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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

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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

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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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4. Click “Join Now”.
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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

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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 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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NNLM Webinar – 5 Questions You Can Answer Using the NCBI Nucleotide Database – May 17, 2017

Thu, 2017-05-04 08:37

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 1:00 PM ET

Details: The Nucleotide database from NCBI contains nucleotide sequences from humans, model organisms, and a wide variety of other organisms. The database contains original data submitted by scientists from around the world as well as NCBI-curated reference sequences.

In this webinar, you will learn about the Nucleotide database and how to use it to answer the following questions:

  • How do I find a nucleotide sequence for a specific gene or specific organism?
  • How do I find complete genomic sequences?
  • What is the coding region of a sequence?
  • What genes have been identified in a particular sequence?
  • How do I extract sequence data, for use at my institution?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this Webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

Presenters: Peter Cooper and Bonnie Maidak, NCBI

Hosted by the NNLM Training Office

Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/5-questions-you-can-answer-using-ncbi-nucleotide-database/7460

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Recording Available: Beyond the SEA – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop!

Wed, 2017-05-03 14:42

Visual communication is a key component to outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes. This webinar provides tips and tools available freely to you to use to enhance your poster presentations and add impact to your message.

The webinar explores past designs and exhibits and discusses what worked well and what could be done differently. Design principles like visual hierarchy, visual tension, distilling content, information chunking, and sourcing and creating graphic elements are discussed.

If you’ve missed the webinar presented April 19, 2017, we encourage you to watch the recording available on YouTube and embedded below.

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2017 Health Literacy Leadership Institute – Early Registration Discount EXTENDED to 4/28/17

Fri, 2017-04-21 14:59
 Don’t miss this year’s Health Literacy Leadership Institute (HLLI 2017) at Tufts University School of Medicine. The program is designed for both professionals and students engaged in health literacy work. This is an advanced level program that integrates peer learning to facilitate and encourage research and best practices.  Whether you work in the community or healthcare this program will help you achieve your goals and improve health literacy. Register before April 28th to receive the early registration discount.  WHAT:             Health Literacy Leadership Institute 2017 WHY:               To advance health literacy and build leadership in the field WHEN:            June 12 – 16, 2017 WHERE:           Tufts University School of Medicine (Boston, MA) HOW:              Early registration discount ends April 28, 2017.  Register today! For more information and to register: Web:               http://go.tufts.edu/summerinstitute Facebook:       @HealthLiteracyLeadership If you have any questions, please email sabrina.kurtz_rossi@tufts.edu.
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NNLM PNR Rendezvous Webinar: Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere

Tue, 2017-04-18 10:22
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM, PNR) is hosting their monthly webinar, PNR Rendezvous, this Wednesday April 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM PT, 4:00-5:00 PM ET. Nicole Vasilevsky PhD, Research Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University Library will present the development of freely available, online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science by a research team at Oregon Health & Science University. The OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars. To join the free webinar: Go to current PNR Rendezvous session Enter your name and email address Enter the session password: pacific Click “Join Now” Follow the instructions that appear on your screen For more information go to https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous The session will be recorded and is eligible for 1 MLA CE.
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NLM Webinar: Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed – May 2, 2017

Wed, 2017-04-12 08:27
Want to do more with PubMed? Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want? Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start? Join us on Tuesday, May 2 at 1pm EDT for a one-hour introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use! Date and time: Tuesday, May 2, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EDT To register or for more information go to: https://goo.gl/0KZkBk Questions? Contact us at https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact
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SEA Professional Development Award Available for the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference – June 18-21, 2017

Tue, 2017-04-11 11:25
Have you been accepted to present or plan to attend the 9th International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA? NNLM SEA has Professional Development Awards available to help with the cost of attendance. The International Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference (EBLIP) is a biannual international conference for the library and information science community. About the conference: Applying the best available research evidence in addition to knowledge acquired from experience to library and information practice is the main tenet of EBLIP.  There is much to do in our ever-growing and changing field: decisions must be made, practices reviewed, processes and workflows examined, policies updated, and technology implemented. For the past decade, increasing numbers of librarians and information professionals have been consulting the research literature in the fields of library and information science, and other fields such as marketing, business, management, and education, as well as conducting their own research studies, to inform their practices. The 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference (EBLIP9) aims to bring together librarians, researchers and practitioners to discuss evidence-based practice in libraries, present research, and share best practices. The 2017 conference will consist of continuing education workshop activities and three days of keynotes, concurrent conference sessions, posters, and networking opportunities. EBLIP9 will be held on campus at the Drexel University and downtown Philadelphia venues. EBLIP9 promises to be an exciting event as the evidence based library and information practice movement continues to gain global momentum. For more information on NNLM SEA Professional Development Awards, see our funding page.  
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Request for Information: NNLM Seeks To Understand Library Research/Data-Related Services

Thu, 2017-04-06 08:44
With the arrival of Patricia Flatley Brennan, R.N., Ph.D., as the new Director of the National Library of Medicine, the NNLM is thrilled to see her excitement, enthusiasm, and emphasis on the importance data plays and will play in biomedical discovery and delivery of healthcare. This means that if your library is supporting data-related research anywhere along the research lifecycle, the RML would like to know about it. The NNLM is broadly defining research/data services librarians as those who provide a wide range of expertise in training, consultation, or information access support for researchers at any point along the research data lifecycle. Training might include teaching data visualization, metadata standards, or data related requirements from funders, such as NIH or NSF. Consultation services may include developing or maintaining a service framework to manage researcher’s data throughout the research lifecycle. It could include collaboration with researchers to find or create data, develop effective data management strategies, analyze or visualize data, or preserve/store data. Research/data services librarians might support biomedical big data or assist with access/training on specialty software packages for statistical, geospatial, or qualitative data analysis. Each of the Regional Medical Libraries will reach out to their Network members over the next few weeks with a series of questions designed to help increase their understanding about how Network members support the research/data-related efforts at their institutions. This understanding will inform NNLM on the types of research/data-related services being provided by NNLM Network member institutions to their communities. Understanding who provides research/data-related services will improve communication with those experts and the NNLM. This environmental scan seeks to understand a variety services, such as staffing, job titles/descriptions, terms used to promote services, content use (original vs links to content), etc. Note to Library Directors – If you would like to make sure your research/data-related services librarian in involved in this scan, please contact Tony Nguyen. Link to questionnaire: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3398121/researchdatasupport  
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April NIH News in Health Now Available

Mon, 2017-04-03 14:22
        Check out the April issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov Painful Joints? Early Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Key Pain and stiffness from rheumatoid arthritis can interfere with your home and work life. Scientists continue to search for the cause of this disease and for ways to improve treatment.                 Health Capsules Reducing Underage Drinking Among American Indians How Cancer Cells Spread in the Body Featured Website: Understanding Drug-Supplement Interactions Click here to download a PDF version for printing. Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you! Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.
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NNLM NTO Webinar – Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You – April 26, 2017

Mon, 2017-04-03 13:17
Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You Wednesday Apr 26, 2017 10 PT/11 MT/Noon CT/1:00PM ET Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/teaching-topics-get-picture-acrl-framework-and-you/7093 The NNLM National Training Office invites you to a one hour webinar about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and its impact on health sciences libraries. The “Framework” replaced ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards (2000) in May 2016. How are we responding? Five librarians offer their perspectives. If time allows, discussion and sharing among participants will be included. Presenters: Heather Collins, A.R. Dykes Health Sciences Library, University of Kansas Medical Center Topics: 1) AAHSL Competency-based medical education and Framework project 2) the New Literacies Alliance Project (Framework-based Online Learning Objects)   Hanna Schmillen, MLIS, Subject Librarian for Health Sciences Ohio University Libraries Topic: Using Framework-based rubrics for health sciences library instruction   Jessica Shira Sender, MLS, MET, AHIP, Librarian for the College of Nursing, Michigan State University Topic: The Framework and Nursing   Jean Song – Assistant Director, Academic and Clinical Engagement, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan Topic: Getting Started Mapping the Framework to the Health Sciences   Natalie Tagge, MLIS, Education Services Librarian, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University Topic: to The Framework and Undergraduate Medical Students
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Job Opportunity: NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator, Pittsburgh, PA

Thu, 2017-03-30 08:33
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Professions 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. 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. 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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NN/LM SE/A Seeking Applications for Funding

Tue, 2017-03-21 08:42
Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit. Amount: Up to $2000 Application Deadline: Until depleted Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers. Amount: Up to $1500 Application Deadline: Until depleted Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software. Amount: Up to $15000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2017 Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2018.
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Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Thu, 2017-03-16 11:15
Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 ET Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson. Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes.  This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message.  We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements. Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years.  Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics.  Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded. Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar. 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 – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! Host: Nancy Patterson Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time Session number: 621 708 356 Session password: beyond To join the training session Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t6e66e3f2c24595d153cbe216311d3401 Enter your name and email address (or registration ID). Enter the session password: beyond Click “Join Now”. 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=t9d879ff3dafef9f388c92fcb74b446ff Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com Enter the Session Number: 621 708 356 Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar ——————————————————- To join the session by phone only ——————————————————- 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. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208 Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf Access code: 627 708 356   Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:   Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants WebEx System Requirements: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748 WebEx System Requirements Mobile Devices: https://help.webex.com/community/webex-mobile/activity iOS Android  
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SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications – Friday, April 28, 2017 2 PM ET

Thu, 2017-03-16 10:22
Date/Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 PM ET Presenter: Jen Bishop, Online Services and Emerging Technology Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library; Liz Sundermann, Data, Communications, and Services Coordinator, Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education. Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen. Presentation Summary: Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot technology topics, but how will these emerging technologies impact education, the medical profession, and industry?  What platforms are currently available and how can librarians and educators implement them successfully? In this webinar, we will explore how libraries are sharing virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with their communities. Presenter Bios: Liz Sundermann-Zinger is the Data Communications and Services Coordinator for the state library agency in Maryland. She has helped provide technology and computer science educational opportunities to youth and families across the state, including computer science concepts for preschoolers, Minecraft Edu programs and classes, Virtual Reality environment creation for teens, and is currently developing a statewide online makerspace for public libraries. Jen Bishop is the Online Services and Emerging Technologies Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library, where she enjoys researching, piloting, and sharing new technologies with the community. She has helped launch new technology initiatives, including CCPL’s 3D printing service, Exploration Point! makerspace, and virtual reality. Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar. Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! To Join the Webinar: Topic: SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications Host: Tony Nguyen Date: Friday, April 28, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Session number: 622 891 774 Session password: SEATech To join the training session ——————————————————- Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5a2e1aa5b007ff4ce6e3b0f656185fc5 Enter your name and email address. Enter the session password: SEATech Click “Join Now”. 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=t06d1ded16e00c7d804beb89e19c3dc33 Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com Enter the Session Number: 622 891 774 Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar ——————————————————- To join the session by phone only ——————————————————- 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. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493 Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208 Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf Access code: 622 891 774   To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tba2dfa1038b5a3b70d726134d495c793   Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:   Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants WebEx System Requirements: https://help.webex.com/docs/DOC-4748 WebEx System Requirements Mobile Devices: https://help.webex.com/community/webex-mobile/activity iOS Android  
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