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Free NNLM Reading Club Book Kits to Libraries in the MidContinental Region

Thu, 2020-01-16 12:35

Library book clubs can add titles on critical health topics to their discussion list using free NNLM Reading Club book kits now being offered by the NNLM MidContinental Region.

What is the NNLM Reading Club Book Kit?

Each kit contains eight copies of a “ready-to-use” title along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support health information needs in their communities. The book club allows readers to discuss health and wellness topics relevant to them as well as discover NIH National Library of Medicine consumer health resources.

Each book title is chosen based on the health topic that aligns with National Health Observances like Healthy Aging Month, Americans With Disabilities Act Day, or American Heart Month.  Libraries can choose from three recommended titles for each topic.

What comes in the NNLM Reading Club Book Kit?

Each kit contains:

  • 8 books, regular print*
  • 8 bookmarks
  • 8 discussion guides
  • 8 NIH MedlinePlus Magazines
  • 8 NIH All of UsResearch Program brochures
  • 8 reading club book bags
  • 1 library book bag

*When available, alternative formats such as large print and audio may be substituted upon request.

How are the Book Kits funded?

The NNLM Reading Club Book Kits are made available with funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program. By submitting an application, you agree to promote NLM resources and raise awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program by sharing brochures and information included in the shipment. Within eight weeks of receiving the book kit, you will be asked to complete a short survey about the NNLM Reading Club.

Does my library qualify for a kit?

To be eligible for a kit, your library must be an NNLM organizational member. If you’re not a member, no worries! Becoming a member is easy and free. Visit nnlm.gov/mcr/members to get started.

How do I apply?

To receive a kit, you’ll need to fill out and submit an online application found here. Since there is a limited supply of kits available, applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and each library can only receive one kit between now and April 30, 2020.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Samantha Nunn at sam.nunn@utah.edu or visit our website at nnlm.gov to learn more.

 

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Webinar: 2020 MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching

Thu, 2020-01-09 12:08

Friday January 17th – 7:30-9 MT/ 8:30-10 CT

Register

 

Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. 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?

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NLM Request for Information Solicits Feedback on the Future of ClinicalTrials.gov

Thu, 2020-01-09 12:03

ClinicalTrials.gov celebrates its 20th anniversary on February 29! The resource is also embarking on a multiyear modernization plan. As part of this effort, NLM has issued a Request for Information (RFI) soliciting feedback on the future of ClinicalTrials.gov. Responses must be submitted by March 14. For all the details and link to the RFI, visit the most recent post from the NLM Director’s blog, https://nlmdirector.nlm.nih.gov/2020/01/07/celebrating-20-years-of-clinicaltrials-gov-and-looking-to-the-future/.

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Webinar: Stronger Together: Healthcare Coalitions in Rural and Frontier Areas

Thu, 2020-01-09 12:02

Tuesday, January 21, 12 MT/1 CT

For full details and to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/stronger-together-healthcare-coalitions-rural-and-frontier-areas/20620

Overview:

Natural and man-made emergencies can have complex and devastating effects for any jurisdiction. However, rural and frontier communities face unique challenges to preparing for and responding to potential threats. Healthcare coalitions (HCCs) are multidisciplinary groups that include representatives from public health, emergency management, emergency medical services, hospitals and other community partners. Through the HCC, these organizations are able to enhance jurisdictional preparedness and response capabilities by coordinating planning efforts; creating and sharing resources and best practices; hosting trainings and conducting exercises; and providing technical assistance to enhance stakeholder preparedness programs. In this presentation, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and HCC representatives will provide an overview of the strengths and challenges experienced by rural and frontier HCCs and discuss how these groups work to make their communities more resilient.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Describe how healthcare coalitions in rural and frontier areas to support and maintain preparedness.
  • Explain lessons learned, best practices and barriers to healthcare coalitions in rural and frontier areas.
  • Identify strategies to becoming involved with local healthcare coalitions and the benefits to organizations for being a member.
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Online Course – Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Librarian Roles

Wed, 2020-01-08 15:49

Join us for the Big Data in Healthcare:  Exploring Emerging Roles course that will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. The 6-week course will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities. We’ll start with an overview of data science and then learn about big data from a systems perspective, dig into how big data impacts patients and researchers, think about the role of librarians in supporting big data initiatives, and finish with an opportunity for you to develop an action plan based on course content. (6 MLA Continuing Education Credits)

Registration is limited to 50 participants. Register at: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/15911

Class Date: Feb 3, 2020 to Mar 17, 2020

 Instructor(s):

Kirsten Burcat, MLIS, Data & Evaluation Coordinator
Derek Johnson, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist
Donna Harp Ziegenfuss, MS, EdD, Data Science Coordinator

Contact:

Derek Johnson

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Announcing the January 2020 NNLM Reading Club Book Selections

Wed, 2020-01-08 13:43

January often brings a time of reflection, and fresh starts to a new year. Some may be struggling with issues of substance misuse and need resources to learn more about it – whether it has touched them directly or they just want to understand the topic better, especially from a first-person point of view.  Because substance misuse doesn’t take a holiday, any week is a good week to discuss substance misuse, addiction disorders, and treatment choices for both young and old.

To help get the conversation started, visit the NNLM Reading Club Book Selections and Health Resources: Substance Misuse. Choose one of the three featured books, then download the discussion guide, promotional materials and corresponding Substance Misuse resources. Short on time?  No worries! Apply for a free NNLM Reading Club Book kit.

 

Hey Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka l Blackout by Sarah Hopola l Dreamland (YA version) by Sam Quinones

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Happy, Healthy New Year with My MedlinePlus

Tue, 2020-01-07 17:01

The latest edition of the My MedlinePlus newsletter highlights health and nutrition habits, including scheduling a checkup, starting a regular exercise routine, making mental health a priority, and more. Subscribe to receive My MedlinePlus via email.

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Two Training Opportunities

Tue, 2020-01-07 16:58

Library Carpentry
Did you resolve to be data-ready in 2020? Whether your goal is to instruct, curate, preserve, automate, research, analyze or support, apply to attend Library Carpentry workshops in Baltimore and Salt Lake City. Travel support included! Applications due Jan 10, 2020.

 

RDM 102

Ready to take next steps in learning about data science? Apply for the 9-week, hands-on, online course RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians and where you’ll gain practice in data literacy, data wrangling, data visualization, and data storytelling. Applications due Jan 10, 2020.

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Tools Available to Promote Health in the New Year

Tue, 2020-01-07 10:43

Libraries can now access free tools to support health for the new year. The available resources are used to help libraries celebrate and bring awareness to general health information to help kick off the new year in their community. These tools include electronic bulletin slides and social media materials.

You can access these resources at nnlm.gov or by clicking on the links below.

General Health for the New Year

 

The materials are part of NNLM’s campaign to supply libraries with materials and programming ideas based on national health observances. The selection of available materials will be updated monthly as new health observances approach. If you would like to be informed on upcoming health observances, go to https://nnlm.gov/all-of-us/national-health-observances#toc-3 or sign up for our CEN newsletter for monthly updates.

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Applications Open for Library Carpentry Workshops in Baltimore and Salt Lake City!

Tue, 2019-12-17 19:12

The NNLM Training Office (NTO) and Southeastern Atlantic Region (SEA) are pleased to host Library Carpentry workshops this spring and provide professional development funds to support travel to these exciting opportunities.

Library Carpentry focuses on building software and data skills within library and information-related communities. Their goal is to empower people in these roles to use software and data in their own work and to become advocates for and train others in efficient, effective and reproducible data and software practices.

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience. The instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible. Biomedical and health sciences librarians and LIS students are encouraged to participate.

In this two-day interactive, hands-on workshop you will learn core software and data skills, with lessons including:

Participants may apply to attend the workshop series in either:

  • Baltimore, Maryland – March 19-20, 2020 or
  • Salt Lake City, Utah – March 26-27, 2020

To broaden access to this exciting training, we invite applications to cover the costs of travel and attendance, up to $1,500 for Baltimore, and $1,200 for Salt Lake City. Travel costs will be reimbursed after travel occurs.

Eligibility:

Your organization must be a NNLM Network Member. If your organization is not a Network Member, they can join for free!

You must be able to commit to traveling for the workshop dates:

  • University of Maryland, Baltimore – March 19-20, 2020
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City – March 26-27, 2020

You must be able to bring a laptop computer.

All participants must be prepared to observe The Carpentries Code of Conduct in workshops.

Applications to participate and receive funding are due Friday, January 10, 2020. Notice of acceptance to the Library Carpentry Workshop will be announced on or before January 31, 2020.

See full details and apply via the online application: https://nnlm.gov/nto-sea/funding/library-carpentry-professional-development-award.

For questions, please contact the NTO at nto@utah.edu or NNLM SEA at HSHSL-NLMsea@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

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Holiday Hours

Tue, 2019-12-17 19:08

NNLM MCR Offices will be closed December 24-26, 2019 and January 1, 2020.  We will be open with limited hours and staffing on December 23, 27, 30, and 31.

We wish you all the happiest of holidays!

Happy Holidays graphic

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Webinar – How are libraries, librarians, and library patrons impacted by disruptions to grid energy?

Tue, 2019-12-10 19:15

Register now to join us to discuss this question and more during our Midday at the Oasis webinar on Libraries, Utilities, and Medical Vulnerability.

Date: Dec 18, 2019
2:00PM MT/3:00PM CT

Presenters:
Gabriela Sandoval, PhD, Research Director for The Utility Reform Network’s Addressing the Health Impacts of Utility Shutoffs project
Lana Adlawan, Division Manager, Public Services, Sonoma County Library

Overview:

Utility shutoffs can have deadly impacts on individuals who rely on grid energy to power their life-sustaining medical devices. Understanding the health impacts of utility shutoffs and the programs in place to protect medically vulnerable individuals is critical to anyone who lives or works in the path of natural disasters, and anyone who provides health information to medically vulnerable populations inside and outside of disaster zones.

Gabriela Sandoval works with community-based organizations in several parts of California-with a focus on communities struggling to make ends meet-to develop a better understanding of where and why utility shutoffs occur, how shutoffs impact the health of families and communities, and how to stop them, and will share what all librarians and health information providers need to know about the topic.

Lana Adlawan has been active as a leader in the Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA) and was named an ALA Emerging Leader in 2009. She has worked for several large, urban public library systems and is currently a manager in the Sonoma County Library system, which kept three of its branches open for community members to recharge devices, gather, rest, and talk to neighbors during the recent Kincade Fire. She will share her firsthand experiences offering continuous library services in a time when evacuation orders were in place for parts of her library system.

One MLA CE Credit is available to those who register.

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Webinar – Wednesday: For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library

Tue, 2019-12-10 19:13

For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library
Guest Speaker: Jon Cawthorne, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences
Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Time:   8:00am – 9:00am PT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT / 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Description: Organizational change in libraries requires addressing confounding factors such as unwritten rules, traditions, and assumptions that underlie the “iceberg” of culture and potentially hinder progress. Hear about the values that help drive excellence at Wayne State University Libraries.  Participants will learn from institutional examples at Wayne State as well as lessons from the highly successful Library Diversity Alliance (now the ACRL Diversity Alliance Program).

Speaker Information: Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D. is dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. He began his library leadership career in Detroit, as director of the Detroit Public Library’s flagship branch, where he was later named interim deputy director to lead the entire 24-branch system through an organizational transition.

Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. There, he established the WVU Digital Publishing Institute, to advance open-access scholarship through new digital pathways for academic publication and dissemination of knowledge. He has also held leadership positions at Florida State University, Boston College, and San Diego State University.

Cawthorne currently chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites 36 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. He holds a M.L.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

To Join the Meeting
  1. Copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://nih.webex.com/
  2. Enter the session number: 623 218 715​ 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: 623 218 715 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/connections

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Welcome Margie Sheppard

Tue, 2019-12-10 19:08

Photo of Margie SheppardMargie Sheppard joins the NNLM MCR as as the Kansas/Technology Coordinator

Margie comes from the Central Kansas Library System (CKLS)  in Great Bend, Kansas where she was the Library Technology Consultant. While at the system she managed the consortium ILS, and trained staff and librarians in cataloging, website design, and using library marketing tools.  She also oversaw the use and purchasing of eResource platforms and served as the administrator of the system LibGuide platform.  She has an undergraduate degree in nursing and received her MLIS from Emporia State University.

Prior to joining CKLS in 2013,  Margie managed her husband’s rural anesthesia practice and worked in various clinical settings.  She has a passion for libraries and serves as the Chair of the KU Libraries Board of Advocates, the chief volunteer group of KU Libraries.

She is an active member of ALA, KLA and ARSL. Margie has an interest in Intellectual Freedom and the rights of library users. She is especially interested in patron privacy and protection of patron data.

Margie and her husband are happy to be back in the Kansas City area and she is looking forward to assisting libraries across the MCR.  You can reach her at 913-588-7319 or at msheppard@kumc.edu.

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Article: A Perfect Partnership between HOSA Students, Teachers and Librarians

Tue, 2019-12-10 19:04

Julie Abbott, Utah HOSA President
Buffy Blunck, Riverton High School HOSA Advisor
Cynthia Cox, Bingham High School HOSA Advisor
Trudy Pecorelli, Riverton High School HOSA Advisor
Inakhshmi Rashid, Utah Alumni Vice President

Note: Julie, Buffy, Cynthia, Trudy, and Inakhshmi Rashid received professional development funding from the NNLM MCR to attend MCMLA 2019 in Omaha, NE.

HOSA members at MCMLAHOSA Future Health Professionals, better known as HOSA, is a student-led curriculum based organization. HOSA provides amazing opportunities for students attending middle school, high school and then continues into undergraduate level degrees. The partnership continues for our healthcare alumni. HOSA is an international organization currently in 49 states and countries including Canada, Puerto Rico, and China. HOSA offers career awareness by having guest speakers, field trips and internships. HOSA sponsors 58 different competitions which help the participants improve their knowledge and skills. Participating in chapter activities, conferences and competitions allow students to network and learn new skills. When students place at state competition, they have the opportunity to participate in the International Leadership Conference and competitions. There is a place for every student in HOSA. HOSA also focuses on giving back to the community.  Our current national Service Project is the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. HOSA is a fun way to get involved, while helping students build incredible networking opportunities and it looks amazing on a resume.

As teachers, we found that students were creating projects for our classes using sources such as Google, WebMD and Wikipedia. These sites were not offering students the depth of knowledge that we were looking for. Students were also discovering that much of the content they were looking for online was blocked by district filters, thus leaving the students to do their research at home.

HOSA ambassadors program logoIn the Fall of 2015, Utah HOSA partnered with the NNLM MCR at the University of Utah and the National Library of Medicine to incorporate the tools found on www.medlineplus.gov into our classrooms. As students began using this resource, it became evident that we needed to spread the word and let more students and teachers know about this resource. We started by developing a series of lesson plans that teachers can share with students to improve their medical literacy skills and help them identify credible sources online.  Ultimately, we have created a level 1 nearpod lesson that walks students through the resources on MedlinePlus. It is created in an “I do, we do, you do” format. Completion of the nearpod with 90% accuracy gives the students a Level 1 National Library of Medicine Ambassador Certificate that is presented to them at state competition. Upon completion of Level 1, students can collaborate with a partner in a deck.toys digital escape room activity in which they are given puzzles that are solved with content located on medlineplus.gov.  Upon successful completion of the deck.toys activity, students are awarded a Level 2 National Library of Medicine Ambassador Certificate. Escape Game graphic

We have rolled out this program across the state of Utah and in various states across the country, through hands-on presentations at multiple leadership conferences.  We have found that students are actively using this site in their classroom assignments and research projects and are incorporating up-to-date and peer reviewed information.

The program has made an impact on a variety of students, ranging from high school to college students. In college, students are held to a higher standard when it comes to the validity of their research, so knowing reliable skills to find such information is crucial to them doing well. Medline plus in particular is a great resource, as it is relatively simple to use, and has a wide variety of subjects and source material relevant to the needs of University students. Pre-med students in particular find it useful for classes like anatomy, or for researching on various projects.

HOSA members at MCMLAThe highlight of our attendance at the MCMLA conference was the realization that librarians are a hidden gem in our high schools and universities. We thank you for your hospitality, kindness and for inspiring us to direct our students towards the library.

 

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NIH to Host Informational Webinar on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance

Tue, 2019-12-03 19:50

NIH will be hosting an informational public webinar on the Draft NIH Policy for Data Management and Sharing and Supplemental Draft Guidance on Monday, December 16, 2019, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the draft policy and answer any clarifying questions about the public comment process. Public comments will NOT be accepted via the webinar but must instead be sent through the link provided below.

Instructions for Accessing Webinar:

  • To view the webinar presentation, please click here
  • To call-in to the webinar:
    • U.S. and Canadian participants can dial: 866-844-9416 and enter passcode: 4009108
  • For international participants, please refer to the table of toll-free numbers found here.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE YOU WILL ABLE TO VIEW THE WEBINAR THROUGH WEBEX, YOU MUST USE THE SPECIFIED PHONE LINE TO BE CONNECTED TO THE AUDIO.  YOU WILL BE UNABLE TO CALL-IN VIA YOUR COMPUTER.

Participants may also send questions in advance of the webinar to SciencePolicy@od.nih.gov

Comments on the draft policy and draft supplemental guidance can be made electronically here through Friday, January 10, 2020.

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December NIH News in Health newsletter now online

Mon, 2019-12-02 21:13

Check out the December 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.

Image of fruit and clockTo Fast or Not to Fast Does When You Eat Matter?

Not eating for stretches of time could have health benefits for some people. But not all fasting diets are backed by science. Learn more about research on fasting.

Staying in the Hospital? Safety Tips for Your Visit

Being an informed patient can help lower the risk of medical errors and infections when you’re in the hospital. Here’s what you should know.

 

Health Capsules

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Applications are open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management

Mon, 2019-12-02 21:00

Applications are open for RDM 102: Beyond Research Data Management for Biomedical and Health Sciences Librarians (Spring 2020 – February 24 – April 24).  The course is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) and goes beyond the basics of research data management. The training will expand on concepts from RDM 101:Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians.

More information about the course and the application process is available online . Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. The application deadline is January 10, 2020.

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12th Annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Mon, 2019-12-02 19:10

Kristen DeSanto
Strauss Health Sciences Library
University of Colorado

I was fortunate to receive a Professional Development Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region, and I used it to attend the 12th Annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference, presented by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). The conference took place in Washington, DC from November 11th to the 13th. As a clinical librarian at the Strauss Health Sciences Library, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, I wanted to gain a better understanding of the problem of diagnostic error and learn how I could support my patrons in the diagnostic process.

There were roughly 500 people in attendance at the conference, the majority of whom were physicians, residents, and medical students. Another difference between this and medical librarian conferences is that SIDM invited patients and patient advocates to attend the conference at a reduced price. Each day started with a brief statement from a patient or family member of someone affected by diagnostic error, including misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis. It was a powerful way to start each day, and a good reminder of why we were there. On the last day of the conference there was an extended session of presentations by family members, including a discussion of how they partnered with clinicians and policy makers to advocate for policy changes.

Diagnostic error can be rooted in system-related errors, such as an inefficient organizational processes, or cognitive errors, which could include insufficient knowledge or critical thinking and synthesis skills. I was more interested in the latter, and how library resources or librarian services could play a role. One of the sessions addressed improving diagnosis by improving competency-based education. The author discussed the SIDM’s three-year project to develop a consensus Curriculum to Improve Diagnosis. The curriculum includes key competencies with learning objectives and milestones.

Patients were also encouraged to play an active role in decreasing diagnostic error. I learned about the Checklist for Getting the Right Diagnosis, which can be used with patients and their caregivers to make sure they’re communicating complete and accurate information to their providers. This could be an important resource for consumer health librarians to provide to their patrons.

I enjoyed the conference and getting to learn about a problem that is important to the patrons I work with, and appreciate the support provided by MCR.

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Webinar: For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library

Tue, 2019-11-26 19:52

For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library
Guest Speaker: Jon Cawthorne, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences
Date: Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Time:   8:00am – 9:00am PT / 9:00am – 10:00am MT / 10:00am – 11:00am CT / 11:00am – 12:00pm ET

Description: Organizational change in libraries requires addressing confounding factors such as unwritten rules, traditions, and assumptions that underlie the “iceberg” of culture and potentially hinder progress. Hear about the values that help drive excellence at Wayne State University Libraries.  Participants will learn from institutional examples at Wayne State as well as lessons from the highly successful Library Diversity Alliance (now the ACRL Diversity Alliance Program).

Speaker Information: Jon E. Cawthorne, Ph.D. is dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences. He began his library leadership career in Detroit, as director of the Detroit Public Library’s flagship branch, where he was later named interim deputy director to lead the entire 24-branch system through an organizational transition.

Before joining Wayne State University, Cawthorne was privileged to lead West Virginia University Libraries as dean. There, he established the WVU Digital Publishing Institute, to advance open-access scholarship through new digital pathways for academic publication and dissemination of knowledge. He has also held leadership positions at Florida State University, Boston College, and San Diego State University.

Cawthorne currently chairs the ACRL Diversity Alliance program, which unites 36 academic libraries that share a commitment to growing the hiring pipeline of qualified, talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. He holds a M.L.S. degree from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in managerial leadership in the information professions from Simmons College.

This webinar will be eligible for one hour of Medical Library Association (MLA) Continuing Education credit and will be archived for future viewing.

To Join the Meeting
  1. Copy and paste this URL into your browser: https://nih.webex.com/
  2. Enter the session number: 623 218 715​ 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: 623 218 715 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  6. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/training/connections

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