National Network of Libraries of Medicine
English Arabic Chinese (Simplified) French Hindi Japanese Korean Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish

SEA News

Subscribe to SEA News feed SEA News
News for Network Members in Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia
Updated: 1 hour 37 min ago

April 27 Deadline Approaching for HSLANJ Group Licensing Offer

Mon, 2018-04-16 11:42

HSLANJ

The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative’s (HSLANJ GLI) Spring Offer is less than two weeks away, on Friday, April 27. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium—considered the first consortium of its kind designed specifically for medical librarians. This is the HSLANJ GLI’s 16th year of operation.

The Spring Offer features:

  • More than 700 high-quality, digital resources from 14 academic publishers
  • A cost-savings of 15-70% off regular pricing thanks to the power of group purchasing

Please note the Spring Offer’s ordering process uses the newest version of ConsortiaManager (https://beta.consortiamanager.com), in order to further streamline and enhance the ordering/renewing process. A training session has been recorded and linked to each librarian’s user profile for viewing; simply log into CorsortiaManager and click More > Materials to access the training.

Questions? Please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org).

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – April 13, 2018

Fri, 2018-04-13 15:41

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. 

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: April 16-20

Webinars: April 23-27

Webinars: April 30 – May 6

Webinars: May 7 – 11

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

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

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

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 recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – April 6, 2018

Fri, 2018-04-06 08:24

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: April 9-13

Webinars: April 16-20

Webinars: April 23-27

Webinars: April 30 – May 6

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

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

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

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 recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

 

Categories: RML Blogs

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Thu, 2018-04-05 09:57

Written by: Monica Riley, Serials Librarian, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

As librarians and information managers, it is our duty to stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies and how they might impact our users. Health Sciences librarians can and should get involved with big data in healthcare, but to what extent I’m not certain. There are many factors that may present challenges in providing data services including staffing, knowledge and expertise, budget, and technology deficiencies. Health Sciences librarians need to think strategically and collaboratively about what type of data services they might be able to provide, and how best to execute them. Recognizing that all aspects of data management require a specific skill set, areas for training and continuing education should be identified, and these newly learned skills put into practice on a consistent basis.

As the trend of big data and research data management becomes more massive, organizations should consider incorporating data services into their strategic plans and developing priority areas with specific timelines. While I don’t think it’s necessary nor always feasible for librarians to become data scientists, at minimum we need to be prepared to answer questions related to big data and point to resources. One thing libraries can do immediately is assemble a big data/data science working group, with a cross-section of staff who can assess the needs at their institution, and contribute unique perspectives and ideas on how best to address those needs. Through these discussions the working group can develop an action plan and establish big data initiatives. Something as simple as creating an online resource guide or other research guide with general information, tools, and resources for big data is a good way to test the waters without getting into the complexities of big data. This could be either a collaborative or individual effort.

Thinking about a user-centered approach as Elaine R. Martin discussed in her article “The Role of Librarians in Data Science: A Call to Action”, identifying user needs is the first step in determining whether or not you can successfully provide data services. Some questions that would need to be addressed are, what type of data services are your users asking for? And who on staff is readily available with the knowledge and expertise to handle those requests? This will most likely involve partnering with other departments, as well as getting valuable feedback from users.

As health sciences librarians attempt to make sense of and define their specific role in big data, for the immediate future I feel our talents would be best suited in a supportive role. Providing consultations and assistance with research data management, bringing awareness to big data resources, and possibly facilitate training on big data tools are just a few ways we can contribute. How we gather, analyze, store, and preserve information is constantly evolving, so should our roles as librarians. Although big data can be very complex, and the idea of assuming these responsibilities can be extremely daunting, I think it’s important for us to remain steadily involved in these discussions. As others may not recognize the skills and value that librarians bring to the table, we need to advocate for ourselves and create opportunities to become a part of this big data movement.

Categories: RML Blogs

National Public Health Week: April 2-8, 2018

Tue, 2018-04-03 14:56

Author: Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA

National Public Health Week

For over twenty years, the American Public Health Association has organized National Public Health Week during the first full week of April. National Public Health Week is observed throughout the United States and aims to highlight pressing national health issues and honor important contributions to the field of public health. This year’s theme, “Changing Our Future Together,” emphasizes the power of partnerships in creating change and improving the health of our communities. Each day of National Public Health Week focuses on one critical public health topic. The links below provide a framework for each topic area, including a summary of the issue, educational resources for health professionals, and how to be an advocate in your community:

Ways to participate in National Public Health Week:

Thinking about hosting your own event next year? The next National Public Health Week runs from April 1-7, 2019!

 

Categories: RML Blogs

Webinar Announcement: Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond

Tue, 2018-04-03 11:51

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM ET

Presentation Summary: Citizen science enables people from all walks of life to engage in formal and informal research to advance fields spanning astronomy to zoology. This webinar will provide a general overview of citizen science, highlight recent activities to support libraries as community hubs for citizen science, and showcase free resources available to librarians who want to jump in now by promoting citizen science at libraries leading up to, during, and after Citizen Science Day on April 14.

Presenter Bio: Darlene Cavalier is a professor of practice at Arizona State University’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes. Darlene is the founder of SciStarter, founder of Science Cheerleaders, and co-founder of ECAST: Expert and Citizen Assessment of Science and Technology. She is a founding board member of the Citizen Science Association, a senior advisor at Discover Magazine, a member of the EPA’s National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology, and she was recently appointed to the National Academy of Sciences “Designing Citizen Science to Support Science Learning” committee. She is the co-editor of “The Rightful Place of Science: Citizen Science” and the author of “The Science of Cheerleading” (available on iTunes). She resides in Philadelphia, PA with her husband and their four children.

Registrations are encouraged!  This webinar is being hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NNLM PSR). If you haven’t taken an NNLM class or webinar before, you will be prompted to create a new account to register for this webinar. You may also go directly to the proper link below on Wednesday to attend the webinar. You will also learn about funding opportunities that may be available for health-related programs through your NNLM regional medical library. The webinar will be recorded for later viewing; please be sure to register if you would like to receive notice when the recording is available.

Session number: 622 529 258
Session password: citizen

——————————————————-
To join the training session
——————————————————-
1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t7630ece878af8c67944c03969f38a9e1
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: citizen.
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
To see time zone conversions or to view this information in other languages, please click this link
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t0e115dc7ba3db3d7e2bd6028bc3ff75b

——————————————————-
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: 622 529 258

Categories: RML Blogs

Job Opportunity: Assistant Director, NNLM Evaluation Office

Tue, 2018-04-03 07:29

The University of Washington has an outstanding leadership opportunity for an Assistant Director of the National Evaluation Office (UW Hires Job #154666) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). This is a grant-funded Seattle-based position. If you are someone who values equitable access to health information and outreach, and enjoys conducting analysis, synthesis, and visualization of data produced in the National Network evaluation process, this position is for you. We seek someone who enjoys using the latest data wrangling, synthesis, and visualization techniques and tools to rapidly build a national evaluation program for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

We look forward to hearing from applicants with a master’s degree or higher in a relevant field and substantial engagement with the current assessment landscape. Experience in assessment and analyses, measurement, information management, and data visualization applied in community or scholarly research environments is desired. A PhD degree in evaluation or similar field of study is preferred.

To apply please click on this link:

https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&jobhistory=1&szOrderID=154666

EEO/AA/ADA/Vets Employer committed to equality, diversity and inclusion

Rank and Salary Scale:

Professional Staff Position

Salary: $75,000 and up

The earliest consideration date for applications is April 20, 2018.

Categories: RML Blogs

SEAside Webinar: Harnessing Human Power for Health: Medical Librarians and Citizen Science

Fri, 2018-03-30 14:23

Date/Time: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Presenter: Eileen G. Harrington, Health and Life Sciences Librarian, Priddy Library, The Universities at Shady Grove, University of Maryland Libraries

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Presentation Summary: With the plethora of diseases and medical conditions people face and environmental health issues encountered around the world, medical researchers and governmental regulators can’t tackle them on their own. This is where citizen science comes into play: where legions of people who often have no medical or scientific background contribute to and participate in research projects. This webinar will provide an overview of citizen science, as well as its variants such as volunteered geographic information, crowdsourcing and patient-led research. Health-focused librarians from a variety of settings will discover how they can support already-existing citizen science projects and gain tips on creating their own.

Presenter Bio: Eileen G. Harrington is the Health & Life Sciences Librarian at The Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD. Previously, she oversaw the Naturalist Center at the California Academy of Sciences, a natural history museum, aquarium and planetarium in San Francisco, CA. Her book, Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens (ALA Editions, 2014) includes a chapter on citizen science programs in libraries. Eileen has been a formal and informal educator both in the United States and in Latin America. She has a bachelor of arts in environmental studies and biology from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, a master’s degree in environmental studies from York University, Toronto, and a master‘s degree in library and information studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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.

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

To Join the Webinar:
•    Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
•    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET
•    WebEx: https://nih.webex.com 
•    Session number: 620 039 784
•    Session password: nnlm

To Join the Training Session
——————————————————-
1.    Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tcf89edc013a3baee44bafff4ff402d46
2.    Enter your name and email address.
3.    Enter the session password: nnlm
4.    Click “Join Now”.
5.    Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=ta908f67d133dd34bafc796d94f7dde39

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: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=666311362&tollFree=0
•    Access code: 620 039 784 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t97cbea4817656e8d92935fe237cf1f0f

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

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – March 30, 2018

Fri, 2018-03-30 07:38

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: April 2 – April 6

Webinars: April 9-13

Webinars: April 16-20

Webinars: April 23-27

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available 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

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

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 recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

Celebrate Citizen Science Day!

Thu, 2018-03-29 09:43

Citizen Science DayAuthor: Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA

You are cordially invited to participate in Citizen Science Day 2018! The annual event, organized by the Citizen Science Association, celebrates “all things citizen science: amazing discoveries, incredible volunteers, hardworking practitioners, inspiring projects, and anything else citizen science-related!

Citizen Science involves non-professionals voluntarily contributing to scientific research, including data collection and analysis, by engaging in community science projects. One popular Citizen Science activity is the BioBlitz, an all-day event in which a group of volunteers work together to document all of the living species that they can find within a designated area. A Bioblitz not only offers an exciting and educational experience for participants, but also contributes to biodiversity research and encourages cooperation between members of the public and the scientific community.

Citizen Science Day officially takes place on April 14, but celebratory events will be held throughout the spring. Consider taking part in Citizen Science Day festivities in the SEA region and remember to use the hashtag #CitSciDay2018 so that other citizen scientists can follow your adventures on social media.

April:

60 cities across the globe will compete in the 2018 City Nature Challenge to determine “who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people.” The City Nature Challenge will take place in two parts from April 27-30 and May 1-3, with results announced on May 4. Join a local challenge in Charlottesville, Virginia, Baltimore, Maryland, Carrabus County, North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, the DC Metro Area, Miami, FL, or Nashville, Tennessee.

May:

June:

Not close to any of these cities? Visit SciStarter to locate Citizen Science Day events in your community.

Categories: RML Blogs

Spring 2018 HSLANJ Group Licensing Offer Available Now Through April 27

Mon, 2018-03-26 10:02

HSLANJ

All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI).

Deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, April 27. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders.

The Spring Offer features:

  • More than 700 high-quality, digital resources from 14 academic publishers
  • A cost-savings of 15-70% off regular pricing thanks to the power of group purchasing

“The GLI eliminates the need to negotiate with vendors. And with the GLI we can get better and longer lasting discounts,” says Janina Kaldan, MLS, AHIP, medical librarian at Shinn-Lathrope Health Science Library (NJUMMH), Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ. Kaldan has purchased resources via the GLI from its inception in 2002; she currently serves as HSLANJ President.

“What I like most is the renewal and invoicing process—it’s very efficient. Getting one invoice for all the resources is very easy,” says Kaldan. Additional feedback from librarians, along with previews of vendors’ spring resources, can be found at hslanj.org/news.

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.

Please note the Spring Offer’s ordering process uses the newest version of ConsortiaManager (https://beta.consortiamanager.com), in order to further streamline and enhance the ordering/renewing process. A training session has been recorded and linked to each librarian’s user profile for viewing; simply log into CorsortiaManager and click More > Materials to access the training.

Questions? Please contact Robert T. Mackes (570-856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org).

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.  To learn more, visit www.hslanj.org.

Categories: RML Blogs

Join the NNLM SEA Consumer Health Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

Mon, 2018-03-26 09:00

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is extending an invitation for network members to join and participate in the Consumer Health Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Consumer Health PAC will work cooperatively with Ashley Cuffia, Consumer Health Coordinator in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who not only possess expert knowledge of consumer health and health literacy, but also share an interest and passion to act as conduits of information within their institution and to support outreach to the community.

The responsibility of PACs includes:

  • Advise NNLM staff on the need for and relative priority of education within the program area.
  • Assist with program evaluation.
  • Ensure that programming is aligned with local needs.
  • Evaluate Consumer Health related award applications.

The PAC will meet a few times a year via web conferencing software. NNLM SEA will select up to 7 members to participate in this PAC. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a member, please visit: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4259568/SEA-Consumer-Health-Program-Advisory-Committee-PAC-Nomination-Form. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 30, 2018.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – March 23, 2018

Fri, 2018-03-23 07:44

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. 

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: March 26-30

Webinars: April 2 – April 6

Webinars: April 9-13

Webinars: April 16-20

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available 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

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

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 recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Thu, 2018-03-22 08:15

Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.

If you’re new to adding citations, NNLM will be hosting a webinar with Dr. James Heilman, a physician and active WikiProject Medicine editor. Dr. Heilman will give attendees an overview of the importance of Wikipedia, and will demo how to add a citation. NNLM’s webinar with Dr. Heilman is scheduled for 2-3 pm ET on Thursday, March 29th. Participants are encouraged to register for the training even if they can’t attend, as all registered participants will receive a recording of the webinar. Please note: you must create a Wikipedia user account prior to the event to be able to participate.

NNLM staff from across the nation will be available Tuesday, April 17th from 9 am ET to 9 pm ET to support you as you add your citations. Follow along with the fun on Twitter–check for hashtag #citeNLM2018!

Genetics Home ReferencePubMedMedlinePlus

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA & NDCO Offices Closed March 21

Wed, 2018-03-21 06:19

The NNLM SEA and NDCO offices will be closed today March 21, 2018 due to the inclement weather in Baltimore, MD, where our offices are located.

Categories: RML Blogs

Participate in the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire

Tue, 2018-03-20 12:13

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) requests your participation in a questionnaire assessing ways in which we can improve the delivery of our services to network members. Your feedback will help us evaluate how we provide education, funding, and outreach in the SEA region.

About the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire:

  • Questions cover a range of NNLM services, including training and education, outreach, communication, and funding opportunities.
  • The survey should take approximately 20-25 minutes to complete.
  • Responses are anonymous and we do not require any identifying information.
  • To preserve anonymity, participants who wish to enter their contact information will be directed to a separate form upon completion of the survey.
  • Responses to the questionnaire will help NNLM SEA examine the services offered to network members and support the needs of the membership over the remaining contract period.

Please consider taking part in the NNLM SEA Improvement Questionnaire.

The survey will be open until Friday, April 20, 2018.

Questions or comments can be directed to Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator.

Categories: RML Blogs

SCR Webinar: Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions

Fri, 2018-03-16 14:41

Title: Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions

Guest Speaker: Cathy Pepper, Medical Librarian and Coordinator of Library Field Services, Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Note: No registration is required.

Description: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools.
  2. Describe content, delivery, and assessment approaches of EBM/EBP in some medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health curricula.
  3. Identify challenges – and strategies for addressing those challenges – in teaching EBP.
  4. Explain the value of teaching evidence-based practice within the context of the availability of sophisticated point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate.
  5. Describe variations in librarian participation in EBM/P curricula and courses.

Speaker Bio: Catherine Pepper holds the rank of tenured associate professor and serves as coordinator of library field services for the Medical Sciences Library at Texas A&M University. Based in Austin, TX, as medical librarian for the Round Rock campus of the Texas A&M Health Science Center, she also teaches public health informatics courses in A&M’s School of Public Health as well as evidence-based medicine courses for A&M medical students. Cathy graduated from the CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) in 2008 and was recognized for outstanding service to the Informatics Office at the Coordinating Center for Infectious Diseases. She earned her master’s degree in library and information science at the University of Texas-Austin’s School of Library and Information Sciences and her master’s of public health in health informatics at the University of North Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health. Cathy’s research has focused on clinical decision support tools, the use of scholarly metrics to quantify faculty research impact, and the use of social network analysis for evaluation of public health information systems. Her current research is a qualitative study on best practices in teaching evidence-based practice.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to nih.webex.com.
  2. Enter the session number: 627 561 838 and password: webinar
  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: 627 561 838 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

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

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

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – March 16, 2018

Fri, 2018-03-16 07:49

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

Webinars: March 19-23

Webinars: March 26-30

Webinars: April 2 – April 6

Webinars: April 9-13

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available. 

Recordings Available 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

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

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.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

A Letter from Dr. Brennan on the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027

Tue, 2018-03-13 12:23

Dear Network Member:

I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027

As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people.  The NLM will   play a critical role in driving the shift to data-powered research and the inherent growing demand for access to our resources. We will foster new kinds of scientific communication while preserving the world’s biomedical knowledge in sustainable ways. In partnerships across NIH and around the world we will bring together the people and processes that create biomedical knowledge for health care, health, and economic growth.

This plan will guide us as we expand and enhance our research, development, training, and or literature and data resources to make more biomedical data easier to find, use, and understand. In doing so, we are fully committed to partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the NIH Institutes and Centers, NIH grantees, scientists, health professionals, and members of the public.

Over 1700 NLM staff members, hundreds of national and international librarians, informatics professionals, biomedical scientists, data scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, and other stakeholders advised us as we charted a pathway for the next ten years.  The National Network of Libraries of Medicine plays a key role in bringing the NLM to the scientific, clinical, and lay communities.  We value its members as collaborators and look to a future of growth in outreach and impact.

Even though the plan is now in final form, I welcome your comments and advice, too, as we begin its implementation. I invite you to be our partner in the adventure.

Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD

Director

National Library of Medicine

Categories: RML Blogs

Responding to Opioid Misuse: Educational Resources for Health Professionals

Fri, 2018-03-09 13:53

Author: Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator, NNLM SEA

On any given day, more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids, including prescription pain medication, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Opioid addiction, misuse, and overdose is a national public health crisis with devastating consequences for individuals, communities, and the economy. Health professionals play a vital role in facilitating the proper use of opioids by changing prescribing practices, identifying and treating individuals with opioid dependency, and ensuring that patients and their families are aware of the dangers of opioid misuse. The following educational resources include training and guidance for the safe use of these medications in pain management as well as the identification and care of patients with substance use disorder:

SAMHSA: Opioid Prescribing Courses for Health Care Providers – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funds continuing education courses on prescribing opioids for chronic pain developed by local and state health organizations across the United States. The SAMHSA-supported CME courses are sponsored by the American Academy of Psychiatry (AAAP), the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

NIDAMED: Medical & Health Professionals – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) provides a list of agencies and organizations that provide CE and CME activities on topics related to opioid and substance use disorders and addiction. Topics include opioid overdose, opioid prescribing and pain, and adolescents. Many of the activities are appropriate for a broad health professional audience, while others focus on the roles of distinct professions, such as school nurses, pediatricians, and psychiatrists.

ODPHP: Pathways to Safer Opioid Use – The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) offers a one-hour interactive training that promotes the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain. The free training is intended for clinicians, public health professionals, and students in health-related fields. CPE and CME credit is available.

CDC: Training for Providers – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers two free educational series that aim to help healthcare providers choose the most effective pain treatment options and improve the safety of opioid prescribing for chronic pain. The interactive training and webinar series both provide content that will assist providers with incorporating and applying the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in clinical settings. CME, CNE, and CEU credit is available for the interactive series. CME, CNE, CEU, CECH, CPE, CPH, and AAVSB/RACE credit is available for the webinar series.

ADA: Continuing Education Webinars – The American Dental Association (ADA) produces four continuing education webinars each year covering the latest techniques for prescribing opioids safely and effectively. The webinars are free and open to members and non-members alike.

ACP: SAFE Opioid Prescribing – The American College of Physicians (ACP) offers the SAFE Opioid Course, which provides guidance for safe and effective pain management when prescribing extended-release (ER) and long-acting (LA) opioids. Upon completing the free program, participants are eligible for CME credit and ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC points.

MMS and NEJM Group: Pain Management CME – In an effort to remove as many barriers as possible to prescriber education, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Group have made a wide variety of free CME activities on pain management and opioid prescribing available. Course topics include legal regulations, palliative care, and pediatric pain management, among several others.

If you know of any other freely accessible continuing education resources for health professionals, please feel free to let me know and we will include them in this list!

Categories: RML Blogs

Pages