Librarians Respond to the Opioid Crisis
The information below is from the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) “Long viewed as guardians of safe spaces for children, library staff members have begun taking on the role of first responder in drug overdoses,” CNN reported last week (“The opioid epidemic is so bad that librarians are learning how to treat overdoses,” by Darran Simon, June 23, 2017).  American Libraries also recently reported on the same issue (“Saving lives in the stacks: how libraries are handling the opioid crisis,” by Anne Ford, June 21, 2017). Though the severity of the curren...
Source: Dragonfly - June 27, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Public Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

REDCap
(Research Electronic Data Capture) is a secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases.  Originally created in 2004 by a small group of researchers at Vanderbilt University who needed a HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant data collection tool, it has evolved into a free, consortium-based secure web application specifically geared to support online and offline data capture for research studies and operations. With over 2000 partner sites across the globe, REDCap is capable of collecting any type of data for any purpose. Each partner site maintains its ow...
Source: Dragonfly - June 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Blog Data Technology Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous webinar June 21
Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous webinar where Kate Orville, Co-director of the Washington State Medical Home Partnerships Project for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, will be our presenter.  Learn how primary health care providers and clinics are changing to become “patient-centered medical homes” and the opportunities this opens up for libraries, public health, early learning and other community partners to become part of the bigger “medical home neighborhood.” No registration required for this one hour webinar. When: Wednesday, June 21 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2...
Source: Dragonfly - June 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine has just launched a new website: NNLM RD3: Resources for Data-Driven Discovery! Originally known as the eScience Portal for Librarians and initiated by the NNLM New England Region at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2009, the portal transitioned to the NNLM’s national website this past May and was launched at MLA. NNLM’s primary aim is to support access to biomedical and health information. By fostering learning and collaboration in data science and encouraging the sharing, curation, and annotation of biomedical data, NNLM will insure that data is f...
Source: Dragonfly - June 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: Blog Source Type: news

Inclusive Design 24 – A Free 24-Hour Online Community Event on Accessibility
Hi everyone! I’m the Program Coordinator at NNLM PNR, and as such share in the responsibility of keeping our web content accessible. People are becoming more aware of the importance of making digital media and online content accessible to everyone, and events like the recent “Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)” are helping educate those responsible for creating and curating said content. If you missed GAAD, there is another free event coming up at the end of this week: Inclusive Design 24. From their website: “Inclusive Design 24 celebrates efforts worldwide to ensure people with disabilities...
Source: Dragonfly - June 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Blog Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Comics and Medicine: A FREE Librarian Brown-Bag Session!
  One of the more exciting recent trends in communicating about health care and medicine is that of “graphic medicine”.  As Dr. Ian Williams, who coined the phrase, writes: “It has long been known that comics are “not just for kids”… comics and graphic novels [can] be used as a resource for health professionals, playing a valuable role in: Reflecting or changing cultural perceptions of medicine Relating the subjective patient/carer/provider experience Enabling discussion of difficult subjects Helping other sufferers or carers Want to learn more?  Come join us at the Com...
Source: Dragonfly - May 19, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

Resources Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic
The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an overview to help readers understand the opioid overdose epidemic, and the statistics are staggering: an estimated 1.9 million people in the US have a prescription opioid use disorder, while another 586,000 have a heroin use disorder. In 2014 alone, more than 28,0...
Source: Dragonfly - May 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Library guides for Tribal libraries is topic for next PNR Rendezvous webinar
The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session, TRAILS and The Small but Powerful Guide – Management and Advocacy Toolkits for Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries, will introduce the American Library Association’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee’s (RNTLOAK) 2 newly revised toolkits, “TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual)” and “The Small but Powerful Guide to Building Support for Your Rural Library”. Last updated in 2008, these toolkits serve as guides for how to manage libraries and advocate for community support for outreach librarians, public librarians, co...
Source: Dragonfly - May 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

May is Older Americans Month
The theme for the 2017 Older Americans Month is “Age Out Loud”. Originally called Senior Citizens Month when established in 1963 by President Kennedy,  only about 17 million Americans had reached age 65.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2014 the number of Americans age 65 or older was 46.2 million and will continue to grow and outnumber children.  Many were present and participated in Civil Rights movement, saw the landing on the moon, lived through several wars and conflicts, witnessed changes in the environment, and entered the world of the Internet. This country has benefited g...
Source: Dragonfly - May 1, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Public Libraries Source Type: news

Celebrate National DNA Day
National DNA Day is today, April 25. It is a time for teachers, students, and the public to celebrate the achievements of the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of the DNA double helix as well as a time to learn more about genetics and genomics. It was on this day in 1953, that the paper, “Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid” was published by Watson and Crick. Also, included in this same issue of Nature, were accompanying articles by others including a scientist by the name of Rosalind Franklin. The work of many has gone into the scientific advanc...
Source: Dragonfly - April 25, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries Source Type: news

Help us think about data! DEADLINE EXTENDED THROUGH MAY 10!
Greetings! (with apologies to those who have already seen this information by email) Have you heard that two data coordinators have just started working at the Regional Medical Library? We are Annie Madhavan and Ann Glusker (AKA “The Anns”) and we are librarians who happen to have backgrounds in epidemiology, data indexing, public health, allied health, and public librarianship. Mostly we are passionate about data—learning about it, sharing it, teaching others to use it, gathering it, you name it! We want to direct our programs and services to what you need and want, and so we’re writing to ask you ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Help us think about data!
Greetings! (with apologies to those who have already seen this information by email) Have you heard that two data coordinators have just started working at the Regional Medical Library? We are Annie Madhavan and Ann Glusker (AKA “The Anns”) and we are librarians who happen to have backgrounds in epidemiology, data indexing, public health, allied health, and public librarianship. Mostly we are passionate about data—learning about it, sharing it, teaching others to use it, gathering it, you name it! We want to direct our programs and services to what you need and want, and so we’re writing to ask you ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar, " Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere "
Nicole Vasilevsky, Research Assistant Professor in the Ontology Development Group in the Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, will be presenting about the development of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science. These OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars. Join us for this 1 hour webinar which is also eligible for 1 MLA (Medical Library Association) CE for either attending the live session or watching the recording. When: Wednes...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar, “ Data Education Resources for Anyone, Anywhere ”
Nicole Vasilevsky, Research Assistant Professor in the Ontology Development Group in the Oregon Health & Science University Library in Portland, Oregon, will be presenting about the development of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) that cover various topics in data science. These OERs can be used as ‘out of the box’ courses for students, or materials for educators to use in courses, training programs, or seminars. Join us for this 1 hour webinar which is also eligible for 1 MLA (Medical Library Association) CE for either attending the live session or watching the recording. When: Wednes...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Partners Webinar Coming Up!
When: Thursday, April 13 starting at 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm MT Join us on Thursday to hear two NNLM PNR members speak about their wonderful work in the region with PNR funded support. Ginger Kwan, Executive Director for Open Doors for Multicultural Families will present about the demonstration videos created to assist immigrant families of children with special health care needs find quality health information using NLM resources. Carol Cahill, Research Associate at Group Health, will present about her work to expand the content in the Neighborhood Health Link resource, a searchable web portal to health-p...
Source: Dragonfly - April 10, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

The Best Books on Data for the Curious Librarian
Data is a hot topic these days and it’s a challenge to keep up with all the new titles being released. Here are eight books that are definitely worth a look if you’d like to learn more about the world of data and its influence on librarianship… Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier (2013)  A great overview of “big data” and it’s impact on the way we do science. Data Management for Libraries: A LITA guide, by Laura Krier and Carly A. Strasser (2013) A quick introduction to data management. Data M...
Source: Dragonfly - March 21, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Madhavan Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NNLM PNR Twitter Chat
Edited: 4/12/17 Here is a link to the transcript of the #nnlmpnrchat about data on 4/11/17: https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/nnlmpnrchat/ Please join us for the first NNLM PNR Twitter chat, on Tuesday, April 11, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PST. The subject will be data, and the hashtag is #nnlmpnrchat. A twitter chat is a prearranged time to meet on Twitter and discuss a particular topic. To find the tweets in our conversation, search #nnlmpnrchat in the search box. To learn more about Twitter chats, see Twitter Chat 101. From the the Symplur Project: “A Twitter chat affords Twitter users the opportunity ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NNLM PNR Twitter Chat
Please join us for the first NNLM PNR Twitter chat, on Tuesday, April 11, from 12:00 – 1:00 pm, PST. The subject will be data, and the hashtag is #nnlmpnrchat. A twitter chat is a prearranged time to meet on Twitter and discuss a particular topic. To find the tweets in our conversation, search #nnlmpnrchat in the search box. To learn more about Twitter chats, see Twitter Chat 101. From the the Symplur Project: “A Twitter chat affords Twitter users the opportunity to engage in conversation with each other. A chat can either emerge from a new community that coalesces around a particular subject or keyword, or ser...
Source: Dragonfly - March 18, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to request applications for a new round of funding opportunities to support projects from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. Applications submitted by April 14, 2017 will receive fullest consideration and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. New funding opportunities include: Community Health Outreach Award, two awards up to $9,500 each. This award is to support outreach projects with aims to improve access and use of quality online health information for informed decisions about health in underserved communities. Possible activities include: 1) Promotional activities, including hea...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

National Nutrition Month ®
March is National Nutrition Month and your libraries or organizations might wish to incorporate programs and services and links to information in the communities you serve. Here are some resources which provide not only nutritional information but but tip sheets, videos, lesson plans and more to help encourage healthier communities. National Nutrition Month® Put Your Best Fork Forward National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. “Put Your Best Fork Forward” is this year’s theme which remin...
Source: Dragonfly - March 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: nwsoadmin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous webinar March 15
When: Wednesday March 15, 1:00pm PT, Noon Alaska, 2:00pm Mountain How to connect: https://nnlm.gov/class/retracted-articles-pubmed/6689 (no registration required) A lot can happen after work is published. Work can progress, leaving findings supported, out-of-date, or refuted. Others can have questions for the authors, or identify problems. The records of a range of these post-publication activities find their way into PubMed. Join us next Wednesday to hear Hilda Bastian, from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), discuss the changing visibility and accessibility of post-publication a...
Source: Dragonfly - March 8, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: nwsoadmin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Fair Use Myths and Facts
In conjunction with Fair Use/Fair Dealing Week 2017, the Association of Research Libraries is releasing an infographic that refutes 10 popular misperceptions about fair use. Fair use and fair dealing are vitally important rights for everybody, everywhere — students, faculty, librarians, journalists, and all users of copyrighted material. These doctrines provide balance to the copyright system by allowing the use of copyrighted resources without permission from the rightsholder under certain circumstances, thereby promoting creative progress and accommodating freedom of expression. See: “Fair Use Myths & Fac...
Source: Dragonfly - February 24, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Rare Disease Day is February 28
More than 6,500 rare diseases exists at this time and less than 5 percent have a treatment. In the United States a rare disease is one that affects less than 200,000 people. However, roughly 25 to 30 million Americans are affected by a rare disease. Many of these diseases: May involve chronic illness, disability, and often premature death Often have no treatment or not very effective treatment Are frequently not diagnosed correctly Are often very complex Are often caused by changes in genes The theme for this year’s Rare Disease Day is “Research” with the slogan, “With research, possibilities are ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health Observances Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week, Day 5: Rescuing Unloved Data
How do data become unloved?  We data users don’t love data that are messy, poorly documented, incomplete, or unwieldy, to name just a few frustrations.  However, one important way that data become unloved is that they are just plain old.  Older data tend not to be machine-readable, which can pretty much be the kiss of death.  Digitization, while it’s improving, is still somewhat labor-intensive and costly, and so unless a data set is obviously worth the trouble, it may languish. However, researchers are starting to explore whether there may be some hidden gems worth rescuing.  One area ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 17, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Announcing New Funding Opportunities
The NN/LM PNR will announce new funding opportunities in the Spring of 2017, for projects to begin after May 1, 2017. Applications submitted by April 14, 2017  will receive fullest consideration and will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis. Pending budget availability, new funding opportunities will include: Community Health Outreach Award, two awards up to $9,500 each. This award is to support outreach projects with aims to improve access and use of quality online health information for informed decisions about health in underserved communities. Possible activities include: 1) Promotional activities, includ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Love Your Data Week, Day 4: DataLumos
The theme for Day 4 of “Love Your Data Week” is “Finding the Right Data”. There’s a lot of open national health data out there– Data.gov’s health portal, and the “Data and Tools” tab on the main page of the National Center for Health Statistics are good sources (also this list of open access data repositories has a good section on medicine). But, any open data on the internet can be vulnerable if there isn’t a commitment to preserve it or if organizational priorities change, and government data are no exception. Enter DataLumos! This service, launched (not coincid...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Ann Glusker Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

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