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Posted by on November 3rd, 2017 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications 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). There is no charge for participating in the program, and participants will receive a stipend of up to $900 to cover travel costs to the Capstone Summit. Details.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Reflections on Librarianship and Big Data – MARquee News Highlights

Reflection: Should Health Science Librarians be Involved in Big Data? – SEA Currents

Potential Roles for Health Sciences Librarians in Big Data – Midwest Matters, from GMR

Welcome to Sunnydale – NEO Shop Talk

New! Continuing Education Credit for PubMed for Librarians Recordings – NTO News

New on YouTube: Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks and Benefits. Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics

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.

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

MedlinePlus now has lab test information! Learn why your doctor ordered a lab test, and what the results may mean.

NIH launches PregSource, a crowdsourcing project to better understand pregnancy – By offering a more comprehensive picture of the pregnancy experience — from normal pregnancies to those complicated by disease or other factors — PregSource promises to inform strategies for improving maternal care in the United States.

Mining for Treasure, Discovering MEDLINENLM 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

New API Keys for the E-utilitiesNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

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!

New from DIMRC! Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device – This one-hour, self-paced, online course discusses key resources that responders and disaster/emergency preparedness professionals should consider installing on their mobile devices as part of their preparedness activities. This course fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization, Advanced Level. Participants are eligible for 1 MLA CE.

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.

Midday at the Oasis: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information – November 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by PSR, this webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information. Resources from National Institute on Aging (NIA) and MedlinePlus will be highlighted. NIA offers a variety of health information for seniors including Go4Life.

Special opportunity! PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – November 17, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM ET – The Ohio Health Sciences Library Association (OHSLA) Fall meeting, hosted at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will include a special 4-hour presentation from NNLM MAR Executive Director, Kate Flewelling, to introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and evidence-based information.

Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint – November 28, 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.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative and entrepreneurial librarian with demonstrated knowledge of the sciences to serve as liaison librarian to three departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations with teaching and research faculty as well as with undergraduate and graduate students.  This is a 25-hour per week, limited term position. Email libraryjobs@drexel.edu for more information about the Science Liaison Librarian position.

Upcoming: Local teens and the York Opioid Collaborative will hold a Teen Town Hall event at Martin Library on Saturday, November 11th.  Teens and adults are encouraged to attend this community conversation about the opioid crisis.  The event starts at 10 a.m. in the library’s Quiet Reading Room.  Local agencies working to help families and individuals impacted by this epidemic will also attend and have information available for those interested. Details.

PLA Opioid Webinar Recording Now Available Online – WebJunction and the Public Library Association invites libraries and their community partners to view the recording of this virtual town hall discussion about current library needs and possible responses to the nation’s opioid crisis.

Public Library Association Launches Program to Deliver Health Info – Associations Now

Taking a Closer Look—State-by-State—of Health Care Quality – AHRQ Views

Advancing the Practice of Pain Management Under the HHS Opioid Strategy – HHS Blog

NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a special highlight on the MARquee!

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