Archive for the ‘Training & Education’ Category
Monday, April 25th, 2016
This is a guest post by Andrea Harrow, MLS, Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, about the PNR Journal Club, held over a period of eight weeks from February 8 through March 21, 2016.
I responded to an invitation sent out on a listserv for involvement in a new journal club–an opportunity for librarians to discuss issues in data curation and data management. Twelve librarians from across the US also signed up to give it a try. This journal club, hosted by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, met online within Moodle and live via four AdobeConnect sessions. This club followed the MLA’s Discussion Group Program structure and the new PubMed Commons Journal Clubs commenting format. (more…)
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine creates traveling banner exhibitions about the social and cultural history of science and medicine for libraries across the country and around the world. NLM seeks to support host venues by presenting interesting stories that stimulate people’s enthusiasm for history and encourage young people to consider careers in history, education, museum studies, and the health professions. Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine can be seen as a case study in how exhibition projects sometimes evolve. Three academic libraries in Indianapolis hosted the NLM traveling exhibit “Harry Potter’s World”. Utilizing the resources of a local consortium and the National Library of Medicine benefited not only the libraries, but also the students and faculty who were impacted by experiencing the exhibit and made aware of the resources available to them through their library and the NLM. Learn about the benefits and lessons learned of hosting an NLM traveling exhibit. Listen to the Magic and Wonder of the National Library of Medicine traveling exhibitions!
When: April 20, 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time (more…)
Friday, March 18th, 2016
The NN/LM Pacific NW Region announces a new funding opportunity for Network members.
On April 26, 2016, the Medical Library Association presents: The Consumer Health Library – A Site for Service, Education, and Hope. The presenter is Jacqueline Davis, who has worked for eight years as the consumer health librarian for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, CA. In 2013, Davis received the Consumer Health Librarian of the Year award from the Consumer and Patient Health Information Section of the Medical Library Association. Her interests in health literacy and social justice combine to inform and guide her work in the library and the community.
Consumer health libraries are a critical bridge for contemporary medicine models that require patients to both advocate for themselves, as well as partner with their health care providers. With the continuously changing technology, the ever-increasing amount of information available, and patients’ real need to navigate successfully through the system, librarians’ services can provide the welcoming space and outreach to educate and inform our customers. By the completion of this webinar, participants will understand: 1) the role of the consumer health librarian; 2) outreach into the local community; 3) the community or target audience; 4) issues regarding health literacy and how it impacts their library services; and 5) specific programs that can be adapted to their institutional sites.
For more information, see the Medical Library Association website. Funding is available to NN/LM PNR Network members to host group or individual viewing sites. If you are interested in the webinar, please contact Patricia Devine by March 31.
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Join us next week for the next PNR Partners webinar session. We have presentations from our members in Alaska and Oregon. Erin Foster, who is completing her second year of her NLM Associate Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University library, will be telling us about developing an assessment tool to measure the information literacy of incoming Master of Public Health (MPH) students in the Epidemiology program. We will also hear from Sigrid Brudie of the University of Alaska, Anchorage Alaska Medical Library. She will tell us about the highlights and challenges of medical library outreach to rural Alaska, from the state’s northernmost community of Barrow to its southernmost community of Metlakatla.
When: Thursday, March 24 at 1:00pm Pacific Time (Noon Alaska, 2:00pm Mountain)
To Join: go to https://webmeeting.nih.gov/pnrpartners/ Audio is through the phone.
For more information about PNR Partners go to http://nnlm.gov/pnr/training/PNRpartners.html (more…)
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Hook ‘Em & Keep ‘Em: How Trout U. is Engaging Library Users through Social Media to Build Community is the next PNR Rendezvous session where Montana State University librarians will tell us how they have incorporated social media in the library.
Social media is a powerful means to build community among our users, as well as to engage new users. PNR Rendezvous participants will learn best practices for using Social Media to engage library users, including the creation of a social media guide, and a posting plan and schedule for ongoing targeted engagement with users across multiple platforms, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Participants will also learn about collaborative social media campaign efforts that the MSU Library participated in with the Montana Historical Society and others. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share their own social media practices or plans to experiment with social media in order to share and learn about successes and strategies happening in libraries in the region.
So, whether you’re considering using social media in the library or want to expand the use of it, please join us for some tips as well as a chance to share your social media wisdom.
When: March 16, 1:00pm Pacific Time, Noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time (more…)
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
On March 17 at 10:00am -11:30am PST, the NN/LM PNR will host a virtual tabletop exercise that will feature a scenario based on a major disaster. The disaster will impact the entire Northwest, disrupting the normal state of being in your community. Which disaster will strike? Attend the virtual tabletop exercise to find out! (more…)