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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Outreach’ Category

New Funding Opportunities from the Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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 $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

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 $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

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 $5000
Application Deadline: September 30, 2016

 

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 since much is new. Some awards are eligible for IDC, and all funds must be spent by April 30, 2017.

National Health Observances – August 2016

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Below is a list of National Health Observances for the month of August. 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.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – Instructional Design: An Introduction for Librarians – August 17, 2016 – Recording Now Available

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Recording: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p17lm1qz4lx/

Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenter: Karen Viars, MSIS, MSIT, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Georgia State University, Perimeter College

Contact: For additional information or questions regarding this webinar, please contact Terri Ottosen.

Summary: Many librarians find that teaching patrons, colleagues, and other stakeholders is a significant part of their work, regardless of their role in the library. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering where or how to begin, this session is a straightforward introduction to designing, developing, implementing and assessing instruction. We will cover what the discipline of instructional design is, some of the most popular models in the field, and suggestions for applying instructional design inside and outside your library.

Presenter Bio: After completing a Master’s degree at Georgia State University in Instructional Design and Technology, and starting a career in developing sales training for a Fortune 500 company, Karen Viars completed her library degree at the University of Tennessee. She is currently a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Georgia State University, Perimeter College, with research interests in assessment, information literacy and popular culture and media studies. You can follow her @karenviars on Twitter.

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: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
  • 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.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

Free Upcoming Webinar Series: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – August 11 and 18, 2016

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) is pleased to offer two upcoming webinars on health outreach programming in your community.

Part 1: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community

August 11, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Part 2: Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Nutrition and Food Labels Sample Program

August 18, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

Description: This two-part webinar presentation will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways. Examples of programs for children, teens, adults and/or seniors using NLM and other National Institutes of Health center and office resources will be shared. The second webinar session will focus on examples in a nutrition and food label program for families to align with the summer reading 2016 theme.

This class has been approved for 1 hour of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.

Registration required.

Reminder: Beyond the SEA Webinar – July 20, 2016 – The Reputation Economy: Managing Your Online Identity in the Age of Google

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenter: Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, Librarian for Digital Life, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, University of Virginia.

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

Summary: Reputation awareness is as old as civilization, and technology has made reputation maintenance an even more immediate and important issues for individuals and institutions alike. Would you know how to defend your reputation or that of your institution should it come under fire? Join Kimberley R. Barker for a closer look at life in the reputation economy, and learn about practical steps that you can take to safeguard your good name.

Presenter Bio: Kimberley R. Barker, MLIS, is the Librarian for Digital Life at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, at the University of Virginia. Her professional interests include online reputation management, personal branding, digital privacy, and the use of emerging technologies in academic and clinical healthcare settings. Kimberley is chair of the NN/LM SE/A Technology PAC, and creator of the Coursera MOOC “Introduction to Personal Branding”. She is also a singer of traditional Irish songs, as well as a full-on geek who delights in anime, all things Tolkien, and Nerf gun battles with her seven-year-old. You can follow her on Twitter (@KR_Barker), or email her at Grumpy_Cat@virginia.edu.

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: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/beyondthesea/
  • 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.)

Test your connection: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.

Get a quick overview: http://www.adobe.com/go/connectpro_overview.

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.