NLM Associate Fellowship Opportunity

5 months 3 weeks ago
Are you an early career or second career librarian? Consider applying for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program. See below for more information about this fantastic opportunity. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks early and second-career librarians interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries within five years of... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Why You Should Get Your Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS)

5 months 3 weeks ago
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 help you better assist patrons in finding credible health information. This improves the quality of service and builds... Read More »
Bobbi Newman

Member Spotlight: Sal Filosa and the Port Jefferson Free Library

5 months 3 weeks ago
Tell us about your position and library Sal recently transitioned to a new position as Head of Teen and Technical Services. The Teen Center, a very popular and thriving department, is housed in a separate building across the street. Their programming is in such demand that spaces are limited and typically, they have to close... Read More »
benniefinch

NNLM Region 1’s UN-Conference: Engaging Communities

5 months 3 weeks ago
Region 1* of the NNLM is hosting an UN-conference beginning on December 5th, 2023.   This 3 day UN-conference is a participant orientated event where conversation is empasized over formal presentations.   The UN-conference covers many topics that are of interest to people working in public health:  Engaing communities with health information, the digital divide and enviromental... Read More »
Kathy Downing

DataFlash: International Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2023

5 months 4 weeks ago
International Open Access Week is observed each year during the last full week in October. This year’s theme is “Community over Commercialization” and promotes the discussion of prioritizing the best interests of the public through open scholarship. A 2021 report released by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources (SPARC) estimated that American taxpayers contributed more... Read More »
Carolann Curry

Celebrate Open Access Week!

5 months 4 weeks ago
October 23rd-29th is Open Access Week! Open Access is the free, immediate, online availability of scholarly research outputs, including the rights to use and reuse those outputs. By removing paywalls, open access allows more people to see and use the results of research. Open access has the potential to accelerate research progress and lead to... Read More »
fsteele

NLM and NNLM for Public Health

6 months ago
Fall is public health conference season. When I exhibit at public health conferences, a lot of people know PubMed and MedlinePlus, but don’t know the other resources and services available from NLM and NNLM. However, some people see library in our name and either say, “I love libraries” (we do too!) or “Well, we don’t... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

#CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

6 months ago
Did you know Wikipedia’s health information is used by 50-70 percent of all physicians and over 94 percent of med students? Let’s make sure health information Wikipedia articles are reliable! Join your colleagues and NNLM staff for a live editing session on Wednesday, November 8th from 1-3 PM CT to chat about Wikipedia, edit articles,... Read More »
Justin de la Cruz

New Call for Requests Opens Soon to Host NLM Traveling Exhibits

6 months ago
Update: Call for Requests is now open through October 31 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Please bookmark and visit the NNLM Traveling Exhibitions webpage to access links to the traveling exhibition pages and the online request form. There are the two new additional titles available for requests. Please visit their traveling exhibition web pages to find... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

NNLM Training Survey Tableau Dashboards Continue to Evolve

6 months ago
In support of our commitment to data-informed strategic management and impact assessment, NEC launched – and continues to enhance – NNLM training survey Tableau dashboards for each NNLM ROC. These dashboards provide visualizations and data tables for each ROC’s NNLM training survey responses. The dashboards are intended to empower ROCs to quickly access and analyze... Read More »
randerson

DataFlash: 2023 Horizon Action Plan on Generative AI

6 months ago
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit organization that emphasizes the strategic use of technology in higher education. Each year, EDUCAUSE produces targeted Horizon Reports on emerging topics in technology, providing insights, recommendations, and resources to educators, administrators, and policymakers to help them make informed decisions about technology integration in education. On September 25, 2023, EDUCAUSE released the... Read More »
Carolann Curry

Health Literacy Month

6 months 1 week ago
October is here and so are some of the best aspects of the year–coming together for apple picking, dressing up in silly (or scary costumes), and settling in as the weather grows cold. It is also time for Health Literacy Month. Health Literacy Month was started over 20 years ago to increase health literacy rates.... Read More »
fsteele

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

6 months 1 week ago
A big shoutout to medical librarians this October. In urban and rural hospitals, solo and in teams, medical librarians work tirelessly to access quality health information for the people that they serve. The Medical Library Association is offering puzzle piece marketing that librarians can add to their email signatures. Sorting through AI -generated content is... Read More »
Margot M

Consumer Health Minute: Medical Librarians Improving Health Literacy

6 months 2 weeks ago
October is not only Health Literacy Month it is also National Medical Librarians Month. Do you consider yourself a medical librarian? Do you find yourself providing health information to your patrons, patients, clients, students, or the public? If part of your job is to provide health information, you are part of the medical library and... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Herzog: “Varied Life Experiences Elevate Evaluation Work”

6 months 2 weeks ago
On the first floor of a 118-year-old farmhouse, the rhythmic call of a guinea fowl meshes with the melodic tapping of an email composition. Having relocated from downtown Chicago to the Missouri countryside, Keith Herzog finds himself living — and working — alongside six chickens, a half-dozen guinea fowl, three dogs, two ducks, two cats,... Read More »
randerson

NLM Traveling Exhibit @ BU Alumni Medical Library: Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture exhibit

6 months 2 weeks ago
Guest blog post by Kristen Sheridan, MSLIS.  The Alumni Medical Library is currently hosting a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, from September 15 to October 20, 2023. We have been so fortunate to receive this traveling exhibit and to have the opportunity to do in person and virtual... Read More »
Margot M

NNLM Guide for the International Indigenous Librarians Forum 2023

6 months 2 weeks ago
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5 is proud to participate in the International Indigenous Librarians Forum (IILF) 2023 as a Kō Sponsor. This blogpost introduces the NNLM to IILF participants and provides information about resources available to librarians inside and outside of the United States. Welcome to the NNLM! The... Read More »
Emily Hamstra

Using Book Discussions to Support Health Literacy

6 months 3 weeks ago
As we prepare for health literacy month in October, it seemed a great time to think about what health literacy is and how we can support health literacy through health programming. What is health literacy? Health literacy involves the information that people need to be able to make good decisions about health. There are two... Read More »
benniefinch

New round of PHDL Classes and other Public Health Courses

7 months ago
More classes for PHDL members have been posted and are open for registration.  Sessions from now until the end of 2023 will be listed here. Before registering for these sessions, please confirm that your public health organization is a PHDL member. If not, please consult our other public health classes and webinars by searching via... Read More »
Cecilia Vernes

Thinking about the PHDL for your Department?

7 months ago
This post of PHDL Me This provides information for public health departments and related organizations considering the Public Health Digital Library. The Basics The Library. The Public Health Digital Library is a  collection of  evidence-based information resources developed specifically to enhance public health practice, research, and workforce development.  The digital collection is made available to... Read More »
Javier Crespo