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Weekly Postings

Posted by on January 18th, 2019 Posted in: News from NLM/NIH, Weekly Postings

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In Support of Sick Leave: Read Dr. Brennan’s recent post in Musings from the Mezzanine, In Support of Sick Leave to learn about the benefits of taking a sick day.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee!

Continuing Education for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES): The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region will be offering continuing education credit for Certified Health Education Specialists with two upcoming courses: From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health and Health Statistics on the Web. Visit January and February classes for Certified Health Education Specialists to see more details.

Welcome to the Consumer Health Minute – PNR News

Data Flash: New Year’s Data Resolutions – PNR News


Hamilton and Yellow Fever: The Library Where It Happens: On Hamilton’s birthday, January 11, NLM debuted “Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America” with a website and a display in the History of Medicine reading room. The exhibition explores how the medical community helped shape the response to the 1793 epidemic in Philadelphia. This article from NLM in Focus highlights more about the epidemic and NLM’s exhibition.

MeSH Webinars: 2019 Highlights and PubMed Searching in January 2019: A recording of the 2019 MeSH Highlights Webinar is now available.

NLM’s 2019 In/Out List: Isolated data is OUT with 2018 while data sets linked to PubMed articles are IN for 2019. Review the rest of NLM’s In/Out list to see what else in in for 2019!

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition is open. Applications are due on March 1, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster Webinar Series – Third Thursday of every month from January-May 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Systematic reviews are well-documented as contributing to evidence-based healthcare by, in part, revealing gaps in the literature or illustrating the effectiveness of health interventions. They are common practice, but they can often be fraught with issues in how they’re conducted. There is a constant need for education and discussion. In each live session of this SCR webinar series, Margaret Foster draws from her expertise to discuss issues, provide examples, and demonstrate the steps of her Pieces process, as described in her book, Assembling the Pieces of Systematic Review: A Guide for Librarians. This second run of the original series will provide more practical examples for conducting each step of a systematic review as well as look at other types of reviews.

STEAM Programming for Adults – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Adult STEAM programming recognizes that adult life-long learners also benefit from an increased interest and knowledge of STEAM topics which can empower to them to think creatively and to design and engineer solutions to real world problems. With this goal in mind the Catawba County Library has established a series of community driven STEAM programs for Adults. During this hour long session, SEA and guest presenter will share the inspiration for Adult Steam programs, how to get started, find community partners, funding ideas, and program evaluation. Participants will also learn how to transform popular DIY craft programs into Adult STEAM programs.

Are You Ready? Essential Disaster Health Information Resources for Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe – January 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this class that covers NLM disaster health information and other emergency preparedness resources for community educators, families, friends and caregivers. Resources for special populations and those with special needs are highlighted.

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – January 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? Join MAR for this class that will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to provide an introduction to the world of evidence based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

ClinicalTrials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence & the Role of the Medical Librarian – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov is a vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This 1 credit training covers the materials in a survey format with polls and exercises.

Transgender Health: Research and Resources – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this session will discuss barriers that people who are transgender may face in their communities. The primary barriers discussed by guest speakers will include those that affect access to healthcare and re-entry to the community following incarceration. The guest speakers will also provide information about online and print resources that librarians, public health professionals or others interested in improving the health of transgender individuals in their communities can turn to for information.

Healthy Aging: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information – January 31, 10:00-12:00 PM ET – Did you know that the 65+ population will outnumber children for the first time in history by 2020? Given the rapid growth of this demographic, this “train the trainer” class is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet; learn about usability and accessibility issues that impact older adults; brainstorm library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Owning Your Health: Wellness Resources for Young Adults Ages 18-24– January 31, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – In the final years of high school and in the years following after, young adults ages 18-24 are embarking on the process of becoming independent. An important piece of that independence is taking responsibility for and making decisions about one’s own health. This class will introduce participants (young adults ages 18 to 24, and those involved in education and health programming for young adults) to the credible and trusted online health and medical resources from the National Library of Medicine and partner organizations that can be used to guide health decisions. Participants will learn about the 8 dimensions of wellness, tools for evaluating online health information for credibility, as well as best practices for preparing and communicating with a health professional during a medical appointment.

Introduction to Library CarpentryFeb 7, 2:00-3:00 PM ET- How can librarians remain strong in an ever-changing landscape of new software and research skills? Get involved in “The Carpentries” by learning and eventually teaching software code to improve researcher’s data toolkits! Learn about the history of the Carpentries (Software, Data and Library) and their mission to empower the library community to use software and data in their own work.

Applying for All of Us Funding Health Programs for Public Libraries– February 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET- The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is pleased to partner with the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on providing training, funding, and other engagement opportunities to support health programs and services in public libraries and access to quality health information for the general public. This webinar will include a presentation of background information about the NNLM partnership with the All of Us Research Program, information about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, insight about what types of library projects qualify for NNLM MAR All of Us funding, and opportunities for continued involvement. Attendees will also learn about several interactive programming ideas that address how health is influenced by lifestyle, environment, and genetics. There will also be space to ask questions about the program, funding, and share additional ideas. Please note: This webinar is specific to funding for the Middle Atlantic Region: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Public libraries and partners of public libraries who are interested in NNLM All of Us Funding and encouraged to attend.

*Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

Other Items of Interest

Job posting: Librarian, Family Resources Library at the Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY.

Job posting: Supervisor of Southampton Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Job posting: Dean of University Libraries, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Job posting: Reference and Instruction Librarian, Penn State Beaver, Beaver, PA

Job Posting: Director of Library Services, Arnot Health, Elmira, NY

From Protocol to Publication: Maximizing the Return on Your Systematic Review Investment (link removed): this webinar, intended for Health Sciences Librarians at academic and research institutions and hospitals with knowledge of systematic reviews, will discuss strategies for identifying promising projects, avoiding problems, and working with review teams to conduct successful–and published!–systematic reviews. This session will take place on January 29, 2019 from 2-3:30 Eastern Time and offers 1.5 MLA CE.

Registration is open for the North American Virtual Reference Online Conference! This free, online event is open to all – regardless of library type or experience with virtual reference. The theme is “Fully Present Online.” The conference will be held on February 12, 2019 from 11am-4pm Eastern Time.



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