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MAR Announces a New Array of Classes

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

As of May 1st, we started the 4th year of our contract. We have updated our LibGuide with details for all of the classes we can potentially offer for the year. You will see classes arranged using many of the same audience groups found on our MAR website: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_classes

You will find classes for the following audiences and subject areas:

Many classes are listed under multiple subjects, depending on the content.             Here is our current Course Schedule. If your organization is interested in having MAR offer a particular class, please email us at nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

50th Anniversary of the Regional Medical Library Program

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

A fun Friday afternoon post (with video clip) about the Regional Medical Programs on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the legislation: http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/13/you-are-going-to-find-the-answers/.

There’s also a great article about the history of the RML: PMID 3315058 (free).

Recordings of the NLM Theater Presentations at MLA 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html

NN/LM Request for Information

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):                   https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.
Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

NN/LM Request for Information

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.

Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

 

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

Candidates Sought

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Health Sciences Libraries Consortium is seeking new members for its Board of Directors, which has oversight responsibilities for the organization and its mission to support and promote libraries across Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors meets monthly, alternating between in-person and conference call meetings. One planning retreat is held in the fall, and lasts two days. In-person meetings are currently held in Ephrata, PA, and the planning retreat is held in State College, PA. Board members serve for 3-year terms. For more information about HSLC, please visit www.hslc.org.

LETTERS OF INTEREST

Librarians interested in being considered for the board are encouraged to forward a letter of interest that includes the following information: • Your name and contact information, including an email address • Your Pennsylvania library name and type (school, public, academic, special) • Reason for your interest in HSLC • Confirmation that your organization permits you to attend monthly meetings of the board • Special skills or professional relationships you would bring to the board (strategic planning, marketing, financial, member of other library profession boards, etc. Please address your letter of interest, or questions to: Joni Melnick HSLC Board of Directors 724-459-4648 jomelnick@pa.gov

Call for Public Comments: 2015-2018 National Health Security Strategy The Office of the

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response is requesting public comments on a draft of the 2015-2018 National Health Security Strategy (NHSS). The purpose of the 2015-2018 NHSS is to provide strategic direction for health security system in the United States over the next four years. The draft contains a vision, goal, guiding principles, strategic objectives, priorities, and implementation activities to enhance national health security. The Implementation Plan (IP) will guide the Nation and facilitate coordination among stakeholders. http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/authority/nhss/comments/Pages/default.aspx

MAR Will Be Out of the Office, Attending MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!

Value of Library Study Presentations at MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014
  • Marshall JG and Sollenberger J. The Value Study as a Tool for Library Advocacy. Mon, May 19, 10:54-11:13 am (contributed paper session on “Leading the Way”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study as an Example of Community Based Collaborative Research. Mon, May 19, 2:55-3:30 pm (invited panel session on “Research Survey Design for Librarians”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study: Key Results and Implications for Hospital Librarians. Tues, May 20, 2:00-3:25 pm (invited panel session on “Soaring from a Solid Base: Accreditation, Competencies, Standards and Value”).

May 2014 Crossroads – Beyond the Desk: Resources for Innovative Reference Services

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Available: http://visit.oclc.org/dm?id=EBED0BE547219A9910AD0EC7CC07DB09A7BB30A669E29F4E

Topics

  • Beyond the Desk: Resources for Innovative Reference Services
  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)
  • CE Institute Convenes Top Talents
  • Board in the Library: Act 4
  • Library Staff in Poland Learn with Webinars
  • Take Charge of Individual Learning
  • Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Digital Literacy Resources
  • Minecraft and Water Buffalo: A Diversity of Stories