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Love Your Data Week, Day 3: All ’s FAIR in Love and Data Management
Welcome to day three of Love Your Data Week 2017! Today’s topic is Good Data Examples. What makes data “good” or “well managed?”  The Fair Data Principles: Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability are a good place to start.  Published by Mark Wilkinson and his colleagues in 2016, these principles “put specific emphasis on enhancing the ability of machines to automatically find and use the data, in addition to supporting its reuse by individuals.” 1A brief description of the principles, excerpted from Wilkinson’s article, explains: To be Findable...
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week!
Welcome to Love Your Data Week 2017!  This “5-day international event to help researchers take better care of their data” has participants from all over the United States and also abroad, with everyone posting and tweeting about data (best practices, resources, etc.).  The PNR will be posting on our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as here on the Dragonfly blog, about data issues and trends you may want to know about, whether or not you work directly with researchers. Today’s topic is “Documenting, Describing and Defining Data” and we are pleased to re-post a behind-the-scenes loo...
Source: Dragonfly - February 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15 (this session is cancelled)
We apologize, but this webinar session is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances for speaker. When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous is February 15
When: Wednesday February 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Session Title: “Library, Family, Primary Care and Community Collaboration for Young Children” Learn how to join the webinar at  https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar session where Kate Orville who is the Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (MHPP) housed at the University of Washington’s Center on Human Development and Disability. Learn how primary health care providers and cli...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

American Heart Month and Black History Month
Currently the Seattle Art Museum is hosting the exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series. This celebrated exhibit, which brings all 60 of Lawrence’s paintings from this series together, is collectively owned by both The Phillips Collection and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It marks Lawrence’s 100th birthday who also held a tenured professor position at the University of Washington in 1971 and retired in 1986. Lawrence’s iconic collection, utilizes both images and words to chronicle the exodus from the rural South to the industrialized North between the first and second World Wars. Man...
Source: Dragonfly - February 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

All of Us Research Program Announces Funding Opportunity for Community Partners
An announcement regarding the Precision Medicine Initiative All of Us Research Program which may be of interest to public and medical libraries who could be eligible partners. Please note scheduled informational webinar on February 10, 9:00 – 10:00am PT. Register The National Institutes of Health has announced a new opportunity for organizations interested in helping engage volunteers in the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. This funding opportunity, open to national and regional organizations, as well as local community groups, will support activities to promote enrollment and r...
Source: Dragonfly - February 6, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NIH News from NLM Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

New Moodle Class Regarding Genetics and Health
Were you unable to make it to the in-person classes of, “We’re Way Past Peas: Uses of Genetic Information to Understand Human Health and Guide Health Care Decision Making”? Now it is available as a Moodle class where attendees can work asynchronously during the month of March. The class consist of four topics such as learning some of the principles of genetics and how it is used in health care and consumer information which includes direct-to-consumer testing, the Precision Medicine Initiative and more. The class also includes a webinar portion where the instructors will demonstrate resourc...
Source: Dragonfly - February 2, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Women ’ s Health and Health for All
What an amazing day January 21, 2017 was with a Women’s March in every state in the country and to even have other countries join in solidarity with their own marches! Having a day to remember women and men as well as those who are disenfranchised, under-represented and under-served and to recognize the importance of the voices of many is one of the reasons that made this march significant. The health inequities and health disparities experienced by many in this country call us to constantly work toward what is right. The National Library of Medicine resources are authoritative and freely available. MedlinePlus ...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Professional development opportunity- “ Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work ”
The Inland Northwest Health Science Libraries group, in collaboration with libraries at Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and area hospitals is bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries workshop, Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit to Gonzaga University in Spokane on Monday, April 10th, 2017. Research data management (RDM) has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management servi...
Source: Dragonfly - January 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM Announces Two New Appointments in Library Operations!
National Library of Medicine Associate Director for Library Operations Joyce Backus has announced the appointment of Amanda J. Wilson as Head of the National Network Coordinating Office (NNCO); and the appointment of Mark Ziomek as Chief, Public Services Division, both in NLM Library Operations. Ms. Wilson will lead the office responsible for coordinating NLM’s nationwide program designed to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing access to biomedical and health information for both health professionals and the public. Eight Regional Medical Libraries and five National Offices lead...
Source: Dragonfly - January 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Update is the next PNR Rendezvous webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous session is a chance for those who may not be familiar with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to be introduced to their regional office, the Pacific Northwest Region or more commonly referred to as the PNR. It can be a bit confusing especially because we promote and feature the resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). For those of you familiar with the NN/LM PNR we will be updating you about some of the changes that have been occurring at the NN/LM and NLM as well as our own regional office.     In this ...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

2017 Comics and Medicine Conference
The 2017 Comics & Medicine Conference, to be held in Seattle June 15-17, is accepting proposals, due January 30. The conference is free to attend and will take place at the Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle. The conference theme is Access Points. Participants are invited to consider accessibility as a crucial aspect linking comics and health. Comics — a medium broadly characterized as “accessible” because of its ability to reach diverse audiences and to provide a platform for marginalized voices — can make visible and reflect upon the urgent subject of health access. Comics&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Data Science for Social Good Summer Program ­
­ The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit. Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research p...
Source: Dragonfly - December 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Training & Education Source Type: news

NN/LM National Evaluation Center ’ s Favorite Things
This is reposted from the National Evaluation Center (NEO)’s blog, NEO Shop Talk: https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2016/12/21/my-favorite-things-2016-spoiler-alert-includes-cats/ My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats) by Cindy Olney During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers. Art Exhibits There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first,  Information is Beautiful , has wonderful e...
Source: Dragonfly - December 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL)
This is a guest post from Emily Patridge, Assistant Director of Clinical Research and Data Services, TRAIL Program Manager, University of Washington Health Sciences Library. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. In early December 2016, the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Library, in partnership with the Institute of Translational Health Sciences (ITHS), UW Medicine Research Information Technology (RIT), and the Pacific Northwest Region of the National Network of National Libraries of Medicine (PNR), launched an exciting new initiative, the Translational Researc...
Source: Dragonfly - December 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Data News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

The Importance of Flexibility
This is a guest post from Kathryn Kane, Health Sciences Outreach Librarian. It originally appeared in her blog, Adventures in Library Land: My Travels Through the World of Professional Librarianship. We welcome guest posts in Dragonfly. Please contact Patricia Devine if interested. My position as a Health Sciences Outreach Librarian is entirely new, so I am able to design my work approach as I go along. I love that freedom, but as I’ve said before, it can also be challenging because I am essentially making things up as I go along. Sometimes my initial approach is successful, and sometimes it misses the mark. Over the...
Source: Dragonfly - December 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

New website for the NN/LM PNR
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine website has a new look! Check out the newly redesigned  PNR web site here. The new site has an updated look and responsive design. For an overview of key feature changes and updates, visit this site. Please note that one major change is a new class registration system which requires obtaining an NN/LM account prior to registration. Tutorials for these new procedures are included on the overview page. More information is available on the NN/LM National Training Office blog. Future NN/LM PNR classes and webinars will be utilizing this new registration system, and we will sen...
Source: Dragonfly - December 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar December 14
When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time, Noon –  1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time “Full Circle: Update on an Integrated EBM Instructional Model for First and Second Year Medical Students” This webinar will be an update regarding the progress finalizing the EBM module created for 1st and 2nd year Integrated Case Studies classes of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. Discussed will be the “healing effects” of standardized assignments and grading rubrics, improvements to the quarter-to-quarter flow and consequent reductions in workload (t...
Source: Dragonfly - December 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Updated Online CE ’s Now Available for the Disaster Information Specialization
From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC): Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish! The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Informatio...
Source: Dragonfly - December 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

National Influenza Vaccination Week
What is the best way to reduce the risk of the flu? That’s right, getting the flu vaccine is the easiest and best way to prevent the flu and its complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months and older should receive an annual flu shot. Some people are at greater risk of flu related complications than others. This includes children younger than age 5 and adults 65 and older. Those who have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, liver disease, and blood disorders. Go to the CDC to see the full list of ages and health issues of those who are at increas...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Health Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
Remember, Dec. 31 is the deadline for MLA’s Medical Librarian’s Month contest! October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may reques...
Source: Dragonfly - November 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap
Join us in the new Translational Research and Information Lab (TRAIL) Idea Incubator Space on the second floor of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to watch the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) online Webinar, “Research Data Management Best Practices and REDCap.” The one hour webinar starts at 11:00 am Pacific Time on December 7, 2016. “This webinar will begin with a short description of best practices for consideration in any research data collection/management plan. Once this information is covered, the webinar will transition to a demonstration and...
Source: Dragonfly - November 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

My Family Health Portrait
Do you know your family’s health history? Did you know that gathering information about your family health history is an important screening tool to evaluate genetic risks? Knowing your family’s health history can help you become more engaged in your health and the health of your family. It can also be a way for you to increase your knowledge regarding genetics which is starting to enter mainstream healthcare. Every year since 2004 the Surgeon General has declared National Family Health History Day on Thanksgiving which is November 24th this year. It is a time when many families gather and a perfect chance...
Source: Dragonfly - November 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Text Messaging Campaign on Holiday Mental Health
Anxiety, depression, and stress can be experienced at any time of the year but the holiday season can be especially taxing with added expectations and demands. How to cope with these emotional challenges? The National Library of Medicine has launched a MedlinePlus text messaging campaign on holiday mental health. Users that sign-up for the campaign will receive 3 text messages per week through the holidays on mental health support, such as managing anxiety, coping with depression, and preventing stress during the holiday season. Subscribe now by texting MP Health to 468311 or by signing-up online: http://bit.ly/2...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

There is Still Time to Apply for 2016 Funding Opportunities from the PNR
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang If you have an idea about improving health equity in your community or enhancing information services in your organization, the NN/LM PNR wants to help! We now have four funding opportunities, including a NEW Community Health Outreach award, the Health Sciences Library Partnership award and the Technology Improvement award.  Applications for these types of projects will be funded on a first come, first serve basis, until December 9, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply at least 2 weeks before you submit, so we can get r...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

LGBT Elder Health is next PNR Rendezvous topic
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar will be on the topic of LGBT elder health. LGBT individuals encompass all races and ethnicities, religions, and social classes. It is difficult to estimate the number of LGBT individuals and their health needs. [Healthy People 2020] While much of the media is focused on LGBT youth or transgender populations, LGBT elders also experience health disparities arising largely from societal stigma and institutional discrimination. This webinar is an overview of the health disparities experienced by LGBT elder populations. The webinar will look at the unique challenges related to accessing high-qual...
Source: Dragonfly - November 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Open Enrollment for Health Insurance is Here!
News from the Partnership Center of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The fourth Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has begun. Americans are able to visit HealthCare.gov to shop for and enroll in an affordable health plan for 2017.  In launching open enrollment, HHS Secretary Burwell commented, “This Open Enrollment, we’re encouraging every American who might need coverage to visit HealthCare.gov, where they’ll find options for affordable health insurance. This year, the vast majority of consumers will qualify for tax credits that help keep coverage affordable, and it&rs...
Source: Dragonfly - November 6, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

National Family Caregivers Month
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Caregivers provide a much needed service. According to a report by Indiana University, these informal caregivers provide a service that saves Medicare $375 billion dollars a year. The statistics are staggering regarding caregivers in the last few years. The following statistics are from the  National Alliance for Caregiving website: Approximately 43.5 million caregivers have provided unpaid care to an adult or child in the last 12 months. [National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. (2015). Caregiving in the U.S.] About 34.2 million Americans have provided unpaid care to a...
Source: Dragonfly - November 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners, November 1
When: Tuesday, November 1 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx at  https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 Andrea Ball and Joanne Rich, librarians at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will present about recording interviews and lectures and creating interactive modules to expand the reach of the library’s instruction to more patrons. Noel Nicolai, Library Resource/Research Coordinator for Education for Pullman Regional Hospital  and Becky Highfill, Grants Manager with P...
Source: Dragonfly - October 27, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Your Role in the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program
Last month, on the PNR Rendezvous, the guest speaker was Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, who informed the audience in regards to the Precision Medicine Initiative Cohort Program. This program has since been renamed the All of Us Research Program. The name reflects how All of Us will come together to change the future of health care. Many in the general public may not know much or anything about the Pre...
Source: Dragonfly - October 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Welcome Ann Madhavan and Ann Glusker to the Regional Medical Library
The Regional Medical Library (RML) for the NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce two new librarians joining the RML: Ann Madhavan, MSLIS and Ann Glusker, MLIS, MPH, PhD. Ann Madhavan Ann Glusker Both will serve the NN/LM PNR in Research & Data Coordinator positions to promote equitable access to health information and effective management and use of data. Each position will provide learning opportunities for diverse types of librarians, researchers, pubic heath workforce, and partner organizations in the Pacific Northwest Region about research data management and data literacy. Ann Madhavan, who joins the RML on Tue...
Source: Dragonfly - October 24, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar
When: Wednesday, October 26 at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 PM Mountain Time How: Connection is through WebEx https://nih.webex.com/nih/k2/j.php?MTID=t8c88e862681e7156650006944dc7e5a6 PNR Partners is a webinar to feature the work of members who have received funding from the PNR. Each presenter has an opportunity to speak about the great work they have done and offer their tips. If you are considering a health program or service you may want to attend to have the opportunity to ask questions.  PNR has announced new funding opportunities and the deadline is approaching. October 26, we will fea...
Source: Dragonfly - October 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Recruitment of the 2017-2018 NLM Associate Fellows
Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018 Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library sci...
Source: Dragonfly - October 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

New NN/LM class- Locating Information on Developmental Disabilities using NLM Resources
When: November 10, 2016 at Noon Pacific Time, 11:00 am Alaska Time, 1:00 pm Mountain Time The NN/LM PNR is offering a new class this fall on the topic of developmental disabilities. For many families and individuals, learning about a child’s or family members’ diagnosis can be devastating and cause an array of emotional responses. It can be an unexpected event and for others it is something they have been anticipating. Information is important regarding the diagnosis whether it is about a particular condition, accessing services, or finding support. The National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of H...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous: PubMed Tutorial for Nurses
Please join us on October 19 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM Pacific Time, Noon – 1:00 PM Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00 PM Mountain Time for our next PNR Rendezvous session. We will have Megan Kellner, an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) who will tell us about the PubMed tutorial for nurses. Searching PubMed for relevant literature can be an intimidating task for new or inexperienced users. Librarians at the National Library of Medicine identified the need for a PubMed tutorial that is specifically catered to the needs of nurses and nursing students. In the fall of 2015, a Master of Library Scien...
Source: Dragonfly - October 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

National Dental Hygiene Month
When it comes to good health many of us tend to forget that good health includes good oral health. Oral health, or dental health, should not be viewed as a separate entity from general overall health as is so often done. Several studies have linked oral infections and inflammation to lung and heart diseases as well as diabetes. Periodontitis, a form of gum disease, has even been linked with premature births and low-birth-weight babies. Many medications such as anti-depressants, antihistamines, and painkillers can also affect oral health by limiting the amount of saliva which helps to protect teeth from certain bacteria tha...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Big Data To Knowledge Webinars and Discussion Group
The following announcement is from Jenny Muilenburg, Acting Data Services Coordinator University of Washington Libraries The UW Health Sciences Library and Research Data Services are collaborating with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine/Pacific Northwest Region, to provide a monthly discussion group focused on issues around Data Science, with a focus on biomedical science. The discussion group will provide a venue for those interested in the National Institutes of Health’s Big Data to Knowledge “Guide to the Fundamentals of Data Science,” a series of online lectures given by experts from a...
Source: Dragonfly - October 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

New National Library of Medicine Traveling Exhibit- Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care
The National Library of Medicine, in partnership with the Physician Assistant History Society, launches Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care, a traveling banner exhibition with an online adaptation. This exhibition was curated by Loren Miller, PhD, an independent historian and curator. Collaboration has been the foundation of the Physician Assistant (PA) profession since the first three PAs graduated from Duke University’s training program in 1967. PAs practice medicine as a dynamic part of a team, alongside doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals; and work within diverse communities to treat pat...
Source: Dragonfly - October 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Aim for Excellence!
October is National Medical Librarians Month Library services and quality health information can reduce hospital costs, length of stay, changes in diagnosis and clinical decision making, and improve patient outcomes. Find out how librarians can improve your organization’s standard of care. This year’s theme for Medical Librarians Month is “Aim for Excellence.” Medical librarians add skill and value to have a positive impact on their institutions. Members of the Medical Library Association (MLA) may request a free poster which highlights research studies proving patients receive better care and ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
“connect“”(CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016. However, please let us know you intend to apply...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Dr. Patricia Brennan, the new Director of the National Library of Medicine
On September 12, 2016, Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD, was sworn in as the 19th director of the Library and the fourth person to serve as director since the institution became the National Library of Medicine 60 years ago. She is not only the first woman but also the first nurse to hold this position. In her remarks, Dr. Brennan addressed a number of health and information issues. She relayed that her focus, while working as a nurse and an industrial engineer, was of reaching into the home because the place where most health occurs is in the home. But since most people do not want strangers traipsing through their ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Finding Reputable Journals
The growth in importance of scholarly publishing and open access has also had an unfortunate consequence of a rise in disreputable or predatory journal publishing. These publishers can create a negative impact on the spirit of open access publishing, as well as preying upon less experienced authors. Librarians can help guide authors to reputable journals and teach them what criteria to use to evaluate publishers. The questionable journals, which do not have high impact factors, sometimes sponsor “fake” conferences, and may charge authors to publish, often prey upon recent graduates or issue invitations to serve...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Health Hotlines to be Retired
Health Hotlines was developed by NLM as a community service to help the public locate health-related information from organizations with toll free numbers. Organizations listed included such categories as Federal, State, and local government agencies, information and referral centers, professional societies, support groups and voluntary associations. NLM has decided it will no longer update the Health Hotlines database because most of the information is now readily available through web search engines and because many of the organizations no longer have toll free numbers. Health Hotlines will remain online u...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Ann Glusker Interview at MLA
Ann Glusker, Reference Librarian at NN/LM PNR Network member institution Seattle Public Library, was interviewed by McGraw-Hill Education at the annual Medical Library Association Conference in Toronto, Ontario in May 2016. She talked about her experiences on the reference desk and the way that information is being delivered and consumed, and also how to make sure healthcare consumers are getting reliable information, stressing the importance of staff education as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exGTAr_u8gU (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - September 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from Network Members Source Type: news

NLM and ALA Partnership Brings Native Voices Exhibit to Libraries in PNR Region
A year ago last fall, the American Library Association (ALA) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) partnered to bring the NLM traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness to academic, public, and tribal libraries in the United States and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016 through 2020.  Libraries and institutions were encouraged to apply for this opportunity and the awardees were announced late in 2015. Here, in the Pacific Northwest Region, several libraries received notice that they were selected. In fact, libraries in all five states are re...
Source: Dragonfly - September 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Webinar: A Beginners Guide to Creating Accessible Documents
Are you interested in learning how to make your documents accessible to people with disabilities? The Institute on Disability is offering this free webinar tomorrow at 12:30 Pacific Time. From their website: “Description: During this webinar, participants will learn the steps for creating an accessible document and the importance of having content accessible. Areas to be explored include the use of alternative tags, styles, headings, and hyperlink texts. Pitfalls for creating accessible materials will be explored and elements to be avoided will also be analyzed. By the end of the session participants will have the kn...
Source: Dragonfly - September 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
"connect" (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by katypang The NN/LM PNR invites applications for a new suite of funding opportunities.  Check these out if you want: support to partner on research and data projects or events; funding for technology improvement; or support for professional development. Eligible applications for Health Sciences Library Partnership projects and Technology Improvement projects will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis, and you can submit an application anytime until November 10, 2016.  However, please let us know you intend to ap...
Source: Dragonfly - September 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous – Precision Medicine
“Adventures in Precision Medicine: A Major Public Research Initiative and it Implications for Healthcare Consumers and Institutions” is the title of our next PNR Rendezvous webinar September 21. Malia Fullerton, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor in the UW Departments of Epidemiology and Genome Sciences, as well as an affiliate investigator with the Public Health Sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC).  In early 2015 President Barack Obama announced an ambitious researc...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Teaching Social Determinants of Health
The social determinants of health — or conditions under which people live, work, attend school and play — have an effect on health, quality of life, access to care, life expectancy, and more. Factors such as socioeconomic status, education, and physical environment contribute to risk factors and life expectancy. The Kaiser Family Foundation has an issue brief addressing these issues, Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity. The Centers for Disease Control’s Social Determinants of Health page has tools for teaching and learning about the social determinants...
Source: Dragonfly - September 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

K-12 NLM Games: Reinforce Science Concepts and Supplement Curricula
The objective is to find all the hazards– in the living room, bathroom, garage and other areas. Ever seen a cat…dance? Players will be treated to that spectacle and more when they identify all the hazards in a room. When all the risky spots in the house have been discovered, Toxie delivers an animated celebration, and players can print a personalized certificate of completion. ToxMystery’s “Parent Resources” page provides more detailed information about everyday environmental hazards that can be harmful to one’s health. A “For Teachers” page contains more than ten downl...
Source: Dragonfly - September 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: public libraries Technology Training & Education Source Type: news