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World Hepatitis Day

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

In observance of World Hepatitis day, below are some great resources on Hepatitis. What is Hepatitis? How is it diagnosed and treated? What can you do to help spread awareness about preventative measures?

World Hepatitis Day: http://worldhepatitisday.org/

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/

Office of Women’s Health: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/viral-hepatitis.html

National Institutes of Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2008/April/docs/01features_02.htm

 

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

Announcing Exciting Plans at the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative

Monday, July 25th, 2016

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.  

 

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.

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

Monday, July 11th, 2016

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

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.

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.

Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Monday, June 27th, 2016

It’s Mosquito Control Awareness week! Below are some great resources for learning how to protect yourself from mosquito bites and the diseases they may carry, as well as controlling mosquitoes inside and outside of your home.

Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/mosquitocontrol

Center for Disease Control: http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2016/06/mosquito-control-awareness-week/

MedlinePlus: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_159168.html

National Institutes of Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/issue/apr2016/feature2

National HIV Testing Day

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Monday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. The National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provide some fantastic resources to learn more about screening and diagnosis for HIV/AIDS. Know your status!

MedlinePlus: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003538.htm

AIDSinfo: https://aidsinfo.nih.gov/

AIDSource: https://aids.nlm.nih.gov/topic/1173/prevention/1183/testing

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.