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

Upcoming PNR Partners webinar
Join us next week for the next PNR Partners webinar session.  We have presentations from our members in Alaska and Oregon.  Erin Foster, who is completing her second year of her NLM Associate Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University library, will be telling us about developing an assessment tool to measure the information literacy of incoming Master of Public Health (MPH) students in the Epidemiology program. We will also hear from Sigrid Brudie of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska Medical Library.  She will tell us about the highlights and challenges of medical ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

New Dietary Guidelines
Already lagging on your New Year’s resolutions?  Well, spring is a time for renewal and a fresh start!  March is a great time to take a look at the recently released U.S. Dietary Guidelines and renew your resolve to eat healthier.  What are the U.S. Dietary Guidelines? Published every five years for the general public as well as public health professionals, and policy makers, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans provides food recommendations for people aged two years and older. Each edition reflects the current  nutritional science, with a focus on chronic disease prevention. What are so...
Source: Dragonfly - March 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous, Social Media in the Library
Hook ‘Em & Keep ‘Em: How Trout U. is Engaging Library Users through Social Media to Build Community is the next PNR Rendezvous session where Montana State University librarians will tell us how they have incorporated social media in the library. Social media is a powerful means to build community among our users, as well as to engage new users. PNR Rendezvous participants will learn best practices for using Social Media to engage library users, including the creation of a social media guide, and a posting plan and schedule for ongoing targeted engagement with users across multiple platforms, inclu...
Source: Dragonfly - March 10, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Getting Back to Normal: A Virtual Tabletop Exercise in Disaster Preparation (March 17)
On March 17 at 10:00am -11:30am PST, the NN/LM PNR will host a virtual tabletop exercise that will feature a scenario based on a major disaster. The disaster will impact the entire Northwest, disrupting the normal state of being in your community. Which disaster will strike? Attend the virtual tabletop exercise to find out! Is your library prepared? Are the people who work in your library prepared? Will your library take a role in helping your community/institution return to normal? Will you take a role? The webinar will be facilitated by Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM Disaster Ready Initiative. Dan, who is also the Associ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Emergency Preparedness Training & Education Source Type: news

March is Women’s History Month
The month of March is a time to reflect upon the struggles and milestones of women in our world and to appreciate the hard work and perseverance that have allowed many of us to lead better lives and to play a more prominent role in our society.  However, the struggle is not over despite the many gains.  It is easy to forget and take for granted the rights and privileges our foremothers worked so hard to gain. Just think about how medical research and clinical care would be if it was all done by men only!  What state would women’s health be in!? And not just women’s health.  Many of the contr...
Source: Dragonfly - March 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Data, Clinical Outcomes, and Librarians – What’s the Connection?
What is the connection between data, clinical outcomes and the librarian?  Come and explore this connection with three of the nation’s leaders on big data and patient outcomes at the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum on March 7, 2016.  Librarian participants will have the opportunity to explore how they can contribute to the use of clinical data mined from the electronic health record as evidence for patient care and to consider what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data. The Forum will be held in person in Seattle or Salt Lake City as well ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 29, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 21-27)
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.  Why focus the focus on eating disorders? According to the National Association of Anorexia and Related Disorders (ANAD),  over one-half of teenage girls and nearly one-third of teenage boys use unhealthy weight control behaviors such as skipping meals, fasting, smoking cigarettes, vomiting, and taking laxatives.  ANAD also reports that eating disorders are the number one fatal mental health disorder. Mortality rates can vary and part of the reason why is that the causes of reported deaths are often listed for complications (organ failure, malnutrit...
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Join National Leaders in Clinical Data Forum
If you would like to learn from three of the nation’s leaders about the use of EHR-based data  to improve patient safety, quality of care, and evidence-based practice, plan to attend the in-person or live broadcast of the Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes Forum on March 7, 2016, from 8:30-2:30 (PST). Join us on Twitter at #NNLMdataforum. Registration is required. More information at the website https://nnlm.gov/data-forum (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - February 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

IOM workshop – Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership
Date: March 2, 2016 Time: 5:30 am-2:00 pm Pacific Time , 4:30 am-1:00 pm Alaska, 6:30 am- 3:00 pm Mountain Attend in-person: The meeting will be in Room 100 of the Keck Center of the National Academies located at 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 Attend online: When registering select “Via Webcast” On March 2, 2016 the Roundtable on Health Literacy of the Institute of Medicine will conduct a workshop on Health Literacy and Precision Medicine: An Important Partnership. The workshop will feature invited presentations and discussions of the issues that surround the role of health literacy in the gr...
Source: Dragonfly - February 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Data Sciences Learning: Online and In-Person Opportunities
Several online and in-person training opportunities can help jump-start your learning of data science topics. Some of the short courses and intensive training programs  listed below are offered in conjunction with NIH Big Data To Knowledge (BD2K) initiative programs. BD2K is a trans-NIH initiative established to enable biomedical research as a digital research enterprise, to facilitate discovery and support new knowledge, and to maximize community engagement. Online Training & Education Data Science courses, Online via Coursera Several data science courses cover analysis, interpretation, management, visualization...
Source: Dragonfly - February 17, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

NIH Rare Disease Day webcast on February 29
On Feb. 29, NIH will host a Rare Disease Day event to raise awareness about rare diseases, the people they affect and current research collaborations. An estimated 25 million people in the United States have rare diseases. The event will feature presentations, posters, exhibits, an art show and tours of the NIH Clinical Center – a hospital at which researchers are studying nearly 600 rare diseases in partnership with over 30,000 patients. The event will be broadcast online.Agenda: http://bit.ly/1JYUEQ3 Registration: http://bit.ly/1X45Z3d Watch the event live: https://videocast.nih.gov Learn more: https://ncats.nih.g...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NIH Source Type: news

Data Science at NIH: News Roundup
This post includes a roundup of events where National Institutes of Health (NIH) Data Science and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiatives will be represented, an overview of current funding, and a recap of the Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group meeting held last month.  Learn more about the Data Science at NIH site. Upcoming Events February 18, 2016: H3ABioNet Seminar — Online H3ABioNet (the Pan African Bioinformatics Network for H3Africa) Research Working Group (RSWG), is holding a H3AioNet seminar on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 5:00-6:00am PST/8:00am-9:00am EST. The them...
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Technology Source Type: news

Join us in Seattle or Online!
Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes forum. Join us on Monday, March 7th from 8:30 – 2:30 at the University of Washington or online as we explore this fascinating and timely topic with leaders in the field. More information is available on the website, and registration is open. Professional Development funds are available for PNR members.* https://nnlm.gov/data-forum *Please register by Feb. 29th is you are seeking Professional Development funds. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - February 16, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Cool Creative Communications: Dazzling Data Visualization, March 14 – April 8
Dazzle your clients, colleagues, classmates (and yourself!)! This class covers concepts of visually representing data and proven tools that are effective in making data understood at a glance. Students will increase their knowledge on data visualization concepts and a variety of data visualization applications. Students will complete assigned exercises that they will share with their class peers. Class participants are expected to spend 1.5 hours on content learning, 3 hours of in-depth learning on student selected tool/application and preparing their class assignment, and .5 hours on peer critique. Participants will be ab...
Source: Dragonfly - February 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

How Patients Use Social Media, upcoming PNR Rendezvous
On February 17, join us for the PNR Rendezvous on How Patients Use Social Media.  Our guest presenters will be health and science journalist Sally James and patient advocate, Stacey Tinianov. Sally and Stacey will lead you through how patients, as well as clinicians and researchers, increasingly use Twitter and Facebook to find and exchange many kinds of health information: including technical information about diseases, comparisons of treatments, as well as support for survivor issues in chronic and rare diseases. Live chats on these platforms draw thousands weekly.  Some researchers break news about peer-r...
Source: Dragonfly - February 9, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Wildfire Crisis in Washington State Highlights the Need for Emergency Communications with Immigrant and Refugee Communities
The Washington State Coalition for Language Access (WASCLA), which works to promote collaborations to ensure language access for Limited English Proficient individuals in Washington State, received a PNR Professional Development Award. The purpose of the award was to support a presentation stressing the importance of language in emergency communications, such as wildfires, at the 2015 WASCLA Summit. Here is their report. By Joana Ramos, Co-Chair, Washington State Coalition for Language Access On the podium with Lillian McDonald is Mark Stewart, Communications Consultant for the WA Emergency Management , who also spoke. Th...
Source: Dragonfly - February 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Emergency Preparedness News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Upcoming forum: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes
Big data is changing the way we look at patient outcomes. Join us on Monday, March 7th, as we explore Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes. Sessions will be in person at University of Washington / University of Utah or streamed online. For more information and for registration, please visit the website at: https://nnlm.gov/2016-using-data-patient-outcomes  Professional Development funding is available for PNR and MCR members. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - February 8, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

African American Health Disparities
http://familiesusa.org/product/african-american-health-disparities-compared-to-non-hispanic-whites Take a look at this infographic.  Consider the numbers.  What does this say about race and health? About 610,000 people in the United States die of heart disease every year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in most ethnic groups yet the health disparities for African Americans is cause for even more alarm.  African Americans have the highest prevalence of high blood pressure of any ethnic group which greatly increases the risk for stroke. Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease in African ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 5, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Registration open for the March 7, 2016 forum: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes
The objectives will make this event of interest to others beyond the librarian audience: Participants will gain increased awareness of the role of data to improve healthcare delivery; and Participants will gain knowledge about emerging uses of clinical data mining to improve evidence-based practice. The event will take place in Seattle at the University of Washington and in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. It will be a shared broadcast between the two universities. Presenters and audience members will be located at both sites and will interact with each other. We have an exciting line up of individuals from maj...
Source: Dragonfly - February 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Registration open for the March 7, 2016 symposium: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes
The objectives will make this event of interest to others beyond the librarian audience: Participants will gain increased awareness of the role of data to improve healthcare delivery; and Participants will gain knowledge about emerging uses of clinical data mining to improve evidence-based practice. The event will take place in Seattle at the University of Washington and in Salt Lake City at the University of Utah. It will be a shared broadcast between the two universities. Presenters and audience members will be located at both sites and will interact with each other. We have an exciting line up of individuals from maj...
Source: Dragonfly - February 1, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Resource Guides on Recent Public Health Incidents
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently developed resource lists for three public health emergencies affecting both local and global communities. An incident Web page was created to gather resources on the emerging health issues arising from the Zika Virus. Two PDF documents on recent chemical incidents have been updated.  Links to these lists are included below and also can be found on our NLM Disaster Health home page. https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov Zika Virus Health Information Resources: https://disasterinfo.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/zikavirus.html Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch Gas Leak: https://disasterinfo.nlm.ni...
Source: Dragonfly - January 28, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Zika Virus Health Information Resources from NLM’s Outreach and Specific Populations Branch
We have all been hearing more about the mosquito-borne flavivirus transmitted primarily by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Zika Virus. The National Library of Medicine has gathered together these resources to assist public health departments, health care providers, librarians, and others seeking authoritative information on the virus. General Information Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Zika Virus – http://www.cdc.gov/zika/index.html World Health Organization (WHO) Zika virus disease – http://www.who.int/csr/disease/zika/en/ Zika Virus Fact sheet...
Source: Dragonfly - January 27, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Nominations Sought for the Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award
From the Friends of the National Library of Medicine: The Friends of the National Library of Medicine (http://fnlm.org/) seek your nominations for this year’s Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. NOMINATIONS: Nominees must be currently employed as a health sciences librarian and have worked in such a position for at least five years immediately preceding the award. The nomination may be made for contributions by the librarian as demonstrated by excellence and achievement in leadership, publications, teaching, research, special projects or any combination of these. Nominations must be in writing and co...
Source: Dragonfly - January 22, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Zika Virus- Travel and Pregnancy Notices
For some of us the Zika virus is something new.  However, it was actually identified in the 1940’s in Uganda. The Zika virus was considered a rare disease primarily located in African countries with a smattering of occurrences in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. In May 2015 the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert confirming infections in Brazil where it has been noted that over 3,500 babies have been born, since this past May, with microcephaly. It is not known for sure if the Zika virus is responsible for this outbreak of microcephaly but many doctors believe there is a connectio...
Source: Dragonfly - January 21, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

PNR Partners webinar January 28
Date: Thursday, January 28 Time: 1:00 pm PT, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00 pm MT Join us to hear from two of our recipients who each received PNR Health Disparities Information Outreach funding. In, Somali Cultural Profile Project: Collaborating to Update Information about Culture and Health Disparities in the Somali Community, Christine Wilson Owens will describe the partnership and work of EthnoMed and the King County Somali Health Board in reviewing and enhancing the Somali Cultural Profile and Somali Community Resources pages on the EthnoMed website. (For those who may not be familiar with EthnoMed it is an online r...
Source: Dragonfly - January 20, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Chemicals, Drugs and Genetics Oh My!: Searching PubMed and Beyond, Feb 15 – March 11
This specialized class will help improve your effectiveness in searching PubMed and related NLM and NIH databases for information on chemicals, drugs and genetics. The course beings with searching PubMed for drug information with MeSH terms, Supplementary Concept Records (SCR), and Pharmacologic Actions (PA). Additional topics include searching related databases for drug information (e.g. ClincalTrials.gov and TOXNET), searching with chemical nomenclature (e.g. ChemiIDplus, the Hazardous Substance Databank (HSDB), and PubChem Compound), and locating genetic literature and data (e.g. NCBI Gene and Genetics Home Reference (G...
Source: Dragonfly - January 19, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

AIDSinfo Releases HIV/AIDS Guidelines App for iOS and Android Devices
AIDSinfo is pleased to introduce HIV providers and other health professionals to our newly released HIV/AIDS Guidelines app! The AIDSinfo Guidelines app provides mobile access to the federally approved HIV/AIDS medical practice treatment guidelines. The guidelines include recommendations approved by expert panels on the treatment of HIV infection and related opportunistic infections in adults, adolescents, and children and on the management of perinatal HIV infection. Health care providers surveyed on the AIDSinfo website expect mobile access to up-to-date HIV information at the point of care—even when an Internet co...
Source: Dragonfly - January 15, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Source Type: news

MedlinePlus is now on Facebook
Looking for the latest information on health & wellness? MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español have joined Facebook! Follow MedlinePlus on Facebook in English and Spanish. MedlinePlus is also on Twitter in English and Spanish. If you have any questions about MedlinePlus’ social media accounts or otherwise, please use the Contact Us link that appears at the top of every MedlinePlus page to send the MedlinePlus team a message. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - January 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous, Library and Other Leadership Development Programs: What Opportunities Exist and What You Need to Know to be a Successful Applicant and Participant
Date: Wednesday, January 20 Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Tune in to the next PNR Rendezvous when NN/LM PNR and University of Washington Health Sciences Library Director, Tania Bardyn, will moderate a panel of directors and past attendees of current leadership development programs. Unsure whether leadership development is right for you? Attend this webinar to discover whether your goals and skills align with this path of professional development. Find what it takes to be a successful applicant and participant. The webinar will appeal to librarians and other professionals w...
Source: Dragonfly - January 13, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Data Science at NIH: A Look Back at 2015 and Forward to 2016
On the Data Science at NIH blog, INPUT | OUTPUT, Dr. Phil Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, shares some key achievements from the Office of Data Science at NIH over the past 22 months and looks ahead to plans for 2016. “A hallmark of our efforts,” he writes, is to be as transparent and open as possible. As such we welcome your input and sincerely hope that 2016 is a good year for however you contribute to data science and its impact on healthcare.” The Office’s vision for 2016 includes the following highlights: Furthering training and workforce development efforts with increased emp...
Source: Dragonfly - January 11, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Source Type: news

Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library
Caring for the Mind is a Moodle format  3 credit CE class from the NN/LM PNR which runs from February 1-29. Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn about resources and how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries or community organization. The class is self-paced and participants will find it more rewarding by participating in class discussions. Caring for the Mind qualifies towards the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Special...
Source: Dragonfly - January 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Data Curation/Management Journal Club, January 20 – April 8, 2016
Seeking Journal Club Members! This year, the NN/LM PNR is starting a journal club with the purpose of helping club members understand big data and identify roles librarians can play in data management and curation in clinical settings. The Data Curation/Management Journal Club is for librarians and others who are interested in learning more about data and its impact on health information access and care improvement. Meetings will be held online (in real time) via Adobe Connect or WebEx on Mondays at 3PM, PST. Meeting notes, articles, and discussion will be hosted on Moodle. Eight hours MLA CE credit is available for member...
Source: Dragonfly - January 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

March 7, 2016: Using Data to Improve Clinical Patient Outcomes
SAVE the DATE! On March 7, 2016 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental (MCR) and Pacific Northwest Regions (PNR) are sponsoring an event that will provide an overview of current and potential uses of patient data to improve patient safety, quality of care and evidence-based practice. Librarian participants in Seattle and Salt Lake City will have the opportunity to explore how they can contribute to the use of clinical data as evidence and what skills they can develop to support health care organizations in the use of data. NN/LM PNR Professional Development Awards have been designated to bring in mem...
Source: Dragonfly - January 4, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Make 2016 the Year of Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
When setting your goals for the year ahead, why not include emergency or disaster preparedness? By tackling the preparation activities over several weeks — whether it’s a trip to the grocery or hardware store, making copies of valuable information, or agreeing on a plan with relatives—you can make be more prepared in 2016. The first post in this series on emergency and disaster preparedness focuses on preparedness at home and with family. Make a Kit A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. You may need to leave your home with very ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 31, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Emergency Preparedness Public Health Source Type: news

Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group meeting on January 11
Discussion will review current Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) activities and newly proposed BD2K initiatives. Place: Teleconference. This meeting is open to the public but is being held by teleconference only. No physical meeting location is provided for any interested individuals to listen to committee discussions. Any individual interested in listening to the meeting discussions must call: 1-866-692-3158 FREE and use Passcode: 2956317, for access to the meeting. Closed session: 9:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PST)/12:10 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (Eastern) Agenda: Discussion will focus on review of proposed Funding Plans for BD2K Fundin...
Source: Dragonfly - December 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Source Type: news

New DOCLINE Password Security Requirements – Coming in January
Discussion List. All libraries using DOCLINE should have at least one staff member subscribed to DOCLINE-L. Please find subscription instructions here. Dear DOCLINE Users – Beginning January 7, 2016, DOCLINE account passwords will need to meet new complexity requirements. On January 6, we will email all DOCLINE libraries instructions on how to change passwords to meet the new requirements. Please change your password on January 7 or shortly thereafter. *** If you do not change your password by February 1, 2016, it will be automatically changed for you. Please note that we have to change the system to accept the new p...
Source: Dragonfly - December 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Source Type: news

New Tutorial! PubMed for Nurses
A new tutorial is available from NLM: PubMed for Nurses. It covers using PICO, formulating a search, applying filters to narrow search results, using Clinical Queries, and saving search strategies and citations. It’s available from the PubMed homepage under PubMed Tutorials. This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/disted/nurses/cover.html (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - December 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

What’s New for 2016 MeSH
The National Library of Medicine’s Technical Bulletin announces changes for MeSH, or Medical Subject Headings, which is the controlled vocabulary used to index articles for Medline/PubMed and other databases. Read about the changes, which include new publication types (Blogs, Graphic Novels, Public Service Announcements) the continuing project to add scope notes for each heading, changes in indexing for High Profile Pharmaceuticals, and new ways to search for the concept of Diagnostic Use. Subscribe to the NLM Technical Bulletin here, or use the link on the NN/LM PNR homepage. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Happy Holidays from the Regional Medical Library and the Regional Advisory Council!
The RML convened and celebrated our Regional Advisory Council (RAC) at the final meeting of the contract on December 7, 2015.  Representing diverse perspectives of almost 400 network members, the RAC has admirably carried out its charge to advise PNR’s programs and services. Themes of this meeting underscored the importance of collaboration with communities, practitioners, researchers, and developers to improve healthcare practice, to advance science and medicine, and to effectively address health disparities. Looking forward to 2016—Happy and Healthy Holidays to All! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NLM Releases New Health Literacy Tool Shed Website
The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Literacy Tool Shed: http://healthliteracy.bu.edu/. The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a free, user-friendly, unique, curated online database of more than 100 empirically validated health literacy instruments. The Tool Shed serves as an interactive, one-stop shop where researchers use provided filters to select a health literacy research instrument. The Health Literacy Tool Shed provides background information about each instrument and enables users to compare them. ‘Th...
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Health News: Believe it or Not
Vitamin D Deficiency May Cause MS Employees Working Long Hours Face Increased Risk of Stroke Coffee Could Literally be a Lifesaver When you see these health headlines do you immediately think of how it pertains to you or someone you know?  You probably don’t think, “I should make sure this information is from a reputable source,” or “I should read that research article that this information is based on and ask my clinician about it.” Health care reporting is complicated and has its challenges.  Many journalists do not have the background or education in health and science and are jus...
Source: Dragonfly - December 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous, ClinicalTrials.gov
Date: Wednesday, December 16 Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Join us next week when NN/LM PNR Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Emily Glenn, presents information regarding ClinicalTrials.gov. ClinicalTrials.gov is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. The registry and results database are vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This pres...
Source: Dragonfly - December 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Introducing Three New iOS Educational Apps for Students from the National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services announces the launch of three interactive, educational iOS apps for high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health. These free, readily accessible resources assist students with grasping concepts such as DNA base pairing, the Bohr model of the atom and environmental conservation. Two of the iOS apps, Bohr Thru and Base Chase, were developed in collaboration with a high school educator and are easily usable within the biology/chemistry classroom setting. The third game, Run4Green, is a fun and informative l...
Source: Dragonfly - December 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

NIH Funds Development of Robots to Improve Health, Quality of Life
Robots to help visually impaired identify and grasp objects, increase mobility in elderly, and promote curiosity and determination in children. As part of the National Robotics Initiative (NRI), the National Institutes of Health announced that it will fund the development of three innovative co-robots — robots that work cooperatively with people. Two of the robots will improve health and quality of life for individuals with disabilities, and the third will serve as a social companion for children that inspires curiosity and teaches the importance of hard work and determination. Funding for the NIH projects will total...
Source: Dragonfly - December 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Technology Source Type: news