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Archive for November, 2012

MAR Announces Our Fall Newsletter, The MAReport

Friday, November 30th, 2012

We are pleased to announce the 2nd issue of our quarterly newsletter.  Our goal is…

  • to spotlight various aspects of our services and NLM resources
  • to highlight a Network member
  • to announce classes and training for the next quarter, and
  • to touch on any number of possible topics in future issues

Please share the newsletter:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/Make sure to sign-up to receive future issues using the Subscribe feature.

Winner of the National Medical Librarians Month Award

Friday, November 30th, 2012

MAR would like to congratulate the Schaffer Library of Health Sciences at Albany Medical College.  One of their librarians submitted an entry that was randomly selected in the MAR National Medical Librarians Month Contest to receive an award for registration and airfare to MLA 2013.  Details on the winner and all the entries are available in our Fall newsletter:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2012/11/10/national-medical-librarians-month/.

MAR Announces Our Emergency Preparedness Liaisons

Friday, November 30th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that MAR has identified several excellent volunteers to serve as Emergency Preparedness Liaisons for their states and regions.  Details are available in our Fall newsletter:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2012/11/10/nnlm-mar-identifies-emergency-preparedness-state-liaisons/

NLM Consumer Health Resources for Caregivers (Boost Box session)

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:         Free, Online

Date:                December 11, 2012

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Presenter:       NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC)

Location:         Free, Online

Date:                December 17, 2012

Time:                3 – 4 pm ET

Details:

We use auto dashboards to monitor travel progress and watch for early signs of car trouble. Similarly, data dashboards provide information about program progress and problems. Data dashboards also serve as a communication tool for program stakeholders, providing them with “at-a-glance” updates on your project.

If you want to learn more about data dashboards, you are invited to attend the NN/LM Outreach Evaluation Resource Center’s presentation “Data Dashboards: Monitoring Progress toward Program Outcomes.”  Cindy Olney and Dave Tolmie will present several examples of data dashboards, focusing on how they can enhance decision-making for different types of users. The webinar will also demonstrate how free Google Docs applications can be used to create a simple data dashboard for your blog or website. (This webinar has been approved for CE credit from the Medical Library Association.)

Registration is required. If you are interested in attending, please complete this short registration form at http://bit.ly/db20121217.  About one week before the session, you will receive instructions for how to attend the webinar. (Space is limited.)

Hope you can join us! If you have questions, or if you do not receive webinar instructions by December 12, please contact Cindy Olney at the OERC at olneyc@uw.edu or 678-682-3864.

New Roles for Librarians (Boost Box session)

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Presenter:       Mark Vrabel, Information Resources Supervisor, Oncology Nursing Society

Location:         Free, Online

Date:                January 8, 2012

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Award Recipient Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Awardee:        Cathy Boss, Booker Health Sciences Library – Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Project:            Connecting Service Personnel, Veterans and Military Families to Health Information       

                          Resources via Mobile Outreach

Awardee:        Susan Santa, Health Reference Librarian, Syosset Public Library
Project:            Consumer Health Outreach to Older Adults: Health Literacy Training in the Syosset Public

                          Library and Local Senior Housing Complexes

Location:         Free, Online

Date:                January 31, 2013

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Are You Ready? Keeping Your Loved Ones Safe (Boost Box session)

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Presenter:       Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:         Free, Online

Date:                February 12, 2013

Details:             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Hospital Librarian Toolkit

Friday, November 30th, 2012

We wanted to make sure the word gets out to as many members as possible about this wonderful toolkit created by the SE/A region:  http://nnlm.gov/sea/newsletter/2012/11/hospital-librarian-toolkit-launched/.

Parents, Teens, and Online Privacy

Friday, November 30th, 2012
You may be interested in the new Pew Internet & American Life Project report:  http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Teens-and-Privacy.aspx.