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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine – Region 6)

Join us for a special NLM (National Library of Medicine) Office Hours Listening Session, focused on Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms related to population groups. This web event will take place on Thursday, June 30, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Dianne Babski (NLM Associate Director, Library Operations) will discuss the process of developing and updating the MeSH vocabulary, as well as upcoming adjustments NLM is pursuing, in line with the NIH Unite Initiative to end structural racism and promote racial equity and inclusion at NIH and within the larger biomedical research enterprise. Following the brief presentation, the panel will answer questions and listen to feedback from the audience.

To register, please go here. Registration requires having an NLM account. To create one, go here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) on Wednesday, August 24, for a 60-minute webinar that addresses providing mental health information to the public. Titled “Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library”, the webinar will take place from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT.

Objectives

  • Gain awareness of mental health issues
  • Learn to respond to challenging reference questions for mental health information
  • Gain awareness of mental health resources for the public
  • Become aware of programming ideas for your library

This class qualifies for Medical Library Association (MLA) Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1. After the session, you can claim 1 MLA CE. You don’t have to be a member of MLA, but you will need to create a free account, if you don’t already have one. Please see the MLA website for more details.

For more information, and to register for the webinar, please go here. If you do not already have an NNLM user account, you will need to create one here.

Please direct any questions to Rebecca Brown, NNLM Training Development Manager, at rebecca.brown@utah.edu.

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(via Pat Thibodeau–Program Director at NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) seek applicants for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is now Friday, June 24.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Eligibility

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.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations”, in addition to nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, at plthibodeau@gmail.com, or(919) 619-6906.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Center for Data Services at the NNLM will be hosting a discussion on “Addressing the NIH Data Management and Sharing Policy”. This webinar will take place on Wednesday, July 20, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM CDT.

This policy will go into effect January 25, 2023, and will impact research funded or conducted by NIH that results in the generation of scientific data.

During the discussion, medical librarians and information professionals working in research data management will discuss challenges in addressing the policy at their institutions.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To create one, go here.

This webinar does not carry CE credit.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Please join the NNLM National Center for Data Services on Monday, July 18, and Tuesday, July 19, for Library Carpentry Workshop Summer 2022. The class will take place via Zoom.

This is an online, two full-day workshop (14 hours total). Please be mindful about registering. Register if you are committed to attending and actively participating on both days since space is limited.

The workshop will include the following lessons:

1. Regular Expressions
2. Unix Shell
3. Tidy Data
4. OpenRefine
5. Introduction to Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery. The course is worth 14.00 CE hours.

For more information, and to register, please go here. An NNLM user account is required for registering. To create one, go here.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

The National Center for Data Services (NCDS) at the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is offering a course titled “Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management”. The class will run from Monday, June 13, to Monday, August 8, in Moodle.

This class is designed to provide information professionals working in health sciences with an introduction to research data management.

This eight-week course will have participants undertake the following tasks.

  • ​read foundational texts in research data management
  • engage in discussions with other participants
  • complete assignments designed to improve knowledge and skills
  • develop a final project of teaching a concept from the course or delivering a presentation on library roles in research data management

Enrollment will be capped at 60 learners, and we are also searching for 10 experienced community experts to assist learners in this course.

For more information, and to apply as a learner or community expert, please visit here.

Applications will close on Sunday, May 22, at 10:59 PM CDT.

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(via Sarah Wade, Campbell University)

Please join NNLM (Network of the National Library of Medicine) on Wednesday, July 27, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT, for a 60-minute webinar called “From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health”. This class will explain the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and highlight essentials of the EBPH process, such as identifying the problem, forming a question, searching the literature, and evaluating the intervention. The purpose of this class is to introduce the world of evidence-based public health and to give those already familiar with EBPH useful information that can be applied in their practices.

This class is approved for 1 MLA CE and is CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) approved, also.

Registration is open here. To register, you will need to have  an NNLM account. Set one up here.

Want to signup for new class notifications, in the form of a weekly digest? Here are the steps.

​Log in to your NNLM user account (or create a free account, if you don’t already have one–see link above).

  • After logging in, click on “Update My Profile”.
  • Scroll down the page and click the button labeled “Edit Account and Time Zone”.
  • Scroll down the page until you see the “Digest Subscriptions” section.
  • Check the box next to New Classes from the NNLM”.
  • While you’re there, set your time zone, so that event information on the NNLM website will display in your local time.
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(via Rikke Ogawa–University of California, Los Angeles)

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL (Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries) are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The Program seeks candidates who are emerging leaders in health sciences libraries and who are passionate about the importance of leadership skills and knowledge to the future of academic health sciences libraries. As a Leadership Fellow, you will join a cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of Fellows and Mentors who have gone through the Program since 2002. You also belong to the larger community of academic health sciences library directors. The Program raises your visibility as an emerging leader within AAHSL and the profession.

The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.

Both Fellows and Mentors have reported how valuable the Program has been to them for their own personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director. The Program has also had a high success rate with 54% of fellows being hired as academic health sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher administrative responsibilities.

Sign up for information sessions where you can learn more about the Program, hear about experiences from prior Fellows and Mentors, and ask questions. Register for Zoom sessions on Wednesday, May 25 (1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT) or Wednesday, June 8 (1:00-2:00 PM CDT) here.

 Eligibility

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.  In its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse backgrounds.

The Program welcomes “self-nominations” as well as nominations from directors and colleagues.

More information on Program design, the Program schedule, and the application are available here.

Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a Mentor.

Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information:  Patricia (Pat) L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com, (919) 619-6906.

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(via Rebecca Brown, Network of the National Library of Medicine)

“Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library” is a 4-week, self-paced, 4 credit-hour online class in Moodle that covers the health information-seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public. Learn about the evolution of consumer health, health literacy, and the e-patient, and expand your knowledge of top consumer health websites. You will discuss creative ideas for health information outreach in libraries, and wrap up by exploring effective marketing approaches and developing an elevator speech.

The class runs from Monday, May 9, to Sunday, June 6. Expect to spend at least 4 hours total working on this class.

Registration is open here. If you do not have an NNLM account, you will need to create one here.

Questions? Contact nto@utah.edu.

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(via the Network of the National Library of Medicine)

Registration is open for the next Tech Talk with R2, “Explainable Artificial Intelligence and the Rubik’s Cube”​. Sponsored by the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s Region 2, the webinar will take place on Thursday, April 14, from 1:00 to 2:00 PM CDT. The instructor is Forest Agostinelli, Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina. This webinar does not carry any CE credits. A description and the link to registration are below.

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has allowed computers to learn to synthesize chemical compounds, fold proteins, and write code. However, these AI algorithms cannot explain the thought processes behind their decisions. Not only is explainable AI important for us to be able to trust it with delicate tasks such as surgery and disaster relief, but it could also help us obtain new insights and discoveries. In this talk, I will present DeepCubeA, an AI algorithm that can solve the Rubik’s cube, and six other puzzles, without human guidance. Next, I will discuss how we are building on this work to create AI algorithms that can both solve puzzles and explain their solutions in a manner that we can understand. Finally, I will discuss how this work relates to problems in the natural sciences.

For more information, and to register, please go here. Registering requires having an NNLM user account. To set up an account, please go here.

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