Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
The National Library of Medicine has announced that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr. The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections. The National Library of Medicine now joins a distinguished, international group of nearly one hundred cultural institutions in providing greater access to its collection and inviting public use of and engagement with these images held in the public trust through The Commons on Flickr.
Images from the historical collections of the History of Medicine Division, including public health posters, book illustrations, photographs, fine art work, and ephemera, have always been available through the Images from the History of Medicine database, which includes over 70,000 images illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to the 21st century. Now, they can also be accessed through the Commons on Flickr via a photostream, where visitors can contribute information about the images by adding comments and tags. By adding a new way to see its collections through Flickr NLM hopes to learn more details about its collections, create dialog about its holdings, and share knowledge with the public. The collection of images on Flickr will continue to grow so visitors can check back regularly for new content!
Monday, September 8th, 2014
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. What better way to celebrate than receiving some funding from NN/LM MAR to promote your services! We still have funds available for Health Information Awareness Awards. These awards allow you up to $3,000 to purchase posters or flyers or hold an event to showcase the amazing work that you do!
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):
The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network. This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.
The very short posting time of July 22 – July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”
The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page: www.nlm.nih.gov.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.
If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.
Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine
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!
Friday, May 9th, 2014
NLM would like to invite all of you to stop by and visit at exhibit booth #326 (May 17 – 20) to meet staff and see NLM products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.
Check out all the events that include presentations/posters: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Check out the Fall 2013 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
NOTE: We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.
To subscribe: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3
Monday, November 4th, 2013
Did you miss a paper talk? Do you want more details on one of the posters?
PDFs of papers and posters presented at MAC 2013 are now available:
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
Nickell Snake Oil Collection, a digital collection from Western New York Library Resources Council member institution Center for Inquiry Libraries, processed by University at Buffalo’s Digital Libraries Spring 2012 class, is now available on New York Heritage: http://www.nyheritage.org/collections/snake-oil
Although snake oil has become synonymous with medical quackery in today’s parlance, not many are aware of how it came to be so. This digital collection from the Center for Inquiry Libraries’ Dr. Joe Nickell Collection features 27 items relating to the sale of these “patent medicines,” including bottles of snake oil, other cure-all liniments, various advertisements, and even a taxidermic rattlesnake.
Explore Center for Inquiry Libraries and their collections on New York Heritage: http://nyheritage.nnyln.net/cdm/landingpage/collection/ZCQ001
New York Heritage is a collaborative project among New York State’s nine Reference and Research Library Resources Councils (NY3Rs): Capital District Library Council; Central New York Library Resources Council; Long Island Library Resources Council; METRO-Metropolitan New York Library Council; Northern New York Library Network; Rochester Regional Library Council; South Central Regional Library Council; Southeastern New York Library Resources Council; and Western New York Library Resources Council.
The NY3Rs, funded by New York State, work with their member institutions (libraries, archives, museums and historical societies) to digitize original research materials and make those materials available for free on the Internet. The Councils are continually adding new collections to nyheritage.org and actively seek collections to expand the site.
Like New York Heritage on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newyorkheritage.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Dear Network Members:
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of our program and future directions we should take. This feedback will help us prepare for an upcoming site review from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on November 19, 2013.The goal of the site review is to:
- help NN/LM MAR and NLM understand how the Regional Medical Library is serving its network membership
- learn how NN/LM MAR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and
- gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network
To provide feedback, please click on the link below. You can answer as many questions as you want and/or provide other comments: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mar-review.
The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but without names attached) to those involved in the site review, specifically the site review team along with staff from NN/LM MAR and NLM. These responses may also be included in the site team’s written report, which is made available to NN/LM MAR staff. NN/LM MAR in turn, may decide to share the site review report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory Committee.
Your responses are very important to us. So please take a few moments to send your feedback! We will be collecting feedback through October 18, 2013.
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
We hope many of you are planning to attend the MAC-MLA Conference, October 13-15th at the beautiful Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. This historic hotel is ranked as one of Trip Advisor’s Top 25 Hotels in the U.S. with its stunning views of the Allegheny River, downtown Pittsburgh, and our famous stadiums such as Heinz Field and PNC Park.
Make sure to stop by the NN/LM booth being staffed by coordinators from the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) and the Southeast Atlantic Region (SE/A). We’d love to see you!