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Read the MAReport: This quarter, Michael Balkenhol wrote about the ongoing partnership between the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the All of Us Research Program, and SciStarter to support awareness of, and engagement in, citizen science projects that advance research on human and environmental health. Read more about the partnership in the article, “Citizen Science & Libraries: Online Events Series.”
Funding Opportunity: The NNLM HIV/AIDS Coordination Center (NACC) recently announced the availability of funding for short-term outreach projects that focus on bringing HIV/AIDS health information resources to consumers. Awarded projects will start on November 9, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. The maximum funding per award is $16,593.50. Please refer to the RFP for detailed information about NNLM membership, the online application process, and information required for the project proposal and budget. Applications are due by October 30, 2020.
MedlinePlus: Now Home to Genetics Home Reference, HealthReach, Tox Town Information & More! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR
Be an Advocate for Health Literacy on Wikipedia: Join our Fall Edit-a-thon focused on Maternal and Child Health! – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR
NNLM Reading Club Explores Diversity in Medicine: In order to talk about diversity and equity in health care, we must also discuss diversity and equity in the medical profession. For the month of October, the NNLM Reading Club recommends three memoirs that explore the personal experiences of physicians of color. To learn more about these books and their authors and to find related information from the National Library of Medicine and other authoritative sources, visit NNLM Reading Club’s Racism and Health: Diversity in Medicine.
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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
Library Carpentry Workshop Information Session – October 8, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
NLM Drug Information Resources – October 13, 1:00-2:00 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
Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community for Public Libraries – October 19-November 15
Environmental Justice & Community-Engaged Research in Communities of Color – October 20, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Citizen Science & Libraries: Fight Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online Presentation and Q&A – October 21, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape – October 21, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
How PubMed® Works: ATM – October 22, 1:00-2:30 PM ET
The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization – October 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET
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.
Collections and Facilities: Caring for Your Resources During COVID-19 – October 8, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Sponsored by WebJunction
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
The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – October 26 & November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center
Advanced Searching Instructor-Led Courses Series – Sponsored by MLA; Three courses: $750 Members / $1300 Non-members. The single course registration fee is: $300 for Members / $525 for Non-members
2020 MAC/MLA Virtual Conference: Building Bridges – October 19-21 – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association; Free for members / $25 for Non-Members. CE opportunities are taking place October 12-14 for $20 per CE for any attendees. CE spots are limited.
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