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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-10-06 11:26

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

Spotlight

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position.

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

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

Ongoing: the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is still accepting applications for funding! Check out a recent post from Executive Director Kate Flewelling about our open awards, and helpful tips to assist with your application.

My First Logic Model Experience – NEO Shop Talk

Call For Reviewers, Co-Teachers, and Mentors – NTO News

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Request for Information: on behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is seeking community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. Details.

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine: If your library subscribed and missed the last delivery of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine (Summer 2017 edition) you will need to re-subscribe for bulk delivery. NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is an excellent way to introduce members of your community to medical research with trusted health information stories from NIH scientists, famous individuals, as well as everyday people who have turned to NIH for medical assistance. Order NIH MedlinePlus for your library today!

It Takes a Whole Library to Create a World of Data-powered HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Librarianpalooza! Medical Library Rock Stars Take the Stage – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Creative Minds: Giving Bacteria Needles to Fight Intestinal DiseaseNIH Director’s Blog

PubMed Labs is now part of NCBI Labs – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Check out the October 2017 edition of NIH News in Health! In this issue, read about finding healthy ways of coping with grief after loss, and learn the symptoms of brain tumors to know when to talk to your doctor about them.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – October 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR to learn the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlighted essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.

Grant Writing for Success: Preparing a NIH Grant Application – October 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Are you a new or junior investigator? Do you assist in the preparation of the scientific portions of an application? If you answered “yes” to either question, then don’t miss this webinar provided by NIH expert, Dr. Paula Strickland. She will be providing helpful tips and guidance on preparing an application for submission. Learn how to avoid the most common mistakes in writing grant applications and correct some typical misconceptions about the grant review process.

LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join this NLM webinar that will go back to the basics of LinkOut, to learn how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want.

Grants and Proposal Writing – October 30-November 27, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online course for beginners presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Widening the Circle of Support for Learning Health Systems – AHRQ Views

Special Opportunity: Federal agency partners invite communities to apply for technical assistance to help communities revitalize their economy, improve health, and protect the environment:

  • Local Foods, Local Places helps communities reinvest in existing neighborhoods and revitalize downtowns through the development of local food systems. To date, nearly 80 communities have benefited from assistance with support from EPA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority. Learn how to apply.
  • Healthy Places for Healthy People helps community leaders and health care partners focus on health as an economic driver and catalyst for downtown and neighborhood revitalization. Health care partners include community health centers (including Federally Qualified Health Centers), nonprofit hospitals, and other health care facilities. To date, 10 communities have benefited from assistance with support from EPA and the Appalachian Regional Commission. Healthy Places for Healthy People provides assistance for communities that are economically challenged, including those in rural Appalachia. Learn how to apply.

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

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

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Request for Information: Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine

Tue, 2017-10-03 15:47

On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. The field of data science is broad in scope, encompassing approaches for the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration and use of large, heterogeneous data sets that have relevance to health and biomedicine. Data science undergirds the broad and interdependent objectives of the NIH Strategic Plan.

Information about data science research directions that could lead to breakthroughs in any or all NIH interest areas is welcomed, whether applicable across wide swaths of health and biomedicine, or focused on particular research domains.

Information Requested:

NLM requests information on the three focal areas listed below:

  1. Promising directions for new data science research in the context of health and biomedicine.  Input might address such topics as Data Driven Discovery and Data Driven Health Improvement.
  2. Promising directions for new initiatives relating to open science and research reproducibility. Input might address such topics as Advanced Data Management and Intelligent and Learning Systems for Health.
  3. Promising directions for workforce development and new partnerships. Input might address such topics as Workforce Development and Diversity and New Stakeholder Partnerships.

Within these general topic areas, or others related to data science in health and biomedicine, NLM invites researchers, clinicians, organizations, industry representatives and other interested parties to provide input on:

  • Research areas that could benefit most from advanced data science methods and approaches;
  • Data science methods that need updating, or gap areas where new approaches are needed;
  • Priorities for new data science research;
  • Appropriate partnerships and settings for expanded data science research.

See the full notice of request for more background information and details on how to submit a response.

Inquiries:

Please direct all inquiries to Valerie Florance, PhD
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-496-4621
Email: NLMEPInfo@mail.nih.gov

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-09-29 11:57

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

Spotlight

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position.

Check out the Summer 2017 edition of The MAReport! In this issue, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda talks about NNLM MAR’s ongoing partnership with the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps (DMRC), and our collaborative efforts on the Disaster Recovery for Delaware Summit. Read the full article to learn more.

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

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

NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library.

Ongoing: the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is still accepting applications for funding! Check out a recent post from Executive Director Kate Flewelling about our open awards, and helpful tips to assist with your application.

Because People Aren’t Gold Fish: AEA Audience Engagement Strategies – NEO Shop Talk

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine: If your library subscribed and missed the last delivery of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine (Summer 2017 edition) you will need to re-subscribe for bulk delivery. NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is an excellent way to introduce members of your community to medical research with trusted health information stories from NIH scientists, famous individuals, as well as everyday people who have turned to NIH for medical assistance. Order NIH MedlinePlus for your library today!

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

Meet Dr. Esther Sternberg, NLM’s New Board of Regents ChairNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

NIH Director’s Blog

Better Data, Better Decisions: Highlights from the 10th Plenary Meeting of the Research Data Alliance – DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

New Health Topic on MedlinePlus: Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Treatment

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Combatting Information Fatigue: Health Information Resources for Veterans – October 2-October 30, 2017 -Veterans and their families need reliable health information resources and training to locate health information that is sensitive and pertinent to their needs. Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online course will cover resources for finding information on general health conditions, mental health resources including those for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), family issues, substance abuse, amputations, support groups and more. Additionally, this class will prepare participants to find and assess other veterans’ health resources.

NCBI Minute: Create, link, and share your bibliography: PubMed tools and ORCID identifiers for Authors – October 4, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field, but if your published research is cited in PubMed, NCBI can help you find your citations, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others. This webinar, will also cover the advantage of quickly registering for a free, unique identifier that will remain constant – even if your name changes.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – October 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR to learn the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlighted essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.

LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join this NLM webinar that will go back to the basics of LinkOut, to learn how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Collection Development/E-Resources Librarian, Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP)

A New Era for TeamSTEPPS – AHRQ Views

Wanted: Library staff teams to participate in the EXCITE Transformation for Libraries, sponsored by the CT State Library with funding from IMLS. Apply now.

Webinar: From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – October 4, 10:00-11:00 AM ET – This webinar is designed to assist health professionals 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. Resources that provide background about cultural beliefs and other guidance for providing cross-cultural care will also be introduced. Hosted by the New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence (NJSNCC), Presented by NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling.

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

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

Categories: RML Blogs

HSLANJ Fall Group Licensing Offer

Thu, 2017-09-28 10:19

All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

Deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, November 17. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

The HSLANJ GLI is recognized by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) as a lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.

Additional feedback from librarians, along with previews of vendors’ fall resources, can be found on the HSLANJ news page.

Questions? Please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com).

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

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

Categories: RML Blogs

#OpioidAwareChat for Recovery Month

Wed, 2017-09-27 10:51

September is National Recovery Month.  Join our colleagues for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3pm ET to learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact recovery and more by following #OpioidAwareChat.  NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NINDS Director Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, special guest American Society of Addiction Medicine, and several other sections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be responding to questions about the opioid crisis and how the government is working to combat it.

Check the Opiate Addiction and Treatment guide from the National Library of Medicine for more resources on opioid use disorder and treatment.

Chat Questions:

Q1: What are opioids?

Q2: What is opioid misuse? What is opioid addiction?

Q3: How big a problem is opioid addiction & overdose? How can we prevent overdoses?

Q4: How did opioid misuse/addiction become such a crisis in the U.S.?

Q5: There is stigma against opioid addiction. How does stigma impact people with opioid use disorder?

Q6: How can we help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder?

Q7: Are some people more vulnerable/at risk for addiction to opioids than others? Why?

Q8: What are the current best strategies for treatment of addiction to opioids?

Q9: What is Medication assisted Treatment (MAT)? Why is MAT not just replacing one addiction with another?

Q10: What can government and other organizations do to address the opioid crisis in the U.S.?

Q11: Where can people get information/help for preventing and treating opioid use disorder?

Categories: RML Blogs

Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools during Disasters

Mon, 2017-09-25 13:28

The Center for Public Service Communications and its partner Bird’s Eye View, together with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), have developed the Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative. CHM’s premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data, rather than relying solely on national or state agencies, or majority-institution partners to provide data to them. CHM has dedicated a number of resources and trainings to train students, teachers, community members, and researchers to empower and utilize these resources. This webinar will provide an overview of the tools on the CHM blog, and give an idea on how attendees can begin utilizing these tools during disaster response.

This Disaster Information Specialist webinar is free and open to everyone – please share broadly!

When: October 12, 2017, 1:30 PM ET

Speakers: John Scott is the President of Center for Public Service Communications. John provides guidance and expertise to individuals, communities and public sector organizations in the area of telecommunications and information technologies in order to improve the collection and sharing of scientific, technical and community knowledge.

Kurt Menke is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) who has been working with public health applications of GIS for the last 15 years. Kurt is an avid open source GIS proponent, recently authoring Mastering QGIS for Packt Publishing and Discover QGIS through Locate Press. He is an experienced FOSS4G educator and is a co-author of the GeoAcademy. In 2015 he was awarded the Global Educator of the Year Team Award by GeoForAll as part of the GeoAcademy team.

Access the webinar:

Meeting URL (Open in Internet Explorer browser): https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=ed0df94a8445d445bbbd5276edc553b51

Event Key: 1234

Audio conference information:

When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.
OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code.
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208

Access code: 624 327 814
If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

For more information on this and past meetings, see the Disaster Info Specialist Program Webinars page from DIMRC.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-09-22 09:52

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

Spotlight

NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin.

Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more.

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library.

Ongoing: the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is still accepting applications for funding! Check out a recent post from Executive Director Kate Flewelling about our open awards, and helpful tips to assist with your application.

A New Training Program: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians – NTO News

Results-Based Accountability and Outcomes-Based Evaluation: Same Thing? – NEO Shop Talk

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Today (September 22) is the deadline for responding to the RFI to Inform Plans for Child Enrollment in the All of Us Research Program.

The Rise of Computational Linguistics GeeksNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Director of National Science Foundation Speaks at Annual Lindberg-King LectureNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Lenox Hill Hospital’s Modernization Captured in PhotographsCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Snapshots of Life: Color Coding the HippocampusNIH Director’s Blog

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative – granting free access to books and journals for libraries impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Expanded to include Hurricane Maria and the earthquakes in Mexico.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

An Introduction to Data Visualization – September 25, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Are you interested in learning about data visualization? Sponsored by SEA, this webinar will provide an introduction to data visualization, concepts on visually represented data, design techniques, and different tools to which you can use to help develop your data visualizations.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – October 11, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR to learn the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlighted essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention.

LinkOut for Libraries: From Icons to Full Text and Everything in Between – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join this NLM webinar that will go back to the basics of LinkOut, to learn how to get the most of your library’s service. Take an inside look at the three NLM linking services, LinkOut, Outside Tool, and LinkOut Local, and how they differ. Learn why multiple icons display on citations in PubMed and how to see only the ones you want.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

AHRQ’s Role in Combating Obesity – AHRQ Views

Earlier this week, Lydia Collins attended a public forum on the opioid crisis at the Reading (PA) Public Library. Check out the brief video on this session to learn more.

Hurricane Harvey: Voices from the Storm – MLA News, article submission from the NNLM South Central Region

Communicating in an Emergency – We ♥ [love] Health Literacy blog

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

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

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Request for Information: All of Us Child Enrollment

Thu, 2017-09-21 12:07

You have until Sept 22 to respond to the RFI  to Inform Plans for Child Enrollment in the All of Us Research Program. See the announcement for more information.

The All of Us Research Program is an historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The enrollment of children in the cohort has consistently been an important goal of the program: the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group, which developed the final report that informs the All of Us Research Program, strongly supported the inclusion of children in the cohort, recommending that the NIH work thoughtfully and carefully to “develop specific approaches to address the needs of [children] so that they may be included and retained in the cohort.”  The efforts of the Child Enrollment Scientific Vision Working Group (CESVWG), and this RFI, are key to the program’s efforts to develop a thoughtful and appropriate plan for the addition of children to the program.

The CESVWG seeks public input on the pediatric research that the All of Us Research Program may be uniquely positioned to enable through the enrollment of children. Responses should include:

  • What are the most significant short- (0–5 years), medium- (5–10 years), and long-term (more than 10 years) precision medicine research questions that could be addressed by the inclusion of pediatric populations in the All of Us Research Program?
  • What are the key gaps in current pediatric study designs that might be appropriate for All of Us to address through the enrollment of children (for example, preconception studies, sibling studies, etc.)?
  • What are the research resources that the inclusion of children into the All of Us Research Program could potentially generate (for example, innovative algorithms, methodologies, etc.)?
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Libraries Transform: New Health Literacy Toolkit

Thu, 2017-09-21 09:05

NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library.

Watch the webinar introducing the toolkit.

Join the Libraries Transform campaign to download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages and tips for using the Health Literacy Toolkit locally .

Apply for a NNLM MAR Health Information Award to print campaign materials and implement health literacy programming.

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New NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator

Wed, 2017-09-20 15:41

On September 18, Erin Seger joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Health Professions Coordinator. Erin has a B.S. in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and a newly awarded Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois- Chicago. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2009. Most recently, she was a health educator embedded in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Health Learning Center. She has years of outreach, training and health coaching experience.

As Health Professions Coordinator, Erin has primary responsibility outreach and education programs directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Additionally, she is Content Manager for Clinical eCompanion and will contribute to the Bringing Health Information to the Community blog.

Contact Erin to schedule training on National Library of Medicine resources for clinicians and public health workers.

Please join me in welcoming Erin to NNLM and our Region!

~Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director

 

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Employment Opportunity: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

Tue, 2017-09-19 14:33

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR).

The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will work within NY, NJ, PA and DE and in collaboration with All of Us program partners, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and regional partners to develop, pilot, model and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities. The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations and others to develop activities based on community health needs. Target areas will be chosen to reach underrepresented populations typically not included in research.

View the full job posting for extended description and qualifications.

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Emergency Access Initiative

Tue, 2017-09-19 10:02

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana.

The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that need to continue to serve medical staff and affiliated users. It is also intended for medical personnel responding to the specified disaster.

EAI is not an open access collection. It is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population. If you know of a library or organization involved in healthcare efforts in response to the hurricanes in the southeastern United States and Caribbean, please let them know of this service.

This is the eighth time the EAI has been activated. Previously support was provided following the earthquake in Haiti; flooding in Pakistan; the cholera epidemic in Haiti; the earthquake & tsunami in Japan; the typhoon in the Philippines; the Ebola outbreak in West Africa; and the earthquake in Nepal.

NLM thanks the numerous participating publishers for their generous support of this initiative: American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, American Society for Microbiology Press, B.C. Decker, BMJ, Cambridge University Press, EBSCOHost, Elsevier, FA Davis, Mary Ann Liebert, Massachusetts Medical Society, McGraw-Hill, Merck Publishing, Oxford University Press, People’s Medical Publishing House, Springer, Taylor & Francis, University of Chicago Press, Wiley and Wolters Kluwer.

Resources on Hurricanes and Flooding

NLM has several other resources that will be helpful for people working on disaster response:

For questions regarding these resources, please visit NLM Customer Support or call 1.888.346.3656 in the United States, or +1.301.594.5983 internationally.

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Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History

Mon, 2017-09-11 10:22

Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities.

Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participants, and to help build the larger community of scholars who are pushing the envelope at the intersection of medical history and the digital humanities during this time of expanding digital resources and data-driven research. The focus on networks connects new computational tools for analyzing large-scale interactions between people, organizations, and ideas with the established emphasis of humanities scholarship on meaning, value, and significance over time and across cultures. Workshop participants will include twelve contributing scholars, who each will produce a chapter of original research in the planned open-access scholarly publication; consulting scholars who are experts in network analysis; and an advisory board which will coordinate stages of collaborative writing, peer review, collective editing, the final publication, as well as the preservation of data. After December 1, 2017, more information about the workshop will be available on the workshop Google site. Participation in Viral Networks will be free to scholars who apply and are accepted as participants.

Members of the public are invited to attend the keynote address by Theresa MacPhail, PhD, Assistant Professor Science and Technology Studies at Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of The Viral Network: A Pathography of the H1N1 Influenza Pandemic (Cornell University Press, 2014). Dr. MacPhail will speak on “The Evolution of Viral Networks: H1N1, Ebola, and Zika” describing the culture of public health, the production of scientific knowledge, networks of expertise, information sharing, and everyday experiences of epidemiologists, microbiologists, biomedical scientists, and medical practitioners.

Dr. MacPhail’s address will take place on Monday, January 29, in the Balcony B Auditorium of National Institutes of Health (NIH) Natcher Conference Center, located on the Bethesda, Maryland, campus of NIH, and it will be part of the NLM History of Medicine Division’s 2018 lecture series, which promotes awareness and use of NLM and other historical collections for research, education, and public service in biomedicine, the social sciences, and the humanities. As with all lectures in this series, Dr. MacPhail’s lecture will be free and open to the public.

To help us ensure adequate space, and the overall success of the program, we ask individuals who are interested in attending Dr. McPhail’s lecture to indicate their interest on the workshop Google site, when the sign-up form is available later this year.

Additionally, Dr. MacPhail’s lecture will be live-streamed globally and subsequently archived by NIH VideoCasting.

NLMʼs support of Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History is part of its ongoing partnership with the NEH, and follows specifically on its cooperative involvement in several previous NEH-fundedinitiatives, namely the April 2016 workshop Images and Texts in Medical History: An Introduction to Methods, Tools, and Data from the Digital Humanities, which explored emerging approaches to the analysis of texts and images in the field of medical history; the April 2013 symposium Shared Horizons: Data, Biomedicine, and the Digital Humanities, which explored the intersection of digital humanities and biomedicine, and the October 2013 symposium An Epidemiology of Information: New Methods for Interpreting Disease and Data, which explored new methods for large-scale data analysis of epidemic disease.

About the partner institutions:

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an executive-branch, independent grant-making agency of the United States of America dedicated to supporting research, education, preservation, and public programs in the humanities and in those social sciences that use humanistic methods. NEH accomplishes this mission by providing grants for high-quality humanities projects to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television and radio stations, and to individual scholars.

The U.S. National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest medical library with more than 17 million items in its collection. A leader in information innovation, it is the developer of electronic information services used by scientists, health professionals and the public around the world. NLM makes its information services known and available with the help of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which consists of 5,600 member institutions, including eight Regional Medical Libraries. NLM conducts and supports research that applies computer and information science to meet the information needs of clinicians, public health administrators, biomedical researchers and consumers.

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-09-08 10:46

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

Spotlight

September is National Preparedness Month! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which includes graphics, social media content, free publications, and more!

Read the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale writes about her experience at the Evidence Based Library & Information Conference in Philadelphia!

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Ongoing: the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is still accepting applications for funding! Check out a recent post from Executive Director Kate Flewelling about our open awards, and helpful tips to assist with your application.

What’s in your Chemical Backyard? – NTO News

Postcard from Houston – NEO Shop Talk

New on YouTube:

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Larry Weed’s Legacy and the Next Generation of Clinical Decision SupportNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

You, Too, Can Be a Rockstar Medical LibrarianNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Creative Minds: Exploring the Role of Immunity in Hypertension – NIH Director’s Blog

How do you keep up with data science methods?DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NLM Announces Future Plans of 2016-2017 Associate Fellows – Three of the four will continue on for a second year of the Associate Fellowship Program in libraries in New York, Georgia, and Maryland. The fourth Associate Fellow is continuing her career in North Carolina.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit – September 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – October is Health Literacy Month! The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Hosted by NNLM MAR.

I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers – September 18, 2:30-4:00 PM ET – Medical questions are among the most dreaded at any public library service desk: How do I ask for more information without prying? What databases and books do I need in my library, and how do I use them? How do I know a website contains reliable information? What if I just can’t find the answer? Join GMR for this webinar to discover the reference desk basics for answering medical questions, where (and how) to draw the line, and when and where to refer your patrons.

Beyond Books: Public libraries address the social determinants of health – September 20, 12:00-1:00 PM Et – Sponsored by MCR, join this webinar with Anna Morgan from the Healthy Library Initiative as she discusses public libraries, their influence on social determinants of health, and their importance for community well-being. The Healthy Library Initiative has worked with Philadelphia area public libraries in identifying how the libraries address social determinants of health and how they can build on those programs.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

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

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

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Funding available

Wed, 2017-09-06 15:08

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting funding applications to support the access and use of high quality health information in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Available awards:

  • Exhibitor Awards (up to $1500) offer funds for you to promote National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources while attending a local or regional meeting or conference.
  • Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) provide opportunities for you to expand professional knowledge to provide improved health information services.
  • Health Information Awareness Awards (up to $5000) offer funds for smaller outreach projects or special events promoting NLM resources or other research and biomedical support services.
  • Symposium Awards (up to $13,500) support collaboration to plan symposia or large-scale professional development activities that address current trends in the healthcare landscape and their impact on information access and delivery.

All projects must be completed by April 30, 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis, and awards will be offered until funds are expended.

You may find it helpful to:

NNLM MAR staff is available to discuss your project ideas and provide consultation on bringing your ideas to fruition. To request assistance, contact us at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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Renew Your Membership Today!

Wed, 2017-09-06 10:56

As we are preparing our second batch of certificates to be printed and mailed, the folks at NNLM MAR wanted to take a moment to reach out to explain in a little more detail what it means to “renew” your membership, and why we are asking for all of our Liaisons to verify that their organization record is up-to-date. If you follow any of our communications or visit our website, you have most likely seen announcements and postings about this process, and may be wondering how this affects your organization, or why you should take the time to update your record. This is an important process to us at NNLM, but it is equally important to all of our members who provide health information services, and are dedicated to improving the public’s access to biomedical health information resources.

  • Accurate data – information in any database can only be useful- to us, and to you- if it is current and complete.
  • Partnership opportunities – one of the most significant purposes of our directory is for member organizations to be able to locate and learn about other members. For example, if your organization is planning an outreach project and looking for a local partner, or an institution to provide a supplement to your services, you can use our directory to search for specific kinds of organizations. You can also connect with the MAR staff to assist in creating and developing those relationships. Your institution may be missing out on some wonderful opportunities, simply because the phone number listed on your record is no longer in service, or the web address is invalid.
  • Specialized training – one of the benefits of NNLM Membership is working with our staff to provide training for your unique needs. Our regularly-scheduled trainings include a broad range of topics, however your professional group or staff may be interested in learning about a particular resource in more depth than our general classes offer. As a network member, you can contact us to discuss these interests and we will work with you to develop specialized training, and even bring the sessions to you via in-person site visits!
  • Funding – many organizations desire to develop their outreach efforts within their community but have limited budgets or scope to complete a project. NNLM Membership makes your organization eligible to apply for our funding opportunities.
  • New certificates – when you become a Member, we provide a certificate recognizing your efforts in supporting our mission to improve the public’s access to biomedical health information. After you have verified that your record is up-to-date, we will send you a new certificate to reflect your continued support of our national goals. Bonus: Take a photo with your certificate and email or tweet it @NNLMMAR so we can highlight your organization in an upcoming blog post!

We appreciate your time in completing the update process, and hope that you will enjoy your new certificate as much as our colleagues at Lavery Library, and the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy. If you’re unsure how to begin, please see our membership renewal flyer for more information.

Dr. Scott Stolte, Dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, and Bridget Conlogue, Health Sciences Librarian, with their NNLM certificate

Dr. Scott Stolte, Dean of the Nesbitt School of Pharmacy, and Bridget Conlogue, Health Sciences Librarian, with their NNLM certificate

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-09-01 10:55

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

Spotlight

Update your membership record today! If you complete the renewal process by Friday, September 8, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of the month. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information.

National Preparedness Month begins today! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which includes graphics, social media content, free publications, and more!

The Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport is now available! In this issue, Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins talks about her continued work with the Libraries Transform campaign, and two divisions within the American Library Association in her article, “Let’s ‘CHIL’: NNLM and the American Library Association.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Ongoing: NNLM MAR is seeking 5 libraries from our region (NY/NJ/PA/DE) to join a pilot program that will provide training, tools and strategies for medical libraries seeking to develop research data management services. Read the MARquee posting for details, or watch the recording of our latest Boost Box session, Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries, to learn more about this opportunity directly from the NYU program facilitators!

– MARquee News Highlights

3 genomic databases that connect to human health effects – NTO News

Special Edition: 5 Ways that Living Through a Hurricane Made Me a Better Evaluator – NEO Shop Talk

New on YouTube:

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

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

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

FDA Approves First CAR-T Cell Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaNIH Director’s Blog

How is natural language processing data science?DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

New Health Topics on MedlinePlus: How Much Exercise Do I NeedBenefits of Exercise

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – September 5, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit – September 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – October is Health Literacy Month! The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Hosted by NNLM MAR.

I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers – September 18, 2:30-4:00 PM ET – Medical questions are among the most dreaded at any public library service desk: How do I ask for more information without prying? What databases and books do I need in my library, and how do I use them? How do I know a website contains reliable information? What if I just can’t find the answer? Join GMR for this webinar to discover the reference desk basics for answering medical questions, where (and how) to draw the line, and when and where to refer your patrons.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Reference and Technology Librarian, Penn State Knowledge Commons, University Park, PA

Hospital librarians are invited to participate in a hospital libraries benchmarking survey. The survey will be open until September 8, 2 PM ET. Details.

UNYOC-MLA Members: Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of the Medical Library Association for their 53rd Annual Meeting to be held in Syracuse, NY, October 25-27, 2017.

Pulling Together in a Time of Need – AHRQ Views

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

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

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Upcoming Twitter Chat on Opioid Use Disorder

Thu, 2017-08-31 13:35

September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat.

#OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma on Opioid Use Disorder

This Twitter chat will:

  • Describe how opioid use disorder impacts personal and public health.
  • Describe how stigma against opioid use and addiction can impact recovery.
  • Identify methods and resources for preventing stigma against opioid use disorder and recovery.
  • Identify methods and resources for promoting prevention and recovery for opioid use disorder.

Check the Opiate Addiction and Treatment guide from the National Library of Medicine for more resources on opioid use disorder and treatment.

Tentative Chat Questions:

Q1: What are opioids, and how can patients become dependent? #OpioidAwareChat

Q2: How do you define stigma? What are examples of stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q3: How has addiction stigma impacted the Opioid Epidemic in the US? #OpioidAwareChat

Q4: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact treatment and recovery efforts for people seeking help?  #OpioidAwareChat

Q5: How does stigma against opioid use disorder impact family and friends of patients? #OpioidAwareChat

Q6: What are best practices to promote addiction prevention, treatment, & recovery, while minimizing stigma? #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth

Q7: How can members of the community and local organizations help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q8: How can government agencies on local and federal levels help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder? #OpioidAwareChat

Q9: Share your resources for preventing and treating opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat #RecoveryMonth

Q10: Share your resources for decreasing stigma against opioid use disorder. #OpioidAwareChat

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Health Information Resources for Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Tue, 2017-08-29 11:37

With the impact of Hurricane Harvey, many of us are thinking about what might happen if such a disaster were to affect our communities. We plan for the day-to-day operations of our institutions, but many organizations do not have a plan in place for events that may negatively impact their entire community, city, or state. The good news is you can start planning today, to be prepared in the face of a natural disaster. Libraries, hospitals and academic institutions are often on the front lines of providing information and assistance during these frightening times, so don’t wait! Start the discussion today to implement a disaster plan, using some of the resources below. Looking for more information or assistance in developing a plan? Contact us to set up a consultation – we can connect you with high quality resources for developing your disaster plan.

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Health Information Guides via the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):

Resources in Spanish and other languages from the National Library of Medicine:

Mobile and web apps:

  • NLM Disaster Apps for your Digital Go Bag – a variety of tools designed to provide mobile device users access to web-based content.
  • RX Open – from Healthcare Ready, Rx Open helps patients find nearby open pharmacies in areas impacted by disaster.
  • RX On the Run – use this to print a personalized wallet card that documents your prescriptions and other important medical information.
  • Lost Person Finder – includes links to People Locator, TriageTrak and TriagePic – applications to find and report missing persons or animals, and for hospitals to quickly gather incoming victim photos and identifying information.

Resources from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR):

Other Resources:

  • Ready.gov – questions and items for consideration when developing a preparedness plan, including publications, checklists, videos, and tool kits for community outreach.
  • SAMHSA Disaster Distress Help Line – provides 24/7, 365-days-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.

For information specific to the Middle Atlantic Region (NY/NJ/PA/DE), check out the NNLM MAR Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Resource Guide.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-08-25 10:05

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

Spotlight

Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information.

National Preparedness Month begins September 1! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which includes graphics, social media content, free publications, and more!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Ongoing: NNLM MAR is seeking 5 libraries from our region (NY/NJ/PA/DE) to join a pilot program that will provide training, tools and strategies for medical libraries seeking to develop research data management services. Read the MARquee posting for details, or watch the recording of our latest Boost Box session, Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries, to learn more about this opportunity directly from the NYU program facilitators!

Immunization Resources in Multiple Languages – MARquee News Highlights

Opioid Crisis Town Hall: Library Needs and Responses – SEA Currents

Utilization of checklists in the clinical setting to improve patient safety – Blogadillo, News from SCR

Tech Tools I learned about at Summer Camp – NTO News

New on YouTube: Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Ah, but I was so much older then / I’m younger than that nowNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Edgar Ulmer, The NTA, and the Power of Sermonic MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Family Members Give Back: Rebecca ShlaferNIH Director’s Blog

DataMed3.0: A Search Engine and API to Find Biomedical DataDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – August 28-October 2, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, the goal of this asynchronous online class is to increase understanding of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). Students will learn the history of CAM and its impact on medical practices. They will learn how CAM is used, how to avoid “bad science” and how to look up evidence of the effectiveness of CAM therapies.

NCBI Hackathons, a framework for rapid prototyping of pipelines for bioinformatics, biomedical informatics and genomics – August 30, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – NCBI regularly organizes hackathons throughout the United States, where participants work in teams to apply their data science experience with public datasets. In this NCBI Minute, you will hear highlights from recent hackathons, see examples of the software created in these events, and learn how you can participate in future hackathons.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – September 5, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit – September 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – October is Health Literacy Month! The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Hosted by NNLM MAR.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Providing a State-by-State Picture of the Nation’s Opioids Crisis – AHRQ Views

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

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

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