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Archive for 2009

A network member’s personal account of the Samoan tsunami

By Sonja Evensen, Evaluation Specialist
Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)
Honolulu, HI

This story begins with a trip to Pago Pago, American Samoa, for a work project. I relish the part of my job that brings me to interesting places, with meaningful work, and lovely people. While in such locations, I try to take some vacation time to explore. I prefer Western Samoa to American Samoa, so on Saturday morning I took off for a new adventure, with no set plans, other than finding surf. Samoa has some incredible surf, all along the south coast. On a friend’s recommendation, I stayed at Sina PJs, at Tafitoala on the South coast of Upolu. They have a few beach ‘fales’ or huts, right on the water, near a small village and about a 40 minute walk down the beach from Coconuts resort. (more…)

Welcome New Members!

We extend a hearty welcome to our new members! The following libraries have joined since May 2009. (more…)

Meet us at the Oasis!

On July 15, NN/LM PSR staff will host the first of its monthly web conferences, “Midday at the Oasis.” These conferences will be held from 1-2 pm Pacific Time on the third Wednesday of each month. As the name implies, we are hoping that you will take a break in your day to quench your thirst for news about what’s happening in the region, and for knowledge about new NLM and NN/LM resources, programs, and services. We look forward to sharing what we know and to your sharing with us what you need and find helpful in your work. (more…)

NN/LM PSR Contract Site Visit

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), which coordinates the NN/LM program, conducted a mid-contract site visit at UCLA on October 21, 2008. The purpose of the site visit was to help the staff of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region (NN/LM PSR) and NLM understand how we are serving our Network members, learn how we can strengthen our program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and gather ideas for how NLM can help us as we provide the types of activities and services needed in the region today and in the future. NLM visited all eight RMLs in the NN/LM in 2008 to learn about regional accomplishments, issues and challenges, and priorities. (more…)

Membership Changes

As we close out Year 3 of our current contract with NLM, we are pleased to announce the new members who have joined the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region since September 2008. Please extend a welcome! More complete information about these members is available in the NN/LM Members Directory. (more…)

NN/LM PSR E-Licensing Program is formally underway!

The NN/LM PSR E-Licensing Program is now a “go” with two STAT!Ref offers underway. (more…)