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Archive for 2011

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  Some information is unique to one format and some information is out-of-date, so where’s the authoritative source for finding this vital information?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…)

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…)