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Request for Participation: NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey

Are you a family caregiver, or do you know or work with family caregivers?  Take the NLM 4 Caregivers 2016 User Survey, and help National Library of Medicine to identify the kinds of health information most needed by family caregivers and the best ways to share this information.

The survey can be accessed at the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HXXNLGV

Updated login for BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science

Due to a large volume of interested viewers, the BD2K Training Coordinating Center has changed the computer and mobile login for their webinar series, BD2K Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science. If you are interested in attending one of their webinars, please visit the series page and follow the posted links.

New Grey Literature Report

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 greylithelp@nyam.org for comments and questions.

#FindCareInfo Twitter Chat

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

November is National Family Caregivers Month, and you can attend the #FindCareInfo Twitter chat on November 16, 2016, 1-2 pm ET to raise awareness about the often overlooked health information needs of family caregivers.  The Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine is hosting this chat through @NLM_4Caregivers, and special co-hosts include NIH ADEAR Center (@Alzheimers_NIH), the National Alliance for Caregiving (@NA4Caregiving), and the Caregiver Action Network (@CaregiverAction).

This Twitter chat will:

  • Identify what type of health information is most needed by family caregivers.
  • Raise awareness of health topics important to family caregivers.
  • Share health information resources useful to family caregivers.

If you are a family caregiver, know a family caregiver, or work with family caregivers, then you can help to raise awareness and share reliable health information resources for caregivers at the #FindCareInfo Twitter chat.

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