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50th Anniversary of the Regional Medical Library Program

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

A fun Friday afternoon post (with video clip) about the Regional Medical Programs on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the legislation: http://circulatingnow.nlm.nih.gov/2014/05/13/you-are-going-to-find-the-answers/.

There’s also a great article about the history of the RML: PMID 3315058 (free).

How are Librarians Using the Value Study?

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Many of you may have attended one of the Value Study presentations or posters at MLA. One of the PI’s of the study, Julia Sollenberger has been collecting stories of how librarians have used the Value Study results, JMLA article or JAMA article for advocacy within their institution. Many of these stories are powerful and encouraging!               NN/LM MAR will be hosting an upcoming webinar open to all for Julia to share all these stories, but she needs more!

Librarians are encouraged to send their stories to Julia_sollenberger@urmc.rochester.edu.

Please share any advocacy story surrounding the study, big or small, all advocacy can make a difference!

For more information on the Value Study, news and publications, see: http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valuenews.html

Stay tuned for the date of this upcoming webinar as well as two new articles to follow in upcoming issues of Online Journal of Issues in Nursing and the International Journal of Health Care Quality Management.

NN/LM Request for Information

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

In preparation for a revised Statement of Work for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library (RML) program, the National Library of Medicine is soliciting feedback from our Network members regarding effective approaches on how NN/LM programs can achieve the mission of providing U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improve the public’s access to health information.

Here is the URL detailing this Request for Information (RFI):

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=981d706becd08fd0e0fb8cc087fb61af&tab=core&tabmode=list&=

The closing date to submit your feedback is June 26 at 3 pm (ET). Health sciences and public libraries, health professionals, public health workers, community organizations, the general public, and other interested individuals and entities, are encouraged to submit information and recommendations.

Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.

Thanks,

Renae Barger, Executive Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

 

Health Sciences Library System

University of Pittsburgh

200 Scaife Hall

3550 Terrace Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261

rbarger@pitt.edu

Candidates Sought

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Health Sciences Libraries Consortium is seeking new members for its Board of Directors, which has oversight responsibilities for the organization and its mission to support and promote libraries across Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors meets monthly, alternating between in-person and conference call meetings. One planning retreat is held in the fall, and lasts two days. In-person meetings are currently held in Ephrata, PA, and the planning retreat is held in State College, PA. Board members serve for 3-year terms. For more information about HSLC, please visit www.hslc.org.

LETTERS OF INTEREST

Librarians interested in being considered for the board are encouraged to forward a letter of interest that includes the following information: • Your name and contact information, including an email address • Your Pennsylvania library name and type (school, public, academic, special) • Reason for your interest in HSLC • Confirmation that your organization permits you to attend monthly meetings of the board • Special skills or professional relationships you would bring to the board (strategic planning, marketing, financial, member of other library profession boards, etc. Please address your letter of interest, or questions to: Joni Melnick HSLC Board of Directors 724-459-4648 jomelnick@pa.gov

Award Recipients from Our Region

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

The 2014 Award recipients for NLM Administrative Supplements for Informationist Services in NIH-funded Research Projects include members of our region: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ep/InfoSplmnts.html#2014

Froemke, Robert
Synaptic Basis of Perceptual Learning in Primary Auditory Cortex
New York University School of Medicine
Informationists: Theodora Bakker and Catherine Larson, NYU Health Sciences Library. They will create a process to add new data to supplement figures in new and existing publications; develop online interface for researcher communication and access to data; develop an online system to link and download data from published figures; and foster a consortium of researchers.

Galvin, James
Multicultural Community Dementia Screening.
New York University
Informationists: Alice Graff and Joseph Nicolson, NYU Health Sciences Libraries. They will build a web-based input tool for data capture at point of collection; establish a generalizable data model and data dictionary to facilitate searching, sharing and expansion over time; and develop a web-based approach for sharing anonymized datasets to foster further research.

Osten, Pavel
Cell Adhesion Molecules in Autism: A Whole-brain Study of Genetic Mouse Models
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Informationist: Matthew Covey, CSHL Library. He will implement a solution to automated organization/management retrieval and archiving of serial two-photon  (STP) data; assist with management and integration of previously collected STP data; assist with identifying relevant resources; and develop a comprehensive reference management protocol for the team.

Our Network Members Continue to Make Us Proud

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Mark Vrabel received the SLA Pittsburgh Chapter 2013 Publication-Author Award shown at http://twitpic.com/dp4nd5 for the article he wrote on pages 11-12 at http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ons/spotlightonsymposia_2013/#/12/OnePage.  Don’t forget that Mark offered one of our Boost Box sessions New Roles for Librarians at http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/boost_recordings.html.

We Like to Share the News about Your Achievements

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
  • Have you published an article recently?
  • Have you received an award?
  • Are you presenting at MLA?

We’d love to hear what you’re doing.  Then we’ll share your news in our MAR weekly postings.  Send your announcements to mjharvey@pitt.edu.

Robin Siegel: HSLANJ Librarian of the Year

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Robin Siegel, CentraState Medical Center, for being honored as the 2014 HSLANJ Librarian of the Year.  For more information, please click here to read the blog posting on the HSLANJ website.

If that link is inoperable, please try this link:  http://tinyurl.com/mk3rw3h

Network Members to Be Congratulated!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

If any of our network members have special announcements they’d like to share, let us know!  We’d love to brag about any awards received, publications, MLA-related news, or whatever.  Simply send your announcement to Missy Harvey at mjharvey@pitt.edu and we’ll be happy to share your news with ALL of our network members.

Network Members as Published Authors

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Colleen Kenefick, Rachel Boykan, and Maribeth Chitkara. Partnering with residents for evidence-based practice. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 2013; 32(4):385-395, available from: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02763869.2013.837669#.Ux3w__ldVS4

  • Rachel Boykan, Maribeth Chitkara, Colleen Kenefick, and Catherine Messina. An integrated practical evidence-based medicine (EBM) curriculum for pediatric residents: Two small group sessions to teach PICO question formation and searching strategies. MedEdPORTAL June 17, 2013, available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9446