Did you know that one third to half of the adult U.S. population has looked for health information on the Internet and that “73% of all those ages 16 and over say libraries contribute to people finding the health information they need.” That’s a lot of people! The CDC recently published a graph that further identified where these adults seeking health information lived by size of community. What the CDC doesn’t relate is whether these seekers of health information found what they were looking for. The Pew Research Center reported how the public depends on public libraries for health information. Is your public library a resource that they could tap into? Have you promoted your resources and the skills of your staff to help your community members locate credible health information? The NN/LM MCR state coordinators are happy to assist you with ideas and training.
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Rural Gateways: Fostering the Development of Rural Librarians as Informal Science Facilitators is providing grant funding to rural libraries. Participating libraries will have access to public program materials, professional development, ongoing programming support, and an online peer-to-peer community. The application deadline is February 15, 2016. For more information, visit http://califa.org/rural-gateways/
The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) is pleased to announce the launch of three interactive, educational iOS apps for high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health.
These FREE, readily accessible resources assist students with grasping concepts such as DNA base pairing, the Bohr model of the atom and environmental conservation. Two of the iOS apps, Bohr Thru and Base Chase, were developed in collaboration with a high school educator and are easily usable within the biology/chemistry classroom setting. The third game, Run4Green, is a fun and informative learning tool that reinforces concepts relating to environmental conservation and can be used as an engagement extension activity.
Each of the three iOS games is iPhone, iPad and iPod touch compatible, and can be freely downloaded (with no in-game purchases) today by visiting the Itunes App Store.
- Bohr Thru: This Candy Crush style game requires users to collect and organize protons, neutrons and electrons in order to form the Bohr Model first 18 elements on the periodic table, such as Carbon, Nitrogen and Lithium. With the help of the main character, Atom, players become familiar with a variety of chemical elements and their structures. Teachers can easily implement short, in-class game sessions to enhance their students’ understanding of the periodic table as well.
- Base Chase: Learning the bases of DNA has never been as easy with this fast paced, educational app. Players grab bases of DNA in order to complete unique DNA strands for a variety of animals. DeeNA, the game’s cartoon mascot, assists players in completing each of the required tasks. A helpful video tutorial is accessible once the game is successfully downloaded.
- Run4Green: The importance of environmental conservation is reinforced through this interactive, Mario- style game. Topics, such as greenhouse gas reduction, renewable energies and green product purchases are emphasized throughout game play. Playing as a jolly, green and earth-shaped character, users collect coins and perform environmentally friendly tasks. The game is appropriate for students in grades 5-8.
Online Interactive Professional Development Experience: FREE MLA Courses available via The Wonderful Librarians in the Land of OzMonday, November 16th, 2015
The NIH curriculum supplements are teacher’s guides to two weeks of lessons on the science behind selected health topics. They combine cutting-edge biomedical discoveries with state-of-the-art instructional practices for elementary, middle, and high school. The supplements
- Are consistent with National Science Education Standards
- Promote critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving and communication skills
- Incorporate real scientific data to engage and challenge students
- Are aligned to state education standards
ONLINE CHIS and MLA CE OFFERING: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, & the Role of Medical LibrariansMonday, November 9th, 2015
Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with a 4 credit hour CE online class on ClinicalTrials.gov. Read on for the details:
CLASS: ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians.
This 4 credit hour CE course explains what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrates ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and discusses the unique position of health science and consumer health librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
INSTRUCTORS: Dana Abbey (NN/LM MCR), Holly Burt (NN/LM GMR), Meredith Solomon (NN/LM NER).
COURSE STRUCTURE: This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 3 weekly modules, beginning the week January 18, 2016. The units build upon one another, with Module 1 providing the foundation for the rest of the course. Time commitment: plan on an average of 2 hours per week.
- Week of January 11, 2016 – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, and introduce yourself.
- Week of January 18, 2016 (Module 1) – will explain what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource.
- Week of January 25, 2016 (Module 2) – will demonstrate ways to search and interpret studies with results from ClinicalTrials.gov.
- Week of February 1, 2016 (Module 3) – will discuss the number of records with results and the unique position of health science librarians to provide education and to advocate for the results database and submission requirements.
MLA CE CREDIT AND/OR CHIS CE CREDIT: This course has been certified for 4 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 4-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to for Level 1 or II CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA. For information on CHIS (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=329). For information on MLA CE (http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=412).
REGISTRATION: Registration is open to NN/LM MidContinental, Greater Midwest, and New England Region Network members. Space is limited, so register soon.
Not sure if your library is a Network member, or do you want to become a Network member? Contact Dana Abbey (email@example.com), Holly Burt (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Meredith Solomon (email@example.com).
COST: No charge for online class.
Discover NLM and More: Veterans Health
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 – 1:00PM MT/2:00PM CT
Join us at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2
There are currently over 21 million veterans in the United States. They often face unique health care needs as a result of experiencing combat, exposure to environmental hazards, and separation from loved ones. This presentation will highlight some of their specific health concerns, and explore health information resources that would be beneficial for both veterans and their families. This webinar is geared towards those in public health, community-based organizations, community colleges, and public libraries who provide programs and services to veterans.
Breezing Along with the RML
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 10:00AM MT/11:00AM CT
Join us at: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcr2
- Big Data and EHRs: John Bramble will be presenting an overview of big data, and the integration of big data into electronic health records.
- DOCLINE Updates: Jim Honour will be providing updates on action steps that libraries need to take following the release of DOCLINE 5.2.
Instructions to connect to the audio will show up once you’ve logged in. No registration required. Captioning will be provided and the session will be recorded. One Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) credit is available for each Discover class. To receive the credit, those viewing the live session or the recording, must complete within three weeks of the original event, 1) the evaluation for the class, and 2) the personal information. Questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
CDC has fact sheets available for parents, youth sports coaches, high school coaches, school professionals, and health care providers offering information to help protect athletes from concussion or other serious brain injury, learn how to spot a possible concussion, and know what to do if a concussion occurs. /ch
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB list:
The Radiation Emergency Medical Management Team is proud to announce the first major redesign of our site since REMM was launched in 2007.
The redesign includes a more modern banner, a new color palette and font style, and a new navigation system.
There are now 6 content groups on the new home page.
We have added an easy to use navigational menu at the top of the home page with sections for
- Interactive Clinical Tools
- Diagnosis and Treatment
- Reference and Data
- Overview of REMM and
- Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices
One of our most popular features, the Multimedia Library in carousel form, remains on the home page, with 7 categories of multimedia assets.
Significant content updates are HERE
Wednesday – October 21, 2015
1:00-2:00P MT, 2:00-3:00P CT
Christian Minter, NN/LM MCR Nebraska/Education Coordinator is one of three panelists discussing training and funding resources for health-related library outreach and programming. /da