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Archive for September, 2012

Free Distance Class: Spanish Health Information Resources

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Do you have a growing Latino population in your community? Do you need to find health information in Spanish fast but don’t know where to look? Are the only words in your Spanish vocabulary burrito and gracias?

If you answered yes to these questions, then No Comprende? Spanish Health Information Resources for English Speaking Librarians is the class for you. This online course will cover resources for learning basic, library, medical, and Internet Spanish vocabulary. You will also learn to evaluate and identify health websites in Spanish to which you can direct your patrons.

Join Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, and Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, for this free asynchronous online class starting September 24th and ending October 15th rescheduled for November 5 – 19, 2012. Upon completion of this course participants will earn 4 continuing education credit units from the Medical Library Association.

To register, sign up today at http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/register.html?schedule_id=1885. Priority will be given to participants from the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) with others admitted on a space-available basis. You will receive a personal email from the course instructor within several days of registering to confirm your place in the course. We look forward to having you join us!

Are You Ready? Testing Your Disaster Plan and Furthering Collaboration to Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Are You Ready? Testing Your Disaster Plan & Furthering Collaboration Among Heritage Institutions To Improve Disaster Preparedness for Collections

Will you disaster plan work in a real disaster situation?  It’s better to find answers now the after a disaster has occurred!  Attend this workshop to help heritage institutions – libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, etc. – improve disaster preparedness and response for collections. (more…)