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PNR Rendezvous

Come take a break and learn with us !

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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


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: http://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous.

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 and completing a brief online evaluation form at a website that is provided during the end of the webcast. Upon completion of the form, you will be able to e-mail MLA and request a CE certificate.

Recordings marked with two astrices (**) are not eleigible for CE.

If you are unable to join us for a live webcast, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast under Past Presentations below. The online evaluation form website will still be accessible and you can obtain the CE for watching the recording.

Past Presentations

  • University of Washington Health Sciences Libary's RELM (Research and Evidence Literacy in Medicine) Project -August 20, 2014 (Recording)
  • Presenters: Ann Gleason and Sherry Dodson

  • Salud Se Puede (Good Health Is Possible): Promotoras and Health Information Needs in the Latino Community - July 23, 2014 (Recording)
  • Presenters: Seth Doyle and Cindy Olney

  • Developing Data Services - June 18, 2014 (Recording)
  • Presenters: Amanda Whitmire and Melissa Haendel

  • Clinical Trials.gov - April 16, 2014
  • Presenter: Gail Kouame

  • Scholarly Communications and Open Access - March 12, 2014 (Recording)
  • Presenter: Tim Jewell

  • 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

  • Get Ready, Get Set, Write a Proposal! - January 30, 2014 (Recording**)
  • Presenters: Cathy Burroughs and Susan Barnes

  • Health Literacy - January 22, 2014 (Recording)
  • Presenter: Sandra Smith

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

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

  • 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, Pacific Northwest Region staff
  • MedlinePlus Connect April 25, 2012 (Recording)
  • Presenter: Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, Pacific Northwest Region
  • 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 of the 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 at the 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 http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/calculator.html and http://nnlm.gov/mcr/evaluation/roi.html

  • 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?