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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Free NN/LM Training Office Online Class – Discovering TOXNET

Join the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) for a free, online class to discover TOXNET and other National Library of Medicine environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

The class is taught online, over a 4 week period, in thirteen independent modules. Take only the modules that interest you.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.

The independent modules will cover twelve databases: TOXLINE, ChemIDplus, TRI, TOXMAP, Hazardous Substances Data Bank, IRIS, Haz-Map, LactMed, WISER, CHEMM, REMM, LiverTox, and a short introductory module. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.

Who should take the class?

Health sciences librarians and health or environmental science professionals interested in unlocking the information available in TOXNET.

How much time?

You will work on your own time over a period of 4 weeks to complete the modules that are of interest to you. There is one required module; the remaining modules are optional. This class is offered for variable MLA Continuing Education credit. Each module will be offered for 0.5 to 2.0 credit hours, for a total of up to 12 hours. Credit will not be awarded for partial completion of a module. Total credit awarded will be based on completed modules with a minimum of 1.0 credit hours.

What happens during the class?

This course is offered asynchronously through Moodle; you will work at your own pace. Each module consists of guided interactive online tutorials AND/OR tutorial videos, and discovery exercises. Instructors will be available to answer questions and provide assistance throughout the course.

Visit this URL to register: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=809

Free NN/LM Training Office Webinar – Teaching Topics: Open and Close with Impact

Spend 60 minutes with Jessi Van Der Volgen and Rebecca Brown, Training Development Specialists with the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), to learn ways to incorporate opening and closing activities that will enhance learning and evoke critical thinking. After attending this session you will be eligible for one hour of MLA CE credit.

The webinar will be offered twice. The dates are: August 25th and September 22nd @ Noon PT/1 PM MT/2 PM CT/3 PM ET.

Here are the questions we’re hoping to answer during the webinar:

  1. Why should we craft how we begin and end a class?
  2. What’s the difference between an ice-breaker and an opener?
  3. What are some ideas for openers I can put into place?
  4. What are some content-related activities I can incorporate into the last class or last minutes of class?
  5. How can I support critical thinking till the very end?
  6. How can I get feedback about course content without using a traditional evaluation tool?

Visit this URL to register:

https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1048

July 2016 NIH News in Health Now Available

NIH News in Health: A monthly newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research: To search for more trusted health information from NIH, bookmark http://health.nih.gov

 

Safeguarding Our Health
Vaccines Protect Us All

We live in a time when vaccines can protect us from many of the most serious illnesses. Staying current on your shots helps you—and your neighbors—avoid getting and spreading disease. Read more about vaccines.

 

 

 

 

A Blurry Worldview
Understanding Myopia

Blurry distant vision is the main symptom of myopia, a condition that affects about a third of American adults. If you have myopia, you’ll have trouble seeing things far away, but you’ll be able to see nearby things clearly. Read more about myopia.

 

 

 

 

 

Health Capsules

 

Click here to download a PDF version for printing.Visit our Facebook page to suggest topics you’d like us to cover, or let us know what you find helpful about the newsletter. We’d like to hear from you!Please pass the word on to your colleagues about NIH News in Health. We are happy to send a limited number of print copies free of charge for display in offices, libraries or clinics. Just email us or call 301-402-7337 for more information.

National Health Observances – July 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.

Changes to MedlinePlus

On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles.

For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html

The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/asthma.html

to

https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/asthma.html

The old URLs will automatically redirect to the new URLs for the foreseeable future. However, we suggest updating your pages to point to medlineplus.gov and medlineplus.gov/spanish concurrent with this update.

This update does not change the site contents or design.

For questions regarding this update, please contact the MedlinePlus support team via their online form.

 

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.