Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to request proposals for a new round of funding opportunities! NNLM PNR member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are eligible to apply. If your organization is not currently a member, it’s easy to join! Proposals submitted by August 15, 2018 will receive fullest consideration. If you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than July 25. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu. Here are brief descriptions and links to detailed information about current funding opportunities: Community Health Outreach Awar...
Source: Dragonfly - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

Feedback for PubMed
PubMed Labs is an experimental site being used to test new technologies, features, and directions for PubMed. It’s also a way to offer feedback to the National Library of Medicine for PubMed 2.0, which will be released in December 2018. PubMed Labs, which consists of all the records found in PubMed, is being used to test new and different features as well as including existing features in its interface. The goal is to improve user experience, and additional features are being added all the time. PubMed Labs includes a new search algorithm that uses machine learning to more accurately find the best matches. There are ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

June PNR Rendezvous webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar is coming up. Session title: Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets Presenter: Bas de Veer, Bio-Medical Informatics Services Manager for UW Medicine IT Services When: Wednesday, June 20 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making. But great secondary use of this data is research. This webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets. Registration is encouraged but no...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science Training & Education Source Type: news

June PNR Rendezvous webinar next week
The next PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar is coming up. Session title: Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets Presenter: Bas de Veer, Bio-Medical Informatics Services Manager for UW Medicine IT Services When: Wednesday, June 20 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making. But great secondary use of this data is research. This webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets. Registration is encouraged but no...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science Training & Education Source Type: news

Professional Development Opportunities from the PNR
The NNLM PNR supports the professional development of its Network Members in several ways, including: PNR Rendezvous PNR Professional Development Lending Library MLA Webinars PNR Professional Development Awards In addition to our popular PNR Rendezvous, which is a monthly webinar series presented focusing on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work, The NNLM PNR also provides other educational opportunities. The Professional Development Lending Library is a collection of books on topics of interest to medical librarians. Topics included...
Source: Dragonfly - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018
Do you produce any digital content that is consumed by other humans? (I’m guessing yes.) You should, if you don’t already, consider how you can make it more universally usable! If you work for a university, you are likely already required to adhere to these standards or something similar. There are a lot of design techniques and standards in place to help make all sorts of digital content types accessible to people with a great diversity of abilities and disabilities. Earlier this month, I attended some presentations at the University of Washington as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Every yea...
Source: Dragonfly - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Accessibility Blog Technology Source Type: news

Data Flash: What is this GDPR thing I keep hearing about?
This article, from Vox, puts it well: “…Norms are shifting once more. Looking back, we can frame the development of digital behavior into three phases: First, there was a naiveté phase, where consumers didn’t really understand the technology and what it meant. Then there was the careless phase, where people saw data rights or privacy as either unimportant or an acceptable price of entry to all the good, free stuff. Now it is clear we are entering the demand phase, which sees the emergence of a more savvy, engaged, and alarmed digital consumer — and related movements to create and enforce con...
Source: Dragonfly - May 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Technology data privacy data protection Europe GDPR personal data Source Type: news

NIH All of Us Research Program National Launch in Pasco, WA
Tania Bardyn, NNLM PNR Director & Jane Delgado, President and CEO, NAHH Sunday, May 6 was a beautiful sunny day in Pasco, WA for the NIH’s All of Us Research Program National Launch Event to celebrate the opening of program enrollment to adults age 18+ who are living in the United States. NLM through its National Network of Libraries of Medicine is an NIH All of Us strategic partner. NNLM PNR joined with the National Alliance of Hispanic Health (NAHH), Mid-Columbia Libraries, Richland City Public Library and Tri-Cities Community Health along with many other community partners at a Health and Wellness Fair fo...
Source: Dragonfly - May 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: mspatz Tags: All of Us Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NNLM PNR Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

A Unique Data Experience: Reflections on ESFCOM ’s Inaugural Hackathon
Today’s blog is by Nancy Shin, Sewell Memorial Fund Librarian Fellow at Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. Welcome, Nancy! The most extraordinary thing happened to Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) the weekend of April 13 -15, 2018.  ESFCOM hosted its inaugural Hackathon, which was organized by the College Technology Incubator Officer, Andrew Richards.  It was well attended by people from all walks of life and subject expertise including students and healthcare providers.  So, the big question is what exactly is a hackat...
Source: Dragonfly - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Children of Incarcerated Parents
There are over 2.7 million children in the United States who have a parent who is incarcerated. Children who have a parent in prison are impacted in many ways, including mental and physical health. They may face financial hardship, trauma, or social stigma. Disruption of family live may lead to additional problems and negative outcomes for children. Organizations that offer family-oriented support programs for children of incarcerated parents include Youth.gov, which was created by the Interagency Working Group on Youth Programs, composed of representatives from 20 federal agencies that support programs and services focusi...
Source: Dragonfly - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: K-12 Source Type: news

Do You Think Health Sciences Librarians Should Get Involved with Big Data in Healthcare?
In conclusion, there are a myriad of ways a librarian can get involved with Big Data. In this class we have learned about quite a few of them. I remember when I attended the opening reception at NLM’s Biomedical Informatics Course at Woods Hole, Dr. Lindberg told us we were change agents. I hope some of the participants of this class become just as inspired. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - April 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Human Genome Project
April 25th marks the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is commemorating this milestone and other genomic advances by showcasing 15 ways that genomics has transformed our world. From April 5 through April 25 you can learn about a new milestone in genomics that has transformed our world such as: When scientists agreed to use the one “reference” human genome sequence generated by the Human Genome Project, it became easier to determine differences among people’s genomes on a much larger scale. We have since learned that h...
Source: Dragonfly - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances genetics genomics Source Type: news

Big Data, Healthcare, and the Evolution of the Health Science Librarian
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Lisa Mastin, Medical Librarian, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, Atlanta,...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program – Ready to Launch Nationally on May 6
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is excited to announce the All of Us Research Program official launch on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  This national event will be held in seven communities throughout the United States — including Pasco, Washington — and will be broadcast via this website and on Facebook Live. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The programs goals are to develop a more effective way to treat diseases and to provide individualized healthcare.  ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: All of Us News from NLM Source Type: news

Data, Data Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Jeff Durham, Medical Librarian, Desert Regional Medical Center, Palm Spri...
Source: Dragonfly - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by: Kathleen Carlson, Education Librarian, College of Medicine Phoenix, Unive...
Source: Dragonfly - April 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous session on social media evaluation
Session title: “Beyond the Memes: Social Media Evaluation” When: April 18,  1:00pm PT, noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Presenter: Kalyna Durbak, Program Coordinator, NNLM National Evaluation Office If you engage users on social media, you know that it takes a lot of time and effort- but how do you know if your hard work is paying off? Join this PNR Rendezvous webinar session where you will learn the basics about social media analytics, and how to use the data to evaluate social media campaigns and programs. You will also learn the basic principles of evaluation, such as creating realistic outcomes and objectiv...
Source: Dragonfly - April 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education evaluation social media Source Type: news

Library Services on Wheels
In observation of National Bookmobile Day, Carmen Clark, bookmobile librarian for Bozeman Public Library in Bozeman, MT is providing a guest post today.  A few years ago, the Bozeman Public Library realized that there is a need for a mobile library in our rapidly growing city. After a very successful fundraising campaign by the Bozeman Library Foundation, our wish became a reality. On July 3rd 2017 we started our new Bookmobile program. We serve schools, assisted living facilities, mobile home parks and neighborhoods throughout Bozeman and Gallatin County. The Bookmobile functions as a mobile branch of the Bozeman Pub...
Source: Dragonfly - April 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Public Libraries bookmobile outreach Source Type: news

On April 17, Bring Your Skills – to the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!
You may have heard of Wikipedia Edit-a-Thons, where rooms full of people add content and citations to Wikipedia, to make it a better, evidence-based resource.  Does the idea intrigue you?  Are you a killer searcher and verifier?  Or even pretty good?  If so, we have an opportunity for you! Join us at the NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, from 6AM to 6PM Pacific Time on April 17 (it’s online only– no travel required!).  We’ll be focusing on diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center (GARD), and improving them using trusted National Library of Medicine resources li...
Source: Dragonfly - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM citation Edit-a-thon genetic diseases Wikipedia Source Type: news

DataFlash: Data Indexers
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is “an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them.” Their mission is to improve the health of the world’s populations by providing the best information on population health, and to do so, IHME enlists the expertise of countless individuals, including researchers, data analysts, data scientists, and thirteen data indexers. What is a data indexer? ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Data Flash: Exploring Historical Data
It’s so easy to think of data as a modern phenomenon, that we forget that data analysis and data visualization are phenomena which go way back.  A marvelous example is John Graunt’s Bills of Mortality, which this post by John Appleby calls “a 17th century spreadsheet of deaths in London”.  Appleby goes on to do some ultra-modern visualizations of the data, which illuminate connections that Graunt probably didn’t make at the time scientifically, but may have understood intuitively. If you find this concept intriguing, either to read about or to explore more directly, consider taking a...
Source: Dragonfly - March 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science GIS data historical data John Graunt NLM Historical Division Pew Research Center Source Type: news

Guides to consumer health reference
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have been partnering to promote health and wellness reference services and programs at public libraries. NNLM coordinators often present and exhibit at local, regional and national conferences where many public library staff attend in an effort to bring awareness to the many freely and authoritative resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). These resources provide helpful and trusted information for patrons who may have health concerns as well as to help provide information for social media, brochures and programming....
Source: Dragonfly - March 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

SAVE THE DATE — NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, 4/17
  Are you interested in improving the consumer health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine on April 17th as we add citations to existing Wikipedia articles on rare diseases! We’ll be working on those diseases listed by the Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, and PubMed. If you’re new t...
Source: Dragonfly - March 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Training & Education Edit-a-thon Wikipedia Source Type: news

NLM ’s 2017-2027 Strategic Plan
“Every day more than four million people use NLM resources; every hour, a petabyte of data moves in or out of our computing systems.” The National Library of Medicine Board of Regents has released the Strategic Plan for 2017-2027: “A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health.” Working in conjunction with NLM planning staff, the Board identified themes to use as a framework to develop future priorities and directions. Public input was solicited on these themes: Advancing data science, open science, and biomedical informatics Advancing biomedical discovery and translational science Su...
Source: Dragonfly - March 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Science News from NLM Source Type: news

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Addiction
A new guideline released by the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse has recommended that opioid addiction should be treated with prescribed medication when possible. A national review committee which vetted the guideline included primary care physicians, addiction medicine specialists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals, all of whom received no funding from the pharmaceutical industry. Short term detox treatment, without further intervention and followup, is not recommended by the committee. “The guideline advises against detox programs that discharge patients after several days, with no further ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NIH Opioid Use Disorder Source Type: news

Monthly PNR Rendezvous webinar, March 21
Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous session, “Institutional Library Services in Washington State” This session of PNR Rendezvous will provide an overview of institutional library services in Washington state, including history, challenges, and information regarding services for incarcerated populations. Attendees will find this session informative no matter in which state you reside. Presenters: Anna Nash, Institutional Librarian and Kathleen Benoun, Library Associate, Washington State Library Registration is encouraged. The session is worth 1 Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit for attending the l...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM Resources: LactMed for Nurses
LactMed, a free database about drugs and lactation, is produced by the National Library of Medicine. It is available via the website, https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/newtoxnet/lactmed.htm, or as a mobile app. LactMed provides information on many of the drugs and chemical to which nursing mothers may be exposed, including dietary supplements. The information contained in LactMed includes: Summary statement about use of the drug during lactation; Measurement of levels of the drug in breastmilk; Effects in breastfed infants; Effects on lactation; Alternate drugs to consider. References to research studies are also included with ea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Focus Group for Public Library Workers
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the Public Library Association are continuing to partner with an opportunity for public library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, to participate in virtual focus groups this spring. The purpose of the research is to better understand the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. We are interested in library workers’ questions, experiences, concerns and success stories – it’s all useful to us! The focus groups will happen by telephone and will last 1.5 hours; we are scheduling on all days of the week except Sun...
Source: Dragonfly - March 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NNLM Public Libraries Source Type: news

DataFlash: Love Data Week Poetry
For your Love Data Week poetry enjoyment… Life is filled with normal distributions But you are an outlier You skewed my mean(ing) Showing me a world beyond average Somehow helping me find my significance And yet still bring me back to center -@epilady For researchers loving their data, There are no divisions or strata! Their passion is strong As the grip of King Kong, And their tables and charts even greata! -@AGlusker Your still have time to submit your Love Data Week poem! Post it to @NNLM_RD3 and let the world know how much you love data. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Blog Source Type: news

DataFlash: Data Horror Stories
In the spirit of Love Data Week’s 2018 theme, Data Stories, it’s important to consider cautionary tales as well as good outcomes. We should, after all, learn from our mistakes. Perhaps the best known collection of data horror stories is Dorothea Salo’s Research Data Management Horror Stories pinboard. Dorothea, a University of Wisconsin academic librarian and library-school instructor, has been pinning data tales of woe since 2010. We probably all have our own personal examples of data hell, but here are a few of my favorite themes… Submitting a grant proposal and neglecting to include a well thou...
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Data_Science Source Type: news

February PNR Rendezvous webinar- decolonizing data
Join us for our next PNR Rendezvous, “Hope From Our  Grandmothers: Decolonizing Data Through Stories of Resilience” When: Wednesday, February 21, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Much research has been historically rooted in controlling American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) and other indigenous peoples to exploit land and natural resources, or even heredity and group identity. Yet, AIAN community ties, tribal sovereignty rights and claims, and cultural values are emerging as critical elements of resiliency key to reversing the very health and social issues that have plagued indigenous populations...
Source: Dragonfly - February 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science News from NNLM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

DataFlash: How DO You Tell a Story With Data Anyway?
As you may know, it’s “Love Data Week”! Formerly “Love Your Data Week”, this is the third year of this international data extravaganza, which seeks to “raise awareness and build a community to engage on topics related to research data management, sharing, preservation, reuse, and library-based research data services.”   The theme this year is “Data Stories”, which leads to the important question, “How DO you tell a story with data anyway?” There are many sites that will help you get started on this quest; here, here and here are some good ones.&nbs...
Source: Dragonfly - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog data storytelling Data_Science Love Data Week Source Type: news

DataFlash: Love Data Week 2018 (Monday, 2/12/2018 – Friday, 2/16/2018)
Happy Love Data Week! This year’s theme is data stories. Formally known as Love Your Data Week, this social media event has been going on since 2016 when a group of enterprising research data specialists decided it would be a great way to raise awareness about research data management. Over the past two years, Love Data Week has grown to include participants in Europe, Asia, and Australia, and shows no sign of slowing down. The event is marked by Tweets, Facebook posts, Blog posts, webinars and live events, and this year’s theme is the broadest yet. Data stories is envisioned as an entry point for conversations...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Data_Science Source Type: news

Consumer Health Class for Public Libraries, second cohort opportunity
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting public library staff to participate in the online training, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.” This is a 4-week, online, asynchronous (all self-paced) course where participants will earn 12 continuing education (CE) credits and a certificate. The course is designed to provide public library staff with core competencies of providing health information services and the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies. The course will begin March 5, 2018, with new content releas...
Source: Dragonfly - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

MLA Symposium: Health Information for Public Librarians
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has joined forces with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide a health information symposium for public librarians that runs concurrent with the last day and a half of MLA ’18, including the Tuesday Silver and Gold Networking Dinner.  Health Information for Public Librarians is a symposium which provides a unique opportunity for both public and health sciences librarians to learn and network. U.S.-based public librarians with interest or responsibility in providing health information to their communities&...
Source: Dragonfly - February 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM News from NNLM PNR Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program: Share Your Ideas
The All of Us Research Program is seeking input from the public that will help identify key research priorities and requirements (such as data types and methods) for future versions of the All of Us protocol. The program aims to build one of the largest, most diverse datasets of its kind for health research, with one million or more volunteers nationwide, who will sign up to share their information over time. Researchers will be able to access participants’ de-identified information for a variety of studies to learn more about the biological, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence health and d...
Source: Dragonfly - February 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Science News from NLM Source Type: news

DataFlash: Electronic Lab Notebooks
I recently had the opportunity to listen to a webinar about electronic lab notebooks called, “Using electronic laboratory notebooks in the academic life sciences: a group leader’s experience on how they can make research teams more efficient.” Not having used electronic laboratory notebooks (eLN) myself, I was curious about their functionality, whether librarians are involved in their adoption, and whether they contribute to better data management. Paper-based laboratory note books have been used by researchers for centuries as a way to document their observations, experiments and procedures. A perfect ex...
Source: Dragonfly - January 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Technology Data_Science Source Type: news

Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week, January 22-28, 2018
The National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens website (NIDA for Teens) provides information about drug use and the brain. Get the latest on how drugs affect the brain and body. Featuring videos, games, blog posts and more. Take a poll, read a blog post, and get ideas for activities to use with teens. There’s lots of good news. Teens are using illicit drugs, other than marijuana, in decreasing numbers. Alcohol use has declined, cigarette and other tobacco products use is less, and heroin and other opioid use remains low among adolescents. The information came from more than 43,000 students in the 8th, 10th and 12th g...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Observances K-12 Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Imagine a World …
…where every librarian added one more reference to Wikipedia!  That’s the call to action for the #1Lib1Ref, an annual campaign from Wikipedia.  It runs from January 15 through February 3 this year, and participating is easy!  You just find a Wikipedia article that needs a citation, find a reliable source to support it, add the citation in Wikipedia style, and then use the hashtag in the article and on social media to share your part in improving the quality of this resource that we all use at one time or another (right??). Want to know more about this great way of contributing your expertise?&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Source Type: news

DataFlash: You Spoke and We Listened!
Happy New Year from your data gurus, Annie and Ann!   And welcome to the first post in our new blog series, DataFlash!   We both monitor a wide range of listservs, social media accounts, news sites and other troves of data information, and we’ll be sharing what we come across, biweekly. As a starting place, remember that survey we did last year, asking for your ideas about what the NNLM-PNR should be doing to help with your data needs? (The one with the fabulous NLM tape measure prizes?)  We completed the analysis and presented the findings to our Executive Committee last November (as well as...
Source: Dragonfly - January 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Training & Education consultation data literacy data survey Data_Science Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is January 17
What does it mean for research to be meaningful? How do metrics help and hinder our understanding of research impact? The next PNR Rendezvous session addresses the history and evolution of meaningful metrics in higher education. Robin Chin Roemer, Head of Instructional Design and Outreach Services at the University of Washington libraries will be our guest presenter.  She will address topics such as the pros and cons of bibliometrics; the rise and risks of altmetrics; tools for tracing researcher impact; and the influence of different venues and disciplines on impact communication. The session is eligible for 1 Medica...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

From the UW eScience Institute: Data Science for Social Good
Are you interested in using data-driven discovery for societal benefit?  The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with the Cascadia Urban Analytics Cooperative, is excited to announce the summer 2018 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) program. The program brings together Student Fellows with data and domain researchers to work on focused, collaborative projects for societal benefit. Sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups such as government officials, academic researchers, non-profit organiz...
Source: Dragonfly - January 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Seasonal Affective Disorder
Gray and cloudy skies are not unusual in the Pacific Northwest. But, as the days become shorter and the dark starts setting in about mid-afternoon, it is easy to be less energized and feel more like hibernating. This is not unusual. However, for those who experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), other more intense symptoms may appear such as: sadness    gloomy outlook sadness gloomy outlook feeling hopeless, worthless, or irritable loss of interest or pleasure in activities low energy difficulty sleeping or oversleeping carbohydrate cravings and weight gain thoughts of death or even suicide The causes of S...
Source: Dragonfly - December 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

The OHSU Library Data Science Institute Introduces Data Science Techniques to Librarians and Researchers
Today’s Dragonfly post comes to us from Nicole Vasilevsky, Letisha Wyatt, Robin Champieux, Laura Zeigen and Jackie Wirz The Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon hosted the “OHSU Library Data Science Institute” (ODSI) from November 6-8, 2017 in downtown, Portland. The event was targeted towards researchers, librarians and information specialists with an interest in gaining beginner level skills in data science. The goal was to provide face-to-face, interactive instruction over a three-day workshop. The learning objectives for the training were: Increase awareness of key skill...
Source: Dragonfly - December 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science News from Network Members Data_Science Source Type: news

Coming soon —Survey results about DATA!
You may remember the email and picture below, which was sent out to various groups and promoted in various ways this past spring.  In it, we were asking you all to participate in the NNLM-PNR data needs assessment survey.  By doing the survey, Annie Madhavan and I (Ann Glusker) were hoping to get feedback on the directions you want us to go with teaching about and providing resources related to data. Well, we had 60 people respond, which we are thrilled about, and we ended up sending out 14 fabulous prizes (the NLM tape measures shown in the photo–woo hoo!).  More importantly, we’ve completed the...
Source: Dragonfly - December 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Data Science News From NN/LM PNR data survey needs assessment Source Type: news

Native Voices exhibit in the PNR region
The National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibition Program includes the very popular Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. This exhibit is currently traveling the country as part of a partnership between the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the American Library Association (ALA). In 2017 three libraries in the Pacific Northwest Region hosted the exhibit: Nisqually Indian Tribe, Olympia, WA Aaniiih Nakoda College, Harlem, MT Blackfeet Community College, Browning, MT Eva English, Library Director of Aaniiih Nakoda College Library, described what their institution planned around the e...
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Native Voices NLM Traveling Exhibits Source Type: news

There ’ s an App for That!
Do you keep track of your daily steps? Do you calculate your carbohydrate intake? Do you keep track of how much (or how little) you sleep? Are you using an app to keep track of your health or are you still trying to figure out which ones to use? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session may help you and your patrons navigate the sea of apps. When: Wednesday, December 13 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT How to connect: No registration required. Information to connect is on the PNR Rendezvous webpage Today mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. H...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

An NNLM RD3 Update
It’s been almost 6 months since the launch of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s new data website, NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery, and since May, several new features have been added. When the site first launched at MLA 2017, it had only recently transitioned from the New England Region’s eScience Portal for Librarians. Since then, with the very generous assistance of both old and new volunteer content editors, we have updated many of the original physical science and engineering subject primers, and have also added a number of health sciences topics. The subject primers now pr...
Source: Dragonfly - December 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science News from NNLM Data_Science Source Type: news

Be Safe for the Holidays!
The holiday season has arrived! It’s great time to be with family and friends and to enjoy the festivities. However, it doesn’t take much and suddenly things are not quite as merry as we would wish.  Several organizations and agencies provide some great tips to staying safe whether it is regarding food preparation, putting up decorations, travel, or buying toys. These tips will help keep you and your loved ones can enjoy a safer holiday season. Toys are at the top of many shopping lists. Those youngsters may have a wish list a mile long but which of those many items are safe? The American Academy of Pedia...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news