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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.

Upcoming Webinars: NNLM MAR is sponsoring two webinars in early November, which are listed below. Interested in viewing both webinars? We will be posting recordings of the classes on our YouTube channel!

  • Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Health programming is a staple offering at many public libraries. With the onset of COVID-19, staff at Brooklyn Public Library took their health programming virtual. During this one hour webinar, staff and community partners from Brooklyn Public Library will share how they adapted health programming into a virtual environment.
  • Partnering Together to Support Alzheimer’s Caregivers in Diverse Communities – November 10, 3:00-4:00 PM ET – Participants will learn how to access tools and resources to support families impacted by Alzheimer’s and other dementias and discuss local collaboration opportunities with our 75 chapters nationwide. This webinar will feature guest speakers from the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, and PA Forward.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Living on the Data Fringe: Through a Library Liaison Lens #1 – MCR News

Share your story with us! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware.

New on YouTube: Health Statistics on the Web, October 15, 2020


RFI Seeking Input on NIH-wide COVID-19 Strategic PlanNIH has issued an RFI inviting comments and suggestions on the NIH-wide strategic plan for COVID-19 research. A Request For Information released this week seeks public feedback on the current plan (NOT-OD-21-018). You or your organization can submit ideas here by December 7, 2020.

Four Years of Conversation with YOU!NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

What’s Behind the Mask – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH at 80: Sharing a Timeless Message from President RooseveltNIH 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.

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced that six new SNOMED CT related releases are available for download.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

November 2020

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 4, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

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

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

Navigating the new PHDL Page – November 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

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

Libraries Build Healthy Communities: Going Virtual @ Brooklyn Public Library – 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

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

2020 NIH Rural Health Seminar: Challenges in the Era of COVID-19 – November 19, 1:00-5:00 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

December 2020

Library Carpentry Workshop – December 1 & 2, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM ET

NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

Navigating the new PHDL Page – December 8, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Better On The Outside After Being Inside – Improving Health Literacy and Self-Care For Incarcerated Persons – December 9, 10:00-11:00 AM ET

Better than Best Practices: Inclusive Data Visualization – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health – December 10, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

How to “Speak Data”: Librarians as Public Data Ambassadors – December 15, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

On-Demand Learning

Looking for self-paced learning opportunities? Check out our list of on-demand classes 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

Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 13, 2020

Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 13, 2020

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

The Haddon Matrix: A Systematic Approach for Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response – November 2, 11:00AM-12:00PM ET – Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research – October 28-December 2, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Skin of Color Society Foundation, NEJM Group, and VisualDx

  • Hair Disorders in People of Color – Thursday, November 12
  • Pigmentary Disorders and Keloids – Wednesday, November 18
  • Covid-19 Comorbidities and Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases in Adults and Children – Wednesday, December 2

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

Grey (Literature) Matters: Searching for Preprint Sources – December 10, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Food in Uncertain Times – November 5 & 6 – Sponsored by CRAFT and the Chatham University Eden Hall Fellows

Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.

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