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Archive for 2005

Kudos to Pat Auflick!

Pat Auflick, Outreach Services Librarian at the Arizona Health Sciences Library of the University of Arizona in Tucson, will receive this year’s Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award from the Arizona Library Association. The award is given to someone whose accomplishments and leadership have had a significant impact on Arizona libraries or librarians over the last 10 years. Pat was recognized for her work to improve “access to health information for Arizona’s health care providers, patients, consumers, and librarians. She has worked to bridge the gap between several professional communities who strive to support the health of the people of Arizona.” Pat will receive her award at the AZLA Awards Luncheon at the annual conference on October 13th, 2005. All of us in the Regional Network Office are proud of this recognition of Pat’s work!

NLM Releases Web Page on Environmental Concerns Related to Hurricane Katrina

The National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services Division has compiled a new Hurricane Katrina web page,, on toxic chemical and environmental health information resources for health workers and the interested public. Links are provided to information on chemicals that may be released as a result of the Katrina disaster and on environmental health concerns following the wind and flood damage. (more…)

Staff Arrivals and Departures

New staff at the NN/LM PSR regional network office are: Kelli Ham, Consumer Health Coordinator, and Jessica Lake, Office Manager (more…)

Express Outreach Awards go to Cindy Perkins and Kathryn Sheppard

Two Network members have recently signed agreements to conduct Express Outreach Award projects from August 2005 through March 2006. (more…)

Internet Librarian 2005: Group Registration Due September 9, 2005


NLM Resource Grant Applications Are Due October 1, 2005

October 1 is the next deadline for receipt of new Resource Grant applications by the National Library of Medicine (NLM). (more…)

Transitioning to the New Loansome Doc: Are Ineligible People Signing Up?

The new Loansome Doc is becoming very popular with the general public. The new interface, increased functionality, and greater ease of use are definitely proving to be big improvements over the old system.

Jump on the bandwagon and offer Loansome Doc service!

Loansome Doc, a document ordering feature for PubMed users, has recently been redesigned. Because it is integrated within DOCLINE, it can increase the accuracy, timeliness, and convenience of document delivery to your library’s users. Any DOCLINE library may provide Loansome Doc service. If you do not already offer a document delivery service integrated with PubMed, now is the time to start!



29.78% of DOCLINE libraries in the Pacific Southwest participate in EFTS!

Three years ago, EFTS was a brand-new feature for DOCLINE libraries in the Pacific Southwest. The first library in our region to join was the Library of the California Academy of Sciences. Now, as of June 30, 2005, we have 123 EFTS participants out of 413 DOCLINE libraries — almost 30% of our libraries participate.


PLoS Biology has an Impact Factor of 13.868!

PLoS Biology has received its first Journal Impact Factor, an incredible 13.868, placing it among the most highly cited journals in the health and life sciences.