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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

Next Week: Putting the Consumer Health Information Specialization to Work in Public Libraries
The Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) credential can help public librarians stay current in the consumer health information field and bring an additional, recognized level of expertise to their communities. This webinar will provide an overview of the CHIS designation, including its requirements and benefits, and will also showcase specific projects and programs that public library staff have developed with the knowledge they gained through the CHIS. In addition to learning about the credential and hearing real library examples, webinar participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of th...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 26, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Source Type: news

Perspectives of Librarian Involvement in the Use of Big Data and Data Science
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 Mary Pat Harnegie, MLIS, AHIP, Medical Librarian, Cleveland Clinic Alumni...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education Source Type: news

Request for Information: Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women ’s Health
Submit your comments to the Request for Information (RFI) on the next Trans-NIH Strategic Plan for Research on Women’s Health by November 10, 2017. The Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) seeks input on three cross-cutting themes: Theme 1: Expand the Exploration of Sex as a Biological Variable (SABV) in NIH Research. Theme 2: A Multidimensional Approach to the Science of Women’s Health. Theme 3: Quality of Life and Disease Burden over the Life Course. These themes will stimulate new research areas, priorities, and approaches to help put science to work for the health of women. ORWH see...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Upcoming HHS Live Event Webcast
Watch the live webcast of Hidden Casualties:The Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic on the Spread of Infectious Disease on October 23, from 10:00-11:30 am ET at https://www.hhs.gov/LIVE. This presentation will provide an overview on how the opioid epidemic has led to increases in opioid use disorders, injection drug use, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases. Speakers include: Don Wright, MD, MPH, Acting Assistant Secretary for Health Rear Adm. Jonathan Mermin, MD, MPH, Director, National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Vice Ad...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Health Professionals Outreach 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 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Funding up to $15,000 now available – Due December 1
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. Are you ready to start health outreach but need technology to do so? Do you want to print Libraries Transform materials to to raise awareness of how libraries support health literacy? Do you want to run Engage for Health in your library/community-based organization? Do you know of an underserved health professional or consumer group that should know about NLM resources? Do y...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Consumer Health Funding Outreach Technology and Libraries Source Type: news

Finding a Foothold for Hospital Librarians in 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 Emily Schon, MLIS, AHIP, Librarian, Boston Children’s Hospital &ldq...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Education Source Type: news

Multiple Language Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
From the NLM Outreach and Special Populations branch: Domestic violence is a form of abuse that may involve a spouse or partner, a child, elderly relative, or other family member. Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, and economic abuse. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the National Library of Medicine offers handouts, audio, and video resources in multiple languages on HealthReach to educate people about domestic violence, such as:  No One Has the Right to Hurt You, Even Someone You Love (22 languages): This eight-panel brochure educates refugee and immigrant women who may ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Apply Today! Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online biomedical and health research data management training course, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO). Details. The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Member Highlights
With our membership renewal drive well underway, the folks here at NNLM MAR would like to take the opportunity to thank all of our members for their continued efforts in providing high quality information services, and improving the public’s access to health information. We would also like to extend special thanks to all of our Liaisons who have already completed the update process, including those who took the extra step to submit photos with their brand new NNLM membership certificates! We value your work across the Middle Atlantic Region, and look forward to potential partnership opportunities in the coming years....
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: In the Region Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position. 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...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Request for Information: Next-Generation Data Science Challenges in Health and Biomedicine
On behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks community input on new data science research initiatives that could address key challenges currently faced by researchers, clinicians, administrators, and others, in all areas of biomedical, social/behavioral and health-related research. The field of data science is broad in scope, encompassing approaches for the generation, characterization, management, storage, analysis, visualization, integration and use of large, heterogeneous data sets that have relevance to health and biomedicine. Data science undergirds the broad and i...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 3, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). View the full posting for more information about the position. Check out the Summer 2017 edition of The MAReport! In this issue, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda talks about NNLM MAR’s ongoing partnership with the Delaware Medical Rese...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

HSLANJ Fall Group Licensing Offer
All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). Deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, November 17. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders. The HSLANJ GLI is recognized by the National Network of Libr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 28, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML In the Region Source Type: news

#OpioidAwareChat for Recovery Month
September is National Recovery Month.  Join our colleagues for a Twitter chat on September 29 from 2-3pm ET to learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact recovery and more by following #OpioidAwareChat.  NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Nora Volkow, NINDS Director Dr. Walter J. Koroshetz, special guest American Society of Addiction Medicine, and several other sections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will be responding to questions about the opioid crisis and how the government is working to combat it. Che...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Health Professionals News from NLM/NIH Public Health Source Type: news

Community Health Maps: Using Mapping Tools during Disasters
The Center for Public Service Communications and its partner Bird’s Eye View, together with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), have developed the Community Health Maps (CHM) initiative. CHM’s premise is that community-based organizations, environmental health groups, public health agencies, and emergency management departments are in a better position to serve their populations when they are able to collect and maintain their own data, rather than relying solely on national or state agencies, or majority-institution partners to provide data to them. CHM has dedicated a number of resources and trainings to ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NNLM MAR has a new Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger! See our recent blog post to learn more about Erin. Check out the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Executive Director Kate Flewelling writes about MAR travel, including conferences where you can meet with our coordinators in-person! Read the article to learn more. 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 ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Request for Information: All of Us Child Enrollment
You have until Sept 22 to respond to the RFI  to Inform Plans for Child Enrollment in the All of Us Research Program. See the announcement for more information. The All of Us Research Program is an historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The enrollment of children in the cohort has consistently been an important goal of the program: the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) Precision Medicine Initiative Working Group, which developed the final report that informs the All of Us Researc...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Libraries Transform: New Health Literacy Toolkit
NNLM and ALA have partnered through the Libraries Transform campaign to create a new Health Literacy Toolkit. The Toolkit contains key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Watch the webinar introducing the toolkit. Join the Libraries Transform campaign to download posters, postcards, bookmarks and other materials, get key messages and tips for using the Health Literacy Toolkit locally . Apply for a NNLM MAR Health Information Award to print campaign materials and implement health literacy programming. (Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog)
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Consumer Health Funding Outreach Source Type: news

New NNLM MAR Health Professions Coordinator
On September 18, Erin Seger joined the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, as Health Professions Coordinator. Erin has a B.S. in Community Health Education from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and a newly awarded Master’s in Public Health from University of Illinois- Chicago. She has been a Certified Health Education Specialist since 2009. Most recently, she was a health educator embedded in the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Health Learning Center. She has years of outreach, training and health coaching experience. As Health Professions Coordinator, Er...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 20, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Health Professionals Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the newly created position of All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). The National Library of Medicine has initiated a new program with the National Institutes of Health All of Us Research Program to stimulate and facilitate community engagement and participant support through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator will work within NY, NJ, PA and DE and in collabo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Emergency Access Initiative
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has activated the Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) in response to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey which devastated Florida and several Caribbean islands, as well as parts of South Carolina, Texas, and Louisiana. The EAI is a collaborative partnership between NLM and participating publishers to provide free access to full-text from more than 650 biomedical journals and more than 4,000 reference books and online databases to healthcare professionals and libraries affected by disasters. It serves as a temporary collection replacement and/or supplement for libraries affected by disasters that...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History
Join the National Library of Medicine, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through a grant to Virginia Tech, for this exciting opportunity! On January 29-30, 2018, NLM will host Viral Networks: An Advanced Workshop in Digital Humanities and Medical History, bringing together scholars from various fields of medical history whose innovative research shows promise through the use of methods, tools, and data from the digital humanities. Viral Networks will combine a face-to-face workshop with structured virtual-editing activities to produce and advance the innovative scholarship of the participant...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science 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 September is National Preparedness Month! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which includes graphics, social media content, free publications, and more! Read the Summer 2017 issue of The MAReport! In this issue, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale writes about her experience at the Evidence Based Library & Information Conference in Philadelphia! Renew your membership today! If you have...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Funding available
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is accepting funding applications to support the access and use of high quality health information in Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Available awards: Exhibitor Awards (up to $1500) offer funds for you to promote National Library of Medicine (NLM) health information resources while attending a local or regional meeting or conference. Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) provide opportunities for you to expand professional knowledge to provide improved health information services. Health Information Aw...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Renew Your Membership Today!
As we are preparing our second batch of certificates to be printed and mailed, the folks at NNLM MAR wanted to take a moment to reach out to explain in a little more detail what it means to “renew” your membership, and why we are asking for all of our Liaisons to verify that their organization record is up-to-date. If you follow any of our communications or visit our website, you have most likely seen announcements and postings about this process, and may be wondering how this affects your organization, or why you should take the time to update your record. This is an important process to us at NNLM, but it is ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 6, 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 Update your membership record today! If you complete the renewal process by Friday, September 8, you can expect to receive your certificate by the end of the month. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins today! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promotional toolkit which ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Upcoming Twitter Chat on Opioid Use Disorder
September is National Recovery Month. Join the National Library of Medicine, Outreach and Special Populations Branch (@NLM_OSP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (@ASAMorg) for a Twitter chat on September 20 from 2-3PM, EST. Learn how stigma against opioid use disorder can impact prevention, treatment, and recovery by following #OpioidAwareChat. #OpioidAwareChat: Discuss the Impact of Stigma on Opioid Use Disorder This Twitter chat will: Describe how opioid use disorder impacts personal and public health. Describe how stigma against opioid use and addiction can impact recovery. Identify methods and resources...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Health Professionals News from NLM/NIH Outreach Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Health Information Resources for Disaster Relief and Preparedness
With the impact of Hurricane Harvey, many of us are thinking about what might happen if such a disaster were to affect our communities. We plan for the day-to-day operations of our institutions, but many organizations do not have a plan in place for events that may negatively impact their entire community, city, or state. The good news is you can start planning today, to be prepared in the face of a natural disaster. Libraries, hospitals and academic institutions are often on the front lines of providing information and assistance during these frightening times, so don’t wait! Start the discussion today to implement ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 29, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education Health Professionals Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Update your membership record today! If you have completed the renewal process before Friday, July 21, you can expect to receive your membership certificate by the end of August. If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, check out our Membership renewal flyer for more information. National Preparedness Month begins September 1! Visit the Ready Campaign web page to learn about this year’s theme, “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can” and check out the 2017 promot...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Gearing Up for National Preparedness Month
The official logo for National Preparedness Month 2017 National Preparedness Month (NPM) is just around the corner, starting September 1. Here are some tips from the Ready Campaign to help kick off your planning for the month of September. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” We can all take action to prepare. This year’s themes focus on the NPM goal to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and places of worship. Check out tips and ideas to promote preparedness. For more engaging messages, attach ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Education K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news