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NNLM SEA Digest News – June 21, 2019

Fri, 2019-06-21 10:21

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

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars June 26 – July 9

Webinars July 10 – July 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.

Categories: RML Blogs

Call For Participants: Data Thesaurus Advisory Board

Thu, 2019-06-20 10:06

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is actively recruiting Data Thesaurus Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews terms, adds new terms, and suggest connections between terms.

If you are interested in being part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board send you name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief description (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

To learn more about about the Data Thesaurus and other resources for data-driven discovery at NNLM, visit nnlm.gov/data.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

Call For Feedback: Healthy People 2030

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:30

Every decade, the Healthy People initiative develops a new set of science-based, 10-year national objectives with the goal of improving the health of all Americans. The development of Healthy People 2030 includes establishing a framework for the initiative—the vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals—and identifying new objectives.

How is Healthy People 2030 being developed?

The development of Healthy People 2030 is a multiyear process with input from a diverse group of subject matter experts, organizations, and members of the public.

What is the Healthy People 2030 framework?

The framework explains the central ideas and function of the Healthy People 2030 initiative and it will guide the selection and prioritization of 2030 objectives. Review the Healthy People 2030 framework.

How can I provide my feedback?

HHS is soliciting feedback on the proposed revision to the definition of health literacy for Healthy People 2030. Comments should address the strengths and/or weaknesses of the recommended definition, be brief and concise (limit 250 words), make specific editing suggestions, and cite articles that support suggested changes (if any). The deadline for submission is August 5, 2019.

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Welcomes New Consumer Health Coordinator Jarrod Irwin

Tue, 2019-06-18 09:27

On June 24th, 2019, NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region welcomes Jarrod Irwin as our new Consumer Health Coordinator. In this role, Jarrod will coordinate the development and implementation of consumer health and health literacy programs throughout the region.

Jarrod is a recent graduate of the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked at Ebling Library for the Health Sciences and on the UW Libraries’ Web Services Usability and Assessment Team. In 2018, he presented at the meeting of the Medical Library Association’s Midwest chapter, where he shared strategies for public libraries to help meet transgender patrons’ health information needs. Jarrod also exhibited on behalf of Ebling Library at the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit. Before starting library school, he worked as a technical writer for the EMR software developer Epic and as a job coach for Hope Network Rehabilitation Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Outside of work, Jarrod enjoys spending time with his cat, watching science documentaries, and searching for unusual items in thrift stores.

You can e-mail Jarrod at: jirwin@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – June 7, 2019

Fri, 2019-06-07 09:51

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunities

Webinars June 19 – June 20

Webinars June 26 – July 9

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.

Categories: RML Blogs

Register Now: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

Wed, 2019-06-05 12:18

An AAHSL/MLA/NNLM webinar collaboration

  • Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
  • Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
  • Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?

Then Save the DATES!

Conversations that Matter includes both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and our differences. Each webinar will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized inter-sectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences

June 19, 2018 : Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting Place: Register here!

https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each your identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

August 21, 2018 : Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others

Have you experienced an optical illusion where you don’t initially see all of the options? Was the dress blue with gold stripes? Were you team Laurel or Yanny? Can you see the rabbit and the duck?

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. This is why we may assume there is a monster in the garage when we haven’t experienced an earthquake before – we literally don’t have the experience to pull from to understand what is happening. We believe what we know – whether we know it or not.

Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

October 16, 2018 : Being a Better Ally to All

Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

November 13, 2019 : Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections

We communicate across difference in passing, on purpose, and can even arrange a virtual conversation where everyone can see everyone easily even though we are potentially thousands of miles apart whether that is on the other side of the country, continent, or planet. And while we “know” our co-workers, we often struggle to understand the cultural nuances of dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic variety, and more. We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right?

Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Spoiler alert – its not about them – it is all about you!

January 22, 2020 : That’s Not Funny! Or is it?

To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

March 18, 2020 : Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions

Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

 

May 13, 2020 : I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101

What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

July 15, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Gender This!

Sex, gender, and sexual orientation become conflated and these misunderstandings are related to sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. This course contains the clearest model ever. Making changes starts here!

August 12, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned

Doing Social Justice work is a simple concept, but it isn’t easy. While moving forward, we must also trace from where we have come from and what we have learned. This activity is primarily a silent self-reflection journey through one’s past to better inform our futures.

Save the TIME: 12 pm EST, 11 am MST. 10 am CST, 9 am PST

All Webinars will be broadcast at the above time. Each webinar is 60 minutes.

Registration Fee? Absolutely NOT! but register early as each webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.

All expenses for the webinar series are being underwritten by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

The NNLM PNR is hosting the series via WebEx and providing close captioning.

MLA is providing CE accreditation.

Recordings of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and on https://mlanet.org

Please visit the NNLM training site for a list of current and previously hosted classes: https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

CE? Of Course!

One hour of MLA CE credit is available for each webinar! There is NO fee for CE credit.

If you are not able to participate, don’t worry. A video of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and MLANET and available for your viewing. MLA CE credit also will be available up to 1 year from the live webinar.

ALL WEBINARS WILL BE CLOSE CAPTIONED

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP,
pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona, that she realized her love for the conversations across difference. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change. Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments all over the world, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self-reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

With her attention now turning to larger associations and corporate leadership, Jessica is pulling from the past 15 years of direct experience to lead teams to try instead of avoiding a stretch. It is in this trying that clients uncover a deeper sense of belonging, resourceful collaboration opportunities, and reignite their creativity and innovative ideation. Learning, feeling, and being Good Enough Now allows for teams to do the best they can with what they have and persist long into the future no matter the crisis, topic, or challenge.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Cristina A. Pope, Chair, AAHSL Standing Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

 

Cristina A. Pope, MS, MSM, AHIP
(she/her/hers)
UPSTATE
Health Sciences Library Director
Syracuse, NY 13210
315/464.7086
popec@upstate.edu

 

Categories: RML Blogs

Save the dates: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

Wed, 2019-05-29 11:03

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt
An AAHSL/MLA/NNLM webinar collaboration

  • Are you confused about all the topics under the umbrella of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
  • Are you overwhelmed by all things swirling around in our world today?
  • Are you ready to have less frustrating conversations?

Then Save the DATES!
Conversations that Matter includes both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and our differences. Each webinar will showcase examples across various subordinated and marginalized inter-sectional identities as well as give us all time to reflect, organize, and do our own work in claiming responsibility for our privileges and full lived experiences.

June 19, 2019 : Diversity & Social Justice: A Starting Place: Register here!
https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

Unlike other online diversity trainings, this course introduces the concepts that you can utilize in your own life immediately. Regardless of each your identities and lived experiences, the concept of how we coexist, interact, and impact one another is imperative to build better teams, better connections, and deeper relationships.

Spend an hour, reflecting on how you fit into the conversation of diversity. Coming to terms with our own unique positive and negative bias as well as how that intersects with our responsibility of perception and sense of entitlement to validation is the foundation of social justice work. Our experiences, choices, and impact, both intentional and unintentional, matter. This is the starting place.

August 21, 2019 : Unconscious Bias: Perceptions of Self & Others
Have you experienced an optical illusion where you don’t initially see all of the options? Was the dress blue with gold stripes? Were you team Laurel or Yanny? Can you see the rabbit and the duck?

Our lived experiences are the tools we use to interpret the world around us. This is why we may assume there is a monster in the garage when we haven’t experienced an earthquake before – we literally don’t have the experience to pull from to understand what is happening. We believe what we know – whether we know it or not.

Take some time to notice how you perceive yourself and others. The role of perception is directly linked to all that we are conscious of as well as all of the stuff we aren’t! We must learn our habits to be able to be open to understand something we don’t understand.

October 16, 2019 : Being a Better Ally to All
Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

November 13, 2019 : Working Across Difference: Making Better Connections
We communicate across difference in passing, on purpose, and can even arrange a virtual conversation where everyone can see everyone easily even though we are potentially thousands of miles apart whether that is on the other side of the country, continent, or planet. And while we “know” our co-workers, we often struggle to understand the cultural nuances of dealing with people of different cultural backgrounds, religions, languages, sexual orientations, gender expressions, socioeconomic variety, and more. We may be well intended when we enter or step back from a conversation. We know better, but what we don’t know how to do is fix it right?

Make sure that everyone understands what is required to work with people who are “not the same” as you are. Spoiler alert – its not about them – it is all about you!

January 22, 2020 : That’s Not Funny! Or is it?
To be truly socially just do you have to eradicate humor? I don’t think so! Let a trained professional explain how humor works and how it offends other people. Cultural appropriation, stereotypes, and harmful attempts at humor are not required to have a successful event. How can we plan better, intervene when something isn’t right, and take responsibility for harm in our communities? If we think before we joke – we can still joke.

March 18, 2020 : Knowing what you don’t know: Medical Micro-aggressions
Health care access, serving patients, and working within your community is incredibly important work. To best do this work, we need to know who we are, what we bring to the table, and what we don’t know. Join in for a lively conversation to uncover what we don’t know, and how Step One is asking the right questions of ourselves and listening to others.

May 13, 2020 : I am … Safe Zones: Sticks and Stones LGBTQA 101
What better sexual identities way to learn about than to list out social norms, stereotypes, media images, rumors, jokes, and slang! This is a safe space for any and all kinds of interactive discussions regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Heterosexual identities.

July 15, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Gender This!
Sex, gender, and sexual orientation become conflated and these misunderstandings are related to sexism, heterosexism, and other forms of oppression. This course contains the clearest model ever. Making changes starts here!

August 12, 2020 : I am … Safe Zone: Messages I Learned
Doing Social Justice work is a simple concept, but it isn’t easy. While moving forward, we must also trace from where we have come from and what we have learned. This activity is primarily a silent self-reflection journey through one’s past to better inform our futures.

Save the TIME: 12 pm EST, 11 am MST. 10 am CST, 9 am PST

All Webinars will be broadcast at the above time. Each webinar is 60 minutes.

Registration Fee? Absolutely NOT! but register early as each webinar is limited to 1,000 participants.
All expenses for the webinar series are being underwritten by the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL), the Medical Library Association (MLA), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM).

The NNLM PNR is hosting the series via WebEx and providing close captioning.

MLA is providing CE accreditation.

Recordings of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and on https://mlanet.org

Please visit the NNLM training site for a list of current and previously hosted classes: https://nnlm.gov/training/

CE? Of Course!
One hour of MLA CE credit is available for each webinar! There is NO fee for CE credit.

If you are not able to participate, don’t worry. A video of each webinar will be available on the NNLM Training site and MLANET and available for your viewing. MLA CE credit also will be available up to 1 year from the live webinar.

ALL WEBINARS WILL BE CLOSE CAPTIONED

Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP,
pulls together her stand up comedy years with 15+ years of diversity trainings in a wide range of organizations to serve groups to move from abstract fears to actionable habits that lead teams to want to work together. With a sense of belonging and understanding, colleagues take more risks with their ideation, conserve precious resources through collaboration, and maintain real connections with clients over time.

It is through Jessica’s work in Student Affairs, as a college administrator, in South Carolina, Oregon, New York, and Arizona, that she realized her love for the conversations across difference. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in Bulgaria, Social Justice Training Institute Alumna, and a Certified Speaking Professional, Jessica has taken the typical diversity talks to the next level of social justice conversations examining privilege, oppression, entitlement, and our collective responsibility to make change while connecting difficult topics with employee retention, crisis management, and increasing innovation and profits.

Jessica blends politics, humor, identity, and local flair with big city passion and energy through direct, individualized, and interactive conversations. Her workshops, seminars, and keynotes don’t just leave participants invigorated but inspired and motivated to follow through with action to create change. Having traveled and lived in a variety of communities and environments all over the world, while also engaging with education as student, teacher, administrator, and active community member, Jessica uses her take on life to lead participants through a safe but confrontational process of examination, self-reflection, and open dialog that is as challenging as it is rewarding.

With her attention now turning to larger associations and corporate leadership, Jessica is pulling from the past 15 years of direct experience to lead teams to try instead of avoiding a stretch. It is in this trying that clients uncover a deeper sense of belonging, resourceful collaboration opportunities, and reignite their creativity and innovative ideation. Learning, feeling, and being Good Enough Now allows for teams to do the best they can with what they have and persist long into the future no matter the crisis, topic, or challenge.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Cristina A. Pope, Chair, AAHSL Standing Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Cristina A. Pope, MS, MSM, AHIP
(she/her/hers)
UPSTATE
Health Sciences Library Director
Syracuse, NY 13210
315/464.7086
popec@upstate.edu

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – May 24, 2019

Fri, 2019-05-24 09:43

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars May 29 – June 7

Webinars June 18 – June 19

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.

Categories: RML Blogs

Register Your National HIV Testing Day Events!

Tue, 2019-05-21 10:55

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), an annual observance to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people of all ages to get tested. This year’s observance is especially important in light of the federal initiative to End the HIV Epidemic. The NHTD 2019 theme is Doing It My Way. It focuses on how and why people can make testing a part of their lives—on their terms and in their way.

Please support this year’s observance by:

  1. Planning an event for June 27 that includes HIV testing
  2. Registering your event on the NHTD website to help with its promotion
  3. Joining a webinar on Wednesday, May 29, at 2:00pm EST to learn more about CDC’s NHTD plans and resources

You can also promote your event through press activities, sharing NHTD materials, using the hashtag #DoingItMyWay on social media, and by asking others in your community to get involved and spread the word.

Thank you for your support of NHTD!

Categories: RML Blogs

Applications Now Open for NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program 2019/2020 — Deadline June 22

Thu, 2019-05-16 07:42

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available on the AAHSL Leadership program webpage. Submit your application by June 22th to be considered for the 2019/2020 cohort.Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the application information. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22, 2019 by emailing packets to office@aahsl.org.  Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL Website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Information for potential mentors is also available in the application information brochure on page 11. Letters/emails of interest in becoming a mentor should be sent electronically to plthibodeau@gmail.com by June 22, 2019.

PLEASE share this announcement with other colleagues who may be interested in the program.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment.
They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

Patricia L. Thibodeau, MLS, MBA, AHIP, FMLA
Program Director
NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
plthibodeau@gmail.com
www.aahsl.org/leadership-development
919-619-6906

Categories: RML Blogs

Upcoming Webinar: What Problem are We Trying to Solve? How Continuing Education Professionals Help Close the Gap

Tue, 2019-05-14 14:33

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: 2pm ET/ 1pm CT

Guest Speakers: Dena Silva, MS, CHCP, Director of INCEDO, University of North Texas Health Sciences Center

Co-Sponsored by: SaferCare Texas (formerly the University of North Texas Health Science Center Institute for Patient Safety)

Description: Continuing education in the healthcare professions is transitioning to delivering meaningful and measureable outcomes.  INCEDO, the office of continuing education at UNT Health Science Center, offers CE programming that is interprofessional/multi-disciplinary and focuses on changing behaviors of clinicians to optimize patient care. In this webinar, insight to the inner workings and skillsets of a continuing education office will be provided along with key take-home points to initiate collaboration on innovative approaches to clinical continuing education.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of a continuing education professional;
  2. Identify 3 ways CE can close a patient safety gap; and
  3. Describe innovative approaches to using CE for healthcare professionals for improving outcomes.

Speaker Bio: Dena started at UNT Health Science Center as Program Manager, bringing with her experience as a trainer and educator. She was promoted to Director of INCEDO in late 2018 and facilitates the overall strategy and design of UNTHSC’s Continuous Professional Development (CPD) program and the learning experiences for its participants. As a member of the Society for Academic CME (SACME), Dena sits on the Communications Committee and is involved in the ongoing management of its website. She holds MS in Learning Technologies, and specializes bridging the technology gap in education through online learning activities, LMS implementation and oversight, as well as website content and infrastructure.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/patient-safety-series. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com.
  2. Enter the session number: 622 406 698 and password: patient
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:
    *Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection
    *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted
    *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number)
    Enter access code: 622 406 698 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: patient

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=cit001

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

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – May 2, 2019

Thu, 2019-05-02 09:44

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars May 7 – May 9

Webinars May 14 – May 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 – April 26, 2019

Fri, 2019-04-26 09:54

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars April 30 – May 1

Webinars May 7 – May 9

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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HSLANJ GROUP LICENSING INITIATIVE’S SPRING 2019 OFFER

Thu, 2019-04-25 14:08

MAY 3: DEADLINE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HSLANJ GROUP LICENSING INITIATIVE’S SPRING 2019 OFFER

PRINCETON, NJ (April 24, 2019) – In its 17th year of operation, the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is offering more than 700 quality electronic resources, at 15-70 percent savings off regular pricing, to all medical librarians in the NNLM/MAR, NNLM/SEA and NNLM/NER.

The deadline for participation is Friday, May 3. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative debuted in 2002 as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, specifically aimed at reducing the cost of electronic resources for medical librarians. The HSLANJ GLI is recognized by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources.

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

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

 

 

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Job Opportunity: NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator

Mon, 2019-04-22 15:50

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Academic Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). 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.

Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS serves as the regional medical library headquarters for the Middle Atlantic Region, one of eight regions in the NNLM nationwide program. NNLM MAR comprises Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The NNLM mission is to ensure health professionals, researchers, the public health workforce, patients, families and the general public have access to quality health information.

The Academic Coordinator has primary responsibility for designing and evaluating outreach and education programs aimed at library staff working in academic institutions, with a special focus on community colleges, research universities and colleges/universities with programs in the health sciences, health and science education, library science, emergency management, and environmental health. The position has an expanded role in aligning NNLM MAR programs for academic libraries with new and changing NLM initiatives. This position is NNLM MAR’s liaison to initiatives aligned with NLM’s call for a new generation of “data-savvy librarians”.

For a complete job description and application details please see the full job posting.

Application review will begin May 15, 2019.

NNLM MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be at the Medical Library Association conference and would be happy to speak with anyone interested in the position. Please email her (flewkate@pitt.edu) to set up a time.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – April 19, 2019

Fri, 2019-04-19 11:19

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars April 23 – April 24

Webinars April 25 – April 26

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 – April 12, 2019

Fri, 2019-04-12 10:41

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars April 16

Webinars April 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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PLA, NNLM expand strategic partnership through consumer health programming survey

Wed, 2019-04-10 11:59

The Public Library Association (PLA) has added another collaborative project to its ongoing partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), a program of the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Through this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. Funding for the creation of the new survey was provided by three of NNLM’s eight regional medical libraries: MidContinental, Pacific Southwest, and South Central. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019.

“With this new survey, PLA seeks to expand public libraries’ capacity to apply outcome data in decision-making and planning around consumer health programming and services,” remarks PLA President Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne, PhD. “We’re thrilled to team up with NNLM on this important project.”

In March, PLA announced it will team up with NNLM to raise awareness of the National Institute of Health’s All of Us Research Program, a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the U.S., to accelerate research and improve health. In 2017, the two organizations launched Promoting Healthy Communities, a nine-month project to assess health information needs among public librarians and share free health literacy resources. The goal of Promoting Healthy Communities is to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services.

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About the Public Library Association (PLA)
The Public Library Association is the largest association dedicated to supporting the unique and evolving needs of public library professionals. Founded in 1944, PLA serves nearly 10,000 members in public libraries large and small in communities across the United States and Canada, with a growing presence around the world. PLA strives to help its members shape the essential institution of public libraries by serving as an indispensable ally for public library leaders. For more information about PLA, contact the PLA office at 1 (800) 545-2433, ext. 5PLA, or pla@ala.org.

About the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)
The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – April 5, 2019

Fri, 2019-04-05 09:44

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars April 8 – April 9

Webinars April 10 – April 11

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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Libraries: Foundations of Strong, Healthy Communities

Thu, 2019-04-04 13:19

Connection, education, participation, and empowerment—these are defining characteristics of strong and healthy communities.

A recent partnership between the National Network Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the All of Us Research Program seeks to build and strengthen these characteristics in communities across the U.S. The mission of the NNLM is to “to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.”

The All of Us Research Program aims to advance discovery in biomedical research and improve health by providing more precise, individualized treatments for disease. The All of Us Research Program is a clinical trial that seeks the participation of over one million individuals traditionally underrepresented in biomedical research—people of color, women, people of diverse sexual orientations and identities, and people from diverse environments and socioeconomic backgrounds—to make biomedical advancements possible.

The NNLM/All of Us partnership empowers public libraries to educate the public about the All of Us Research Program and connect participants with health information. Through the partnership, libraries are encouraging people to take an active role in their health, by asking questions, learning about data privacy and informed consent, and learning how to find reliable health information. Libraries are also encouraging the public to participate in discussions about research ethics and genetics, and to think critically about these issues when assessing the value of their own contributions, as individual participants, to clinical research, medical advancements, and health of their communities. Libraries empower their communities by listening to their health needs, convening discussions, offering health and wellness programs, and finding answers to their health related questions.

Libraries truly are the foundations of strong and healthy communities through connection, education, participation, and empowerment. The NNLM encourages you to celebrate National Library Week, April 7-13, and discover how libraries are building a strong community.

 

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