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Opportunity to host Native Voices traveling exhibition

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is proud to announce a partnership with the American Library Association (ALA) through which ALA’s Public Programs Office will manage a national tour of a traveling adaptation of Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, to America’s libraries and other Native-serving cultural institutions beginning in 2016. Four copies of the traveling exhibition will tour nationally for four years to dozens of sites around the country.

The four year national tour of Native Voices has been publicly announced (for 2016-2020), and the ALA is welcoming proposals. ALA will review the proposals in developing a national deployment plan and schedule.

There will be no cost to participating venues (except for a local insurance rider if needed). Applicants are asked to indicate why they wish to host the Native Voices traveling exhibition, include two proposed Native Voices-related activities or events, and provide 5 time frames that would work and 5 that would not.

The deadline for submission of proposals is Nov 6, 2015.

Please note that this is the only opportunity to submit a proposal to the ALA. The ALA will formulate its entire 4 year exhibition schedule based on the proposals received by or before Nov 6, 2015.

The proposal process is online. Details are at the ALA links below.

ALA press release
ALA info page
ALA detailed info page
ALA FAQ page

All types of libraries are eligible to submit proposals, including academic, community college, health sciences, public, and tribal or Native. Also, other types of Native organizations or Native serving organizations are encouraged to partner with libraries (Native or non-Native).

Additional background info on the Native Voices traveling exhibition is available at this site that includes video highlights of Native Voices opening events in Ft. Totten, ND, Anchorage, AK, Honolulu, HI, and Sulphur, OK, and a host tool kit. (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…)

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


Upcoming PNR Partners webinar

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Thursday, September 10

1:00pm Pacific Time (noon Alaska Time, 2:00pm Mountain Time)

The next PNR Partners webinar is coming up next week. Please join us as we hear from two of our Express Outreach awardees, Jean Shreffler-Grant and Jayne Andreen. Jean has her PhD in nursing science. She has been a faculty member at Montana State University, College of Nursing for the past 25+ years and is currently a Professor on the College’s Missoula Campus. She will tell us about a project conducted by a team — most of whom have worked together for more than 15 years — exploring use of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM) by older rural dwellers and promoting health literacy about CAM.

Jayne has a BA in Psychology/Counseling from Winona State University, and is a graduate of the Public Health Education Leadership Institute. She has overseen health promotion services with the Alaska Division of Public Health since 1999, including chronic disease prevention, as well as injury and violence prevention initiatives. She currently provides training, technical assistance and consultation on community organizing and development, community health assessment, planning and evaluation. Jayne will provide an overview of AHELP, the Alaska Health Education Library Project. This online searchable database has been developed to improve statewide health promotion and primary prevention capacity, as well as provide opportunities for networking across this vast frontier state.   (more…)

Understanding Qualitative Research – Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians Webinar, August 26

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Please join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library for this webinar from the Medical Library Association, “Understanding Qualitative Research: Exploring the Motivations of Patients and Clinicians.”

If studies show that having answers to clinical questions changes patient management over 50% of the time, why do residents fail to answer their clinical question? Quantitative research can count the changes in management but qualitative research is needed to explain the problems with changing behavior. This webinar will be an introduction to Qualitative Research in health care. After the presentation, participants will be able to describe the differences between qualitative and quantitative research, identify terminology and search filters that make it easier to find qualitative research and using a case based example, evaluate the credibility of qualitative research.

Join us at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room LTL on the 3rd floor, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Wednesday, August 26. If you cannot join us in person, please let me know and I can provide you with a link to the recording of the webinar.

August 19th – PNR Rendezvous: Heal What? HEALWA! A Unique Statewide Health Information Resource for Health Professionals in Washington

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Date: Wednesday, August 19th

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

Tomorrow, on August 19th we will hear from Gail Kouame, Assistant Director for HEALWA (Health Evidence Resource for Washington State) about this unique program and resource for health practitioners.  For the price of a few lattes, eligible health practitioners in Washington have access to a digital library of rich resources like DynaMed, Cochrane, CINAHL, and new this year, the Joanne Briggs Collection.  How is this possible?  Tune in and find out! (more…)