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Archive for June, 2006

Updated: Outreach Subcontract RFPs Now Available

Friday, June 30th, 2006

The Pacific Northwest Regional Medical Library announces Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for 2 outreach subcontracts: one with a focus on consumers and communities; and the other for outreach to underserved health professionals.

Both RFPs are now posted in the Funding section on the NN/LM PNR website.

Deadline for submission of proposals is August 18, 2006. Please contact Linda Milgrom (lmilgrom@u.washington.edu), Gail Kouame (gmarie@u.washington.edu) or Roy Sahali (rs@u.washington.edu) by July 31, 2006 to indicate your intention to apply.

To be an eligible proposal, the lead agency must be a network member. Proposals will be given priority consideration if a library is involved (as lead agency or as a partner organization); and if project personnel have experience using and teaching MedlinePlus, PubMed, or other National Library of Medicine resources.

If you intend to apply, start now to identify collaborators, to learn about your outreach audience via community assessment, and to inventory resources and assets. To locate network members in your area, search the Membership Database. Tools to help with community assessment and program planning are available from the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, in particular Getting Started with Community-Based Outreach and “Stage 1: Conducting a Community Assessment” from Measuring the Difference.

Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, cburroug@u.washington.edu

EFTS welcomes the BC Cancer Agency

Friday, June 30th, 2006

BC Cancer Agency

EFTS (Electronic Fund Transfer System) welcomes the British Columbia Cancer Agency as a participant as of June 20, 2006. The BC Cancer Agency is one of 7 EFTS participants in Canada. They are pioneers in the Pacific Northwest as well: the 6 other Canadian libraries participating in EFTS are all located in either Ontario or Nova Scotia.

There are currently 326 Canadian libraries actively participating in DOCLINE.

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Happy Canada Day! – July 1

NCLIS Winner: KVCH Community Health Library

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

KVCH Community Health Library

Kittitas Community Health Library (KVCH) was the Washington state winner of the US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS) Health Awards which were distributed in March 2006.

On July 11, 2006, the Library will be hosting an Open House for the dedication ceremony. Jan Walsh, Washington state librarian, and Rand Simmons, Program Manager for State Library Development, will be in attendance. Melanie Jones, KVCH Library Coordinator, will also be demonstrating the free online resources available at their library.

Congratulations go to Melanie and her team for winning the state award and hosting an event for her community! You can contact Melanie at healthlibrary@kvch.com.

Following are the other NCLIS state winners from the Pacific Northwest Region:

Kenai Community Library
Kenai, AK

Get Real, Get Fit! Portneuf District Library (also a finalist for the national NCLIS award)
Chubbuck, ID

North Valley Hospital Planetree Community Health Resource Library
Whitefish, MT

Recognized by NCLIS:

PeaceHealth Oregon Region, Eugene Public Library
Eugene, OR

Do you know your Montana Regional Medical Librarians?

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Last March, the Dragonfly featured the Montana State Libraries “What’s Your Story? Find it at the Library!” campaign (see 3/20/06). Luckily for Montana, to support this campaign there is a group of knowledgeable and enthusiastic medical librarians from the Pacific Northwest Region of the NN/LM to call upon for assistance in answering health-related reference questions: the Montana Regional Medical Librarians. This flyer was distributed at the Montana Library Association Conference held in Missoula from May 3-6, 2006:

Montana Regional Medical Librarians flyer Montana Regional Medical Librarians flyer

Meet the Montana Regional Medical Librarians:

  • Heidi Sue Adams – Kalispell Regional Medical Center
  • Laurel Egan – St. James Healthcare
  • Kim Granath – University of Montana
  • Mary Anne Hansen – Montana State University
  • Bill Kehler – Rocky Mountain College
  • Tori Koch – Deaconess Billings Clinic
  • Mary Lou Mires – Salish Kootenai College
  • Martha Thayer – Rocky Mountain Libraries
  • Gail Wilkerson – VA Montana Healthcare System
  • Rich Wojtowicz – Montana State University
  • Please email nnlm@u.washington.edu if you would like copies of the flyer for your library or organization.

    Also: check out the Public Service Announcement below that has been running on Billings CBS, Missoula/Kalispell CBS, Butte/Bozeman CBS, Great Falls CBS, Helena NBC & CBS, CNN, Lifetime, The Weather Channel, and USA Network.

    “Find it at the Library!” Public Service Announcement (30 second Quicktime movie)
    Synopsis: A grandfather discusses using the library to learn about adopting a healthier lifestyle so he can enjoy his grandson more. Sponsored by the “What’s Your Story? Find it at the Library!” campaign of Montana Libraries and by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

    DOCLINE 2.8 Action Items: Loansome Doc & LinkOut

    Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

    DOCLINE 2.8 was released today. NLM suggests the following action items to address the enhancements: (more…)

    PNR EFTS Update: 2 new members

    Friday, June 23rd, 2006

    EFTS

    EFTS (Electronic Fund Transfer System) welcomes two new members in the Pacific Northwest Region:

    St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
    IDUAHB
    St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
    Kissler Family Health Sciences Library
    Boise, ID
    Joined: 05-19-2006

    OHSU
    ORUORE
    Oregon Health & Science University Library
    Portland, OR
    Joined: 06-23-2006

    Interested in joining? Contact EFTS or Patricia Devine.