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Free Webinar – Teaching Topics: Open & Close with Impact

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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Communicating with library users – comments and thoughts to ponder.

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)

Wellcome Trust to Launch Open Access Journal

Wellcome Trust, one of the biggest non-governmental funders of biomedical research, plans to launch it’s own open access journal. This online journal will publish Wellcome-funded research only and is scheduled to start this fall. The model will be of  immediate publication followed by transparent invited peer review, with inclusion of supporting data.

Full press release from Wellcome Trust

Science Insider posting

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July Breezing and Discover Webinars

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.

Apply for: NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries Leadership Fellows Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the 2016-2017 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is July 22, 2016.

The program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available at on the AAHSL website. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, carol_jenkins@unc.edu. /ch

Disaster Distress Helpline

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

Webinar Announcement from HRSA/EMSC

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

Best regards,

The EMSC National Resource Center

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Upcoming MLA Webinar: Are all systematic review created equal?

Systematic reviews are generally regarded as being among the highest quality forms of evidence in evidence-based medicine. But, are all systematic reviews created equal?

Join Connie Schardt for an MLA webinar to learn the answer to this question and develop your skills in understanding and critically evaluating systematic reviews.

Schardt, AHIP, FMLA, is the retired Associate Director for Research & Education, Medical Center Library & Archives at Duke University, co-director of two annual workshops in Evidence-Based practice for librarians, and a frequent presenter of MLA webinars and continuing education courses on research and evidence-based practice.

The live event is Wednesday August 10, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., central time.

For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.mlanet.org/blog/are-all-systematic-reviews-created-equal

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Apply Now! A New History Fellowship at NLM

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

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!

PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed.  Improvements to PubMed continued over the 20 years. The near future will include a new PubMed data management system that will streamline data submission for publishers and provide an interface for immediate correction of citation errors. More details on PubMed enhancements are available in the May-June issue of the NLM Technical Bulletin. /ch