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Archive for 2010

National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division Has Several New Projects To Explore

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

The National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division recently announced the following new projects:

And, don’t forget: If you have a collection of unique historical health sciences materials, we would appreciate your filling out our survey – To learn more about the background of the survey, read the previous Dragonfly post.

Ready Hailey: Community Preparedness Day Awardee

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Submitted by LeAnn Gelskey, Hailey Public Library, Hailey, ID

The Hailey Public Library received a $5,000 outreach award to host a free emergency preparedness and planning community event.  The event was held on October 23, 2010.  The event “Ready Hailey” partnered with local agencies and community organizations to bring information specific to emergency preparedness and planning to the community.


Resolve to Learn More about PubMed

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

illustration of a brain with PubMed logo superimposed

Image adapted from Brain Vocab Sketch by labguest on flickr

This January, NN/LM PNR will offer two online opportunities for you to learn more about PubMed, the National Library of Medicine’s free, comprehensive index to the biomedical journal literature. Whether you’re a librarian or would just like to know how to search PubMed like one, we hope you’ll get out that 2011 calendar and save the following dates.


Updated! Professional Development Awards for Emergency Preparedness

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

NN/LM PNR is currently accepting Professional Development Award Applications. The purpose of the Professional Development Award is to enable individuals at NN/LM PNR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to health care professionals and consumers. For this initial offering, we are focusing on Emergency Preparedness. We will offer other opportunities with a broader focus in the future.


RML Rendezvous: Rural Health Disparities

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Barn in Summer

David Young, Montana State University Professor, joins us for December’s RML Rendezvous to talk about rural health disparities. Rural health needs and issues, and strategies for partnering with libraries to work in rural communities will be discussed.


Got Any Unique Historical Health Sciences Collections?

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Master and Two Students

Aristotle. Master With Two Students
[Cologne: Heinrich Quentell, ca. 1493]
Images From the History of Medicine, National Library of Medicine
Public Domain

Preserving health sciences materials is an important part of the National Library of Medicine‘s (NLM) mission.  In addition to its own large collections, the NLM has created a directory of historical materials to highlight unique collections at other institutions and to provide contact information to researchers wishing to access them.  The NLM has asked its Regional Medical Libraries to identify collections in each region that should be included in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections.  The collections described in this Directory database provide research and reference services to scholars interested in the history of the health sciences.  Some of the subjects include: dentistry, veterinary medicine, nursing, military medicine, and pharmacy.

Here’s where you come in!  We are asking organizations throughout our Network to participate in this effort by filling out a questionnaire, telling us whether they have relevant collections, or know of relevant collections in the Pacific Northwest.  Please go to this link to answer the brief  (4 question) online questionnaire –  Thank you  for your participation!

Email Gail Kouame or Cathy Burroughs at the Regional Medical Library if you have questions or want to share relevant information about this effort.

Office phone: 206-543-8262 or 1-800-338-7657.