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Thursday, July 21st, 2016
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:
Did you know libraries can play an active role in a community’s response to a crisis? They can provide information about local events and services, create reading lists and research guides, and offer less-traditional services to their communities in the wake of tragedy. Even the simplest gesture can have meaning.
If your library wants to help your community process recent events, but is unsure how to begin, you might find inspiration in two recent articles. Community discussion spaces, moments of silence, counseling, lectures, LibGuides, and teen reading lists—there are ideas for everyone:
For more resources, see our guide to coping with disasters, violence, and traumatic events (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/coping.html) or explore the materials in our Disaster Lit® database. If you have not already joined, you can register for email updates (via GovDelivery: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USNLMDIMRC/subscriber/new) or join our email discussion list (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dimrclistserv.html).
If you are interested in getting involved more deeply in disaster response, take a look at our Disaster Information Specialist program (https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfospecialist.html) and consider taking one of the courses offered, or attending one of our monthly webinars.
Submitted by Robin Taylor, Librarian/Contractor Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
MedlinePlus has changed its domain from www.nlm.gov/medlineplus to https://medlineplus.gov. This change is effective for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites.
The previous URLs automatically redirect to the new URLs. However, we suggest updating MedlinePlus links on your Web site to point to the new domain for the English and Spanish sites at medlineplus.gov and medlineplus.gov/spanish. /da
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Learn what the science says about musculoskeletal inflammation and natural products in the current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest. Read more about the evidence base of tumeric, bromelain, willow bark, Omega-3 fatty acids, devil’s claw, ginger and thunder god vine in the treatment of conditions like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and tendinitis. /da
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
After three well received book discussion groups, our next iteration will start July 19th and will feature Karl Weick’s Managing the Unexpected: Resilient Performance in an Age of Uncertainty, 2007 edition.
While we feature specific chapters each week during this four week session, you are welcome to drop in anytime! Previous discussion groups have greatly benefitted from hearing other colleagues’ work experiences, and you needn’t have memorized each chapter to positively contribute.
Meetings will be held on the MCR Advocacy Adobe Connect page at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy and will meet every Tuesday starting July 19th at 1pm MST and 2pm CST.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!
Monday, July 11th, 2016
From the NLM Toxicology and Environmental Health Listserv:
Visit the new Tox Town Page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). PFOA is a man-made chemical that is toxic and persistent in the environment. It is used to make products resistant to heat and to repel oil, grease, stains, and water. Wondering how you might be exposed to PFOA or how it might affect your health? For answers to these questions and more, visit the Tox Town page on Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA). The page is also available in Spanish.
Friday, July 8th, 2016
The following blog post offers some interesting insights into how librarians can better communicate with users and administrators. http://orweblog.oclc.org/libraries-and-the-curse-of-knowledge/ (bbj)
Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
If you maintain a directory of helplines, here’s one to add. It was created in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy.
The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster. Calls (1-800-985-5990) and texts (text “TalkWithUs” to 66746) are answered by a network of independently-operated crisis centers around the country, who provide psychological first aid, emotional support, crisis assessment and intervention, and referrals to local/state behavioral health services for follow-up care & support. An interpretation service connects callers with counselors in more than 150 languages. Call 1-800-985-5990 and press 2.
Disaster Distress Helpline is a program of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). /ch
Friday, June 24th, 2016
From DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:
The Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program will host a webinar at 3:00 pm (Eastern) on Wednesday, July 6, to introduce the National EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) team based at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. Charles Macias, MD, MPH, will direct the EIIC with executive leadership shared by Krisanne Graves, PhD, RN; Kate Remick, MD; and Manish Shah, MD, MS.
Webinar link and call in details are as follows: Adobe Connect link: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/emsc-next-steps/
Call-in: 1-517-308-9396; Toll Free 1-800-593-9975
Participant passcode: 1994980
The EMSC National Resource Center
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Applications are now being accepted for the inaugural Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine. The Fellowship supports individuals in pursuing research primarily in NLM’s Michael E. DeBakey Archives, related collections held by the NLM, and the vast range of subjects which informed, or were informed by, Michael E. DeBakey’s professional career—from surgery to health care policy, medical libraries and expanding access to medical information, medical technology to medical ethics, military medicine to veteran health, humanitarianism to international diplomacy in the medical arena. For more information. /da
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB Email list:
We are all concerned about this past weekend’s mass casualty shooting in Orlando. While most of us are many miles away from the site, we all want to find ways to respond positively to this event. Thanks to Chris Burgess for sharing resources on behavioral health following incidents of mass violence from SAMSHA, the Disaster Distress Helpline, and other organizations.
We’d like to remind you that the National Library of Medicine has a multitude of resources as well, that can be shared with the general public, or with healthcare professionals treating mass casualty patients, or first responders on the scene. If you are not actively responding to Orlando, consider sharing the resources from Chris’ email and from this one so that when/if they are needed, they will be ready to use.
Coping with Disasters, Violence, and Traumatic Events https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/coping.html
MedlinePlus Coping with Disasters: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/copingwithdisasters.html
Searches on Disaster Lit®: the Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health
Submitted by Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, MSLIS
Health Sciences Librarian
Specialized Information Services Division
Disaster Information Management Research Center