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Can librarians hack it in a hackathon? The answer to that question is a resounding yes!!! As a former hackathon librarian participant, I can confidently give you my word that librarians are an asset to any hackathon team. From April 12th-14th, 2019, I, a health sciences librarian, flew out to Spokane, WA from Seattle, WA… Read More »
April 7th-13th, 2019 is National Library Week. The American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Week theme is simple, but compelling: how libraries equate to building strong communities. In honor of National Library Week, the NNLM PNR’s Dragonfly will go back in time and explore the origins of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the… Read More »
What is a healthcare hackathon? Generally speaking, a healthcare hackathon is a social event that focuses on building small and innovative technology projects that aim to resolve healthcare challenges. “Hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon,” which in turn translates into some kind of race against the clock to solve challenges. MIT… Read More »
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One topic of conversation that is often considered more neutral is the weather. However, that has changed over the years as the focus sometimes centers of extreme weather or talks of hotter summers, more storms, melting glaciers, etc. These conversations are now sometimes turning into heated debates and we may not always understand the science… Read More »
Many of you are aware of the recent measles outbreak in Washington state and so it is of particular concern for the PNR region. The vast majority of these cases are in Clark county, 43 cases have been reported and 32 are children under the age of 10. Of those cases 37 had not been… Read More »