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Explore Inherited Diseases with the NNLM Reading Club

Wed, 2020-12-02 15:41

We inherit many things from the people who went before us – our physical characteristics, aspects of our personality and, sometimes, our health. December’s Reading Club selections discuss inherited diseases, focusing specifically on cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell disease, and cancer caused by the BRCA mutation.

In Resurrection Lily, Amy Byer Shainman discusses her experiences after learning that she inherited a BRCA gene mutation that put her at high risk of developing certain cancers. She struggles with preventively removing her breasts even when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. The late Mallory Smith tells how she faced the daily challenges of cystic fibrosis in a diary she left behind in hope of aiding others who live with the disease in Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life.  In A Sick Life: TLC ‘n Me: Stories from On and Off the Stage, singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins recounts her experiences as a member of the all-time best-selling American female music group and as a person with a particularly challenging form of sickle-cell disease.

Perhaps you know someone facing one of these illnesses or another inherited disease. Perhaps you would just like to know more about what it is like to deal with such illnesses. Either way, each of these books will provide you with a first-hand account.

To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Inherited Diseases page.

December Book Club Covers

Resurrection Lily by Amy Byer Shainman | Salt in my Soul by Mallory Smith | A Sick Life by Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins

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Join the NNLM in December for Two New Data Literacy Webinars!

Mon, 2020-11-30 15:48
Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization

Description: Data visualization design “best practices” often do not prioritize (or outright reject) efforts to be inclusive. Libraries have an opportunity to step into the world of data visualization and empower historically marginalized voices in data creation and sharing. This webinar will explore the intersections of equity, inclusion, accessibility, and data visualization to consider who we’re visualizing for, what we’re visualizing, and how and why we’re visualizing it.

Presenter: Negeen Aghassibake is the Data Visualization Librarian at the University of Washington Libraries. Her goal is to help researchers think critically about data visualization and how it might play a role in their work. Before coming to UW, Negeen was a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information, where she worked as an Assessment Graduate Research Assistant at UT Libraries. She holds a BA in Historical Studies and Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Date: Thursday, December 10th, 11 PT/Noon MT/1 CT/2 E

Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/better-best-practices-inclusive-data-visualization/28122

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How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors

Description: Data has become central to many aspects of civic life – governments run open data portals, organizations release public datasets, newspapers publish data-driven stories. How can librarians navigate this all more effectively? How can you help library patrons learn to use what they find in these data resources? Librarians can play an impactful role as “data ambassadors”, assisting their communities in finding and using data as part of their life as citizens. Join Prof. Bhargava for an interactive virtual workshop that will introduce participatory approaches to building your ability to “speak data”. You’ll leave the session with more confidence in your own ability to work with data, a language for talking about the role data can play in civic engagement, and experience with playful activities you can run yourself to build data literacy with your colleagues or patrons.

Speaker: Rahul Bhargava leads hands-on data workshops around the world. His Data Therapy workshops have been bringing people together around data with engaging activities for over 10 years. Rahul is co-creator of the Data Culture Project, which helps individuals and organizations build their data capacity in creative ways. He combines a background in interactive robotics, education, and effective data presentation to build creative and playful activities that introduce data literacy in appropriate ways to a variety of audiences. Rahul is an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Art + Design at Northeastern University, where he leads the Data Culture Group. He is an educator, technologist, drummer, and father. Twitter: @rahulbot

Date: Tuesday, December 15th , 11 PT/ 12 MT/ 1 CT/ 2 ET

Register: https://nnlm.gov/how-to-speak-data

Learn more about the Data Culture Group: https://medium.com/data-culture-group/librarians-as-civic-data-ambassadors-407fc9fd608

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Announcing the NNLM PSR BIPOC LIS Student Professional Development Award!

Tue, 2020-11-24 13:22

This post was originally published in PSR Latitudes. Though sponsored through NNLM PSR, this award is open for all BIPOC LIS students nationwide.

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As part of the NNLM Student Engagement Initiative, the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR) librarians are excited to announce the first professional development award dedicated to Library and Information Science (LIS) students who identify as Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color (BIPOC). The NNLM, made up of eight different regions across the U.S., aims to serve these populations with equal access to health information and promoting a workforce representative of them is one way to reach this goal.

This program aims to help students meet the following objectives:

  • introduce the student to medical librarianship and explore areas of interest,
  • prepare them to work in a health sciences library, and
  • provide them with tools to navigate the complexities and issues of working as BIPOC in a primarily white institution.

The award will pair the student in an ALA-accredited program with a BIPOC librarian working in a health sciences position or providing health information. The award provides up to $2,000 for students to participate in meetings, conference sessions, conduct a research project, and other activities designed for them to learn the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by health sciences librarians. The goal of the award is to promote awareness of health sciences librarianship to LIS students who may not be familiar with the field or conducting research within it. Award activities will be ongoing until April 31, 2021.

The PSR are also seeking BIPOC librarians to participate in the program as well. We invite people from a variety of backgrounds and different types of health science libraries to share their stories as a BIPOC, challenges, and what they love most about being medical librarians. All librarian participants will be compensated up to $300; please reach out to us at psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu if you would like to join and/or have suggestions.

The PSR librarians created an ongoing list of references and resources, which include:

For more information and the application form, please refer to the Funding Opportunities listing for BIPOC LIS Students Professional Development Award. We are currently accepting applications on a rolling basis until funds are depleted.

Interested LIS students, please email your complete application or send any questions to psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 20, 2020

Fri, 2020-11-20 10:06

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars December 2 – December 9

Webinars December 10 – December 15

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

The post NNLM SEA Digest News – November 20, 2020 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 13, 2020

Fri, 2020-11-13 10:08

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars November 16 – November 19

Webinars November 20 – December 10

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Evaluating Information During COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more

Wed, 2020-11-11 15:17

Date: Monday, November 16, 2020

Time: 12 PM ET/11 AM CT

Description: In the midst of a global pandemic, every person has to balance the “need for speed” with the risks of moving too fast. Healthcare providers seek reliable information about treatments while making immediate life-or-death decisions. Researchers investigate biological mechanisms and interventions to combat COVID-19 and share their findings as quickly and responsibly as possible. And each of us wades through the flood of headlines and rumors for answers that will keep us safe. Looking at the case of hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19, we will explore the risks and rewards of different forms of information, from published articles to tweets.

Objectives:

After attending this webinar, you will be better prepared to:

– Navigate the quickly shifting landscape of information in a pandemic
– Describe ways to approach the quality of information that is being produced and disseminated at a faster pace than ever seen before
– Identify the limitations and cautions of relying on a single source of information for decisions

Speaker Information: 

Erica Brody is a Research and Education Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving as the library’s liaison to the School of Dentistry since 2017. She holds a master’s in public health from Emory University in addition to a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her experience includes work in library and clinical settings, the CDC and EPA, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and RTI International.

Hillary Miller is the Scholarly Communications Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. In this role, she supports and expands the university community’s understanding of scholarly publishing, open access, open education, copyright, and research impact. She holds a master’s in library science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Registration: Registration is free and can be accessed through the NNLM class instance.

For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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NNLM SEA Seeks Applications to Fund New 2020-2021 Projects

Mon, 2020-11-09 09:41

The National Network of Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) invites applications for health information outreach and virtual programming projects.

The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine, improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information, and improve individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. Under a cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) serves as the Regional Medical Library for NNLM SEA.

Visit the SEA Funding Opportunities page for details on all available project awards.

  • Period of Performance: December 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021
  • Application Due Date: November 23, 2020 4:00 PM CDT
  • Refer to the SEA Funding Toolkit to help you develop your proposal.
  • Applications are only accepted via the NNLM Online Applications System. Please allow extra time to familiarize yourself with the new system requirements and watch a brief video tutorial about submitting an application.
  • Your NNLM Account MUST be tied to the correct Institutional Organization in order to apply for a project award.
  • Academic Institutions: Please consult with your Sponsored Programs Office prior to applying for any project award. If your Sponsored Programs Office insists on submitting an application, they must create an NNLM Account prior to the submission deadline.

All award proposals are accepted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2021. For 2020-2021, the project award categories include:

  • COVID-19 Health Information Outreach: ($18,975/award) Enable organizations to develop and offer programs that will increase access to and use of authoritative health information resources on that will impact health literacy and health information needs related to the COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 global pandemic in the SEA Region.
  • Health Programming in Public Libraries: ($22,900/award) Engage public libraries in health literacy initiatives that raise awareness of and interest in All of Usacross the United States.

NNLM SEA staff are available for consultation and training on applicable NLM resources and potential projects. Someone will respond within three business days.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 6, 2020

Fri, 2020-11-06 13:00

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars November 10 – November 16

Webinars November 17 – November 20

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Facilitating Rural Access to Quality Health Information through Little Free Libraries

Thu, 2020-11-05 16:02

Guest post by NNLM SEA Subawardee. Full information provided below the article.

Project Background

At a fortuitous meeting at the ‘graduation’ of Florida’s Sunshine State Library Leadership Institute 2019 cohort in December, librarians from the Okeechobee County Public Library (OCL) and the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries (UF HSCL) realized that they had much to offer each other. OCL had been interested in developing more health information outreach services, and UF HSCL had been looking for ways to support rural health in Florida. After a few brainstorming conversations via email and Zoom, the groups decided to collaborate on an NNLM/SEA All of Us Community Engagement Project Award proposal to improve access to quality health information in rural county communities through the innovative Little Free Libraries (LFLs) system. Little Free Library is an international nonprofit fostering neighborhood book exchanges through outdoor book-sharing boxes, which, while originally independent of public library systems, are now sometimes incorporated into library outreach programs.

OCL is building 30 LFLs to hold 30-50 books each, located on county properties near low-income neighborhoods, such as parks, sport centers, and civic centers. When in-person events become possible, OCL will collaborate with their local health department to conduct weekly mobile health reference hours at the LFLs.

Little Free Library in Okeechobee County, FL

Little Free Library in Okeechobee County, FL

Little Free Library in Okeechobee County, FL

Little Free Library in Okeechobee County, FL

Project Activities

Grant funding was used to purchase 424 consumer health and health literacy books for the LFLs in English and Spanish. Book selection criteria were based on local health concerns, ascertained through OCL circulation data, county health educators’ feedback, census data, and the County’s Community Health Improvement Plan. The same criteria informed the selection of 40 online consumer health resources that were printed and shipped to OCL in preparation for the mobile health reference hours, such as NLM’s MedlinePlus bookmarks and NIH brochures for the All of Us Research Program. Laptops, Wi-Fi hotspots, and a printer were also purchased, to enable access to online health resources during LFL reference sessions. Additionally, 30 charter signs were ordered through the Little Free Library organization, meaning that each LFL is now registered with the National Network of Little Free Libraries.

Grant-purchased Technology

Grant-purchased Technology

 LFL Charter Signs and Promotional Materials

LFL Charter Signs and Promotional Materials

In order to prepare OCL and Okeechobee County health educators for these exciting new health reference services and outreach events, the UF HSCL librarians developed a one-day online training. The June workshop covered topics such as health reference techniques, evaluating and using online health resources, health literacy, strategies for successful health tabling, and conveying the benefits of All of Us to patrons. Attendees took the eHEALS eHealth Literacy Scale before and after the training; the self-assessment revealed that the training day increased participants’ ability to navigate health information online. Slides for the workshop are available here.

Challenges

Due to COVID-19, no in-person health reference sessions have taken place yet. In the meantime, temporary live virtual health reference sessions and scheduled reader’s advisory services for health materials are now being offered as services for OCL patrons to accommodate CDC guidelines; this provides an unexpected positive alternative use for grant-funded technology and materials.

Flier for Virtual Health Reference Services

Flier for Virtual Health Reference Services

Impact

Although project completion has been delayed by COVID-19, the health books purchased have already been an important resource for lower-income rural families in Okeechobee. So far, the most popular LFL location is the Okeechobee County Sports Complex, with over 600 items circulated since its installation in April. The most frequently restocked health resources are those about teaching children healthy habits and children’s books about emotions, indicating that the resources needed by these lower-income families are those that promote and identify healthy behaviors and provide health information for kids.

This project has highlighted the importance of health literacy and the need for free access to health resources, particularly in rural areas; as such the existing Little Free Library project has been well received in the community and has been featured in local print news coverage. Plans to expand the program are already in development for the future, once it becomes safe to do so.

Attributions

University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries (Gainesville and Jacksonville)

PI: Jane Morgan-Daniel, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Liaison Librarian, MLIS, MA, AHIP
Co-PI: Lauren Adkins, College of Pharmacy Liaison Librarian, MLIS, AHIP
Investigator: Margaret Ansell, Nursing & Consumer Health Liaison Librarian, MLIS, AHIP
Investigator: Susan Harnett, Medical Information Services Librarian, MLS, AHIP
Investigator: Melissa Rethlefsen, MSLS, AHIP; Associate Dean, George A. Smathers Libraries & Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries

Okeechobee County Public Library, Florida

Co-PI: Sonya Chapa, Assistant Coordinator, Heartland Library Cooperative; Librarian, Okeechobee County Public Library, MLIS
Investigator: Kresta King, Director, Okeechobee County Public Library, MLIS

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Take a Closer Look at Genetics with the NNLM Reading Club

Tue, 2020-11-03 11:47

Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club is taking a closer look at human genetics.

Featured are three books that translate the complexities of genetics into understandable terms. Pulitzer Prize-winner Siddhartha Mukherjee traces the history of genetics from its beginnings in the 19th-century experiments of Gregor Mendel and intertwines it with the story of his own family in The Gene: An Intimate History.  Adam Rutherford looks at the wealth of information our DNA contains – including the history of our species – in A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold through Our Genes. Finally, in Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are, Indiana University School of Medicine Professor Bill Sullivan describes how genetics, epigenetics, microbiology and psychology combine to affect our personalities and actions.

Sullivan will be the guest speaker for a Nov. 17 online author talk as part of the NNLM Reading Club Presents… Series. Join us at 2 p.m. ET at https://youtu.be/1l2CGOsYL04.

To learn more about these books and their authors – and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources – visit NNLM Reading Club’s Human Genetics page.

NNLM Reading Club November Selections

A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford | The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee | Pleased To Meet Me by Bill Sullivan

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 30, 2020

Fri, 2020-10-30 10:57

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars November 10 – November 16

Webinars November 17 – November 20

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Seeking Your Ideas on the NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research

Thu, 2020-10-29 11:34

In less than a year, we have learned much about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 disease. The NIH-Wide Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research, released last July, has helped us get to this point. The Plan prioritizes conducting fundamental research; advancing diagnostics, treatments and prevention strategies; and redressing poor COVID-19 outcomes in health disparity and vulnerable populations. Cutting across all of these priorities is an emphasis on the importance of scientific collaboration, the research workforce, and data science as keys to the response.

From shifting public health needs to the unprecedented pace of biomedical discovery, everything about the coronavirus response is evolving. This goes for the plan as well, so too must it evolve.

We want your help on the next iteration of the Plan. A Request For Information released yesterday seeks public feedback on the current Plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

If you have noted significant research gaps or barriers in the original Plan, let us know. Or perhaps you can share new resources that NIH can leverage to advance one of the plan’s priorities. Maybe a new scientific technique has emerged that could revolutionize COVID-19 research, well send the suggestion our way. We look forward to receiving your thoughts on ways we can continue tackling coronavirus disease going forward.

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Applications Open for New NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Mon, 2020-10-26 14:11

The application process for hosting two new National Library of Medicine (NLM) traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open.

All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

To apply for Care and Custody and This Lead is Killing, download the application forms below. Submit your completed application to: NLMExhibitionApplications@nih.gov by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.

The goal of NLM Traveling Exhibitions is for libraries to highlight, showcase, integrate and share NLM’s health information resources with their audiences, communities, patrons, and colleagues while hosting an NLM traveling banner exhibition.  To learn about the application process for hosting an NLM traveling banner exhibition and for ideas on how your library can engage with NLM health information resources, please visit the webpage, Get Involved: Host NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Join the NLM Traveling Exhibitions listserv to receive notifications for future announcements of when to apply to host an available exhibit.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 23, 2020

Fri, 2020-10-23 10:28

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars October 29 – November 16

Webinars November 17 – November 20

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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NNLM’s Data Thesaurus Provides Key Tools for Data-Driven Exploration

Thu, 2020-10-22 14:57

Are you struggling to find a simple definition for key data terminologies? Wondering where to find resources and relevant literature regarding data vocabularies? Look no further! The Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Data Thesaurus provides key tools for data-driven exploration.

The Data Thesaurus is a resource connecting and defining concepts, services, and tools relevant to librarians working in data-driven discovery. A definition, relevant literature, and web resources accompany each term along with links to related terms. Users can search or browse the 70 different terms.

Launched in 2013, the original data thesaurus has undergone updates and transformations. As the world of data evolves, so too does the thesaurus. In fact, over the past year, a group of dedicated librarians from across the country have come together to serve on the NNLM Data Thesaurus Advisory Group. Members of the Advisory Group are working on evaluating and updating the current thesaurus with new resources, terms, and definitions. As you explore the thesaurus, please share your feedback! Do you see missing terms? Broken links? General feedback? We’re open to hearing it all!

We hope the Data Thesaurus proves to be a useful resource for you and your stakeholders!

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Host an NNLM Virtual Reading Club Discussion at your Library!

Thu, 2020-10-22 11:24

You may already know about the NNLM Reading Club, a selection of “ready-to-use” book titles along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs in their communities. Due to COVID-19, All of Us Community Engagement funded in-person activities are suspended until further notice. This includes shipping the NNLM Reading Club kits.

As an alternative, SEA is offering awards (up to $300) for member libraries to purchase 8-10 e-books and e-audio book formats of titles available from the NNLM Reading Club!

Libraries can host a virtual book discussion and make titles available to borrow in a digital format. We also recommend that all awardees include and/or link to All of Us downloadable materials for users to access during your library’s virtual book club discussion. Libraries can purchase physical books and audio books if your library offers a safe method for patrons to borrow books (ex. curb side pick up or contactless delivery).

Award recipients will need to host at least one virtual discussion event by March 30th, 2021, fill out the Reading Club survey, and share the event on the Virtual Programs page.  This award will be available until funds are exhausted.

For more information visit the NNLM SEA Book Club website.

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Join the Virtual #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon!

Wed, 2020-10-21 15:58

Since 2018, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has been holding bi-annual #CiteNLM Edit-a-thons to improve the credibility and content of medical and health-related articles on Wikipedia. This fall, we are launching a new, collaborative event to make getting started with editing Wikipedia even easier! 

On Thursday, October 29th join your colleagues and NNLM staff for a two-hour live editing session as we work to add citations and content to Wikipedia articles related to maternal and child health. Held via Zoom from 1 PM – 3 PM ET, participants will engage in large group and breakout sessions to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles, and connect with the #CiteNLM community. No prior experience required – staff will be on hand to answer any questions and provide live demonstrations to get you started. 

To register for the event, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Z85

Questions? Contact Liz Waltman

#CiteNLM Fall 2020 logo

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There is Still Time! Enter the NNLM SEA Meme Contest Today

Tue, 2020-10-20 11:53

Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month. To celebrate, we’re hosting a Meme Contest!

Who Can Participate?

All NNLM SEA members – if you’re not a member and wish to join, you can do so here.

What Do I Have to Do?

For the month of October, we want you to share health memes, created by YOU! Here’s how you can create one:

  1. Select one of the images below or use a free stock image from Pixabay, Unsplash, or other source.
    • No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    • Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675 pixels. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
    • Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.
  2. Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.
    • Please make sure your memes are appropriate and respectful.
    • Any determined to be inappropriate will be removed.

Names of players will be entered into a lottery for a prize listed below. Each individual can submit THREE different health themed memes to get three chances at winning! Start NOW and submit through October 31st!

Looking for Inspiration?

Feel free to use one of these images to create a health meme if you are unable to find a free image:

Mona Lisa wearing a face maskWide eyed owlSkeleton

How Should I Share My Meme?

  • Start sharing now until October 31st via your Twitter of Facebook accounts.
  • Make sure that your post is “viewable for the public” so that we can see your submission.
  • Be sure to tag @NNLMSEA on Facebook or Twitter and include #NNLMmeme in your post.
  • We’ll reshare your post so that others can see your creativity!
  • Tag your library or organization too in your social media post!

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to Liz Waltman directly who will share it on our Social Media account and credit you with your submission.

What Do I Get?

If you’re in the SEA region, you will be entered into a drawing and can select one of the following continuing education opportunities:

  • Take The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
  • Have the administrative fees covered to host Library Carpentry Workshops, a program designed to build software and data skills within library and information-related communities to empower people to use software and data in their own work.
  • You can receive free conference registration or continuing education opportunity (virtual or in-person) of your choice up to $1,500 for one person.

Whatever you select, registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.

When Will Winners Be Announced?

We will draw a winner the first week of November. Winners will be notified by e-mail and we’ll share the name of our award winner on social media!

Thank you for all you do to promote health literacy in the SEA region – Keep up the great work!

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Online Library Carpentry: Seats available November 3-6!

Fri, 2020-10-16 14:14

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is hosting an online Library Carpentry workshop from noon – 4 pm, November 3rd – 6th.

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their hands-on, approachable workshops empower people in a variety of roles to use software and data in their own work and support effective, efficient, reproducible practices.

This opportunity is FREE for SEA members, and eligible for 20 MLA CEs. Seats are limited.

Contact Kiri Burcat at kburcat@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions and visit the workshop webpage for information and to register.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 16, 2020

Fri, 2020-10-16 10:06

Welcome to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars October 20 – October 22

Webinars October 29 – November 16

Visit the NNLM Training Schedule for all upcoming webinars, scheduled, and on-demand classes. For past webinars and classes, please visit the NNLM on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
  • Not all Training Opportunities listed provide MLA CE credit. Please refer to the class page to see if a specific session offers credit.

** Please note that NNLM recordings on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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