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Posted by on July 14th, 2017 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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New Membership certificates are arriving soon! To receive a new certificate, you must verify that your organization’s record is up-to-date. Check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information about NNLM Membership, and instructions on how to complete the renewal process.

NIHSeniorHealth is retiring on August 1. Looking for quality alternatives? Check out our recent posting on the MARquee to learn about other NLM and NIH health resources for older adults.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Ongoing: NNLM MAR is seeking 5 libraries from our region (NY/NJ/PA/DE) to join a pilot program that will provide training, tools and strategies for medical libraries seeking to develop research data management services. Consider joining us in this exciting project! Details.

The Science of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together – MARquee News Highlights

Teach me to fish: From instructors to teachers as science and health science librarians –NER Update

Claiming MLA (Medical Library Association) CE credit – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

What in Tarnation is Evaluability Assessment and Why Should We Care? – NEO Shop Talk

New on YouTube: Engage for Health: a Program in a Box for Your Community

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

Introducing a New Illustrated History of the NLM – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Is NLM Building a Library on Mars? – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Check out the July issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Biosensors and Your Health: What’s Your Body Trying to Tell You?  and, “Struggling to Sleep? Don’t Let Apnea Steal Your Sweet Dreams

New on YouTube: The Dish – What is Precision Medicine?

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

NCBI Minute: Automate PubMed Searches & Save Citation Collections with My NCBI – July 19, 12:00-12:30 PM ET – Would you like to have new PubMed citations for your topic of interest conveniently appear in your email inbox or quickly collect those records for further review? Join NCBI for this upcoming webinar to learn how to have your PubMed searches automatically run and the results emailed to you daily, weekly or monthly. You will also learn how to create PubMed collections that you can share with others or keep privately for yourself. Don’t have a My NCBI account yet? Get started at MyNCBI.

Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – July 19, 1:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this “train the trainer” class designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

How Websites (including Medical Databases) Spy on Users – July 20, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Advertising-driven websites use tracking technologies to profile users and increase revenue. Medical, journals, databases, and even library catalogs deploy these tracking technologies, sometimes without realizing it. In this presentation, GMR will lift the curtain to show you how tracking works, how you can detect tracking technologies, and how you can stop them “in their tracks”.

Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries – July 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, in this session of Boost Box two guests from the NYU Health Sciences Library will give an overview of their program to provide training, tools and strategies for health sciences libraries seeking to develop research data management services. This program provides a holistic approach to developing data services that focuses on building the required knowledge base, understanding and connecting with researchers, promoting effective outreach strategies, and integrating with the broader institutional data community.

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond – July 24-August 25, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 24-September 24, 2017 – Join this semi self-paced online course to gain a better understanding of the issues of big data in clinical outcomes, and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Participants have the unique opportunity to be a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, earn 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, and earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

Understanding systematic reviews and more at PubMed Health – July 26, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – in the next session of our bimonthly collaborative series, learn about PubMed Health, a clinical effectiveness resource. It brings together systematic reviews of the effects of health care with information and information support tools to help consumers and clinicians find and use reliable evidence. It also now incorporates methodological resources about clinical effectiveness research. This webinar will provide an overview of PubMed Health’s features, discussing recent and coming developments.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

  • Librarian for Political Science, Policy Studies and Government Information (link removed), Penn State Social Sciences Library, University Park, PA
  • NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator (link removed), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA

AHRQ and the National Academy of Medicine: A Shared Enthusiasm for Learning Health Systems – AHRQ Views

Having a Field Day and Leading a Fun, Active Life – HHS Blog

Public Comment for Healthy People 2030 – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030, developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030. Members of the public—including individuals, stakeholders, and organizations—are invited to provide comments on the Healthy People 2030 framework for consideration by HHS. This round of public comment will be open from June 27 through September 29, 2017.

Share your story with us! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

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