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Webinar: Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

The Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) announces…
Please join us for this free webinar, geared specifically to the needs of small libraries (and featuring one of our ARSL board members, Julie Elmore!):

Technology Planning Tips for Small Libraries
Wednesday, August 19, 11:00am-12:00pm PDT

Registration Link:
How do you maximize your technology resources? When should you replace computers? How do you manage software updates? Do you have enough bandwidth to support patron Internet use? Technology decisions can be difficult to make, but a technology plan can help you focus your efforts.

Join us for this free webinar to learn from small libraries that have used technology planning to make better decisions, be more prepared, and improve services to their communities. Even with limited time and resources, a technology plan can help your library stay up-to-date. We will share tips and tactics to help you create a plan for your library’s technology. (more…)

Save the Dates: 2015-2016 “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course from NLM

Thursday, July 30th, 2015
Are you a health science librarian in the United States who offers (or wants to offer) bioinformatics services at your institution? The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the NLM Training Center will be offering “A Librarian’s Guide to NCBI” course in 2015-2016. Participants who complete the class will be eligible for Medical Library Association Continuing Education credits. The course is free, but travel, lodging and related costs are at the expense of the participant.

There are two parts to the course, and applicants must take both parts:

  • Part 1: “Fundamentals in Bioinformatics and Searching” is a six-week, online (asynchronous) pre-course. Successful completion of this pre-course is required to continue to Part 2.
  • Part 2: A five-day in-person course offered on-site at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Maryland.


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

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 (

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…)