Love Data Week 2024

2 months 1 week ago
Join us as we celebrate Love Data Week with offerings from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, which provide opportunities to learn about data sharing, AI, and data reuse. Monday, February 12 – Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management NCDS course opens to accepted applicants only Tuesday, February 13 at 12:00 p.m.... Read More »
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‘Impact for All’ Workshop: NEC Launches Impact Conversation Across the NNLM

2 months 1 week ago
When you think about impact, what word comes to mind? That was the question posed by National Evaluation Center (NEC) Director Kristi Holmes, PhD, at the start of January’s Network of the National Library of Medicine all-staff virtual summit. Change. Results. Influence. Transformation. Using a digital response tool to actively engage meeting attendees, NEC Executive... Read More »
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One Step at a Time: Designing Effective Evaluation Plans

2 months 1 week ago
A well-crafted evaluation plan is intended to serve as a go-to resource — a roadmap — throughout the evaluation process. Presenting during the 2024 NNLM Showcase, National Evaluation Center (NEC) Executive Director Verónica Hoyo and NEC Associate Director Keith Herzog discussed approaches to developing effective evaluation plans. In the presentation, they provided a detailed description... Read More »
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Next NNLM Office Hours on February 28

2 months 1 week ago
Join us for the next National Library of Medicine (NLM) Office Hours on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Time. This session is focused on PubMed, and will include a brief presentation by Alex Sticco from NLM’s Controlled Vocabulary Services Program, discussing recent developments and improvements to the automated MEDLINE indexing process for... Read More »
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Public Librarians You’re Invited!

2 months 2 weeks ago
Join us for our upcoming Public Library Connection Meeting, where we bring together dedicated public library professionals like yourself, committed to serving their communities and meeting the health information needs of library patrons. This event is divided into two informative halves. In the first half, Bobbi Newman from Region 6 of NNLM will provide insights... Read More »
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Region 4 YouTube Playlist

2 months 2 weeks ago
Have you watched our Region 4 YouTube playlist recently? We have a variety of R4 Connections webinar recordings, including: Racial Microaggressions and Their Effects on Mental and Physical Health Environmental Justice: EPA Perspective and Priorities Finding Rural Health Information with RHIhub We encourage viewers to incorporate these video into their learning environments, assignments, and more!... Read More »
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Upcoming NNLM Book Discussion: A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States

2 months 2 weeks ago
You are invited to join us for the NNLM Book Discussion. From February 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024, we will discuss A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. After acquiring the book in your preferred format,... Read More »
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Join Us for the NNLM Book Discussion A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States

2 months 2 weeks ago
We invite you to join the NNLM Book Discussion! From February 1, 2024, to April 30, 2024, we’ll be diving into the pages of A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. You can pick up... Read More »
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Enter the NNLM Data Visualization Challenge

2 months 2 weeks ago
The NNLM Data Visualization Challenge, hosted by the National Evaluation Center, will encourage participants to push the boundaries of their skills by testing out new tools, techniques, or approaches, and publicly demonstrating their best visualizations. Submissions will be accepted February 1 – March 31, 2024. The challenge allows you to: Showcase an open dataset. You... Read More »
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Technology Improvement Award: Call for Proposals

2 months 2 weeks ago
The award’s primary aim is to focus on upgrading, replacing or adopting technologies that will increase access to health information, and/or strengthen communications and connectivity for health, i.e. infrastructure, and/or facilitate the acquisition of mobile technologies to assist health professionals in providing services at point of need. The programs are intended to help a variety... Read More »
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Climate Change, Data and Health: Extreme Heat

2 months 3 weeks ago
It may seem strange to talk about extreme heat in the middle of winter, but last week NASA released an analysis that confirmed that 2023 was the warmest year on record (El análisis de la NASA confirma que 2023 fue el año más cálido registrado). This post is part of a semi-regular series looking at... Read More »
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Upcoming Learning Opportunities

2 months 3 weeks ago
Are you or your colleagues looking for free professional development opportunities to sharpen your skills? NNLM has a wide variety of webinars and online classes coming up, including: Library Telehealth Partnerships: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead – January 31 at 1:00 p.m. MT In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare is supporting libraries as they... Read More »
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Social Determinants of Environmental Health Webinar Series

2 months 3 weeks ago
One of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s initiatives is Environmental Determinants of Health.  Environmental factors can have a big impact on human health and especially for populations that have been historically and currently underserved. Staff from across the NNLM have planned a series of webinars focusing on environmental health, specifically the social... Read More »
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Welcome Cate to Region 7!

2 months 3 weeks ago
Hello Region 7! My name is Catherine D’Angelo, but my friends call me Cate and I am the new Program Coordinator with R7. It’s a delight to join the Network of the National Library of Medicine and discover the ways in which my background in the arts and yoga therapies intersect with medicine and libraries.... Read More »
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Apply for Professional Development Funds

2 months 3 weeks ago
Looking for funding to gain or advance your skills through professional development, including classes, workshops, and conferences? Apply for Region 4’s Professional Development award! The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to strengthen the professional knowledge and experience of individual network members in health data related services or health information access/delivery, build professional capacity in... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Ellen Lutz at UMASS Amherst

2 months 3 weeks ago
Ellen Lutz is the health sciences librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Science and Engineering Library. The following article is paraphrased from an interview with Ellen. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Beginning in 2nd grade to Junior year of high school, Ellen wanted to be a 4th ... Read More »
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NSF’s Generative Artificial Intelligence Update

3 months ago
Please note: This article was originally posted on the U.S. National Science Foundation’s site. Generative artificial intelligence (GAI) systems have great potential to support the U.S. National Science Foundation’s mission to promote the progress of science. They could facilitate creativity and aid in the development of new scientific insights and streamline agency processes by enhancing... Read More »
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