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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)

Categories: RML Blogs

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Congratulations to Medical Library Association awardees from the Middle Atlantic Region

Mon, 2019-03-11 04:00

The staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, congratulates the recipients of awards and honors from our region of Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Awardees include NNLM MAR’s own Academic and Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale who was named a 2019-2020 “Rising Star”!

Awardees will be recognized at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. For a complete list of awardees, go to the MLA website.

Virginia L. and William K. Beatty Volunteer Service Award

Amy Gische Lyons, AHIP, FMLA, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Consumer Health Librarian of the Year Award

Judy Carol Stribling, AHIP, Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

Fellowship
  • Michele Klein-Fedyshin, AHIP, FMLA, Falk Library, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Amy Gische Lyons, AHIP, FMLA, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
President’s Award

MLA Education Steering Committee, including

  • Carrie L. Iwema, AHIP, Member, Falk Library, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Keith C. Mages, AHIP, Member, Samuel J. Wood Library and C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY
  • Latrina Keith, Chapter Council Liaison, D. Samuel Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
  • Donna Berryman, AHIP, Former Chapter Council Liaison, Health Sciences Library, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Librarians without Borders® Ursula Poland International Scholarship

Erin RB Eldermire, Flower-Sprecher Library, Veterinary College, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Medical Informatics Section/MLA Career Development Grant

Lori Winterfeldt, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ossining, NY

MLA Librarians without Borders®/Elsevier Foundation/Research4Life Grants

HINARI and Systematic Review Training in Zimbabwe

  • Sarah Young, Hunt Library, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Erin RB Eldermire, Flower-Sprecher Library, Veterinary College, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-03-08 14:01

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: This quarter, Academic & Data Services Coordinator Elaina Vitale wrote about the critical role of librarians in navigating the vast body of evidence-based research to support researchers and clinicians in her article, “From Apples to Oranges: Using Trusted National Library of Medicine Resources to Inform Comparative Effectiveness.”

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 on Thursday, 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.

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!

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.

The Public Library Association (PLA) has expanded its partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine! Starting this month, PLA and NNLM will team up to raise awareness of the NIH’s All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the U.S., to accelerate research and improve health.

Women’s History Month – Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NLM/NIH News

It Takes a Village – Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan shines a light on the people across the Library who make a remarkable program possible. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! – Most people know Theodor Seuss Geisel as Dr. Seuss, but many are unaware that he started his career as a freelance editorial cartoonist in the 1920s. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Who Am I? 12 Notable Women in Medical History – To celebrate Women’s History Month, this article profiles 12 women who were pioneers in the field of health and medicine. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

An Updated PubMed Is on Its WayNLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

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.

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine: This quarter, comedian Bob Saget talks about his long-time advocacy for scleroderma. Other featured topics include the Opioid Crisis, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, and the HPV Vaccine. Subscribe to receive NIH MedlinePlus Magazine delivered to your home or office, or order MedlinePlus Magazine in bulk for your library.

NIH News in Health: The March 2019 issue is now available, featuring, “The Skinny on Fat: The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown,” and, “Practicing Gratitude: Ways to Improve Positivity.” Other topics include detecting colorectal cancer, and how physical activity may lessen symptoms of depression.

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.

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: 

Not Just Deodorant: Teen Hygiene Health Center at the Rockwood Makerspace – WebJunction, the learning place for libraries

#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.

Blockchain & Decentralization for the Information Industries – March 11-April 21, 2019 – Blockchain technology is a trend on the brink of revolutionizing the public and private sectors, and it is on the radar of many who are curious about its global disruptive potential for accessing and sharing information among individuals, organizations, and governments. This San Jose State University MOOC will provide a background for individuals involved with libraries, urban planning, government agencies, publishing & other organizations to understand the issues and applications of distributed ledger technology. The topics will include: overview of blockchain technology; implementation issues, considerations, and challenges; related decentralized systems; potential applications; and, future directions.

Preparing Adolescents for a Lifetime of Investing in their own Healthcare – March 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET -The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)’s Person and Family Engagement Council member Linda Miller will be one of the featured presenters on this state-wide webinar. As a high school health teacher, Linda developed a core health topic for her 10th grade students with a hope to change the way we educate our youth as it pertains to their self-care and communications with health care professionals. In addition to Linda, the webinar will include two individuals from the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine. These individuals help to run a program designed to empower youth to actively participate in their own health care for lifelong engagement in the health system. This one hour webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in patient engagement and teaching others how to take an active role in their care. It is offered at no cost and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great – March 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Take your research guides from good to great with techniques and guidance from an experienced web professional and LibGuides expert! Learn how to make your guides user friendly on multiple device types; how to identify and fix accessibility problems, especially for users with disabilities; and how to get user data that enable you to improve your guides and demonstrate their impact. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

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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All of Us Speaker Series featuring NIH Director Francis Collins

Thu, 2019-03-07 15:14

Dr. Francis CollinsThe All of Us Research Program will launch a Speaker Series in partnership with the National Library of Medicine on Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. 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.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-03-01 15:18

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: The first issue of 2019 is available! This quarter, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda talked about “Public Health Information Resources on Suicide Prevention.”

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 while we attend an NNLM staff Summit. We will respond to all requests when we return.

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.

Neurodiversity in the Workplace – NER Update

New Tools Available for First Responders Involved with Mass Decontamination – Newsbits from PSR

Gearing Up For Pi Day! – SEA Currents

Upcoming Training Opportunities: PubMed for Librarians – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries, February 19, 2019

NLM/NIH News

On Becoming – At what point can one say, “I am a librarian”? Is it on entry to a graduate program in library science? When assuming that first professional position? As one grows in skill and sophistication or achieves some recognition for the unique expertise of the profession? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Fantastic Voyages through the Historical Audio-Visual Collections at the National Library of Medicine – An interview with Dr. Oliver Gaycken, Associate Professor, Department of English, Core Faculty, Film and Comparative Literature Programs, University of Maryland. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine: This quarter, comedian Bob Saget talks about his long-time advocacy for scleroderma. Other featured topics include the Opioid Crisis, Acute Flaccid Myelitis, and the HPV Vaccine. Subscribe to receive NIH MedlinePlus Magazine delivered to your home or office, or order MedlinePlus Magazine in bulk for your library.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

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.

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.

*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: Assistant Professor and Electronic Resources Librarian, The University of Toledo Libraries, Toledo, OH

Step by Step, Improving Heart Health in America – AHRQ Views

National Library Week 2019: The Pennsylvania Library Association is pleased to offer a media toolkit to be used for celebrating National Library Week in April. Included is a proclamation template, press release template, interactive display idea, patron comment card/quote collection form, social media hashtags, and resource links.  You are encouraged to customize the materials with your own library information and use these for outreach to your local media including radio, TV, newspapers, and also for your own newsletters, community engagement, and programming.

Blockchain & Decentralization for the Information Industries – March 11-April 21, 2019 – Blockchain technology is a trend on the brink of revolutionizing the public and private sectors, and it is on the radar of many who are curious about its global disruptive potential for accessing and sharing information among individuals, organizations, and governments. This San Jose State University MOOC will provide a background for individuals involved with libraries, urban planning, government agencies, publishing & other organizations to understand the issues and applications of distributed ledger technology. The topics will include: overview of blockchain technology; implementation issues, considerations, and challenges; related decentralized systems; potential applications; and, future directions.

NMRT March Live Chat: Harnessing Social Media for Promotion of your Library Services: Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner and other members of the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table on March 12 at 2:00 PM ET for this Twitter chat! Hear and talk with others about what your library is doing to harness social media or what new and innovative ideas you would like to try to market your services via social media. Look for @caseytitsch and use #nmrtchat on follow and join the conversation on Twitter!

Preparing Adolescents for a Lifetime of Investing in their own Healthcare – March 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET -The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)’s Person and Family Engagement Council member Linda Miller will be one of the featured presenters on this state-wide webinar. As a high school health teacher, Linda developed a core health topic for her 10th grade students with a hope to change the way we educate our youth as it pertains to their self-care and communications with health care professionals. In addition to Linda, the webinar will include two individuals from the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine. These individuals help to run a program designed to empower youth to actively participate in their own health care for lifelong engagement in the health system. This one hour webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in patient engagement and teaching others how to take an active role in their care. It is offered at no cost and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Take Your Research Guides from Good to Great – March 14, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Take your research guides from good to great with techniques and guidance from an experienced web professional and LibGuides expert! Learn how to make your guides user friendly on multiple device types; how to identify and fix accessibility problems, especially for users with disabilities; and how to get user data that enable you to improve your guides and demonstrate their impact. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

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.

Mini-grant Funding for Health Outreach in Public Libraries: PLA’s health insurance education initiative, Promoting Healthy Communities: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, is part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Community Catalyst. The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering funding for public libraries to implement consumer outreach and education activities around health insurance and health information. Up to 70 U.S. public libraries will be awarded $500 mini-grants through the application process. The Round 2 mini-grant application will remain open until 12:59 AM ET on Wendesday, March 6, 2019. Priority will be given to recipients of first-round, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage funding, and grant-associated activities must be completed by May 1, 2019.

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.

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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Upcoming Training Opportunities: PubMed for Librarians

Wed, 2019-02-27 10:45

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for our next round of PubMed for Librarians, and earn up to 7.5 MLA CE! Register for one or more sessions in this series of free webinars to learn about PubMed and enhance your searching skills. All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – March 26, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session 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. Prior to the session: Create a My NCBI account, if you don’t already have one, so you can follow along.

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH – April 2, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session with GMR to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database. This class will talk about the 4 different types of MeSH terms, how searchers can benefit from using MeSH to build a search in PubMed, investigate the structure of the MeSH database, and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping – April 9, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this session 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 class will also explore the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details, and how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search – April 16, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This session with NER will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. Attendees will learn how to coordinate MeSH terms the way Indexers do, explore the Index feature to build a search and explore topics, and look at the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries.

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features – April 23, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This session with MAR will explore Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing study design and how they work in PubMed, introduce 3 PubMed products that facilitate evidence based searching, and demonstrate how to customize My NCBI Filters to quickly locate specific publication types.

Explore other NNLM trainings for more opportunities to learn about NLM resources, get ideas for incorporating health into your programming, hear about NNLM-supported projects, and claim MLA CE!

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-02-22 12:14

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: The first issue of 2019 is available! This quarter, Michael Balkenhol, MAR’s Health Programming Coordinator, wrote about NNLM’s partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program and some exciting upcoming opportunities in his article, “Summer Health Programming and Library Moon Walk!

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!

NNLM at NJLA: Are you headed to the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference in May? Come meet and greet with MAR staff and 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.

Spotlight on MAR Staff Professional Development: Veronica Leigh Milliner, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, has been selected as one of forty-two library workers and educators to participate in a two-day workshop to learn how to lead Racial Healing Circles, a transformative facilitation process that strives to help communities engage with storytelling, deep listening and relationship building that can support healing from the effects of racism. This opportunity was created out of a partnership between the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, American Library Association (ALA), and presented in cooperation with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).

New on YouTube: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe, January 23, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Working—and Walking—Together for Healthier Hearts – You’ve heard the statistics: One out of every four deaths in the United States is due to heart disease. But have you heard these more encouraging numbers? At least 30 minutes of physical activity five days a week can help protect your heart health. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM at the Oscars? – With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we present NLM’s nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards. Neither made the short list of the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, so you won’t see them during Sunday’s telecast, but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth watching. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Medicine On Screen: Films and Essays from the National Library of Medicine – This week, the National Library of Medicine introduces Medicine on Screen: Films and Essays from NLM, a curated, freely-accessible portal presenting digitized historical titles from the Library’s world-renowned audiovisuals collection. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM and Wellcome Complete Partnership to Provide Free Access to Hundreds of Years of Medical Research – thousands of full back issues of historically-significant biomedical journals are now freely available through the National Institutes of Health life sciences repository PubMed Central (PMC), and through its European counterpart, Europe PMC.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This online class with PNR and MCR provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

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.

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.

*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:

Finding Data to Index: Data available in a repository – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

NMRT March Live Chat: Harnessing Social Media for Promotion of your Library Services: Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner and other members of the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table on March 12 at 2:00 PM ET for this Twitter chat! Hear and talk with others about what your library is doing to harness social media or what new and innovative ideas you would like to try to market your services via social media. Look for @caseytitsch and use #nmrtchat on follow and join the conversation on Twitter!

Holistic Health and Sickle Cell Disease: A Focus on Mental and Behavioral Health – February 29, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, this webinar will discuss the various aspects of mental and behavioral health in sickle cell disease patients, as well as a holistic approach to treatment. It will focus on the importance of coordinating care for those with sickle cell disease through multidisciplinary methods. Presenters will share information on the mental health disparities that exist among sickle cell patients and ways that health care providers can work to address them. This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education. One CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.

Preparing Adolescents for a Lifetime of Investing in their own Healthcare – March 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET -The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP)’s Person and Family Engagement Council member Linda Miller will be one of the featured presenters on this state-wide webinar. As a high school health teacher, Linda developed a core health topic for her 10th grade students with a hope to change the way we educate our youth as it pertains to their self-care and communications with health care professionals. In addition to Linda, the webinar will include two individuals from the Adolescent Health Initiative at Michigan Medicine. These individuals help to run a program designed to empower youth to actively participate in their own health care for lifelong engagement in the health system. This one hour webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in patient engagement and teaching others how to take an active role in their care. It is offered at no cost and a certificate of attendance will be provided.

Mini-grant Funding for Health Outreach in Public Libraries: PLA’s health insurance education initiative, Promoting Healthy Communities: Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, is part of a national partnership made possible by funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Community Catalyst. The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering funding for public libraries to implement consumer outreach and education activities around health insurance and health information. Up to 70 U.S. public libraries will be awarded $500 mini-grants through the application process. The Round 2 mini-grant application will remain open until 12:59 AM ET on Wendesday, March 6, 2019. Priority will be given to recipients of first-round, Libraries Connecting You to Coverage funding, and grant-associated activities must be completed by May 1, 2019.

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.

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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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-02-15 11:26

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

Spotlight

Read the MAReport: The first issue of 2019 is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talks about the ways Network members can help fulfill the mission of the NNLM in, “Be Active! Top Ten Ways to Engage with NNLM MAR.”

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!

A Look Back: African Americans in Medical History – SEA Currents

New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health, January 23, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Celebrating the Contributions of African American Scientists at NIH – The National Library of Medicine is proud once again to partner with the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion to celebrate Black History Month. This year, we’re marking the occasion by hosting a photographic display celebrating African American scientists at NIH. The exhibition will be on display through the end of February. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Test Your Knowledge of NLM Presidential Trivia – As the nation prepares to celebrate Washington’s Birthday, NLM in Focus would like to share a few of NLM’s connections to five past presidents. Can you name the president for each challenge? – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

March in February: Congenital Heart Defects Awareness – For American Heart Month, this article raises awareness about Congenital Heart Defects and presents a brief history of the non-profit health organization, March of Dimes. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders – Join the National Insitute of Mental Health on February 28 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat that will cover the common types of eating disorders, how they are treated, current research, and how to find help. Follow @NIMHgov on Twitter for updates about the chat and other information about mental health research. Post questions using #NIMHchats to join the conversation!

NIH News in Health: Check out the February 2019 issue, featuring, “From A to Zika: Understanding Emerging Diseases,” and, “Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke.” Other topics include vaping trends in teens, weight management, and multilingual wellness tips!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Citizen Science Day 2019: Add Real Scientific Research to Your Library Programming! – February 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Citizen Science Day 2019 is Saturday, April 13th. You and your library are invited to participate in the Stall Catchers Megathon, in which people all over the world will analyze real research data in a game format that would normally take researchers over a year to complete. Join PSR for this webinar to learn more about Citizen Science (real people doing real science), and see how your library can get on board through citizen science activities and programming at different levels.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare – February 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. This hour-long webinar with GMR will explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This online class with PNR and MCR provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

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.

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.

*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: Director of the Critical Path Learning Center, Philadelphia FIGHT, Philadelphia, PA

Go4 Life February Partner Newsletter – The Go4Life partner network now includes just over 60 federal, national, and local/regional partners.

The Promise of Electronic Health Records: Are We There Yet? – AHRQ Views

Cataloging Software and 3D Models in the Pitt Data Catalog – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

PA Forward’s Story – Learn about the Pennsylvania Library Association’s PA Forward accomplishments since it’s public launch in 2012. PA Forward is focused on literacy and the work that libraries do every day to support that for ourselves, our patrons, and our communities – basic literacy, civic and social literacy, health literacy, information literacy, and financial literacy. The more literate we are, at all ages, the more success we will achieve!

Holistic Health and Sickle Cell Disease: A Focus on Mental and Behavioral Health – February 29, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Office of Minority Health, this webinar will discuss the various aspects of mental and behavioral health in sickle cell disease patients, as well as a holistic approach to treatment. It will focus on the importance of coordinating care for those with sickle cell disease through multidisciplinary methods. Presenters will share information on the mental health disparities that exist among sickle cell patients and ways that health care providers can work to address them. This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education. One CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.

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.

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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Funding is Available for 2019-2020 Health Information Outreach Projects

Fri, 2019-02-08 15:05

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) invites applications for health information outreach and programming projects.

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

  • Period of Performance: May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020
  • Due Date: April 5, 2019 4:30 PM ET
  • Notification of Awards: April 29, 2019

Eligibility: Network member organizations in the Middle Atlantic Region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania) are eligible to apply. Membership is free and open to libraries of all kinds, community-based organizations, clinics, public health departments and other organizations that provide or distribute health information.

Awards to NNLM MAR member organizations help advance the goals of the NLM Strategic Plan and help us achieve two National Network Performance Measures:

  • Engage Network members in carrying out the mission of NNLM.
  • Maintain a robust outreach and education program reaching the region’s communities and responsive to their needs.

Available awards include:

Health Information Outreach Project: Education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 6 awards

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award: Projects to support public libraries and organizations who develop programming for public libraries that involve information and education about the NIH All of Us Research program and health information literacy.

  • Amount: Up to $50,000
  • Awards Available: 3 awards up to $50,000; maximum of 6 awards of up to $20,000

Health Sciences Library Project: Projects that support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.

  • Amount: Up to $20,000
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 4 awards

Professional Development Award: Awards to assist individuals working in MAR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives.

  • Amount: Up to $2,500
  • Awards Available: Minimum of 14 awards

Resources are available to help potential applicants, including:

NNLM MAR staff are available for consultation and training on applicable National Library of Medicine resources and potential projects. Complete the NNLM MAR Award Interest Form, and someone will respond within three business days.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-02-08 15:03

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Now 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!

Discover NNLM Training Opportunities: Check out NNLM’s newly-redesigned landing page for training. Now it’s even easier to find classes by category, continuing education, and availability!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Membership Certificates: Shout-out to Pew Medical Library at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Penfield Public Library for sharing photos of their new certificates, and for their continued membership with NNLM! Update your membership record today to receive your very own certificate from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine!

CEN Newsletter: Keep track of the latest news with the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network by signing up for their new online newsletter! If you’re interested in hearing about funding and programming opportunities for your library or organization, the All of Us Research Program, health information classes, training sessions, or the latest health information resources and services available, then this newsletter is for you.

NNLM Reading Club: American Heart Month – MARquee News Highlights

Celebrate Data in February: Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week – SEA Currents

Loansome Doc System to Retire July 1, 2019 – DOCLINE Talkline

PubMed Enhancements February 2019 – Newsbits from PSR

Help for Keeping Your Healthy Eating Resolutions – NER Update

New on YouTube: More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals, January 15, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Promoting Trust in Trustable Information – NLM is and always has been committed to providing access to trustworthy information. But for all the authoritative information we and others share online, the internet serves up false or misleading information almost as frequently. How can we—and the citizens we serve—function effectively in such an environment? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Love Your Heart – Find posters on heart health from the NLM Digital Collections for American Heart Month – 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 is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders – Join the National Insitute of Mental Health on February 28 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat that will cover the common types of eating disorders, how they are treated, current research, and how to find help. Follow @NIMHgov on Twitter for updates about the chat and other information about mental health research. Post questions using #NIMHchats to join the conversation!

NIH News in Health: Check out the February 2019 issue, featuring, “From A to Zika: Understanding Emerging Diseases,” and, “Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke.” Other topics include vaping trends in teens, weight management, and multilingual wellness tips!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics – February 14, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), Patricia Tuohy from the NLM History of Medicine Exhibition Program will introduce the new Exhibitions Connect initiative, curated resource guides of health information resources related to individual banner exhibitions. Highlighting “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America,” as a case study, Ms. Tuohy will review their strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues will be able to use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources. Christie Moffatt, HMD Digital Manuscripts Program Manager, will discuss how NLM’s Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group collects born-digital web resources on public health emergencies, such as the Ebola Outbreak of 2014, the 2016 Zika Virus health threat, and most recently, on the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare – February 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. This hour-long webinar with GMR will explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – March 1-31, 2019 – Consumers need access to information and resources about genetic information in an understandable manner. Librarians working with the public need to be aware of the issues surrounding genetics and resources to assist patrons in locating and evaluating sometimes complex and confusing information. This online class with PNR and MCR provides an opportunity to become better equipped with the resources you need to address the genetic health information needs of your community.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

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.

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.

*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: 

AHRQ’s Commitment to Meeting Unmet Needs in the Healthcare System – AHRQ Views

Finding Data to Index: Data available through a consortium – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

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.

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)

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM Reading Club: American Heart Month

Mon, 2019-02-04 14:17

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of American Heart Month, a February National Health Observance.

  • Heart: A History by Sandeep Jauhar
  • Beautiful Affliction by Lene Fogelberg
  • This Heart of Mine: a Novel by C.C. Hunter

To learn more about each of these titles, download book discussion guides, promotional materials and corresponding heart health information or to apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit, visit the NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Heart 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 theme of Family Health History can request another free book club kit in this new selection. Kit requests and/or book clubs need to be received by April 30th. To request a book club kit, complete an application.

If there are any types of materials that would aid in facilitating your book club (large print books, audio books, etc), please feel free to reach out to NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu. We will do our best to accommodate the needs of your community.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-02-01 11:33

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Preview: Our next round of funding will be opening in early February! Read Executive Director Kate Flewelling’s NNLM MAR Funding 2019-2020 preview to learn what you can be doing now to prepare, like registering for our upcoming grants and programming webinars!

My MedlinePlus: Subscribe to My MedlinePlus for relevant health information delivered straight to your email. This week’s My MedlinePlus focused on winter weather topics like, cold weather safety for older adults, how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia, preparing for winter weather emergencies, and staying safe when exercising in cold weather.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

CEN Newsletter: Keep track of the latest news with the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network by signing up for their new online newsletter! If you’re interested in hearing about funding and programming opportunities for your library or organization, the All of Us Research Program, health information classes, training sessions, or the latest health information resources and services available, then this newsletter is for you.

Explore NLM’s New Open Data Portal: Data Discovery – Newsbits from PSR

New on YouTube: PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine, January 14, 2019

NLM/NIH News

Data Discover at NLM – Did you know that each day more than four million people use NLM resources and that every hour a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems? Those mammoth numbers indicate how essential NLM’s array of information products and services are to scientific progress. But as we gain more experience with providing information, particularly clinical, biologic, and genetic datasets, we’re finding that how we share data is as critical as the data itself. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Fifteenth Century Books: When Doodles Matter – It may seem hard to believe that a random scribbling or doodle on an empty page or margin of an old book could have much significance. Take for example a face drawn on an otherwise sparse title page of the NLM copy of Regimen Sanitatis Salernitanum printed in the late 1480s in Leipzig, Germany. – 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 is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

How Naloxone Saves Lives in Opioid Overdose: Recently, MedlinePlus partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to produce an animation about this overdose treatment. The sharable video explains how naloxone works, when to use it, and how it is administered.

During Black History Month in February, the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH) will join partners honoring the rich heritage and diversity of African Americans. During the month, OMH will also raise awareness about cardiovascular disease, sickle cell disease, and the effects of these diseases on the African American community. Utilize OMH’s Black History Month initiative page for shareable materials, including web graphics and publications, to help raise awareness in your community.

NIMH Twitter Chat: Eating Disorders – Join the National Insitute of Mental Health on February 28 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat that will cover the common types of eating disorders, how they are treated, current research, and how to find help. Follow @NIMHgov on Twitter for updates about the chat and other information about mental health research. Post questions using #NIMHchats to join the conversation!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Introduction to Library CarpentryFeb 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Join this class by NER to learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics – February 14, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), Patricia Tuohy from the NLM History of Medicine Exhibition Program will introduce the new Exhibitions Connect initiative, curated resource guides of health information resources related to individual banner exhibitions. Highlighting “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America,” as a case study, Ms. Tuohy will review their strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues will be able to use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources. Christie Moffatt, HMD Digital Manuscripts Program Manager, will discuss how NLM’s Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group collects born-digital web resources on public health emergencies, such as the Ebola Outbreak of 2014, the 2016 Zika Virus health threat, and most recently, on the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

The Elephant in the Room: Helping Your Community Navigate the Financial Aspects of Healthcare – February 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Financial health literacy occurs at the intersection of managing personal finances and health literacy. This hour-long webinar with GMR will explore the four components of financial health literacy and how librarians can support education and awareness to empower health consumers as they navigate complex issues of terminology, insurance, unexpected costs and financial barriers to healthcare. Better understanding the financial aspects of healthcare provides one key to unlocking health equity and wellness.

Grants and Proposal Writing with NNLM MAR – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Interested in applying for funding from NNLM MAR? Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. Note: this webinar is tailored to meet the needs of potential applicants in the Middle Atlantic Region. Attendance is restricted to individuals in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course with MAR focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. This class also offers 1 MLA CE.

Introduction to the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) – March 7, 2:00-2:40 PM ET – The Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) is a set of files and software available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) that brings together many biomedical vocabularies and standards for drugs, disorders, procedures, lab tests, medical devices, organisms, anatomy, genes, and more. Join David Anderson from NLM for this brief overview of how researchers and organizations can use the rich collection of terminology data in the UMLS to enhance interoperability and discoverability in research and clinical applications.

*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: Health Program Specialist, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Harlem Health Advocacy Partners and a Case Study in Data Re-Use – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Launch of new priority area: Oral health for refugees and asylum-seekers – Evidence Aid

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities – Case Studies Sought – OCLC and the Public Library Association are working together to create a series of case studies detailing how public libraries are supporting their community’s response to the opioid crisis. This project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities, is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and is designed to inform public library leaders about a range of community-based responses to the opioid crisis, including how libraries are addressing emerging learning, challenges, gaps, partnerships, policies, opportunities and evolving community needs.

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.

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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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-01-25 12:29

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

Spotlight

2019-2020 Funding Preview: Our next round of funding will be opening in early February! Read Executive Director Kate Flewelling’s NNLM MAR Funding 2019-2020 preview to learn what you can be doing now to prepare, like registering for our upcoming grants and programming webinars!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

GMR-Funded Project Works to Make Indigenous Nutritional Health Information Accessible – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Celebrate American Heart Month with the NNLM Reading Club! – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

DOCLINE 6.0 is NOW LIVE! – DOCLINE Talkline

NLM/NIH News

Revving Up NLM ResearchNLM took another big step in revving up its intramural research operation by launching a national search for a scientific director to oversee all intramural research. Learn about how this move elevates the position and reflects its broad-based, trans-NLM scope of responsibilities. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Stanley N. Cohen Papers Open for Research – Learn more about this new archival collection, now available at the National Library of Medicine! Stanley N. Cohen and UC San Francisco Professor Herbert Boyer were the first scientists to clone DNA and to transplant genes from one living organism to another, an achievement that is often considered the birth of genetic engineering and DNA therapies. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Gears Up for 2019 – Take a look at what’s ahead for NNLM! – 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 is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

Last chance to register! ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This 1 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Transgender Health: Research and Resources – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – January 31, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM ET – Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer” class with SCR is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24 – January 31, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In the final years of high school and in the years following after, young adults ages 18-24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one’s own health. Sponsored by NER, this class will introduce participants to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and partner organizations that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

Introduction to Library CarpentryFeb 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Join this class by NER to learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

National Library of Medicine Exhibits: Managing Information Around Public Health Emergencies and Pandemics – February 14, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), Patricia Tuohy from the NLM History of Medicine Exhibition Program will introduce the new Exhibitions Connect initiative, curated resource guides of health information resources related to individual banner exhibitions. Highlighting “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America,” as a case study, Ms. Tuohy will review their strategy for creating this resource guide, and how host venues will be able to use the guide to connect their communities to NLM resources. Christie Moffatt, HMD Digital Manuscripts Program Manager, will discuss how NLM’s Web Collecting and Archiving Working Group collects born-digital web resources on public health emergencies, such as the Ebola Outbreak of 2014, the 2016 Zika Virus health threat, and most recently, on the ongoing opioid epidemic.

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Through collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NNLM provides training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries, and access to quality health information for the general public. Join MAR for this webinar that will include a background of the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insights about NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – February 20, 12:30-2:00 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Sponsored by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy.

Superpatients: Patients Who Extended Science When All Other Options Were Gone – February 21, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – In his forthcoming book Superpatients, Dave deBronkart, cancer survivor and co-founder of the Society for Participatory Medicine, tells stories of patients who have (literally) extended science when all other options were gone. What do these “superpatients” need and want to achieve their goals in health and treatment? Additionally, what does it mean for the future of medical librarians? Join this webinar hosted by SEA to find out!

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

Other Items of Interest

Job postings:

From Protocol to Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment – January 29, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – this webinar, intended for Health Sciences Librarians at academic and research institutions and hospitals with knowledge of systematic reviews, will discuss strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews. This session offers 1.5 MLA CE.

Registration is open for the North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! This free, online event is open to all – regardless of library type or experience with virtual reference. The theme is “Fully Present Online.” The conference will be held on February 12, 2019 from 11:00 AM-4:00 PM ET.

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.

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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NNLM MAR Funding: 2019-2020 preview

Wed, 2019-01-23 07:00

In early February, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, will open funding opportunities for May 1, 2019 – April 30, 2020 projects.

Requests for Proposals will be announced for the following:

Health Information Outreach Project: Education and outreach projects that improve access to biomedical and health information and increase the ability of the public and health professionals to use these resources.

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award: Projects to support public libraries and organizations who develop programming for public libraries that involve information and education about the NIH All of Us Research program and health information literacy.

Health Sciences Library Project: Projects that support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.

Professional Development Award: Awards to assist individuals working in MAR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives.

Most awards are up to $20,000. Professional Development awards are up to $2,500.

What can your organization do now to prepare?
  • Verify that your organization is a member of NNLM MAR – If not, join the network.
  • Subscribe to Weekly Postings to be notified when funding is announced.
  • Explore project ideas by looking at past NNLM funded projects and Programs Ideas and Guides.
  • Talk to people in your organization and partners to gauge readiness and support for applying for external funding.
  • Sign up for one or more upcoming Technical Assistance webinars, listed below.
Upcoming Webinars

Applying for All of Us Funding – Health Programs for Public Libraries – February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This webinar will include a presentation of background information about the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insight about what types of library projects qualify for NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement.

Grants and Proposal Writing – February 27, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including the specific requirements for NNLM MAR funding. Note: attendance is restricted to individuals in the MAR region (DE/NJ/NY/PA).

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. This course may be useful in gathering data related to target populations for your proposed project.

Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – This course 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.

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Call for Applications: 2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students

Mon, 2019-01-21 07:00

AcademyHealth is acccepting applications for the third annual HSRProj Research Competition for Students, hosted by AcademyHealth and the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). This annual competition invites students to use data from the Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) database in conjunction with other sources to identify research gaps in health services and systems research.

Submission Requirements

All projects should include the following:

  • A research statement that outlines a topic related to population health and/or social determinants of health that is missing or under-represented in the field of health services or systems research as a whole. You may also choose to focus your project on missing or under-represented topics in the HSRProj database itself.
  • A methods statement that clearly explains how the HSRProj full database download was deployed, as well as the rationale for additional data sources, such as those listed below under “Resources.”
  • A statement of findings/conclusions and recommendations, including a justification of the significance of the topic.
  • Data visualization(s) (no more than three) that illustrate the findings in an engaging and comprehensive manner (e.g., graphs, charts, models, infographics).
Eligibility

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program in health services research, communication science, data science, informatics, information science, public health, health economics, statistics, or a related field;
  • Work alone or in groups of no more than three;
  • Work with an academic advisor (and it is strongly encouraged, but not required, for students to seek out university librarians for advice on your project);
  • Use the HSRProj full database, which is available online in XML and Excel formats; and
  • Use at least one supplemental data source, such as those listed on the announcement from AcademyHealth
How to Apply

Submission deadline: March 1, 2019 5:00 PM ET.

Submissions are to be made through the application webform. A complete submission needs to include:

  • The application form with each team member’s and faculty advisor’s information;
  • structured abstract for the project of no more than 500 words, using the judging criteria as a guide; and
  • Up to three data visualizations that illustrate the authors’ approach and findings.

Students are encouraged to seek course credits through their university for participation in this competition.

From the pool of submission, the judges will select five finalists to present a ten-minute web-based project synopsis. Finalist presentations will highlight the research purpose, methodology, findings, conclusions, and data visualizations. Presentations are expected to take place during the week of April 22, 2019. The winning project, and four honorary mentions, will be announced in early May. Judging criteria for the initial round is available on the announcement from AcademyHealth.

The winner or winning team will be invited to present their research as a featured poster at the 2019 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Washington D.C., on June 2-4, 2019. Please note that the winner(s) will need to cover their own lodging, transportation, and registration. In addition, the winner(s) will be invited to work with AcademyHealth staff to write a blog post to be featured on AcademyHealth’s website describing their project and experience.

If you have a question please visit the 2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: Frequently Asked Questions page or contact hsrproj@academyhealth.org.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:22

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

Spotlight

In Support of Sick Leave: Read Dr. Brennan’s recent post in Musings from the Mezzanine, In Support of Sick Leave to learn about the benefits of taking a sick day.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region will be offering continuing education credit for Certified Health Education Specialists with two upcoming courses: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health and Health Statistics on the Web. Visit January and February classes for Certified Health Education Specialists to see more details.

Welcome to the Consumer Health Minute – PNR News

Data Flash: New Year’s Data Resolutions – PNR News

NLM/NIH News

Hamilton and Yellow Fever: The Library Where It Happens: On Hamilton’s birthday, January 11, NLM debuted “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America” with a website and a display in the History of Medicine reading room. The exhibition explores how the medical community helped shape the response to the 1793 epidemic in Philadelphia. This article from NLM in Focus highlights more about the epidemic and NLM’s exhibition.

MeSH Webinars: 2019 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2019: A recording of the 2019 MeSH Highlights Webinar is now available.

NLM’s 2019 In/Out List: Isolated data is OUT with 2018 while data sets linked to PubMed articles are IN for 2019. Review the rest of NLM’s In/Out list to see what else in in for 2019!

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

STEAM Programming for Adults – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, SEA and guest presenter will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this class that covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR for this class that will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This 1 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Transgender Health: Research and Resources – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – January 31, 10:00-12:00 PM ET – Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24– January 31, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In the final years of high school and in the years following after, young adults ages 18-24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one’s own health. This class will introduce participants (young adults ages 18 to 24, and those involved in education and health programming for young adults) to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and partner organizations that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

Introduction to Library CarpentryFeb 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET- How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

Applying for All of Us Funding Health Programs for Public Libraries– February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET- The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is pleased to partner with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on providing training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries and access to quality health information for the general public. This webinar will include a presentation of background information about the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insight about what types of library projects qualify for NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Attendees will also learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics. There will also be space to ask questions about the program, funding, and share additional ideas. Please note: This webinar is specific to funding for the Middle Atlantic Region: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Public libraries and partners of public libraries who are interested in NNLM All of Us Funding and encouraged to attend.

*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: Librarian, Family Resources Library at the Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Job posting: Supervisor of Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Job posting: Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Job posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Beaver, Beaver, PA

Job Posting: Director of Library Services, Arnot Health, Elmira, NY

From Protocol to Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment: this webinar, intended for Health Sciences Librarians at academic and research institutions and hospitals with knowledge of systematic reviews, will discuss strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews. This session will take place on January 29, 2019 from 2-3:30 Eastern Time and offers 1.5 MLA CE.

Registration is open for the North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! This free, online event is open to all – regardless of library type or experience with virtual reference. The theme is “Fully Present Online.” The conference will be held on February 12, 2019 from 11am-4pm Eastern Time.

 

 

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Weekly Postings

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Spotlight

New Year, New Directions for NLM: Read Dr. Brennan’s recent post in Musings from the Mezzanine, New Year, New Directions for NLM to learn about the National Library of Medicine’s progress toward making the NLM strategic plan a reality.

NLM Launches a New Banner Exhibition: The U.S. National Library of Medicine announced a new banner exhibition, Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America. A companion special display and an online adaptation will also be available. The exhibition opens January 11, 2019 to commemorate what would have been Alexander Hamilton’s 249th birthday. The online adaptation of Politics of Yellow Fever includes an education component featuring a K-12 lesson plan and a university module.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region will be offering continuing education credit for Certified Health Education Specialists with two upcoming courses: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health and Health Statistics on the Web. Visit January and February classes for Certified Health Education Specialists to see more details.

New Free Materials: NNLM MAR is pleased to offer a new trifold brochure on MedlinePlus – available in English and Spanish. Place an order today to make these available in your library or institution!

Have a Healthy New Year! – PNR News

NLM/NIH News

The National Library of Medicine is open and available for tours: Although some federal government agencies are closed in the absence of either an FY2019 appropriation or a continuing resolution, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is open and tours are available Monday through Friday at 1:30 pm and upon request.

NIH News in Health: Check out the January 2019 issue if NIH News in Health, featuring, “Shake it Off: Boosting Your Mood,” and “Managing Multiple Sclerosis: Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks.” Other topics in this issue include mood and depression, exercise, ovarian cysts and liver disease.

Keeping up with Information OnslaughtNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® is just around the corner, January 22-27! This yearly health observance links students with scientists and other experts to counteract myths about drugs and alcohol. If you are interested in offering a NDAFW program at your library or institution, see the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s online guide for everything you need to host an event, including toolkits, program ideas, free materials, and more!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – January 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, 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.

More Than a Bandage: Health Information Resources for K-12 Health Professionals – January 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this course will introduce free health information resources for K-12 health professionals provided by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Participants will learn about consumer health sites covering general health, drug information, and environmental health, with an emphasis on MedlinePlus.

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

STEAM Programming for Adults – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, SEA and guest presenter will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this class that covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR for this class that will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This 1 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Transgender Health: Research and Resources – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – January 31, 10:00-12:00 PM ET – Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24– January 31, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In the final years of high school and in the years following after, young adults ages 18-24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one’s own health. This class will introduce participants (young adults ages 18 to 24, and those involved in education and health programming for young adults) to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and partner organizations that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

*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: Associate Librarian, Data Management Services, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library, New York, NY

Job posting: Content Access and Discovery Librarian and Supervisor of Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Job posting: Librarian (Instruction), Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

Public Comment for Healthy People 2030: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services opened a public comment period regarding the Healthy People 2030 Objectives, ending on January 17, 2019. This is to seek input on the proposed Core, Developmental, and Research objectives. Now is your time to provide your feedback! It is requested that you review the Healthy People objective selection criteria prior to reviewing and commenting on the proposed objectives.

For the First Time in More Than 20 Years, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain – At midnight on New Year’s Eve, all works first published in the United States in 1923 entered the public domain. It has been 21 years since the last mass expiration of copyright in the U.S. This article from Smithsonian Magazine highlights some titles that you’ll now have access to.

 

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January and February classes for Certified Health Education Specialists

Tue, 2019-01-08 12:04

Happy New Year from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine! Please see below for descriptions of our upcoming courses that offer Category I CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists. These is no cost to attend these classes, just create a free account with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to sign up!

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Middle Atlantic Region for this class that will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Health Statistics on the Web – February 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This hands-on course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., each program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour.

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

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

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