MAC Treasurer – Open Position beginning Jan. 1

It is with much regret that the board must announce that Christine Andresen must resign from the position of Treasurer as she will no longer work in the MAC region as of December 31. The Board would like to thank Christine for all of her work for the chapter and for seeing us through the joint meeting “adventure”. Please join us in wishing her well on her new endeavor!

As you can imagine, the Treasurer is a vital position in the chapter and we need to fill it as soon as possible. If you are interested in learning more about the duties or would like to nominate someone for the position, please contact Julie Silverman directly at silvermanj@gwu.edu. The board would like to appoint a new Treasurer by January 1.

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Librarian—Head of Access Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina

The Laupus Health Sciences Library at ECU seeks applicants with proven leadership and supervisory experience to lead and supervise the overall operations of the Access Services Department. This position supervises 5 FTE as well as student employees. The Head of Access Services Librarian position is also responsible for coordinating coverage for the library’s main service desk including evening and weekend hours. This position also provides reference assistance and works as a member of the Information Services Department, contributing to projects and providing library instruction as needed. Minimum starting salary is $58,000.

For full details and to apply, follow this link. (position #001595): https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/11328

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MLA InSight Initiative Summit

Applications Now Open for the MLA InSight Initiative Summit

The MLA InSight Initiative provides a forum to engage in high-level, high-value dialogue on issues of common interest that impact the health information profession. The format consists of in-person summits with equal representation of librarian leaders and participating organizations.

The MLA InSight Initiative’s first Summit, Engaging Users in a Disruptive Era, will take place on March 6-7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Confirmed participating organizations are Annual Reviews, American Psychiatric Association Publishing, BMJ Publishing, Elsevier, F1000, The JAMA Network, McGraw Hill Education, NEJM Group, Springer Nature, and Wolters Kluwer.

MLA seeks 12 to 15 librarian participants who have professional knowledge, expertise and interest in leveraging specialized discovery tools, security and IP authentication, pirate sites and envisioning the ideal social networking site for collaboration. Participants are expected to fulfill their commitment to the preparatory work and post-summit activities. Continue reading

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NNLM SEA Digest News – December 8, 2017

The latest edition of the NNLM SEA Digest is now available. Highlights include:

Check out other upcoming educational opportunities, news from NIH, NLM, NNLM, and more! Visit the current digest at:

https://news.nnlm.gov/sea/2017/12/08/nnlm-sea-digest-news-december-8-2017/

Please note that the NNLM SEA and DOCLINE Coordination Offices are closed Friday, December 22, 2017 – January 1, 2018 for winter break. Our offices will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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Call for submissions – Seeking consumer health related articles, reviews & more!

Is there a great online consumer health resource you’d like to review? How about a book on a consumer health topic? Do you have an interesting consumer health initiative or project taking place at your Library? Have you been spearheading innovative work with consumer health librarianship and want to let the world know it? We want to hear from you!

Consider submitting a brief article (200-400 words) to Consumer Connections, the electronic newsletter of the Consumer Health and Patient Information Section (CAPHIS) of the Medical Library Association.

We are also looking for submissions for our new “Member Spotlight” column. Have you written a book, book chapter, or an article? Have you presented at a meeting, be it a podium or with a poster? Or are you just an awesome information professional involved in consumer health, or know someone else who is! Don’t be shy!  Share you accomplishments and gain exposure!

We still need submissions for the Winter 2018 issue. The deadline for the Winter 2018 issue of Consumer Connections is January 19, 2018. Submitting an article in Consumer Connections (a non-peer reviewed newsletter featuring case studies and practical advice) is a great and low key way to experience writing and publishing. Continue reading

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2 Free Online Training Events on the NLM’s 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)

Join the NLM and NNLM Training Office for two different training events in January, introducing you to 2018 MeSH and teaching you how to adjust to MeSH changes in your PubMed searches and alerts.

Event #1: NLM Webinar: 2018 MeSH Highlights

Date and time: Friday, January 5, 2018, 1:00 pm EST

Join NLM staff for a highlights tour of the 2018 Medical Subject Headings (MeSH). A 20-minute presentation will feature:

The change of contraindications from subheading to MeSH heading

New publication types;

Updates to classification of isotopes and radioisotopes;

Additional terminology for viruses, smoking, and sugars;

Restructuring in plant and animal taxonomies.

Following the presentation, Indexing and MeSH experts will be available to answer your questions.

To register, go to:  https://nnlm.gov/class/2018-mesh-highlights/8055

A recording of the presentation will be posted following the event. Continue reading

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Reminder: Upcoming Webinar Integrating Health Literacy Wednesday December 13

Title: How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization Guest Speaker: Christopher Trudeau, Associate Professor, and Alison Caballero, Director of Programs and Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 10am – 11am CT / 9am – 10am MT

Description: Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news it that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. Win-wins are rare in life, but you can create these with health literacy. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization. Continue reading

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Save the Date! 2018 New England Science Boot Camp, 10th Anniversary

Save the Date for the 2018 New England Science Boot Camp, 10th Anniversary!

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians held on June 13-15, 2018 at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Science Boot Camp is an immersive experience that provides librarians with the opportunity to network with peers and learn about topics in physical sciences, health sciences, life sciences, and technology.

The topics for this year’s SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2018.

For updates and more information, visit http://guides.library.umass.edu/sciboot18<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__guides.library.umass.edu_sciboot18&d=DwMGaQ&c=c6MrceVCY5m5A_KAUkrdoA&r=eqS1dt2mApv9oUKyBejYXXKkg2MY5iflFscYIjETlJw&m=-RYCYAuH5JktF50EQUHfBz4ggWsI2OQoTfyUUQJUbOM&s=mCt8QJhPSHYHv_MYPH53dwDbXC8-THQF3P2B4T4mGkU&e=

For general questions, please contact Ellen Lutz at lutz@library.umass.edu.

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Upcoming consumer health apps webinar

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region is inviting you to attend our webinar session next week.

“There’s an App for That! Consumer Apps for Health & Fitness” is the next session of the PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar. Our presenter will be Emily Hurst, Head of Research and Education at Tompkins-McCaw Library for the Health Sciences, Virginia Commonwealth University

Today mobile applications connect more people to health, wellness, and fitness information than ever before. How can librarians help consumers and patients navigate the growing field of wellness applications? Across all mobile platforms, fitness and health applications are some of the most popular and most frequently downloaded. By better understanding how to evaluate applications, librarians can help patients and patrons make informed decisions about the apps that they choose to download. This webinar focuses on understanding how to evaluate apps and provide information about recommended apps. Selected apps will be discussed.

No registration is required. We encourage you to attend the live 1 hour session but it will be recorded. (1 MLA CE)

Wednesday, December 13 starting at Noon Alaska time, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT, 3:00pm CT, 4:00pm ET Learn how to connect: https://nnlm.gov/class/theres-app-consumer-apps-health-fitness/7761.

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MLA Webinars: End 2017 with REDCap & Data Services, Begin 2018 with Getting What You Want!

MLA ends 2017 with a webinar on entering the growing field of data services by learning REDCap http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1517/go-red-redcap-for-library-data-services-and-data-collection and begins 2018 with one on learning how to get what you want by applying lessons from the business world http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1536/librarians-get-what-you-want-lessons-in-influence-from-the-business-world.

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We will offer three webinars on Systematic Reviews by Margaret Foster in February, March, and April. We will announce our entire 2018 webinar schedule before the New Year!

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Go Red! REDCap for Library Data Services and Data Collection <http://www.medlib-ed.org/products/1517/go-red-redcap-for-library-data-services-and-data-collection>

December 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time

REDCap offers a practical way to get involved in data services, a new and growing field of library services. REDCap is a web-based application for building and managing online surveys, forms, and databases used by over 2,500 educational institutions and hospitals. By learning REDCap, you will be able to serve medical and research communities by teaching them how to use REDCap and have a tool you can use yourself to collect data. You do not need technical knowledge to use REDCap, and it is free to many institutions. Continue reading

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