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Archive for 2013

RML & NLM Status During Government Shutdown

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
The Regional Medical Library (RML) office for the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is not affected by the government shutdown and is open during regular business hours 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Pacific Time on weekdays.

The National Library of Medicine
Due to the lapse in government funding, the National Library of Medicine will be closed until appropriations are enacted.

NLM Web Site
Due to the lapse in government funding, the information on http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ may not be up to date, transactions submitted via the web site may not be processed, and the agency may not be able to respond to inquiries until appropriations are enacted.

Updates regarding government operating status and resumption of normal operations can be found at http://www.usa.gov/

NN/LM PNR Staff News

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Nikki

Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator for the NN/LM PNR, is going back to school for a second masters degree in Learning Technologies.

Since starting her position in the PNR office, Nikki has shown great interest in web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects that extend NN/LM educational activities. She has served as host of the PNR monthly webinar series, RML Rendezvous, identifying best practices to improve its programming and delivery. Also, Nikki created the Moodle-based “Making Connections: Electronic Health Records and Librarians” online class, which was the first of its kind.

To pursue her studies, Nikki has resigned from her full time position effective October 15th, but intends to work part-time to help support the PNR during a transition period.

Please join me in congratulating Nikki as she embarks on making a career change to online instructional design and teaching!

Free Distance Learning: Discovering TOXNET

Friday, September 20th, 2013

Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class

Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a new online class, called Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.

TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the risk assessment databases and will be offered at a later date. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions. (more…)

Register Now: Making Your Library Promotion Pop Webcast

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

MLAelearning

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce two locations in our region that will host the upcoming Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.

In Seattle, WA PNR will host the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library,  Lab C. Please register at if you plan to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pnrmlawebcast.

In Spokane, WA the Inland NorthWest Health Science Libraries (INWHSL) will host the webcast at Spokane Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Room 40-215. Please register if you plan to attend at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYNJ9BR.

If you plan to attend, please be aware that there is pre-reading, a pre-assignment, and homework after the class. Details are as follows: (more…)

Young Invincibles Video Contest (Raising Awareness About the New Health Care Law)

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Young Invincibles and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services have created a competition  that will tap into the creativity and energy of young Americans while raising awareness about the new Health Care Law and encouraging young people to take advantage of the benefits of health insurance.  With a prize pool worth up to $30,000, and over 100 prizes to be won, this is your opportunity to shine!  Cash prizes will be awarded to the creators of the best videos in three distinct categories; so whether you’ve got a talent for short films, writing a great song, or designing an entertaining video infographic, you can be a winner!

Videos can be submitted during the five-week period starting on Monday, August 19th.  A public voting period will follow to help determine the finalists in each category, and a final round of voting and judging will determine who takes home the Grand Prize.

More information about the contest and how to enter is available from the Young Invincibles web site: http://health.younginvincibles.org/video-contest/

Funding Opportunity: Library Promotion Webcast

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

MLAelearning

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 Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 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. (more…)