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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

Medical Librarians Month is Almost Here!
Our NN/LM PNR Network Members are the strength of our organization. To celebrate National Medical Librarians Month, the NN/LM PNR will highlight our Network member librarians. We will feature profiles, beginning in October and continuing throughout the year, about librarians in the Pacific NW Region and their jobs. Our goal is to learn more about you and what you do, and to provide an opportunity to share ideas and knowledge. Please let us know if you would like to be profiled! No special accomplishments are required, we just want to share what you do. Contact Patricia Devine, devine@uw.edu or 206-543-8275. We look forward...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

NLM’s AIDSource Redesigned
The National Library of Medicine’s web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name. The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians. The website is now automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. New features include: Addition of a slider feature that highlights resources of interest Addition of images for topics Improvements in website navigation, including a menu on all p...
Source: Dragonfly - September 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

September 30 is National PrepareAthon Day
Discussion Conduct an Exercise Make Property Safer Document and Insure Property Safeguard Documents Be Counted: Add your activities or find other activities (in the US and beyond) on the interactive map. Spread the Word: Use creative resources to promote your activity and provide feedback. Are you planning a Day of Action? Have a look at the checklist, which includes all steps from getting ready though assessing your success. Materials are available English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, Japanese, and Tagalog. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - September 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness
Conclusions Education and awareness-raising campaigns are critically important to improve services and service access for LGBT seniors.2, 4, 9 The resources presented are meant to educate and address some of the disparities for the aging LGBT population. Bibliography Brotman S, Ryan B, Collins S, Chamberland L, Cormier R, Julien D, Meyer E, Peterkin A, Richard B. Coming out to care: caregivers of gay and lesbian seniors in Canada. Gerontologist. 2007 Aug;47(4):490-503. PubMed [citation] PMID: 17766670. Available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17766670. Brotman S, Ryan B, Cormier R. The healt...
Source: Dragonfly - September 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous on the NLM resource — Health Reach
Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time Do you work with immigrants and refugees?  Does your library or place of work include employees or patrons whose first language may not be English? Do you find yourself thinking you should look into cultural competency training but may not know where to look? This Wednesday join us for our PNR Rendezvous for an opportunity to learn about the National Library of Medicine resource called Health Reach. HealthReach (https://healthreach.nlm.nih.gov) is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health inf...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

ALA Invites Libraries to Apply for NLM’s Traveling Exhibit — Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness
Please be aware that the application deadline is on Nov. 6th. ALA is only offering it to 104 institutions, for four years. https://apply.ala.org/nativevoices. Those interested in this wonderful opportunity should apply asap!  The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), invites applications for Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries. Native Voices explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska Natives and Native...
Source: Dragonfly - September 14, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Data Webinars Coming Up
During the next three months, Data Federation of University Research (DataFOUR) will offer free one-hour web-based presentations on timely developments in research data from a variety of perspectives relevant to researchers, faculty, librarians, data specialists, and cyberinfrastructure professionals. The presentations are free, open to the entire higher education community and are intended to foster a shared understanding of data issues currently faced by institutions across the region.  Upcoming webinars include: Andrew Johnson, Assistant Professor and Research Data Librarian at the University of Colorado Boul...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Training & Education data Source Type: news

Research Data Webinars Coming Up
During the next three months, Data Federation of University Research (DataFOUR) will offer free one-hour web-based presentations on timely developments in research data from a variety of perspectives relevant to researchers, faculty, librarians, data specialists, and cyberinfrastructure professionals. The presentations are free, open to the entire higher education community and are intended to foster a shared understanding of data issues currently faced by institutions across the region.  Upcoming webinars include: Andrew Johnson, Assistant Professor and Research Data Librarian at the University of Colorado Boul...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Training & Education data Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners webinar
Thursday, September 10 1:00pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time) The next PNR Partners webinar is coming up next week. Please join us as we hear from two of our Express Outreach awardees, Jean Shreffler-Grant and Jayne Andreen. Jean has her PhD in nursing science. She has been a faculty member at Montana State University, College of Nursing for the past 25+ years and is currently a Professor on the College’s Missoula Campus. She will tell us about a project conducted by a team — most of whom have worked together for more than 15 years — exploring use of complementary and alternativ...
Source: Dragonfly - September 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Disaster Preparedness Resources: September is National Preparedness Month
Is your library disaster ready?  With wild fires occurring in every state of the Pacific Northwest Region emergency preparedness is especially important for those being affected in these areas and libraries can play an important role.  September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and the theme for this year is Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.  Communication is an important part of the emergency plan whether it is preparing an emergency kit, an evacuation plan, or what to do in case of separation. Libraries have played an important part in disaster recovery, often being a plac...
Source: Dragonfly - August 31, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Emergency Preparedness Training & Education Source Type: news

What’s New in the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition
[guest post by Tony Nguyen, Emerging Technologies/Communications Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A). Contact Tony at tnguyen@hshsl.umaryland.edu] New Media Consortium recently released the Horizon Report, 2015 Library Edition that identifies trends, challenges, and emerging technologies. The report is designed to examine new technologies and determine their potential impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. In review of the new report and comparing it to the 2014 Report, the following new points were discovered: Important Developments in Technolog...
Source: Dragonfly - August 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Technology Announcements NN/LM Source Type: news

Update on NLM Resources: Tox Town
The National Library of Medicine’s Tox Town website uses color, graphics, sounds and animation to make learning about the environment more interesting. Visit Tox Town to discover the connection between chemicals, the environment, and health.  Divided into neighborhoods, the website explores various environments. From the NLM Technical Bulletin: The City neighborhood has recently been updated with a new photorealistic look. It, as well as the Town and Southwest scenes, is now in HTML 5. Location and chemical information remains the same, but the new graphics allow users to better identify real-life city locations...
Source: Dragonfly - August 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Understanding Qualitative Research – Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians Webinar, August 26
Please join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for this webinar from the Medical Library Association, “Understanding Qualitative Research: Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians.” If studies show that having answers to clinical questions changes patient management over 50% of the time, why do residents fail to answer their clinical question? Quantitative research can count the changes in management but qualitative research is needed to explain the problems with changing behavior. This webinar will be an introduction to Qualitative Research in health care. After the presenta...
Source: Dragonfly - August 20, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

August 19th – PNR Rendezvous: Heal What? HEALWA! A Unique Statewide Health Information Resource for Health Professionals in Washington
Date: Wednesday, August 19th Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, and 2:00pm Mountain Time Tomorrow, on August 19th we will hear from Gail Kouame, Assistant Director for HEALWA (Health Evidence Resource for Washington State) about this unique program and resource for health practitioners.  For the price of a few lattes, eligible health practitioners in Washington have access to a digital library of rich resources like DynaMed, Cochrane, CINAHL, and new this year, the Joanne Briggs Collection.  How is this possible?  Tune in and find out!Join us for this informative session to learn about this great r...
Source: Dragonfly - August 18, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines Webinar, August 12
Please join us at the University of Washington for this webinar from the Medical Library Association: “Consumers and Evidence-Based Practice: Understanding the Evidence Behind the Headlines.” Researchers report that older adults who slept more than 8 hours a night were 46% more likely to suffer strokes and that families who hand-wash the dishes are about 40% less likely to develop allergies. What is the evidence? This webinar will take the headlines promoting new research findings and explain the study designs behind them. Join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room LTL on the 3rd floo...
Source: Dragonfly - August 10, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Webinar: Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries
The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) announces… Please join us for this free webinar, geared specifically to the needs of small libraries (and featuring one of our ARSL board members, Julie Elmore!): Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries Wednesday, August 19, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/w6a703s7m0fm&eomv How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan ca...
Source: Dragonfly - August 4, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Save the Dates: 2015-2016 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course from NLM
Are you a health science librarian in the United States who offers (or wants to offer) bioinformatics services at your institution? The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015-2016. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits. The course is free, but travel, lodging and related costs are at the expense of the participant. There are two parts to the course, and applicants must take both parts: Part 1: “Fundamentals in Bioinforma...
Source: Dragonfly - July 30, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

New PNR Moodle Class – Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines
Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common?  All have been reported in the news as having health benefits.  Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.  This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting.  Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories.  The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed.  By the end of this course, participants will be better equipp...
Source: Dragonfly - July 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming WebJunction webinar for public libraries regarding advocacy tools
WebJunction is offering a free webinar August 13 from 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time (10:00am -11:30am Alaska, Noon-1:30 Mountain). This webinar will feature several library leaders who will speak about what they have done using advocacy materials to increase awareness of the library and to engage more with their communities.  The freely available resources featured include an updated Turning the Page and a new online guide that was modeled after Geek the Library.  The webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about how to start your own library advocacy campaign and become an even gr...
Source: Dragonfly - July 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Partners webinar
This Thursday, July 16 at 1pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain), please join us in our new webinar series, PNR Partners.  This hour long program will be focused on those in our region who have received funding from the PNR and have developed services or programs to better serve those in their communities.  At this first session we will hear about two programs both located in Alaska.  We will hear from Jeni Rogers who will speak about The Anchorage Health Literacy Collaborative (TAHLC) which promotes health literacy to limited English proficient students at the Alaska Literacy Program (ALP) and to immi...
Source: Dragonfly - July 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Next week’s PNR Rendezvous: Lessons Learned from a 3D Printing Pilot in a Health Sciences Library
3D printing has done some pretty amazing things such as create bone replacements and skull implants.  However, most 3D printers in libraries do not make items quite of this caliber but it is still no less amazing.  Just think about what computers and the Internet and cell phones were like a few years ago and where they are now.  3D printing is much the same.  Just a few short years ago most people couldn’t imagine having one at their public or academic library and now many institutions offer this service in some form or other.  It’s not unusual to find a 3D printer and ot...
Source: Dragonfly - July 9, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Technology Source Type: news

New Professional Development Resources
Did you know that a benefit of your membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region is use of our professional  development library? We have resources in the categories of  Administration/Management, Advocacy/Marketing, Consumer Health,  Copyright/Licensing/Resource Sharing, Data Management, Disaster Response, Evidence-based Medicine, Library Instruction, Scholarly Communication/Open Access, and Solo/Small Libraries. Recent additions to the collection are: Burns, Elizabeth. Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery. Waltham,...
Source: Dragonfly - July 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

2015 Sewell Stipends for the APHA Annual Meeting
The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee is accepting applications for 2015 Sewell Stipends. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015. This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Chicago, IL from October 31 through November 4, 2015. The theme this year is Health in All Policies. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website (https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual). The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

Community Colleges: Making your Campus Smoke Free
Legacy, an organization established in 1999 as part of the settlement agreement between major tobacco companies and 46 U.S. states, funds the “Kick Start Your Smoke-Free Campus Initiative.” With enrollment of 13 million students, community colleges educate many people of color, low-come, and first generation college students. These populations suffer disproportionately from tobacco use and secondhand smoke consequences. Legacy is offering grants of up to $5,000 each to public community colleges to support their efforts to implement a smoke-free campus. See details at: http://www.legacyforhealth.org/CCIgrant. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Source Type: news

Upcoming Institute of Medicine (IOM) Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop on palliative care
What: Health Literacy and Palliative Care Where: Keck Building, Room 100, 500 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001 and online via free webcast When: July 9, 2015, 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM Eastern Time  (4:30am – 1:30pm Alaska Time, 5:30am – 2:30pm Pacific Time, 6:30am – 3:30pm Mountain Time) More Information and to register for online or in person: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2015-JUL-09.aspx On July 9, 2015, the Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects o...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

HOSA-National Library of Medicine Health Information Ambassador program to begin in August 2015
News from the National Library of Medicine: The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and HOSA announce the HOSA-NLM Health Information Ambassador pilot program will begin in Utah at the start of the fall academic year. The HOSA-NLM Health Information Ambassador pilot encourages high school students (within HOSA chapters) to be familiar with – and teach peers how to use – MedlinePlus.gov and evidence-based health information resources on the Internet. The pilot encourages the development of Health Information Ambassadors among high school students within HOSA chapters. Health Information Ambassadors are ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Technology Improvement Award Brings Portable Health Literacy Training Lab to Legacy Health
Submitted by Cindy Ramzy, MSLS, Senior Medical Librarian/CME Coordinator, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR, cramzy@lhs.org As a recipient of a 2014 NNLM/PNR Technology Improvement Award, Legacy Health System’s Library Services was able to create a portable computer lab to bring hands-on training of clinical electronic resources to a Legacy campus for the first time. One of the key tenets of information literacy, as it relates to healthcare professionals, is the ability to identify appropriate information sources and use them to retrieve relevant information. Legacy Library Services provides access to numerous high-...
Source: Dragonfly - June 23, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

PubMed for Trainers in Seattle
Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Consider applying for a PNR Professional Development Award for travel costs. Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Seattle. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will: Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed. Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information. Improve your PubMed search technique. Improve your ability to analyze and impl...
Source: Dragonfly - June 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Member Profile: Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE)
This member organization profile was contributed by Elise Miller, MEd, Director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment. Please tell us about CHE’s work. The Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) works to strengthen the science dialogue on environmental factors impacting human health. CHE does this by bringing attention to emerging environmental health research and catalyzing collaborative, prevention-oriented initiatives towards upstream solutions and interventions. Founded in 2002 as a program of Commonweal, CHE is an international partnership of almost 5,000 individuals and organizations in ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from Network Members Source Type: news

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous June 17 – PubMed Update
Join us this Wednesday, June 17th, to hear about recent changes in PubMed. Rebecca Brown, a trainer with the National Library of Medicine Training Center, will demonstrate PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months, such as the removal of the Citation Status Tag in the Summary view and database “rescues”. Bring your questions!, NN/LM PNR June 17, 2015 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain). To attend go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous and login as a Guest, using your own name.  Once logged into the web meeting, a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and th...
Source: Dragonfly - June 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

NCBI Training Opportunities
Want to know more about the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources, for yourself or your researchers? Please see the  task-specific online tutorials about NCBI databases. In addition, the NN/LM’s National Training Center offers online training for TOXNET, in a 4-week asynchonous class. Dates for the next class are: Monday October 5, 2015 – November 2, 2015. NCBI also provides online webinars on genome and genetics research. Archived content for past webinars is available. A in-person workshop will be held June 30 – July 2, 2015 at the City of Hope National Medical Center &ndas...
Source: Dragonfly - June 12, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015
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 assisting orga...
Source: Dragonfly - June 3, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Report of the NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, June 11 at 11:15 am ET
Announcement from Betsy L. Humphreys, Acting Director, National Library of Medicine The NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH (ACD) will present its vision and recommendations for an expansive and exciting future for NLM to the full ACD on June 11, 2015. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:15 am Eastern Time. You will find the full agenda for the ACD meeting at http://acd.od.nih.gov/meetings.htm The meeting will be broadcast live and also archived so you will be able to watch it at http://videocast.nih.gov/ The text of the report will be posted on the ACD website soon after the meeti...
Source: Dragonfly - June 2, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

June is National Safety Month
Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards. How can National Safety Month make a difference? We can all use this month to raise awareness about important safety issues like: Prescription painkiller abuse – 1 in 20 people have used prescription painkillers for nonmedical ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 1, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Institute of Medicine (IOM) meeting: Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative
Announcing the inaugural meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC) of the IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care taking place June 5, 2015, from  5:00am-11:30am Alaskan Time, 6:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time, and 7:00am-1:30pm Mountain Time. At this meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC), participants will: 1. Identify cultural factors and decision tools that inform and facilitate patient and family involvement in decision-making; 2. Review experience with the use of measurement to facilitate improved and share...
Source: Dragonfly - May 27, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Neighborhood Health Link connects consumers in King and Pierce counties to health-promoting resources in their communities
Carol Cahill and Michelle Chapdelaine demonstrate Neighborhood Health Link at the October 2014 HealthFest at Seattle Center Submitted by Carol Cahill, Research Associate, Center for Community Health and Evaluation, Group Health Research Institute There is increasing recognition of the role that community resources play in helping people be healthy and the need for stronger linkages between those resources and primary care practices. Neighborhood Health Link (NHLink) is a web-based portal of affordable and high-quality community resources that support people in eating healthy diets, being physically active, and managing chr...
Source: Dragonfly - May 22, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Celebrate Older Americans Month this month of May
In 1963, after a meeting between President Kennedy and the National Council of Senior Citizens, May was designated as Senior Citizens Month which eventually came to be called Older Americans Month.  Originally it was a time to acknowledge the contributions of older Americans especially those who had defended the United States.  Older Americans month is a time to pay tribute the invaluable services and contributions of past and present senior citizens to our communities.  It is also a time to be aware of the unique health issues older Americans face as well as realizing the strides that have been made.  ...
Source: Dragonfly - May 13, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Source Type: news

Low Cost Mapping Tools on NLM Community Health Maps Blog
This is a guest post by Karen Vargas, Evaluation Specialist, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Have you ever wanted to be able to use mapping for your outreach needs, but thought that making maps would be too expensive, time-consuming, or just too difficult?   The National Library of Medicine has a blog called Community Health Maps: Information on Low Cost Mapping Tools for Community-based Organizations, with the goal of facilitating the use of geographic information system (GIS) mapping by providing information about low cost mapping tools, software reviews, best pra...
Source: Dragonfly - May 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Announcing the NN/LM PNR 2015-2016 Award Recipients
In response to our December post announcing NN/LM PNR funding opportunities, the following 13 Network members submitted excellent applications for various awards. Here are brief summaries of their funded projects, to be carried out between May 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016 during the final year of the 2011-2016 NN/LM PNR program. Congratulations to all! Technology Improvement Award Project Title: Instructional Technology Upgrade Project Lead: Basia Delawska-Elliott, Medical Library Specialist, Providence St.Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR Summary: Providence Health & Services and Swedish Health libraries reorganized...
Source: Dragonfly - May 7, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Releases New Responsive Web Design
Today, MedlinePlus (http://medlineplus.gov/) and MedlinePlus en español (http://medlineplus.gov/spanish) released a completely redesigned site with a fresh look and feel. The new version of MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español uses responsive design for ease of use on any device, whether that is a desktop monitor or mobile touchscreen.  Responsive pages automatically change their layout to fit your screen.  See our announcement page for more details.  Because this latest release enables all users to access a layout of MedlinePlus.gov optimized for their device, there is no longer a need for ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 28, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health News from NLM Source Type: news

NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2015
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. NLM is soliciting proposals from partnerships in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other...
Source: Dragonfly - April 24, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Emergency Preparedness Funding News from NLM Public Health disaster preparedness Source Type: news

Save the date! April 30 Open House for NLM exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples Concepts of Health and Illness
The University of Washington Health Sciences Library invites you to come join in celebrating the Native Voices exhibit on Thursday, April 30, 2015 for an open house from 2 – 4 pm in the Red Area (2nd floor). Activities include a traditional opening blessing performed by Annette Anquoe, and a presentation by Ralph Forquera, both of the Seattle Indian Health Board.  Mr. Forquera is featured in several of the interviews in the exhibit. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the open house! Friends of the UW Libraries and family are also welcome to this special event and exhibit. See the Health Sciences L...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Professional Development Funding Opportunity – Translational Health Disparities Course
The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) will again host a course on the science of health disparities this summer. The course will take place on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, from August 3, 2015 to August 14, 2015. While the course is free, students who are accepted will be responsible for transportation, room and board. If you are interested, consider applying for an NN/LM PNR Professional Development Award to help with the cost: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html 2015 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course Integrating Principles of Sci...
Source: Dragonfly - April 21, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

April is National Minority Health Month
Typically most people think of minorities in regards to race or ethnicity.  However, minorities can also include sexual identity, age, geographic location, disability, gender and socioeconomics.  For many, being part of one or more of these categories often contributes to health disparities. According to Healthy People 2020, “To better understand the context of disparities, it is important to understand more about the U.S. population. ” In 2008, the U.S. population was estimated at 304 million. In 2008, approximately 33 percent, or more than 100 million persons, identified themselves as belonging to ...
Source: Dragonfly - April 15, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news