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The NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region serves the biomedical information needs and supports collaboration among libraries and information centers that serve health information needs in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the U.S. Territories in the Pacific.

The mission of the NN/LM is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through improved access to health information. The Regional Medical Library in the Pacific Southwest region offers educational programs, consultation, and funding for projects to support the health information needs of libraries, community partners, health organizations, and the general public throughout the region. 

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  • AIDSource

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    The National Library of Medicine's web portal for HIV/AIDS information has been redesigned and given a new name.  The new website, AIDSource, offers access to a comprehensive collection of HIV/AIDS-related information resources that are reviewed and selected by expert information specialists and librarians.

    Visitors to AIDSource will now be able to view the website content on their mobile device.  The website is automatically optimized for display across all device types, including desktop computers, tablets, and smartphones. 

  • Professional Development Awards

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    Professional development funding is available to support Network Member hospital librarians in the Pacific Southwest Region wishing to attend workshops or conferences, to develop their skills and knowledge in health information access and delivery.

    The award guidelines and application form, including submission instructions, are available on the NN/LM PSR Funding webpage. Applications submitted by Friday, October 16, will receive priority consideration!


  • NLM "Native Voices" Traveling Exhibition

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    The American Library Association (ALA), on behalf of the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) invites applications for Native Voices: Native Peoples' Concepts of Health and Illness, a traveling exhibition to U.S. libraries.

    The exhibition will tour from February 2016 through June 2020.  For full guidelines and exhibit specfications, visit the online application site.  Applications are due by November 6!


  • Midday at the Oasis

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    Midday at the Oasis in October is entitled: How Librarians Use Google with Karen Heskett, Instruction Librarian, University of California, San Diego and David Bickford, Library Director, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. 

    When: Wednesday, October 21, 2015

    1-2PM (Pacific) | 10-11AM (Hawaii) | 1-2PM (Arizona) | 9-10AM (American Samoa) | 6-7AM Thursday (Guam)

    To register for this session, go to the registration page. 

  • Public Health and Public Libraries

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    Registration is available for the next WebJunction webinar "Public Health and Public Libraries: Librarians as Health Literacy First Responders" on October 21, 12-1 PM PDT.  Presenters include Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region; and Christian Minter, Nebraska/Education Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region.  

    Registration and other information are available on the WebJunction page.