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Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for SIDS

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses

Sponsored by  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this continuing education (CE) activity  for nurses explains the latest research on SIDS, other sleep-related causes  of infant death, and ways to reduce the risk of both of these types of deaths.  The CE activity also outlines how you can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers in just a few minutes.

Learn how to teach parents and caregivers to keep their babies safe and healthy so they can grow up to make a difference—just like you.

NLM Resources to Prevent Domestic Violence

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Domestic violence is a form of abuse that often involves a spouse or partner, but it can also be directed towards a child, older adult, or other family member. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine has domestic violence prevention resources available for the general public and special populations, such as older adults, children/teens, non-English speakers, and individuals who are HIV positive:

  • General Public: MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page on Domestic Violence, including links to prevention and safety planning information, how to find an expert, and information for children and teens.
  • Older Adults: Find a summary about elder abuse and links to prevention and reporting resources on MedlinePlus.
  • Multilingual Resources: Resources in document, video, and audio format, in multiple languages, are available on HealthReach under the topic of domestic violence.

MLA Rising Stars

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

The MLA Rising Star program has been developed to give members the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge, and personal characteristics needed to  become a leader in MLA.

Eligible applicants:

  • must be a MLA member throughout the duration of the program
  • must have attended at least one national MLA annual meeting
  • must have demonstrated interest and commitment to professional service through participation in activities or conferences related to medical librarianship

Applications are due no later than November 1. Also included in the application:

  • A brief (one page) personal statement describing the applicant’s background, previous professional service, goals for MLA involvement, how she/he would benefit from the program, and potentially contribute to the group’s learning;
  • A current curriculum vitae or resume;
  • A letter of support from the applicant’s library director indicating support for time to participate in all aspects of the program and attendance at the annual meetings (funding is available to attend one day of the MLA Board meeting in Seattle).

Visit MLAnet for more details and application instructions.

Free webinar series for #HealthLiteracy

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

In celebration of Health Literacy Month, Health Literacy Innovations is offering a free webinar series, presented by Aracely Rosales, Content Expert and Multilingual Director of Health Literacy Innovations.

Health Literacy: From Problems to Solutions
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 2-3PM ET

Designing with Health Literacy in Mind
Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2-3PM ET

Advancing Health Literacy: The New Health Literacy Precaution Tool Kit and Other Resources
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2-3PM ET

Details and Registration

Resources from NLM on Alzheimer’s Disease

Friday, September 30th, 2016

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

More than 5 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease, a brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.  September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and the National Library of Medicine provides online resources for all types of populations to learn about diagnosis, prevention, and treatments for the disorder:

  • Resources for the general public: MedlinePlus provides a Health Topics page on Alzheimer’s Disease that links to resources on symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and research about the disease.  Information on Alzheimer’s is also available in 17 languages through MedlinePlus.
  • Resources for older adults: The NIHSeniorHealth site from NLM and the National Institute on Aging provides a detailed but understandable description of Alzheimer’s disease, available on a page with simple navigation, re-sizable text, and options to change color contrast on the page for users with vision trouble.
  • Resources for Alzheimer’s Caregivers: Caregivers of someone with Alzheimer’s disease can access lists of useful resources on the Alzheimer’s Caregivers page on MedlinePlus or through the NLM 4 Caregivers list of links.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Friday, September 30th, 2016

We have a great line-up of classes for the Month of October! For the full list of upcoming training opportunities available to the Middle Atlantic Region, please visit our training schedule page, or check out our list of class offerings.

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond
Sponsored by SEA / 1 month asynchronous course / Starts October 10
Details and Registration

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
Sponsored by MAR / 90 minute webinar / October 12, 11am ET
The focus of this session will be on health insurance enrollment.
Details and Registration

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed
Sponsored by NLM / 60 Minute webinar / October 19, 2pm ET
Join us for the first in the Insider’s Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper.
Details and registration

Boost Box: NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course
Sponsored by MAR / 60 minute webinar / October 25, 1pm ET (note special day and time)
In this session, recent attendees will discuss the benefits of attending and key “takeaways.” Project Kathy Davies will discuss the application process and format of the course. This session comes at a perfect time for potential applicants, as applications for the 2017 courses open in October.
Details and registration

New Collaborative Webinar Series: NN/LM Resource Picks

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

NN/LM Resource Picks is a 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. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series.

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

Upcoming Presentations:

Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3pm ET

Presenter: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center

Twice a year, America’s PrepareAthon brings together organizations and individuals to

  • learn what hazards are most likely to affect their communities
  • take action to increase preparedness
  • participate in community resilience planning

The next America’s PrepareAthon takes place on September 30—the final day of National Preparedness Month. The theme this year is “Don’t Wait, Communicate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

The September 28 webinar will use themes from America’s PrepareAthon to demonstrate the role librarians play in disaster preparedness. Learn how to get your community ready for specific hazards, and find out what resources you have at your fingertips.


AIDSource and AIDSInfo Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 3pm ET

PubMed Update Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 3pm ET

History of Medicine Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 3pm ET

Drug Information Portal Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 3pm ET

PubMed Health Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 3pm ET


Webinar: Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Registration is now open for the FREE Medical Informatics Section fall webinar, Applying Data Management Strategies: A Showcase of Data Management Projects. Three librarians will discuss their experiences with a variety of data management projects, share their lessons learned, and answer your questions. The webinar will feature the following presentations:

  • Kevin Read, NYU Health Sciences Library: Developing and Implementing a Data Catalog
  • Margaret Henderson, VCU Libraries: Data Management Considerations for Clinical Trials
  • Marci Brandenburg, University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library: Data Visualization

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST

Registration is free and open to all, and attendees will receive 1.5 MLA CE credits.

Details and Registration

Webinar: Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Achieving Health Equity- One Policy at a Time

When: September 22, 3-4PM ET

Attend a webinar hosted by the Federal Interagency Health Equity Team. Presenters will: describe components of a “health equity lens” used to analyze proposed state legislation, articulate opportunities and challenges to applying a “health equity lens”, and share examples of training and resource materials.


  • Gail Brandt, Health Equity Coordinator for the Office of Healthy Communities, Washington State Department of Health
  • Paj Nandi, Director of Community Relations and Equity, Washington State Department of Health
  • Sheryl Pickering, WIC Tribal Liaison and Office Legislative Coordinator for the Office of Nutrition Services, Washington State Department of Health

Full abstract and speaker biographies

Details and Registration

Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

From the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition:

Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar
Thursday, September 22nd from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM ET

Learn evidence-eased ways to improve consumers’ understanding of health insurance.

What is Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance?
A consumer education program that explains health insurance cost to consumers and communities. It’s based on an evidenced-based program, Smart Choice Health Insurance™ that was developed by the facilitators of this webinar at the University of Maryland and the University of Delaware.

Why is the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition offering the webinar?
It provides a consistent and actionable way for Coalition members to talk about health insurance with the consumers in the communities they serve. Smart Choice Basic provides access to practical tools to aid consumers in selecting a plan or better understanding one they have already chosen. In addition, we feel that the rollout of the program creates a targeted project and a clear objective to assist in growing regional meetups. Our hope is that your participation in this program may help pave the way to future collaboration across the State.

Who should take part in the webinar?
This training is ideal for anyone offering community education on health or financial wellness, as well as those who assist consumers in buying or using health insurance. We recommend it to librarians, social workers, enrollment assisters, financial counselors, and anyone passionate about improving knowledge of the benefits of health insurance in their community.

What benefits does this training offer me?
As a Certified Smart Choice Basics Educator, you’ll have exclusive access to an outstanding library of resources. This includes an in-depth consumer workbook, presentation materials, and a facilitation guide with activities designed to keep your in-person workshops lively and fun. You’ll also gain the confidence of knowing that you’re using evidence-based resources to help consumers.

Details and Registration