NN/LM PNR Professional Development Library

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This service is free to network members in the Pacific Northwest Region (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA). Those from outside the region should check with the appropriate NN/LM office for their region; call 1-800-338-7657. Non-network members should check with their local public library.

To order, send email request to: nnlm@u.washington.edu


ALA-APA Salary Survey: A Survey of Public and Academic Library Positions Requiring an ALA-Accredited Master's Degree. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2006.

Anderson, Rick. Buying and contracting for Resources and Services: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Baker, Lynda M and Manbeck, Virginia. Consumer Health Information for Public Librarians. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2002.

Bandy, Margaret M. and Dudden, Rosalind F. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. 2nd Edition. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011.

Barclay, Donald A. and Halsted, Deborah D. The Medical Library Association Consumer Health Reference Service Handbook. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2001.

Bielefield, Arlene and Cheeseman, Lawrence. Interpreting and Negotiating Licensing Agreements. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 1999.

Blevins, Amy E. & Inman, Megan B. (Eds). Curriculum-Based Library Instruction: From Cultivating Faculty Relationships to Assessment. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Brettle, Alison and Urquhart, Christine. Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals. London, UK: FAcet Publishing, 2012.

Cleveland, Ana D. Health Informatics for Medical Librarians. New York, NY: Neal Schuman Publishers, Inc. 2009.

Crews, Kenneth D. Copyright Essentials for Librarians and Educators. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2000.

Croft, Janet Brennan. Legal Solutions in Electronic Reserves and the Electronic Delivery of Interlibrary Loan. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2004.

Dempsey, Kathy The Accidental Library Marketer. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2009.

Detwiler, Susan M. Super Searchers on Health & Medicine. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2000.

Ennis, Lisa A. The Accidental Health Sciences Librarian. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2010.

Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff. A project of the California State Library and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific SW Region, 2010 (also available online at http://www.library.ca.gov/lds/docs/healthtoolkit.pdf).

Forsman, Rick B. Administration and Management in Health Sciences Libraries. Volume 8, Current Practice in Health Sciences Librarianship. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow, 2000.

Gehlbach, Stephen H. Interpreting the Medical Literature. Fourth Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2002.

Gerding, Stephanie. The Accidental Technology Trainer. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Glitz, Beryl. Focus Groups for Libraries and Librarians. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 1998.

Grant Tips. Silver Spring, MD: CD Publications, 2000.

Grantsmanship Center. Program Planning & Proposal Writing, The Process of Program Evaluation, and Proposal Checklist and Evaluation Form. Los Angeles, CA: The Grantsmanship Center.

Graves, Alice (Ed.). The Small Library Managers' Handbook. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Halsted, Deborah E., Clifton, Shari and Wilson, Daniel T. Library as Safe Haven: Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery. Chicago, IL: Neal-Schuman, 2014.

Harris, Lesley Ellen. Licensing Digital Content: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2002.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. 2001 Compensation and Benefits Survey. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2002.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. 2005 Salary Survey. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2005.

Hay Group; Medical Library Association. Study to Assess the Compensation and Skills of Medical Library Professionals vs. Information Technology Professionals. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2000.

Hey, Tony, ed. The Fourth Paradigm. Date-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Redmond, WA: Microsoft Research, 2009.

Hilyer, Lee Andrew. Interlibrary loan and document delivery: best practices for operating and managing interlibrary loan services in all libraries. New York, NY: Haworth Information Press, 2006.

Holst, Ruth, ed. The Medical Library Association Guide to Managing Health Care Libraries. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2000.

Institute of Medicine. Crisis Standards of Care: A Systems Framework for Catastrophic Disaster Response. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 2012.

Jankowski, Terry Ann. The Medical Library Association Essential Guide to Becoming an Expert Searcher: Proven Techniques, Strategies, and Tips for Finding Health Information. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Kane, Laura Townsend. Working in the Virtual Stacks: The New Library & Information Science. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2011.

Krug, Steve. Don't Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. Indianapolis, IN: New Riders Publishing, 2000.

Lakser, Roz Diane and Guidry, John A. Engaging the Community in Decision Making: Case Studies Tracking Participation, Voice and Influence. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2009.

Lipinski, Tomas A. The Complete Copyright Liability Handbook for Librarians and Educators. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2006.

Longe, Mary E. and Thomas, Karen. Consumer Health Resource Centers: A Guide to Successful Planning and Implementation. Chicago, IL: American Hospital Publishing, Inc., 1998.

Matthews, Joseph R. The Bottom Line: Determining and Communicating the Value of the Special Library. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2002.

McKnight, Michelynn. The Agile Librarian's Guide to Thriving in Any Institution. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2010.

Mortell, Michael and Hansen-Turton, Tine. Making Strategy Count in the Health and Human Services Sector. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC, 2014.

Mukherjee, Bhaskar. Scholarly Communication in Library and Information Services: The Impacts of Open Access Journals and eJournals on a Changing Scenario. Oxford, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2010.

Nelson, Sandra. The New Planning for Results: A Streamlined Approach. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2001.

Notess, Greg R. Teaching Web Search Skills: Techniques and Strategies of Top Trainers. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2007.

Partnership for Clear Health Communication. Improving Clear Health Communication with Ask Me 3: Good Questions for Your Patients' Good Health. Program Implementation Guide for Care and Information Providers. St. Louis, MO: The Clear Health Communication Team, 2003.

Russell, Carrie. Complete Copyright: An Everyday Guide for Librarians. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2004.

Rethlefsen, Melissa L.; Rothman, David L.; Mojon, Daniel S. Internet Cool Tools for Physicians. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2009.

Schott, Michael J. Medical Library Downsizing: Administrative, Professional, and Personal Strategies for Coping with Change. New York, NY: The Haworth Information Press, 2005.

Seiss, Judith. The Visible Librarian: Asserting Your Value Through Marketing and Advocacy. Chicago, IL: American Library Association, 2003.

Seiss, Judith. The New OPL Sourcebook: A Guide for Solo and Small Libraries. Medford, NJ: Information Today, Inc., 2006.

Spatz, Michele. Answering Consumer Health Questions: The Medical Library Association's Guide for Reference Librarian. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2008.

Stave, Christopher D. Field Guide to MEDLINE. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

Straus, Sharon E. et al. Evidence-Based Medicine: How to Practice and Teach EBM. Third Edition. Elsevier, 2005.

Thompson, Laurie L. ed. Master Guide to Authoritative Information Resources in the Health Sciences. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2011.

Walters, Suzanne. Library Marketing That Works! New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers, Inc., 2004.

Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, LLC., 2007.

Wood, Sandra M. Medical Librarians 2.0: Use of Web 2.0 Technologies in References Services. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press, 2007.

Younger, Paula and Morgan, Peter. Using Web 2.0 for Health Information, London, UK: Facet Publishing, 2011.


ABCs of E-books: Strategies for the Medical Library. Medical Library Association webcast, November 10, 2010. (90 minutes).
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with electronic books and the associated collection management issues related to various platforms, pricing models, licensing agreements, term of ownership, resource management and access methods so that they have the knowledge to make informed decisions which will best serve their constituents.

Cut the Cord: Connecting to Our Mobile Users. Medical Library Association webcast, November 18, 2009 (2 hours).
Handheld electronic devices has significantly influenced many aspects of modern life. What considerations must medical librarians take into account to provide service to patrons using different devices, systems and platforms? In this program a guest panel showcases emerging technologies and discusses ways mobile technologies extend the reach of medical librarianship.

Finding Work-Life Balance: Strategies for You and Your Institution. Medical Library Association Webcast, March 25, 2009 (2 hours).
How do you sustain a balance between work and personal life? In this program we explore strategies for achieving a work-life balance: assessing what can work for you and your institution.

Join the Health Care Team: Become a Medical Librarian. Medical Library Association (11 minutes).

Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries. Medical Library Associaion webcast, April 18, 2012 (2 hours).
The goal of this webcast is to familiarize information professionals with current practical applications of mobile technologies in clinical and curricular support settings. Topics highlight innovative uses of mobile technologies, address technology challenges, and provide best practice guidance for applying in viewers local environments.

Librarians Collaborating to Produce Systematic Reviews. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 16, 2014 (90 minutes). In this program a panel defines systematic reviews, identifies practice guidelines, discusses opportunities for librarians as team members and provides examples of resources for improving your skills.

The Library as Place: Symposium on Building and Revitalizing Health Sciences Libraries in the Digital Age. November 5-6, 2003. (Presented by National Library of Medicine and Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.) Bethesda: National Library of Medicine, 2004. "An interactive exploration of the library of the future, where books, bricks and mortar and virtual learning flourish... together!"

Now's the Time: Understanding the Electronic Health Recortd Maze and Health Sciences Librarians' Roles. Medical Library Association Webcast, March 24, 2010 (2 hours).
An Electronic Health Record (EHR) aims to improve patient care by helping practitioners and caregivers in all medical settings - hospitals, individual practices, ambulatory services, senior care centers - truly all points of care. More than just storage of data, more than just the digitization of existing records, an electronic health record refers to an infrastructure of medical information serving many essential functions at once.

Scholarly Publishing and Open Access: Straight Talk. Medical Library Association Webcast, November 20, 2007 (2 hours).
Without doubt dramatic changes over the past several years in scientific, technical, and medical publishing have opened a Pandora's box of questions, confusion, and complexity for library patrons, researchers, and librarians and have become the subject of much discussion. MLA continues its engagement in the conversation and speaks to the issues in this webcast.

Shifting Skills to Navigate the Changing Horizon: Finding Our Way in New Biomedical Research and Health Care Environments. Medical Library Association Webcast, April 20, 2011 (90 minutes). This webcast introduces information professionals to emerging trends in biomedical research and health care environments that present new opportunities for partnership, collaboration, and support. Translational science, e-science, and electronic health records are characterized by large amounts of information and data. These offer new and expanded roles for information professionals in data management, curation, sharing and integration; new models for scholarly publication; new ways to collaborate with Clinical and Translational Science Award centers and their constituents; and new opportunities to educate health and information technology professionals in the meaningful use of health information via electronic health record systems.

Survival Tips and Stories: Expanding the Library's Services in Times of Disaster. Medical Library Association Webcast, November 12, 2008 (2 hours).
Does your library have a disaster plan? As much as we may hope, a unlikely as it may seem, disasters do happen. Libraries, like any institution dedicated to serving communities, have a responsibility to provide service. In this program a panel discusses how medical libraries can position and prepare themselves to respond in a time of crisis.

Trust and Terror: New Demands for Crisis Information Dissemination and Management. Washington, DC: US National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 2002.
A proposal to expand the role of US libraries in crisis information dissemination and management, narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Web 2.0 Principles and best Practices: Discovering the Participatory Web. Medical Library Association Webcast, March 5, 2008 (2 hours). Like all technology, the World Wide Web has evolved. Transformed by the people who rely upon its resources every day, the web has moved beyond simply being a source for instant information retrieval. Blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, social networking, tagging - these are just some of the examples of how the web has been molded by professional and personal interests in a freely accessible platform for engagement and collaboration - empowering users to contribute, amend and interact with, content. A guest panel helps you to discover the participatory web by familiarizing you with web 2.0 tools, analyzing their effect on health sciences library services on health care today, and the future.

Who Will Speak for Me? Seattle, Washington: University of Washington Northwest Aids Education and Training Center, 2004.
A 30 minute film that "breaks the silence about HIV/AIDS among people of African descent in the faith community," produced by Rev. Mary Diggs-Hobson of the African American Reach and Teach Health Ministry--a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Available in DVD and VHS.

Video Cassettes:

The Art and Practice of Electronic Journal, Book, and Database Licenses: Practical Tips for Healthcare Organizations. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, September 22, 2004. 2 hours.

Branching Out - The MeSH Vocabulary. Bethesda, MD : National Library of Medicine, 2002. 12 min.

Informationist Conference, April 4-5, 2002.
(Hosted by the Medical Library Association, and supported by a grant from the National Library of Medicine)
The MLA Informationist Conference Task Force planned and implemented this conference to facilitate a national discussion, derive a consensus definition, and develop recommendations for an action agenda for the "informationist" professional in clinical and research discussion. Two tapes: Part 1 with the Welcome and Keynote Address, and Part 2 with the Group Reports and Wrap-Up. More information about the conference is available at http://www.mlanet.org/research/informationist/.

The National Library of Medicine Expanding the Medical Universe, National Library of Medicine, 2003, 2 versions on one tape: standard version, 12 min.; short version 6min 30 sec. Overview of NLM programs and services, from the History of Medicine Division to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, and including PubMed, MEDLINEplus, Clinicaltrials.gov, and the Visible Human.

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying, Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 2000. (Aired on PBS in Autumn, 2000)
A four-part series in which PBS journalist Bill Moyers reports on the growing movement in America to improve care for people who are dying.

  1. Living with Dying. The search for new ways of thinking -- and talking -- about dying. (90 minutes)
  2. A Different Kind of Care. The important strides being made in the area of palliative care at pioneering institutions such as New York's Mt. Sinai Hospital and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. (90 minutes)
  3. A Death of One's Own. The complexities underlying the many choices at the end of life, including the bitter debate over physician-assisted suicide. (90 minutes)
  4. A Time to Change. Crusading medical professionals who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America's overburdened health system. (90 minutes)

    On Our Own Terms -- Programming Materials from the American Library Association, March 2001. This is an array of printed supplementary materials designed for use in development and support of outreach programs about end-of-life care options. Contents can be copied and/or adapted for local use.

Reading Between the Lines: Focusing on Health Information Literacy, Medical Library Association Satellite Teleconference, September 10, 2003. 2hr.

Roles and Essential Skills for the Expert Searcher, Medical Library Association Satellite Teleconference, March 10, 2004. 2hr.

Safeguarding our patrons' privacy: What every librarian needs to know about the USA Patriot Act and Related Anti-terrorism measures, Association of Research Libraries, December 11, 2002, 2hr.

MLA BibKits/DocKits:

#07: Consumer Health: A Guide to Internet Information Resources, 2001

#08: Chiropractic: A Guide to Selective Resources, 2000

#09: Managed Care: A Guide to Information Resources, 2000

#16 Position Descriptions in Health Sciences Libraries: Traditional and Emerging Roles, 2012.


Health Literacy and Patient Safety: Help Your Patients Understand, 2nd Edition, May 2007.
(American Medical Association Foundation, American Medical Association)
A continuing medical education program that provides tools to enhance patient care, improve office productivity, and reduce healthcare costs. Includes a videotape, a DVD, and publicity items.


To order, send email request to: nnlm@u.washington.edu