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Recordings of the NLM Theater Presentations at MLA 2014

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html

NN/LM Request for Information

Thursday, May 29th, 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.

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.
Thanks,

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

rbarger@pitt.edu

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

New Resources Focus on Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The Maternal and Child Health Library (MCH Library) at Georgetown University released a new knowledge path and set of resource briefs about children and youth with special health care needs.  The knowledge path includes tools for health care practices; training; improving state systems and services; research; and finding data and statistics, journal articles, reports, and other materials. The knowledge path aims to help health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, and researchers learn more about children and youth with special health care needs and their families, to integrate what they know into their work in new ways to improve care, for program development, and to locate training resources and information to answer specific questions.

The knowledge path and companion resource briefs for families and schools are available at

Knowledge Path http://www.mchlibrary.org/KnowledgePaths/kp_CSHCN.html

Family Resource Brief http://www.mchlibrary.org/families/frb_CSHCN.html

School Resource Brief http://www.mchlibrary.org/schools/srb_CSHCN.html

We welcome your comments and would appreciate your help in sharing this information with your colleagues via your website, social media, or e-news services.

Thanks for helping to get the word out about the library’s resources!

Warm Regards,

Susan Brune Lorenzo, MLS

E-mail: smblorenzo@gmail.com
MCH Library at Georgetown University

Website: http://www.mchlibrary.org

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.