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New PNR Moodle Class – Health Issues in the Headlines: Learning to Read Between the Lines

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

cooking-chocolate-674508_640Dark chocolate, red wine, and stem cells – what do these have in common?  All have been reported in the news as having health benefits.  Often the first place your patrons will hear about health issues is in the media.  This interactive, hands-on CE course will introduce participants to the environment of health reporting.  Participants will learn about how health is reported in the news as well as how to evaluate the accuracy and validity of science and health stories.  The impact of celebrity illness will also be discussed.  By the end of this course, participants will be better equipped to help their patrons look more critically at health issues that are being reported in the news media.  Actual news articles and research reports will be included for critique. (more…)

Upcoming WebJunction webinar for public libraries regarding advocacy tools

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

WebJunction is offering a free webinar August 13 from 11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific Time (10:00am -11:30am Alaska, Noon-1:30 Mountain).

This webinar will feature several library leaders who will speak about what they have done using advocacy materials to increase awareness of the library and to engage more with their communities.  The freely available resources featured include an updated Turning the Page and a new online guide that was modeled after Geek the Library.  The webinar is a great opportunity to learn more about how to start your own library advocacy campaign and become an even greater asset to your community.

To learn more about the webinar and to register got to http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/because-advocacy-never-stops.html

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…)

2015 Sewell Stipends for the APHA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

The Sewell Travel Award for Public Health (STAPH) Committee is accepting applications for 2015 Sewell Stipends. The deadline for submission is July 15, 2015.

This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Chicago, IL from October 31 through November 4, 2015. The theme this year is Health in All Policies. For more information on the meeting see APHA’s website (https://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual).

The late Dr. Winifred Sewell worked with several professional associations during her long career in medical and pharmacy librarianship/information technology. This led to her appreciation of the key role that librarians and information professionals can play in raising the quality of health care. (more…)

Technology Improvement Award Brings Portable Health Literacy Training Lab to Legacy Health

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

Submitted by Cindy Ramzy, MSLS, Senior Medical Librarian/CME Coordinator, Legacy Health System, Portland, OR, cramzy@lhs.org

As a recipient of a 2014 NNLM/PNR Technology Improvement Award, Legacy Health System’s Library Services was able to create a portable computer lab to bring hands-on training of clinical electronic resources to a Legacy campus for the first time.

One of the key tenets of information literacy, as it relates to healthcare professionals, is the ability to identify appropriate information sources and use them to retrieve relevant information. Legacy Library Services provides access to numerous high-quality electronic resources that are available to fill the knowledge-based information needs of our organization. Library Services makes information literacy training available to staff at all five Legacy campuses to increase awareness of these resources and to ensure fluency in effective search skills. Our goal with this project was to acquire computer hardware and equipment to bring our library literacy classes to the Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center (LGS), which lacks training facilities, and had not previously been the setting for any live interactive training sessions. With this award, we purchased 6 laptop computers (plus storage and charging equipment and a portable projector), in order to offer 13 training sessions to the staff of Legacy Good Samaritan (LGS) on their own campus. In addition, the equipment was used to train the staff of the Orthopedic Rehabilitation Department in the use of library electronic resources at one of their staff meetings. (more…)

PubMed for Trainers in Seattle

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Consider applying for a PNR Professional Development Award for travel costs. Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in Seattle. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
  • Improve your PubMed search technique.
  • Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  • Experience peer collaboration and learning

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