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Research Data Management Education Modules

On behalf of Kevin Reed and Alisa Surkis, NYU School of Medicine:

We would like to request your participation in piloting research data management education materials for medical librarians. We are currently funded by a grant from the Big Data to Knowledge Initiative at NIH to develop a curriculum for medical librarians to facilitate their teaching research data management at their own institutions. There are two components to the training materials:

Part 1: Seven online modules (approximately three hours of content) designed to teach medical librarians about the practice and culture of research and best practices in research data management.

Part 2: A teaching toolkit including slides, scripts, and evaluation materials to teach an in-person introductory research data management class for researchers at your institution.

We are currently seeking participants to pilot part 1. Following that, we will seek out a subset of participants with whom to pilot part 2, which will involve structured observations of classes taught by the librarians at their institutions. All participants in piloting part 1 will be given access to the materials in part 2, regardless of whether or not they are part of the piloting of those materials.

My colleague, Alisa Surkis, and I have been teaching research data management to our fellow medical librarians at the past three MLA annual meetings, based on our own experiences in providing research data management services at NYU School of Medicine. We hope that the materials we have created here will make the core elements of that class more broadly available to facilitate the teaching of research data management at medical libraries across the United States.

If you intend to take these modules, please contact Kevin Read at kevin.read@med.nyu.edu or Alisa Surkis at alisa.surkis@med.nyu.edu to confirm your participation. You do not need to await a reply from us to begin taking the modules.  We are also available to answer your questions at any time.

U-VDC Technical Grant Writing Workshops

University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops

September 13-14
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street, Room 214
Cloquet, MN

Details and Registration

The University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) technical grant writing workshops, part of the HETAP initiative, provide university and health professionals with strategies to make grant proposals more competitive and get funded.

Learn to write winning grants and build sustainable partnerships to improve minority health!

This hands-on, two-day workshop is for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; who are committed to working with underserved populations; and who want to build their institution’s capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.

What is HETAP?

The Higher Education Technical Assistance Project (HETAP) targets institutions of higher education, including minority serving institutions, focusing on sharing resource development strategies, regional health data and information, emerging health disparities research, community engagement, and opportunities for networking.

August Boost Box

Easy-to-Read Health Materials: Are They Really?

When: August 31, 2016  12:00pm  (Noon) ET

Miraida Morales, Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University, Library and Information Science, will discuss the challenges of using easy-to-read health materials, such as their high reading level, lack of control or standardization of readability, and problems with readability formulas. In this session she will offer practical solutions for what librarians and other professionals can do to minimize these issues for our communities. Miraida will also share her research findings on how adult beginning and developing readers evaluate health information materials.

This session is eligible for 1 MLA CE by attending the online session and completing the evaluation.

Please register: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=4043

NLM 4 Caregivers

The project NLM 4 Caregivers is designed to increase awareness of NLM resources among family caregivers who actively seek health information online using social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and listservs for discussing and exploring health issues.

NLM 4 Caregivers discusses a wide variety of resources for searching and managing medications (such as PillBox and DailyMed), tools for locating clinical trials (like ClinicalTrials,gov), and tools for accessing both consumer health information (MedlinePlus) and the latest biomedical research (PubMed).

NLM 4 Caregivers shares health resources relevant to caregivers through many mediums, such as:

August Health Observances

There are several health observances in the month of August. Below are some great resources to share for educational purposes and health awareness.

Learn about Children’s Eye Health and Safety from the National Eye Institute, including first aid and safety tips, information about protective eye-wear, and playing smart during sports activities.

Discover all the benefits of breastfeeding in this comprehensive guide from MedlinePlus, which also includes links to frequently asked questions and LactMed, a Toxnet database with information on drugs and lactation.

The Recognizing National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) Communications Toolkit sponsored by the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) provides information for pregnant women, babies, school-age children, teens, and adults. You can also learn more about the importance of immunizations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. You can learn more about the different types of psoriasis from the National Psoriasis Foundation. Check out the August issue of NIH News in Health, featuring a “Spotlight on Psoriasis”.

August Training Sessions

Thinking about applying for funding? Grants and Proposal Writing: Applying for NN/LM MAR funding– Sponsored by MAR / webinar / August 3, 2016 10:00am – 11:30am ET Details and registration

Focus on NLM Resources: Genetics Home Reference – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / August 4, 2016 12:00pm – 1pm ET Details and registration

Just added! Introduction to NN/LM MAR New Member Services (Academic Members) – Sponsored by MAR / webinar / August 8, 2016 12:00pm – 12:45pm ET Details and registration

New! From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – Sponsored by MAR / self-paced via Moodle / August 15 – September 6th, 2016 Details and registration

See our full training schedule for additional educational offerings.

Training Opportunity: From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information

August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016

Class Description:

This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Register: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=485

World Hepatitis Day

In observance of World Hepatitis day, below are some great resources on Hepatitis. What is Hepatitis? How is it diagnosed and treated? What can you do to help spread awareness about preventative measures?

World Hepatitis Day: http://worldhepatitisday.org/

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/

Office of Women’s Health: http://womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/viral-hepatitis.html

National Institutes of Health: https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2008/April/docs/01features_02.htm

 

New Funding Opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region

Clinical and Public Health Outreach:  Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use health information in practice and/or in patient education.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnership:  Strengthen the involvement of public and health sciences libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency and building community resilience.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Literacy Project:  Promote a culture of health literacy within the organization.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Sciences Library Project:  Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Outreach to Consumers:  Improve health information literacy and increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Announcing Exciting Plans at the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative

Exciting plans are underway, to enhance the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative and make your experience as a librarian easier, more streamlined, and better focused on your needs.

We have been meeting, working, and negotiating with vendors this summer, many of whom would like to talk directly with you. Thanks to greater participation among the HSLANJ GLI, and our collective group purchasing power, we are commanding the attention of vendors like never before!

Over the next several weeks, you will likely be receiving numerous emails inviting you to participate in surveys by vendors such as Ovid, BMJ, McGraw Hill, Springer, SAGE and others.

We understand how busy you are as a librarian, but we also encourage you to take time for each of these surveys. They are vital. Your answers will help shape future vendor offers through the HSLANJ GLI. Please answer all of the surveys that are sent your way if possible, regardless of how many times you have or haven’t participated in the GLI. All opinions are needed!

A little food-for-thought…

Questions to consider as a preview to the surveys:

  • How can participation in the GLI be enhanced for your benefit?
  • Do you have content needs that are not being met through the GLI?

Thank you—we greatly appreciate your time and insights! And we look forward to sharing more exciting plans about the GLI very soon!

Sincerely,

Robb Mackes

Executive Director, HSLANJ

Project Manager, GLI

570-856-5952

rtmackes@gmail.com

The HSLANJ GLI is endorsed by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), MAR and SE/A, as the lead organization capable of assisting health sciences librarians obtain resources. 

Founded in 1972, HSLANJ is a non-profit organization which encourages the professional development and advancement of librarianship to improve the quality of library services provided by health care organizations.