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Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award

Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of the K-12 School Partnership Award.

The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, academic, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM health information resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources. The NN/LM MCR will fund two awards up to $2,500 each.

Single year Awards: Project performance period will begin and end within the NN/LM MCR budget period: May 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2017.

  • Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
  • Notification of Award: October 10, 2016

Prior awarded projects:

  1. Public library partnership with a six county prevention coalition to provide teen health outreach programming in the areas of youth mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and depression.
  2. Academic library partnership with a middle school and a volunteer community health organization to instruct students on evaluating and using online health information.
  3. Public library partnership with an elementary school to conduct  fun after school programming for K-3 on health topics incorporating play to engage participants in healthy behaviors and body functions.
  4. High school library partnership with health careers academy to create public service announcements relevant to the student’s medical and bioscience curriculum.
  5. Hospital library partnership with a school serving K-8 students with chronic illnesses to provide instruction to bolster health literacy skills.

For application instructions and to access the online submission form click here.

Award contact: Dana Abbey @ dana.abbey@ucdenver.edu or 303/724-2110.

 

 

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information Online Course

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016

Class Description:
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.

This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Register: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=485

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Disaster Information Specialist Monthly Webinar

From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB  email list:

Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations

WHEN:  Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 1:30pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  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.

TOPIC:  Reports from two Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects: “Public Health Emergency Coordination with Libraries” and “The Value of Improved and Sustained Information access By Library Expertise (VISIBLE) in Missouri”

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e8a65b50dbc9bb5b3b970b34b7c71b752

Event Password: 1234

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

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Education – Breezing Along with the RML and Discover Recordings now available

Breezing Along with the RML – July 20, 2016

Librarians Involved in EHRs: This session features three librarians–Erica Lake, University of Utah; Kelsey Leonard, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Meghan Evans, Geisinger Health System–discuss 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.

View archived recording at: goo.gl/t5YsVr

Discover NLM Resources and More – Health Information Resources for Seniors – July 27, 2016

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.

View the archived recording at: goo.gl/3cfft6

NCBI Change to HTTPS Affects API Users

If you use NCBI only through a Web browser (like Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera, etc.), NCBI’s change will not noticeably affect you. The only change you should notice after the deadline is that a green lock icon should appear inside the box, and the web addresses of the NCBI pages you visit will start with https://.

If you or those at your institution maintain software that uses NCBI APIs or accesses NCBI servers through the Web, you should review instructions prepared by NCBI and act before the deadline (Sept 30, 2016) to ensure uninterrupted service.

NLM is making this change to improve security and privacy, and by Federal government mandate. /ch

Libraries Responding to Crises

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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Domain Change: Update Your MedlinePlus Links

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

New NIH funded biomedical data search engine prototype launched July 2016

Launched in July 2016, DataMed is a NIH funded biomedical data search engine that is currently in development.

Members of the data scientist community are encouraged to test and provide feedback.

DataMed’s an online tool for users to discover data sets across data repositories/aggregators and will possibly allow users to search beyond outside these boundaries sometime in the near future. DataMed indexes the core metadata available for most datasets.

DataMed works within the FAIR guiding principles (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability and Reusability) of datasets and assists users to find datasets and information on how they can be accessed.

The number data repositories, selected by bioCADDIE (biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem), in this early release represents a small portion of the biomedical data available. bioCADDIE requests the data science research community to make recommendations on which data repositories DataMed should cover next. (Make your suggestions here)

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Webinar: Important Changes to NCBI Web Protocols

Date and time: Wednesday, July 27, 2016. 10MT, 11CT

Register Here (attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2000297899730334722)

The next NCBI Minute will discuss NCBI’s upcoming switch to the secure HTTPS protocol. Through this NCBI Minute, you’ll learn how this change will affect your access to NCBI pages and services and what you should do to have a smooth transition.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about attending the webinar. After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Any related materials will be accessible on the Webinars and Courses page; you can also learn about future webinars on this page. /ch

Summary of Evidence: Musculoskeletal Inflammation and Natural Products

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