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Archive for November, 2011

Free webcast: Biomedical Publishing 101

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Edit: A recording is now available, currently without audio, at

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) and Greater Midwest Region (GMR) invite you to join a free 90 minute webcast, Biomedical Publishing 101, to be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 beginning at 9:30 am Pacific/11:30 am Central/12:30 pm Eastern time. It was created by the Chicago Collaborative, a joint partnership of librarians, publishers and editors.


Medical Librarians Month Contest Winners

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Congratulations to the two winners in our contest for National Medical Librarians Month! Beshia Popescu, Medical Librarian at Peacehealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, Washington; and Ken Pfaff, Librarian at the Grotto Library of the Cortiva Institute in Seattle, Washington submitted the winning entries for a $500 scholarship each to MLA in Seattle in May 2012. (more…)

Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The National Library of Medicine’s software development challenge Show off Your Apps: Innovative Uses of NLM Information solicited applications that used the library’s data to develop innovative ways for people to obtain and share scientific and medical information. Entrants could create a new app, or submit an existing one. (more…)

eScience webcast: Locations in the Pacific Northwest Region

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Join your colleagues on Friday, November 18th from 11am-12:30pm (Pacific time) for the Medical Library Association (MLA) webcast Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research.  The topics that will be covered include an introduction and review of eScience, understanding research and researchers, collaborative science (or ‘the science of team science’), and concluding with librarian involvement as connectors and facilitators. (more…)

Medical Librarians as Search Engines

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Laurel Egan from St. James Healthcare in Butte, Montana, shares her thoughts on medical librarians as a resource in our last  entry in the contest to recognize National Medical Librarians Month. Winners will be announced soon!

Medical Librarians: Your Ultimate Search Engine.

Definition: A search engine is a web site that collects and organizes content from all over the internet. Those wishing to locate something would enter a query about what they’d like to find and the engine provides links to content that matches what they want.  In other words, we as medical librarians locate, collect, and organize in order to provide needed information for our patrons. The statement that medical librarians are the best resource when searching for health information goes beyond the usual perception that we can obtain or retrieve information. It also applies to the expanding role of creating vessels that assist in organizing and assembling information to create better access for our patrons. (more…)