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A Library Lifeline for Underserved Communities

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2022-05-18 06:00

Since NNLM Region 5 currently has two funding opportunities available: Data Engagement Awards and Outreach & Engagement Awards, we thought we’d share this post from the University of Washington’s Library Blog that highlights how NNLM members across the region have used their NNLM funding awards to meaningfully impact their communities:

A Library Lifeline for Underserved Communities 

 

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Professional Development Opportunity: NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-05-17 11:36

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2022/2023 fellowship.

What is the program about? Leadership fellows join a small cohort of like-minded colleagues and become part of a network of fellows and mentors who have gone through the program over prior years.  Fellows are paired with mentors who are academic health sciences library directors. In addition to the individual relationship with their mentors, fellows benefit from working collaboratively with other fellows and mentors. Experienced Program faculty and mentors will provide content and facilitation for the cohort. The program blends online learning and in-person activities to create a strong learning community.

Who should apply? The program is designed for librarians with prior management experience with a minimum of three to five years of experience demonstrating a career track in administrative positions or progressive leadership responsibilities. Applications from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-related settings are welcomed.

Deadline to apply? June 15, 2022

How to apply? Fill out the NLM/AAHSL 2022/2023 Leadership Fellows Program Application

Learn more about the NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program on the website.

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DataFlash: Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management Course (NEW!!!)

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-05-10 12:41

The National Center for Data Services (NCDS) is offering a new data course entitled the Fundamentals of Health Sciences Research Data Management from June 13, 2022 – August 8, 2022. This class is designed to provide information professionals working in health sciences with an introduction to research data management.

This 8-week course will have participants read foundational texts in research data management, engage in discussions with other participants, complete assignments designed to improve knowledge and skills, and develop a final project of teaching a concept from the course or delivering a presentation on library roles in research data management.

Enrollment will be capped at 60 learners, and NCDS is also searching for 10 experienced community experts to assist learners in this course.

For more information, and to apply as a learner or community expert, please visit:

https://nnlm.gov/training/class/fundamentals-health-sciences-research-data-management

Applications will close on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Consumer Health Minute: MLA Resources

PNR Dragonfly - Wed, 2022-05-04 13:13

As some of you may know, the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) works closely with the Medical Library Association (MLA). Many NNLM staff are members of MLA and participate and even lead in the association’s work. Though you may not consider yourself a medical librarian but still offer consumer health services, you may want to keep these MLA resources in mind and you don’t have to be a member to benefit.

Code of Ethics for Health Sciences Librarianship guides library staff in providing health information ethically. Though brief, it broadly but clearly states how library staff should conduct themselves.

The Consumer and Patient Health Information Services caucus and others have created lists of resources and information for patients. These are resources that have been evaluated by medical library experts for you to offer directly to patrons as well as for you, the library staff, to use in providing health information to your communities.

Information here includes:

  • COVID-19 Resources for Patients and the Public
  • Find Good Health Information
  • What Did My Doctor Say?
  • Top Health Websites
  • Recommended Sites for Cancer Information

And of course, you may already be familiar with MLA if you claim MLA CE credits after taking our classes. NNLM classes offer MLA CE credit, some of which can be used to apply for various MLA specializations including the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). You just need to create a Guest account with MLA at their MEDLIB-ED website.

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NNLM Region 5 Announces NEW Funding Opportunities

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-05-03 15:05

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5) is pleased to announce new funding opportunities for Data Engagement Awards and Outreach & Engagement Awards. Applications submitted by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, June 28, 2022 will receive first consideration.

At minimum, three Data Engagement Awards for up to $25,000 each will be funded to support engagement in data literacy, data science or data management, such as through projects that support biomedical and research data services; help train the healthcare, library or educator workforce to access, understand, and use data; or create diverse community connections to further educate a wide audience on data literacy and management best practices.

To see the full Data Engagement Award, including the eligibility criteria, funding period, project ideas and application instructions, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/funding/rfa/data-engagement-award

Additionally, at least three Outreach & Engagement Awards for up to $25,000 each will be funded to improve health literacy and increase health equity through engagement and training for health information, and by supporting the purchase of technology needed to advance connectivity, digital literacy skills, and access to trusted health information in under-resourced communities.

To see the full Outreach and Engagement Award, including the eligibility criteria, funding period, project ideas, and application instructions, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/funding/rfa/outreach-engagement-award

Questions? Your NNLM Region 5 staff is here to help. Please reach out to Nancy Shin, NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Data Coordinator at: nkshin1@uw.edu or Michele Spatz, NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at: mspatz@uw.edu or Cathy Burroughs, Executive Director at: cburroug@uw.edu

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Mental Health Awareness Month Events

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-05-02 13:54

In every community across the U.S. , people have been impacted by mental health. They have either worked or lived with or cared for someone who has or has experienced a mental health condition or are experiencing it themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused additional challenges for those who need or are seeking help. Take some time, throughout the month of May, to become better educated about mental health, show our appreciation of mental health professionals and caretakers, and highlight the needs of those experiencing mental health conditions.

Promote and attend these free webinars and events focusing on mental health.

Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series
This free webinar series, hosted by HHS and HUD, will take place each Wednesday in May and feature leading mental health and housing professionals with a focus on mental health issues that our nation is facing in the post-pandemic world.

Event: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2022: Peer Support for Youth and Families, register to attend this SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) hosted event commemorating child and youth mental health and honoring youth and family peer support. Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., provides remarks, May 5 starting at 6:00 a.m. SST, 7:00 a.m. HST, 9:00 a.m. AKDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT, May 6 at 3:00 a.m. ChST

Webinar: Parenting with Co-occurring Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities, register for this 1 hour webinar, hosted by the Univ. of Kentucky, focused on the experiences of parents and families who have lived experience with co-occurring mental health and developmental disabilities followed by an optional 30 minute Q&A time, May 10 starting at 7:00 a.m. SST, 8:00 a.m. HST, 10:00 a.m. AKDT, 11:00 a.m. PDT, May 11 at 4:00 a.m. ChST

SAMHSA provides additional events and resources for you and your community. Check out their Mental Health Awareness Month webpage.

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Caring for Black Mothers: May NNLM Reading Club

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2022-04-29 11:21

The CDC is focused on addressing a startling statistic: Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than White women. Differences in medical access, healthcare quality, underlying chronic health conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias contribute to this alarming disparity. Social determinants of health, which are defined by the CDC as, “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes,” prevent many people from racial and ethnic minority groups from having fair opportunities for economic, physical, and emotional health. This range of issues contributes to untoward pregnancy outcomes for Black mothers and other people of color. Many of these outcomes are preventable and this month the NNLM Reading Club shines a light on the importance of Caring for Black Mothers.

Oh, Sis, You're Pregnant! by Shanicia Boswell l That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam l Reproductive Injustice by Dána-Ain Davis

Oh, Sis, You’re Pregnant! by Shanicia Boswell l That Kind of Mother by Rumaan Alam l Reproductive Injustice by Dána-Ain Davis

The NNLM Reading Club has selected three helpful books to start the conversation:

  • Filled with practical advice and written by the founder of Black Moms Blog, Oh, Sis, You’re Pregnant! The Ultimate Guide to Black Pregnancy & Motherhood by Shanicia Boswell offers Black women a helpful, practical guide through pregnancy.
  • That Kind of Mother, by author Rumaan Alam, juxtaposes the white privilege of motherhood with the realities of black maternal health through the compelling fictional story of Rebecca, a young White new mom, and Priscella, her Black child care provider who longs to have a child of her own.
  • Through extensive interviews, Dána-Ain Davis, MPH. PhD, explores both the historical context and the changes needed to transform the fact that Black women from across all social strata are at higher risk of giving birth prematurely in Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth.

We encourage you to learn more about Caring for Black Mothers by reading one of these books and discussing it in your book club. Visit NNLM Reading. Club: Caring for Black Mothers to get started.

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Coming Soon! NNLM Region 5: Year 2 Funding Opportunities

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-04-25 11:15

We are excited to share that the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 will soon announce NEW funding opportunities to support Region 5 member organization projects conducted between July 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023.

NNLM Region 5 serves member organizations in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific.

Our new awards will include:

  • Outreach & Engagement Award: a minimum of 3 awards for any amount up to $25,000 each
  • Data Engagement Award: a minimum of 3 awards for any amount up to $25,000 each

Want to stay in the Know? Join the NNLM Region 5 News Listserv:        http://mailman11.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/nnlm-region5  You’ll receive Regionally important news including announcements of NNLM Region 5’s Funding Opportunities as well as NNLM’s free Education & Training offerings.

Questions?

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Coming Soon – Birthing a Toolkit: A Library Master’s Capstone Project

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-04-25 11:07

The University of Washington Master’s in Library Science program culminates in a capstone project. Students find an information need and a sponsor to work for, in order to solve the need using all the skills they honed during their program. Two students, Lauren Califano and Shanti Rahim, are excited to work with NNLM Region 5 as their sponsor to create a library toolkit for childbirth and postpartum resources.

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Lauren

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Shanti

 

 

Lauren and Shanti are library students with particular interest in the midwifery and doula space, and are excited to bring their information and health literacy skills to assemble a toolkit to help librarians around the region create more inclusive and robust childbirth and postpartum resources.

 

 

 

 

The goal for the toolkit is to provide librarians with:

  • A guide and steps to assembling your own local resources for your library
  • Curated resources, including an inclusive language guide
  • Service types and examples on what to look for locally
  • A social media kit

The timeline for UW Capstone is from January 2021 to June 2021. The students are currently working on putting this together, using MedlinePlus.

The capstone project will be presented at UW Capstone Gala night on May 24th and the toolkit will be handed off to NNLM on June 4th.

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Safe Space Radio offers mental health help

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2022-04-22 12:50

“Libraries are increasingly playing an essential role in our communities as a hub for access to information, support, and opportunity. Because of this, Safe Space Radio has made libraries the cornerstone of an ongoing public health initiative. Developed in response to an escalating mental health crisis impacting individuals of all ages and in all sectors of society, Safe Space Radio designed an outreach campaign offering free mental health resources via podcasts.” ~Kirby Veevers

To learn more about this important initiative, read the MLAConnect blog post by Kirby Veevers: Libraries, the Centerpiece of a Public Health Initiative

Thanks to the editorial staff at MLAConnect for permission to share this post.

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Author Talk! Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-04-12 12:08

Join us for a virtual conversation with Whitney Stewart and Hans C. Andersson, MD, authors of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery (Genomics)They will be joined by genetic counselor Anya Revah Politi, MS, CGC, and event host Edgar Gil Rico from the National Association for Hispanic Health (NAHH).

This event is offered in partnership with NAHH and the NNLM Reading Club.

     Date: April 25, 2022

     Time: 12:00PM PST l 11:00AM AKDT l 9:00AM HST l 8:00AM SST l 5:00AM ChST

     Duration: 30 minutes

     Virtual Platform: YouTube and Facebook livestream

     Accessibility: English Closed Captioning, American Sign Language

How to Watch

     Step 1: Register for the event on Eventbrite.

     Step 2: Receive a link via email to our YouTube livestream.

     Step 3: Join us on April 25th on YouTube or our Facebook page to watch!

Order a Free Reading Club Kit

Want to learn more about the revolutionary impact of genetics research on human health with your community? Request a free reading club kit of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery!

Your free reading club kit includes:

  • 8 copies of Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery (physical  or digital
  • Discussion Guide
  • Bookmarks and handouts about MedlinePlus and the All of Us Research Program

Request a reading club kit today!

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NNLM Day at MLA ’22

PNR Dragonfly - Thu, 2022-04-07 11:35

You are invited to attend the NNLM Day at MLA on April 28, 2022  whether you plan to attend the annual Medical Library Association (MLA) conference or not. This event includes a national NNLM update. Each of the 7 Regional Medical Libraries (RML) will present their own updates simultaneously. In addition, some of the NNLM Offices and Centers will also provide their own separate sessions. The online event is free and available to all. Visit the NNLM Day at MLA webpage to view all the events and to register.

National NNLM Update will be given by Marth Meacham, NNLM Project Director, to hear about the work and accomplishments of the NNLM over the past year. Find out what is in store for the future of the NNLM. There will also be time for questions. April 28 at 5:00 a.m. SST, 6:00 a.m. HST, 8:00 a.m. AKDT, 9:00 a.m. PDT, April 29 at 2:00 a.m. ChST

Region 5: NNLM Day at MLA 2022, join staff of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 for NNLM Day at MLA! We will highlight Year 1 projects and accomplishments and upcoming goals for Year 2. We hope to see our members from across Alaska, California, Hawai’i, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the U.S. Associated Territories and Freely Associated States.  April 28 at 6:00 a.m. SST, 7:00 a.m. HST, 9:00 a.m. AKDT, 10:00 a.m. PDT, April 29 at 3:00 a.m. ChST

National Center for Data Services, April 28 at 7:00 a.m. SST, 8:00 a.m. HST, 0:00 a.m. AKDT, 1:00 a.m. PDT, April 29 at 4:00 a.m. CHST

National Public Health Coordination Office, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. SST, 9:00 a.m. HST, 11:00 a.m. AKDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT, April 29 at 5:00 a.m. ChST

National Training Office, April 28 at 8:00 a.m. SST, 9:00 a.m. HST, 11:00 a.m. AKDT, 12:00 p.m. PDT, April 29 at 5:00 a.m. ChST

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Consumer Health Minute: Unlocking Life’s Code resource

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-04-04 06:06

Genetics is becoming more a part of the K-12 school curriculum especially for middle and high school students. How can your library support your local school’s instruction and learning? The National Institutes of Health has a number of resources but this post will focus on Unlocking Life’s Code.

Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code is the results of a collaboration between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The exhibit itself has been traveling the country but it also has an online presence.

This resource is particularly focused on middle school and high school students though anyone can use these resources to increase their knowledge about genomics.

Teachers and educators can use the many resources to supplement and enhance instruction and students can access these on their own without needing to create an account and it is all free!

First of all, you’re encouraged to sign up for the monthly newsletter. The newsletter spotlights resources such as the timeline of Women in STEM but it also features news and opportunities for students and teachers such as the annual DNA Day Essay Contest from the American Society of Human Genetics and career information.

Unlocking Life’s Code also include relevant and timely resources such as the interactive lesson plans looking at society and ethics regarding Henrietta Lack and her immortal cells. Students (and adults) will be exploring the impact of segregation on Black and African American patients.

Don’t forget, April 25 is National DNA Day. The National Human Genome Research Institute provides some resources for you to use and participate. Check back frequently as the pages are updated.

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DNA & U – April’s NNLM Reading Club

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-03-28 12:26

April showers bring May flowers and also National DNA Day, which celebrates two important scientific achievements: the discovery of DNA’s double helix in 1953 and the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003. According to the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), the Human Genome Project was “the international, collaborative research program whose goal was the complete mapping and understanding of all the genes of human beings. All our genes together are known as our genome.” Today, genomic medicine involves using genetic information for an individual’s clinical care (e.g. to aid diagnosis or treatment decisions) and is making an impact in the fields of cancer, drug research and therapies, rare and undiagnosed diseases, and infectious disease.

Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about the importance of genomics. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three helpful books to start the conversation:

A picture of the book covers for April 2022 NNLM Reading Club

The Gene Machine by Venki Ramakrishnan l Genomics by Hans C. Andersson & Whitney Stewart l This Boy We Made by Taylor Harris

• In the Gene Machine, Nobel Prize winning scientist Dr. Ramakrishnan shares his personal struggles as a young immigrant to the United States, intertwined with his experience as a research scientist involved in the gripping race to discover the structure of ribosomes. These cellular structures are essential to human life because they translate our DNA into proteins needed for survival.

Genomics: A Revolution in Health and Disease Discovery by Hans C. Andersson & Whitney Stewart shares a fascinating and relatable look at the emerging field of genomics. To illustrate the impact of genomics on human health, they share stories of how genetic research and its application in medicine has benefitted the health of real people. Like all of science, research will continue to unlock the secrets of genomics; the authors share how this may benefit the health and well-being of all of us.

• A young, Black mother faces the unfathomable in the book This Boy We Made when her 22-month-old son wakes up listless and is rushed to the hospital. After enduring agonizing months of medical exams, tests and procedures that left her son undiagnosed, author Taylor Harris fights to be taken seriously by the medical establishment. Unexpected answers come when a geneticist shares vital information.

We encourage you to learn more about DNA & U by reading one of these books and discussing it in your book club. Visit NNLM Reading. Club: DNA & U to get started.

As part of this year’s DNA celebration, we invite you to join the NNLM Reading Club in partnership with the NNLM Community Engagement Center and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health on April 25 for our DNA Day celebration with Genomics authors Hans C. Andersson & Whitney Stewart as they discuss their book. To receive a free Genomics book club kit and to register for the author talk, visit: https://allofus.nnlm.gov/genomics-book-reading-club-kit

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MLA Graduate Student Virtual Conference Registration Award Announced!

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-03-15 20:08

The Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 (NNLM Region 5) is excited to announce a new student award to support graduate students’ interest in the field of medical librarianship and health information.

MLA Graduate Student Virtual Conference Registration Award: Up to 10 graduate students will receive a free registration code for the virtual 2022 Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting.  To apply you will need to complete a brief application, estimated to take 5-10 minutes. 

 

 

To be eligible students must meet both of the following criteria:

  • Current graduate student living in, or attending a graduate school located in, NNLM Region 5. Region 5  includes Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Hawai’i, and Pacific U.S. Associated Territories and Freely Associated States.
  • Current graduate student in Library and Information Science, Public Health, or related field. 

Application Deadline: Friday, March 25, 2022

This award supports the mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) which is to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and the public with equal access to biomedical and health information resources and data.

Questions? Contact nnlm@uw.edu 

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DataFlash: NEW!!! NNLM Data Ethics Course

PNR Dragonfly - Fri, 2022-03-11 12:42

The NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS) will be teaching a 4-part mini-course on the Ethical Considerations of Data.

This 4-part course provides an intellectual grounding for the recognition, analysis, and resolution of ethical issues, including but not limited to ethical problems in data visualization, data sharing, and data collection.

*   Due to limited space, please only register if you can attend all 4 sessions.

*   Dates for the sessions are: March 31st, April 7th, April 14th and April 21st

*   Each session is 2 hours long and will start at 10PT/11MT/12CT/1ET.

*   Learners who complete all 4 sessions will be eligible to receive 8 MLA CE Credits.

Registration is open now!!!

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Next NNLM Region 5 Listens – Membership: Reaching More People in More Ways

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-03-08 11:15

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Please join us for our NNLM Region 5 Listens Session on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT | 2:00 p.m. – 3:00pm AKDT | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. HST | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. SST (American Samoa) | March  16, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. ChST (Guam).

Our March discussion topic is Membership: Reaching More People in More Ways. Emily Hamstra, NNLM Region 5’s Outreach and Access Coordinator will give a short presentation on NNLM’s free membership and respond to your questions.

Registration is required to join the NNLM Region 5 Listens Session. Registration is free. Register here!

Please note: you must have a free NNLM User Account to Register for the Listens Session. Need help creating your account? Click here for easy-to-follow instructions.

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Consumer Health Minute: Kids Environment Kids Health

PNR Dragonfly - Sat, 2022-03-05 04:00

Climate change affects not only the planet but also our health. It’s in the news, social media, on TV and film, in books and might be a topic that kids want to know more about.

Your library may have kids seeking or asking for environmental health information for a school project or just for their own interest or perhaps you have a parent who wants to help their kids to understand climate change, how it affects them, and what they can do to help.

Kids Environment Kids Health is NIH National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) educational resource for not just kids but for parents and educators. Environmental Health A to Z resources from the NIH NIEHS

Activities, information, and lesson plans are geared for younger kids as well as teens and include brainteasers, puzzles, songs, science experiments, and more fun and engaging ways to learn about environmental health.

Topics provide information on a variety of environmental issues to better understand some include ways to help.

Lesson plans include either NIEHS material or links to authoritative agencies and organizations to provide quality supplemental materials to enhance teachers’ lesson plans as well as helpful to supplement a student’s own learning.

These resources can be highlighted at your library, at your school, or organization. No matter your age, these resources can be a more accessible way for anyone to learn more about the environment and its relation to health.

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NNLM Reading Club March 2022: Caring for Your Colon

PNR Dragonfly - Mon, 2022-02-28 20:00

The tragic death of Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer at age 43 stunned the world. Boseman, a prominent actor who was most known for his role as the ‘Black Panther’, had been secretly battling cancer for four years. His death from colon cancer at such a young age put a spotlight on the fact that colon cancer has been increasingly affecting younger adults over the past decade. (Naik et al., 2021) March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and, in light of this distressing trend, our featured topic is Caring for Your Colon.

Together, we can raise the nation’s awareness about caring for your colon and preventing colon cancer. The NNLM Reading Club has selected three helpful books to start the conversation:

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One Drop of Rain by Molly McMaster Morgoslepov l Where the Sun Don’t Shine by Barry Frost l Our Cancers by Dan O’Brien

Diagnosed with colon cancer at age 23, author and cancer survivor Molly McMaster Morgoslepov shares her incredible story and her motivation to do everything she can to help raise awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening and preventing colon cancer in One Drop of Rain: Creating a Wave of Colon Cancer Awareness.

Where the Sun Don’t Shine: Surviving Colon Cancer with Humor, Hope and Support is author Barry Frost’s memoir of surviving a Stage IV cancer journey. While he notes each person’s cancer journey is unique, he offers his story to help others find their own path.

Noted playwright Dan O’Brien shares his perspectives on life and living with the dual diagnoses of his wife’s breast cancer quickly followed by his own diagnosis of Stage IV colon cancer through Our Cancers, a collection of insightful and moving poems.

We encourage you to learn more about Caring for Your Colon by reading one of these books and discussing it in your book club. Visit NNLM Reading. Club: Caring for Your Colon to get started.

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Naik, H., Johnson, M. D. D., & Johnson, M. R. (2021). Internet Interest in Colon Cancer Following the Death of Chadwick Boseman: Infoveillance Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(6). https://doi.org/10.2196/27052The post NNLM Reading Club March 2022: Caring for Your Colon first appeared on Region 5 Blog.
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Work at A Public Library? Go to PLA 2022 with an NNLM Professional Development Award

PNR Dragonfly - Tue, 2022-02-22 14:46

Are you a librarian or library worker interested in improving health and digital health information services for your community? Do you want to connect with others who share similar goals? Apply for an NNLM All of Us PLA Professional Development Award! 

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us National Program is pleased to offer funding for up to twenty-five (25) public library workers to attend the Public Library Association (PLA) Conference taking place in Portland, Oregon March 23-25, 2022.   

Amount: Up to $3,000 

Number of Awards Available: Up to 25 

Application Deadline: End of Day, March 4th, 2022 

For More Information and To Applybit.ly/NNLMAwardPLA2022 

More questions? Email us at lib-nnlmallofus@uiowa.edu 

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