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Parents ’ Health Literacy and Emergency Room Visits
Parents’ health literacy (the ability to obtain, process and understand the information needed to make appropriate decision about their health) can impact the health of their children. Research shows that low health literacy in parents is associated with a higher number of visits to the Emergency Department by their children. Roughly one in three parents of children coming to the Emergency Department are thought to have low health literacy. Conditions such as asthma, which may be better treated by home visits, can result instead to emergency visits without parents having the right treatment information. In addition t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Recovery Month
  Recovery Month, sponsored each September by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is recognized to increase the awareness and understanding of substance use disorders and also to celebrate those in recovery. SAMHSA’s website provides resources for treatment and recovery, personal stories, and a treatment locator. SAMHSA defines recovery — from mental health disorders and from substance use disorders — as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.&r...
Source: Dragonfly - September 2, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

National Parks: Nature and Health Benefits
Olympic National Park Today the National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday. What a wonderful milestone in our country’s history. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have some of the most beautiful national parks, forests, and preserves. Even here in Seattle, whenever I get a peek at Mt. Rainier my eyes become glued to the view, I hold my breath in awe, I start feeling energized and happier. And I also notice the people around me appear to have a similar reaction. There’s something about seeing that mountain that just puts me in a better mood.  I am not alone in this. A quick search on PubMed...
Source: Dragonfly - August 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Library of Medicine Announces 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists –NLM Journalism Fellows
NLM announced the 2016 Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)-National Library of Medicine (NLM) Fellows class featuring seven reporters and editors representing diverse media backgrounds. The 2016 AHCJ-NLM Fellows are: Rachel Bluth (@RachelHBluth), reporter, Kaiser Health News Shannon Firth (@shannonfirth), Washington reporter, MedPage Today Julio Ochoa (@julioochoa), editor, WUSF-Health News Florida David Wahlberg (@davidkwahlberg), health/medical reporter, Wisconsin State Journal Leigh Ann Winick (@LeighAnnWinick), medical producer, CBS News Paula Andalo (@paula_andalo), senior managing editor,&nb...
Source: Dragonfly - August 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Free Online CE Classes: PubMed for Librarians – registration is open
If your institution or organization includes programs in the health sciences, involves the health of the public, or works with biomedical researchers, most likely PubMed is a resource often used or should be considered for their work. Unfamiliar with PubMed or want a refresher course so you can better serve your colleagues? Consider taking one or all of the classes offered by our National Training Center. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is offering three free online PubMed CE classes in September in a series called PubMed for Librarians. Introduction to PubMed: September 7, 2016 (9:00am...
Source: Dragonfly - August 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Health public libraries Training & Education Source Type: news

New in PMC: New Search Result Filters and Updated Reference List Display
As of August 2016, PMC is home to four million articles! To make this wealth of full-text content easier to navigate, PMC has rolled out a few updates: Search Result Filters On all search results pages, you will now see filters (similar to PubMed’s filters) on the left-hand side that allow you to filter your results by article attributes, publication date, research funder, and search fields. These filters replace the Limits page and allow you to more readily: find open access articles (PMC has more than 1.35 million open access articles that can be reused according to their license statements), explore PMC’s r...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Wellness at Work
Health is important wherever we go, and many workplaces are recognizing the importance of staying healthy, both for the purpose of employees’ well-being and productivity in the workplace. The Centers for Disease Control provides this information page about health at work, and staying healthy to avoid chronic disease. Maddie Romansic, Program Assistant at the NN/LM PNR, serves as a Commute Ambassador for the University of Washington’s Transportation Services, encouraging others to bike or use alternate forms of commuting to work. The Commute Ambassadors share their knowledge and excitement about different ways t...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free exercise information for older adults!
Celebrate Go4Life Month this September. This year’s theme is #Fit4Function, focusing on the practical benefits of exercise and physical activity, like being able to drive, carry groceries into the house, do yardwork, walk the dog – all activities important to older adults. Go4Life is an exercise campaign program of the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. Go4Life provides a variety of free materials to help seniors become and stay physically active. Sample exercises, an exercise guide book (in both English and Spanish), easy-to-print tip sheets with information about the ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH public libraries Source Type: news

Videos Featuring NLM Resources for Nurses
Does your library serve nurses or nursing students? If so, then check out the latest video from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) regarding the freely available resources nurses and nursing students will find invaluable in their research. NLM Resources for Nurses: Research In less than four minutes learn about 15 different resources—all free, reliable and online—to support nursing research and promote quality health outcomes. And once you’ve watched it, please share this video with your colleagues, patrons, and students. Information like this wants to be shared! Want to alert nurses and nursing...
Source: Dragonfly - August 12, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Climate Change and a Vanishing Island
This article about the effects of climate change on the people who live on a small island in the bayous of Louisiana is from the NN/LM South Central Region’s blog, Blogadillo. SCR Regional Highlight: America’s First “Climate Refugees” “Isle De Jean Charles” by Karen Apricot is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Isle de Jean Charles is a tiny, narrow island deep in the bayous of Louisiana. The single-lane “Island Road” is the only land method of transportation to and from the island but is often impassible during times of high water. It has been the home to the Isle de Jean Charles Ban...
Source: Dragonfly - August 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous and PNR Partners webinars in August
This month’s PNR Rendezvous guest speaker will be Andrew Plumer, Outreach Librarian for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). His presentation, NLM’s K-12 Resources: Supporting the Teacher, Engaging the Student, will be Wednesday August 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time. The National Library offers a wide selection of resources to assist the educator and engage the students. Web portals designed with educator input focusing on such topics as environmental health, chemical and toxicological hazards in the community and genetics.  The National Library of Medicine offers other databases that can be u...
Source: Dragonfly - August 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy Visits Seattle
Molly Carney, Executive Director at Evergreen Treatment Services, meets with Surgeon General Vivek Murthy. This is a guest post from Jim Anderson, Physician Assistant and Dispensary Manager at Evergreen Treatment Services, a PNR Network member.  If you would like to write a guest post please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu. On Surgeon General Vivek Murthy’s recent stop in Seattle, he visited Evergreen Treatment Services to learn more about medication assisted treatment in Seattle and the opioid epidemic in the Pacific NW and Alaska. Evergreen Treatment Services has been working to transform the lives of...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Public Health Source Type: news

NLM K-12 health and science resources
For many, the school year is right around the corner as the summer break will soon be over. Many school teachers, administrators, and staff will soon be preparing for the fall start if they haven’t already. MedlinePlus is a familiar NLM resource but perhaps the K-12 resources are not.  The Specialized Information Services of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is responsible for the many freely available resources that school staff as well as students and parents may find helpful in regards to school policies, science information as well as health information for the wider community. As many may already know,...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

NIH BD2K Updates
Big Data to Knowledge, or BD2K, is a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Initiative to establish biomedical research as a digital enterprise, to support new knowledge and to maximize community engagement. Check the BD2K homepage for more information, and here is some recent news: BD2K News: Phil Bourne was interviewed by DNAdigest, an online genomics research journal on July 25.  The interview is published on their blog page: http://dnadigest.org/dnadigest-interviews-phil-bourne-bd2k/ ENIGMA planning meeting, June 24-25, included a co-meeting with the IMAGEN investigators. See detailed agenda with updates and summ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 3, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data News from NIH Source Type: news

Funding Available for MLA Webinar: Getting Started with Statistics
Funding is available for NN/LM PNR Network members to apply for group or individual viewing for the next Medical Library Association webinar, Getting Started with Statistics for Librarians, on Wednesday, September 7, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Learn how to understand basic statistical terms, identify test measures used in research studies, and interpret data presented in research findings. Presenter Jin Wu is an emerging technologies librarian at the University of Southern California Norris Medical Library. She has extensive experience using tools to gather information to make data-driven strategy and planning decisions. Those ...
Source: Dragonfly - August 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Data Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

For Medical Literature Expertise, Ask a Librarian
As the role of medical librarians expands, their instruction and research skills are being utilized in healthcare settings to produce high quality systematic reviews, contribute to establishing practice guidelines, and consult about meaningful use. A librarian is the guide to learning how best to evaluate the medical literature and find evidence-based resources. In a time of economic challenges for many institutions, librarians can continue to increase value by offering services and participating on teams to improve access to resources, knowledge of healthcare providers and as a result, patient care. Rachel Walden, Associa...
Source: Dragonfly - July 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Bringing Health Information to the Community
Have you subscribed to the BHIC blog? The “Bringing Health Information to the Community”(BHIC) blog  has been a medium to share resources with underserved and underrepresented communities since 2004. A collaboration of five different NN/LM Regions, the BHIC blog offers links to free resources, updated webpages and toolkits, free or low-cost conferences, webinars and training, and funding opportunities. It’s a valuable source to those who work with vulnerable populations, including public and academic libraries, healthcare entities, community-based organizations, social workers, healthcare providers a...
Source: Dragonfly - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Call for Public Feedback for bioCADDIE DataMed DDI Prototype
NIH is pleased to announce an opportunity to evaluate and provide feedback on a prototype biomedical Data Discovery Index (DDI) called DataMed (datamed.org).  Developed through the BD2K biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Indexing Ecosystem project (bioCADDIE, www.bioCADDIE.org), the prototype allows users to find and access biomedical data sets from multiple sources based on key attributes.  DataMed is an element of the NIH BD2K Commons, the vision for an interconnected digital ecosystem of resources around data and other research digital objects. This opportunity to shape the prototype in a direction ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Data News from NIH Source Type: news

MedlinePlus changes
On Tuesday, July 12th, 2016, the MedlinePlus team will update the domain to “medlineplus.gov” for all page URLs on the English and Spanish MedlinePlus sites, including health topic pages, drug monographs and encyclopedia articles. For example, the URL for the English health topic page “Asthma” will change from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/asthma.html to https://medlineplus.gov/asthma.html   The URL for the Spanish health topic page “Asthma” will change from https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/asthma.html to https://medlineplus.gov/spanish/asthma.html The old URLs will...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

Call for Applications: NLM/Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) Leadership Fellows Program, 2016-2017
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL). The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is July 22, 2016. The Leadership Fellows Program has been remarkably successful in helping to move well prepared leaders into AAHSL directors’ positions. Seventy-two fellows and 59 different mentors have participated in the program from 2002-2...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Summer Safety
Summer is often the time of year most people enjoy. It is more relaxing, a chance to enjoy outdoor activities, take vacations, and spend time with friends and family. However, many may also find it a time to take more precautions with sunburn, mosquito bites, and accidents. While not all accidents and health issues can be eliminated steps can be put in place to help prevent such concerns. Sunlight provides health benefits including vitamin D which helps absorb calcium. It is also thought to boost mental health and cognitive function. But too much sun can lead to health problems one of which is Melanoma which is the most se...
Source: Dragonfly - June 30, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

PubMed Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
PubMed was first released two decades ago in January 1996 as an experimental database under the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) retrieval system. The word “experimental” was dropped from the Web site in April 1997, and on June 26, 1997, a Capitol Hill Press conference officially announced free MEDLINE access via PubMed. PubMed continued to evolve and improve over the years and in the future has plans that include a new PubMed data management system that will streamline data submission for publishers and provide an interface for immediate correction of citation errors. Read more about P...
Source: Dragonfly - June 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

OWRC@HSL: The story of bringing a writing center to a health sciences library
This guest post is from Terry Ann Jankowski, Assistant Director for User Experience at the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington, reporting about the project that was funded with a Medical Library Pilot Project Award received from the NN/LM PNR. For the past 10 years, the Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC) has operated in the University of Washington’s undergraduate library. It offers both drop-in and by appointment services to all UW students, staff and faculty. However, it was underutilized by the health sciences population because of its distance from the UW Health Science...
Source: Dragonfly - June 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar next week
PNR Partners Tuesday June 14 1:00-2:00pm PT, noon- 1:00pm Alaska, 2:00-3:00pm MT Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communications Librarian at Oregon Health & Science University Library will present about the Open Insight program which is designed to inspire an understanding and the adoption of open science practices and activities. Meg Brunner, staff librarian at the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, will present about the online toolkit of resources created to increase outreach and education for Washington state’s communities needing reliable substance abuse information. How Do ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

June is Men ’ s Health Month
While attending the Children’s Author luncheon at the Public Library Association conference in Denver this past April I couldn’t help but take note that Sherman Alexie began his talk by talking about a medical condition. The focus of his talk was not about medicine and medical care but he did focus several minutes  humorously recounting his medical experience regarding the benign brain tumor that was removed. He involved the men in the audience by noting that few men take the initiative to seek preventative health care, including himself, because every time they go they receive a diagnosis. ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

June is Men’s Health Month
While attending the Children’s Author luncheon at the Public Library Association conference in Denver this past April I couldn’t help but take note that Sherman Alexie began his talk by talking about a medical condition. The focus of his talk was not about medicine and medical care but he did focus several minutes  humorously recounting his medical experience regarding the benign brain tumor that was removed. He involved the men in the audience by noting that few men take the initiative to seek preventative health care, including himself, because every time they go they receive a diagnosis. ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

Next PNR Rendezvous, June 15
PNR Rendezvous Wednesday June 15 1:00-2:00pm PT, noon- 1:00pm Alaska, 2:00-3:00pm MT Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services is the name of the the next PNR Rendezvous presentation. In collaboration with the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest regional medical library (NN/LM PNR), University of Washington Information School MLIS candidate Liz Morris planned and executed outreach activities to gather input from public libraries in Idaho regarding their current efforts, needs, priorities and perceptions regarding community health information and services. The ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

ACNs, process improvement and revamping the clinical librarian program
This is a summary of a presentation from the recent Medical Library Association annual conference in Toronto from Andrea Ball, Care Management and Population Health Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library The Affordable Care Act has brought many changes to healthcare. This transformation is moving at a fast pace and librarians are trying to keep up. The University of Washington has established itself as an Accountable Care Network (ACN) striving towards the Triple Aim of improved health, increased patient satisfaction and reduced costs. As such, a new clinical librarian position was created with ...
Source: Dragonfly - May 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

New Beginnings for Emily Glenn
Effective June 1, Emily Glenn is moving to Omaha, Nebraska for her new position as Liaison Librarian with the Education and Research Services team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s McGoogan Library of Medicine. Since joining the NN/LM PNR as Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Emily helped to increase the visibility of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources through paper and poster presentations, most recently presenting about HealthReach at the Northwest Regional African Immigrant Health Conference, and as pictured here, at the Alaska Public Health Association’s Annual Health Summit in An...
Source: Dragonfly - May 23, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NLM Director announced
National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, announced today that Patricia Flatley Brennan, RN, PhD will be the next director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Per the NIH News release, Dr. Brennan comes to NLM from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she is the Lillian L. Moehlman Bascom Professor at the School of Nursing and College of Engineering. She also leads the Living Environments Laboratory at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery that develops new ways for effective visualization of high dimensional data. On behalf of the Pacific Northwest Region of the NN/LM, we welcome th...
Source: Dragonfly - May 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

The Inaugural PNR Journal Club: Data Curation, Data Management, and Librarians
This article presents seven challenges identified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative and recommendations for overcoming those challenges  based on the project experience.   One of the BD2K identified obstacles of biomedical big data is the organization, management, and processing of data. The varied ways in which clinical data is collected makes it difficult to validate for consistency as well as discover for re-use. Another obstacle identified in the paper was the challenge of training researchers to use data effectively. The arti...
Source: Dragonfly - April 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

2016 Summer Reading Theme of Wellness, Fitness, and Sports
This year’s summer reading slogan from the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSL) is focused on health and wellness. Many public libraries have already begun their program planning. The National Library of Medicine health resources are a great way to help in the planning and supplementing of programs and activities following this theme. MedlinePlus covers a wide range of topics including Healthy Living, Exercise and Physical Fitness, Sports Safety, Child Nutrition and more.  MedlinePlus even has pages of health topics focused specifically on children’s and teen health topics and specific topic pages w...
Source: Dragonfly - April 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

National DNA Day, April 25
Are you familiar with the  Genomic Medicine, the Precision Medicine Initiative, and the Human Genome Project?  Have you tried one of the direct to consumer genetic testing through such companies as Ancestry.com or 23 and Me? These and other programs can help you discover  your own genetic makeup.  Learning about who we are genetically often has to do with learning about our health. It can be fun to learn about our ancestry and helpful to know what diseases we might be at risk for getting.  But most of us do not know where to begin and many of us really only have an ide...
Source: Dragonfly - April 14, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Health observances Source Type: news

NLM Traveling Exhibits is this month’s PNR Rendezvous
The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine creates traveling banner exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine for libraries across the country and around the world. NLM seeks to support host venues by presenting interesting stories that stimulate people’s enthusiasm for history and encourage young people to consider careers in history, education, museum studies, and the health professions. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine can be seen as a case study in how exhibition projects sometimes evolve. Three academic libraries in Indianap...
Source: Dragonfly - April 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM History of Medicine Lecture on April 12: The Analog Patient: Imagining Medicine at a Distance in the Television Era
You are invited to join the next National Library of Medicine History of Medicine lecture, which will be live-streamed on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 8:00am to from 9:00am PT.  Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, will speak on “The Analog Patient: Imagining Medicine at a Distance in the Television Era.” Dr. Greene is Associate Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Greene’s presentation is part of Images & Texts in Medical History: A Workshop in Methods, Tools, & Data from the Digital Huma...
Source: Dragonfly - April 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

National Public Health Week is April 4-10
National Public Health Week, held April 4-10, 2016, is an annual observance to recognize the contribution and importance of public health in our communities. President Obama, in his National Public Health Week proclamation of April 1, 2016, inspires Americans to bring public health into focus for future generations.  “During National Public Health Week, we join together to enhance public health–the foundation of our security and well-being–here at home and around the world. By supporting health professionals and embracing our obligations to promote public health and protect our planet, we can up...
Source: Dragonfly - April 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Health observances Public Health Source Type: news

NN/LM PNR cooperative agreement in 2016-2021
On April 1, 2016, the National Library of Medicine announced the award of a five-year cooperative agreement to the University of Washington Health Sciences Library to serve as both the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR), and the NN/LM Evaluation Office. The University of Washington Health Sciences Library is one of eight RMLs in the NN/LM. There are now five national coordinating offices that support the NN/LM mission. They are the NN/LM Evaluation Office (NEO), the NN/LM Training Office (NTO), the NN/LM Web Services Office (NWSO), the NN/L...
Source: Dragonfly - April 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2016
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.  Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assistin...
Source: Dragonfly - March 25, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Funding Available for MLA Webinar: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and Hope
The NN/LM Pacific NW Region announces a new funding opportunity for Network members. On April 26, 2016, the Medical Library Association presents: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and Hope. The presenter is Jacqueline Davis, who has worked for eight years as the consumer health librarian for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. In 2013, Davis received the Consumer Health Librarian of the Year award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Her interests in health literacy and social justice combine to inform and guide her work in the library ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 18, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news