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Archive for November, 2011

New Funding Opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach Award

Monday, November 28th, 2011

NN/LM PNR is pleased to announce one more new funding opportunity: Disaster Health Information Outreach Awards.

The purpose of the Disaster Health Information Outreach Project is to design programs for improving disaster medicine and public health information access for health professionals, first responders and others (paid or volunteer) that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. Emphasis is on providing information or access to health and medical information in a way useful to the target audiences, and increasing the awareness and utilization of high-quality professional-level online medical and public health information resources on disaster, all-hazards, and emergency topics including resources from the National Library of Medicine. The purpose is also to promote new and creative collaborations on disaster health information needs among and to the mutual benefit of librarians, information specialists, or informationists and the disaster workforce.

Approved projects will be funded up to $15,000.

For more information, see the full funding announcement or contact Gail Kouame at or 206-221-3449.

Proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2012. However, if you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than January 13, 2012 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to

New Funding Opportunity: Health Information Services Promotion

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

We are happy to announce a new funding opportunity in the Pacific NW Region, the Health Information Services Promotion Award. Proposals are due December 30, 2011 and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012.

This is an award of up to $5,000 for projects that promote the value of health information services offered by an information professional within the organization or community. Proposals are due December 30, 2011 and projects must be completed by April 30, 2012. (more…)

News from the NLM National Training Center

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

The following news is from Sharon Dennis, Assistant Director of the NN/LM National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC), located at the University of Utah, which offers in-person and online training related to NLM products.


Rendezvous: OCCAM

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011


Edit: a recording is now available at

Internally produced pocket guides, websites, posters, and intranets; all are used to disseminate institution-specific protocols and algorithms used in clinical practice.  Some information is unique to one format and some information is out-of-date, so where’s the authoritative source for finding this vital information?

Come join us on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at to meet OCCAM (Online Clinical Care Algorithms & Messages), a web app designed specifically for UW Medicine that collects this information in a single, mobile-optimized format.  Amy Harper, Clinical Librarian at the University of Washington Health Sciences Library, will discuss how the idea for OCCAM first came about, how the web app and website were created and marketed, and future plans for OCCAM.


New in the NNLM/PNR Professional Development Library

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

The NN/LM PNR Professional Development Library is a collection of materials for professional development opportunities for NN/LM PNR Network members. See below for two recent additions to our collection. To borrow, please send email


   Mukherjee, Bhaskar. Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2010.  With qualitative and quantitative methods, the author examines the changing scenario of scholarly publishing in the face of increased pricing and availability. (more…)

Samaritan Health Services Receives 2011 Innovation Award

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Samaritan Health Services, an NN/LM PNR Network Member, has won the Rethinking Resource Sharing (RRS) 2011 Innovation Award for their project Access for All: Gateway to Information about Health Research Funding and Resources. (more…)