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SEAside Webinar – Navigating the Institutional Review Board for Librarianship Research

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Date/Time: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Presenter: Carolyn Schubert, MLIS, Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian, Rose Library, James Madison University.

Co-Sponsor: MACMLA Research and Assessment Committee

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

Summary: Librarians are encountering more opportunities to conduct original research and contribute to evidence based practices, but only 26% believe they have the educational training to conduct these tasks (Kennedy & Brancolini, 2012). One key step in this process is navigating an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to assure participants are treated in an ethical manner. What does it mean to protect research participants today? What does an IRB look for? What tips, tricks, and best practices can save you time with this process? Discussion of these questions and more are the focus of this webinar.

Presenter Bio: Carolyn Schubert is the Health Sciences & Nursing Librarian at James Madison University. She received her MLIS from San Jose State University in 2009. Her research interests include the scholarship of teaching and learning in nursing and health sciences, especially biomedical informatics and evidence based practice, and research and assessment of librarianship. She is currently a member of JMU’s Institutional Review Board. She also participated in the 2015 Institute for Research Design in Librarianship.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.5 hours 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.

What do you need to join this conference?

  • Pre-Registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!
  • You can join the webinar the day of if you forget to pre-register. You can simply connect to the webinar a few minutes before the start of the webinar with the information provided below.
  • A computer (with Flash installed)
  • A telephone

How do I connect?

  • Go to this URL:
  • Enter as a Guest
  • Sign in with your first and last name.
  • Follow the instructions in the meeting room to have Adobe Connect call your phone (this is the preferred way; however, if you have an extension or for some reason cannot let Adobe connect call you, instructions will be available when you sign in to Adobe Connect.)

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National Health Observances – June 2016

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of April. By supporting National health Observances, you can:

  • Educate the public about health risks
  • Organize successful health promotion events and campaigns
  • Get new ideas, information, and resources on health topics of interest.

Contact the sponsoring organization to request outreach materials and information.

Source: 2016 National Health Observances, National Health Information Center, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.

Seeking information about Network participation with Remote Area Medical (RAM)

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Remote Area Medical (RAM) is a non-profit, volunteer medical corps that provides free health care (including dental and eye care) in remote areas of the United States. The organization, based in Knoxville, TN, was founded by Stan Brock in 1985.

If your library/organization has participated in or if you know of a library that has participated in RAM activities, please drop a line to Dale Prince, Executive Director of the NN/LM SE/A at

Community Health Maps Workshop at the National Library of Medicine

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Space is available to attend the upcoming Community Health Maps Workshop

Dates: June 7-8, 2016

Location: National Library of Medicine, Lister Hill Auditorium, Bethesda, Maryland.

Sponsors: The National Library of Medicine and Health-Equity.Org are co-sponsoring the first Community Health Maps workshop.

Summary: The availability of affordable Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms, data collection and visualization applications and mapping tools is relatively recent. Historically, the cost to procure platforms and applications, to train users, and to sustain operations has been prohibitive for communities and community-based organizations whose health budgets are already strained. Join us to hear experiences using the Community Health Maps workflow and learn how access to quality health information and the ability to visualize that data – to better understand and portray their significance to the community – can support efforts to reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

The workshop will bring together federal/state/local government representatives, related Associations, members of academia, community health professionals, community activists, information specialists, and information technologists from across the country to share and discuss new ideas and methodologies for empowering community organizations serving vulnerable or underserved populations with low cost, intuitive mapping technology.

The agenda for this workshop is available at

You must RSVP to attend. Please contact Colette Hochstein, D.M.D., MLS at 301-496-6590 or e-mail to reserve your seat in this workshop. You will need to provide your contact info, including title, position, e-mail, phone, institution, etc. Any updates that occur including documents to download the tools needed for the sessions will be provided prior to the workshop.

Funding Opportunity Announcement: BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science

Friday, May 27th, 2016

The NIH Big Data to Knowledge initiative (BD2K) announces the release of a new RFA for training in biomedical big data science:

  • RFA-HG-16-006: BD2K Open Educational Resources for Skills Development in Biomedical Big Data Science (R25)

The purpose of this RFA is to support the development of develop open educational resources (OERs) that adhere to FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable) principles and that enable learners to gain the knowledge and skills needed to extract knowledge from biomedical Big Data.

This new RFA for T32 training programs complements the three RFAs released earlier this month:

  • RFA-LM-16-002: BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science (T32)
  • RFA-ES-16-002: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science (K01)
  • RFA-ES-16-003: BD2K Mentored Career Development Award in Biomedical Big Data Science for Intramural Investigators (K22)

These RFAs aim to train more researchers who will new Big Data technologies, methods, and tools.  Training is expected across three major scientific areas: (1) computer science or informatics, (2) statistics and mathematics, and (3) biomedical science; in addition, the awardee/trainee acquire depth in areas of specialty necessary for developing new methods, technologies, or tools.

The receipt deadline for applications vary between late July and early August.  Please see the FOAs for this and other details.

Last updated on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Funded under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340-01 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, and awarded by the DHHS, NIH, National Library of Medicine.