Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library sta...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Free continuing education for public library staff
Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online cl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

Resources for National Breastfeeding Month
August is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) support and maintain many diverse resources that include breastfeeding and lactation topics, to help new mothers learn about the benefits and potential risks involved in breastfeeding their babies. Below are just a few resources to get started. Looking for more information on this topic? Contact us to set up a consultation or training for your professional group! MedlinePlus Health Topic: Breastfeeding – from NLM’s premiere consumer health resources, explore information on breastfeeding, from ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, 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. Connections4Health Connections4Health is a program from the Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) designed to collaborate with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. These unmet needs may include food security, employment, housing, or utility assistance. The ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 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 Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Introducing the Data Catalog Collaboration Blog – check out this new blog from the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), which will talk about outreach, metadata, assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the future development of data discovery. Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Libra...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Training Opportunity: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications
Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 wait list spaces. There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering. Pre-Work: August 31, 2018 Part I: September 28, 2018 Part II: November 2, 2018 Part III: December 7, 2018 Detailed agenda...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The Unlinkable Data Chal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about using evidence-based resources to improve citations on Wikipedia, and her experience with NNLM’s first virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library – Midwest Matters, from GMR The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Register for the Next Round of PubMed for Librarians!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) offers a series of free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians, through which you can learn more about PubMed and enhance your searching skills. All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work. Take one or more (or all) of the classes! The series is set to begin again at the end of August. PubMed for Librarians: Introduction – August 29, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, searc...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities from NLM
The National Library of Medicine is posting six vacancies for technical information specialists. NLM invites applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences. Beginning tomorrow, July 19, apply using one of the following: All U.S. citizens Federal status candidates The announcement for these GS 9-12 positions will be posted for five calendar days. The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. We recommend that intereste...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

The All of Us Journey
is a hands-on experience to build awareness and excitement about the All of Us Research Program, supported by the National Institutes of Health. Through a 41-week national tour, this traveling exhibit actively engages community members to join this landmark research project that will accelerate research and improve health. As a new outreach and partnership opportunity, NNLM would like to invite network members to engage with the All of Us Journey when it comes to your city. The All of Us Journey will be visiting the Middle Atlantic Region on the following dates: New York – July 30th to August 5th Eastern Pennsylvan...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us In the Region Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, our Spring intern Sheryl R. Simon, MD, wrote about the importance of precision medicine in cancer research and treatment. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend the 2018 American Public ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Veronica Leigh Milliner talked about the importance of public libraries in providing quality health information in her article about the the Public Libraries Symposium at MLA. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room developed as part of the nurse residency program for newly hi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities Around the Region
Did you know that NNLM MAR shares employment opportunities for librarians and other information professionals in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and some of our neighboring states? You can keep up with current employment opportunities by subscribing to our Weekly Postings. Below are some opportunities that are currently available, separated by state. Pennsylvania Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications, Penn State University Libraries, University Park, PA Associate Dean for Learning, Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Penn State University Libraries, Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment In the Region Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Michelle Burda talks about the broad potential uses for one of NNLM’s favorite publications in her article, “Five Ideas for Program Planning Using NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine“. The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Applic...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

NNLM MAR Says Goodbye to Lydia Collins
A special message from NNLM MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling: Lydia Collins MAR Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins has accepted a position with the All of Us Research Program Training and Education Center, located in the Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh. In her role as Participant Engagement Lead, Lydia will be tasked with creating an All of Us Research Program Participant Engagement Series, to assist in ongoing education, engagement and retention of All of Us participants. She will also be utilizing her consumer health background and skills to develop educational ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Source Type: news

Request for Quotations: HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information for patients, the affected community, and their caregivers. Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories: Information Retrieval Skills Development Resource Development and Dissemination PrEP Navigator Resource Development and Dissemination Equipment Acquisition Emphasis will be placed upon small businesses and the following types of organizations or arrangements for de...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Blog Funding Health Professionals 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 Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA – Learn about this library’s Sensory Storytime initiative to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NNLM Outreach Highlight: Escape the Unit, Pittsburgh, PA – take a few minutes to check out this video on an NNLM funded project, an escape room devel...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, 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. Sensory Storytime Sensory Storytime is an initiative of the Adams County Library System (ACLS) to provide meaningful early literacy experiences for children who may have sensory processing or autism spectrum disorders, and families who may therefore feel uncomfortable in more typical storytime settings. This was achieved through staff education in sensory processing and autism spectrum disorders, and tr...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 11, 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 Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to their community through a library speaker series featuring medical professionals. Has your library developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! NLM Redesign: The National Library of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the improved design, which aims to provide users with a more efficient path to NLM tools and resources and adapts...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Headed to ALA? So is NNLM!
Several staff members from across the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will be in New Orleans this month for the American Library Association Conference. We hope to meet you at one of the following events. All are listed in Central Standard Time (CT): Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and Executive Director Kate Flewelling will present “’Engage for Health’: a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your Library” June 23 from 2:30-3:30pm. The session will introduce participants to the ‘Engage for Health’ program and share just how easy it is to implem...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Exhibits Outreach Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight MedlinePlus Magazine: the Spring 2018 issue of MedlinePlus Magazine is now available! This quarter, TV host Leeza Gibbons talks about her experience as a caregiver for both her mother and her father. Other features include cancer imaging, traumatic stress, and new advances in research from the National Institutes of Health. Subscribe or order a bulk subscription for your library today! Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY – Learn how this library brought health and wellness to thei...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - June 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Celebrate Pride with two NNLM webinars
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. The National Network of the Libraries of Medicine is offering two webinars to help you develop inclusive programming and find resources. Pride at the Library: LGBTQ Programming For All Ages Hosted by the Middle Atlantic Region – Deena Caswell will discuss how to develop engaging LGBTQ programming for all ages, gain the support of your administration, locate community partners, promote your programs, deal with media attention, and manage complaints. June 5, 2018 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET Details and Registration LGBTQ Communities: Your Best Resource to Re...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Education Outreach Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Poughkeepsie, NY
Library Speaker Series with the MidHudson Regional Hospital The Poughkeepsie Public Library District has offered a Health & Wellness speaker series, beginning in January 2018, presented by staff from the MidHudson Regional Hospital. All of the programs within this series discussed easy ways to implement suggested life-style changes into participants’ daily lives. Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN Paul Hanna, MD Syed Naqvi, MD, FAAC Corey Scurlock, MD, MBA Zubair M. Khan, MD, and Lisa McKevitt, RRT, RPSGT, RST Nutrition for a New Year (January 2018) – Presented by Outpatient Dietitian Nancy Case, MS, RDN, CDN, thi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 29, 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 NLM @ MLA 2018: Did you miss a National Library of Medicine presentation at MLA? Recordings of the NLM theater presentations are now available! The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). Review of applications begins June 27, 2018, and will continue until filled. The MAR offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. National N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

PubMed Training Opportunities for Summer 2018
NNLM is providing a number of PubMed training opportunities this summer. The National Training Office is providing a 5-week in-depth “PubMed for Librarians” webinar series. For those who want to learn about Clinical Queries in PubMed, as well as about numerous other clinical NLM resources, the Middle Atlantic Region is offering “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” as a webinar and in-person in Philadelphia. All classes are offered online via WebEx unless otherwise noted. PubMed for Librarians: Introduction (1.5 CE) – June 6, 2018 1:00-2:30 PM ET –...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives! Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Acade...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Employment Opportunity: Health Programming Coordinator, NNLM MAR
The University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) invites applications for the position of Health Programming Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM MAR). We are looking for an energetic, creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual interested in being part of a collaborative team that works together to improve access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources, with an emphasis on resources produced by the National Library of Medicine. Funded by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) through a cooperative agreement, HSLS...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: @ the RML Employment In the Region Source Type: news

Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources in Multiple Languages
In response to the current opioid crisis, the National Library of Medicine partnered with Healthy Roads Media to produce a collection of materials that teach people about opioids and opioid misuse. The collection of Opioid Misuse and Addiction Resources has 22 easy-to-read handouts, videos, and audio recordings in English and Spanish. Opioids Basics Pain Prescription opioid medicines Opioid pain medication management What you should know if your child is prescribed opioids for pain Getting rid of unused opioids Opioid addiction What is drug addiction? Why do people take drugs? Opioids and the brain Why do some people be...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us: Did you miss the NNLM All of Us webinar on April 30? Watch the recording on YouTube to learn more about getting involved with the All of Us Research Program. Connect with MAR: MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Check out the schedule of upcoming conferences where you can meet and greet with our staff. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Big Data in Healthcare – Opportunities for Librarians – SE...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference
MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Below are details on conferences and workshops where you could have the chance to meet and greet with our staff. If you have additional questions or would like to know about other in-person events, please contact us. MAR at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – Calling K-12 educators in the Pittsburgh area! MAR Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda and other MAR staff will be engaging middle and high school students in hands-on health activities as ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: In the Region Source Type: news

Upcoming: All of Us Twitter Chat
Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine(NLM), and National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) on May 8th at 1 PM ET for a Twitter chat about the All of Us Research Program! The All of Us Research Program is opening for national enrollment on Sunday, May 6, with a goal to eventually enroll one million or more people. As an extension of the national launch, this Twitter chat will be an opportunity for the program leaders to come together to answer questions about the research program, share how people can join the program, and talk about how participating in All of Us can advance preci...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready to launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in seven communities throughout the United States. Join MAR for the launch event in NYC or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer has been extended to May 10. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of M...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

All of Us Launch Party in NYC
Join NNLM MAR in New York City to celebrate the national launch of the All of Us Research Program! The event, taking place on Sunday May 6th, will feature family-friendly activities and educational experiences to help us all celebrate the future of health. NNLM MAR will be there to provide information about free health resources and NNLM’s 3-year collaboration project with public libraries. The New York City-based All of Us launch event will feature an educational health fair, community art experience by local artist Danielle Mastrion, interactive health demos, dynamic speakers, and exciting entertainment. This event...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us In the Region Source Type: news

Big Data for Hospital Librarians – Are We There, Yet?
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 Elanor Pickens, Medical Librarian, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Portsmou...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight All of Us Launch: The All of Us Research Program is ready launch nationally on May 6! The official launch will be held in Kansas City and seven communities throughout the United States. Join us or watch the broadcast live. HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative: The deadline to participate in the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) Spring 2018 Group Licensing Offer is today, April 27. NNLM MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News An historica...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Pediatric Palliative Care Resources from the National Institute of Nursing Research
Now available on HealthReach, The NINR Palliative Care: Conversations Matter® campaign offers evidence-based materials in English and Spanish for health care providers and for parents and families of children living with serious illnesses: Pediatric Palliative Care at a Glance – this two-page fact sheet provides a brief overview of pediatric palliative care, and answers some common questions that families may have about it. Finding Family Support: Pediatric Palliative Care Tips – this two-page resource card discusses different types of support that parents and families of children living with serious illne...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles
In conclusion, librarians can become experts in the field of data science. There are several mechanisms that are already in place to assist us with learning these skill sets. Both NLM and MLA have a vast number of opportunities to learn more about data science and to participate in data science initiatives. As we create partnerships and collaborations, we will become more knowledgeable about the needs of our researchers. In addition, librarians must remember that we are life-long learning and we welcome a challenge. References Epstein, B. A. (2017). Health sciences libraries in the United States: new directions. Healt...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program – Ready to Launch Nationally on May 6
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is excited to announce the All of Us Research Program official launch on Sunday, May 6, 2018.  This national event will be held in seven communities throughout the United States and will be broadcast via this website and on Facebook Live. The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. The programs goals are to develop a more effective way to treat diseases and to provide individualized healthcare.  It considers individual differences in lifestyle,...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight National DNA Day is coming up next week on Wednesday, April 25. National DNA Day is celebrating the 15th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2018! Students, teachers and the public can learn more about how advances in genetics and genomics have changed people’s lives and what the future holds. If your library is participating in, or hosting an event for National DNA Day, Tell us about it! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach activities that are happening in Pennsylva...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Upcoming: NNLM All of Us Webinar
Register today and join the NNLM All of Us Coordinating Center on April 30 to learn about the NNLM All of Us National Program. The NNLM have teamed up with the NIH’s All of Us Research Program to raise awareness about the new organization and we want you to be a part of the action! The NIH’s All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health and is officially launching on May 6! This webinar will cover ways you can participate in the launch and other opportunities to get involved. This is the “first c...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding applications are due today! Applications for our upcoming round of health information outreach funding are due by 11pm this evening – don’t forget our last funding tip – follow directions for submission. Please note, late applications will not be accepted. We look forward to funding some great projects! NNLM Edit-a-thon: don’t forget to use #citeNLM2018 next week during NNLM’s first Wikipedia Edit-a-thon – we’re adding citations to existing articles on rare diseases! Not sur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Martin Library, York, 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. Part of the Story 2017: Opioid Addiction A poem from one of the program participants The Part of the Story program was funded by a donation to offer a community read for York County teens around a topic of current interest. The program was piloted in four libraries in 2017. Teens read the book ‘Smack’ by Melvin Burgess and met over a five week period to engage in conversation with individual...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 11, 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 Last chance to register! NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support public library staff’s 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. NNLM MAR will also purchase roundtrip airfare for public library staff from our region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). Please Note: If your application is accepted, NNLM MAR staff will be in touch...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Final funding tip – Follow directions for submission
By now, you likely have decided whether or not to apply for funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region. As you put the final touches on your proposal, make sure you follow the directions for submission. You do not want all of your hard work to go to waste because you sent your application late or to the wrong email address. Submission instructions and due dates are included in all of the Requests for Proposals. Proposal Submission One electronic version of the proposal must be submitted to nnlmmar@pitt.edu. Please include the name of the award in the subject line. Due date: April 13,...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Happening Tomorrow! Citizen Science in Libraries: Fostering Community Connections on Citizen Science Day and Beyond
Are you interested in citizen science? Are you looking for new ways to engage with your community members, and would you like to encourage science discovery with more of your users? If you answered yes to any of the above, then don’t miss this exciting PSR webinar featuring Darlene Cavalier, professor of practice at Arizona State University and the founder of SciStarter, a citizen science database and platform. Darlene will describe several citizen science projects in public libraries in Arizona that are part of an IMLS grant, and she’ll share resources and information to spark ideas for your library. Citizen s...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Last Chance to Register – Funding to attend Health Symposium for Public Librarians
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. Applications will be accepted while space is available. 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...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - April 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Funding Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Laurel Public Library, Laurel, DE – learn how this library took the initiative to engage and inspire their community in the quest for health information, and the pursuit of healthy living through cooking. 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. National Minority Health Month begins next week! The theme for 2018 is Partnering fo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - March 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news