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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Webinar: Collaborations between Libraries and Disaster Organizations Part 2

WHEN:  Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:  The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.

TOPIC and SPEAKERS:  Tania Bardyn and her team from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library will present about their current Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project. The Library, in partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response and the Washington State Emergency Management Division, developed a mobile application (app) for Android devices called Response & Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN Washington) to improve access to National Library of Medicine (NLM) disaster information resources in Washington State.  This is a follow-on project to the RRAIN app created in 2014 for iPhone and iPad devices.

Also, Sarah Carnes, a virtual intern with the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center, will present about her project “Design and Delivery of an Outreach Strategy to Increase Awareness of Disaster Information Resources.” She will present on the process she used to design a program for Massachusetts public libraries to increase awareness and use of disaster information resources. She will also discuss how she delivered the strategy and synthesized their feedback to refine the strategy and accompanying products.

LOGIN:

Meeting URL: https://nih.webex.com/nih/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3796b59a012307e566f6cfa67829e7ac

Event Password: 1234

Audio conference information
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When you log in, you will be given a choice of Audio Connections. We suggesting using the “Call Using the Computer” (VOIP) option to participate in the webinar.

If you cannot use VOIP option:

Select “Call Me” to receive a call back and provide your phone number.
OR Select “I Will Call In” and enter the number below and then the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Access code: 627 011 455

If asked for your Attendee ID Number and you do not see one appear on the screen, just hit # on your phone and you will be connected.

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If you are in the area you can attend the meeting in person at our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 510 Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 5th floor.

MORE INFORMATION:

For more information on this and past meetings, see http://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/dismeetings.html

Free Online CE Classes: PubMed for Librarians – Registration is Open

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians.

  1. Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (Noon ET)
  2. MeSH: September 14, 2016 (Noon ET)
  3. Automatic Term Mapping: September 21, 2016 (Noon ET)

Read a description for all three classes and find the link to the registration page here: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/pml/

National Health Observances – September 2016

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

Print Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Wallet Cards about National Library of Medicine Resources

Print Brochures, Fact Sheets, and Wallet Cards about National Library of Medicine Resources

The Outreach and Special Populations Branch of the National Library of Medicine provides a variety of brochures, fact sheets, and wallet cards related to consumer health, minority health, HIV/AIDS resources, and many other important health topics.  Here’s a quick look at just a few of the useful resources that can be downloaded as PDFs, printed, and shared with patrons, students, patients, and colleagues:

  • Consumer Health Resources Wallet Card (PDF, 600 KB) – A list of online health resources from NLM that will be useful to the general public, on a fold-able card that can be stored in any wallet or billfold.
  • Resources for Public Health Professionals Fact Sheet (PDF, 250 KB) – Brief descriptions and links to important NLM online resources, including emergency/incident planning and response resources and NLM mobile resources and applications.
  • Minority Health Resources Brochure (PDF, 2 MB) – Links to multicultural and multilingual health resources, as well as consumer health, HIV/AIDS information, environmental health, and disaster preparedness resources that can be useful for addressing health disparities in the US.
  • HIV/AIDS Information Resources from NLM Flyer (PDF, 860 KB) and Wallet Card (PDF, 412 KB) – NLM resources that will be helpful in locating general information, treatment information, clinical trials, multilingual resources, and training resources related to HIV/AIDS.

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NLM Job Announcements: Head of National Network Coordinating Office (RML program) and Chief of the Public Services Division

NLM Job Announcements: Head of National Network Coordinating Office (RML program) and Chief of the Public Services Division

NLM is looking for candidates to apply for these two vacancies, Chief of the Public Services Division and Head of the National Network Coordinating Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Both are important leadership positions and we welcome candidates looking to contribute to NLM’s programs and mission as we move into the strategic planning process with our new Director, Patti Brennan.

For more information, refer to the NLM web site or watch these videos which briefly describe each of the programs and how to apply for a federal job.

Both jobs will be posted on USAJobs.gov, and linked on the NLM Job Openings page September 6-19, 2016.  Both are GS15 level positions, with a salary range of $128,082-$160,300.

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.