Fall is a busy season! Here’s a quick summary about what’s happening in the NN/LM PNR.
New Coordinators in the NN/LM PNR
• Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP, NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, effective Sept. 15, 2014
• Emily Glenn, MSLS, AHIP, NN/LM PNR Community Health Outreach Coordinator, effective Sept. 22, 2014
Former PNR coordinators appointed to new positions at University of Washington (UW)
• Gail Kouame, MLS, Assistant Director for HEALWA (http://heal-wa.org/), effective August 18, 2014
• Mahria Lebow, MLIS, UW Data Repository Librarian, effective October 1, 2014
Update at Quint*Essential meeting
If you are attending the Quint Meeting in Denver, don’t miss the Quint*Essential Update of the NN/LM on Wednesday, October 15 at 8am in the Evergreen Ballroom A-D. The program will include a Conversation Cafe and also a Crowd Source session to enlist your bold ideas and suggestions for ways the NN/LM could support you. This is a chance to think creatively and “dream big.” We look forward to hearing your input!
October is Medical Librarians Month!
To recognize Medical Librarians Month, and the critical resources and services you provide to your institution, the NN/LM PNR is sponsoring a contest. Enter the contest by writing a brief article about how you, as a librarian, have made a difference, addressing one or more of these questions:
• Have you helped save a life? Have you found a solution to a problem others had searched for with no luck? Have you performed outreach and changed lives? Reached a new user population that your library had never reached before? Have you helped the family of a patient through the fear of uncertainty?
• Have you proven your worth to an administrator or told someone how important libraries are, changing his or her behavior?
• Have you explored new or non-traditional roles, expanding the realm of what a librarian does?
Tell us your story! We will accept entries until October 31. All stories will be published on Dragonfly. The winner will receive a $1500 travel scholarship to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas for travel costs including: flight, hotel, and per diem. Please send your story by October 31 to email@example.com with the subject line, “Medical Librarians Month.” Good luck!
Funding Opportunities Coming Soon
The next NN/LM PNR award cycle is just around the corner in early 2015. We will solicit applications to support outreach projects, new health information services or skill building events and workshops.
So, what ideas do *you* have? Send us a short summary of what you would like to do with funding support. Our goal is to issue a call for proposals relevant to regional needs and ideas. Send your project ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Ideas for Funding” by November 7
Upcoming Professional Development Events
Next up for PNR Rendezvous: Wednesday, November 19 at 1pm Pacific Time, Jane Saxton and Jennifer Beardsley from Bastyr University will present about innovative ways to support a case-based medical curriculum. To join, go here and login as a Guest, using your own name: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous. New to PNR Rendezvous? Go here for instructions on testing your system: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/RMLrendezvous.html
MLA Webinars Available for Sponsorship
The PNR will sponsor sites to host one or more webinars in the Medical Library Association Fall Webinar Series. For group viewings, NN/LM PNR will pay registration fees for selected sites that agree to host and promote the webcast for colleagues in their area. Individual registration is also available if a group viewing is not possible.
Here are the webinars slated for Fall:
o Beyond the Search I: Protocol Development and Methodology for Systematic Reviews
Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., CT
o Beyond Citation Counts: Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., CT
o Marketing and Advocacy
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., CT
o Beyond the Search II: Data Management for Systematic Reviews
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., CT
o Mobile Apps
Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 1:00 p.m. — 2:30 p.m., CT
Please contact Susan Meyers, email@example.com,by Friday, October 10, 2014, if you are an NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region Network Member (or would like to become a member) interested in hosting the webcast for your institution and your local colleagues, or in viewing it yourself. For more information, see http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/MLA-Webcast.html