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MAR Will Be Out of the Office, Attending MLA

Friday, May 9th, 2014

All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Presenters:

Awardee:  Robyn Hillman-Harrigan, Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project
Project:  Rockaway Rescue Alliance Shore Soup Project Technology Improvement from Superstorm Sandy

Awardee:  Elizabeth Irish, Schaffer Library of Health Sciences, Albany Medical College
Project:  Educating K-12 Professionals to Meet the Health Information Needs of Special Needs Children and Their Parents: A Collaborative Outreach Project of Albany Medical College and the East Greenbush Central School District

Awardee:  Michele Klein-Fedyshin, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
Project:  Assessment of Information Literary Skills and Training Needs of Hospice Nurses

Date / Time:   Thursday, April 24, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

From A(norexia) to Z(its): Providing Health Information to Teens

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Presenter:           Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR

Register:              http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2695

Date / Time:       April 24, 2014 / 9 am – Noon (ET)

Where:                Central NY Library Resource Council (CNYLRC), Syracuse, NY

Summary:  This class is designed for public librarians and secondary school librarians, teachers, nurses, and counselors.  The hands-on class will present an overview of health information needs of teenagers and their information seeking behaviors; review communication skills needed during reference interviews with teenagers; and discuss credible health information resources that are designed for teens. 3 MLA CEs.

Sparky the Fire Dog

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Sparky the Fire Dog is the mascot for the National Fire Protection Association. The Sparky the Fire Dog website allows kids to explore and learn about safety in a safe and interactive environment. During March, the “Cool To Do” section highlights reading. Kids can print out bookplates and find mystery stories to read to learn about fire safety. March 18th is Sparky’s birthday, so be sure to check out the fun on the birthday page as well; there you will find a downloadable eBook for kids ages 7-12.

Cool To Do: Read for Safety: http://sparky.org/#/Sparky/CoolToDo

Sparky’s Birthday Surprise: http://www.sparky.org/appworld/index.php

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.

NLM Education Connection

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Toxicology Resources for the Classroom

AP Environmental Science and AP Chemistry teachers often can’t locate Web sites that support the mandated coursework. Our TOXNET site provides a wealth of information regarding chemicals including chemical structures, health effects, industrial usage, and more.

TOXNET is a databank for all of the National Library of Medicine’s toxicology Web sites. When you enter a chemical name into the databank search results will populate with details on which NLM databases hold information about that chemical. For example, let’s say you are teaching an environmental science class, and you want to do research on the recent chemical spill in West Virginia. Simply enter the chemical “4-methylcyclohexane methanol” and a list of resources that contain that chemical will appear in the search results window.

Health Observances: National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Health and nutrition are taught in our schools at an early age. In some areas, middle schools and high schools require all students to take a health class as part of the curriculum. MedlinePlus offers a great specialty page devoted to Nutrition and its importance for the body. As you dive into the subject of nutrition, pull documentation from our online library, or assign our Web site as a source for students to conduct their own research.

Desalination Video that Wows!

We would like to introduce our first animated video written and produced by one of our talented college interns. This video helps middle school students understand the concept of desalination. It uses simple animation to show how water treatment plants use desalination to clean the water that we use.

Let us know what you think. View our new video, “Desalination:A Solution for Our Water Needs,” video and send feedback to matzkink@mail.nih.gov.

Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is Retiring

Friday, February 28th, 2014

NN/LM MAR is saying goodbye to our friend and leader, Dr. Angela Ruffin, as she retires:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2014/02/saying-goodbye-as-angela-ruffin-retires/

Winter Issue of MAReport Newsletter Available

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Check out the Winter 2014 issue of our newsletter, The MAReporthttp://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.

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

To subscribehttp://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3

K-12 Team Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness Classroom Lesson Plans & Activities

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Division of Specialized Information Services K-12 Workgroup has released classroom activities and lesson plans to supplement the Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness website.

For grades 6-12, these classroom activities and lesson plans familiarize students to the health and medicine of Native Americans, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.  The activities and lesson plans are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/resources/lesson-plans-list.html.

The activities and lesson plans use Native Voices exhibition website content material and other NLM online educational/science resources.

The activities and lesson plans are composed of four units.  Each unit introduces a different way of exploring and learning about the Native Voices exhibition in about 1.5 to 3 hours.  These units are: 1) A scavenger hunt, 2) An environmental health science lesson, 3) A social science lesson, and 4) A biology lesson.

While the activities and lesson plans can be used in science classrooms, clubs, and programs, they can be used also to reinforce the history and societal developments of Native peoples in social science and history classrooms.

About the Native Voices Website

The Native Voices Web site (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices) allows people to experience an exhibition currently on display at NLM in Bethesda, Maryland.  Both versions explore the connection between wellness, illness and cultural life through a combination of interviews with Native people and interactive media.

For additional information, please contact:

K-12 Team Leader

Alla Keselman, PhD

National Library of Medicine

keselmana@mail.nih.gov

MAR Announces New Funding Opportunities

Friday, January 31st, 2014

NN/LM MAR announces a new round of funding for projects to be completed May 1, 2014 – April 30, 2015.

Available Awards

  • New!  Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnerships
  • New!  Health Information Awareness
  • Outreach to Consumers:  now includes funding for underserved, minority populations
  • Medical Library Projects
  • Exhibitor Awards:  now includes K-12 nurses, health / science teachers or librarians
  • Professional Development
  • Outreach to Health Professionals:  now includes funding for…
    • community college faculty, librarians and/or students affiliated with health sciences programs at their college
    • minority health students or health professionals, or health professionals serving medically underserved areas / populations

Apply now!  Applications accepted until March 14, 2014http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/

To learn about funding MAR has awarded previously: