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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

New webinar series: NN/LM Resource Picks

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites you to join us for a new bimonthly webinar series: NN/LM Resource Picks. Every two months, we will highlight National Library of Medicine resources. Learn about NLM resources directly from NN/LM and NLM staff!

First up:

Don’t Wait, Communicate About Disaster Preparedness!

September 28, 2016 3-4pm ET

Register: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=1057

Twice a year, America’s PrepareAthon brings together organizations and individuals to

  • learn what hazards are most likely to affect their communities
  • take action to increase preparedness
  • participate in community resilience planning

The next America’s PrepareAthon takes place on September 30—the final day of National Preparedness Month. The theme this year is “Don’t Wait, Communicate: Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” https://www.ready.gov/september

The September 28 webinar will use themes from America’s PrepareAthon to demonstrate the role librarians play in disaster preparedness. Learn how to get your community ready for specific hazards, and find out what resources you have at your fingertips.

Presenter: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Disaster Information Management Research Center

New Funding Opportunities from the Southeastern/Atlantic Region

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.

Resources on Precision Medicine through National Library of Medicine

Resources on Precision Medicine through National Library of Medicine

The new Director of National Library of Medicine (NLM) Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD puts a strong focus on precision medicine in the vision she describes for NLM:

I believe the National Library of Medicine has an important role to play in the Precision Medicine Initiative…and I believe that role’s going to be showing up in a number of the existing services already seen in the Library…

National Institutes of Health (NIH) defines precision medicine is “an emerging approach for disease treatment and prevention that takes into account individual variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person.”

You can learn more about precision medicine and how NIH is already playing an important role in the Precision Medicine Initiative through a number of NLM resources:

precisionmedicine

Free Online Training in Disaster Health Information

Free Online Training in Disaster Health Information

Find newly updated self-paced courses related to disaster health information that meet the requirements for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization, as well as core competencies for Public Health Professionals.

Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics

This class provides a comprehensive overview of the essential resources needed to provide health-related information services for supporting disaster mitigation, planning, response, and recovery. This self-paced course introduces key sources from the National Library of Medicine, federal and nonfederal agencies, and international organizations. Tools for locating, organizing and disseminating disaster health information are covered.

https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_thebasics.html

 

CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives): Health Information Resources

This class provides an overview of the concepts of CBRNE, including a review of National Library of Medicine resources and tools that provide health-related information to support planning, response, and recovery from the effects of these potential hazards.

https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disastercourse_cbrne.html

National Digital Stewardship Residency Opportunity at Windsor Castle

The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program has a very special opportunity. The Library of Congress, the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, and their partners seek an individual resident to lead the Georgian Paper Programme project. Time will be split between Washington DC and the United Kingdom.

The Georgian Paper Programme is an international digital and research enterprise based upon substantial unpublished collections for the period 1714-1837 in the Royal Library and Royal Archives, Windsor Castle, in partnership with King’s College London, Library of Congress, Mount Vernon Library, William and Mary College and the Omohundro Institute.

The NDSR program is a field experience opportunity open to recent masters and doctoral graduates interested in digital stewardship, who have graduated from an accredited degree-granting program between summer 2013 and summer 2016. Doctoral candidates with graduation beyond summer 2016 are also encouraged to apply. The individual selected for this position will begin the program on September 28, 2016.

The Library and its partners will select one resident to begin a one-year full-time paid residency to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in this unique setting.

This is a highly visible position, working with staff of the Royal Trust, so it is essential that the resident demonstrate superlative social, written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills. The selected candidate will be presented at a formal dinner at the British Embassy in Washington DC, in mid to late October.

Applications should be emailed as soon as possible directly to:

George Coulbourne
Chief, Internship and Fellowship Programs
National and International Outreach

Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue
Washington, DC 20540-3000
(o) 202-707-7856 (iP) 202-258-2969
gcou@loc.gov
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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.