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Friday, May 17th, 2013
The MAC Contributed Papers and Posters committees invite you to submit your proposals for the 2013 MAC MLA Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from October 13 through 15, 2013 at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. Papers and posters may range from innovative program descriptions to reports on collaborative outreach activities to behind the scenes technical innovation. This is your chance to share with your colleagues the results of interesting work or research you are doing.
For both paper and poster abstracts, please submit a blinded abstract (one that does not contain any identifying information) as well as your regular abstract.
For contributed paper proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your paper. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and blinded abstract should be sent to Ellen Detlefsen, Chair of the Contributed Papers committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For poster proposals, submit a 300 word structured* abstract to describe your poster. Include your name, position title, address, phone number, and email address. Both the regular and the blinded abstracts should be sent to Melissa Ratajeski, Chair of the Posters committee, at email@example.com
The submission deadline is May 31, 2013
The primary author of each paper or poster will be notified of the committee’s decision in early July. Additional information (i.e. time, location, set-up instructions, etc.) will be sent with the acceptance notification. Those presenting papers or posters must register for the meeting.
The MAC Research and Assessment Committee will recognize 3 papers and 3 posters at the Annual Meeting as work that demonstrates high-quality research. All submitters are required to either select a type of research or to designate that their presentation is not to be considered as research. Only those who select a type of research will be considered for the Research Awards judging process. For help in selecting the type of research, please see the “Inventory of Research Methods for Librarianship and Informatics,” published in the January 2004 issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association. Research papers and posters are scored using similar criteria to those used by the MLA Research Committee at MLA Annual Meetings. Points are awarded for study design, validity, reliability, presentation, and implications of the research.
New this year! The 2013 MAC annual meeting will also feature a People’s Choice award for the poster session. After viewing the posters, attendees will be able to vote for their favorite. The author(s) of the poster garnering the greatest number of attendee votes will be honored with a certificate and a bookstore gift card.
*Use of a structured abstract is encouraged. For more information on writing a structured abstract, please see MLA’s Research Section’s “The Structured Abstract: An Essential Tool for Researchers
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
All MAR staff are attending MLA in Boston as we speak. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, we encourage you to drop by to visit us at one of our presentations or posters. We’d love to see you!
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Attention MAR Libraries: sign-up for a free 15-Week Library Readiness Plan. At the conclusion of the 15 weeks, your library will have a one-page service continuity plan, and will be guided through other elements of library readiness, including the importance of designating shelter locations, securing partnerships with disaster recovery companies, creating a response station, and tips for integrating your library/librarians into your community’s emergency planning.
To sign-up, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Dan is the Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Emergency Preparedness & Response Initiative.) In the Subject field, type PROJECTOPALMAR. You will then receive 9 weekly emails guiding you on how to fill out a one-page service continuity plan, followed by 6 weekly emails designed to further improve your library’s readiness.
This is a nationwide initiative. Once you complete the 15 weeks, your library will be registered as a member of the Project OPAL (One Page, All Libraries) Class of 2013. You will then receive email reminders of when to review your one-page plan and recommendations for when to perform table-top exercises and drills.
Please contact Dan if you have any questions. Registration ends June 3, so please act quickly.
Friday, April 26th, 2013
Presenters: PJ Grier and Dean Karavite
The MLA Philadelphia Regional Chapter is very excited to present Informatics for Librarians: Peeling the Onion taught by PJ Grier and Dean Karavite, the program’s creators.
PJ Grier is the Outreach and Access Coordinator for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region. In addition to being a medical librarian and workshop instructor, Mr. Grier recently earned a graduate certificate in Clinical Informatics from the Johns Hopkins University.
Dean Karavite, Lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, works creating healthcare information technology solutions by developing clinical decision support tools for electronic health records.
This workshop will demonstrate that clinical informatics is the “intersection of computer science, health sciences and information science.” Participants will learn about the “front-facing” skills that librarians bring to the field of clinical informatics and healthcare information technology as well as get a broad overview of the informatics field. Because of federal healthcare reform initiatives, the demand for skilled informatics staff is expected to outstrip supply by 2015. As part of the course workforce development programs available to librarians will be reviewed. MLA CE credit will be available.
See http://cech.mlanet.org/node/648 for a more complete description
The course will be presented at Eastern University (http://www.eastern.edu/) in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Eastern is easily accessible by car or public transit.
Registration information will be published shortly.
Friday, April 19th, 2013
The Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will be held May 3-8, 2013 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, MA. Attendees are invited to visit the NLM exhibit booth #226 (May 4-7) to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web 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 by your friends from MAR, as well as NLM: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma13/ma13_mla_invite.html
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Digital Memories: Preserving personal digital photos, documents, and videos
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
National Network Office
National Library of Medicine
April 23, 2013 from 3-4 PM ET
As part of National Preservation Week, the National Library of Medicine will sponsor a one- hour webinar for NN/LM members on preserving personal digital photos, documents and videos. A panel of NLM staff including Walter Cybulski from the Preservation and Collection Management Section and Stephen Greenberg, Christie Moffatt, and Ginny Roth from the History of Medicine Division will discuss how to preserve personal digital information.
NLM staff will discuss how to preserve personal digital photos, documents, videos, and review storage, and conversion options to celebrate Preservation Week 2013. To view the webinar use the following URL https://webmeeting.nih.gov/preservationweek2013/.
Presenters’ Biographical Information
Walter Cybulski is a Preservation Librarian in NLM’s Preservation and Collection Management Section. He supervises a digitization lab, serves as collections disaster response chief and has taught preservation classes at the University of Maryland and Catholic University.
Stephen Greenberg earned his PhD from Fordham University and his library degree from Columbia. For over twenty years he has provided collection access and public services in the History of Medicine Division here at NLM.
Christie Moffatt, MSLS, is an archivist in the History of Medicine Division and manager of the Digital Manuscripts Program. Her primary focus is on the development of NLM’s Profiles in Science Web site at http://profiles.nlm.nih.gov/, which provides access to the digitized manuscript collections of leading innovators in science, medicine, and public health.
Ginny Roth is Curator for the Prints & Photographs collection in the History of Medicine Division. Her areas of specialization include collection management, visual resource cataloging, and photography.
Roxanne Beatty is the webinar moderator. She is the Web Program Specialist in the History of Medicine Division and earned a MLIS from The Catholic University of America in May 2011.
Preservation Week Contact:
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Meet the instructors who will lend their professional knowledge and experience to the 4 sessions of this class. Each presenter has written a very brief bio about who they are.
May 31, Session 1 / Michelle Burda
A Paradigm Shift: Asking “Why” Before Saying “Yes”
As the NN/LM Network and Advocacy Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region, Michelle’s position allows her the opportunity to see first-hand the challenges that hospital librarians face in the current healthcare market. Michelle has worked in small community hospitals and in a large academic urban hospital in both clinical services and consumer health, as well as a faculty medical reference librarian. With more than 30 years of experience in the hospital environment, she has seen the many changes in healthcare.
June 7, Session 2 / Joy Harriman
Writing a Business Plan
Joy has worked for over 20 years in the health care industry as a medical librarian as well as in marketing, training, and research. She is currently the Medical Librarian at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, UT. She was formerly the Director of the Medical Library at the Mobile Infirmary, in Mobile, AL, and a consultant with Right Management Consultants, Inc. Harriman’s book, Creating Your Library’s Business Plan: A How-To-Do-It Manual was published March 2008. A second book, Health Care in Mobile: An Oral History of the 1940s was published in September 2011.
June 14, Session 3 / Barbara Epstein
The Art of Negotiation
Barbara is Director of the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System and of the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region. Previous positions included Director of a psychiatric hospital library, and high school librarian in an urban school district. Her career has depended on successful negotiation with administrators, staff, students, vendors and peers. Barbara is an experienced instructor and presenter and has held offices in several organizations, including MLA and AAHSL
June 21, Session 4 / Helen-Ann Brown and Claire Joseph
Proving Your Worth / Adding to Your Value
Helen-Ann is a champion for hospital librarians. Her clinical librarianship brings the hospital library to the bedside directly contributing to improving health. Her professorship at the Pratt School of Library and Information Science in the Health Information Concentration inspires future hospital librarians that they can make a difference in patient care, educating the healthcare team and research.
Claire Joseph is a solo librarian at a 435-bed teaching community hospital on Long Island’s south shore. Claire is committed to working for the survival of hospital librarians. As Chair of MLA’s Hospital Libraries Section (2012-2013), Claire’s mission is to work with HLS to create a plan to aggressively support its membership in its ongoing fight to survive. Claire will offer real-life strategies, based on her over 30 years of experience, that hospital librarians can use to proactively prove their worth to their administrators.
Beginning May 31 running four successive Fridays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET)
Participants in this series of programs will further develop their library business skills.
Members of NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region will be given first priority. Those outside of the NJ,NY,DE and PA region will be put on a special waitlist.
**Registration: Register < http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2255> No cost
Deadline: May 28, 2013 **
Sponsored by Middle Atlantic Region
Additional questions: Michelle Burda / email@example.com / (412) 624-1589
Friday, April 19th, 2013
Congratulations to MetroCenter, College at Brockport
The 2013 RRLC Academic Library of the Year
“Without the assistance of the MetroCenter Library and the Librarian, Linda Hacker, I would not be in the Master’s Program now.”
That statement alone was enough to convince the judges that the MetroCenter Library, College at Brockport should be the RRLC 2013 Academic Library of the Year.
We arrived in mid-afternoon the day we visited and it was quiet until 4 pm and then suddenly the library was filled with students, and more importantly, laughter and friendship. This library may be small, but the help it offers is huge. The students we spoke to had high praise for the library and especially for the librarian, Linda Hacker.
“She’s more than a librarian. She’s a mentor, a friend, a coach, a sister. This is my home.”
Congratulations to Linda Hacker and the MetroCenter, College at Brockport for being selected the RRLC 2013 Academic Library of the Year!
Visit the RRLC homepage <http://www.rrlc.org> to take a photo tour, read the nominating entries, and watch the video of our visit to the MetroCenter Library. Come back tomorrow as we announce the RRLC 2013 School Library of the Year!
Rochester Regional Library Council
390 Packett’s Landing
Fairport, N.Y. 14450
(585) 223-7570 – phone
(585) 223-7712 – fax
Friday, April 19th, 2013
PRINCETON, NJ (April 15, 2013)—The April 15 deadline has been extended to April 26, for participation in the Group Licensing Initiative formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ). The organization’s spring 2013 offer features more than 446 resources from 10 vendors, at a cost savings of 15-60% off regular pricing.
Participation, open to all hospital librarians throughout the Mid-Atlantic region (DE, NJ, NY and PA), has grown from 75 to more than 100 Mid-Atlantic hospital libraries during the past year. Known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation, the non-profit Group Licensing Initiative strives to provide access to the highest-quality, current electronic resources in the form of medical journals, books and databases, and at the most cost-effective pricing available thanks to the organization’s leverage of group purchasing strategy.
To receive a copy of the offer, please contact Project Manager Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, at 570-856-5952 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for participation has been extended to April 26 due to high interest.
For more information, on the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, including FAQs and testimonials, see www.hslanj.org/gli.html.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00003-C with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.
Friday, April 12th, 2013
The April 8th Summit at the Sheraton Eatontown, NJ was a big success! The event was sponsored by the New Jersey State Library in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR), LibraryLinkNJ, and New Jersey Library Association. Check out tweets and pictures from the event.