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Posted by on October 16th, 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

New Funding Opportunities! The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is now accepting applications for two funding opportunities. Rapid Response Virtual Professional Development enables individuals in the Middle Atlantic Region to expand professional knowledge and experience in data science or health information access/delivery through virtual professionals. The Virtual Health Programming in Public Libraries Award funds virtual health programs for public library patrons that incorporate MedlinePlus and information about the All of Us Research Program. Read the full Request for Proposals for more details on eligibility, deadlines, and the application process.

Read the MAReport: In her article, “COVID-19 Information Resources from NLM and Beyond,” Erin Seger writes about resources that support the location of trustworthy information on COVID-19.

Save the date for the next NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, coming up on October 29, 2020! Follow #CiteNLM to get the latest details as they become available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Red Chair Raffle for Health and Wellness – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Fall Citizen Science Webinars from SciStarter, NNLM and the All of US Research Program – MCR News

October is Health Literacy Month – Help us improve access to health information on Wikipedia – MCR News

ICYMI: NLM Supports Inclusion Across the Lifespan – 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.


All for One…Health for All: The Role of Open Access, Evidence-Based Information to Improve Health for All SpeciesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Making Exhibition Connections: New College of FloridaCirculating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Building Resilience During the COVID-19 PandemicNIH Director’s Blog

NLM Traveling Exhibitions: The application process for hosting the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) two new traveling exhibitions, Care and Custody: Past Responses to Mental Health and This Lead is Killing Us: A History of Citizens Fighting Lead Poisoning in their Communities is now open. All submissions must be received by November 6, 2020, 11:59pm, E.S.T.  An announcement of host sites will be made on December 28, 2020 by 5:00pm, E.S.T.

NLM Seeks Feedback on Strategic Opportunities and Challenges – The National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites the public to help guide the continuing implementation of its strategic plan through 2027 by responding to this Request for Information. Comments must be submitted by October 19.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that the PubMed Clinical Queries page will soon be updated with design and content changes.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

October 2020

Understanding the Opioid Crisis: Where do I begin? – October 16, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Navigating the new PHDL Page – October 20, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

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

Keep the Momentum Going: Citizen Science Programming Throughout the Year – October 20, 4:00-5:00 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

November 2020

Will Duct Tape Cure My Warts? Examining Complementary and Alternative Medicine – November 2-December 11, 2020

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region Update – November 5, 10:00-10:45 AM ET

Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data – November 9-20, 2020

Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

The Importance of Librarians in Building Health Literacy through Partnerships and Programs – November 11. 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Library Carpentry Workshop – November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM ET

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11

Evaluating Information during COVID-19: Preprints, retractions, rumors and more – November 16, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

NNLM Reading Club Presents…Bill Sullivan, PhD, author of Pleased to Meet Me – November 17, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science & Libraries: Create Your Own Air Quality Sensor with CanAir.io – November 18, 2:00-3:30 PM ET

Crea tu propio sensor de calidad del aire con CanAir.io! – November 18, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Rural Health Resources – November 19, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

DNA to Z: Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing – November 20, 2:00-3:00 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

Job Postings:

Report: Creating the Healthiest Nation: Health & Housing Equity – American Public Health Association (APHA)

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 1, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 1, 2020

Submit a Proposal for an MLA Webinar or Instructor-Led Course – Proposals due by November 1, 2020

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

Explore Your Identity to Improve Your Practice: An Introduction to Critical Health Sciences Librarianship – November 24, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 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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