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Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


Awardee:  Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project
Project:  Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project Technology Improvement from Superstorm Sandy

Awardee:  Elizabeth Irish, Schaffer Library of Health Sciences, Albany Medical College
Project:  Educating K-12 Professionals to Meet the Health Information Needs of Special Needs Children and Their Parents: A Collaborative Outreach Project of Albany Medical College and the East Greenbush Central School District

Awardee:  Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Project:  Assessment of Information Literary Skills and Training Needs of Hospice Nurses

Date / Time:   Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

LinkOut for Libraries

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

LinkOut for Libraries April 30, 2014, 2 PM ET

New to LinkOut or have questions about this service?  Veronica Robinson Garrett will be our guest speaker for this session. Veronica is a member of the LinkOut team at the National Library of Medicine.  She will define LinkOut and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility and localizing PubMed. I will also share the training and educational resources we have available for libraries.

To learn more about LinkOut before this session go to: or visit their webpage:

Please join me in an Adobe Connect Meeting Online/ No registration needed.

Meeting Name:  LinkOut for Libraries

When:  04/30/2014 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST

To join the meeting:

Follow the prompts to Dial-Out.

If you do not receive this message use your phone to call:

Conference Number(s): 1-888-757-2790

Participant Code: 886691


If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

Test your connection:

Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator NN/LM – Middle Atlantic Region

Email :

MLA 2014 Patient Engagement Symposium

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

NN/LM MAR is pleased to be a sponsor of the MLA 2014 Patient Engagement Symposium and encourages you to apply for a professional development award to cover the registration fee (Award monies can not be applied to travel or per diem to the MLA conference, only registration for the CE).

Saturday, May 17th, 2014, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cost: $200.00 (nonmember, $380)

MLA CE Contact Hours: 4

Libraries and librarians have long been providing services and health information to patients and their families in the healthcare setting and in the community.  With health care reform and the complexity of the entire health care system increasing, the move toward patient-centered care has reached the consciousness of almost every health care professional and institution.

The Patient Experience and Engagement: Improving Patient Centered Care One Person at a Time Symposium is designed for librarians and other information professionals working with patients, case managers, consumers and librarians on clinical care and health education teams. Through this symposium participants will gain a better knowledge of the many definitions of patient engagement and discuss and explore new and existing methods of how to connect the public and providers with quality health information resources and tools, including the Patient Engagement Framework.

This half day long symposium will consist of:

  • Keynote speaker, Stephen Wilkins, author of the blog Mind the Gap , which discusses evidence-based insights on how physicians and patients communicate and engage with each other.
  • A panel of invited speakers who will provide their perspectives based on the role they play in their institutions or through their own experiences as patients. Panel speakers include T. Scott Pulchack, Associate Professor and Director, Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Ruti Volk, a patient education librarian, and Judy C. Stribling, Assistant Librarian at Weill Cornell Medical College and Manager of the Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (MMPRC).
  • Small breakout sessions to discuss different patient engagement strategies introduced in the Symposium and those shared by the symposium participants.

Click here for additional information.

IHA Health Literacy Conferences

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

I wanted to let you that registration is now available for the following conference coming up next month. Early bird registration rates are available through Friday, 4/11/14. Kelli Ham from our office will be attending. We’ve also just learned that IHA is also offering five scholarships for conference registration fees (no support for travel or lodging expenses). To apply for the scholarships, interested applicants should send an email to Michael Villaire, no later than Wednesday, April 16 at 5 pm PDT, with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Phone
  • Why you feel you are a good choice for this scholarship
  • One way you plan on applying what you learn at this conference


The Institute for Healthcare Advancement (IHA) extends an invitation to our librarian friends to attend our 13th Annual IHA Health Literacy Conference, “Operational Solutions to Low Health Literacy: At the Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Health Literacy,” May 7-9, 2014, at the Hotel Irvine (previously known as the Hyatt Regency Irvine), near John Wayne Airport/Orange County. Click here to register now. Use Discount Code MLA14 and save $20 on your tuition fee! We have kept our tuition rates at the same low rate every year. And remember, your tuition includes all of this:

  • Up to 20 MLA and other continuing education credit hours
  • Choose 4 out of 10 hands-on, interactive breakout sessions
  • Breakfast on Thursday and Friday
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
  • FREE preconference sessions on Wednesday:

*Live, National, Interactive Social Media Event: The Intersection of the Affordable Care Act and Health Literacy

*Integrating Health Literacy into Your Organization: Subtle Issues to Consider

*Health Literacy 101: An Introduction to the Field

  • Opening Night Reception–complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Poster session—more than 50 posters—on Thursday evening
  • Complimentary tote bag with free set of IHA books, AND a free copy of the out-of-print classic, “Teaching Patients With Low Literacy Skills,” by Len and Ceci Doak and Jane Root
  • Multiple networking opportunities
  • …and more!

Please join us and your colleagues to improve your skills and toolkit in health literacy. Questions? Call us at (800) 434-4633 or email

– Michael Villaire, MSLM

Chief Executive Officer

Institute for Healthcare Advancement

(562) 690-4001 ext. 202

Ask me about our Health Literacy Conference

Librarians Adding Value to EHRs: Infobuttons and Meaningful Uses

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Future of Libraries

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On:  Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries

Press release:

Summit info:

EFTS Tip of the Week

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Redistributions of payments received are triggered by the end of a calendar quarter (December, March, June, September) and are offered in JANUARY, APRIL, JULY, and OCTOBER. At that time, ALL participants are instructed via e-mail to review their ‘Member Messages’. If you do NOT have a message, you do not have a redistribution.

Jola Sliwinski, EFTS Program Coordinator

866-561-5045 toll free

860-679-4561 direct

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

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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


Date / Time:       April 24, 2014 / 9 am – Noon (ET)

Where:                Central NY Library Resource Council (CNYLRC), Syracuse, NY

Summary:  This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors.  The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. 3 MLA CEs.

Infographics 101: Graphic Approaches to Library Marketing (Boost Box session)

Friday, April 4th, 2014

MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

Presenter:       Daina R. Bouquin, Data & Metadata Services Librarian / Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University, New York, NY

Date / Time:   Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

MLA CEs:         1 MLA CE awarded for attendance

Summary:  Infographics aren’t new, but using them to market your library’s services and value may be new to you. Learn the basics of choosing a tool and constructing infographics to display aggregated statistics and communicate your message. These concepts can help you better understand more advanced topics like data visualization and working with data to assess your library and communicate with your stakeholders.

MedlinePlus Connect Now Supports ICD-10-CM

Friday, April 4th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that MedlinePlus Connect now supports queries using ICD-10-CM codes. Upon receiving a problem code request with an ICD-10-CM code, MedlinePlus Connect returns relevant, patient-friendly health information from MedlinePlus, Genetics Home Reference, and other reliable health resources. We will continue to support ICD-9-CM and SNOMED CT codes for problem code requests.

As you may have read in the news, the use of ICD-10 as a required standard might be delayed. Even so, many users have asked for MedlinePlus Connect to support ICD-10 so they can start testing it with their systems, so we are excited to release this enhancement.

Learn more:

Web application documentation:

Web service documentation:

Try it out:

Web application demonstration page:<

Web service demonstration page:

Rex Robison, PhD, MLS, AHIP
National Library of Medicine