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Posted by on August 31st, 2018 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

MAR offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day.

New MAR Staff: As of August 27, Michael Balkenhol is MAR’s new Health Programming Coordinator. In this re-imagined position, Michael has primary responsibility for creating and sharing health information “programs in a box” for K-12, public library and community based organizations. Michael is also the Project Lead for the National Initiative with the Collaborative Summer Library Program. He is MAR’s liaison to K-12 audiences and works with Veronica Milliner on outreach to public libraries. Michael is coming to us after a decade at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where he was a children’s and teen librarian. He is an expert at creating inclusive, quality programs in libraries, schools and community-settings. We are very excited for him to join us! You can contact Michael at MAB602@pitt.edu.

Applications Open: Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians – NTO News

New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, August 24, 2018


When September Doesn’t Mean Back to SchoolNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Scientist Who Bends Musical NotesNIH Director’s Blog

The Tomatoes of AugustCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Three easy questions. Three surprising NLM answers. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

2018 Recovery Month Toolkit: Each September, SAMHSA sponsors National Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and to celebrate individuals living in recovery. The Toolkit and PSAs can be used to organize events, issue proclamations, and increase public awareness. Learn more about Recovery Month 2018 and how you can get involved.

New MedlinePlus Health Topics: NLM has announced four new MedlinePlus health topic pages on opioids: Safe Opioid Use, Opioid Abuse and Addiction Treatment, Opioid Overdose, and Pregnancy and Opioids.

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!

How to Save a Life – Administering Naloxone 101 – September 5, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NER, this session will show you how it is possible to effectively recognize and respond to an opioid overdose and successfully administer naloxone, the opioid overdose antidote. Distributing naloxone to laypersons has resulted in thousands of overdose reversals and many saved lives. This webinar will provide a live demonstration of how to administer naloxone, and discuss where you can acquire this life-saving drug.

Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health – September 6, 12:00-12:40 PM ET – Register for this five-part interactive webinar series that focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to applied medical informatics, particularly as applied to electronic health records systems and clinical research. The series is specially designed for health sciences librarians and other health information specialists seeking to serve more active roles in their health IT team and better support researchers. This first session will touch on terminology standards, including the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) and its vocabularies (including ICD-10, SNOMED CT, RxNorm, and LOINC), and tools such as the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC) and the Common Data Elements (CDE).

Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data – September 19, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning. With hands on training, attendees will use census.gov tools to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing.

Accessible Library Customer Service – September 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this presentation will provide an overview of disability including appropriate terminology, creating an accessible environment, and evaluating library practices for way-finding, emergency preparedness, and web resources. Other topics include budgeting for accessibility, accessible employment, specific service needs, potential partner organizations, and a plethora of tips and resources for future use.

Planning for Disaster: Partnerships Ensure Continuity of Operations – September 20, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), this presentation will describe steps that libraries can take to develop Continuity of Operations plans to deal with the new reality in disaster preparedness. The development and maintenance of real life collaboration between two military libraries, one federal library, and one local hospital library will be explored in the discussion.

Using Recovery Coaches in Substance Use Disorder Treatment – October 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – A Recovery Coach is a person who helps remove the personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, links the newly recovering person to the recovering community and serves as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family recovery. Join NER for this webinar where you will learn what motivational interviewing is and how it aids in the change process and communicates acceptance.

New Classes On-Demand! EvalBasics 1-4 – Looking for more asynchronous learning? Beginning September 1, try this four-part series on basic evaluation methods for community and user assessment, project and evaluation planning, and basic data collection and evaluation techniques. This series is especially useful to those who are responsible for designing and implementing evaluation of projects or services. Each class is self-paced, takes approximately one hour to complete, and is worth 1 Medical Library Association CE, so a total of four credits is possible for the entire EvalBasics series.

Other Items of Interest

Job Posting: Instruction and Outreach Librarian, Grace Library at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA (link removed)

Nominate a Research Topic For an AHRQ Evidence Review – To support evidence-based decision-making, AHRQ’s Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) Program is seeking topic nominations for upcoming evidence reviews. AHRQ’s network of EPCs reviews relevant scientific literature on a wide spectrum of clinical and health services topics. Nominations received by the September 21 deadline will be considered among research projects in fiscal year 2019. Nominations will be reviewed according to selection criteria. Preferred nominations will be those with high potential to impact clinical practice and health outcomes. Email epc@ahrq.hhs.gov for questions.

HealthyNJ to be Retired – The website, HealthyNJ, will be officially retired on September 15, 2018, after almost 20 years of service to New Jersey’s health care consumers and libraries. For quality consumer health information, try MedlinePlus.

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