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Libraries Responding to Crises

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.

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Free Webinar – Teaching Topics: Open & Close with Impact

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact

Will be offered twice: August 25th and September 22nd

1:00 pm MT/2:00 pm CT

Spend 60 minutes with Jessi Van Der Volgen and Rebecca Brown, Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. After attending this session you will be eligible for one hour of MLA CE credit.

Here are the questions we’re hoping to answer for you today:

  1. Why should we craft how we begin and end a class?
  2. What’s the difference between an ice-breaker and an opener?
  3. What are some ideas for openers I can put into place?
  4. What are some content-related activities I can incorporate into the last class or last minutes of class?
  5. How can I support critical thinking till the very end?
  6. How can I get feedback about course content without using a traditional evaluation tool?

Registration is required. For more details, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1048 

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July Breezing and Discover Webinars

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Breezing Along with the RML

Librarians Involved in EHRs

July 20, 2016 10am Mountain/ 11am Central
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

This session will feature a panel of librarians discussing opportunities and challenges for librarians to be involved in supporting clinical care through Electronic Health Record Systems. Panelists will discuss their current projects, how their library got involved with their EHR, and suggestions for how viewers can start a similar process at their own institutions.

Panelists are:

  • Erica Lake, Associate Director, Hope Fox Eccles Health Library, University of Utah
  • Kelsey Leonard, Health Information Services Librarian, Preston Medical Library, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville
  • Meghan D. Evans, Community Health Librarian, Geisinger Health System

Discover National Library of Medicine Resources and More

Health Information Resources for Seniors

July 27, 2016 1pm Mountain/ 2pm Central
https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2

Presenter: Annette Parde-Maass, Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region

As America’s 65-and-over population potentially doubles in the next 35-years, knowing where to find reliable information about senior health will be crucial. This webinar will demonstrate senior health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other centers that address needs at various ages and levels of health. Participants will learn about the sites, how to navigate them, and ways to promote and teach them to senior populations and caregivers.

Registration is not required for either session. Captioning will be provided, and the sessions will be recorded and posted to our website. Send questions to christian.minter@unmc.edu.

Study Examines Use of Mobile Health Applications among U.S. Adult Populations

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

This study examined the use of mobile health applications (mHealth apps) among the U.S. adult population. It also investigated the respondents’ attitude towards helpfulness of mHealth apps for achieving health behavior goals, medical care decision-making, and asking a physician new questions or seeking a second opinion. In a national sample of adults who had smartphones or tablets, 36 % had mHealth apps on their devices. Among those with apps, 60 % reported the usefulness of mHealth apps in achieving health behavior goals, 35 % reported their helpfulness for medical care decision-making, and 38 % reported their usefulness in asking their physicians new questions or seeking a second opinion.

If you have users asking about mHealth apps, see the reviews in Plains to Peaks Post on mobile apps by NN/LM MCR librarians participating in the Mobile App Experience Project. /ch

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community
June 2, 2016
9-10 am MT/ 10-11 am CT

Presenter: Community Engagement Coordinator, Dana Abbey

This presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared. The examples in this session will focus on a nutrition and food label program for families to align with the summer reading 2016 theme.

This class has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association and is eligible for MLA Level 1 and Level 2 Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

Registration is required. Visit this link to register: http://nnlm.gov/mcr/education/register.html?schedule_id=3988

Questions? Contact Dana Abbey.

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Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

TOPIC:  “CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives) Response Efforts and Information Training”

John Koerner, MPH, CIH, Chief of the CBRNE Branch at the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will discuss how ASPR and other HHS agencies prepare for and respond to CBRNE incidents. The webinar will also include an introduction and demonstration of the new online CBRNE information training class developed by NLM Disaster Health.

Free and open to everyone

Thursday May 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

Log-in instructions:
To join the meeting, click on https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb463675319cd890a84d5f2435570018d
Event password: 1234

Audio conference information:
To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 621 951 676

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

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Information Resources: Zika Virus and Ebola

Thursday, April 7th, 2016

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email list:

Zika Virus Web Page Updates

The Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide, available at https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html, is kept up to date as new information sources are identified.

Zika Virus Response and Information Resources Webinar

On March 10, 2016, we hosted the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination and Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response, Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, who provided a Zika response update. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html#previous16 .

Future Historical Collections: Archiving the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

Christie Moffatt, archivist at the NLM History of Medicine Division, recently spoke about NLMs efforts on gathering and preserving the news and information generated on the Web during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak. https://videocast.nih.gov/summary.asp?Live=18666&bhcp=1    [jh]

New Librarians in Oz Game Available

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Attention all Librarians in Oz game players!  Now is your chance to “Deliver the Doughnuts” and work on your library promotion skills.  Come to Quadling Country and learn how to create the “one-pager” – an essential tool for informing your institutional colleagues about your skills and resources.  Will you accept the challenge to get out and introduce others to the skills of the librarian?  Can you “Deliver the Doughnuts”?

To accept this challenge, go to http://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=835  (bbj)

Support for Consumer Health Interactions at the Public Library

Monday, March 28th, 2016

From Bringing Health Information to the Community (BHIC) Blog

The Health Happens in Libraries team from WebJunction.org has posted the new article “Just Another Day at the Desk: squirrels, professional ethics and consumer health information” with resources to support public libraries as you provide ethical responses to consumer health information requests. It also provides resources such as the guide Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services. It includes guidance on how to provide ethical services when you aren’t a health expert; ethical communication practices for when you and your patron speak different languages; and how to maintain an ethical and reliable collection for health information consumers. The guide also includes individual and team reflection questions to help you consider these topics proactively. To read the article, please visit: bit.ly/1XSxRqJ To see the pathway and guide: bit.ly/1RpYsYh

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PMC: Public Access Expansion

Friday, March 25th, 2016

From NLM:

As of March 2015, the following additional agencies are using the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to facilitate the deposit in PMC of peer-reviewed manuscripts that fall under their public access policies:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/HHS),
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA/HHS),
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Additionally, the following additional HHS and other federal agencies have announced public access plans and have committed to using PMC as the repository for agency-funded publications:

  • Administration for Community Living (ACL/HHS)
  • Agency for Healthcare Research Quality (AHRQ/HHS)
  • Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR/HHS)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Last month marked the third anniversary of the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) memorandum directing Federal agencies with more than $100 million in annual research and development (R&D) expenditures to develop plans for increasing public access to the results of the research they support, including scholarly publications. As a result of this directive, in 2015, PMC started providing support as a public access repository for funding agencies beyond the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)./ch