Funding Recipient Spotlight: Professional Development Grant for the MDLS Conference

19 hours 35 minutes ago
This is a guest post written by funding awardee, Corey Black. She used NNLM Region 4 professional development funds to attend the Midwest Data Librarian Symposium last fall. As a graduate student getting a master’s degree in library and information studies and an early career librarian, stepping into the realm of professional development can be both... Read More »
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Discovery Podcast: Black Maternal Health

1 day 19 hours ago
Black Maternal Health Week is a reminder that so many families experience pain, neglect, and loss during what should be one of the most joyous times of their lives. It’s an urgent call for action. Black women in America are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, regardless of their... Read More »
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Keep Your Organization’s NNLM Membership Up to Date

3 days 19 hours ago
We here in Region 4 encourage you to keep your organization record up to date so you don’t miss timely announcements about funding, training, and more. Read about NNLM member services to learn how to make the most of your institution’s membership. To access your organization’s record, go to the NNLM membership directory and search for... Read More »
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Funding Recipient Spotlight: Alamosa Public Library

1 week ago
This is a guest post written by funding awardee, Maria Kramer, Library Manager at the Alamosa Public Library. She used her NNLM Region 4 funds to cover the costs associated with shipping a NLM Traveling Exhibit.  We are the Alamosa Public Library, a one-branch library in the lovely town of Alamosa, Colorado. We selected “Graphic... Read More »
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April 2024 Reading Club: Neurodiversity

1 week 2 days ago
We are pleased to announce the April 2024 theme, Neurodiversity, in support of Autism Acceptance Month (April) and Neurodiversity Celebration Week (March 18-24). Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale Sensory: Life on the Spectrum: An Autistic Comics Anthology edited by Bex Ollerton Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg Additional information, including book discussion guides for each... Read More »
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Data Visualization Challenge Deadline Extended to April 12

1 week 3 days ago
Now’s your chance! Whether you have been thinking about trying a new tool, have interest in telling a data story about your favorite health topic, or if you need a little more time to finalize your submission, we are extending the deadline to Friday, April 12th. We encourage submissions from those who are new to data visualization,... Read More »
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Celebrating Spanish Language Day and Promoting Health Literacy on April 23

2 weeks 1 day ago
Join Region 2 for its inaugural half-day virtual forum commemorating UN World Spanish Language Day. The event features virtual presentations from project partners and focuses on providing trainings, as well as resources promoting health literacy among Spanish-speaking community members in Region 2 and beyond. Learn with us in community about how to enhance health information... Read More »
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Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2024

2 weeks 3 days ago
Women in the United States die from giving birth at a higher rate than any other developed nation. Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education. This health disparity is why Black Maternal Health Week is a national health observance recognized... Read More »
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Newsletter Surveys

3 weeks 1 day ago
Your feedback matters! In the near future, we will be including occasional 1-2 question surveys in our weekly newsletter focused on ways we can improve our services and resources. Each survey will take no more than a few minutes to complete and will help us shape our training, communication, and more. Aren’t currently a subscriber?... Read More »
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Announcing NCBI’s First Ever BioEd Summit

3 weeks 3 days ago
Calling all high school, community college, and undergraduate science educators! NCBI is excited to host their first BioEd Summit on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus in Bethesda, MD, from August 5-9, 2024. Join NCBI for a week-long, in-person event where you will collaborate with other educators and NCBI experts to create data-driven curricula.... Read More »
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#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on April 24

4 weeks ago
Come help us improve the sources and quality of health information online! Join staff from the Network of the National Library of Medicine from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. MT on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 for a Wikipedia edit-a-thon. We will be adding citations and content from trusted National Library of Medicine resources focusing on articles about... Read More »
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New Discovery Podcast Episodes Available

4 weeks 1 day ago
The NNLM Discovery Podcast has released additional episodes for season two. Each episode features a NNLM funded project making a difference through engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public’s health. New episodes include: Telehealth Kiosks: A Story from Region 1 – An exciting project in Delaware... Read More »
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Pearls of Wisdom Online Series

1 month ago
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Pearls of Wisdom online series of short videos aims to inspire, motivate, and inform women in the beginning or middle stages of their biomedical careers. Produced and funded by the NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH), the series started as a collaboration with the National Medical Association... Read More »
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Job Announcement: NTO Instructional Designer

1 month ago
The Instructional Designer is integral to achieving successful outcomes for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Training Office (NTO). The NTO supports the training and educational mission of the NNLM by designing and delivering high-quality, innovative training to diverse audiences nationwide in support of the effective use of information products and services... Read More »
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National Paid LIS Internship for Data Librarianship

1 month ago
The NNLM National Center for Data Services is excited to announce that applications are open for the 2024 Data Internship for library and information science students of color! This program provides hands-on experience in the skills needed for data librarianship in a health sciences context. These paid internships offer opportunities to gain practical experience while... Read More »
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March 2024 Reading Club: Women’s History Month

1 month 1 week ago
For March, in recognition of Women’s History Month, the NNLM Reading Club brings awareness to Women in Medicine featuring three new books: The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine by Janice Nimura The Scalpel and the Silver Bear: The First Navajo Woman Surgeon Combines Western Medicine and... Read More »
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NIH All About Grants Podcast

1 month 1 week ago
Institutional training grants help prepare undergraduates, predoctoral students and postdoctoral scholars for careers in biomedical and behavioral research. Part 1 of this NIH All About Grants podcast miniseries dives into considerations for developing training grant applications and the review process, and part 2 focuses on post-award monitoring, mentorship, and provides insights for trainees. The discussion focuses on Kirschstein-National Research Service Awards (T32 and T34),... Read More »
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series Starts Next Week

1 month 1 week ago
Join us March 5-April 2, 2024 for the NNLM’s Social Determinants of Environmental Health webinar series! This series will feature experts who will present on environmental health disparities and populations disproportionately burdened by environmental hazards, share informative resources, and discuss interventions to reduce environmental health disparities. The first two sessions will be held next week... Read More »
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NLM Office Hours: Dataset Catalog on April 11

1 month 2 weeks ago
Join us for another National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office Hour on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time. This session will focus on the beta version of a new online tool, the Dataset Catalog. The Dataset Catalog is envisioned to be a freely available catalog of biomedical datasets from selected publicly available... Read More »
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Registration Open for Building Successful Collaborations with Communities Series

1 month 2 weeks ago
Our Building Successful Collaborations with Communities course integrates the theory of community engagement with its application to libraries. The course is designed using the Preparation, Action, Reflection model. We will share step-by-step methods and best practices for engaging with communities to co-design and co-develop library offerings. Participants will learn about the community in which their... Read More »
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