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Training Opportunity: PubMed for Trainers

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

What do searching for drugs and chemicals in PubMed®, finding information about diseases using indexing rules, and creating a one hour PubMed class using the “rapid design” technique have in common?  These are all topics covered but the class “PubMed for Trainers,” where you will have an opportunity to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed Skills, and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies.

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 March 6 – 27, 2014.  The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the University of Washington in Seattle on Thursday, March 27th. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 MLA CE contact hours. The class is offered at no cost. (more…)

Systematic Review Workshop: Professional Development Awards Available

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Two Professional Development Awards ($1,500 each) are available to PNR Network members to attend: “Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians” which will take place April 7-9, 2014, at the University of Pittsburgh. This course fills quickly, so act now. If you receive a Professional Development Award, funds will go to your institution.

This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian’s role in the systematic review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search.

Sessions will feature a mixture of small and large group discussion, interactive lectures, and hands-on exercises. Topics covered will include: 1) Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic reviews 2) The reference interview and communication issues 3) Approaches to comprehensive literature searching and 4) Project organization.

Who should attend: Health science and medical librarians who aspire to learn more about the comprehensive literature search process and to advance their core knowledge required for systematic review collaboration. For more information on the course, see: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/systematicreview/

ACA Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Tribalhealthcare.org, produced by the National Indian Health Outreach and Education Initiative, aims to to develop effective, streamlined, consumer-oriented materials to assist American Indians and Alaska Natives in understanding their rights and new opportunities under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Indian Health Care Improvement Act (IHCIA). The initiative is a partnership between the Indian Health Service, the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Health Board.

Together, the partners plan to provide local trainings, national marketing tools, and e-resources that clearly explain health reform changes and their impact on tribal communities.

For additional information about ACA, see Affordable Care Act: Information for the Pacific Northwest Region and Native Exchange — a project of the Tribal Education and Outreach Consortium (TEOC) to provide Native Americans and Alaska Natives with materials about Health Insurance Exchanges and Medicaid Expansion.

RML Rendezvous Special Edition: “Get Ready, Get Set, Write a Proposal!”

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

January 30, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Have you ever thought about applying for an NN/LM PNR funding award? If so, join us on Thursday, January 30 at 1pm Pacific Time for an RML Rendezvous “Special Edition” webinar. You’ll hear from Cathy Burroughs, NN/LM PNR Associate Director, about the newest array of funding opportunities from the NN/LM PNR. Then, Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center, will review the five criteria for a good project plan that are key to a good proposal. Also, we will look at how successful funded projects from the Pacific Northwest Region meet these criteria, review some quantitative and qualitative methods for collecting data, and talk about some examples of evaluating training quality. With these tips in mind, you too can write a proposal for NN/LM funding!

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.

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.

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.

RML Rendezvous January 22 – Health Literacy in Context

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014
Health Literacy in Context: A Non-clinical Framework for Research & Intervention presented by Sandra Smith, PhD, MPH of the Center for Health Literacy Promotion

January 22, 2013 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

In the national vision of a health literate society articulated by the Institute of Medicine, everyone – not only patients – obtains actionable information about health and healthcare, along with support to use it to take health promoting action. National public health objectives aim to promote the health literacy of  the population – not only patients. As healthcare shifts from episodic to chronic and the from clinic to community, health literacy practice and research must evolve accordingly. In this edition of RLM Rendezvous, Dr. Sandra Smith makes the case for a non-clinical approach to health literacy practice and research. She presents a non-clinical framework that views health literacy as a personal and collective asset that enables people to make health related choices and transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes. The framework guides practice to develop and improve health literacy and empowerment for health.

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.

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.

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.

New Affordable Care Act Resources For Libraries For The New Year

Friday, January 10th, 2014

As we enter 2014, individuals continue to learn about new health insurance options available to them as part of the Affordable Care Act.  WebJunction has compiled some resources intended to support libraries as they develop their own priorities for responding to patron inquiries in this area:

For region-specific information regarding the Affordable Care Act, visit the site we have linked from our home page: http://nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html.