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Training Needs Assessment

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.

NLM Request for Information

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)
Telephone:  301-496-2311
Email relevant to this RFI: NLMStrategicPlan@nih.gov

Upcoming Lunch with the RML: Clinical eCompanion

When: November 17, 2016 12-1 PM ET

Registration is Required.

Clinical eCompanion is a point of care resource for primary care clinicians, especially those without access to subscription databases. The website searches multiple, free resources at once. Any provider can find patient education handouts in multiple languages, clinical practice guidelines, drug interactions, ICD 10 codes, and other essential point of care information without relying on Google or other time consuming search techniques. This presentation will consist of a brief introduction to the site followed by a live demo.

For questions, contact Kate Flewelling: flewkate@pitt.edu

Upcoming NN/LM Resource Picks Webinar: AIDSource and AIDSinfo

When: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:00 pm ET
Registration is required.

More than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV. Having access to quality, current information is vital in helping to improve the research, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Join us to learn more about two great information resources – AIDSource and AIDSinfo. These websites feature information from both federal and nonfederal sources, and include medical practice guidelines, clinical trials, statistics, mobile apps, and so much more! Resources are useful for health professionals, researchers, educators, and the general public.

Guest speakers:
Andrew Plumer, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division
Alison McDougal, PMP, AIDSinfo Project Manager

Job Posting: NLM Deputy Director

The National Library of Medicine has posted the position for a new Deputy Director. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, December 22, 2016.

Vacancy announcement number: NIH-NLM-SES-2017-1820064

USAJOBS Vacancy announcement

NLM Job Openings

BD2K Open Data Science Symposium

When: December 1, 2016, 8:30am-4:00pm ET

Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) is offering an Open Data Science Symposium: How Open Data and Open Science are Transforming Biomedical Research. The session will feature discussions with the leaders in big data, open science, and biomedical research. Speakers will include Francis Collins, NIH Director; Harold Varmus, Former NIH Director; John Wilbanks, Sage Bionetworks Chief Commons Officer; Peter Goodhand, Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Executive Director; and Niklas Blomberg, Founding Director of Elixir. The event is freely available to the public and will be webcast. Advance registration is required. Webcasting information will be available on the registration site.

Details and Registration

Free Webinar: Mapping Connected Health County by County

When: November 10, 2-3 PM ET Details and Registration

Sponsored by the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, this webinar will focus on how state and local government offices, agencies and other local community stakeholders can effectively use the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform.  The web-based mapping platform, launched in August, enables and informs more efficient, data-driven decision making at the intersection of broadband and health.   The Mapping Broadband Health in America platform allows users to visualize, intersect and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state and county levels – informing policy prescriptions and investment decisions.

Key audiences for the webinar include federal, state and local agencies and offices that address health, connectivity, technology and/or rural development: for example, we encourage county health departments, public health officers and epidemiologists, broadband and technology officers, data analytics and GIS teams, and community health workers and strategists to participate.

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the mapping platform, showcasing the broadband, health and rural “filters” that drive the functionality and place analytic power in the hands of local stakeholders;
  • Step-by-step instructions and user scenarios tailored to how state and local entities can use the platform to drive broadband health efforts in their respective areas and communities;
  • Information on how agency web developers and data experts can incorporate proprietary or public datasets of interest into the mapping platform – our so-called, “open integration” model; and
  • An opportunity to pose questions about the broadband health mapping platform to Connect2HealthFCC experts and weigh in on the next generation of the tool.

Updated “ToxTutor” Toxicology Tutorial

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has updated its online toxicology tutorial, ToxTutor. ToxTutor is a self-paced tutorial covering key principles of toxicology.

For almost 20 years, students and others have used ToxTutor to explore the fundamental principles of toxicology. Written in plain language and including helpful illustrations, the tutorial provides users of toxicology resources, including the NLM chemical and toxicological databases, with a basic understanding of the subject.

ToxTutor introduces toxicology by covering dose and dose response, toxic effects, interactions, toxicity testing methods, risk assessment, and exposure standards and guidelines. Additional topics will be included in future updates. A certificate of completion option is expected to be released next year.

ToxTutor is produced by the Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP) of the National Library of Medicine.

Younger students (ages 7-11) can also get a basic introduction to toxic household chemicals through the interactive game ToxMystery!

Asian American Health Portal to be Retired

From the  National Library of Medicine:

To concentrate efforts on multiple language health patient education materials, NLM will be retiring the Asian American Health portal on November 21, 2016. Please use HealthReach for patient education materials in multiple languages, and for provider materials for those working with diverse lingual communities. In 2017, the HealthReach team will begin working with community based organizations and stakeholder to examine the current HealthReach collection and expand it to include more Asian language patient education materials. If you have any questions or comments please contact Laura Bartlett.

9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

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.