The American Red Cross and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center are partnering to prepare school-age children at home and abroad for the next disaster. Using pillowcases and other culturally appropriate containers to hold emergency items like flashlights and bottled water, Red Cross staff and volunteers will teach life-saving preparedness lessons to students around the world.
Archive for the ‘K-12’ Category
Presenter: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR
Dates: August 25, 2014
Summary: This class will introduce free K-12 resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Resources span a variety of subjects including biology, careers, chemistry, environmental health, forensics and medical technology, general health, genetics, health information tutorials, and HIV/AIDS. The online course is approved for 3 MLA CEs.
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
The U.S. National Library of Medicine will soon be initiating development of its next long-range plan and, in so doing, welcomes public feedback through its recently-launched “Voyaging to the Future” blog, located at: http://nlmvoyagingtothefuture.org/
Thank you for your feedback, and for sharing this information with interested colleagues and friends.
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Check out the Spring 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
- Doing It Your Way: Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries / Barbara Epstein
- MAR Springs into Action / Renae Barger
- East Brunswick Public Library Carves a Niche in Health Literacy / Karen T. Parry
- Running Your Hospital Library Like a Business: Class Evaluation Summary / Michelle Burda
- Get Ready to Play Online, New K-12 Class from NN/LM / Lydia Collins
- Phpartners.Org: A One-Stop Resource for Public Health Professionals / Kate Flewelling
- Keeping Up with Emerging Technologies / Missy Harvey
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As of May 1st, we started the 4th year of our contract. We have updated our LibGuide with details for all of the classes we can potentially offer for the year. You will see classes arranged using many of the same audience groups found on our MAR website: http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_classes
You will find classes for the following audiences and subject areas:
- Academic Libraries
- Consumer Health
- Disaster Preparedness
- Health Professionals
- Hospital Libraries
- K-12 Professionals
- Public Libraries
Many classes are listed under multiple subjects, depending on the content. Here is our current Course Schedule. If your organization is interested in having MAR offer a particular class, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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).
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.
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.
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). Please consider offering your input, as well as forwarding this opportunity broadly to interested parties.
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261