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NLM Teleconference to Report on RFI and New Funding Mechanism for 2016-2021

Monday, January 26th, 2015

In May 2014, the National Library of Medicine posted a Request for Information (RFI) asking for ideas on how the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) (http://nnlm.gov) can more effectively and efficiently provide equal access to biomedical information and improve an individual’s access to health information.  Based on the feedback from nearly 50 respondents and a review of historical data related to the program, NLM will change the award mechanism for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Libraries’ cycle from contracts to cooperative agreements.  This type of funding mechanism will allow NLM to participate more fully in the work of the RMLs and better coordinate collaborative programs and projects.  A Notice of Intent was published on the NIH Grants & Funding site on January 22, 2015.

Join NLM in a teleconference to hear about the responses to the RFI and learn about Cooperative Agreements:

  • Tuesday, January 27, 2015 / 4 pm (ET)
  • Teleconference Number:  1-888-450-5996
  • Participant Passcode: 662939

The world’s largest biomedical library, the National Library of Medicine maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

MAR Member Makes the News: Sheltering in the Stacks

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Featured in the December 2014 issue of New Jersey Municipalities Magazine, “Sheltering in the Stacks” by Michele Stricker, New Jersey State Library Associate Director of Library Support Services, discusses the role that libraries play in times of crisis.  They can serve as safe havens, information and technology hubs, and headquarters for local volunteer organizations that distribute food, clothing, and supplies.
http://www.njstatelib.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Shelteringinthestacks.pdf

MAR Network Member Publication

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

We are delighted to report that one of our members was recently published.  The article is related to her work resulting from MAR funding.

Translating Evidence Into Practice at the End of Life:  Information Needs, Access, and Usage by Hospice and Palliative Nurses / Michele Klein-Fedyshin, MSLS, BSN, RN, AHIP.  Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing, February 2015, v. 17:1.

Librarians: The Original Research Data Managers

Monday, December 15th, 2014

An interesting blog post from one of our Network members…

Librarians: The Original Research Data Managers / Nancy Glassman, Assistant Director for Informatics, Gottesman Library, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

http://esciencecommunity.umassmed.edu/2014/12/10/librarians-the-original-research-data-managers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=librarians-the-original-research-data-managers

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

All of us in MAR would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Barbara Epstein, Renae Barger, Michelle Burda, Sue Burke, Lydia Collins, Kate Flewelling, Missy Harvey, and Tristan Lucchetti

Lending a Helping Hand: MAR Mentoring Program

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. J Loren Norris

We know that in the ever changing environment of healthcare, hospital librarians have had to adapt their services and skills to these changes.  Those that have risen to the challenge of change have much to offer medical librarians new to the profession, new to health sciences librarianship,  and to those adapting to technology changes, or adapting to being a solo librarian.

  • Are you someone who could benefit from having a mentor?
  • Or are you someone who would like to share your expertise and experience with others?

If you answered Yes to either question, please contact Michelle Burda to learn about our new program: mburda@pitt.edu or (412) 624-1589.

Strategies for Fighting Ebola: A Columbia University Summit

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Symposium: Strategies for Fighting Ebola: A Columbia University Summit to Help End the Epidemic. Hosted by Columbia University Club.

December 1, 2014 / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (ET) in New York or via webcast.

Registration required to attend in-person.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24th, 2014

NN/LM MAR staff would like to wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  • The MAR offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 – 28, 2014, in observance of Thanksgiving.
  • The National Library of Medicine (NLM) will be closed on Thursday, November 27, 2014.  However, NLM will be open Friday, November 28, 2014.

Lending a Helping Hand: NN/LM MAR Mentoring Program

Monday, November 24th, 2014

If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before. J Loren Norris

We know that in the ever changing environment of healthcare, hospital librarians have had to adapt their services and skills to these changes.  Those that have risen to the challenge of change have much to offer medical librarians new to the profession, new to health sciences librarianship,  and to those adapting to technology changes, or adapting to being a solo librarian.

  • Are you someone who could benefit from having a mentor?
  • Or are you someone who would like to share your expertise and experience with others?

If you answered Yes to either question, please contact Michelle Burda to learn about our new program:  mburda@pitt.edu or (412) 624-1589.

Congratulations to the Value of Library Study Authors from our Network!

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Two articles have been published related to the Value of Libraries Study.

The first is in the Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, using results from the Study to show the impact of accessibility of library resources, staff, and services for practicing nurses: http://www.nursingworld.org/MainMenuCategories/ANAMarketplace/ANAPeriodicals/OJIN/TableofContents/Vol-19-2014/No3-Sept-2014/Articles-Previous-Topics/Value-of-Library-and-Information-Services.html

The 2nd article is: “Library and information services: impact on patient care quality”, International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, 27(8), pp. 672-683: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHCQA-10-2013-0119

Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/value.html