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Archive for 2010

PubMed Classes Summer 2010

This summer we have two kinds of PubMed class offerings. The first one is an in class experience in Los Angeles; the other is via distance learning. (more…)

MLA Spring Webcast 2010

The Medical Library Association’s educational webcast, “Now’s the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Record Maze and Health Sciences Librarians’ Roles,” was a success! (more…)

Thank you, Heidi, for your years of service!

Heidi SandstromNursing Poster

Heidi Sandstrom retired from the UCLA Library and thus from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, as of June 29, 2010. We are grateful for her dedicated service and wish her well on her future endeavors! (more…)

Welcome New Members!

We extend a hearty welcome to our new members! The following libraries have joined since October 2009 or have reinstituted their membership: (more…)

Community Health Data Initiative Launched

On June 2, 2010, a forum was held at the Institute of Medicine in Washington, D.C., introducing the Community Health Data Initiative (CDHI). The forum’s opening two-hour plenary session featured remarks by Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine, and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Following that were demonstrations by eight organizations, showcasing new, cutting-edge examples of how the government’s raw health data could be transformed into freely available applications for health professionals, policy makers, and the general community. The entire plenary session was recorded and is available for viewing. (more…)

Do you want to be a usability tester for the NN/LM EPR Toolkit Website?

Please Help Us Test the Usability of the NN/LM EPR Toolkit Website! (more…)

Two New NLM Grant Programs Announced

The May 14th issue of the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts included announcements for two newly-issued NLM grant programs, NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities and NLM Independent Career Development Award for Biomedical Informatics. Applications for both programs must be submitted through Grants.gov. (more…)

2010 Express Outreach Awards Announced

The following three Express Outreach Award projects were recently funded in amounts ranging from $3,315 to $12,000. All of the projects strive to improve access to health information for health professionals and health consumers and to promote the awareness and use of products and services available from the NLM and the NN/LM. Target groups include urban populations, medically underserved communities, and minority and immigrant populations. (more…)

SCELC Vendor Day — May 12, 2010

Editor’s Note: SCELC is our partner in the NN/LM E-Licensing Program. SCELC hosts an annual Vendor Day has invited NN/LM PSR librarians to attend.

An invitation to all NN/LM PSR librarians

The SCELC Vendor Day is coming soon: Wednesday, May 12, 2010. We welcome attendance from SCELC Affiliates and from non-SCELC libraries as well; the charge is $10 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. As in the past, Vendor Day will be held at Loyola Marymount University‘s University Hall. Vendor Day 2010 will feature over 40 vendors, with seven session blocks over the course of the day. A complete list of vendors is posted on the web site.
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2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture, May 26

John D. Halamka, M.D., M.S., will give the 2010 Joseph Leiter NLM/MLA Lecture on May 26, 2010, the last day of the Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. The title of Dr. Halamka’s presentation is “Knowledge Services and the Role of Medical Libraries in Healthcare IT”. (more…)