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

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

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

Monday, July 11th, 2016

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.

Continuing Education Opportunity: Mental Health First Aid

Monday, July 11th, 2016

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

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

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.

 

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

NLM Express: Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries! – Co-sponsored by MAR and NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region / webinar / July 7, 4pm-5pm ET Details and registration

Nursing on the Net:  Health Resources You Can Use – Sponsored by NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region / Online Moodle Course/ Starts July 11 / Details and registration

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 13, 11am – 12:30pm ET Details and registration

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 14, 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET Details and registration

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 19, 2016 1pm – 2pm ET Details and registration

See our full training schedule for additional educational offerings.

Classes, Training Opportunities, and New Recordings Available Now!

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Classes and Training Opportunities

PubMed for Librarians Series – Sponsored by the NN/LM Training Office / 5 webinars (choose any or all) / Starts June 27, 2016 Details and registration

NLM Express: Saving Time with PubMed Subject-Specific Queries! – Co-sponsored by MAR and NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region / webinar / July 7, 2016 4pm-5pm ET Details and registration

Nursing on the Net:  Health Resources You Can Use – Sponsored by NN/LM Southeastern Atlantic Region / Online Moodle Course / Details and registration

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 13, 2016 11am – 12:30pm ET Details and registration

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits and Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 14, 2016 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET Details and registration

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / July 19, 2016 1pm – 2pm ET Details and registration

See our full training schedule for educational offerings.

 

New Recordings Available

Putting the Pieces Together: A Librarian & Disaster ResponseRecording and slides are now available – Sponsored by NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center.

Finding Systematic Reviews at PubMed Health and PubMed – Recording available – Sponsored by the National Training Office.

Upcoming Training Opportunities

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Below are some great NLM and NN/LM training opportunities for you to take advantage of this week and next.  These are open to everyone, so feel free to share widely!

  • Happening Friday!  Finding Systematic Reviews at PubMed Health and PubMed – Sponsored by NN/LM Training Office / webinar / June 10, 2016 noon – 12:30pm ET Details and registration
  • New resource for primary care!   Clinical eCompanion – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / June 14, 2016 noon – 1pm ET Details and registration
  • Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services Presenter: Liz Morris – Sponsored by NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region/ webinar / June 15, 2016 4-5pm ET – No registration required, at time of event, go to: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous

Information for MLA IRP (Independent Reading Program)

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Earn MLA CE by reading professional journal articles. To participate, just read an article and complete your article analysis application. See preselected articles (articles are marked with the IRP icon in the JMLA). Receive 1 MLA CE contact hour for every article completed.

You can also read self-selected professional journal articles. Articles must fall within one or more of the professional competencies, MLA defined core competencies for professional success.

A maximum of 3 contact hours per year can be applied towards your AHIP application or renewal, for a total of no more than 15 contact hours per five-year credentialing period. For more information on AHIP, go to Academy of Health Information Professionals.