Archive for the ‘Training & Education’ Category
Monday, December 2nd, 2013
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, December 11, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need, presented by Heather Holmes, AHIP, Information Services Librarian, Medical Library, Summa Health System, Akron, Ohio.
We have a short turnaround this time, so please let me know if you are interested in hosting a site by Thursday, December 5. Some funding is also available for individual viewing.
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 email@example.com by Thursday, December 5 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:
- A brief description of how you will promote the event in your area.
- Estimated attendance.
- A room to host the webcast.
- 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.
PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library. Free registration details will be announced in an upcoming Dragonfly article in addition to the other funded webcast locations.
Thursday, November 21st, 2013
Way back in June (the warm season, you remember that time, right?) the first Science Boot Camp West was held at the University of Colorado, Boulder. A fabulous recap of that event was penned by Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Libraries, and posted to the Dragonfly. For those of you who were unable to attend in person, the videos of the three sessions (physics, environmental science and bioinformatics) are now available online: http://libguides.usu.edu/content.php?pid=420407&sid=4424923.
I’d also like to take this opportunity to announce that the 2014 Science Boot Camp West will be held July 9-11 in Seattle at the University of Washington. So if watching the videos gets you jazzed up to attend, save the dates! More information regarding registration and speakers for next year coming soon.
Friday, November 15th, 2013
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region (NN/LM PNR), is pleased to announce two locations in our Region that will host the upcoming Medical Library Association continuing education webcast on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know“, presented by Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Cleveland Clinic.
In Billings, Montana, Billings Clinic will host the webcast. Contact Tori Koch for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Seattle, Washington, the NN/LM PNR will host the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Lab C. Please register at if you plan to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pnrmlawebcast.
Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Health Insurance and Libraries: Pacific Northwest Region ACA Update - November 13, 2013 at Noon Pacific (11am Alaska 1 PM Mountain).
Libraries are on the front line of receiving questions about the health insurance options now available under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Join Nikki Dettmar, Education & Assessment Coordinator NN/LM PNR as she provides an overview on the ACA and the health insurance marketplace options currently operating in our region’s coverage area (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington). The webcast will have a primary focus on consumer health information but will also touch on the Community Health Needs Assessment requirement for non-profit hospitals under ACA, and some examples of successful ACA outreach activities already taking place in public and hospital libraries. Also, take a peak at our ACA resource page for the Pacific Northwest Region and if you are unable to join us next Wednesday, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later. Update: Recording now available here https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p7yrlvaidso/.
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.
New for 2013: This webcast is eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast and completing a brief evaluation form (provided during the webcast). If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later – the evaluation form will still be accessible and you can obtain the CE for watching the recording.
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.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
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, November 20, 2013, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: “Addressing Hospital Needs and Goals in the Era of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use: What Librarians Need to Know“, presented by Michelle Kraft, AHIP, Cleveland Clinic. (more…)
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class
Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a new online class, called Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.
TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the risk assessment databases and will be offered at a later date. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions. (more…)