Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About PNR | Contact PNR | Feedback | Help | Bookmark and Share

Archive for August, 2011

Native Voices: Native Peoples Concepts of Health and Illness

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Native Voices

Celebrate the Blessing of a Healing Totem and its American Journey … You Are Invited!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon; Reception to follow
Fisher Pavilion at the Seattle Center [MAP]
Seattle, WA

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) in partnership with the University of Washington Libraries and the Native American Land Conservancy invite you and your friends to celebrate the blessing of a beautiful healing totem crafted by Lummi Indian master carver Jewell James. The NLM commissioned Mr. James to craft the totem in honor of a new exhibition focusing on Native views and definitions of health and illness. Our event at the Seattle Center will launch a series of totem blessings in cities and tribal communities as the totem travels to the Washington, DC area, finally being erected on the National Institutes of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland. Once in its permanent home, it will become a dramatic focal point of the new NLM exhibition, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, opening to the public October 6, 2011. (more…)

Rendezvous: LibGuides in Community Outreach

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Stones with center circle of hands clasped together

Community by Jeff Kubina on Flickr

Edit: A recording of this session is now available at

LibGuides are web-based, customizable templates that many libraries are using to serve as subject guides and portals to their resources and services.  Chris Childs, Education & Outreach Librarian at Hardin Library at University of Iowa, has found a way to use LibGuides to go beyond the library in working with community organizations.  Hear about Chris’ projects and see if there are ways you can use LibGuides beyond the traditional audiences!

Please join us on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 1pm Pacific time (12 Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast featuring Chris Childs at If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later.

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.

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

Free Distance Course: Making Connections

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Outpatient 0 by tomswift46 on Flickr

Is trying to keep up with information about electronic health records (EHRs) turning everything into a blur? Do you know your HITECH from your HIPAA without screaming “HIE!”? Just how can librarians be a part of the latest way that health information is being used and managed by both clinicians and patients?

Join Nikki Dettmar, Education and Assessment Coordinator, for Making Connections: Electronic Health Records and Librarians, a free asynchronous online class starting September 6 and ending September 30, 2011  that provides an introduction to electronic health records and the conjunction of health information technology (health IT), information professionals, and patients accessing information through EHRs. Upon completion of this course participants will earn 3 continuing education credit units from the Medical Library Association. To register, sign up today at


MedlinePlus Connect Webcast Available

Monday, August 1st, 2011


Last week a 30 minute webcast was held about MedlinePlus Connect: Linking Patient Portals and EHRs to Consumer Health Information and a recording is now available at

MedlinePlus Connect ( allows patient portals, electronic health records (EHR), and other health IT systems to link to relevant, authoritative consumer health information from MedlinePlus Connect accepts requests based on problem codes, medication codes, and lab test codes. It also supports the HL7 Context-Aware Knowledge Retrieval (Infobutton) standard. Stephanie Dennis, MedlinePlus Connect project manager, gave an overview of MedlinePlus Connect, explained how to implement it, and explained the National Library of Medicine’s behind-the-scenes work to support it.