Focused Outreach to Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, NH

5 months 1 week ago
This summer, I drove up to southern New Hampshire to visit public and academic libraries. Region 7 is conducting Focused Outreach to Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, NH and Litchfield County, CT. My colleagues Sarah Levin-Lederer and Bennie Finch made separate trips. For my Cheshire County visits, I identified libraries by looking at the NNLM Membership... Read More »
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A Message from Tania Bardyn

5 months 1 week ago
We thank Tania Bardyn, former PI of NNLM Region 5, for the following guest post. Dear NNLM Region 5, I am writing to let you know that effective October 1, 2023 I have accepted a position as PI Senior Director, HEALWA and Community Partnerships working with Washington healthcare providers to improve healthcare outcomes and providing statewide clinical information... Read More »
Maddie Romansic

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Year of Open Science Recognition Challenge

5 months 1 week ago
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), in collaboration with federal agencies participating in a Year of Open Science, invite researchers, community scientists, educators, innovators, and members of the broader public to share stories of how they’ve advanced equitable open science. Submissions of open science stories will be accepted until November 22,... Read More »
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Caregiving is Caring for Yourself and Others

5 months 1 week ago
Celebrated every November, National Family Caregivers Month (NFCM) is a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. It offers an opportunity to raise awareness of caregiving issues, educate communities, and increase support for caregivers. Who is a caregiver? Have you provided care for a child or an elderly parent, or offered respite... Read More »
Darlene Kaskie

Interested in Applying for Funding from NNLM Region 5? Start here.

5 months 1 week ago
NNLM Region 5 provides funding to Region 5 member organizations for programming, outreach, and technology that improves access to health information. On December 13, 2023, Region 5 will post Request for Applications/ Notice of Funding Opportunities for our next round of funding. It’s never too early to begin planning your application. We have four tips... Read More »
Emily Hamstra

NNLM Update at the PNC-MLA Conference

5 months 1 week ago
NNLM will be on hand to give medical librarians the latest on its activities during the annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, to be held online Nov. 8 and 9. Representatives of NNLM Regions 4 and 5 provide an update every year at the gathering for the chapter, which... Read More »
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Why You Should Get Your Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)

5 months 1 week ago
Please note: This post was written by Bobbi Newman and originally shared on Region 6’s blog, Midwest Matters. Staying updated with the latest information is crucial for librarians and health professionals. This blog post will explore the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) and why it’s a valuable credential for public librarians. Earning your CHIS will... Read More »
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November is National Diabetes Month

5 months 1 week ago
November is National Diabetes Month Whether you’re a diabetes patient, a friend or family member of someone with diabetes, a health professional, librarian, or just curious to learn more about diabetes, we hope you’ll find the following list of resources useful.  It includes information about diabetes, tools for self management, tips for preventing complications, and... Read More »
Nora Barnett

Consumer Health Minute: Alzheimer’s Disease

5 months 1 week ago
Over 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the  Alzheimer’s Association’s most recent annual report. This report is packed with information you might find helpful as a large part of our population continues to age, many with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Here are just a few facts from the report: Deaths from Alzheimer’s have... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Join NNLM on National Rural Health Day

5 months 2 weeks ago
Since 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health has observed National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday in November. It is a time to celebrate the “power of rural” and highlight the work being done to reduce health care disparities in rural communities. This year, National Rural Health Day falls on... Read More »
Erica Lake

Funding Recipient Spotlight: Professional Development Grant for Leadership Training

5 months 2 weeks ago
Please note: This is a guest post written by the grant awardee, Lisa Acuff, MPH, MSIS, AHIP.  Leadership in health sciences libraries is vital to health information delivery and education. Lisa Acuff, a librarian at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC), recently completed a leadership program to become Dare... Read More »
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New Season New Faces

5 months 2 weeks ago
Meet Blog Writer Dasha Maye with an Ikigai Interview Dasha Maye is an Assistant Professor at MUSC and the new Technology and Communication Strategist for Region 2. A lover of streaming, meditation, and international dance styles, Dasha is also the new contributor to the Southeastern Spotlight, and what better way to introduce our new strategist... Read More »
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November 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Diabetes

5 months 2 weeks ago
November is National Diabetes Month, a time when communities across the country team up to bring attention to diabetes. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three books to help discuss the topic and share information to learn more about the disease. Needles: a memoir of growing up with diabetes by Andie Dominick Breakthrough: Elizabeth Hughes,... Read More »
Miles Dietz-Castel

NNLM Resources for APHA 2023

5 months 2 weeks ago
Join the Network Membership is free! Create a username and password to start accessing free trainings and resources from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM). https://www.nnlm.gov/user/join Access Free Trainings NNLM offers synchronous and asynchronous trainings on public health and health information topics. Register today for these upcoming webinars! “Rural Health Resources” November... Read More »
Elizabeth Roth

Spotlight on External Reviewers

5 months 2 weeks ago
NNLM provides funding for projects across the Region through a competitive process but what happens next? How are proposals reviewed and what criteria is used? In Region 7, proposals are reviewed by NNLM staff and external reviewers. External reviewers are NNLM members who represent the Region from libraries (academic, academic medical, public, community college, and... Read More »
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Disclaimer Changes for NLM Products

5 months 2 weeks ago
Perhaps you spotted the recent changes NLM made to the way it displays disclaimer information in their products like PubMed and PubMed Central? These changes were made to help clarify NLM’s relationship to the content it collects and archives. The disclaimer pages, like this one for PubMed, were added in 2021 and the content of... Read More »
Erica Lake

DataFlash: U.S. Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

5 months 2 weeks ago
Today, President Biden issued a landmark Executive Order to ensure that America leads the way in seizing the promise and managing the risks of artificial intelligence (AI). The Executive Order establishes new standards for AI safety and security, protects Americans’ privacy, advances equity and civil rights, stands up for consumers and workers, promotes innovation and... Read More »
Carolann Curry

Charting a New Course: Practical Data Visualization for Librarians  

5 months 3 weeks ago
Looking to enhance or refine your data visualization skills before the upcoming NNLM Data Visualization Challenge in February-March 2024? Join us in January over the course of several NEC Micro Trainings designed to equip you with essential skills in creating compelling visualizations using Microsoft Excel.    Note: NNLM staff are encouraged to participate in the... Read More »
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