New Versions of MedlinePlus Mobile Sites Released
Today, MedlinePlus released new versions of the MedlinePlus Mobile sites in English and Spanish. The mobile site URLs are http://m.medlineplus.gov and http://m.medlineplus.gov/espanol Like the original versions of the mobile sites, the redesigned sites are optimized for mobile phones and tablets.  Unlike the original mobile sites that contained only a subset of the information available on MedlinePlus, the new sites have all of the content found on MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus en español.  They also have an improved design for easier use on mobile devices. The key features of the redesigned mobile sites are...
Source: Dragonfly - October 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

National Latino AIDS Awareness Day
October 15 is National Latino AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme is ‘To End AIDS, Commit to Act‘ – ‘Para Acabar con el SIDA, Comprometete a Actuar.‘ Established in 2003, the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day campaign works annually at building capacity for non-profit organizations and health departments in order to reach Latino communities, promote HIV testing, and provide HIV prevention information and access to care. The Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA), the Hispanic Federation and many other organizations organize this day. The National HIV/AIDS Strategy, which now guides all...
Source: Dragonfly - October 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Health Insurance Exchange: One year anniversary
It’s hard to believe that a year has passed since the launch of the Health Insurance Exchange and the chaos surrounding it! Enrollment for the Health Insurance Exchange (also known as the Health Insurance Marketplace) begins November 15, 2014 and goes to February 15, 2015. Many individuals enrolled last year and some changes have occurred. For instance, Oregon’s Cover Oregon website remains a place to start but Oregon has switched to using Healthcare.gov for its Health Insurance Exchange source. Those involved in the Health Insurance Exchange process may want to take some time to review the information in prepa...
Source: Dragonfly - October 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Update
Fall is a busy season! Here’s a quick summary about what’s happening in the NN/LM PNR. New Coordinators in the NN/LM PNR • Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, effective Sept. 15, 2014 • Emily Glenn, MSLS, AHIP, NN/LM PNR Community Health Outreach Coordinator, effective Sept. 22, 2014 Former PNR coordinators appointed to new positions at University of Washington (UW) • Gail Kouame, MLS, Assistant Director for HEALWA (http://heal-wa.org/), effective August 18, 2014 • Mahria Lebow, MLIS, UW Data Repository Librarian, effective October 1, 2014 Update at Qui...
Source: Dragonfly - October 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Staff News
Mahria Lebow has accepted a new appointment at the University of Washington as Data Repository Librarian. Effective October 1, she will oversee the design and development of the UW Data Repository. This is a new initiative at UW Libraries, propelled in part by the Obama Administration memorandum on public access to the results of federally funded research and data. Since May 2012, Mahria has served the region as the PNR Regional Technology Coordinator. She has provided numerous webinars, presentations and workshops, and staffed many exhibits at health and technology conferences to promote emerging technologies and emergi...
Source: Dragonfly - October 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

October is National Medical Librarians Month!
Each October is National Medical Librarians Month. See the Medical Library Association’s web site for ideas to promote your library and download a poster:  This year’s theme is:”Critical Knowledge for Challenging Times.” To recognize Medical Librarians Month, and the  critical resources and services you provide to your institution, the NN/LM PNR is sponsoring  a contest. The winner will receive a $1500 travel scholarship to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas for travel costs including: flight, hotel, and per diem. To enter the contest, write a brief article about how you, as a librarian, have ...
Source: Dragonfly - September 30, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Hello from Emily Glenn: New Community Health Outreach Coordinator
Hello to all in the Pacific Northwest Region! My name is Emily Glenn and I am the new Community Health Outreach Coordinator for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region. In this position, I will promote awareness and use of NLM resources, particularly for unaffiliated health professionals and the public health workforce serving minority, rural, and underserved communities in our region. I will also be sharing news about factors impacting community healthcare, such as health disparities, the electronic health record, and Accountable Care Organizations. If see me at meetings, exhibits and other events, come by and introduce yourse...
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Emily Glenn Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Funding Available for MLA Fall Webcast Series
The NN/LM PNR will sponsor sites to host one or more webinars in the Medical Library Association Fall Webinar Series. Group viewings as well as individual viewings are available. For group viewings, NN/LM PNR will pay registration fees for selected sites that agree to host and promote the webcast for colleagues in their area. Individual registration is also available if a group viewing is not possible.For more information, see: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/MLA-Webcast.html. (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - September 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Hello from Carolyn Martin: New Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator
Hello everyone! My name is Carolyn Martin and I’m the new Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator for the Pacific Northwest Region. Way back in my early childhood years I lived in Glenwood Springs, CO and have longed to come back to the western states. I have been enjoying exploring the city, figuring out the public transportation system and learning about the University of Washington as well as my new job. I’ve been a hospital librarian for over twenty years at two of the major hospitals in Indianapolis where I covered all aspects of librarianship: cataloging, purchasing, reference, instruction, interlibrary loan...
Source: Dragonfly - September 19, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous for September 17 – Root Cause Analysis
Root Cause Analysis (RCA): an opportunity for hospital librarians to provide value added service, presented by Kathy Fatkin of the Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Health Sciences Library. September 17, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Root cause analysis is a method for evaluating the big picture as well as the details of a serious error or a near miss to provide hospitals with an understanding of how and why an error occurred and how it might be avoided in the future.  The main objective of the RCA is to take action to address the underlying causes of the error.  One component of the RCA is...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Reflections From An Outreach Coordinator: Gail’s Grand Adventures
I think I’m still in a bit of shock that I’ve left the NN/LM PNR after 11.5 years that I can only describe as amazing!  I have moved on to become the Assistant Director for HEALWA – http://healwa.org.  HEALWA is another contract supported program here at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library that provides access for eligible health professionals in Washington State to a suite of evidence-based information resources.   I was asked to write up a little something reflecting on my years as an Outreach Coordinator and perhaps insert a few lessons learned along the way.  So, h...
Source: Dragonfly - September 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Potent Presentation Information
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center The American Evaluation Association (eval.org) sponsors a Potent Presentations Initiative (p2i) that has a stated purpose of helping evaluators improve their presentation skills, both within a conference setting and as part of individual practice. P2i challenges evaluators to hone in on three concepts: Their message, their design, and their delivery. There are a wealth of handouts available as PDF files,Word documents and Powerpoint presentations available from the p2i tools website (http://p2i.eval.org/index.php/p2i-t...
Source: Dragonfly - September 5, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous for August 20 – RELM Project
RELM: Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine presented by Ann Gleason and Sherry Dodson of the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. August 20, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Next Wednesday, August 20, Ann Gleason and Sherry Dodson will be speaking about the RELM: Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine gaming project. Gaming as a means of delivering online education is gaining in popularity. Online games provide an engaging and enjoyable way of learning. Gaming is especially appropriate for case-based teaching, and provides a safe environment for experiential learning. With f...
Source: Dragonfly - August 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

Resources on Depression from the NIH
The recent death of Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams from an apparent suicide has brought attention to the plight of many who suffer from depression, an estimated 1 in 10 adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Depression can be debilitating to those who suffer as well as their friends and family. It can also adversely affect outcomes of chronic and other health conditions, and it can lead to unhealthy behaviors. Although many people with depression do not seek treatment or are not helped by the treatment they receive, the majority can improve with treatment. The National Library of Medicine&r...
Source: Dragonfly - August 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Science Boot Camp West 2014
Science Boot Camp for Librarians – West 2014 was held in beautiful, sunny and warm Seattle at the University of Washington July 9 – 11.  This event was made possible, in part, by an NN/LM PNR Symposium Award.  This was the second annual “western” version of Science Boot Camp for Librarians, based on the original Science Boot Camp held each summer in Massachusetts.  This conference is an opportunity for academic librarians to hear about three different fields of science and research processes from the researchers themselves, which helps librarians to better facilitate the research of f...
Source: Dragonfly - August 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Free Online Course Offering: Clinical Trials.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians
Interested in getting Consumer Health Information Specialization or Medical Library Association CE contact hours in the comfort of your own home, workplace, or favorite coffeehouse?  NN/LM MCR has got you covered with a 4 credit hour CE online class on ClinicalTrials.gov.  Read on for the details: ClinicalTrial.gov: Results Reporting, Unique Evidence, and the Role of Medical Librarians – September 2014 The 4 credit hour CE course explains what a clinical trial is and why ClinicalTrials.gov is a significant resource; demonstrates ways to search and interpret studies with results on ClinicalTrials.gov; and di...
Source: Dragonfly - August 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

It’s Funding Season Again At NN/LM PNR
It’s not too late for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to consider submitting a proposal for an NN/LM PNR award! We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations.  We’d love to see some more statements of intent to apply by the deadline of July 29th. As you plan activities for the Fall, consider applying for the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources. Or, maybe a ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 25, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Visualization Literacy
This is a guest post written by Nikki Dettmar, Evaluation Librarian, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center With an increase of technology tools available for data reporting and visualization (be sure to check out some of our Outreach Evaluation Resource Center Reporting and Visualizing tools at http://guides.nnlm.gov/oerc/tools) sometimes it’s challenging to know how to best use them to clearly communicate the intended meaning of the data. The concept of visualization literacy and a broader theme of visual literacy are often not included as part of the instructions guiding people in the steps to create their own visual...
Source: Dragonfly - July 21, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Free Online TOXNET Class Offered This Fall
The National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) is offering an online, asynchronous class called “Discovering TOXNET” October 20 – November 14, 2014.  Discover TOXNET and other NLM environmental health databases through videos, guided tutorials, and discovery exercises.  The class is taught online in thirteen independent modules. TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, toxic releases, chemical nomenclature, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and occupational safety and health.  The independent modules cover TOXLINE, ChemI...
Source: Dragonfly - July 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Public Health Training & Education Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous for July 23 – Salud Se Puede
Salud Se Puede (Good Health Is Possible): Promotoras and Health Information Needs in the Latino Community presented by Seth Doyle of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association and Cindy Olney of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center. July 23, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Community Health Workers (CHWs) continue to gain national recognition as valuable, if not essential, members of the healthcare workforce.  According to a 2007 CHW Workforce Study conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), there were 86,000 CHWs in the United States in 2000, and the Bureau of Labor ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 17, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Technology Source Type: news

Webinar: Storytelling 101: Evolving Your Story and the Way You Tell It
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) National Meeting included this session that will be offered as a webinar on July 30, 2014 at 1pm Eastern.  Attendees will get an overview of the process and tips for developing and delivering a story in the most effective and powerful way possible – to support their community, their mission, and their goals.  Participants will learn from examples of consumers who have successfully applied the core storytelling elements to their work.  Featured spacers are AF4Q consumers Vazaskia Caldwell, Kathy Day, Alicia Staley, Patty Black, al...
Source: Dragonfly - July 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from Network Members Training & Education Source Type: news

It’s Funding Season Again At NN/LM PNR
It is time once again for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to consider submitting a proposal for an NN/LM PNR award! We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. As you plan activities for the Fall, consider applying for the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources. Or, maybe a Health Information Services Award is just the ticket, funded up to $5,000, to support projects that promot...
Source: Dragonfly - July 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Spring Award Recipients
In addition to recently announced recipients for Medical Library Pilot Projects, and Express Outreach Awards, the NN/LM PNR congratulates other Spring 2014 award recipients in these award categories, as follows. Two network member organizations received Health Disparities Information Outreach awards aimed at increasing awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources. Project Title: Somali Cultural Profile Health Disparities Information Project Project Manager: Christine Wilson Owens, EthnoMed Program Supervisor, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA Summary: Update and enhance the ...
Source: Dragonfly - July 7, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Medical Library Pilot Project Award Recipients
The NN/LM PNR congratulates the following Spring 2014 Medical Library Pilot Project award recipients, funded up to $15,000 for projects that explore or demonstrate innovation or emerging roles of the library: Project Title: Neighborhood Health Link: Promoting Access to Healthy Community Resources Project Manager: Carol Cahill, Research Associate, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA Summary: Increase content and geographic scope of Group Health’s website “Neighborhood Health Link” which links primary care patients to health-promoting community resources in King County. Evaluate website’s uti...
Source: Dragonfly - July 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

Library Student Scholarship Awards
The NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce the Library Student Scholarship Awards for students interested in attending an upcoming health science libraries meeting. The award covers expenses for students to attend meetings sponsored by state or regional health science library associations in the Pacific Northwest Region. Upcoming eligible meetings include the Oregon Health Science Libraries Association (OHSLA), the Washington Medical Librarians Association (WMLA), or the “Quint” meeting involving five chapters of the Medical Library Association. Applying is easy but the deadlines for OHSLA and WMLA are coming up very...
Source: Dragonfly - June 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

TOXNET Gets A Facelift
The National Library of Medicine’s TOXNET (TOXicology Data NETwork) resource – http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov - is a group of databases covering chemicals and drugs, diseases and the environment, environmental health, occupational safety and health, poisoning, risk assessment and regulations, and toxicology.  Recently the TOXNET interface was updated and features: Improved appearance Intuitive interactive capabilities Improved multi-database search Easy selection of item to save in “My List” More accessible menus and pull-downs Type-ahead Browse Hover-over Help Information in the TOXNET data...
Source: Dragonfly - June 18, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM Public Health Source Type: news

Guest post: Capturing Content for Distance Learning
This is a guest post written by Jon Anscher on behalf of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association.  The NWRPCA received a Technology Improvement Award from the NN/LM PNR to purchase equipment for capturing sessions at the organization’s two annual conferences. Community Health Centers (CHCs) need a comprehensive learning environment with modularized learning components that are current, interactive, and engaging and our goal was to deliver a higher quality and broader access through online resources. In an age where technology is changing too fast for our infrastructure to keep up, it is essential that CH...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Technology Source Type: news

Express Outreach Award Recipients
The NN/LM PNR congratulates the following Spring 2014 Express Outreach award recipients, funded up to $15,000 to improve use of quality online health information resources by priority populations and to promote awareness and use of the products and services of the NLM and the NN/LM: Project Title: Alaska Health Education Library Project (AHELP) Project Manager: Jayne Andreen, Alaska Division of Public Health, Juneau, AK Summary: Increase Alaska’s prevention and health promotion capacity for evidence- and outcome-based programming and evaluation by increasing the prevention and promotion workforce’s awareness an...
Source: Dragonfly - June 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

PNR Rendezvous – June 18 Developing Data Services: a tale from two Oregon universities
Developing Data Services: a tale from two Oregon universities presented by Amanda L. Whitmire, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist at Oregon State University and Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Lead Ontologist at Oregon Health & Science University June 18, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) While the generation or collection of large, complex research datasets is becoming easier and less expensive all the time, researchers often lack the knowledge and skills that are necessary to properly manage them. Having these skills is paramount in ensurin...
Source: Dragonfly - June 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

MeSH On Demand
This article had previously been indexed for MEDLINE with the following MeSH terms: Clinical Pharmacy Information Systems/standards* Data Display Decision Support Systems, Clinical/standards* Group Processes Hospitals, Teaching Humans Medication Errors/statistics & numerical data* Medication Systems, Hospital* Questionnaires Risk Assessment User-Computer Interface MeSH on Demand meanwhile came up with the following after processing the article abstract:  Anti-Bacterial Agents  Focus Groups  Hospitals, Teaching  Humans  Internship and Residency  Male  Medical Errors  Medical Or...
Source: Dragonfly - May 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

Free Webinar: Health Happens in Libraries: Technology Planning for eHealth
Emily Hurst from NN/LM SCR, Vanessa Mason, and McCrae Parker will present in this Health Happens in Libraries webinar from OCLC tomorrow, May 28th at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific. As the intersection of digital technology and individual health management grows, patrons will turn to libraries to access digital resources and learn how to put technology to work for their health. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) explore health and wellness issues, including learning about medical conditions, finding health care providers, and assessing health insurance op...
Source: Dragonfly - May 27, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Maddie Romansic Tags: Technology Training & Education Source Type: news

National Network Of Libraries Of Medicine RFI
The National Library of Medicine has developed a Request for Information (RFI) to offer health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities the opportunity to recommend effective approaches to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (http://nnlm.gov). NLM will use the information submitted in response to this RFI for planning purposes and is not obligated to comment or respond to any responder’s submission. However, responses to the RFI may b...
Source: Dragonfly - May 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Voyaging to the Future with NLM
NLM has put together a symposium entitled “Voyaging to the Future” reflecting on the past 30 years at NLM and looking towards its future.  This all day event addresses important topics such as training future leaders, providing access to literature and reaching the undeserved.  The full program is available at http://nlmvoyagingtothefuture.org/present/.  The event will be streamed live on May 14 from 8:30AM – 5:00PM EST and a captioned recording will be made available online after. Tania Bardyn, in her role as Director of NN/LM PNR, the OERC and Web-STOC will be in atten...
Source: Dragonfly - May 8, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

EHR usage update
We are now three years into the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare’s Meaningful Use EHR adoption incentive program. According to CMS’s website, as of March of this year, $14.8 billion in payments have been made to the over 470,000 providers and hospitals participating in the program. Those are some big numbers! But what about the people who are using the systems? Can we tell whether or not any of this is making a difference in quality of care? What about health care provider workflow or job satisfaction? Earlier this year, the Annals of Internal Medicine published a systematic review, carried out by the Ra...
Source: Dragonfly - May 2, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Technology Source Type: news

New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014
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 loc...
Source: Dragonfly - April 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Emergency Preparedness Funding News from NLM Source Type: news

April 16 RML Rendezvous on ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov presented by Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR’s Public Health Outreach Coordinator at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library April 16, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR’s Public Health Outreach Coordinator will provide an overview of ClinicalTrials.gov and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers.  She will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting. ClinicalTrials.gov was launc...
Source: Dragonfly - April 11, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Prevention is Power
April is National Minority Health Month.This year’s theme, “Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity” emphasizes the critical role of prevention in reducing health disparities, according to the U.S. Office of Minority Health. Graphics, toolkits, and ideas for working with the community are offered on their webpage. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) also has several free health information resources that support eliminating minority health disparities. These resources include multicultural health Web sites, minority health information handouts, and HIV/AIDS information and funding. To find...
Source: Dragonfly - April 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Professional Development Award Opportunity
The NN/LM PNR is offering Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) to attend: “Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians”, Friday, July 25, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014. This workshop, previously held at Dartmouth and the University of Calgary, is at the University of Colorado in  beautiful Denver, a lovely place to visit in July. This is an intensive, introductory, 3 day course. Through discussion and hands-on learning, you’ll acquire skills needed to support evidence-based practice. We use an active, case-based approach in a comfortable, sma...
Source: Dragonfly - March 26, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

Funding Opportunity: MLA Spring 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 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication. Webcast Description: What is a systematic review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving your skills. They w...
Source: Dragonfly - March 22, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

UW iSchool Directed Field Work Experience
Guest post by Stephanie Hanson, UW iSchool Directed Field work student. I just completed a Directed Field Work assignment with the gracious staff of the NN/LM PNR at the University of Washington Health Sciences library. The UW iSchool Directed Field Work program offers MLIS students the chance to participate in experiential learning opportunities with different libraries and employers for credit towards the graduate degree. While at the NN/LM PNR, I had the chance to attend Morning Report sessions to observe the resident learning process, work at the Health Sciences Library Information Desk, create a LibGuide, learn about ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 14, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

RML Rendezvous March 12 – Journal Pricing, Libraries and (Open) Access
Journal Pricing, Libraries and (Open) Access presented by Tim Jewell, Director of Information Resources and Scholarly Communication at the University of Washington Libraries March 12, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Twenty five years ago the Association of Research Libraries began calling attention to the “serials crisis” – an alarming upward pricing trend that has continued through the large-scale, revolutionary introduction of electronic journals in the 1990’s and subsequent development of “big deal” journal bundling practices by a small number of d...
Source: Dragonfly - March 6, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

NN/LM Workshop for Washington Community Colleges
On Friday, March 28, 2014 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, will sponsor a free half-day of training (9 AM to 1 PM) about National Library of Medicine resources and databases for library staff from community colleges in Washington State. The training is designed to highlight ways to serve allied health professional, nursing, and other health sciences students and faculty. The training will take place on the University of Washington Campus at the Health Sciences Library, and travel expenses to Seattle will be paid for selected participants. Participants will be chosen based on geographic dive...
Source: Dragonfly - March 4, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

Classroom Activities and Lesson Plans for “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.  For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  The activities and lesson plans are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/resources/lesson-plans-list.html. The activities and lesson plans use the Native Voices exhibition website content material ...
Source: Dragonfly - March 1, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News from NLM Technology Source Type: news

The Little Mermaid Has Lost Yet Another Voice: Alternatives to Ariel
As previously announced, the University of Washington Libraries will no longer be using Ariel to send and receive documents, effective February 28, 2014. The University of Washington is committed to serving libraries in the Pacific NW Region. As a service to these libraries, we are hosting an RML Rendezvous, Special Edition, to discuss alternatives to Ariel for large and small libraries. Join us on Wednesday, February 26, at 1:00 PM Pacific Time, for a one hour session presented by Heidi Nance, Head, ILL and Document Delivery Services, University of Washington Libraries and David Ketchum, Resource Sharing Librarian, Univer...
Source: Dragonfly - February 24, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

Turning the Page!
Angela B. Ruffin, Ph.D. has announced her retirement, effective February 28, 2014.  This is certainly a significant milestone for her.  And, it is the end of an era for all who have worked closely with Dr. Ruffin, known by most as Angela!  She has been the National Library of Medicine (NLM) administrator for contracts that University of Washington Health Sciences Library has with NLM. Several of us have worked very closely with her over the years and she has been a very important person in our work lives. When we say goodbye to her, Angela will have given almost 14 years of distinguished ...
Source: Dragonfly - February 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

RML Rendezvous February 19th – PubMed Update!
PubMed Update presented by Jessi Van Der Volgen of the National Library of Medicine Training Center. February 19, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Join trainers from the NTC and NLM for a one-hour PubMed update session via Adobe Connect.   We’ll demonstrate newly added PubMed features, such as PubMed Commons and sort by relevance.  We’ll also look at recent interface changes, as well as some other features that may be new to you.  Bring your questions!  To attend go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous and login as a Guest, using your own name.  On...
Source: Dragonfly - February 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Training Opportunity: PubMed for Trainers
What do searching for drugs and chemicals in PubMed®, finding information about diseases using indexing rules, and creating a one hour PubMed class using the “rapid design” technique have in common?  These are all topics covered but the class “PubMed for Trainers,” where you will have an opportunity to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed Skills, and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies. Join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the free hybrid class called PubMed for Trainers (PMT). The class is held in 4 sessions;...
Source: Dragonfly - February 12, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

NLM Director Donald A.B. Lindberg to Receive Paul Evan Peters Award
Washington, DC – February 3, 2014 – The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and EDUCAUSE are pleased to announce that Donald A.B. Lindberg, director, National Library of Medicine, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Paul Evan Peters Award. The award recognizes notable, lasting achievements in the creation and innovative use of network-based information resources and services that advance scholarship and intellectual productivity. “In terms of genuinely sustained, visionary, and high-impact leadership in using networked information to transform every...
Source: Dragonfly - February 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: News from NLM Source Type: news

Systematic Review Workshop: Professional Development Awards Available
Get ‘em while they’re hot! Two Professional Development Awards ($1,500 each) are available to PNR Network members to attend: “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians” which will take place April 7-9, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh. This course fills quickly, so act now. If you receive a Professional Development Award, funds will go to your institution. This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search. Sessions will feature a...
Source: Dragonfly - January 29, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

New Funding Opportunities Now Available!
photo by erix! on flickr The NN/LM PNR is very pleased to announce a new suite of funding opportunities! Per feedback from a network member questionnaire conducted last summer, you told us ways that NN/LM PNR funding could be used to expand health information services in your organizations or communities. We were delighted to hear some great ideas. Several are listed below, including a link to the type of award most appropriate for the activity: Design short bibliographic instruction tutorials, using tools such as Joomla, to  increase library literacy system-wide. (Technology I...
Source: Dragonfly - January 28, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news