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Archive for June, 2007

Congratulations Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center!

Monday, June 25th, 2007

After more than 3 years in a trailer in the parking lot, the Library & Information Commons at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center has finally come home. Librarians Susan Klawansky and Kathleen McCrory and library technician Sue Groshong are very pleased to be back in their newly renovated space, which is ideally situated right next to the busy “Whale 6” entrance to the hospital. (more…)

The Art of Dialogue: Collaboration in Public Health Preparedness

Wednesday, June 13th, 2007

The NW Center for Public Heath Practice presents “Hot Topics in Preparedness“, a monthly online hour-long forum on topics of crucial importance to the public health practice community.

The upcoming topic for June 19 is The Art of Dialogue: Collaboration in Public Health Preparedness. The Regional Medical Library will host a site for this webcast, in the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room T319, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.


Preparedness means developing the readiness to respond to emergencies with creativity and flexibility, the way all living things respond to challenges in their environment. The more complex the challenge, the more creative the response needs to be. But how can we develop this kind of readiness? What kinds of things would we need to do to achieve this kind of preparedness?

Daniel Martin is proposing that Dialogue is the glue that holds the elements of preparedness together. In fact, it is often the missing link in a process where connection and collaboration are critical. (more…)

Dolores Judkins of Oregon Health & Science University Recognized for Service to School Nurses

Friday, June 8th, 2007

NN/LM PNR recently learned that Network member, Dolores Judkins, received special recognition from the Multnomah Education Service District (MESD) for her professional collaboration with their Department of School Health Services. In a letter we received from Janice Gratton, the Board Chairperson for MESD, she states that “Dolores’ ongoing commitment to providing information and growing internet navigation competency and information resources for school nurses has supported the advancement of clinical school nurse practice and ultimately student’s health and safety across the state of Oregon.”

Dolores was recognized at the MESD Board meeting on December 19, 2006. Ms. Judkins has been working with the Department of School Health Services since the late 1990s. She has obtained several grants to develop trainings for the use of internet resources and focuses her work on the needs of the school nurse. Janice Gratton goes on to state, “Today, for best practice, school nurses must continuously use the web and be discriminating to ensure use of evidence-based information. Dolores facilitated staff’s readiness for today’s professional practice obligations.”

The NN/LM PNR joins the Multnomah Education Service District in congratulating Dolores Judkins in her unwavering commitment to providing quality service to school nurses, and ultimately students, across the state of Oregon!

New Network Members

Thursday, June 7th, 2007

The Pacific Northwest Region welcomes three new members to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine:

Bartlett Regional Hospital
Juneau, Alaska
NN/LM Liaison: Dana Haff, Coordinator–Volunteer Services and Community Partnerships

Central Oregon Project Homeless Connect
Bend, Oregon
NN/LM Liaison: Cindy Pasko

Society of St. Vincent DePaul
Bend, Oregon
NN/LM Liaison: Cindy Pasko, Manager

Express Outreach Funding Available

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

The NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is currently accepting proposals for 2007-2008 Express Outreach Awards. For the full announcement and a link to the online application form see Summaries of previously funded projects are also online. Proposals for 9-12 month projects, with a maximum cost of $12,000 are due no later than August 15, 2007. The applicant agency must be a member of NN/LM PNR, though collaboration with a variety of groups is encouraged. For additional information contact Linda Milgrom ( or Cathy Burroughs (