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(via Cynthia Reynolds, HSLI President)

Several HSLI members have been collaborating on the Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence (NExT) project to provide continuing education modules for nurses. These modules are now available, are free, and provide seven units each of continuing-education credit for nurses.

We are asking that you share news of this opportunity with the nurses that you know. Here are a few more details.

The Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence project is a collaborative effort between nurses and librarians at several organizations. The goal of this project is to educate acute, ambulatory, school and population health nurses on where to find free and reliable evidentiary resources and how to effectively apply this knowledge to inform and impact practice. Participants complete free online evidence-based education modules and earn 7 free continuing education units for each course.

For full details and to access the modules, please go here for population health and school nurses and here for acute and ambulatory care nurses. This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LMO12312346 with the University of Iowa.

Thank you,

Carmen Howard, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria (choward4@uic.edu)
Frances Drone-Silvers, Carle Health System
Emily Johnson-Barlow, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Peoria
Nicky Nickum, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Rebecca Raszewski, UIC Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago
Cynthia Reynolds, UIC Crawford Library of the Health Sciences

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(via Brittney Thomas, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Center)

We are inviting you to complete a survey about the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network (CEN). The purpose of the survey is to learn about your experiences participating in the CEN and how we can improve our services to support your organization to be a trusted health resource in your community. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. Completing the survey is voluntary.

Participants will be eligible to enter a random drawing for one of ten $25 Target gift cards. Only one person from each NNLM member organization is eligible to win a gift card.

Click here to access the survey. Please respond by Friday, February 26. If you have any questions about the survey, please contact Asih Asikin-Garmager, at asih-asikin@uiowa.edu.

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

(via Kelsey Cowles–Network of the National Library of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region)

I wanted to share some information about an upcoming free two-part webinar series, Citizen Science in the Academic Library, being offered by the Network of the National Library of Medicine in partnership with SciStarter. The two webinars (Friday, July 24, and Friday, July 31, at 2:00 PM CDT) will introduce attendees to citizen science, provide tips and best practices for getting started and sustaining citizen science on campus, and showcase resources that can be integrated into citizen science efforts. Note that Part 1 and Part 2 are one week apart and have separate registrations.

We would love to see you there. Even if you can’t attend but are interested in the topic, please register so that you will be sent a recording of the session.

Posted in Library Organizations, National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

National Institutes of Health Launches Preprint Pilot Program

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

On June 9, the National Library of Medicine launched the NIH Preprint Pilot. During the pilot, NLM will make preprints resulting from research funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) available via PubMed Central (PMC) and, by extension, PubMed. The pilot aims to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot will run for a minimum of 12 months. Lessons learned during that time will inform future NLM efforts with preprints.

To learn more about the pilot, see:

To find preprints in PMC, you can search: preprint[filter]. You can exclude preprints from search results by using the Boolean NOT, e.g., covid-19 NOT preprint[filter]. For additional information on filtering preprints in PMC and PubMed, see the FAQs.

Regular updates on the pilot status will be posted to the NLM Technical Bulletin. We encourage you to send your feedback to pmc-preprints@ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.

Posted in National Library of Medicine (NLM), Scholarly Publishing | No Comments »

(via the National Library of Medicine)

The National Library of Medicine is now recruiting for the 2020-2021 NLM Associate Fellowship Program – an opportunity for recent library science graduates interested in a career as a leader in health sciences librarianship.

As an Associate Fellow, 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 (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • 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, 2020 – August 31, 2021
Stipend: $57,510; 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: Friday, January 24, 2020
Apply online here
Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or dunnk@mail.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 2020.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

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 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.

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

(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!

Posted in National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(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.

Posted in National Library of Medicine (NLM), Webinars | No Comments »

(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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