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Weekly Postings

Posted by on July 27th, 2018 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The Unlinkable Data Challenge – NER Update

All of Us: Imagining the Future; Pondering the Past – Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium, Atlanta 2018 – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn more about PubMed and enhance your searching skills!


Public-Private Partnerships Will Accelerate Data-Driven DiscoveryNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Wondering Wednesdays: How many national libraries are there in the United States?NLM 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

Add your full-text book to the NCBI BookshelfNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

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!

Registration closing soon! 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. Sponsored by MAR, 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.

Accessibility in Procurement – August 1, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Higher education institutions face legal and ethical obligations to ensure their information technology (IT) is accessibility to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities. As institutions rely increasingly on IT products and services procured from third parties, it is critical that accessibility be addressed during the procurement process. This session by PNR will provide an overview of the legal and compliance requirements for higher education institutions, as well as practical approaches, methods, and tools used to evaluate accessibility of IT during the procurement and contracting process.

Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management – August 3, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Appropriate data management may be a new expectation for many researchers, and as such, may require an individual to adopt, or invent, particular innovations. Many researchers do not know what is required to prepare their data, let alone how to incorporate more time-consuming tasks into their current workflows. Thus, researcher concerns regarding these new expectations need to be assessed in order to provide appropriate educational interventions. Sponsored by SCR, this webinar will cover both work using the Concerns Based Adoption Method to identify specific researcher concerns, and anecdotal experiences from working with researchers who are not yet comfortable with new data management practices.

Strategies to Ensure Rapid Response to Emerging Agricultural Health Threats – August 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this webinar will discuss the rapidly changing agricultural industry and new occupational health threats that must be met by a systemic approach and trained professionals. For example, farm flood threats, as well as other extreme weather events require a rapid response among diverse stakeholders. Additional emerging health threats that require rapid response include opioid misuse, wildfires, and elevated suicide rates dues to the current farming crisis.

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – August 15, 4:00-5:00 PM ET – Citizen science is an amazing way to participate in research efforts, and it can often be done from a mobile device, from one’s home, or from a library. In this collaborative webinar from MCR and MAR, participants will learn how to support citizen science in their communities and ways that libraries can easily participate. Citizen science library programs are perfect for all ages, and all types of libraries. No prior scientific knowledge is required, simply a willingness to participate.

Connections4Health: A Person-Center Approach for Addressing SDOH in the Community – August 21, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join this MAR webinar to learn about Connections4Health from Program Director Mike Bowersox. Connections4Health is a Southwest PA Area Health Education Center (AHEC) program designed to partner with community health centers and community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons, such as food security, housing and employment. Rooted in a person-centered philosophy, C4H recruits, trains, and mentors college student volunteers (Community Health Fellows) to work collaboratively with people, helping them bridge the gaps that exist between basic needs and health.

Other Items of Interest

Job Postings:

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  • Dorothy Foehr Huck Chair and Head of Special Collections, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • Health Sciences Librarian, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Head Librarian, Penn State University Libraries, DuBois, PA
  • Medical Librarian (part-time), HealthAlliance Hospital, Kingston, NY
  • Head of Acquisitions, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY
  • Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY
  • Associate Dean for Library & Information Services and Director, Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons (HHSL), Penn State University, Hershey, PA
  • Librarian, Phillips School of Nursing at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, New York, NY. Contact Rachel Pinotti for more information.
  • Processing Archivist, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA
  • University Archivist, Eberly Family Special Collections Library, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA

National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the All of Us Community Engagement Network – Compendium, News for Pennsylvania Libraries

What the Health? Information Resources for Librarians (link removed) – August 10, 10:00 AM-1:30 PM ET – Register today for this exciting, in-person training opportunity! NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be offering two NNLM classes, “Activate, Collaborate and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in your Community,” and, “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” at the Northern New York Library Network in Potsdam, NY.

What Is Genomic Medicine? (link removed) – August 15, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This webinar is for librarians who want to understand the basics of genomic medicine in order to talk knowledgeably with doctors and researchers when they request genomic medicine searches. Stay on top of this growing and increasingly important area of research and medicine and learn what genomic medicine is! Presenter Stephanie Roth, AHIP, is the biomedical and research services librarian at the Ginsburg Library, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, where she works with researchers conducting systematic reviews and assists in literature searches on a variety of topics. The cost of this webinar is $65 for MLA Members, or $85 for non-members.

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