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Posted by on March 14th, 2019 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Read the MAReport: This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about recent updates to Clinical eCompanion, a no-cost point of care resource for clinicians, that make it easier to use with a smartphone or tablet in her article, “Going Mobile with Clinical eCompanion.”

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed on Friday, March 15 for the University of Pittsburgh Spring holiday.

2019-2020 Funding Available: NNLM MAR Members can apply by April 5 for up to $50,000 in support of health information outreach projects. Take a look at our current opportunities and application checklist to get started. If you have questions, check out our Funding FAQs for answers. Looking for more information, or assistance in developing your application? Use the MAR Award Interest Form to tell us about your project. Our staff would love the opportunity to work with you!

NNLM at NJLA: Are you headed to the New Jersey Library Association Annual Conference in May? Come meet and greet with MAR staff! Check out the NNLM preconference, The All of Us Research Program and Public Libraries, to hear about how public libraries can support health literacy, and to learn about health programming ideas. Attend Health and Wellness 101 to learn about collections, resources, and fun ways to help support community health and wellbeing.

Last Call! The All of Us Journey is still looking for partners when it comes to Philadelphia and Harrisburg. If you are interested in hosting the Journey at an event, volunteering, or would like more information about this opportunity, please contact NNLM MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner at VLM38@pitt.edu.

Congratulations to Medical Library Association awardees from the Middle Atlantic Region – MARquee News Highlights

New on YouTube: Grants and Proposal Writing, February 27, 2019


All of Us Speaker Series featuring NIH Director Francis Collins: The All of Us Research Program will launch a Speaker Series in partnership with the National Library of Medicine tonight, March 14 at 7:00 PM ET with an inaugural talk by National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins. Dr. Collins will discuss the importance of All of Us, how far the research program has come, provide a preview of the program’s future, and take questions from viewers. The All of Us Research Program Speaker Series will be streamed through YouTube Live. Closed captioning in English and Spanish will be available. For more information, visit joinallofus.org/conversations.

An Introduction to Authority-based Security – NLM is working to unleash the potential of data and information to accelerate and transform biomedical discovery. But access has its risks. Big risks. We need to find a way to deliver access while simultaneously controlling and protecting the data. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Hosting the Washington Conservation Guild – Last month, on February 7, 2019, forty-five members of the Washington Conservation Guild (WCG) held their floating monthly meeting in the Rotunda and History of Medicine Reading Room at the National Library of Medicine. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

2019 HSRProj Research Competition for Students: The call for applications for the 3rd HSRProj Research Competition has been extended. Applications are due on March 29, 2019.

GeneEd to retire on March 31, 2019: Selected content has been integrated into Genetics Home Reference (GHR) to create a single access point at the National Library of Medicine for consumer level genetics information. The determination of what content to add to GHR was based on a survey of GeneEd users and on an analysis of usage metrics. Find the selected GeneEd materials in the “Classroom” section. If you have any questions, please contact NLM customer support.

NLM Launches a New Exhibition – The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, a banner exhibition and companion online adaptation. The exhibition opens March 18, 2019 in commemoration of Women’s History Month.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 18, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this class is 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.

PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine – March 18, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join MAR for the third in a series of webinars presented for the Association of College and Research Libraries Health Special Interest Group (ACRL HSIG). This presentation will introduce free bedside information resources for the busy clinician. Resources presented will include Clinical Queries in PubMed/MEDLINE and free drug, patient education, and point-of-care resources.

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – March 19, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this webinar that will provide an overview of ideas to conduct health outreach and create health programs for libraries and community/faith based organizations. Participants will learn how to integrate resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other reputable agencies to introduce community members to NLM resources in fun and engaging ways.

What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging – March 20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, the purpose of this presentation is to review the mission and vision of Meals on Wheels America – the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing the community-based nutrition and meal services field. In addition, this presentation will review popular nutrition and meal services provided by the nationwide network of community-based senior nutrition programs, and outline the documented impact these services have recipient health and wellbeing. Webinar participants will also learn about high-quality education and training offered by the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging – an online resource center, hosted by Meals on Wheels America.

Keeping Up with the Information Onslaught – March 21, 12:30-1:30 PM ET – Are you suffering from your own information explosion? How as health information professionals can we sustainably organize all that “stuff” that matters to us while keeping up with the literature for both our customers and ourselves? In this webinar Sponsored by MAR, Helen-Ann Brown Epstein, Informationist at the Health Sciences Library Virtua in Mt Laurel, NJ will further discuss her recent article about organizing your resources sustainably. Learn what, how and why to organize your personal and professional collections. Have no fear of tossing and deleting. She will help us design our very own organizing plan.

Health and Wellness at the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services – March 25-April 26, 2019 – Are you interested in consumer health? Does an interactive, robust learning experience with other engaged librarians appeal to you? If so, Join MCR & PSR for this class! Centered around eight core competencies, this interactive 4-week online course provides a rich learning experience to build all the essential skills for providing consumer health information services. Participants are eligible for 12 MLA CE, including credit toward the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) from MLA.

Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-being of LGBT Populations – March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Join GMR for a 2019 update on health resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations. LGBT individuals face many barriers in accessing healthcare, including discrimination, lack of access, misunderstanding, and fear. As a consequence, many LGBT individuals do not regularly access appropriate and timely care. The more informed healthcare professionals are, LGBT patients and clients will become more comfortable in an environment that is often alienating, disrespectful, and traumatic. This class will discuss cultural competency, health information needs, and information resources for working with LGBT patrons. New to this course: resources for emergency preparedness and response.

PubMed for Librarians: Introduction to PubMed – March 26, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Attend this class with NTO to learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, search for a known citation; plus, brief introductions to MeSH, automatic term mapping, search tags and subheadings.

ToxTutor – March 27, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join PNR for the next NNLM Resource Picks, our collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. This session will focus on ToxTutor, a self-paced toxicology tutorial, including the history of the resource, how it has evolved over the last 20 years, and the most recent updates and enhancements from 2018.

Getting Started with Information Outreach in Your Community: An Introduction – March 28, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by GMR, this class will provide a background in cultural competence and outreach skills as librarians make outreach efforts to underserved, underrepresented minority populations in their community. The goal of this course is to offer concrete ideas to enable librarians to initiate outreach programs with these populations. Topics include locating community demographics, the importance of developing relationships, the basics of building and developing community-based partnerships, recognition and acceptance of cultural differences, and the importance of cultural competency.

Summer Library Programming and Library Moon Walk – April 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program to bring health programming to your library for Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Join MAR for this webinar that will explore the NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual, and feature librarians from the Library Moon Walk, a MAR-funded project to get patrons moving, dancing, and learning about health and wellness in New York.

Music and Movement at the Library! An Interactive Music Based Program for Infants and Toddlers – April 3, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – In 2016, the Mt. Zion District Library (IL) realized that the community was lacking in activities and programs for children under 2 years old. This exciting program that they created allows children to participate in singing interactive songs, investigate instruments such as drums, xylophones, and maracas as well as learn sign language, and more. Not only is this a super fun program, but it’s also educational and full of great benefits! Join this webinar with GMR to learn how to implement a similar program at your library; no background in music is required!

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You – April 8, 1:30-2:30 PM ET – Are you curious as to why health literacy is important to you or anyone in the healthcare field? This introductory hands-on class with MAR will help you understand why this is an issue in healthcare. We will define health literacy today, identify various types of literacy, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – April 15-28, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information, but what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join NNLM for this 2-week, asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace, and explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components.

Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources – April 23, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the first online offering of this course and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!

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

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Spring to It! Developing Messages for National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2019 – HIV.gov

Advancing Patient Safety Beyond the Hospital – AHRQ Views

#RuralHealthChat: Rural Health Workforce Education and Training – Join RHIhub on Monday, March 18 at 2:00 PM ET for a Twitter chat to discuss the education and training of the rural health workforce, including how rural training is different, factors that determine how likely a student is to practice in a rural area, and strategies to improve your rural community’s rural health workforce. Use #RuralHealthChat to join the conversation!

Join the Megathon Challenge to Help Accelerate Alzheimer’s Research – April 13th is Citizen Science Day, aimed at involving everyday folks in carrying out real-world scientific research. Public libraries and their communities will have the opportunity to participate in the Megathon Challenge from 1:30 to 3:30 PM ET to help speed up Alzheimer’s research by playing an online game called Stall Catchers. Your efforts will help answer important questions about a drug that could be used in Alzheimer’s disease treatment. Enlisting the aid of citizen scientists who play the game could save researchers a year in sifting through data for the project.

Developing Environmental Health Literacy: Interactive, Problem-Based Science Kits for Diverse Community Audiences – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Participants of this webinar will learn about interactive community environmental health education kits. These hands-on kits are on topics including lead poisoning prevention (water and housing), water quality (urban and rural), healthy homes, skin cancer, breast cancer, and pesticide use in the home. The kits were developed in partnership with community groups in diverse communities across the country and Science Take-Out, a science education company. Webinar participants will be able to request free kits for use with their own community groups by May 2019, or they can order them online for later use. Sponsored by the New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA); Free for members / $10 for non-members. Available CE credit: 1 CHES / 1 CPH

Serving Patrons with Disabilities in Your Library or Clinic (link removed) – April 17, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn how to create welcoming environments for and communicate clearly with people with disabilities in academic and hospital settings. Through a hands-on activity, discussion, live quizzes, and information on resources that address the health information needs of people with disabilities, you will be better able to assist patrons with disabilities and the clinicians who treat them. You will leave with ideas for immediate improvements to your website and quick fixes to your library space, guidelines for clearly and confidently communicating with people with disabilities, and knowledge and skills for making plans for larger improvements. Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members.

Mobile Technologies Extending Reach of Primary Care for Substance-Use-Disorders – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is seeking grant applications to develop and test a prototype mobile/tablet technology-based application suitable for U.S. primary care settings, to serve as a low-cost user-friendly tool that primary care providers (PCPs) may use to deliver timely tailored feedback to patients following up on interventions for risky substance use. It should be designed with a specific aim of improving coordination and delivery of indicated services to primary care patients at risk of developing substance use disorders (SUD). The application deadline is March 19, 2019.

2019 Summer Intramural Fellowship Program – The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting applications for time-limited Fellowship opportunities. AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable and to work with the HHS and other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. The AHRQ Intramural Fellowship Program provides opportunities for individuals to work with leading health services researchers in the conduct and support of research on “real life” issues that support the Agency’s mission and contributes to improvements in health care. Fellows are also afforded the opportunity to work with administrative protocols, gain access to AHRQ-sponsored data sets, and apply statistical analysis methods to broaden the Fellow’s understanding of health services research and the Agency’ effect on the healthcare system. The deadline to apply is March 26.

Create an obesity prevention game for the chance to win! Join the Office on Women’s Health in helping women and girls live healthier lives with Shape of Health: An Obesity Prevention Game (link removed). Research shows that video games can help improve health, so we’re challenging organizations and individuals to create a web- or mobile-based game focused on obesity prevention or weight control. Submit your concept by March 31 for the chance to win up to $77,000 in prize money!

Innovations for Healthy Living – Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities – The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations. The application deadline is April 1, 2019.

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