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Announcing Exciting Plans at the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative

Exciting plans are underway, to enhance the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative and make your experience as a librarian easier, more streamlined, and better focused on your needs.

We have been meeting, working, and negotiating with vendors this summer, many of whom would like to talk directly with you. Thanks to greater participation among the HSLANJ GLI, and our collective group purchasing power, we are commanding the attention of vendors like never before!

Over the next several weeks, you will likely be receiving numerous emails inviting you to participate in surveys by vendors such as Ovid, BMJ, McGraw Hill, Springer, SAGE and others.

We understand how busy you are as a librarian, but we also encourage you to take time for each of these surveys. They are vital. Your answers will help shape future vendor offers through the HSLANJ GLI. Please answer all of the surveys that are sent your way if possible, regardless of how many times you have or haven’t participated in the GLI. All opinions are needed!

A little food-for-thought…

Questions to consider as a preview to the surveys:

  • How can participation in the GLI be enhanced for your benefit?
  • Do you have content needs that are not being met through the GLI?

Thank you—we greatly appreciate your time and insights! And we look forward to sharing more exciting plans about the GLI very soon!

Sincerely,

Robb Mackes

Executive Director, HSLANJ

Project Manager, GLI

570-856-5952

rtmackes@gmail.com

The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), MAR and SE/A, as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources. 

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.  

 

Grants and Proposal Writing: Applying for NN/LM MAR funding

Join MAR for a special Grants and Proposal Writing class! The session will begin with an overview of applying for NN/LM MAR funding, including the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. The webinar will end with time for you to ask questions directly to Executive Director and MAR staff.

By attending the 1.5 hour webinar and completing a post-test, participants will receive 2 MLA CE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00-11:30 am ET

Details and registration: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=511

Lunch with the RML: Let’s get ready for funding!

In preparation for MAR funding opportunities planned to be announced in the next few days, MAR’s  Lunch with the RML monthly webinar series will kick off on July 28 by highlighting 4 very different types of outreach from last year’s funding.  We hope these creative, successful projects will spur ideas for you to apply for a project this year!

Yini Zhu, Rutgers University, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences will showcase this powerful project done with a $3,000 Health Information Awareness Award!  Spreading Health Awareness with Resources and Education (SHARE) program was a successful outreach effort that increased awareness of NLM’s consumer health information resources while promoting the libraries’ resources and services to the Rutgers University and University Hospital community.

Laraine Tursi,  Coney Island Hospital, Harold Fink Memorial Library will highlight her Smartboard Interactive Display project which emphasizes an innovative approach for a hospital librarian to partner with her Medical Education Committee and Research Department to promote evidence based resources throughout the institution.

Sherry Morgan and Barbara Cavanaugh, University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library will present the Philadelphia Free Library and University of Pennsylvania Consumer Health Education Partnership which emphasizes a unique approach, for health sciences librarians to partner with their school of nursing and local public libraries to introduce NLM resources and offer health programs to consumers.

Christina Pope, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, will represent the Pet First Aid (aka Healthy Pet Project), which represents creative ways to incorporate NLM resources into education and outreach events by partnering with public libraries and veterinarians to develop a project that has  raised awareness throughout the state of NY and has gone on to receive outside funding support.

Thursday, July 28, 12-1PM ET

Register now: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=4031

Medicine: Mind the Gap, NIH Seminar Series

Medicine: Mind the Gap Seminar

The Opportunities and Challenges of Using Systematic Reviews To Summarize Knowledge About “What Works” in Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

Presented by:
Kay Dickersin, Ph.D.
Professor, Epidemiology
Director, The Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

When:
Monday, July 25, 2016
11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Eastern time
Presented via NIH Videocast, videocast.nih.gov/

Registration, although not required, is encouraged for planning purposes.

Whether discussing priorities for comparative effectiveness research (CER) from a funder’s or researcher’s perspective, understanding knowledge gaps, or setting guidelines for care, systematic reviews of existing research hold the promise of scientifically summarizing “what works” at any point in time. Dr. Dickersin will review models of how systematic reviews are being used globally to plan, implement, and derive recommendations from CER. Dr. Dickersin will then review some of the existing challenges to using systematic reviews and methods being used to address these challenges.

Dr. Dickersin is a Professor of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Dickersin also serves as the Director for the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis. She has conducted studies in a number of important subject areas, including women’s health, eyes and vision, and surgery. Dr. Dickersin’s research has involved comparing internal company documents to the published record, where she and her colleagues have found differing results. Dr. Dickersin is currently engaged in examining practical issues related to demands for “open access to trial data,” when the available data may be discordant.

Medicine: Mind the Gap is a seminar series that explores research design, measurement, intervention, data analysis, and other methods of interest to prevention science.

Dr. Dickersin will accept questions about her presentation via email at prevention@mail.nih.gov and on Twitter with #NIHMtG.

For more information, contact the Office of Disease Prevention at prevention@mail.nih.gov.

If you require reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, contact Jonathan Hicks at jonathan.hicks@nih.gov or (301) 827-5564. Closed captioning will be provided.

New Opportunities from the National Training Office

Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact

Dates: August 25th and September 22nd @ Noon PT/1MT/2CT/3ET.

Spend 60 minutes with Jessi Van Der Volgen and Rebecca Brown, Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. After attending this session you will be eligible for one hour of MLA CE credit.

Here are the questions we’re hoping to answer for you today:

Why should we craft how we begin and end a class?
What’s the difference between an ice-breaker and an opener?
What are some ideas for openers I can put into place?
What are some content-related activities I can incorporate into the last class or last minutes of class?
How can I support critical thinking till the very end?
How can I get feedback about course content without using a traditional evaluation tool?

Click here to register.

 

Discovering TOXNET®

Join the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) for a free, online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

The class is taught online, over a 4 week period, in thirteen independent modules. Take only the modules that interest you.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

The independent modules will cover twelve databases: TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and a short introductory module. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental science professionals interested in unlocking the information available in TOXNET.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, and discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

Click here for more details and registration.

New Reserarch and Patient Education Videos from NLM

Check out the latest videos from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) for nurses and nursing students:

  • NLM Resources for Nurses: Research – In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes.
  • NLM Resources for Nurses: Patient Education – In only 2 ½ minutes learn about 11 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to help patients and their families learn more about diseases, disorders, conditions, and treatments.

And once you’ve watched the videos, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared!

Want more videos on quality health resources? Subscribe to the NLM YouTube Channel.

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

You might think arthritis is something only grandparents can get, but it is a condition that affects people of all ages. Did you know there are seven types of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?

  • Systemic
  • Oligoarticular
  • Polyarticular, rheumatoid factor negative
  • Polyarticular, rheumatoid factor positive
  • psoriatic
  • enthesitis-related
  • Undifferentiated

For activities and resources to help teach kids and teens all about JIA:

  • KidsHealth from Nemours offers more in-depth information about the different types of JIA.
  • Visit the kids/teens page of the Arthritis Foundation website for coloring pages, tips from kids and teens, and stories about kids with juvenile arthritis.
  • From the office of Women’s Health: “The Best Bones Forever! Campaign offers girls fun activities, quizzes, and recipes to encourage girls to get active and eat more foods with calcium and vitamin D.”

For more extensive information:

http://www.rheumatology.org/I-Am-A/Patient-Caregiver/Diseases-Conditions/Juvenile-Arthritis

http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/types/juvenile-arthritis/

http://www.medicaldaily.com/juvenile-arthritis-awareness-month-not-aches-and-pains-old-age-247399

Visit the New Tox Town Page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)

PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) is a man-made chemical that is toxic and persistent in the environment. It is used to make products resistant to heat and to repel oil, grease, stains, and water. Wondering how you might be exposed to PFOA or how it might affect your health? For answers to these questions and more, visit the Tox Town page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). The page is also available in Spanish.

Continuing Education Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

The New York-New Jersey Chapter of the Medical Library Association is pleased to sponsor this important workshop!

 

Mental Health First Aid: http://www.nynjmla.org/blog/continuing-education/

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Time: 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: NYIT Manhattan Campus Auditorium 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor, New York, NY 10023-7692

Cost: NY-NJ MLA Members or Students: $10   Non-Members: $15 (includes breakfast and a snack break)

 

Mental Health First Aid is an education program designed to improve participants’ knowledge and modify their attitudes and perceptions about mental health and related issues, including how to respond to individuals who are experiencing one or more acute mental health crises (i.e., suicidal thoughts and/or behavior, acute stress reaction, panic attacks, and/or acute psychotic behavior) or are in the early stages of one or more chronic mental health problems (i.e., depressive, anxiety, and/or psychotic disorders, which may occur with substance abuse). Librarians, or anyone working in a public service capacity would benefit from this workshop.

 

Participants will learn:

  • Risk factors, warning signs, and symptoms for a range of mental health problems, including co-morbidity with substance use disorders
  • The impact and prevalence of mental health problems
  • Common support and treatment resources

 

Participants will also learn a five-step action plan, known as ALGEE, for use when providing Mental Health First Aid to an individual in crisis:

A–Assess for risk of suicide or harm

L–Listen non-judgmentally

G–Give reassurance and information

E–Encourage appropriate professional help

E–Encourage self-help and other support strategies

 

Mental Health First Aid is listed in the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administrations’ (SAMHSA) National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices: http://legacy.nreppadmin.net/ViewIntervention.aspx?id=321). To learn more, visit http://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/cs/take-a-course/what-you-learn/.

 

MLA CE credits will not be awarded for this course, however participants will receive a certificate of completion from the City of New York’s Thrive NYC initiative (https://thrivenyc.cityofnewyork.us/).

Please Note:  All participants must complete the entire workshop in order to receive their certificate of completion.

 

Presenters:

Martha Boomer is the Director of the New York City Administration for Children’s Services Family Home Care Program.   She holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology and Psychology from Syracuse University and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from Brooklyn College/CUNY.   Ms. Boomer has been active in children’s health issues for over thirty years having worked for New York City’s Administration of Children’s Services and its counterpart the Human Resources Administration.  She is certified as both an Adult and a Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

Angela Taylor is currently employed with New York City- Administration for Children ‘s Services.  A graduate of St. Joseph’s College, Ms. Taylor is certified as both an Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer.

 

Space is limited! Register at http://www.nynjmla.org/blog/continuing-education/.

If you have any questions, please contact NY-NJ MLA CE Committee Members: Mahnaz Tehrani at mtehrani@nyit.edu, Trina Keith at latrina.keith@einstein.yu.edu or Nancy Glassman at nancy.glassman@einstein.yu.edu.

New class! Make Your Point: Basic Principles of Data Visualization Design

NN/LM MAR, the National Evaluation Office and the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) are pleased to offer this new one hour webinar.

Make Your Point: Basic Principles of Data Visualization Design

Data visualizations are everywhere these days: social media, infographics, data dashboards, and trendy organizational reports.  A good data visualization communicates dense amounts of information quickly and effectively.  A bad one is a hodgepodge that creates confusion. To create effective data visualizations, you need to know the basic principles of chart design. These principles apply whether you are using sophisticated data visualization technology or tried-and-true Excel. In this webinar, we will describe a process for developing a chart that helps you make your point without making a mess. (This webinar provides 1 credit of MLA continuing education.)

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM Eastern

Date: July 19

Location: Online webinar. Call-in instruction will be provided to registered participants a week prior to the training session.

Registration required:

https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/workshops/register.html?schedule_id=4015

Presenters:

Cindy Olney is the Assistant Director of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Evaluation Office (NEO, formally known at the NN/LM OERC).  She has been a program evaluator for more than 25 years.

Karen Vargas is the Evaluation Specialist of the NEO.  Prior to joining the office in February 2015, she was the Outreach and Evaluation Coordinator for NN/LM South Central Regional Medical Library, located in the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.