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NNLM-MAR Grant Deadline Nears; New Member Open House, FREE Classes, Brookings Institute on How Public Libraries Help Build Healthy Communities and More!

Funding Reminder! Applications for projects starting in May are due next week on Monday, April 17 at 5 PM ET. If you have questions or need assistance with your funding application, please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation!

Through Health Equity Change Makers, the Office of Minority Health shares compelling personal stories that illustrate the far-reaching impact of health disparities — and the ways that we all, as individuals, in our families and communities, and as a nation — are making change happen every day. Learn how you can become a change maker in your community with the Change Makers toolkit.

MAR Members! New Member Services Open House – April 20, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Are you new to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine or looking for a refresher on the many services the Middle Atlantic Region offers its members? This one hour open house with two MAR coordinators is just the thing you need! Attendees can expect to learn about appropriate resources, hear about MAR funding, and gather ideas for successful library/agency partnerships.

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

So Much More than “Nuts and Bolts”: Report on the Systematic Review Workshop at the University of Pittsburgh – Latitudes, Newsletter for the Pacific Southwest Region

New! Teaching Resources & Tips, a Guide from the National Training Office

Is the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy relevant to hospital librarians? – NTO Blog

Nonrandom Ideas for Using Random Samples – NEO Shop Talk

National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News

“Rock Star” Medical Librarians, Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3 & Twelve Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John Shaw BillingsNLM in Focus,  A Look Inside the U.S. National Library of Medicine

The Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear ShadesNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Accomplished Women: National Academies Honor NIH’ersNIH Record

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that we have a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-to-Read Materials – April 17-May 15, 2017 – Sponsored by SEA, this asynchronous online course will discuss the frequent disconnect between information providers and information seekers. Participants will be introduced to a variety of tools and resources while learning how to evaluate patient literacy levels and create layouts with maximum readability. Learn to use health information materials to promote increased levels of health literacy in the populations you serve.

Educational Games & Health Sciences – April 18, 1:00-2:15 PM ET – Join NER for this webinar to learn about the benefits and advantages of educational games, and the basic design elements that are significant in choosing or creating educational games, with health sciences in mind! Stay tuned to become familiar with a few games that are endorsed by the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health.

The Pitt+Me® Research Recruitment Registry – April 19, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will provide an overview of Pitt+Me®, a program of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Speakers will discuss the importance of improving health through research, the design of the registry website, and the process of establishing an online presence. Attendees will also learn how the Pitt+Me® Program helps researchers target and recruit research study participants with online ads, social media posts, videos, and mailings.

Getting a Seat at the Table: Librarian Involvement in Interprofessional Education Activities (IPE) – April 27, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this 1 hour webinar will provide an overview of Interprofessional Education Activities (IPE) and suggestions on how librarians can become involved in the process of incorporating IPE into professional training programs.

The Insider’s Guide to Accessing NLM Data: Welcome to E-utilities for PubMed – May 2, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Want to do more with PubMed? Want to extract just the PubMed data you need, in the format you want? Dreaming of creating your own PubMed tool or interface, but don’t know where to start? Join NLM staff for an introduction to the Insider’s Guide, a program designed to teach you more powerful and flexible ways of accessing NLM data. The Insider’s Guide is geared toward librarians and other information specialists who have experience using PubMed via the traditional Web interface, but now want to dig deeper.

Other Items of Interest

A new edition of the AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit is available – a valuable resource to anyone who provides health information to the public! This toolkit can help primary care practices reduce the complexity of health care, increase patient understanding of health information, and enhance support for patients at all health literacy levels. Includes new features such as new resources for assessing written materials.

The State of America’s Libraries 2017: A Report from the American Library Association, a special American Libraries digital supplement, details the ways that library workers help individuals develop new skills, communicate with others through new technologies, and help make their communities better places to live.

How public libraries help build healthy communities – from the Building Healthy Neighborhoods series, by The Brookings Institution

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Michelle Burda

Lydia Collins

Kate Flewelling

Hannah Sinemus

Elaina Vitale

NNLM Middle Atlantic Region –

Developed resources reported in this program are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.  The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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