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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 23, 2017

Fri, 2017-06-23 08:53

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 June 26-30

Webinars July 3-7

Webinars July 10-14

Webinars July 17-21

Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

NNLM 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 Crisis

Precision Medicine

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

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

NNLM Acronym Guide

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National Network of Libraries of Medicine Acronym Guide

Fri, 2017-06-23 07:40

At the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) , we use several acronyms to describe many of the national and regional offices and services available. Below is a brief guide of the acronyms.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine – NNLM

NNLM Offices

  • NTO – NNLM Training Office
  • NEO – NNLM Evaluation Office
  • NDCO – NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office
  • NPHCO – NNLM Public Health Coordination Office
  • NWSO – NNLM Web Services Office

NNLM Regional Offices

  • SEA – Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Office
  • MAR – Middle Atlantic Regional Office
  • GMR – Greater Midwest Regional Office
  • MCR – MidContinental Regional Office
  • SCR – South Central Regional Office
  • PNR – Pacific Northwest Regional Office
  • PSR – Pacific Southwest Regional Office
  • NER – Northeast Regional Office

NNLM Services and Resources

Along with acronyms from NNLM, there are several often mentioned from the National Institutes of Health.

Below are several often mentioned within the NNLM SEA Weekly Digest E-mails.

  • NIH – National Institutes of Health
  • NLM – National Library of Medicine
  • NCBI – National Center for Biotechnology Information
  • BD2K – Big Data to Knowledge

Please let us know if there is an acronym you see from NNLM that you would like to know! We will update this list as you and others inquire with questions about an acronym.

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Moodle Class Announcement: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Wed, 2017-06-21 15:33

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

Dates: July 24 – September 24, 2017

Register: To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/7610

The class size for this course is limited to 25 students. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating.

Course instructors for the summer session are John Bramble, Mid-Continental Region, Derek Johnson, Greater Midwest Region, Elaina Vitale, Mid-Atlantic Region, and Tony Nguyen, Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Please contact John or Tony with questions.

Description: The Big Data in Healthcare:  Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.

Participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the instructor from each section of the course content either through WebEx discussions or Moodle Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives

NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field. Participants are encouraged to allow their views to be published on a NNLM online blog/newsletter as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic. Your course instructors will reach out to you following the completion of the course.

On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there are completion deadlines). While offered primarily asynchronously, your course instructors plan to offer opportunities in which participants can join a WebEx discussion to discuss some of the content.

Course Expectations: To complete this course for nine hours of MLA contact hours, participants are expected to:

  • Spend 1-2 hours completed the work within each module.
  • Commit to complete all activities and articulate your views within each module.
  • Complete course requirements by the deadline established in each module.
  • Coordinate with a course instructor to publish your observations/final assignments on a NNLM blog/newsletter
  • Provide course feedback on the Online Course Evaluation Form

Grading: Grades for this course is simply a pass/fail grading system. When your submission meets the assignment’s expectations, you will receive full credit for the contact hours for that Module. For submissions that are unclear or incomplete, you may be requested for more information until your instructor approves.

  • For discussion posts, your activity will be marked as complete after you’ve submitted a discussion AND your instructor assigns a point to mark as complete
  • If you participate in WebEx Journal Club Discussions (when available), your instructor will assign points in the Discussions for that module.
  • Students have the option to accept fewer contact hours. However, you will need to inform your course instructors ahead of time.
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NIHSeniorHealth.gov to be Retired in August 2017

Wed, 2017-06-21 10:21

On August 1, 2017, the NIHSeniorHealth.gov Web site will be retired. NIHSeniorHealth.gov, the first government Web site designed for older adults, was launched in 2003 by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The site provided evidence-based health information to millions of older adults in a format geared to their cognitive and visual needs.

Beginning August 1, 2017, NIHSeniorHealth.gov will redirect visitors to the Health and Aging section of NIA Web site. There, visitors will find up-to-date and reliable information on aging research and health and wellness for older adults. Additionally, the NIA Go4Life Web site offers exercises, motivational tips, and free resources to help older adults start and continue exercising. Other sources of information for older adults and their families include the NIHSeniorHealth YouTube Channel, which includes more than 110 videos about various health and wellness information, and the NLM consumer health Web site, MedlinePlus, which offers three topics Exercise for Seniors, Nutrition for Seniors, and Seniors’ Health.

Many of the design approaches first developed on NIHSeniorHealth have become best practices for Internet accessibility. These innovations included text resizing, changing color contrast, text-to-voice, “chunked” content, and the use of plain language. Today, innovations in technology have brought us to a point where digital formats require simplified content and open design, making the pioneering design features of NIHSeniorHealth widely available on Web site at the National Institutes of Health and throughout the Internet.

Thank you for your interest in and support of NIHSeniorHealth over the years and for your continued dedication to helping direct older adults to accurate and trustworthy health information resources.

By Brooke Dine, Public Services Division
and
Stephanie Dailey, National Institute on Aging

Source: NIH Technical Bulletin. 2017 May-Jun;(416):e5

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 16, 2017

Fri, 2017-06-16 07:18

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 June 19-23

Webinars June 26-30

Webinars July 3-7

NNLM Webinar Recordings Available on YouTube

Visit the NNLM SEA Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

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 Crisis

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

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

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Online Course Announcement: Newly Updated EDirect for PubMed – Starts July 10

Wed, 2017-06-14 08:44

This newly revamped and restructured series of interactive workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 75-minute sessions, students will learn how to use EDirect commands to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. EDirect requires access to a Unix environment but we will send easy installation instructions for Windows and Mac computers before the class starts. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!

This series of classes involves hands-on demonstrations and exercises, as well as homework exercises between sessions. Due to the nature of this class, registration will be limited to 100 students per offering.

Each session begins at 1 PM ET and runs approximately 75 minutes.

  • Session 1: Monday, July 10
  • Session 2: Thursday, July 13
  • Session 3: Monday, July 17
  • Session 4: Thursday, July 20
  • Session 5: Monday, July 24

Students are expected to attend all five sessions. Seven (7) hours of MLA CE credit are available for students who attend all sessions and complete the homework assignments.

For more information, and to register, visit the Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data class page.

(Note: In order to register, you will need to create a free account on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine website. Be advised that account creation and confirmation may take up to 24 hours.)

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Seeking Contributors for NNLM Training Office Webinar – Teaching Topics: Successes, Flops, and Far-Out ideas

Mon, 2017-06-12 13:29

Are you a librarian-instructor working with students, faculty and/or staff in the health sciences?

How do you teach PubMed (or other NLM resources)?

The NNLM Training Office seeks contributors to a webinar spotlighting instructional projects of by our health science and hospital library community.  This one-hour session will present at least six projects from libraries across the United States. Our goal is to share new ideas plus tried and true methods for teaching PubMed, or other NLM resources, to diverse audiences. We want to hear from libraries in a variety of settings.

For consideration, send a brief description (250 words or less) of your instructional project and how it could be useful to other librarians to molly.knapp@utah.edu. Indicate your preferred presentation length: 5 minutes, 10 minutes or 15 minutes. Please note: we request presentations be limited to around 5 slides. The date of the webinar is Thursday, August 10 at 230 PM EST / 130 PM CST / 1230 PM MST / 1130 AM PST – as this is a live webinar, presenters must be available on that date.

Send your proposal to molly.knapp@utah.edu by Wednesday, June 21, 2017. You do great work, let others know about it!

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Search Extended: NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator

Mon, 2017-06-12 09:15

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) is extending the search for Health Professions Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR).   The Health Professions Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs, focusing on NLM resources and increasing access to biomedical and health information, directed toward community health professionals, minority health professionals and public health workers.  We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine.

Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A complete position announcement including job responsibilities, qualifications, salary/benefits and where to apply may be viewed at: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/about/positions/

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Webinar: ‘Engage for Health’: A Program in a Box for Your Community

Mon, 2017-06-12 08:51

‘Engage for Health’: A Program in a Box for Your Community – June 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will provide an overview of the patient engagement program in a box ‘Engage for Health’. Learn how 16 public libraries in Pennsylvania piloted a health outreach program designed to empower community members to improve their communication skills with health care providers. The ‘Engage for Health’ program is now available for libraries, community and faith based organizations to offer in their communities. Register for this webinar to learn how you can offer this program at your library/organization.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or MAR at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 09, 2017

Fri, 2017-06-09 08:08

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 June 12-16

Webinars June 19-23

Webinars June 26-30

NNLM Recordings Available on YouTube

Visit the NNLM SEA Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

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

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Introducing NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery

Thu, 2017-06-08 13:07

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new web resource, NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery.

NNLM RD3 is a place for librarians, information professionals, library and information science students, and interested individuals to learn about and discuss research data management throughout the data lifecycle for biomedical and scientific research.

NNLM RD3 evolved from the eScience Portal for Librarians (originally the New England eScience Portal for Librarians) that was developed under contract between the National Library of Medicine and the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA. The NNLM appreciates the New England Region’s members and advisors who helped develop the original Portal, which provided a successful model and strong foundation for this new resource.

NNLM RD3 contains subject primers, professional development events, and information on the major components of research data management: data management, storage, and sharing. The subject primers provide introductory overviews on topic areas within data literacy, physical sciences, life sciences, and engineering.

Professional development opportunities will be continuously updated. The resources compiled on the site will help you learn the basics of data management and the ins and outs of data visualization, as well serve as a guide to regional and national level activities.

Core library and information science competencies in the areas of metadata, standards, citation, and information management are critical to enabling effective data-driven discovery. Librarians and information professionals translating these competencies to the realm of data are equipped to assist organizations in effectively managing, storing, and sharing data.

Visit NNLM RD3 to learn about resources and opportunities and to join the discussion.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 26, 2017

Fri, 2017-05-26 08:28

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

  • NNLM SE/A and NNLM DOCLINE Coordination Office will be closed Memorial Day. The offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 9 AM ET.
  • Technical Bulletin: NLM @ MLA – 2017
  • NTO: NNLM Goings-on at MLA

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 May 29-June 2

Webinars June 5-9

Categories: RML Blogs

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:20

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers, PrEP and HIV navigators, as well as health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community using innovative and evidence-based projects.

Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:

    • Information retrieval;
    • Skills development;
    • Resource development and dissemination;
    • PrEP navigator resource development and dissemination; and/or
    • Equipment Acquisition.

Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:

    • Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
    • Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
    • Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
    • Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
    • Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.

Awards are offered for up to $50,000.

Quotations are due to NLM on July 10, 2017.

The solicitation for the 2017 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site.

Primary Contact
Lisa Josephowitz, Contract Specialist
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd., Suite 105
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5488
301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: josephol@mail.nih.gov

Secondary Contract
Suet Vu, Contracting Officer
Office of Acquisitions (OA)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 105
Bethesda, MD 20892-5488
Office Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642
E-mail: vus@nlm.nih.gov

Please Note: Refer to the FedBizOpps.gov (Federal Business Opportunities) web site for notices, updates, and modifications to the “HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2017” RFQ.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 19, 2017

Fri, 2017-05-19 07:25

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 May 22-26

Webinars May 29-June 2

Webinars June 5-9

Visit the NNLM SEA Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

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

Miscellaneous News

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

Categories: RML Blogs

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – Participant Reflections

Tue, 2017-05-16 11:00

In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks.

Written by: Michelle Bass, Population Research Librarian, Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center, Stanford

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

Health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare in different ways based on their competencies and abilities as information professionals. To be a big data health sciences librarian, one needs the appropriate statistical skill sets, technical dexterity, and advanced proficiency with code-swapping vocabularies between disciplines and professions (a short qualifiers list to be sure). Health sciences librarians without all of these credentials should be open to engage and work with data scientists, clinicians, and researchers to complement big data science efforts. There is a difference between being a big data health sciences librarian/big data health scientist and a health sciences librarian who can support big data science.

I fall into the latter category of health sciences librarians. I have some statistical skills (though many have not been utilized in a good-long while and would need some extensive review), limited technical dexterities, and not quite the eloquence nor expertise necessary to be confidently conversant with a large audience of non-librarians around issues of big data. I actively conduct outreach to researchers and clinicians on my campus about the importance of making their data accessible, and perhaps more importantly, discoverable by introducing them to data repositories. I teach workshops about best practices for file naming to enable easier searching and collaboration between research groups. I provide my expertise in crafting comprehensive searches to search the biomedical literature and discover big data projects outside of the campus community. It is through these interactions that I contribute to the big data in healthcare movement.

It is important for health sciences libraries to not oversell their abilities to provide big data in healthcare services. Many libraries are trying to expand their big data service coverage with the addition of data librarian positions. A health sciences librarian colleague is collecting data librarian job advertisements since 2011 and I asked her to conduct quick keyword searches in her database of approximately 1,500 unique position descriptions. “Big data” was mentioned in 45; Informatics in 229. Proficiency with the statistical softwares SPSS and SAS were mentioned in 157 and 121, respectively. Many of these jobs ask for skill set requirements that encompass the job responsibilities of multiple librarians. Additionally,most of these positions also require an ALA accredited degree. (How many ALA accredited master’s degree programs include courses on big data, regardless of discipline? The state of library and information science education, specifically for health science librarianship, is a separate but relevant discussion to this issue and one I would be most interested in exploring with my colleagues.) There is a trend in more recent data librarian positions to accept applicants with a masters degree in library science OR equivalent program degree in computer science, statistics, etc. I think health sciences librarians need to be inclusive of non-ALA degree holders as valuable members of the information professional health care community.

To close, health sciences librarians should reflect on the lessons, skills, and anecdotes, mentioned and listed throughout the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare course.  There may be a mismatch between what we’d like to do in terms of supporting big data in healthcare and what we can do, currently. Becoming data health sciences librarians who are actively involved in big data in health care may necessitate going back to school, or in the least, extensive training to gain new competencies from computer science, statistics, and data science disciplines. If you want to call yourself a data health sciences librarian, consideration of skills you share with healthcare professionals would be a good place to start when considering the “data” prefix.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 12, 2017

Fri, 2017-05-12 08:31

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

  • NNLM SEA 2016-2017 Award Recipients – Final Reports are Due May 15, 2017.
  • Check out the redesigned NNLM SEA Newsletter, SEA Currents, and subscribe to receive updates!

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 May 15-19

Webinars May 22-26

Webinars May 29-June 2

Webinars June 5-9

Visit the NNLM SEA Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

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

Miscellaneous News

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

 

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Beyond the SEA: An Introduction to Tableau – June 21, 2017, 12:00 PM ET

Tue, 2017-05-09 11:21

Date/Time: Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12:00 PM ET

Presenter: Colin Khem, Business Intelligence Analyst, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Terri Ottosen.

Presentation Summary: Tableau is an interactive, customizable data visualization software that can connect to various types of data and display it in ways that is meaningful and informative to all levels of management and staff in a business-structured environment. Libraries can benefit from this type of data management in the same ways as corporate entities by evaluating their services and performance and making evidence-based decisions. This webinar will introduce the program, its core features and demonstrate how libraries are and will be using the software meaningfully.

Presenter Bio: Colin Khem is the Business Intelligence Analyst for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System and has been leading the project for implementing Tableau statewide for public library organizations in Maryland. He is a part of the Maryland LibStat group that is working to define and standardize statistics for Maryland public libraries. He has also presented on the importance of the concept of data, business intelligence, and collection methodology at expos like MD TechConnect, conferences like The Collective, as a guest speaker in MLIS classes at the University of Maryland, and various library-related administrative meetings throughout the state.

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

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: Beyond the SEA: An Introduction to Tableau
  • Date: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Website: https://nih.webex.com
  • Session number: 622 709 562
  • Session password: tableau

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

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To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
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Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

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NNLM MAR Webinar: ClinicalTrials.gov: New HHS and NIH Trial Reporting Requirements – May 23 1 PM ET

Tue, 2017-05-09 08:39

Rebecca Williams, Assistant Director of ClinicalTrials.gov, will provide an overview of the new clinical trial registration and results information submission requirements that became effective on January 18, 2017. The HHS regulations (42 CFR Part 11) clarify and expand the reporting requirements for clinical trials of FDA-regulated products as initially described in the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007. The NIH policy is complementary to the regulations. These requirements are intended to help ensure information about ongoing and completed clinical trials are available to the public. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how these requirements apply to research being conducted at their institution and how to support researchers in understanding the information that must be submitted. Information on the resources available to support institutions and researchers will also be highlighted. Williams will additionally demo the beta version of ClinicalTrials.gov. Attendees are eligible for 1 MLA CE.

Registration information is here: https://nnlm.gov/class/finalrule

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SEAside Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Safe Spaces – June 6, 2017 – 2pm ET

Fri, 2017-05-05 11:51

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 2 PM ET

Presenter: Gregory Brightbill, Academic Coordinator, Interprofessional Student Learning and Service Initiatives, University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

Presentation Summary: Learning how to be a better ally for LGBT+ individuals is about learning to support the humanity of everyone. Whether you are a member of the LGBT+ community or not anyone can learn from this session. We will talk about the many letters and identities contained within the LGBT+ acronym as well as how you can best support and serve the people who fit within them. Specific items that will be discussed within this presentation are:

  • Sexual orientation and sexual identity development
  • Gender identity and development
  • Gender neutral pronouns and their usage
  • The history of the LGBT+ movement
  • LGBT+ Safe Spaces and their importance

Presenter Bio: Gregory A. Brightbill currently works at the University of Maryland, Baltimore where he leads university-wide leadership and LGBT+ education initiatives. Greg has his master’s degree in higher education administration and a bachelors in psychology. The thought provoking information Greg shares in his workshops are from a wide range of sources but also from his own personal experiences as an out gay man in Baltimore.

Upon completion of the SEAside Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 contract hour of continuing education credit award by the Medical Library Association. Participants will receive a code to which they will enter in medlib-ed.

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

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: SEAside Webinar: LGBTIQ+ Safe Spaces
  • Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • WebEx: https://nih.webex.com
  • Session number: 626 907 317
  • Session password: seaside

To Join the Training Session

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  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tada79b800396ee44599b51a8a83f8f1f
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the session password: seaside
  4. Click “Join Now”.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t356d0a1e4271c9eeb324a71e26afecd8

To Join the Session by Phone Only

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tb77bc1a55c2c2ae07215d14640ef340e

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

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – May 5, 2017

Fri, 2017-05-05 08:46

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

  • NNLM SEA 2016-2017 Award Recipients – Final Reports are Due May 15, 2017.
  • Check out the redesigned NNLM SEA Newsletter – SEA Currents!

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 May 8-12

Webinars 15-19

Webinars 22-26

Visit the NNLM SEA Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.

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

Miscellaneous News

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

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