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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Announcing Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed

Monday, September 26th, 2016

On Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 2pm – 3pm (Eastern Time), the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) will present “Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed”

  • Want to do more with PubMed?
  • Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?
  • Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us for the first in the Insider’s Guide series of webinars about more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with an introduction to the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This series is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Where: Online via WebEx

Register at: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e66901abddbe53c933ed00d61916b3fa5

For more information see https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/classes.html

Questions? Contact us at https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact

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.

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.

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.

Beyond the SEA Webinar – Building a Makerspace: Where to Start

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 12 PM ET

Presenter: Bohyun Kim, Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems, Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland.

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

Summary: This webinar will discuss some common planning steps for creating a makerspace at a health sciences library and cover some of the challenges one can expect during the planning and implementation process. The presenter will also share some lessons learned through her experience of planning, launching, and operating the Innovation Space at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library since April 2015. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to identify some of the necessary components of successfully planning and implementing a makerspace for their library.

Presenter Bio: Bohyun Kim is the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. She is the author of two books, Understanding Gamification and Library Mobile Experience, both published by ALA TechSouce. She frequently writes and talks about technology at libraries. She can be found at @bohyunkim 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.

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.