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(via Molly Knapp, University of Utah)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, in conjunction with the National Center for Biotechnology Information, will offer the webinar “5 Clinical Questions You Can Answer with NCBI Databases (GTR, ClinVar, MedGen)”. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, September 20, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST.

In this webinar, you will learn about the NCBI databases GTR, ClinVar, and MedGen, and how to use them to answer the following questions.

1. How do I locate tests for a clinical feature, gene or disease in GTR?
2. What do the stars mean in the ClinVar database and why are they important?
3. How do I locate database records for a specified list of symptoms, clinical features (e.g., aortic aneurysm)?
4. How do I find specific disease-causing variants using ClinVar?
5. What are the differences between MedGen, ClinVar, and GTR regarding searching for phenotypes / clinical features?

A basic familiarity with genetics vocabulary will be helpful in understanding this webinar. For a review, see The New Genetics, an educational booklet by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).

For more information, and to register, go here. The webinar is part of the Bioinformatics Education series, which introduces participants to different topics and tools they can use in their libraries to support bioinformatics education and discovery.

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(via Sarah Miles, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – South Central Region)

Good afternoon! Please excuse cross-posting. The SCR office is excited to share about an upcoming webinar, Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library, which will take place next Wednesday, August 16, from 12pm – 2pm CT. The class will feature an overview of some of NLM’s consumer-focused databases and discuss to meet the needs of consumers at your library or institution.

This class will be taught by one of our coordinators and is part of an ongoing national effort to ensure you get the classes you need! The class fulfills the foundational requirement for Level 1 of the Consumer Health Information Specialization<http://www.mlanet.org/page/consumer-health-information-specialization> through the Medical Library Association and can also be counted towards completion of Level 2.

For information on attending, please visit the course listing<https://nnlm.gov/class/beyond-apple-day-providing-consumer-health-information-your-library/7603> or see the information below. We hope to see you there!

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library
Time: Wednesday, August 16 at 12 – 2pm CT / 11am – 1pm MT
Instructor: Sarah Miles
Note: This class counts towards the MLA Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Description: This hands-on class will cover the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Come learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy and the e-patient. Participants will be equipped with knowledge of top consumer health sites, e-patient resources and collection development core lists. We will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach. The class will wrap up with an opportunity to explore effective marketing approaches and develop an elevator speech.

Objectives: This class teaches you the basics of providing consumer health information at your library. We will cover:

  • History and evolution of consumer health
  • Challenges of providing consumer health information at your library
  • Planning a consumer health service
  • Collection development
  • Consumer health on the internet
  • The reference interview
  • Ethics
  • Outreach
  • Project development / marketing
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(via Helen Spielbauer, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is Friday, July 28.

The Leadership Fellows Program has been remarkably successful in helping to move well prepared leaders into AAHSL directors’ positions. Seventy-nine fellows and 65 different mentors have participated in the program from 2002-2017. To date, 39 fellows have received director appointments and over 58 percent have been promoted to director or other positions of higher responsibility.

Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in a variety of learning settings, including exposure to leadership in another environment. They will be paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program takes advantage of flexible scheduling and an online learning community to minimize disruption to professional and personal schedules. The sponsors will provide financial support for a small cohort of fellows and will underwrite travel and meeting expenses.

Program Overview

The one-year program design is multi-faceted: three in-person leadership institutes; attendance at an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting; a year-long fellow/mentor relationship; webinars and discussions on issues related to library leadership; and two weeks of site visit to the mentor’s home library.

The program is designed to benefit participants in the following ways.

  • introduce fellows to leadership theory and practical tools for implementing change at organizational and professional levels
  • introduce fellows to critical issues facing academic health sciences libraries
  • develop meaningful professional relationships between fellows and mentors that give fellows access to career guidance and support
  • expose fellows to another academic health sciences library and its institutional leadership under the guidance of their mentors
  • examine career development and provide models of directors to fellows
  • create a cohort of leaders who will draw upon each other for support throughout their careers
  • promote diversity in the leadership of the profession
  • offer recognition to emerging leaders and enhance the competitive standing of fellows as they pursue director positions

Application Process

The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is currently accepting applications and nominations for the July 28, 2017 deadline for potential fellows for the 2017-2018 experience. Candidates for fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. Applications are welcomed from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged.

Directors with at least 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 the address below by Friday, July 28. The program brochure, which includes information on program design, schedule, and application process, is available on the AAHSL website. For more information about the program, please contact Carol Jenkins, Program Director, AAHSL Future Leadership Committee, at carol_jenkins@unc.edu.

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(via Derek Johnson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

From Monday, August 14, to Wednesday, August 16, the NCBI, with involvement from several NIH institutes, will host a Biomedical Data Science hackathon at the National Library of Medicine on the NIH campus. The hackathon will primarily focus on medical informatics, advanced bioinformatics analysis of next generation sequencing data and metadata. To apply for this event, complete this application, which should take no more than 10 minutes. Applications are due by 3:00 PM CST on Tuesday, July 11.

This event is for students, postdocs and investigators or other researchers already engaged in the use of medical informatics data or pipelines for genomic analyses from next generation sequencing data. Some projects are available to other non-scientific developers, cybersecurity experts, mathematicians or librarians. The event is open to anyone selected for the hackathon, and willing to travel to NIH. There will be 5-7 teams comprised of 5-6 individuals. These teams will build pipelines and tools to analyze large datasets within a cloud infrastructure. After a brief organizational session, teams will spend three days analyzing a challenging set of scientific problems related to a group of datasets. Participants will analyze and combine datasets in order to work on these problems.

Datasets will come from public repositories. During the hackathon, participants will have an opportunity to include other datasets and tools for analysis. Please note, if you use your own data during the hackathon, we ask that you submit it to a public database within six months of the end of the event. All pipelines and other scripts, software and programs generated in this hackathon will be added to a public GitHub repository designed for that purpose. A manuscript outlining the design and usage of the software tools constructed by each team may be submitted to an appropriate journal such as the F1000Research hackathons channel.

Potential subjects for this iteration are below.

  • defining single cell expression profiles and extracting them from tissues
  • building robots to extract genomic signatures from primary datasets,
  • locating antibiotic resistance signatures in metagenomic data
  • building a pipeline to make legacy code security compliant
  • defining complex phenotypes from primary datasets
  • developing an interactive viewer for gene expression in aging
  • integrating phenvar.colorado.edu with Clinvar, Electronic Medical Records, and Ontologies
  • possibly others

Please contact Dr. Ben Busby, at ben.busby@nih.gov, with any questions.

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(via Derek Johnson, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Registration is now open for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine webinar “Understanding Systematic Reviews and More at PubMed Health”. The webinar, which will place from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST on Wednesday, July 26, will be given by the National Library of Medicine’s Hilda Bastian. More information about the individual webinar and the NNLM Resource Picks series is below.

PubMed Health is a clinical effectiveness resource. It brings together systematic reviews of the effects of health care with information and information support tools to help consumers and clinicians find and use reliable evidence. It also now incorporates methodological resources about clinical effectiveness research. This webinar will provide an overview of PubMed Health’s features, discussing recent and coming developments.

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. Several of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine offices are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. Topics currently scheduled include: DIMRC, AIDS resources, PubMed, NLM Traveling Exhibits, Drug Information Portal, and PubMed Health. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.

After attending or viewing a session, participants should be able to meet the following objectives.

  • recognize featured NLM resource
  • know how to locate the specific resource featured
  • explain to others when to use the featured resource

Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 1 hour of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. It is also eligible for Disaster Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

For more information, and to register, go here.

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(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

At 1:00 PM CST on Tuesday, June 27, the National Library of Medicine is hosting a lecture, titled “A Look into the Pensieve: Reflections on Harry Potter at Twenty Years”. This lecture will be presented by Elizabeth Bland, Curator of the Library’s exhibition “Harry Potter’s World” and independent writer and illustrator. This will be broadcast live from Lister Hill Center Auditorium on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. To view the live-stream of the lecture today, please go here. This lecture will be recorded and subsequently archived by NIH VideoCasting.

This is the first of two lectures presented as part of a week-long celebration of the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The second lecture, “Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to NLM”, will be presented by Stephen Greenberg, Head of the NLM History of Medicine Division, on Thursday, June 29, at 1:00 PM CST. For more information about this second lecture, please visit the History of Medicine website online.

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(via Molly Knapp, University of Utah)

The NNLM National Training Office invites you to a one-hour webinar, titled “Teaching Topics: Get in the Picture – ACRL Framework and You”, about the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy and its impact on health sciences libraries. The Framework replaced ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards (2000) in May, 2016. How are we responding? Five librarians offer their perspectives. If time allows, discussion and sharing among participants will be included.

The webinar will take place on Wednesday, April 26, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CST. To register, go here. A list of presenters, and the topics they will cover, is below.

Heather Collins-A.R. Dykes Health Sciences Library, University of Kansas Medical Center

  • AAHSL Competency-based medical education and Framework project
  • the New Literacies Alliance Project (Framework-based Online Learning Objects)

Hanna Schmillen-Subject Librarian for Health Sciences, Ohio University Libraries

  • using Framework-based rubrics for health sciences library instruction

Jessica Shira Sender-Librarian for the College of Nursing, Michigan State University

  • the Framework and nursing

Jean SongAssistant Director-Academic and Clinical Engagement, Taubman Health Sciences Library, University of Michigan

  • getting started mapping the Framework to the Health Sciences

Natalie Tagge-Education Services Librarian, Ginsburg Health Sciences Library, Temple University

  • the Framework and undergraduate medical students
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HSLI Endorses March for Science

Health Science Librarians of Illinois exists to support the dissemination and use of evidence-based scientific information. Health sciences librarianship is a profession that serves and supports science. HSLI endorses the National March for Science on April 22, 2017. HSLI endorses the satellite March for Science events in Illinois, which as of this writing include events in Carbondale, Champaign, Charleston, Chicago, Palatine, Peoria, Rockford, and Springfield.

HSLI members depend heavily on resources provided by the National Institutes of Health. HSLI strongly supports public funding of health sciences research and open dissemination of publicly funded research. Our member librarians provide evidence to support health care decision making and enable scientific inquiry. HSLI members support science and HSLI supports the March for Science.

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NN/LM – GMR Hosting Genetics Home Reference Webinar on Feb. 22

(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

Join us from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST on Wednesday, February 22, for our monthly webinar series, Kernel of Knowledge. Tomorrow’s session will feature Genetics Home Reference, a resource that provides consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes associated with those conditions. This webinar will feature speaker Kate Greenberg, who has been employed as a content developer for the Genetics Home Reference for over six years. Greenberg has a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she researched cancer genetics.

To register, go here. This course has been approved for 1.0 contact hours of continuing-education credit from the Medical Library Association.

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February 9 Webinar on Accessing and Using Public Health Data

(via Elizabeth Kiscaden, Associate Director for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Greater Midwest Region)

I wanted to share with you that the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) is holding a live webinar that may interest you on Thursday, February 9, at 12:00 PM CSTThis one-hour webinar is titled Accessing and Using Public Health Data”, and it and features Lisa Sedlar, one of our librarians at the National Library of Medicine.

Registration is free. To sign up, please go here.

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