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PNR Rendezvous

Come take a break and learn with us !

Woman with coffee viewing webcast
illustration by Madelena Romansic

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) is hosting free monthly web-based continuing education classes, presentations, and talks with network members called PNR Rendezvous.

Upcoming Presentations

  • 508 Compliance: Creating Accessible Documents, April 15, 2015 1PM Pacific
    Presenters: Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR and Maddie Romansic, Program Assistant, NN/LM PNR

How Do I Connect to PNR Rendezvous?

You can participate in this free, web-based interactive session from your desk with your computer and telephone either live or by accessing the recordings under Past Presentations below.

Please click here to test your computer prior to the meeting. The diagnostic test will prompt you if you need to update Flash, check your connection speed and install an Adobe Connect add-in. If you have problems with these steps, please call your information technology department for help.

Go to the following website and login as a Guest, using your own name:

Once in 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 call the 800 number and use the participant code given in the Notes box (lower left-hand corner) on the screen.

What If I Have A Problem Getting Adobe Connect to Work?

Please check your computer settings via the system test and speak with your information technology about problems it identifies.

If Adobe Connect will not work for you but you'd still like to hear the presentation, please call toll-free 1-800-689-9374 and when asked give the passcode of 940127.

You will be able to hear and join in the conversation regarding the presentation.

How Do I Obtain Medical Library Association Continuing Education (MLA CE)?

Effective January 2013, most PNR Rendezvous webcast sessions are eligible for 1 hour of Medical Library Association continuing education (MLA CE) for attending the webcast -- or for viewing the recording for up to one year after the date of the original session -- and completing a brief online evaluation form via a link provided a tthe end of the webcast. Upon completion of the form, you will be able to print an MLA CE Certificate.

Recordings marked with two asterisks (**) are not eligible for CE.

Past Presentations

  • Translational Research in the Pacific Northwest, March 18, 2015 (Recording)
    Presenter: Diana Louden, Biomedical and Translational Sciences Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library

  • Identifying and Developing New Roles for Librarians: the National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship, February 19, 2015 (Recording)
    Presenter: Ariel Deardorff, National Library of Medicine Associate Fellow

  • Attitudes, beliefs and barriers in healthcare organizations about evidence-based management: Results from a Study of Idaho Hospitals, January 21, 2015 (Recording)
  • Presenter: Ruiling Guo, Health Sciences Librarian, Idaho State University

  • Integrating Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) Skills into a Case-Based Medical School Curriculum, December 10, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenters: Jane D. Saxton, Director of Library Services, Bastyr University; Jennifer Beardsley, Senior Librarian, Bastyr University

  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA): An opportunity for hospital librarians to provide value added service September 17, 2014
  • Presenter: Kathy Fatkin, Medical Librarian, Researcher & Evidence-based Practice Coordinator, Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
  • University of Washington Health Sciences Libary's RELM (Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine) Project August 20, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenters: Ann Gleason, Systems Head and Sherry Dodson, Clinical Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library

  • Salud Se Puede (Good Health Is Possible): Promotoras and Health Information Needs in the Latino Community July 23, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenters: Seth Doyle, Migrant Health Coordinator, Northwest Regional Primary Care Association; and Cindy Olney, Acting Assistant Director NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

  • Developing Data Services June 18, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenters: Amanda Whitmire, Assistant Professor and Data Management Specialist, Oregon State University Libraries; Melissa Haendel, Lead Ontologist and Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Sciences University Library

  • Clinical April 16, 2014
    Presenter: Gail Kouame, Public Health Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

  • Scholarly Communications and Open Access March 12, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenter: Tim Jewell, Director of Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication, University of Washington Libraries

  • The Little Mermaid Has Lost Yet Another Voice: Alternatives to Ariel February 26, 2014 (Recording**) (Slides)
    Presenters: Heidi Nance, Head, ILL and Document Delivery Services, University of Washington Libraries; and David Ketchum, Resource Sharing Librarian, University of Oregon Libraries

  • PubMed Update February 19, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenter: Jessi Van der Volgen, Trainer / Curriculum & Content Specialist at National Library of Medicine Training Center

  • Get Ready, Get Set, Write a Proposal! January 30, 2014 (Recording**)
    Presenters: Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, NN/LM PNR; and Susan Barnes, Assistant Director, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center

  • Health Literacy January 22, 2014 (Recording)
    Presenter: Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD, Director, Center for Health Literacy Promotion, Seattle

  • Public Health Information Access Project December 18, 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Karen Dahlen, Public Health Information Access Project Coordinator

  • Health Insurance and Libraries: Pacific Northwest Region ACA Update November 13, 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

  • Mental Health/Suicide Awareness August 21, 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Dave Dickinson, Regional Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Information Petting Zoo: Consumer Health Resources about Animals July 24, 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Heather Moberly, MSLS, AHIP, Professor, Coordinator of Veterinary Services, Texas A&M University Medical Sciences Library

  • Demystifying Data Management Terminology April 24 , 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Mahria Lebow, Regional Technology Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

  • National Library of Medicine: Native American Powwow Initiative March 12, 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: George Franklin, National Library of Medicine

  • Program for Readability in Science and Medicine (PRISM): A Model for Encouraging Plain Language February 20, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenter: Jessica Ridpath, Program for Readability In Science & Medicine (PRISM) Project, Group Health Research

  • Scholarly Communications January 23 , 2013 (Recording)
    Presenter: Marty Brennan, Copyright & Licensing Librarian, University of California Los Angeles

  • PubMed Health November 14, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenter: Hilda Bastian, National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

  • Data Dashboards October 17, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenters: Cindy Olney and Dave Tolmie, NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)
  • Public Health September 19, 2012 (Recording) (Elaine's handout) (Ann's handout)
    Presenters: Elaine Hicks: Rudolph Matas, Library of the Health Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans and Ann Madhavan, Public Health Seattle & King County.
  • Disaster Information Resources August 22, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenter: Siobhan Champ-Blackwell (Aquilent, Inc.) and Erin Lombard on behalf of Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), National Library of Medicine
  • PNR Update June 20, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenters: Cathy Burroughs, Nikki Dettmar, Patricia Devine and Gail Kouame, NN/LM PNR
  • MedlinePlus Connect April 25, 2012 (Recording)
    Presenter: Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • Planning Outcomes-Based Health Information Programs March 15 (Recording); 22 (Recording) & 29 (Recording)
    Details on the Dragonfly announcement
    Teachers: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director OERC; Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

  • NLM Drug Information Resources (Recording) February 15, 2012
    Presenter: Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • LinkOut Refresher (Recording, Resources link) January 18, 2012
    Presenter: Patricia Devine, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • Biomedical Publishing 101 (Recording) December 8, 2011
    Presenter: John Tagler, Association of American Publishers, Inc.

  • Online Clinical Care Algorithms & Messages (OCCAM) (Recording) November 16, 2011
    Presenter: Amy Harper, Clinical Librarian, University of Washington Health Sciences Library
  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) (Recording) October 26, 2011
    Presenters: Ione Auston, National Information Center on Health Services Research & Healthcare Technology (NICHSR) and Rose Relevo, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)
  • Using LibGuides in Community Outreach (Recording) August 24, 2011
    Presenter: Chris Childs, Education & Outreach Librarian, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa
  • Pacific Northwest Region New Contract Update (Recording) July 13, 2011
    Presenter: Cathy Burroughs, Associate Director, Pacific Northwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Increasing Survey Response Rate (Recording, Handout 1, Handout 2) June 15, 2011
    Presenter: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director, Outreach Evaluation and Resource Center, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Health Literacy: Beyond Better Information (Recording) April 13, 2011
    Presenter: Sandra Smith, MPH, PhD, Director, Center for Health Literacy Promotion, Seattle
  • Questionnaire Design (Writing Good Questions handout) (Recording) March 16, 2011
    Presenter: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director, Outreach Evaluation and Resource Center, National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • Transcending Borders Globally: Lessons and Opportunities for Librarians in Building Sustainable Health Information Systems (Recording of the Rendezvous) (Link to slides on SlideShare) February 16, 2011
    Presenter: Sherrilynne Fuller, PhD, Professor, Biomedical & Health Informatics, School of Medicine, University of Washington
  • What's New With PubMed (Recording of the Rendezvous) January 19, 2011
    Presenter: Alison Aldrich, Technology Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • EFTS: Everything You Want To Know about DOCLINE's Electronic Fund Transfer System, or EFTS (Recording of the Rendezvous), October 27, 2010
    Presenter: Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Coordinator

  • Teaching Evidence-based Practice Resources to Nurses and Nursing Students (Recording of the Rendezvous), September 22, 2010
    Presenter: Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP, University of Washington Health Sciences Library & Information Cente
  • All Dressed Up With Places To Go! The New Face of MedlinePlus (Recording of the Rendezvous), August 18, 2010
    Presenter: Gail Kouame, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • Nontraditonal Roles for Information Professionals in the Biomnedical Research Industry (Recording of the Rendezvous), July 14, 2010
    Presenters: Emily Glenn, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute; and Betsy Rolland, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • It Ain't Me! Promoting Awareness of the Impact of Clinician Bias and Stereotyping on Health Disparities (Recording of the Rendezvous), June 16, 2010
    Presenter: Jim Anderson, PA-C, ATC, Harborview Medical Center Neurological Surgery & Clinical Faculty, MEDEX NW, University of Washington School of Medicine
    Description:This presentation examines the examines the role of clinician bias in unequal treatment of patients and includes resources on the subject.

  • Zotero (Recording of the Rendezvous), April 14, 2010
    Presenter: Lorena O'English, Social Sciences Reference and Instruction Librarian, Washington State University
    Description: Learn more about Zotero, a free open-source add-on for the Firefox Web browser that allows you to collect, manage, cite and share your research

  • Not Through a Glass, Darkly: Tips and Tricks for Optimal Scanner Settings (Recording of the Rendezvous), March 10, 2010
    Presenter: Mary Van Court, Library Supervisor, University of Washington Health Sciences Library

  • Gather Around the Pump Handle: Public Health Resources & Outreach Ideas (Recording of the Rendezvous), February 10, 2010
    Presenter: Alison Aldrich , Technology Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR

  • Health Information Literacy Pilot Project & Outreach to Physician Assistants January 13, 2010
    Presenters: Tori Koch & Kim Hart, Medical Librarians at Billings Clinic, Billings, MT & Beth Hill, Library Manager, Kootenai Medical Center, Coeur d'Alene, ID
  • LinkOut Update, October 14, 2009
    Presenter: Patricia Devine, Administrative/Network Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
  • Data Collection September 9, 16 & 23, 2009
    Presenters: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) and Maryanne Blake, Outreach/Evaluation Coordinator at NN/LM PNR

  • Wiki Community Building, August 12, 2009
    Presenter: George Gottschalk, ARL Career Enhancement Program Fellow
    Description: George will present his work about wiki community building, including an overview of the Outreach Connections Native Health Information Portal

  • Scholarly Communication Update, April 15, 2009
    Presenters: Alison Aldrich, NN/LM PNR; Isaac Gilman, Pacific University; Chris Shaffer and Andrew Hamilton, Oregon Health & Science University; Ann Marie Clark and Allysha Eyler, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
    Description: This session covered recent developments in the open access movement and with the NIH Public Access Policy. Hear what several network member librarians are doing to raise awareness about open access and to support authors within their institutions.
  • PubMed Update, March 11, 2009
    Presenter: Linda Milgrom , Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
    Description: What's going on with Advanced Search? Where is the Single Citation matcher going? What's next? Come hear the answers to these questions and the latest from our own in-house expert!
  • Emergency Preparedness Update, February 18, 2009
    Presenter: Dan Wilson, Coordinator, NN/LM National Emergency Preparedness Plan, University of Virginia Health Sciences Library
    Description: Disaster can strike at any time - don't wait until it's too late! Dan Wilson told us about about service continuity planning and reviewed the 10 Steps for Service Continuity resource at the NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit.

  • Community Assessment, January 14, 21 and 28, 2009
    Presenters: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director of the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) and Maryanne Blake, Outreach/Evaluation Coordinator at NN/LM PNR

  • Valuing Library Services and Cost Benefit/ROI Calculators December 8, 2008.
    Presenter: Barb Jones and Betsy Kelly from the MidContinental Region, NN/LM, sponsored by the Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)
    Description: A guided tour and discussion of the great library-based calculators at and

  • The 3Rs of Licensing: Risk, Rights and Restrictions, October 31, November 7 and November 14, 2008.
    Presenter: Diane Carroll, Head of Collections and Acquisitions at Washington State University Libraries
  • Vital Pathways Project update, September 3, 2008
    Presenter: M.J. Tooey, Director, NN/LM SEA (Southeastern/Atlantic Region) at University of Maryland Baltimore Health Sciences and Human Services Library & Chair, Medical Library Association (MLA) Vital Pathways Task Force.
    Description: Vital Pathways was an MLA task force charged with assessing the status of hospital libraries and developing an action plan for MLA to promote their value to hospital stakeholders and key leaders in the health care field.
  • Awakening the Searcher Within, February 6 - May 7, 2008 (seven sessions)
    Presenters: Andrew Hamilton and Dolores Judkins, OHSU Library
  • Working Together Apart: Online Collaborative Workspaces April 30, 2008
    Presenters: Alison Aldrich, Technology Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR, Heidi Sue Adams, Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Emily Glenn, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.
    Description: An overview of new ways to manage group projects when face-to-face meetings are not possible and e-mail is not practical. Topics covered include wikis, document sharing, instant messaging, and Microsoft SharePoint. Organizational culture issues that can hinder effective online collaboration were discussed, and participants have access to a course wiki they can use to experiment with these new technologies and continue the conversation about how to implement them in libraries.
  • PubMed Update: MyNCBI and Other Goodies November 7, 2007
    Presenter: Linda Milgrom, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM PNR
    Description: Linda Milgrom, the PubMed guru of the Pacific Northwest. Linda discussed MyNCBI and ways to use it and teach others how to use it.
  • What Is Your Library Worth? September 19, 2007
    Presenters: Kathy Martin, Ellen Howard, Carolyn Adams, and Heidi Sue Adams
    Description: Library value: It can be measured and used to show your worth to your organization.
  • Do You Make a Difference? Providing Evidence of Program Value April 18, 2007
    Presenter: Susan Barnes, Assistant Director, Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)
    Description: Topics covered included: Why should I evaluate what I do? How do I evaluate? Where should I go for help?