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Weekly Postings

Posted by on January 22nd, 2021 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

Focus Group Opportunity: The Game of Health was developed to provide public libraries with a fun interactive game to introduce patrons to trusted health information resources. NNLM has been approved by the All of Us Engagement Team to develop and pilot the digital format of the Game of Health. If you work (or have worked) in public libraries and are available to participate in a virtual focus group, please reach out to Michael Balkenhol (mab602@pitt.edu) for more information. Stipends are available.

Network of the National Library of Medicine News

Winterize Your Medicine Cabinet: Resources for Medication Safety – MCR News

Three NNLM MCR Member Libraries receive recognition at this year’s Urban Libraries Council Innovations Initiative Awards – MCR News

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) for Libraries Emerging from a Worldwide Pandemic – The Dragonfly, News from the Northwest and Beyond, by PNR

Instructor Training from The Carpentries and NNLM: The NNLM Training Office (NTO) invites applications to participate in online Instructor Training from The Carpentries (Data CarpentryLibrary Carpentry, and Software Carpentry). This highly-sought after training is the first step in becoming a certified instructor for The Carpentries. Instructors organize and teach Carpentry workshops to spread data literacy and programmatic skills both locally and globally. Workshops will be held online March 2-5 from 12:00-4:00 PM ET. To apply: Please complete the Instructor Training Application. In the Application Type, select pre-approved registration and enter NNLM2021 as the registration code.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – Awesome and InspiringNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Trying to Make Sense of Long COVID SyndromeNIH Director’s Blog

Office of Data Science Strategy: 2020 Year in ReviewDataScience@NIH, Driving Discovery Through Data

NCBI on YouTube: RAPT and BLAST+ on the Cloud, SARS-CoV-2 genome data in DatasetsNCBI Insights, Providing Insights into NCBI Resources and the Science Behind Them

Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin for the latest updates on NLM tools you may be using! The current issue announced the RxNorm January monthly release.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

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

January 2021

Evaluation Pathways: Race & Ethnicity – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Citizen Science Month in Your Library or Community-Based Organization – January 22, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Filling Your Cup During COVID: Self-Care Practices in Librarianship – January 26, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Addressing Attitudes and Science Mistrust During the COVID-19 Pandemic – January 28, 12:30-2:30 PM ET

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID – January 28, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

Evaluation Pathways: Rural Health – January 29, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

February 2021

Concrete Recommendations for Cutting Through Misinformation During the COVID-19 Pandemic – February 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Self-Care During Stressful Times – February 3, 12:00-1:00 PM ET

Moving Beyond User Satisfaction Surveys: Best Practices for Collecting User Feedback – February 4, 1:30-2:30 PM ET

The Power of Public Health-Public Library Collaborations: Examples from Iowa Libraries – February 9, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

SCR CONNECTions: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community – February 10, 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET

Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 15-March 26

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection – February 16, 1:00-2:00 PM ET

PNR Rendezvous: Serving Library Users with Mental Illness: A Crash Course on Controlling Clashes – February 17, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information – February 22-March 22

Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community – February 23, 2:00-3:00 PM ET

NLM’s History of Medicine Division: A Research Collection of Rare Medical Materials – February 24, 3:00-4:00 PM ET

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists – February 25. 1:00-2:00 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

Job Postings:

MLA Research Caucus Hypothesis Journal call for submissions

MLA’s New Data Services Specialization (DSS)

The Role of Critical Health Literacy in Addressing Social Determinants of Health: A Workshop – January 27, 3:00-4:30 PM ET – Sponsored by NASEM Health and Medicine

Expand Your Research Impact Services – January 28, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

Introduction to Evaluating Public Datasets using FAIR Data Principles – February 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Sponsored by MLA; $65 for members / $85 for non-members

SOPHE 2021dX Annual Conference – April 6-9, 2021 – Sponsored by SOPHE

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