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Archive for 2005

Information About Herbal Supplements Now On!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

On December 13, NLM released another enhancement to its web-based
consumer health resource, MedlinePlus In
addition to information on thousands of prescription and
over-the-counter medicines, MedlinePlus now includes over 100 herbal and
supplement monographs in English and Spanish from Natural Standard. (more…)

My Dinner With a Prima Ballerina

Friday, October 28th, 2005

On Tuesday, October 25th Seattle Public Library Central Branch hosted “Fit to a T @ Your Library,” a national kick-off program focusing on osteoporosis awareness and prevention (see Dragonfly article “Fit to a T” dated Oct. 11th). The special guest speaker was Patricia Barker, principal dancer for the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company. (more…)

Fit to a T: Bone Health Program in Seattle

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

The U.S. Bone and Joint Decade, the Seattle Public Library, and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR) have teamed up to launch Fit to a T, the Bone and Joint Decade’s educational program on bone health and osteoporosis.

This event will take place Tuesday, October 25, from 5:30-7:00 pm, at the new Seattle Public Library in downtown Seattle. The address is 1000 Fourth Ave (between Spring and Madison). (more…)

NEW DATE-December 8 Slated for Public Health Training in Seattle

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Collaborating with Public Health Professionals and Agencies in Your Area:
A Special Training Opportunity, has been changed to December 8, 2005, in Seattle (instead of December 9).

Due to a potential schedule conflict (with the national American Public Health Association conference), the NN/LM PNR public health training opportunity is rescheduled for December 8, 2005, in Seattle. (more…)

RX for Survival: PBS Series on Public Health

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

“Rx for Survival”, a six-part PBS television series on public health concerns will air November 1-3, 2005. The series is the cornerstone of a pioneering multimedia project designed to create an understanding of the importance of global health issues in our lives and inspire Americans to get involved in addressing serious health issues. (more…)

Electronic Document Delivery: Funding Available!

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Over the past two years, email delivery of documents has increased from 4.5% to 27%, and document delivery by mail has dropped from 64% to 36%.

Are you looking for financial assistance in implementing or improving EDD at your library? Five awards of up to $2,000 each are now available from the NN/LM PNR for DOCLINE libraries in AK, ID, MT, OR, and WA. This funding is to support implementation of Internet and/or Web EDD service or improvement of existing EDD services. Purchase of computers or printers is outside the scope of this award. This funding can be used for:

* scanning or document imaging equipment and/or
* software for Internet or Web-based transmission of documents

Need some ideas or inspiration? Since 2003, 12 libraries in the Pacific Northwest Region have been successful in securing funding in order to improve their EDD. Read about some of them here.

Submissions are due on October 31, 2005. For a link to the online submission form and more information, please visit the full announcement at our website. Note: links to outdated information have been removed.

Questions? Please email Andrea Ryce (