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New Professional Development Resources

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Did you know that a benefit of your membership in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region is use of our professional  development library? We have resources in the categories of  Administration/Management, Advocacy/Marketing, Consumer Health,  Copyright/Licensing/Resource Sharing, Data Management, Disaster Response, Evidence-based Medicine, Library Instruction, Scholarly Communication/Open Access, and Solo/Small Libraries.

Recent additions to the collection are:

Burns, Elizabeth. Being a Solo Librarian in Healthcare: Pivoting for 21st Century Healthcare Information Delivery. Waltham, MA: Elsevier, 2015.

Diversity of Data Management: Practical Approaches for Health Sciences Librarianship. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 22, 2015 (84 minutes).

Gleason, Ann Whitney. Mobile Technologies for Every Library. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. (more…)

NCBI Training Opportunities

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Want to know more about the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) resources, for yourself or your researchers? Please see the  task-specific online tutorials about NCBI databases. In addition, the NN/LM’s National Training Center offers online training for TOXNET, in a 4-week asynchonous class. Dates for the next class are: Monday October 5, 2015 – November 2, 2015.

NCBI also provides online webinars on genome and genetics research. Archived content for past webinars is available. A in-person workshop will be held June 30 – July 2, 2015 at the City of Hope National Medical Center – Duarte, CA. Please consider applying for a NN/LM PNR Professional Development Award to attend.

 

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Projects 2015

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Patients and the affected community need access to the most up-to-date and accurate health information to effectively manage and make informed decisions about their health.

Health care providers and health educators also need access to the most current information to provide the highest quality of care. NLM is committed to assisting organizations in accessing the spectrum of information resources and services that are currently available.  The NLM is particularly interested in proposals with creative and different approaches to disseminate information to populations that have a disproportionate prevalence of HIV/AIDS infections in the United States. These populations include but are not limited to men who have sex with men (MSM), African Americans and Hispanic/Latinos. (more…)

Report of the NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director, June 11 at 11:15 am ET

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Announcement from Betsy L. Humphreys, Acting Director, National Library of Medicine

The NLM Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the Director of NIH (ACD) will present its vision and recommendations for an expansive and exciting future for NLM to the full ACD on June 11, 2015.

The presentation is scheduled to begin at 11:15 am Eastern Time. You will find the full agenda for the ACD meeting at http://acd.od.nih.gov/meetings.htm

The meeting will be broadcast live and also archived so you will be able to watch it at http://videocast.nih.gov/

The text of the report will be posted on the ACD website soon after the meeting. Recruitment for a new permanent NLM Director will begin shortly thereafter, too.

June is National Safety Month

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Injuries are a leading cause of disability for people of all ages – and they are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 1 to 44. But there are many things people can do to stay safe and prevent injuries. Make a difference: Spread the word about ways to reduce the risk of injuries. Encourage communities, workplaces, families, and individuals to identify and report safety hazards.

How can National Safety Month make a difference?

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Institute of Medicine (IOM) meeting: Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Announcing the inaugural meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC) of the IOM Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care taking place June 5, 2015, from  5:00am-11:30am Alaskan Time, 6:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time, and 7:00am-1:30pm Mountain Time.

At this meeting of the Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative (CCDmIC), participants will:

1. Identify cultural factors and decision tools that inform and facilitate patient and family involvement in decision-making;

2. Review experience with the use of measurement to facilitate improved and shared decision-making;

3. Identify possible collaborative activities for CCDmIC participating organizations.

This meeting is live and available via WebEx on your computer.  You may access the meeting through this link: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/VSRT/2015-JUN-05.aspx  or follow the steps below. (more…)