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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

Fall Issue of MAReport Newsletter Available

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Check out the Fall 2013 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport

NOTE:  We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.

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Closed for Thanksgiving

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
  • NLM will be closed on Thursday, November 28 in observance of Thanksgiving Day.
  • MAR will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28-29.

Join Us for a PubMed Update

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

When:  January 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where: (Adobe Connect)

Who:     Trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

What:  Join NTC and NLM trainers for a one-hour PubMed update session via Adobe Connect.  Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months.  Bring your questions!  The session is offered at no cost.

No registration required!

NJ Public Health Association 2013 Annual Conference

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The NJPHA 2013 Annual Conference “Non-Traditional Public Health Partnerships: Lessons From Hurricane Sandy” will be held on December 6th from 11 am – 4 pm at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center at 3100 Quakerbridge Road, Hamilton Township, NJ.

The fee is free for members, $40 for non-members and $10 for non-member students. This fee covers registration for the event and also membership for 2014.

Continuing Education credits will be provided through the New Jersey Learning Management Network (NJLMN)

Keynote: TBD speaker from NJ Department of Health
Panelists: speakers from state library, Ocean County church, Ocean County fire department and the NJ Local Boards of Health Association

Poster presentation session will be held also. The application for the poster presentation can be found at the event website.

Please go to for more information and to register. We hope to see you there! Please let me know if you have any questions.

Critical Access Hospitals Information

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Proposed Waived Testing Requirements for Critical Access Hospitals – from Joint Commission E- Alerts

Grant and Proposal Writing

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Presenter:                        Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date:                                   December 5, 2013

Where:                              Buffalo, NY

Summary:  Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. 3-4 MLA CE

MAR Member Receives Research Grant from MAC-MLA Chapter

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

The MAC/MLA 2013 Research Grant has been awarded to Linda Hartman, University of Pittsburgh, for her project, “Barriers to Searching the Literature: A Survey of Students with Disabilities and Their Quest for Information.”  More details:

Regional Members Win the Pink Glove Dance Contest!

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Have you heard of the annual Pink Glove Dance Video Contest to raise breast cancer awareness?  It’s been taking place since 2009.

We’re delighted to report that the top 2 winners came from our region.  In fact, many of the submissions came from throughout our entire region.

2013 Winners!

  • 1st – Geisinger Health System
  • 2nd – Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • 3rd – Mary Greeley Medical Center

This year’s entries:

A Way to Get Your Library Up and Running After a Disaster

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Check out what the New Jersey State Library has been doing, along with MAR’s own Michelle Burda: