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Introducing Aimee Gogan, NNLM SEA’s New Health Professionals and Evaluation Coordinator

8 hours 42 min ago
Aimee Gogan

Aimee Gogan

NNLM SEA is pleased to introduce Aimee Gogan, our new coordinator who will be working with health professionals and those who work with health professionals. Aimee recently graduated with her Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland College Park and holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and Policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Before joining SEA, Aimee served as an intern for the Health Sciences and Human Services Library of the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has experience working in public libraries and in a regulatory agency within the Maryland Department of Health. In her free time, she provides volunteer library support at a school serving students with special educational needs. Aimee is an avid reader and animal lover who enjoys taking nature hikes with her dog, vegan cooking, crossword puzzles, and listening to far too many podcasts. She resides just outside of Baltimore, MD.

Aimee’s first day in the office is February 6, 2018.

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SCR CONNECTions Webinar Series – Preparing for the Worst: Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness

Fri, 2018-01-19 13:40

Title: Preparing for the Worst – Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness

Guest Speaker: Bill Icenogle, Director for Emergency Management, Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: This presentation is focused on surfacing and discussing some practical “best practices” when considering organizational preparedness and operational resilience. Key points during this brief include; capturing vulnerabilities, mitigation applied, knowing where your agency fits, the value of networking, communications and resource acquisition before and during disasters.

Speaker Bio: Bill Icenogle is the Director for Emergency Management at Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He received his BA in Disaster and Emergency Management from the American Military University and is a retired military officer/veteran of 25 years. He is credentialed as a Louisiana Emergency Management – “Professional” through the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association (LEPA). Upon his retirement in 2005 from military active duty, he worked for the Governor’s Office for Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for 5 years as the Section Chief for Regional Support, working with the states 64 Parish Emergency Managers during a variety of disasters. In 2011 he assumed the position of the state’s “Lead” as Emergency Support Function – 3 (Public Works and Engineering) at Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD). He assumed his current position at Woman’s Hospital January 2017 and is responsible for Emergency Management, Security and Safety. He has considerable experience in multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery applications before and during a host of both large and small disaster events.

For more information: https://nnlm.gov/scr/professional-development/connections

To Join the Meeting

  1. Go to WebEx.
  2. Enter the session number: 626 608 954 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may need to read the notice regarding toll-free numbers and click Accept.
  5. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  6. Select your audio connection preference:
    *Call using computer – Adjust settings and test the connection
    *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted
    *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number)
    Enter access code: 626 608 954 #
    Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #
  7. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use http://livewrite-ncc.appspot.com/attend?event=citwebex

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 19, 2018

Fri, 2018-01-19 08:30

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: January 22- 26

Webinars: January 29-February 2

Webinars: February 5-9

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

 

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NNLM Resource Picks Webinar: Genetics Home Reference – January 31, 3 PM ET

Thu, 2018-01-18 14:46

Title: Genetics Home Reference

Presenter: Stephanie Morrison, MPH, from the National Library of Medicine

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31st  at 12 PM PT/ 1 PM MT/ 2 PM CT / 3 PM ET

Summary: Join us for an introduction and exploration of Genetics Home Reference (GHR) presented by Stephanie Morrison, MPH.

Stephanie is the Team Coordinator for GHR at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) so you’ll be in good hands. Genetics Home Reference is the NLM website for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. Feel free to peruse it before the webinar and come with questions: https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/

Register: To register, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/genetics-home-reference/7766

Continuing Education: 1 MLA CE credit is available for those who register and complete the evaluation form!

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NLM Webinar: Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed

Thu, 2018-01-18 09:39

Want to do more with PubMed?

Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want?

Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start?

Join us on Tuesday, February 13 at 1pm EST for a one-hour introductory webinar designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data, starting with the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for PubMed and other NCBI databases. This presentation is part of the Insider’s Guide, a series aimed at librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper. This class will start with the very basics of APIs, before showing you how to get started using the E-utilities API to search and retrieve records from PubMed. The class will also showcase some specific tools and utilities that information specialists can use to work with E-utilities, helping to prepare you for subsequent Insider’s Guide classes. We will finish by looking at some practical examples of E-utilities in the real world, and hopefully inspire you to get out and put these lessons to use!

Date and time: Tuesday, February 13, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

To register or for more information go to: https://goo.gl/qZhtjf

Questions? Contact us at https://dataguide.nlm.nih.gov/contact

Already know the basics of APIs, and ready to put E-utilities to use? Our hands-on Insider’s Guide course, “EDirect for PubMed”, starts March 5. For registration and more information, go to: https://goo.gl/k32mqP

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 12, 2018

Fri, 2018-01-12 08:32

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: January 15-19

Webinars: January 22- 26

Webinars: January 29-February 2

On-Demand Asynchronous Online Moodle Courses

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

* Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

 

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Join over a dozen NIH Institutes and Centers for #NIHhealthy2018!

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:33

An NIH-wide social media event next week is planned to help people start the new year off right! The #NIHhealthy2018 campaign will include:

  • A four-hour Twitter town hall on January 16, 2018 from 12:00-4:00 p.m. ET. The town hall will include a Periscope live video panel at 12:00, and a Q&A with NIH Director Francis Collins at 2:30. Throughout the four hours, NIH Institutes and Centers will be sharing information on managing stress and anxiety (12:00-1:00); healthy eating, exercise, and healthy aging (1:00-2:00); General health and wellness, and disease prevention (2:00-3:00); and kicking unhealthy habits (3:00-4:00). Follow the conversation and ask your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #NIHhealthy2018.
  • A Facebook Live event on January 18th at 1:00. The Facebook Live will cover the same four topics listed above, and will feature experts from NIA, NIMH, NHLBI, and NCI. Tune in atwww.facebook.com/nih.gov/ on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. ET with your questions.

We hope that you’ll be able to participate!

NIH Healthy 2018 Schedule

 

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NNLM On-Demand Online Asynchronous Moodle Classes Open for Enrollment

Thu, 2018-01-11 12:22

NNLM introduces four asynchronous on-demand Moodle classes in 2018! You will be able to take these year-round and at your own pace. Modifications were made to existing classes to eliminate interactions with fellow students; and instead, you’ll interact directly with the class facilitator to get feedback on your assignments.

Here are descriptions of each of the classes available:

Making PubMed Work for You – This beginning level class will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free, public interface to the MEDLINE database of biomedical journal literature citations. Look for Automatic Term Mapping, Managing Search Results, the Details box and applying filters in Module 1.  Searching with MeSH will be covered in Module 2. In Module 3, we will look at My NCBI and the Topical Queries.

  • Course Facilitator: Ashley Cuffia, NNLM SEA Consumer Health Coordinator

Keeping Up with PubMed – This intermediate level class will help to improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free, public interface to the MEDLINE database of biomedical journal literature citations. This course builds on the first PubMed Moodle course: Making PubMed Work for You.  Topics we’ll cover include MeSH (Module 1); subsets, filters, and My NCBI including applying Filters (Module 2);  email alerts of new citations, creating tables of contents alerts through the NLM Catalog (Module 3); and LinkOut plus two literature databases linked to PubMed (Module 4).

  • Course Facilitator: Ashley Cuffia, NNLM SEA, Consumer Health Coordinator

Chemicals, Drugs, Genetics: Searching PubMed and Beyond – This advanced specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for literature information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course begins with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information, chemicals and with chemical nomenclature, and lliterature related to genetics and genomics. This course assumes a strong working knowledge of PubMed including an understanding of automatic term mapping, the importance of reviewing the Details box after searches, and using the Advanced search page and the MeSH database.

  • Course Facilitator: Tony Nguyen, NNLM SEA, Technology and Communications Coordinator

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health: An Introduction to MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj – At the end of the course, participants will be able to: 1.) Define population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020 2.) Describe the purpose of PubMed, HSRProj, and MedlinePlus databases 3.) Identify when to use each database based on the information need 4.) Perform basic searching techniques to identify more accurate results Please note that the content in this course is for basic/beginner users of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj. This asynchronous course is offered through Moodle using Storyline Articulate software. It is designed to take approximately 2 hours to complete and can be done in one sitting or over several sessions.

  • Course Facilitator: Derek Johnson, NNLM GMR, Health Professionals Outreach Specialist

For additional details or to register for any of these online asynchronous classes, please contact the course facilitator directly.

Please note that you will need to set up a free NNLM Moodle account if you have not done so before in order to access these classes.

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It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2018

Wed, 2018-01-10 13:13

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® to be held January 22-28, 2018 links students with scientists and other experts to counteract the myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, social media, TV, movies, music, or from friends. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to stimulate educational events in communities so teens can learn what science has taught us about drug use and addiction. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism became a partner starting in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are part of the National Institutes of Health. Register your educational event or activity and join with hundreds of communities around the country participating in this annual observance.

Do you need event ideas?

Here are a few easy activity ideas to consider:

  • Take the National Drug & Alcohol IQ Challenge. https://teens.drugabuse.gov/sites/default/files/DrugIQChallenge-2018-508.pdf. This quiz is a fun way to test teens’ drug and alcohol knowledge and helps provide the facts.
  • Print the “I want to SHATTER THE MYTHS because…” pledge cards and ask youth to answer the question: “Why do you want to shatter the myths about drug use?” Take a picture and share it with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) on Twitter and Facebook by including the hashtag #NDAFW with your photo.
  • Test teens’ knowledge of drugs and alcohol with the NDAFW BINGO card. Download the card and the glossary and play this game with others.
  • Register Your Event!

NIDA offers these and other FREE science based materials. Plan to order your materials by January 15 to receive them in time for NDAFW 2018.

For more information, contact Brian Marquis at NIDA at bmarquis@nida.nih.gov.

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New Bioinformatics Training for Librarians from the NLM Begins January 29th

Mon, 2018-01-08 12:26

The NNLM Training Office is excited to announce a new learning opportunity for bioinformatics and biology training. Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run January 29 – May 18, 2018.

An introductory, online bioinformatics course for librarians conducted in the Moodle learning management system, this course is designed for librarians who offer, or intend to offer, bioinformatics services; as well as for librarians who use bioinformatics information on a periodic or irregular basis to serve their patrons. Modules offer in-depth exploration of several NCBI databases, including Gene, Nucleotide, Protein, Structure, ClinVar, MedGen, and Gene Testing Registry, as well as guided instructions on using BLAST to identify genetic sequences. Course content is provided in the form of videos, hands-on exercises, readings, discussion posts, and open book quizzes. The course concludes with synthesis activities built upon actual reference questions received at the NCBI Help Desk, and the creation of a personal bioinformatics action plan.

Subject Matter Experts for this course include Dr. Peter Cooper, PhD and Dr. Bonnie Maidak, PhD, MLS, National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine; and Dr. Emir Khatipov, Ph.D., National Library of Medicine.

Topics and suggested pace is listed below. Modules open progressively based on completion of the previous module.

  • Week 1 & 2 (Jan 29-Feb 9): Genetics Basics: orientation to molecular biology concepts
  • Week 3 (Feb 12-16): Introduction – What is bioinformatics and what does it have to do with librarianship?
  • Week 4 (Feb 19-23): Molecular Biology Techniques
  • Week 5 (Feb 26-Mar 2): NCBI Nucleotide Database
  • Week 6 (Mar 5-9): BLAST Sequence Similarity
  • Week 7 (Mar 12-16): NCBI Gene Database
  • Week 8 (Mar 19-23): Basics of Proteins
  • Week 9 (Mar 26-30): Catch up week
  • Week 10 (April 2-6): NCBI Protein and Structure Databases
  • Week 11 (April 9-13): Clinical Applications
  • Week 12 (April 16-20): Ethics and Policy in Bioinformatics
  • Week 13 (April 23-27): What’s Next in Genomic Research
  • Week 14-15 (April 30-May 11): Synthesis Activities
  • Week 16 (May 14-18): Additional catch up week (if needed)

To register, go to: https://nnlm.gov/class/bioinformatics-biology-essentials-Jan-2018

Note: Registration closes January 24, 2018.  This course is limited to 25 participants. A 10-seat waitlist is also available. Registration preference given to residents of the United States.

For more information, contact Molly Knapp, Training Development Specialist, NNLM Training Office

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Job Opportunity: All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator

Fri, 2018-01-05 11:07

All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A)

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland, Baltimore

In cooperation with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program (https://allofus.nih.gov) and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center, the All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. The goals of this 3-year pilot position are to:

  • Help public libraries in supporting the health information needs of their users;
  • Support community engagement through public libraries for All of Us; and
  • Help establish an All of Us Training Program, the home for training and resources about and related to the program for consumers, health professionals, librarians, and researchers.

The Coordinator will work with regional public libraries, community-based organizations, known All of Us partners, and others in target areas within AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV to develop activities based upon community health needs and the requirements of the All of Us program.

The All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator works under the direction of the Executive Director of the NNLM Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region and the All of Us Training and Coordinating Center. The SEA Coordinator serves as the Point of Contact for the program and collaborates with other NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinators to create a cohesive but culturally sensitive strategy for educating and engaging stake holders.

The Coordinator position is a full-time, non-tenured faculty librarian currently funded through April 30, 2020 with potential for renewal. This is an office-based position, without an option for telecommuting, located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library with frequent travel to target areas and national meetings.

For more information about NNLM SEA, visit http://nnlm.gov/sea. For more information about the NIH All of Us Research Program, visit https://allofus.nih.gov/.

Responsibilities include:

  • In consultation with the All of Us Research Program, collaborate with selected target areas for community engagement (two per year for a total of six areas by Year 3).
  • Identify community health and health literacy needs tailored to the identified geographic areas.
  • Convene a network of diverse partners that represent all segments of the targeted communities that are dedicated to improving community health, including public libraries.
  • Participate in national program coordination to develop effective, innovative, replicable approaches to meet the All of Us and health information needs of library users.
  • Coordinate subawards to support public libraries and community organizations in accomplishing the goals set forth in this project.
  • Prepare detailed evaluation and progress reports on activities, programs and services in close collaboration with the All of Us University Coordinating Center, National Network Coordinating Office, National Evaluation Office, and other NNLM regions.
  • Contribute through scholarly articles, presentations at professional association meetings, and professional service (e.g., serving on professional panels) surrounding the NNLM All of Us national program.

Required qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in public libraries or with public library staff
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and evaluating new programs
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment
  • Proficiency in software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, as well as Web-based applications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Significant project management experience
  • Experience with precision medicine concepts
  • Familiarity with NLM and NNLM programs
  • Extensive health information programming or community health education experience

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by January 19, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link http://bit.ly/AllofUsRML.   

MINIMUM SALARY: $57,000, commensurate with experience

BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

 ENVIRONMENT:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Ravens Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs.  Fifty-five FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library.  Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation.  The HS/HSL has 45 group study rooms, three computer classrooms, an Innovation Space, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple technology-enhanced meeting spaces. Through the HS/HSL’s website (www.hshsl.umaryland.edu), the UMB community has access to a full range of resources and services.   The HS/HSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School.  The HS/HSL also serves as the headquarters for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7200 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – January 5, 2018

Fri, 2018-01-05 07:59

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Item of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

Webinars: January 8-12

Webinars: January 15-19

Webinars: January 22- 25

On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

NIH News

NLM News

NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM account prior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunities to register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guide to understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Moodle Class Announcement: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

Wed, 2018-01-03 14:46

The National Network of Librarians of Medicine (NNLM) invites you to participate in Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles. This course will be primarily held via the Moodle platform with optional WebEx discussions. This course is designed to help health sciences librarians understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area.

DatesFebruary 5 – March 30, 2018

Register: To register for this class, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/class/big-data-healthcare-exploring-emerging-roles/8113

The class size for this course is limited to 60 students. We will begin a waitlist if there are more interested in participating.

Course instructors for the winter session are Ann Glusker, Pacific Northwest RegionDerek Johnson, Greater Midwest RegionAlicia Lillich, MidContinental Region, Ann Madhavan, Pacific Northwest Region, Tony Nguyen, Southeastern/Atlantic Region, and Elaina Vitale, Mid-Atlantic Region.

Please contact Tony Nguyen with questions.

Description: The Big Data in Healthcare:  Exploring Emerging Roles course will help health sciences librarians better understand the issues of big data in clinical outcomes and what roles health sciences librarians can take on in this service area. Course content comes from information shared by the presenters at the March 7, 2016 NNLM Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum, top selections from the NNLM MCR Data Curation/Management Journal Club and NNLM PSR Data Curation/Management Journal Club’s articles, NINR’s Nursing Research Boot Camp, recommended readings from previous cohorts, and Big Data University’s Big Data Fundamentals online course.

Participants will have the opportunity to share what they learned with the instructor from each section of the course content either through WebEx discussions or Moodle Discussions within each Module. These submissions can be used to help support the student’s views expressed in the final essay assignment.

Objectives: Students who successfully complete the course will:

  • Explain the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes.
  • Explain current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives
  • Illustrate the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective
  • Articulate their views/options on the role health sciences sector librarians is in supporting big data initiatives

NOTE: Participants will articulate their views on why health sciences librarians should or should not become involved in supporting big data initiatives by sharing a 500-800 word essay. Students are encouraged to be brave and bold in their views so as to elicit discussions about the roles librarians should play in this emerging field. Participants are encouraged to allow their views to be published on a NNLM online blog/newsletter as part of a dialog with the wider health sciences librarian community engaging in this topic. Your course instructors will reach out to you following the completion of the course.

On top of information gained, being a part of the big data in clinical care dialog, and earning 9 continuing education credits from the Medical Library Association, students may earn an IBM Open Badge program from the Big Data University.

This is a semi-self-paced course (“semi” meaning there are completion deadlines). While offered primarily asynchronously, your course instructors plan to offer opportunities in which participants can join a WebEx discussion to discuss some of the content.

Course Expectations: To complete this course for nine hours of MLA contact hours, participants are expected to:

  • Spend 1-2 hours completed the work within each module.
  • Commit to complete all activities and articulate your views within each module.
  • Complete course requirements by the deadline established in each module.
  • Coordinate with a course instructor to publish your observations/final assignments on a NNLM blog/newsletter
  • Provide course feedback on the Online Course Evaluation Form

Grading: Grades for this course is simply a pass/fail grading system. When your submission meets the assignment’s expectations, you will receive full credit for the contact hours for that Module. For submissions that are unclear or incomplete, you may be requested for more information until your instructor approves.

  • For discussion posts, your activity will be marked as complete after you’ve submitted a discussion AND your instructor assigns a point to mark as complete
  • If you participate in WebEx Journal Club Discussions (when available), your instructor will assign points in the Discussions for that module.
  • Students have the option to accept fewer contact hours. However, you will need to inform your course instructors ahead of time.
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Webinar – The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do

Wed, 2018-01-03 11:31

Announcing a new, 1 hour webinar from Infopeople.

The Opiate Crisis: What Libraries Can Do

Presented by Dr. Steve Albrecht

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Start Time:

  • 12 Noon Pacific
  • 1PM Mountain
  • 2PM Central
  • 3PM Eastern

This webinar discusses the history and depth of the opiate problem in this country and how it has come to the attention of libraries and their staff. Dr. Steve Albrecht is a former San Diego Police Reserve Sergeant and a member of the California Narcotics Officers Association, trained in Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR) and Advanced DAR. In this session he will focus on how library staff members at all levels can recognize the signs and symptoms of opiate users who are either under the influence or in withdrawal (which makes them act erratic, irrational, threatening, and even violent). He will cover what to do when faced with an overdose patient; the safe and effective use of Narcan (a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdose); getting help from social services agencies and substance abuse professionals, and the police. This session will also discuss how to make your library facility and its restrooms safer and less likely to become a haven for opiate users.

For more information and to participate in the January 18 webinar, go to https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D743%26reset%3D1 .

Webinars are free of charge, you can pre-register by clicking on the Register Now button (at the top and bottom of the page). If registering with less than 30 MINUTES from the start of the webinar you can join directly from the thank you page by clicking the Join Now button. If you pre-registered you will receive an email with login link and a reminder email the day before the event.

If you are unable to attend the live event, you can access the archived version the day following the webinar.  Check our archive listing at:  http://infopeople.org/training/view/webinar/archived

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New Student PSA Projects for NLM Resources

Tue, 2017-12-19 12:42

Written by: Terri Ottosen, Outreach and Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A).

Contact Terri at: tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu

For several years, Terri Ottosen, has worked with Marketing and Advertising students at Columbia College in Chicago. Based on a contact made while attending the Health Literacy Leadership Institute in Boston, she was introduced to Professor Laurence Minsky. Each semester, Mr Minsky and Terri present to the students the development of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to promote MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth. Students learn as they prepare a marketing strategy and develop advertising spots. In this case, they experience working with a government agency to develop a PSA. This semester’s students did an outstanding job.

The PSAs the students completed are now available on the NN/LM YouTube channel. Efforts are now underway to promote them widely and encourage others to have them aired on their local public broadcasting, cable channels, and other venues. Hopefully, this will result in more people becoming aware of the excellent resources and information available on both MedlinePlus and NIHSeniorHealth. Check out the PSA spots below:

https://youtu.be/LrzARaCYf_g   (MedlinePlus, 60 seconds)

https://youtu.be/OXMCkOBWuX8   (NIHSeniorHealth.gov, 30 seconds)

A working group is being established to promote these videos widely. If you have ideas for future PSAs for the students to work on, questions, or comments, please contact Terri at tottosen@hshsl.umaryland.edu.

 

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Breaking an Electronic Health Record System: a sandbox workshop &#45 4 CE MLA

Fri, 2017-12-15 14:29

Instructor: PJ Grier, Outreach and Access Coordinator, SE/A RML

Dates: Upon request throughout 2013

Note

This is the second class in the NN/LM SE/A Health Information Technology (HIT) series, and is held in-person. Prior to attending this class, students should have a working knowledge of national healthcare policies underlying the institutional adoption of EHRs. Students are encouraged to gain this knowledge on their own, through the Office of the National Coordinator or to enroll in the first class of the series, entitled “Informatics for librarians: peeling the onion.

Abstract

The overall objective of this course is to give librarians an opportunity to “touch and feel” the functionality of a certified electronic health record system (EHR-S) in a “safe harbor” environment. Because many clinical health sciences librarians are currently excluded from accessing their institutional electronic health record system (EHR-S) on an operational, day-to-day basis, this class provides that opportunity, albeit in a “practice” environment.

As EHRs are crucial building blocks in the formation of an encrypted national health information network (NHIN), it is crucial that health sciences librarians continue to be engaged in important EHR supporting roles within their respective institutions with regard to planning, deployment and even optimization efforts. Now is the time to start evaluating and identifying strategies of how health sciences librarians can best contribute to the value of an HER, from a daily operations patient care perspective.

Method

Using different EHR dashboards and modules, librarians will experience simulated patient care data, usability and design factors, navigation capabilities, and meaningful use criteria including the one that deals with the provision of patient education. This course also provides an understanding and sensitivity of the rigorous training that librarians’ customers undergo in order to be proficient in the EHR-S, while providing optimal patient care.

This course will access an EHR-S via actual use in a demo environment. Through guided instruction, lecture and videos, students will create practice authentication that will enable them to access, and experiment with the functionality of a certified EHR-S. Practice system exercises include dashboard components such as charting, custom texts, adding/registering a new patient, alerts/warnings, medication reconciliation, patient scheduling, meaningful use, and billing. From a clinical encounter perspective, there will be sufficient “sandbox” time to enter appropriate ICD-9 diagnosis codes and/or diagnosed health conditions, treatment plans, and patient education information (via NLM’s MedlinePlus Connect process) into the clinical narrative (SOAP Note) of a fictitious patient, as a “physician user.”

Agenda

Short Videos: 1HR

Instructional videos explain and support the EHR dashboard components that students will practice with during the sandbox time

Article: Margalit Gur-Arie – 20MIN

Computer sandbox time: 2HRS

Discussion: 20MIN

Instruction: 20MIN

Course Materials No printed materials are required for the class. However, students should have a fundamental knowledge of the national healthcare policies underlying institutional adoption of EHRs.

Resources

Class requires a computer lab work environment with high-speed Internet access so that students can use the EHR-S at their own pace and according to their own needs.  Students are encouraged to bring a personal set of headphones for audio listening. Instructor workstation also requires high-speed Internet access, audio/sound capability and overhead projection equipment.

 

Continuing Education

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association (MLA). Certificates will be delivered electronically.

 

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 15, 2017

Fri, 2017-12-15 07:55

Welcome to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Southeastern/Atlantic (SEA) Region’s Weekly Digest. This digest includes upcoming events, online training opportunities, news, and past events.

Top Items of Interest

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) News

Upcoming Online Training Opportunities*

 On-Demand Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Online Asynchronous Moodle Course

 Webinars: December 18-22

 Webinars: January 1-5

 Webinars: January 8-12

In addition to the webinars listed, the NNLM Public Health Coordination Office provides webinars for subscribers to the Digital Library. Visit the NPHCO Calendar for training opportunities available.

Recordings Available on YouTube**

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM), and National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) News

 NIH News

 NLM News

 NLM Technical Bulletin

 NCBI Insights

Focus on Data

Focus on Precision Medicine

Focus on Substance Use Disorder

Miscellaneous News

NNLM SEA Communications

Notes on NNLM Training Opportunities

  • All sessions listed below are sponsored by a specific regional or national office, but open to all.
  • Webinars are scheduled for 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
  • The NNLM class registration system requires a free NNLM accountprior to registration.
  • Visit the NNLM Training Opportunitiesto register and view a full calendar of training opportunities.
  • Please visit the NNLM Acronym Guideto understand the acronyms.
  • Refer to this guide to claim MLA CE credit.

** Please note that recordings from NNLM available on YouTube may not have MLA CE Credit available. Please contact the regional office that sponsored the webinar for details.

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Update from the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative (GLI)

Tue, 2017-12-12 10:10

Many thanks to all librarians who participated in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s (HSLANJ) Fall 2017 Offer via their Group Licensing Initiative (GLI). It was exciting to welcome many new participants from the 20-state GLI participation region!

Please note: The Spring 2018 Offer will be available in March of 2018. Stay tuned for details.

A special invitation for NNLM SEA medical librarians: GLI Project Manager Robb Mackes will be available to meet with librarians located in AL, FL, GA, MS and SC during the month of February 2018. Have questions about participating with the GLI? Would you like Robb to make a presentation to your library association meeting?

Contact Robb: (570) 856-5952 or robb@hslanj.org

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Job Opportunity: Physician at The National Library of Medicine

Tue, 2017-12-12 08:20

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has been a center of information innovation since its founding in 1836. The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology. In addition, the Library coordinates a 6,500-member National Network of Libraries of Medicine that promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Medical Subject Headings Section (MeSH).

As a Physician, you will:

  • Serve as a resident expert in content modeling and editing, systems development related to NLM terminology products, such as SNOMED CT and the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS).
  • Maintain liaison between the SNOMED International (developers of SNOMED CT), the Regenstrief Institute (developers of LOINC), and other developers of clinical content vocabularies, insuring coordination, avoidance of overlapping work, and completeness of those vocabularies. Apply high degree of knowledge and creativity in the solution of important problems relating to development of predictable coverage by NLM terminology products.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings and in discussions and negotiations with producers of component clinical vocabularies that are incorporated in NLM terminology products. These include Federal agencies, governments of other nations, international organizations, and professional associations. Work closely with HL7 and other standards development organizations to ensure that appropriate standards are represented in NLM terminology products.
  • Answer complex technical questions from NLM terminology product users and potential users, helping them make effective use of its data and features in their specific applications and environments. Analyze their problems with the product and its documentation and develop plans for corrections and enhancements to improve the product utility for clinical environments.
  • Coordinate efforts in developing mapping from clinical vocabularies to administrative code sets and other vocabularies.
  • Collaborate with researchers and subject area specialists within NLM, and actively participate in the scientific community of information specialists and medical informaticians. Effectively communicate informally in-person and via email, and formally such as presentations at national and international meetings.

For additional information on this position, please visit: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/careers/jobopenings.html. The application deadline is December 20, 2017. To apply, please visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486111600.

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Beyond the SEA Webinar: Disrupting Diversity Narratives: Introducing Critical Conversations in Libraries – February 1, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Mon, 2017-12-11 15:19

Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 2018, 2:00 PM ET

Presenter: Ione T. Damasco, Coordinator of Cataloging, Associate Professor, Roesch Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH

Contact: For additional information or questions, please contact Tony Nguyen.

Presentation Summary: In 2012, the Association for College and Research Libraries issued a document outlining eleven diversity standards for academic libraries to use in developing the skills and competencies that are necessary to serve diverse populations. The American Library Association lists “diversity” as one of its 11 core values. In 2016, the Medical Library Association identified diversity and inclusion as essential values for the association, and in 2017 appointed a Diversity Task Force to determine how to operationalize these values. Typically, when we use the word “diversity” we refer to specific categories of identity: race, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, to name a few. As libraries and library organizations engage in more diversity initiatives, how is the conversation around diversity, inclusion, and equity taking shape? What is left unsaid when these conversations take place? This session will challenge attendees to unpack, rethink and reframe the diversity conversation. The presenter will share findings from a content analysis project of academic library diversity plans, provide a brief overview of critical race scholarship in the field, and challenge attendees to think critically about current library rhetoric around diversity.

Presenter Bio: Ione T. Damasco is an Associate Professor and the Coordinator of Cataloging at the University of Dayton. Her primary work involves cataloging, collection development and liaison work for several subject areas. She serves on several teams and committees throughout the Libraries and on campus. Through her work on the University Libraries Diversity & Inclusion Committee, she has been able to make connections across campus with partners to develop and implement programming that fosters a more inclusive campus environment.

Pre-Register: Pre-registration is strongly recommended, but not required. Visit our registration page to sign up!

To Join the Webinar:

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Global call-in numbers: https://nih.webex.com/nih/globalcallin.php?serviceType=TC&ED=628631847&tollFree=0
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To add this session to your calendar program (for example Microsoft Outlook), click this link:
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