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Registration Now Open for Research Data Management Symposium (Space is Limited)

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:   April 28-29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

MAR is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

  • Registration opens today for NN/LM MAR Network members (from DE, NJ, NY or PA)
  • For everyone else, registration opens February 21, 2014
  • If registration fills up, registrants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available

Details / Registration:

Libraries Receive Funding for Community Disaster Preparedness Programs

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Check out this great article about libraries that had received NN/LM MAR funding in the past:

Register for Pittsburgh’s Systematic Review Workshop: Limited Spaces Available!

Friday, January 31st, 2014

NOTEIf MAR Network members are interested in this workshop, consider applying for a Professional Development Award.  We have some limited funds available for events to be completed by 4/30/2014:

Limited Spaces Available:  Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians

April 7 – 9, 2014

2.5 Days – 20 MLA Continuing Education Credits

Where:  Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Take your search skills and librarian expertise to the next level by attending this 2.5 day workshop. This course provides a comprehensive framework and discussion of the librarian’s role in the systematic
review process, with special emphasis on successful completion of the literature search.

Sessions will feature a mixture of small and large group discussion, interactive lectures, and hands-on exercises. Topics covered will include: 1) Understanding the structure and purpose of systematic
reviews; 2) The reference interview and communication issues; 3) Approaches to comprehensive literature searching; and 4) Project organization.

Who should attend:  Health science and medical librarians who aspire to learn more about the comprehensive literature search process and to advance their core knowledge required for systematic review collaboration.

For more information and registration:

MORE Details: Join Us for Our Data Management Symposium

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:   April 28-29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

NN/LM MAR is planning a 2-day symposium to help your library take a  “Frank Sinatra” approach to research data management.

Day One Keynote Speakers

  • Paul Harris / Director, Office of Research Informatics, Vanderbilt University
  • Jared Lyle / Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) , University of Michigan
  • Keith Webster / Dean of Libraries, Carnegie Mellon University

Day One Breakout Session Speakers

  • Heather Coates / Digital Scholarship & Data Management Librarian, IUPUI University Library
  • Barrie Hayes / Bioinformatics & Translational Science Librarian, Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina
  • Lisa Johnston / Research Data Management/Curation Lead, Science/Engineering Library, University of Minnesota
  • Wendy Kozlowski / Scientific Data Curation Specialist, Olin Library, Cornell University
  • Stephen Morales / Director, Digital Preservation Network, University of Virginia
  • Alisa Surkis / Translational Science Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, New York University
  • Ryan Womack / Data Librarian, Alexander Library, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Day Two Workshop Speakers

  • Andrea Horne Denton / Research and Data Services Manager, University of Virginia
  • Sherry Lake / Senior Data Consultant, University of Virginia

We will provide more details about the symposium in coming weeks.  So start spreading the news!

Closings: Monday, January 21st

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Both NLM and NN/LM MAR will be closed on Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

January 30 Event Features Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman

Friday, January 17th, 2014

2001 Nobel Prize winning physicist, Carl Wieman will present, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education,” on Thursday, January 30 at 3 p.m. in the University Club, Ballroom B. Wieman’s lecture is the inaugural event of the University of Pittsburgh Discipline Based Science Education Research Center (dB-SERC).

A new announcement is available. Click the link below to view it:

MAR Member Wins Rural Health Award

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Partnership for Better Health, an NN/LM MAR member, recently received the 2013 Community Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The Partnership, a community foundation in central PA, was “recognized for its tireless efforts and extensive work in Perry County to address health disparities, create a community-based coalition to meet the needs of the medically underserved in the county, and support clinical staff and programs.” Congratulations!

DOCLINE OUT-OF-OFFICE (OOO) Memo | Holiday Reminder Notice

Friday, December 13th, 2013

As you are planning to take time off during the upcoming holidays season, remember to submit your DOCLINE OUT-OF-OFFICE Memo in a timely manner.

The MAR office will be closed from December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014.  On these days, DOCLINE will not be monitored because the DOCLINE Coordinator (Michelle Burda) will be off.

The DOCLINE OOO Memo turns off Lending, not Borrowing:

Submit your closures as quickly as possible.

From MAC-MLA: Remembering Bernadette Kaelin

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Bernadette Kaelin passed away on November 15, 2013.  She served as Manager of the medical library at Magee Women’s Hospital until her retirement in 2001, when the Magee Women’s Hospital Research Library was named in her honor.

Bernadette graduated from the St. Francis School of Nursing and earned a BSN and MLS from the University of Pittsburgh. She was an instructor of nursing at St. Francis School of Practical Nursing, Point Park University, and Duquesne University.  Bernadette was a friend and mentor to many members of the Pittsburgh Chapter of MLA, and will be long remembered for her kindness and professionalism.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

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