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Archive for 2011

NLM Technical Bulletin Updates

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Subscribing to the NLM Technical Bulletin is an excellent way to keep up-to-date on changes to the National Library of Medicine systems, such as PubMed, MeSH, MyNCBI, LocatorPlus, and PubMed Health.

In PubMed the week, the Advanced Search page was updated. Terms entered in the Search Builder will automatically populate the search box, and MeSH term searching has been enhanced to include an autocomplete feature. See the full article for more details.

Another recent article announces new features for PubMed Health, NLM’s clinical effectiveness database. Change include enhanced information from the National Cancer Institute’s Physician Data Query database, two new full-text books about understanding heathcare decisions and treatments, and an improved display of medical encyclopedia search results. With the inclusion of the Database of Reviews of Effects (DARE) from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination in England, PubMed Health is getting close to comprehensive coverage of reliable systematic reviews on clinical effectiveness.

Read the article here, and stay current with  email updates or an RSS feed.

 

Funding Opportunities Still Available

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The Health Information Services Promotion Award is now available to PNR Network members. Proposals are due December 30, 2011 and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.

This is an award of up to $5,000 for projects that promote the value of health information services offered by an information professional within the organization or community. Projects could include:
•Working with public relations staff or a firm to develop a promotional/branding campaign;
•Using social media to highlight health information services; or
•Holding a special even that advertises new or unique services.

Also available on on ongoing basis are the Professional Development Awards, as well as Exhibit Awards, Training Awards, Assessment and Planning Award, and EFTS Awards.

For more details see the funding announcements linked above, or contact Patricia Devine, devine @uw.edu, 206-543-8275.

2012 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

The 2012 Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will take place April 10-12, 2012 at the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center.  It is the largest and most successful regional emergency preparedness conference in the Pacific Northwest.  Partners in Emergency Preparedness annually hosts nearly 700 people representing business, schools, government, the nonprofit sector, emergency management professionals, and volunteer organizations. (more…)

Homer Alaska Improves Emergency Preparedness Through Library Award

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Submitted by :
Ann Dixon, Director, Homer Public Library
Carey Restino, Coordinator, Friends of the Homer Public Library

The Homer Public Library, in collaboation with the Friends of the Homer Public Library and local emergency responders, held a month of activities aimed at increasing the community’s emergency preparedness thanks to a $5000 NN/LM Community Preparedness Day Award.  Events, which were timed to coincide with national Disaster Preparedness Month, kicked off on September 21st with a special Story Time about safety and natural phenomena that occur locally, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (more…)

New Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach Award

Monday, November 28th, 2011

NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce one more new funding opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards.

The purpose of the Disaster Health Information Outreach Project is to design programs for improving disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information in a way useful to the target audiences, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality professional-level online medical and public health information resources on disaster, all-hazards, and emergency topics including resources from the National Library of Medicine. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations on disaster health information needs among and to the mutual benefit of librarians, information specialists, or informationists and the disaster workforce.

Approved projects will be funded up to $15,000.

For more information, see the full funding announcement or contact Gail Kouame at gmarie@uw.edu or 206-221-3449.

Proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2012. However, if you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than January 13, 2012 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu.

New Funding Opportunity: Health Information Services Promotion

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

We are happy to announce a new funding opportunity in the Pacific NW Region, the Health Information Services Promotion Award. Proposals are due December 30, 2011 and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.

This is an award of up to $5,000 for projects that promote the value of health information services offered by an information professional within the organization or community. Proposals are due December 30, 2011 and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012. (more…)