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Archive for June, 2011

Free PubMed and TOXNET Training in Seattle

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Image adapted from Brain Vocab Sketch by labguest on flickr

Join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle, WA as the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) presents PubMed® training on Thursday, September 15, 2011 8:30am to 5pm (7.5 Medical Library Association continuing education credits) and TOXNET® and Beyond on Friday, September 16, 2011 9:00am to 4:00pm (6 Medical Library Association continuing education credits).

To register for one or both of these classes, please go to this link: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html

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Professional Development Awards Now Available

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

NN/LM PNR is now offering Professional Development Awards.  The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to enable individuals at NN/LM PNR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to health care professionals and consumers. For this offering, we are focusing on Resource Sharing, Information Science and Public Health Practice.  Awards of up to $1000 each are available to NN/LM member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.

Awards will be available until funds are expended.  Proposals should be submitted using the Professional Development Award Application.

For additional information, see the full funding announcement, or contact:

Patricia Devine, NN/LM PNR Network Outreach Coordinator, devine@uw.edu, 1-800-338-7657.

Call For Proposals: 2011 Express Outreach Awards

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce another funding opportunity: Express Outreach Awards.  Up to four (4) awards of up to $15,000 are available to NN/LM member organizations in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington.  Goals of Express Outreach programs are:

  • To improve use of quality online health information resources by priority populations
  • To promote health information literacy in health education and health care
  • To build or strengthen partnerships between network members and other community organizations
  • To foster local health information expertise in community organizations
  • To promote awareness and use of the products and services of the National Library of Medicine and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Applications from libraries and other organizations are welcome.

Consideration of requests for funding will begin on August 26, 2011. Proposals should be submitted using the Application for 2011 Express Outreach Awards.

For additional information, see the full funding announcement, or contact:

Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator at gmarie@uw.edu, 1-800-338-7657
Alison Aldrich, NN/LM PNR Public Health Outreach Coordinator at aldrich3@uw.edu, 1-800-338-7657

Sharing the S.T.O.R.E. at Birthingway College of Midwifery

Monday, June 27th, 2011

computer and scanner purchased with PNR Technology Improvement Award

photo by K. Constant

We received the following report from Kathryn Constant, Librarian at Birthingway College of Midwifery, who received a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR in the spring of 2010. You can be like Kathryn! Proposals for the next round of Technology Improvement Award funding are due on August 12. (more…)

Community Health Workers Find Health Information Resources Online

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Submitted by Seth Doyle, Migrant Health Coordinator, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) recently completed a Community Health Worker Outreach and Training Program through the support of a 2010 NN/LM Express Outreach Award. The goal of the training program was to increase community health workers’ familiarity, understanding and use of credible and culturally/linguistically appropriate online health resources. (more…)

Free Training: Protecting Cultural Collections: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Space is still available for this free workshop for all types of libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and city and county record offices.  There is no charge to the institution, but pre-registration is required.  Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service (WESTPAS) is offering a free 2-part disaster preparedness and response workshop for cultural property:

Everett, WA:

Part 1: Friday, July 8, 2011 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Part 2: Friday, August 19, 2011 9:00am – 4:00 pm

Location: Everett Public Library
2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett, WA  98201

This training is part of a coordinated regional approach to raising awareness about disaster planning for collecting institutions throughout the Western United States.  It is free to participants who will develop an institutional disaster plan for their collections as an outcome.  More than one person per institution is welcome to attend.  Pre-registration is required.

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