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Updated: 5 hours 46 min ago

Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session

7 hours 31 min ago

Description: Learn about upcoming opportunities to participate in online Library Carpentry workshops in an informational session hosted by members of the Library Carpentry community, and The Carpentries Executive Director, Dr. Kari L. Jordan.

Do you want to…

– manipulate, transform, and analyze data?
– make data driven decisions?
– automate repetitive tasks?
– support open research and data scholarship?

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities to support these and other participant goals. Their goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices.

This fall and winter, NNLM will host 5 online Library Carpentry workshops for participants from NNLM member institutions. The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. In addition to participating in Library Carpentry workshops, NNLM members will also have the opportunity to receive training to become instructors for Library Carpentry.

When: October 8, 2020 | 11 AM PT/12 PM MT/1 PM CT/2 PM ET

Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/library-carpentry-workshop-information-session/27637

The post Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management

Tue, 2020-09-22 14:52

Description: Extractive and unethical research practices led to the accumulation of Indigenous collections in vast national repositories that have missing, incomplete, and impoverished records and metadata. These problems of inequity continue in the ways Indigenous Peoples’ data is created, stored, accessed, and used. Indigenous Peoples insist on the urgent need to integrate Indigenous knowledges and approaches into data and collections practices and policies. The articulation of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and interests in data about their peoples, communities, cultures, and territories is directed towards reclaiming control of data, data ecosystems, and data narratives in the context of open data and open science. The people and purpose-oriented CARE Principles (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics) reflect the crucial role of data in advancing innovation, governance, and self-determination among Indigenous Peoples. The CARE Principles complement and extend the more data-centric approach of the FAIR Principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable). This webinar will focus on the CARE Principles and identify practical tools for implementing the CARE Principles alongside the FAIR Principles in the context of the open science and open data environments.

This is part of the Research Data Management Webinar Series.

Presenter: Stephanie Russo Carroll (Ahtna-Native Village of Kluti Kaah) is Assistant Research Professor, Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy (UC); Associate Director and Manager – Tribal Health Program, the Native Nations Institute (NNI) in the UC; Assistant Professor in the Public Health Policy and Management Program at the Community, Environment and Policy Department, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH); Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies Graduate Interdisciplinary Program; and Co-Director, Center for Indigenous Environmental Health Research, MEZCOHP at the University of Arizona (UA).

Stephanie’s research explores the links between Indigenous governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. Her interdisciplinary lab group, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance Research, develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty. Indigenous data sovereignty draws on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples that reaffirms the rights of Indigenous nations to control data about their peoples, lands, and resources. The lab’s research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. The lab primarily collaborates with Indigenous Peoples and nations in the US Southwest and the Arctic, as well an international network of Indigenous data sovereignty and governance experts. Lab members also often partner with communities to which they belong, including Indigenous communities. (https://nni.arizona.edu/people/staff/stephanie-carroll-rainie(link is external))

When: September 24th, 2020 | 11 PT/12 MT/1 CT/2 ET

Register: https://nnlm.gov/rdm-webinar-sept2020

The post Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Information from Genetics Home Reference Is Now in MedlinePlus

Tue, 2020-09-22 10:26

Genetics Home Reference, NLM’s resource on genetic health conditions, is now part of MedlinePlus, and its current standalone website will be sunset in October 2020. The announcement of this transition was posted on MedlinePlus on September 1.

Like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus’s Genetics page contains information on over 1,300 health conditions with genetic causes or risk factors, 1,475 genes related to health, mitochondrial DNA, and all 46 human chromosomes. It also includes a primer on basic concepts in genetics and information on related topics like precision medicine.

To find this information at its new location, follow this direct link to MedlinePlus’s Genetics page, or go to MedlinePlus.gov and click on the new Genetics link at the top of the webpage. If you’ve used Genetics Home Reference before, the layout of the information will be familiar. More information about this transition can be found in the announcement on MedlinePlus.

The new Genetics webpage within MedlinePlus.gov

The new Genetics webpage within MedlinePlus.gov

MedlinePlus.gov homepage, with the Genetics link circled in red

MedlinePlus.gov homepage, with the Genetics link circled in red

The post Information from Genetics Home Reference Is Now in MedlinePlus first appeared on SEA Currents.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 18, 2020

Fri, 2020-09-18 10:20

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 September 21 – September 25

Webinars September 29 – October 1

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 – September 18, 2020 first appeared on SEA Currents.

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Upcoming Webinar: #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training

Thu, 2020-09-17 14:16

Date: Friday, September 25th

Time: 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT

Description: This October, join the Network of the National Library of Medicine for the Fall 2020 #CiteNLM Edit-a-thon as we add citations to Wikipedia articles on maternal & child health using trusted National Library of Medicine resources LactMed, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and more.

In this hands-on training, attendees will gain an overview of:

– The importance of Wikipedia as a health information resource
– The ongoing #CiteNLM Wikipedia project
– How to participate in the #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
– Hosting a virtual edit-a-thon for your community
– Adding citations from trusted National Library of Medicine resources

For more information about #CiteNLM and to join the Fall 2020 campaign, visit our project page at https://nnlm.gov/wiki.

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

For additional information, please contact Liz Waltman.

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October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month!

Thu, 2020-09-17 10:01

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.
    1. No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    1. Please make sure your memes are appropriate and respectful.
    2. 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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Get Ready: Hurricane Sally

Tue, 2020-09-15 08:38

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Projected Path of Hurricane Sally

At a Glance
  • Sally is expected to turn more northward later Tuesday into Wednesday.
  • Landfall is most likely to occur sometime on Wednesday from Mississippi to Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle.
  • However, there is uncertainty in this intensity forecast as well as its track, so stay alert for possible changes.

Visit the NNLM SEA Page for additional Federal and State Emergency Management Contact Resources.

Alabama

Florida

Georgia

Mississippi

South Carolina

NLM Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC)

We encourage you to visit the following pages from the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC). You can embed the content from both of these pages on your own Website by accessing the Health and Human Services (HHS) Content Syndication Storefront. When we update any of these pages, your pages will be automatically updated as well.

MedlinePlus

Mobile Apps

NNLM SEA Resources

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Congratulations to the MLA 2020 vConference Research Award Winners

Wed, 2020-09-09 11:49

Please join the NNLM SEA in congratulating the MLA 2020 vConference Research Award Winners!

A special shout out to our colleagues in the SEA region: Travis Wagner, Nick Vera, and Vanessa Kitzie at the University of South Carlolina; Elizabeth Moreton, Jamie Conklin, and Adam Dodd at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; and Emily Gorman at the University of Maryland, Baltimore!

Papers

1st Place – Is the Open Access Citation Advantage Real? A Systematic Review.   Caitlin Bakker, Amy Riegelman, Allison Langham-Putrow; University of Minnesota.

2nd Place – Flawed Research in Focus: Retracted Publications in Pharmacy Systematic Reviews.  Caitlin Bakker, Sarah Jane Brown, Nicole Theis-Mahon; University of Minnesota.

3rd Place – Understanding the Health Information Practices of LGBTQ+ Communities to Improve Medical Librarian Services.  Travis Wagner, Nick Vera, Vanessa Kitzie; University of South Carolina.

3rd Place – Seeing our Open Access (OA) options: A Comparison of full text finders. Elizabeth Moreton, Jamie Conklin, Adam Dodd; University of North Carolina.

Posters

1st Place – Applying citation and usage analysis to evaluate the e-journal package collection in XXX Medical University Library.  Hua-Yu Hsu, Tzu-heng Chiu, Chun-Huei Shen; Taipei Medical University Library.

2nd Place – Comparing Three Models for Librarian Office Hours in a School of Pharmacy.  Emily Gorman; University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

3rd Place – Focus on Nursing Point-of-Care Tools: Developing Criteria for an Evaluation Rubric.  Emily M. Johnson-Barlow, Annie Nickum, Rebecca Raszewski, Ryan Rafferty; University of Illinois at Chicago.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – September 4, 2020

Fri, 2020-09-04 10:25

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 September 9 – September 10

Webinars September 15 – September 25

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 Input on Preliminary COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation Framework from the National Academies

Thu, 2020-09-03 13:28

The National Academies is inviting public comments on a Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine, part of a fast track study commissioned by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study will recommend priorities to inform allocation of a limited initial supply of COVID-19 vaccine, taking into account factors such as racial/ethnic inequities and groups at higher risk from COVID-19 due to health status, occupation, or living conditions (see the study webpage for the complete project description).

Input from the public, especially communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19, is essential to produce a final report that is objective, balanced, and inclusive. I hope you or your organization will consider making a comment on behalf of your constituents. I also encourage you to share this opportunity with others in your network.

The discussion draft will be available for public comment for 4 days, from 12:00 pm ET on Tuesday, September 1, until 11:59 pm ET on Friday, September 4. The discussion draft will comprise a preliminary vaccine allocation framework, including priority recipient groups. Commenters will be able to download and review the discussion draft before submitting comments through an online form. All materials and comments received will be placed in the committee’s Public Access File, and may be provided to the public upon request. You will be able to access the discussion draft and public comment form here: www.nationalacademies.org/VaccineAllocationComment.

For more information, please visit the study webpage. To receive a reminder when the public comment period opens, please ensure that you have registered for our COVID-19 & Infectious Diseases mailing list. You can also follow us on Twitter at @theNAMedicine and @theNASEM or email COVIDVaccineFramework@nas.edu.

Thanks for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you at www.nationalacademies.org/VaccineAllocationComment.

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Explore Environmental Health in September

Thu, 2020-09-03 10:25

Your health is a product of your genetics, lifestyle and environment. This month, the NNLM Reading Club examines the third component of that critical trio.

Environmental health plays a role in a host of social issues facing our society, from how to ensure drinking water is safe, to what kinds of risks we should take in our pursuit of fossil fuels, to how much we should rely on plastic as a cheap and convenient answer for logistical problems. September’s Reading Club selections will spur conversations on environmental health with reliable and provocative information.

What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attisha tells the story of the water crisis in Flint, Mich., from the perspective of an Iraqi-American pediatrician who battled her government to expose the truth. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America by Eliza Griswold recounts how the fracking boom played out in a small Pennsylvania town and in the life of a mother whose children suffered from mysterious illnesses.  Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel provides insight into a substance that touches upon every aspect of our lives, whether we want it to or not, and will require us to make tough choices in the future.

Visit the NNLM Reading Club to learn more about these titles and to find information on environmental health from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources.

September book club selections

Plastic: A Toxic Love Story by Susan Freinkel | What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha | Amity and Prosperity by Eliza Griswold

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 28, 2020

Fri, 2020-08-28 11:45

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 August 31 – September 10

Webinars September 15 – September 17

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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Request for Information (RFI): Information and Data Resources Needed by the Health Services Research Community for Research and Practice

Wed, 2020-08-26 11:51

Notice Number

NOT-LM-20-017

Key Dates

Release Date: August 24, 2020

Response Date: November 06, 2020

Issued By

National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Purpose

This Request for Information is to solicit public input on future resource and program directions for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) support of information related to health services research, practice guidelines and health technology, including technology assessment.

Background

NLM is the world’s largest biomedical library, established to “assist with the advancement of medical and related sciences and to aid in the dissemination and exchange of scientific and other information important to the progress of medicine and the public health.”

Since the early 1990s and the establishment of the National Information Center for Health Services Research and Health Care Technology (NICHSR), NLM has taken steps to ensure that its general activities and its core collections of journals, journal articles, books and manuscripts reflect the current state of health services research (HSR), including practice guidelines and health technology and technology assessment. Additionally, NLM has developed specialized products targeted toward the HSR community. These resources were designed to address challenges in accessing certain information understood to be needed by the health services research community: the academicians, clinicians and other health professionals engaged in conducting, disseminating, or implementing health services research, including the public health workforce.

Information Requested

NLM seeks input from all participants and disciplines of the health services research community, regardless of previous engagement with our products.

We invite your comments in the following areas:

1.  Products that NLM currently offers in the areas of health services delivery or health services research.

2.  Information types necessary for your organization to successfully support health services research or public health.

3.  Tools, resources, or health services literature that are the most critical for NLM to collect or support.

4.  Any other comments that would enable NLM to support future work related to the delivery of health services, or health services research.

How to Submit a Response

To respond to this RFI, please go to the submission survey. To ensure consideration, responses must be submitted by November 6, 2020. We do not require you to provide your name with the response. Responses are voluntary and may be submitted anonymously.

This RFI is for planning purposes only and should not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the National Institutes of Health, or individual NIH Institutes or Centers. The NIH does not intend to make any type of award based on responses to this RFI or to pay for either the preparation of information submitted or the Government’s use of such information.

NLM will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will not provide comments to any responder’s submission. However, responses to the RFI may be reflected in future funding opportunity announcements. The information provided will be analyzed and may be shared publicly or appear in reports. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Doug Joubert
National Library of Medicine
Email: douglas.joubert@nih.gov

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 21, 2020

Fri, 2020-08-21 12:32

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 August 25 – August 31

Webinars September 9 – September 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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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 14, 2020

Fri, 2020-08-14 13:27

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 August 18 – August 27

Webinars August 31 – September 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.

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“Because I See What You Do”: How Microaggressions Undermine the Hope for Authenticity at Work

Wed, 2020-08-12 14:29

“I can’t believe what you say, because I see what you do.” – James Baldwin

Resources abound on how to identify racial microaggressions, what to do when they happen, and how to communicate at work without adding to the overabundance of slights and insults people of color already experience chronically everyday. Despite the wealth of information available, racial microaggressions at work remain frequent and toxic. Microaggressions can push people of color out of our jobs, stymie our careers, and compromise our mental well-being. These toxic interpersonal interactions are a symptom of a deeper structural racism that damages people of color professionally and challenges our goals for inclusive and authentic work cultures.

Join Jodi-Ann Burey as she explores the structural racism underpinning experiences with racial microaggressions so we can better support individuals and institutions to effectively lead an increasingly diverse, geographically dispersed and culturally complex workforce and transform our work cultures so that everyone can truly belong.

PresenterJodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. She is a speaker, writer, and equity advocate. Her work is grounded in centering the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and the systemic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. Jodi-Ann holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan. She prides herself on being a cool auntie, a twist-out queen, cancer survivor, adventurer and reluctant dog owner. Jodi-Ann is currently working on her first book and podcast called Black Cancer, which explores the stories about women of color and healthcare.

Date: September 17th, 2020, 1 PM ET

Learn More and Register: https://nnlm.gov/ZhG

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Request for Information (RFI): Strategic Opportunities and Challenges for the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health

Tue, 2020-08-11 15:39
Notice Number

NOT-LM-20-015

Key Dates

Release Date: August 6, 2020

Response Date: October 19, 2020
Introduction

The purpose of this Request for Information (RFI) is to solicit public comment to assist and guide the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in identifying new, and updating ongoing, efforts to implement the NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.

Background

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the world’s largest biomedical library. Like other NIH Institutes and Centers, NLM supports and conducts research and research training relevant to its mission; for NLM, this includes information science, informatics, data analytics, and data science to advance computational biology and computational health science. Research is conducted intramurally in the NLM National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications (LHNCBC) and is supported extramurally through the Division of Extramural Programs.

As a national library, NLM is steward of a world-renowned collection of medical materials spanning ten centuries and originating from nearly every part of the globe, and it supports, promotes, and advances open science and scholarship through development and stewardship of integrated standards, tools, platforms, practices, policies, and resources that make biomedical information (including literature, research data, software tools, etc.) findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable to the world. Library functions are conducted by the Division of Library Operations, and are also integrated with the world-class digital platforms, resources, assets, and expertise of NCBI and LHNCBC.

The current NLM Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, was written in 2016 with input from many diverse stakeholder communities. Since then, many dozens of initiatives, projects, and other activities have been conducted to address the objectives of the Plan. Also, since then, significant changes have taken place in NLM mission-space in terms of science, technology, public health, library functions, scholarly communication, stakeholder perspectives, policies, workforce, and more. These include an urgent focus on understanding a novel coronavirus and the disease it causes; an increased prominence of artificial intelligence in biomedical research and library functions; new policies reflecting the embrace of open science by governments, funders, publishers, scientists, and the public at large; issuance of the NIH Strategic Plan for Data Science; an accelerating use of social media and preprints by researchers to disseminate their findings; and an increasing need for data-savvy scientists and a data-ready public to make the most of digital assets to improve biomedical understanding and health.

60 Day Comment Period

Comments must be received no later than October 19, 2020.

Information Requested

NLM is requesting public comment on major opportunities or challenges relevant to the NLM mission that have arisen or become more important in the last five years and that have implications for the future of NLM in its capacity both as an institution conducting and supporting research and as a national library providing biomedical information products, services, training, capacity-building, and other resources to the world. This information will be used to guide NLM’s continuing implementation of its strategic plan. Response to this RFI is voluntary. Respondents are free to address any or all topics listed below and are encouraged for each topic addressed to describe the opportunity or challenge and how NLM might address it.

  1. Major opportunities or challenges that have emerged over the last five years and that have implications for the future of NLM in the area of:
    1. Science (including clinical health sciences, biomedical science, information science, informatics, data analytics, data science, etc.)
    2. Technology (including biotechnology, platforms, hardware, software, algorithms, processes, systems, etc.)
    3. Public health, consumer health, and outreach (including epidemic disease surveillance, culturally competent engagement, optimizing the experience of resource users, etc.)
    4. Library functions (including collection development, access, preservation, indexing, library metadata, service agreements with other libraries, etc.)
    5. Modes of scholarly communication (including researchers’ use of social media, preprints, living papers, changes in the roles and practices of publishers, data-driven approaches to studying historical medical texts, images, and datasets, etc.)
    6. Perspectives, practices, and policies (including those related to open science, the need for diversity, equity, and inclusion in research, algorithmic bias, expectations of reproducibility of research, etc.)
    7. Workforce needs (including data science competencies, effective strategies for recruitment and retention of underrepresented minorities, opportunities for training and continuing education for middle- and late-career researchers and librarians, etc.)
  2. Major opportunities or challenges that have emerged in the last five years and that have implications for the future of NLM in other areas or areas not well captured above.
  3. Opportunities or challenges on the horizon over the next five years that fall within the purview of the NLM’s mission

Submitting a Response

For consideration, your responses must be received by October 19, 2020. Please include: 1) the name, 2) organizational affiliation of the commenter, and 3) the role the commenter plays at that organization (e.g., librarian, healthcare provider, scientist, student, etc.). Responses to this RFI must be submitted electronically using the web-based form at:: https://rfi.grants.nih.gov/?s=5f15a5e3104800009c001082.

NLM will use the information submitted in response to this RFI at its discretion and will neither provide responses to nor acknowledge receipt of the submissions. The information provided will be analyzed and may be shared publicly or appear in reports without the name or affiliation of the commenter. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant summaries of the state-of-the-science or solicitation(s).

This RFI is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation, grant, or cooperative agreement, or as an obligation on the part of the Federal Government, the NIH, or individual NIH Institutes and Centers to provide support for any ideas identified in response to it. The Government will not pay for the preparation of any information submitted or for the Government’s use of such information. No basis for claims against the U.S. Government shall arise as a result of a response to this request for information or from the Government’s use of such information.

Inquiries

Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Strategic Initiatives
National Library of Medicine
Email: NLMStrategicPlanning@nih.gov

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 7, 2020

Fri, 2020-08-07 11:55

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 August 12 – August 18

Webinars August 26 – August 31

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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Gain Perspective on Pandemics with the NNLM Reading Club

Thu, 2020-08-06 12:54

Diving into fiction can help us understand more about the realities we face. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to shape daily life, NNLM Reading Club calls your attention to three literary works focusing on the impact of pandemics or infectious disease.

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections for August:

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia, translated by Simon Bruni
Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma
A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

Set within the 1918 influenza pandemic and the Mexican Revolution, The Murmur of Bees continues the Latin American tradition of magical realism associated with writers like Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. Severance is more dystopian, but with a sense of satire amid the outcomes of an apocalyptic plague. A Song for a New Day explores a musician’s experience in a pandemic that makes public gatherings illegal and concerts impossible.

While you are exploring fictional stories amid outbreaks, we encourage you to stay informed about real-life infectious disease. To learn more about each of these titles and to download book discussion guides, promotional materials and infectious disease information, visit the NNLM Reading Club.

NNLM August Reading Club

The Murmur of Bees by Sofía Segovia | Severance: A Novel by Ling Ma | A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinsker

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COVID-19: Health Literacy and the Misinformation of the LatinX Community

Tue, 2020-08-04 10:38

Date and Time: Monday, August 31, 2020 2 PM ET/1 PM CT

Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for the spread of misinformation to the general public. This is even more prevalent in underserved and diverse populations where low health literacy skills and unique health information needs play a part in making people in these groups more vulnerable to predatory practices. This webinar will focus on the LatinX community and how misinformation about COVID-19 affects its members. Join Brenda Linaries, MLIS, MBA, AHIP from the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dykes Library as she discusses the challenges members of the LatinX community face accessing reliable health information, especially during the pandemic.

Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

• Examine the health information needs of the LatinX community
• Assess the unique aspects of misinformation in the LatinX community
• Describe the characteristics of effective COVID-19 health information online resources for the LatinX community

For full details and to register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/Zny

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