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Training Opportunity: PubMed for Trainers

Monday, August 5th, 2013

The NN/LM PNR Professional Development Award is available for this training opportunity from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC):

Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies? Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the free hybrid class called PubMed® for Trainers (PMT). The class is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The class runs from August 26 – September 18, 2013. The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, on September 18. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit. The class is offered at no cost.

This hands-on course consists of 8 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions. You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework. (more…)

It Is Not Too Late – Still Funding Season at NN/LM PNR

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington still have time to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. Deadline to submit an intent to apply is August 1, 2013.  Read on for more details.

In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.

Other award options include Express Outreach Awards, with emphasis this time on outreach to the Public Health workforce and/or health professionals. Express Outreach Awards are funded at up to $15,000.

For projects that focus on emerging or innovative roles for information professionals, consider a Medical Library Pilot Project Award, funded up to $15,000. 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.

For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 30, 2013. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than August 1, 2013 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, assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and receiving some great proposals! And, as always, if you have questions, NN/LM PNR staff are here to help.

It’s Funding Season Again At NN/LM PNR

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

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It’s time once again for Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations.

In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.

Other award options include Express Outreach Awards, with emphasis this time on outreach to the Public Health workforce and/or health professionals. Express Outreach Awards are funded at up to $15,000.

For projects that focus on emerging or innovative roles for information professionals, consider a Medical Library Pilot Project Award, funded up to $15,000. 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.

For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 30, 2013. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than August 1, 2013 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, assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and receiving some great proposals! And, as always, if you have questions, NN/LM PNR staff are here to help.

Summer Institute for Public Health Practice: Professional Development Award

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

NWCPHPMembers of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region are invited  to apply for a Professional Development Award for up to $1,500 to attend the University of Washington’s NW Center for Public Health Practice’s Summer Institute: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/opportunities/summer-institute-for-public-health-practice.

To learn more about eligibility and see requirements, go to: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/funding/ProfDev.html. Stay tuned for more funding possibilities from the NN/LM PNR to be announced soon!

 

 

 

Eagle-I Integration – Connecting FHCRC Shared Resources to the National Directory of Cores

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

This Medical Library Pilot Project Award summary was submitted by Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library with Beth Levine & David Tolmie, Systems Librarians; Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s (FHCRC) Shared Resources core facilities support biomedical research by providing services and expertise that permit more rapid translation of laboratory studies into clinical applications, improve the feasibility and efficiency of clinical trials, and serve as focal points for access to technology.  These facilities give investigators, both on and off campus, opportunities to augment their research with resources that would not otherwise be possible, convenient or cost effective in each individual laboratory.

Eagle-I is a national research resource discovery platform that helps biomedical scientists search for and find previously invisible, but highly valuable, resources.  Hosted by Harvard University and under the direction of Dr. Lee Nadler, the eagle-i Consortium has been supported by a two-year, $15 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) award (#U24 RR 029825) from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The Arnold Library is a member of the Shared Resources group at FHCRC, and as an extension of our duty to make scientific information accessible to our research community; we are responsible for the construction, architecture, design and maintenance of the Shared Resources website.  Scientists in the SR core labs provide content, guidance and requirements, and library staff members write, edit, photograph and create video and other imagery to promote access to our core labs and provide training to the research community. (more…)

Scholarly Communications Lab in the Arnold Library

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Guest author: Ann Marie Clark, Director, Arnold Library, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.  This post describes the outcomes of a Technology Improvement Award from NN/LM PNR.

The Arnold Library, a member of the Shared Resources group at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), provides a home for the Scholarly Communications/Shared Resources Computer Lab.  In the lab, FHCRC researchers and students analyze and visualize data, draft journal articles and books, and prepare presentations and posters for professional conferences.  In 2012, prior to our NNLM/PNR award, the computer lab was cramped and awkward, reducing our researchers’ efficiency, ability to collaborate, and limiting the software programs available to them.  There was demand for more computers, but we could not expand due to the constraints of the existing workstations and room design.  Researchers frequently had to wait for computers to become available, or be turned away.  Additionally, we were unable to adequately support the burgeoning need for video production and editing.
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