This month’s PNR Rendezvous guest speaker will be Andrew Plumer, Outreach Librarian for the National Library of Medicine (NLM). His presentation, NLM’s K-12 Resources: Supporting the Teacher, Engaging the Student, will be Wednesday August 17 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time.
The National Library offers a wide selection of resources to assist the educator and engage the students. Web portals designed with educator input focusing on such topics as environmental health, chemical and toxicological hazards in the community and genetics. The National Library of Medicine offers other databases that can be used as adjuncts to existing classroom lessons. It isn’t all just web portals and databases, the NLM has created a series of animations dealing with environmental health issues and games covering multiple issues including chemistry, biology and environmental health.
How do I connect to PNR Rendezvous?
You can participate in this free, web-based interactive session from your desk with your computer and telephone.
- Please click here https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to test your computer prior to the meeting. The diagnostic test will prompt you if you need to update Flash, check your connection speed and install an Adobe Connect add-in. If you have problems with these steps, please call your information technology department for help.
- Go to the following website and login as a Guest, using your own name: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/rendezvous.
- Once in the web meeting a pop-up box allows you to put in your phone number and the program will call you. If this does not happen call the 800 number and use the participant code given in the Notes box (lower left-hand corner) on the screen.
PNR Partners will be the next day on August 18 from 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time. (more…)