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Research data lost to the sands of time
A study published online yesterday in Current Biology found that the availability of research study data diminishes with each passing year following study publication.  The authors, from the University of British Columbia, looked at 516 articles published between 1991 and 2011 and first attempted to locate the e-mail addresses of study authors and contact them.  For the e-mail addresses that led to successful contact with an author, they then asked for the study data.  When making their requests, they said that the data was needed for a reproducibility study.  In the discussion section, the authors...
Source: Dragonfly - December 21, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Technology Source Type: news

PubMed Commons Project
PubMed Commons, a new feature of PubMed which allows commenting on articles, is now live. All authors of publications cited in PubMed are eligible to participate. They can comment on any article in PubMed, rate the helpfulness of comments, and invite other authors cited in PubMed to join. Links to other articles can be embedded in the comments, using a PubMed ID number. You can also set up alerts for articles with comments using your MyNCBI account. Those who are not authors can still view the comments on articles, and there is a new filter available called Reader Comments, which can be applied to search results. It’...
Source: Dragonfly - December 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity: ALA Online Workshop – Getting Started with Open Access
The American Library Association presents a 90-minute online workshop,Getting Started with Open Access: http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=10848. Workshop instructors will provide you with tools, techniques, and advice on how to successfully engage with emerging open publishing practices in your own library. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) will offer funding for group or individual viewings for PNR Network members. This event will be hosted through Webex. Further technical information is available at the ALA TechSource FAQ page. Please contact  Patricia Devin...
Source: Dragonfly - December 18, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

RML Rendezvous webcast: Public Health Information Access Project
Public Health Information Access Project - December 18, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) On-site libraries rarely exist in state Public Health Departments (PHDs) or Local PHD units hindering work performance and evidence-based practice.  An innovative business model supports public health initiatives, improved competencies, sustainable partnerships, and optimizes access to the scientific literature in 15 PHDs.  The PHIA (Digital Library) model represents a fundamental change in the way library resources are licensed, distributed and utilized.  Please join us next Wednesday for Karen...
Source: Dragonfly - December 13, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity: Research 101: Formulating a Research Plan Through Collaboration
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need, presented by Heather Holmes, AHIP, Information Services Librarian, Medical Library, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio. We have a short turnaround this time, so please let me know if you are interested in hosting a site by Thursday, December 5. Some funding ...
Source: Dragonfly - December 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

An app to be aware of – Bugs & Drugs
An important mobile app review was posted on the site iMedicalApps yesterday.  The review of Epocrates’ new app “Bugs & Drugs,” though a bit longer than most of iMedicalApps review pieces is worth a read (here).   In this review, author Timothy Aungst, PharmD, judiciously points out the potential utility of this app billed as a “antimicrobial susceptibility reference” intended to aid clinicians in selecting antibiotics by identifying localized bacterial resistance patterns. With the purpose established, Aungst methodically works through several examples of outright errors in the ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 22, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Technology Source Type: news

Science Boot Camp West – Videos available!
Way back in June (the warm season, you remember that time, right?) the first Science Boot Camp West was held at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  A fabulous recap of that event was penned by Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Libraries, and posted to the Dragonfly.  For those of you who were unable to attend in person, the videos of the three sessions (physics, environmental science and bioinformatics) are now available online:  http://libguides.usu.edu/content.php?pid=420407&sid=4424923. I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce that the 2014 Science Boot Camp West will ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 21, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Why Use MedlinePlus Connect? What Key Informants Say
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is assisting the NLM with promoting MedlinePlus Connect. An NN/LM task force conducted interviews with 17 key informants representing the broad spectrum of organizations that are involved with EHR implementation.  Following on last week’s post about NLM’s recent MedlinePlus Connect enhancement, I thought some might be interested in the advantages of this service as identified by the informants.  The interviews included discussion with some innovative hospital librarians who are taking advantage of the dynamic EHR environment and finding w...
Source: Dragonfly - November 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Technology Source Type: news

Register Now: Hospital Needs, ACA and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region (NN/LM PNR), is pleased to announce two locations in our Region that will host the upcoming Medical Library Association continuing education webcast on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know“, presented by Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Cleveland Clinic. In Billings, Montana, Billings Clinic will host the webcast. Contact Tori Koch for more information at vbauerkoch@billingsclinic.org. In Seattle, Washin...
Source: Dragonfly - November 15, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

MedlinePlus Connect service update
MedlinePlus Connect is a free service from the National Library of Medicine that can link the health information resource MedlinePlus.gov to EHRs and patient portals.  Connect can be set up as a web service or web application and delivers relevant consumer level information on conditions, medications and labs from MedlinePlus after receiving a request  from the EHR via a coding system (ICD-9, SNOMED CT, RXCUI, LOINC).  For eligible providers and hospitals, using MedlinePlus Connect may help meet the Meaningful Use measure of providing patient-specific education materials. Beginning this month ...
Source: Dragonfly - November 14, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

Rendezvous webcast: Health Insurance and Libraries
Health Insurance and Libraries: Pacific Northwest Region ACA Update - November 13, 2013 at Noon Pacific (11am Alaska 1 PM Mountain). Libraries are on the front line of receiving questions about the health insurance options now available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  Join Nikki Dettmar, Education & Assessment Coordinator NN/LM PNR as she provides an overview on the ACA and the health insurance marketplace options currently operating in our region’s coverage area (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington). The webcast will have a primary focus on consumer health information but will...
Source: Dragonfly - November 7, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity: Hospital Needs, ACA and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know“, presented by Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Cleveland Clinic. NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues...
Source: Dragonfly - October 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

RML & NLM Status During Government Shutdown
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) The Regional Medical Library (RML) office for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is not affected by the government shutdown and is open during regular business hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time on weekdays. The National Library of Medicine Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted. NLM Web Site Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not b...
Source: Dragonfly - October 1, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NN/LM PNR Staff News
Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator for the NN/LM PNR, is going back to school for a second masters degree in Learning Technologies. Since starting her position in the PNR office, Nikki has shown great interest in web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects that extend NN/LM educational activities. She has served as host of the PNR monthly webinar series, RML Rendezvous, identifying best practices to improve its programming and delivery. Also, Nikki created the Moodle-based “Making Connections: Electronic Health Records and Librarians” online class, which was...
Source: Dragonfly - September 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Distance Learning: Discovering TOXNET
Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a new online class, called Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology. TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the...
Source: Dragonfly - September 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Register Now: Making Your Library Promotion Pop Webcast
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce two locations in our region that will host the upcoming Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time. In Seattle, WA PNR will host the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library,  Lab C. Please register at if you plan to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pnrmlawebcast. In Spokane, WA the Inland NorthWest ...
Source: Dragonfly - September 18, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Young Invincibles Video Contest (Raising Awareness About the New Health Care Law)
Young Invincibles and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have created a competition  that will tap into the creativity and energy of young Americans while raising awareness about the new Health Care Law and encouraging young people to take advantage of the benefits of health insurance.  With a prize pool worth up to $30,000, and over 100 prizes to be won, this is your opportunity to shine!  Cash prizes will be awarded to the creators of the best videos in three distinct categories; so whether you’ve got a talent for short films, writing a great song, or designing an entertaining video i...
Source: Dragonfly - September 6, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Funding News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity: Library Promotion Webcast
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time. NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for up to 4 selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. Please contact Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, at snydern...
Source: Dragonfly - September 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Affordable Care Act: National and State Information Sources
  Beginning in October, the general public is expected to come to libraries and organizations providing health information in great numbers to learn about the health insurance requirements and options that will be available for them at the Health Insurance Marketplace, an element of the Affordable Care Act. To assist the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) in knowing more about both national and state-specific news, information and resources to support these information needs, we have launched an Affordable Care Act website (http://nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html) that is also linked at the...
Source: Dragonfly - August 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Rendezvous webcast: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Edit: A recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p141zv3nm3u/ Come join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous  presented by David Dickinson, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). David will provide an overview of the public health crisis of suicides in the United States, the activities of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to educate the public and advance suicide prevention activities nationally, and how this...
Source: Dragonfly - August 19, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Free Distance Learning: Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching
Apply to Attend the Online Class “Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching” Health science librarians are invited to participate in an online bioinformatics training course, Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). The course provides basic knowledge and skills for librarians interested in helping patrons use online molecular databases and tools from the NCBI. Attending this course will improve your ability to initi...
Source: Dragonfly - August 13, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Point-of-Care CME – a Legacy Health Library/CME collaboration
Submitted by Carol Galganski, MSLS, MHSA, AHIP, Manager, Medical Libraries, CME, AV, Legacy Health, Portland, OR As a result of a $15,000 NNLM/PNR award, Legacy Health physicians and clinicians now have a new format for earning AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, searching knowledge-based Library resources to answer their clinical questions at the point-of-care. This project teamed the Legacy Health’s Medical Library staff and electronic knowledge based resources with the Continuing Medical Education (CME) staff, online resources, and Oregon Medical Association accreditation to collaboratively develop this new opportun...
Source: Dragonfly - August 12, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: Funding News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

Training Opportunity: PubMed for Trainers
The objectives of the class are for current and future PubMed trainers to: Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training Discuss instruction techniques with fellow trainers Experience peer collaboration and learning The dates and times for the four class sessions are: Monday, August 26, 2013 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect) Thursday, August 29, 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect) Wednesday, September 4, 10-12 MT (online via Adobe Connect) Wednesday, September 18,...
Source: Dragonfly - August 5, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

It Is Not Too Late – Still Funding Season at NN/LM PNR
Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington still have time to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. Deadline to submit an intent to apply is August 1, 2013.  Read on for more details. In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s reso...
Source: Dragonfly - July 26, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

3D Printing: an Overview
When I first heard about 3D printing, I assumed it was some sort of gimmick – an expensive gadget that people could use to “print” their own hokey plastic figurines.  In reality though, this is far from the truth and while expensive, these devices have the capability to create some very cool and also practical objects.  A 3D printer is a machine that prints multi-layer objects from digital models created with computer aided design (CAD) software programs.  Unlike traditional office printers, 3D printers do not print in ink.  There is a wide range of substances that objects can be ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Technology Source Type: news

Libraries and Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1 webinar
On July 26, 2013 at 9am Pacific time (10 Mountain, 8 Alaska) WebJunction will present a free webinar with similar information about open enrollment for the new Health Insurance Marketplace that begins on October 1 to what was covered during a session at the American Library Association annual conference in June, as well as newly available details. The session will be archived for future viewing if you are unable to attend the live session. For more details about the webinar and to register, please visit http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Libraries_and_Health_Insurance_Preparing_for_October_1.html (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - July 16, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Rendezvous webcast: Information Petting Zoo
Tori, Nikki’s almost-15 year old kitty What consumer health information would you search for when the “consumers” are animals and the information seeker is usually their owner? Come join us on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous to learn more about pet consumer health information, presented by Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library. Heather will provide a brief overview to veterinary education and sp...
Source: Dragonfly - July 11, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Free Distance Learning Sessions: PubMed for Librarians
Did you know the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) now offers free distance learning classes that are completely online? Three sessions of PubMed for Librarians classes were added for December 2013, January and March 2014. Details about Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), Building and Refining Your Search, Customization- MyNCBI, Introduction to PubMed and MeSH with registration links are now available at http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html Be sure to check out NTC’s website at http://nnlm.gov/ntc for a variety of posts related to adult learning and teaching as well, and sign up today! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - July 8, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Circulating Now, A New Blog From The National Library Of Medicine’s History Of Medicine Division
The History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a new blog, Circulating Now, which is intended to encourage greater exploration and discovery of one of the world’s largest and most treasured history of medicine collections.  Circulating Now will bring the NLM’s diverse historical collections to life in new and exciting ways for researchers, educators, students, and anyone else who is interested in the history of medicine.  Whether you are familiar with NLM’s historical collections, or you are discovering them for the first time, Circulating Now w...
Source: Dragonfly - July 2, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

NLM Launches Outreach To Specific Populations Listserv
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces the creation of a new “Outreach to Specific Populations” listserv - http://sis.nlm.nih.gov/outreach/osplistserv.html.  This free information system will provide health information professionals, students and others with an opportunity to share information and discuss outreach to specific populations through quality information, capacity building and community engagement.  This discussion forum will enable participants to stay informed about health information resources, services and programs tailored to specific populations, as well as connect with...
Source: Dragonfly - July 1, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Science Boot Camp for Librarians – West
Guest post by Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Libraries Over 120 attendees participated in the first western version of Science Boot Camp for Librarians, held on the University of Colorado Boulder campus from June 19 – 21, 2013. The event was funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington. The purpose of the Boot Camp — West was to help science librarians who did not major in, or recently study, scientific or medical fields gai...
Source: Dragonfly - June 28, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

It’s Funding Season Again At NN/LM PNR
It’s time once again for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources. Other award options include Express Outreach Awards, with emphasis this ...
Source: Dragonfly - June 27, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Summer Institute for Public Health Practice: Professional Development Award
Members of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region are invited  to apply for a Professional Development Award for up to $1,500 to attend the University of Washington’s NW Center for Public Health Practice’s Summer Institute: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/summer-institute-for-public-health-practice. To learn more about eligibility and see requirements, go to: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html. Stay tuned for more funding possibilities from the NN/LM PNR to be announced soon!       (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - June 26, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Public Health Source Type: news

Affordable Care Program at ALA Conference
Are you going to the American Library Association (ALA) conference in Chicago? This session may be of interest to you! You can also learn more from the MedlinePlus Health Insurance page and from HealthCare.gov. Libraries & Health Insurance: Preparing for October 1 Sunday, June 30, 2013, from 1:00–2:30p.m. in the McCormick Place Convention Center, Room South 501BCD Is your library prepared to deal with the rush of patrons who will need help completing Affordable Care Act (ACA URL) health form applications this year? In October, library patrons are expected to come to libraries in great numbers to learn about the n...
Source: Dragonfly - June 26, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Bicyclists Practice Emergency Response in Seattle Disaster Relief Trials
Hi! I’m Madelena Romansic, the Program Assistant since December at the NN/LM PNR. I recently participated in Seattle’s first Disaster Relief Trials (DRTs), held at the University of Washington as part of the Bicycle Urbanism Symposium. Inspired by an annual event of the same name in Portland, OR, Seattle’s DRTs illustrated the unique advantages of bicycles for providing aid in emergency situations, and showcased their cargo-hauling capabilities. FEMA at Seattle DRT station 2, photo courtesy Fred Bretsch More than forty participants attended the event, having enrolled in one of two classes. About half rod...
Source: Dragonfly - June 25, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Emergency Preparedness News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Eagle-I Integration – Connecting FHCRC Shared Resources to the National Directory of Cores
This Medical Library Pilot Project Award summary was submitted by Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library with Beth Levine & David Tolmie, Systems Librarians; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (FHCRC) Shared Resources core facilities support biomedical research by providing services and expertise that permit more rapid translation of laboratory studies into clinical applications, improve the feasibility and efficiency of clinical trials, and serve as focal points for access to technology.  These facilities give investigators, both on and off campus, opportuniti...
Source: Dragonfly - June 25, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: Funding News from Network Members Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Source Type: news

MedlinePlus: Health Insurance
The “Health Insurance” topic page of MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s website for patients, their families and friends, has recently been updated to include information on various aspects of the Affordable Care Act. There are several new links to overviews, specific conditions, such as mental health and prescription coverage, financial issues, laws and policies, and related issues such as pregnancy, disabilities, and emergency care from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. To learn more, see: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/healthinsurance.html.   (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - June 21, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Health Literacy News from NLM Source Type: news

New Report: How Museums and Libraries Create Lifelong Learners
Libraries and museums are effective, but often overlooked, resources in our nation’€™s effort to turn around a crisis in early learning, exposing children to reading and powerful learning experiences in the critical early years and keeping them learning through the summer months, according to a report issued today by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. “We have to do everything we can to give all our children opportunities to get off to a strong start, and community institutions play a critical role. For parents and families, libraries and museums are...
Source: Dragonfly - June 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Workshops in Seattle: Protecting Cultural Collections – Disaster Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Part 1: Prevention & Preparendness – Friday October 4, 2013 – 9am – 4pm Pacific Part 2: Response & Recovery – Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 9am – 4pm Pacific Location: Odegaard Undergraduate Library Room 220, University of Washington, Seattle The “Protecting Cultural Collections” workshops are presented in a 2-part sequence to produce the following outcomes for disaster preparedness activities: Complete a disaster response & collection salvage plan by the end of Part 2 Learn how to train staff to implement your plan effectively Set pre- and post-disaster action pr...
Source: Dragonfly - June 17, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Emergency Preparedness Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program, 2013-2014
Forwarded by Tania Bardyn, Director University of Washington Health Sciences Library and NN/LM PNR: The Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 year of the leadership program jointly sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL. The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. “NLM continues to be pleased with the success of this collaboration with AAHSL,” said NLM director Donald A.B. Lindberg, M.D. “Since 2002, this leadershi...
Source: Dragonfly - June 14, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

You Are Invited/Welcome: Exploring New Horizons – Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program
Thursday, June 20th at 1:00pm Central The NN/LM Greater Midwest Region has extended an invitation to other NN/LM regions to attend their monthly free webcast (GMR Lake Effects) this month: “Exploring New Horizons: Sharing the NLM Exhibition Program” Presenter: Jill Newmark, NLM Exhibition Registrar/Traveling Exhibition Service Manager Explore this amazing resource and discover the benefits of bringing a traveling exhibition to YOUR library.  The NLM Traveling Exhibition program reveals how the past informs the present and can shape the future.  This is a session you won’t want to miss.  Reg...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Disaster Information
Two remote sessions relevant to those interested in disaster response are coming up in June from the Disaster Information Management Research Center, U.S. National Library of Medicine: Thursday, June 20, 1:30 PM Eastern Time. Disaster Information Specialists Meeting (open to all interested parties). Topic: Accessing Free Biomedical Literature in Disasters. Speakers: Claire Allen, Knowledge Manager for Evidence Aid and Maria Collins, Public Services Division, National Library of Medicine. Evidence Aid, established following the tsunami in the Indian Ocean in December 2004, uses knowledge from Cochrane Reviews and other syst...
Source: Dragonfly - June 11, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

BD2K: Data Catalog Request For Information Published – Due June 25
The NIH BD2K initiative is considering the development of a biomedical Data Catalog to make biomedical research data findable and citable, as PubMed does for scientific publications. Such a Data Catalog would make it easier for researchers to find, share, and cite data, as well as the publications and grants that they are associated with. A Data Catalog is distinct from a data repository, but would help make data in such repositories more easily findable and citable in a consistent manner. In addition to supplying core, minimal metadata to ensure a valid data reference, it is envisioned that a Data Catalog would include li...
Source: Dragonfly - June 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Scholarly Communications Lab in the Arnold Library
Guest author: Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  This post describes the outcomes of a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR. The Arnold Library, a member of the Shared Resources group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), provides a home for the Scholarly Communications/Shared Resources Computer Lab.  In the lab, FHCRC researchers and students analyze and visualize data, draft journal articles and books, and prepare presentations and posters for professional conferences.  In 2012, prior to our NNLM/PNR award, the computer lab was crampe...
Source: Dragonfly - June 3, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Online Class: Teaching with Technology
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering a free online course between July 8, 2013 – August 2, 2013 for 8 Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE) hours. Topics covered include adult learning styles, distance learning via synchronous, asynchronous and blended instruction; and online learning tools. To find out more and register for the class, please visit http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=453 (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - June 3, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Nikki Dettmar Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

A National Web Conference on Using Health IT To Improve Outcomes in Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Populations
Date: June 3, 2013 Time: 10:30a.m-12:00 p.m., PST Overall Purpose: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has identified a gap in health care and public health practitioners’ knowledge of health IT using multiple mechanisms, including the findings of the continuing education (CE) planning group. This series of Webinars is designed to increase practitioners’ ability to improve health care decisionmaking, support patient-centered care, and improve the quality and safety of care through the use of health IT. Health IT can enhance self-management and quality of life for patients within traditionally...
Source: Dragonfly - May 23, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Disaster Summit: Report
By Emily Glenn, Seattle BioMed On March 26, 2013, Disaster Summit: Magnitude 9 Cascadia Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest was held at Seattle BioMed in Seattle, WA. The event was made possible by a Regional Symposium award from NN/LM PNR. Image: USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. The goals of the symposium were to familiarize attendees with disaster issues and resources specific to the Pacific Northwest; share best practices in disaster information management; facilitate communication and cooperation among librarians and emergency planners; increase librarian attendees’ knowledge of a range of potential information ...
Source: Dragonfly - May 20, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Emergency Preparedness Funding News from Network Members Source Type: news

WISER for Android 2.0 Now Available from NLM
The National Library of Medcine’s WISER for Android 2.0 is now available and can be installed directly from the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=gov.nih.nlm.wiser. What’s new in this release: WISER now fully integrates content from the Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Managment (CHEMM) website – http://chemm.nlm.nih.gov/ This integration includes: New hospital provider and preparedness planner profiles Acute care guidelines for 6 known mass casualty agents/agent classes The addition of a wealth of CHEMM reference material CHEMM Intelligent Syndrome Tool (CHEMM-IST), a n...
Source: Dragonfly - May 17, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Emergency Preparedness News from NLM Public Health Technology Source Type: news

Congratulations to Network Member Vicki Croft
From Tania Bardyn, Director University of Washington Health Sciences Library and NN/LM PNR: Congratulations to Vicki Croft on receiving the International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists Award at the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.  We could not be more proud that someone from the Pacific Northwest Region was so key to creating the organization and being a strong voice for medical librarians in the State of Washington and on the West Coast! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - May 13, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from Network Members News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Medical Library Association Annual Meeting 2013: NLM Theater Presentations
If you missed the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting this year, you can still catch all the updates that were presented at the NLM booth in the exhibit hall!  The presentation recordings are listed below and are accessible from the NLM Distance Education Program Resources page: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/dist_edu.html#mla.  To listen to the recordings and view the captions you may need the latest version of Flash® Player which you can download for free from the Adobe web site. Topics featured at the NLM exhibit booth were: (BYOD) Bring Your Own Divide: NLM Apps and Social Media ClinicalTri...
Source: Dragonfly - May 10, 2013 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM Training & Education Source Type: news