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NN/LM Resource Picks: Call for Survey Participation

NN/LM Resource Picks is a collaborative webinar series produced by coordinators across the various regions of of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). A session is offered every other month featuring a National Library of Medicine (NLM) resource as a way to promote awareness of the resource and encourage its usage and integration by libraries and other organizations.

In an upcoming session scheduled for March 29, 2017, the NLM Traveling Exhibition Program will be featured. To provide a more useful and informative presentation, the staff at the Traveling Exhibition Program have asked us to survey potential attendees to ask what they would like to know about this program. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone who may consider attending would take the time to answer a few questions regarding what you would find most beneficial about the NLM Traveling Exhibitions.

If you would like to contribute to the survey, please respond by November 18, 2016. We appreciate your feedback!

Go4Life Partner Webinar

Physical Activity and Quality of Life in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

When: November 9, 2016, 1:00 PM ET

Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) are now living longer than ever before. Advances in national and family social supports and improvements in healthcare have enabled individuals with IDD to lead healthier and more productive lives. However, disparities still remain, which can lead to challenges in ensuring quality of care and support. Healthy behaviors, including exercise and physical activity, have demonstrated some health benefits. During this webinar, speakers will provide perspectives on the importance of exercise and physical activity, and will review how their respective organizations are engaged in this area.

The webinar speakers will include Seth M. Keller, MD, Co-Chair National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices; Tamar Heller, PhD professor and head of the Department of Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Darcie Mersereau, Vice President, Health Programs, Special Olympics International.

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Finding Health Twitter Chats

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Twitter chats are a great way for healthcare professionals to learn about resources related to specific health topics, raise public awareness of heath issues, and share their organization’s resources with other professionals and the general public.  During a Twitter chat, one or more accounts hosting the chat will pose questions through their tweets, and attendees of the chat will answer the questions through tweets that include a hashtag specific to the chat (like #HIVAgingChat).

Where can you find information on upcoming Twitter chats specifically on health topics? Here are three ways to locate Twitter chats related to health and wellness topics, which healthcare professionals on Twitter may want to attend:

  • Follow NLM Twitter Handles – If you follow NLM_OSP (the Twitter account for the National Library of Medicine Outreach and Special Populations Branch), then you’ll often see announcements on upcoming Twitter chats related to health awareness and outreach topics.  There are currently 18 Twitter accounts maintained by National Library of Medicine, and many of the accounts promote and participate in health-related Twitter chats on a regular basis.
  • Check FYI Weekly Health Resources Newsletter – The Office of Minority Health publishes a weekly email bulletin called FYI: Weekly Health Resources, which lists information on grants, fellowships/scholarships, program resources, and more (including upcoming Twitter chats) related to minority health.
  • Check the Twitter Chat Schedule on Symplur – The website Symplur tracks popular healthcare-related hashtags and also includes a weekly schedule of healthcare tweet chats, including a list of upcoming one-time and irregularly scheduled tweet chats.

For similar announcements and opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region, follow us on Twitter or like our Facebook page.

2016 Health Literacy Hero: Rosemarie Taylor

 

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.

New Class: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is pleased to announce a new class available from the Pacific Northwest Region: Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources.

This class will provide an introduction to developmental disabilities, tools to evaluate quality websites and learn about NLM resources to answer health related needs, caregiver information, ideas for programming, as well as ways to provide awareness to the community regarding developmental disabilities.

Attendees are eligible for 1 MLA CE credit for attending the webinar only, and 3 MLA CE credits for pre-class reading, webinar, and class exercises. This course is also eligible towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization offered by MLA.

The first session of this new class will be held on November 10 at noon PT (3:00 PM ET). Registration is required.

Please visit the description page for more details and registration.

November Grey Lit Conference

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

Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for SIDS

Continuing Education Activity on Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death: Curriculum for Nurses

Sponsored by  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this continuing education (CE) activity  for nurses explains the latest research on SIDS, other sleep-related causes  of infant death, and ways to reduce the risk of both of these types of deaths.  The CE activity also outlines how you can communicate risk-reduction messages to parents and caregivers in just a few minutes.

Learn how to teach parents and caregivers to keep their babies safe and healthy so they can grow up to make a difference—just like you.

NLM Resources to Prevent Domestic Violence

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Domestic violence is a form of abuse that often involves a spouse or partner, but it can also be directed towards a child, older adult, or other family member. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine has domestic violence prevention resources available for the general public and special populations, such as older adults, children/teens, non-English speakers, and individuals who are HIV positive:

  • General Public: MedlinePlus has a Health Topics page on Domestic Violence, including links to prevention and safety planning information, how to find an expert, and information for children and teens.
  • Older Adults: Find a summary about elder abuse and links to prevention and reporting resources on MedlinePlus.
  • Multilingual Resources: Resources in document, video, and audio format, in multiple languages, are available on HealthReach under the topic of domestic violence.

MLA Rising Stars

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.

Recruiting for NLM Associate Fellows

From the National Library of Medicine (NLM):

Interested in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, and digital communication? So are we.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional seminars, field trips and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Rotation at the NIH Library (by arrangement)
  • Experienced mentors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($53,435 in 2016)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2017.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/applicinfo.html.

NOTE: Application deadline is January 27, 2017.

Between 4 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov