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Beyond the SEA Webinar: Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients – April 5, 2018 2 PM ET

Thu, 2018-03-08 12:21

Date/Time: April 5, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Scott Nass, MD MPA FAAFP AAHIVS.  Director of Inpatient Education, Citrus Valley Health Partners Family Medicine Residency Program.  President-Elect, GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Abstract: As gender identity becomes a more contentious political topic almost by the day, healthcare professionals increasingly are interested in how they can partner with transgender and gender-expansive patients to provide informed and compassionate care. While reputable resources are readily accessible, searching online for “transgender health” will yield a plethora of results likely to frustrate more than educate. Fortunately, evidence-based resources exist to inform health professionals on the unique medical needs of transgender patients and to help health professionals better understand the social determinants of health that impact transgender and gender-expansive individuals. This presentation will review the ever-changing vocabulary around gender identity and expression, provide an overview of the information needs of both health professionals and patients, and highlight available online resources and other training opportunities that can be shared with health professionals.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Nass practices in West Covina, California, as a Family Physician with additional focus in hospital medicine, addiction medicine, and HIV. He became aware of the health inequities faced by sexual and gender minority individuals while attending the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and began to advocate for comprehensive, compassionate care for everyone regardless of their identities. He has authored protocols for partnering with transgender and gender-expansive youth in the primary care setting, and he regularly leads cultural competence and humility educational sessions at the national and local level. Scott recently has become very busy as the sole provider of gender-affirming healthcare services to inmates in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities statewide, and he is developing a patient-centered medical home model of care for transgender adults and youth in a Federally Qualified Health Center east of Los Angeles.

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

To Join the Webinar:

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To Join the Training Session
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1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t0384f9fffa64462f51a7a1eafd4e8d95
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: beyond.
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=t38890a1ae50016e4c332aed5c1be5d96

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To Join the Session by Phone Only
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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=646335852&tollFree=0
Access code: 626 545 616

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tc92540123654886823f497c4b0ceff86

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

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – March 2, 2018

Fri, 2018-03-02 05:34

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: March 5 – 9

Webinars: March 12-16

Webinars: March 19-23

Webinars: March 26-30

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

Join the NNLM SEA Medical Librarian Program Advisory Committee (PAC)

Mon, 2018-02-26 08:20

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 Medical Librarian Program Advisory Committee (PAC).

The Medical Librarian PAC will work cooperatively with Aimee Gogan, Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator in planning and carrying out committee work. Members are volunteers who not only possess expert knowledge of medical librarianship and health information outreach, but also share an interest and passion to act as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution to health care professionals and 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 Medical Library and Health Information Outreach 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 Friday, March 16, 2018

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – February 23, 2018

Fri, 2018-02-23 11:21

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: February 26 – March 2

Webinars: March 5 – 9

Webinars: March 12-16

Webinars: March 19-23

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

SEA Seeking Award Applications

Thu, 2018-02-22 14:32

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) is seeking applications for awards for the May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019 RML fiscal year.

Special consideration will be given to awards addressing substance abuse, public libraries, and data management, but all applications will be considered.

(Note: SEA’s budget has yet to be finalized by NLM, so there is no guarantee that funds will be available.)

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, SEA programs or SEA member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

  • Amount: Up to $2,000
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high-quality electronic information resources, or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SEA Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Amount: Up to $1,500
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

  • Amount: Up to $15,000
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2018

Details for these awards may be found on the SEA Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2019.

 

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM Webinar: Using Data to Guide and Evaluate Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Rhode Island’s Drug Overdose Dashboard – March 1, 2018 1 PM ET

Mon, 2018-02-19 09:52

Date/Time: March 1, 2018 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Brandon DL Marshall, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health

Register today to access webinar details.

Abstract: The rapidly evolving nature of the nation’s overdose epidemic necessitates the dissemination of timely information to inform effective public health responses. Unfortunately, many overdose surveillance systems suffer from delays in reporting and other logistical challenges. In this webinar, Dr. Brandon Marshall from the Brown University School of Public Health will discuss Rhode Island’s drug overdose information and surveillance “dashboard”, PreventOverdoseRI.org. Participants will learn how the timely analysis and public dissemination of data being used to guide and evaluate policy and public health response to the overdose crisis in Rhode Island. This webinar will be recorded.

Everyone registered will receive a link to the recording and the presentation materials.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about national and state surveillance systems to track the overdose epidemic
  2. Learn about strategies to improve the collection, analysis, and dissemination of overdose surveillance data
  3. Discuss best practices for the communication of overdose-related public health information
Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – February 16, 2018

Fri, 2018-02-16 07:46

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

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: February 19-23

Webinars: February 26 – March 2

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

Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium

Fri, 2018-02-16 06:26

PLA Symposium

May 22-23, 2018 – Atlanta, GA

The Medical Library Association, Public Library Association, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine invite you to attend a new symposium designed to bring public health librarians, health sciences librarians, and health professionals together to learn from each other on how best to serve the diverse health needs of our community.

Why attend the Symposium?

  • Learn about educational, financial, and community engagement resources for health literacy outreach
  • Meet colleagues with the same concerns about barriers and challenges in providing literacy services
  • Understand national initiatives on reducing disparities in health

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging to attend the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium. Stipends are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with an emphasis on equal distribution across the nation. A deadline of March 1st is in place for first consideration.  To learn more about the symposium and apply for a travel stipend please visit: https://nnlm.gov/gmr/mla-symposium-2018. We hope to see you there!

Categories: RML Blogs

Upcoming PubMed for Librarians Webinars from the NNLM Training Office

Fri, 2018-02-16 05:54

Are you working on your AHIP? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) can help. Not working on AHIP? No problem. Set some new personal learning goals for 2018 and join our free PubMed® for Librarians (PML) series. Take one or more (or all) of the classes.

Details are below. All times are Eastern (please adjust for your time zone).

PubMed® for Librarians: Introduction

March 8, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE
  • Brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping and subheadings
  • Learn what happens when you run a basic PubMed search
  • Citation sensors
  • Several ways to search for a known citation

PubMed® for Librarians: MeSH

March 15, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database
  • 4 different types of MeSH terms
  • We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s hierarchical) and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed® for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping

March 22, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database.
  • Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords.
  • We will also look at the explosion feature, what is and isn’t included in Search Details
  • We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index)

PubMed® for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search

March 29, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively.
  • We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers
  • We’ll explore the Index feature to build a search
  • We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.

PubMed® for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features

April 5, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies
  • We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate evidence-based searching
  • Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter)
  • We’ll take a quick look at PubMed Health as a source for published systematic reviews of clinical effectiveness research

PubMed® for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI

April 12, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET

  • We’ll give you lots of time to customize your MyNCBI account during the class.
  • Learn what a My NCBI account can do for you.
  • NOTE: Create a My NCBI account before class
  • We’ll look at the built-in My NCBI tools that help you manage your PubMed searches.
  • Sharing My NCBI Collections
  • We’ll explore available My NCBI filters and how to create a custom filter.
Categories: RML Blogs

SEAside Webinar: Issues in Predatory Publishing – How Can Librarians Lead the Way? – March 16, 2018 10 AM ET

Tue, 2018-02-13 10:07

Date/Time: Friday, March 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

Presenter: Carrie Price, MLS, Clinical Informationist, Welch Medical Library, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Presentation Summary: Helping potential authors understand the murky waters of Open Access and Scholarly Communication is becoming a necessary task. By providing relevant support, librarians can assist people in making the right decisions about where to publish so that they don’t become victims of fraudulent publishers, or worse, tarnish their academic reputation. In this webinar, hear about one librarian’s struggle to empower researchers to go forth with their journal submissions without falling prey to opportunistic and predatory publishers. Tools discussed can assist researchers and potential authors with evaluating journal quality, selecting the appropriate journal for their research, and knowing their rights as authors. Discussion will center around the benefits and pitfalls of these tools, how to empower authors to make the right decisions through instruction and information dissemination, and what this kind of support might look like going forward.

Presenter Bio: Carrie Price is a Clinical Informationist at the Welch Medical Library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Her primary work involves providing reference and support to Allergy & Clinical Immunology, Geriatrics & Gerontology, Nursing, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Urology, the Kennedy Krieger Institute, and the Master of Education in the Health Professions program. She also serves as an Information Specialist for the Cochrane Urology Group, a member of the Welch Library Assessment Committee, and a member of the Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery (OACIS) Group. Carrie enjoys her work as a medical librarian because it allows for lifelong learning and fosters relationships at every point of the healthcare delivery spectrum.

Upon completion of the SEAside Webinar, each participant will receive 1.5 contract hours 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: Friday, March 16, 2018
•    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET
•    WebEx: https://nih.webex.com 
•    Session number: 624 187 629
•    Session password: nnlm

To Join the Training Session
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1.    Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t7c2edc69278d72f30000205cee0a2646
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=tabf7d1d7a4512ef241a24f86070ede92

To Join the Session by Phone Only
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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=591275762&tollFree=0
•    Access code: 624 187 629

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t67366190956d3cf4122106665ec02f8b

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

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

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – February 9, 2018

Fri, 2018-02-09 07:57

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*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: February 12-16

Webinars: February 19-23

Webinars: February 26 – March 2

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 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

Love Data Week and Endangered Data Week in February

Thu, 2018-02-08 11:57

Love Data Week is February 12th – 16th and Endangered Data Week is February 26th – March 2nd. Data Weeks provide opportunities for researchers, scholars, data professionals, and the community to share stories about the data that shape our lives. Data Weeks encourage us to stop and think about the data that we use, manage, and create both professionally and in our everyday lives.

What is Love Data Week?

Love Data Week is February 12 – 16, 2018. Similar to Open Access Week, the purpose of Love Data Week is to raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services. We are encouraged to share practical tips, resources, and stories to help researchers at any stage in their career use good data practices.

Topics covered are considered entry points to broad conversations about how data is being used to shape the world around us. This year the topics selected are:

  • Stories about data – Lessons learned about our own failures and successes in dealing with data.
  • Telling stories with data – How data is being used in creative and compelling ways to tell a clear story, whether to raise awareness, change behavior, or organize and action?
  • Connected conversations – There are lots of conversations about the challenges, potential, and strategies of working with data in various silos. How can we begin to facilitate conversations between communities that have similar challenges, but not interact in daily work?
  • We are data – Explore the personal, ethical, and practical implications of living in a culture that utilizes our every digital move.

What is Endangered Data Week?

Endangered Data Week (February 26 – March 2, 2018) is a new, collaborative effort, coordinated across campuses, nonprofits, libraries, citizen science initiatives, and cultural heritage institutions, to shed light on public datasets that are in danger of being deleted, repressed, mishandled, or lost. The week’s events can promote care for endangered collections by: publicizing the availability of datasets; increasing critical engagement with them, including through visualization and analysis; and by encouraging political activism for open data policies and the fostering of data skills through workshops on curation, documentation and discovery, improved access, and preservation.

A number of suggested activities are available in support of Endangered Data Week. Possible ideas include:

  • Subject-specific workshops or presentations using endangered datasets
  • Lectures or roundtables on issues of transparency, policy, or critical data literacy
  • Workshop/hackathon on organizing, reformatting, or visualizing endangered data
  • DataRescue events
  • Letter writing/advocacy campaigns
  • Data curation workshops or training
  • Data Expeditions
  • Workshops on ways to use archived websites for research
  • Web scraping/web archiving workshops
  • Data storytelling events, using tools like these, from DataRefuge

Are you celebrating Love Data Week or Endangered Data Week at your institution? What activities are you doing in support of these initiatives? Because we love data, we want to hear about your activities and lessons learned. If you’d like to share what your institution did during those weeks, please e-mail Tony Nguyen.

Categories: RML Blogs

Feeling Sappy about Dale Prince

Tue, 2018-02-06 15:04

Dear Colleagues in the SEA Region –

Some of you may have heard this news in other ways, if so, I apologize for the duplication.

Why I am feeling “sappy” about Dale Prince…

Sappy = Sad and happy.

Sad for me, the HS/HSL, the SEA, and the NNLM.

Happy for Dale Prince who has been selected as the new Director of Libraries at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans.

Dale has been here at the HS/HSL for almost 20 years, starting as our Head of Circulation. He moved to the RML as a Coordinator in 2002 and then became the Executive Director in 2011. Through it all he has been a superb “frolleague,” and an essential member of the HS/HSL Leadership Team even though we had to endure him during his Billy Idol white hair days.

He has contributed so much professionally and personally to the SEA and the HS/HSL and to say we are going to miss him is an understatement.

His last day here will be May 1 which we greatly appreciate since it gets us through this agreement year and the dreaded end of the year RML reports.

We have begun recruiting for his replacement as. Please see the position description. Deadline for applications? March 2.

We have plans for an Acting ED who will overlap a bit with Dale to insure continuity. More about that later.

Please join me in congratulating Dale. He will be great as a director and LSUHSC is lucky to have him! He says this is the part where I break into uncontrollable sobs!

Best –

M.J.

M.J. Tooey, MLS, AHIP, FMLA

Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Executive Director, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Director, National DOCLINE Coordinating Office

University of Maryland, Baltimore

601 West Lombard Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

mjtooey@hshsl.umaryland.edu

410.706.7545 – Voice

410.706.3101 – Fax

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PubMed Commons to be Discontinued

Mon, 2018-02-05 08:44

PubMed Commons has been a valuable experiment in supporting discussion of published scientific literature. The service was first introduced as a pilot project in the fall of 2013 and was reviewed in 2015. Despite low levels of use at that time, NIH decided to extend the effort for another year or two in hopes that participation would increase. Unfortunately, usage has remained minimal, with comments submitted on only 6,000 of the 28 million articles indexed in PubMed.

While many worthwhile comments were made through the service during its 4 years of operation, NIH has decided that the low level of participation does not warrant continued investment in the project, particularly given the availability of other commenting venues.

The discontinuation plan is as follows:

  • New comments will be accepted through February 15, 2018.
  • Comments will continue to be visible on the PubMed and PubMed Commons websites through March 2, 2018.
  • Users wishing to access the comments after March 2, 2018, will be able to download them from NCBI’s website.

Many thanks to all of you who participated in this experimental effort to enhance the opportunities for interaction about published biomedical literature.

Categories: RML Blogs

NNLM SEA Digest News – February 2, 2018

Fri, 2018-02-02 07:15

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*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: February 5-9

Webinars: February 12-16

Webinars: February 19-23

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 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.
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — February 7, 2018

Thu, 2018-02-01 15:22

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7 to emphasize the continuing disproportionate impact of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) on the U.S. black/African American (black) population.

In 2014, non-Hispanic blacks represented 12% of the U.S. population (1), and the estimated 471,500 blacks living with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV infection accounted for 43% of all persons living with diagnosed and undiagnosed HIV (2). In 2016, blacks represented 12% of the U.S. population (1), and blacks with new HIV diagnoses accounted for 44% of all new HIV diagnoses (https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf)

In 2014, among blacks living with diagnosed HIV infection, in 38 jurisdictions with complete reporting of CD4 and viral load data, 69.8% received HIV medical care, and 51.5% were virally suppressed (viral load test of <200 copies of HIV RNA/mL) (2). A study reported in this issue of MMWR found racial and ethnic disparities in viral suppression and transmission risk (3).

CDC supports a range of efforts to reduce the risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV infection among blacks. Additional information is available at https://www.cdc.gov/features/BlackHIVAIDSAwareness.

National Library of Medicine Resources

References

  1. US Census Bureau. Population and Housing Unit Estimates Datasets 2016. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau; 2016. https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/data-sets.2016.html
  2. CDC. Diagnosis of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2016. HIV surveillance report, 2016, vol. 28. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2017. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf
  3. Crepaz N, Dong X, Wang X, Hernandez AL, Hall HI. Racial and ethnic disparities in sustained viral suppression and transmission risk potential among persons receiving HIV care—United States, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:113–8.

Source

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day — February 7, 2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:113. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6704a1

 

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