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Posted by on November 6th, 2020 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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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!

  • 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

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.

Facilitating Rural Access to Quality Health Information through Little Free Libraries – SEA Currents

La Importancia de la Información De Salud de Calidad y El Programa All Of Us — The Importance of Quality Health Information and the All of Us Program – Blogadillo, News from SCR

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


NIH News in Health: Read the November 2020 issue, featuring, “Breathe Better With COPD: Living With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” and, “When Unwanted Thoughts Intrude: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.”

Fostering a Culture of Scientific Data Stewardship  – NLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Revealing Data: Ars de Statica Medicina, 1614Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Face Coverings Could Save 130,000 American Lives from COVID-19 by March – NIH Director’s Blog

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.

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November 2020

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

December 2020

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

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

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

  • 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

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

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