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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-12-15 09:39

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Spotlight

The MAR staff spent a day at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity this week to talk about our goals for next year! Check out the photos and follow us on Twitter for live updates during the next #marRetreat @NNLMMAR.

Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter you can learn “Through the Eyes of a New MLIS Student,” how working in the library field adds perspective to entering the degree program, and take a moment to “Meet the New Health Professions Coordinator,” Erin!

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Regional office will be closed December 22 through January 1 during the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Happy holidays from all of us at NNLM MAR!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments – MARquee News Highlights

What do Bali and the Drug Information Portal Have to do w/Each Other? – NTO News

New on YouTube: TechTime: Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint, November 28, 2017

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

The Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be retiring the @NLM_OSP Twitter account and the NLM 4 Caregivers pages and social media accounts in January 2018.

Models: The Third Leg in Data-Driven DiscoveryNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

HPCC Archived at NLM: Evolution and AssessmentCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Turning Data into Livesaving Solutions: Seeking Information Innovation in the Battle Against the Opioid CrisisDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

Summer 2017 NCBI Hackathon Products – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

New on Genetics Home Reference: Seasonal Affective Disorder

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

2018 MeSH Highlights – January 5, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Join NTO and NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature the change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading; new publication types; updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes; additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars; and restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 10, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar to learn about NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. This class will highlight resources for special populations, special needs, and mobile apps for on-the-go preparedness!

Moving from Data to Health Equity Action: County Health Rankings and Roadmaps – January 10, 3:30-4:30 PM ET – Join MAR and County Health Rankings and Roadmaps to learn about Moving from Data to Health Equity Action! In this interactive webinar, Toni Lewis from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps will show attendees where they can find the data, evidence, guidance and examples to move their communities from data to action. This webinar will be particularly beneficial to individuals who are considering applying for funding to support community-based library projects.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NTO for this webinar to find out!

Chickasaw Nation Tackles the Opioid Epidemic -January 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Partners Convene to Discuss Improving Health Literacy in Diverse Communities – From the New Jersey State Library, on the NJ Statewide Network for Cultural Competence (NJSNCC) conference.

The National Partnership for Action (NPA) to End Health Disparities Fall 2017 Newsletter is now available!

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 special highlight on the MARquee!

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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Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments

Mon, 2017-12-11 10:45

In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA):

  • Get vaccinated against flu
  • Wash your hands often
  • Limit exposure to infected people
  • Keep stress in check
  • Eat a balanced diet
  • Get enough sleep
  • Exercise
Symptoms

Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who use tobacco or who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more prone to respiratory illnesses and more severe complications than nonsmokers.

Colds. Symptoms of colds usually are a stuffy or runny nose and sneezing. Other symptoms include coughing, a scratchy throat, and watery eyes. There is no vaccine to prevent colds, which come on gradually and often spread through everyday contact.

Flu. Symptoms of the flu include fever, headache, chills, dry cough, body aches, fatigue, and general misery. Like the viruses that cause a cold, the flu virus can cause a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Young children also may experience nausea and vomiting.

The flu typically comes on suddenly and lasts longer than a cold. Flu viruses spread mainly by droplets, when people with flu cough, sneeze, or talk. You also can get flu by touching a surface or object that has flu virus on it. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated every year.

Flu season in the United States may begin as early as October and can last as late as May, and generally peaks between December and February.

What to Do if You’re Already Sick

Colds usually have to run their course. Gargling with salt water may relieve a sore throat. And, a cool-mist humidifier may help relieve stuffy noses.

Here are other steps to consider:

  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to find out what will work best to help relieve or treat your symptoms.
  • Limit exposing other people to your virus.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay hydrated and rested; avoid alcohol and caffeinated products.

In addition to over-the-counter (OTC) medicines, there are FDA-approved prescription medications for treating flu. Also, a cold or flu may lead to a bacterial infection (such as bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections, and pneumonia) that could require antibiotics.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-12-08 10:21

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Spotlight

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries.

Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Lydia Collins discusses “Raising Awareness During the Opioid Crisis: One Library @ a Time,” including her attendance at the Reading Public Library’s open forum on opiate addiction. Bonus: read our Member Spotlight on Nathaniel Thomas, Supervisor of Reference Services at Reading Public Library, to learn more about Reading’s efforts, and sign up for Lydia’s class on tween/teen substance awareness, coming up next week on December 13th! Details below.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health – MARquee News Highlights

An NNLM RD3 Update – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

PubMed for Librarians Winter 2018 Live Edition Begins January 10 – NTO News

New on YouTube: TechTime: Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint, November 28, 2017

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

When Good Enough—Isn’tNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

We Clue You In about NLM Tours…and Invite You to Join Us!NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

New Ideas at the NLM: Graphic MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

New Health Topics on MedlinePlus: LDL: The “Bad” Cholesterol, HDL: The “Good” Cholesterol and Cholesterol Levels: What You Need to Know

Check out the December 2017 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Managing Diabetes: New Technologies Can Make It Easier,” and “Battling a Bulging Hernia: Don’t Ignore Your Groin Pain“. Other topics this month include family health history, medical scans, and the science of health.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization – December 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This session will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations, particularly related to Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness, and National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies, and where to locate free materials.

2018 MeSH Highlights – January 5, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Join NTO and NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature the change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading; new publication types; updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes; additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars; and restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NTO for this webinar to find out!

Chickasaw Nation Tackles the Opioid Epidemic -January 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting:  Cataloging/Interlibrary loan librarian, #17-22025, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY

The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries: An American Libraries Live Webcast – December 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Many libraries are finding themselves caught right in the middle of the opioid epidemic. This crisis creates a variety of issues for librarians—we find ourselves faced with security questions, questions about treatment, questions about community resources and even medical questions. It can be tough to know how to address these issues and where to begin. Join ALA for this discussion with experts who can speak to the unique concerns that come with the obligation to serve our communities in this time of crisis.

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

Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health

Tue, 2017-12-05 11:12

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov:

Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care – December 5, 2017, 2:00PM ET – In this session, characteristics of high reliability organizations will be discussed and the types of practical strategies that health care organizations can adopt to move towards these characteristics.

Tomorrow! A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2017, 2:00PM-4:00PM ET – Part 1: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction in Our Communities – In this session we will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction. Part 2: Substance Misuse Prevention: A Community Effort – The Howard County Health Department offers monthly Opioid Overdose Response trainings to the public. These trainings teach how to give Naloxone (a safe and effective antidote for opioid overdose) and rescue breathing to an overdosing person until help arrives. Providing naloxone and rescue breathing can be the difference between life and death. Come learn how libraries and community groups can also be of value in preventing substance abuse, misuse and addiction.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – December 7, 2017, 11:00AM – 12:00PM 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.The 1 credit webinar covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2017, 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET – This session 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. The sample topic for this session is Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness to offer libraries and other organizations ideas for National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week (January 22-28, 2018).

There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness – December 13, 2017, 4:00PM – 5:00PM ET – Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provide information about recommended apps.

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NLM, NNLM, and the NIH All of Us Research Program

Mon, 2017-12-04 14:02

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement efforts by public libraries across the United States and to improve participant access.

“We want to reach participants where they are. For many people in the country, including those with limited internet access, one of those places is the local library,” said Eric Dishman, director of the All of Us Research Program. “We’re excited to work with the National Library of Medicine to make more people aware of All of Us and the opportunity to take part.”

This partnership is a three-year pilot program, with several objectives:

  • To increase the capacity of public library staff to improve health literacy.
  • To equip public libraries with information about the All of Us Research Program to share with their local communities.
  • To assess the potential impact of libraries on participant enrollment and retention.
  • To highlight public libraries as a technology resource that participants can use to engage with the program, particularly those in underserved communities affected by the digital divide.
  • To establish an online platform for education and training about All of Us and precision medicine, with resources for members of the public, health professionals, librarians and researchers.
  • To help identify best practices in messaging and outreach that lead to increased public interest and engagement in the program.

“Libraries serve as vital community hubs, and this collaboration presents a perfect opportunity to help the public understand how health research impacts all of us,” said Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., director of NLM. “Working with our vast network of public libraries, we hope to contribute to medical breakthroughs that may lead to more tailored disease prevention and treatment solutions for generations to come.”

The All of Us Research Program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioral and environmental factors that influence health and disease. Their findings may lead to more individualized health care approaches in the future.

Amanda J. Wilson, head of NLM’s National Network Coordinating Office, and Dara Richardson-Heron, M.D., chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program, lead the new partnership.

The All of Us Research Program is currently in beta testing. To learn more and to sign up for updates, please visit https://www.joinallofus.org.

Learn more about the partnership from the NIH Press Release.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-12-01 10:15

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Spotlight

Funding applications due today! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications for the current round of funding are due by COB today, December 1.

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Check out our recent blog posts on educational materials and an online resource training module to learn about quality sources of information about HIV/AIDS. Follow #WorldAIDSDay on Twitter to see how others are getting involved today.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Data Education Needs Assessment: The field of data science is broad in scope; encompassing a wide variety of areas including the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration, use of large data science relevant to biomedical and health research. NNLM is seeking feedback on your training needs for data science and management. This assessment will provide direction for future NNLM educational opportunities. We appreciate your participation!

Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Michelle Burda is talking about our partnership with the Health Care Education Association (HCEA). Read her article to learn more about what HCEA means to its members.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

New on YouTube: Beyond the Basics of Pediatric Obesity: Resources from NLM, November 16, 2017

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Health, Culture, and CommunityNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Quick Q&A with the Bioinformatics in Medical Genetics GroupNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Michael DeBakey and the Education of American SurgeonsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Reflections on the “Managing Digital Objects” MeetingDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program! This is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. Apply by January 26, 2018 to be considered for the 2018-2019 program.

NLM Announces 2018 Michael E. DeBakey Fellows in the History of Medicine – congratulations to the 2018 Fellows!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? This session, sponsored by SEA, will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – December 7, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, join this 1-hour overview of ClinicalTrials.gov, an 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.

How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization – December 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This session will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations, particularly related to Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness, and National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies, and where to locate free materials.

Other Items of Interest

Facilitating Health Communication with Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Populations Through the Use of Health Literacy and Community Engagement Strategies: Proceedings of a Workshop – The National Academies

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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HIV/AIDS Information Resources Online Course

Wed, 2017-11-29 14:54

The HIV/AIDS Information Resources from the National Library of Medicine online course is designed to provide valuable health information resources from NLM and other reliable sources to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available online. This free, 30-minute course can be accessed at any time and will cover the following resources:

  • AIDSource
  • AIDSinfo®
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
  • MedlinePlus®
  • PubMed®/MEDLINE®
  • Public Health Partners

How to access the course:

  1. Go to the HIV/AIDS Information Outreach page of the SIS website.
  2. Scroll down to Training Classes.
  3. If you do not require a certificate of completion, click the name of the course to begin. To receive a certificate of completion:
    • Go to the learning center login page and click Register Now.
    • Complete the information, using National Library of Medicine as the partition.
    • Click Register Account at the bottom right of the page.
    • Re-sign in to the system and select Enroll Now.
    • The HIV/AIDS Information Resources course will be highlighted, with a Launch button to the left.
    • After finishing the course, complete the post-course survey.

Please note: for best interaction with the system, ensure that pop-up blockers are disabled for the site.

 

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Resources for World AIDS Day

Tue, 2017-11-28 15:48

For World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, share educational materials in multiple languages about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and living with the condition.  Health professionals can find multilingual HIV/AIDS patient materials on HealthReach, a website created by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable health information in many languages and formats.  Share the eight-part HIV/AIDS 101 training series, including handouts, video, and audio in four languages (English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish).

Explore HIV/AIDS patient material like:

  • What is HIV? – HIV/AIDS 101 – This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, or AIDS.
  • I have HIV. Does that mean I have AIDS? – HIV/AIDS 101 – This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about the difference between human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which is the late stage of HIV infection.
  • Find Support – Newly diagnosed with HIV – This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people who are newly diagnosed with HIV about ways to find support through emotional and physical issues.
  • What does a positive HIV test result mean? – HIV testing – This one-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about what happens if an HIV test result is positive.
  • HIV – Low risk sexual behaviors – Sexual risks – This two-page handout with accompanying video and audio recording educates people about sexual behaviors that carry low risk for spreading HIV.

Learn more about HIV/AIDS research and treatment, including current treatment guidelines, drugs, and clinical trials at AIDSinfo, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Weekly Postings

Wed, 2017-11-22 11:56

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

Spotlight

Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!

Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is “Highlighting Community Outreach within the Middle Atlantic Region” – read more about her involvement with two symposiums in New Jersey, and our partnership with Albany Medical College on their project to improve patient-provider communications.

The MAR offices will be closed tomorrow, November 23rd through the weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. From all of us at MAR, have a safe and happy holiday!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Data Education Needs Assessment: The field of data science is broad in scope; encompassing a wide variety of areas including the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration, use of large data science relevant to biomedical and health research. NNLM is seeking feedback on your training needs for data science and management. This assessment will provide direction for future NNLM educational opportunities. We appreciate your participation!

Resources for Family Caregivers – MARquee News Highlights

Brushing Up on Cold Remedies – NER Update

Report on the Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Free Resources to Help Communities Engage with Their Data – NEO Shop Talk

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

New on YouTube: Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment – November 14, 2017

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

The National Library of Medicine is making some changes to Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) beginning in January 2018. Details.

I Still Walk in WonderNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

An Interdisciplinary Approach to Audience Engagement: Confronting Violence Visits the Florence-Lauderdale Public LibraryCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Clinical Trials Bring Hope to Kids with Spinal Muscular AtrophyNIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program! This is a one-year postgraduate training fellowship at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland, with an optional second year program component. The program is designed to provide a broad foundation in health sciences information services, and to prepare librarians for future leadership roles in health sciences libraries and in health services research. Apply by January 26, 2018 to be considered for the 2018-2019 program.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.

Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) – November 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join this upcoming session of NNLM Resource Picks to learn from the NICHSR staff about NICHSR ONESearch! This presentation will highlight valuable resources of data for assessing the impact of changing health policies, updates from high value sources about news and useful tools to support health service or public health practice, and more.

In-person opportunity! Health Statistics on the Web and Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – December 1, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM ET – The HSLANJ CE Committee is pleased to offer this double-header at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Featuring two classes presented by NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling. Participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE.

A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? This session, sponsored by SEA, will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – December 7, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, join this 1-hour overview of ClinicalTrials.gov, an 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.

How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization – December 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This session will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations, particularly related to Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness, and National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies, and where to locate free materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

  • Head of Cataloging, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Director, Health Sciences Library, NYU School of Medicine, New York, NY

AHRQ 2.0: The Importance of Data-Informed Insights – AHRQ Views

Answering Your Community’s Health Insurance Questions

Glenn Miller, Deputy Secretary & Commissioner for Libraries, Office of Commonwealth Libraries (PA)

Due to federal outreach and advertising budget cuts, plus a six-week reduction in the open enrollment period for health insurance, many people are confused about how to shop for health insurance plans.

Please use the following information to help people in your community.  You might want to consider posting the information on your website.

Fast Facts:

  1. The enrollment period started November 1 and ends on December 15.  (In prior years, the enrollment period lasted until January 31.)
  2. Consumers can find free enrollment help at https://localhelp.healthcare.gov.
  3. Consumers who know they are eligible for financial assistance can shop on the exchange at https://www.healthcare.gov. (Remember: the site will not be available during open enrollment from midnight until 12 p.m. on every Sunday except December 10.)
  4. Consumers’ Checkbook, a plan comparison tool that was released by the Pennsylvania Department of Insurance last year, now displays plans for 2018.  It allows shoppers to compare on- and off-exchange plans using a variety of factors, including monthly premium and estimated yearly cost. The plan comparison tool is also valuable for those who do not qualify for financial assistance and could be affected by the rate increases necessitated by the Trump Administration’s decision to end payments for cost-sharing reductions.
  5. For more information on 2018 rates and additional resources for shopping for health insurance, visit insurance.pa.gov.

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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Resources for Family Caregivers

Tue, 2017-11-21 10:27

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers resources to support family caregivers through information on MedlinePlus and through multilingual information for family caregivers on HealthReach.  HealthReach provides materials for caregivers (documents, video, and audio) in multiple languages related to home care and caregivers, such as:

  • For the Caregiver (11 languages): This three-page handout educates people who take care of a loved one with cancer at home about managing their role as caregiver. It provides recommendations for ways caregivers can manage stress and take care of themselves, ask family and friends for help, and communicate with the loved one who has cancer about expectations and limits.
  • Home Care Instructions After Surgery (12 languages): This eight-page illustrated handout provides common instructions for home care for people recovering from surgery. It clarifies that patients should follow any instructions given to them by their doctor or nurse that are based on their specific needs. It outlines what to do and what not to do for the first 24 hours after surgery. The document contains guidelines and helpful tips for home care, discussing medicines, activity, diet and bowel movement, and incision care.
  • Using a Medicine Spoon or Dropper (3 languages): This six-page illustrated handout educates parents and caregivers about how to use a medicine spoon or dropper to measure liquid medicine for children and adults.
Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:16

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

Spotlight

Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!

Closing Today! The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) application deadline is today, November 17. NNLM MAR members are eligible to participate! Learn more.

The Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport is now available! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is “Highlighting Community Outreach within the Middle Atlantic Region” – read more about her involvement with two symposiums in New Jersey, and our partnership with Albany Medical College on their project to improve patient-provider communications.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Data Education Needs Assessment: The field of data science is broad in scope; encompassing a wide variety of areas including the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration, use of large data science relevant to biomedical and health research. NNLM is seeking feedback on your training needs for data science and management. This assessment will provide direction for future NNLM educational opportunities. We appreciate your participation!

Health Information in American Sign Language & More – MARquee News Highlights

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – Midwest Matters, from GMR

“Mistakes Were Made” – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

#Eval17 Highlights – NEO Shop Talk

MEDLINE Data Changes: 2018 – NTO News

Promoting Healthy Communities: Connecting Public Libraries with Health Information – Public Libraries Online from PLA, article by NNLM GMR’s Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist, Bobbi Newman.

Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries – recorded webinar from the Public Library Association, featuring NNLM’s Carolyn Martin and Bobbi Newman.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

The National Library of Medicine is making some changes to Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) beginning in January 2018. Details.

Happy Birthday, Blog!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

More Twists than the Double Helix: Jim Ostell’s Surprising Path—Part 2 of 2 – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Draw To, Draw From ExperienceCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloudDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

Five New Videos on YouTube: APIs, PubMed, RefSeq & more

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.

Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR) – November 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join this upcoming session of NNLM Resource Picks to learn from the NICHSR staff about NICHSR ONESearch! This presentation will highlight valuable resources of data for assessing the impact of changing health policies, updates from high value sources about news and useful tools to support health service or public health practice, and more.

In-person opportunity! Health Statistics on the Web and Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – December 1, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM ET – The HSLANJ CE Committee is pleased to offer this double-header at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Featuring two classes presented by NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling. Participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE.

A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? This session, sponsored by SEA, will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – December 7, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, join this 1-hour overview of ClinicalTrials.gov, an 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.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This session will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations, particularly related to Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness, and National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies, and where to locate free materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Funding opportunity: The Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore is excited to announce the creation of several “starter” awards for the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS). DOCLINE libraries that are not already making use of EFTS are invited to apply for the starter funds of $200 each to establish an account with EFTS, the billing component of DOCLINE. Email HSHSL-NLMsea@hshsl.umaryland.edu for more information.

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 special highlight on the MARquee!

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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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:21

The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like:

  • Cultural competency
  • Health literacy
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Data related to minority health and health disparities
  • Funding opportunities related to minority health and health disparities
  • Law, policy, and standards related to multicultural health
  • Health resources in multiple languages

New sections and resources were recently added to the Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page, including:

  • Addiction and Substance Use Disorder Resources (under Health Resources in Multiple Languages) – Multilingual consumer health information related to addiction and substance use disorders.
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Resources (under Health Resources in Multiple Languages) – Find videos in American Sign Language (ASL) providing reliable health information.
  • Searches in OMHRC Catalog and PubMed – Find search results on topics like health literacy and cultural competency from HHS Office of Minority Health Resource Center (OMHRC) Catalog (a database of publications related to minority health) and PubMed (a database of biomedical literature citations from the National Library of Medicine).
Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-11-10 10:06

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

Spotlight

Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!

Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate? The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is offering a number of online events next week, including Twitter chats and webcasts. Join the conversation by using #OurRural on social media. Details.

The National Library of Medicine is making some changes to Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL) beginning in January 2018. Details.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

New Resources for the Opioid Crisis – MARquee News Highlights

Reflections on: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – SEA Currents

Beyond Anecdotes: Story Collection Methods for Program Evaluation – NEO Shop Talk

HyperDocs for Libraries – NTO News

The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) is now available. NNLM MAR members are eligible to participate! The deadline to apply for the Fall offer is Friday, November 17. Learn more.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

NIH awards to test ways to store, access, share, and compute on biomedical data in the cloud – The NIH Data Commons will be implemented in a four-year pilot phase to explore the feasibility and best practices for making digital objects available through collaborative platforms.

Calling on Librarians to Help Ensure the Credibility of Published Research ResultsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

More Twists than a Double Helix: Jim Ostell’s Surprising Path—Part 1NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

NIH Director’s Blog

A Deceptively Simple Question: What is Open Science?DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

Check out the November 2017 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Healthy Body, Happy Heart: Improve Your Heart Health,” and, “When Food Consumes You: Taking Eating to Extremes.” Other topics this month include children’s asthma, COPD, and healthy bones, joints, muscles and skin.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment – November 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How did Albany Medical College’s (AMC) Schaffer Library of Health Sciences (SLHS) and Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education (DivCOME) partner with each other as well as with community-based organizations and public libraries to empower patients and librarians through community and professional development workshops? Join MAR for this one-hour presentation on how existing relationships can be leveraged to build a successful outreach program.

Midday at the Oasis: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – November 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by PSR, this webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus will be highlighted. NIA offers a variety of health information for seniors including Go4Life.

Special opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – November 17, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET – The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) Fall meeting, hosted at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will include a special 4-hour presentation from NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling, to introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.

In-person opportunity! Health Statistics on the Web and Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – December 1, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM ET – The HSLANJ CE Committee is pleased to offer this double-header at the New Jersey Hospital Association in Princeton, NJ. Featuring two classes presented by NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling. Participants are eligible for 4 MLA CE.

A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? This session, sponsored by SEA, will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Reference & Research Services Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, Syracuse, NY

A Good Librarian Can Do a Lot for Your Health – Philadelphia Inquirer

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 special highlight on the MARquee!

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

Online Events for Rural Health Week

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:00

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past six years, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has planned, hosted, and participated in this annual event.

This year’s NRHD events will highlight the Power of Rural and on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSAs) Bureaus and Offices and HHS agencies collaborations to improve rural health.

Twitter Chats

Join the Twitter chat conversations by following @HRSAgov or using hashtag, #OurRural.

Workforce Twitter Chat – Monday, November 13, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – from HRSA, co-moderated by the Bureau of Health Workforce and FORHP.

Social Determinants of Health Twitter Chat – Tuesday, November 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – from HRSA, co-moderated by the Office of Women’s Health and FORHP.

Behavioral Health Twitter Chat – Wednesday, November 14, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – from HRSA, co-moderated by the Office of Regional Operations (region 8) and FORHP.

Webinars and Webcasts

Rural Health Workforce Webinar – Tuesday, November 14, 3:30-4:30 PM ET – The Bureau of Health Workforce’s Workforce Grand Rounds Webinar Series, in collaboration with FORHP, presents Strengthening the Rural Health Workforce: Tools, Resources, and Outcomes. The webinar will describe the health workforce needs in rural communities as well as share innovative, best practices for the recruitment and retention of health professionals among rural areas.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Rural Health Series Webinar – Wednesday, November 15, 1:30-3:00 PM ET – As part of its ongoing efforts to address rural-specific issues, CDC presents Injury Prevention and Control in Rural America – Insights from the CDC MMWR Rural Health Series. This webinar will discuss key findings from the last three issues from its MMWR Rural Health Series. These reports focused on injury prevention, specifically motor-vehicle safety, suicide, and drug overdose. In addition, the webinar will provide resources to listeners on how to address these rural health disparities.

National Rural Health Day: Webcast – Thursday, November 16, 9:30 AM-3:00 PM ET – join this webinar to learn about a variety of rural health projects, to listen to panel discussions, and Q&A sessions from HRSA and partners. Agenda.

 

 

 

Categories: RML Blogs

New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Tue, 2017-11-07 07:00

Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report that includes 56 recommendations for action.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a list of resources that provide authoritative information on the opioid crisis.

NLM resources:

Libraries and the opioid crisis:

Related event:

  • December 6 and 7, 2017, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.
Categories: RML Blogs

NLM Interlibrary Loan Service: Changes for the New Year

Mon, 2017-11-06 11:55

In addition to using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) DOCLINE system, libraries can soon send interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to NLM via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), saving libraries already using OCLC time and effort by integrating these requests into their existing workflows. The change, beginning January 2018, gives libraries wanting to borrow materials from NLM three possible avenues for placing requests: DOCLINE, OCLC, and the NLM ILL Request Portal. DOCLINE, which has served medical libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 1985, efficiently routed more than one million ILL requests in Fiscal Year 2017. As a national library, NLM will continue to serve as a library of last resort for ILL, meaning that libraries should first try to fill requests from local or regional libraries before submitting them to NLM.

In addition, NLM will raise the fee for filling an interlibrary loan request from $9.00 to $12.00. The long overdue price increase will help keep the NLM ILL service a national leader and ensure that NLM can continue to deliver efficient service and maintain a fast turnaround time to complete incoming requests.

FAQ

Will NLM lending in OCLC have any effect on DOCLINE?

No. NLM does not anticipate any impact on DOCLINE and will continue to develop and maintain the system.

If my library belongs to OCLC and DOCLINE, must I use one or the other?

Libraries can choose the borrowing method that best suits their ILL processes, taking into consideration the different billing methods associated with each system, as well as different statistical reporting options.

Will NLM still offer its portal?

Yes. If libraries and other institutions are unable to submit requests through DOCLINE or OCLC, NLM’s preferred methods for ILL, the portal will still be available for submitting and checking on the status of interlibrary loan requests.

Why did the price of an ILL increase?

The price increase was necessary due to the increases in the costs of delivering the service.  The fee had not increased in over two decades.

What methods exist for requesting an ILL from NLM?

After January 1, 2018, there will be three possible avenues for placing ILL requests: DOCLINE, OCLC, and the NLM ILL Request Portal.  NLM encourages requesting institutions to utilize either DOCLINE or OCLC before the NLM ILL Request Portal.

What is the impact to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s regarding NLM’s decision to use OCLC?

NLM does not anticipate any impact on the quality and timeliness of services it provides to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  DOCLINE continues to be the recommended requesting mechanism for libraries with health-science missions that are part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, however NLM will also accept requests submitted via OCLC.  Libraries can choose the borrowing method that best suits their ILL processes, taking into consideration the different billing methods associated with each system, as well as different statistical reporting options.

Is the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Resource Sharing Plan changed/changing due to NLM’s decision to use OCLC?

The Network Resource Sharing Plan will not change due to NLM’s decision to use OCLC.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-11-03 12:31

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

Spotlight

Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!

Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). There is no charge for participating in the program, and participants will receive a stipend of up to $900 to cover travel costs to the Capstone Summit. Details.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Reflections on Librarianship and Big Data – MARquee News Highlights

Reflection: Should Health Science Librarians be Involved in Big Data? – SEA Currents

Potential Roles for Health Sciences Librarians in Big Data – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Welcome to Sunnydale – NEO Shop Talk

New! Continuing Education Credit for PubMed for Librarians Recordings – NTO News

New on YouTube: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) is now available. NNLM MAR members are eligible to participate! The deadline to apply for the Fall offer is Friday, November 17. Learn more.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

MedlinePlus now has lab test information! Learn why your doctor ordered a lab test, and what the results may mean.

NIH launches PregSource, a crowdsourcing project to better understand pregnancy – By offering a more comprehensive picture of the pregnancy experience — from normal pregnancies to those complicated by disease or other factors — PregSource promises to inform strategies for improving maternal care in the United States.

Mining for Treasure, Discovering MEDLINENLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

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

NIH Director’s Blog

New API Keys for the E-utilitiesNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

New from DIMRC! Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device – This one-hour, self-paced, online course discusses key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should consider installing on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. This course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization, Advanced Level. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE.

How the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Can Add Evidence to Your Mobile Health App – November 7, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Numerous systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence based content. A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content. The National Library of Medicine houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides numerous expert-developed online resources on disease and health education. This NER webinar will introduce attendees to those resources, give examples of how they can and have been used in mobile apps, and discuss funding opportunities offered by the NLM.

Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment – November 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How did Albany Medical College’s (AMC) Schaffer Library of Health Sciences (SLHS) and Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education (DivCOME) partner with each other as well as with community-based organizations and public libraries to empower patients and librarians through community and professional development workshops? Join MAR for this one-hour presentation on how existing relationships can be leveraged to build a successful outreach program.

Midday at the Oasis: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – November 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by PSR, this webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus will be highlighted. NIA offers a variety of health information for seniors including Go4Life.

Special opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – November 17, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET – The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) Fall meeting, hosted at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will include a special 4-hour presentation from NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling, to introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial librarian with demonstrated knowledge of the sciences to serve as liaison librarian to three departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with teaching and research faculty as well as with undergraduate and graduate students.  This is a 25-hour per week, limited term position. Email libraryjobs@drexel.edu for more information about the Science Liaison Librarian position.

Upcoming: Local teens and the York Opioid Collaborative will hold a Teen Town Hall event at Martin Library on Saturday, November 11th.  Teens and adults are encouraged to attend this community conversation about the opioid crisis.  The event starts at 10 a.m. in the library’s Quiet Reading Room.  Local agencies working to help families and individuals impacted by this epidemic will also attend and have information available for those interested. Details.

PLA Opioid Webinar Recording Now Available Online – WebJunction and the Public Library Association invites libraries and their community partners to view the recording of this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis.

Public Library Association Launches Program to Deliver Health Info – Associations Now

Taking a Closer Look—State-by-State—of Health Care Quality – AHRQ Views

Advancing the Practice of Pain Management Under the HHS Opioid Strategy – HHS Blog

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 special highlight on the MARquee!

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Reflections on Librarianship and Big Data

Wed, 2017-11-01 08:00

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

Written By Margaret (Peg) Burnette, Assistant Professor & Biomedical Sciences Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The world of librarianship is changing at what seems to be an ever-increasing rate. The librarian’s role has evolved from information organization and access to the provision of specialized services related to information and data quality, management, analysis, and application. Big data is here to stay and permeates both our professional and personal lives. In the era of digital content and libraries without walls, librarians grapple with new challenges in order to remain productive and relevant. And while users may no longer need help finding information, many likely need help with evaluation and management of increasingly large amounts of information and data.

In many ways, the demands of big data are the same as for small data. These demands afford opportunities for librarians that naturally complement librarians’ expertise. Traditional organization and classification skills are still needed to help researchers find, wrangle, and share research and data products of all kinds. More specialized skills, such as statistical or analytical expertise, subject or technical expertise, or advanced computer skills (coding, etc.), enhance the ability to provide highly sought after services that complement the research and education enterprise.

Despite these opportunities, librarians often lack the skills necessary to support research data in a holistic way. Libraries need to plan carefully to match services with librarian competencies and implement strategies to fill gaps. The research and data lifecycles may provide useful frameworks for determining and developing services. For example, an institution might decide to focus on the identification, procurement and application of existing data. Another might focus on infrastructure for data storage solutions which can be a huge challenge for researchers, particularly for big data initiatives. Support for data analysis and data visualization are additional support areas that researchers clamor for. SPSS and R are familiar tools but few have the skills necessary to provide robust support. The immersion that is necessary for mastery of tools like these is simply not realistic for librarians who often wear multiple hats.

A second framework that librarians might consider is big data’s five “Vs”. The Volume of data being produced can benefit from librarian expertise in the areas of organization, security, and storage options. Libraries that are not equipped to offer storage solutions can nonetheless provide information about options and respective implications. Velocity affords opportunities for librarian expertise in the areas of organization, access, and retrieval. For example, librarians can leverage expertise in controlled vocabularies and metadata for data mining projects. Additionally, librarians can apply organizational acumen to help wrangle the Variety of data, both structured and unstructured. Veracity of information is a mainstay of librarianship and data quality is no different. And finally, librarian contributions to data management, curation, and sharing strategies can contribute significantly to the Value of that data.

Ultimately, with all of these opportunities, it is vital to consider data services within the larger institutional context. Some of the services that libraries consider may be provided by other entities such as offices of research or IT units. Coordination is vital to ensure seamless and integrated services streams, shared and complementary responsibilities, and unified goals.

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One Health Day

Mon, 2017-10-30 14:50

International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide.

Events do not have to fall right on November 3 but can occur anytime during the calendar year. Event leaders are encouraged to register their events on the One Health web page to ‘get on the map’.

Who is involved?

International and national human health, animal health and environmental health organizations, public health professionals, non-governmental organizations, World Health Organization collaborating centers, universities and corporate and private partners

Why One Health Day? 

Raising Awareness of the One Health approach is the purpose of this observance. Activities and events around the world will give scientists, practitioners and advocates a powerful, unified voice for moving beyond current provincial approaches to emerging infectious diseases, antimicrobial resistance, climate change, environmental pollution, and many other problems, to a holistic, trans-disciplinary default way of doing business.

What is One Health? 

One Health is the collaborative effort of multiple health science professions, together with their related disciplines and institutions – working locally, nationally, and globally – to attain optimal health for people, domestic animals, wildlife, plants, and our environment.

Why does One Health matter? 

  • Worldwide, nearly 75 percent of all emerging human infectious diseases in the past three decades originated in animals.
  • Environmental health may affect human and animal health through contamination, pollution and poor conditions that may lead to new infectious agents.
  • The world population is projected to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to 9 billion by 2050.
  • To provide adequate healthcare, food and water for the growing global population, the health professions, and their related disciplines and institutions, must work together.
  • The human-animal bond beneficially impacts the health of both people and animals.

Visit the One Health Day event page to find promotional materials and other information on how your organization can participate.

 

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-10-27 09:53

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Spotlight

New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!

Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Details.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) is now available. NNLM MAR members are eligible to participate! The deadline to apply for the Fall offer is Friday, November 17. Learn more.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.

Perspectives of Librarian Involvement in the Use of Big Data and Data Science – MARquee News Highlights

Social Exchange Theory and Questionnaires Part 2: Communication and Distribution – NEO Shop Talk

New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Essential and InvisibleNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Back Stage with More Librarian Rock StarsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Studies of Dogs, Mice, and People Provide Clues to OCDNIH Director’s Blog

NLM’s PubMed Central Celebrates Open Access Week: We’re Open in Support of Research, Innovation, and DiscoveryDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

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

Grants and Proposal Writing – October 30-November 27, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online course for beginners 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.

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization – October 30-December 8, 2017 – This multifaceted online class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.

Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries – November 1, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Hosted by the American Library Association in partnership with NNLM, this webinar will provide an overview of the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained through the CHIS.

How the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Can Add Evidence to Your Mobile Health App – November 7, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Numerous systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence based content. A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content. The National Library of Medicine houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides numerous expert-developed online resources on disease and health education. This NER webinar will introduce attendees to those resources, give examples of how they can and have been used in mobile apps, and discuss funding opportunities offered by the NLM.

Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment – November 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How did Albany Medical College’s (AMC) Schaffer Library of Health Sciences (SLHS) and Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education (DivCOME) partner with each other as well as with community-based organizations and public libraries to empower patients and librarians through community and professional development workshops? Join MAR for this one-hour presentation on how existing relationships can be leveraged to build a successful outreach program.

Special opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – November 17, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET – The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) Fall meeting, hosted at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will include a special 4-hour presentation from NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling, to introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Medical Librarian, Podiatry Library, Philadelphia, PA

November MLA Webinars: Instructional Videos, Open Source Research Tools, & Metrics in Research Evaluation – MLA has three webinars in November! In a single month, you can learn how to make cheap, fast and good instructional videos, find free, open source research tools to to fit your research workflows, and transform your skills in expert searching into the skills needed in the research evaluation process.

Funding the Next Generation of Learning-Health-System Researchers – AHRQ Views

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

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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