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On the Road for Precision Medicine

On a Saturday afternoon at a Salt Lake City Public Library branch in the multi-ethnic Glendale neighborhood, a blue bus sits in the parking lot with a slogan on the side: “Driving toward the future of health.” Accompanying the bus is a trailer and a staff of friendly ambassadors who take visitors on a tour… Read More »

2018-2019 Technology Improvement Awards

Understanding that technology can play a vital role in health equity, the NNLM MCR now offers a Technology Improvement Program. This program is available for network members and offers competitive awards of up to $1,500 for the purchase or development of technology that is used to improve access to health information. These awards were first… Read More »

NNLM MCR Funded Outreach Projects 2018-2019

The NNLM MCR has selected some exciting health information outreach projects for 2018-2019. This year we were able to fund three public library programming awards and two K-12 school partnership awards. We are early into the projects, but are eager to see how each develops and grows throughout the funding period. New funding opportunities for… Read More »

Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) is delighted to announce this year’s participants in the Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians course! This program offers a 7-week online training course, providing the basic knowledge and skills for information professionals interested in advancing research data management services at their institutions…. Read More »

K-12 Cross-Curricular Teaching in Health and Science, Yes You Can!

Collaborations aren’t always easy – they require clear communication, negotiation, shared vision, resources, and time. But the investment can pay off big, especially in the classroom. Over the years educators have learned that cross-curricular collaboration can lead to deeper learning providing the student with understanding, as well as knowledge and skills. K-12 cross-curricular collaboration in… Read More »

Mountain West Data Library Symposium

Amanda K. Sprochi J. Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library University of Missouri sprochia@health.missouri.edu Data management is a vital part of any research project, and a well-thought out data management plan is becoming an essential requirement for any successful research grant proposal. I recently assisted with the organization and attended the two-day Mountain West Data Library… Read More »

Expanding Access to the Public Health Workforce in the MidContinental Region

Many of our readers know that the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has a two-part mission, the first part being “to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information.”  The MidContinental  Region staff along with the Eccles Health Sciences… Read More »

Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews

Christi Piper, MLIS Health Sciences Library University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus christi.piper@ucdenver.edu Liz Kellermeyer, MSLS Library & Knowledge Services National Jewish Health KellermeyerL@NJHealth.org In April we attended Designing Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews presented by the Bernard Becker Medical Library at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. This training was… Read More »

In This Issue

  Welcome Catherine Soehner – Welcome Robyn Woods – Welcome Samantha Nunn – Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium – Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) 2018 – Public Library Programming Raises Awareness of Health Information and Community Resources –

Welcome Catherine Soehner

Catherine Soehner has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library and the Interim Director of the MidContinental Region & Training Office, National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  She maintains 20% of her role as the Associate Dean for Research and User Services at the University of Utah’s J. Willard… Read More »

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