The Importance of Data Standardization in Evaluation

2 weeks 3 days ago
Whether we’re thinking about patient records and outcomes, sports statistics, or NNLM membership and activity records, data standardization is critical to unlocking the story held within the data. While not always an easy endeavor (and one that often requires intergroup compromise), data standardization pays significant dividends when it comes time to analyze, interpret, and disseminate... Read More »
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Join NNLM in Observing Black Maternal Health Week

2 weeks 6 days ago
NNLM is providing excellent learning opportunities in conjunction with Black Maternal Health Week. We thank those work-group colleagues for sharing the following announcement with us, and hope you will spread the word with your communities. If you are interested in additional programming for your community, please consider working with us to offer a free screening... Read More »
Liz Morris

Member Spotlight: Meet Joy Worland, Consultant for the Vermont Department of Libraries

2 weeks 6 days ago
Joy Worland is the Consultant for Continuing Education and Small and Rural Libraries with the Vermont Department of Libraries where she provides, hosts, and curates continuing education opportunities for libraries in Vermont and consults with library staff and trustees about a wide range of topics relevant to small, rural libraries. You may know Joy from... Read More »
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How to Review and Update your Organization’s NNLM Membership

3 weeks 1 day ago
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5 includes over 800 member organizations. Nationally, over 9,000 organizations are members of the NNLM. NNLM staff maintain a members directory listing our members. The members directory includes information about a member organization’s location, website, and liaison. The liaison is the NNLM’s main point of... Read More »
Emily Hamstra

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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NNLM Region 7: Collection Equity Award (2023-2024)

3 weeks 2 days ago
NNLM Region 7 is excited to announce the Collection Equity Award. The Award is designed to help build collections that are reflective of voices of the communities served which may be revealed through different genres such as graphic medicine, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, Young Adult, manuscripts (published and unpublished), oral histories and film. Expanding diverse voices... 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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Recap: Blue Marble Librarians Webinar Session

3 weeks 3 days ago
Last week, R7 was happy to host Blue Marble Librarians as part of the NNLM Social Determinants of Environmental Health series happening now until April 2. From their website: The Blue Marble Librarians is a network of Massachusetts library workers committed to climate change resilience and community building. Download the presentation slides And below find... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

PFAS and Environmental Health

3 weeks 6 days ago
Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances – known as PFAS1, or “forever chemicals”, are found in everything from firefighting foam to non-stick coatings, as displayed in the infographic.  However, the most concerning is PFAS contamination of drinking water, as it is one of the most direct routes for PFAS to get into the body. Several years ago,... Read More »
Cecilia Vernes

#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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Meet Tai Chambers, Catalyst for Change in Public Health 🌟

4 weeks 1 day ago
Step into the world of Tai Chambers, a visionary public health professional whose passion ignites change. Based in Atlanta, GA, Tai spearheads the groundbreaking TRIP: Teen Rap Intervention Program, revolutionizing anti-bullying efforts with creativity and fervor. Region 2’s previous session, “Empowering At-Risk Adolescents: Understanding Bullying Dynamics through Rap Music,” promises to be a beacon of... Read More »
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MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

4 weeks 2 days ago
Region 5 of the Network of the National Library of Medicine has put together a series of recorded tutorials on MedlinePlus.  These short videos are geared towards Community Health Workers and their interests.  The videos will help you quickly learn about the various features of MedlinePlus and how to use this trustworthy website.  The series... Read More »
Kathy Downing

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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NCDS Data Internship

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 »
Justin de la Cruz

Short course on generative AI

1 month ago
In a rapidly evolving technological landscape, libraries are leveraging generative artificial intelligence to enhance their services and adapt to changing user behaviors and needs.  “Navigating New Norms: Harnessing Generative AI for Library Services and Solutions” is a short course designed to equip librarians with the knowledge and skills needed to automate efforts in advancing analytics,... Read More »
Justin de la Cruz

Implementation of Telehealth Services in Rural Public Libraries

1 month ago
We’re pleased to share an upcoming learning opportunity in NNLM’s Bridging the Digital Divide: Telehealth and Libraries webinar series. Register now to join us on Wednesday, April 3 at 12 PM PT for a free webinar about Implementation of Telehealth Services in Rural Public Libraries. The webinar will be recorded. A lack of access to... Read More »
Liz Morris

Sleep Awareness Week 2024

1 month ago
Sleeping patrons are a common sight in libraries, and while that may be a sign of providing a comfortable, quiet, and safe space, falling asleep in a public place is also a potential sign of sleep deficiency.  March 10th-16th is the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, and an opportunity to provide resources and information... Read More »
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Patient Safety Awareness Week March 10-16

1 month ago
March 10 – 16th is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Patient safety and safety concerns touch nearly all aspects of healthcare. Safety incidents ranging from diagnostic delay to medication errors to healthcare-associated infections to communication failures and more appear throughout the biomedical literature and in healthcare professionals’ discussions. Over twenty years ago, the Institute of Medicine... Read More »
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Hospital Libraries Feedback 2024

1 month ago
Region 7 wants to hear from hospital librarians! We serve on curriculum teams to create NNLM trainings. These trainings are designed to address the needs of many audiences, including health sciences librarians. We want to know if these trainings are pertinent to hospital librarians in our region. We are curious to know if hospital librarians... Read More »
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