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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!
NNLM Reading Club Looks Beneath the Surface: Your health is the product of three factors: lifestyle, environment and genetics. In November, NNLM Reading Club is taking a closer look at human genetics. 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 Human Genetics page.
National Health Observances: Looking for tools and materials to promote American Indian Heritage or Family Health History? 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.
RDM Snippets – Finding Repositories for Your Data – NER Update
Clinical eCompanion will be retired on November 12, 2020 – MARquee News Highlights
Consumer Health Minute: Rural Health – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR
Get Informed: 2020-21 Flu Season Information Resources – Latitudes, the Newsletter from PSR
2020 National Summit on School Safety – NER Update
Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using!
NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share our training opportunities!
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
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
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library – November 13-December 11, 2020
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
Partnering for Improved Communication: A Health Literacy Program-in-a-Box – November 18, 2:00-2:45 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
NNLM Resource Picks: Public Programming and NLM Traveling Exhibitions – December 2, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
DOCLINE for Health Sciences Libraries – December 8, 1:00-2:00 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
Citizen Science & Libraries: Help Develop RNA-based Medicines Online Presentation and Q&A – December 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – December 17, 3:00-4:00 PM ET
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.
Erich Meyerhoff Prize – Submissions due by November 13, 2020
Rittenhouse Award – Papers or projects must be received by November 13, 2020
Reflections on Race and Medicine in the Year of COVID-19 and Nationwide Protests – November 13, 12:15-1:15 PM ET – Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Health System
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
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
Medical Heritage Library Conference – November 13, 11:00 AM-5:00 PM ET – Sponsored by The Medical Heritage Library, Inc.
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