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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-06-01 10:44

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Spotlight

MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today!

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins June 6. Check out all of our Summer 2018 PubMed training opportunities, and register today!

Data Flash: What is this GDPR thing I keep hearing about? – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

NLM/NIH News

PubMed Health will be discontinued on October 31, 2018. Details.

NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available!

The Role of Libraries in Precision HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

National Library of Medicine Celebrates 10 years of AHCJ-NLM Journalism FellowsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Sewers and other AmenitiesCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Last chance to register! From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course 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.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Research Data Management Services: Beyond Analysis and Coding – June 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – There is more to RDM services than the technical skills necessary for data management. Soft skills and non-technical skills are very important when setting up RDM services, and continue to be important to the sustainability of services. Reference skills, relationship building, negotiation, listening, facilitating access to de-centralized resources, policy knowledge and assessment, are all important to the success of a service. In this webinar Margaret Henderson, hosted by SEA, will discuss these skills and show you how to start RDM services, even if you don’t feel confident about your statistical skills or knowledge of R.

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Job Postings

Amping up Diversity & Inclusivity in Medical Librarianship – ACRLog, blogging by and for academic and research librarians

An Overview of the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – from the NPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council, this webinar will focus on an overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program, a key element of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The presentation will also highlight the program’s engagement efforts with community and healthcare provider organizations. The audience will learn about how to become involved with All of Us and will be able to share information with those they serve and/or represent.

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

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

Celebrate Pride with two NNLM webinars

Thu, 2018-05-31 08:00

June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The National Network of the Libraries of Medicine is offering two webinars to help you develop inclusive programming and find resources.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages

Hosted by the Middle Atlantic Region – Deena Caswell will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

June 5, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities

Hosted by the Southeastern Atlantic Region – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, Juan Carlos Vega will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

June 7, 2018
2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Details and Registration

For additional information cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons, check out the slides, activities and resources from the NNLM class Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations. Recordings of the March 2018 session are available on YouTube (Part One and Part Two).

Categories: RML Blogs

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY

Tue, 2018-05-29 08:00
Library Speaker Series with the MidHudson Regional Hospital

The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has offered a Health & Wellness speaker series, beginning in January 2018, presented by staff from the MidHudson Regional Hospital. All of the programs within this series discussed easy ways to implement suggested life-style changes into participants’ daily lives.

Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN

Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN

Paul Hanna, MD

Paul Hanna, MD

Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC

Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA

Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST

Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST

  • Nutrition for a New Year (January 2018) – Presented by Outpatient Dietitian Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN, this session focused on assessing healthy eating habits, and covered basic nutrition recommendations that are easy to apply at home or on the road.
  • Less Meat for a Healthy Heart Beat (February 2018) – Presented by Cardiologists Paul Hanna, MD and Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC, participants in this session learned how diet plays a role in cardiovascular health, including nutritional options for a healthy heart.
  • What is Telemedicine? An Overview of eICU (March 2018) – Presented by Medical Director Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA, this session discussed the economic, social and technological factors that drive the use of telemedicine, how it can improve best practices, and reduce overall healthcare costs.
  • Sleep Hygiene and Common Sleep Issues (April 2018) – Presented by Sleep Specialist and Associate Chief of Critical Care & Pulmonary Medicine Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Sleep Center Manager Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST, this in-depth discussion covered common sleep disorders, their impact on mental and physical health, and available treatment options.
  • Do I Have Prediabetes? (April 2018 and May 2018) – Presented by Public Health Nutritionist & Certified Diabetes Educator, Ozie Williams, RD from the Dutchess County Behavioral & Community Health, this session focused on the path to prevention; learning how to manage risk for type 2 diabetes. Small steps make a big difference in living a longer, healthier life.
  • Mental Health – Essential to the Total Health Package (May 2018) – Presented by David J. Sexton, BS, RN Nurse Manager, Chemical Dependency, Inpatient Behavioral Health MidHudson Regional Hospital, this session focused on whole-body wellness. Is your body’s health more important than your mind’s health? Mental wellness, just like physical wellness, is a real and attainable goal. Learn how to balance the needs of your whole self.
  • Alzheimer’s Association Presents:  Effective Communication Strategies (May 2018) – Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. This session explored how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s. Participants learned to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  Presenter Joan Carl is an Alzheimer’s Association Hudson Valley Chapter community engagement manager for Dutchess, Putnam & Ulster counties.
  • Is it Worth the Risk? Keeping it Safe at Work, Home, & on the Road (June 2018) – Presented by Kent Amsden Director of Emergency Management & Safety WMCHealth, this talk will discuss situational awareness techniques that can prevent accidents affecting you and those around you. Learn to be more aware of your surroundings and the potential hazards you may encounter day to day.
  • 7 Steps to Managing Your Memory with Dr. Budson (June 2018) – Based on his award-winning book, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory, Dr. Budson’s talk will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer’s versus normal aging, what medications, vitamins, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps.  Andrew Budson, M.D., Director of Education, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center; Professor of Neurology, Boston University; Lecturer in Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System.

This speaker series was made possible through a partnership with the MidHudson Regional Hospital of Westchester Medical Center Health Network. If you would like to learn more about this series, contact Bridget O’Donnell, Librarian, via email: bodonnell@poklib.org or telephone: (845) 485-3445, or visit the library website.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-05-25 10:02

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

Spotlight

NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available!

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled.

The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Review the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins June 6. Check out all of our Summer 2018 PubMed training opportunities, and register today!

NLM/NIH News

PubMed Health will be discontinued on October 31, 2018. Details.

Public Libraries: Partners in HealthNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

For Memorial Day: Arlington National Cemetery’s NLM ConnectionsNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: Virginia Tech Carilion School of MedicineCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course 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.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings

EXCITE Transformation for Libraries – The State Library of Connecticut is accepting applications for this intensive team-based experiential learning program for librarians that will teach collaboration and innovation skills, result in programs and services that respond to community input and demonstrated needs, lead to cultural change at libraries, and sustain project impact through extended training. Applications are due June 14, 2018.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Looking Ahead: Continuing To Build AHRQ’s Future – AHRQ Views

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

PubMed Training Opportunities for Summer 2018

Tue, 2018-05-22 08:00

NNLM is providing a number of PubMed training opportunities this summer. The National Training Office is providing a 5-week in-depth “PubMed for Librarians” webinar series. For those who want to learn about Clinical Queries in PubMed, as well as about numerous other clinical NLM resources, the Middle Atlantic Region is offering “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” as a webinar and in-person in Philadelphia. All classes are offered online via WebEx unless otherwise noted.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5 CE) – June 6, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE; Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings; Citation sensors

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5 CE) – June 13, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database; 4 different types of MeSH terms; investigate the structure of the MeSH database and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5 CE) – June 20, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database; Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords; MeSH explosion feature; explore how to search for phrases in PubMed.

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5 CE) – June 27, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively. We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers, explore the Index feature to build a search,and explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5 CE) – July 11, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies. We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine, and explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (1 CE) – June 22, 2018 12:00-1:00 PM ET – This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine (3 CE) – July 2, 2018 9:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – In-person at Holy Family University in Philadelphia, PA, this presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Categories: RML Blogs

Weekly Postings

Thu, 2018-05-17 10:26

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

Spotlight

NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives!

  • Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling
  • Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages – MARquee News Highlights

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

NLM/NIH News

NIH Draft Strategic Plan for Data Science: Suggestions for Optimizing ValueNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Ill-Conceived, Well-Drawn Graphic Medicine Program Draws FansNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Love…at the 2018 Orphan Film SymposiumCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Tagging Essential Malaria Genes to Advance Drug DevelopmentNIH Director’s Blog

The National Library of Medicine is accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

The NLM History of Medicine and Graphic Medicine websites have receive 2018 awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Read the full announcement to learn why these websites were awarded ‘excellence’ and ‘distinction’.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

PubMed for Librarians – Introduction to PubMed – June 6, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this synchronous, online course 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.

LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Reduce Health Disparities  – June 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With special attention to health justice among communities of color and LGBTQ populations, this webinar by SEA will explore how the lack of information, data, and resources directly affects the health, social and economic parity for these communities. You will learn about the importance of understanding local LGBTQ community resources and other non-traditional sources can be the best tool to reduce health disparities.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults – June 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. Join SCR for this webinar to explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Check out the new City Health Dashboard—an online resource from the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health. The dashboard contains community-level health, social, and economic data for the nation’s 500 largest cities! this resource reports on 36 key measures of health, such as obesity and opioid overdose deaths, as well as the conditions that influence health such as housing affordability, third grade reading proficiency, and income inequality.

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Data Catalog Collaboration Information Session at MLA – May 21, 2:30-3:25 PM ET – Is your library interested in highlighting research data generated at your institution? Are you invested in helping researchers share and discover data that is not readily accessible elsewhere online? Come learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA 2018 in Atlanta.

Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

AHRQ Employees Exemplify Public Service – AHRQ Views

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

Employment Opportunity: Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM MAR

Mon, 2018-05-14 12:00

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS serves as the regional medical library headquarters for the Middle Atlantic Region, one of eight regions in the NNLM nationwide program. NNLM MAR comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NNLM mission is to ensure health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the general public have access to quality health information.

The Health Programming Coordinator develops and promotes existing health programming utilizing National Library of Medicine and other reliable health information resources for use in public library, K-12 and community settings.

This position is one of a team of five coordinators reporting to the NNLM MAR Executive Director.

The position involves substantial travel that will include site visits, exhibits and teaching, primarily within the states served by NNLM MAR. Depending on budget, the incumbent travels 20-25% of the time.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops partnerships with local, state and national organizations to improve access to consumer health information.
  • Leads the development of health programming for summer reading programs as part of a national partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program.
  • Creates innovative health programs with an emphasis on National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health information resources.
  • Promotes health programs created by NNLM staff and subcontractors through the NNLM website, Programming Librarian website, and other venues.
  • Teaches existing and creates new classes for the Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization.
  • Exhibits at national, regional and local conferences and meetings reaching target populations; submits workshop proposals to offer health programs and/or present.
  • Solicits applications from Network members for outreach awards to conduct health information programming; serves as liaison and monitors progress and follow-up for outreach awards.
  • Contributes articles as appropriate to the MAR Newsletter and publications that reach target populations, such as public library staff and teachers.
  • Serves as primary staff contact and provides support to the NNLM MAR Outreach to Consumers Special Advisory Group.
  • Provides consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for health information programming.
  • Works collaboratively with the NNLM Training Office (NTO) and other NNLM Regions on developing training and outreach programs that build on areas of expertise, and shares information to promote best practices and to mitigate duplication of effort.
  • Assists as needed with other NNLM MAR outreach and network activities to promote NNLM and NLM resources, programs, and services.

Required qualifications

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution, M.Ed, MPH, MS in Health Education, or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Extensive experience developing and implementing innovative and inclusive health programming in a public library, community-based or K-12 setting.
  • Passion to improve the capacity and confidence of diverse and marginalized populations to use health information to improve their and their family’s health.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and prioritize projects.
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment.
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications for teaching and learning.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community.

Qualified candidates should submit applications via email document attachments to Kate Flewelling, NNLM MAR Executive Director at flewkate@pitt.edu. Include cover letter, CV, and names and contact information for three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin on June 27, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum starting salary is $54,000. This position is currently funded through April 30, 2021. Position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian. The University of Pittsburgh is an EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and encourages minorities to apply. For more information, refer to the University’s required workplace postings.

For more information about NNLM MAR, visit https://nnlm.gov/mar.

For more information about The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, visit https://www.hsls.pitt.edu.

For more information about the University of Pittsburgh, visit http://pitt.edu/about.

Pittsburgh, PA is an attractive city with a reasonable cost of living. Money magazine recently ranked Pittsburgh as the most livable big city in the Northeastern United States: http://time.com/money/3989171/best-big-cities-2015/. See other Pittsburgh Accolades and Awards at the Visit Pittsburgh website.

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Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages

Mon, 2018-05-14 10:37

In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection of Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish.

Opioids

  1. Basics
  2. Pain
  3. Prescription opioid medicines
  4. Opioid pain medication management
  5. What you should know if your child is prescribed opioids for pain
  6. Getting rid of unused opioids

Opioid addiction

  1. What is drug addiction?
  2. Why do people take drugs?
  3. Opioids and the brain
  4. Why do some people become addicted to drugs, while others do not?
  5. The effects of opioid misuse on the body
  6. Fentanyl
  7. Heroin
  8. Prescription opioids and illegal opioids – What is the connection?
  9. Comorbidity or dual diagnosis
  10. Pregnancy and opioids
  11. Drug abuse and adolescents
  12. Stigma and opioids

Opioid treatment

  1. Treatment basics
  2. Medications and behavioral therapies
  3. Drug abuse treatment as part of healthcare
  4. Preventing overdoses and overdose deaths

HealthReach offers easy access to free, quality, multilingual, multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). You can find culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics; print or download documents, view illustrations, listen to audio and watch videos.

HealthReach is also easy to use on tablets and mobile devices. Locate resources at point of need, everywhere with streamlined search features and results pages. All content is created or reviewed by medical professionals for quality and accuracy. Detailed abstracts, date of most recent medical review, and translation methods are provided for every resource.

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-05-11 10:21

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

Spotlight

All of Us: Did you miss the NNLM All of Us webinar on April 30? Watch the recording on YouTube to learn more about getting involved with the All of Us Research Program.

Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Big Data in Healthcare – Opportunities for Librarians – SEA Currents

New on YouTube: How Do Communities Welcome People Managing Mental Illnesses and the Disease of Addiction? April 18, 2018

NLM/NIH News

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 class of Associate Fellows. The Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency fellowship at NLM on the campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The program offers a robust educational and leadership experience, ranging from formal lectures and presentations to projects in operations, research and development, policy, and data analysis, all within the context of the role of a national library on the national and international stage.

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

It’s Public Service Recognition Week. NLM staff answer: What does public service mean to you?NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

“Facts and Inferences”—Digitizing Shadows from the Walls of Death, Part 1 and Part 2Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

New MedlinePlus Health Topics: Teen Depression, Dislocated Shoulder and Eosinophilic Esophagitis

The National Library of Medicine is now accepting applications to its Michael E. DeBakey fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2019. Application materials must be submitted by September 28. Read the full NLM announcement for more information and instructions on how to apply.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

EMPOWER: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Care for Women with Newborns Affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder – May 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improves outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

Improved Standalone BLAST database and programs: now with taxonomic information – May 16, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – Through this NCBI webinar you will learn how to download and use BLASTdbv5 and the new BLAST programs to limit searches to taxonomic groups and to retrieve sequences from the database by taxonomy without the often difficult step of first downloading an identifier list.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Mountain States Regional Health Equity Webinar: Communications Solutions to Achieving Health Equity with Populations Living with Disabilities – May 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This webinar by the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) will outline cross-cutting strategies that can support more inclusive and accessible approaches to implementing Healthy Communications and Health Information Technology (HCHIT). Presenters will share ways to engage the disability community to meet the needs and preferences of people living with disabilities, and they will provide an overview of progress on related objectives among people with disabilities.

Data Catalog Collaboration Information Session at MLA – May 21, 2:30-3:25 PM ET – Is your library interested in highlighting research data generated at your institution? Are you invested in helping researchers share and discover data that is not readily accessible elsewhere online? Come learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA 2018 in Atlanta.

Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

Today’s Nurses: Poised to Fill Needs in Primary Care – AHRQ Views

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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Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference

Mon, 2018-05-07 08:00

MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Below are details on conferences and workshops where you could have the chance to meet and greet with our staff. If you have additional questions or would like to know about other in-person events, please contact us.

MAR at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – Calling K-12 educators in the Pittsburgh area! MAR Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda and other MAR staff will be engaging middle and high school students in hands-on health activities as well as providing information on K-12 STEM resources for students, educators and parents at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Public Day on May 17 from 8:00am-3:30pm.

MAR at the Medical Library Association MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be presenting at MLA in Atlanta for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium May 22-May 23. Vitale and Flewelling will be on a panel on May 22 from 11:00-11:55am as part of the “Building a Consumer Health Information Practice: What Resources Are Out There?” session. They will be discussing NNLM funding and programs like Engage for Health, and more tips and tricks for new consumer health librarians.

MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner will be facilitating a session with other regional NNLM Community Engagement Coordinators on May 22 from 4:30-5:25pm. This “Health Literacy Heroes” session will be a chance for symposium attendees to debrief together about the day’s activities and to draft a plan of how they will implement health programs at their institutions and health information skills in their own professional development.

MAR at the Nassau County Library Association – MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be presenting at the Nassau Library System in Uniondale, NY for the Nassau County Library Association. Vitale will offer “Opioid Use Awareness and Health Information Resources” for NCLA. The training will be held on May 30 from 10:00am-noon; to register visit the NCLA website.

MAR at the New Jersey Library Association MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be exhibiting at NJLA May 31-June 1 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ. Stop by to pick up some Libraries Transform materials, information about NLM resources, and to tell us what kind of health outreach you are up to in your library!

MAR at the Central PA Health Sciences Library Association  MAR Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda will be presenting on disaster and emergency preparedness resources on June 8 at the CPHSLA conference in Johnstown, PA.

MAR at the American Library Association – Will you be at ALA in New Orleans? MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling are excited to present “’Engage for Health’: a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your LibraryJune 23 from 2:30-3:30pm. The session will introduce participants to the ‘Engage for Health’ program and share just how easy it is to implement this health literacy program for your community!

Join MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner on Sunday June 24 from 1:00-2:00pm for “Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, and Make a Difference”. In this session, attendees will hear about Milliner’s experience working in and with public libraries and from two other library professionals and their professional journeys. This session will also include casual roundtable discussions on topics of getting involved in ALA and local library associations, advice for professional development opportunities, making a career plan, and working on professional committees. Attendees will walk away with tangible next steps about ways to enhance their professional careers.

Milliner and NNLM-SCR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Rachel Tims will also be available at the Learning Roundtable Training Showcase on Sunday June 24 from 3:00-5:00pm on the Exhibit Hall Floor. This fun, informal event is a chance for attendees to hear about training, resources, and professional development opportunities for libraries. Come learn about NNLM’s partnership with the All of Us Research Program and public libraries, free health resources for your library, Consumer Health Information Specialization sponsorship, and free library staff trainings/professional development available from NNLM.

MAR at Holy Family University – Do you live in or around Philadelphia, PA? MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be offering a 3-hour version of “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” on July 27 from 9:00am-noon for any interested participants. Attendees will learn principles of evidence-based practice and learn about trusted resources like Genetics Home Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, and PubMed Health, and are eligible for 3 MLA CE. The training will be held at Holy Family University; to register visit the class page.

MAR at Philadelphia Trans Wellness – MAR Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger will be presenting “Trusted Resources to Support Transgender Health” at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference on August 3 from 9:00-10:00am. NNLM MAR will also have an exhibit table at this conference from August 2nd– August 4th.

MAR at Northern New York Library Network Join MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale in Potsdam, NY for a day of health programming, “What the Health? Information Resources for Librarians.” Vitale will offer “Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community” and “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” on August 10 from 10:00am-1:30pm. Participants are eligible for 3.5 MLA CE, and can register and read more about the event on the NNYLN website.

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Upcoming: All of Us Twitter Chat

Fri, 2018-05-04 08:00

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine(NLM), and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on May 8th at 1 PM ET for a Twitter chat about the All of Us Research Program!

The All of Us Research Program is opening for national enrollment on Sunday, May 6, with a goal to eventually enroll one million or more people. As an extension of the national launch, this Twitter chat will be an opportunity for the program leaders to come together to answer questions about the research program, share how people can join the program, and talk about how participating in All of Us can advance precision medicine and change the future of health research. Come with your own questions or simply participate to learn more. Topics will include:

  1. What is Precision Medicine? What are some examples of how precision medicine is used today?
  2. What is the NIH’s All of Us Research Program and how will it help advance precision medicine?
  3. Why are large-scale research programs like NIH’s All of Us Research important for the future of health research?
  4. Why is diversity important in clinical research?
  5. How will NIH’s All of Us Research enroll 1 million+ people? How can people get involved?
  6. What is the potential value to participants who decide to volunteer for the NIH’s All of Us Research Program?
  7. Someone wants to sign up for the NIH’s All of Us Research Program today. What does the participant experience look like?
  8. How will the NIH’s All of Us Research Program keep participant data safe?
  9. Your chance to share experiences—has Precision Medicine made a difference in your life?

Use #JoinAllOfUs to join the conversation – your insights and observations are welcome!

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Weekly Postings

Thu, 2018-05-03 09:40

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

Spotlight

All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Big Data for Hospital Librarians – Are We There, Yet? – MARquee News Highlights

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

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

Learning, Networking, and Sharing: Report on the April 10-11 NNLM Research Data Management Course Capstone Summit – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

New on YouTube: How Do Communities Welcome People Managing Mental Illnesses and the Disease of Addiction? April 18, 2018

NLM/NIH News

Looking Back on 50 YearsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM in ’68: The Landmark Lawsuit That Went All the Way to the Supreme CourtNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Cryo-EM Images Capture Key Enzyme Tied to Cancer, AgingNIH Director’s Blog

Remembering Vietnam—Donald HallCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NLM @ MLA – 2018 – NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat on teen depression in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Use #NIMHChats today from 3:00-4:00 PM ET to join the conversation!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

EMPOWER: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Care for Women with Newborns Affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder – May 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improves outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds – May 29, 1:00-2:00 PM – The Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds project enabled Torrance State Hospital patients to learn how to access reliable health information to implement a healthy lifestyle. Patients participated in goal setting, technology instruction, exercise, learning about MedlinePlus and have performed simple research assignments. Join MAR for this webinar to learn more about the program and how it impacted Torrance patients and staff.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – June 4-29, 2018 – Join GMR for a 4 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency and humility, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources. This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages – June 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – The LGBTQ community is an underserved and vulnerable population, often facing misinformation and censorship. Libraries have a unique capability to reach out to this group, providing a safe space to access materials and gather together, as well as provide education to the larger community. Sponsored by MAR, this talk will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints.

Just Talk About It: Using Mental Health Education to Prevent and Treat Substance Use Disorder – June 12, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In this webinar sponsored by NER, Carl Antisell from the Minding Your Mind organization will share the story of his journey through addiction to recovery. Carl will discuss what to look for as warning signs of potential mental health issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and crisis. Learn to look beyond the stigma associated with mental health, and use strategies with students, friends and family to address signs of difficulty using vocabulary that invites engagement and that shows empathy, care and respect.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

Notice: the AHRQ National Quality Measures Clearinghouse (NQMC, qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov) Web site will not be available after July 16, 2018. Details.

Data Catalog Collaboration Information Session at MLA – May 21, 2:30-3:25 PM ET – Is your library interested in highlighting research data generated at your institution? Are you invested in helping researchers share and discover data that is not readily accessible elsewhere online? Come learn about implementing an institutional data catalog and the collaborating group of librarians that support it at an information session at MLA 2018 in Atlanta.

Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Stipends – Librarians who serve colleges of pharmacy are invited to apply for a travel stipend to Pharmacy Education 2018, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting. The meeting will be July 21-25 in Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for application is May 11, 2018.

AHRQ Dives Into a Dialogue With Health Data Community – AHRQ Views

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

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All of Us Launch Party in NYC

Wed, 2018-05-02 08:00

Join NNLM MAR in New York City to celebrate the national launch of the All of Us Research Program! The event, taking place on Sunday May 6th, will feature family-friendly activities and educational experiences to help us all celebrate the future of health. NNLM MAR will be there to provide information about free health resources and NNLM’s 3-year collaboration project with public libraries.

The New York City-based All of Us launch event will feature an educational health fair, community art experience by local artist Danielle Mastrion, interactive health demos, dynamic speakers, and exciting entertainment. This event is free and open to the public.

Location:
Abyssinian Baptist Church
132 West 138th Street
New York, NY 10030

Date and Time:
Sunday, May 6, 2018
1–5 PM ET

The National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program is an unprecedented effort to gather data from one million or more people mirroring the diversity of the United States, to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine. The All of Us Research Program wants to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. Join us to learn how you can help transform the future of health!

Visit the All of Us Research Program launch website for more information on the in-person events, and how you can participate in the live stream if you are unable to travel to a launch location.

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Big Data for Hospital Librarians – Are We There, Yet?

Tue, 2018-05-01 08:00

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

Written by Elanor Pickens, Medical Librarian, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmouth, NH

“Big data” is a term that has been recently appearing in the literature of academic librarianship. However, as a hospital librarian, may I consider this justification enough to explore its applicability to my current position? The definition of big data is multi-faceted and covered elsewhere, and I will refer readers on (Gandomi & Haider, 2015). Here I simply seek to understand my potential role in this field.

Proposed by Martin (2016) is a framework of five basic categories, within which librarians may find at least one opportunity in supporting data science activities. One such role that the hospital librarian may engage in might be found within the “Literacy” domain, through teaching. This may include remaining informed about the various programming languages and software (R, Python, SAS, etc.), and their strengths and weaknesses, so that we may assist in the research process by educating about data management options. Additionally, we might lead researchers to resources that can help them visualize their data, to enhance their own comprehension of relationships and to enable them to better present their findings to others. If we also understand the form of data that they are collecting (structured, semi-structured, or unstructured), we may be able to help them discover studies that have utilized similar data so that they may anticipate any barriers of organization and analysis that they might encounter.

An example of a concern that researchers may have with respect to big data analysis is that a question needs to be relatively clear before the examination of any data (Brennan). Although slight revisions may be necessary, or new questions might arise, which could be further examined, there should not really be a significant change in direction of the original question. There are too many data and methods of analysis to proceed in big data research without a clear understanding of where it leads. Librarians are proficient at refining questions in order to get at the core of a research query as part of their reference interview skillset. We also have at least some basic knowledge of the different types of data analysis methods that are described in the literature, although much of this exposure does not include research conducted with big data. Iwashyna and Liu (2014) state that, in contrast to the formulation of one hypothesis and advance selection of the data that will need to be carefully collected to support or refute this hypothesis (traditional epidemiology), the multitude and variety of big data are able to be custom fit to epidemiological studies to identify patterns. Similarly, the authors discuss that a number of analytic methods can be adapted and combined when using big data, whereas traditional epidemiology is usually restricted to one analytic method per study. For hospital librarians, an awareness of research question modifications and understanding of methods of data analysis may not necessarily yield additional support to experienced researchers, but it may still help guide those individuals who are subject specialists in their field but new to the research process.

Groeneveld and Rumsfeld (2015) note that big data certainly has predictive power in clinical decision-making; however, big data cannot determine which associations are due to random events, nor can they identify causal associations. In addition, the authors point to a lack of large-scale analytical methodology for scientific comparison studies comparable to the level currently available in big data analysis. It is necessary for researchers, especially those seeking publication, to consider the reproducibility of their studies when they are using such highly adaptive and dynamic models of analysis. In this case, there may be little more for hospital librarians to do than to continue to assist researchers in discovering the current best practices for big data publication with respect to transparency.

For the solo hospital librarian, who is often juggling multiple tasks, big data may simply not be a sphere in which to operate. I feel that despite having gained a useful surface understanding of big data concepts, I am still unable to determine how I may be able to apply this knowledge in my current position, or whether I would even have the time to do so. And without a clearly-defined path, management support for professional development opportunities is essentially non-existent (Burton, 2017). One area of interest that has piqued my curiosity is how big data may inform my organization’s operations through the revision of protocols, thereby improving clinical practice. I have never really had much opportunity before to consider how data collected by our EHR truly inform patient care, and especially how they might impact revenue. For example, patients who come in for vaccinations may also receive additional preventive care (Kaelber, 2016). But in order to actually delve into the big data arena, it may be up to each individual librarian to either maintain a basic awareness, or seek out opportunities that may or may not be supported at the organizational level.

REFERENCES:

Burton, M., & Lyon, L. (2017). Data science in libraries. Bulletin of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 43(4), 33-35.

Brennan, P. (2015). Big Data in Nursing Research. NINR Big Data Boot Camp Part 4: Big Data in Nursing Research. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOFLQ5z05f8

Gandomi, A., & Haider, M. (2015). Beyond the hype: Big data concepts, methods, and analytics. International Journal of Information Management, 35(2), 137-144.

Groeneveld, P. W., & Rumsfeld, J. S. (2016). Can big data fulfill its promise? Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 9(6), 679-682. PMCID: PMC5396388.

Iwashyna, T. J., & Liu, V. (2014). What’s so different about big data? A primer for clinicians trained to think epidemiologically. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 11(7), 1130-1135. PMCID: PMC4214055.

Kaelber, D. (2016). Using Clinical Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes. NNLM Forum (online). http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/7e5k7

Martin, E. R. (2016). The Role of Librarians in Data Science: A Call to Action. Journal of eScience Librarianship, 4(2), 7. https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/jeslib/vol4/iss2/7/

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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2018-04-27 10:24

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Spotlight

All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in Kansas City and seven communities throughout the United States. Join us or watch the broadcast live.

HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer is today, April 27. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

An historical overview of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, 1985–2015 – Journal of the Medical Library Association (JMLA), April 2018

– MARquee News Highlights

Should Health Sciences Librarians be Involved with Big Data in Healthcare? – Midwest Matters, from GMR

– The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Data Filters in PubMed and PMC – NTO News

New Free Materials: did you know that NNLM Network Members can order educational and print materials for free? The Middle Atlantic Region is proud to announce the availability of 9 new posters from the Libraries Transform campaign for Members in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Place your order today!

NLM/NIH News

What makes a data commons work?NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Genetics Home Reference turns 15!NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Remembering Vietnam—Donna Barbisch, Merle Snyder, Tom Berger, and Dale SmithCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Researchers: Now it’s easier to find the data you want in BioProject – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NLM @ MLA – 2018NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is hosting a Twitter chat on teen depression in recognition of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Use #NIMHChats on Thursday, May 3 from 3:00-4:00 PM ET to join the conversation!

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

Grab and Go: Expanding and Strengthening Senior Programming – April 27, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Participants in this GMR webinar will be introduced to creative and fun ways to expand and strengthen programming at senior facilities and at the library, especially for patrons living with dementia. Whether utilizing memory kits, travel and reading programs, and antique items to inspire memories and encourage conversations, or by incorporating painting, stuffed animals, therapy dogs, and music activities to stimulate the senses, participants can develop ideas that work for their library, community, and budget.

NNLM All of Us National Program Launches May 6 – Get Involved! – April 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Join the NNLM All of Us Coordinating Center to learn about the NNLM All of Us National Program. NIH’s All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health and is officially launching on May 6! This webinar will cover ways you can participate in the launch and other opportunities to get involved. This is the “first call” for NNLM members to get involved with the NNLM All of Us National Program.

EvalBasics 2: Planning Outcomes-Based Programs – April 30-June 4, 2018 – The logic model is a useful tool from planning projects that will help you drive toward your desired results. Participants in this asynchronous online course by NEO will learn how to identify desired outcomes, create an outcomes-based project plan using logic models, and then write objectives and evaluation plans based on those logic models. It provides an ideal framework for developing funding proposals, sets the stage for setting up a quality control system to make sure your project stays on track, and provide a structure for your final reports.

Using NCBI’s MedGen in Clinical Practice – May 2, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – MedGen, NCBI’s portal to clinical genetics, offers access to information on Mendelian disorders as well as pharmacological response phenotypes, complex diseases, and clinical features or findings. Through this NCBI webinar you will learn how to make the clinical process more efficient by finding information in MedGen on genetic phenotypes, getting a list of all clinical features of a disorder, and finding all disorders with particular features. You will also see how to retrieve actionable information such as practice guidelines for a particular condition and a list of available genetic tests in GTR. You will learn how to easily access relevant resources such as GeneReviews, OMIM and ClinicalTrials.gov as well as patient-focused resources such as the Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) and Medline Plus.

Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians & Citizen Science – May 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – With the plethora of diseases and medical conditions people face and environmental health issues encountered around the world, medical researchers and governmental regulators can’t tackle them on their own. This is where citizen science comes into play: where legions of people who often have no medical or scientific background contribute to and participate in research projects. Sponsored by SEA, this webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

EMPOWER: A Community-Based Approach to Improve Care for Women with Newborns Affected by Perinatal Substance Use Disorder – May 15, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this webinar will describe how one rural community collaborated to create a screening, referral and support program called EMPOWER (Engaging Mothers for Positive Outcomes with Early Referrals). Learn how this innovative approach helps support women and improves outcomes by identifying and addressing barriers to care for patients, health care providers and their community.

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – May 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PSR for this next installment of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series. This session will focus on seniors’ use and access to quality health information, highlighting resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus.

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Introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians – May 24, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM ET – Join the ACRL University Libraries Section for an introduction to Software Carpentry for Librarians by Cam Macdonell and Clara Llebot Lorente. The rise of carpentry workshops in academic libraries comes out of scientists long standing need to effectively adopt and apply computing skills to their research practices. Assistant Professor Cam Macdonell will orient participants to the rise of carpentry education, how librarians can get involved, and carpentry communities’ future directions. Data Management Specialist Clara Llebot Lorente will discuss how she applies carpentry in her credit graduate course, during professional consultations, and in projects with university partners.

A Better You in 2018: Shaping Elizabeth Community Health Initiative – using the Elizabeth Public Library, the Shaping Elizabeth coalition premiered “A Better You in 2018,” an event that is not just a “Health Fair”, but a larger community forum. – New Jersey Health Initiatives

Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund Stipends – Librarians who serve colleges of pharmacy are invited to apply for a travel stipend to Pharmacy Education 2018, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meeting. The meeting will be July 21-25 in Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for application is May 11, 2018.

Researchers search for disease markers linked to diverse populations – HHS Blog

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Pediatric Palliative Care Resources from the National Institute of Nursing Research

Wed, 2018-04-25 16:24

Now available on HealthReach, The NINR Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign offers evidence-based materials in English and Spanish for health care providers and for parents and families of children living with serious illnesses:

NINR also provides complimentary copies of their printed materials. Please visit the Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® Brochures and Fact Sheets page for more information.

HealthReach offers easy access to free, quality, multilingual, multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). Find culturally relevant information in multiple languages and formats about health conditions and wellness topics.

HealthReach is also easy to use on tablets and mobile devices. Locate resources at point of need, everywhere with streamlined search features and results pages. All content is created or reviewed by medical professionals for quality and accuracy. Detailed abstracts, date of most recent medical review, and translation methods are provided for every resource.

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