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Archive for February, 2013

NCBI Insights: What Does NCBI’s Internet Explorer 7 Warning Mean?

Friday, February 15th, 2013

If you’re using Internet Explorer v. 7, make sure to read this:  http://ncbiinsights.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/2013/02/05/what-does-ncbis-internet-explorer-7-warning-mean/

Check Out Disaster Hero!

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Do you have the skills needed to prepare, survive and recover from a natural disaster?  Join Dante Shields, the internationally famous disaster specialist, and his genius prodigy, Mika, in the high-tech holographic simulation game show, Disaster Herohttp://www.disasterhero.com/.  Provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and FEMA.

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.