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Award Recipient Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Details:                             http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_schedule.html

Date / Time:                    October 31, 2013 / Noon – 1 pm

Where:                              Online / No registration required

Awardee: Deborah Magnan, Samuel and Sandra Hekemian Medical Library, Hackensack University Medical Center
Project: Hackensack UMC PC Upgrade Project
Description: The Samuel & Sandra Hekemian Medical Library and its Community Health Library (CHL) were in need of new computers for library staff members and CHL end‐users. Current computers were outdated and inefficient in providing access to health and other needed information.

Awardee: Mark D. Puterbaugh, Warner Memorial Library, Eastern University
Project: Mobile Instructional and Design Lab
Description: Eastern University developed a Mobile Instructional and Design Lab (MIDL) to develop and use new technologies to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and growing mobile population.  MIDL partnered with Eastern University faculty to incorporate health information literacy into mobile formats.

Awardee: Shelly Warwick, Touro-Harlem Medical Library, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/Touro College of Pharmacy
Project: Enhancement of Student Learning and Community Outreach through the Use of Portable Devices
Description: This was a proposal to purchase 15 iPad tablets, plus accessories to: improve assistance in the library, show students how portable devices can be used to provide better patient care during clerkships and practice experiences, and enable enhanced teaching possibilities to small groups of students and community residents in non-computer classroom settings both through instruction by library personnel and by lending some or all of the iPads to others who wish to teach in non-computer classroom settings.

Invitation to Provide Feedback to NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

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.

Sincerely,
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
rbarger@pitt.edu

Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarians Month!  Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Are you doing something to highlight your services and contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes?  Perhaps you are promoting the importance of understandable health information as part of Health Literacy Month?  Or, maybe you have presented results from the Value Study to your stakeholders?

We invite you to share stories (and photos) that reflect how you are taking an active role in promoting the value of medical librarian contributions to your library, institution and/or community.  MAR will be collecting these stories and highlighting them on our website throughout October.

Anyone submitting a story before Oct. 31st will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2014.  Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but only ONE entry per person. Send all stories and photos to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

Be sure to check out MLA’s promotional items and resources to market library services and value at:
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/.

Please Provide Feedback to NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region

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.

Sincerely,
Renae Barger, Executive Director
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
rbarger@pitt.edu

Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Friday, October 4th, 2013

October is National Medical Librarians Month!  Share Your Story and Win a Trip to MLA 2014 in Chicago!

Are you doing something to highlight your services and contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes?  Perhaps you are promoting the importance of understandable health information as part of Health Literacy Month?  Or, maybe you have presented results from the Value Study to your stakeholders?

We invite you to share stories (and photos) that reflect how you are taking an active role in promoting the value of medical librarian contributions to your library, institution and/or community.  MAR will be collecting these stories and highlighting them on our website throughout October.

Anyone submitting a story before Oct. 31st will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2014.  Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but only ONE entry per person. Send all stories and photos to nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

Be sure to check out MLA’s promotional items and resources to market library services and value at:
http://www.mlanet.org/resources/nml-month/.

Re-issuance of the NLM Admin Supplements for Informationist Services

Friday, July 26th, 2013

NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects (Admin Supp)

(PA-13-276) http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-276.html

·        National Library of Medicine
·        National Cancer Institute
·        National Eye Institute
·        National Institute on Aging
·        National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
·        National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
·        National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
·        National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
·        National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research
·        National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
·        National Institute of Mental Health
·        National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
·        National Institute of Nursing Research

Interested in Group Licensing for Your Library?

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Listen to the recording and check out the slides from our recent Lunch with the RML session:

The Group Licensing Initiative: An Update and Why Your Library May Want to Join

Presenter:       Robb Mackes, Group Licensing Initiative Project Manager

Location:         http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_recordings.html

Robb provided an update on how the Group Licensing Initiative can help your hospital library.  The presentation was followed by an open question and answer session for attendees.

USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Healthcare Services to Rural Communities

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas.  Funding is authorized through the Department’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program.  The USDA remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty.

“With access to the latest technology, America’s rural citizens can compete in today’s global economy,” Vilsack said.  ”These Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants will modernize equipment and improve healthcare services and educational opportunities for residents in remote areas.  They will help generate jobs in small towns and revitalize rural economies.”

Under this notice, USDA may provide up to $17.5 million in grants.  Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance.  To be eligible, applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need and provide at least 15% in matching funds.  Awards range up to $500,000.  In 2012, USDA Rural Development provided 58 DLT grants for projects in 36 states.  Since the program began, 1,400 projects have been funded.

For example, in 2011, USDA Rural Development awarded the Kennett School District in extreme southeast Missouri funds for a results-oriented distance learning project.  Using the connectivity that interactive video affords, their distance learning initiative offers community college programs during after school hours.  Also, in 2010, the St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, received a grant to expand access to state-of-the-art EKG (electrocardiogram) and ECG (echocardiogram) services.  More than 24,000 rural residents in 25 communities have benefited by not having to drive great distances for their heart care services.  The medical center used the USDA grant to purchase medical equipment and software that immediately transmits patients’ test results and other information to cardiac specialists in Bismarck.

Completed applications must be received by August 12, 2013.  For further details about eligibility rules and application procedures, see the notice published on page 38915 of the June 28, 2013 Federal Register:  http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-28/html/2013-15597.htm.

President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities.  USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.  President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.

Sewell Stipend Call for Applicants

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Librarians with an interest in public health, make this the year you attend the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting.  Stipends funded by The Grace and Harold Sewell Memorial Fund for this purpose will be awarded to at least 11 librarians in 2013.  This year’s APHA meeting will take place in Boston, MA from November 2-6, 2013. Its theme is Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.

Applications are now being accepted.  The deadline for application is Friday July 26, 2013, 5pm EST.  For the complete Call for Applicants, application forms, and FAQs, go to http://www.phha.mlanet.org/blog/activities/sewell-stipend/

The mission of the Fund is to increase librarians’ identification with medical and health care professionals.  Stipends have been awarded annually since 2001.  Past participants testify to the value of attending APHA:

“Connecting with my fellow library and information professionals and public health colleagues was energizing…The spirit of true collaboration shone through the programs.”  (Feili Tu)

“Many of the things I learned were not specific, as in tangible facts, more of an understanding of what Public Health is. I learned it covers just about everything…for Public Health you need to be knowledgeable about the issues, the potential impact of legislation, and knowledgeable about the ‘agendas’ of the interested parties…” (Kristin Kroger)

“Overall the conference really helped me to better understand the scope of public health as well as the latest development in the areas of public health that I am most likely to have to deal with as a librarian….It was an incredible learning experience.” (Manju Tanwar)

“The fact that I’m working on a Masters in Public Health was very interesting to her (public health colleague) because she didn’t realize that some librarians also have another graduate degree. I think this helped solidify the idea that librarians could be peers to teaching faculty.” (Amber Burtis)

“As a result of the meeting I gained a deeper understanding of my patrons’ needs”  (Peggy Gross)

“I feel like I now have a cohort of people to whom to turn when I have questions about what I am doing as I move into supporting my institution’s public health program.” (Laure Zeigen)

The committee is looking forward to reading your applications!

Barbara Folb, MM, MLS, MPH

Public Health Informationist

University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Chair, Client Relations Committee

Public Health/ Health Administration Section

Medical Library Association

folb@pitt.edu

Award Recipient Project Reports (Lunch with the RML Session)

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Presenter:       Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Location:         https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Date:                June 27, 2013

Time:                Noon – 1 pm

No registration required.

Awardee: Lydia Witman, Clinical Librarian, Pennsylvania Hospital
Project: Mobilizing Knowledge Resources: iPad Use by Hospital Clinicians

Awardee: Annamore Matambanadzo, AIDS Coalition of Southwestern Pennsylvania (ACSWP)
Project: Targeted HIV/AIDS Outreach to Consumers

Awardee: Jeff Garvey, Hunter-Rice Library, Samaritan Medical Center
Project: Northern New York Critical Access Hospital Project