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Archive for November, 2009

Health Information Literacy Webinar

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Date: December 11, 2009
Time: 11 AM – 12 PM

The New England Regional Medical Library presents Jean Shipman, Director of the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, who will review the Medical Library Association’s Health Information Literacy Research Project that was funded by the National Library of Medicine. She will share how this two-year project has helped to educate health care providers about the key role medical librarians can play with improving their institution’s health literacy efforts in addition to how results of the project have been disseminated.

Register here.

E-Science Symposium for Librarians

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Posted on behalf of Donna Kafel

The date for the second University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian E-Science Symposium has been set for April 7, 2010.  See the announcement. Librarians working with e-Science are invited to submit an abstract for the poster session at the symposium. Check out the Call for Participation. This symposium is one of a series of University of Massachusetts E-Science initiatives for librarians.

The E-Science Symposium is funded in part by the NN/LM New England Region.

Draft Healthy People 2020 Objectives

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services invites public comments on the draft set of objectives for Healthy People 2020. For three decades, Healthy People has provided a set of national 10-year health promotion and disease prevention objectives aimed at improving the health of all Americans. It is grounded in the notion that establishing objectives and providing benchmarks to track and monitor progress over time can motivate, guide, and focus action.

New proposed health topic areas for Healthy People 2020 include:
• Adolescent Health
• Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
• Early and Middle Childhood
• Genomics
• Global Health
• Healthcare-Associated Infections
• Quality of Life and Well-Being
• Social Determinants of Health

Of particular interest to health science librarians and information professionals are objectives for Health Communication and Health IT. This topic area includes objectives related to health literacy, quality health websites, health information access, electronic health records, personalized health information resources, and electronic health information exchange by providers and health agencies.

Visit the Proposed Healthy People 2020 Objectives – List for Public Comment to:
• View proposed draft objectives for Healthy People 2020
• Comment on the proposed objectives
• Comment on the topic areas
• Suggest additional objectives
• Suggest topic areas you feel are missing from the draft set

Public comments will be accepted through December 31, 2009.

PubMed’s Redesigned Interface

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

The newly redesigned PubMed Interface is live now.

NLM has several articles in the NLM Technical Bulletin that cover the changes.
In these postings you will find answers to questions about printing, the location of the content formerly found in the tabs, how to display the MeSH terms assigned to an indexed article and other questions you may have.

PubMed Redesign : a complete overview of the redesign with images.

Linkout in the PubMed Redesign : explains where the icons display when viewing results in different formats and the format for URL’s.

PubMed Now Using the Redesigned Interface : note that there were some changes made from the preview version including Details displaying with the search results.

The recorded webcast along with answers to questions asked during the 2009 PubMed Redesign sessions (held on October 6th and 7th) has also been posted: Webcast: 2009 PubMed Redesign

In addition there are some added features to MyNCBI:
MyNCBI: MyBibliography and Other Citations Enhanced

I will be hosting brief sessions via Adobe Connect throughout the month to review some of the changes. Currently there are two scheduled: Tuesday, November 3rd at 10a.m. and Monday November 9th at 2 p.m.

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