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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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MCR Class: Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Fri, 2019-09-06 17:44

5 class offerings!

This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will leave equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites and discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.

Oct 1, 2019 to Nov 1, 2019

Nov 4, 2019 to Dec 2, 2019

Jan 6, 2020 to Feb 3, 2020

Feb 3, 2020 to Mar 2, 2020

Mar 2, 2020 to Apr 3, 2020

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization  continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. 4 CE credits.

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

Fri, 2019-09-06 13:43

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 important to them as well as discover NIH National Library of Medicine consumer health resources.

Each book title is chosen based off the health topic that aligns with National Health Observances like Mental Health Month, National Family Health History 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 six to 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.

 

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

Tue, 2019-09-03 18:50

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

Sep 18, 2019
2:00PM – 3:00PM MT
Register

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Regarding Upcoming PubMed Webinars

Tue, 2019-09-03 17:54

There has been overwhelming interest in the new PubMed, and regrettably all of the upcoming “A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals” webinars are filled to capacity. However, NLM wants to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to learn about the new PubMed, and to get their questions answered.

If you were not able to register for any of the sessions of “A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals,” we recommend you start by watching “NCBI Minute: An Updated PubMed is on its Way!”  This short video was recorded earlier this month, and contains most of the information that will be presented in the upcoming webinars.

The recordings for each of the sessions of “A New PubMed: Highlights for Information Professionals” will be posted shortly after they occur on the class webpage. Additionally, a compiled Q&A, addressing the most frequently asked questions from the five webinars, will also be posted.

If you have any questions about the new PubMed, either now or after watching one of the recordings, you can always contact the PubMed team via NLM Customer Service.

The PubMed team is eager to answer questions and address concerns about the new PubMed; feel free to contact them any time.

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Don’t miss out on this great opportunity at the University of Missouri iSchool!

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:20

You may have heard the exciting news that the University of Missouri’s iSchool and MU Libraries recently received an IMLS grant, “Catalysts for Community Health” (C4CH). The University of Missouri has the opportunity to offer 12 students the chance to participate in a three-year, fully-funded online interdisciplinary Master’s program targeted to develop a cohort of health librarians to serve in rural and urban underserved communities across the MidContinental Region which includes Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming.

This program has opportunities for participation as potential students as well as advisory board members and community partners. Additional details regarding these specific opportunities are included below.

Are you a potential student interested in applying?

The University of Missouri is currently seeking applications from potential students who are passionate about their local communities and want to help improve access to health information at the local level. The program is especially interested in applicants located in rural and urban underserved communities. During the three-year period, the 12 students will take online classes in consumer health and librarianship, work with a local librarian and a mentor, attend professional development webinars to improve their skills and eventually be placed within their community’s public library or a community health setting, such as a health clinic or senior center. This Master’s program is completely online and is intended to allow the students to live and work in their local communities.

If you are interested in applying for the fully-funded MLS opportunity, we want to hear from you! Check out https://c4ch.missouri.edu/index.php/apply/ to apply!

Are you interested in serving on the project advisory board or as a community partner?

A vital contribution to the success of the “Catalysts for Community Health” project will be driven by the help and guidance offered by the project’s advisory board and community partners from across the MidContinental Region. The University of Missouri is currently recruiting advisory board members and community partners. We are seeking leaders from across the region that will play a crucial role in helping to shape this groundbreaking program, serve as mentors to the student cohort, and assist with evaluating the program. Partners are compensated $1200/year.

Please do consider applying to join the University of Missouri as a community partner on this exciting new project! The application is located at https://c4ch.missouri.edu/index.php/apply/.

If you have any questions, please contact Jenny Bossaller at bossallerj@missouri.edu.

Funding for this grant is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (TIN No 436003859).

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