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New NLM Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach and Collaboration Project 2014

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for  small 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 in the U.S. that include at least one library and at least one organization that has disaster-related responsibilities, such as health departments, public safety departments, emergency management departments, pre-hospital and emergency medical services, fire/rescue, or other local, regional, or state agencies with disaster health responsibilities; hospitals; faith-based and voluntary organizations active in disaster; and others.

Professional Development Award Opportunity

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The NN/LM PNR is offering Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) to attend: “Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians”, Friday, July 25, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014.

This workshop, previously held at Dartmouth and the University of Calgary, is at the University of Colorado in  beautiful Denver, a lovely place to visit in July.

This is an intensive, introductory, 3 day course. Through discussion and hands-on learning, you’ll acquire skills needed to support evidence-based practice. We use an active, case-based approach in a comfortable, small-group environment. A hallmark of this institute is the low student-faculty ratio and the individual attention each participant receives. Read more about the course here:

Funding Opportunity: MLA Spring Webcast

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Medical Library Association e-learning logo 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 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication.

Webcast Description: What is a systematic review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving your skills. They will tackle these issues and discuss opportunities for librarians to be part of the team.

NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. Please contact Patricia Devine at by Friday, April 4, 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 yourself). Please include:

  1. A brief description of how you will promote the event in your area.
  2. Estimated attendance.
  3. A room to host the webcast.
  4. Confirmation that your location can meet the technical requirements of Internet access for an Adobe Connect webcast.

Site participants will be selected based on geographic location, accessibility, and the potential number of attendees.

The NN/LM PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in the Learning Teaching Lab on the 3rd floor, Health Sciences Building Room T-334.

Systematic Review Workshop: Professional Development Awards Available

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Two Professional Development Awards ($1,500 each) are available to PNR Network members to attend: “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians” which will take place April 7-9, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh. This course fills quickly, so act now. If you receive a Professional Development Award, funds will go to your institution.

This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search.

Sessions will feature a mixture of small and large group discussion, interactive lectures, and hands-on exercises. Topics covered will include: 1) Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic reviews 2) The reference interview and communication issues 3) Approaches to comprehensive literature searching and 4) Project organization.

Who should attend: Health science and medical librarians who aspire to learn more about the comprehensive literature search process and to advance their core knowledge required for systematic review collaboration. For more information on the course, see:

New Funding Opportunities Now Available!

Monday, January 27th, 2014

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photo by erix! on flickr

The NN/LM PNR is very pleased to announce a new suite of funding opportunities!

Per feedback from a network member questionnaire conducted last summer, you told us ways that NN/LM PNR funding could be used to expand health information services in your organizations or communities. We were delighted to hear some great ideas. Several are listed below, including a link to the type of award most appropriate for the activity:

The above examples are shared to inspire you and encourage you!

So, if you are a network member in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington and have a good idea for a new project or service, we encourage you to check out our funding opportunities .

If you plan on submitting a proposal, please send a brief statement of intent to apply to no later than February 13, 2014. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

RML Rendezvous Special Edition: “Get Ready, Get Set, Write a Proposal!”

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

January 30, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Have you ever thought about applying for an NN/LM PNR funding award? If so, join us on Thursday, January 30 at 1pm Pacific Time for an RML Rendezvous “Special Edition” webinar. You’ll hear from Cathy Burroughs, NN/LM PNR Associate Director, about the newest array of funding opportunities from the NN/LM PNR. Then, Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, will review the five criteria for a good project plan that are key to a good proposal. Also, we will look at how successful funded projects from the Pacific Northwest Region meet these criteria, review some quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting data, and talk about some examples of evaluating training quality. With these tips in mind, you too can write a proposal for NN/LM funding!

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.

Due to a recent Adobe Connect system update, please test your computer ahead of time to help avoid technical difficulties as a plugin may be needed.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.