[mla-nynj] Helpful Webinars and Resources from NN/LM MAR

Harvey, Missy mjharvey at pitt.edu
Sun Oct 5 20:07:51 UTC 2014



Contents

*       Tornadoes, Chemical Spills, Flooding, Are You Prepared?  10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning

*       NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak

*       Ebola Outbreak:  Managing Health Information Resources

*       Project Tycho / Data for Health:  Open Access to Public Health Data (Boost Box session)

*       Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information:  Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians

*       CDC Ebola Microsite for Healthcare Workers


Tornadoes, Chemical Spills, Flooding, Are You Prepared?  10-Step Approach to Service Continuity Planning
Presenter:       Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Dates:               Wednesday, October 8 and Thursday, October 9, 2014 / 10-11:30 am (ET)
Where:             Online
Details:             http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=489

Summary:  The goals of the class are to raise awareness of the need for emergency preparedness, response planning, and to provide tools for enhancing preparedness for librarians.  Participants will learn how to conduct a basic risk assessment for their libraries, how to craft a basic emergency preparedness plan, strategies for continuing library services from off-site, and options for obtaining assistance, both web-based resources and through the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response structure.



Participants who attend the webinar will receive 5 MLA CEs.

NLM Information Resources for the 2014 Ebola Outbreak
The updated announcement from the National Library of Medicine features "Ebola Outbreak 2014:  Information Resources," the Emergency Access Initiative, Virus Variation: Ebolavirus Resource, PubMed, Disaster Lit, and MedlinePlus resources on Ebola: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/ebola_resources_2014.html
Ebola Outbreak:  Managing Health Information Resources
The 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak has resulted in an explosion of information on many aspects of managing the disease from a clinical and public health perspective.  This webinar will discuss the nature of information flow during an infectious disease outbreak, with a special focus on Ebola-related resources from the National Library of Medicine.
Thursday, October 9 / 1:30-2:30 pm (ET)
Presenter:  Cindy Love, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
To connect:  Log into the Adobe Connect session at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/disinfo.
Enter your name in the guest box and click "Enter Room."  A box should pop up asking for your phone number.  Enter your phone number and the system will call you.
For those who cannot use the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone:  Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790; Pass-Code: 745907
Project Tycho / Data for Health:  Open Access to Public Health Data (Boost Box session)
Presenter:   Wilbert van Panhuis, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh

Date / Time:  Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / Noon - 1 pm (ET)

Where:            https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

                          Online / No Registration Required


Summary:  The Project TychoTM team aims to provide open access to public health data from around the world.  Currently, the database contains the entire 125 year history of U.S. weekly nationally notifiable disease surveillance reports.  All these data are freely available to the public through an easy-to-use online interface<http://www.tycho.pitt.edu>.  Oftentimes, restricted access to public health data limits opportunities for scientific discovery and technological innovation.  The Project Tycho(tm) team is continuously engaging in new partnerships with scientists, funding, and public health agencies around the world to add or connect new historical and current datasets to the system.  New datasets include global dengue surveillance data and Chikungunya data<http://www.tycho.pitt.edu/dev/> for Latin America.

The Project Tycho team is collaborating with international partners from a large variety of scientific disciplines to create innovative analytical approaches to add value to public health data.  Analytics range from creative data visualizations to reveal population level patterns of disease spread that help to understand disease causality leading to better control strategies.  Currently, about 1,300 people from around the world have registered for free to use Project Tycho data and over 17,000 users have visited the website since the launch in November last year.  Project Tycho data are used for research, for student theses, dissertations, and homework, for teaching, and for public advocacy.  We are excited to present this new resource for the advancement of science and population health.
Fighting Ebola and Infectious Diseases with Information:  Resources and Search Skills Can Arm Librarians
Recent outbreaks across the globe and in the U.S. have made us all aware of potential public health impacts of infectious disease.  Librarians find themselves assisting their users in finding credible information sources on topics such as Ebola, Chikungunya and pandemic influenza.  Tune into this presentation by librarians at the National Library of Medicine on how to find and share reliable information.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 / 2-3:00 pm (ET)
Sponsored by the Libraries and E-Government (Lib2Gov) project of the Information Policy and Access Center, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland.
Presenters:  Elizabeth Norton and Siobhan Champ-Blackwell, Disaster Information Management Research Center, National Library of Medicine
Free registration required:  http://ter.ps/infecdisease
For more about Lib2Gov:  http://www.lib2gov.org/
CDC Ebola Microsite for Healthcare Workers
CDC has created an Ebola microsite, a collection of selected web pages, that can be embedded within any website.  With a simple embed code, a hospital, health system, library, or health department website administrator can pull in a collection of dozens of CDC pages, a news feed, and a Twitter feed featuring the most current Ebola content, guidance and resources for healthcare practitioners.
The content is updated by CDC and requires no updating by the host website.  The embed code for this microsite is available in CDC's new syndication site, the Public Health Media Library, https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/.  The Library offers the microsite as well as 60+ Ebola HTML web pages.  Images, infographics, videos, and other media are also being added.  Instructions, guides to syndicating materials, and access to technical support are readily available on the site.
Sent to you by....
Renae Barger
Michelle Burda
Lydia Collins
Kate Flewelling
Missy Harvey
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
    Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261

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