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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-01-18 13:22

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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.

 

 

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2019-01-11 09:21

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

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.

 

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

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.

Categories: RML Blogs

Start the New Year with New Knowledge! Upcoming Training Opportunities from NNLM

Thu, 2019-01-03 14:45

Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides opportunities for library staff, health professionals, educators and others to learn about new health information resources and programs. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our January 2019 offerings and register today!

From Movies to Meals: Senior Services and Spaces at Your Local Library – January 9, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Libraries often are the de facto senior centers of our growing – and aging – communities. The Marion Public Library embraces this role through program design, community feedback, and strategic partnerships. In addition to “traditional” library programming, this webinar hosted by GMR will describe how the library works to meet the nutritional and social needs of seniors through twice-weekly congregate meals as well as a monthly mobile food pantry visit.

Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming – January 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join NER with guest presenters Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 11, 11:00 AM-12:30 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 learn the answers to these questions.

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.

What to do after You Take a Data Course – January 15, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – There are many online and in-person courses available for librarians to learn about research data management, data analysis, and visualization, but after you have taken a course, how do you go about applying what you have learned? While it is possible to just start offering classes and consultations, your service will have a better chance of becoming relevant if you consider stakeholders and review your institutional environment. This lecture by Margaret Henderson and hosted by PSR will give you some ideas to get started with data services at your institution.

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. In addition to MLA credit, this course has been approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing for 1 CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES).

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.

DOCLINE 6.0 Update – January 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join NNLM for an update on DOCLINE 6.0! Meet Erin D. Latta from the National DOCLINE Coordination Office.

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

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2018-12-20 09:17

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Spotlight

National Safe Toys and Giving Month: December is prime time for gift shopping for loved ones. In particular, all are encouraged to pay close attention to the toys that are purchased and gifted to children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children’s toys may be exposed to lead. Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations increase risk the risk for children to lead exposure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues year-round recalls of toys that could potentially expose children to lead. For more information on the most recent toy recalls, visit the United States Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The NNLM MAR Offices will be closed December 24-January 1 for the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Thank you to all of our Members and partners for making 2018 a successful year in supporting the mission of NNLM!

Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

Engage with the All of Us Journey – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where Do I Begin? November 28, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Recognizing Outstanding Work and an Outstanding StaffNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

*All classes are offered in an online/webinar format unless noted.

There is still time to apply for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians. Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Applications are due January 4.

2019 MeSH Highlights – January 4, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NTO, join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This 20-minute presentation will feature the addition of a systematic reviews publication type, clinical trial publication types, subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization and additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – January 7-February 4, 2019 – Join GMR for this asynchronous course that provides an overview of the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in the United States and highlights some unique health challenges that impact these population groups. This course will discuss culture, cultural competency and cultural humility, and reflect on how your organization is addressing these principles. It will provide an introduction to numerous health information websites that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages, and help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist multilingual and multicultural populations in your community.

Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming – January 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join NER with guest presenters Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 11, 11:00 AM-12:30 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 learn the answers to these questions.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 14-May 3, 2019 – This collaborative NTO/NLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Note: Registration closes January 4, 2019. This course is limited to 50 participants with a 20-seat wait list.

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.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24 – January 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this class will introduce those involved with educating or creating programming for young adults to credible and trusted wellness resources 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.

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.

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.

*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: Temporary Engineering Instruction Librarian, Penn State University Park, PA

2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month Materials Available – The February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”. The NCDHM Program Planning Guide materials include posters, easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much more!

Coretta Scott King 50th anniversary celebration Toolkit now available – Libraries, schools and civic organizations across the country and world will host a variety of celebrations to observe the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Given annually since 1969, the awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honor his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. The awards are sponsored by ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and supported by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS).

Health Literacy Begins at Your Library – January 8, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through fostering higher health literacy. This means increasing people’s capacity to obtain and understand basic health information that leads to appropriate health decisions and connection with services. Library programs directed toward children, teens, adults, and families deliver credible health information and activities that boost wellness. The Oklahoma Department of Libraries has fostered health literacy throughout the state, forging partnerships at state and local levels. Learn how one library in Miami, Oklahoma, made health literacy a central part of its operations, offering everything from diabetes prevention to yoga classes, as well healthy cooking demonstrations and even a community garden. Get ideas for simple (but powerful) health literacy programs you can offer at your library regardless of your size or budget.

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People: Submit Your Comments – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Previous public comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2030. Members of the public — both individuals and organizations — are now invited to review and submit comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17, 2019.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Call for Submissions: Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) 2019 – Supported by the NSF scientific data reuse initiative, AIDR 2019 is a conference aiming to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution. AIDR 2019 provides a platform for AI/ML researchers, data professionals, and scientists to come together and benefit from mutual expertise to address data challenges and to facilitate the next breakthroughs in science and technology using the power of AI and scientific data. The conference program committee invites submissions for presentations and panels that address applications of AI/ML to challenges related to the discovery, reuse and management of data across disciplinary domains. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

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Engage with the All of Us Journey

Mon, 2018-12-17 07:00

As a new outreach and partnership opportunity, NNLM would like to invite you to engage with the All of Us Journey. 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.

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

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. Event request form are required to be submitted 60-90 days before the All of Us Journey is scheduled to come to your area.

How does hosting the All of Us Journey benefit my community?

  • Educates community members about the All of Us Research Program and its benefits for people, families, communities, and future generations
  • Provides an opportunity for hands-on exploration and engagement and to ask questions
  • Gives your community the opportunity to actively participate in a program that seeks to improve the health of all Americans regardless of their sex, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, insurance status, address, income, or other unique traits

Funding may be available for NNLM Members to host All of Us Journey events. If you are interested in hosting the journey, 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 mission of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is to help public libraries support the health information needs of their communities by providing funding, training and partnership opportunities. In addition, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will provide opportunities for NNLM Network Members to engage with the All of Us Research Program.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-12-14 14:00

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Spotlight

Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.

National Safe Toys and Giving Month: December is prime time for gift shopping for loved ones. In particular, all are encouraged to pay close attention to the toys that are purchased and gifted to children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children’s toys may be exposed to lead. Toys that have been made in other countries and then imported into the United States or antique toys and collectibles passed down through generations increase risk the risk for children to lead exposure. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issues year-round recalls of toys that could potentially expose children to lead. For more information on the most recent toy recalls, visit the United States Consumer Safety Commission (CPSC) website.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The NNLM MAR Offices will be closed December 24-January 1 for the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Thank you to all of our Members and partners for making 2018 a successful year in supporting the mission of NNLM!

NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History – MARquee News Highlights

NLM Announces 2019 History of Medicine Lecture Series – Newsbits from PSR

New on YouTube: Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where Do I Begin? November 28, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Negotiation SuccessNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Hidden in Plain Sight: Notable Art at the National Library of MedicineNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

*All classes are offered in an online/webinar format unless noted.

2019 MeSH Highlights – January 4, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NTO, join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This 20-minute presentation will feature the addition of a systematic reviews publication type, clinical trial publication types, subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization and additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – January 7-February 4, 2019 – Join GMR for this asynchronous course that provides an overview of the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, asylees, and seasonal and migrant farm workers in the United States and highlights some unique health challenges that impact these population groups. This course will discuss culture, cultural competency and cultural humility, and reflect on how your organization is addressing these principles. It will provide an introduction to numerous health information websites that showcase where you can access resources in multiple languages, and help you think about ways your organization can develop programs and services to assist multilingual and multicultural populations in your community.

Connecting Graphic Medicine to Your Community with Programming – January 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join NER with guest presenters Alice Stokes and Tori Rossetti as they give short presentations on the graphic medicine programs they’ve run at their institutions and take attendees’ questions. Learn about starting and running a graphic medicine book club, incorporating participatory art to engage your audience, best practices and lessons learned.

MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 11, 11:00 AM-12:30 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 learn the answers to these questions.

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 14-May 3, 2019 – This collaborative NTO/NLM class is an introductory, asynchronous online bioinformatics course for librarians using the Moodle learning management system. It is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of CE credit from the Medical Library Association. This course was designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Note: Registration closes January 4, 2019. This course is limited to 50 participants with a 20-seat wait list.

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.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24 – January 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this class will introduce those involved with educating or creating programming for young adults to credible and trusted wellness resources 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.

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.

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.

*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:

2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month Materials Available – The February 2019 National Children’s Dental Health Month is brought to you by the ADA. This month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others. This year’s NCDHM campaign slogan is “Brush and clean in between to build a healthy smile”. The NCDHM Program Planning Guide materials include posters, easy-to-do activities, program planning timetable tips, a sample NCDHM proclamation, and much more!

Now Online from AHRQ—Evidence-Based Tools for Improving Primary Care – AHRQ Views

Coretta Scott King 50th anniversary celebration Toolkit now available – Libraries, schools and civic organizations across the country and world will host a variety of celebrations to observe the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards. Given annually since 1969, the awards commemorate the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and honor his wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, for her courage and determination to continue the work for peace and world brotherhood. The awards are sponsored by ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and supported by ALA’s Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS).

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 20 – June 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The $1,000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration. You must be a current NMRT member to apply. Member dues are $15. To join, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link. The deadline to apply is Tomorrow, December 15.

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People: Submit Your Comments – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Previous public comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2030. Members of the public — both individuals and organizations — are now invited to review and submit comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17, 2019.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Call for Submissions: Artificial Intelligence for Data Discovery and Reuse (AIDR) 2019 – Supported by the NSF scientific data reuse initiative, AIDR 2019 is a conference aiming to find innovative solutions to accelerate the dissemination and reuse of scientific data in the data revolution. AIDR 2019 provides a platform for AI/ML researchers, data professionals, and scientists to come together and benefit from mutual expertise to address data challenges and to facilitate the next breakthroughs in science and technology using the power of AI and scientific data. The conference program committee invites submissions for presentations and panels that address applications of AI/ML to challenges related to the discovery, reuse and management of data across disciplinary domains. The deadline to submit is February 1, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

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Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday

Tue, 2018-12-11 10:29

From the Pennsylvania Press Room:

The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment.

“The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensure that through this opportunity for free naloxone, we can save more lives and get more Pennsylvanians into treatment. Keeping naloxone in your home, work or even in your car can make the difference between someone getting into treatment or dying from this disease.”

Naloxone is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid by blocking the effects of opioids on the brain. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine issued a standing order prescription to any Pennsylvanian to get naloxone at a pharmacy for anyone who may need it.

“Naloxone has one function: to reverse the effects of opioids on the brain and respiratory system and save someone’s life, “Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “It is impossible to get someone in to treatment who is dead. Every Pennsylvanian has a role to play as a potential first responder and can save a life by having naloxone on hand and using it if they come across someone who has overdosed.”

Since November 2014, more than 20,000 people have been revived with naloxone by police officers and EMS providers in Pennsylvania.

“One of the biggest misconceptions of individuals battling substance use disorder is that they want to die, when the vast majority of overdose deaths are accidental,” said Drug and Alcohol Secretary Jen Smith. “We do not stand a chance in overcoming this epidemic if we are unable to help individuals into treatment. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to help their loved ones in their time of need.”

In addition to being able to get naloxone for free on Dec. 13, it is available at most pharmacies across the state year-round. Naloxone is available to many with public and private insurance at pharmacies for free or at a low cost.

Additional information on Stop Overdoses Week and naloxone can be found on the state’s website at www.pa.gov/opioids

EDITOR’S NOTE: Naloxone kits will be distributed for free between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM unless otherwise noted on December 13 at the locations below. No appointments are necessary.

Adams County: Adams County State Health Center – 424 E. Middle St., Suite 1, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Allegheny County:

  • Allegheny County Health Department Immunization Clinic, Hartley Rose Building – 425 First Ave., 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 from 11 am to 4 pm
  • Duquesne University Pharmacy – 1860 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15219
  • Focus on Renewal Community Resource Center – 420 Chartiers Ave., McKees Rocks, PA 15136
  • Millvale Community Center – 501 Lincoln Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15209
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church – 4048 Brownsville Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15227
  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church – 220 8th St., McKeesport, PA 15132
  • Turtle Creek Fire Department – 125 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, PA 15145

Armstrong County: Armstrong County State Health Center – 245 Butler Rd., Suite 1, Kittanning, PA 16201

Beaver County: Beaver County State Health Center – 500 Market Street, Suite 104, Bridgewater, PA 15009

Bedford County: Bedford County State Health Center – 130 Vindersmith Ave., Suite A, Bedford, PA 15522

Berks County: Berks County State Health Center – 625 Cherry St., Room 401, Reading, PA 19602

Blair County: Blair County State Health Center – 615 Howard Ave., Suite 101, Altoona, PA 16601

Bradford County: Bradford/Sullivan County State Health Center – 142 Colonial Dr., Towanda, PA 18848

Bucks County:

  • Bucks County Drug and Alcohol Commission – 600 Louis Dr., Suite 102A, Warminster, PA 18974
  • Southern Bucks Recovery Community Center – 1286 Veterans Hwy., Suite 6D, Bristol, PA 19007
  • Quakertown Branch of the Bucks County Free Library – 401 W. Mill St., Quakertown, PA 18951

Butler County: Butler County State Health Center – 100 Brugh Ave., Suite 201, Butler, PA 16001

Cambria County: Cambria County State Health Center – 184 Donald Ln., Suite 1, Johnstown, PA 15904

Cameron County: Cameron County Recreation Center – 300 S. Chestnut St., Emporium, PA 15834

Carbon County: Carbon County State Health Center – 281 N. 12th St., Suite A, Lehighton, PA 18235

Centre County: Centre Life Link EMS – 125 Puddintown Rd., State College, PA 16801

Chester County: Chester County Department of Health – 601 Westtown Rd., Suite 290, West Chester, PA 19382

Clarion County: Clarion County State Health Center – Applewood Center, 162 S. 2nd St. Suite D, Clarion, PA 16214

Clearfield County: Clearfield County State Health Center – 1125 Linden St., Suite 1, Clearfield, PA 16830

Clinton County: Clinton County State Health Center – 215 E. Church St., Lock Haven, PA 17745

Columbia County: Columbia County State Health Center – 327 Columbia Blvd., Suite 2, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Crawford County: Crawford County State Health Center – 847 N. Main St., Suite 101, Meadville, PA 16335

Cumberland County: Cumberland County State Health Center – 431 E. North St., Carlisle, PA 17013

Dauphin County: Dauphin County State Health Center – 30 Kline Plaza, Harrisburg, PA 17104

Delaware County: Delaware County State Health Center – 151 W. Fifth St., Suite 1, Chester, PA 19013

Elk County: Elk/Cameron County State Health Center – 778 Washington Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857

Erie County: Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., Erie, PA 16507

Fayette County: Fayette County State Health Center – 100 New Salem Rd., Suite 102, Uniontown, PA 15401

Forest County: Forest County State Health Center – 305 S. Elm St., Tionesta, PA 16353

Franklin County: Franklin County State Health Center – 375 Floral Ave., Suite 1, Chambersburg, PA 17201

Fulton County: Fulton County State Health Center – 182 Buchanan Trail, Suite C, McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Greene County: Greene County State Health Center – 101 Greene Plaza, Waynesburg, PA 15370

Huntingdon County: Huntingdon County State Health Center – 6311 Margy Dr., Suite 1, Huntingdon, PA 16652

Indiana County: Indiana County State Health Center – 75 N. 2nd St., Indiana, PA 15701

Jefferson County: Jefferson County State Health Center – 200 Prushnok Dr., Suite 202A, Punxsutawney, PA 15767

Juniata County: Juniata County State Health Center – 809 Market St., Port Royal, PA 17082

Lackawanna County: Lackawanna County State Health Center – Scranton State Office Building, 100 Lackawanna Avenue, Room 110, Scranton, PA 18503

Lancaster County: Lancaster County State Health Center – 1661 Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602

Lawrence County: Lawrence County State Health Center – 106 Margaret St., New Castle, PA 16101

Lebanon County: Lebanon County State Health Center – 9 N. 9th St., Lebanon, PA 17046

Lehigh County:

  • Lehigh County State Health Center – 3730 Lehigh St., Suite 206, Whitehall, PA 18052
  • Allentown City Bureau of Health – Alliance Hall, 245 North 6th St., Allentown, PA 18102 from 11 am to 5 pm

Luzerne County:

  • Luzerne County State Health Center – 665 Carey Ave., Suite 2, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706
  • Wilkes-Barre City Health Department – 71 N. Franklin St., Kirby Health Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Lycoming County: Lycoming County State Health Center – 1000 Commerce Park Dr., Suite 109, Williamsport, PA 17701

McKean County: McKean County State Health Center – 84-90 Boylston St., Bradford, PA 16701

Mercer County: Mercer County State Health Center – 25 McQuiston Dr., Jackson Center, PA 16133

Mifflin County: Mifflin County State Health Center – 21 S. Brown St., Suite 2A, Lewistown, PA 17044

Monroe County: Monroe County State Health Center – 1972 W. Main St., Suite 102, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

Montgomery County:

  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Norristown Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown, PA 19404 from 8 am to 4 pm
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Pottstown Center, 346 King St., Pottstown, PA 19464 from 8 am to 4 pm
  • Montgomery County Office of Public Health – Willow Grove Center, 102 York Rd., Suite 401, Willow Grove, PA 19090 from 8 am to 4 pm

Montour County: Montour County State Health Center – 329 Church St., Danville, PA 17821

Northampton County:

  • Northampton County State Health Center – 1600 Northampton St., Easton, PA 18042
  • Bethlehem City Bureau of Health – 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, PA 19404

Northumberland County: Northumberland County State Health Center – 247 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunbury, PA 17801

Perry County: Perry County State Health Center – 153 Red Hill Road, Newport, PA 17074

Philadelphia County:

  • Holmesburg Library – 7801 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136 from 11 am to 5:30 pm
  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Library – 125 S. 52nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 am to 5:30 pm
  • McPherson Square Library – 601 E. Indiana Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19134 from 11 am to 5:30 pm
  • South Philly Library – 1700 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19139 from 11 am to 5:30 pm

Pike County: Pike County State Health Center – 10 Buist Rd., Suite 401, Milford, PA 18337

Potter County: Potter County State Health Center – 295 U.S. Route 6 West, Suite 1, Coudersport, PA 16915

Schuylkill County: Schuylkill County State Health Center – One Norwegian Plaza, Suite 103, Pottsville, PA 17901

Snyder County: Selinsgrove Center – 1000 Route 522, Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Somerset County: Somerset County State Health Center – 651 S. Center Ave., Somerset, PA 15501

Sullivan County: Dushore Fire Department – 212 Julia St., Dushore, PA 18614

Susquehanna County: Susquehanna County State Health Center – 157 Spruce St., Montrose, PA 18801

Tioga County: Tioga County State Health Center – 44 Plaza Ln., Wellsboro, PA 16901

Union County: Union County State Health Center – 1610 Industrial Blvd., Suite 100, Lewisburg, PA 17837

Venango County: Venango County State Health Center – 3298 State Route 257, Seneca, PA 16346

Warren County: Warren County State Health Center – 2027 Pennsylvania Ave. East, Warren, PA 16365

Washington County: Washington County State Health Center – 167 N. Main St., Suite 100, Washington, PA 15301

Wayne County: Wayne County State Health Center – 615 Erie Heights, Honesdale, PA 18431

Westmoreland County:

  • Westmoreland County State Health Center – 233 W. Otterman St., Greensburg, PA 15601
  • Monessen State Health Center – 1 Wendell Ramey Ln., Suite 140, Monessen, PA 15062

Wyoming County: Wyoming County State Health Center – 5632 State Route 6, Tunkhannock, PA 18657

York County:

  • York County State Health Center – 1750 N. George St., York, PA 17404
  • York City Bureau of Health – 435 W. Philadelphia St., York, PA 17401
NLM/NIH Resources on Opioids

Learn about Opioid Abuse and Addiction from MedlinePlus, in both English and Spanish.

Opioid Overdose Reversal with Naloxone – from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), learn about the different methods of administering naloxone, the risks and potential side effects.

Youth Drugs and Your Body – this NNLM program-in-a-box includes resources and materials to provide substance use awareness in your library or community organization, focusing on tweens/teens.

NNLM Webinar Recordings:

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NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History

Mon, 2018-12-10 07:00

Book clubs provide a space that encourages engaged conversations and allows for people to connect with one another. The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network has developed the NNLM Reading Club as a way to build and support conversations around important health topics. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs, through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three different book titles, along with corresponding free, ready-to-use materials designed to help promote and facilitate a book club discussion on a health issue or topic. This program-in-a-box includes 8 copies of each of the following items, all of which are tucked inside a handy library bag and shipped to the requesting library:

  • the selected book
  • discussion guide
  • MedlinePlus flyer
  • NIH MedlinePlus Magazine
  • additional material in support of the health topic

Any NNLM MAR member organization (membership is free!) is eligible to apply for one free NNLM Reading Club Book Kit through April 30, 2019. Due to the expected high demand, public libraries will receive priority status in the selection process, but all are welcome to apply. To request your NNLM Reading Club Book Kit, complete the online application form.

For questions, additional information, or special accessibility requests that would facilitate better participation of the book club for your patrons, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu. Visit the NNLM Reading Club page to browse the current selections and featured topic of Family Health History.

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2018-12-06 11:46

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

Spotlight

Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar will provide you with the tools you need to recognize these skills within yourself and within your role in the children’s department. This is a free webinar, preregistration is highly suggested.

Help Shape the Next Decade of Healthy People: Submit Your Comments – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Public comment is an essential part of developing Healthy People. Previous public comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework helped shape the mission, vision, and goals of Healthy People 2030. Members of the public — both individuals and organizations — are now invited to review and submit comments on the proposed Healthy People 2030 objectives through January 17, 2019.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, Veronica Milliner, and other members of the American Library Association’s New Members Round Table for a Twitter chat on Friday, December 14 at 2:00 PM ET. The topic will be: What Kind of Librarian Are You? Whether you are still in library school or a librarian still trying to find their path, join us for a discussion in discovering what type of library you want to work in and what kind of librarian you want to be. Share stories of how you found the job you love, share tips for finding where you want to be, and more. Follow the discussion and join us on Twitter! #NMRTchat

It’s National Influenza Week! – MARquee News Highlights

Holiday Meals and Food Allergies/Special Diets – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Big Data and Bias – NER Update

On Behalf of HSLANJ – Many thanks to all librarians who participated in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Fall 2018 Offer via the Group Licensing Initiative. We appreciate the continued support and growth. Group purchasing power benefits more than 130 hospitals throughout a 20-state area of the U.S. Please note: we anticipate releasing the Spring 2019 Offer on March 15. We look forward to negotiating with vendors to once again cultivate a list of quality resources for your consideration. Just a reminder: No “membership” is required; all medical librarians in the NNLM MAR, SE/A and NER Regions are welcome to participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative. For more information, contact Project Manager Robb Mackes: (570) 856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org

New on YouTube: Inside Our Minds, November 16, 2018

NLM/NIH News

With GratitudeNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

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

NIH Director’s Blog

Cataloging and Metadata News—2019NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NIH News in Health: Check out the December 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Plan Your Plate: Shifting to a Healthy Eating Style,” and, “Safe Sleep for Baby: Reducing the Risk of SIDS.” Other topics include probiotics to stop Staph, inspiring others to move more and eat better, and personal stories about participating in clinical research.

NLM Introduces “Exhibitions Connect,” a New Opportunity for Institutions Hosting NLM Traveling ExhibitionsExhibitions Connect, an NLM Exhibition Program opportunity, provides curated collections of informative and promotional materials related to the topics explored in NLM exhibitions and tailored to host venue patrons. Additionally, it promotes collaboration with National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

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!

Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management -December 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next segment in the NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) series, a collaborative, bimonthly offering intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. This session will host Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika, who will introduce the WikiCite initiative to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata and will identify simple, high impact ways for to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremendous resource for this community.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Cultural Competence and Its Effect on Healthcare: Notes from the Field – December 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – As a health care provider, it is important to know your community and the culture of the community. How you respond to certain situations can impact the health of the community. While cultural competence is important within underserved communities, it is also important in providing care to mainstream communities as well. Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss the terms cultural competence and cultural humility and the implications of these terms. This session will also discuss how a person becomes culturally competent and the biggest indicator of cultural competence.

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension – December 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR for this webinar to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The public is exposed to a tsunami of health information in the news on a daily basis, including much information which is contradictory or misleading. Sponsored by GMR, this session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Emergency Preparedness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, 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 Emergency Preparedness to offer libraries and other organizations ideas for emergency preparedness programming for individuals, families and organizations.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Data and Evaluation Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL)

New HHS Checklist Helps First Responders Ensure Language Access and Effective Communication During Emergencies – HHS News

Advancing the Science of Moving Research into Practice – AHRQ Views

Big Opportunities for Small Libraries: IMLS Launches New Special Initiative – Compendium, News for Pennsylvania Libraries

Implementing upstream approaches to build a healthier Middlesex County – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Foundation is leading a two-year project that unleashes the skills and talents of public librarians to advance health equity among residents of Greater Middlesex County. The project mobilizes a grassroots health literacy initiative called Just for the Health of It created by the East Brunswick Public Library, a single branch public library in central New Jersey.

NACCHO Model Practices Awards Program – The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Model Practices Program. The program honors and recognizes outstanding local health initiatives from across the nation, and shares and promotes these practices among local health departments through the Model Practice Database. The deadline for submission is December 12, 2018.

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications to the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award. Given on an annual basis, the award provides $1,000 to help offset the cost of attending ALA Annual Conference, which takes place this year in Washington, D.C. from June 20-25, 2019. Shirley Olofson passed away while serving her term as NMRT president. The NMRT honors Olofson’s leadership and commitment to the profession with this award given in her memory. The deadline to submit an application is Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Funding Opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), OptumLabs, CareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2018.

ALA’s New Member’s Round Table (NMRT) is now accepting applications for the NMRT Professional Development Grant. Given on an annual basis, the award is intended to help offset the cost of attending the ALA Annual Conference. The upcoming Annual Conference will be held June 20 – June 25, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The $1,000 award covers limited fees related to airfare, lodging, and conference registration. You must be a current NMRT member to apply. Member dues are $15. To join, visit the ALA website and follow the “Join ALA” link. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2018.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 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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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week!

Tue, 2018-12-04 12:25

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November.

Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations. Flu can sometimes even lead to death. During the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC estimates flu caused:

  • 49 million flu illnesses – more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida
  • 960,000 flu hospitalizations – more than the number of staffed hospital beds in the United States
  • 79,000 deaths – more than the average number of people who attend the Super Bowl each year

Flu vaccination can keep you from getting sick with flu. During the 2016-2017 flu season, flu vaccine prevented an estimated:

  • 5.3 million flu illnesses – about the population of the Atlanta metropolitan area
  • 2.6 million flu medical visits – more than the number of students in all K-12 schools in Florida
  • 85,000 flu hospitalizations – more than the number of hospital beds in California and Oregon

What can you do at your institution or in your community to support NIVW?

  • Utilize the CDC’s 2018 NIVW Digital Media Toolkit to encourage your colleagues, patrons and community members to protect themselves this season. This toolkit includes upcoming events and activities, and communication materials such as sample messages to use in your newsletters, social media, and print-outs to post on your bulletin boards or other information spaces.
  • Share the latest flu videos from the CDC – all of these are around 1 minute, so they are perfect to incorporate into other programs, or just to share on your institution’s webpage!
  • Share resources from MedlinePlus – The National Library of Medicine’s consumer health information website provides topical health information for immunization, flu and flu shots – in multiple languages!
Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Wed, 2018-11-28 11:29

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

Spotlight

Only Three Days Left to Apply! Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed November 29-30 for staff training and our yearly planning retreat. Have you ever wondered how MAR approaches professional development, or planning for training and outreach? Follow #NNLMMARretreat18 tomorrow and Friday to see updates on our activities!

Thanksgiving (was) National Family Health History Day – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Saturday (12/1) is World AIDS Day 2018 – Blogadillo, News from SCR

NLM/NIH News

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

Revealing Data: Close Reading and Textual Analysis as Historical MethodsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

A Tradition of Gratitude: NLM Staff Express ThanksNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. For learning activities about chemicals and environmental health, visit the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Kids’ Pages and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Learning and Teaching portal.

NLM Digital Collections Homepage Redesign: Check out the National Library of Medicine’s newly redesigned Digital Collections homepage! Digital Collections is NLM’s free, online repository of biomedical resources including books, still images, videos, and maps. All the content in Digital Collections is freely available worldwide and, unless otherwise indicated, in the public domain. The new design includes simplified search and browse options, recently digitized items, a rotating banner of featured items from the Digital Collections, information about each collection in Digital Collections, and links to related projects.

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!

Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing partnership-driven health programming at your library, Kernel of Knowledge – December 4, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – The U.S Institute of Museum and Library Services recently “challenged museums and libraries to transform how they collaborate with their communities.” Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will focus on how pubic libraries answer this call to action by partnering with institutions, groups, and individuals in their communities to offer high-impact health programming. Based on research conducted as part of Let’s Move in Libraries, his ongoing blog series published by the ALA Public Programs Office on partnership-driven health programming, and as part of a new project focused on how libraries contribute to food justice, Dr. Noah Lenstra will provide on overview of strategies and tactics libraries use to start, sustain, and assess partnership-driven health programming.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines – December 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on course with GMR will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management -December 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next segment in the NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) series, a collaborative, bimonthly offering intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. This session will host Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika, who will introduce the WikiCite initiative to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata and will identify simple, high impact ways for to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremendous resource for this community.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Cultural Competence and Its Effect on Healthcare: Notes from the Field – December 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – As a health care provider, it is important to know your community and the culture of the community. How you respond to certain situations can impact the health of the community. While cultural competence is important within underserved communities, it is also important in providing care to mainstream communities as well. Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss the terms cultural competence and cultural humility and the implications of these terms. This session will also discuss how a person becomes culturally competent and the biggest indicator of cultural competence.

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension – December 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR for this webinar to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The public is exposed to a tsunami of health information in the news on a daily basis, including much information which is contradictory or misleading. Sponsored by GMR, this session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Emergency Preparedness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, 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 Emergency Preparedness to offer libraries and other organizations ideas for emergency preparedness programming for individuals, families and organizations.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Emerging Technologies Specialist, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2pm EST. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar will provide you with the tools you need to recognize these skills within yourself and within your role in the children’s department. This is a free webinar, preregistration is highly suggested.

Enrollment is still open for the 2019 Marketplace health plan. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

Your Family’s Health Is Your Health – The Office on Women’s Health Blog

Finding Data to Index: Data found in Supporting Information files – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Check out the ICIJ International Medical Devices Database. Compiled by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 58 media partners in 36 countries, this publicly available, free research tool contains information on more than 70,000 Recalls, Safety Alerts and Field Safety Notices about medical devices distributed worldwide. this database was created in response to The Implant Files, an investigation by more than 250 journalists in 36 countries that tracks the global harm caused by medical devices that have been tested inadequately or not at all.

NACCHO Model Practices Awards Program – The National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) is now accepting applications for the 2018–2019 Model Practices Program. The program honors and recognizes outstanding local health initiatives from across the nation, and shares and promotes these practices among local health departments through the Model Practice Database. The deadline for submission is December 12, 2018.

Funding Opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), OptumLabs, CareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2018.

The Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at the Fogarty International Center at NIH is collecting case examples of health research in humanitarian crises, focusing on specific challenges and strategies for this type of research. Full details are available in the call for cases. This is a part of a broader project on Advancing Health Research in Humanitarian Crises and was also described in a recent blog post associated with Humanitarian Evidence Week and Evidence Aid. The call for case examples is written broadly, to include examples of health research conducted in armed conflict, forced displacement, natural disasters, and major disease outbreaks, in low, middle, and high-income country settings. The deadline for submission is January 21, 2019.

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program – Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2019.

Urban Library Journal (ULJ) invites submissions for articles in broad areas such as public higher education, urban studies, multiculturalism, library and educational services to immigrants, preservation of public higher education, and universal access to World Wide Web resources. We welcome articles that focus on all forms of librarianship in an urban setting, whether that setting is an academic, research, public, school, or special library. See the full author guidelines and ULJ’s latest issue to learn more about this opportunity.

Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities – WebJunction

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 Training Opportunities: December 2018

Tue, 2018-11-27 14:41

Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers a variety of online classes to learn about new resources and programs, and develop your professional skills. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our December 2018 offerings and register today!

Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing partnership-driven health programming at your library, Kernel of Knowledge – December 4, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – The U.S Institute of Museum and Library Services recently “challenged museums and libraries to transform how they collaborate with their communities.” Sponsored by GMR, this webinar will focus on how pubic libraries answer this call to action by partnering with institutions, groups, and individuals in their communities to offer high-impact health programming. Based on research conducted as part of Let’s Move in Libraries, his ongoing blog series published by the ALA Public Programs Office on partnership-driven health programming, and as part of a new project focused on how libraries contribute to food justice, Dr. Noah Lenstra will provide on overview of strategies and tactics libraries use to start, sustain, and assess partnership-driven health programming.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines – December 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common? All have been reported in the news as having health benefits. Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media. This interactive, hands-on course with GMR will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting. Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories. The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed. By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media. Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique.

The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service – December 5, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Marketing a new library service is expected. Marketing a service that no one is using is expected. But what about interlibrary loan, which is an existing service that, statistically, patrons are already using? Should a library waste money, resources, and staff time to market interlibrary loan? Yes! Marketing interlibrary loan can teach patrons how to use the service more effectively and can introduce new users to the service. So how do you begin your own interlibrary loan marketing campaign? Join PNR for this presentation where you will learn what marketing really is, about libraries that have successfully marketed interlibrary loan, and lessons learned from those marketing endeavors.

Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management -December 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next segment in the NNLM Research Data Management (RDM) series, a collaborative, bimonthly offering intended to increase awareness of RDM topics and resources. This session will host Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika, who will introduce the WikiCite initiative to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata and will identify simple, high impact ways for to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremendous resource for this community.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Cultural Competence and Its Effect on Healthcare: Notes from the Field – December 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – As a health care provider, it is important to know your community and the culture of the community. How you respond to certain situations can impact the health of the community. While cultural competence is important within underserved communities, it is also important in providing care to mainstream communities as well. Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss the terms cultural competence and cultural humility and the implications of these terms. This session will also discuss how a person becomes culturally competent and the biggest indicator of cultural competence.

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension – December 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR for this webinar to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Health News Review: Critically Analyzing Information in the News – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The public is exposed to a tsunami of health information in the news on a daily basis, including much information which is contradictory or misleading. Sponsored by GMR, this session will introduce attendees to HealthNewsReview.org, an award winning resource designed to help the public critically analyze claims about health care interventions in the news. HealthNewsReview.org provides an objective, independent analysis of health care journalism, advertising, marketing, and public relations and provides criteria that consumers can use to evaluate these messages themselves.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Emergency Preparedness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, 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 Emergency Preparedness to offer libraries and other organizations ideas for emergency preparedness programming for individuals, families and organizations.

Looking for even more upcoming webinars, or opportunities for asynchronous learning? Browse our training schedule to see on-demand classes and scheduled offerings for 2019.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-11-16 16:24

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

Spotlight

Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Applications Due: Applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award (up to $19,000) are due today, November 16.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Due to the University of Pittsburgh holiday closure, MAR offices will be closed next week on November 22 and 23.

On November 13, NNLM MAR staff partnered with Lydia Collins from the Training and Education Center (TEC) to participate in a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Twitter chat, focusing on how to host a successful event for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW). NDAFW is coming up in January 2019, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about how your library or institution can get involved. If you are considering an event or program for NDAFW, take a look at the suggestions from NIDA and other panelists on the #NDAFW chat! Looking for more resources or support? Contact NNLM MAR for a consultation!

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

National Family Health History Day – Midwest Matters, from GMR

NLM/NIH News

Wanted: Big, Hairy Audacious GoalsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

NIH News in Health: Check out the November 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods: Communities Affect Health,” and, “Feeling the Burn?: Options for Acid Reflux”. Other features include taking aspirin daily, oral health tips, and cancer fact sheets.

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!

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops – November 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe how they designed, implemented, and evaluated the virtual health and wellness workshop series, covering mental health and wellness topics, targeting the Latino community in rural Minnesota towns. The session will wrap up with considerations that other organizations can use when targeting outreach efforts to the Latino population within their local and hard-to-reach rural communities.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

NNLM Resource Picks: LactMed and Livertox – November 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MCR for the next session in NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring National Library of Medicine resources. This webinar will include an overview and search demonstrations for two NLM resources, LactMed and Livertox. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Cultural Competence and Its Effect on Healthcare: Notes from the Field – December 12, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – As a health care provider, it is important to know your community and the culture of the community. How you respond to certain situations can impact the health of the community. While cultural competence is important within underserved communities, it is also important in providing care to mainstream communities as well. Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss the terms cultural competence and cultural humility and the implications of these terms. This session will also discuss how a person becomes culturally competent and the biggest indicator of cultural competence.

How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension – December 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR for this webinar to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: NIH Library Training program coordinator, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Enrollment is now open for the 2019 Marketplace health plan. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

Keeping AHRQ’s Focus on Patients in a Rapidly Evolving Digital World – AHRQ Views

Funding Opportunity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: The Health Data for Action: Leveraging Health Data for Actionable Insights (Data Access Award) (HD4A) program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this Call for Proposals (CFP) will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following four data providers: the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), OptumLabs, CareJourney, or athenahealth. The proposed studies should enable relevant, innovative, and actionable research that uses the available data to answer important, policy-relevant questions. Successful applicants will receive access to these data, which are described in greater detail in the CFP. The deadline to apply is December 14.

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-11-09 10:58

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol!

DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program.

  • For projects between $20,000 and $50,000, applications are due today, November 9.
  • For projects up to $19,000, applications are due next Friday, November 16.
  • If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.
  • Watch a brief video to learn more about this opportunity from NNLM MAR’s Executive Director.

Apply to Host a Traveling Exhibition: complete a brief survey by the end of the day today (November 9) to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

National Rural Health Day 2018 – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, November 5, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Seeking Innovative Methods in Biomedical Informatics and Data ScienceNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

NIH News in Health: Check out the November 2018 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Nurturing Healthy Neighborhoods: Communities Affect Health,” and, “Feeling the Burn?: Options for Acid Reflux”. Other features include taking aspirin daily, oral health tips, and cancer fact sheets.

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!

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

New Horizons for NLM Traveling Exhibitions – November 14, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – When the National Library of Medicine completed and published its Strategic Plan for 2017-2027, one of its goals was to reach more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement. To help us reach this goal, the Exhibition Program at NLM will soon introduce a new engagement initiative for customers who host our traveling exhibitions. Join this webinar hosted by PNR to find out more about this new initiative, Exhibitions Connect.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

NNLM Resource Picks: LactMed and Livertox – November 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MCR for the next session in NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring National Library of Medicine resources. This webinar will include an overview and search demonstrations for two NLM resources, LactMed and Livertox. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting:

Enrollment is now open for the 2019 Marketplace health plan. Sign up by December 15 for coverage starting January 1.

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – November 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in health-focused research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. Libraries are ideal partners for citizen scientists! In this class, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Hosted by ACRL/HSIG and presented by Elaina Vitale from NNLM MAR.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 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

National Rural Health Day 2018

Thu, 2018-11-08 07:00

November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health reserves the third Thursday of November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to honor rural communities and highlight the unique healthcare challenges they face. Visit the National Rural Health Day website to learn more about how you can get involved. You can even share how you will celebrate National Rural Health Day.

If you want to learn more about rural health, visit MedlinePlus to review their topic page on Rural Health Concerns. The Rural Health Information Hub also has a wealth of information about this topic, including data and statistics about rural issues, state specific rural health information, and funding opportunities for organizations working to improve rural health.

Once you have celebrated National Rural Health Day in November, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region on December 11, 2018 at 2 PM ET for the class, From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources. This class will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

You can also see the presentation slides from a presentation given on October 27th, 2018 by the Middle Atlantic Region’s Health Professions Coordinator at the New York State Association of Rural Health annual conference. This presentation was titled, Trusted Resources to Support Rural Health and focused on resources that can support public health initiatives in rural communities.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-11-02 11:17

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, we shined a spotlight on Deena Caswell, MSLIS, from the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey, and her amazing work in creating programs that focus on LGBTQ populations and topics.

NNLM Fall 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: it’s not too late to participate! Join NNLM on November 7th as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on Women’s Health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and National Institutes of Health Resources.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program.

  • For projects between $20,000 and $50,000, applications are due next Friday, November 9.
  • For projects up to $19,000, applications are due in two weeks, on Friday, November 16.
  • If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.
  • Watch a brief video to learn more about this opportunity from NNLM MAR’s Executive Director.

Apply to Host a Traveling Exhibition: complete a brief survey by next Friday, November 9 to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is still available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is next Friday, November 9. Interested in future participation? Join us on Monday, November 5 for a 1-hour webinar to learn more about the HSLANJ GLI, with Project Manager Robb Mackes!

Resources for Coping with Trauma – MARquee News Highlights

Reading is Healthy! Introducing the NNLM Reading Club – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

New Health Literacy Tools: in collaboration with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Libraries Transform Campaign has developed eight new Because statements on a variety of topics, to celebrate Health Literacy Month! Sign up for Libraries Transform to access the Health Literacy Toolkit, which contains posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials that you can download for free!

NLM/NIH News

Technology and Data in Mental Health: Applications for Suicide PreventionNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Halloween Treats from the National Library of MedicineNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Truth About Black CatsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

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!

Happening Monday! HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative – November 5, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar about the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Project Manager Robb Mackes will provide an overview of the GLI, including the benefits and what you need to consider in order to participate. If you have been thinking about participating, this is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! 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 this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium.

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Coordinator, Library Services, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ

Be a better advocate for yourself, one medical study at a time – WRVO Public Media, NPR

– Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $85 for non-members.

Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service-A new model – Novemver 9, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – The Philadelphia chapter of MLA is sponsoring a CE course at Temple’s Ginsburg Library. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library, but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. It will support librarians who have to educate, guide, and support researchers throughout all stages of the process. This interactive course will consist of hands-on learning activities, give you the tools to be successful, and perhaps the confidence needed to lead a systematic review team! Earn 2 MLA CE credits and meet with your local library colleagues during this engaging class. Lunch and CE credits included with cost.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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Resources for Coping with Trauma

Mon, 2018-10-29 11:05

As many of you may know, NNLM MAR’s offices are located at the University of Pittsburgh, just a few miles from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 people lost their lives on Saturday morning. While all NNLM MAR staff are physically safe, we grieve with our friends, neighbors and colleagues.

This morning, we received these resource suggestions from our colleagues at the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), National Library of Medicine, and, in turn, we would like to share them with the local community, and the rest of our Network.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has several resources that apply to mass shootings, and to this shooting specifically:

The National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) has many resources that might apply, including:

National Library of Medicine Resources:

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) Disaster Distress Hotline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

  • Phone: 1-800-985-5990
  • Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

We cannot erase the trauma that we have experienced, but we can take active steps to engage our colleagues, friends, and the public in beginning to overcome this loss.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-10-26 15:21

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

Spotlight

The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about getting ready for PubMed 2.0 and providing feedback with PubMed Labs, the National Library of Medicine’s platform to explore some new experimental features that will be deployed early next year.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects that broaden access to, and awareness of health information resources, aim to increase health literacy for the general public in their service community, and raise awareness of the All of Us Research Program. Applications are due November 9 (for projects between $20,000 and $50,000) and November 16 (for projects up to $19,000). If funded, all projects must be completed by April 30, 2019.

New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition – complete a brief survey by November 9 to indicate your interest in hosting a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is still available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Interested in future participation? Join us on November 5 for a 1-hour webinar to learn more about the HSLANJ GLI, with Project Manager Robert T. Mackes!

The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

National Medical Librarians Month Feature: What are you doing here?”- Advancing Health Literacy Outside of Medical Libraries – SEA Currents

New Health Literacy Tools: in collaboration with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the Libraries Transform Campaign has developed eight new Because statements on a variety of topics, to celebrate Health Literacy Month! Sign up for Libraries Transform to access the Health Literacy Toolkit, which contains posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials that you can download for free!

New on YouTube:

NLM/NIH News

Thank a Medical LibrarianNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Joy of StacksNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – The National Library of Medicine is currently accepting applications for their Associate Fellowship Program, a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more about this opportunity and submit your application before January 25, 2019.

Reminder: NLM will discontinue PubMed Health on October 31, 2018. This change was announced in the May 2018 issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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!

NNLM Wikipedia Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon training – October 31, 2:00-2:30 PM ET – Register for this three-part training series in preparation for our Fall 2018 Edit-a-thon! Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? This final session will provide a highlight of women’s health resources from the National Library of Medicine, including how to identify and evaluate pertinent information resources for possible use during the edit-a-thon.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative – November 5, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar about the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Project Manager Robb Mackes will provide an overview of the GLI, including the benefits and what you need to consider in order to participate. If you have been thinking about participating, this is a perfect opportunity to have your questions answered! 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 this technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium.

Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – November 12-December 14, 2018 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, join MCR and PSR for this offering! Designed to cover eight core competencies, this free online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for up to 12 MLA CE as well as credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App! – November 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join SCR for this webinar to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a program that connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app.

Inside Our Minds – November 16, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Inside Our Minds is a Pittsburgh-based organization that works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Understanding Grief After an Overdose Death – November 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar focuses on the dynamics of grief after a death caused by substance use. It begins with a look at three key questions people bereaved by an overdose death commonly ask themselves: “Why did the person die from an overdose?” “Did the person intend to die?” “Was the death preventable?” It also covers the stigma, stress, and trauma that can come with grief after a death from substance use, and it considers issues that begin to influence survivors’ experience of grief and loss long before a death occurs, such as struggling with a loved one’s addiction and the demands of caring for a chronically ill person.

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – November 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – An estimated 1.9 million people in the U.S. have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. Sponsored by MAR, this class will help you to understand what addiction and opioids are and where you can find authoritative information to understand this complex epidemic. Participants will learn about many resources and explore ideas for their use in community outreach education and programs. This class is appropriate for anyone providing health information to the general public including public and medical librarians, patient or community educators and healthcare professionals.

Health and Nutrition Literacy: The Social Determinants of Health, Healing & Patient Safety – December 4, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Healthy People 2020 recognizes that, “Health starts in our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and communities.” We know that taking care of ourselves by eating well and staying active, avoiding smoking & nicotine, getting immunizations and screening tests, adequate sleep and having access to healthcare when we are sick all influence our health. These factors are called the Social Determinants of Health and play out in our overall health and wellness. The ability to understand these factors and how they interact with, “the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness and quality of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships” plays a key role in our health healing & ultimately reflects in our recovery response to healthcare services. Sponsored by SCR, this presentation will not only explain these intersections of life, health literacy and society but also offer community-based and programmatic solutions.

From the Mountains to the Sea: Rural Health Issues and Resources – December 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Evidence shows that there are marked health disparities between those living in rural areas versus their urban counterparts. Not only do rural residents suffer from higher incidence of chronic illness, they also have limited access to primary care services and are more likely to be uninsured or under-insured. Sponsored by NER, this session will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify other access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job postings:

  • Head of Patron Services, The Health Sciences Libraries at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Library Technician, Morristown Medical Center Health Science Library, Morristown, NJ
  • Education and Outreach Librarian, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR), Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA)

Retraction Watch launches public database – more than 18,000 retractions, along with a six-page package of stories and infographics.

A Fresh Look at the Data Shows Patient Safety Improving Overall, With Improvement Still Needed in Many Areas – AHRQ Views

Who Doesn’t Love a Good Story? Using Stories in Academic and Community-Based Health Education – November 7, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Are you looking for ways to grab attention, increase recall, and improve understanding in your bioscience, clinical, or community-based health information literacy skills courses or workshops? Stories are a well-documented means for accomplishing these goals! They are an innovative pedagogical tool that supports active learning, builds context, transcends culture, and brings complex ideas to life. Join this MLA webinar to gain fundamental knowledge and strategies on using stories in health education. You will discuss benefits and challenges of using stories and experience, and interact with stories as part of your learning. And you will leave inspired to spin tales in your next class! #MLAStories. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA members/ $85 for non-members.

Easy Steps to Building a Team-Based Systematic Review Service-A new model – Novemver 9, 9:30 AM-12:00 PM ET – The Philadelphia chapter of MLA is sponsoring a CE course at Temple’s Ginsburg Library. If you are interested in implementing a team-based systematic review service at your library, but don’t know where to begin, this course is for you. It will support librarians who have to educate, guide, and support researchers throughout all stages of the process. This interactive course will consist of hands-on learning activities, give you the tools to be successful, and perhaps the confidence needed to lead a systematic review team! Earn 2 MLA CE credits and meet with your local library colleagues during this engaging class. Lunch and CE credits included with cost.

Apply now to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populations. The program will take place January 23-March 4, 2019. Participants may be eligible for up to 35 MLA CE credits (approval pending).

Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research, that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019.

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Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program

Tue, 2018-10-23 08:00

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

The Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The Associate Fellowship provides knowledge and skills in project work ranging from:

  • Fundamentals of data science, and projects in data wrangling, data analysis, data visualization, programming, and data policy
  • Creation of online tutorials and educational videos, conducting user needs assessments
  • Development of an in-depth understanding of the development, production, implementation of NLM product and services

The Associate Fellowship offers opportunities for professional development through:

  • Participation in lectures, exercises, conferences, short and extended visits to other health sciences libraries
  • Workshops on work style, resume review, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Mentorship from a program coordinator and NLM staff who serve as preceptors

Applicants that are selected for the Associate Fellowship will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)
Details

Between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows are selected each year. NLM is currently accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program, September 1, 2019-August 31, 2020.

Eligibility:

  • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    *Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master’s degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential: work experience in a library or health sciences environment; demonstrated interest or experience in leadership

Benefits:

  • Annual stipend of $56,233
  • Additional funding to support purchase of group health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation support
  • Full support for attendance at local and national conferences

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019.

Interested parties can submit an application online. For more information about the program, contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator, via email: kathel.dunn@nih.gov or telephone: (301) 827-4284.

About the National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where they have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. They also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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