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Weekly Postings

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:16

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Spotlight

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

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

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

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

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

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

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

#Eval17 Highlights – NEO Shop Talk

MEDLINE Data Changes: 2018 – NTO News

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

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

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

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

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

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

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

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

NIH Director’s Blog

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

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

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – December 7, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, join this 1-hour overview of ClinicalTrials.gov, an openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic.

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

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

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

NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a special highlight on the MARquee!

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

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Health Information in American Sign Language & More

Mon, 2017-11-13 17:21

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

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

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

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

Fri, 2017-11-10 10:06

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

Spotlight

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

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

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

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

New Resources for the Opioid Crisis – MARquee News Highlights

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

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

HyperDocs for Libraries – NTO News

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

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

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

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

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

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

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

NIH Director’s Blog

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

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

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Other Items of Interest

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

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

NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a special highlight on the MARquee!

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

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Online Events for Rural Health Week

Wed, 2017-11-08 07:00

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

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

Twitter Chats

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

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

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

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

Webinars and Webcasts

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

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

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

 

 

 

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New Resources for the Opioid Crisis

Tue, 2017-11-07 07:00

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

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

NLM resources:

Libraries and the opioid crisis:

Related event:

  • December 6 and 7, 2017, the HHS Office of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will host an Opioid Symposium and Code-a-Thon to promote and employ innovative ways to leverage technology and data to address the nationwide opioid epidemic.
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NLM Interlibrary Loan Service: Changes for the New Year

Mon, 2017-11-06 11:55

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

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

FAQ

Will NLM lending in OCLC have any effect on DOCLINE?

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

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

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

Will NLM still offer its portal?

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

Why did the price of an ILL increase?

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

What methods exist for requesting an ILL from NLM?

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

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

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

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

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

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