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ALA Publishes Guide for Conducting Community Conversations

Posted by on July 28th, 2014

The American Library Association has announced the release of Community Conversation Workbook, a resource developed for the ALA’s Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) initiative, which provides librarians with training and resources to enhance their roles as community leaders and change-agents. The initiative’s goal is to help librarians promote the visibility and value of their libraries within their communities…. Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, General, Non-NLM Resources

Jul

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NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information Receives HHSinnovates Award!

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

A collaborative project between the National Library of Medicine’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and several other federal and state partners, to reduce the time and improve the accuracy of detecting foodborne pathogens by using whole genome sequencing (WGS) techniques, received the HHSinnovates award on July 21, 2014. The HHSinnovates program was initiated in… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, E-Science, Informatics, NCBI, Public Health

Jul

22

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NCATS Announces the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014 Competition

Posted by on July 22nd, 2014

The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the Toxicology in the 21st Century (Tox21) Data Challenge 2014 competition. The goal of the challenge is to crowdsource data analysis by independent researchers in order to develop computational models that can better predict chemical toxicity. It is designed to improve current toxicity assessment methods,… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, E-Science, Events, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health, Translational Science

Jul

18

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Free Online Course–Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums

Posted by on July 18th, 2014

Shaping Outcomes: Making a Difference in Libraries and Museums is available as a free online course that learners can start anytime and work on at their own self-navigated pace. While there are library and museum-specific examples provided in the course, the concepts of learning more about target audience needs, how to clarify desired results, developing… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, General, Non-NLM Resources

Jul

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National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) Offers Free Online TOXNET Class This Fall!

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous Moodle class called Discovering TOXNET from October 20 – November 14, 2014. Register now to discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises! The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules. Participants work on… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

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