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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 18, 2017

4 hours 27 min ago

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.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars August 21-25

Webinars August 28 – September 01

Webinars September 4-8

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.

YouTube Recordings Available

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.

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

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NNLM MAR Webinar: Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Wed, 2017-08-16 08:18

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit

Date: September 14, 2017

Time: 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET

Description: October is Health Literacy Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library.

1 MLA CE is offered for this session

To register for this webinar, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/libraries-transform-health-literacy-toolkit/7708

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New NNLM SCR Webinar Series: Patient Safety

Tue, 2017-08-15 14:13

The NNLM SCR office is pleased to announce a new webinar series! The SCR Patient Safety Webinar Series, developed in collaboration and co-sponsored by the UNTHSC Institute for Patient Safety, will feature expert guest speakers presenting on topics related to the field of patient safety and health care quality.

Through this series, we hope to empower health care professionals, patients, and health information professionals to support the elimination of preventable harm and achieve the highest quality in health care possible. Sessions will be scheduled periodically and topics chosen based on current trends in patient care. Possible topics include patient safety research, quality improvement, opioid abuse, precision medicine, and ambulatory care.

Sessions in the series will each be eligible for 1 hour of Continuing Education credit from the Medical Library Association and will be recorded for future viewing.

The first session in the series is scheduled for Thursday, August 31 at 2 pm ET / 1pm CT. For more information about the first session and the series as a whole, please visit the Patient Safety Webinar Series page on our website. Please feel free to share this information with any interested parties.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the NNLM SCR office at nnlm-scr@unthsc.edu or (817) 735-2223.

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Message from UVA Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, Charlottesville, VA

Mon, 2017-08-14 14:40

Everyone at the Health Sciences Library is safe, but we are all dealing with the emotions brought upon us by the violence that took place in Charlottesville Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday. Thanks to all who have checked in on us. Your concerns are comforting and much appreciated.

The Health Sciences Library took an active response role during the unrest and violence by hosting the Family Assistance Center (FAC), which is an important part of disaster planning, as it functions to support and comfort the family members of those rushed to the hospital for treatment following a Mass Casualties Incident (MCI).

Planning for the FAC has been in place now for two years, and we were hoping to never have to activate it. By late in the morning on Saturday, as opposing groups clashed less than a mile from the University, we knew that an activation was likely and we asked our patrons to relocate to other areas of the library so we could stand up the FAC. When we received word that a car had plowed through a group of protesters, planning turned into action.

Throughout the afternoon, grieving and anxious family members were brought into the FAC where they were met by social workers and chaplains. UVA Health System Telemedicine was on hand to facilitate communication between family members and health care professionals in the Emergency Room, and volunteers escorted family members to and from the FAC. At one point in the afternoon, over 20 family members were in the FAC, and chaplains and social workers were set up in group study rooms to provide comfort in a private setting. Around 7pm, word was relayed that the need for the FAC was over and the space was returned to library patrons.

Unfortunately, we can no longer hope that the FAC will never again be activated. Given the times we live in, we will now plan (and drill) for its next activation.

Again, thanks for all your expressions of comfort and support.

Dan Wilson

Assoc. Dir. Collections & Library Services

Library Liaison to the UVA School of Nursing

University of Virginia, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 11, 2017

Fri, 2017-08-11 08:06

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.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars August 14-18

Webinars August 21-25

Webinars August 28 – September 01

Webinars September 4-8

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.

YouTube Recordings Available

Notes on our 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.

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

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

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Finding Local Health Centers for National Health Center Week

Thu, 2017-08-10 11:52

August 13-19 is National Health Center Week, and health centers are a valuable resource for anyone without health insurance.  Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Centers provide preventative and primary care services for patients even if they do not have health insurance, and patients can pay what they can afford based on their income.  HRSA Health Centers provide services like:

  • Checkups for adults and children
  • Treatment for ill patients
  • Care for pregnant women
  • Immunizations for children
  • Some health centers also provide mental health, substance abuse, oral health, and/or vision services

HRSA provides a free online Find a Health Center tool, where users can search by zip code, city, or state to locate health centers in their communities.  Patients should contact the health center organization directly to confirm the availability of specific services and to make an appointment.

National Library of Medicine also provides free online tools for finding low-cost healthcare options:

Check AIDSource for services and assistance related to HIV/AIDS treatment.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – August 04, 2017

Fri, 2017-08-04 07:50

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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 Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle LMS

Webinars August 7 – 11

Webinars August 14-18

Webinars August 21-25

Webinars August 28 – September 01

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.

YouTube Recordings Available

Notes on our Training Opportunities

  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

BD2K News

Data Management

Precision Medicine

Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

For the latest news, stories, and reminders follow NNLM SEA:

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NNLM PSR Job Opportunity: Data Services and Technology Librarian

Mon, 2017-07-31 11:31

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Data Services and Technology Librarian, in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and is actively seeking nominations and applications. The application deadline for first consideration is August 23, 2017. The complete posting is available for viewing.

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply online. Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and addresses for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor. UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities. UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

For questions about the position, please contact NNLM PSR Associate Director Alan Carr.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – July 28, 2017

Fri, 2017-07-28 08:01

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 Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Please note that our class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. 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.

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle

Webinars July 31-August 4

Webinars August 7 – 11

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.

YouTube Recordings Available

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 referenced. Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI Insights

BD2K News

Data Management

Precision Medicine

Substance Use Disorder

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

For the latest news, stories, and reminders follow NNLM SEA:

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Webinar Announcement: Advanced PubMed: MeSH

Fri, 2017-07-21 15:43

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for a 90-minute webinar covering several advanced concepts about the use of Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) for searching via PubMed.

This course is intended for those with at least beginning knowledge of PubMed and MeSH.

What: Advanced PubMed: MeSH

When: August 9, 2017 at 1:30 ET (online)

Registration: https://nnlm.gov/class/advanced-pubmed-mesh/7583

Agenda

  • What happens when MeSH terms are updated?
  • MeSH Terms with two Dates
  • Commonly Confused Concepts
  • Which Filters restrict to MEDLINE citations?
  • Use subheadings to Build a Search Strategy
  • Free Float a Subheading
  • Commonly Confused Subheadings

CE: The class is worth 1.5 hours of MLA CE credit.

Instructors

  • Rebecca Brown (NTO)
  • Kate Majewski (NLM)
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NNLM SEA Digest News – July 21, 2017

Fri, 2017-07-21 08:05

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 Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. 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.

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle

Webinars July 24-28

Webinars July 31-August 4

Webinars August 7 – 11

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.

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 referenced. Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI News

BD2K News

Data Management

Precision Medicine

Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

For the latest news, stories, and reminders follow NNLM SEA:

 

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NNLM Webinar Series: Substance Use Disorders: Alleviating Stigma, Treatment Strategies, Community Resources & Stories from the Front Lines

Thu, 2017-07-20 10:01

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region is please to announce a new webinar series, Substance Use Disorders Webinar Series: Alleviating Stigma, Treatment Strategies, Community Resources & Stories from the Front Lines.

You are invited to attend all 4 webinars, or only the webinars that you are interested in. Each webinar has a specific focus within the substance use disorder field. The format of each webinar will be a presentation from a professional(s) currently working to help people who have substance-use disorders. Through each webinar, it is our goal to provide a professional perspective that combines research and/or evidence-based information along with personal experience to further understanding about topics that are timely relating the opioid health crisis.

The presenters will share what they have learned by being involved on the front lines of addiction and treatment.

To see the objectives of each session and to register, please visit the class page for details: https://nnlm.gov/classes/substance-use-disorders-webinar-series-alleviating-stigma-treatment-strategies-community. Please note that you will have to register for each session individually. 

Misperceptions and the Misused Language of Addiction: Words Matter

August 3, 2017 1-2PM ET

Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM, Boston University School of Public Health

Despite recognition of addiction as a health condition, terminology used in both layperson and scientific publications is often inaccurate and stigmatizing. National and international efforts are now afoot to encourage the use of terminology that can improve accuracy, reduce stigma, and even improve care. Dr. Richard Saitz from the Boston University School of Public Health will discuss the rationale for terms that should and should not be preferred.

Learn how terminology can improve accuracy, reduce stigma, and even improve patient care.

Connecting Resources to a Community in Need: Worcester Police Addiction Recovery (WPAR) Program

September 27, 2017 1-2PM ET

Officer Patricia Joy Cummings, Worcester, MA Police Department Crisis Intervention Team and WPAR Program 

Rebecca Zwicker, WPAR Program Coordinator, Recovery Coach Supervisor

Learn how to recognize the signs of substance use that are often overlooked. Communities often have resources available to help those with substance use disorder, as well as help for their families. Because of the stigma this disease carries, many people do not talk about their struggles or how they found help.  A city police officer and a recovery coach from the city of Worcester will share the program they have developed to help those in need to find the pathway to recovery. Learn what you can do to alleviate the stigma associated with this disease.

Harm Reduction, Medication Assisted Treatment, and Considering Comorbid Disorders When Deciding Treatment

October 5, 2017 1-2PM ET

Amy Harrington, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts, Medical Director for Acute Addiction Continuum, Community Healthlink, Worcester, MA

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that was developed initially for adults with substance use disorder for whom abstinence was not feasible. Harm reduction approaches have been effective in reducing morbidity and mortality in some adult populations. Learn the specifics of what the term “harm reduction” means as it is applied in various settings. When a treatment plan is considered for a patient, it is important to understand if other medical conditions also exist in addition to the substance use disorder. How do comorbid conditions affect treatment for substance use disorder? Understand why a “one size fits all”  treatment strategy may not be successful.

Individualized Treatment and Understanding the Non-pharmacologic Components that are Part of Recovery 

January 9, 2017 10-11AM ET

Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez, MD, Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry and Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Medical Director, Washburn House, Worcester, MA
Lindsey Silva, RN, MSN, Director of Quality and Compliance, Washburn House, Worcester, MA 

Learn about the non-pharmacologic components of recovery. When developing individualized treatment plans, what factors are considered? The Medical Director and the Director of Quality and Compliance for Washburn House, a new treatment facility in Worcester, Massachusetts, will share their stories of starting a new treatment facility, and the challenges of putting evidence-based practices into practical use.

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Webinar Announcement: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

Thu, 2017-07-20 09:31

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PT/4:00 PM – 5:30 ET

Did you know that most parents unwittingly give their kids the wrong dose of liquid medication?  Did you know that health numeracy is not the same as health literacy, and has significant impact on people’s health status and care experiences?

Abstract
Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials. Audience is anyone providing health information to the general public, including healthcare instructors, public and medical librarians, patient educators.

Objectives
Participants will be able to:

To understand their role in risk communication and health numeracy
To understand risk and benefit statistics from a layman’s perspective
To understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand
To understand that numeracy is a key component of health literacy and shared decision making in managing one’s health

To register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/making-sense-numbers-understanding-risks-and-benefits-and-learning-how-communicate-health 

For questions, please contact the instructor Ann Glusker at glusker@uw.edu.

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Webinar: Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out ideas

Mon, 2017-07-17 08:40

Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out ideas

  • Thursday, August 10, 2017
  • 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET
  • 1 MLA CE credit hour

This one-hour session profiles five teaching projects from health science libraries across the United States. Presentations include:

  1. How to use MeSH subsets for integrative medicine searches – Q. Eileen Wafford, Fienberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  2. PubMed & Gene – Michelle Price, Outreach and Special Collections Librarian, Lavery Library, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
  3. Flipping Out for Three Years: Data from Year One Medical Student PubMed Flipped Classroom Curriculum, Jennifer Dinalo, PhD, MLIS, Information Services Librarian (Norris Medical Library University of Southern California) & Lynn Kysh, MLIS, Clinical & Research Librarian (Norris Medical Library & Children’s Hospital Los Angeles), Los Angeles, CA
  4. PubMed Training of Medicine and Pharmacy Students – Heather McEwen, MLIS, MS, Northeast Ohio Medical University, Rootstown, OH & Rienne Schinner, MLIS
  5. PubMed by the Pics: Teaching how to search the easy way – Margaret Vugrin, MSLS, AHIP, MPH, Reference Librarian, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Library, Lubbock, TX

REGISTER:  https://nnlm.gov/class/teaching-topics-successes-flops-and-far-out-ideas/7656

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NNLM SEA Digest News – July 14, 2017

Fri, 2017-07-14 10:18

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

Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. 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.

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle

Webinars July 17-21

Webinars July 24-28

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 referenced.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI News

BD2K News

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

For the latest news, stories, and reminders follow NNLM SEA:

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – July 07, 2017

Fri, 2017-07-07 08:00

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 Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. 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.

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle

Webinars July 10-14

Webinars July 17-21

Webinars July 24-28

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 referenced.

Webinar Recordings Added to YouTube

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) News

NIH News

NLM News

NCBI News

BD2K News

Data Management

Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Precision Medicine

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

For the latest news, stories, and reminders follow NNLM SEA:

 

 

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New Opiate Addiction and Treatment Portal from National Library of Medicine

Thu, 2017-07-06 15:10

The U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic (PDF, 270 KB), with approximately 12.5 million people who misused prescription opioids and over 33,000 deaths by opioid overdose in 2015.  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently released a portal on Opiate Addiction and Treatment with links to help health professionals learn more about opioid-related topics:

  • Understanding addiction
  • Opioid overdose
  • Opioid drugs
  • Medications to treat opioid addiction
  • Opioid prescribing
  • Pregnancy, opioid use, and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
  • Recovery

Searches related to opioids through NLM resources, including PubMed, Drug Information Portal, MedlinePlus, NLM Catalog, and DisasterLit

Opioid Overdose

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New NLM Resource: WOOB FILES: Global Warming Comic Book for Grades 9 -12

Wed, 2017-07-05 12:15

The National Library of Medicine brings you a new comic book about our changing climate.  The WOOB Files: Global Warming, is the story of a female scientist (Woob) who recognizes that the climate on her home planet of WüB continues to change.  Changes in weather patterns, warmer temperatures, and disease outbreaks, lead her to request travel to the planet Urf where she hopes to discover the reasons behind the seemingly similar changes in climate.

Woob and her sidekick, Wooob, embark on a journey to the planet Urf where they time travel through Urf’s history to learn how the planet has evolved and conducts research to understand what has contributed to the planet’s warming.  On their journey, they learn about greenhouse gasses and how hoomans (humans) use different methodologies to measure the amount of CO2 and other greenhouse gasses released into the atmosphere.  Armed with knowledge, she returns to her home planet with evidence and strategies to help prepare Wüb civilization for the changes that may come their way.

Each chapter comes with questions to reinforce concepts and a hands-on activity to enrich student understanding.

Woob Files

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Beyond the SEA: An Inside Look at the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program – August 2, 2017 2 PM ET

Fri, 2017-06-30 14:27

Date/Time: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 2 PM ET/1 PM CT.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Presentation Summary: The four 2016-17 National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows describe an exciting year of changes and opportunities at the library, and the interests and desired skill development that have led them to a diverse selection of projects. The conversation will include firsthand details about the program and a showcase of project themes and activities.

Presenter Bios:

Megan Fratta graduated with her MLS from the University of Maryland in 2016. Prior to joining the Associate Fellowship Program, she taught information literacy and research skills to undergraduate students at the University of Maryland Libraries. Her interests include user-centered instruction and expert searching, and while at NLM she has worked on projects supporting terminology interoperability, PubMed users’ training needs, and tracking legislation.

Kendra Godwin came to the NLM Associate Fellowship Program from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her interests include research and data services and the future of libraries, and while an Associate Fellow she has focused on three projects that involve communicating with stakeholders to develop programming, assess the scope of open science, and understand issues of usability.

Candace Norton, MLS, graduated in 2015 from the Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies and joined the NLM Associate Fellowship Program after working as a solo corporate medical librarian in biomedical and pharmaceutical consulting since 2015. Her professional interests include assessing research impact, supporting pharmacovigilance monitoring through the published literature, and improving reproducibility in systematic reviews.

Tyler Moses joined the Associate Fellowship program at the National Library of Medicine after graduating from Texas Woman’s University in 2016 with a Master’s in Library Science and a Master’s in Health Studies. Her professional interests include creating an interdisciplinary model to develop self-sustaining outreach programs, utilizing data to track how environmental changes influence health disparities, and improving health literacy by incorporating cultural norms into health information resources.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Website: https://nih.webex.com
  • Session number: 622 916 343
  • Session password: SEAwebinar

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2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: SEAwebinar 
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 30, 2017

Fri, 2017-06-30 08:55

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 Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities

Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office. 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.

Asynchronous Online Course – Moodle

Webinars July 3-7

Webinars July 10-14

Webinars July 17-21

Webinars July 24-28

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 referenced.

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