GDPR and Libraries
You may have noticed many emails lately from vendors and companies updating their privacy policies. The reason for this is that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) goes into effect today, May 25, 2018. This regulation greatly increases data privacy practices for any company that does business in the EU, which, in turn, means that most major companies are now adopting those practices. You can read about how this will impact libraries in this ACRL Tech Connect blog post or this article from American Libraries Magazine. /al (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Stay Current in Patient Safety
AHRQ’s Patient Safety Network (PSNet) highlights journal articles, books and tools related to patient safety. You can stay current with email updates or RSS feeds. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Nutritional and food literacy, food labels, and portion size estimation
A growing body of research shows that individuals who accurately estimate portion sizes and interpret and use food labels have higher nutritional literacy and numeracy skills and realize better health outcomes. Find out more from the CDC where you can read a summary of recent nutritional and food literacy research. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

Resource: Talking with Your Older Patient
The National Institute on Aging has a resource to help facilitate communication with older patients. “Talking with Your Older Patient” highlights key areas to address conducting a successful health interview. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List Source Type: news

Applying Health Literacy Strategies to the Health Needs of Older Adults
Older adults often experience challenges related to managing multiple chronic conditions, changes in vision and hearing, and some older adults may experience cognitive impairments as they age. The CDC has a collection of selected research from the last few years presents articles that examined the problem of low health literacy and its influence on an older adult’s ability to manage a health condition or medication regimen./da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: #CC/Academic List #Health Sciences List #Public/K-12 List Source Type: news

All of Us Research Priorities Workshop
The NIH All of Us Research Program held a priorities workshop in March. The workshop aim was to identify key research priorities and requirements (i.e., types of data, methods, and how those methods are used) for the All of Us Research Program. Videocasts of the general assembly portions of the workshop are available to view. View the Agenda (PDF) Day 1: View the Videocast Day 2: View the Videocast Day 3: View the Videocast (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All of Us Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

To Your Health: NLM Update Podcast
NLM presents a weekly audio update that highlights consumer health news and accompanying information from MedlinePlus. The latest episode is “U.S. health costs and care” Listen here. More information and past episodes are also available. (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

NLM History of Medicine and Graphic Medicine Websites Receive 2018 Awards from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts
Two National Library of Medicine websites have been honored with 2018 Communicator Awards from the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA), an assembly of professionals from various disciplines of the visual arts dedicated to embracing progress and the evolving nature of traditional and interactive media. In the award category for government websites, the website for the National Library of Medicine exhibition Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived and Well-Drawn! earned an award of excellence, and the website for the History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine earned an award of distinction. See...
Source: MCR News - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Medical Services and Warfare Digitization Project Completed in Partnership with Adam Matthew Digital
The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division recently worked with Adam Matthew Digital, a digital publisher of unique primary source collections from archives around the world, to digitize more than 12,000 pages of manuscripts from 15 collections held by the NLM, the world’s largest biomedical library. The NLM collections join a host of others from the British Library, the Library and Archives of Canada, and the UK National Archives, among other libraries and archives, in Medical Services and Warfare, a new online resource from Adam Matthew which explores multiple perspectives on the history ...
Source: MCR News - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

2018 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship 2018
Eric Dishman, Director, All of Us Research Program, delivered the 2018 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lectureship 2018 on Wednesday May 9, 2018. His lecture was titled: Precision Communications for Precision Health: Challenges and Strategies for Reaching All of Us. Recording (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Contribute to PubMed 2.0 development!
PubMed Labs, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pubmed/, is the platform NLM is using to test and identify functionality and features for PubMed 2.0 (to be released in December 2018).  Through PubMed Labs, NCBI is taking into account user feedback, user requests, and usage data to inform development. Quick Facts about PubMed Labs: Has the same data as PubMed Not all functionality in PubMed is available in PubMed Labs (e.g., advanced search) 4,000 unique users per day use PubMed Labs Cloud-based Solr for search and indexing Kathi Canese, NCBI, will be at MLA and giving presentations and answering questions at the NLM ...
Source: MCR News - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

5 Free (online) PubMed CE Webinars from the NNLM Training Office
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering a series of 5, free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians (PML). Take one or more (or all) of the classes. Follow the links to register. Details are below. All times are Eastern (please adjust for your local time zone). PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5CE) June 6, 2018 1 PM – 2:30 ET https://nnlm.gov/class/pubmed-librarians-introduction-pubmed/8416 Learn the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE Brief introduction to MeSH, Automatic Term Mapping and Subheadings Citation sensors PubMed for Librarians: MeSH (1.5CE) June 13...
Source: MCR News - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Source Type: news

New tool for community-level health
The City Health Dashboard—an online resource with community-level health, social, and economic data for the nation’s 500 largest cities—was launched today by the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone Health with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, the National Resource Network, the International City/County Management Association, and the National League of Cities. The dashboard reports on 36 key measures of health, such as obesity and opioid overdose deaths, as well as the...
Source: MCR News - May 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Free mini-Conference on Blockchain Technology in Libraries
You might be interested in participating in the Library 2.018 mini-conference: “Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession,” which will be held online on Thursday, June 7th, from 1-4pm MT/ 2-5pm CT. This is a free event, being held online: REGISTER HERE This event is being organized in partnership with Drs. Sue Alman and Sandra Hirsh from the San Jose State University School of Information as part of their IMLS-funded investigation of the potential uses of blockchain technology for the information professions. Blockchain technology has the potential for libraries to accomplish much more ...
Source: MCR News - May 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news

NNLM Resource Picks: Healthy Aging – Promoting Healthy Living in Older Adults through Quality Health Information
May 30, 2018 1:00PM-2:00PM MDT,  3:00PM – 4:00PM ET Please register: https://nnlm.gov/class/nnlm-resource-picks-healthy-aging-promoting-healthy-living-older-adults-through-quality-health This webinar focuses on seniors and their use and access to Quality Health Information Resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and NLM’s MedlinePlus will be highlighted. NIA offers a variety of health information for seniors including exercise and physical activity campaigns such as Go4Life and Fit4Function, and resources such as the Talking with Your Doctor Toolkit. MedlinePlus has various resources of senior...
Source: MCR News - May 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Save the date! Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium August 13-14, 2018
The Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium is a low-cost professional development opportunity for librarians and research data specialists. August 13-14 at the University of Colorado Boulder for the inaugural Mountain West Data Librarian Symposium! Registration will be under $30 and open in June. The symposium will consist of morning workshops and afternoon unconference sessions. They are currently seeking workshop proposals for the symposium. Proposals are due Tuesday, May 22. Workshops may run 55, 90 or 120 minutes. They are seeking hands-on training sessions that focus on active attendee participation. Proposals should ...
Source: MCR News - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

All of Us Launch Day – In Person and Online
The All of Us Research Program is coming to Kansas City. Join us!  The All of Us Research Program wants to speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. We’re asking one million people to help lead the way … and you are one in a million! Grab your family and friends and join us to celebrate the exclusive event. What: Kansas City Community Health Fair When: Sunday, May 6  Noon – 5 pm Where: Union Station – FREE PARKING during the event 30 West Pershing Road Kansas City, MO 64108 Additional details. Facebook Event. Sponsored by National Institutes of Health, National Li...
Source: MCR News - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Librarians and Big Data: Should We Be Involved?
Written by: Caroline Marshall, MLS, AHIP, Senior Medical Librarian, Public Services, Cedars-Sinai Medical Library, Los Angeles, CA There is a great deal of discussion about Big Data. We all think other people are doing it, we think we should be doing it, but we are not sure how to get involved (Tattersall & Grant, 2016). There have been Calls to Action (Martin, 2016) about Big Data and an affirmation in several studies that librarians should get involved. It is almost as if we are going to miss the Big Data train if we don’t jump on board right away. Big Data is not going away but we, as librarians, need to asce...
Source: MCR News - April 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

Webinar: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond
This webinar (recorded 4/4/2018) provides a general overview of citizen science, highlight recent activities to support libraries as community hubs for citizen science, and showcase free resources available to librarians who want to jump in now by promoting citizen science at libraries leading up to, during, and after Citizen Science Day on April 14, 2018. Presenters: Darlene Cavalier, professor of practice at Arizona State University and the founder of SciStarter, a citizen science database and platform, and Dan Stanton, Associate Librarian in the Engagement and Learning Services Department of the Arizona State University...
Source: MCR News - April 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Webinar: Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries
This archived session features guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who discussed the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries. View archive at https://youtu.be/EH_0j8jABKs.  Sponsored by NNLM MAR. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - April 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
Written by: Niala Dwarika-Bhagat, The Medical Sciences Library, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago Introduction: What is Big Data? Technopedia defines Big Data as a process “that is used when traditional data mining and handling techniques cannot uncover the insights and meaning of the underlying data. Data that is unstructured or time sensitive or simply very large cannot be processed by relational database engines.” (Technopedia., 2018) Over time, the different iterations of Big Data processing and application have been used to reflect, interpret and...
Source: MCR News - April 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

Phishing in Medical Libraries
A recent post on the Krafty Librarian blog highlights some eye-opening information about phishing attacks on academic and medical institutions. These incidents involved false emails that appeared to be coming from a library with links that collected patron credentials that were then sold online. A staggering amount of information was illegally accessed using this method. /al (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - March 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Blog Source Type: news

NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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 to adding...
Source: MCR News - March 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium
May 22-23, 2018 – Atlanta, GA The Medical Library Association, Public Library Association, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine invite you to attend a new symposium designed to bring public health librarians, health sciences librarians, and health professionals together to learn from each other on how best to serve the diverse health needs of our community. Why attend the Symposium? Learn about educational, financial, and community engagement resources for health literacy outreach Meet colleagues with the same concerns about barriers and challenges in providing literacy services Understand national init...
Source: MCR News - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Recruiting Advisor for the Librarian Impact on Cost of Patient Care Study
Dear Network members, We are recruiting an additional hospital librarian to advise the Librarian Impact on Cost of Patient Care Study. The research team needs assistance in developing the study that considers the many environmental/cultural/political nuances common to library professionals working in the hospital setting. This advisor will need to commit 3-4 hours per month and be able to attend online meetings using WebEx. If you are interested in this appointment, contact John Bramble (john.bramble@utah.edu) (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: Health Sciences Source Type: news

Heart Health Information Resources webinar
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm MT/2pm CT Discover NLM Resources and More series Registration and login information Dive into heart health resources from the National Institutes of Health with Annette Parde-Maass, NNLM MCR Education and Outreach Coordinator. She will focus on resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and how they can help you and the people you serve. She’ll provide an overview of each site, demonstrate some sample searches, and show you where to find educational and outreach materials, including multilingual or multicultural pi...
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Cultural Competence for Information Professionals webinar
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10am MT/11am CT Breezing Along with the RML series Registration and login information According to the National Association of Social Workers, cultural competence is “a congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” This webinar will provide an introduction to cultural competence, discuss why it is important and how it applies to the work of information professionals. Guest Speaker: Shaundra Walker, PhD, Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - February 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

Accepting Applications – NNLM MCR Technology Improvement Award
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of Technology Improvement Awards. These awards seeks to enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software that is utilized to ensure access to high quality health information. Previous awards funded digital signage with health messaging and a virtual reality lab. Not sure if your project is within scope? Send...
Source: MCR News - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Funding Source Type: news

Calling Public Library Staff for Online Training
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: MCR News - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

NNLM Members Directory: MidContinental Region Members ’ Profiles Updated
Some of the MidContinetal Region’s members may not be able to find their member profiles int the  NNLM Members Directory.  The  Member Services project is currently updating MCR  member records  of those members who completed  the online membership renewal questionnaire in 2017.   If you cannot find your organization’s  record it may have been moved to “Inactive.”  It’s  simple to change the organization’s status with the help of the MCR staff.  Please contact either the Member Services Coordinator or the NNLM coordina...
Source: MCR News - January 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

WISER 5.1 Released
From the DISASTR-OUTREACH-LIB email discussion listserv: WISER 5.1 is now available on all platforms! Take a quick look at what’s included in this release. Tutorial Videos Check out WISER’s new series of YouTube videos. These videos introduce WISER’s functionality, walk through a known substance scenario, and explore WISER’s protective distance mapping feature in detail. Take a look! Coming Soon : WebWISER enhancements and WISER 5.2, which adds three toxic syndromes (toxidromes) and related content to CHEMM’s Intelligent Syndromes Tool (CHEMM-IST) to all WISER platforms.  &...
Source: MCR News - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Blog Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences Public Libraries Source Type: news

Genetics Home Reference webinar – Jan 31st
Join us for the January NNLM Resource Picks Webinar! 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 chromosom...
Source: MCR News - January 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Health Sciences Public Libraries Webinars and Training Source Type: news

WEBINAR: Social Workers in the Public Library, the Glendale Experience
Join us for Midday at the Oasis: Social Workers in the Public Library, the Glendale Experience Description: This session will focus on a grant funded partnership between a local homeless service agency and Glendale Library, Arts and Culture Department to serve homeless patrons, with or without mental illness in Glendale, California. Presenters: Tiffany Barrios, Library Supervisor and Mary Leasure, Social Worker, Glendale Public Library, Glendale, California Class Date: Jan 17, 2018 Typically held the third Wednesday of alternating months: 1-2PM (Pacific) | 4-5PM (Eastern) | 11AM-Noon (Hawaii) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 10-11AM (...
Source: MCR News - January 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

Moodle Class Announcement: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
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...
Source: MCR News - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Data Science Health Sciences Source Type: news

Participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2018
It’s not too Late to Participate in National Drug & Alcohol Facts Week 2018 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 i...
Source: MCR News - January 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Know the Science: How Medications and Supplements Can Interact
Let your health care providers (including doctors, pharmacists, & dietitians) know about any dietary supplements you’re taking so that you can discuss what’s best for your overall health. Learn more about dietary supplements from the NCCIH. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - January 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Upcoming Public Library Programming Award
The NNLM MCR will be making available funding for the Public Library Programming Project Award. We will fund five awards up to $1,500 each. The purpose of this award is to fund public library programming to increase the awareness of and education on health topics incorporating NLM and/or NNLM health information resources (e.g., MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference),  relevant to their service community, with a particular focus on the public health priorities of their community and programs for underserved populations. Examples of programming projects include hosting a health fair, healthy cooking classes, mind/body pr...
Source: MCR News - January 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Public Libraries Source Type: news

Upcoming K-12 Partnership Award
The NNLM MCR will be making available funding for the K-12 School Partnership Award. We will fund four awards up to $2,500 each. The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM biomedical resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM he...
Source: MCR News - January 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Funding Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Meet Your New Year ’s Resolutions Using National Library of Medicine Resources!
Find tools for improving your safety, fitness, and diet in 2018 using online resources from the National Library of Medicine.  Here are a just a few examples of how the National Library of Medicine can help you meet your health goals for 2018: Resolution: Be prepared. Use this list of Disaster Apps for Your Digital Go Bag to be prepared for emergencies in the coming year. Resolution: Get fit. Learn about the health benefits of exercise and find fitness tips and resources on the Exercise and Physical Fitness Health Topics page at MedlinePlus (also in Spanish). Resolution: Eat healthy. Find resources for improving your...
Source: MCR News - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Complementary Health Approaches for Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
How do light therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, St. John’s wort, melatonin, and vitamin D stack up as treatments for SAD? The current issue of NCCIH Clinical Digest has all the latest research https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/Seasonal-Affective-Disorder-science?nav=cd. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Teachers: Classroom Resources on Drug Effects
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) has free resources just for teachers! Explore lessons, activities, and drug facts to educate teens about the effects and consequences of drug use – https://teens.drugabuse.gov/teachers. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Source Type: news

Happy Holidays
We hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season. Many of the MCR coordinators will be away next week. The Utah offices will be open Wednesday and Thursday, December 27-28. There will be no Education email or RML News next week. We look forward to working with you in the New Year! (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

Hazardous Chemical Resource for the Classroom
Teachers! For your next lesson on hazardous chemicals, utilize this informative database! https://hpd.nlm.nih.gov/. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Find and Share Programming Ideas
Are you looking for a program idea to implement in your community? Do you have great ideas to share? The Programming Librarian is a great place to get ideas and share successes for all types of libraries looking to fill their role as cultural and civic hubs. Submit program ideas: http://programminglibrarian.org/submit/submit-program-ideas. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: Community College/Academic Libraries Health Sciences K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Environmental Impact of Storms and Floods
How can storms and floods be an environmental hazard? Learn why at ToxTown: https://go.usa.gov/xnn8w. Tox Town uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to add interest to learning about connections between chemicals, the environment, and the public’s health. Tox Town’s target audience is students above elementary-school level, educators, and the general public.  /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: K-12 Public Libraries Source Type: news

Gathering for the Holidays? Learn More about Your Family Health History.
Get to know your family better this holiday season by talking about health https://newsinhealth.nih.gov/2017/12/your-familys-health-history. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

MedlinePlus now has lab test information
!  Learn why your doctor ordered a lab test, and what the results may mean. /da (Source: MCR News)
Source: MCR News - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

MCR Voices – New Episode
In the fifth episode of this series, Kim Carter, Public Services Research Specialist at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, shares her experiences and the impact that professional organizations have had on her career. YouTube | MP3 We’d like to know what YOU think – After you listen to the podcast, please add a comment on the YouTube page sharing what you found that was new or useful in the interview. “MCR Voices” is a series of short podcasts designed to inform and educate our Network members on excellent practices throughout our region. Our second series is focused on five librarians from our r...
Source: MCR News - December 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: ssawyer Tags: All Members Source Type: news

2018 Library of the Future
Does your library have exciting, innovative ways to train your patrons about information technology? The ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award honors an individual library, library consortium, group of librarians, or support organization for innovative planning for, applications of, or development of patron training programs about information technology in a library setting. The annual award consists of $1,500 and a 24k gold-framed citation of achievement.  All types of libraries are welcome to apply! The 2017 award winner was the Muncie Public Library for their innovative “Digital Climbers&rdq...
Source: MCR News - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news

NNLM and All of Us Research Program Partnership
Through a collaboration with the All of Us Research Program, NLM’s National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received $4.5 million to support community engagement efforts with public libraries across the United States to improve health literacy and to improve participant access to the All of Us Research Program. The All of Us Research 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...
Source: MCR News - December 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: liaison Tags: All Members Source Type: news