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Breezing Along with the RML – Join us tomorrow – January 16

Tue, 2019-01-15 17:47

The January 2019 topic is to further explore the new NLM Strategic Plan, introduce the NNLM National Initiatives, and provide a preview of the 2019-2020 funded awards.

Join us tomorrow, January 16, 2019
2:00pm MT/ 3:00pm CT
Registration

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Opportunity to Collaborate with the All of Us Journey!

Fri, 2019-01-11 18:39

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine would like to invite public libraries and community organizations to host the All of Us Journey when it visits the MidContinental Region on the following tentative dates:

St. Louis, MO—Monday, April 22- Friday, April 26

Wichita, KS –Tuesday, May 7- Friday, May 10

Lincoln, NE –Tuesday, May 14- Saturday, May 18

Omaha, NE–Tuesday, May 21 – Friday, May 24

The Journey, a project related to the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program, is a hands-on traveling exhibit that engages community members in learning about the emerging field of precision medicine.

Through an ongoing national tour, the Journey invites visitors to join the landmark All of Us Research Program, designed to accelerate research and improve health. The program aims to sign up a million or more people to provide their health information in order to improve diversity in health research.

The Journey can make visits to events and venues within 2-3 hours of the area during that period. If you or an organization you know is interested in hosting the Journey or you know of any suitable events going on, please contact george.strawley@utah.edu or (801) 581-5242.

This opportunity is brought to you by the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, an initiative made possible in partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program.

The mission of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is to help public libraries support the health information needs of their communities by providing funding, training and partnership opportunities. In addition, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will provide opportunities for NNLM Network Members to engage with the All of Us Research Program.

Please feel free to check out the Community Engagement Network website for more information. You can also follow us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter. Find more information on the All of Us Research Program here.

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January NIH News in Health

Wed, 2019-01-09 16:46

Check out the January 2019 issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

Shake it OffIllustration of a calendar with mood icons

Boosting Your Mood

Have you ever had a bad mood you just couldn’t shake? Certain healthy habits can help you stay healthier and improve your mood.

 

Managing Multiple SclerosisIllustration of a woman talking with her doctor

Treatment Can Delay Future Attacks

No one knows why multiple sclerosis starts. But treatment may help stop it from getting worse.

Health Capsules:

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January Breezing Along with the RML

Wed, 2019-01-09 16:38

Join us next Wednesday, January 16th at 2 MT/3 CT for Breezing Along with the RML.

The January 2019 topic is further exploring the new NLM Strategic Plan, introduce the NNLM National Initiatives, and provide a preview of the 2019-2020 funded awards.

Registration

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Join us for Breezing Along with the RML – Professional Development Funding

Tue, 2019-01-08 19:12

Breezing Along with the RML (webinar)

Wednesday – February 20, 2019 – 1:00-2:00P MT, 2:00-3:00P CT

Registration

Have you been pondering your 2019 professional development? Are you wondering how other librarians in the region decide when selecting development opportunities? This month we are featuring three MCR network members who will share their experiences from recent conferences and trainings.

You will hear more about the professional development funding from the MCR that made their trips possible, and learn if what our panelists hoped to take away from the event matched up to reality.

Panelists:
• Lilian Hoffecker, Strauss Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado (Force2018, Montreal, Quebec)
• Marie St. Pierre, Clinical Library, Children’s Hospital Colorado (“Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy,” MLA, Atlanta, Georgia)
• Amanda Sprochi, J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library, University of Missouri (Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium, Boulder, Colorado)

Contact:

Suzanne Sawyer

 

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

Wed, 2019-01-02 16:20
Applications are due this Friday – January 4, 2019

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

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

Both student and mentor applications are due January 4, 2019.
Additional details and online applications are available at https://wp.me/p8Qzkf-2La.
For questions, please contact the NTO at nto@utah.edu or Shirley Zhao at shirley.zhao@utah.edu.

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Let Us Help You Reach Your Learning Goals in 2019

Thu, 2018-12-27 19:02

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has a variety of training opportunities for you in 2019. From in-person classes, to live webinars, to self-paced classes, we’ve got you covered. Check out the training calendar to see what’s coming up and reserve your seat! Feeling nostalgic? Many sessions offered in the last few years are archived and available anytime for you to watch on the NNLM YouTube Channel.

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NLM Announces 2019 History of Medicine Lecture Series

Thu, 2018-12-27 18:53

The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the 2019 History of Medicine Lecture Series. All lectures are free, open to the public, and held in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, building 38A located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Lectures are also live-streamed globally and archived by NIH VideoCasting.

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Open-i Provides Access to Over 3.7 Million Images

Thu, 2018-12-27 18:47

Have you tried Open-i? It’s a service of the National Library of Medicine, enabling you to locate open source images contained in PubMed Central articles. Learn more about the contents of Open-i and the use of images in your projects.

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December Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available.

Thu, 2018-12-27 18:39

As the year comes to a close, you can count on NIH News in Health for health information to help you in the new year. In the December 2018 issue learn about the eating style that’s best for health,  discover ways to reduce a baby’s chance of sleep-related deaths, and read about how a probiotic might stop Staphylococcus aureus, or staph.

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Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications

Wed, 2018-12-19 13:16

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce open registration for the third cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials for Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications! This course is designed both for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; and also for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. The 16-week, self-paced Moodle course reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases. It is worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Successful participants are invited to join an Alumni Forum which includes discussion and monthly learning opportunities. The third cohort of the course will run January 14 – May 3, 2019.

There are four major due dates to successful complete this course:

  • Pre-Work: January 25, 2019
  • Part I: February 22, 2019
  • Part II: March 29, 2019
  • Part III: May 3, 2019

Subject Matter Experts/Additional Instructors for this course include: Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine.

Pre-work

Week 1 (Jan 14-18): Genetics Basics

Week 2 (Jan 21-25): Genetics Basics

Part 1

Week 3 (Jan 28-Feb 1): Introduction

Week 4 (Feb 4-8): Molecular Biology Techniques

Week 5 (Feb 11-15): NCBI Nucleotide

Week 6 (Feb 18-22): BLAST Sequence Similarity

Part 2

Week 7 (Feb 25-Mar 1): NCBI Gene

Week 8 (Mar 4-8): Basics of Proteins

Week 9 (Mar 11-15): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases

Week 10 (Mar 18-22): Clinical Applications

Week 11 (Mar 25-29): Catch Up Week

Part 3

Week 12 (Apr 1-5): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics

Week 13 (Apr 8-12): What’s Next in Genomic Research

Week 14 (Apr 15-19): Synthesis

Week 15 (Apr 22-26): Synthesis and Evaluation

Week 16 (Apr 29-May 3): Additional catch up days (if needed)

Note: Registration closes January 7, 2019 at 11:59pm of your time zone. This course is limited to 60 participants. A 20-seat wait list is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States.

Contact molly.knapp@utah.edu with questions.

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NNLM MCR Holiday Closures

Tue, 2018-12-18 21:33

The NNLM MCR offices will be closed December 24 and 25 as well as December 31 and January 1 for the holidays.

We look forward to working with you in the New Year!

 

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

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:49

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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First Meeting Scheduled – Virtual Reality in Health Science Libraries Community of Practice

Thu, 2018-12-13 11:44

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region welcomes you to join our Virtual Reality in Health Science Libraries Community of Practice. This online learning network will help participants research current initiatives, share experiences, and exchange technical information regarding virtual/augmented reality use in health science libraries. The community is open to all interested librarians in our region. No experience with virtual reality is necessary. You can decide how much time and effort you would like to devote to the group.

Our first virtual meeting will be held on Friday, December 21 at 9am MT / 10am CT. Please contact Alicia Lillich if you would like additional information.

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The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series

Wed, 2018-12-12 17:21

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series

Instructor: Margaret Foster, MLIS, MPH, Associate Professor and Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library

Time: Every third Thursday, Jan-May 2019, 1-2:30pm CT / 12-1:30pm MT

Social Media Hashtag: #piecesQA

Series Description: Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this monthly limited-run webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews. Sessions will occur on the third Thursday of every month from 1pm – 2:30pm CT. The webinar will highlight the following topics:

 

  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 – Plan: Developing your topic, framing the question, selecting a standard and output
  • Thursday, February 21, 2019 – Identify: Developing your search, documenting
  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Evaluate: Screening tools
  • Thursday, April 18, 2019 – Collect: Coding and synthesis
  • Thursday, May 16, 2019 – Explain & Summarize: Reporting and dissemination, series wrap-up

What are you hoping to learn from this series? Let us know! You can submit your responses to our survey here.

Speaker Bio: Margaret Foster is an Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and serves as the Systematic Reviews and Research Coordinator at the Medical Sciences Library with a joint position at the School of Public Health.  Her work with systematic reviews began more than a decade ago while completing her Masters of Public Health.  In her current position, she provides consultations for researchers in medicine, public health, veterinary medicine, education, and other disciplines and has published over 30 articles applying or describing systematic review methods and evidence-based practices. In addition, she is a co-founder of the Medical Library Association Systematic Review Special Interest Group and developed a popular continuing education course about systematic reviews which has trained over 1000 librarians.

Full details on the series as well as login information for the first session can be found here: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/systematic-review-series

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Webinar Now Available Online: LactMed and Livertox

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:27

Do you want to locate information on drugs, dietary supplements, and other chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers might be exposed? Have you been asked to find information about drug induced liver injury caused by prescription and nonprescription drugs, herbals and dietary supplements? If you answered “yes” to one or both, this webinar is for you. We were fortunate to have James E. Knoben, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA  and Philip O. Anderson, Pharm.D., FCSHP, FASHP as presenters to provide an in-depth tour of LactMed and Livertox.

To view the webinar, please visit our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdD85SlG2Xk&feature=youtu.be.

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Tools for Teachers: Environmental Health

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:12

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has great activities and resources you can use with your class to stimulate learning about environmental health issues. Visit https://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/tools-for-teachers# to learn more.

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Free, Online MeSH Webinars by the National Library of Medicine: 2019 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2019

Wed, 2018-12-12 12:07

Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office for two events in January 2019, introducing you to 2019 Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts. Registration is required (see below).

  1. NLM Webinar: 2019 MeSH Highlights
    Join NLM staff for a highlight tour of the 2019 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

    • Addition of systematic reviews publication type
    • Additional clinical trial publication types
    • Subheading changes for manpower, secretion, and utilization
    • Additional terminology for data, neoplasms, and other topics.

Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

Date and time: Friday, January 4, 2019, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/2019-mesh-highlights/9152 

  1. NNLM Webinar: MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching
    Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. Join us for “MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching” to learn:
  • How does this affect your PubMed searches?
  • What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy?
  • How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches?
  • How do you check your saved searches and alerts?

This class includes some content from the class Advanced PubMed: MeSH

Date and time: Friday, January 11, 2019, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/mesh-changes-and-pubmed-searching/9145

For more information about 2019 MeSH, see MEDLINE Data Changes – 2019 and What’s New in MeSH.

 

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NLM Retiring ToxMystery on December 31, 2018

Wed, 2018-11-21 11:21

ToxMystery, a game about chemicals in the household, will be retired on December 31, 2018. The game was built in the Adobe Flash, a format not supported on tablets, most Web browsers, and other educational devices. Although the game has provided years of fun and entertainment, NLM has decided to retire this resource. Please visit NIEHS and EPA for learning activities about chemicals and environmental health.

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Breezing Along with the RML Recording

Tue, 2018-11-20 17:56

The recording for our November Breezing Along with the RML session is now available.

Alicia Lillich and Liz Kellermeyer shared their experiences as part of the cohort participating in the MLA Research Training Institute for Health Sciences Librarians.

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