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Upcoming webinars: PNR Partners and PNR Rendezvous

Monday, November 9th, 2015

The PNR has two upcoming webinars this month.  The first is PNR Partners which showcases our PNR funded recipients.  Thursday, November 12th at 1pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2pm Mountain Time), we have Shelley Dougherty, Executive Director  for Oregon Pacific AHEC who will tell us about her project,  Environmental Health Connection for Rural Oregon Schools, that engaged middle school students in the world of scientific inquiry to create healthier communities and prepare them academically as they explored career options.  We also will have Jackie Wirz, Research Data Specialist at Oregon Health & Science University who will present information about the Pacific Research Data Symposium where researchers, students, and librarians shared their work in the world of data.

Do you have some ideas for programs or services in your library but aren’t quite sure how to implement them? This is a great time to ask questions about funded projects and to consider applying for funding from the NN/LM PNR to start your own projects for your communities. To join the webinar:

  • Go to the following website and login as a Guest, using your own name:
  • Once in the web meeting a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen call the 800 number and use the participant code given in the Notes box (lower left-hand corner) on the screen.

And if you have been curious about the connection between human health and animal health you will want to attend the next PNR Rendezvous which is, (more…)

Join us for the next PNR Rendezvous October 21

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Date: Wednesday, October 21

Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time

Creating a Library “Holdings” Group: A Joined Service Model will feature Isaac Huffman, Heather Martin and Basia Delawska-Elliott from the Providence Health & Services library system.

Faced with resource constraints many hospital libraries have considered joint operations. However successful, systemization can be a challenge.  Providence Health & Services library share their innovative approach, using a holding company model to develop partnerships and collaborations, to growing a system-wide team and expanding library services.

Join us to learn about the successes and challenges Isaac and his team faced and see what strategies may work in your library system. (more…)

WebJunction webinar, Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

WebJunction is offering a great webinar featuring two Consumer Health Coordinators from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Date: 21 October 2015

Time: Noon – 1:00pm Pacific Time


  • Lydia N. Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region
  • Anita Kinney, Program Analyst, United States Access Board
  • Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region

A webinar exploring health-related outreach, programming, training, and funding so that your library can improve the health literacy of your community. (more…)

Upcoming free classes from the PNR!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Do you work with patrons or personnel who are in the public health field?  Do you wonder how to obtain relevant public health data?  Are you employed at a rural public library and want to better serve your patrons?  Here at the PNR we are offering two free classes in the coming weeks.  Both of these classes contain information for any library professional whether you work in an academic, health sciences, public library or simply have an interest.  They both are eligible for Medical Library Association CE credits and will add value to your work and provide information your patrons will find useful. Go ahead and register now! (more…)

LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness

Monday, September 21st, 2015

At this month’s annual conference of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, NN/LM PNR Network Outreach Coordinator Patricia Devine and NN/LM SEA Emerging Technologies/Communications Coordinator Tony Nguyen will be presenting a poster entitled “LGBT Elder Population Health Awareness: Building Collections and Connections to Improve Health, Safety and Well-Being, based on the following resources. (more…)

Upcoming PNR Rendezvous on the NLM resource — Health Reach

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Date: Wednesday, September 16

Time: 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time

Do you work with immigrants and refugees?  Does your library or place of work include employees or patrons whose first language may not be English? Do you find yourself thinking you should look into cultural competency training but may not know where to look? This Wednesday join us for our PNR Rendezvous for an opportunity to learn about the National Library of Medicine resource called Health Reach.

HealthReach ( is a resource of quality multilingual, multicultural public health information for those working with or providing care to individuals with limited English proficiency. Resources include:

  • Health education materials in various languages and formats (brochures, fact sheets, videos)
  • Provider tools (including best practices, cultural information, and effective use of interpreters)
  • Special collections on Emergency and Disaster, Women’s Health and Mental Health