Archive for the ‘News From NN/LM PNR’ Category
Monday, August 5th, 2013
The NN/LM PNR Professional Development Award is available for this training opportunity from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC):
Would you like to gain new skills, brush up on existing PubMed skills and collaborate with colleagues to help create effective training strategies? Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) for the free hybrid class called PubMed® for Trainers (PMT). The class is held in 4 sessions; 3 online and 1 in person session (attendance in all is expected). The class runs from August 26 – September 18, 2013. The last of the four sessions will be in-person at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, on September 18. Upon completion, the class is eligible for 15 hours of MLA CE credit. The class is offered at no cost.
This hands-on course consists of 8 presentations created by the National Library of Medicine, live demonstrations, hands-on exercises, group work and discussions, and networking opportunities over the course of four sessions. You can expect an additional 2-3 hours of independent homework. (more…)
Friday, July 26th, 2013
Network members in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington still have time to put on your thinking caps about innovative projects for which you need funding. We have a new suite of funding opportunities to inspire outreach in your communities or new projects within your organizations. Deadline to submit an intent to apply is August 1, 2013. Read on for more details.
In this round, we are offering a new award — the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award — for up to $5,000 to support activities that increase awareness of health disparities and the National Library of Medicine’s resources.
Other award options include Express Outreach Awards, with emphasis this time on outreach to the Public Health workforce and/or health professionals. Express Outreach Awards are funded at up to $15,000.
For projects that focus on emerging or innovative roles for information professionals, consider a Medical Library Pilot Project Award, funded up to $15,000. Or, maybe a Health Information Services Award is just the ticket, funded up to $5,000, to support projects that promote the value of health information services within an organization or for the community.
For each award, proposals will be accepted until August 30, 2013. However, if you plan to submit an application, we need a brief statement of intent no later than August 1, 2013 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to email@example.com.
We also offer ongoing funding (ranging from $500 to $2,000) to support costs for professional development, assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities. These ongoing awards are available until funds are expended.
We look forward to hearing your ideas and receiving some great proposals! And, as always, if you have questions, NN/LM PNR staff are here to help.
Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Edited with information from WebJunction:
Due to high interest in this topic, registration for this webinar filled very quickly.
If you were not able to register, we are offering a live stream option (Friday, July 26, 9 am Pacific / 12 pm Eastern) at: http://webjunction.org/news/webjunction/libraries-health-insurance-live-stream.html.
On July 26, 2013 at 9am Pacific time (10 Mountain, 8 Alaska) WebJunction will present a free webinar with similar information about open enrollment for the new Health Insurance Marketplace that begins on October 1 to what was covered during a session at the American Library Association annual conference in June, as well as newly available details. The session will be archived for future viewing if you are unable to attend the live session.
For more details about the webinar and to register, please visit http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Libraries_and_Health_Insurance_Preparing_for_October_1.html
Thursday, July 11th, 2013
Tori, Nikki’s almost-15 year old kitty
Edit: Recording now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p1txjlcegss/
What consumer health information would you search for when the “consumers” are animals and the information seeker is usually their owner?
Come join us on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous to learn more about pet consumer health information, presented by Heather K. Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library. Heather will provide a brief overview to veterinary education and specialties focusing on companion animals (family animals such as cats and dogs) and discuss authoritative resources covering topics such as pet care, pets and emergencies/disasters, zoonoses (diseases you can catch from animals), and toxic foods and plants.
Monday, July 8th, 2013
Did you know the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) now offers free distance learning classes that are completely online?
Three sessions of PubMed for Librarians classes were added for December 2013, January and March 2014. Details about Automatic Term Mapping (ATM), Building and Refining Your Search, Customization- MyNCBI, Introduction to PubMed and MeSH with registration links are now available at http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/schedule.html Be sure to check out NTC’s website at http://nnlm.gov/ntc for a variety of posts related to adult learning and teaching as well, and sign up today!
Friday, June 28th, 2013
Guest post by Margaret Mellinger, Oregon State University Libraries
Over 120 attendees participated in the first western version of Science Boot Camp for Librarians, held on the University of Colorado
Boulder campus from June 19 – 21, 2013. The event was funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00008-C with the University of Washington.
The purpose of the Boot Camp — West was to help science librarians who did not major in, or recently study, scientific or medical fields gain a basic understanding of goals and methods in select disciplines. This event was modeled after the successful annual events held in Massachusetts. Boot Camps are comprised of an immersive, two-and-a-half-day program, featuring educational presentations on scientific and medical topics. Speakers for the Western version came from the University of Colorado system.
Day 1: After registration and lunch, we kicked off the boot camp with two speakers on the topic of physics. Dr. Ariel Paul, set the stage by giving us a whirlwind overview of the history of physics, using colorful analogies and memorable quotes. Dr. John Bohn filled us in on a hot (pardon the pun) topic in physics – the study of ultracold atoms. Following the physics session, attendees either took in the exhibit “Systematic Wonder: Science Observed through Rare, Historic, & Artistic Works” in Special Collections, or heard “Stories from the Collection: Highlights of the Colorado University Museum of Natural History” told by Jim Hakala, Senior Educator at the museum. Dinner was held on the club level of Folsom Stadium and featured a panel of CU women in science with Dr. Patricia Rankin, Dr. Andrea Iglesias, and Dr. Monique K. LeBourgeois, moderated by Flora Shrode (Utah State University).