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PNR Update

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

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 nnlm@uw.edu 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 nnlm@uw.edu 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, susanm@uw.edu,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

October is National Medical Librarians Month!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

nmlm_poster_2014-1 Each October is National Medical Librarians Month. See the Medical Library Association’s web site for ideas to promote your library and download a poster:  This year’s theme is:”Critical Knowledge for Challenging Times.”

To recognize Medical Librarians Month, and the  critical resources and services you provide to your institution, the NN/LM PNR is sponsoring  a contest.

The winner will receive a $1500 travel scholarship to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas for travel costs including: flight, hotel, and per diem.

To enter the contest, write a brief article about how you, as a librarian, have made a difference by answering one or more of these questions:
1) 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?
2) Have you proven your worth to an administrator or told someone how important libraries are, changing his or her behavior?
3) 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, 2014 and all stories will be published on Dragonfly.

Please send to nnlm@uw.edu with the subject line, “Medical Librarians Month.” Good luck!

Funding Available for MLA Fall Webcast Series

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The NN/LM PNR will sponsor sites to host one or more webinars in the Medical Library Association Fall Webinar Series. Group viewings as well as individual viewings are available. 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.For more information, see: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/MLA-Webcast.html.

Science Boot Camp West 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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Science Boot Camp for Librarians – West 2014 was held in beautiful, sunny and warm Seattle at the University of Washington July 9 – 11.  This event was made possible, in part, by an NN/LM PNR Symposium Award.  This was the second annual “western” version of Science Boot Camp for Librarians, based on the original Science Boot Camp held each summer in Massachusetts.  This conference is an opportunity for academic librarians to hear about three different fields of science and research processes from the researchers themselves, which helps librarians to better facilitate the research of faculty and students. This year we took a different approach to developing our boot camp curriculum and decided to find speakers under the umbrella of a common theme: disasters.  We had six academic researchers discuss their disaster-related work.

On Wednesday the 9th University of Washington professors Brian Atwater and David Montgomery spoke on Geology and Geomorphology.  Dr. Atwater briefly highlighted some of his research on historic Cascadia quakes and then invited two guest lecturers visiting from Pakistan, Ghazala Naeem, architect and natural-hazards specialist from Islamabad, and Din Mohammad Kakar, earthquake geologist from University of Balochistan, to address their current work.  Dr. Montgomery then explained the field of geomorphology to the audience and discussed the recent landslide disaster that occurred in Oso, Washington. Day one came to an end at the UW Club where campers mingled and dined while listening to guest speaker, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton discuss her recent book, Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.  Doughton’s talk was a nice way to close the day as she relied on the work of both of the day’s earlier speakers to write her book, an exposé of the Pacific Northwest’s  history of “megaquakes” and what it will mean for us to have ” a big one” in the future.

Thursday, Day 2, kicked off with Jan Newton, Senior Principal Oceanographer, Applied Physics Lab at UW, speaking about ocean acidification.  She was followed by Robert Pavia, from the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at UW, who discussed data collection and analysis during a disaster, looking specifically at the Deep Water Horizon oil spill. Thursday afternoon campers had a choice of attending a four-hour workshop on either Disaster Informatics or Data Librarianship.  The warm and sunny Seattle summer weather held up for an evening BBQ and boat ride around Lake Union and Lake Washington.

Boot Camp concluded with two health sciences speakers, Randy Beaton, emeritus from the Schools of Nursing and Public Health and David Townes, faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  Dr. Beaton addressed issues related to mental health in disaster situations, including how to better study first responders.  Dr. Townes Day 3 discussing how policy, politics and emergency medicine come together when responding to global disasters, examining the current war in Syria in particular.

To get a broader perspective on the event, from some of the attendees themselves, a round up of the tweets from Science Boot Camp West 2014 are available on Storify and pictures on instagram.  Videos of the presentations are available on the conference’s LibGuide: http://guides.lib.washington.edu/2014SBCW_videos.

It’s Funding Season Again At NN/LM PNR

Friday, July 25th, 2014

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It’s not too late for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to consider submitting a proposal for an NN/LM PNR award! We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations.  We’d love to see some more statements of intent to apply by the deadline of July 29th.

As you plan activities for the Fall, consider applying for the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.

Or, maybe a Health Information Services Award is just the ticket, funded up to $5,000, to support projects that promote the value of health information services within an organization or for the community.

If you need support for purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software, consider applying for a Technology Improvement Award for up to $10,000.

Or, you may want funding (up to $10,000) to plan and host an event sparking interest and participation by colleagues from around the region, via a Regional Symposium award.

For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 19, 2014. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than July 29, 2014 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to nnlm@uw.edu.

We also offer ongoing funding (ranging from $500 to $2,000) to support costs for professional development, library student scholarship , assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.

Lastly, if you need funding to carryout a project, but you are not sure there is a ‘fit’ with these currently available award categories, please drop us a line (nnlm@uw.edu) by July 29 and briefly describe your idea so we can discuss the possibilities with you.

Medical Library Pilot Project Award Recipients

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

The NN/LM PNR congratulates the following Spring 2014 Medical Library Pilot Project award recipients, funded up to $15,000 for projects that explore or demonstrate innovation or emerging roles of the library:

Project Title: Neighborhood Health Link: Promoting Access to Healthy Community Resources
Project Manager: Carol Cahill, Research Associate, Group Health Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Summary: Increase content and geographic scope of Group Health’s website “Neighborhood Health Link” which links primary care patients to health-promoting community resources in King County. Evaluate website’s utility to clinical staff/patients/community at large.

Project Title: Clinical and Translational Activities Reporting Tool (CTAR)
Project Manager: Robin Champieux, Scholarly Communication Librarian, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
Summary: To build a research activity profiling tool that will synthesize and analyze data across a disparate set of internal and external data sources (e.g. IRB, grants and contracts, PubMed) to identify research activity topics and trends, and their classification as clinical or translational. OHSU’s Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute will use CTAR to increase its ability to strategically contribute to research outcomes and human health.

Project Title: RELM: Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine CME Game for Physicians
Project Manager: Ann Gleason, Associate Director for Resources and Systems, UW Health Sciences Library, Seattle, WA
Summary: In phase 3 of a multi-part project, create a game that teaches physicians how to practice evidence-based medicine, especially geared towards physicians practicing in rural areas who have not been taught EBM and have not used electronic library resources in the last decade.