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Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Caring for the Mind is a Moodle format  3 credit CE class from the NN/LM PNR which runs from February 1-29. Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In Caring for the Mind, participants will learn about resources and how to effectively provide mental health information at their libraries or community organization. The class is self-paced and participants will find it more rewarding by participating in class discussions. Caring for the Mind qualifies towards the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Not a medical librarian? Don’t worry, being a medical librarian is not required for this specialization nor to take the class.

It is recommended that participants register for a free Moodle account if they do not have one already.  If you encounter problems please contact Carolyn Martin at To create a Moodle account:

To register for this free class

Data Curation/Management Journal Club, January 20 – April 8, 2016

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Seeking Journal Club Members!

This year, the NN/LM PNR is starting a journal club with the purpose of helping club members understand big data and identify roles librarians can play in data management and curation in clinical settings. The Data Curation/Management Journal Club is for librarians and others who are interested in learning more about data and its impact on health information access and care improvement.

Meetings will be held online (in real time) via Adobe Connect or WebEx on Mondays at 3PM, PST. Meeting notes, articles, and discussion will be hosted on Moodle. Eight hours MLA CE credit is available for members who participate in all four online sessions.

January 20 – April 8, 2016, live webinar and online/asynchronous via Moodle

More information, agenda, and registration



New Tutorial! PubMed for Nurses

Monday, December 21st, 2015

A new tutorial is available from NLM: PubMed for Nurses. It covers using PICO, formulating a search, applying filters to narrow search results, using Clinical Queries, and saving search strategies and citations. It’s available from the PubMed homepage under PubMed Tutorials.

This tutorial was created specifically to help nurses efficiently find literature using PubMed. Its concise, targeted content consists of five videos with exercises to test knowledge. The tutorial was designed to be completed in less than 30 minutes.

NLM Releases New Health Literacy Tool Shed Website

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), in collaboration with Boston University School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of the Health Literacy Tool Shed:

The Health Literacy Tool Shed is a free, user-friendly, unique, curated online database of more than 100 empirically validated health literacy instruments. The Tool Shed serves as an interactive, one-stop shop where researchers use provided filters to select a health literacy research instrument.


PNR Rendezvous,

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Date: Wednesday, December 16

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

Join us next week when NN/LM PNR Community Health Outreach Coordinator, Emily Glenn, presents information regarding is the openly available federal registry and results database of publicly and privately funded clinical studies conducted in the United States and around the world. The registry and results database are vital resource for researchers, healthcare providers, and health sciences librarians who wish to consult the entire body of evidence on any particular topic. This presentation will provide an overview of the information in, drawing from records for trials involving mobile apps, plus an update of policies and laws that impact clinical trials. You will gain a basic understanding of how records can be part of the landscape of research evidence when considering the effectiveness of an intervention. (more…)

Introducing Three New iOS Educational Apps for Students from the National Library of Medicine

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services announces the launch of three interactive, educational iOS apps for high school students studying biology, chemistry and environmental health. These free, readily accessible resources assist students with grasping concepts such as DNA base pairing, the Bohr model of the atom and environmental conservation. (more…)