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Member Highlight: The University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – learn about the current activities occurring at the Biomedical Library, which include co-sponsoring and promoting the World Health Organization-backed MOOC on Implementation Research, hosting a #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, and more.
National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote Health Literacy Month? Check out the NNLM Community Engagement Network’s National Health Observances page for premade slides, handouts, social media blurbs, and kits that support health programming throughout the year.
Meet Our Virtual Interns! – MARquee News Highlights
Upcoming Trainings for Health Educators from the Network of the National Library of Medicine – MARquee News Highlights
Consumer Health Minute: Health Insurance Marketplace – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR
NNLM contributes to Delaware Journal of Public Health – MARquee News Highlights
RDM Snippets: Storage and Preservation – NER Update
Give a Man a Fish… – NER Update
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.
New on YouTube: We Mapped This City: Centering Health Resources and Engagement Around Community Assets, August 26, 2020
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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
Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – October 16, 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
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
Library Carpentry Workshop – October 29 & 30, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET
#CiteNLM Virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – October 29, 1:00-3:00 PM ET
What’s in a Data Story? Understanding the Basics of Data Storytelling – October 29, 4:00-5:00 PM ET
Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – November 2-December 11, 2020
Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020
Data Literacy for the Busy Librarian – November 9-23, 2020
Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 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.
Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020
Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020
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
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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