Consumer Health Minute: Pet Health

3 months 1 week ago
We often talk about our own health or the health of another person such as a friend, colleague, or family member. But how often do we talk about the health of our pets? Probably more often than you think. Our pets can be part of the family and may even hold a higher rank than... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Join our January Symposium for Health Outreach Inspiration

3 months 2 weeks ago
Are you curious about partnering with the NNLM to bring your health outreach idea to life but don’t know where to begin? Join us January 24-26, 2024 for a free virtual symposium that will highlight successful past funded NNLM projects, feature grant writing advice, and offer ideas on how to partner with NNLM to turn... Read More »
Liz Morris

Fantastic Y3 Funded Projects and Y4 Opportunities

3 months 3 weeks ago
The end of the year is a great time to take stock of accomplishments. Region 5 is currently in its third year (Y3) of a five year cooperative agreement with the National Library of Medicine.  A key pillar of our program is awarding funding to member organizations that provide access to health information. In Y3,... Read More »
Liz Morris

DataFlash: Data Librarianship Resource Guide

4 months ago
Aundria Parkman, MLS, ILL library technician at Tulane University Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, was a participant in the 2022 NNLM National Center for Data Services (NCDS)’s Data Internship program. Associate Director for the NCDS, Peace Ossom-Williamson notes that, “Aundria had the insight and awareness that many are interested in what data librarianship... Read More »
Carolann Curry

MedlinePlus Tutorials for Community Health Workers

4 months ago
It can be challenging to find health information you can trust. If you are a community health worker, your clients may also find it a struggle. MedlinePlus is a great resource for health information. It provides information on a wide range of health topics for the public. But maybe you are unsure how to use... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Consumer Health Minute: Toy Safety

4 months 1 week ago
It’s not surprising that December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. You’ll find people heading to stores and online to shop for family, friends, and even for themselves during this holiday season. As much as you might be wanting to give the younger family members everything on their wish lists, it’s a good idea... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

A Message from Tania Bardyn

5 months 1 week ago
We thank Tania Bardyn, former PI of NNLM Region 5, for the following guest post. Dear NNLM Region 5, I am writing to let you know that effective October 1, 2023 I have accepted a position as PI Senior Director, HEALWA and Community Partnerships working with Washington healthcare providers to improve healthcare outcomes and providing statewide clinical information... Read More »
Maddie Romansic

Interested in Applying for Funding from NNLM Region 5? Start here.

5 months 1 week ago
NNLM Region 5 provides funding to Region 5 member organizations for programming, outreach, and technology that improves access to health information. On December 13, 2023, Region 5 will post Request for Applications/ Notice of Funding Opportunities for our next round of funding. It’s never too early to begin planning your application. We have four tips... Read More »
Emily Hamstra

Consumer Health Minute: Alzheimer’s Disease

5 months 1 week ago
Over 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease, according to the  Alzheimer’s Association’s most recent annual report. This report is packed with information you might find helpful as a large part of our population continues to age, many with Alzheimer’s or related dementias. Here are just a few facts from the report: Deaths from Alzheimer’s have... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

DataFlash: U.S. Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence

5 months 2 weeks ago
Today, President Biden issued a landmark Executive Order to ensure that America leads the way in seizing the promise and managing the risks of artificial intelligence (AI). The Executive Order establishes new standards for AI safety and security, protects Americans’ privacy, advances equity and civil rights, stands up for consumers and workers, promotes innovation and... Read More »
Carolann Curry

NLM Associate Fellowship Opportunity

5 months 3 weeks ago
Are you an early career or second career librarian? Consider applying for the National Library of Medicine (NLM) Associate Fellowship Program. See below for more information about this fantastic opportunity. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) seeks early and second-career librarians interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries within five years of... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

DataFlash: International Open Access Week is October 23-29, 2023

5 months 4 weeks ago
International Open Access Week is observed each year during the last full week in October. This year’s theme is “Community over Commercialization” and promotes the discussion of prioritizing the best interests of the public through open scholarship. A 2021 report released by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources (SPARC) estimated that American taxpayers contributed more... Read More »
Carolann Curry

New Call for Requests Opens Soon to Host NLM Traveling Exhibits

6 months ago
Update: Call for Requests is now open through October 31 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Please bookmark and visit the NNLM Traveling Exhibitions webpage to access links to the traveling exhibition pages and the online request form. There are the two new additional titles available for requests. Please visit their traveling exhibition web pages to find... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

DataFlash: 2023 Horizon Action Plan on Generative AI

6 months ago
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit organization that emphasizes the strategic use of technology in higher education. Each year, EDUCAUSE produces targeted Horizon Reports on emerging topics in technology, providing insights, recommendations, and resources to educators, administrators, and policymakers to help them make informed decisions about technology integration in education. On September 25, 2023, EDUCAUSE released the... Read More »
Carolann Curry

Consumer Health Minute: Medical Librarians Improving Health Literacy

6 months 2 weeks ago
October is not only Health Literacy Month it is also National Medical Librarians Month. Do you consider yourself a medical librarian? Do you find yourself providing health information to your patrons, patients, clients, students, or the public? If part of your job is to provide health information, you are part of the medical library and... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

NNLM Guide for the International Indigenous Librarians Forum 2023

6 months 2 weeks ago
The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 5 is proud to participate in the International Indigenous Librarians Forum (IILF) 2023 as a Kō Sponsor. This blogpost introduces the NNLM to IILF participants and provides information about resources available to librarians inside and outside of the United States. Welcome to the NNLM! The... Read More »
Emily Hamstra
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3 months 1 week ago
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