Professor Catherine Arnott Smith, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present some of the most interesting findings from two studies of public library workers and health information that she’s conducted since 2015.
The first was a national survey conducted in collaboration with researchers at the Specialized Information Services Unit of the National Library of Medicine, focused on challenges for public libraries during Affordable Care Act signups. The second study, conducted in 2018 with funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, involved focus groups with library workers from all sizes of public libraries nationwide, talking about challenges and opportunities that arise around health information in the public library space.
Tuesday August 21, 2018
1:00 pm -2:00 pm MDT
Did you know the National Institute of General Medical Sciences has a blog titled “Biomedical Beat”? They have some great articles about research and scientists that explore and explain biomedical concepts and advances. Read an interview with a scientist, learn about how a single-celled ciliate relates to humans, discover how communites are combatting the opioid crisis, and more! Published monthly.
The August 2018 issue of NIH News in Health in now available online. In this issue learn about bionic artificial limbs, social isolation and loneliness, caring for concussions, preventing shingles, and palliative care.
You’re invited to visit the new Tox Town at: https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/.
Tox Town offers high quality, consumer-level, non-technical information about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience includes the general public, community leaders, educators, and students above elementary-school level. It is a companion to the NLM’s extensive information in the TOXNET collection of databases that are typically used by toxicologists and health professionals.
Tox Town can be used in curricula that meet state standards in both science and other subjects: Reading, Social Studies, Technology, as well as interdisciplinary lessons.
“California Library Services” Provides Helpful Videos on Delivering Quality Information to Patrons with Mental Illness
California State Library is continuing their Mental Health Initiative by collaborating with the Los Angeles Public Library and the Los Angeles County Library in creating a YouTube channel called “California Library Services”, with videos to help improve libraries on delivering quality information to patrons who may have a mental illness.
The videos focus on transforming library practices in providing resources to their community members.
If you would like to learn about these videos, visit the California Library Services YouTube channel.
On August 15th at 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Stephanie Roth, a biomedical and research services librarian, will conduct the “What is Genomic Medicine?” webinar. The session by the Medical Library Association will give members an insight into the rapidly growing field of genomic medicine and keep librarians up to date with resources and information.
If you would like to learn more about the webinar or register, visit the MEDLIB-ED for more information.
Registration now open: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications (Aug 20-Dec 7, 2018)
Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug 20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 waitlist spaces.
There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering.
- Pre-Work: August 31, 2018
- Part I: September 28, 2018
- Part II: November 2, 2018
- Part III: December 7, 2018
About the course
This is an introductory bioinformatics course for librarians run through the Moodle learning management system. It is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.
Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine
Note: Registration closes August 15, 2018. This course is limited to 50 registrants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States. For more information, contact the NNLM Training Office: email@example.com
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Presented by MCR
Citizen science is happening all around you! Citizen scientists in your community are participating in varied citizen science efforts, all furthering scientific knowledge. Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. At this session, participants can expect to learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate!
August 6-September 17, 2018
This self-paced, 6-week, online course will introduce basic concepts in Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), issues about research into CAM therapies, evaluating CAM information, recommended websites, and researching evidence about CAM therapies. There will be approximately 30 to 90 minutes of work per week. At the end, you will have earned 8 hours of MLA or CHIS CE credit.
Friday, Jul 27 – 11 MT/12 CT
Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Come learn first hand about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.
Wednesday, July 25 – 12 MT/1 CT
Presented by NDCO
In the inaugural session of DOCLINE Talkline, Erin Latta, NNLM DOCLINE Coordinator and Lis Unger, NLM DOCLINE Team Lead will introduce users to DOCLINE 6.0. In this session users will
- Understand the Google sign-in process
- How to link accounts to DOCLINE
- Get a sneak peek at library records in the redesigned DOCLINE.
If you would like to ask a question ahead of time, please e-mail DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu (link sends e-mail). This will allow the presenters an opportunity to present the webinar to meet your needs.
Please join us tomorrow for the National DOCLINE Coordination office’s DOCLINE Talkline that is scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm Eastern. Lis Unger, DOCLINE Team Lead, any I will be introducing the Redesigned DOCLINE for NNLM staff.
Date/Time: July 18, 2018 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM CT/12:00 PM MT/11:00 AM PT
Topic: DOCLINE Talkline: Introducing DOCLINE 6.0
Host: Erin D. Latta
Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Session number: 620 078 576
Session password: docline
- Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t1eb4b756440fc435a0f82ba73ce61370
- Log in to your account.
- Click “Start Now”.
- Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.
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=701720582&tollFree=0
Access code: 620 078 576For assistance
- Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/tc
- On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.
Wednesday, July 18 – 2 MT/3 CT
Please note the New Time – 2pm MT/3pm CT
Public librarians from the MidContinental Region joined colleagues from throughout the country in May to discuss a duty that they perform on a regular basis, providing reliable health information to their patrons.
The Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium held at the annual meeting of the Medical Library Association in Atlanta provided librarians with a day and a half of presentations and discussions on health information.
Several participants from the MidContinental Region will share their experiences and observations from the symposium.
Kim Gile – Kansas City Public Library
Robin Newell – Emporia Public Library
Brady Lund – Emporia State University
Trish Hull – Salt Lake County Library
Due to budget cuts, the National Guideline Clearinghouse is scheduled to shut down July 16th. Read more about this from the American Academy of Family Physicians.
We’re debuting a new feature this month! Take a look at our Clinical Research Corner, which highlights NIH-funded clinical studies looking for volunteers.Preparing for Menopause A Woman’s Midlife Change
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The University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries is hosting a 4-hour Data Management for Librarians CE workshop in Minneapolis, MN on August 6th. Registration for the workshop is free, and there are a select number of travel stipends available for up to $1,000. The Workshop will introduce participants to key elements of research data management in the health sciences, including best practices for documentation, metadata, backup, storage, and preservation. Participants in the CE course may also partake in an online data management skills community of practice, which will meet quarterly to take a deeper dive into data management topics. The course will also provide 4 MLA CE credits. More information about the training, stipend requirements, and registration can be found on the GMR’s Blog. Any questions related to the Workshop should be directed to Lisa McGuire at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Salt Lake County Library Is Providing Opioid-Overdose Reversal Drug Kits to Patrons in an Effort to Save Lives.
Salt Lake County Library is taking action in the opioid crisis by supplying Naloxone kits containing opioid-overdose reversal drugs to its patrons. Anyone can go to their local library in Salt Lake County to obtain a kit. No questions or personal information is required.
This initiative is one of several across the country in which librarians are recognizing and responding to opioid overdoses in their communities. Read an article about Salt Lake County’s efforts on Route Fifty website. You can also go to Ted Med to a Philadelphia librarian’s story about serving amid the opioid crisis.
NIH’s National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has released a new mobile app called HerbList. HerbList is an innovative way to deliver information about herbal safety and effects to users. The information is supported by research-based data on herbs and herbal supplements.
The app was created in an effort to inform the public about the effects of specific products. This can help consumers, health care specialists, and patients keep informed. If you would like to learn more about HerbList, visit the NCCIH website or go to HerbList App.
Sewell Travel Award for Public Health – 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo
Call for applicants 2018
Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held Nov. 10 – 14 in San Diego, CA.
We anticipate funding approximately 8 non-local librarians (at least $1,235) and 2 local librarians (at least $730). The award will reimburse you for the cost of APHA membership and early-bird conference registration. Non-local librarians receive additional funds to help offset the cost associated with travel.
The eligibility requirements are below.
- be a librarian or information specialist with an MLS/MLIS or equivalent degree;
- work with or have accepted a librarian/information specialist position that now includes, or will include in the near future, working with public health practitioners or PH/PH-related students, staff, and faculty; and
- be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status (i.e., a holder of a green card)
Application form. The deadline is Wednesday, July 18, at 11:00 PM CST. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Glenn (email@example.com). See a list of past recipients reports about attendance at the conference benefited them professionally.