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Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

Save the Date!  The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians will be held April 24-28, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Applications for the Institute will be accepted beginning on Dec 12, 2016.

https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/datavizinstitute

The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics. Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be encouraged.

A final schedule will be available in early December,  including topics such as:

  • Data Exploration and Statistical Analysis
  • Bibliometric Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Version Control with Git and GitHub
  • Data Description, Sharing, and Reuse
  • Data Cleaning and Preparation
  • Web scraping
  • Analyzing Textual Data
  • Mapping and Geospatial Visualization
  • Publisher and Funder Data Use Agreements

Visit their website to stay up-to-date on program details and to apply (beginning December 12, 2016).

The Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians is offered through a collaboration between the NCSU Libraries and the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

2016 Health Literacy Hero: Rosemarie Taylor

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

 

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce Rosemarie Taylor, Manager of Library Services from Wilkes–Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA as the winner of our Health Literacy Heroes Award promoting health literacy in her organization. Please congratulate Rosemarie, and as you read about her involvement in her organization you will understand why she is our Health Literacy Hero for 2016.

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital recently began a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) focusing on Health Literacy (HL) as a patient risk. Rosemarie was invited to be part of the planning committee for the FMEA and she plays a key role in the committee, not only providing resources, but is an active participant in the process. Since HL is such a large topic, the committee decided to focus on medication instruction during the discharge process since this could affect patient compliance, additional ER visits, and readmissions. It could also impact the hospital’s HCHAPS communication scores. The Library is supporting these efforts by introducing the HL topic to staff and physicians through its newsletter. Additional in-depth HL and Teach-Back education for staff and physicians will be implemented in the near future.  An in depth article about Rosemarie’s project with be featured in the next edition of the MAReport.

November Grey Lit Conference

Monday, October 24th, 2016

The Grey Lit Team is proud to offer a professional development award to attend the 18th International Conference on Grey Literature at the New York Academy of Medicine November 28 -29, 2016.  The conference brings together librarians from across the globe and focuses on research and innovation in the field of grey literature.  If you are thinking about attending this event but have limited professional development options, then this is an opportunity for you.

 

The award will be available to anyone in the United States and will cover the cost of the conference registration fee. Registration fees will be reimbursed to you after the conference. There are a total of six awards:

  • One full conference registration
  • Two one-day passes
  • Three student full conference registrations.

If you are interested in attending this conference please fill out this form by November 1, 2016.

 

Awardees will be contacted by November 7th, 2016.  We look forward to your responses.

 

Supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System

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.

Accepting Applications for Health Literacy Heroes

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

MAR is celebrating National Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month by awarding a Health Literacy Hero with a professional development award! Are you a Health Literacy Hero or do you know a Health Literacy Hero? Health Literacy Heroes identify and solve health literacy problems in their communities and organizations. If you’re a hospital or academic medical librarian, send us your stories highlighting programs, partnerships or accomplishments that demonstrate how you’re a Health Literacy Hero! For more information about Health Literacy Month and ideas visit http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/health-literacy-heroes/ created by Helen Osborne.

For instance, did you:

  • Develop or participate in a unique service or program for a particular patient organization?
  • Promote health literacy within your organization or community?
  • Work to create easy-to-read or easy-to-use materials?
  • Collaborate with a partner to boost health literacy in your community?
  • Create a course or program that teaches health literacy elements?
  • And so on!

Tell us about it! Submit your project by Friday, October 21 using the attached slides. Add photos and graphics to your project description to make your projects stand out! We will post your stories on the MARquee News Blog throughout October, and members will vote for their favorite entry. Voting instructions will be posted after the submission deadline.

The winner will be eligible to receive a professional development award of $1,500 that may be used for any conference or class that will further his/her professional development or nurture their interest in the field. Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution and not an individual.

Submission guidelines:

  • Deadline for submissions: COB Friday, October 21
  • Send to: nnlmmar@pitt.edu now through October 21
  • Stories should reflect anything done within the last year including this month (Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016)
  • Use any of the template slides (below) to describe your project and fill out the details (format is up to you). Limit 3 slides.
  • Award is available for hospital and academic medical/health sciences librarians
  • Multiple entries may be received from the same library or library system, but they will be voted on as separate entries. It will be up to the winning library to determine who will receive the award.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions but we will not change content.

Use of Funding:

  • Professional development opportunities must be completed before April 30, 2017.
  • Funding can be used to cover costs of professional development courses/conferences such as registration or speaker fees and travel expenses (airfare, hotel, per diem, etc.).

Health Literacy Heroes template slides

Health Literacy Heroes examples

Summer ’16 issue of the MAReport is now available!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Closing out the summer, NN/LM MAR is proud to share the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, the MAReport! In this edition:

Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale shares her thoughts about the exciting features of the PubMed commenting system in her Academic Outreach article, Focus on PubMed Commons.

Health Professions Coordinator Kate Flewelling discusses resources and initiatives for quality dental care in her Out and About article, Oral Health.

Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins discusses K-12 resource trainings and guides from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in her Consumer Connections article, Back to School with NLM Resources.

Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda highlights some extensive National Institute on Aging (NIA) resources for Go4Life Month in her Sharing & Caring article, Celebrate Go4Life.

Anja Bouchard shares her experiences as a Librarian with the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System in our featured  Member Spotlight.

Executive Director Renae Barger gives a brief overview of new NN/LM MAR funding opportunities in her MAR Highlights article, New Round of Funding is now available!

MAR Director Barbara Epstein shares her thoughts on the impact of special advisory groups in her Director’s Musings article, Looking Forward with New MAR Advisory Group Members.

To read the entire Summer 2016 newsletter or find articles from a previous edition, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/

New Funding Opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Clinical and Public Health Outreach:  Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use health information in practice and/or in patient education.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnership:  Strengthen the involvement of public and health sciences libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency and building community resilience.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Literacy Project:  Promote a culture of health literacy within the organization.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Sciences Library Project:  Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Outreach to Consumers:  Improve health information literacy and increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

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

Registration now open for symposium on the changing landscape of health sciences libraries

Friday, February 12th, 2016

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce that we have been collaborating with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) to co-sponsor the following symposium addressing the changing landscape of health sciences libraries.

Registration is now open!  “Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” – Are you wondering what academic health sciences libraries will look like in the future? Have you been puzzling about how to fit new programs or neighbors into your existing library space?  Are you contemplating a renovation project?  Are you looking for ideas about how to spruce up some tired library areas?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, join us in Philadelphia on April 18, 2016!

There is no registration fee but space is limited and will be open first to members of NN/LM MAR, AAHSL and NN/LM SE/A.

Additionally, NN/LM MAR members may apply for a travel stipend to offset expenses to commute to Philadelphia.

View the full schedule, register, submit a lightning talk and get all the details here!