Check out these great resources from the NN/LM for health information and ideas for your library. HEART Roundtable-Lisa Spencer
September is Go4Life® Month
September Go4Life® Month. Did you know the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health, has a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active? Go4Life sample exercises, exercise guide book, easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the health benefits of physical activity, even tools for setting goals and tracking progress, NIA’s got it all! What’s more, all the information in these resources is based on research in people ages 50+. Your library may want to sponsor Go4Lifeprogramming in September and now’s the time to start planning.
This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. /ch
Consumer Health Information Specialization/Medical Library Association CE Offering
Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization credits or Medical Library Association CE in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse? We’ve got you covered with a 12 credit hour CE online class for providing consumer health services. Read on for the details:
CLASS: Health and Wellness @ the Library: The Essentials of Providing Consumer Health Services
This 12 credit hour CE course defines the basics of consumer health information and then dives directly into the essential skills and information that library staff needs to help users find trustworthy, appropriate health information.
INSTRUCTOR: Dana Abbey, MLS
COURSE STRUCTURE: This course is self-paced; there are no set class hours for you to attend. The course is divided into 4 weekly units, beginning the week of September 12th. The units build upon one another, with Week 1 providing the foundation for the rest of the course. Week 1 assignments are essential and will likely take a little more time than assignments for the remaining weeks. Time commitment: plan on an average of 3 hours per week.
September 7-9th – set up Moodle account, review class materials, create/update profile, and introduce yourself.
Week of September 12th (Week 1) – Consumer Health Basics
Week of September 19th (Week 2) – Health Reference
Week of September 26th (Week 3) – Health Resources: There’s a (Book, Web, App) for That
Week of October 3rd (Week 4) – The Library as a Healthy Place
CERTIFICATE of COMPLETION or MLA CE CREDIT: This course has been certified for 12 contact hours of Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credit. If you are taking this course for MLA CE, there are specific requirements to satisfy the 12-hour instruction requirement. The coursework also provides everything you need to qualify for Level 1 CHIS – the Consumer Health Information Specialization from MLA.
COST: No charge.
Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award
Call for Applications: K-12 School Partnership Award
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), announces the availability of the K-12 School Partnership Award.
The purpose of this funding is to support new or enhance existing collaborative projects between a library (public, community college, academic, or health sciences) and a K-12 school entity (school library, school nurse, health/science teacher) to promote and/or introduce NLM health information resources that could serve as a model for other partnerships. Examples of projects include raising awareness of NLM health information resources, participation in health fairs, or developing media resources featuring NLM health information resources. The NN/LM MCR will fund two awards up to $2,500 each.
Single year Awards: Project performance period will begin and end within the NN/LM MCR budget period: May 1, 2016 thru April 30, 2017.
- Application Due Date: September 30, 2016
- Notification of Award: October 10, 2016
Prior awarded projects:
- Public library partnership with a six county prevention coalition to provide teen health outreach programming in the areas of youth mental health, suicide prevention, substance abuse, and depression.
- Academic library partnership with a middle school and a volunteer community health organization to instruct students on evaluating and using online health information.
- Public library partnership with an elementary school to conduct fun after school programming for K-3 on health topics incorporating play to engage participants in healthy behaviors and body functions.
- High school library partnership with health careers academy to create public service announcements relevant to the student’s medical and bioscience curriculum.
- Hospital library partnership with a school serving K-8 students with chronic illnesses to provide instruction to bolster health literacy skills.
For application instructions and to access the online submission form click here.
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information Online Course
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) invites you to this 3 week self-paced, asynchronous introduction to cultural competency, the unique health information needs of refugees and immigrants, and relevant health information resources.
From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information
August 15th, 2016 – September 6th, 2016
This class is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several Internet resources. The class will be taught via Moodle and includes short readings, videos, and activities.
This class has been approved for 4 hours of continuing education credits by the Medical Library Association for each part and is eligible for MLA Level I and Level II CHIS.