The National Library of Medicine has released a recording of the 45-minute PubMed Update presentation given at the 2019 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting, featuring Marie Collins and Kathi Canese of the National Center for Biotechnology Information providing information on the upcoming new PubMed, now available for testing at PubMed Labs. Presentation slides and session transcript are also available.
The National Library of Medicine and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries have announced the opening of applications for the 2019/2020 fellowship cohort. The application information has full program details, and details about past years’ cohorts and program reports are available on the AAHSL Leadership program webpage. Submit applications by June 22th to be considered. Instructions for applying can be found starting on page 7 of the application information. Potential fellows should complete the Fellows Online Information Form and upload the supporting document with the form OR submit them electronically to AAHSL by June 22. Please note: If you are a “New User” to the AAHSL Website and email lists, you will need to “Register” to access the form.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program prepares emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. Fellows have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors, NLM and AAHSL, will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.
The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is designed for librarians with prior management experience. In most cases, a minimum of five years is the baseline for candidates to be given consideration. Applicants should have strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, regardless of type of library background or current setting. In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
Check out the May issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. In this issue:
- Mouth Microbes: The Helpful and the Harmful
Your mouth is home to about 700 species of germs, like bacteria, fungus, and more.
- Mingling Senses: Synesthesia Explained
What shape does a sound make? That might sound like nonsense, but someone with this uncommon condition may know.
- Health Capsule: Making Up Sleep May Not Sleep
Catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse damage to the body caused by sleep deprivation, according to a new study. In fact, so-called recovery sleep may make some things worse.
- Health Capsule: Getting a Genetic Test
Your doctor may suggest a genetic test to detect your risk of certain health problems, such as cancer. If you have symptoms of a disease, a genetic test may help with diagnosis.
- Featured Website: Science Education – Technology
Learn about cutting-edge health care technologies and how NIH-supported researchers are improving them. Topics include tissue engineering, biomaterials, sensors, and more.
NIH News in Health is available online in both HTML and PDF formats. Additionally, you can get trusted, up-to-date health information from NIH News in Health added directly to your site via NIH content syndication. Print copies are available free of charge for offices, clinics, community centers, and libraries within the U.S. Visit the NIH News in Health Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like to see covered, or share what you find helpful about the newsletter!
The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on health data standards. This training session, of particular interest to hospital librarians and other health sciences information specialists, is intended to provide an overview of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant NLM products and services. Register for this on-demand class and complete it at your own pace to obtain one hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit.
New Tutorial Approved for MLA CE Credit: Getting the Right Information to Patients Using MedlinePlus Connect
The National Library of Medicine has announced the release of a new tutorial on MedlinePlus Connect. MedlinePlus is a website produced by NLM to provide high-quality health information written for the general public. MedlinePlus Connect is a tool that enables the integration of MedlinePlus resources into external systems like electronic health record systems, patient portals, and other applications.
This training session, of particular interest to hospital librarians and other health sciences information specialists, is intended to provide an introduction to what MedlinePlus Connect does and how, and to point to resources for implementing MedlinePlus Connect at your institution. Register for this on-demand class and complete it at your own pace to obtain one hour of Medical Library Association continuing education credit. Additionally, the course is eligible toward Competency 7, Technology and Health, for the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).
Celebrate as the NLM Technical Bulletin turns 50 this month! Take a moment to reflect on its past and share your vision for its future by: