News and Notes 534 October 19
In October, National Medical Librarians Month, medical and health sciences librarians are recognized, including the information professionals working at NARIC; NIDILRR/ACL is sponsoring virtual match-making sessions for stakeholders to share information, discuss common research interests, and find partners for research collaborations; This Just In... presents a study exploring the experience of older adults aging in place with long-term mobility disabilities regarding everyday activitiy challenges and strategies to maintain their independence; the Learning and Working During the Transition to Adulthood Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (Transitions ACR) publishes two infocomics about Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and steps in transition planning, Adulting Shorts: The "TEA" on IEPs Part 1 & 2; research on disability and health from several NIDILRR-funded projects featured in Disability and Health, the October 2022 issue of the journal Health Affairs; co-investigator at the National Research Center for Parents with Disabilities to receive the Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association (APHA); NARIC is recruiting participants for stakeholder interviews to understand the information needs of the community; the US Access Board is seeking public comments on accessibility related to various types of self-service transaction machines (SSTMs).
October is National Medical Librarians Month! Medical and health sciences librarians are information professionals who have special knowledge in quality health information resources. They help health professionals, practitioners, and researchers stay up to date on the latest information in their field. Health sciences librarians also help practitioners find reliable and understandable information resources to share with their patients. Some research teams include a medical or health sciences librarian, who can partner on literature searches, preparing and editing journal submissions, and drafting plain language research summaries for the public. As the main library housing the history of NIDILRR-funded research literature, we are very proud to partner with and support the researchers, developers, and knowledge translation professionals in the NIDILRR community and the wider disability and rehabilitation community. If we can be of any assistance to your research team, contact our librarians today!