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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

ACA Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives
Tribalhealthcare.org, produced by the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative, aims to to develop effective, streamlined, consumer-oriented materials to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in understanding their rights and new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). The initiative is a partnership between the Indian Health Service, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Health Board. Together, the partners plan to provide local trainings, national marketing tools, and e-resources that clearly explain health reform c...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: News From NN/LM PNR Training & Education Source Type: news

RML Rendezvous Special Edition: “Get Ready, Get Set, Write a Proposal!”
January 30, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) Have you ever thought about applying for an NN/LM PNR funding award?  If so, join us on Thursday, January 30 at 1pm Pacific Time for an RML Rendezvous “Special Edition” webinar.  You’ll hear from Cathy Burroughs, NN/LM PNR Associate Director, about the newest array of funding opportunities from the NN/LM PNR.  Then, Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, will review the five criteria for a good project plan that are key to a good pro...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Funding Training & Education Source Type: news

RML Rendezvous January 22 – Health Literacy in Context
Health Literacy in Context: A Non-clinical Framework for Research & Intervention presented by Sandra Smith, PhD, MPH of the Center for Health Literacy Promotion January 22, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain) In the national vision of a health literate society articulated by the Institute of Medicine, everyone – not only patients – obtains actionable information about health and healthcare, along with support to use it to take health promoting action.   National public health objectives aim to promote the health literacy of  the population – not only patients...
Source: Dragonfly - January 15, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Mahria Lebow Tags: Health Literacy Public Health 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. (...
Source: Dragonfly - January 13, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Catherine Burroughs Tags: Funding News From NN/LM PNR Source Type: news

New Affordable Care Act Resources For Libraries For The New Year
As we enter 2014, individuals continue to learn about new health insurance options available to them as part of the Affordable Care Act.  WebJunction has compiled some resources intended to support libraries as they develop their own priorities for responding to patron inquiries in this area: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) had added several new publications and articles at their site.  These and other official resources are intended for use by professionals helping people understand the new health insurance marketplace. The Kaiser Family Foundation continues to develop robust resources...
Source: Dragonfly - January 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Gail Kouame Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

ALA Online Workshop – Getting Started With Open Access
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, will be hosting a 90 minute webcast on Wednesday, January 15, 11:30 AM at Health Sciences Library, Classroom C. Presented by the American Library Association,  Getting Started with Open Access is designed to teach participants to recognize foundational aspects of new publishing models, learn techniques to teach other what you know, and engage in emerging open publishing practices in your own library. Join is! (Source: Dragonfly)
Source: Dragonfly - January 10, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Training & Education Source Type: news

Copyright for Educators
The American Library Association (ALA) is hosting a free Twitter chat on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 3:00 to 4:00 PM Pacific Time. Participants will have the opportunity to have their questions about the use of copyrighted materials in schools answered by copyright expert and author Carrie Russel, by signing into Twitter and using the hashtag #k12copylaw. Learn more about Twitter chats and hastags here. You may use Twitter as usual for the chat, but a tool like http://tweetchat.com/ is helpful. The interactive social media event will be co-hosted by AASA: The School Superintendents Association, the National Association of El...
Source: Dragonfly - January 3, 2014 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Patricia Devine Tags: Resource Sharing & Document Delivery Training & Education Source Type: news

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