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The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The Regional Medical Library in the Pacific Southwest region offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region. 

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  • Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching

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    Health science librarians are invited to participate in a rigorous online bioinformatics training course, Fundamentals of Bioinformatics and Searching, sponsored by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, NLM Training Center (NTC). 

    This course is offered online (asynchronously) from January 11 – February 19, 2016. Due to limited enrollment, interested participants are required to complete an application form. The deadline for completing the application is December 7, 2015.

  • NLM Associate Fellowship Program

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    The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is accepting applications for its 2016-17 Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program designed for recent library science graduates and early-career librarians.  All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2016 are eligible to apply.

    Applications and additional information are available on the NLM web site.  The application deadline is February 12, 2016


  • New NLM Traveling Exhibition

    For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action In Health Care Reform

    The Exhibition Program at the National Library of Medicine has announced booking availability for its newest traveling exhibition, For All the People: A Century of Citizen Action in Health Care Reform.  For All the People tells the lesser-known story of how movements of ordinary people helped shape the changing American health care system. The six-banner traveling exhibition highlights images from over one hundred years of citizen action for health care reform. Detailed information about the exhibit is also available. 

  • MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    The Fall 2015 issue of NIH MedlinePlus, the Magazine, is now available for online viewing.  The issue features articles on migraine headaches, back-to-school health, managing head lice, delirium research, NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, NIAAA College Drinking Task Force recommendations, high school students using MedlinePlus, and many more!

  • Midday at the Oasis

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    Midday at the Oasis in December is entitled Libraries Role in Patient Portals for the Underserved with Courtney Lyles, UCSF Assistant Professor, Lina Tieu, UCSF Research Analyst, and Stephen Kiyoi, San Francisco General Hospital Library Director.

    When: Wednesday, December 16, 2015

    1-2PM (Pacific) | 11AM-12PM (Hawaii) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 10-11AM (American Samoa) | 7-8AM Thursday (Guam)

    To register for this session, go to the registration page.