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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 1, 2017

Fri, 2017-12-01 07:53

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: December 4-8

Webinars: December 11-15

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 below 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 accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto 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

NNLM Partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program

Wed, 2017-11-29 12:36

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. [press release]

This partnership is a 3-year pilot program to support All of Us. Activities in the pilot are designed to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Operate the All of Us Training Center, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region (GMR) at the University of Iowa is the home of the All of Us Training Center and NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement.

What are NNLM’s Activities in this Partnership?
  1. Our approach for community engagement is connecting Network members with public libraries to develop effective and innovative, replicable approaches to meet health information needs communities, including raising awareness of the All of Us program.
  2. This partnership’s activities will be responsive and tailored to provide value-added services for public libraries and public library staff, such as health information credentialing, resources for programming, and funding opportunities.
  3. NNLM aims to leverage the local public library as a convener for local All of Us partners and stakeholders.
  4. The All of Us Training Center is focused on engaging program participants and other interested parties in management of their personal health data.
Want to Get Involved?

To learn more, reach out to:

  1. your regional medical library (RML);
  2. Brittney Thomas, Manager, NNLM All of Us Center for Community Engagement; or
  3. Amanda J. Wilson, Head, National Network Coordinating Office
About the NIH All of Us Research Program

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is to accelerate health research and medical breakthroughs, enabling individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us.

The program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide who will sign up to share their information over time.

Visit https://allofus.nih.gov to learn more.

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NNLM Resource Picks Webinar Series: National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology – November 29, 3 PM ET

Fri, 2017-11-17 13:55

Title: Resources for Health Services Research and Public Health: NLM’s National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology

Date/Time: November 29, 2017 at 12pm PT/1pm MT/2pm CT/3pm ET

Host: NNLM MCR

Registration

Abstract: Topics ripped from the headlines: health reform, health inequities and disparities, community health needs assessment, public health accreditation, zika…do your clients need to know where’s the data for assessing the impact on access, cost and quality of changing health policies? Are they looking for published or just recently funded research to help write that project justification? Do they want updates from high value sources about new news and useful tools and methods to support health service research or public health practice? NLM can help you! This presentation from the staff at NICHSR will describe NLM resources, highlighting the databases Health Services Research Projects in Progress (HSRProj) and Health Services and Sciences Research Resources (HSRR); the web portals, Health Services Research Information Central (HSRIC) and Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners.org). We’ll also show you how our newest tool, NICHSR ONESearch, can help you and your clients easily search all four of these valuable resources with one search statement.

1 MLA Continuing Education Contact Hour will be available upon completion of this webinar.

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – November 17, 2017

Fri, 2017-11-17 07:55

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.

Top Items of Interest

 National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

On Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: November 27 – December 1

Webinars: December 4-8

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

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

Funding Opportunities

 Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • 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.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.
Categories: RML Blogs

Call for Participation: NNLM SEA Data Management Program Advisory Committee

Wed, 2017-11-15 12:00

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 Data Management Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Data Management PAC will work cooperatively with Tony Nguyen, Technology and Communications Coordinator in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who share an expert knowledge on the topic.

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 technology and data 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: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3898415/SEAPAC. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2017.

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – November 10, 2017

Fri, 2017-11-10 07:36

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*

Webinars: November 13-17

Webinars: November 27 – December 1

Webinars: December 4-8

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. You can attend a Quick Starter Course or attend a Drop-In Session.

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

Funding Opportunities

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • 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.
  • 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.
Categories: RML Blogs

Beyond the SEA Webinar: A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse – December 6, 2017 2-4 PM ET

Tue, 2017-11-07 11:23

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6, 2-4 PM ET

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson – npatters@hshsl.umaryland.edu or Tony Nguyen – ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

Pre-Register: https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-sea-community-effort-responding-substance-misuse/8003

Part 1: Presentation Title: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction in Our Communities

Presenter: Nita Bryant, James Branch Cabell Library, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA.

Presentation Summary: Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else can we respond to the opioid crisis and the other substance related disorders that plague our campuses and communities? In this session we will cover a variety of approaches that address misinformation, harm reduction efforts, and support for persons in recovery, and will explore a range of resources available to professionals, community organizations, and individuals struggling with addiction.

Presenter Bio: Nita Bryant holds a doctorate in sociology and is a Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Librarian at Virginia Commonwealth University. Since 2011, she has served as library liaison to the International Programme in Addiction Studies and the Humphrey H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Policy.  She is a member of SALIS (Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists), an international association of individuals and organizations with special interests in the exchange and dissemination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) information.

Part 2: Presentation Title: Substance Misuse Prevention: A Community Effort

Presenter: Seanté Hunt, MA, CAC-AD, Opioid Misuse Prevention Coordinator, Overdose Response Program Coordinator, Howard County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health, Columbia, MD

Presentation Summary: Heroin/Opioid overdose is huge public health crisis. Overdose deaths are on the rise in Howard County. Think that you don’t know anyone at risk for overdose?  Overdoses can occur accidentally or on purpose. If you know someone with a pain medication prescription, your friends and family are at risk. Opioid overdoses can occur when children or teens accidentally take, or experiment with a friend or family member’s prescription. Friends or family using illegal opiates, like heroin or taking prescribed opiates (Oxycodone-Percocet, Hydrocodone-Vicodin, Morphine, Codeine, Oxycontin, etc.) for pain, are also at risk.

The Howard County Health Department offers monthly Opioid Overdose Response trainings to the public. These trainings teach how to give Naloxone (a safe and effective antidote for opioid overdose) and rescue breathing to an overdosing person until help arrives.  Providing naloxone and rescue breathing can be the difference between life and death. Come learn how libraries and community groups can also be of value in preventing substance abuse, misuse and addiction.

Presenter Bio: Seanté Hunt is a Baltimore native with a 25 year career in the substance abuse treatment field. She started her journey as an addictions counselor after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Services.  She was later granted certification as a Certified Associate Counselor- Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) and an approved supervisor by the Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. After working as a clinical supervisor in various inpatient and outpatient settings, Seanté went on to obtain a Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. Following years of work in abstinence-based programs, which heralded the 12 step recovery approach, she then spent 8 years in medication-assisted treatment programs educating patients and families on their right to choose the recovery strategy which works best for them, even when opposed to traditional methods.

Since coming to the Howard County Health Department, Bureau of Behavioral Health almost three years ago, Seanté has been able to triple the number of naloxone trainings offered to the community. She believes that a rescue with naloxone provides another chance for someone to make a decision for recovery. Her other responsibilities include coordination of the following: the Overdose Fatality Review Team, which reviews all county overdose deaths; the Opioid Information Exchange, which houses overdose data from the Police Department and Fire & Rescue Services; and the Opioid Intervention Team, which develops strategies for overall awareness, prevention and education of the opioid crisis in Howard County.

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Reflections on: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Tue, 2017-11-07 09:13

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.

Reflections on: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Written by: Meaghan Muir, MLIS, Manager, Library Services, Boston Children’s Hospital

“Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles” has been a valuable introduction to discovering how physicians, nurses, researchers, and librarians are using big data and data science. It has been interesting to explore the different ways in which big data is being used, especially in our day-to-day lives, such as how Netflix and online retailers are using big data to interact with their customers. Data of all kinds is being created every second of the day, and the exponential growth is overwhelming and difficult to comprehend.

Data science is multidisciplinary, and there absolutely is a role for health sciences libraries. However, we cannot assume that all health sciences libraries, and especially all health sciences librarians, can readily become involved. There are clear opportunities, but there are also significant barriers to offering library-based support of data science activities. Hospital libraries, may have unique challenges and opportunities. Some challenges that have been discussed in this course that are specific to hospital libraries/librarians include:

  • Lack of competencies to use data science tools.
  • No dedicated library staff/position for data science.
  • Lack of knowledge about researchers work and data life cycle.
  • Getting buy in from stakeholders/partners
  • Lack of experience, have never worked with a big data project.
  • Lack of time resources to implement data science support services.

The good news for hospital librarians is that there are plenty of opportunities and various ways to engage with clinicians and researchers working with big data. Librarians already possess skills to assist clinicians and researchers. We are accustomed to educating user populations on how to use resources such as databases and other library-related programs. Taking literature searches a step further by not only searching for published literature, but also searching directly in the associated data set (if applicable) is a possible role for health sciences librarians. Librarians are also well-versed in advising on open access/information sharing policies which can be translated to helping researchers comply with data sharing policies. This includes talking to researchers about mandates to share their data and helping them prepare it in a shareable form as well as educating others on existing hospital specific data management policies. Focusing on specific populations that are engaging in big data projects is an opportunity. For example, nurses will often turn to a hospital library as their sole resource because they might not be connected to an academic library. Libraries working with nurses who are involved or getting involved with big data endeavors is an obvious partnership seeing as the library is already their go to for help with various projects. Libraries can help people who are new to big data by teaching them about how big data is generated and collected. It’s also a natural fit for librarians to help others learn how to organize information of all types, including big data.  

Getting started is somewhat daunting.  The JMLA article (Read KB, Surkis A, Larson C, McCrillis A, Graff A, Nicholson J, Xu J. Starting the data conversation: informing data services at an academic health sciences library. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015 Jul;103(3):131-5) is one way to approach this. Simply, librarians can start a conversation with groups within the hospital that might be potential partners. Ideally a conversation would be started with a clinical research and a basic science research group, as the JMLA article discussed. This conversation ideally would assess current practices and potential needs, and introduce to the stakeholders what a librarian might bring to the table. Keeping in mind what Dr. Brenner said about not needing to be data scientists to do data science. It is unlikely that the typical hospital library will have a data science librarian on staff (as of this moment in time) but as described above there are many ways in which health sciences librarians can complement activities of clinicians and researchers engaging in data science efforts. It is rather encouraging to see that the number of opportunities discussed far outnumbers the challenges.

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