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Archive for February, 2006

AHRQ Learning Resources for patient education

Friday, February 17th, 2006

HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) launched a new suite of “learning resources” designed to help health care providers adopt health information technologies quickly and effectively. The Consumer Health collection contains links to a variety of resources including, whitepapers on the value of health information technologies to quality of care and how to assist consumers to tell fact from fraud on the Internet. Knowledge Library

Partnering with Community Based Organizations

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, has just posted a new resource called Partnering with Community Based Organizations.

Libraries using iPods/iTunes

Wednesday, February 15th, 2006

Libraries have a duty not only to provide the public with access to works, but also to respect and protect the rights of the creators. To solve this, some have turned to iTunes and iPods as a means to meet this challenge.

Nominations sought for 2006 JCLC awards and scholarships

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

SAN ANTONIO – The Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) 2006 invites nominations for its awards and scholarships, which will be presented during its conference, “Gathering at the Waters: Embracing Our Spirits; Telling Our Stories,” to be held in Dallas October 11 – 15, 2006. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2006. (more…)

ALA Diversity Research Grants

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity recently announced its 2006-2007 Diversity Research Grants Call for Proposals. Grant proposals should address one of the following three topics: 1) An Active Learning and Service Approach to Diversity in Small or Rural Libraries 2) Emerging Technologies and Services to Diverse Populations 3) The Role of the Diversity Committee, Liaison, or Officer in the Creation of Institutional Change in Libraries Diversity Research Grants

Podcasts for Senior Heart Patients

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, AZ is using iPods to educate senior patients. Replacing stacks of magazines in the waiting room with docked iPods allows patients to learn about their condition before and after they meet with the doctor. For more information:,70169-0.html

Cultural Competence Resource

Monday, February 6th, 2006

The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) has created a Cultural Competence and Limited English Proficiency webpage containing definitions, relevant websites, funding and regulations regarding Cultural Competence.

Cultural Competence and Limited English Proficiency