Archive for the ‘In the Region’ Category
Thursday, February 9th, 2017
The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) presents a special full-day Symposium and Reception to celebrate its 45th anniversary! Featuring design anthropologist, Nancy Fried Foster and librarian and UX guru, Pete Coco. This event is offered with support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR).
Using Ethnography and User Experience in Health Sciences Libraries
March 20, 2017
Symposium: 8 am – 5 pm
Reception: 5 – 7 pm
7 MLA CE Credits pending
Details and Registration
This CE event and reception is open to HSLANJ members and non-members.
Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey
$120 symposium and reception
$25 reception only
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Delaware Division of Libraries are sponsoring a summit at Dover Downs, Delaware.
Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others
February 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm ET
Agenda and Registration
The intent of this state-wide event is to connect library staff with emergency planners to help communities bounce back more quickly following a natural or man-made disaster. The focus is on developing partnerships and strategies before an emergency happens. Emergency responders will speak on ways libraries can assist them in mitigation and preparedness, response and recovery. An education component will incorporate National Library of Medicine resources, focusing on health and disaster information, to support responders and the community; and library staff. We will explore what it means for a library to be a ‘second responder’ for their respective emergency planning and patron communities.
The summit will be of interest to emergency planners, first responders, librarians, and organizations involved with disaster planning, response, and/or recovery.
Registration will close on Monday, February 20th. For more information, contact Michelle Burda.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
CLRC & METRO, with support from NN/LM MAR and in partnership with The Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Systematic Review workshops in NYC and Syracuse.
Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians provides information professionals with foundational knowledge about systematic reviews and an opportunity to engage in high-level discussions about involvement in such projects. The course runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of two weeks and is followed closely by an intensive two day in-person workshop. Through a series of learning activities designed to stimulate thought and discussion, participants develop a toolkit of resources and strategies, as well as an action plan, to help foster greater involvement in systematic reviews at their institution.
This course is accredited for 20 MLA CE credits.
Online Component (All participants): April 3-16, 2017
New York, NY: April 17-18, 2017
Syracuse, NY: April 20-21, 2017
Each two-day workshop (NYC & Syracuse) is limited to 25 participants.
This project has been funded in whole or in part 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.
Preference will be given to applicants working at institutions based in New York State.
To apply to attend, please fill out the form at :
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Deadline for Applications is Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm
For additional information, please contact Angela Thor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
From the Grey Literature Team:
the New York Academy of Medicine’s November Grey Literature Report has been published, with 187 new records.
Items are listed alphabetically by organization. If you would like to see the newest reports for 2016, click on the Date of Publication link.
The report’s focus is on the following topics:
Contact email@example.com for comments and questions.
Thursday, November 10th, 2016
From the NN/LM Training Office (NTO):
Learning: you do it every day because you’re curious and you want to stay informed. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) can help you learn what you care about…and we’d like to do it on your terms.
Please complete our training needs assessment. By doing so, your responses will guide NN/LM in developing programs:
- on the topics you want
- at the right level
- in a format that works for you
This needs assessment is being conducted by the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) and is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete. It will close on November 30, 2016. Your response is sincerely appreciated.
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine is undertaking a Strategic Planning Process and is soliciting input from its broad stakeholder community, including our Network members. Please ensure that your feedback is included in our strategic visioning.
Response Date: January 9, 2017
Please direct all inquiries to:
Office of Health Information Programs Development
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Email relevant to this RFI: NLMStrategicPlan@nih.gov
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
Plan your attendance at EBLIP9, the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The theme this year is, “Embedding and Embracing Evidence.”
The call for papers and posters is open through November 15, 2016. Visit the conference website for more information on proposal submission and the review process.
Full conference pricing [US dollars] includes snacks throughout the conference, three lunches, an opening night reception, and second night conference banquet dinner in addition to keynotes, program sessions, and poster sessions:
- Early Bird registration: $480 (now though February 28, 2017)
- Standard registration: $565
- Student registration: $300
Daily registration includes the reception, dinner, and/or lunch as scheduled that day:
- One-day registration: $325
Pre-conference workshops are priced separately and may be registered for separately.
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.
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
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
From the Pennsylvania Health Literacy Coalition:
Smart Choice Basics Health Insurance Webinar
When: 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