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Posted by on April 26th, 2019 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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STEM Program in a box: Members in the Middle Atlantic Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) can order the Exploring Genetics with Kids and Teens Kit by April 30, just in time for summer programming!

NNLM Reading Club – Mental Health Awareness: Complete an application by April 30 to receive the next NNLM Reading Club book kit, featuring three book selections in support of Mental Health Awareness for May. The NNLM Reading Club is a “ready-to-use” book kit with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the health information needs of their communities.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference: Check out our schedule of upcoming conferences and workshops to learn where you can meet and greet with MAR staff! If you would like to schedule a few minutes to speak with us about your projects or opportunities for partnership, please contact us.

HSLANJ Spring 2019 Offer – Medical librarians in the Middle Atlantic, Southeastern/Atlantic and New England Regions are welcome to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiave. The deadline to participate in the Spring offer is Friday, May 3.

NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Join us LIVE on May 6 at the Medical Library Association conference in Chicago to help improve Wikipedia articles related to health disparities! If you are not attending MLA, you can still participate remotely. Watch a brief introduction from Amanda Wilson, head of the National Network Coordinating Office, and learn more about this wonderful opportunity to help improve consumer health information on Wikipedia.

Project Outcome for NNLM Member Libraries – May 16, 2:00 PM ET – Learn how Project Outcome can help your public library measure the outcomes of its health programs and services. This webinar will highlight all of Project Outcome’s surveys and tools, but will focus primarily on the new health survey developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

You’re Invited to Attend a Symposium about All of Us! – Join the All of Us Research Program on May 6 for the next event in their Speaker Series, “From Data to Discoveries: Creating a Research Program for All of Us. ” As the All of Us Research Program marks its first year working to build the largest, most diverse research program of its kind, this symposium will address what it takes to create an engaged participant community and its potential for scientific impact.

CEN at MLA: The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network will be spending some time at the NLM booth at MLA this year. Watch a short video to learn more, then stop by and talk to the All of Us Engagement Coordinators about how you can get involved in the CEN!

Citizen Science Day Megathon Promotes Alzheimer’s Disease Research! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR

Tips to Co-Host/Run an Edit-a-thon – NER Update

New on YouTube: Keeping Up with the Information Onslaught, March 21, 2019


Science and Medicine Need Women – The first woman ever to be an institute director at NIH, Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, took the helm at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences in 1974. It took 17 more years for Dr. Bernadine Healy to become the first—and so far only—female director of NIH. – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

It’s the NLM Technical Bulletin’s Golden Anniversary! – For 50 years, searchers and librarians have been relying on the NLM Technical Bulletin to find out about everything from changes to NLM products to solutions to perplexing search questions. – NLM in Focus, a Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

A Great War Postscript: Spring 1919 – Major Stanhope Bayne-Jones of the U.S. Army Medical Corps was ready to go home. He had spent more time on duty at the Western Front than most of his fellow Americans; he had arrived with the very first of the American Expeditionary Force, Base Hospital #4, in May 1917, and served as a medical officer first with Britain’s Sherwood Foresters regiment, and later with the American forces. He was still on duty the morning of the cease-fire, near St. Mihiel, and was nearly killed just a few minutes before it took effect. – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Director’s Blog

NLM Welcomes Applications to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine for 2020 – The NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine provides up to $10,000 to support research in the historical collections of the National Library of Medicine. To receive consideration, all required materials must be submitted to the online application portal, by midnight ET on September 30, 2019.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

LinkOut Consolidation – April 26, 12:00-12:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up. The webinar will be hosted again on May 9 with the same content to allow as many librarians as possible to participate, and it will be recorded.

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – April 26, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by SCR, this class will teach you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library, from the health reference interview and planning your own health program, to free health resources from the National Library of Medicine and other trustworthy sources. This class is eligible for 2 hours of MLA Continuing Education credit that can be counted toward a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Eye Health Across a Lifespan – May 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, this webinar features a guest presentation from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. Participants of this SCR webinar will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly. The presentation will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

LinkOut Consolidation – May 9, 2:00-2:45 PM ET – Please join the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for a webinar to answer questions about the LinkOut Consolidation Announcement. A 15 minute presentation will go over what this consolidation means for you, and how to continue to see your library’s icon in PubMed. Following the presentation will be a 30 minute question and answer session with LinkOut experts. This webinar is aimed at librarians whose institutions currently have a LinkOut for Libraries service set up.

The Opioid Hydra: Understanding Mortality Epidemics and Syndemics Across the Rural-Urban Continuum – May 14, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join GMR for this session that will be presented by Dr. David J. Peters, Ph.D. Dr. Peters has research, teaching, and extension appointments at Iowa State University. His primary research areas include social and economic change in rural communities, rural demography, rural poverty and inequality, rural crime, and adoption of agricultural and other technologies.

Wellness in the Library Workplace – May 20-June 2, 2019 – You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, 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 this asynchronous online course to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace. If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information At Your Library – May 21, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. Join MAR for this interactive webinar where participants will learn how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries. Participants will learn about the best electronic resources to consult as well as ways to improve their print collections. Best approaches for handling interactions with emotional patrons will also be discussed. Other topics covered include: bibliotherapy; assessment/testing; and the future of mental health.

Healthy Aging: Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day® with “Go4Life” – May 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar focuses on Go4Life, an exercise and physical activity campaign for older adults, along with other programs from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The session will introduce library staff, healthcare professionals and community outreach educators to the free Go4Life materials that will be useful in planning and promoting future programs. This webinar also supports the 26th anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual older adult health and wellness event.

Tools for Data-Powered Discovery: NLM’s Data Discovery and Pillbox – May 29, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Join SCR for the next session of Resource Picks, NNLM’s collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources. As the National Library of Medicine transitions to become a platform for biomedical discovery and data-powered health, one area of focus is building a workforce for data-driven research and health. In support of this strategic goal, NLM launched Data Discovery, an online platform for making data findable, interoperable, accessible, and reusable (the FAIR principles). In addition to browser-based exploration, filtering, and visualization of data, Data Discovery includes Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to help researchers and developers build applications that leverage its datasets. Pillbox, NLM’s pill identification and reference resource, long overdue for redesign, was rebuilt using Data Discovery as its foundation to showcase the power of this platform.

*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 postings:

  • Outreach Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NNLM PNR), University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
  • Academic Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA
  • User Services Supervisor (PT, multiple positions), Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook, NY

Learning from the Data Curation Network – Data Catalog Collaboration Blog

Strategies for wellness for those experiencing microaggressions plus workplace stress – April 30, 12:00 PM ET – In this webinar, Dr. Nicole A. Cooke of the University of Urbana-Champaign, will introduce the theme and concepts of microaggressions and workplace stress and will moderate the event. Two librarians and a counselor educator will share strategies for personal responses by individuals, allies and upstanders, and discuss ways to change workplace culture. ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo will provide opening remarks. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the ALA-APA Emotional Wellness page.

Tips for Using Move Your Way Resources – April 30, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. Join the Move Your Way campaign for this webinar to learn how to use their free campaign materials in your physical activity initiatives. Presenters will share tips and strategies to help you add Move Your Way digital tools to your website, promote Move Your Way resources on social media, and print and distribute posters and fact sheets in community settings. Stay tuned for a second Move Your Way webinar this summer where they will be sharing implementation tips and lessons learned from the Move Your Way pilot communities.

Navigating LGBTQ Adolescent Health for the Healthcare Provider – Join the New York State Area Health Education Center on July 12 in Buffalo, NY for a full day of free programming! Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth must navigate the typical challenges of adolescence while also managing the social stigma associated with their emerging sexual/gender identities. This seminar will highlight the unique health and developmental challenges of LGBTQ youth, and discuss ways to address these issues in the clinical setting. Attendees are eligible for 5.5 Social Work CEUs, Licensed Mental Health Counselor CEUs, Nursing CNEs or Physician CMEs. Early Bird Registration: $100 for professionals; $15 for students.

Funding Opportunity: Using Data Analytics to Support Primary Care and Community Interventions to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management and Population Health – A new funding opportunity from AHRQ aims to improve the health of individuals and populations at risk for suboptimal health outcomes through the use of primary care and community interventions that address chronic conditions. The deadline to apply is May 29.

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