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Funding Stipend: Public Library Health Workshop at the 2018 PLA Annual Conference – Applications Due November 19, 2017

Tue, 2017-10-17 08:23

Stipends Available for Public Library Health Workshop with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a pre-conference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia.

The conference will be held from March 20 to 24, 2018, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The one-day preconference (Tuesday, March 20) will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services; coach participants through understanding their communities’ needs; and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put your new expertise to work.

Read the stipend opportunity guidelines, read the Frequently Asked Questions or start your online application. The deadline for applications is November 19, 2017 by 11:59 pm (CDT).

The preconference workshop is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) that will increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services.

Fifty stipends of $500 each will be distributed. Stipends can be used to support the preconference registration fee, travel and lodging expenses (not including meals). 

Attendees who participate in the workshop and complete some pre/post work will receive the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) certification offered by the Medical Library Association.

Throughout the nine-month Promoting Healthy Communities Initiative, PLA and NNLM will assess health information needs among public librarians and share free resources and professional development opportunities that will help public library staff better serve their patrons’ consumer health needs. In early 2018, the initiative will unveil a new website for public libraries that gives them easy access to training, tools and resources for consumer health information, health literacy programming and more.

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NNLM SEA Says Goodbye to Terri Ottosen

Mon, 2017-10-16 14:44

Terri Ottosen

Terri Ottosen has accepted a position with the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and on October 27, Terri will leave the NNLM Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) to begin her work as UNC’s Community and Health Literacy Librarian. The new position builds on her years of service focused on consumer health at the SEA. While we are excited about this new opportunity for Terri, it is difficult for us at SEA to say goodbye to our long-time friend and colleague. Terri has been with SEA since February of 2005, providing health information outreach to an audience of lay persons, public librarians, health sciences librarians interested in consumer health, and health professionals needing to provide easy-to-read information to patients. While employed at SEA, Terri has shown selfless service to the consumer health program and to the profession at large, serving as chair of MAC and ANCHASL and being named the MLA Consumer and Patient Health Information Section (CAPHIS) Consumer Health Librarian of the Year (this is not an exhaustive list). Terri pioneered SEA’s (and NNLM’s, in general) distance education program, and developed a number of consumer health classes that drew national attention and have been taught by many others. We will miss Terri and wish her good luck in her new endeavor.

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Job Opportunity: NNLM SEA All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:26

All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff OR experience with the public health workforce
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • 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

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/AllofUsUMB.   

MINIMUM SALARY: $53,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Job Opportunity: NNLM SEA Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator

Mon, 2017-10-16 09:23

Health Professionals & Evaluation Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

The Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator oversees development of professional health information topic and training areas and leads the SEA in conducting assessment and evaluation of the regional medical library program.

The Health Professionals & Evaluations Coordinator develops outreach projects (including educational objects, award types, and consulting) to improve information access for health professionals and their intermediaries (for example, medical librarians, educators, and organizations such as AHECS) in the region with special emphasis on services to unaffiliated health professionals, minority health professionals, public health workers, and hospital librarians. This position coordinates an overall outreach plan that takes into consideration the health information needs of health care providers and information professionals. The Coordinator organizes the evaluation of SEA programs, including needs analysis, subaward evaluation, and program improvement and develops and maintains the evaluation education program for the region.

This is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure and non-permanent status track, faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the SEA. The position is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together to facilitate resource sharing, training,and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MI, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as regional needs assessment and evaluation liaison for outreach initiatives
  • Serve as liaison to NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO).
  • Conduct needs assessments and implements training programs
  • Consult with NEO and other NNLM Regions and provide training/consultation on developing and applying effective evaluation techniques for outreach awards
  • Develop educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites particularly in the areas of effective evaluation techniques and access to quality health information for health professionals
  • Serve as primary staff contact and support to the Special Advisory Group on Outreach to Health Professionals
  • Attend NLM teleconferences and provide regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of SEA members
  • Participate in the development, evaluation, and testing of NNLM and NLM products and services
  • Cooperate with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming
  • Maintain standards of accessibility for all resources created and maintained. Accessibility must be in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Accept accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content
  • Lead projects, task forces, and workgroups as needed to accomplish projects
  • Promote and solicit applications for SEA outreach awards; monitor progress and follow-up for awards in progress
  • Provide support and training to Network members using the NLM Outreach Applications and Online Contract Reports Portal

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Knowledge of PubMed and other NLM resources
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • xperience with Moodle and WebEx
  • Familiarity with the MLA CE program and processes for obtaining MLA CE approval
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 10, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/HPECoord.

MINIMUM SALARY: $50,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 13, 2017

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:11

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars: October 16-20

Webinars: October 23-28

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below 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.
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NNLM SEA Digest News – October 06, 2017

Fri, 2017-10-06 07:21

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars: October 9 – 13

Webinars: October 16-20

Webinars: October 23-28

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below 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 accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
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Feedback Needed: RFI on Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine

Thu, 2017-10-05 12:35

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

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

NLM requests information on the three focal areas listed below:

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

Response to this RFI must be submitted to the NIH NLM website by November 1, 2017. Responses should be provided in a narrative form of up to three pages per topic, with links to pertinent supplemental information if needed. No attachments will be accepted. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in this response. Please direct all inquiries to Valerie Florance, PhD, NLM, 301.496.4621, NLMEPInfo@mail.nih.gov.

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NNLM Training Office – Free Online CE: Discovering TOXNET

Thu, 2017-10-05 12:33

Join the NNLM Training Office (NTO) for a free, online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

The class is taught online, over a 6 week period, in 13 independent units. Complete only the units that interest you; there is only one required unit.

What are the dates of the class?
November 6, 2017 – December 18, 2017

Visit this URL to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/7937

What is TOXNET?
TOXNET is a freely available suite of databases from the National Library of Medicine covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

What do we mean by Independent Units?
There is only one required unit, Introduction to TOXNET, all the other units are optional to complete.

Which databases are covered?
TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank (HSDB), IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM and the Drug Information Portal.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians, public health and environmental science professionals.

How much time will the class take?

You will work on your own time over a period of 6 weeks to complete the units that are of interest to you. There is one required unit; the remaining units are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each unit carries anywhere from 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed units.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each unit consists of guided interactive tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, and discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

Visit this URL to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/discovering-toxnet/7937

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Call for Reviewers: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians

Thu, 2017-10-05 09:23

Are you an information professional experienced in research data management? Are you eager to share your knowledge with others and help expand the community of data librarians? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office has several opportunities for you to contribute to shaping a new training experience specifically for librarians.

This training is an 8-week online class with engaging lessons and practical activities, starting in January 2018. Students will complete a capstone project at the end of the course and the experience will culminate in a Capstone Summit at NIH on April 10-11, 2018.

Modules for the course may include, but are not limited to the following core research data management (RDM) areas:

  1. Data Lifecycle and RDM Overview
  2. Data Documentation
  3. Data Wrangling
  4. Data Standards, Taxonomies, and Ontologies
  5. Data Security, Storage, and Preservation
  6. Data Sharing and Publishing
  7. Data Management Plans
  8. RDM at Your Institution

We are looking for experienced data librarians to participate in this project as module reviewers, co-teachers, and/or mentors. You may (and are encouraged to) apply for more than one role, and for more than one module.

  • Reviewers: Critique module content, test exercises, make suggestions, add resources. Deliverable: written report of findings. (Due Nov 30) Paid $250.
  • Co-Teachers: Assigned to one or more modules. Work with course facilitator to create a case study related to module topic (due Nov 15). Provide feedback on student assignments and answer questions for your module(s) in a timely manner during the course (Jan-March 2018).
    Deliverables: Case study by deadline, written report of suggestions for class improvement (due April 2, 2018). Paid $750.
    Mentors: Participate in class discussions, sharing expertise as needed, during the course (January – March 2018). Provide at least 2 mentoring sessions to each assigned student (4-5) for completing the Capstone project, attend and participate in the Capstone Summit.
    Deliverables: written report of experience as mentor, suggestions for program improvement and sustainability of project. Paid $1250, and travel support to Capstone Summit up to $1250.

All reviewers, co-teachers, and mentors will be required to submit a W-9. Those receiving $1000 or more will also be required to complete a contract with the University of Utah.

Applications
Please submit your application via online form by October 20, 2017:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3873043/RDM-ReviewerApplication

Application Includes:

  • Name
  • Current Role/Title
  • Place of Employment
  • Please briefly describe your area(s) of interest, research, or primary expertise in data management.
  • Please summarize your qualifications to serve as a content reviewer, co-teacher, and/or mentor for this research data management class.
  • Indicate which modules you would like to serve as a content reviewer and/or co-teacher.
  • Would you like to serve as a mentor for 4-5 students in completing the Capstone Project?
  • Curriculum vitae (attachment)

For questions, please contact: Shirley Zhao, Training Development Specialist: Shirley.zhao@utah.edu

 

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Job Posting: NNLM Training Office Instructional Technologist / Curriculum Specialist, Salt Lake City, Utah

Wed, 2017-10-04 08:20

The faculty and staff of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library (EHSL) at the University of Utah invite applications for an Instructional Technologist for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). The NTO supports the training and educational missions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) by delivering high-quality, innovative training to diverse audiences nationwide in support of the effective use of NLM information products and services.

The NNLM has embarked on a 3-year pilot program with the NIH All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the NNLM, including developing community based participatory programming for geographic areas. The Instructional Technologist promotes the use of technology-based resources in learning and teaching and provides consultation, instruction, and assistance to a national network of educators and librarians in the editing, design, and production of learning objects, classes and curricula in support the All of Us Community Engagement program. Salary:  $31,600 – $52,000 /yr

For application details, please visit The University of Utah.

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Job Postings: LMS Developers, NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO), University of Pittsburgh

Tue, 2017-10-03 13:19

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of National Network of Libraries of Medicine Web Services Office (NWSO) is currently hiring both a Lead Learning Management System (LMS) Developer and Assistant Learning Management System Administrator/Developer.

The positions will primarily be responsible for maintaining and enhancing the NNLM LMS and build a new LMS for the NIH All of Us initiative. To learn more about each of the positions, requirements, and to how apply, please visit the University of Pittsburgh site:

The anticipated application deadline is December 2, 2017.

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National Library of Medicine ToxTutor Offers New Sections

Fri, 2017-09-29 08:28

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has added material to its online toxicology tutorial, ToxTutor.  The new sections cover Basic Physiology, an Introduction to Toxicokinetics, Absorption, Distribution, Biotransformation, Excretion, and Cellular Toxicology.

ToxTutor is self-paced and covers key principles of toxicology.  Animations include “From a Gel to a Cell,” which follows the journey
of a chemical in a hypothetical shower gel product through several membranes into a cell. The tutorial also offers a glossary of more than 300 toxicology-related terms.

ToxTutor has been used for almost twenty years to explore the fundamentals of toxicology. It is written in plain language, includes
helpful illustrations, and provides users of toxicology resources, including those of the NLM, with a basic understanding of the subject.

If a certificate of completion is needed, the tutorial can be completed through a free learning management system.

Tox Tutor

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 29, 2017

Fri, 2017-09-29 07:48

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars: October 2 – 6

Webinars: October 9 – 13

Webinars: October 16-20

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below 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 accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

 

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NCBI Minute: Create, Link, and Share Your Bibliography (PubMed & ORCID) – October 4, 2017 12 PM ET

Thu, 2017-09-28 12:53

On October 4, 2017, NCBI staff will present a webinar on author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID.

Disambiguating common author names is tough in any field, but if your published research is cited in PubMed, we can help you find your citations, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others.

In this webinar, we’ll also talk about the advantage of quickly registering for a free, unique identifier that will remain constant – even if your name changes.

Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM EDT

Register here: http://bit.ly/2wq0dE8

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. You can learn about future webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.

Useful Links:
* NCBI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/NCBINLM
* Webinars and Courses: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/home/coursesandwebinars.shtml

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Fall 2017 HSLANJ Group Licensing Offer Now Available

Thu, 2017-09-28 09:02

HSLANJ

PRINCETON, NJ (September 27, 2017) – All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

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

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

“We are a state library, so we are dependent on government funding (which this year wasn’t looking so great) so knowing we can talk to our stakeholders and let them know we can get great prices by participating, it shows we’re making all the efforts to have good practices with our budget…. Certainly being a small library with a limited budget, there’s no way we’d be able to purchase resources on our own… being in a consortium is the only way we could make that happen,” says Alison Wessel , Director of Library and Information Services, Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, New Castle, Delaware. Wessel began participating in the HSLANJ GLI’s Offers in 2016.

Additional feedback from librarians, along with previews of vendors’ fall resources, can be found at hslanj.org/news.

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

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

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#OpioidAwareChat this Friday for Recovery Month

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:58

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

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

Chat Questions:

  • Q1: What are opioids?
  • Q2: What is opioid misuse? What is opioid addiction?
  • Q3: How big a problem is opioid addiction & overdose? How can we prevent overdoses?
  • Q4: How did opioid misuse/addiction become such a crisis in the U.S.?
  • Q5: There is stigma against opioid addiction. How does stigma impact people with opioid use disorder?
  • Q6: How can we help to decrease stigma against opioid use disorder?
  • Q7: Are some people more vulnerable/at risk for addiction to opioids than others? Why?
  • Q8: What are the current best strategies for treatment of addiction to opioids?
  • Q9: What is Medication assisted Treatment (MAT)? Why is MAT not just replacing one addiction with another?
  • Q10: What can government and other organizations do to address the opioid crisis in the U.S.?
  • Q11: Where can people get information/help for preventing and treating opioid use disorder?

Opioid Aware Chat

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Comments Requested by October 31 for Proposed Changes to Indicators for Some Subject Fields in MARC Records

Wed, 2017-09-27 11:54

As part of NLM’s efforts to prepare cataloging data for a linked data environment, it has been determined that some of the MARC coding for the subject fields is not accurate and will not create true triple statements in an RDF environment. Historically, all MARC 6XX fields used in NLM bibliographic records have been assigned a second indicator of “2” defined as Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). This is true for data in the 650, 651, and 655 fields which are all taken from the MeSH vocabulary. However, data in the 600, 610, 611, and 630 fields does not come from MeSH, it comes from the National Authority File (NAF). Therefore, coding these fields with a second indicator of “2” is erroneous information. A second indicator of “0” (Library of Congress Subject Headings) would also not be correct. Although Library of Congress uses the NAF form for these subjects, LCSH practices for construction of name and title access points allow additions to these fields that NLM does not permit.

To accurately portray these subject fields, the second indicator should be “7” (Source specified in $2) with an accompanying $2 naf added to the 6XX field. NLM would like to make these changes in its files. NLM recognizes that some libraries may rely on the second indicator in the 6XX fields for internal processing. Before making changes to the records, NLM is asking for community input on the impact to your organization or institution if indicators on the 600, 610, 611, and 630 fields were updated from “2” to “7” with the addition of a $2 naf. There may be positive as well as negative impacts. Libraries that are already converting MARC data into triples or have plans to do this in the near future will find that having accurate indicators in the records will more likely allow link resolvers to automatically find the correct data.

Comments about this proposed change to NLM records should be sent to Diane Boehr, Head, Cataloging and Metadata Management Section, by October 31. No changes to cataloging records will be made until the comments are reviewed. Ample notification will be provided before any MARC changes are made.

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NNLM SCR Webinar: Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries – Wednesday October 11 at 10am CT / 9am MT

Wed, 2017-09-27 08:58

We are very excited to announce our next SCR CONNECTions webinar to be held on Wednesday October 11 at 10am CT / 9am MT. Guest speaker Annie Norman, Director and State Librarian for the Delaware Division of Libraries, will present Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries. Full details for the session can be found below.

No registration is required for this class. Please see below for information on attending or visit our website. Direct any questions to nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu.

Title: Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries

Guest Speaker: Annie Norman

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Time: 10am – 11am CT / 9am – 10am MT

Description: Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive.  A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges.  In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Annie Norman is State Librarian of Delaware, and under her leadership the Delaware Division of Libraries received the Delaware Quality Award of Merit and the Delaware Library Association Institutional Award in recognition of performance excellence principles and practices. She currently serves on the boards of the Delaware Quality Partnership and the Mid-Atlantic Alliance for Performance Excellence, and is also a member of the Working Group for the national COSLA/IMLS Measures That Matter data project.

Dr. Norman received her Doctorate of Education in Innovation and Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University, and is the recipient of the Audrey K. Doberstein Award for Leadership for her dissertation entitled, Librarians’ Leadership for Lifelong Learning. Her Master’s degree in Library Science is from Drexel University and she is a member of Beta Phi Mu, the international library and information studies honor society. Dr. Norman is also the first librarian to be inducted into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. Watch her recent talk for TEDxWilmington, Libraries and the American Dream.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to WebEx.
  2. Enter the session number: 623 134 829 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may need to read the notice regarding toll-free numbers and click Accept.
  5. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  6. Select your audio connection preference:
    *Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection
    *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted
    *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada Toll-free)
    Enter access code: 623 134 829 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  7. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=citwebex

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 22, 2017

Fri, 2017-09-22 07:59

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

 Top Items of Interest

 National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

 Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars September 25-29

Webinars: October 2 – 6

Webinars: October 9 – 13

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

Recordings Available on YouTube

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

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

 Focus on Data

 Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

 Funding Opportunities

 Miscellaneous News

 NNLM SEA Communications

 * Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below 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 accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

 

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NLM Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) Expanded for Hurricane Maria and Earthquake in Mexico

Thu, 2017-09-21 13:33

The National Library of Medicine is extending the coverage area of the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) to include the healthcare response in the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Maria, and those impacted by the earthquake in Mexico.   EAI continues to be available to libraries and healthcare responders to those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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

EAI is not an open access collection – it is only intended for those affected by the disaster or assisting the affected population.  If your library is working with a library or organization involved in relief efforts in affected areas, please let them know of this service.

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

Resources on Hurricanes and Flooding

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

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

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