Archive for the ‘Public Libraries’ Category
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
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.
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
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.
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]
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)
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
Friday, March 25th, 2016
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
Thursday, March 24th, 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health. Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available. The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site: https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0
Monday, March 14th, 2016
Join your colleagues in MCMLA and others to discuss, “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. While every story might not impact you in the same way, each is bound to challenge your current thinking about issues, education, and more. Join us on this path of discovery. Note: Some chapters are long and we will do our best to hit the high points from each. Moderators will post questions to the group LibGuide prior to the discussion.
Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 – March 15th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 2: Chapters 3-5 – March 22nd at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 3: Chapters 6-7 – March 29th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Week 4: Chapters 8-9, Wrap-Up – April 5th at 2:30 pm Central Time, 1:30 pm Mountain Time
Sessions will be held in Adobe Connect – https://webmeeting.nih.gov/mcradvocacy (bbj)
Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion list:
The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 2:00 PM ET/1 PM CT, 12 PM MT
TOPIC: “Zika Virus Response and Information Resources”
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen will discuss how information resources are pulled together and disseminated for the CDC Zika Virus response. In addition, representatives from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) will provide an overview of NLM Disaster Health’s Zika Virus Health Information Resource Guide.
Dr. Sonja Rasmussen is the Director of CDC’s Division of Public Health Information Dissemination (the Division that includes the CDC Library) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series. She is also a Senior Consultant to CDC’s Zika Response.
Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?d=629830267&t=a
Event Password: 1234
For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html [jh]