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Survey Says?! Are You Providing Consumer Health Information? Let us hear from you!

Wed, 2019-10-30 16:46

The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center is organizing a community of  Practice for library staff who are providing consumer health information, programs and services as well as for others who are doing similar work.

We invite you to participate in a short, three question needs assessment survey in order to help us structure the community of practice so that it truly meets your needs and provides you with authentic benefits to support your work. Please take a moment to participate. Responses are requested by November 8, 2019. We hope to hear from you!

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PLEASE REAPPLY! – Recent Graduates with master’s degrees or higher for 20 positions at the National Library of Medicine October 30, 2019 through November 3, 2019

Tue, 2019-10-29 16:49

Due to a system malfunction the recruitment originally posted on USAJobs on October 11, 2019, for Pathways Recent Graduate positions at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) was cancelled. The 20 Pathways Recent Graduate positions will be re-posted on USAJobs 10/30/19 through 11/3/19. Anyone who applied to the initial posting MUST REAPPLY to the new announcement to be considered for this recruitment. We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience of reapplying, but you must do so to be an applicant for these exciting positions.  If you wanted to apply and didn’t do so, or if you missed the initial announcement, this is your second chance!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent graduates with a master’s degree or higher to fill entry level positions across the Library. We’re looking for applicants with degrees in a variety of subjects including information science, library science, biological sciences, chemistry, toxicology, archives and more. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health.

The announcement will be re-posted to USAJobs on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. Applications will be due by November 3. We encourage you to create a USAJobs account now to complete the application process by the deadline. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected. 20 positions are available. Learn all about USAJobs here: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/Get-Started/

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/pathways201910.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

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TOXNET Website to be Retired, Most Content Will Remain Available

Mon, 2019-10-14 15:13

from NLM Technical Bulletin:

On December 16, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) website will be retired. Most content will remain available through other NLM databases as well as from external websites.

TOXNET has served as an integrated system of toxicology and environmental health information. The most frequently used databases are being incorporated into three NLM core resources: PubChem, an open chemistry database; PubMed, a resource for biomedical literature; and Bookshelf, a free online resource to access books and documents in life science and healthcare.

Several resources in TOXNET came from other organizations, such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and will continue to be available from those sources. Some databases will be retired.

The TOXNET transition page provides a list of its databases and how to access their content. Please check that page and the NLM Technical Bulletin for updates.

If you have questions, please contact NLM Customer Support at https://support.nlm.nih.gov/.

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October is Health Literacy Month

Fri, 2019-10-11 18:03

National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Literacy Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.

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New PubMed Slides for New Users

Fri, 2019-10-11 17:51

Please follow the link below for slides introducing new users to PubMed.

Introduction to PubMed – NNLM Slides to Adapt

These slides were designed to introduce PubMed to new users who have no prior experience with PubMed, and can be presented in about 45 minutes, as-is. However, we encourage you to abridge, expand, adapt and/or redistribute these slides to better meet the needs of your audience:

  • We especially encourage you to review the examples provided, and to replace them with examples more appropriate to your audience.
  • Additionally, five slides (numbers 1, 2, 6, 13, and 38) should be either removed or modified, depending on your specific needs.

 These slides are free of copyright restriction, but we appreciate attribution to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

These slides were created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and adapted by the Office of Engagement and Training (OET) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the beginning of October, 2019. Please keep your materials up to date by testing all examples and assertions using PubMed Labs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/) and by monitoring the PubMed news via the NLM Technical Bulletin (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/).

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Increase Information Literacy: Host a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Thu, 2019-10-10 13:51

Liz Waltman, Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator, NNLM SEA

April Wright, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, NNLM SEA

 

NNLM’s mission “to improve the public’s access to information to facilitate making informed decisions about their health” relies on building the skills of consumers and librarians in finding, reading, understanding, and using authoritative health information.

Information literacy, and more precisely related to NNLM’s mission, health information literacy, is a practice. As with any skill, information literacy must be learned, practiced, refined, and used for school assignments, looking critically at the news, and evaluating websites. In this regard, Wikipedia edit-a-thons are excellent tools for teaching and learning information literacy skills – they require that participants assess existing information, decide where changes need to be made, and add citations to relevant and authoritative sources.

This fall, join NNLM in our ongoing #citeNLM campaign by hosting a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at your organization. By hosting an event you will be joining a network of librarians, health professionals, and students from around the country working to improve the quality of mental health articles on Wikipedia using trusted National Library of Medicine resources. To get you started, we have created a Guide for Organizers that will walk you through the steps of hosting your own edit-a-thon. In this toolkit you will find an overview of the #citeNLM project, a comprehensive planning checklist, sample marketing materials, and a guide to share with your participants. We also invite you to attend our training session on Thursday, October 17 where you will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more information, and connect with the #citeNLM community.

No matter if you host your own event or join us for our virtual edit-a-thon on November 20, we look forward to working with you to improve mental health information on Wikipedia! Check out nnlm.gov/wiki to learn more about the project and make sure to follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #citeNLM to ask questions, post photos, and share your Wikipedia experience.

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Sign Up to the Host the All of Us Journey Exhibition in 2020

Wed, 2019-10-09 17:19

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites public libraries and community organizations to host the All of Us Journey during its visit in the MidContinental Region. The Journey is a hands-on experience to engage and build awareness about the All of Us Research Program.

The All of Us Research Program aims to sign up a million or more participants to share their health data in the interest of expanding biomedical research. The nationwide effort is designed to accelerate research and improve health by considering each individual’s lifestyle, surrounding environment and biology that can impact their health differently than others.

The Journey can make visits to events and venues within 2-3 hours of the area at each stop. The two Journey units are scheduled to stop in the following areas:

Education and Awareness Exhibit

  • Casper, WY

July 5th-11th

  • Cheyenne, WY

July 12th-18th

  • Denver, CO

July 19th– 25th

  • Aurora, CO

July 26th– August 1st

  • Wichita, KS

August 2nd– 8th

  • Park City, KS

August 9th-15th

Education, Awareness and Enrollment Center

  • Louis, MO

August 23rd – 31st

If you or an organization you know is interested in hosting the Journey or you know of any events where the Journey could participate, please contact George Strawley at george.strawley@utah.edu or (801) 581-5242.

 

 

 

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New PubMed Presentations

Tue, 2019-10-01 18:10

Please follow the links below for slides introducing the new PubMed to an audience of experienced users (such as health sciences librarians).

We’ve created two versions for your use:

A New PubMed – NNLM Slides to Adapt – this is a 25-30 minute presentation as is.

A New PubMed SHORT version – NNLM Slides to Adapt – this is a 5-10 minute presentation as is.

These slides were created with librarians and other regular users in mind. Another slide deck: An introduction to PubMed for new users is forthcoming.

We encourage you to adapt these slides to your outreach and training needs and style appropriate to your audience.  These slides are free of copyright restriction, but we appreciate attribution to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

These slides were created by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and adapted by the Office of Engagement and Training (OET) at the U.S. National Library of Medicine at the end of September, 2019. Please keep your materials up to date by testing all examples and assertions using PubMed Labs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/) and by monitoring the PubMed news via the NLM Technical Bulletin (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/).

If you have questions, comments, or requests regarding these slides, please write to Kate Majewski, Aimee Gogan or Mike Davidson at NLMTrainers@nih.gov

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Evolving the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Tue, 2019-10-01 18:03

As you know, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is supported by a cooperative agreement that operates on a five-year cycle. As NLM prepares for the start of the next funding cycle in May 2021, your input is needed on ways to ensure that the NNLM continues to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health by providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving individuals’ access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health.

A Request for Information (RFI) has been posted and is available by visiting https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-LM-19-005.html. The submission deadline is December 2. Please consider responding to the RFI and shaping the future of NNLM! Also, feel free to share this information with anyone who has benefited from NLM and NNLM resources that contributed to their research, teaching, education, and outreach efforts.

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Welcome Shannon Sheridan

Mon, 2019-09-30 19:00

Shannon Sheridan PhotoShannon recently joined the University of Wyoming as the new Data Management Librarian. She works within the Digital Collections department and provides leadership and management for the UW data repository. She also consults with UW faculty and students on research data management, works to cultivate relationships with other departments on campus working with data, and aims to educate the UW community on a variety of data management skills. Shannon’s most recent position was as a fellow in the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program. She spent one year working and doing research at the NLM in Bethesda, Maryland and then spent the second year of the fellowship as a liaison librarian for Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.

Shannon will be working 10 hours a week on MCR data projects.

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Position Opening: Wyoming Coordinator

Mon, 2019-09-30 17:14
JOB PURPOSE:  

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for the Wyoming Membership Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR).  The mission of the NNLM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  

The Wyoming Coordinator will provide leadership for the NNLM’s diversity and inclusion initiative in the Mid-Continental Region (https://nnlm.gov/mcr).  This position, based at the University of Wyoming Libraries, also delivers outreach and education programs throughout the state of Wyoming, and builds partnerships and collaborations with librarians, health care providers, public health professionals, K-12 educators, and community-based organizations.  Travel throughout Wyoming will include site visits, exhibits, and teaching. Travel to the MCR offices at the University of Utah and to national conference sites occurs throughout the year.

 The Wyoming coordinator is one of six site coordinators throughout the MCR. Each MCR coordinator works closely with other site coordinators and fulfills program duties under the direction of the NNLM MCR Associate Director.  This is a full time, grant funded position and reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.  Full Posting (link is external)
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NNLM Delivery is now available

Thu, 2019-09-26 09:51

NNLM Delivery is now available! This free document delivery, storage and retrieval service is open to all NNLM Member institutions. It does not replace DOCLINE but can be used to facilitate sending interlibrary loan articles (via a link) if emailing an attachment is not feasible due to file size.

If you are not familiar with NNLM Delivery, please watch the recording hosted by the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR).  The service was formerly called MARDelivery and was only available in MAR.

To get started:

If you have questions about Membership in the MidContinental Region, please contact us at rml4@rml4.utah.edu

If you have technical questions or experience any issues in using NNLM Delivery, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR).

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All of Us Research Program Seeks Public Input to Inform Tribal Collaborations

Wed, 2019-09-25 13:47

The All of Us Research Program is working with American Indian and Alaska Native tribal nations to ensure that all issues and concerns related to research among American Indians and Alaska Natives are understood.

The program has issued a Request for Information to collect additional input from the consultation and engagement with tribal nations. Individuals and organizations interested in commenting on the issue should submit their responses by Oct. 31.

All of Us aims to build a participant community that reflects the country’s rich diversity, including American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) and other groups that have been historically underrepresented in biomedical research. The program recognizes the importance of collaborations with tribal nations to facilitate the inclusion of AI/AN populations. Accordingly, in spring 2019, the first step in establishing a meaningful partnership with the AI/AN population, All of Us initiated a government-to-government consultation with tribal nations to better understand leaders’ views and concerns about the program.

Through this RFI, the program seeks further input on the issues raised during the consultation, which include, among others:

  • The importance of proper handling of AI/AN biospecimens in accordance with Tribal beliefs and traditions;
  • Challenges with handling data from self-identified AI/AN individuals
  • Educating the research community on avoidance of stigmatizing research

Responses to the RFI will be accepted through Oct. 31, 2019, and must be submitted via email to AoUTribal@nih.gov. For full details, please view the RFI.

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TOXNET Website to be Retired

Tue, 2019-09-24 19:34

On December 16, 2019, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) website will be retired. Most content will remain available through other NLM databases as well as from external websites.

The TOXNET transition page provides a list of its databases and how to access their content.

For more information, visit the NLM Technical Bulletin.

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September MCR Webinar Recording Available

Tue, 2019-09-24 18:27

Wellness Works! The Importance of a Healthy Workplace for Healthy and Happy Library Staff

Recording: https://youtu.be/TwfvDhAEUss

Here is your chance to catch an encore presentation of this session that was offered at the ALA Annual Conference back in June. Libraries typically focus on the wellness of their communities and are not always considering how library staff are coping with workplace change, work-life balance, stress, and overall health and wellness. However, library staff are the key component to the library’s success so their well-being should be of utmost concern. Join our presenters Quanetta Batts and Steven Potter as they discuss how implementing a variety of health and wellness practices in their libraries have had a positive impact on their library employees.

PRESENTERS:
Quanetta “Q” Batts, Program Director for Outreach & Engagement, the Ohio State University Libraries
Steven V. Potter, CEO and Library Director, Mid-Continent Public Library

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The All of Us Research Journey – Coming to MCR cities

Mon, 2019-09-16 19:04

The All of Us Research Journey will be coming to sites in the MCR over the next few weeks. If you’re near one of these sites, stop by and learn how we are helping to change health research, experience hands-on activities, and how you can #JoinAllOfUs. Learn more here: joinallofus.org/en/journey

Upcoming Sites:

September 16-20 – 2-8 PM

Salt Lake County Library – West Valley Branch

2880 W 3650 S

West Valley City, UT 84119

 

September 18-20, 12pm-6pm

National Alliance for Hispanic Health & Central Avenue Betterment Association

Sunfresh  Market

241 S 18th Street

Kansas City, KS  66102

 

September 21-22, 10am-3pm

Walmart

2300 Metropolitan Avenue

Kansas City, KS 66106

 

October 2, 12pm-6pm

KUMC – University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, KS 66160

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There’s still time to register for this week’s MidContinental Region Webinar

Mon, 2019-09-16 18:13

Wellness Works! The Importance of a Healthy Workplace for Healthy and Happy Library Staff: A MidContinental Region Webinar

Wednesday, September 18th
2 MT/ 3 CT

Register

Here is your chance to catch an encore presentation of this session that was offered at the ALA Annual Conference back in June. Libraries typically focus on the wellness of their communities and are not always considering how library staff are coping with workplace change, work-life balance, stress, and overall health and wellness. However, library staff are the key component to the library’s success so their well-being should be of utmost concern. Join our presenters Quanetta Batts and Steven Potter as they discuss how implementing a variety of health and wellness practices in their libraries have had a positive impact on their library employees.

PRESENTERS:
Quanetta “Q” Batts, Program Director for Outreach & Engagement, the Ohio State University Libraries
Steven V. Potter, CEO and Library Director, Mid-Continent Public Library

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Next NNLM DEI Webinar on October 16: Being a Better Ally to ALL with Jessica Pettitt

Fri, 2019-09-13 20:15

Reminder about the next webinar with Jessica Pettitt. To register, visit https://nnlm.gov/class/being-better-ally-all/13125.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians with Jessica Pettitt

An AAHSL/MLA/NNLM webinar collaboration

October 16 : Being a Better Ally to All

https://nnlm.gov/class/being-better-ally-all/13125

Every organization has a group of stakeholders, staff, and volunteers who must foster effective communication through conflict, change, and crisis. With increased comfort and confidence, you can be prepared to hold and encourage others to have the challenging conversations that lead to better collaboration and teamwork. Developing a culture based on listening, speaking up, and taking responsibility builds teams of cooperation for the short- and long-term.

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NNLM Resource Picks: Finding Clinically Relevant Genetic Information

Fri, 2019-09-13 19:46

Date: Wednesday, September 25
Time: 1:00pm MT/2:00 CT

Register

Did you know genetic testing is available for over 2,000 rare and common conditions, and that over 500 laboratories conduct genetic testing? Clinicians using genetic diagnostics rely on variant classifications to arrive at a diagnosis, decide on interventions, and evaluate care. But how do you locate this information?

Peter Cooper, NCBI Staff Scientist, will join us live to introduce three resources for finding clinically relevant genetic information. In this session, he will:

  1. Explain the validity of clinical variation information in the ClinVar database.
  2. Locate information about a genetic condition related to a specific list of symptoms using MedGen.
  3. Locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease using the Genetic Testing Registry.

MLA CE credit is available for those who register and complete the evaluation form!

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived. Click here for upcoming and past NNLM Resource Picks sessions.

Contact: Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@cuanschutz.edu.

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Register Today! Finding Clinically Relevant Genetic Information

Fri, 2019-09-13 15:21

NNLM Resource Picks: Finding Clinically Relevant Genetic Information

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Time: 3:00pm, Eastern Standard Time

Register

Did you know genetic testing is available for over 2,000 rare and common conditions, and that over 500 laboratories conduct genetic testing? Clinicians using genetic diagnostics rely on variant classifications to arrive at a diagnosis, decide on interventions, and evaluate care. But how do you locate this information?

Peter Cooper, NCBI Staff Scientist, will join us live to introduce three resources for finding clinically relevant genetic information. In this session, he will:

  1. Explain the validity of clinical variation information in the ClinVar database.
  2. Locate information about a genetic condition related to a specific list of symptoms using MedGen.
  3. Locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease using the Genetic Testing Registry.

MLA CE credit is available for those who register and complete the evaluation form!

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived. Click here for upcoming and past NNLM Resource Picks sessions.

Contact: Dana Abbey at dana.abbey@cuanschutz.edu.

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