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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


Data Webinars Coming Up

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

During the next three months, Data Federation of University Research (DataFOUR) will offer free one-hour web-based presentations on timely developments in research data from a variety of perspectives relevant to researchers, faculty, librarians, data specialists, and cyberinfrastructure professionals. The presentations are free, open to the entire higher education community and are intended to foster a shared understanding of data issues currently faced by institutions across the region.  (more…)