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Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 2- Register for a webinar – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who intend to apply for our next round of funding. In just a few weeks we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Contact us to set up a consultation! The Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda is talking about using Shared Decision Making (SDM) as a way to encourage and engage patients in her article, “Shared Deci...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Funding Tip 2 – Register for a webinar
Do you have a great idea for health information outreach? Ready to turn your ideas into a funded project? At the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, we want you to be successful. It can be daunting to write a grant application, especially if you have never written one before. That’s why we offer training especially geared to potential applicants in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. This week’s funding tip – register for one of our webinars. Middle Atlantic Region funding: Grants and Proposal Writing – March 16, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – this class pr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Social Media Analysis During Disasters
New from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) comes this self-paced course for Disaster Information Specialists! For emergency managers, information specialists, and others responding to large-scale disasters, it is challenging to filter through the volume of noise on social media to identify valid, actionable information. This course will help participants develop and implement a plan to effectively monitor and analyze disaster information on social media. Social Media Analysis During Disasters is a self-paced course. It fulfills one of the requirements of the Medical Library Association (MLA) Disas...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Technology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA – learn about this library’s community education series designed to address difficult life planning decisions. Is your organization working on a similar project? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Weekly Funding Tips: Funding Tip 1- Talk it through – through mid-April, NNLM MAR will offer weekly tips for members who inten...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Funding Tip 1 – Talk it through
Introducing a new service from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region – weekly funding tips will run from now until the middle of April. The first week of March, NNLM MAR will announce a new round of funding up to $19,000 for health information awareness and outreach projects in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Once we announce, you will have just a few weeks to submit an application. Now is the time to think about how you could increase knowledge of National Library of Medicine and other reliable sources amongst your co-workers, students, community partners, professional organization, or clients/pat...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Member Highlights: North Pocono Public Library, Moscow, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Life Planning Series This community education series is designed to address difficult life planning decisions such as funeral arrangements and budgeting, important legal documents, and palliative and supportive care for the elderly. It is targeted at mid-life individuals caring for parents or older family members, older people who would like to be proactive in their planning, or mid-life individuals who...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY – Learn about the ongoing outreach efforts of Central Library as they strive to eliminate resource barriers in their community. Is your organization working on a similar project? Te...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium – Funding Available!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is offering stipends of up to $500 to support travel and lodging to attend the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium taking place at this year’s Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA. The Symposium will take place on May 22nd and 23rd. Stipends are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis with an emphasis on equal distribution across the nation. You must be working in a US-based public library and have an interest or role in providing health information to the public in order to qualify. For accepted applications, registration to ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Funding Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, Rochester, NY
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Library Resource Outreach Center / Health Central Health Central office space Homelessness is a public health issue according to the CDC. Central is the daytime shelter for Rochester’s homeless. In response, Central created the Library Resource Outreach Center (LROC) and Health Central (HC); no eligibility standards, no appointments necessary. LROC is a collaboration between the library and huma...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Wednesday: How to Run an NCBI-Style Hackathon at Your Institution
Coming up this week on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, NCBI will present a webinar that will show you how to plan and run an NCBI-style hackathon at your own institution! NCBI organizes 2-3-day hackathons at sites throughout the United States. In these events, participants work in small collaborative groups on workflows, scripts or applications to create bioinformatic solutions to problems in fields such as text mining, next-gen sequence analysis, medical informatics, and many others. Code from Hackathon projects is available on the public NCBI Hackathon GitHub site. This hour-long webinar will show you how to plan and run an...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education News from NLM/NIH Technology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In March, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Matthew Lin, Director of the Office of Minority Health, announced earlier this week the 2018 theme for National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity. Stay tuned for more details about how you ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - February 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Public Health Educational Opportunities in February
Each month, check the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) training schedule for free professional development opportunities for public health professionals and librarians. During February 2018, NNLM is offering online classes and webinars about big data in healthcare, providing consumer health information at your library, acting as a liaison with health professionals, grants and proposal writing, and providing reliable health information to older adults: Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles – February 5, 2018 to March 30, 2018- This course will help health sciences l...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. Did your organization host an event or offer programming for National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®? Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activitie...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

EDirect for PubMed Starts March 5!
This newly expanded series of interactive workshops will introduce new users to the basics of using EDirect to access exactly the PubMed data you need, in the format you need. Over the course of five 90-minute sessions (plus an optional “office hours”), students will learn how to use EDirect commands to access PubMed, design custom output formats, create basic data pipelines to get data quickly and efficiently, and develop simple strategies for solving real-world PubMed data-gathering challenges. EDirect requires access to a Unix environment but the instructors will send easy installation instructions for Windo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Do You Know What to Do in the Case of a Radiation Emergency?
Get Inside. In a radiation emergency you may be asked to get inside a building and take shelter for a period of time. Learn more about sheltering options. This action is called “sheltering in place.” Get to the middle of the building or a basement, away from doors and windows. Bring pets inside. Stay Inside. Staying inside will reduce your exposure to radiation. Learn what to do while taking shelter. Close and lock windows and doors. Take a shower or wipe exposed parts of your body with a damp cloth. Drink bottled water and eat food in sealed containers. Stay Tuned. Emergency officials are trained to respon...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week® begins on Monday! If your organization is getting involved with busting myths about drug use or addiction, tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

PLA Preconference! Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day session in conjunction with the PLA 2018 Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This preconference will review core competencies of providing health and wellness services, coach you through understanding your community’s needs, and explore how to create fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education In the Region Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Webinar: Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response
Join the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) for this exciting opportunity in February! The Natural Hazards Center at the University of Boulder recently posted a summary by Dr. Linder Zarankin outlining her research on how public service organizations, specifically libraries, perceive their roles in disaster response. In this webinar, Managerial Perspectives on the Role of Public Libraries in Disaster Response, she will discuss managers’ perceptions of their organization’s role in natural disasters affecting their community. NLM Disaster Information Specialist webinars are open to all and ca...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Open Access Public Health Source Type: news

NHO Awareness Slides
Use the MAR created National Health Observance slideshow at your organization! Promotion for National Nutrition Month (March) MAR has created a PowerPoint slide deck that provides you with ready-made promotional graphics, highlighting different National Health Observances each month. If your library or organization has a screen that is used to promote different events, resources and services then you can simply add the NHO slide. If your library uses traditional bulletin boards, then you can print the colorful and informative NHO slide of your choice and post it for your community members to see. Each slide gives a brief...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Consumer Health K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All NNLM MAR funding opportunities are currently closed. In February, we will announce opportunities to apply for projects starting May 15, 2018. Now is the perfect time to start meeting with potential partners and consulting with NNLM MAR staff on health information outreach ideas. Contact us to set up a consultation. It’s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2018! Learn more about free materials, activities, and opportunities for your school, public library, or community organization t...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

New Bioinformatics Training for Librarians beginning January 29!
The NNLM Training Office has announced 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...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Promote Your Health Outreach Programs Request
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is working closely with the Public Library Association (PLA) on Promoting Healthy Communities, a joint consumer health initiative that focuses on  increasing public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services, so that they may better assist patrons in navigating complex issues such as health care, insurance, and aging. You can locate additional information regarding the PLA/NNLM initiative through the PLA website initiatives page. As a part of this initiative, we are eager to spread the word about the great consumer health-related p...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health In the Region Outreach Source Type: news

It ’ s Not Too Late to Participate in National Drug and 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 in 2016, and alcohol has been added as a topic area for the week. NIDA and NIAAA are pa...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

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: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: All of Us Public Library Engagement Coordinator
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 fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Employment Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
Happy New Year from NNLM MAR! We are excited to share information with you about our upcoming projects, classes, and news from around the Middle Atlantic Region. See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Welcome, Veronica Leigh Milliner! On January 2, Veronica Leigh Milliner, MLIS, joined NNLM MAR in the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Veronica will work within our region and in collaboration with other regional and national All of Us Program partners and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop, pilot, model, a...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Welcome, Veronica Leigh Milliner!
Veronica Leigh Milliner On January 2, Veronica Leigh Milliner, MLIS, joined NNLM MAR in the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator. Veronica will work within our region and in collaboration with other regional and national All of Us Program partners and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to develop, pilot, model, and evaluate All of Us community engagement activities with public libraries. Veronica previously worked as an Outreach Librarian at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where she extended library services into community-based settings, such as senior centers, the free clini...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML All of Us Source Type: news

Website Widgets for Consumer Health
Widgets are small applications that allow you to access content from other websites directly on your own website. Many government organizations offer free health-related widgets, including the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other divisions under the US Health And Human Services Department (HHS). Add these widgets to your organization’s website to provide users with quick access to reliable health information and local health resources: MedlinePlus Widgets: Place the MedlinePlus search box on your website and open results in the same window or a ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - January 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health K-12 Outreach Technology Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Regional office will be closed December 22 through January 1 during the University of Pittsburgh winter break. Happy holidays from all of us at NNLM MAR! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Happy Holidays from MAR!
To all of our colleagues across the network, we hope you will have a wonderful holiday season and happy New Year! Please note that the MAR offices will be closed from December 22-January 1, reopening on January 2. We look forward to serving our members in 2018 and beyond! Photo from right to left: Sue Burke (Administrative Specialist), Tristan Lucchetti (business manager), Barbara Epstein (Director), Hannah Sinemus (Technology Liaison and holiday card designer), Renae Barger (Program Lead), Michelle Burda (Education and Health Literacy Coordinator), Kate Flewelling (Executive Director), Erin Seger (Health Professions Coor...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAR staff spent a day at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Creativity this week to talk about our goals for next year! Check out the photos and follow us on Twitter for live updates during the next #marRetreat @NNLMMAR. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter you can learn “Through the Eyes of a New MLIS Student,” how working in the library field adds perspective to entering the degree program, and take a moment to “Meet the New Health Professions Coordinator,” Erin! The...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Cold and Flu: Prevention, Symptoms and Treatments
In much of the Northern Hemisphere, December through February is prime time for colds, influenza (flu), and other respiratory illnesses. Don’t let a cold or the flu ruin your holidays! Learn how to protect yourself and your family with these tips from the Food & Drug Administration (FDA): Get vaccinated against flu Wash your hands often Limit exposure to infected people Keep stress in check Eat a balanced diet Get enough sleep Exercise Symptoms Most viral respiratory infections, like a cold, come and go within a few days, with no lasting effects. But some cause serious health problems. In addition, people who u...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is pleased to announce a partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program (All of Us), part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on improving consumer access to high quality health information in communities throughout the U.S., specifically, by working with public libraries. Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Lydia Collins discusses “Rai...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Upcoming NNLM Webinars for Public Health
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) website offers free professional development opportunities each month for public health professionals and librarians. During December 2017, attend free NNLM webinars related to high reliability in healthcare organizations, community response to substance misuse, apps related to consumer health, and how to search ClinicalTrials.gov: Today! Moving Towards High Reliability in Health Care – December 5, 2017, 2:00PM ET – In this session, characteristics of high reliability organizations will be discussed and the types of practical strategies that health ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

NLM, NNLM, and the NIH All of Us Research Program
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations Branch: NIH’s All of Us Research Program and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) have teamed up to raise awareness about the program, a landmark effort to advance precision medicine. Through this collaboration, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine has received a $4.5 million award to support community engagement efforts by public libraries across the United States and to improve participant access. “We want to reach participants where they are. For many people in the country, including those with limited internet access, one of those places is ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Consumer Health Education Funding Health Professionals In the Region News from NLM/NIH Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding applications due today! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications for the current round of funding are due by COB today, December 1. Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. Check out our recent blog posts on educational materials and an online resource training module to learn about quality sources of information abou...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Information Resources Online Course
The HIV/AIDS Information Resources from the National Library of Medicine online course is designed to provide valuable health information resources from NLM and other reliable sources to increase awareness of the abundance of treatment information and educational materials that are available online. This free, 30-minute course can be accessed at any time and will cover the following resources: AIDSource AIDSinfo® ClinicalTrials.gov MedlinePlus® PubMed®/MEDLINE® Public Health Partners How to access the course: Go to the HIV/AIDS Information Outreach page of the SIS website. Scroll down to Training Classes...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

Resources for World AIDS Day
For World AIDS Day on Friday, December 1st, share educational materials in multiple languages about HIV/AIDS prevention, testing, treatment, and living with the condition.  Health professionals can find multilingual HIV/AIDS patient materials on HealthReach, a website created by the National Library of Medicine that offers reliable health information in many languages and formats.  Share the eight-part HIV/AIDS 101 training series, including handouts, video, and audio in four languages (English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish). Explore HIV/AIDS patient material like: What is HIV? – HIV/AIDS 101&nbs...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 News from NLM/NIH Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Check out the Fall 2017 issue of the MAReport! This quarter, Elaina Vitale is &ldqu...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Resources for Family Caregivers
From the Outreach and Special Populations Branch: November is National Family Caregivers Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers resources to support family caregivers through information on MedlinePlus and through multilingual information for family caregivers on HealthReach.  HealthReach provides materials for caregivers (documents, video, and audio) in multiple languages related to home care and caregivers, such as: For the Caregiver (11 languages): This three-page handout educates people who take care of a loved one with cancer at home about managing their role as caregiver. It provides ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Closing Today! The Fall 2017 offering for the Health Sciences Library Association o...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Health Information in American Sign Language & More
The Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Information page from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) offers reliable links to help health professionals learn how to serve culturally diverse populations.  The page covers topics like: Cultural competency Health literacy Limited English proficiency Data related to minority health and health disparities Funding opportunities related to minority health and health disparities Law, policy, and standards related to multicultural health Health resources in multiple languages New sections and resources were recently added to the Multi-Cultural Resources for Health Inform...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Rural Health Week begins on Monday, November 13! Wondering how you can participate?...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Online Events for Rural Health Week
In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day (NRHD) as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations occurring in rural communities to address the unique challenges in accessing and delivering health care services. In the past six years, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) has planned, hosted, and participated in this annual event. This year’s NRHD events will highlight the Power of Rural and on the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSAs) Bureaus and Offices and HHS agencies collaborations to...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Open Access Public Health Technology Source Type: news

New Resources for the Opioid Crisis
Opiates are chemicals that come from the poppy flower. A synthetic form, opioids, are used in medications. On October 26, 2017, Acting Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Eric D. Hargan declared a public health emergency to address the national opioid crisis. A public health emergency declaration lasts for 90 days and can be extended. Recently the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis released a report that includes 56 recommendations for action. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has compiled a list of resources that provide authoritative information on the opioid cr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 7, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals K-12 News from NLM/NIH Public Health Source Type: news

NLM Interlibrary Loan Service: Changes for the New Year
In addition to using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) DOCLINE system, libraries can soon send interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to NLM via Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), saving libraries already using OCLC time and effort by integrating these requests into their existing workflows. The change, beginning January 2018, gives libraries wanting to borrow materials from NLM three possible avenues for placing requests: DOCLINE, OCLC, and the NLM ILL Request Portal. DOCLINE, which has served medical libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine since 1985, efficiently routed more than one ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: DOCLINE News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting applications for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous onl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Reflections on Librarianship and Big Data
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 Margaret (Peg) Burnette, Assistant Professor & Biomedical Sciences Li...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

One Health Day
International One Health Day is celebrated every year on November 3. The goal of One Health Day is to build the cultural will necessary to see change in how planetary health challenges are assessed and addressed. One Health Day will bring global attention to the need for One Health interactions and allow the world to ‘see them in action’.  The One Health Day campaign is designed to engage as many individuals as possible from as many arenas as possible in One Health education and awareness events and to generate an inspiring array of projects worldwide. Events do not have to fa...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 30, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight New funding available! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Applications will be due by COB on December 1. See a recent blog post from Executive Director, Kate Flewelling for details, or review our funding opportunities and start your application today! Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to parti...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news