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

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