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Newsletter of the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region

NIH Funding Opportunity: NLM Admin Supplement for Informationist Services

The National Library of Medicine, in conjunction with NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs), published an Administrative Supplement opportunity available to eligible NIH awardees with active R01 grants and, in some cases, with other grant or cooperative agreement mechanisms (see details in the Activity Code listing of which ICs will accept applications for each activity code).  These administrative supplements provide funds to active awards of participating Institutes and Centers in order to enhance the storage, organization, management and use of digital research data through the involvement of informationists, also known as in-context information specialists.

The purposes of this administrative supplement program are (1) to enhance collaborative, multi-disciplinary basic and clinical research by integrating an information specialist into the research team in order to improve the capture, storage, organization, management, integration, presentation and dissemination of biomedical research data; and (2) to assess the impact of the informationist’s participation.

To review the announcement, please go to the NIH grants page: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-090.html

Applications are due by: March 15, 2017, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization.

Direct any questions to:

Alan VanBiervliet, Ph.D.
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone: 301-594-4882
Email: alan.vanbiervliet@mail.nih.gov

SEA Welcomes New Network and Evaluation Coordinator, Ashley Cuffia

acuffiaOn January 9, 2016, the Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region will welcome Ashley Cuffia (acuffia@hshsl.umaryland.edu) as our new Network and Evaluation Coordinator. Ashley will coordinate and facilitate exhibits, manage the SEA evaluation program, and work with health care and information professionals in the region, performing outreach, training, and program management.

Most recently Ashley was the Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine DOCLINE Coordination Office and has worked as a paraprofessional in health science libraries for the past 9 years. She received her Masters of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and also has bachelor’s degrees in Cybersecurity Policy and History. She is the past chair for the Professional Development Committee of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association and the first student ever to chair a committee for the chapter. She recently Co-Chaired the Continuing Education Committee for the Philadelphia Tri-Chapter annual conference and is a member of the Medical Library Association. Her personal interests include camping, crafting and traveling the globe. Ashley resides outside Baltimore, Md.

Beyond the SEA: Data Science 101: An Introduction for Librarians – January 18, 2017 12 PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18,2017 12 PM ET

Presenter: Lisa Federer, MA, MLIS; Research Data Informationist, National Institutes of Health Library

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

Summary: The term “big data” is often tossed around in conversations about science, but what does it really mean? This webinar will explain what big data is and provide an introduction to the data science techniques that can be used to analyze it.  We’ll talk about how data science can help researchers find meaning in data and discuss some of the common techniques and tools used in a variety of different research areas.

Presenter Bio: Lisa Federer currently serves as research data informationist at the National Institutes of Health Library, where she provides training and support in the management, organization, sharing, and reuse of biomedical research data. She is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and the editor of the Medical Library Association Guide to Data Management for Librarians. She holds a master’s of library and information science from the University of California–Los Angeles and graduate certificates in data science (Georgetown University) and data visualization (New York University), and she is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland.

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! You will need to create a FREE account prior to registration. Learn how to register from the NTO.

Topic: Beyond the SEA: Data Science 101: An Introduction for Librarians
Host: Tony Nguyen
Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Visit: https://nih.webex.com
Session number: 624 888 665 
Session password: SEAData 

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To join the training session 
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1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t0a89c6bdbc3cb9dc2f3d6fe72fc9cf7d
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: SEAData 
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=ta61d3ead7827275076292a7c98349f06

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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code: 624 888 665 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t4e0b91ddb319d40f4b447e1d92de6e1d

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

 

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Update – January 25, 2017 3 PM ET

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 3 PM ET

Presenter: Katherine (Kate) Majewski, MEDLARS Management Section, Bibliographic Services Division, U.S. National Library of Medicine

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

Presentation Summary: The PubMed interface didn’t change much in 2016, but the systems underlying PubMed changed in significant ways. Kate will talk a little about what’s under PubMed’s hood these days. She will also demonstrate a new alerting feature called PubMed Journals and touch on some highlights of 2017 MeSH.

Presenter Bio: Katherine (Kate) Majewski is a librarian, trainer and technical writer for the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Upon completion of the Beyond the SEA Webinar, each participant will receive 1.0 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available electronically following completion of the online survey supplied at the end of the webinar.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up! You will need to create a FREE account prior to registration. Learn how to register from the NTO.

Visit: https://nih.webex.com
Session Number: 624 501 134 
If asked for a Session Password, use: NNLMPubMed 

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To join the training session 
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1. Go to https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=te497793389e8fc486126301aa1437aa4
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the session password: NNLMPubMed 
4. Click “Join Now”.
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

To view in other time zones or languages, please click the link
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t3422b3a292e448764dbc96d92786d207

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To join the session by phone only 
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To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the training session, or call the number below and enter the access code.
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada):1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada):1-650-479-3208
Show toll-free dialing restrictions: https://www.webex.com/pdf/tollfree_restrictions.pdf
Access code: 624 501 134 

To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t7738616a8adb5a00eb72b173e8d50301.

Technical Briefs – Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:

 

NNLM SEA Funding Opportunities – Exhibitor and Professional Development Awards

We are pleased to announce the availability of NNLM SEA Award Applications.

Availability for these awards are available until allotted funds are awarded.

Exhibitor Award – Up to $2,000 per exhibit.

The Exhibit Award provides 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, SEA programs or SEA 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. All exhibit awards must feature one or more NLM resources.

Potential areas for which you could consider exhibit include:

  • State library association meeting
  • State or regional public health association meeting
  • State or local gay pride event
  • Local health fair
  • State or local health professional meeting
  • Native American Pow-Wow
  • Remote Area Medical (RAM) event
  • Local health expo

The Exhibitor Award is designed to meet the following populations:

  • Libraries (all types)
  • Underserved, rural, minority, community health, or unaffiliated health professionals
  • K-12 schools and associations including school health professionals, or science and health educators
  • Community-based organizations
  • Health sciences students
  • Emergency responders
  • Public Health workers
  • Faith-based organizations
  • Social workers
  • Agencies serving underserved, minority and underrepresented communities including but not limited to
    • LGBTQ Communities
    • Soldiers, Veterans and Military Families
    • Rural Populations
    • Inner city populations

Professional Development Award – Up to $1,500

The Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members to improve access to health information for healthcare providers and consumers and to build professional capacity in support of the goals of the NNLM.

Professional Development opportunities are encouraged that incorporate one or more of the following:

  • Increase project evaluation skills
  • Increase awareness of and skills for locating high quality biomedical and health information
  • Increase the ability to expand health information literacy in health and science education
  • Increase data management skills and awareness
  • Improve the use of technology for health information access, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations

Potential uses for this award include but are not limited to:

Attend a meeting, conference, or class that increases professional knowledge in the areas of emergency preparedness, public health information sources, information technology, resource sharing, e-science, data management, health information outreach, health information literacy, or evaluation and assessment.

All proposed exhibits and professional development activities must be completed by April 30, 2017 and all funds awarded must be spent.

NNLM SEA Award Descriptions and online applications are available at: https://nnlm.gov/sea/funding. Please read the description/requirements of the award and the evaluation criteria as there are many new changes.

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.