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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

NN/LM SE/A Seeking Applications for Funding

Exhibitor Award: Funding for exhibits at state and/or local meetings of health professionals, information professionals and health consumers. It provides an opportunity to promote NLM products, S/EA programs or SE/A member libraries to target populations. Funding covers registration and booth fees, travel and per diems, communication costs, and equipment rental if needed and associated costs for the exhibit.

  • Amount: Up to $2000
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Medical Library Project: Projects should strengthen the involvement of health sciences/medical librarians within their institution and/or community–to promote involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives and stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Health Information Outreach: Projects directed at improving health information literacy and/or ensuring that healthcare consumers are aware of, and have access to, high quality electronic information resources. Or directed at improving use of quality health information resources by health professionals, including colleges and universities.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Professional Development: To enable individuals at SE/A Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.

  • Amount: Up to $1500
  • Application Deadline: Until depleted

Technology Improvement: To enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software.

  • Amount: Up to $15000
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

Details for these awards may be found on the SE/A Funding Opportunities page. All award proposals will be submitted via an online form linked from the award description. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2018.

Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Beyond the SEA: Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop! – April 19, 2017, 12:00PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:00 ET

Presenter: Thom Pinho, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Nancy Patterson.

Presentation Summary: Visual communication is a key component of outreach and education. Too often, the message and meaning of a poster gets lost in the flotsam and jetsam of templates and textboxes.  This webinar will focus on tips and tools available freely to you to use for enhancing your presentations and adding impact to your message.  We’ll explore some past designs and exhibits and discuss what works well about them, and what could be done differently. We’ll discuss some design principles to remember like visual hierarchy and visual tension; we’ll address distilling content and information chunking; and we’ll take on sourcing and creating graphic elements.

Presenter Bio: Thom Pinho has been making information visually appealing at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library for 10 years and has been working as a freelance designer for the better part of 20 years.  Prior to his tenure with the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Thom spent a decade training graphic design professionals the ins-and-outs of tricky software and design gymnastics.  Recently, Thom’s been working closely with Library faculty to develop a best-practices poster design workshop to run in conjunction with the new poster printing service he spearheaded.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: Beyond the SEA – Drab to Fab: Making Conference Posters Pop!
  • Host: Nancy Patterson
  • Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time
  • Session number: 621 708 356
  • Session password: beyond

To join the training session

  1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t6e66e3f2c24595d153cbe216311d3401
  2. Enter your name and email address (or registration ID).
  3. Enter the session password: beyond
  4. Click “Join Now”.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

 

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link: https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t9d879ff3dafef9f388c92fcb74b446ff

  • Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com
  • Enter the Session Number: 621 708 356
  • Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar

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To join the session by phone only

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

  1. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
  2. Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  3. Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
  4. Access code: 627 708 356

 

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

 

SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications – Friday, April 28, 2017 2 PM ET

Date/Time: Friday, April 28, 2017, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Jen Bishop, Online Services and Emerging Technology Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library; Liz Sundermann, Data, Communications, and Services Coordinator, Division of Library Development & Services, Maryland State Department of Education.

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Presentation Summary: Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are hot technology topics, but how will these emerging technologies impact education, the medical profession, and industry?  What platforms are currently available and how can librarians and educators implement them successfully? In this webinar, we will explore how libraries are sharing virtual, augmented, and mixed reality with their communities.

Presenter Bios: Liz Sundermann-Zinger is the Data Communications and Services Coordinator for the state library agency in Maryland. She has helped provide technology and computer science educational opportunities to youth and families across the state, including computer science concepts for preschoolers, Minecraft Edu programs and classes, Virtual Reality environment creation for teens, and is currently developing a statewide online makerspace for public libraries.

Jen Bishop is the Online Services and Emerging Technologies Supervisor for Carroll County Public Library, where she enjoys researching, piloting, and sharing new technologies with the community. She has helped launch new technology initiatives, including CCPL’s 3D printing service, Exploration Point! makerspace, and virtual reality.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

  • Topic: SEAside Webinar: Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: Uses and Applications
  • Host: Tony Nguyen
  • Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
  • Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
  • Session number: 622 891 774
  • Session password: SEATech

To join the training session

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  2. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t5a2e1aa5b007ff4ce6e3b0f656185fc5
  3. Enter your name and email address.
  4. Enter the session password: SEATech
  5. Click “Join Now”.
  6. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t06d1ded16e00c7d804beb89e19c3dc33

  • Alternatively, please visit: https://nih.webex.com
  • Enter the Session Number: 622 891 774
  • Follow the instructions listed earlier to join the webinar

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To join the session by phone only

——————————————————-

To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.

  1. Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
  2. Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
  3. Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
  4. Access code: 622 891 774

 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:

https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=tba2dfa1038b5a3b70d726134d495c793

 

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

 

NNLM SEA and NDCO Closed – March 14, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM),  Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) and National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office (NDCO) are closed Tuesday, March 14, 2017 due to inclement weather in Baltimore, MD where our offices are located.

Pilot Project: Join our Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Facebook Group

The NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA) is piloting a new Consumer Health Information Specialists Facebook group and you’re invited to join!

If you’re a member of the Southeastern/Atlantic region with a passion in Consumer Health Information, this group is for you. You’ll be able to connect with like-minded health information professionals.

Working on your Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)?

Great news! If you’re currently taking classes to earn MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2, the NNLM SEA has an offer exclusively for its members. Join our new Facebook group and we’ll pay the CHIS application fee.

  • You must be a member of the NNLM SEA Region.
  • Complete the courses needed to earn either MLA CHIS Level 1 or Level II.
  • Download and complete the form available from the MLA CHIS website.
  • Send your completed application to SEACHISsubmission@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
  • NNLM SEA will submit your application to MLA and take care of your application fee. ($55 for members and $75 for non-members.)

The offer will apply whether or not you are a member of MLA or not.

Already have MLA CHIS Level 1 or 2?

  • We encourage you to join our new Facebook Group!
  • Your insights and contributions to Consumer Health are greatly appreciated as members share, interact and encourage each other.

Terri Ottosen and Nancy Patterson, Outreach and Education Coordinators, will facilitate and administer the group on Facebook and will add people that request to join, provided you are earning or have earned your CHIS certification.

We’re excited about our new Facebook group and hope you’ll join and make it a great way to connect with others in the Region who are interested in consumer health and share information and share items of interest with the group. We envision the group page as a place to comment on and “like” posts, discuss issues with providing consumer health services, coordinate with others, and collaborate to share projects and ideas.

This pilot project is an experiment, so we will seek your feedback to improve and modify the project as we go along. We hope this group will serve as a “meeting place” for those interested in and passionate about consumer health. We also hope this project allows for better sharing and collaboration throughout the Region, as well as to promote partnerships and comradery amongst those in the group.

Learn more about the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization

For questions, please contact Terri Ottosen or Nancy Patterson.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.