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Weekly Postings

Posted by on February 16th, 2018 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who intend to apply for our next round of funding. In just a few weeks we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Contact us to set up a consultation!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply.

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.

DataFlash: Data Horror Stories – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Racial Disparity Before, During and After Pregnancy: Part 1 and Part 2 of 6 – Blogadillo, News from SCR

New on YouTube: Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe, January 10, 2018


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) are co-hosting a Twitter chat to discuss Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on Tuesday, February 20, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET. Follow #NIMHchats to join the conversation.

Matters of the HeartNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Images of Coretta Scott King Grace the Library of MedicineNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

The Young at HeartCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

New NIH Wellness Toolkits: NIH Your Healthiest Self: Wellness Toolkits feature science-based health tips in five different areas: Your Surroundings; Your Feelings; Your Body; Your Relationships; and Your Disease Defense. Each area has checklists of tips you can print for yourself or share with others. The wellness toolkits also link to dozens of NIH resources, fact sheets, and articles for more information.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system 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!

The next edition of PubMed for Librarians begins March 8! Learn more about this series from the NTO.

Shared Decision Making: Patient Empowerment – February 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will address patient empowerment by introducing attendees to consumer shared decision making (SDM) tools, including the historical background of SDM, examples of various types of decision support tools, and their functionality. Learn about free, easy-to-read, health information resources and SDM tools, and tips and techniques for implementing this workflow in your organization.

Using Data to Guide and Evaluate Responses to the Opioid Crisis: Rhode Island’s Drug Overdose Dashboard – March 1, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – The rapidly evolving nature of the nation’s overdose epidemic necessitates the dissemination of timely information to inform effective public health responses. Unfortunately, many overdose surveillance systems suffer from delays in reporting and other logistical challenges. Sponsored by NER, this webinar will provide an overview of Rhode Island’s drug overdose information and surveillance “dashboard.” Participants will learn how the timely analysis and public dissemination of data is being used to guide and evaluate policy and public health response to the overdose crisis in Rhode Island.

Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: EDirect for PubMed – March 5-22, 2018 – This series of interactive workshops from NLM will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions (plus an optional “office hours”), students will learn how to use EDirect commands in a Unix environment to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. No prior Unix knowledge is required; novice users are welcome!

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization – March 5-April 8, 2018 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous 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.

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 1 – March 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. Join MAR for this webinar that will help participants gain a better understanding of the health information needs of the LGBT community. This class will examine the benefits of LGBT-focused cultural competency for the health care team, identify electronic, print, and other resources for building quality LGBT collections and reference materials, offer ideas for outreach strategies to the LGBT community, and identify inter-professional opportunities for librarians.

Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of LGBT Populations: Part 2 – March 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, Part 2 will build upon the March 7 class, including resources, searching tips, and ways to provide a welcoming environment. An additional 1 hour CE is optional for attendees who choose to do homework based on material provided during parts 1 and 2.

Other Items of Interest

Resources to help children in the wake of a school shooting – Child Trends, doing research to improve the lives of children and youth, since 1979

Job Postings:

Rural Food Access Toolkit: this toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing food access programs in rural communities across the United States.

AHRQ Stands Ready To Assist Secretary Azar in the Fight Against Opioid Epidemic – AHRQ Views

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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