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Registration Closing Soon! Summit on Disaster Recovery for Delaware

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.

Multilingual Resources for Children’s Dental Health

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Children should learn the benefits of brushing, flossing, and regular dental checkups from an early age, to prevent cavities and dental problems in adulthood. The American Dental Association named February 2017 as National Children’s Dental Health Month, and the National Library of Medicine has multilingual information about children’s dental health available for free online.

  • Check MedlinePlus for a collection of reliable links related to Child Dental Health, and use the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus to find instructions on brushing your child’s teeth and preventing tooth decay in early childhood.  Various informational handouts in seven languages about child dental health can be downloaded on MedlinePlus.
  • Browse HealthReach for topics like dental care and oral hygiene to view and download patient information in over a dozen languages, including audio and video options for some records.  For instance, the brochure Healthy Teeth, Health Kids is available in 13 languages, with audio downloads in eight languages.  Use the split-screen view on HealthReach to view the document in English and a second language simultaneously.

New Moodle Class: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) and Mid-Continental Region (MCR) Regions invites you to this 9 week, self-paced, asynchronous course to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

February 27 – April 28, 2017

Description: The Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. This course is taught in Moodle and is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there will be completion deadlines). Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the “Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes” forum, top picks from the NNLM MCR and PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club articles, and completion of the course “Big Data Fundamentals” from the Big Data University.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role that big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective.
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians are to support big data initiatives. (Students are encouraged to publish their views on one of the NNLM MCR or SEA publications as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic).

Students who sign up for this course agree to:

  • Commit to spend the full 9 contact hours learning about and articulating their views on the course topic (this includes the 1.5 contact hours from the Big Data University’s course).
  • Complete the course requirements by the deadline establish in each course offering.
  • Provide course feedback (strengths/weaknesses) on the MLA Online Course Evaluation form.

This is a Medical Library Association approved course that will earn students 9 contact hours.

Details and Registration

Please note that our new class registration system requires obtaining a free NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NNLM Training Office.

This class is limited to the first 30 registrants. Afterwards we will take a wait list.

Please contact John Bramble at john.bramble@utah.edu or Tony Nguyen at ttnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu with questions.

Upcoming Classes for February

A new month means a new list of training opportunities from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine! Here are a few of our offerings in February. Check out our training schedule to see other classes available to the Middle Atlantic Region.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
Self-paced, online course via Moodle, Sponsored by SEA
February 6 – March 13, 2017
Details and Registration

PubMed for Librarians: Building and Refining Your Search
Webinar with hands-on exercises, sponsored by NTO
February 8, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Details and Registration

NNLM Quarterly Journal Club
Quarterly collaborative webinar series
February 9, 2017, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

PubMed and the Evidence-Based Universe
In-person at Lincoln University, PA, sponsored by MAR
February 14, 2017, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

5 Healthcare Trends to Watch in 2017
Webinar, sponsored by MCR
February 15, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

Teaching Topics: Classroom Assessment on the Fly
Webinar, sponsored by NTO
February 15, 2017, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

Midday at the Oasis: Good Design for Data Visualization
Webinar, sponsored by PSR
February 15, 2017, 4:00-5:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

PubMed for Librarians: Using Evidence-Based Search Features
Webinar with hands-on exercises, sponsored by NTO
February 16, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Details and Registration

MedlinePlus vs. PubMed February 2017
Webinar, sponsored by GMR
February 17, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources
Webinar, sponsored by GMR
February 21, 2017, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

Resources for K-12 Health & Science Education
Webinar, Sponsored by MCR
February 22, 2017, 3:00-4:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

PubMed for Librarians: Customization with My NCBI
Webinar with hands-on exercises, sponsored by NTO
February 23, 2017, 1:00-2:30 pm ET
Details and Registration

Health Disparities: You know there’s a need, now prove it!
Webinar, sponsored by MAR
February 24, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm ET
Details and Registration

Upcoming Class: Discovering TOXNET

From the National Training Office (NTO):

Anything on this list below spark questions? If so, join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) for Discovering TOXNET to learn how to use TOXNET to find answers to questions about:

  • Dietary Supplements
  • Environmental Justice
  • Hazards of Arts and Crafts Materials
  • Lead and Human Health
  • Outdoor Air
  • Pesticide Exposure
  • Water Pollution
  • Pesticides Used for Mosquito Control
  • Drugs and chemicals to which breastfeeding mothers may be exposed
  • Superfund Sites (Remember Love Canal?)
  • Environmental releases of over 600 toxic chemicals by U.S. industrial facilities
  • Health effects of chemicals in more than 10,000 common household products
  • Dose-response assessment for over 500 chemicals
  • Over 400,000 chemicals

Learn about TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine (NLM) environmental health databases with a self-paced, online course. TOXNET is a web-based suite of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment, regulations plus occupational safety and health.

This is a 4 week, self-paced course, from March 1 through March 31, 2017.

THINGS TO KNOW:

  • Discovering TOXNET is taught online in thirteen independent modules.
  • You can pick and choose the modules you want to complete and receive CE credit for what you complete.
  • Modules cover TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, Household Products Database, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, Drug Information Portal and an introductory module.
  • Students work on their own over a period of 4 weeks.
  • Instructors are available to answer questions via email and provide assistance throughout the course.
  • MLA Continuing Education credit is available for the modules you complete, for a total of 12 CE credits.
  • The course is offered through Moodle and includes guided interactive online tutorials, videos, and discovery exercises.

Details and Registration : Look for the Login button to start the registration process

NLM and Government Resources for Locating Health Services and Organizations

From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch:

Do you often need help finding local health services?  The National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers a curated list of links to online directories, to help you locate libraries, health professionals, services, and facilities close to you. At MedlinePlus, you can browse a list of directories organized under topics including:

  • Libraries
  • Doctors and Dentists – General
  • Hospitals and Clinics – General
  • Doctors and Dentists – Specialists
  • Other Healthcare Providers
  • Hospitals and Clinics – Specialized
  • Other Healthcare Facilities and Services

If you need to locate an organization providing information on a specific health topic, try browsing the organizations list on MedlinePlus, either organized by health topic or listed alphabetically by name.

Other government resources that can help you locate health services nearby include:

  • HealthFinder.gov – This site from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides links to websites to help you find local doctors, dentists, other healthcare providers, health centers, home healthcare services, health organizations, and public libraries.
  • Eldercare Locator – This tool from the Administration on Aging (AoA) allows you to search by zip code, city, or state for health services to assist older adults and their families.  You can also search by topic for local services, such as adult day programs, Alzheimer’s disease services, behavioral health services, caregiver services, and more.

Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine seek nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.

Nominations:

  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
  • Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
    • The official nomination form
    • A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • All nominations must be received by May 1, 2017 via mail, fax, or email (details below):

Mail to:

Friends of the National Library of Medicine
4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500
Bethesda, MD 20814

Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org
Fax: 301-657-1296

Center for Open Science Webinar Series

The Center for Open Science is offering 3 webinars in February!

OSF 101 – Get started with the OSF + manage your research workflow!
Feb 1, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
This webinar will get you up to speed on using the Open Science Framework, show helpful tips and tricks, and give you a launching pad for managing your first OSF project!
Details and Registration

Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology
Feb 8, 2017, 1:00 PM EST
The Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology, a large scale effort to explore reproducibility, has published the first five Replication Studies in eLife. We discuss the findings.
Details and Registration

How Registered Reports and Preregistration Help Early Career Researchers
Feb 28, 2017, 10:00 AM EST
In this webinar, Chris Chambers (Professor, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre) will discuss the benefits that scientists gain from having work peer reviewed before results are known.
Details and Registration

Visit the Center for Open Science YouTube channel to explore recordings of past webinars.

Glossaries at SIS: Terminology for HIV/AIDS, Disasters, Toxicology and More

From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch:

Whenever you learn about a new health topic, you’ll need to become familiar with a new set of terms related to the topic, which is when a glossary may come in handy. Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine provides access to glossaries covering a range of health topics, from HIV/AIDS to disaster-related terminology:

Apply Now! NLM Associate Fellowship Program

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 Fellowship program webpage. 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

The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.