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Professional development opportunity- “Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit: Integrating RDM into Your Liaison Work”

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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The Inland Northwest Health Science Libraries group, in collaboration with libraries at Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University and area hospitals is bringing the Association of College and Research Libraries workshop, Building Your Research Data Management Toolkit to Gonzaga University in Spokane on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

Research data management (RDM) has emerged as a need among academic researchers and liaisons are building skills in response. This one-day workshop will assist liaisons to identify their existing skills and mindsets that transfer to research data management services and then create a learning plan for the RDM specific knowledge needed to serve their subject disciplines. Tools, hints, and tricks will be shared that facilitate partnerships on campus with disciplinary faculty and with other RDM service providers.

This workshop is intended for liaisons who are seeking to engage with research data management for the first time, or who have a very basic knowledge of research data management. This workshop is an introductory level experience. Attendees are not expected to have previous experience with research data management. The primary audience is subject liaison librarians, secondary audience include senior library administrators, middle management and department heads, and technical services librarians and staff. Other campus partners such as Office of Research, Sponsored Programs, Technology Transfer, IRB, or campus IT may be interested but would be a tertiary audience.

When: Monday, April 10, 8:00am – 5:00pm PT

Where: Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Room 314 in Spokane, WA

Learn more and register: https://nnlm.gov/class/building-your-research-data-management-toolkit-integrating-rdm-your-liaison-work/6788

PNR Update is the next PNR Rendezvous webinar

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

PNR Rendezvous graphicThe next PNR Rendezvous session is a chance for those who may not be familiar with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to be introduced to their regional office, the Pacific Northwest Region or more commonly referred to as the PNR. It can be a bit confusing especially because we promote and feature the resources of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) which is one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

For those of you familiar with the NN/LM PNR we will be updating you about some of the changes that have been occurring at the NN/LM and NLM as well as our own regional office.

 

 

In this session the NN/LM PNR staff will introduce themselves and let you know a little more about who we are and what we do. You will:

  • hear what changes have been happening and our focus in the next year or two
  • get a walk-through of the new website
  • learn how your institution can become a member (for free!)
  • check out funding opportunities
  • learn how to create an account
  • find out how we can assist you with your communities’ health information needs

Bring your ideas of what you’d like from the PNR as well as questions!

Wednesday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00pm PT, Noon – 1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time

Information on how to connect to the webinar at https://nnlm.gov/classes/pnr-rendezvous

Data Science for Social Good Summer Program ­

Friday, December 30th, 2016

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The University of Washington eScience Institute, in collaboration with Urban@UW and Microsoft, is excited to announce the 2017 Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) summer program. The program brings together data and domain scientists to work on focused, collaborative projects that are designed to impact public policy for social benefit.

Modeled after similar programs at the University of Chicago and Georgia Tech, with elements from our own Data Science Incubator, sixteen DSSG Student Fellows will be selected to work with academic researchers, data scientists, and public stakeholder groups on data-intensive research projects.

This year’s projects will have an applied social good dimension and broadly address questions related to social science, human services, public policy, criminal justice, environmental impacts, and urban informatics. We welcome proposals submitted by academic researchers, public agencies, non-profit entities, and industry.

NN/LM National Evaluation Center’s Favorite Things

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

This is reposted from the National Evaluation Center (NEO)’s blog, NEO Shop Talk: https://nnlm.gov/evaluation/blog/2016/12/21/my-favorite-things-2016-spoiler-alert-includes-cats/

My Favorite Things 2016 (Spoiler Alert: Includes Cats) by Cindy Olney

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During gift-giving season every year, Oprah publishes a list of her favorite things. Well, move over, Oprah, because I also have a list. This is my bag of holiday gifts for our NEO Shop Talk readers.

Art Exhibits

There are two websites with galleries of data visualizations that are really fun to visit. The first,  Information is Beautiful , has wonderful examples of data visualizations, many of which are interactive. My favorites from this site are Who Old Are You?   (put in your birth date to start it) and Common MythConceptions. The other is Tableau Public, Tableau Software Company’s “public commons” for their users to share their work.  My picks are the Endangered Species Safari  and the data visualization of the Simpsons Vizapedia.  And, in case  you’re wondering what happened to your favorite Crayola crayon colors, you can find out here. (more…)

PNR Rendezvous webinar December 14

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm Pacific Time, Noon –  1:00pm Alaska Time, 2:00 – 3:00pm Mountain Time

“Full Circle: Update on an Integrated EBM Instructional Model for First and Second Year Medical Students”
This webinar will be an update regarding the progress finalizing the EBM module created for 1st and 2nd year Integrated Case Studies classes of Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program. Discussed will be the “healing effects” of standardized assignments and grading rubrics, improvements to the quarter-to-quarter flow and consequent reductions in workload (the “complicated dance steps,” for those familiar with original webinar from December 2014). The presenters will also share cohort level results of the first complete assessment cycle.

Presenters: Bastyr University librarians- Jane Saxton, Chris Mahoney, and Ekaterini Papadopoulou

How to attend: You may join the webinar from your computer and/or phone. (more…)

Updated Online CE’s Now Available for the Disaster Information Specialization

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

From the Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC):

Do you have some down time as 2016 comes to a close? Or maybe you made a resolution way back in January that you would learn something new this year?  We have a suggestion for how to end 2016 with a flourish!

The NLM Basic Level Courses for the Medical Library Association Disaster Information Specialization have all been updated to a new online web-based tutorial format. The courses are self-paced, interactive, and offered at no cost. When you complete all 15 hours of the courses, you are eligible to earn a Basic Level certificate in Disaster Information Specialization from MLA.

The Basic Level courses include three from NLM Disaster Health:

  • Information Roles in Disaster Management presents current research findings on librarians’ roles supporting the disaster workforce. Additionally, the information needs of first responders, emergency managers, and other professionals working in the areas of disaster planning, response, and recovery are discussed.

 

Two additional courses are available online, (more…)