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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The Research Data Management Workgroup of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is recruiting Advisory Board members to be part of a committee that reviews terms, adds new terms, and suggest connections between terms. If you are interested in being part of the Data Thesaurus Advisory Board send you name to Mary Piorun at mary.piorun@umassmed.edu by July 1st with a brief description (less than 300 words) explaining your interest.

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(via RAILS)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine invites you to join this series of nine, 60-minute webinars. Are you concerned or confused about topics under the umbrella of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and would like to have conversations that include both internal and external dialogues about our similarities and differences? Learn more about the individual webinars and register.

If you don’t have a National Library of Medicine/National Network of Libraries of Medicine account, don’t worry, just create one, it’s free!

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce applications are open to its Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine (https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/get-involved/debakey-fellowship.html), supporting research in the historical collections of the NLM.

The collections include the Michael E. DeBakey papers (https://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/FJ/), representing the diverse areas in which DeBakey made a lasting impact, such as surgery, medical education, and health care policy. The NLM collections span ten centuries, encompass a variety of digital and physical formats, and originate from nearly every part of the globe.

To apply for the NLM Michael E. DeBakey Fellowship in the History of Medicine, visit the online application portal (https://faes.org/DeBakey-Fellowship).

Posted in Awards, Grants, and Scholarships (non-HSLI), Calls and Requests, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The GMR is delighted to lead a partnership between the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and the American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA). We have developed a new course, “Wellness in the Library Workplace”, as part of ALA President Loida Garcia-Febo’s presidential theme on Wellness. An overview of the class follows.

You’re a library worker. You’re already helping those in your community find health information. As a library worker, what are you doing to manage your own well-being? Individual and community well-being are inherently connected. Thus, it is critical that workplaces be an area of wellness for their employees. Join us to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace.  If you are a supervisor, how are you helping to ensure your staff stays healthy (physically, emotionally, etc.)? We will also discuss ways to increase overall wellness for all staff in libraries so that we have happy, healthy and safe work environments.

In this 2-week, 4-CE class participants will explore the aspects of a healthy workplace including physical, mental, and emotional components. During the first week, we will look at the evidence on the benefits of having a healthy working environment matters to you, to the library, and to your community. We will discuss what does and does not make a healthy working environment. During the second week, participants will learn about and explore changes they can make at an individual level to improve workplace health and wellness. We will also discuss changes that could and should be made at the team and organizational levels to improve workplace health and wellness for everyone.

For additional information, and to register, please go to https://nnlm.gov/classes/wellness-library-workplace.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Northwestern University, on behalf of Dr. Kathel Dunn, National Library of Medicine)

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

You will:

  • Select projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library and Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, by arrangement
  • Network and shadow senior staff at the National Library of Medicine
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine.

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services; a second optional year depending on funding

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020

Stipend: $56,233; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 25, 2019

Apply online here

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2019.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply .  Application deadline is January 25, 2019.   Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

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(via the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The NCBI will host a collaborative biodata science hackathon on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, Maryland February 20-22. We are now collecting project proposals focusing on building tools and pipelines for advanced analysis of biomedical datasets including text, images, next generation sequencing data, proteomics, and metadata. Proposals for tutorial pipelines and educational tools for advanced analysis are also welcome. Submit your project proposal here!  Submissions are due Monday, January 7, 2019.

Posted in Calls and Requests, Conferences and Meetings (non-HSLI), Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via Rebecca Brown, University of Utah)

Applications for the next round of Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians are now open!

Health sciences librarians are invited to apply for the online course, “Biomedical and Health Research Data Management Training for Librarians”, offered by the NNLM Training Office (NTO).

Click here to find complete details and the online application.<https://news.nnlm.gov/nto/2018/08/23/applications-open-biomedical-and-health-research-data-management-training-for-librarians/>

The course is a free, 7-week online class with engaging lessons,  practical activities and a final project.
The course runs October 15 – December 14, 2018.

The goal of this course is to provide an introduction to data issues and policies in support of developing and implementing or enhancing research data management training and services at your institution. This material is essential for decision-making and implementation of these programs, particularly instructional and reference services. Course topics include an overview of data management, choosing appropriate metadata descriptors or taxonomies for a dataset, addressing privacy and security issues with data, and creating data management plans.

Applications are due by Thursday, September 20, 2018.

For questions, please contact the NTO: nto@utah.edu<mailto:nto@utah.edu>

Posted in Calls and Requests, Continuing Education, Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM) | No Comments »

(via Sarah Miles, University of North Texas Health Science Center)

We are thrilled to announce our upcoming webinar, Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management! This session is part of the new Research Data Management Webinar Series being sponsored by NNLM, and our guest speaker Amanda Rinehart has a great presentation in store. Mark your calendars for Friday, August 3rd 1pm CT / 12pm MT and be sure to register online<https://nnlm.gov/class/approaching-resistance-change-research-data-management/8790> to get the login information!

Full details can be found below or on our website<https://nnlm.gov/class/approaching-resistance-change-research-data-management/8790>. The session will be eligible for 1 hour of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Don’t forget to register to attend! You can register here: https://nnlm.gov/class/approaching-resistance-change-research-data-management/8790

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Approaching Resistance to Change in Research Data Management
Guest Speaker: Amanda Rinehart, Data Management Librarian at the Ohio State University
Time: Friday, August 3rd 1:00 – 2:00pm CT / 12:00 – 1:00pm MT
To register: https://nnlm.gov/class/approaching-resistance-change-research-data-management/8790

Description: Federal funding agencies now emphasize data sharing and re-use as part of the grant review process. However, difficulties in data sharing and re-use begin with basic data management practices. If data is not appropriately documented, organized, and readily available, then sharing cannot result in re-use. Appropriate data management may be a new expectation for many researchers, and as such, may require an individual to adopt, or invent, particular innovations. Many researchers do not know what is required to prepare their data, let alone how to incorporate more time-consuming tasks into their current workflows. Thus, researcher concerns regarding these new expectations needs to be assessed in order to provide appropriate educational interventions. This webinar will cover both work using the Concerns Based Adoption Method to identify specific researcher concerns and anecdotal experiences from working with researchers who are not yet comfortable with new data management practices.

Speaker Bio: Prior to becoming a librarian, Amanda spent eleven years as a biologist with the USDA, testing alternative agricultural methods to reduce the human impact on climate change. She draws extensively on this research experience while developing the Libraries research data management program. This program includes consultation services, workshops, development of educational materials, and teaching. She also administers Ohio State’s DMPTool software, which helps researchers create high quality data management plans that meet funder requirements. Amanda received her MLIS from South Florida University, her MS in Botany and Plant Pathology from Michigan State University and her BA in Biology from Kenyon College.

For more information and to register: https://nnlm.gov/class/approaching-resistance-change-research-data-management/8790

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(via Pat Thibodeau-Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2018-2019 Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is Friday, June 15. More details are below

Eligibility

Fellows: Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The program welcomes applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Mentors: Directors with four to five years’ experience as director of an academic health sciences library should indicate preliminary interest in being matched as a mentor by contacting the Leadership Fellows Program Director at plthibodeau@gmail.com by June 15.

More information on program design, the program schedule, and the application can be found here. Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and also consider sharing your expertise as a mentor.

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(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region, on behalf of Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Director of the National Library of Medicine)

I am pleased to present you with A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, the NLM Strategic Plan for 2017-2027:

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/plan/lrp17/NLM_StrategicReport2017_2027.html

As it approaches its third century, the National Library of Medicine will do for data what it has done for the literature – create the tools to make it FAIR, guide the development of repositories to store it in a safe and accessible manner, and develop the linkages that makes seamless pathways between the literature, models, data, visualization tools, and people. The NLM will play a critical role in driving the shift to data-powered research and the inherent growing demand for access to our resources. We will foster new kinds of scientific communication while preserving the world’s biomedical knowledge in sustainable ways. In partnerships across NIH and around the world we will bring together the people and processes that create biomedical knowledge for health care, health, and economic growth.

This plan will guide us as we expand and enhance our research, development, training, and or literature and data resources to make more biomedical data easier to find, use, and understand. In doing so, we are fully committed to partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, the NIH Institutes and Centers, NIH grantees, scientists, health professionals, and members of the public.

Over 1700 NLM staff members, hundreds of national and international librarians, informatics professionals, biomedical scientists, data scientists, clinicians, public health specialists, and other stakeholders advised us as we charted a pathway for the next ten years. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine plays a key role in bringing the NLM to the scientific, clinical, and lay communities. We value its members as collaborators and look to a future of growth in outreach and impact.

Even though the plan is now in final form, I welcome your comments and advice, too, as we begin its implementation. I invite you to be our partner in the adventure.

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