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Archive for March, 2012

Funding Opportunity: Spring Mobile Technologies webcast

Monday, March 5th, 2012

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.

NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for up to 4 selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area.

Please contact Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, at snydern@uw.edu by March 23, 2012 if you are a Pacific Northwest Region Network Member (what does that mean?) interested in hosting the webcast for your institution and your local colleagues. Include a brief description of how you will promote the event in your area, estimated attendance, and confirm that your location can meet the technical requirements of Internet access, a computer with Windows Media Player, and a room to host the webcast.

Site participants will be selected based on geographic location, accessibility, and the potential number of attendees. All applicants will be notified of their application status by March 30, 2012.

PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, free registration details will be announced in an upcoming Dragonfly article.

Free online CE: Planning Outcomes-Based Health Information Programs

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

In the immortal words of Yogi Berra, “You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going because you might not get there.”  Most of us plan trips around a desired destination.  You can also plan projects that way: with the intended results in mind.  This workshop will introduce the logic model, a simple planning tool that emphasizes what you want to accomplish, helping you to focus on the outcomes of your health information programs or services.  A well-constructed logic model pulls together a picture of how resources and planned activities will lead to the results you want to achieve.  Logic models aid decision-making about new projects; assist with structuring evaluations of new and ongoing programs; and contribute to developing funding proposals and reports.
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