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PNR Rendezvous – June 18 Developing Data Services: a tale from two Oregon universities

Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Developing Data Services: a tale from two Oregon universities presented by Amanda L. Whitmire, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist at Oregon State University and Melissa Haendel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor and Lead Ontologist at Oregon Health & Science University

June 18, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

While the generation or collection of large, complex research datasets is becoming easier and less expensive all the time, researchers often lack the knowledge and skills that are necessary to properly manage them. Having these skills is paramount in ensuring data quality, integrity, discoverability, integration, reproducibility, and reuse over time. Librarians have been preserving, managing and disseminating information for thousands of years. As scholarly research is increasingly carried out digitally, and products of research have expanded from primarily text-based manuscripts to include datasets, metadata, maps, software code etc., it is a natural expansion of scope for libraries to be involved in the stewardship of these materials as well. This kind of evolution requires that libraries bring in faculty with new skills and collaborate more intimately with researchers during the research data lifecycle, and this is exactly what is happening in academic libraries across the country.

In this webinar, two researchers-turned-data-specialists, both based in academic libraries, will share their experiences and perspectives on the development of research data services at their respective institutions. Each will share their perspective on the important role that libraries can play in helping researchers manage, preserve, and share their data.

To attend go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous and login as a Guest, using your own name.  Once logged into the web meeting, a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen, just call the 800 number and use the participant code that appears in the Notes box on the screen.

If you are unable to tune in live, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast, posted to the Rendezvous website later.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future PNR Rendezvous webcasts.

Free Webinar: Health Happens in Libraries: Technology Planning for eHealth

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Emily Hurst from NN/LM SCR, Vanessa Mason, and McCrae Parker will present in this Health Happens in Libraries webinar from OCLC tomorrow, May 28th at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific.

As the intersection of digital technology and individual health management grows, patrons will turn to libraries to access digital resources and learn how to put technology to work for their health. A recent IMLS study showed that an estimated 37 percent of library computer users (28 million people) explore health and wellness issues, including learning about medical conditions, finding health care providers, and assessing health insurance options. Join the Health Happens in Libraries team to learn how public libraries can leverage their technology infrastructure to better serve the health information needs of patrons. Participants will learn best practices and resources for eHealth technology planning for libraries of all sizes. Participants will also be introduced to strategies for communicating with community partners about their technology resources, and identifying ways to build eHealth services through collaboration.

Register here: http://webjunction.org/events/webjunction/technology-planning-for-ehealth.html

April 16 RML Rendezvous on ClinicalTrials.gov

Friday, April 11th, 2014
ClinicalTrials.gov presented by Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR’s Public Health Outreach Coordinator at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library

April 16, 2014 at 1 PM Pacific (noon Alaska 2 PM Mountain)

Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR’s Public Health Outreach Coordinator will provide an overview of ClinicalTrials.gov and how librarians can use the site to support clinicians, researchers and consumers.  She will also briefly describe the various types and phases of clinical trials and the background and current status of trial registration and reporting. ClinicalTrials.gov was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine.  In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, ClinicalTrials.gov was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects.  Due to reporting bias, results reported in ClinicalTrials.gov may not be published anywhere else.  If you haven’t used or visited ClinicalTrials.gov recently, here’s an opportunity to get up-to-date on this highly valuable resource.

To attend go to http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous and login as a Guest, using your own name.   (more…)

Professional Development Award Opportunity

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

The NN/LM PNR is offering Professional Development Awards (up to $1500) to attend: “Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians”, Friday, July 25, 2014 – Sunday, July 27, 2014.

This workshop, previously held at Dartmouth and the University of Calgary, is at the University of Colorado in  beautiful Denver, a lovely place to visit in July.

This is an intensive, introductory, 3 day course. Through discussion and hands-on learning, you’ll acquire skills needed to support evidence-based practice. We use an active, case-based approach in a comfortable, small-group environment. A hallmark of this institute is the low student-faculty ratio and the individual attention each participant receives. Read more about the course here: http://hslibraryguides.ucdenver.edu/ebpml.

Funding Opportunity: MLA Spring Webcast

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Medical Library Association e-learning logo 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 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Pacific Time: Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews: Project Launch to Publication.

Webcast Description: What is a systematic review? What are the practice guidelines? How do I negotiate my contribution? Join our panel of speakers as they discuss what is really needed and resources for improving your skills. They will tackle these issues and discuss opportunities for librarians to be part of the team.

NN/LM PNR will pay MLA webcast registration fees for selected sites that agree to promote and host the webcast for colleagues in their area. Please contact Patricia Devine at devine@uw.edu by Friday, April 4, 2014, if you are an NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region Network Member (or would like to become a member) interested in hosting the webcast for your institution and your local colleagues (or yourself). Please include:

  1. A brief description of how you will promote the event in your area.
  2. Estimated attendance.
  3. A room to host the webcast.
  4. Confirmation that your location can meet the technical requirements of Internet access for an Adobe Connect webcast.

Site participants will be selected based on geographic location, accessibility, and the potential number of attendees.

The NN/LM PNR will also be hosting the webcast at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, in the Learning Teaching Lab on the 3rd floor, Health Sciences Building Room T-334.

NN/LM Workshop for Washington Community Colleges

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

On Friday, March 28, 2014 the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, will sponsor a free half-day of training (9 AM to 1 PM) about National Library of Medicine resources and databases for library staff from community colleges in Washington State. The training is designed to highlight ways to serve allied health professional, nursing, and other health sciences students and faculty.

The training will take place on the University of Washington Campus at the Health Sciences Library, and travel expenses to Seattle will be paid for selected participants. Participants will be chosen based on geographic diversity and the student populations they serve. Please fill out this short survey if you are interested:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X5JMVLP

The training for Washington State is a pilot project and future training for other states in our region may be offered, based on the outcome. Questions? Contact Patricia Devine, 206-543-8275 or devine@uw.edu.