Action Health Partners Technology Improvement Award
Action Health Partners in Wenatchee, Washington received a Technology Improvement Award from the NNLM PNR to improve their website in order to provide greater information on and access to AHP services, and better engage and build relationships with volunteers and donors. Here is a report of their project from Paige Bartholomew, Network Support Services Program Coordinator. Increasing Service Access and Building Relationships Through a Website Update In 2018, Action Health Partners underwent an organizational rebrand process when the current organizational services no longer aligned with the original charter. Since the rebr...
Source: Dragonfly - April 27, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Blog News from Network Members News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Technology Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 13, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (R...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

NLM Awards 2021-2026 Regional Medical Library Cooperative Agreements
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has awarded a new five-year cooperative agreement grant to the University of Washington (UW) Health Sciences Library to lead the NNLM Regional Medical Library (RML) Region 5 serving a six-state region including Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States. Region 5 is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), which will include 7 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) as of May 1, 2021. The core mission of the NNLM is to improve access to the highest level of evidence-based health information, with ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

We Can Do This! COVID-19 Public Education Campaign Resources
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services We Can Do This COVID-19 public education campaign is a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing. You’re invited to support the effort by joining the COVID-19 Community Corps. As a member, you’ll receive timely, accurate information to share with your communities, family, friends, and neighbors. By encouraging them to get vaccinated, you’ll help protect them – and allow all of us to safely gather togethe...
Source: Dragonfly - April 9, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michele Spatz Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health public library Source Type: news

Important Information about your NNLM.gov Profile – Take action by April 30th!
Due to upcoming system upgrades on nnlm.gov, your current transcript of NNLM classes will not be available after Friday, April 30th, 2021. Your NNLM Class Transcript lists all NNLM classes you have registered for since December 2016. If you want to keep a copy of the classes you’ve taken over the past 5 years, follow these steps to download a copy: Log into your nnlm.gov account (bottom right of page) Scroll down to ‘My Profile’ (bottom right of page) Click “’View Profile’ Print or save the webpage, or copy and paste it into an editing software of your choice. After Friday, April 30th&...
Source: Dragonfly - April 7, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Hamstra Tags: News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: April 6, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: Understanding End-of-Life Matters Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off…read the post to see the book selections Professional Development: NNLM CE Opportunities: NNLM offers training on a variety of topics related to health information. A complete listing of NNLM educational opportunities is available. Please note you need to create an NNLM ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 6, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

Understanding End-of-Life Matters
It’s difficult to talk about, even scary. Important things usually are. And deciding what to do about that transition between life and death – how to make it more comfortable, what to do afterwards – is so very important, to our loved ones and ourselves. It involves issues not only of health, but of spirituality, compassion and trust. Whether your focus of concern is on a family member or yourself, this April the NNLM Reading Club suggests three books that may help with your understanding of end-of-life matters and those conversations you probably have been putting off. The Unwinding of the Miracle by Jul...
Source: Dragonfly - April 1, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michele Spatz Tags: All of Us Blog Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM Public Libraries NNLM reading Club public library Source Type: news

PNR Weekly Digest: March 30, 2021
Items regarding COVID-19 information are indicated with an * In the Dragonfly: *NNLM Covid-19 Symposium. Keynote Speakers Announced. Registration is Open The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and shar...
Source: Dragonfly - March 30, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: PNR Weekly Digest Source Type: news

NNLM Covid-19 Symposium. Keynote Speakers Announced. Registration is Open.
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is excited to announce a new, free virtual symposium focused on addressing the COVID-19 infodemic in our communities. The NNLM Virtual Symposium: Responding to the COVID-19 Infodemic is an opportunity to address misinformation and mistrust, raise awareness about the pandemic, and efforts to combat it. Symposium attendees can expect to come away from the 2-day experience with a better understanding of COVID-19 and share strategies and programs to engage with your community. HOW DO I REGISTER? Free registration is now open on the symposium website: https://nnlm.vfairs.co...
Source: Dragonfly - March 26, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: News from NNLM PNR Weekly Digest Public Health Source Type: news

Coming Soon: New Regional Medical Libraries Designations 2021-2026
Last June, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) published the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the 2021-2026 Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs), the central component of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM).  Health sciences libraries submitted proposal applications in September.  An official announcement from the NLM regarding the new RMLs is forthcoming. The start date for the new Cooperative Agreement is May 1, 2021. The RMLs carry out regional and national programs in support of the mission to provide U.S. researchers, health professionals, public health workforce, educators, and ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: News from NLM News from NNLM Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous and Midday at the Oasis webinar
We are excited to be collaborating with our sister region, Pacific Southwest Region, to combine our monthly webinars this month to provide a wonderful session we believe you will find informative and useful. Session title: What to do After You Take a Data Course Presenter: Margaret Henderson, Librarian at San Diego State University. Margaret has presented and written on many library topics over the years, and wrote the book, Data Management: A Practical Guide for Librarians (2016, Rowman & Littlefield). Summary: There are many online and in-person courses available for librarians to learn about research data manag...
Source: Dragonfly - January 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science Training & Education Source Type: news

Have a Healthy New Year
Every new year we begin with the resolution to exercise, to diet, to have piece of mind- to be healthier. In books stores and public libraries, exercise and diet books and other media fly off the shelf. Gyms and health studios become crowded with new members. An array of exercise equipment is purchased or brought out from storage. And the kitchen pantry and refrigerator is suddenly cleared of junk food and filled with fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s an annual tradition. Want some cheaper tools and tips? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government and organizations provide a variety of freely availa...
Source: Dragonfly - January 3, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health exercise fitness nutrition Source Type: news

Data Flash: Some Reading About Library Responses To Research Mandates
Self-promotion–we all are called upon to do it at some time or another.  And my time has arrived!  This post is to let you know that if you’re interested in reading about research mandates, from funders, institutions and publishers, there’s a new book chapter that’s just been come out, by me and Virginia Commonwealth University’s Research Data Librarian Nina Exner.   The title is “Responding to Change: Reinventing Librarian Identities in the Age of Research Mandates” and it appears in the volume Challenging the “Jacks of All Trades but Masters of None” Li...
Source: Dragonfly - December 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science News From NNLM PNR change management funders institutions librarian roles publishers research data research mandates Source Type: news

Happy Holidays!
The NNLM Pacific Northwest Region staff… Wish you all a safe and healthy holiday season! Tania, Cathy, Ann, Carolyn, Maddie, Malakai, Michele (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - December 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

Thoughts on Health and the All of Us Research Program
Every year around this time, I think about my health. Yes, it’s the holidays and everything is festive and bright, but it’s also the season when I typically schedule my annual health visits. And, to be honest, the news from these visits hasn’t always been something to celebrate. I’ve learned that health – and conversely ill-health – are deeply personal attributes, uniquely different for each and every one of us. I’ve found, too, that my family health history can influence everything from the health screenings my doctor orders to the diseases or conditions I’m susceptible to, ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michele Spatz Tags: All of Us Blog Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

PNR Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to invite applications for a new funding opportunity to support health science library partnership projects. Applications will be reviewed on a first come, first serve basis until January 11, 2019.  Check this out if you want funding support to partner on research and data projects or events within a performance period ending September 30, 2019. Also, funding from Year 3 of our grant is still available to support assessment and planning; or mini-outreach awards. Applications will be considered anytime until March 1, 2019, and your  award can be approved for a no-cost extension u...
Source: Dragonfly - December 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Blog Funding News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

Holiday Meals and Food Allergies/Special Diets
Are you planning your holiday menus for when your friends and families are gathering during the holiday season?  It can be fun to plan what foods and beverages to serve until Cousin Bill states he is no longer eating gluten, your best friend is lactose intolerant, your boss is vegan, Grandma is diabetic, and your nephew announces he is bringing his roommate who has specific religious dietary restrictions. Suddenly menu planning becomes a challenge that seem insurmountable. Providing a fun festive gathering includes being a hospitable one as well. Letting your guests know they are welcome and that you are considerate ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health dietary restrictions diets food allergies Source Type: news

Tis the Season to … Spit?!
Guess what one of the most popular gifts purchased was during the 2017 holiday season?  Direct-to-consumer genetic tests. Yes, apparently a lot of spitting happened around that time or at least required it for discovering something about one’s health and ancestry.  These kits have been featured on celebrity shows, the news, and one particular brand was even on Oprah’s list of Favorite Things. Most likely it will continue to be a popular item this holiday season particularly with discounted prices and appealing (and rather aggressive) advertising directed at those wanting to know more about themse...
Source: Dragonfly - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health genetics genomics Source Type: news

Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service -webinar
Our next PNR Rendezvous webinar is: The Essentials of Marketing Your Interlibrary Loan Service Marketing a new library service is expected. Marketing a service that no one is using is expected. But what about interlibrary loan, which is an existing service that, statistically, patrons are already using? Should a library waste money, resources, and staff time to market interlibrary loan? Yes! Marketing interlibrary loan can teach patrons how to use the service more effectively and can introduce new users to the service. But currently, there is very little literature on the subject. Marketing other library services is writte...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Data Flash: Wikidata, RDM and Librarians
You’ve heard of Wikipedia, but are you familiar with Wikidata? What about WikiCite? If you are interested to hear more, join us as we host Wikidata expert and librarian Katie Mika, from the University of Colorado Boulder!  In this hour-long webinar, she will “introduce the WikiCite initiative (to build a database of open citations to support free and computational access to bibliographic metadata) and will identify simple, high impact ways for librarians to get involved. As experts in the intersection of bibliographic metadata, information discovery, and interdisciplinary research, librarians are a tremend...
Source: Dragonfly - November 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Technology Training & Education metadata research data managment wikicite wikidata Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous – focuses on the National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibits
Has your library, institution, or organization considered hosting a National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit but were unsure as to what was involved? Perhaps you noticed the lengthy wait list for several of the exhibits? The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session is hosting staff from the NLM Exhibition Program who will be providing some information about an opportunity to host an exhibit. In addition, until December 15, 2018, NNLM PNR network members are invited to sign up to host an NLM exhibit, for a 6-week booking period of your first or second choice from January 2019 through April 2021. Learn more about this oppo...
Source: Dragonfly - November 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM News From NNLM PNR Public Libraries Source Type: news

TOMORROW/NOVEMBER 7! Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon on Women ’ s Health – Join Us!
In case you haven’t heard, the NNLM’s second Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, focusing on Women’s Health, is happening tomorrow!  We really hope you will join us, as an editor, learner, observer, cheerleader, or whatever role fits for you.  (If you want to edit, be sure to sign up for a Wikipedia account if you don’t have one, and if you want to tweet, the hashtag is #citenlm2018 ) As an extra inducement, during the shift hosted by the NNLM-PNR, 3-5 PM Pacific Time, we will feature Wikipedian Monika Sengul-Jones.  We’re all lucky to have her as a knowledgeable,  energetic, generous, ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NNLM News From NNLM PNR Public Health Technology Training & Education Edit-a-thon Wikipedia women's health Source Type: news

“ Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn ” traveling exhibit coming from the NLM to the UW Health Sciences Library!
As you may know, the University of Washington Health Sciences Library (HSL) is the location of the Pacific Northwest region of the NNLM.  Starting today (through December 22), it will also be hosting the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit titled, “Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn”.  We are so excited to present this vibrant and trend-setting event! Graphic medicine uses the graphic novel or comic format as a way to provide information and tell stories of illness and health; this exhibit (curated by graphic artist Ellen Forney) consists of 6 banners which will be displayed i...
Source: Dragonfly - November 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health K-12 News from NLM Training & Education comics and medicine david lasky ellen forney graphic medicine traveling exhibit university of washington health sciences library Source Type: news

NLM Traveling Exhibits – An Opportunity for PNR Network Members
The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collection and health information resources of the National Library of Medicine. In a new initiative, several NLM exhibitions are being made available exclusively to NNLM member organizations. These exhibitions are designed to engage diverse audiences about a variety of topics in the history of medicine. Lesson plans and other resources are included in the online content of each exhibit. Until December 15, 2018, NNLM PNR members are invited to sign up to host an exh...
Source: Dragonfly - November 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Blog Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

Reading is Healthy! Introducing the NNLM Reading Club
Book Clubs or reading groups are a staple of library outreach and literacy efforts. People gather to discuss Oprah’s picks or the New York Times’ Best Sellers to socially engage with literature and current events. To help grow health literacy, the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network announces the launch of the NNLM Reading Club. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs by celebrating important National Health Observances through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection...
Source: Dragonfly - November 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michele Spatz Tags: All of Us Blog Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Libraries book club kit public library reading club Source Type: news

Data Flash: RIP PubMed Health
This is not exactly a data post, but, the loss of a trusted source for clinical effectiveness research will have its effects on the dataverse.  PubMed Health is being discontinued as of this coming Wednesday.  As any of my colleagues can tell you, I’m taking the loss of PubMed Health hard– I loved showing it to people at various conferences, and using it myself– I found it a wonderful mid-point between MedlinePlus.gov and PubMed.gov, and it also had some great methodology resources and a glossary.  All of its content will be findable in other ways though! In thinking about how to proceed in...
Source: Dragonfly - October 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Public Health clinical effectiveness PubMed Health PubMed.gov search skills Source Type: news

The Winding Career Path of One Medical Librarian
As many of us know, it’s medical librarian month, and a colleague said to me, “You’ve had a pretty winding career path— you should write a post about it!”  So, here goes… My first medical librarian connection wasn’t officially as a librarian at all, but as the data request epidemiologist for Public Health – Seattle & King County.  People from all walks of life and for all sorts of purposes would contact me to get help with finding data… and those consultations included teaching, consulting, exploring, and sometimes a lot of laughter.  From the gentl...
Source: Dragonfly - October 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog career consumer health medical librarian Medical Librarians Month outreach Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program- webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous session will feature a current National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow, Shannon Sheridan. Shannon is currently in the optional second year of the program and is working at the Hahnemann Library at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Shannon will be giving an overview of the NLM Associate Fellowship Program as well as telling us about her own experience. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program originally began as the NLM Internship Program in 1957 and have a brief hiatus, it was renamed the NLM Associate Fellowship Program in 1966. Fellows work at the National Library of Medicine which is located o...
Source: Dragonfly - October 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NNLM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Announcing NNLM PNR funding support to attend ALA Midwinter preconference on Health Equity and Health Literacy
The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services, the Public Library Association, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region are pleased to host the preconference Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA on January 25, 2019 from 9am to noon at the Washington State Convention Center.  This highly informative and interactive preconference will explore interventions and practices that contribute to reducing health disparities and promote health equity. Through insightful presentations, self-reflection...
Source: Dragonfly - October 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Funding Source Type: news

October is Health Literacy Month!
It’s October – Health Literacy month. We’ve still much work ahead to improve how we deliver actionable health information for the nine out of ten U.S. adults who struggle to understand it. We know health literacy is complex and multi-faceted. It involves demands by the healthcare system which often surpass people’s ability to comprehend and appropriately respond to those demands in order to support personal well-being. This month is a good reminder that low health literacy has real-world consequences, since it’s well documented that individuals with low health literacy suffer poorer ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Michele Spatz Tags: All of Us Blog Funding Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances News From NNLM PNR Public Libraries Source Type: news

Data Flash: Who doesn ’t love going to the fair?
In this case, a free, online DATA FAIR!  Next week, October 1 through 5, ICPSR (the international data consortium/data archive/data education and research organization) will be holding the 2018 ICPSR Data Fair .  The number of offerings is impressive, and there’s enough variety that there’s something for everyone—diversity and inclusion, training, sharing, tools, and more.  You register for each session individually (but don’t forget the Tweetchats!).   Best of all, no costs for registration or travel! And, if online learning and participation is appealing, you might al...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science Training & Education data fair online education open access Source Type: news

“ Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles ” Guest Essay
One of the more popular courses we at the NNLM offer is called “Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles“.  This nation-wide course “explains the role big data plays in clinical patient outcomes, explains current/potential roles in which librarians are supporting big data initiatives, and illustrates the fundamentals of big data from a systems perspective”.  The assignments in the course build over the nine weeks until the participants can use them as the basis for a final essay.  The essays are really wonderful thought-pieces both about how librarians can enter the big data w...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Data Science big data EHR Patricia Brennan Source Type: news

Building Trust in Biomedical Research- upcoming PNR Rendezvous
Understanding research isn’t always easy and often there is a disconnect between the research being done and how that applies to healthcare and to us as individuals. For some, trust in biomedical research can be tenuous but it is critically important that we, the public, know the science and become informed. Join us for our next PNR Rendezvous webinar to learn what one regional organization is doing as they work towards building public trust in biomedical research. When: Wednesday September 19, 1:00pm PT, noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT PNR Rendezvous session title: Community Conversations that Build Trust in Biomedical Resea...
Source: Dragonfly - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Training & Education science literacy Source Type: news

STDs on the Rise
Recently the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported the dramatic increase of sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S.  In fact, for the fourth year in a row the numbers have continued to rise. Among the rise, specific sexually transmitted diseases include: gonorrhea has been diagnosed in 555,608 cases in preliminary 2017 data (an increase of 67%  from 2013) syphilis has been diagnosed in 30,644 cases (an increase of 76% from 2013) chlamydia was reported with more than 1.7 million cases in 2017 These three diseases can be treated with antibiotics but gonorrhea has become antibiotic resist...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities for Public Libraries
The NNLM PNR is pleased to request proposals for a new round of funding opportunities for projects involving public libraries.  NNLM PNR public library member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are eligible to apply. If your organization is not currently a member, it’s easy to join! Proposals submitted by Wednesday, October 10, 2018 will receive fullest consideration. If you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than Wednesday, September 19. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu. For information on writing a proposal, watch t...
Source: Dragonfly - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

September is National Preparedness Month
and provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills − such as CPR and first aid, check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadeos. Make sure to consider the costs associated with disasters and save for an emergency. Also, know how to take practical safety steps like shutting off water and gas. Ready.gov has provided weekly themes&...
Source: Dragonfly - August 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness Health Observances Public Health disaster preparedness Source Type: news

Data Flash: Hospital or academic or data-interested librarian? 2 opportunities for data-related training, free!
Whether you’re in a hospital or academic or research center or other data-related setting, take a look at these two amazing training opportunities—there’s something for everyone!  And they’re free! 1) “Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health” When we did our regional data needs assessment last year, many of you who are hospital librarians said that you wanted to be able to “speak IT”; in other words, to know more about data standards such as UMLS, SNOMED CT, and more. Well, here’s your chance!  This interactive...
Source: Dragonfly - August 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Data Science News from NNLM Technology data standards IT research data management Source Type: news

Happy Birthday National Park Service!
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the National Park Service Act and thus created the National Park Service. The parks system includes over 400 areas which includes national parks, monuments, military parks, battlefields, historical parks, historical sites, lakeshores, seashores, recreation areas, scenic rivers and trails, and even the White House. Every year, millions of people visit the these areas and last year’s top 10 most visited national parks included 2 in the PNR region: Olympic National Park and Glacier National Park.  Both these and other designated areas that are part of the Nat...
Source: Dragonfly - August 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Observances exercise Source Type: news

Back to School Readiness- College Health
Many young adults are preparing to enter college. It is an exciting time where they can meet new friends and gain new experiences. For many, it is a step towards becoming independent and learning life skills. However, most are probably not thinking about their health. Providing some information resources with tips is one way to prepare students. Both the CDC and MedlinePlus offer information and links to topics such as: Eating health in the dining hall Preventing sexual assault Depression Managing stress Sexual health College health services Alcohol and other substances are sometimes a first experience in college. Many s...
Source: Dragonfly - August 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health college health Source Type: news

Upcoming Webinar on Clinical and Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Many of your patrons may have an interest or even have had a clinical genetic test or done a direct to consumer genetic test. The next PNR Rendezvous session is an opportunity to learn more about both clinical and consumer genetic tests regarding health. When: Wednesday, August 15 starting at Noon, Alaska Time, 1:00pm PT, 2:00pm MT Session title: Genetic Testing in the Era of Genomic Sequencing Summary: This presentation will include information on current genetic testing and genetic counseling practices, with a focus on the implementation of new sequencing technologies into clinical medicine. Implications and ethical cons...
Source: Dragonfly - August 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education genetics genomics Source Type: news

Data Flash: “Storage Wars”
You may have seen the feature on the front page of our website, “Where in the World are the PNR Coordinators?” But, we don’t always report back on our travels!  So, here is a quick view of a conference I attended on behalf of the NNLM-PNR, that took place in Bozeman, MT last month, called “Open Repositories 2018”.  What is an open repository?  I like this definition from the “Repositories Support Project”: “A digital repository is a mechanism for managing and storing digital content. Repositories can be subject or institutional in their focus. Putting content i...
Source: Dragonfly - July 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: Blog Data Science News From NNLM PNR Technology Training & Education Bozeman conference Data_Science open repositories Source Type: news

Multnomah County Library Community Health Outreach Award
The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon received a Community Health Outreach Award from the NNLM PNR to pilot the use of health information kiosks, aimed at people who are experiencing houselessness in Multnomah County. Here is a report of their project from Steph Miller, Programming Librarian — Technology and Workforce Development. Increasing Access to Credible Health Information for Public Library Patrons Experiencing Houselessness People who are experiencing houselessness come to public libraries to find information and to use the internet. According to local studies in Multnomah County, Oregon, 57 perce...
Source: Dragonfly - July 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members Public Libraries Source Type: news

NIH News in Health
The July 2018 issue of NIH News in Health is now available. In this issue, information about preparing for menopause and acne are highlighted. In addition, readers will learn about: the new National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health app, HerbList diet and hearing loss a program for those 60 and older to quit smoking Anyone can subscribe and access NIH News in Health. The information contained in this monthly publication is for anyone but especially the public with practical news and tips that are based on NIH (National Institutes of Health) research. Individuals can subscribe to receive this monthly newslet...
Source: Dragonfly - July 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH Source Type: news

DataFlash: Staying Informed
Big data and research data management are evolving quickly and it can be challenging to keep up with developments in the field. Social media is a great way to keep track and to ask questions of colleagues, researchers, and vendors. Below are several links worth checking out… CANLIB-DATA is a listserv for issues related to research data in Canadian libraries, with more than 350 subscribers. DataCure “is a Google group of librarians and information professionals whose members have significant roles or responsibilities in providing services in managing or curating research data. Datacure exists to provide a safe ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to request proposals for a new round of funding opportunities! NNLM PNR member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington are eligible to apply. If your organization is not currently a member, it’s easy to join! Proposals submitted by August 15, 2018 will receive fullest consideration. If you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than July 25. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu. Here are brief descriptions and links to detailed information about current funding opportunities: Community Health Outreach Awar...
Source: Dragonfly - June 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Cathy Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NNLM PNR Source Type: news

Feedback for PubMed
PubMed Labs is an experimental site being used to test new technologies, features, and directions for PubMed. It’s also a way to offer feedback to the National Library of Medicine for PubMed 2.0, which will be released in December 2018. PubMed Labs, which consists of all the records found in PubMed, is being used to test new and different features as well as including existing features in its interface. The goal is to improve user experience, and additional features are being added all the time. PubMed Labs includes a new search algorithm that uses machine learning to more accurately find the best matches. There are ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

June PNR Rendezvous webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar is coming up. Session title: Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets Presenter: Bas de Veer, Bio-Medical Informatics Services Manager for UW Medicine IT Services When: Wednesday, June 20 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making. But great secondary use of this data is research. This webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets. Registration is encouraged but no...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science Training & Education Source Type: news

June PNR Rendezvous webinar next week
The next PNR Rendezvous monthly webinar is coming up. Session title: Unlocking the Potential of De-identified Clinical Datasets Presenter: Bas de Veer, Bio-Medical Informatics Services Manager for UW Medicine IT Services When: Wednesday, June 20 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm MT Healthcare systems generate a ton of data on a daily basis. The primary purpose of this data is billing and clinical decision making. But great secondary use of this data is research. This webinar will discuss the potential uses, best practices and common hurdles of de-identified clinical datasets. Registration is encouraged but no...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Science Training & Education Source Type: news

Professional Development Opportunities from the PNR
The NNLM PNR supports the professional development of its Network Members in several ways, including: PNR Rendezvous PNR Professional Development Lending Library MLA Webinars PNR Professional Development Awards In addition to our popular PNR Rendezvous, which is a monthly webinar series presented focusing on various topics such as health, research, resources, librarianship, and technology for attendees to incorporate into their work, The NNLM PNR also provides other educational opportunities. The Professional Development Lending Library is a collection of books on topics of interest to medical librarians. Topics included...
Source: Dragonfly - June 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2018
Do you produce any digital content that is consumed by other humans? (I’m guessing yes.) You should, if you don’t already, consider how you can make it more universally usable! If you work for a university, you are likely already required to adhere to these standards or something similar. There are a lot of design techniques and standards in place to help make all sorts of digital content types accessible to people with a great diversity of abilities and disabilities. Earlier this month, I attended some presentations at the University of Washington as part of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). Every yea...
Source: Dragonfly - May 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Accessibility Blog Technology Source Type: news