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Archive for February 8th, 2013

Announcing MAR Funding Opportunities

Friday, February 8th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that MAR funding has been posted for the 2013-2014 contract year.  The application deadline is March 15, 2013 for projects that run May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014.

Funding is a great way to provide health information outreach to a professional or consumer audience, or to pilot a new service you have been wanting to offer.  It is a great way to get recognition within your institution or community.  You are encouraged to review these opportunities and consider applying!

Details are available at:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/
We also encourage you to look at previously funded projects:

Also, listen to presentations for previously funded projects in our Lunch with the RML series:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_recordings.html

We look forward to seeing your applications.

From Beyond Our Borders: Providing Health Information to Refugee Populations

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, MAR
Location:         Whitehall Public Library, Whitehall, PA
Date:                March 12, 2013
Details:                http://tinyurl.com/bcox6bb

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, MAR
Location:         Whitehall Public Library, Whitehall, PA
Date:                March 12, 2013
Details:             http://tinyurl.com/bcox6bb

Answering the “Why Questions” of Research Data Management (Boost Box session)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Melissa Ratajeski, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Location:         Free, Online
Date:                March 12, 2013
Details:             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_schedule.html

Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, MAR
Location:         Online
Date:                April 8 – May 17, 2013
Details:             http://tinyurl.com/bcox6bb

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, MAR
Location:         Penn Hills Public Library, Penn Hills, PA
Date:                April 18, 2013
Details:             http://tinyurl.com/bcox6bb

Caring for the Mind: Providing Reference Services for Mental Health Information

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Presenter:       Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, MAR
Location:         Penn Hills Public Library, Penn Hills, PA
Date:                  April 18, 2013
Details:             http://tinyurl.com/bcox6bb

New Version of MedlinePlus Search

Friday, February 8th, 2013

NLM has released a new version of the MedlinePlus search cloud widget code in English and Spanish. We have enhanced the code by replacing the Flash code with Javascript.  Please make sure your site uses the latest code for this widget. We will support older versions of this widget for a limited time through March. For details, go to http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/widgets.html.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ The Medicare Learning Network (MLN)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

As part of CMS’ ongoing efforts to keep health care professionals informed about the Medicare Program, the Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) – the official source of CMS Medicare information for health care professionals – provides timely and accurate education, information, and resources to our audiences. The MLN serves as the umbrella for:

  • Educational products such as MLN Matters® Articles
  • A national Medicare Provider Call program
  • A FFS Provider Partnership program
  • A weekly CMS / MLN e-Newsletter
  • FFS Provider electronic mailing lists

MLN RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT NO CHARGE

The MLN Button

Here is a free MLN button you can download to your medical e-library website. This MLN button is a direct link to the MLN General Information page. It enables library users to instantly access and download products and materials about Medicare Program policies, procedures, and regulations covering topics such as coverage, billing, coding, and reimbursement issues.

MLN Education Products electronic mailing list sign-up
Users can receive the latest news and updates about  Medicare educational materials by joining the MLN Education Products electronic mailing list:

  1. Go to https://list.nih.gov/searchlsv.html
  2. Enter ‘MLN’
  3. Click ‘search’

 

MLN Catalog of Products
This free, interactive, downloadable document lists all MLN products by media format. Here is a direct link to the MLN Catalog of Products.                                                                    

If you have any questions about adding the above items to your website, please contact Mary Loane at Mary.Loane@cms.hhs.gov

For more information about how you can work with us to keep health care professionals informed about the MLN Program, please contact me via e-mail at Valerie.Haugen@cms.hhs.gov

Supporting Systematic Reviews: A Two-Day Workshop

Friday, February 8th, 2013

The D. Samuel Gottesman Library of Albert Einstein College of Medicine is hosting “Systematic Reviews: A Two-Day Workshop.” This course is an introduction to the systematic review process in general and an in-depth, hands-on simulation of the librarian’s role in that process in particular.

Day 1: The Basics
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Day 2: Beyond the Basics
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location:

D. Samuel Gottesman Library
Forchheimer Bldg., First Fl., Library Training Rm. 119N

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave.
Bronx, New York 10461

Instructors: Jan Glover (Education Services Librarian, Yale University) and Karen Odato (Research and Education Librarian, Dartmouth College)

This free workshop is certified for 10 MLA CE credits.

Space is limited to 10 attendees.

This is a two-day workshop. You must be able to attend both sessions.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the steps in the systematic review process
  • identify standards for systematic review development
  • identify databases/grey literature sources
  • formulate search strategies for multiple databases using both controlled vocabularies and text words
  • utilize project management tools to keep track of search strategies and citations
  • evaluate and select study design hedges
  • execute a search in PubMed
  • track and organize results
  • draft the search methodology for publication

Details, course agenda and registration are available here: http://libguides.einstein.yu.edu/SupportingSystematicReviews
For more information contact the D. Samuel Gottesman Library at 718.430.4104 or karen.sorensen@einstein.yu.edu.

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.