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

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Funding Available Now! NNLM MAR Members can apply by 11:00 PM ET on April 13 for projects starting May 15, 2018. Need more information?

Check out the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is highlighting “Citizen Science and the National Library of Medicine,” including how libraries can be valuable partners in Citizen Science. If your library or institution is planning activities for Citizen Science Day on April 14, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in our region.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Group Licensing Initiative is previewing new titles before the Spring 2018 offer is released on March 19. NNLM MAR Members are eligible to participate!

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support public library staff’s 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. NNLM MAR will also purchase roundtrip airfare for public library staff from our region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Please Note: If your application is accepted, NNLM MAR staff will be in touch to coordinate airfare purchase.

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. Please Note: Applicants for NNLM MAR funding must have updated membership records.


The Research EcosystemNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NOT A FAIR FIGHT: “Viruses Don’t Play By Our Rules,” Says MacPhailNLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

The next issue of NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! For Winter 2018, Actor Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory” shares his experience with NIH’s Clinical Center, also known as America’s House of Hope. This issue also features the next frontier in antibiotic resistance, the future of total knee replacement, fighting sickle cell disease, and the All of Us Research Program!

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!

Developing Escape Rooms in Libraries – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will feature guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who will discuss the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers will describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this course designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

EvalBasics 1: Community Assessment – March 26-April 27, 2018 – Community assessment is the essential fact-finding phase of program development, but it can be so much more than an evaluation activity. It provides opportunities to meet leaders who provide entry into the community, initiate relationships with potential collaborators, and express your interest in the lives of the people you want to serve. In this workshop sponsored by NEO, participants will learn a four-step process for conducting community assessment that includes data collection, interpretation, and use. The relationship-building potential of each step will be discussed. Participants are eligible for 8 MLA CE.

HealthReach: Health Information in Many Languages – March 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Register for this next session of NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series that highlights resources from the National Library of Medicine. HealthReach offers easy access to free, quality, multilingual, multicultural health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). Join SCR and the HealthReach team to learn about the history, how to use, and the future of HealthReach.

Partnering to Transform the Care Environment for Transgender and Gender-Expansive Patients – April 5, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – As gender identity becomes a more contentious political topic almost by the day, healthcare professionals increasingly are interested in how they can partner with transgender and gender-expansive patients to provide informed and compassionate care. Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will review the ever-changing vocabulary around gender identity and expression, provide an overview of the information needs of both health professionals and patients, and highlight available online resources and other training opportunities that can be shared with health professionals.

Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions – April 11, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Join SCR for this webinar that will discuss methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools. This presentation will explain the values and challenges of teaching EBP – and strategies for addressing those challenges.

How Do Communities Welcome People Managing Mental Illnesses and the Disease of Addiction? – April 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Many communities have made concerted efforts to welcome and serve vulnerable people who manage mental illnesses and/or the disease of addiction. Very often, libraries function as the focal point for information about services, diagnoses and treatments, and other community groups turn to them for guidance. Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will provide ideas about how community members can learn about behavioral health issues, so they can serve these citizens with respect and dignity.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

  • Director, Miner Libraries (Job ID #207254), University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY
  • Librarian (Medical Sciences), Erie VA Medical Center, Erie, PA
  • Clinical Trials Information Specialist, Health, Environment, Analytics, Resilience & Social Policy Group, Bethesda, MD
  • Assistant Library Director for Outreach and & Public Services, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. For more information, contact Gali Halevi, PhD Chief Library Director
  • Librarian, Geisinger Medical Center Hospital Health Sciences Library, Danville, PA

Dental Instruments: Past and Present – April 3, 4:00-6:00 PM ET – Join Stony Brook University Libraries as they celebrate the launch of an online exhibit inspired by, Dental Instruments: Past and Present, currently on display in the Health Sciences Library. This event will provide an opportunity for visitors to experience the physical display while exploring the digitized images and complementary text of the interactive online exhibit. The launch will feature a lecture by Dr. Andrew Spielman, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, NYU School of Dentistry. The full event will be held in the Health Sciences Center, 3rd Floor Galleria at Stony Brook University in New York.

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