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Posted by on September 1st, 2017 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Update your membership record today! If you complete the renewal process by Friday, September 8, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of the month. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information.

National Preparedness Month begins today! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which includes graphics, social media content, free publications, and more!

The Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport is now available! In this issue, Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins talks about her continued work with the Libraries Transform campaign, and two divisions within the American Library Association in her article, “Let’s ‘CHIL’: NNLM and the American Library Association.

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. Read the MARquee posting for details, or watch the recording of our latest Boost Box session, Facilitating the Development of Research Data Management Services at Health Sciences Libraries, to learn more about this opportunity directly from the NYU program facilitators!

– MARquee News Highlights

3 genomic databases that connect to human health effects – NTO News

Special Edition: 5 Ways that Living Through a Hurricane Made Me a Better Evaluator – NEO Shop Talk

New on YouTube:

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

A Year of ConnectionsNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

FDA Approves First CAR-T Cell Therapy for Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic LeukemiaNIH Director’s Blog

How is natural language processing data science?DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

New Health Topics on MedlinePlus: How Much Exercise Do I NeedBenefits of Exercise

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!

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed (link removed) – September 5, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Join NTO for this class to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

Libraries Transform: Health Literacy Toolkit – September 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – October is Health Literacy Month! The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as they discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Hosted by NNLM MAR.

I’m a Librarian, Not a Doctor! Providing Health Information to Public Library Customers – September 18, 2:30-4:00 PM ET – Medical questions are among the most dreaded at any public library service desk: How do I ask for more information without prying? What databases and books do I need in my library, and how do I use them? How do I know a website contains reliable information? What if I just can’t find the answer? Join GMR for this webinar to discover the reference desk basics for answering medical questions, where (and how) to draw the line, and when and where to refer your patrons.

Special opportunity! Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar – September 28, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM MAR will be hosting an in-person viewing of the Medical Library Association webinar “Helping Patients and Health Care Consumers Understand Precision Medicine Webinar” at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. The 90 minute webinar will be followed by a 30 minute in-person discussion on NLM and NNLM precision medicine initiatives. NNLM MAR has purchased a site license for 25 attendees who will receive 1.5 MLA CE.

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – October 11, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. Hosted by MAR, this class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Reference and Technology Librarian (link removed), Penn State Knowledge Commons, University Park, PA

Hospital librarians are invited to participate in a hospital libraries benchmarking survey. The survey will be open until September 8, 2 PM ET. Details.

UNYOC-MLA Members: Join the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter (UNYOC) of the Medical Library Association for their 53rd Annual Meeting to be held in Syracuse, NY, October 25-27, 2017.

Pulling Together in a Time of Need – AHRQ Views

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.

MAR Postings is a comprehensive weekly news series authored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR)

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Hannah Sinemus is the Web Experience Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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