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5 Free (online) PubMed CE Webinars from the NNLM Training Office

Tue, 2018-05-15 18:12

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering a series of 5, free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians (PML). Take one or more (or all) of the classes. Follow the links to register.

Details are below. All times are Eastern (please adjust for your local time zone).

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5CE)
June 6, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE
Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings
Citation sensors

PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE)
June 13, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn about the National Library of Medicine’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) database
4 different types of MeSH terms
We’ll investigate the structure of the MeSH database (spoiler alert…it’s a hierarchy) and look at the components of a MeSH record.

PubMed for Librarians: Automatic Term Mapping (1.5CE)
June 20, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Learn how PubMed uses Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) to map your keyword searches to the controlled vocabulary of the MeSH database.
Learn how ATM helps you search effectively with keywords.
We will also look at the MeSH explosion feature
We will explore how to search for phrases in PubMed (spoiler alert…there’s a phrase index)

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining a Search (1.5CE)
June 27, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
This class will focus on using some of the tools and features built into PubMed that are designed to help you search more effectively.
We will look at Coordination techniques used by the Indexers
We’ll explore the Index feature to build a search
We will explore the Filters Sidebar and Topic-Specific Queries as tools for building a focused search.

PubMed for Librarians: Using PubMed’s Evidence-Based Search Features (1.5CE)
July 11, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET
Looking for a specific type of study? This class will explore the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) used for indexing clinical studies
We’ll explore 3 PubMed features that facilitate searching for literature that supports evidence-based medicine
Explore the Clinical Queries tool that includes a Systematic Review search hedge (PubMed calls it a filter)

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New tool for community-level health

Tue, 2018-05-15 14:29

The City Health Dashboard—an online resource with community-level health, social, and economic data for the nation’s 500 largest cities—was launched today by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the National Resource Network, the International City/County Management Association, and the National League of Cities.

The dashboard reports on 36 key measures of health, such as obesity and opioid overdose deaths, as well as the conditions that influence health such as housing affordability, third grade reading proficiency, and income inequality.

Read the complete launch announcement.


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Free mini-Conference on Blockchain Technology in Libraries

Thu, 2018-05-10 15:32

You might be interested in participating in the Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession,” which will be held online on Thursday, June 7th, from 1-4pm MT/ 2-5pm CT.

This is a free event, being held online: REGISTER HERE

This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions.

Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more than housing electronic credentials. The technology enables a broader impact within the community and around the globe. Some suggestions being explored for blockchain applications in libraries include building an enhanced metadata center, protecting Digital First Sale rights, supporting community-based collections, and facilitating partnerships across organizations. This mini-conference will provide participants with an overview of blockchain technology and information about current applications within the information professions. Join the discussion on ways that blockchain technology can be used in libraries.

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NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information

Tue, 2018-05-08 19:06

May 30, 2018

1:00PM-2:00PM MDT,  3:00PM – 4:00PM ET

Please register:

This webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information Resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NLM’s MedlinePlus will be highlighted. NIA offers a variety of health information for seniors including exercise and physical activity campaigns such as Go4Life and Fit4Function, and resources such as the Talking with Your Doctor Toolkit. MedlinePlus has various resources of seniors.

By the way, May is Older Americans Month, so this webinar is fitting!

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. /da

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Save the date! Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium August 13-14, 2018

Wed, 2018-05-02 13:23

The Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium is a low-cost professional development opportunity for librarians and research data specialists. August 13-14 at the University of Colorado Boulder for the inaugural Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium!

Registration will be under $30 and open in June. The symposium will consist of morning workshops and afternoon unconference sessions. They are currently seeking workshop proposals for the symposium. Proposals are due Tuesday, May 22.

Workshops may run 55, 90 or 120 minutes. They are seeking hands-on training sessions that focus on active attendee participation. Proposals should focus on how to fulfill the job duties of research data specialists. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • teaching research data management
  • data sharing and re-use
  • data curation and preservation
  • data literacy
  • research reproducibility
  • communication and outreach

Proposals of up to 250 words should be submitted to: Please view the full call for proposals prior to submitting.

Stay tuned for more announcements, follow @MountainWestDLS on Twitter, or check out the Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium Website. Please send any questions to /da

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