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Archive for August, 2011

ReferencePoint: NLM’s New Blog

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine has a new blog, ReferencePoint, targeting health sciences library staff in the U.S. and abroad.
ReferencePoint postings will:

  • Increase the awareness of NLM products and services available online and onsite.
  • Inform the targeted audiences about health sciences resources outside of NLM.
  • Promote dialogue and learning exchanges between NLM staff and staff at other libraries.

Reference librarians and other NLM staff will write, review, and respond to comments on the blog. Subscribe to the RSS feed to keep in touch.

More information is available in the NLM Technical Bulletin.

WISER, REMM, and LactMed Now Available for Android

Friday, August 26th, 2011

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Three of the National Library of Medicine’s free mobile applications are now available for Android devices. They are Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders (WISER), Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM), and LactMed.

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Opportunities Abound: Free Webinars on Mulitple Topics of Interest

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

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NN/LM PNR has learned of several upcoming free webinars that may be of interest:

  • Tuesday, August 23rd: 11am – 12pm Pacific

Incorporating Ethics into Emergency Planning and Response to Ensure Health Equity

From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This seminar will focus on the incorporation of ethics into emergency planning and response to promote health equity. A local jurisdiction’s approach to the development of an ethics framework will be highlighted, and an example of equitable distribution of vaccine with hospitals and culturally-specific communities will be described.  For more information and to register, visit this link: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e4e3j1ok8114fea7&llr=pf7m85dab&source=govdelivery (more…)

Reminder: Free PubMed and TOXNET Training in Seattle

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

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This is a repost of our June 30, 2011 announcement. Space is still available and we would love to have you join us!

 

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: (more…)

NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Projects

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

Updated Aug. 31, 2011 Please Note:

*** “WE HAVE EXTENDED THE PROPOSAL DUE DATE TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 - NO LATER THAN 3:00PM EST. IN ADDITION, ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY SEPTEMBER 6, 2011 NO LATER THAN 3:00PM EST. ALL ELECTRONIC PROPOSALS MUST BE SENT TO buseyk@mail.nlm.nih.gov.

 

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a new funding opportunity for small pilot 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 that include at least one library and at least one non-library organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as a hospital, volunteer organization, public health department, public safety department, fire/rescue, or other local, regional or state agency.  NLM encourages submission of innovative proposals that enhance mutually beneficial collaboration among libraries and disaster-related agencies. (more…)

New Funding Opportunity: Medical Library Pilot Project Awards

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce another opportunity to apply for funding.  Network member organizations with a health science library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to pilot innovative projects demonstrating emerging roles of medical librarians.  The goals of the Medical Library Pilot Project Awards are:

  • To support medical librarians through pilot projects that explore or demonstrate innovative roles within their institutions;
  • To promote library involvement in institution-wide health information initiatives;
  • To stimulate collaboration within the organization to address local health information problems.

Applicants are asked to indicate their intent to apply via email by August 29, 2011 by emailing nnlm@uw.edu.  Full proposals should be submitted using the Medical Library Pilot Project Application.  Full proposals are due September 23, 2011.

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

nnlm@uw.edu
1-800-378-5675 (in AK, ID, MT, OR and WA)