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Fri, 2019-05-17 12:49

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Spotlight

All of Us in the Region: Karen Parry, Information Services Manager for East Brunswick Public Library, sat down with Steve Curran, All of Us Journey Tour Manager, and Liz Ayala, All of Us Journey Program Manager, to talk about the Journey’s visit to the library and information about the All of Us Research Program. Check out their interviews to learn more about the Journey and it’s educational tour about precision medicine and the importance of medical research.

Health Observance Highlight: It’s National Women’s Health Week and the Office on Women’s Health has some great ideas for participating! Did you host a health fair, organize a healthy cooking class, or offer a fitness program to support NWHW? Tell us about it so we can highlight your activities on our blog!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

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Preconference with NNLM at NJLA: Join Veronica Leigh Milliner and Michael Balkenhol in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM ET for The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy. This New Jersey Library Association Preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn about authoritative health information resources and explore how to create fun and informative health & wellness programming.

Applications Now Open for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019/2020 — Deadline June 22 – SEA Currents

Data Flash: Can Librarians Hack it for Health? Yes!!! – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NNLM Staff Highlighted at MLA 2019 – NNLM News

NLM/NIH News

Can “Nudging” Help?: Improving Clinical Trial Access Using Artificial Intelligence for Standardization – Getting into a clinical trial is challenging for patients. Researchers estimate that only 5% of patients eligible to participate in a cancer clinical trial actually take part in one. Many factors impact this statistic, including how findable and accessible is information about the clinical trials. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM Welcomes Three New Members to the Board of Regents – Suzanne Bakken, RN, PhD; S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, PhD, MD; and Neil H. Rambo, MLS share a commitment to “think more holistically about research and the health system,” “advance health equity,” and contribute to NLM’s “continued excellence and record of exemplary service.” – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Dr. Michael E. DeBakey and His Influence in the Changing Business of Healthcare and the Delivery of American Medicine – Andrew T. Simpson, Ph.D. will give the annual Michael E. DeBakey Lecture on May 23, 2019 at 2:00 ET in the Lister Hill Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Simpson is Assistant Professor of History at Duquesne University. He was a Michael E. DeBakey Fellow in the History of Medicine at the NLM in 2017 and is working on a forthcoming book, The Medical Metropolis. Circulating Now interviewed him about his research and upcoming lecture. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

PubMed Update: MLA 2019 – In this 45-minute presentation, Marie Collins with Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, present the upcoming new interface for PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. This presentation was recorded at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 5th 2019. Watch the video or view the transcript.

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2019 Conference – Registration is now open for this annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine! The theme this year is “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records.” The conference will take place June 18-19 at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications in Bethesda, MD.

NIH News in Health: The May 2019 issue is now available, featuring, “Mouth Microbes: The Helpful and the Harmful,” and, “Mingling Senses: Synesthesia Explained.” Other topics include sleep debt, getting a genetic test, and science education.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap – June 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes. INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar with SCR, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a Pride Month Kernel of Knowledge session presented by Katherine L Imborek, MD, entitled Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth. This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – June 10-23, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course with GMR to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health – June 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of mHealth! Learn about emerging technologies and trends, and how consumer health devices can be used to impact individual health behavior and the overall health of a community. This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This PNR webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out Dissemination and Disasters: Using Information to Save Lives, sponsored by GMR. This hour-long, asynchronous course will introduce you to the four phases of emergency management. You’ll be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine to access life saving information about hurricanes, opioids, radiological incidents, and chemical spills.

*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

Learning While Caring: Advancing Patient-Centered Care for People with Multiple Chronic Conditions – AHRQ Views

DCCP at MLA ’19: Check out our Slides, Notes, Posters and More! – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Federal Grants Technical Assistance Webinar – May 23, 10:00-11:15 AM ET – Join the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for this free webinar! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region III Office (Philadelphia), will present key steps and resources for seeking federal grants. This session is recommended for community partners interested in learning more about federal grant support for health and human service programs. Individuals at all levels of experiences, from those considering a first grant submission to those with prior grant writing experience, are welcome.

Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

New Directions and Continuing Commitments: Update from the NLM Director – Please join the NYU Health Sciences Library and the NYU Division of General Internal Medicine in welcoming invited speaker, Dr. Patricia Flately Brennan, RN, PhD. Dr. Brennan will join the NYU Langone Health community on May 22, 9-10 AM (Alumni Hall B) to describe the NLM’s new strategic goals in data-driven research, enhanced engagement with both professionals and the public, as well as building a workforce ready to deliver data-driven research and healthcare. NLM funding opportunities for data-science and informatics research will be described as well as shared insights and inspiration on information technology, clinical care to improve public health, and ensuring the best possible experience in patient care.

WPWVC/ ACRL Spring Conference – Join the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries on June 7 at Washington & Jefferson College for their 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s theme is Technology: Making it Work for Your Library. $25 for Members; $35 for non-Members; $15 for students.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.

OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-05-10 12:41

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Spotlight

Employment Opportunity: NNLM MAR is seeking a new Academic Coordinator. Consider joining our team at the University of Pittsburgh! The deadline to apply is May 15.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2:00 PM ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Preconference with NNLM at NJLA: Join Veronica Leigh Milliner and Michael Balkenhol in Atlantic City, NJ on May 29 from 2:00-5:00 PM ET for The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries: New Opportunities for Health Literacy. This New Jersey Library Association Preconference will discuss programming ideas, funding opportunities, and community engagement for public libraries around issues of health literacy. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn about authoritative health information resources and explore how to create fun and informative health & wellness programming.

New on YouTube: Health Literacy: Its Importance to You, April 8, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Didn’t you used to be a nurse? – Did you know that Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine, also has an active license as a registered nurse, and is a member of the American Nurses Association? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

TV News Anchor Norah O’Donnell Shares the Importance of Early Skin Cancer Detection in NIH MedlinePlus Magazine – O’Donnell, a Texas native who spent countless hours in the sun growing up and used tanning beds in high school, speaks straightforwardly about the choices she made that likely contributed to her skin cancer. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Trapping Mosquitoes at Home – Mosquitoes, those irritating visitors to the backyard and itchy interlopers at the summer fireworks display, threatened the American way of life. At least, that’s what mosquito control boards wanted people to believe in the early 20th century. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Deciphering Another Secret of Life – There are many more secrets of life that still need to be unlocked, including figuring out the biochemical rules of a protein shape-shifting phenomenon called allostery. Among those taking on this ambitious challenge is a recipient of a 2018 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, Srivatsan Raman of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. – NIH Director’s Blog

All of Us Research Program Launches Data Browser, Offering Preview of Landmark Health Database – NIH’s All of Us Research Program has announced the beta release of its interactive Data Browser to provide a first look at the data that participants are sharing for health research. Participants, researchers, and other members of the public may use the online tool to learn more about the All of Us participant community and explore summary data. Later, researchers will be able to request access to the data for use in a wide range of studies that may lead to more customized ways to prevent and treat disease.

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine 2019 Conference – Registration is now open for this annual conference, co-sponsored by the National Library of Medicine! The theme this year is “Creating Connections: Advances in the Research Use of Electronic Health Records.” The conference will take place June 18-19 at the Lister Hill Center for Biomedical Communications in Bethesda, MD.

NIH facilitates first Tribal data-sharing agreement with Navajo NationNIH News

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum – May 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this session that will be presented by Dr. David J. Peters, Ph.D. Dr. Peters has research, teaching, and extension appointments at Iowa State University. His primary research areas include social and economic change in rural communities, rural demography, rural poverty and inequality, rural crime, and adoption of agricultural and other technologies.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – May 20-June 2, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a Pride Month Kernel of Knowledge session presented by Katherine L Imborek, MD, entitled Caring for LGBTQ+ Youth. This presentation will detail foundational terms and definitions imperative for respectful interactions with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) persons. There will be a specific focus on health care needs specific to LGBTQ youth.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – June 10-23, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course with GMR to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health – June 18, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of mHealth! Learn about emerging technologies and trends, and how consumer health devices can be used to impact individual health behavior and the overall health of a community. This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.

Libraries Connecting You to Coverage – June 19, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Libraries all over are taking steps to increase consumer education around health insurance and information. How can your library help? This PNR webinar will help public library staff better understand the importance of health insurance literacy, how to promote accurate health information and resources, and how to develop partnerships to advocate for a healthy community.

New classes on-demand! Looking for more self-paced learning opportunities? Check out A Bird’s Eye View of Health Data Standards. This one-hour training session with videos and exercises is intended to introduce you to health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services.

*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

AHRQ’s Road Ahead: Seizing Opportunities in Three Essential Areas to Improve Patient Care – AHRQ Views

Advocating for Prevention in Communities of Color: The Role of Providers Amid the Opioid Crisis – May 13, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join the Office of Minority Health for this webinar, the first in a four-part series aimed at raising awareness about and addressing opioid-related disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations. The webinar will highlight key facts and statistics about opioid misuse and mortality, and the disparities that exist among racial and ethnic minority populations. Speakers will discuss principles, strategies and best practices for preventing opioid misuse, addiction and overdose, and will provide information on how providers can play a role in culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention efforts. This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of 1 continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education. 1 CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.

Federal Grants Technical Assistance Webinar – May 23, 10:00-11:15 AM ET – Join the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for this free webinar! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region III Office (Philadelphia), will present key steps and resources for seeking federal grants. This session is recommended for community partners interested in learning more about federal grant support for health and human service programs. Individuals at all levels of experiences, from those considering a first grant submission to those with prior grant writing experience, are welcome.

Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

New Directions and Continuing Commitments: Update from the NLM Director – Please join the NYU Health Sciences Library and the NYU Division of General Internal Medicine in welcoming invited speaker, Dr. Patricia Flately Brennan, RN, PhD. Dr. Brennan will join the NYU Langone Health community on May 22, 9-10 AM (Alumni Hall B) to describe the NLM’s new strategic goals in data-driven research, enhanced engagement with both professionals and the public, as well as building a workforce ready to deliver data-driven research and healthcare. NLM funding opportunities for data-science and informatics research will be described as well as shared insights and inspiration on information technology, clinical care to improve public health, and ensuring the best possible experience in patient care.

WPWVC/ ACRL Spring Conference – Join the Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries on June 7 at Washington & Jefferson College for their 2019 Spring Conference. This year’s theme is Technology: Making it Work for Your Library. $25 for Members; $35 for non-Members; $15 for students.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.

OpenCon 2019 in Philadelphia, PA – Join Temple University on November 1 for OpenCon Philly, a free one-day series of panels and interactive workshops for idea exchange and learning around open access, open education, and open data. Connect with regional colleagues and find future collaborators as you share success stories, learn from each other’s failures, and discuss challenges in your work towards making research, educational materials, data, and government information more equitable and accessible to all. This event is free and open to all. RSVP to stay in the loop and be notified of the call for presentations! A registration form will be forthcoming closer to the event.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Wed, 2019-05-01 12:32

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Spotlight

Employment Opportunities: NNLM MAR is seeking a new Academic Coordinator, and a Program and Outreach Assistant. Consider joining our team at the University of Pittsburgh!

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is this Friday, May 3.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

We’re headed to MLA! Many of our NNLM and NLM colleagues will be attending the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago, IL over the next week! You can connect with MAR staff during any of the following events:

  • Elaina Vitale (MAR) and Derek Johnson (GMR) will co-teach CE502, Advancing Health Equity through Evidence-Based Public Health: How to Find the Evidence on May 4 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.
  • Elaina will deliver an immersion session, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon” with Aimee Gogan (formerly SEA) and Alicia Lillich (MCR) on May 6 from 2:00-3:30 PM.
  • Elaina will co-present a poster, “Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons”.
  • Join NNLM staff on May 6 for our Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon! It’s not too late to participate, in person or remotely, and help improve Wikipedia articles related to health disparities! Make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience.
  • Kate Flewelling will present a paper, “Distracted in the library: Supporting staff and patrons with ADHD” on May 7 from 4:35-4:50 PM.
  • Kate, Elaina, and Michelle Burda will be available with other NNLM and NLM staff at the NLM exhibit booth throughout the conference.
  • The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will also be spending some time at the NLM booth this year. Watch a short video to learn more, then stop by and talk to the All of Us Engagement Coordinators about how you can get involved in the CEN!

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2:00 PM ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

You’re Invited to Attend a Symposium about All of Us! – Join the All of Us Research Program on May 6 for the next event in their Speaker Series, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. ” As the All of Us Research Program marks its first year working to build the largest, most diverse research program of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact.

New on YouTube: Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk, April 2, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Code-Breaking Librarians – Did you know that librarians helped crack enemy codes in support of the US war effort during World War II? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Focus on Valerie Schneider—Diving Deep into Information Engineering – Ironically, if it weren’t for a fish, this developmental biologist and deep-sea diver might not have rediscovered her love of genetics and landed a career as a staff scientist at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Personalized Combination Therapies Yield Better Cancer Outcomes – Gratifying progress has been made recently in an emerging area of cancer medicine called precision oncology. It’s a bold attempt to target treatment to the very genes and molecules driving a cancer, aiming to slow or even halt its growth. But there’s always more to learn. Now comes evidence that, while a single well-matched drug might be good, a tailored combination of drugs that attack a cancer in multiple ways at once might be even better. – NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Eye Health Across a Lifespan – May 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, this webinar features a guest presentation from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. Participants of this SCR webinar will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. The presentation will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

LinkOut Consolidation – May 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up.

The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum – May 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this session that will be presented by Dr. David J. Peters, Ph.D. Dr. Peters has research, teaching, and extension appointments at Iowa State University. His primary research areas include social and economic change in rural communities, rural demography, rural poverty and inequality, rural crime, and adoption of agricultural and other technologies.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – May 20-June 2, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

Integrating Cultural Humility into Practice – June 6, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In order to provide the best service possible and to stay true to the profession’s code of ethics we must understand the influence that culture has on our ability to “work without prejudice” according to MLA Code of Ethics (2010) and “providing the highest level of service to all library users… equitable service policies; equitable access; and accurate, unbiased, and courteous responses to all requests” found in ALA Professional Ethics (2017). Cultural humility urges us to engage in critical, consistent self-reflection and critique with the understanding that being patron-centered is important to moving through an equitable profession. Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will provide an overview of cultural humility, the similarities and differences between cultural humility and cultural competency, understanding the importance of cultural humility in healthcare and health sciences librarianship, and how to adopt a cultural humility framework.

*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:

The DCCP at MLA 19: Interested in Data Discovery? Come to the Information Session on the Data Catalog Collaboration Project – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

New Directions and Continuing Commitments: Update from the NLM Director – Please join the NYU Health Sciences Library and the NYU Division of General Internal Medicine in welcoming invited speaker, Dr. Patricia Flately Brennan, RN, PhD. Dr. Brennan will join the NYU Langone Health community on May 22, 9-10 AM (Alumni Hall B) to describe the NLM’s new strategic goals in data-driven research, enhanced engagement with both professionals and the public, as well as building a workforce ready to deliver data-driven research and healthcare. NLM funding opportunities for data-science and informatics research will be described as well as shared insights and inspiration on information technology, clinical care to improve public health, and ensuring the best possible experience in patient care.

Federal Grants Technical Assistance Webinar – May 23, 10:00-11:15 AM ET – Join the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health for this free webinar! The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Region III Office (Philadelphia), will present key steps and resources for seeking federal grants. This session is recommended for community partners interested in learning more about federal grant support for health and human service programs. Individuals at all levels of experiences, from those considering a first grant submission to those with prior grant writing experience, are welcome.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

Critical Appraisal for Librarians: Evaluating Randomized Controlled Trials – June 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are among the most important kinds of studies that are used to answer clinical and systematic review questions. But not all RCT studies are good enough to share with clinicians or include in reviews. This webinar will give you tools to evaluate the quality of RCT studies. Attendees will learn how to apply RCT validity criteria, spot bias, critique study methodologies, calculate basic results, interpret results, and clearly communicate the meaning and value of RCT studies to patients and clinicians. You will leave with new skills in reading and evaluating RCT studies and increased confidence in your ability to contribute to evidence-based medicine (EBM). Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Critical Contributions: Developing Research Appraisal Skills at Your Institution – June 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – With the reproducibility crisis in biomedical and health sciences and the ever-present necessity of basing medical practice on valid research, medical librarians have an opening to expand their contributions to health care and raise their status by teaching critical appraisal at their institutions. Abraham Wheeler and Amy Blevins aim to get you fired up about teaching in this new area! Attendees will learn why critical appraisal is an emerging need in health sciences programs, how librarians can fill a gap in critical appraisal expertise, and how you can increase your involvement in the evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum at your institution. You will understand the essence of critical appraisal and its place in the cycle of EBM and learn steps that you can take to develop and improve your critical appraisal skills. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Getting Started with Interprofessional Education at Your Institution – July 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Develop the skills and knowledge that enable you to become involved with interprofessional education at your institution. Learn how to plan for success with an interprofessional education roadmap that addresses the core areas of librarian integration into interprofessional education–academic, clinical, and community engagement–and create an individualized action plan for IPEP involvement at your institution. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit – Join the Pennsylvania Library Association on July 15 for the 2019 PA Forward Information Literacy Summit in Summerdale, PA. This year’s summit is looking at information literacy and how it intersects with basic, civic and social, health and financial literacy, helping individuals navigate various information channels and understanding the role all libraries have in the discovery and application of credible information. Online registration is available until June 30.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-04-26 10:40

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

Spotlight

STEM Program in a box: Members in the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) can order the Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit by April 30, just in time for summer programming!

NNLM Reading Club – Mental Health Awareness: Complete an application by April 30 to receive the next NNLM Reading Club book kit, featuring three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness for May. The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Join us LIVE on May 6 at the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago to help improve Wikipedia articles related to health disparities! If you are not attending MLA, you can still participate remotely. Watch a brief introduction from Amanda Wilson, head of the National Network Coordinating Office, and learn more about this wonderful opportunity to help improve consumer health information on Wikipedia.

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2:00 PM ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

You’re Invited to Attend a Symposium about All of Us! – Join the All of Us Research Program on May 6 for the next event in their Speaker Series, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. ” As the All of Us Research Program marks its first year working to build the largest, most diverse research program of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact.

CEN at MLA: The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will be spending some time at the NLM booth at MLA this year. Watch a short video to learn more, then stop by and talk to the All of Us Engagement Coordinators about how you can get involved in the CEN!

Citizen Science Day Megathon Promotes Alzheimer’s Disease Research! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Tips to Co-Host/Run an Edit-a-thon – NER Update

New on YouTube: Keeping Up with the Information Onslaught, March 21, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Science and Medicine Need Women – The first woman ever to be an institute director at NIH, Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, took the helm at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in 1974. It took 17 more years for Dr. Bernadine Healy to become the first—and so far only—female director of NIH. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

It’s the NLM Technical Bulletin’s Golden Anniversary! – For 50 years, searchers and librarians have been relying on the NLM Technical Bulletin to find out about everything from changes to NLM products to solutions to perplexing search questions. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Great War Postscript: Spring 1919 – Major Stanhope Bayne-Jones of the U.S. Army Medical Corps was ready to go home. He had spent more time on duty at the Western Front than most of his fellow Americans; he had arrived with the very first of the American Expeditionary Force, Base Hospital #4, in May 1917, and served as a medical officer first with Britain’s Sherwood Foresters regiment, and later with the American forces. He was still on duty the morning of the cease-fire, near St. Mihiel, and was nearly killed just a few minutes before it took effect. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

LinkOut Consolidation – April 26, 12:00-12:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up. The webinar will be hosted again on May 9 with the same content to allow as many librarians as possible to participate, and it will be recorded.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Eye Health Across a Lifespan – May 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, this webinar features a guest presentation from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. Participants of this SCR webinar will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. The presentation will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

LinkOut Consolidation – May 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up.

The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum – May 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this session that will be presented by Dr. David J. Peters, Ph.D. Dr. Peters has research, teaching, and extension appointments at Iowa State University. His primary research areas include social and economic change in rural communities, rural demography, rural poverty and inequality, rural crime, and adoption of agricultural and other technologies.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – May 20-June 2, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join this asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

*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:

  • Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
  • Academic Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • User Services Supervisor (PT, multiple positions), Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Learning from the Data Curation Network – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Strategies for wellness for those experiencing microaggressions plus workplace stress – April 30, 12:00 PM ET – In this webinar, Dr. Nicole A. Cooke of the University of Urbana-Champaign, will introduce the theme and concepts of microaggressions and workplace stress and will moderate the event. Two librarians and a counselor educator will share strategies for personal responses by individuals, allies and upstanders, and discuss ways to change workplace culture. ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will provide opening remarks. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ALA-APA Emotional Wellness page.

Tips for Using Move Your Way Resources – April 30, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Join the Move Your Way campaign for this webinar to learn how to use their free campaign materials in your physical activity initiatives. Presenters will share tips and strategies to help you add Move Your Way digital tools to your website, promote Move Your Way resources on social media, and print and distribute posters and fact sheets in community settings. Stay tuned for a second Move Your Way webinar this summer where they will be sharing implementation tips and lessons learned from the Move Your Way pilot communities.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

You’re Invited to Attend a Symposium about All of Us!

Thu, 2019-04-25 13:27

Please join the All of Us Research Program for the next event in their Speaker Series, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. ” As the All of Us Research Program marks its first year working to build the largest, most diverse research programs of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact.

When: Monday, May 6 from 10:00-11:30 AM ET

Where: In person or on Facebook Live (details below)

What: Speakers include: Dr. Francis Collins, National Institutes of Health; Eric Dishman, All of Us Research Program; Dr. Nora Volkow, National Institute on Drug Abuse; Ana Pavón, All of Us  Participant Ambassador; Dr. Robert A. Winn, University of Illinois at Chicago; Deven McGraw, Ciitizen; Dr. Elizabeth Cohn, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing; and David Glazer, Verily.

Do you live in the D.C., Maryland, or Virginia area? Join the symposium in person at:

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Clinical Center, Building 10
Masur Auditorium

Bring your ID and arrive early to give yourself time to find the auditorium. Go to NIH’s Visitor Information page for maps and more information.

Can’t join this next event in the Speaker Series in person? No problem! The symposium will also be hosted on Facebook Live where you can tune in to the event and leave your questions. If you miss it, an archive of the event will be available. RSVP today!

For more information, visit joinallofus.org/conversations.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-04-19 12:52

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

Spotlight

STEM Program in a box: Members in the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) can order Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit by April 30, just in time for summer programming!

NNLM Reading Club – Mental Health Awareness: Complete an application by April 30 to receive the next NNLM Reading Club book kit, featuring three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness for May. The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Congratulations and farewell to Elaina Vitale – Academic and Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be leaving NNLM MAR in June. We are excited for her to advance her career at Dartmouth, where she has accepted a position as a Research and Education Librarian. We’ll miss you, Elaina!

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Join us LIVE on May 6 at the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago to help improve Wikipedia articles related to health disparities! If you are not attending MLA, you can still participate remotely. Watch a brief introduction from Amanda Wilson, head of the National Network Coordinating Office, and learn more about this wonderful opportunity to help improve consumer health information on Wikipedia.

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2:00 PM ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

New on YouTube: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits, February 20, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Expanding Access, Improving Health – NLM delivers on the commitment to “democratiz[ing] access to the products and processes of scientific research” by supporting the NIH Public Access Policy. This policy, passed by Congress in 2008, requires authors funded by NIH to make publicly accessible in PubMed Central (PMC) any peer-reviewed paper accepted for publication. Now, over a decade after the NIH Public Access Policy went in to effect, PMC makes more than 1 million NIH-funded papers available to the research community and the public. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Present at the Creation: Building the National Center for Biotechnology InformationNLM in Focus spoke with three scientists who were with NCBI in the beginning—and are still there. With wit and wisdom that only 20/20 hindsight can bring, these three NCBI leaders share the early struggles, uncertainty, and excitement from the first decade of NCBI. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Commelin’s Worldwide Botanical WebHorti Medici Amstelodamensis Rariorum … Plantarum Historia, usually ascribed to Jan Commelin and Caspar Commelin, is one of several beautiful botanical atlases published in the Dutch Republic in the years prior to the work of taxonomist Carolus Linnaeus. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

A Nursing Liaison’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice – April 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a key part of healthcare today and is of growing importance to nursing practice. The increasing interest in EBP provides librarians with an avenue for partnering with nursing colleagues and demonstrating the value librarians can bring to an organization. This SEA webinar will situate evidence-based practice in modern healthcare and describe how it has become central to nursing practice. The webinar will focus on identifying key roles and strategies librarians can employ to support nurses in applying evidence-based practice to patient care.

LinkOut Consolidation – April 26, 12:00-12:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up. The webinar will be hosted again on May 9 with the same content to allow as many librarians as possible to participate, and it will be recorded.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Eye Health Across a Lifespan – May 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, this webinar features a guest presentation from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. Participants of this SCR webinar will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. The presentation will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

LinkOut Consolidation – May 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up.

The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum – May 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this session that will be presented by Dr. David J. Peters, Ph.D. Dr. Peters has research, teaching, and extension appointments at Iowa State University. His primary research areas include social and economic change in rural communities, rural demography, rural poverty and inequality, rural crime, and adoption of agricultural and other technologies.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

*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:

  • Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
  • Academic Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • User Services Supervisor (PT, multiple positions), Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

WHO releases first guideline on digital health interventions – On April 17, the World Health Organization released new recommendations on 10 ways that countries can use digital health technology, accessible via mobile phones, tablets and computers, to improve people’s health and essential services.

With New Challenge Competition, AHRQ Asks Innovators for a Tool to Forecast the Future – AHRQ Views

Libraries are protectors of democracy, says new director of Lancaster County library system [Q&A] – Formerly director of Adams County’s library system, Karla Trout wants to see that kids have more access to books than she did as a child. – Lancaster Online

A partnership between academic and public librarians: “What the Health” workshop series – Journal of the Medical Library Association

State of America’s Libraries Report 2019 – American Library Association

Tips for Using Move Your Way Resources – April 30, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Join the Move Your Way campaign for this webinar to learn how to use their free campaign materials in your physical activity initiatives. Presenters will share tips and strategies to help you add Move Your Way digital tools to your website, promote Move Your Way resources on social media, and print and distribute posters and fact sheets in community settings. Stay tuned for a second Move Your Way webinar this summer where they will be sharing implementation tips and lessons learned from the Move Your Way pilot communities.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions.

Health Care Education Association (HCEA) 2019 conference – Proposals are still being accepted for the HCEA 2019 conference, happening in Nashville, TN, October 23-25. The theme of this year’s conference is Striking a Chord: Creating Harmony in Patient Education. Abstracts should address one of the following: (1) Measuring the Impact and Outcomes of Health Education Programs, Materials, and Interventions, (2) Technology in Health Education: Best health education practice integration, or (3) Creating Health Education Processes and Programs: Evidence-based practices. The deadline to submit is April 26.

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

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Apply to be NNLM MAR’s Academic Coordinator

Thu, 2019-04-18 09:55

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

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

The Academic Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at library staff working in academic institutions, with a special focus on community colleges, research universities and colleges/universities with programs in the health sciences, health and science education, library science, emergency management, and environmental health. The position has an expanded role in aligning NNLM MAR programs for academic libraries with new and changing NLM initiatives. This position is NNLM MAR’s liaison to initiatives aligned with NLM’s call for a new generation of “data-savvy librarians”.

For a complete job description and application details please see the full job posting.

Application review will begin May 15, 2019.

NNLM MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be at the Medical Library Association conference and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in the position. Please email her (flewkate@pitt.edu) to set up a time.

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Congratulations and farewell to Elaina Vitale

Tue, 2019-04-16 13:39

NNLM MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale has accepted a position as Research and Education Librarian, Biomedical Libraries, Dartmouth. Her last day will be June 14, 2019.

Elaina joined NNLM MAR in April 2016 from the American Institute of Physics. Since then, she has gone from the newest staff member to one of the most senior in the office. Elaina has steadily increased her responsibilities by identifying new methods for aligning Network activities with changing NLM priorities, supporting national data initiatives, citizen science and Wikipedia Edit-a-thons. She has used innovative ways to reach out to academic library staff, especially at 2- and 4- year schools and non-medical campuses.  In addition to working with other NNLM staff on a CE, Special Content Session AND a poster at the Medical Library Association Conference in Chicago, Elaina will be recognized as a 2019-2020 Rising Star.

Elaina will be missed as a colleague in the MAR office – we are sad for us but very excited for her.

We will begin recruitment for an Academic Coordinator immediately – stay tuned for a position announcement!

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-04-12 08:00

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

Spotlight

STEM Program in a box: Members in the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) can order Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit by April 30, just in time for summer programming!

NNLM Reading Club – Mental Health Awareness: Complete an application by April 30 to receive the next NNLM Reading Club book kit, featuring three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness for May. The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Join us LIVE on May 6 at the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago to help improve Wikipedia articles related to health disparities! If you are not attending MLA, you can still participate remotely! Learn more about this wonderful opportunity to help improve consumer health information on Wikipedia.

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2019 2:00 pm ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

NLM/NIH News

Keep up with changes to NLM resources: Subscribe to the Technical Bulletin

Building Data Science Expertise at NLM – The Library is rolling out a new Data Science @NLM Training Program that will provide targeted training to all of NLM’s 1,700 staff members. We are also inviting staff from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to participate so that everyone in the expanded NLM workforce has the opportunity badge reading “Data Science @NLM Training Kickoff” to become more aware of data science and how it is woven in to so many NLM products and services. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Data Science and You: NLM Staff Speak Out – As the National Library of Medicine seeks to serve as a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, NLM in Focus asked seven staff members to tell us how they fit into data science. Their answers are encouraging. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

What Makes a Murderer: Dr. Bernard Glueck’s Psychological EvaluationsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM @ MLA – 2019NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

NIH News in Health: The April 2019 issue of NIH News in Health is now available, featuring, “Cancer Care Widens Its Reach: Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” and “The Inflamed Brain: Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis.” Other topics include tonsillitis, alcohol consumption, and mental health.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Needs Assessments in Research Data Management: What Do We Know and Where are the Gaps? – April 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Libraries have provided research data services in various capacities for over a decade. As a result, many librarians have published on their respective institutions service needs evaluation that determined their service capacity and scope. This webinar with GMR will summarize the current state of published literature, in aggregate, regarding those research data services needs assessments. Participants in this webinar will have an understanding of what is currently known of Research Data Management needs and where the gaps in research are relative to institution type, disciplines supported, and demographics.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Tips and Tricks for Learning Data Visualization – April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Data visualization in the health sciences can help reveal insights and trends that might otherwise go unnoticed. A clear visualization can convey more information than an endless spreadsheet. However, learning new tools can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time tackling a subject. Data visualization tools, in particular, can have high learning curves and it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the resources and tutorials available. This PNR Rendezvous session will discuss tips and tricks for learning data visualization, with a focusing on two tools, Tableau and ArcGIS.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

A Nursing Liaison’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice – April 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a key part of healthcare today and is of growing importance to nursing practice. The increasing interest in EBP provides librarians with an avenue for partnering with nursing colleagues and demonstrating the value librarians can bring to an organization. This SEA webinar will situate evidence-based practice in modern healthcare and describe how it has become central to nursing practice. The webinar will focus on identifying key roles and strategies librarians can employ to support nurses in applying evidence-based practice to patient care.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

*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

State of America’s Libraries Report 2019 – American Libraries Association

Job postings:

  • Reference and Online Services Librarian, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Library, Camden, NJ
  • Supervisory Librarian, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA

 

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

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NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Wed, 2019-04-10 08:00

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and citations provided in health and medicine articles to ensure that our health professionals, patients, and patrons have access to high-quality, reliable information.

#CiteNLM; improving health information on WikipediaBuilding on the success of two past events, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is continuing its efforts to improve consumer health information on Wikipedia with its third Edit-a-Thon on May 6, 2019. Using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like PubMed, MedlinePlus, and Genetics Home Reference, we will be working to add citations to existing Wikipedia articles related to health equity. New to editing Wikipedia? Get ready for the event by watching our past training hosted by Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. In this introductory session, Dr. Heilman provides an overview of the importance of Wikipedia and demonstrates how to add a citation to existing articles.

New for this Edit-a-Thon is an in-person editing session held at the Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. Led by Aimee Gogan, Alicia Lillich, and Elaina Vitale, the immersion session will describe the importance of Wikipedia as a resource for health information and how librarians can utilize their research skills to make Wikipedia a better evidence-based resource. Not only will attendees participate in live editing of health equity articles, they will become part of a community of Wikipedians dedicated to improving health information. If you will be attending MLA, please join us on Monday, May 6 from 2:00-3:25 PM for this lively and engaging session!

Whether you attend the immersion session at MLA or host an event at your organization, we look forward to working with you on May 6 to improve health equity information on Wikipedia. Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the event and make sure to follow along on Twitter throughout the day with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience. See you on May 6!

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NNLM Reading Club: Mental Health Awareness

Mon, 2019-04-08 08:00

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness, a May National Health Observance.

  • Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T Lee
  • RX: A Graphic Memoir by Rachel Lindsay
  • Gorilla and the Bird by Zack McDermott

three book jackets

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding mental health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health.

The NNLM Reading Club Book Kit can be requested and shipped free from a participating National Network of Libraries of Medicine regional office. Applicants must sign up for membership with NNLM in order to receive a kit. A standard NNLM Reading Club Book Kit includes:

  • 8 books
  • 8 bookmarks
  • 8 discussion guides
  • 8 NIH MedlinePlus Magazines
  • 8 NIH All of Us Research Program brochures
  • 8 reading club bags

Libraries and organizations who participated in the previous book club themes of Family Health History and Heart Health can request another free book club kit in this new selection. Kit requests must be received by April 30th. To request a book club kit, complete an application.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-04-05 13:22

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Applications Due: The deadline to submit an application for current funding opportunities is today, April 5 at 4:30 PM ET.

NNLM Member Highlight: Learn about the work that MAR partner Libraries without Borders is doing to support literacy in community spaces. Check out the PBS’ feature, When a laundromat becomes a library.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit: Members in the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) can order by April 30 to receive this program-in-a-box that explores DNA and space, just in time for summer programming!

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Reading Club: Complete an application by April 30 to receive the next NNLM Reading Club book kit, featuring three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness for May. The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

It’s National Public Health Week! – MARquee News Highlights

Libraries: Foundations of Strong, Healthy Communities – SEA Currents

Consumer Health Minute: Celebrate National DNA Day – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NLM/NIH News

National Public Health Week 2019: How NLM Brings Together Libraries and Public Health – This guest post by Derek Johnson from GMR reflects on the question, “How does the National Library of Medicine (NLM) increase access to trustworthy health information to improve the health of communities across the United States?” – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Naming, Networks, and Power in Histories of Medicine in Africa and Networked History: Developing Quantitative Models of Qualitative Phenomena – Viral Networks, Reconnected reunites three scholars who participated in the January 2018 Viral Networks workshop at NLM to share the progress of their research and their thoughts about the future of the digital humanities and the history of medicine. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM Associate Fellows 2008–2009…10 Years On – Ten years ago, the National Library of Medicine welcomed four recent library science graduates to form a cohort of Associate Fellows who would spend the year learning about NLM, working on projects, and taking those first steps in shaping their careers. NLM in Focus caught up with them to find out where their careers have taken them and what might lie ahead in their next ten years. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NICHSR Tutorial: Finding and Using Health Statistics – This new, interactive course is aimed at students, librarians, and other professionals interested in an introduction to the principles behind health statistics. – NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

NIEHS preps for disaster, health research with derailment scenario – A workshop in Tucson explored needed health research and coordination among partners after a mock chemical release. – The Environmental Factor, Your Online Source for NIEHS News

NIH News in Health: The April 2019 issue of NIH News in Health is now available, featuring, “Cancer Care Widens Its Reach: Reducing Cancer Health Disparities,” and “The Inflamed Brain: Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis.” Other topics include tonsillitis, alcohol consumption, and mental health.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

The Highs and Lows of Medical Cannabis, Opioids and Non-Opioid Pain Management – April 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This Kernel of Knowledge webinar, sponsored by GMR, will provide perspectives of medical cannabis, opioids and non-opioid pain management by an early adopter physician in Illinois, Leslie Mendoza Temple MD, ABOIM. This session will help participants become familiar with the basics of endocannabinoid physiology, therapeutic applications and risks, the potential impact of medical cannabis on opioid prescriptions and spending, clinical experience on pain management, and trusted resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health related to medical cannabis and opioid misuse.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with SCR to learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM allows you to effectively search PubMed with keywords. This session will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Predatory Publishing Practices – What Librarians Need to Know – April 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – The current academic discussion surrounding predatory publishing and practices is growing. More and more often, librarians find themselves in the role of facilitating decisions about whether a journal is reputable and where to publish. As publishing has become more complex, so have the questions that librarians need to field. Join this webinar with SCR to learn about predatory publishing in the context of the changing publishing industry, understand why scholars might publish in disreputable journals, discover the impacts on science and health, and gain tools to make informed decisions.

DOCLINE Talkline: What’s New? – April 10, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – This show-and-tell webinar with NDCO is for everyone using DOCLINE 6.0 and will cover routing options, type-ahead/auto-suggest menus, Retired Requests display, Receipting Lend Requests, Updated Library Profile, Journals & Holdings, Switch Library, Lend Alerts – Rush & Urgent Patient Care, Delivery Method(s), International Offerings, and more!

Needs Assessments in Research Data Management: What Do We Know and Where are the Gaps? – April 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Libraries have provided research data services in various capacities for over a decade. As a result, many librarians have published on their respective institutions service needs evaluation that determined their service capacity and scope. This webinar with GMR will summarize the current state of published literature, in aggregate, regarding those research data services needs assessments. Participants in this webinar will have an understanding of what is currently known of Research Data Management needs and where the gaps in research are relative to institution type, disciplines supported, and demographics.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Tips and Tricks for Learning Data Visualization – April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Data visualization in the health sciences can help reveal insights and trends that might otherwise go unnoticed. A clear visualization can convey more information than an endless spreadsheet. However, learning new tools can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time tackling a subject. Data visualization tools, in particular, can have high learning curves and it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the resources and tutorials available. This PNR Rendezvous session will discuss tips and tricks for learning data visualization, with a focusing on two tools, Tableau and ArcGIS.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

A Nursing Liaison’s Role in Evidence-Based Practice – April 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence-based practice (EBP) is a key part of healthcare today and is of growing importance to nursing practice. The increasing interest in EBP provides librarians with an avenue for partnering with nursing colleagues and demonstrating the value librarians can bring to an organization. This SEA webinar will situate evidence-based practice in modern healthcare and describe how it has become central to nursing practice. The webinar will focus on identifying key roles and strategies librarians can employ to support nurses in applying evidence-based practice to patient care.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

*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:

With New QuestionBuilder App AHRQ Takes Exciting Step Forward in Digital Healthcare – AHRQ Views

National Library Week is just around the corner, April 7-13. It’s not too late to participate! Check out the American Library Association’s 19 Ways to Celebrate National Library Week, sign up to participate in the Megathon Challenge for Citizen Science day on April 13, and download or order some free Libraries Transform materials to spread awareness of how Libraries = Strong Communities.

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Raising the Bar on Evidence Research: Library Leadership in Systematic Review Management – April 25, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join this webinar, sponsored by Covidence, to learn from a panel of library professionals about best practices for providing an effective systematic review service. Evidence research activity is escalating in all academic areas, and presenters will share insights about why it’s important to have a strategy to efficiently facilitate review progress and keep research quality high.

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New for NNLM MAR members: Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit

Wed, 2019-04-03 08:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is here to help with your summer health programming! As partners of the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s A Universe of Stories, we are excited to offer a program-in-a-box that explores DNA and space! This kit is available only to NNLM members in New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Programs in this kit are designed for kids and teens, but can be adapted to any audience.

Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit materialsThe Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit includes:

  • 3 Storytime Books: The Baby Biochemist: DNA, Mousetronaut, and Goodnight Lab: A Scientific Parody
  • 1 copy of Promoting Individual and Community Health at the Library
  • Lesson plans for modeling DNA with candy and making DNA sequence bracelets.
  • Program supplies: pipe cleaners, tooth picks, and beads
  • Brochures to connect patrons to reliable sources of health information
  • Information about the All of Us Research Program

Each NNLM MAR member organization may order one kit. The deadline to order is April 30, 2019. Kits will be mailed by May 24, 2019.

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It’s National Public Health Week!

Mon, 2019-04-01 14:31

NPHW logo

National Public Health Week (NPHW) begins today! Lead by the American Public Health Association (APHA), every year for the first week of April communities and organizations dedicated to improving the public health across the United states come together to spread awareness and highlight important health-related topics. Each day of NPHW focuses on a particular theme related to health.

A major goal of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is to improve public health via access to information, enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. We are excited to share NPHW resources with our members and colleagues in the hope that you will spread awareness in your institutions and engage your communities in these important health discussions! Below you will find information about each of the NPHW daily themes and upcoming events, including applicable resources and tools from APHA, as well as quality sources of health information from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, and other trusted institutions that can be easily incorporated into health programming and projects. Additionally, we are pleased to highlight projects funded by NNLM that may provide inspiration for your own activities.

If your organization is sponsoring an event, or getting out in the community for NPHW 2019, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

NPHW Events

Looking for a NPHW event near you? You can see the entire list of registered activities on the NPHW Events page. Many of these are free and open to the public, or free with registration.

NPHW Twitter Chat – April 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – RSVP and follow @NPHW and use #NPHWchat on Twitter to chat about all things public health, celebrate everything public health has accomplished and talk about where the movement is going. Learn more about this year’s theme — “For science. For action. For health,” — and how you can be a part of NPHW.

NPHW Student Day: You’re Graduating. Now What? – April 4, 6:00-7:30 PM ET – This event will feature early- and mid-career public health professionals discussing how they made the jump from public health students to public health workers. From finding internships to building a resume and working your way up in an organization, public health students will get real, useful information on what to do once they have their diploma. Join the live webcast to submit questions and participate in the discussion!

NPHW Themes and Suggested Resources

The 2019 National Public Health Week theme is “For science. For action. For health,” and each daily topic is addressed with a clear focus on the importance of improving public health in these three contexts. Some quick facts from the Healthiest Nation Facts Sheets can easily demonstrate the need for public health awareness:

  • Thirty-five million homes in America have at least one health or safety hazard.
  • More than 54 million people in the U.S. live in low-income urban and rural areas that are far enough away from a grocery store that the area is designated as having “low access” to healthy food.
  • Every day in the U.S., 93 people die and 222 are injured due to gun violence. Seven American children and teens die every day due to gun-related violence and suicide.
  • More than 30 percent of direct medical costs faced by black, Hispanic and Asian Americans can be tied to health inequities; that translates to more than $230 billion over a four-year period.

In addition to the NPHW communications toolkit and shareable graphics for social media, check out our suggestions for quality information resources that you can incorporate into your NPHW activities, and continued health programming throughout the year.

Monday – Healthy Communities

Suggested Resource: PHPartners – The NLM resource PHPartners offers trustworthy resources for the public health workforce. If you’re interested in searching for journal articles to support the Healthy People 2020 objectives, try using PHPartners preformulated PubMed searches. These can help you more quickly find the evidence for a healthy community

TuesdayViolence Prevention

Suggested Resource: MedlinePlus – Are you interested in educating the public about domestic violence? The National Library of Medicine’s consumer health database, MedlinePlus has topic pages on Domestic Violence and Teen Violence. These topic pages can help your community navigate to trusted materials about domestic violence support and prevention.

WednesdayRural Health

Suggested Resources: MedlinePlus and Clinical eCompanion – To find more information about rural health issues, visit the MedlinePlus topic page, Rural Health Concerns. This will link you to trusted resources about the unique health issues faced by rural communities. If you’re a healthcare provider practicing in a rural area, you may be interested in Clinical eCompanion. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region funded the creation of this information tool, developed for health professionals who do not have access to subscription databases.

ThursdayTechnology and Public Health

Suggested Resources: Community Health Maps (CHM) and NICHSR ONESearchCommunity Health Maps is designed 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, are overwhelmed by the technology and/or are simply too busy to pursue it. This is a collaborative effort of the National Library of Medicine, the Center for Public Service Communications, and Bird’s Eye View. If you want to learn more, Community Health Maps has a self-paced online tutorial available.

ONESearch is another technology resource available from the National Library of Medicine. Created by the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR), ONEsearch is a search engine that allows a user to search NICHSR’s databases and web portals with one search strategy. ONESearch allows you to search HSRProj (Health Services Research Projects in Progress), HSRR (Health Services and Sciences Research Resources), HSRIC (Health Services Research Information Central) and PHPartners (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce) with one search.

FridayClimate Change

Suggested Resources: MedlinePlus and Tox Town – If you’re interested in consumer level, non-technical information about chemicals and the environment, the ToxTown page on Climate Change is a good resource. ToxTown also provides information about where someone may be exposed to chemicals in their environment and how they can protect themselves and their families. MedlinePlus also provides trusted information for the public about Climate Change and Environmental Health.

Saturday and SundayGlobal Health

Suggested Resources: CDC Global Health Portal and WHO Global Health Observatory – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Global Health Portal addresses a wide variety of global health topics including travelers’ health, global health security, immunization, and food and water safety. Check out the Resources section for fact sheets, infographics, videos and other easy-to-use, shareable content.

The World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory shows global data related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Health Observatory theme pages provide data and analyses on global health priorities. Each theme page provides information on global situation and trends highlights, using core indicators, database views, major publications and links to relevant web pages on the theme.

Funded Projects

Looking for inspiration in developing your own health programs and activities? Check out some of NNLM MAR’s past funded projects to learn what other libraries and public health organizations are doing to engage their communities and improve public health.

Connections4Health: Improving Patient Health through Addressing Social Determinants of Health – Connections4Health is a Southwest PA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program designed to partner with community health centers and community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons, such as food security, housing and employment. For more information about this project, watch the recording from NNLM MAR’s August 2018 Boost Box, which featured guest speaker Mike Bowersox, Program Director for Connections4Health.

Nutritious, Quick, and FlavorFULL Cooking – This interactive program introduced adults to healthy cooking techniques and free online health information resources. Learn more about this project from our March 2018 Member Highlight of the Laurel Public Library.

Health Information Outreach in Shale Gas Communities – The goal of this project was to enhance resilience, decrease community-level stress and to improve mental and physical health throughout counties in Southwest Pennsylvania experiencing unconventional oil and gas development (UOGD) by using community-tailored selections of existing Environmental Health Project health resources along with quality resources from the National Library of Medicine.

Health Information and Emergency Preparedness Trainings in Libraries of Vulnerable Neighborhoods – This pilot training program contributed to community resilience-building efforts in Philadelphia to counteract the effects of weather-related emergencies including extreme heat events, hurricanes and flooding. Training offered through the pilot included an introduction to online health preparedness resources, a preparedness kit demonstration, and an assessment of community training needs and interests at local libraries.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-03-29 11:58

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Applications Due: The deadline to submit an application for current funding opportunities is coming up on Friday, April 5. NNLM MAR Members can request up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs and application checklist for answers.

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Reading Club feedback: contribute to our upcoming picks for the NNLM Reading Club by sharing your favorite fiction, nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel, or young adult health-themed books that will make for a lively book discussion! The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

NLM Announces LinkOut Services Consolidation at the End of 2019! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Women’s History Month – The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the “Yellow Wallpaper” – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New on YouTube: Transgender Health: Research and Resources, January 29, 2019

NLM/NIH News

AI is coming. Are the data ready? – In the health care field alone, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can determine the presence or absence of abnormalities in clinical images, predict which patients are at risk for rare disorders, and detect irregular heartbeats. To make all that happen requires data, massive amounts of data. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Network of Number Doctors: Biostatistics at the NIH – Viral Networks, Reconnected reunites three scholars who participated in the January 2018 Viral Networks workshop at NLM to share the progress of their research and their thoughts about the future of the digital humanities and the history of medicine. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Scientists One, Superbug Zero: Personal Quest Resurrects Phage Therapy in Infection Fight – “If it wasn’t for PubMed, our university hospital at UC San Diego, and a global village of researchers from around the world—like Dr. Chip Schooley and other renowned NIH-funded researchers—he would be dead, and I would be holding an urn instead of his hand.” – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

National Minority Health Month is just around the corner, and the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is inviting everyone to get Active & Healthy for #NMHM19! Check out the NMHM toolkit for resources you can share, including materials for social media, fact sheets, and an activity planner. Sign up for the Active & Healthy Challenge to promote physical activity in your community – gather a team of friends, family or colleagues and track your physical activity during the month of April for a chance at bragging rights and special recognition from OMH!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 2, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This session will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed. Participants will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

The Highs and Lows of Medical Cannabis, Opioids and Non-Opioid Pain Management – April 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This Kernel of Knowledge webinar, sponsored by GMR, will provide perspectives of medical cannabis, opioids and non-opioid pain management by an early adopter physician in Illinois, Leslie Mendoza Temple MD, ABOIM. This session will help participants become familiar with the basics of endocannabinoid physiology, therapeutic applications and risks, the potential impact of medical cannabis on opioid prescriptions and spending, clinical experience on pain management, and trusted resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health related to medical cannabis and opioid misuse.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with SCR to learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM allows you to effectively search PubMed with keywords. This session will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Predatory Publishing Practices – What Librarians Need to Know – April 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – The current academic discussion surrounding predatory publishing and practices is growing. More and more often, librarians find themselves in the role of facilitating decisions about whether a journal is reputable and where to publish. As publishing has become more complex, so have the questions that librarians need to field. Join this webinar with SCR to learn about predatory publishing in the context of the changing publishing industry, understand why scholars might publish in disreputable journals, discover the impacts on science and health, and gain tools to make informed decisions.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Tips and Tricks for Learning Data Visualization – April 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Data visualization in the health sciences can help reveal insights and trends that might otherwise go unnoticed. A clear visualization can convey more information than an endless spreadsheet. However, learning new tools can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time tackling a subject. Data visualization tools, in particular, can have high learning curves and it is easy to get overwhelmed with all of the resources and tutorials available. This PNR Rendezvous session will discuss tips and tricks for learning data visualization, with a focusing on two tools, Tableau and ArcGIS.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

*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: 

With Increased Funding, AHRQ To Explore Scope and Causes of Diagnostic Errors – AHRQ Views

National Public Health Week: The American Public Health Association (APHA) recognizes April 1-7 as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Visit the APHA website for resources, events, and to download the NPHW Toolkit, designed to help partners and stakeholders effectively shape and promote activities and key messages during the week.

Special Emphasis Notice: In Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System AHRQ encourages research applications to respond to the following specific areas: Patients as empowered consumers, including the use of price and quality information by patients to make informed decisions; Providers as accountable patient navigators, including shared decision-making and patient engagement; Payment for outcomes; Prevention of disease, including addressing social determinants of health.

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game. Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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Connect with NNLM MAR at an Upcoming Conference

Wed, 2019-03-27 13:14

The staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is hitting the road! Please introduce yourself at any of these meetings. If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects and partnership opportunities, please contact us.

New Jersey League for Nursing: Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger will present “Not So Fast Dr. Google: Finding Trusted Health Information Online” at the New Jersey League for Nursing annual conference in Atlantic City, NJ, March 27-28.

Pennsylvania State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Erin Seger will exhibit at the PA State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Pittsburgh, PA on March 29.

Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Library Cooperative: Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be the luncheon speaker at the Spring Conference, in Harrisburg, PA on April 1. Her talk is entitled, “But I’m Not a Medical Librarian”: How the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine Support You.

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey and Philadelphia Chapter of MLA: Academic and Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale will present virtual NLM/NNLM Updates to HSLANJ on March 30 and to MLA – Phil on April 5.

Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Conference: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner will co-present with All of Us Pennsylvania and exhibit in Lancaster, PA on April 2.

Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit: Education and Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda will present “Health Online & National Network of Libraries of Medicine Funding Opportunities” with Caitlyn Mowatt, BS, Health Communications Specialist, Wisconsin Health Literacy in Madison, WI, April 2-3.

New York Emergency Nurses Association: Michelle Burda will exhibit in Saratoga Springs, NY, April 11-12.

Urban Libraries Conference: Michael Balkenhol will attend the Urban Librarians Conference in Brooklyn, NY, on April 12.

Unity 2019: Erin Seger will present “Link Your Community with Quality Health Information: A Skill Building Workshop” at the 20th annual Unity Community Health Worker national conference in Las Vegas, NV, April 14-17.

Special Libraries Association, Pharmaceutical and Health Technology Section: Elaina Vitale will present “From Apples to Oranges: Using Trusted National Library of Medicine Resources to Inform Comparative Effectiveness,” in Philadelphia, PA, April 14-16.

Medical Library Association: Many of our NNLM and NLM colleagues will attend the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago, IL, May 3-8. Congratulations to Elaina Vitale, who will be recognized as a 2019-2020 Rising Star!

  • Elaina (MAR) and Derek Johnson (GMR) will co-teach CE502, Advancing Health Equity through Evidence-Based Public Health: How to Find the Evidence on May 4 from 8:00 AM-12:00 PM.
  • Elaina will deliver an immersion session, “Elevating Health Equity: Wikipedia-Edit-a-thon” with Aimee Gogan (formerly SEA) and Alicia Lillich (MCR) on May 6 from 2:00-3:30 PM.
  • Elaina will co-present a poster, “Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM’s Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons”
  • Kate Flewelling will present a paper, “Distracted in the library: Supporting staff and patrons with ADHD” on May 7 from 4:35-4:50 PM
  • Kate, Elaina, and Michelle Burda will be available with other NNLM and NLM staff at the NLM exhibit booth throughout the conference.

Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition: Michelle Burda will attend the PA Health Literacy Coalition Annual Meeting, May 14-15 in Harrisburg, PA.

Future Thinking for Health Sciences Librarians: Kate Flewelling will attend Future Thinking For Health Sciences Librarians, sponsored by MLA – Phil, in Philadelphia, PA on May 20.

New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Erin Seger will exhibit on May 22 in Somerset, NJ.

PA Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development: Kate Flewelling will present on current initiatives to the Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council on Library Development in Carlisle, PA on May 30.

New Jersey Library Association: Michael Balkenhol and Veronica Leigh Milliner will attend NJLA in Atlantic City, NJ, May 29-31. In addition to exhibiting:

American Library Association: Many of our colleagues through NNLM will attend ALA in Washington, DC, June 20-25.

  • Lydia Collins, Participant Engagement Lead, and Yamila El-Khayat, Participant Engagement Coordinator, All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center, will co-present, “Transforming Communities through Health Outreach and Programming” on June 24 from 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Academic & Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale will moderate and co-present “Citizen Science for Libraries” with Alicia Lillich (MCR) and George Strawley (MCR) staff June 24 from 10:30-11:30 AM.

International Society for Technology in Education: Veronica Leigh Milliner will attend ISTE19 in Philadelphia, PA, June 22-26.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-03-22 14:39

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner emphasized the importance of partnerships in community health outreach as it relates to All of Us Research Program activities that were conducted recently in New York and Pennsylvania.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

2019-2020 Funding Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Reading Club feedback: contribute to our upcoming picks for the NNLM Reading Club by sharing your favorite fiction, nonfiction, memoir, graphic novel, or young adult health-themed books that will make for a lively book discussion! The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

In-person training opportunity: Join Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol for a half or full day of free programming on April 18 at the Rochester Regional Library Council Training Center. Michael will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community,” and, “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library.” Registration is required. Participants are eligible for a total of 4 MLA CE.

DOCLINE Update | New Features – Feedback & Releases – DOCLINE Talkline

NLM’s Radiation Medical Emergency Management (REMM) Resource Receives Major Update! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Data Flash: Healthy Paradigm Shifts – Hacking Behavioral Health’s Future – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, February 28, 2019

NLM/NIH News

NLM and Public Policy – So much of what we do here at NLM originates in and builds upon policy and legislation. As an agency of the Federal Government, NLM’s authorities are prescribed by law. The National Library of Medicine Act of 1956 defined not only our name but also our mission, key functions, and the size and composition of our Board of Regents. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Eat ‘em or Annotate ‘em: Why Pacific White Shrimp Are a Big Deal – Pacific white shrimp show up on plates all over the world. They’re valued by diners and cooks for their tender texture and mild flavor. They’re harvested from both the ocean and aquaculture. At the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), Pacific white shrimp or Penaeus vannamei are valued for another reason. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition has been extended. Applications are due on March 29, 2019.

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations – March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a 2019 update on health resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons. New to this course: resources for emergency preparedness and response.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with NTO to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

ToxTutor – March 27, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. This session will focus on ToxTutor, a self-paced toxicology tutorial, including the history of the resource, how it has evolved over the last 20 years, and the most recent updates and enhancements from 2018.

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction – March 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. Topics include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 2, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This session will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms and how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed. Participants will investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with SCR to learn about how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database. Learn how ATM allows you to effectively search PubMed with keywords. This session will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – April 15-28, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information, but what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join NNLM for this 2-week, asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace, and explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components.

There’s an App for That! Tips to Evaluate Consumer Apps for Health – April 17,1:00-2:00 PM ET – Mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of health and wellness applications? By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help their users make informed decisions about the apps they choose to download. This webinar with SEA focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provides information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

*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 posting: Content Access and Discovery Librarian, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Finding Data To Index: When the Data Availability Statement Leads Nowhere – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

AHRQ’s New Question Builder App Helps Engage Patients and Caregivers in Healthcare Teams – AHRQ Views

Design for Learning: 21st Century Online Teaching and Learning Skills for Library Workers – available from WebJunction, D4L is a free training program comprised of 7 self-paced modules, designed to enable library workers to transfer their in-person teaching skills to the online environment.

Special Emphasis Notice: In Health Services Research Priorities for Achieving a High Value Healthcare System AHRQ encourages research applications to respond to the following specific areas: Patients as empowered consumers, including the use of price and quality information by patients to make informed decisions; Providers as accountable patient navigators, including shared decision-making and patient engagement; Payment for outcomes; Prevention of disease, including addressing social determinants of health.

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

2019 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting applications for time-limited Fellowship opportunities. AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable and to work with the HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The AHRQ Intramural Fellowship Program provides opportunities for individuals to work with leading health services researchers in the conduct and support of research on “real life” issues that support the Agency’s mission and contributes to improvements in health care. Fellows are also afforded the opportunity to work with administrative protocols, gain access to AHRQ-sponsored data sets, and apply statistical analysis methods to broaden the Fellow’s understanding of health services research and the Agency’ effect on the healthcare system. The deadline to apply is March 26.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game. Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

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HSLANJ Spring 2019 Group Licensing Offer

Mon, 2019-03-18 14:32

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative debuted in 2002 as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, specifically aimed at reducing the cost of electronic resources for medical librarians in New Jersey. Now celebrating it’s 17th year, all medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey.

Watch the recording from the November 2018 session of Boost Box, MAR’s monthly webinar series, to hear more about this opportunity. Robb Mackes, Group Licensing Project Manager, presented an overview of the HSLANJ GLI, including the benefits and considerations for future participation.

The deadline to participate in the Spring Offer is Friday, May 3. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

Questions? Please contact Robb Mackes (570-856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org).

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations. To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org.

NNLM MAR members are encouraged to view our regional member services page for more information about extended Member benefits in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2019-03-14 12:00

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about recent updates to Clinical eCompanion, a no-cost point of care resource for clinicians, that make it easier to use with a smartphone or tablet in her article, “Going Mobile with Clinical eCompanion.”

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed on Friday, March 15 for the University of Pittsburgh Spring holiday.

2019-2020 Funding Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

NNLM at NJLA: Are you headed to the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference in May? Come meet and greet with MAR staff! Check out the NNLM preconference, The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries, to hear about how public libraries can support health literacy, and to learn about health programming ideas. Attend Health and Wellness 101 to learn about collections, resources, and fun ways to help support community health and wellbeing.

Last Call! The All of Us Journey is still looking for partners when it comes to Philadelphia and Harrisburg. If you are interested in hosting the Journey at an event, volunteering, or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu.

Congratulations to Medical Library Association awardees from the Middle Atlantic Region – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Grants and Proposal Writing, February 27, 2019

NLM/NIH News

All of Us Speaker Series featuring NIH Director Francis Collins: The All of Us Research Program will launch a Speaker Series in partnership with the National Library of Medicine tonight, March 14 at 7:00 PM ET with an inaugural talk by National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins. Dr. Collins will discuss the importance of All of Us, how far the research program has come, provide a preview of the program’s future, and take questions from viewers. The All of Us Research Program Speaker Series will be streamed through YouTube Live. Closed captioning in English and Spanish will be available. For more information, visit joinallofus.org/conversations.

An Introduction to Authority-based Security – NLM is working to unleash the potential of data and information to accelerate and transform biomedical discovery. But access has its risks. Big risks. We need to find a way to deliver access while simultaneously controlling and protecting the data. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Hosting the Washington Conservation Guild – Last month, on February 7, 2019, forty-five members of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) held their floating monthly meeting in the Rotunda and History of Medicine Reading Room at the National Library of Medicine. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition has been extended. Applications are due on March 29, 2019.

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

NLM Launches a New Exhibition – The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, a banner exhibition and companion online adaptation. The exhibition opens March 18, 2019 in commemoration of Women’s History Month.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this class is designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – March 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for the third in a series of webinars presented for the Association of College and Research Libraries Health Special Interest Group (ACRL HSIG). This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar that will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways.

What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging – March 20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, the purpose of this presentation is to review the mission and vision of Meals on Wheels America – the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing the community-based nutrition and meal services field. In addition, this presentation will review popular nutrition and meal services provided by the nationwide network of community-based senior nutrition programs, and outline the documented impact these services have recipient health and wellbeing. Webinar participants will also learn about high-quality education and training offered by the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging – an online resource center, hosted by Meals on Wheels America.

Keeping Up with the Information Onslaught – March 21, 12:30-1:30 PM ET – Are you suffering from your own information explosion? How as health information professionals can we sustainably organize all that “stuff” that matters to us while keeping up with the literature for both our customers and ourselves? In this webinar Sponsored by MAR, Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, Informationist at the Health Sciences Library Virtua in Mt Laurel, NJ will further discuss her recent article about organizing your resources sustainably. Learn what, how and why to organize your personal and professional collections. Have no fear of tossing and deleting. She will help us design our very own organizing plan.

Health and Wellness at the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – March 25-April 26, 2019 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, Join MCR & PSR for this class! Centered around eight core competencies, this interactive 4-week online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for 12 MLA CE, including credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations – March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a 2019 update on health resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons. New to this course: resources for emergency preparedness and response.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with NTO to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

ToxTutor – March 27, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. This session will focus on ToxTutor, a self-paced toxicology tutorial, including the history of the resource, how it has evolved over the last 20 years, and the most recent updates and enhancements from 2018.

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction – March 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. Topics include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – April 15-28, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information, but what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join NNLM for this 2-week, asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace, and explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

*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:

Spring to It! Developing Messages for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019 – HIV.gov

Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital – AHRQ Views

#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Workforce Education and Training – Join RHIhub on Monday, March 18 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat to discuss the education and training of the rural health workforce, including how rural training is different, factors that determine how likely a student is to practice in a rural area, and strategies to improve your rural community’s rural health workforce. Use #RuralHealthChat to join the conversation!

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Developing Environmental Health Literacy: Interactive, Problem-Based Science Kits for Diverse Community Audiences – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Participants of this webinar will learn about interactive community environmental health education kits. These hands-on kits are on topics including lead poisoning prevention (water and housing), water quality (urban and rural), healthy homes, skin cancer, breast cancer, and pesticide use in the home. The kits were developed in partnership with community groups in diverse communities across the country and Science Take-Out, a science education company. Webinar participants will be able to request free kits for use with their own community groups by May 2019, or they can order them online for later use. Sponsored by the New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA); Free for members / $10 for non-members. Available CE credit: 1 CHES / 1 CPH

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Mobile Technologies Extending Reach of Primary Care for Substance-Use-Disorders – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking grant applications to develop and test a prototype mobile/tablet technology-based application suitable for U.S. primary care settings, to serve as a low-cost user-friendly tool that primary care providers (PCPs) may use to deliver timely tailored feedback to patients following up on interventions for risky substance use. It should be designed with a specific aim of improving coordination and delivery of indicated services to primary care patients at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD). The application deadline is March 19, 2019.

2019 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting applications for time-limited Fellowship opportunities. AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable and to work with the HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The AHRQ Intramural Fellowship Program provides opportunities for individuals to work with leading health services researchers in the conduct and support of research on “real life” issues that support the Agency’s mission and contributes to improvements in health care. Fellows are also afforded the opportunity to work with administrative protocols, gain access to AHRQ-sponsored data sets, and apply statistical analysis methods to broaden the Fellow’s understanding of health services research and the Agency’ effect on the healthcare system. The deadline to apply is March 26.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game. Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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

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Last Call for All of Us Journey Partnership

Tue, 2019-03-12 11:16

The All of Us Journey bus from the outsideLast Call! The All of Us Journey is still looking for partners when it comes to Philadelphia and Harrisburg. If you are interested in hosting the Journey at an event, volunteering, or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu.

The All of Us Journey is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 41-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health. Your organization can volunteer to host an All of Us Journey event or in conjunction to an existing event, which will connect your community with the interactive health stations and an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the All of Us Research Program.

Inside the All of Us Journey busInterested organizations can host the All of Us Journey at  a public community event (i.e., health fair, etc.) or invite the Journey to exhibit as part of an already existing event. All types of NNLM Network Members are invited to inquire if interested.

The All of Us Journey will be visiting the Middle Atlantic Region on the following dates:

  • 4/15- 4/21 Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/22- 4/28 Philadelphia, PA
  • 4/29 – 5/5 New Brunswick & Newark, NJ
  • 5/27 – 6/ 2 Harrisburg, PA

*Please note that all dates are tentative

Visit the All of Us Journey to see examples of past events and upcoming events already scheduled throughout the country.

Testimonials and images from All of Us Journey visitors

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