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Archive for June, 2012

Twitter roundup for June 25 through 29th

Friday, June 29th, 2012

June 25


Announcing a new round of NN/LM PNR funding opportunities!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Over the summer, become inspired to apply for one of the new funding opportunities now available from the NN/LM PNR! With a successful application and award, you could bring funding to the table to acquire equipment or software, build collaborations, or pilot a new role that will improve health information access for your clients and communities.

Larger awards for up to $15,000 can support personnel, travel, equipment and other costs to pilot an innovative service in your organization or collaborate on a disaster health information outreach project in your community.

Smaller awards (ranging from $5,000 to $8,000) will fund costs to host a symposium about a stimulating topic; to purchase or upgrade equipment or software; or to increase awareness of the health information services you offer.

We also have funding for awards (ranging from $500 to $2,000) to support costs for professional development, assessment and planning, training, and exhibit activities.


MedlinePlus XML Files and Web Service Enhancements

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

From Naomi Miller, Manager, Consumer Health Information, National Library of Medicine

Today, the National Library of Medicine announced the release of several enhancements to the MedlinePlus XML files and Web service.  These enhancements make MedlinePlus XML data more robust, accessible, and flexible for users. (more…)

Free distance class: Making Connections

Monday, June 25th, 2012

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 July 9th and ending August 5th, 2012 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 as well as up to date information about Meaningful Use (MU). Upon completion of this course participants will earn 4 continuing education credit units from the Medical Library Association. To register, sign up today at


Weekly Twitter roundup June 18 to 22 Edition

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

June 18


Eighth Wyoming Symposium For Health Information Professionals: High Altitude, Big Attitude Librarianship

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

August 15-17, 2012, Coe Library, University of Wyoming in Laramie

The Wyoming Symposium is an annual networking and professional development event for librarians in Wyoming and other states in the region.  Health information professionals, along with many public and academic librarians are keenly interested in health information literacy and health literacy.  Health professionals and the public need biomedical and health information suitable for their needs.  This year’s symposium is intended to respond to those needs. (more…)