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Posted by on September 18th, 2020 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation.
Get the latest public health information from CDC: https://www.coronavirus.gov
Get the latest research information from NIH: https://www.nih.gov/coronavirus

Read the MAReport: In her article, “October is Health Literacy Month!“, Kelsey Cowles explores ways to actively engage in promoting health literacy in your library and community, or on a broader scale.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

NNLM MAR Professional Development Funding – MARquee News Highlights

October is Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month! – SEA Currents

Hurricane Sally Update – September 17, 2020 – SEA Currents

Wildfires in the Northwest – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Dr. Choo’s McGovern Lecture: Article Links – NER Update


NLM Catalog Survey: As announced earlier this year in the NLM Technical Bulletin “New Library Services Platform to Support Library Operations” NLM is migrating from Voyager to Alma, and from LocatorPlus to PrimoVE. This migration aligns with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Strategic Plan 2017-2027 to modernize infrastructure, consolidate systems, and streamline workflows. NLM is also investigating the use of the NLM Catalog, which shares many features with LocatorPlus. If you are a regular user of the NLM Catalog and are familiar with many of its features, we invite you to participate in a short survey to help NLM determine the important features that are used frequently in the NLM Catalog. This survey should only take about 5 minutes to complete. The survey will close after 200 responses have been received.

Women in Tech at NIH: Togetherness Enables TransformationNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Commencement During CoronavirusCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Months After Recovery, COVID-19 Survivors Often Have Persistent Lung TroubleNIH Director’s Blog

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm September monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

September 2020

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – September 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…We Live for the We with Dani McClain – September 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Operationalizing the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance in Research Data Management (NNLM Research Data Management Webinar Series) – September 24, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Training – September 25, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media – September 28, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Virtual Programs for Public Libraries – September 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer’s Research Online Presentation and Q&A – September 30, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: PubMed Central – September 30, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

October 2020

How PubMed® Works: Introduction – October 1, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM – October 5-November 2

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – October 6, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19 – October 7, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

HESPA II 2020 Curricular Mapping for Advancing Health Education Specialist Professionals Webinar – October 8, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed Works: Selection – October 8, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education – October 14, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Evaluating Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia – October 14, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Health Statistics on the Web – October 15, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

How PubMed® Works: MeSH – October 15, 1:00-2:30 PM ET

New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949 – October 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – October 19-November 15

Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out the classes below that are available to begin at any time! You can also watch recordings from past NNLM classes on a broad range of topics.

*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

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From Libraries to Homeless Shelters, Two Friends Teach Youth and Adults How Growing Food Can Be a Path to Health and Resilience – Grid Magazine

ALA Report on Tribal Libraries and Broadband

2020 National Tribal Broadband Summit – September 21-September 25, 12:00-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Interior

FLS Focus on Friends Webinar Series: Engaging Millennials as Friends Volunteers – September 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET – Sponsored by NYLA; $25 for members / $35 for non-members

The Impact of Covid-19 on the Disability Community – September 24, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Systematic Searching: Improving Effectiveness and Efficiency – September 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Mental Health Advanced Directives – October 9, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM ET – Sponsored by ACHIEVA Family Trust

Librarians Are Teachers: Applying Theory to Help Adults Learn – October 13, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

One Step at a Time: How Libraries Can Promote Healthy, Thriving, and Livable Communities – October 22, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction

Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series – Sponsored by MLA; Three courses: $750 Members / $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 Members / $525 Non-members

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