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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.
Reflections on Librarianship and Big Data – MARquee News Highlights
Potential Roles for Health Sciences Librarians in Big Data – Midwest Matters, from GMR
Welcome to Sunnydale – NEO Shop Talk
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.
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 MEDLINE – 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
New API Keys for the E-utilities – 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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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