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

NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015
Originally posted at NIH News Releases on December 1, 2015 NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2015 Follow the science to fast-track the end of AIDS. Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Carl Dieffenbach, Ph.D., Director, Division of AIDS, NIAID Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director When the first cases of what would become known as AIDS were reported in 1981, scientists and physicians did not know the cause and had no therapies to treat those who were infected. Times have changed and today physicians can offer their patients highly effective medicines that work as bot...
Source: Dragonfly - December 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Public Health Source Type: news

PNR Staff Travel to APHA 2015
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the American Public Health Association (APHA) annual meeting in Chicago, where I got to meet the people behind some of the resources I teach about a present a poster about the Response and Recovery App in Washington (RRAIN) app and project, led by the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. The meeting kicked off with a powerful opening general session featured several speakers, including U.S. Surgeon Dr. General Vivek Murthy, who spoke about the National Prevention Council, known as one of the crown jewels of the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Murthy’s talk set...
Source: Dragonfly - November 30, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Public Health Source Type: news

“Where are you really from?”: Multicultural Competence
What is cultural competency?  Like many concepts, there is no one definition.  Cultural awareness is a fundamental element in cultural competence. Being aware and conscious of cultural differences and similarities is important but so is the awareness of one’s own culture and recognizing and acknowledging the impact it has on those of other cultures.  Our communities are becoming more and more diverse as people move from one place to another whether seeking education, better opportunities or because of political turmoil, violent conflict, economic hardships, or for a variety of other...
Source: Dragonfly - November 23, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

National Rural Health Day
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health have designated this year’s National Rural Health Day, November 19. According to the 2010 census data, about a quarter of the U.S. population resides in rural areas and about 65% of U.S. counties are designated as rural.  Many people are drawn to the beautiful landscape, the slower pace, and the close-knit community experience.  Many of these communities have thriving businesses, provide essential services, and have a rich family and historical heritage. Yet, rural areas experience some health challenges that many in urban areas ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs Announced
As a part of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Administration’s Big Data Research and Development Initiative and to accelerate the emerging field of data science, NSF announced four awards last week, totaling more than $5 million, to establish four Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs (BD Hubs) across the nation.   These new hubs (West, Midwest, South, and Northeast) are expected to accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen national security, and fuel the growth and development of Smart Cities in the US.   The West Hub covers 13 states (including NN/LM PNR states of...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Technology big_data Source Type: news

iCite Bibliometric Tool Now Available from NIH
iCite, a new tool from National Institutes of Health, helps users access a dashboard of bibliometrics for papers associated with a portfolio or articles from PubMed or Web of Science. Users can upload the PubMed IDs of articles of interest, specify years and article types, and toggle individual articles on and off. Then, iCite displays the number of articles, articles per year, citations per year, and a new metric called the Relative Citation Ratio (RCR). The RCR can help determine the extent to which NIH awardees maintain high or low levels of influence on their respective fields of research. The iCite tool contains ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NIH Technology Source Type: news

National Native American Heritage Month
(NNAHM) is a time to recognize the accomplishments of this country’s first inhabitants.  As the early inhabitants of this great land, the native peoples of North America have their own tribal orientations, language origins, and cultural histories.  Today, many healing techniques that are practiced have been adopted from traditions that originate from various Native American tribes.  This year’s NNAHM theme, “Tribal Diversity: Weaving Together Our Traditions,” highlights spirituality as an inseparable element of healing in medicine.  Healing the physical parts of a patient is not...
Source: Dragonfly - November 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NIH Source Type: news

Upcoming webinars: PNR Partners and PNR Rendezvous
The PNR has two upcoming webinars this month.  The first is PNR Partners which showcases our PNR funded recipients.  Thursday, November 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2pm Mountain Time), we have Shelley Dougherty, Executive Director  for Oregon Pacific AHEC who will tell us about her project,  Environmental Health Connection for Rural Oregon Schools, that engaged middle school students in the world of scientific inquiry to create healthier communities and prepare them academically as they explored career options.  We also will have Jackie Wirz, Research Data Special...
Source: Dragonfly - November 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

Acknowledging Native American Veterans
Veterans Day is approaching and is a special time to pay tribute to veterans of all wars. These men and women have sacrificed much for the freedoms we all enjoy and for which we are thankful. However, the results of war are often devastating for veterans, their families and eventually we all feel the effects.  Many veterans experience physical and psychological trauma which can have an enormous effect on those around them.  Many are unemployed, economically depressed, experience added family problems, and may lead to suicide in some cases. Before they were even granted U.S. citizenship, thousands of Nat...
Source: Dragonfly - November 5, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Health Insurance Marketplace, Open Enrollment Starts November 1
November 1, 2015 is the first day to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace for 2016.  The enrollment deadline is January 31, 2016 otherwise the only way to qualify for insurance in 2016 is for a Special Enrollment Period. According to Sylvia Burwell, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, in the five years since ACA was signed into law and the three years since Open Enrollment began in the Health Insurance Marketplace, about 17.6 million uninsured people have received health coverage.  The uninsured rate has dropped significantly for African Americans and Latinos.  According to ASPE Data Poin...
Source: Dragonfly - October 26, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

2015 NLM Informationist Services and NIH Big Data to Knowledge Awardees Announced
In October 2015, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Extramural Programs (EP) announced the 2015 Awards for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects. These awards bring informationists into research settings and measure the value of their contributions to the research. The Supplement provides funding for up to two years for an active NIH-funded researcher, in order to bring needed information expertise into the research team. Awardees include: Kechris-Mays, Katherina: Genome-wide Identification of miRNAs Associated with Alcoholism Endophenotypesbr (University of Colora...
Source: Dragonfly - October 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Happy 50th Anniversary, NN/LM!
On October 22, 1965, the Medical Library Assistance Act was passed authorizing the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to provide grant funding to develop a national system of regional medical libraries. This network, called the Regional Medical Library (RML) Network, changed its name to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) in 1991. Today the ~6,400-member NN/LM, considered a field force in NLM’s outreach efforts, promotes and provides access to health information in communities across the United States. Happy 50th Anniversary, NN/LM! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - October 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

2015 Medical Librarians Month Profile – Andrea Ball
Andrea Ball, our next featured profile for Medical Librarians Month, is the Care Management and Population Health Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. 1. What is your library’s mission and who do your serve? I have been the Care Management and Population Health librarian for the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for the past six months. This is a new position created to support the organization as it moves through this current transformation in healthcare. Our mission is to advance scholarship, research, education and health care by anticipating information needs, providin...
Source: Dragonfly - October 19, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

2015 Medical Librarians Month Profile – Meg Brunner
Meg Brunner, our next NN/LM PNR Network member librarian profile, is the Web Information Specialist at the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. 1. What is your library’s mission and who do your serve? The University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Library (http://lib.adai.uw.edu) primarily serves UW faculty, staff, and students, as well as other college-level students and substance abuse professionals in the region. Our library collection covers the spectrum of research and scientific literature on alcohol and other drug use from all relevant disciplines, including medic...
Source: Dragonfly - October 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous October 21
Date: Wednesday, October 21 Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Creating a Library “Holdings” Group: A Joined Service Model will feature Isaac Huffman, Heather Martin and Basia Delawska-Elliott from the Providence Health & Services library system. Faced with resource constraints many hospital libraries have considered joint operations. However successful, systemization can be a challenge.  Providence Health & Services library share their innovative approach, using a holding company model to develop partnerships and collaborations, to growing a system-wide team and...
Source: Dragonfly - October 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Introducing WASCLA Tools for Health
Editor’s note: This outreach project report was completed and submitted in 2014, but the information is still very relevant:  By Joana Ramos, jramos@wascla.org Washington State Coalition for Language Access The Washington State Coalition for Language Access marked an important milestone on April 24, 2014, with the launch of its Tools for Health project at a special event held at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. This project created the first centralized resource in the state for multilingual consumer materials about language access rights in healthcare. The launch date itself had special significance as it ...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

October is Health Literacy Month
This year’s theme for Health Literacy Month 2015 is “Be a Health Literacy Hero”.  Whether you’re an individual or an organization, promoting health literacy makes you a hero. Health literacy has been in the spotlight in recent years and is part of a growing movement to improve communication between patients and clinicians, reduce medical errors, lower medical expenses, and reduce health disparities. What is health literacy?  According to Healthy People, “Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information an...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

NLM’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) Site Redesigned
The National Library of Medicine’s Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM) site has been redesigned.  REMM now includes a more modern banner, a refreshed color palette and font style, and a new navigation system. There are six content groups and an easy-to-use navigational menu on the home page with sections for: Interactive Clinical Tools, Diagnosis and Treatment, Reference and Data, Overview of REMM, and Links to downloading the REMM app for various mobile devices Significant content updates have been added including: New references and on most of the Emergencies Incidents pages New references in the...
Source: Dragonfly - October 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

2015 Medical Librarians Month Profile – Liisa Rogers
Our first NN/LM PNR Network member librarian profile is of Liisa Rogers, Sr. Research Library Manager at Healthwise in Boise, Idaho. 1. What is your library’s mission and who do you serve? The Healthwise Research Library is a strategically designed physical and virtual collection of tailored resources and services dedicated to meeting the research, bibliographic and knowledge organization needs of Healthwise staff, in support of the company mission to help people make better health decisions. We provide evidence-based medical research in support of our award-winning consumer health content, literature reviews for our...
Source: Dragonfly - October 8, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

WebJunction webinar, Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders
WebJunction is offering a great webinar featuring two Consumer Health Coordinators from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Date: 21 October 2015 Time: Noon – 1:00pm Pacific Time Presenters: Lydia N. Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Anita Kinney, Program Analyst, United States Access Board Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region A webinar exploring health-related outreach, programming, training, and funding so that your library can improve the health literacy o...
Source: Dragonfly - October 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Native Voices Exhibit at the University of Washington, October 6-27
The National Library of Medicine traveling exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness returns to the University of Washington Health Sciences Library during October 6-27, 2015. Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness, and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Visitors will discover how Native concepts of health and illness are closely tied to the concepts of community, spirit, and the land. This interactive, electronic exhibit will be part of the cultural excursions progr...
Source: Dragonfly - October 6, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Opportunity to host Native Voices traveling exhibition
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is proud to announce a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) through which ALA’s Public Programs Office will manage a national tour of a traveling adaptation of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, to America’s libraries and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016. Four copies of the traveling exhibition will tour nationally for four years to dozens of sites around the country. The four year national tour of Native Voices has been publicly announced (for 2016-2020), and the ALA is welcoming proposals. A...
Source: Dragonfly - October 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is October
Domestic violence is any pattern of mistreatment or abusive behavior as a means to gain control or maintain control of a family or household member. This abuse can be in the form of physical harm, sexual manipulation, intimidation, financial dependence. Domestic violence can happen to anyone at all stages of life and across all educational and socioeconomic backgrounds.  Abusive relationships not only have a traumatic effect on the victim and those around them but domestic violence also has a huge impact on both an economical and a societal level nationally and internationally.  Working together to bring awa...
Source: Dragonfly - October 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Upcoming free classes from the PNR!
Do you work with patrons or personnel who are in the public health field?  Do you wonder how to obtain relevant public health data?  Are you employed at a rural public library and want to better serve your patrons?  Here at the PNR we are offering two free classes in the coming weeks.  Both of these classes contain information for any library professional whether you work in an academic, health sciences, public library or simply have an interest.  They both are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credits and will add value to your work and provide information your patrons will find use...
Source: Dragonfly - September 29, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news