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  • NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course / October 25, 2016 / 1-2 PM ET [Recording]

    Presenters: Kathy Davies, Augusta University / Fred LaPolla, New York University / Yingting Zhang, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey / Kate Flewelling, NN/LM MAR

    Description: The NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course is an intensive, week-long continuing education course. From the course description: “Biomedical administrators, faculty and others who can become change agents for their institutions are strongly encouraged to apply. All costs for the course including travel, housing, and per diem are supported by NLM. The course [provides] attendees a diverse set of skills and experiences incorporating concepts, theories and building blocks of biomedical informatics; ability to use informatics for solving current health care challenges; application and policies related to computer technologies and information science; hands-on experience during evening workshops; and networking with nationally known bioinformatics educators and thought leaders.” In this session, recent attendees will discuss the benefits of attending and key “takeaways.” Project Kathy Davies will discuss the application process and format of the course. This session comes at a perfect time for potential applicants, as applications for the 2017 courses open in October.

  • Health Promotion through Health Observances in Your Community / Friday, September 16, 12-1PM ET [Recording]

    Presenter: Lydia N Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Health Promotion focuses on enabling communities to have the tools to improve their health. In this session learn about a variety of health and wellness tools that can be used to provide members of your community with strategies of how to maintain healthy lifestyles using health observances to create a culture of health awareness. Through the use of National Health Observances, community and faith-based agencies, health departments, libraries, schools and health care providers can help raise awareness about important health topics. Get ready for the 2017 calendar year now by learning about ready-to-use resources such as toolkits, slideshows, social media materials and more.
  • Easy-to-Read Health Materials: Are They Really? / August 31, 2016 / 12pm ET [Recording]

    Presenter: Miraida Morales, Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Rutgers University, Library and Information Science

    Description: Miraida Morales 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.
  • search.bioPreprint: a discovery tool for cutting edge, preprint biomedical research articles / July 26, 2016 [Recording]

    Presenter: Carrie Iwema PhD, MLS, AHIP, Information Specialist in Molecular Biology, Health Sciences Library System ~ University of Pittsburgh

    Description: Article publication delay can prevent the timely dissemination of critical data associated with health concerns (e.g., Zika virus).  Preprint articles enable researchers to make their findings immediately available, allowing the opportunity for scientific dialogue and immediate action.  The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System created a resource to locate biomedical research published as preprints, as they are not typically indexed and only discoverable by directly searching specific preprint server websites. This Boost Box session will introduce search.bioPreprint and quickly show how easily it can be used for literature searches and systematic reviews to locate articles that may otherwise fall through the cracks.

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  • Clinical eCompanion / June 14, 2016 [Presentation (PPT)] [Recording]

    Presenter: Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

    Description: Clinical eCompanion is a point of care for primary care clinicians, especially those without access to subscription databases. The website searches multiple, free resources at once. Any provider can find pateint 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.
  • What is Grey Literature? / May 10, 2016 [Recording]

    Presenter: Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian at The New York Academy of Medicine

    Description: Have you heard the term Grey Literature (greylit) but don’t know what it is? This webinar will help you to understand what greylit is, its history and why it is important. The discussion will include examples of greylit, resources that include greylit, and how and where to search for relevant greylit.
  • Underneath It All: Archives in Medical Libraries / April 12, 2016 [Recording] |  PDF]

    Presenters: Lisa A. Mix, Head, Medical Center Archives, Weill Cornell Medicine and Paul Theerman, Associate Director, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, New York Academy of Medicine

    Description: Does your medical library have an archives? Are you a librarian transitioning into archival work? Are you interested in how archives help support medical centers? Then this webinar is for you.  Lisa Mix (Weill Cornell Medicine) and Paul Theerman (New York Academy of Medicine) will present on basic archives functions, including acquisition, description, reference, and preservation. The webinar will also cover privacy regulations (HIPAA, etc.), digitization, funding sources, professional associations, and outreach.  At its best, a robust archives program underlies and supports the mission of its parent institution.
  • Gearing Up for Summer Reading 2016: Resources for Children and Teens / March 8, 2016 [Recording]

    Presenter: Lydia Collins, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR), Consumer Health Coordinator

    Description: Are you in charge of planning and organizing the summer reading program for children and/or teens at your library? Do you want ideas on how to use National Library of Medicine and other reliable resources to enhance your library’s offerings? If so, then join us for this informative webinar which will provide you with an introduction to fun and interactive health resources for children and teens on nutrition, sports, and healthy living. The 2016 summer reading theme from CSLP is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” and for iREAD it is “Read-for the Win!” Come and learn about freely available curriculum and online health tools that can be incorporated into your summer reading program for youth. Let NN/LM MAR help you prepare for a summer of reading, sports and wellness fun for youth in your community.
  • Gearing Up for Summer Reading 2016: Resources for Adults and Seniors/ February 9, 2016 [Recording]

    Presenter: Lydia Collins, National Network of Libraries of Medicine Mid-Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR), Consumer Health Coordinator

    Description:Summer reading programs are a long standing tradition for public libraries across the nation. The 2016 summer reading theme from CSLP is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” and for iREAD it is “Read-For the Win!” Both summer reading themes involve a focus on health, wellness, sports and achievement. Tune in to learn about National Library of Medicine and other reliable resources that you can use to support your summer reading program for adults and seniors. Ideas on how to engage these adult populations in a love of reading and healthy lifestyles will also be included. Lastly, learn where to locate freely available health information resources that you can order and distribute at your library this summer.

  • Health Literacy 3.0 / January 12, 2016 [Recording]

    Presenter: Chris Zarcadoolas is a Professor at City University of New York (CUNY) School of Public Health and prior to that she was at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and had a long tenure on the faculty at Brown University Center for Environmental Studies. She is the Founder and Director of the New York Roundtable on Public Health Literacy.

    Description: Christina Zarcadoolas is a sociolinguist and internationally recognized expert in health literacy and public understanding of health and science. She focuses on analyzing and closing the gaps between expert & lay knowledge and understanding, paying particular attention to how people make meaning out of complex things. The New England Journal of Medicine called her critically acclaimed book, Advancing Health Literacy: A Framework for Understanding and Action, "required reading" for public health communication professionals.

  • Hospital Libraries: Challenges and Opportunities / December 8, 2015 [Recording]

    Presenter: Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, is the Clinical Informationist for Summa Health System's Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH.

    Description: In this session we will discuss the current state of hospital libraries and consider their future in light of the Affordable Care Act, Meaningful Use, and budget cuts. We will especially consider the role the librarian plays and their effect on these changes, as well as ways the library’s resources (including the librarian) can help offset the expenses hospitals are facing.

  • The SHARE Approach – Putting shared decision making into practice / November 2015 [Recording]

    Presenter: Kevin Progar, Project Manager, Regional Health Literacy Coalition. Kevin is an experienced facilitator, health literacy advocate, and certified by AHRQ as a SHARE Approach Master Trainer.

    Description: Shared Decision Making (SDM) occurs when a health care provider and a patient work together to make a health care decision that is best for the patient. Research shows that SDM has measurable impacts on cost, quality, and outcomes. This presentation will highlight Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s SHARE Approach, which is a free to use evidence-based model for implementing shared decision making.
  • Introduction to the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Library / October 2015 [Recording]

    Description: This presentation will introduce librarians to the extensive, unique collections of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Library. Providing resources to researchers, advocates, medical professionals, law enforcement, allied organizations, and the public since 2000, the NSVRC Library may be considered the largest collection of materials on sexual violence and prevention in the world, currently housing a collection of over 35,000 unique titles. Learn how PCAR and NSVRC can provide valuable resources and training materials for the medical profession, public health practitioners, and academic institutions nationwide.

    Presenters: Karen Litterer, MSLS, Head Librarian, National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) and Melissa Powers, MSLS, Librarian, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR)