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Disaster Health Information Resources: On the Road to Specialization

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

UNYOC Annual Meeting CE

http://www.unyoc.mlanet.org/blog/annual-meetings/unyoc-2014/

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / 1 – 5 pm (ET)

Disaster Health Information Resources: On the Road to Specialization

Instructor: Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator for the NN/LM MAR

Meeting the demand for Ebola information has been challenging. This class will be a great way to learn where to find quality and reliable information to meet the needs of your healthcare professionals and community. Infectious disease is not usually considered a health disaster but we know the Ebola virus is not a normal virus.

The Regional Medical Library of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region is rolling out training for the Disaster Information Specialist Program. We are offering you an opportunity to combine the content of Disaster Health Information Sources: The Basics and Packing Your Digital Go-Bag: Essential Disaster Health Information on Your Mobile Device for 4.0 MLA CEUs by attending this session.

Participants are encouraged to bring their smartphones, iPads or some type of device that you can use to access the internet and mobile apps. This is an interactive class with an emphasis on searching the resources covered in the class. This course is open to anyone –not just librarians!

For more information or questions contact Michelle Burda: mburda@pitt.edu and
http://disaster.nlm.nih.gov/dimrc/disasterinfocurriculum.html

LAST CHANCE: Win a Trip to MLA 2015: MAR Wants to Make You a Star!

Friday, September 26th, 2014

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.

With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4th will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

Group Licensing Initiative’s Fall Offer

Friday, September 26th, 2014

PARTICIPATION IN FALL 2014 GROUP LICENSING OFFER IS OPEN

TO ALL MAR AND SE/A LIBRARIES

PRINCETON, NJ (SEPTEMBER 23, 2014)—All medical librarians in the MAR and SE/A Regions are invited to participate in the Group Licensing Initiative (GLI), formed under the umbrella organization Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ), through their Fall 2014 Offer. Nearly 500 resources from 11 vendors are available through the Offer, and at a cost savings of 15-70% off regular pricing, through the leveraging of group purchasing power.

Group Licensing is a creative solution to the escalating cost of high-quality electronic resources—medical journals, books and databases. More than 100 hospitals and medical facilities regularly participate in the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, known as the first consortium of its kind in the nation.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Mid-Atlantic Region (MAR), and Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) fully recognize and endorse the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative as the lead organization capable of assisting libraries in their efforts to utilize multi-dimensional electronic resources. Managed by medical librarian and HSLANJ Executive Director Robert Mackes, MLS, AHIP, the GLI is guided by a committee comprised of librarians from different-sized health facilities in the regions served.

To receive a copy of the Fall Offer, please contact Robert Mackes at 570-856-5952 or rtmackes@gmail.com. The deadline to participate in the Fall Offer is Friday, October 31. New this fall: See the HSLANJ website, under “News” for articles previewing vendors’ new resources available through the Offer (http://hslanj.org/news).

For additional information on the HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative, come meet with the GLI’s Robert Mackes in October at any of the following chapter meetings:

October 19-21: MAC, Alexandria, VA

October 22-23: UNYOC, Saratoga Springs, NY

October 24: NYNJ Chapter, NY, NY

October 27-29: Southern Chapter, Mobile, AL

Feel free to contact Robert about scheduling a meeting or presentation about the GLI, at your next chapter, state organization or local consortium meeting, as well.

The HSLANJ Group Licensing Initiative is funded 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. This project is also funded 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-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Win a Trip to MLA 2015: MAR Wants to Make You a Star!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

October is National Medical Librarians Month.  MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.

We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.

With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4th will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.

We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to nnlmmar@pitt.edu today!  (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)

Celebrate Medical Librarian Month with a Health Information Awareness Award from MAR!

Sunday, September 21st, 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!

MLA Webinar Series: Funding Available for Host Sites

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

MLA is again offering a Fall continuing education webinar series, consisting of five sessions:

  • Practical Skills for Measuring Research Impact (10/29/14)
  • Marketing and Advocacy (11/5/14)
  • Beyond the Search II (12/3/14)
  • Mobile Apps (12/9/14)

 

NN/LM MAR has professional development awards for sites interested in hosting the entire webinar series.  Complete the MLA registration form to host these informative webinars: http://nnlm.gov./mar/training/mla2014_form.doc

Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit: Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Emergency Preparedness and Response Summit: Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries

 

When:   Tuesday, November 4, 2014 / 9:00 am – 3:30 pm (ET)

Where: Penn Stater, State College, PA

NOTE:  A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate of $109/night. Use code

DISK14A. Room block expires Oct. 4th—so reserve your hotel room now!

 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, in conjunction with the Altoona Public Library, are partnering to offer a one-day symposium. The goals of the symposium are:

  • To improve workplace readiness and
  • To bring the library community together with the emergency planning community, first responders, public health workers, and community-based groups charged with disaster-related responsibilities and to provide a forum for discussing roles libraries and information professionals can play in supporting future disaster preparedness, response, and recovery efforts

 

Agenda: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_summit2014/

 

Who should attend?: All public library staff, medical library staff, the emergency planning community, and other interested colleagues

 

Cost: $10 per person includes morning break and lunch

 

Registration: http://tinyurl.com/nzlxr7q

 

Apply for an award to attend: The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) offers professional development awards to support your registration, travel, and per diem expenses: http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/prof_dev_awards2014.html

 

Pre-Symposium Webinar of Interest: September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Join the NN/LM MAR for this informative webinar:

 

How to Navigate the Information Maze to Access Disaster Health Information

 

Date / Time:  Thursday, September 25, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:            https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/ (Online / No Registration Required)

Presenters:

Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Cindy Love
Disaster Information Management Research Center
National Library of Medicine

Summary: Knowing where to find reliable and authoritative information on a timely basis is key for all preparedness and response activities. Critical information is highly scattered across many diverse sources and can be difficult to find. In this webinar, representatives from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) will provide a review on how to navigate through the information maze to efficiently access the best information possible from both government and non-government sources.

Register for MACMLA Meeting!

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

We hope to see many of you at this year’s MAC Annual Meeting in Old Town Alexandria, VA. This is your chance to combine professional learning, review vendor exhibits, and network with colleagues while having fun. Also, if you have never been to Old Town, it’s an intriguing combination of a historic district, boutique shopping, arts, and more. It’s also a quick Metro ride to DC.

 

This year’s meeting features keynote presentations that our relevant to medical librarians, including: health care reform, expanding your leadership skills, and thriving in a changing profession. As usual the contributed papers and posters will give you a chance to learn about what your colleagues our doing, and take some excellent ideas back to your libraries.

 

This year’s CE sessions will include Infographics, new technologies, copyright, online reputation management, hospital libraries, social media, and flipped classroom. Due to a new two-hour format for some courses, you can try sampling several CE sessions.

 

To learn more about the meeting, register, or make hotel reservations, visit the meeting website at: http://macmla.libguides.com/macmla2014

 

Friday, September 19 is the deadline for the early bird registration and hotel block booking.

Health Literacy: Its Importance to You

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Who:     Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

When:   Thursday, August 21, 2014 (ET) / 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Where: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Davis Auditorium (2nd floor), Hess Center for Science and Medicine

1470 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10029

Registerhttps://sites.google.com/site/nynjliteracy/

Abstract:  Do you want to know why health literacy is important to anyone in the healthcare field?  This introductory hands-on class will help you understand why this is a “hot” topic in healthcare.  We will define health literacy in today’s healthcare environment, explore the impact health literacy plays in patient care, and discuss how health literacy will affect healthcare in the future.  We will also discuss your role in raising health literacy awareness in your organization and offer ideas on how this can be achieved.  Resources from the National Library of Medicine, government agencies, and other recognized resources in health literacy will be provided.

CEs:       2 MLA CEs; 2 NBPHE CEUs (in process); and NCHEC-CHES (in process)

Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Social Media Accounts

Friday, August 15th, 2014

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s (HSLANJ) http://www.hslanj.org Communications Committee is proud to announce that HSLANJ is now on social media:

Facebook / https://www.facebook.com/hslanj

LinkedIn / http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Health-Science-Library-Association-New-4057150

Twitter / https://twitter.com/HSLANJ

When appropriate, information posted to HSLANJ’s social media accounts will also be posted to the HSLANJ discussion list http://hslanj.org/resources/discussion-list/

The new HSLANJ Social Media Guidelines can be found under the Resources section on our website http://hslanj.org/resources/social-media-guidelines/

If you have any questions and/or comments, please contact the committee at communications@hslanj.org