Heritage Preservation has announced Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today - http://www.connectingtocollections.org/courses – a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections. Tailored to meet the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts. Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions about collections care to ensure that the courses are directly relevant to their needs.
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We appreciate you, our Network Members, and wish you all the best for the holiday season and a New Year filled with health and prosperity!
Your NN/LM PNR Staff: Tania Bardyn-Director, Cathy Burroughs-Associate Director, Nikki Dettmar-Education & Assessment Coordinator, Pat Devine-Network Outreach Coordinator, Gail Kouame-Public Health Outreach Coordinator, Mahria Lebow-Regional Technology Coordinator, Susan Meyers-Budget Analyst, and Maddie Romansic — our new Program Assistant!
Thanks to all who participated in our contest to recognize MLA’s National Medical Librarians Month by telling us about your new or emerging roles. We have four winners, who will receive an annual membership to PNC/MLA. Here are their stories:
Emily Glenn, Librarian and Information Specialist, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, WA
Emily is engaged in a project at Seattle Biomed to identify potential research partnerships: Social Network and Relationship Mining to Identify Research Opportunities in Infectious Diseases. With a principal investigator, she identifed leaders in a particular field, the preerythrocytic malaria vaccine development community, via social and publication networks. She then developed data sets for authors, affiliation, academic or industry partners, trial sites, and substances in use or under study. Next, Seattle Biomedical will create a queryable, proof-of-concept data analysis tool which provides a visual representation of details of research collaborations worldwide. It is an anticipated that this resource will help researchers and decision makers to identify resource experts and opportunities for global partnerships for malaria and other infectious diseases. (more…)
To all Network Members in the NN/LM PNR: Just a reminder about upcoming deadlines for six new funding opportunities! For each award, proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2013. However, if you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than December 28, 2012 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to email@example.com.
Our awards are designed to support collaborative events or initiatives in your communities, such as health information outreach projects or symposia, or to pilot innovative services in your organizations. Funding is also available to support new or upgraded equipment or software; efforts to promote the value of your health information services; or projects to learn about a potential health information outreach audience.
So, if you work in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington, and are a Network member of the PNR, send us your proposed ideas so we can help put your projects in motion. Including other ongoing awards, we have nine funding opportunities on deck!
Tuesday, December 18th
Noon – 1pm Pacific
Host: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice
Presenter: Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH
The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010 set the stage for transformational change in both public health and medical care delivery. Although there has been significant debate about the implementation of the ACA, some states are taking advantage of this opportunity to form new collaborations. Oregon is one such state and is leading the reform through the development of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs), networks of providers who work together.
In the December Hot Topics, Jean O’Connor, Deputy Director of the Oregon Public Health Division, will discuss the origins and progress of the movement toward CCOs in Oregon. O’Connor will also explain how the implementation of CCOs will dramatically change how care in delivered by focusing on prevention, fostering accountability, reducing waste, and lowering costs. This new model offers exciting opportunities for public health to better address the social determinants of health, take on new leadership roles, and work with communities to improve health outcomes. Register now to learn how the better integration of public health and medical care will help define health in the 21st Century.
Join Link: https://nwcphp.ilinc.com/join/bktcbpb
Phone Number*: 1-800-379-6841 Passcode: 541133#
*You may choose to listen to the audio through your computer’s speakers (choose “Connect” when you enter the webinar) or call in by telephone (select “I am dialed in” when you join the webinar).
More information about this and other Hot Topics sessions is available from the Hot Topics web site: http://www.nwcphp.org/training/hot-topics
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to offer a free online consumer health class: Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information beginning on Monday, December 17, 2012 and concluding on January 20, 2013. Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, will be facilitating the course which is asynchronous, meaning you can access it anytime via a private website during the class session. Please sign up at the registration link. Priority will be given to people in the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) but all are welcome to apply for the class.