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!
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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 LibrariesSunday, September 21st, 2014
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
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
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)
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.
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.
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
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)
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):
The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network. This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.
The very short posting time of July 22 – July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”
- NLM Supervisory Librarian – Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
- NLM Supervisory Librarian – All US Citizens
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.
If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.
Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine
NN/LM MAR will be closed on Friday, July 4th. We wish you all a very Happy Independence Day!
Julia Stuart, Director of the Health Education Library at New York Hospital Queens in Flushing, NY has shared some news of her recent achievements:
- She wrote a book review on “Herbal Medicine, 4th ed.” to be published in JMLA in July 2014
- She has been placed on the MLA HLS Scroll of Exemplary Service for 2012-13
- She wrote an article about her library in the February 2013 JMLA
Presenter: Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Summary: This class is for academic librarians to improve their awareness and learn more about how their faculty/students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps to find what they need.
Includes introductions to PubMed, MedlinePlus, PubChem, TOXNET, Genetics Home Reference, Drug Information Portal, ClinicalTrials.gov, as well as other free databases/services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Date / Time: June 25, 2014 / 10:30 am – Noon (ET)
Notes: Registration is required and space is limited. Limited to academic librarians from western PA. Registrations from outside the area will be accepted, if there is enough space available.
- Stop at the front desk to sign-in (only registrants will be allowed to attend)
- Present a university or government-issued photo ID
National Library of Medicine Exhibit
A special exhibit will be on display during this time: Everyday Miracles: Medical Imagery in Ex-Votos
- Exhibit LibGuide: http://guides.library.duq.edu/exvotos
- June 23 – August 2, 2014
- Gumberg Library, 5th Floor