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Archive for September, 2007

Partners in Health Information Literacy and Dissemination: Strategies for Visibility and Outreach to New Audiences

Friday, September 28th, 2007

This is the first in a series of articles about ways that Pacific Northwest regional medical librarians can become more visible (and valued) in their communities by collaboratively promoting themselves and health information resources.

One effort in support of helping network members be more visible partners in their states and local communities is a new brochure, produced by the NN/LM PNR’s Regional Medical Library (RML), featuring an insert including the names of local regional medical librarians.

The new brochure’s insert, specific to a state, will list the medical librarians who have simply expressed a willingness to advise community-based organizations (for example, public libraries, K-12 schools, social service agencies, faith communities, small businesses) on health information-related concerns. Examples of services regional medical librarians might provide to community-based organizations (CBOs): (more…)

Health Literacy Month

Thursday, September 13th, 2007

Health Literacy Month, celebrated each October, is a time when health literacy advocates around the world promote the importance of understandable health information. Started by Helen Osborne in 1999, this month is a time for all health literacy advocates to let the world know why health literacy matters. There is no right or wrong way to participate. (more…)

InfoCamp Seattle 2007

Tuesday, September 11th, 2007

All Pacific Northwest librarians, catalogers, information architects, user
experience designers, usability engineers, information scientists, technical
writers and all professionals and students interested in user-centered
information and design issues are invited to InfoCamp 2007!

What: InfoCamp Seattle 2007
When: October 13-14, 2007, 9am-6pm
Where: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle
Web: http://asistpnw.org/infocamp2007
Cost: Free for ASIS&T or IAI members and students. $20 for all others.

InfoCamp Seattle 2007 will be a collaborative BarCamp-style unconference,
organized by the Pacific Northwest Chapter and the UW Student Chapter of the
American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Join us at the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on October 13 & 14, 2007, for
two days of workshops, roundtable discussions, technology demos, and social
networking sessions. This is the Web 2.0 of conferences — the session
content will be decided entirely by YOU, so bring a topic of debate, a
project to show off, a design for feedback, or any other idea to share with
your professional community!

Registration is now open: http://asistpnw.org/infocamp2007