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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

Request for Nominees: 2017 DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award

The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award.

Nominations:

  • Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award.
  • The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these.
  • Nominations must be in writing and contain at least the following elements:
    • The official nomination form (http://www.fnlm.org/pdfs/2017DeBakeyAwardNominationInfoForm.pdf)
    • A precise description of the nominee’s achievements, no more than 5 pages please
    • A current resume or curriculum vitae
    • Any additional information that would assist the jury in the evaluation of the nomination and selection of the recipient. Please include no more than ten extra pages.
  • Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.
  • All nominations must be received by May 1, 2017 via mail, fax, or email (details below):

Mail to:

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 500

Bethesda, MD 20814

Email: ronica.lu@fnlm.org

Fax: 301-657-1296

SEA Professional Development Award Available for Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians

Have you been accepted to or are applying to the Data Science and Visualization Institute for Librarians being held April 24-28, 2017 at the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, North Carolina State University?  NNLM SEA has Professional Development Awards available to help with the cost of attendance.

The Institute is a week-long course providing the opportunity for librarians passionate about research and scholarship to immerse themselves in learning about data science and visualization in collaboration with academic peers. Participants will develop knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate effectively with faculty and student researchers about their data and be able to provide initial consultancy on the course topics. Led by expert instructors, sessions will be interactive and will focus on mastery of core concepts, with hands-on exposure to select open source and highly used commercial tools. Sharing of practices and experiences across institutions will be encouraged.

Application deadline for the Institute is 11:59 pm EST on January 27, 2017.

For more information on NNLM SEA Professional Development Awards, see our funding page.

NLM, SEA and NDCO Offices Closed Monday, January 16, 2017

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, SE/A Region office and the NDCO will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2017 to observe  Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  We will reopen at 8:30 am on Tuesday, January 16,2017.

The National Library of Medicine will also be closed on the 16th of January for MLK Day and also on January 20, 2017 for the inauguration event in DC.

NNLM Quarterly Journal Club

Join your RML staff and colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Participants will commit to attending four one-hour sessions every three months. Outreach specialists at the Greater Midwest Region will host and present an article at each session via WebEx. After the 30-minute presentation, participants from each NNLM region will separate into online breakout rooms for a facilitated discussion led by a coordinator from your region. Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits will be available for those who participate in all four sessions.

The journal club sessions will take place at 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 ET. The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

February 9, 2017 Instructional methods used by health sciences librarians to teach evidence-based practice (EBP): a systematic review (link is external)

May 11, 2017 Information Needs in the Precision Medicine Era: How Genetics Home Reference Can Help (link is external)

August 10, 2017 The Lived Experience and Training Needs of Librarians Serving at the Clinical Point-of-Care (link is external)

November 9, 2017 Usability and Acceptance of the Librarian Infobutton Tailoring Environment: An Open Access Online Knowledge Capture, Management, and Configuration Tool for OpenInfobutton (link is external)
Class Length:

1 hour

To register for the SEA Region: <https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club-sea-region/6733>

To see the class page overview: <https://nnlm.gov/classes/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club#overlay-context=classes/nnlm-quarterly-journal-club>

The journal club has also been officially added to the PubMed Commons Journal Club page: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/nnlm%20quarterly.journal%20club.1/profile

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Ottosen, <tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu>

 

Prepare for Winter Weather Emergencies with NLM

Don’t get caught out in the cold! You can prepare for snow, freezing temperatures, and other winter weather emergencies by using the following tools from National Library of Medicine (NLM) to learn and teach others about winter weather preparedness:

  • Winter Weather Topics on MedlinePlus: MedlinePlus, which offers reliable consumer health information and resources curated by experts from NLM, has a number of Health Topics pages related to winter weather preparedness, including Winter Weather EmergenciesFrostbite, and Hypothermia.  You can also learn through the Medical Encyclopedia on MedlinePlus how to prevent frostbite and hypothermia.
  • Multilingual Information on Winter Weather: The Winter Storms and Extreme Cold page on HealthReach offers a one-page handout in five different languages (English, Arabic, Bosnian, Somali, and Spanish) educating people about how to stay safe during winter storms and extreme cold.  The information is also available in all five languages in video or audio formats.
  • Winter Weather Safety Information on Disaster Lit: Find public health documents related to winter weather through the Disaster Lit database, including guideline/assessment tools, reports, and informational websites.

Last updated on Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

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