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Archive for 2012

Free Online Preservation Courses: Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Heritage Preservation has announced Caring for Yesterday’s Treasures – Today – – a series of free, online courses about the preservation of archival and historical collections.  Tailored to meet the needs and schedules of staff and volunteers at libraries and archives, each course includes four to six 90-minute, interactive webinars presented by preservation experts.  Participants are encouraged to submit specific questions about collections care to ensure that the courses are directly relevant to their needs.


Season’s Greetings from the NN/LM PNR!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012


We appreciate you, our Network Members, and wish you all the best for the holiday season and a New Year filled with health and prosperity!

Your NN/LM PNR Staff: Tania Bardyn-Director, Cathy Burroughs-Associate Director, Nikki Dettmar-Education & Assessment Coordinator, Pat Devine-Network Outreach Coordinator, Gail Kouame-Public Health Outreach Coordinator, Mahria Lebow-Regional Technology Coordinator, Susan Meyers-Budget Analyst, and Maddie Romansic — our new Program Assistant!










Medical Librarians Month Contest Award Winners

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Thanks to all who participated in our contest to recognize MLA’s National Medical Librarians Month by telling us about your new or emerging roles. We have four winners, who will receive an annual membership to PNC/MLA. Here are their stories:

Emily Glenn, Librarian and Information Specialist, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, Seattle, WA

Emily is engaged in a project at Seattle Biomed to identify potential research partnerships: Social Network and Relationship Mining to Identify Research Opportunities in Infectious Diseases. With a principal investigator, she identifed leaders in a particular field, the  preerythrocytic malaria vaccine development community, via social and publication networks. She then developed data sets for authors, affiliation, academic or industry partners, trial sites, and substances in use or under study. Next, Seattle Biomedical will create a queryable, proof-of-concept data analysis tool which provides a visual representation of details of research collaborations worldwide.   It is an anticipated that this resource will help researchers and decision makers to identify resource experts and opportunities for global partnerships for malaria and other infectious diseases. (more…)

Reminder: New Funding Opportunities!

Friday, December 14th, 2012

reminderTo all Network Members in the NN/LM PNR: Just a reminder about upcoming deadlines for six new funding opportunities! For each award, proposals will be accepted until February 1, 2013. However, if you plan to submit a proposal, we need a brief statement of intent no later than December 28, 2012 to help our planning process. Please submit your statement of intent to apply to

Our awards are designed to support collaborative events or initiatives in your communities, such as health information outreach projects or symposia, or to pilot innovative services in your organizations. Funding is also available to support new or upgraded equipment or software; efforts to promote the value of your health information services; or projects to learn about a potential health information outreach audience.

So, if you work in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon or Washington, and are a Network member of the PNR, send us your proposed ideas so we can help put your projects in motion. Including other ongoing awards, we have nine funding opportunities on deck!

Cancelled – Rendezvous webcast: Demystifying Data

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

We apologize, but the webcast is cancelled today due to illness.

This month’s RML Rendezvous will provide an introduction to all things data.  There are a lot of jargon and buzzwords around data, data management, data curation and e-science.  We’ll discuss what all of these terms mean to librarians and health sciences researchers.  We’ll also take a look at a few example data sets to see how data sets can be combined, why researchers might need a librarian’s help with their data and why this is important for forwarding scientific discovery.

Come join us on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at to learn more about the terms used when discussing data and a look at some open health data sets, presented by Mahria Lebow, Technology Outreach Coordinator here at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).


Free Distance Learning Classes: PubMed for Librarians

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Did you know the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) now offers free distance learning classes that are completely online? Details about 5 PubMed for Librarians classes in January with registration links are below, and be sure to check out NTC’s website at for a variety of posts related to adult learning and teaching.