvement worldwide. “Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts” will take place on July 15 at 4:00 PM ET.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Food Literacy at the Worcester Public Library Through Nutrition Education & Healthy Cooking Classes – NER Update

Supporting Neurodiverse Learners: New Resource Guide – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative – Blogadillo, News from SCR

New on YouTube: Boost Box: Consumer Health Data Literacy, June 11, 2020

NLM/NIH News

Biomedical Informatics and Health Equity: Using One to Improve the OtherNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2021

NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) Funding Opportunity Announcements

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue addressed the recent transition to the new PubMed.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

July 2020

What We Learned from Citizen Science Month – July 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Reframe & Renew – July 8, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM ET

Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data – July 8, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Getting Started with Information Outreach in your Community: An Introduction – July 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis – July 14, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Introduction – July 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents… The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19 – July 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Gender This – July 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Using the Community Tool Box to support health education and health promotion efforts – July 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Food Literacy for Families, Libraries, and Communities: South Carolina Read Eat Grow – July 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

From A(ddiction) to Z(its): Supporting Teens with Health Information – July 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: MeSH – July 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

How PubMed Works: ATM – July 23, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Part 1: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mino Izhiwebzi (“Good Health”) – July 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Part 2: Citizen Science in the Academic Library – July 31, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

August 2020

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – August 3-August 28, 2020

Roles for Medical Librarians in Graphic Medicine: Discovery, Access, and Beyond – August 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned – August 12, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below 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:

On-demand webinars available from the Public Library Association (PLA)

Find the Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Search Strategy That Works for You – July 8, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

A Path to Reproductive Justice: Research, Practice and Policies – July 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA).

Advancing Racial Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace Symposium – July 8-10, 2020 – Sponsored by the Denver Public Library.

Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) Virtual Health Literacy Conference 2020: Health Equity and Disparities in the Time of COVID-19 – July 20-24, 2020

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Funding Available: Health Programming in Public Libraries

Wed, 2020-07-01 10:41

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications to support health programming for public library patrons in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

The purpose of the Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is to fund health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program.

Projects are encouraged which include:

  • Virtual programming that can be promoted to public library patrons
  • A focus on underserved health communities and underrepresented populations

Projects must include a public library, state library, or library association as a partner or applicant.

Virtual programming is central to this award. Possible allowable related costs include: social media campaigns, digital library collections (ebooks/eaudio), speaker fees, closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation, and digital platform subscriptions.

Efforts will be made to fund programs throughout the region and that have the potential to reach populations underepresented by biomedical research. BIPOC-led organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

NNLM MAR staff will work with funded programs to integrate relevant health information and All of Us content into programs.

Up to $20,000 of funding per award is available for 3 or more projects within the region.

  • Period of Performance: September 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
  • Due Date: July 31, 2020 Noon ET
  • Notification of Awards: August 31, 2020

Full Request for Proposals

The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a Cooperative Agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM MAR.

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