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Archive for September, 2010

Toolkit For Trainers Updated To Reflect Design Changes To MedlinePlus

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

NIH Senior Health

Have you ever used the NIHSeniorHealth Toolkit for Trainers? If not, give it a whirl!  It includes out-of-the box training curriculum for NIHSeniorHealth and MedlinePlus.  It offers free step-by-step lesson plans, student handouts, glossaries, trainer tools and an introductory video. It also includes materials for hands-on exercises.  These materials can be used for a variety of audiences.  The Toolkit is a free resource that can be used to help people find reliable online health information on their own.  The updates appear in modules 6-8 and reflect recent design changes to MedlinePlus, one of the resources featured in the training.

Hot Topics In Preparedness: An Inclusive Approach to Just-In-Time Training, September 21st at Noon (Pacific)

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Hot Topics Logo

The NN/LM PNR will be hosting a group seating for the next Hot Topics in Preparedness webcast on Tuesday, September 21st at noon Pacific.  To join us in person, come to the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, Room T-223.

If you are unable to sit in on the webcast in person, they are archived on the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice site for future viewing.

Session Description

This presentation will provide an orientation to the model of Inclusive Just-in-Time Training (I-JITT). The three principles (learning dimensions, learning styles, cultural context) of this approach will be described. Participants will also learn how to adopt the framework and philosophy into current public health preparedness training programs.


New MedlinePlus Web Service

Monday, September 20th, 2010

NLM recently launched the NLM API Web page for software developers listing all of the Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Web services offered by the library (read more about it in the NLM Technical Bulletin). NLM’s APIs and Web services are freely available to the public, and software developers can build applications that use the data and functionality they provide. (more…)

Rendezvous: Teaching Evidence Based Nursing Resources

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Nurse in Training by JPhilpson

Update: A recording is now available, in addition to slides and a Finding Evidence PDF.

On Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 1pm Pacific (2pm Mountain, noon Alaska) a free webcast was held at about teaching evidence based nursing resources. We invite you to view a recording of the presentation that will be available on an update to this post and at the Rendezvous website as well.

Our presenter is Janet Schnall, MS, AHIP. Ms. Schnall just received the Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section (NAHRS) 2010 Award for Professional Excellence in recognition of her outstanding leadership and exceptional librarianship in meeting the information needs of nursing and allied health professionals.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts. If you are hearing impaired and in need of closed captioning, please contact Nikki Dettmar at by noon Pacific time on Monday, September 20th so we may gladly arrange for this service.

For more information please visit How do I connect to the Rendezvous? to test your computer connection as a recent Flash update may be needed. We look forward to seeing you at the webcast!

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows Named for 2010-2011

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Pictured, left to right: Stephen Kiyoi, Julie Adamo, Salima M’seffar, Caitlin Sticco, Kristen Greenland, and Kristen Burgess.

Here at NN/LM PNR we are particularly pleased to announce the selection of this year’s Associate Fellows class because one of them, Kristen Greenland, graduated from University of Washington and did her Directed Fieldwork here in the Regional Medical Library Office!  Kristen had a variety of experiences, including assisting with promoting and gathering information for the NLM’s Directory of History of Medicine Collections, working at the library’s Information Desk, and helping Dental students with a problem-based learning experience.  A total of five Associate Fellows, plus one international Associate, will join NLM this fall to begin the year-long training program.


Congratulations To Express Outreach Awardees!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

The NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region is pleased to announce two new Express Outreach Projects underway by the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association (NWRPCA) and the Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI).