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New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today!
Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Details.
The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative (GLI) is now available. NNLM MAR members are eligible to participate! The deadline to apply for the Fall offer is Friday, November 17. Learn more.
Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance.
Finding a Foothold for Hospital Librarians in Big Data – MARquee News Highlights
Public Library Association Announces Initiative with NNLM – Midwest Matters, from GMR
New on YouTube: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health
The latest issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! For Fall 2017, “Dancing with the Stars” champion and football player Rashad Jennings shares his personal experience with asthma and talks about the importance of research. You can also learn more about asthma and the future of monitoring asthma, as well as celiac disease, COPD and hearing loss. Note to Subscribers: If your library subscribed and missed the last delivery of the NIH MedlinePlus Magazine (Summer 2017 edition) you will need to re-subscribe for bulk delivery.
The Sport that Made Me a Better Leader – NLM 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
– Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine
– NIH Director’s Blog
The Accidental Data Science Librarian – DataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data
Try Our New, Experimental PubMed Search and User Interface in PubMed Labs – NLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information
GRAF, a new tool for finding duplicates and closely related samples in large genomic datasets – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them
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!
Grants and Proposal Writing – October 30-November 27, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online course for beginners presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes, as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.
Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization – October 30-December 8, 2017 – This multifaceted online class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications.
How the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Can Add Evidence to Your Mobile Health App – November 7, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Numerous systematic reviews of health-related mobile apps reveal they lack evidence based content. A major challenge to including evidence based content in apps is how to efficiently find accurate, credible, and vetted content. The National Library of Medicine houses the largest biomedical library in the world and provides numerous expert-developed online resources on disease and health education. This NER webinar will introduce attendees to those resources, give examples of how they can and have been used in mobile apps, and discuss funding opportunities offered by the NLM.
Working Together: Building a Library and Public Health Community Partnership For Patient Empowerment – November 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – How did Albany Medical College’s (AMC) Schaffer Library of Health Sciences (SLHS) and Division of Community Outreach and Medical Education (DivCOME) partner with each other as well as with community-based organizations and public libraries to empower patients and librarians through community and professional development workshops? Join MAR for this one-hour presentation on how existing relationships can be leveraged to build a successful outreach program.
Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November28, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will present you with design strategies for professional looking posters, such as size specifications, good visual balance, and organizing content. You will see how PowerPoint’s extended menus and tools can be utilized to transform a blank slide to a ready-to-print poster.
– AHRQ Views
HHS Strategic Plan: The draft HHS Strategic Plan FY 2018 – 2022 is provided as part of the strategic planning process under the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010 to ensure that Agency stakeholders are given an opportunity to comment on this plan. Details.
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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