Archive for the ‘News From NN/LM PNR’ Category
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator for the NN/LM PNR, is going back to school for a second masters degree in Learning Technologies.
Since starting her position in the PNR office, Nikki has shown great interest in web-deliverable interactive, self-paced lessons, tutorials, and learning objects that extend NN/LM educational activities. She has served as host of the PNR monthly webinar series, RML Rendezvous, identifying best practices to improve its programming and delivery. Also, Nikki created the Moodle-based “Making Connections: Electronic Health Records and Librarians” online class, which was the first of its kind.
To pursue her studies, Nikki has resigned from her full time position effective October 15th, but intends to work part-time to help support the PNR during a transition period.
Please join me in congratulating Nikki as she embarks on making a career change to online instructional design and teaching!
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Join the NLM Training Center for a New Online TOXNET Class
Would you like to learn more about the environmental health resources available from the National Library of Medicine? Join the NLM Training Center (NTC) from October 21 – November 5, 2013 for Module 1 of a new online class, called Discovering TOXNET: From Paracelsus to Nanotechnology.
TOXNET is a web-based system of databases covering hazardous chemicals, environmental health, and toxic releases. Module 1 covers three TOXNET databases (ChemIDPlus, LactMed, and TOXLINE) as well as three emergency response tools (CHEMM, REMM, and WISER). Module 2 covers the risk assessment databases and will be offered at a later date. You’ll learn about the resources through videos, guided tutorials, discovery exercises, and solving real-life reference questions. (more…)
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce two locations in our region that will host the upcoming Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.
In Seattle, WA PNR will host the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Lab C. Please register at if you plan to attend at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pnrmlawebcast.
In Spokane, WA the Inland NorthWest Health Science Libraries (INWHSL) will host the webcast at Spokane Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Room 40-215. Please register if you plan to attend at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RYNJ9BR.
If you plan to attend, please be aware that there is pre-reading, a pre-assignment, and homework after the class. Details are as follows: (more…)
Thursday, September 5th, 2013
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for sites around the region to host the upcoming Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education webcast Making Your Library Promotion Pop! Practical Design Principles and Tools for the Non-Designer on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 11 am -12:30 pm Pacific time.
NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for up to 4 selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. (more…)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013
Beginning in October, the general public is expected to come to libraries and organizations providing health information in great numbers to learn about the health insurance requirements and options that will be available for them at the Health Insurance Marketplace, an element of the Affordable Care Act.
To assist the Pacific Northwest Region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) in knowing more about both national and state-specific news, information and resources to support these information needs, we have launched an Affordable Care Act website (http://nnlm.gov/pnr/ACA.html) that is also linked at the top of our Quick Links section of our homepage (http://nnlm.gov/pnr/). We hope you find this information helpful and welcome your suggestions!
Monday, August 19th, 2013
Edit: A recording is now available at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/p141zv3nm3u/
Come join us on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous presented by David Dickinson, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). David will provide an overview of the public health crisis of suicides in the United States, the activities of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to educate the public and advance suicide prevention activities nationally, and how this activity connects with the larger White House initiative to establish a national dialogue on mental health.
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