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The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries.
Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Lydia Collins discusses “Raising Awareness During the Opioid Crisis: One Library @ a Time,” including her attendance at the Reading Public Library’s open forum on opiate addiction. Bonus: read our Member Spotlight on Nathaniel Thomas, Supervisor of Reference Services at Reading Public Library, to learn more about Reading’s efforts, and sign up for Lydia’s class on tween/teen substance awareness, coming up next week on December 13th! Details below.
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.
Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health – MARquee News Highlights
An NNLM RD3 Update – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR
PubMed for Librarians Winter 2018 Live Edition Begins January 10 (link removed) – NTO News
New on YouTube: TechTime: Designing Conference Posters in PowerPoint, November 28, 2017
When Good Enough—Isn’t – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
We Clue You In about NLM Tours…and Invite You to Join Us! – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine
New Ideas at the NLM: Graphic Medicine – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine
– NIH Director’s Blog
Check out the December 2017 issue of NIH News in Health, featuring, “Managing Diabetes: New Technologies Can Make It Easier,” and “Battling a Bulging Hernia: Don’t Ignore Your Groin Pain“. Other topics this month include family health history, medical scans, and the science of health.
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!
How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization – December 13, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.
Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community (Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness) – December 13, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – This session will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations, particularly related to Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness, and National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies, and where to locate free materials.
2018 MeSH Highlights – January 5, 1:00-1:30 PM ET – Join NTO and NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature the change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading; new publication types; updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes; additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars; and restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies. Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.
MeSH Changes and PubMed Searching – January 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Every year, the Medical Subject Headings are updated. How does this affect your PubMed searches? What happens when a term gets changed, or added, or removed; or moved to a different part of the MeSH hierarchy? How do you accommodate vocabulary changes over time in your comprehensive searches? How do you check your saved searches and alerts? Join NTO for this webinar to find out!
Chickasaw Nation Tackles the Opioid Epidemic -January 25, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Define Your Direction is a comprehensive prescription opioid abuse prevention movement created by the Chickasaw Nation using Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Southern Plains Tribal Health Board funding. Define Your Direction utilizes multiple strategies aimed at increasing awareness, reducing access to drugs and alcohol, and preventing overdose deaths. The webinar, presented by the Office of Minority Health National Partnership for Action, will highlight the movement’s various components, challenges experienced during its development and implementation phases, and successes.
Job Posting: Cataloging/Interlibrary loan librarian, #17-22025, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola NY
The Opioid Epidemic and Libraries: An American Libraries Live Webcast – December 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Many libraries are finding themselves caught right in the middle of the opioid epidemic. This crisis creates a variety of issues for librarians—we find ourselves faced with security questions, questions about treatment, questions about community resources and even medical questions. It can be tough to know how to address these issues and where to begin. Join ALA for this discussion with experts who can speak to the unique concerns that come with the obligation to serve our communities in this time of crisis.
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