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Weekly Postings

Posted by on June 22nd, 2018 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda talks about the broad potential uses for one of NNLM’s favorite publications in her article, “Five Ideas for Program Planning Using NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine“.

The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator (link removed) for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applications are due June 27, 2018.

Headed to ALA in New Orleans this week? So is NNLM! Check out the schedule of events where you can chat with our staff about NLM resources, health programming, and opportunities for partnership!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hired graduate level nurses working at UPMC Mercy Hospital.

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects – MARquee News Highlights

Graphic Medicine and LGBTQ Health – NER Update

Read our Teaching Tips Booklet – NTO News

New on YouTube: Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming for All Ages, June 5, 2018

NNLM MAR Says Goodbye to Lydia Collins – Congratulations to Lydia Collins, who has accepted a position with the All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center. In her role as Participant Engagement Lead, she will be utilizing her consumer health background and skills to develop educational learning resources related to topics important to the All of Us Research Program. We’ll miss you, Lydia!


Web Redesigns: The National Library of Medicine and Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC) websites have been revamped! These new designs aim to provide users with a more efficient path to key resources and tools.

From Collection to CommitmentNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

What are you reading this summer?NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Summer 2018 NIH Data Hackathon July 23-25, 2018 – NCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

NIH Director’s Blog

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!

NNLM Journal Club: Open Science – June 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join your RML staff and colleagues in reading and discussing new research in the field of health sciences librarianship! Hosted by GMR, this session will focus on Open Science, and what it means for medical librarians and information professionals. This is a great opportunity to stay up-to-date on emerging research and network with fellow colleagues!

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – July 9-August 31, 2018 – This semi-self-paced online course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from Cognitive Class. The class size for this course is limited to 40 students, so register today!

Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community (link removed) – July 9-August 5, 2018 – This 4-week 12 CE online course is designed to provide public library staff with the foundation (or a refresher) of health and wellness reference, programming, and outreach for their communities. Participants will learn the importance of health literacy and the differing needs of a diverse community, gain increased confidence in providing multi-lingual health reference, and increased ability to evaluate the quality of health information in a variety of formats.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Promote Framework Principles Adoption, Student Engagement and Active Learning – July 11, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the first in a four-part webinar series on Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility in the Library. Universal Design for Learning principles support and maximize the learning experience for students. Implementing well-thought-out checkpoints and processes improve access for all students, promote the use of research-based practices, and increase student success.

The Prescription Drug and Heroin Epidemic: A Public Health Response – July 12, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SEA, this presentation will briefly examine the history behind the US opiate crisis as well as current epidemiology including variations by region and state. Participants will learn about some of the evidence-based efforts available for treating opiate use disorders as well as efforts being implemented to prevent future use. The presentation concludes with promising examples being implemented in other countries and a discussion of some of the barriers associated with implementing similar approaches in the US.

In understanding the All of Us Research Program – July 27, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Have you ever wondered why some people need four blood pressure medications and others only need one? Or how our environment and nutrition impacts our risk for developing cancer or Alzheimer’s disease? Register for this MAR session to learn about the National Institute of Health’s new initiative to advance precision medicine. Learn about how the program works and the lessons learned in the first year at the University of Pittsburgh site from co-investigator Dr. Mylynda Massart. Hear ideas about how public libraries can become involved and engage their communities in this exciting program.

Making Sense of Numbers; Understanding Risks and Benefits – July 31, 1:00-2:30 PM ET – Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. This 1.5 hour class will explore risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective, and participants will be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

  • Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Head of Acquisitions, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
  • Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Data Curation Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Digital Archives and Preservation Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Digital Scholarship Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Entrepreneurship Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Head of Public Services for Hillman Library, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Outreach, Education, and Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA), University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) (all links removed)

Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Then you need to apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo. This year’s meeting theme is “Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health Equity Now.” The meeting will be held November 10-14 in San Diego, CA. The deadline to apply is July 18.

HHS recognizes June 27 as National HIV Testing Day. This year’s theme is “Doing It My Way, Testing for HIV.” Learn how you can get involved on social media (#HIVTestingDay) and find awareness resources from HIV.gov. Use the HIV Testing Sites & Care Services Locator to find local testing sites and other HIV/AIDS services.

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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Hannah Sinemus is the Web Experience Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR). Although she updates the MAR web pages, blog, newsletter and social media, Hannah is not the sole author of this content. If you have questions about a MARquee or MAReport posting, please contact the Middle Atlantic Region directly at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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