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Archive for June, 2012

National Library Of Medicine Drug Information Portal Now Available For Mobile Devices

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Drug Information Portal is now available for mobile devices –  This mobile optimized web site covers over 32,000 drugs and provides descriptions, drug names, pharmaceutical categories, and structural diagrams.  Each record also features information links to 19 other resources including NLM PubMed, NLM LactMed, and Drugs@FDA.  The mobile version of a resource is used when available.

Smart Phones accessing the main Drug Portal site will be taken to the mobile site.

The Drug Information Portal – – is a free web resource from the NLM that provides an informative, user friendly entryway to current drug information for over 32,000 drugs.  Links to sources span the breadth of the NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies.  Current information regarding consumer health, clinical trials, AIDS-related drug information, MeSH pharmacological actions, PubMed biomedical literature, and physical properties and structure is easly retrieved by searching on a drug name.  A varied selection of focused topics in medicine and drug-related information is also available from displayed subject headings.

Comments and suggestions are welcome at

Applications Now Open: Sewell Fund Stipend for APHA

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting!  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2012.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in San Francisco, CA from October 27 – 31, 2012. The theme is Prevention and Wellness Across the Life Span.

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is Friday July 27, 2012, 5pm EST.  For more information and an application form, go to


DOCLINE Reason Codes

Monday, June 18th, 2012

Wonder why your request came back unfilled? Sometimes, things happen without a reason. But in DOCLINE, there is always a reason!  There are three types of reasons for a request to route on to another library, or discontinue routing and retire:

  1. Routing Reasons are system generated during the routing process.
  2. Removal Reasons are system generated in Time Triggered actions.
  3. Reasons are chosen by a potential lender as a reason for not filling a request. 

 Here is more detail on each type:


Twitter roundup for June 11 to 16

Friday, June 15th, 2012

June 11

June 12


Rendezvous: PNR Updates

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Edit: A recording is now available at

Your Pacific Northwest Region (PNR) staff are looking forward to sharing with you some of our current contract updates and focus areas including select outcomes from our Network member questionnaires, health literacy and community engagement, health professions outreach, and promoting evidence-based health information in the region.

Come join us on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 1pm Pacific time (Noon Alaska, 2pm Mountain) during our free monthly webcast at for this session presented by your PNR staff.

If you are unable to join us then, we invite you to view a recording of the webcast at the Rendezvous website later.

As part of our Federal agency services regarding electronic and information technology resources being accessible to people with disabilities, closed captioning is available on this and future RML Rendezvous webcasts.

For more information please visit How do I connect to the Rendezvous? to test your computer connection as a Flash update may be needed. We look forward to seeing you at the webcast!


Hot Topics in Practice Webcast: Incorporating Health Into Comprehensive Planning for CIties, June 12th at noon Pacific

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) is hosting its monthly Hot Topics in Practice webcast, with the June topic about “Incorporating Health Into Comprehensive Planning for Cities.”  The presenter will be Amanda Leihton, PE – a planner and civil engineer.  She will discuss how professional ties between public health and urban planning are being re-established through the development of comprehensive plans, documents that guide a city’s parks, housing, commercial space, and transportation infrastructure development.  She will explain what public health officials need to know about comprehensive plans and the various approaches to incorporating health elements into their development.

For more information and to register, visit the NWCPHP web site: