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Weekly Postings

Wed, 2020-11-25 10:41

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) is offering a professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. Read the recent blog post published by NNLM PSR about the award and visit the funding opportunity page to learn more.  Note: This award is open for all BIPOC LIS students nationwide.

Upcoming Webinar on Evidence-Based Public Health: Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. This webinar will take place on December 10 at 2:00 PM ET. Visit the class page for more details and to register.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

National Family Health History Day – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Provide Health Information Like an Expert – MCR News

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

NLM/NIH News Rise, Service, Lead…And PublishCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Reasons for Gratitude Amid the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

Read assembly and Annotation Pipeline Tool (RAPT) is available for use and testingNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NIH expands research to improve COVID-19 testing among underserved and vulnerable populations

Community Engagement Alliance Against COVID-19 Disparities (CEAL) Social Media Resources

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that registration is open for the seventh cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

December 2020

Genetics 101 – December 1-15

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 4-April 9

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – January 8-Feburary 4

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Re-imagining AHRQ’s Insight Platform – AHRQ Views

Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-11-20 12:22

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Funding Opportunity: The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development. This award enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. You must submit your application at least 5 business days before the course/training and no later than March 1, 2021. Continuous reviews will take place for this award. The opportunity will close when funds are expended so early application is strongly encouraged.

Learn about Borderline Diabetes with My MedlinePlus: In the latest edition of the My MedlinePlus Newsletter you can learn about borderline diabetes, quitting smoke, GERD, and more! Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Teaming up to Strengthen Library-Community Connections – MCR News

Living on the Data Fringe: Vaccines on the Mind – MCR News

UCSF Receives NNLM PSR Subaward: “The San Francisco Bay Area’s Response to the AIDS Epidemic: Digitizing and Providing Universal Access to Historical AIDS Records” – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Reflecting on the 2019 American Medical Informatics Association Meeting, A Year Later – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Getting the Most from NNLM: Public Health Part 3 – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

Dr. Isaac Kohane: Making Our Data Work for Us!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Airborne Infection Control in 20-Century Peace and WarCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Mini-Lungs in a Lab Dish Mimic Early COVID-19 InfectionNIH Director’s Blog

Why is it important to know my family medical history? – MedlinePlus

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program: NLM is now recruiting for 2021-2022 Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program (AFP) provides opportunities for recent library/information science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project efforts at the NLM on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply. The deadline to apply is January 28, 2021.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that a new (CORE) Problem List Subset of SNOMED CT is available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

All of Us Research Program’s Virtual Face-to-Face – December 7-9, 12:00-3:30 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

January 2021

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications – January 4-April 9

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits – January 14, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Trauma Informed Approach in Libraries – January 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

PubMed Tips for Expert Searchers – January 27, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

From Historical Sources to Datasets: A Preview of DataScribe – Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM)

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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

The post Weekly Postings first appeared on The MARquee.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-11-13 11:34

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process. The application deadline for the Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award is November 16. 

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars next week, which are listed below. Are you unable to attend the sessions live? We will be posting the class recordings on our YouTube channel!

  • Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer.
  • DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years.
Network of the National Library of Medicine News

CHES Continuing Education from NNLM – MARquee News Highlights

Conducting Focused Outreach with Patient Populations – NER Update

Satellites – Who is watching whom? – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

Making Connections and Enabling Discoverability – Celebrating 30 Years of UMLSNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Flu Masks on Ships, 1918Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Planning Your Holidays During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

NIH Issues New Policy for Data Management and SharingDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NIH calls on clinical researchers to swiftly share COVID-19 results – The NIH Director

Early State Investigator Research Project Grant: NIH has just issued a new R01 research grant funding announcement, aimed at making it easier for early stage investigators to obtain NIH Research project grants. The Stephen I. Katz Early Stage Investigator Research Project Grant supports an innovative project that represents a change in research direction for an early stage investigator (ESI) and for which no preliminary data exist. Applications submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) must not include preliminary data.

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

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

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians – December 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuff – December 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Diagnostic Safety in the COVID Era: Let’s Not Squander the Opportunity – AHRQ Views

How to Spot Fake News – COVID-19 Edition – IFLA

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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

The post Weekly Postings first appeared on The MARquee.

Categories: RML Blogs

CHES Continuing Education from NNLM

Thu, 2020-11-12 07:00
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

All CHES-eligible courses from NNLM are free. To register, select the link in the title of the course in which you are interested and sign up with your username and password on nnlm.gov.

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Are you interested in health literacy? Are you unsure of what types of health literacy programs exist or what resources are available to you? This session will discuss the NNLM program Engage for Health, a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer. Engage for Health teaches community members how to effectively communicate with their health care providers. Program materials are freely available for use by libraries, community and faith based agencies, public health organizations or others who promote health literacy in their community. Available materials include presentation slides with speaker notes, a role-play exercise, pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing materials. This presentation will also emphasize the importance of public health and public library partnerships in engaging the community around the topic of health literacy.

Objectives:

At the end of the session, participants will:

  1. Demonstrate how to locate the Engage Health Program on nnlm.gov
  2. List the materials included in the Engage for Health Program-in-a-Box
  3. Describe the community partners typically involved in the implementation of Engage for Health

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

Rural Health ResourcesNovember 19, 2020, 2:00 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. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current demographic trends in rural America
  2. Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources
  3. Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues
  4. Identify methods of discovering potential community partners

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic TestingNovember 20, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the general history and current technological state of DTC genetic testing
  2. Assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies
  3. Recognize specific NLM and other resources for providing basic genetics information
  4. Discuss practical and ethical challenges surrounding DTC testing
  5. Explore essential background information about genetics and genetic testing
  6. Explore resources for professional assistance

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Understanding the Power Human Behavior Wields in Our Lives – December 9, 2020, 11:00 AM ET – The webinar will help “de-mystify” the concept of behavioral and mental health by describing the continuum of human thoughts and emotions from wellness to illness to chronic impairment. Speakers will share insights and updated approaches for managing common conditions such as depression and anxiety. Additionally, new ways of approaching mental health outside specialty care as well as methods to address the persistently mentally ill will be inventoried. Special focus will be given to the role society can play in recognizing the impact of childhood trauma and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives:

  1. Describe a framework for characterizing human behavior in a continuum from well to ill
  2. Describe two methods to impact the listener’s own behavior
  3. List two conditions that if depression coexists, outcomes are worse if depression is unaddressed
  4. Describe the traditional structure of medical and behavioral funding in health benefits
  5. List one outcomes-demonstrated solution for integrating mental health into medical settings

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public HealthDecember 10, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe evidence-based public health
  2. Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question
  3. Locate and search applicable literature and resources

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

The evolution of public health: Tackling tough questions and messy stuffDecember 15, 2020, 4:00 PM ET– As public health has taken the world stage during a global pandemic, the future of public health is both clear and unclear. How does COVID-19 relate to factors that impact health and future health? How do we apply lessons learned? What are the key roles of nature and mental health, in this pandemic and beyond? How can we cross sectors for change? This session will explore these questions and more. We will tackle the hard questions and messy stuff of public health.

Objectives:

After completing this session, the participant/learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of social determinants on public health in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Plan to engage sectors outside of traditional public health (libraries and information centers) in tackling the larger issues impacting health
  3. Explain mental health as an essential part of public health and its relationship to the COVID-19 pandemic

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

Did you miss a live class? The recorded webinars listed below are available for CHES CECH. Please note: You can only get credit from recorded classes if you have not previously received credit for attending the live webinar version or a previously offered recorded version of the same course.

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – Recording available for CHES CECH until 12/2/2020 – This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States
  2. Explain the difference between cultural competence and humility and how they influence workplace environments
  3. Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: finding the dataRecording available for CHES CECH until January 8, 2021 – During this session you will learn about health information and data as it relates to community health assessment. The speaker will highlight reasons for conducting a community health assessment, the parties involved, and how to define a target community. The focus of this session will be identifying data issues and locating primary and secondary data to best describe the health of your community. You’ll also learn about prioritizing and contextualizing your findings once you’ve collected your data.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the organizations needed in developing community needs assessments
  2. Develop and identify the community and/or population being assessed
  3. Identify data issues and the data needed for community needs assessments
  4. Describe how to contextualize and prioritize findings

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community AssetsRecording available for CHES CECH until February 26, 2021– When service providers and practitioners enter a new community or neighborhood, they can carry a top-down map of existing assets. They may rely on geographic systems that make sense on paper, or are designed to make sense with existing programs. However, community members and residents do not navigate resources based on program maps and systems. What and where are the resources community members use? What are the hard boundaries locals don’t cross and the third places that people gather? Germantown Info Hub Coordinator Diana Lu will share approaches to stakeholder engagement and trust-building. Using urban design evaluation tactics introduced by architect Kevin Lynch in The Image of the City and as well as models in community-based journalism, Lu shows ways that practitioners can work with community members, stakeholders, and local organizations to build the base layer of information.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. By the end of the session, attendees will understand the basics and potential applications of community asset mapping.
  2. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped to integrate asset mapping as part of a grassroots community engagement tactic to understand key places/spaces/institutions that are important to community members and local stakeholders.
  3. By the end of this session, attendees will be familiar with inclusive, ‘non-expert’ language and communication tools that non-public health professionals and community members can use to discuss issues and resources that affect public health.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Recording available for CHES CECH until March 9, 2021 – September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define grey literature and list three examples.
  2. List an example of a non-traditional source for grey literature.
  3. Identify resources to search for grey literature.
  4. Describe how grey literature can help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery phases.

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals WebinarRecording available for CHES CECH until April 8, 2021 – The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in conducting a complete HESPA II 2020 curriculum mapping process
  2. Identify the need for curricular mapping using HESPA II 2020 Competencies and Sub-competencies to create curricular improvements and changes
  3. Discuss the importance of the HESPA II 2020 model for professional preparation and practice
  4. Discuss the steps involved with health department activities relating to the HESPA II 2020 Competencies

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 1

Health Statistics on the WebRecording available for CHES CECH until April 15, 2021 – This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives: 

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  1. Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
  2. Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  3. Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
  4. Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

On-demand CHES Eligible Courses

Learn on your own time! Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, on-demand courses.

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An Introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj – The course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. Please note that the content in the course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020
  2. Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases
  3. Identify when to use each database based on the information need
  4. Perform advanced searching techniques to identify more accurate results

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages -This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages. Attendees will learn about data from the American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau, and then receive demonstrations on how to access reliable health information in multiple languages through the National Library of Medicine’s HealthReach and MedlinePlus databases.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace – This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to the concepts of culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility. Participants will learn about some of the current critiques to using cultural competence principles and how cultural humility can be supplemented to create a more accepting, welcoming, and reflective working environment. Short demos of Think Cultural Health, PubMed, and Project Implicit are included to showcase three external resources that can be used to further explore this topic.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities– This course is designed to introduce attendees to health disparities and how the social determinants of health contribute to an inequity in health. Participants will be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine, the Office of Minority Health, and HealthyPeople.gov to locate data on health disparities.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss health disparities in public health
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health disparity data
  3. Analyze resources to access data on health disparities

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., these programs are designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level CECH is indicated on a course by course basis above.

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

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

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-11-06 10:51

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars in early November, which are listed below. Interested in viewing both webinars? We will be posting recordings of the classes on our YouTube channel!

  • Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.
  • Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide. This webinar will feature guest speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, and PA Forward.
Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM Reading Club Looks Beneath the Surface: Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club is taking a closer look at human genetics. To learn more about these books and their authors and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources, visit NNLM Reading Club’s Human Genetics page.

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote American Indian Heritage or Family Health History? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

Facilitating Rural Access to Quality Health Information through Little Free Libraries – SEA Currents

La Importancia de la Información De Salud de Calidad y El Programa All Of Us — The Importance of Quality Health Information and the All of Us Program – Blogadillo, News from SCR

RDM Snippets – Finding Repositories for Your Data – NER Update

Clinical eCompanion will be retired on November 12, 2020 – MARquee News Highlights

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

Get Informed: 2020-21 Flu Season Information Resources – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

2020 National Summit on School Safety – NER Update

NLM/NIH News

NIH News in Health: Read the November 2020 issue, featuring, “Breathe Better With COPD: Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” and, “When Unwanted Thoughts Intrude: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”

Fostering a Culture of Scientific Data Stewardship  – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Ars de Statica Medicina, 1614Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Face Coverings Could Save 130,000 American Lives from COVID-19 by March – NIH Director’s Blog

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

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

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11, 2020

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 13, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 13, 2020

Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests – November 13, 12:15-1:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Health System

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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Clinical eCompanion will be retired on November 12, 2020

Tue, 2020-11-03 12:04

Clinical eCompanion was developed by librarians at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, with funding from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR). The project development team conducted research to explore the feasibility, usability and validity of the point-of-care information tool for use by primary care providers in answering real-time clinical questions. Participants found Clinical eCompanion to be current, relevant and complete. The project team presented the results of their work at Mosaic ’16, the joint meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Canadian Health Libraries Association/Association des bibliotheques de la sante du Canada (CHLA/ABSC), and the International Clinical Librarians Conference (ICLC); 2016 May 13-18; Toronto ON: Wessel CB, Dahm JJ, LaDue J. Clinical eCompanion: development of a point-of-care information tool.

Clinical eCompanion was jointly managed by NNLM MAR and the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System. Due to lack of use and consolidation/retirement of resources, we have decided that the time has come to sunset Clinical eCompanion. The resource will no longer be available after November 12, 2020 and we’ve placed an informational banner on the homepage alerting users to its upcoming retirement.

Resources linked in Clinical eCompanion that are still available at their own URLs include:

  1. DailyMed – U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  2. Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) – Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  3. Drug Interaction Checker – Medscape. WebMD LLC.
  4. Medlineplus – U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
  5. ARUP Consult: the Physicians Guide to Laboratory Test Selection and Interpretation – ARUP Laboratories.
  6. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention A-Z index and MMWR – Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).
  7. Effective Health Care Program Research Summaries, Reviews, and Reports – AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  8. NHS Evidence Search – National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), National Health Service (NHS), United Kingdom
  9. PubMed – National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
  10. Radiopaedia.org – Radiopaedia.org
  11. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) – AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  12. USPSTF AHRQ ePSS – AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-10-30 11:20

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars in early November, which are listed below. Interested in viewing both webinars? We will be posting recordings of the classes on our YouTube channel!

  • Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.
  • Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide. This webinar will feature guest speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, and PA Forward.
Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Living on the Data Fringe: Through a Library Liaison Lens #1 – MCR News

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

New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, October 15, 2020

NLM/NIH News

RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Four Years of Conversation with YOU!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

What’s Behind the Mask – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH at 80: Sharing a Timeless Message from President RooseveltNIH Director’s Blog

NLM Traveling Exhibitions: The application process for hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) two new traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open. All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that six new SNOMED CT related releases are available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Update – November 5, 10:00-10:45 AM ET

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

December 2020

Library Carpentry Workshop – December 1 & 2, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Navigating the new PHDL Page – December 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 13, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 13, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Food in Uncertain Times – November 5 & 6 – Sponsored by CRAFT and the Chatham University Eden Hall Fellows

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-10-23 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

NNLM MAR Updates: This quarter in the MAReport, Kate Flewelling gave an update on the Middle Atlantic Region. Learn more about these and other updates from the National Library of Medicine and NNLM MAR at our upcoming all-member MAR Update. The update will take place on November 5 from 10:00-10:45 AM ET. Registration is now open.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on October 29, 2020! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Meet our 2020 LIS Fall Development Awardees! – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Things that go Bump in the Night – NER Update

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine Fall 2020 Issue – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New on YouTube: Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media, September 29, 2020, and HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar, October 8, 2020

Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.

NLM/NIH News

We’re “Going to Have to Science the **** Out of This!”NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Droplet Infection Explained in Pictures – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Two Studies Show COVID-19 Antibodies Persist for MonthsNIH Director’s Blog

Study Highlights Need for Continued Care of COVID-19 SurvivorsNIH Director’s Blog

National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Imaging Data Commons is LiveDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NLM Traveling Exhibitions: The application process for hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) two new traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open. All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the PubMed Clinical Queries page will soon be updated with design and content changes.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

Library Carpentry Workshop – October 29 & 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling – October 29, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

November 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Update – November 5, 10:00-10:45 AM ET

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

A Year in the Life of Digital Healthcare Research: New Findings from AHRQ’s DHR Program – AHRQ Views

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 1, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Structural Racism and Racial Bias in Medicine – Wednesday, October 28
  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

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Middle Atlantic Region Updates

Mon, 2020-10-19 11:25

Kate Flewelling

It is hard to believe that it has been five months since I sent a Special Message to NNLM MAR Members. At that time, the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region staff had been working remotely for one month. Since then, a lot has changed (including our name!), but we still are working remotely to provide high quality and innovative services to our membership of 1,183 libraries and other organizations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Here are some updates from your Regional Medical Library:

  • In August, we said goodbye to retiring Michelle Burda. Michelle was our main contact for hospital library staff and health literacy and emergency preparedness initiatives. Kelsey Cowles, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator, is the new contact for hospital librarians.
  • This fall, we are hosting two “virtual” interns! Bennie Finch, MSW, and Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos, MSW, are Master in Library and Information Science students from the University of Southern Connecticut.
  • We have partnered with SciStarter, All of Us, and public libraries across the country to offer virtual public Citizen Science events this summer and fall. It is not too late to join us!
  • In partnership with The Carpentries, the National Training Office is bringing core lessons of Library Carpentry virtually to NNLM. Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices. Learn more and apply now!
  • There have been a lot of changes to NLM products – keep up to date by subscribing to the Technical Bulletin.
  • We have funding! Last week we opened up two late-breaking funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program.

Learn more about these and other updates from the National Library of Medicine and NNLM Middle Atlantic Region at our upcoming all-member NNLM MAR Update. The update will take place on November 5 from 10:00-10:45 AM ET. Registration is now open.

Written by Kate Flewelling, Executive Director, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-10-16 08:00

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Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

Read the MAReport: In her article, “COVID-19 Information Resources from NLM and Beyond,” Erin Seger writes about resources that support the location of trustworthy information on COVID-19.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on October 29, 2020! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Fall Citizen Science Webinars from SciStarter, NNLM and the All of US Research Program – MCR News

October is Health Literacy Month – Help us improve access to health information on Wikipedia – MCR News

ICYMI: NLM Supports Inclusion Across the Lifespan – NER Update

Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.

NLM/NIH News

All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All SpeciesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: New College of FloridaCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Building Resilience During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

NLM Traveling Exhibitions: The application process for hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) two new traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open. All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

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

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the PubMed Clinical Queries page will soon be updated with design and content changes.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – October 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Navigating the new PHDL Page – October 20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

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

Keep the Momentum Going: Citizen Science Programming Throughout the Year – October 20, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – October 29 & 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling – October 29, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

November 2020

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – November 2-December 11, 2020

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Update – November 5, 10:00-10:45 AM ET

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Report: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health & Housing Equity – American Public Health Association (APHA)

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 1, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

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

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.

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COVID-19 Information Resources from NLM and Beyond

Mon, 2020-10-12 11:23
Erin Seger

Erin Seger

As the primary contact for public health professionals and clinicians in the Middle Atlantic Region, I’d like to extend a thank you on behalf of MAR to public health workers, clinicians, and all those who are working to keep us safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Several resources from NLM and NIH support the location of trustworthy information about COVID-19. Get the latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the latest research information from the National Institutes of Health. In addition, MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s main resource for consumer health information, contains updated MedlinePlus health topics on COVID-19 in English and Spanish.

Helpful COVID-19 resources for professionals include:

If you’d like to learn more about NLM’s COVID-19 activities and response, one great resource is the NLM Director’s Blog. Recent articles include:

Are you interested in promoting correct information about COVD-19 on social media? If so, the COVID-19 social media resources webpage contains suggested posts on a range of topics, from the latest NIH research on COVID-19, to tips on social distancing, staying active, and more.

Other various open innovation initiatives and open science tools include:

Written by Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-10-09 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Member Highlight: The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – learn about the current activities occurring at the Biomedical Library, which include co-sponsoring and promoting the World Health Organization-backed MOOC on Implementation Research, hosting a #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and more.

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Literacy Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on October 29, 2020! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Meet Our Virtual Interns! – MARquee News Highlights

Upcoming Trainings for Health Educators from the Network of the National Library of Medicine – MARquee News Highlights

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

All of Us Research Program Issues Funding Opportunity for New Engagement Partners – SEA Currents

MedlinePlus Now Hosts Consumer Health Information in Multiple Languages – SEA Currents

NNLM contributes to Delaware Journal of Public Health – MARquee News Highlights

RDM Snippets: Storage and Preservation – NER Update

Give a Man a Fish… – NER Update

Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.

New on YouTube: We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets, August 26, 2020

NLM/NIH News

What Health Literacy Outreach Looks Like at NLMNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the USCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Discussing the Long Arc of Discovery with NIH’s Newest NobelistNIH Director’s Blog

NIH News in Health: Read the October 2020 issue, featuring, “Discoveries in Basic Science: A Perfectly Imperfect Process,” and, “Tired or Wired? Caffeine and Your Brain.”

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue provided details on PubMed updates and the retirement of the legacy site.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – October 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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

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

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – October 29 & 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling – October 29, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

November 2020

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – November 2-December 11, 2020

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian – November 9-23, 2020

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Community health workers are a ‘lifeline’ to pregnant people with COVID-19

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

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

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

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.

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Meet Our Virtual Interns!

Thu, 2020-10-08 11:31

This fall, MAR and NER are jointly hosting two virtual MLIS student interns from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, Bennie Finch and Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos. We are thrilled to have them working with us on several exciting projects and learning about NNLM, NLM, and health sciences librarianship! They have each written a brief introduction to themselves and what they are working on this fall.

Bennie Finch

Hello! My name is Bennie Finch and I come to library and information science after many years working as a social worker with children and families.

I truly do feel that this internship with NNLM is a privilege because I am meeting so many great people and learning about so many resources; AND having the opportunity to work virtually has made this internship possible, as I don’t live near one of the regional offices.

I have enjoyed getting to know people around the country through NNLM and learning about some of the amazing work happening through the network. I have also been able to attend a number of trainings offered by NNLM. 

The internship project I am working on is with the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon this October, which is focusing on Maternal and Child Health. I’m reaching out to LIS schools to encourage student participation and working on ways to further engage LIS students and schools in these campaigns. I am very excited about this topic and am looking forward to this event. If you aren’t already signed up for the #CiteNLM virtual editing event, it looks really fun!

I am a mother of two teenagers who keep me fairly busy. I enjoy time outside, gardening or walking with family and friends. I enjoy reading (and listening) to many genres but some favorites are history and historical fiction. I also love seeing movies and attending plays and musicals when I am able.

Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos

Hola, my name is Jacqueline Fonseca-Ramos. I have over 13 years of experience working in the federal government, within different agencies. I began this career when I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and becoming a mother, I decided to separate from the Marines. After serving 8 years, it was time to focus on my educational career. In doing so, I earned my BS in Criminal Justice and my Master of Social Work (MSW).

During my time at the UConn School of Social Work, I worked as the Community Liaison for United States Senator Richard Blumenthal. My focus was conducting targeted outreach to the military and veteran community of Connecticut, to help introduce federal legislation to assist these groups. Currently, I work for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where I hope to learn more about health science librarianship.

As an NNLM intern, I am working on a few different projects. First, I am really looking forward to taking the Introduction to Health Sciences Librarianship Course from Library Juice Academy, since this is the library field I see myself working in. Second, I have been introduced to the world of graphic medicine and am now seeing how we can utilize graphic medicine to help improve veteran healthcare. Lastly, I am working on putting together a veteran resource’s toolkit for distribution, to help folks who interact with the veteran population navigate through the veteran resources available.  

I am very excited and thankful for the opportunity to intern with the NNLM this semester!

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Upcoming Trainings for Health Educators from the Network of the National Library of Medicine

Wed, 2020-10-07 13:39
Upcoming CHES Eligible Webinars

Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, live webinars. Please note: We teach some of our courses multiple times, but you may only receive CHES CECH for these sessions if you have not previously received credit for attending them or watching a recording of them.

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals WebinarOctober 8, 2020, 12:00 PM ET – The New HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist (HESPA) Professionals Webinar, is a one hour webinar for any public health professional who would like to learn how to map Health Education curriculum to the new HESPA II 2020 competencies.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps in conducting a complete HESPA II 2020 curriculum mapping process
  2. Identify the need for curricular mapping using HESPA II 2020 Competencies and Sub-competencies to create curricular improvements and changes
  3. Discuss the importance of the HESPA II 2020 model for professional preparation and practice
  4. Discuss the steps involved with health department activities relating to the HESPA II 2020 Competencies

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 1

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse CommunitiesNovember 10, 2020, 3:00 PM ET -The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s is growing — and growing fast. Today, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. 1 in 10 people aged 65 and older. The number of people living with Alzheimer’s is expected to reach nearly 14 million by mid-century. The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. We work on a national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to advancing vital research toward methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide the latest findings from the 2020 Alzheimer’s Association Facts & Figures Report including current prevalence and impact on American families, risk factors, impact on caregivers, and national cost of care. Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss resources for caregivers and professionals for COVID-19 & caregiving
  2. Identify prevalence of Alzheimer’s & dementia and impact on American families including risk factors, caregiver impact and cost of care
  3. Provide nationwide supportive resources for caregivers and families
  4. Discuss national and local opportunities to leverage the power of a community partnership

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Rural Health ResourcesNovember 19, 2020, 2:00 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. This webinar will describe hallmarks of rural America, identify access challenges of living in rural communities, and equip participants with tools to service the health information needs of those living in rural communities. We will explore websites from the National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service, Rural Health Information Hub and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The origins of each website will be explained. Each of the websites contain consumer-level information and offers an opportunity for data downloads. The downloads will be demonstrated. These resources are relevant to nurses, librarians, public health workers, allied healthcare professionals, educators, faith- and community-based organizations.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current demographic trends in rural America
  2. Download data sets and visualizations from rural health resources
  3. Find information on health conditions, demographic groups and social issues
  4. Identify methods of discovering potential community partners

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic TestingNovember 20, 2020, 2:00 PM ET – This webinar class will provide an overview of the history and current state of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, which has become extremely popular in recent years. The differences between ancestry and health testing will be explored. The veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies will be assessed, and concerns and challenges surrounding these tests will be examined. Attendees will learn where to go to find essential background information about genetics needed to understand DTC tests and how to locate more advanced professional assistance. This class can also provide a template for information professionals looking to offer similar programs at their own libraries.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the general history and current technological state of DTC genetic testing
  2. Assess the veracity of claims commonly made by testing companies
  3. Recognize specific NLM and other resources for providing basic genetics information
  4. Discuss practical and ethical challenges surrounding DTC testing
  5. Explore essential background information about genetics and genetic testing
  6. Explore resources for professional assistance

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public HealthDecember 10, 2:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe evidence-based public health
  2. Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question
  3. Locate and search applicable literature and resources

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Recorded Webinars Available for CHES CECH

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

From Beyond our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – Recording available for CHES CECH until 12/2/2020 – This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current landscape of refugees, immigrants, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the United States
  2. Explain the difference between cultural competence and humility and how they influence workplace environments
  3. Identify reliable websites that provide quality health information in multiple languages

We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community AssetsRecording available for CHES CECH until 2/26/2021– When service providers and practitioners enter a new community or neighborhood, they can carry a top-down map of existing assets. They may rely on geographic systems that make sense on paper, or are designed to make sense with existing programs. However, community members and residents do not navigate resources based on program maps and systems. What and where are the resources community members use? What are the hard boundaries locals don’t cross and the third places that people gather? Germantown Info Hub Coordinator Diana Lu will share approaches to stakeholder engagement and trust-building. Using urban design evaluation tactics introduced by architect Kevin Lynch in The Image of the City and as well as models in community-based journalism, Lu shows ways that practitioners can work with community members, stakeholders, and local organizations to build the base layer of information.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. By the end of the session, attendees will understand the basics and potential applications of community asset mapping.
  2. By the end of the session, attendees will be equipped to integrate asset mapping as part of a grassroots community engagement tactic to understand key places/spaces/institutions that are important to community members and local stakeholders.
  3. By the end of this session, attendees will be familiar with inclusive, ‘non-expert’ language and communication tools that non-public health professionals and community members can use to discuss issues and resources that affect public health.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Grey Literature Resources to Support Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery Recording available for CHES CECH until 3/9/2021 – September is National Preparedness Month. Join us to learn about Grey Literature and how it can be helpful during evolving situations. What is Grey Literature? How do you find it? And how can it help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery? This session will introduce participants to the concept of Grey Literature, its uses and resources for finding it. This session will also include a live demonstration of one resource for finding Grey Literature related to emergency preparedness, response and recovery.

Objectives:

By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define grey literature and list three examples.
  2. List an example of a non-traditional source for grey literature.
  3. Identify resources to search for grey literature.
  4. Describe how grey literature can help during emergency preparedness, response and recovery phases.

CECH: .75
Advanced CECH: 0

On-demand CHES Eligible Courses

Learn on your own time! Select the hyperlink in each course title to register on the NNLM website for these free, on-demand courses.

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An Introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj – The course is designed to teach public health professionals and librarians to use MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj to find reliable health information and data related to population health and Healthy People 2020. This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. Please note that the content in the course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020
  2. Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases
  3. Identify when to use each database based on the information need
  4. Perform advanced searching techniques to identify more accurate results

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Health Information in Multiple Languages -This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with some basic statistics on individuals with limited English proficiency in the United States and demonstrate how to use resources from the National Library of Medicine to access reliable health information in multiple languages. Attendees will learn about data from the American Community Survey and U.S. Census Bureau, and then receive demonstrations on how to access reliable health information in multiple languages through the National Library of Medicine’s HealthReach and MedlinePlus databases.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace – This online, asynchronous course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to the concepts of culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility. Participants will learn about some of the current critiques to using cultural competence principles and how cultural humility can be supplemented to create a more accepting, welcoming, and reflective working environment. Short demos of Think Cultural Health, PubMed, and Project Implicit are included to showcase three external resources that can be used to further explore this topic.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities– This course is designed to introduce attendees to health disparities and how the social determinants of health contribute to an inequity in health. Participants will be shown demonstrations on how to utilize tools from the National Library of Medicine, the Office of Minority Health, and HealthyPeople.gov to locate data on health disparities.

CECH: 1
Advanced CECH: 0

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss health disparities in public health
  2. Identify at least three online resources for accessing health disparity data
  3. Analyze resources to access data on health disparities

Sponsored by The Network of the National Library of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., these programs are designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour. Advanced level CECH is indicated on a course by course basis above.

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

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

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Member Spotlight: The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library

Tue, 2020-10-06 08:00

Richard James, Nursing Liaison Librarian at the The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library

The Biomedical Library at the University of Pennsylvania is a robust and mighty library. Offering an esteemed Systematic Review service and collaborating with faculty and students across all levels and fields, the Library staff are experts in their work. Please visit the website and check out the blog, Biomeditations.

Listed below are a few things currently happening at Biomed:

World Health Organization (WHO) MOOC

As Implementation Science has become a strategic interest of the School of Nursing at UPenn, Nursing Liaison Librarian Richard James began to build the Library’s collection and resources in this area. During that effort, he learned of a World Health Organization-backed MOOC on Implementation Research. The TDR Implementation MOOC is a 5-week course which offers a certificate of completion for students who achieve a passing grade, and while it’s strongly oriented to interventions around global diseases of poverty, the principles of Implementation Research are well presented and the course is somewhat rigorous. WHO offers the MOOC under institutional sponsorship of school and health programs at no cost. Considering there would be interest among our students and faculty, along with the potential to offer our international partners something of value, Richard approached UPenn’s School of Nursing and the Center for Global Health about co-sponsoring and promoting the program. More than 300 students from 20 countries enrolled, with more than 100 of the enrolled students ultimately completing and passing the course. The Biomedical Library hopes that this experience will contribute to their skills and practice in the many and varied critical clinical and public health fields in which they serve.

Workshop: Using Adobe Illustrator for Scientific Images

Lexi Voss, Visualizationist, hosted a 2-hour online workshop on Illustrator, walking attendees through the basics of Adobe Illustrator to help them transform their research data into professional diagrams and figures. More than 500 faculty, students, and staff registered for the event. Lexi has taught many workshops on using both Illustrator and Photoshop for visualizing data.

Host of #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Aman Kaur, Community Health and Engineering Librarian, spearheaded the Biomedical Library’s participation in NNLM’s annual #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. Having first learned of it at the 2019 MLA Conference, Aman thought it would be relevant and exciting event for Penn Libraries.

New Director: Hannah Rutledge, PhD, MLIS, AHIP

On June 1, 2020, the Biomedical Library welcomed Hannah Rutledge as the new director. Previously at Emory University’s Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library, Hannah is excited to lead a highly experienced and innovative team, building on their existing expertise and insight. Her predecessor, Barbara Cavanaugh, accepted an expanded role as Assistant University Librarian for Health Sciences and STEM Libraries.

Biomedical Library begins a renovation

At the end of November, demolition will begin a 6-month renovation of the Library’s main floor. New features will include: more natural light, an increased number of group study rooms, a collaborative classroom, a larger Historical Collections Conference room, a wide-open event space, and new staff offices. Improved features will include: a relaxation room, a mixed reality lab, a larger Historical Collections Conference Room, and an expanded Digital Fabrication Lab (where the poster and 3D printing are housed). A grand opening is slated for graduation weekend in May. After years of planning and fundraising, the Biomedical Library is thrilled to have this new space underway!

Written by Richard James, Nursing Liaison Librarian at the The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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NNLM contributes to Delaware Journal of Public Health

Mon, 2020-10-05 11:29

An article by the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, staff has been published in the Delaware Journal of Public Health. The issue featured articles on the timely topic of “Public Libraries and Public Health.” As Guest Editor for the issue, Delaware State Librarian Annie Norman wrote, “Libraries develop partnerships and services to support health and societal evolution in multiple areas, such as the long term effects of poverty and trauma, racial inequality, gender inequality, and so on, to help the public overcome trauma and rise above the challenges in their lives.”

Executive Director Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger, and Community Engagement Coordinator Tess Wilson contributed, “Partnerships for Health: NNLM MAR and Delaware Partners Make a Lasting Impact.” The article focuses on NNLM/library/public health partnerships to promote emergency preparedness, public health and opioid response. We are grateful to Annie Norman for inviting us to contribute and to all our wonderful colleagues in Delaware!

 

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-10-02 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Read the MAReport: This quarter, Michael Balkenhol wrote about the ongoing partnership between the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the All of Us Research Program, and SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. Read more about the partnership in the article, “Citizen Science & Libraries: Online Events Series.”

Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Job Opening: Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) Librarian – HS/HSL UMB – SEA Currents

MedlinePlus: Now Home to Genetics Home Reference, HealthReach, Tox Town Information & More! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Be an Advocate for Health Literacy on Wikipedia: Join our Fall Edit-a-thon focused on Maternal and Child Health! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

NNLM Reading Club Explores Diversity in Medicine: In order to talk about diversity and equity in health care, we must also discuss diversity and equity in the medical profession. For the month of October, the NNLM Reading Club recommends three memoirs that explore the personal experiences of physicians of color. To learn more about these books and their authors and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources, visit NNLM Reading Club’s Racism and Health: Diversity in Medicine.

NLM/NIH News

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

DeBakey in the Middle EastCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

COVID-19 Can Damage Hearts of Some College AthletesNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the NLM Classification 2020 Summer Edition is now available.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

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

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

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

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

Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session – October 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries – October 19-November 15

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

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course

Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 – October 8, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

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

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

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

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

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

2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.

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Citizen Science & Libraries: Online Events Series

Wed, 2020-09-30 11:12

The Network of the National of Library of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), and the All of Us Research Program have expanded a partnership with SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. A new, four-part public series of virtual events will provide accessible, bilingual resources to 1) introduce citizen science programs and hands-on projects to the public and 2) library staff and leaders from community-based organizations (CBOs) in bringing citizen science to their audiences.

The first hour of each online event is open to the public. The final half-hour will provide step-by-step instructions and links to resources to support library staff and leaders from community-based organizations (CBOs) seeking to facilitate citizen science programming for their audiences. Three Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits are offered upon completion of the 90-minute program for eligible participants.

Turn your curiosity about health issues into impact with citizen science!

Live closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) will be available for each event.

 Online Event Series

RSVP for Events

Registration for all events is available at SciStarter.org/NLM:

  • 9/30 at 2 PM ET | Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A
  • 10/21 at 2 PM ET | Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A
  • 11/18 at 2 PM ET | Citizen Science & Libraries: Create your own air quality sensor with CanAir.io
  • 18 de noviembre a las 4 p.m., hora del este | ¡Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io!
  • 12/16 at 2 PM ET | Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A
Background

SciStarter has collaborated with NNLM on Citizen Science Day in 2019, Citizen Science Month in 2020 and the Summer Reading Meets Citizen Science program in 2020. In a blog post about the Summer Reading Program, Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., director of NLM said, “Libraries serve as vital community hubs, and this collaboration presents a perfect opportunity to help the public understand how health research impacts all of us. Working with our vast network of public libraries, we hope to contribute to medical breakthroughs that may lead to more tailored disease prevention and treatment solutions for generations to come.”

Libraries are quickly becoming community hubs for citizen science. These online events fit well with the mission to use libraries to strengthen communities and transform lives through education and lifelong learning.

Offering a safe and healthy environment is a top priority for public libraries as they pivot their services to address the health concerns posed by COVID-19. Many libraries are not able to open their doors to large gatherings making this fall event programming more valuable than ever.

There are many ways for anyone who is curious or concerned about local or global issues to engage.

To get started, go to SciStarter.org/NLM to:

  • Sign up for a free SciStarter account
  • Access the free, “Introduction to Citizen Science” online, self-guided tutorial in English and Spanish
  • Review and participate in any of the featured projects
  • Explore health resources from NNLM and All of Us
  • Select one or more of the free virtual events to tune into and register. Then, tune in and engage!

Are you a library staff member or leader from a community-based organizations (CBO) who is interested in co-hosting a virtual event with SciStarter and NNLM in the coming months? Opportunities are still available! Sign up for email updates and come to office hours: CitizenScienceMonth.org/MailingList

For other health programming ideas, visit the NNLM Citizen Science Website.

To learn more about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), please visit the CDC Coronavirus site.

About the Partners

SciStarter.org is the place to find, join, and contribute to science by providing people access to more than 3,000 searchable formal and informal research projects, events, and tools. SciStarter also offers a coordinated place to earn credit for your contributions across projects and platforms.  More than 100,000 global citizen scientists are registered members of the SciStarter community.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) operates the Training and Education Center (TEC) to support the All of Us Research Program. Training and educational materials are targeted to key audiences using a Team Science framework, highlighting NLM and National Institutes of Health (NIH) resources and using the expertise of national partners. The TEC collaborates with NNLM’s Community Engagement Network (CEN). The CEN focuses on NNLM’s mission to improve the public’s access to health information and provide awareness of All of Us to communities that are underrepresented in biomedical research by partnering with libraries across the United States. The CEN is designed to leverage the mission of the NNLM to help libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users. The All of Us Research Program has a simple goal: for one million or more people to share health information for research. In the future, researchers can use this data to conduct thousands of health studies.

Written by Michael Balkenhol, Health Programming Coordinator, for the Fall 2020 edition of The MAReport quarterly newsletter.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2020-09-25 08:00

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

Spotlight

COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Read the MAReport: In her article, “Community Mapping and Health,” Tess Wilson writes about the role of digital and data literacy in navigating health information as well as the use of community mapping in reducing health disparities.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

All of Us: Learn Internet Skills – NER Update

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month! – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Information from Genetics Home Reference Is Now in MedlinePlus – SEA Currents

Graphic Medicine and Emergency Preparedness – NER Update

Announcing Library Carpentry Workshops with NNLM – NTO News

NLM/NIH News

The Science of SARS-CoV-2 Testing: What Tests Are Available and What This May Mean for YouNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Director Jones: Laying the Foundation for the National Library of MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

How COVID-19 Took Hold in North America and EuropeNIH Director’s Blog

The Case for Making Data as Open as PossibleDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

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

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that MedlinePlus will become the NLM home for information in multiple languages.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

September 2020

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

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

The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the United States Workshop – September 28 & 29, 10:00AM-5:30PM ET

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

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

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

October 2020

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

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

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

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

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

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

Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session – October 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

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

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

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

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

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

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

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

2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.

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Community Mapping and Health

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

Tess Wilson

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

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

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

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

Online Resources:

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

Recommended Reading:

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

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