NNLM All of Us CEN Newsletter - August 2019

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August 2019

Collection Management for Public Libraries for Healthy Communities Webinar

August 14th, 2:00pm ET

Public library collections address many health-related needs and interests from which librarians and many others draw information in response to questions about disease, wellness, chronic conditions, prescription and non-prescription drugs, and therapies. To provide accurate and therefore valuable and correct support for these information needs, the print, media, and online collections on which your public library relies must be cultivated with new resources added and outdated ones weeded. This 1-hour webinar provides library staff with support in identifying appropriate health and wellness resources for both the reference and circulating collections and maintaining the public library’s health-related resources so that they offer your community the highest quality resources they need.

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Connecting with PNW at the Libraries are Partners in Health Seminar in Bethesda, MD

The National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland is beautiful and I really enjoyed the wonderful opportunity I had to attend the Libraries are Partners in Health: an NNLM Consumer Health Seminar there on Friday, June 21, 2019. It was a pleasure to meet several other library workers from the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region in our sharing session and get to know them each a bit. I learned about the health programming and services they are currently running and about the ideas they have for future programs and services.  Sharing with them gave me some fresh ideas for how to approach, develop and promote health programming and information access in my library. Read more from guest author Sara Cobb, Wellness Director at the Nampa Public Library. 

NNLM Announces a New Online, On Demand, Training Opportunity: MedlinePlus for Public Librarians

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health web resource for the public on all things health and medical related. Need information on a disease or condition? A drug, herb or supplement? A medical or diagnostic test? A healthy recipe? Health information in another language? MedlinePlus has you and your library patrons covered. Produced by the National Library of Medicine and written for the general public, MedlinePlus offers trusted, current and ad-free health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

The MedlinePlus for Public Librarians class is a free, one-hour interactive tutorial that helps you deep-mine the depth and breadth of information found on this key resource so you can provide your patrons with solid health and medical information. The class is eligible for the Consumer Health Information Specialization and approved for 1 continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Upon concluding the tutorial, you may print a certificate of completion. And, because this tutorial is on demand, it’s available 24/7 – just like MedlinePlus!

Genomics Landscape

The Genomics Landscape: A monthly update from the NHGRI Director

This month’s The Genomics Landscape features stories about: Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers given to NHGRI-Funded researchers; Genomic Medicine XII Meeting; Genomics and Health Disparities Lecture Series.

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NIH News in Health - August 2019 Issue

Check out the August 2019 edition of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research. Download a PDF version for printing.

NNLM PNR All of Us Community Engagement Awards

Awards of up to $100,000 each were awarded to support three significant public library partner projects: 

Be Well Nampa 
Nampa Public Library, Nampa, ID

The city of Nampa is described as one of Idaho’s more impoverished and underserved communities. Nampa Public Library will launch its eight-month Be Well Nampa project for the primary objective of improving the quality of life in their community by enhancing access to existing health services by offering the Library as a centralized, neutral location

Meridian Moves
Meridian Library District, Meridian, ID

In this dynamic project, Meridian Library District is collaborating with community partners to create a city-wide initiative called Meridian Moves which will encourage citizens to practice healthy lifestyle choices like regular exercise and quality nutrition.

Fit & Lit: Health Literacy for Teens and Librarians
Spokane County Library District, Spokane, WA.

Spokane County Library District's project, Fit & Lit: Health Literacy for Teens and Librarians, will teach teens living in poverty and experiencing homelessness at Dishman Hills High School healthier lifestyle choices and stronger health literacy skills through collaborative coursework focused on nutrition, mindfulness, physical health and the benefits of precision medicine. Upon completion, students will demonstrate new proficiencies to improve their personal well-being and complete high quality biomedical and healthy living related research. In addition, newly trained library staff will increase their abilities to provide higher-quality service to library customers in need of health-related resources. Lastly, library staff will share the project's outcomes and increase awareness of the All of Us Research Program with the general public and the Washington state library community.

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PNR Summer Brainstorming Tour

Tania Bardyn, PI and NNLM Director and Michele Spatz, NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator, conducted a summer “barnstorming” tour of the region visiting with both public library and academic library directors as well as interested staff to discuss the NNLM and NIH All of Us partnership, the NNLM’s Community Engagement Network, NLM’s strategic goals and upcoming NNLM PNR funding opportunities. Our final visit on this tour was with our friends at the Bozeman Public Library.