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Site Visit! St. Joseph’s School

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator, visited St. Joseph’s School on a snowy first-day-of-spring.
NNLM provides technology funding in “under-connected” communities to enhance access to and use of quality health information.
Principal Michael Hackenson applied for a technology grant to purchase Chromebooks for his students.
Applicants for NNLM technology grants must provide demographic information and relevant statistics that supports the need for funding.

After the purchase of technology, our role is to train the faculty in accessing health information and lesson plans available through the National Library of Medicine.
Margot demonstrated using MedlinePlus for finding health information, including information on bullying.
She showed how to use the  Children’s Page to access lesson plans and games from Nemours Foundation, CDC, FDA and USDA.
NLM provides links to additional K-12 lesson plans on this Outreach Activities and Resources page.

Call for 2017-2018 Award Reviewers

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

NNLM NER is looking for local health science information professionals to help review applications for the 2017-2018 NNLM NER funding cycle.

Reviewers will be asked to read 2-5 award applications and score them using predetermined criteria. Information about how to score and what is needed will be provided to all reviewers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about projects going on throughout New England and providing a service to fellow organizations.

Please note, there is a shorter turn around need this year. Reviewers will get the applications to review around April 10th. Reviews will need to be completed by April 19th.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Martha Meacham

Martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu – 508-856-1267

Your support of the award process, New England organizations, and NNLM NER is very appreciated.

15-40 Connection Site Visit

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This week our new Education and Outreach Coordinator Margot Malachowski visited 15-40 Connection, a Massachusetts-based organization striving to improve conversations around cancer detection. Our role is to train the staff at 15-40 Connection in best methods of using MedlinePlus and PubMed for looking up cancer information. Margot demonstrated the differences in searching MedlinePlus through Health Topics and through the search box. For those who are interested in researching more deeply, she demonstrated how to use Health Topics pages as an entry point to a PubMed search.  Margot gave a brief explanation of MeSH.

Several staff at 15-40 Connection were curious about symptom checkers.  Did you know that Symptoms is its own Health Topic in MedlinePlus?  For a triage tool, look for linked resources from the American Academy of Family Physicians or go directly to the FamilyDoctor.org symptom checker.

e-Science Symposium Registration is Open

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

e-Science Symposium Registration is Open!

9th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian e-Science Symposium

“Libraries in Data Science: Addressing Gaps and Bridges”
Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:00am – 4:00pm
University of Massachusetts Medical School, Faculty Conference Room
Worcester, MA

http://escholarship.umassmed.edu/escience_symposium/2017

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