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Archive for May, 2011

Emergency Service Planning for Hospital Librarians

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Pacific NW Region Emergency Preparedness Coordinators, from left: Washington: Bob Pringle, Washington State University, Riverpoint Campus Library, Spokane; Alaska: Kathy Murray, Alaska Medical Library, Anchorage; Idaho: Marcia Francis, Idaho State University, Idaho Health Sciences Library, Pocatello; Oregon: Dolores Judkins, Oregon Health and Science University Library, Portland; Montana: Laurel Egan, St. James Healthcare Library, Butte

Emergency Preparedness Coordinators from each state in the Pacific NW Region, along with PNR staff, participated in the effort to create and promote service continuity plans for hospital libraries, beginning in 2008. This white paper details the NN/LM PNR’s approach to creating a plan to assist hospital librarians in emergency preparedness and inlcudes methods, photos, promotional items and sample MOUs.


Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hello to all DOCLINE users. For a good summary of the DOCLINE Update given by NLM’s Maria Collins at the recent Medical Library Association annual meeting in Minneapolis, see the MLA blog posting by Katie Zybeck.

Please note that as of May 1, 2011, the national maximum charge of $11.00 per article has been lifted. If resource libraries need to raise fees to recover costs that is now possible. DOCLINE is still a reciprocal system emphazing low cost resource sharing whenever possible. If you have any questions about your routing tables or anything else regarding DOCLINE, please contact Patricia Devine at, or 206-543-8275.

Happy resource sharing!

NLM Video Contest Winners Announced

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Winners have been announced in the National Library of Medicine’s video contest, “NLM & You.” Participants were asked to submit a video showing how an NLM product or service helped them. Winners were announced in the NLM Technical Bulletin on May 16, 2011.

Grand prize winner – James and the Peanut Allergy

Producer: University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, in collaboration with the Biomedical Informatics Department. This video tells the story of 5th grader James using MedlinePlus to find information about his peanut allergy and make a report to his class. (more…)

NN/LM Contracts Awarded

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

On May 2, the National Library of Medicine announced the award of new five-year contracts to eight institutions to serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).

The University of Washington Health Sciences Library is delighted to be awarded a new contract to continue serving as your Regional Medical Library in the NN/LM Pacific Northwest Region! (more…)

Medical Library Association Meeting 2011

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Coming to MLA 2011 in Minneapolis? Here’s a list of NLM-related events and NN/LM staffers’ presentations and classes, from the NLM Technical Bulletin:

Are you presenting a poster, session or class at MLA 2011? Tell us about it in the comments. See you in Minneapolis!