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Check Out Who from Our Region Will be Presenting at MLA

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Sunday, May 20th

Bases Loaded, Patient at Bat: Genetics clinicians, Clinical Librarian and Consumer Librarian Collaborate to Enhance Patient Care
Susan Robishaw and Patricia Ulmer

This successful, collaborative project among genetics clinicians and librarians has had a positive impact on patient care for both clinicians and patients. The clinicians need less time to prepare for a patient encounter. They maximize the time they spend with the patients. They have more information about the patient’s potential diagnoses at the time of the initial visit. Having more information allows the clinician to spend more time reviewing the diagnosis with the patient and addressing his/her concerns and to selectively order tests. Patients receive trusted, accurate and up to date health they use to better understand their condition/treatment.

Covering the Bases: Running a Library-Based Bioinformatics Service at a Health Sciences University
Carrie L. Iwema and Ansuman Chattopadhyay

iPad Lending Library for On Call/Night Float Residents: Home Run or Foul Ball?
Catherine M. Boss and Chunwei Ma

A pilot study was conducted to determine the usefulness of an iPad for independent learning and direct patient care by on-call/night float residents. An iPad with WiFi would allow for connectivity to the medical center’s patient care portal with licensed patient-based and evidence-based databases, electronic books, and journals.

iPads as a Tool to Enhance Communications and Access to Emergency Preparedness Resources
Cristina A. Pope and Donna K. Sowles

Poster Sessions

Building a Farm Team: Ten Years of Developing New Academic Health Sciences Library Directors; The NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program
Carolyn E. Lipscomb, Barbara A. Epstein, Lynn Kasner Morgan, Julia F. Sollenberger and M.J. Tooey

In response to a documented need to build the next generation of leadership for academic health sciences libraries, the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries, with co-sponsorship from the National Library of Medicine, initiated a program to identify, encourage and develop candidates for director. The poster measures program results and identifies factors of success.

Gray Literature Searching in Health Sciences Systematic Reviews: A Survey Study
Ahlam Saleh, Melissa A. Ratajeski and Marnie Bertolet

Using Quick Response (QR) Codes to Promote E-Books
Melissa A. Ratajeski

The Value of Health Libraries and Information Services for Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety
Joanne Marshall and Julia Sollenberger

Monday, May 21st

Enhancing PubMed EBM Search Outcomes with Customized My NCBI Filters
Tanya Shkolnikov

The customized Levels of Evidence Filters (LEF) for PubMed searches provide medical residents with a much-needed tool for retrieving EBM information in accordance with the Levels of Evidence Pyramid. LEF allow users to locate materials with higher levels of evidence in one click, and to easily access articles with lower levels of evidence, if needed.

Tuesday, May 22nd

Partnering to Encourage Health Information Seeking at an Urban Minority Health Center: A Case Study
Prudence Dalrymple, Lenore Hardy, Lisl Zach, Michelle Rogers, Patricia Gerrity, Mary Green and Kathleen Turner

A multidisciplinary partnership of librarians, health professionals, and LIS faculty collaborated to encourage health information seeking by medically underserved patients at an urban health center. The objectives of the program were to 1) gain greater insight into the information behaviors of these patients and 2) test the effectiveness of sending tailored text messages to participants in a group prenatal class.

154 Results of the Value of Health Library and Information Services Study
Joanne Marshall and Julia Sollenberger

MAR Presenters at MLA

Friday, May 11th, 2012

If any of you are planning to join us at MLA, we’d like to alert you that there will be 2 paper presentations and 1 poster presentation resulting from MAR funding.

Sunday, May 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Section Programs 1
WSCC, Room 612, Level Six

The Value of Health Libraries and Information Services for Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety
Joanne Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, and Julia Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA

Poster Session 3 │ Tuesday, May 22, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
WSCC, 4A/B, Level Four

154 Results of the Value of Health Library and Information Services Study
Joanne Marshall, AHIP, FMLA, and Julia Sollenberger, AHIP, FMLA

Sunday, May 20, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Section Programs 1
WSCC, Room 608/609, Level Six

iPads as a Tool to Enhance Communications and Access to Emergency Preparedness Resources
Cristina A. Pope, AHIP, and Donna K. Sowles

Are You Presenting at MLA?

Friday, May 11th, 2012

MAR would like to know if anyone else within our region may be presenting at MLA.  After MLA, we would like to highlight and share details about what you’re doing.  If you are doing a paper presentation or a poster, please provide answers to the questions listed below to: by Thursday, May 24th.

  1. Title of the Presentation/Poster
  2. Date of the Presentation/Poster
  3. Names of the Presenters
  4. Description/Abstract of the Presentation/Poster

MLA 2013 Abstracts Due May 1st

Friday, April 20th, 2012

MLA ’13, will take place on May 3–8, 2013, in Boston, and will incorporate the 11th International Congress on Medical Librarianship (ICML), the 7th International Conference of Animal Health Information Specialists (ICAHIS), and the 6th International Clinical Librarians Conference.  Submission of papers and posters (using the MLA submission system) will begin earlier than usual because of the lead times needed for international participants.  The 2013 contributed papers and posters submission deadline is May 1, 2012.  Final findings and results may be added to the accepted papers and posters up to 1st February 2013, so you don’t have to have completed research to submit a paper or abstract.  The same system will be used for submissions to all four parts of the incorporated meeting – MLA, ICML, ICAHIS and ICLC.

The 2013 meeting theme is “One World: Information in an Interdependent World,” which emphasizes global interdependencies in all health-related areas.  “One Health” is meant to encompass not only human and animal health, but also public health, environmental health, climate change, food safety and production, and international health policy.

For access to the online submission process, instructions, and a list of section program themes, see

What are the MAR Coordinators Up to This Week?

Friday, April 13th, 2012

We encourage you to always check out our MAR website ( to see our latest activities.  Here’s what on our front door this week:

What’s Happening with MAR These Days?

  • April 13: We’re teaching the course The Ropes: Planning Instruction for the Adult Learner at the Central NY Library Resources Council (CNYLRC)
  • April 17: We’re hosting the Director of the NLM Web Services Technology Operations Center (Web-STOC), Michael Boer, for a visit to MAR
  • April 18: We’re hosting the webcast Leveraging Mobile Technologies for Health Sciences Libraries at MAR

Join Us at PLA 2012!

Friday, March 9th, 2012

MAR will be exhibiting at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia on March 13th – 17th.  We hope you’ll drop by to visit us at Booth #1038.

MAR Funding Available for 2012-2013

Monday, February 20th, 2012

We are pleased to announce NN/LM MAR funding has been posted for the 2012-2013 contract year.  This funding is for projects beginning May 1, 2012.  Application deadline is April 1, 2012.

Receiving funding is a great way to provide outreach, create new or expand existing services, and get recognized within your institution or community.  We encourage all Network members to review these opportunities and consider applying!

Details are available at:

National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region

Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

Advancing the progress of medicine and improving the public health
through access to health information:

Congratulations to MAR Award Recipients

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

MAR is pleased to announce recipients from our first round of funding.  The decision-making process was a difficult one, with many worthwhile projects and organizations vying for a limited amount of dollars.  We are pleased with the projects that were funded and look forward to the outcomes.  As final reports of these projects are available, they will be posted to our Website.

The following awards are still available as funding permits: