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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 7, 2018

Fri, 2018-12-07 09:55

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

NNLM News

Funding Opportunities

Apply by December 11, 2018

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars December 7 – December 11

Webinars December 12

Webinars December 13

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

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Miscellaneous News

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

Join Dr. Francis Collins on Facebook Live!

Fri, 2018-12-07 08:55

Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 3:15 – 3:45 PM ET

Inspiring and fostering today’s students in STEM careers to serve as the next generation of scientists is important to our nation’s future. To that end, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins will host a conversation with middle school students to answer their questions about becoming a scientist, and discuss the excitement of pursuing a career in biomedical research. This conversation, featuring Johnson Creek Middle School in Wisconsin, will be livestreamed on Facebook.

NIH is the largest public supporter of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $30 billion in to achieve its mission to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. For over a century, NIH scientists have paved the way for important discoveries that improve health and save lives. Comprised of 27 Institutes and Centers, NIH conducts and supports basic, clinical, and translational biomedical research, and investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for common and rare diseases.

We invite you to stream this Facebook Live on December 10, 2018 from 3:15 – 3:45 pm ET. You can learn more about the event on our event page. Post any questions you have in the comments section during the livestream. Dr. Collins will respond to as many as he can.

To stream the event, please visit: https://bit.ly/2RvXBN3

Categories: RML Blogs

HSLANJ GLI Wraps Up 2018, Looks Forward to 2019

Mon, 2018-12-03 11:25

Many thanks to all librarians who participated in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Fall 2018 Offer via the Group Licensing Initiative. We appreciate the continued support and growth. Group purchasing power benefits more than 130 hospitals throughout a 20-state area of the U.S.

Please note: We anticipate releasing the Spring 2019 Offer on March 15. We look forward to negotiating with vendors to once again cultivate a list of quality resources for your consideration.

A special invitation for SEA medical librarians: Project Manager Robb Mackes is currently scheduling appointments with medical librarians in February, especially those located in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina. Speaking engagements at chapter meetings are also welcome. (As an example, the October NAHSL Chapter Meeting featured the breakout session: “A Conversation About Group Licensing for Hospital Libraries.”)

Just a reminder: No “membership” is required;  all medical librarians in the NNLM/MAR, SEA and NER Regions are welcome to participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative.

For more information, contact Project Manager Robb Mackes: (570) 856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 30, 2018

Fri, 2018-11-30 09:58

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 December 4 – 5

Webinars December 6 – December 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

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Miscellaneous News

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

Applications Open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians

Fri, 2018-11-30 08:56

Biomedical and health sciences librarians are invited to participate as students or mentors in a rigorous online training course going beyond the basics of research data management. This course will expand on concepts covered in RDM 101: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians, and threaded throughout will be the librarian’s role in research reproducibility and research integrity and include practice in using Jupyter notebooks. Mentors will assume the role of a researcher with a dataset seeking data services support and will scope research questions to form the basis for mentee projects.

 

The major aim of this course is to provide an introduction to the support of data science and open science with the goal of developing and implementing or enhancing data science training and services at participants’ institutions. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. The course topics include an overview of data science and open science, data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and leadership. The course will run February 20 – April 12, 2019.

 

Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019.

Additional details and online applications are available at https://wp.me/p8Qzkf-2La.

For questions, please contact the NTO at nto@utah.edu or Shirley Zhao at shirley.zhao@utah.edu.

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Job Opportunity: Data and Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Thu, 2018-11-29 08:29

Data and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA)
Health Sciences and Human Services Library
University of Maryland, Baltimore

 The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM, SEA, RML), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to oversee the development and implementation of data science, technology, and evaluation programs to improve information access to health professionals and health consumers in the region.

The Data and Evaluation Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea.

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Identifies, develops, and teaches classes and workshops in a variety of formats addressing and promoting aspects of data science, technology, evaluation, and access to biomedical information to health professionals, librarians, and the public.

  • Tracks and monitors data science and technology trends and policy developments improving access to biomedical information by SEA members, healthcare and health information professionals, and the public.
  • Assists SEA members, health and health information professionals, and health consumers with data, technology, and evaluation questions and questions related to to NLM and NNLM products and services.
  • Assists in the planning, promotion, and coordination of data science and technology projects and awareness programs in the region.
  • Develops and reviews content on data science, technology, and evaluation for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA web sites, social media, and the regional electronic newsletter, SEA Currents.
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events. Works with other coordinators to exhibit NLM resources at national, regional, and state meetings of health professionals, information professionals, and the public.
  • Serves as a liaison to recipients of data science and technology awards and advise on evaluation of outreach initiatives for the region.
  • Supports initiatives as determined by the NNLM Research Data Management and Evaluation Working Groups and communicates information back to SEA staff and the region as necessary.
  • Develops educational materials for inclusion on the NNLM and SEA websites focused on effective evaluation techniques, data science, and technology to improve access to quality health information for health professionals and the public.
  • Cooperates with other Regional Medical Libraries and Offices to produce national programming and participates in national NNLM initiatives as appropriate.
  • Maintains accountability for NLM deliverables, including workshops, exhibiting, presentations, newsletter contributions, web and social media content

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from ALA-accredited program
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Knowledge of PubMed, MedlinePlus, and other NLM resources
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

 PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience
  • Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Knowledge of or experience with data science
  • Demonstrated knowledge of assessment and evaluation methods
  • Experience with health information education and the ability to develop, plan, and conduct workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Knowledge of or experience in medical librarianship
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Ability to communicate vision and motivate others; willingness to assume leadership roles as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to obtain results from initiating and participating in team efforts
  • Effectiveness in promoting ideas while exhibiting tact and sensitivity; initiating interaction with others; and soliciting feedback from partners
  • Comfort with change, flexibility and the ability to react quickly to program alterations and task modifications
  • xperience with Moodle LMS and WebEx technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 4, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataEvalLib.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS:

Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

 

 

Categories: RML Blogs

PNR Webinar: Wikidata, Librarians and Research Data Management

Tue, 2018-11-20 12:00

Date: December 7, 2018

Time: 2 PM ET / 1 PM CT

Guest Speaker: Katie Mika, University of Colorado Boulder

Description: You’ve heard of Wikipedia, but are you familiar with Wikidata? What about WikiCite?

If you are interested to hear more, join us as we host Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika, from the University of Colorado Boulder! In this hour-long webinar, she will “introduce theWikiCite initiative (to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata) and will identify simple, high impact ways for librarians to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremendous resource for this community.”

Registration: For registration and more information, please visit the class instance page.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Ann Glusker.

Categories: RML Blogs

GMR Webinar: Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing partnership-driven health programming at your library

Mon, 2018-11-19 14:51

Date: December 4, 2018

Time: 12 PM ET / 11 AM CT

Guest Speaker: Dr. Noah Lenstra, MLIS, Founder and Director of Let’s Move in Libraries

Description: The U.S Institute of Museum and Library Services recently “challenged museums and libraries to transform how they collaborate with their communities.” This webinar focuses on how pubic libraries answer this call to action by partnering with institutions, groups, and individuals in their communities to offer high-impact health programming. Based on research conducted as part of Let’s Move in Libraries, his ongoing blog series published by the ALA Public Programs Office on partnership-driven health programming, and as part of a new project focused on how libraries contribute to food justice, Dr. Lenstra will provide an overview of strategies and tactics libraries use to start, sustain, and assess partnership-driven health programming. Particular attention will be given to small and rural libraries.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Finding the time to partner
  • Identifying partners
  • Joining community coalitions & task-forces
  • Leveraging partnerships to secure external funding and resources for your library.

These topics will be illustrated through in-depth examples of actual public libraries from across the country engaged in ongoing partnership-driven health programming.

Registration: For registration and more information, please visit the class instance page.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Bobbi Newman.

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – November 16, 2018

Fri, 2018-11-16 10:31

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars November 16 – 26

Webinars November 28 – November 29

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

Miscellaneous News

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

Upcoming MAR Webinar – How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

Fri, 2018-11-16 08:51

Date: December 12, 2018

Time: 2 PM ET/ 1 PM CT

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Elaina Vitale

Description: Extension offices are trusted partners for libraries of all kinds! They are strong community resources, and in addition to providing practical, trusted information to communities, can offer incredible educational opportunities for libraries. Join MAR to hear how Penn State Extension partners with libraries in Pennsylvania by offering programs like Dining with Diabetes, and Penn State Nutrition Links. Learn about these programs, and how programs like these could benefit your patrons.

Penn State Extension’s Nutrition Links program offers researched-based adult educational classes, which encompasses hands-on activities, physical activities and cooking demonstrations to enhance the quality of nutrition for participants’ families. Nutrition Links is taught weekly in a series of four, two-hour classes.

Penn State Extension’s Dining with Diabetes is a nationally accredited, research-based program for adults with, or at risk of developing, type 2 diabetes. Family members and/or friends are also invited to attend the program. Classes are offered weekly for four weeks, with a three-month follow-up. Participants learn how to prepare meals that are healthy, simple, and tasty. Participants have the opportunity to help prepare recipes and sample the foods and will also learn up to date information on nutrition, planning, and important diabetes-related medical tests.

Registration: Registration is required. For more information, visit the class instance page.

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NNLM SEA Funding Announcement: All of Us Community Engagement Project Award – 10 Project Awards Available!

Wed, 2018-11-14 13:18

The All of Us Research Program’s goal is to learn how differences between us might lead to different types of treatments. With a goal to have one million people participate in this study, researchers may use this information to improve the health for everyone. As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) is pleased to offer the All of Us Community Engagement Project Award.

Note: Due to an increase in award funding, we are now able to offer 10 Project Awards in the SEA Region instead of 2. Because of that, we are extending the deadline for applications.

Amount: Up to $10,000

Awards Available: Now up to 10 Project Awards!

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 11:59 PM.

The purpose of the SEA All of Us Community Engagement Award is to support libraries for projects that improve health information literacy, improve access to, awareness of, and skills to locate high quality biomedical and health information, and improve understanding and importance in participation of clinical trials, including the All of Us Research program.

Potential Project Ideas

  • Hosting a symposium or panel presentations at public libraries that serve underrepresented or diverse populations on understanding clinical trials, informed consent, and what it means to participate in research.
  • Incorporating NLM health and science information resources and the All of Us Research Program community resources into new or existing health programs within public libraries. See National Health Observances for some ideas.
  • Training programs that educate finding and evaluating consumer health information found on the Internet and incorporate the All of Us Research Program.
  • Placing web-accessible computers in locations where they can be used by under-represented and minority populations to locate health information, free clinics, community health centers, and information on clinical trials, like the All of Us Research Program.
  • Train-the-trainer projects that enhance the skills of library staff and other consumer health information intermediaries to train a target population on locating and evaluating health information, clinical trials and informed consent, or the All of Us Research Program.
  • Exhibiting at community health fairs or presenting at local meetings to promote health literacy, NLM products and services, and the importance of participating in medical research.
  • Other creative ideas that integrate health information outreach and the All of Us Research program are strongly encouraged.

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the All of Us Community Engagement Project Award for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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NNLM SEA Funding Announcement: Data Catalog Project Award – 2 Project Awards Available!

Wed, 2018-11-14 09:01

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) seeks applications to implement of an institutional data catalog aiding researchers and others in the discovery of data. The data catalog should make data findable and allow users to understand and connect to available local and national datasets.

A goal of this program is to promote FAIR Data Principles, advance research, data-sharing and accessibility through the use of a searchable online collection of data locaters.

Proposed projects should include datasets generated by the funded organization, but may also include publicly available and licensed datasets generated by external organizations. The catalog is designed to Increase the visibility of research data generated by the funded organizations’ researchers; facilitate collaboration across departments at the funded organization; help researchers locate and understand datasets generated at external organizations; and support the process of re-using research data.

Awards are limited to medical libraries supporting a large research endeavor.

In the period of the award, December – April 30, 2019, awardees will receive and install the open-source software, learn the structure of the data files, establish a workflow, and begin test entries.

Applicants are encouraged to make use of the open source data catalog created by New York University and to join the Data Catalog Collaboration Project; however, neither is a requirement. Support for data catalogs at awardee institutions must include a dedicated developer in the Personnel description to support its launch.

Amount: Up to $19,000

Awards Available: Up to two (2) Project Awards

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 9, 11:59 PM

SEA staff are available for consultations. Please email NNLM SEA to schedule an appointment.

Please visit the Research Data Management Project Award for details regarding the award, eligibility, and to access the application.

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SEASide Webinar: Getting off the Ground with Graphic Medicine – November 15, 2018 2PM ET

Mon, 2018-11-12 12:52

Date/Time: Thursday, November 15, 2018. 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Aimee Gogan.

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

Presenters: Alice Jaggers, MSLS; Matthew Noe, MSLS; Rachel Sandieson, MLIS, M.Ed

Abstract: Are you interested in Graphic Medicine but aren’t sure where to begin? Join us for an engaging panel discussion with librarians experienced in developing Graphic Medicine collections and programming in medical libraries.

For a refresher on the field of Graphic Medicine, check out Matthew Noe’s 2017 webinar, Introduction to Graphic Medicine

Presenter Bios:

Alice Jaggers, MSLS is the Outreach Coordinator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library. She has been studying graphic medicine for about four years. She created a graphic medicine collection at her library starting in March 2017 and has been developing programming for the library and for the institution since then. You can find information about Alice in her blog, http://alicejaggers.wordpress.com/(link is external). Alice has also created a preliminary database of graphic medicine titles available at http://bit.ly/Gmdatabase(link is external).

Matthew Noe, MSLS is the Collection Outreach Librarian at Countway Library, Harvard Medical School, where he specializes in graphic medicine and the medical humanities. He is also a Part-Time Instructor for School of Information at the University of Kentucky. He co-edits the Graphic Medicine website, maintaining the This Week in Graphic Medicine series and was recently appointed as the chair for the ALA Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Resources & Toolkits Committee.

Rachel Sandieson, MLIS, M.Ed is the Information Manager in the Department of Anesthesia & Perioperative Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. She has previously worked as a Clinical Librarian at London Health Sciences Centre and as a library assistant at various Western Libraries locations, including the Allyn and Betty Taylor Library in the Research & Instructional Services department. Her research interests include graphic medicine, information literacy, virtual library services, library marketing, and systematic review methodologies. She recently presented at the Ontario Library Association’s 2018 conference on Graphic medicine & hospital libraries: Comic books as a new perspective on healthcare collections.

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

To Join the Training Session

To Join the Training Session (Quick Jump)

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t03f153c8f4fdc1046e95ba1c78ac8d70
    2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
    3. Enter the session password: nnlm
    4. Click “Join Now”.
    5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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 number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  • Global call-in numbers
  • Access code: 624 565 799

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

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NNLM SEA Digest News – November 9, 2018

Fri, 2018-11-09 09:46

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.  

NNLM News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Moodle LMS Asynchronous Course Opportunity

Webinars November 13 – November 15

Webinars November 16 – 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

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Miscellaneous News

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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Webinar Announcement: NNLM Resource Picks, LactMed and Livertox

Thu, 2018-11-08 10:33

Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Time: 3 PM ET / 2 PM CT

Presenter: James Knoben, PharmD, MPH, Specialized Information Services, National Library of Medicine

Presenter: Dr. Phil Anderson

Description: NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. The purpose of this NNLM Resource Picks presentation is to familiarize participants with the drug toxicity resources LactMed and Livertox available online from the National Library of Medicine. The live session will include an overview and search demonstrations for each database. LactMed contains information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed. It includes information on the levels of those substances in breast milk and infant blood, as well as possible adverse effects in a nursing infant. LiverTox provides information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements.

For More Information: https://nnlm.gov/class/lactmed-and-livertox/8760

To join the training session:
1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=ta7e4c7e2fa2ed9a2712e729b772fb069
2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
3. Enter the session password: picks.
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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Employment Opportunity: NNLM PNR Health Professions Outreach Coordinator

Wed, 2018-11-07 16:22

NNLM PNR Health Professions Outreach Coordinator

For the complete job description: https://bit.ly/2CZ12Yn

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) has an outstanding opportunity for a Health Professions Coordinator in the regional office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region.

The incumbent will be part of a collaborative outreach team delivering training and educational programming, in addition to supporting other services of the NNLM PNR, to promote access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources and data in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. As a core position in the RML, the Health Professions Coordinator develops educational programming about timely healthcare and health information topics, and gives trainings and presentations featuring resources produced by the National Library of Medicine for health professionals, medical librarians, and state or regional professional associations.

This position will also be expected to participate in assessing needs and developing programs for community college libraries and librarians at minority serving institutions with programs in the health sciences, emergency management, and environmental health. The NNLM PNR is funded by a cooperative agreement from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the regional office works closely with the other seven regions of the NNLM, five National Coordinating Offices and the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO) headquartered at the National Library of Medicine.

The NNLM PNR regional office is housed in the UW Health Sciences Library (HSL).

This is a full-time professional staff position and is open until filled.

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

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the University is required to verify and document the citizenship or employment authorization of each new employee.

For questions about this position, or questions regarding potential disability accommodations, please contact Erik Dahl <eadahl@uw.edu>

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PNR Rendezvous Webinar: New Horizons for NLM Traveling Exhibitions

Wed, 2018-11-07 11:48

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Time: 4 PM ET / 3 PM CT

Description: In 2018, the National Library of Medicine completed and published its Strategic Plan for 2017-2027. To support the strategic plans’ goal of “reaching more people in more ways through enhanced dissemination and engagement,” the Exhibition Program will soon introduce a new engagement initiative for customers hosting one of our traveling exhibitions. The new engagement initiative will help strengthen the connections host venues make to NLM collections and health information resources as part of their hosting of an NLM traveling exhibition. This PNR Rendezvous webinar will serve as an introduction to this new initiative.

For More Information: https://nnlm.gov/class/new-horizons-nlm-traveling-exhibitions/8890

Registration is encouraged but not required to attend PNR Rendezvous.

To join the training session

Go to current PNR Rendezvous session (Please do not use Firefox to access this webinar as Firefox and WebEx are not compatible)
Enter your name and email address.
Enter the session password: pacific
Click “Join Now”.
Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

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 number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Access code: 627 725 018

 

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Upcoming Webinar: Proposed Provisions for a Draft NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy

Tue, 2018-11-06 14:37

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 1 PM ET

Registration: Details about the webinar, including how to register can be found by clicking here.

Description: On October 10, 2018, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a Request for Information (RFI) in the NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts to solicit public input on proposed key provisions that could serve as the foundation for a future NIH policy for data management and sharing. The feedback obtained will help to inform the development of a draft NIH policy for data management and sharing, which is expected to be released for an additional public comment period upon its development.  To further engage stakeholders, NIH will be hosting a webinar on the proposed key provisions on November 7, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET.

Comments on the proposed key provisions will be accepted through December 10, 2018, and can be made electronically by visiting the National Institutes of Health, Office of Science Policy.

For a perspective on the importance of obtaining robust stakeholder feedback on this topic, please see the latest Under the Poliscope by Dr. Carrie D. Wolinetz.

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MAR Webinar: Inside Our Minds – Radical Mental Health Programming

Tue, 2018-11-06 09:21

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region presents a free webinar featuring the Pittsburgh-based organization, Inside our Minds.

Inside Our Minds works to elevate the voices of people with lived experience of mental illness and madness. As an entirely peer-controlled organization, Inside Our Minds works in response to the lack of people with lived experience of the mental health system involved in leading and advising mental health advocacy organizations. This webinar will discuss the foundations of Inside Our Minds and its commitment to community-based radical mental health programming, providing an overview of what Inside Our Minds offers and why it is important for our community.

Guest Speaker: Alyssa Cypher, MPA, Executive Director, Inside Our Minds

Date: Friday, November 16, 2018

Time: 3 PM ET / 2 PM CT / 1 PM MT

Speaker Bio: Alyssa Cypher serves as a board member for the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery (NCMHR). She also works with a number of peer-led mental health initiatives for teens and young adults, serving as the mental health specialist for Creative Nonfiction’s Writing Away the Stigma program and a qualitative consultant for the Supporting Our Valued Adolescents (SOVA) research project – a study that utilizes closed social media platforms to observe how adolescents use social connection to learn about depression and anxiety. Alyssa was recently honored for her work as a Pittsburgh Business Times 30 Under 30 winner.

For More Information: https://nnlm.gov/class/boost-box-inside-our-minds

Registration is required for this class. 

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Congratulations and Farewell to Aimee Gogan

Mon, 2018-11-05 12:48

Aimee Gogan
Please join us in congratulating Aimee Gogan as she prepares for the next phase of her career. Aimee has accepted a new position at the National Library of Medicine. Her last day with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) will be November 23rd.

Aimee started as an Intern at the HS/HSL in the Resource Sharing and Services Division before starting at NNLM SEA. There she curated digital collections for the Digital Archive. Since starting her career at NNLM, she has hit the ground running by supporting our outreach and educational programs to Health and Health Information Professionals. She’s made significant contributions to many projects within NNLM and supported many initiatives including the launch of the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Research Data Management programming, and NNLM’s evaluation programs. She will be missed throughout the region and in the SEA office.

Please join us in congratulating Aimee on her new opportunity and wish her the best of luck in her new position.

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