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Drug Information Portal (Focus on NLM Resources session)

Friday, April 18th, 2014

MAR offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per session—details will be provided at the end of the session.

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


Date / Time:      Thursday, May 8 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:               Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  The Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and other key U.S. government agencies.  Resources include consumer health and clinical NLM research resources; resources organized by audience and class; and other NIH and government resources such as the FDA, DEA, and CDC.  This session will provide an overview of the Portal, describe resources linked from the Portal, and demonstrate sample searches.

Join Us for MLA Presentations on the Value Study

Friday, April 18th, 2014

  • Marshall JG and Sollenberger J. The Value Study as a Tool for Library Advocacy. May 19 /  10:54-11:13 am (Contributed paper session on “Leading the Way”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study as an Example of Community Based Collaborative Research, May 19 / 2:55-3:30 pm (Invited panel session on “Research Survey Design for Librarians”)
  • Marshall JG. The Value Study: Key Results and Implications for Hospital Librarians, May 20 / 2:00-3:25 pm (Invited panel session on “Soaring from a Solid Base: Accreditation, Competencies, Standards and Value”)

Out of the Library and Into the Community: Academic Libraries and Community Engagement

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Upcoming ACRL Webcast – Academic Libraries and Community Engagement (4/23)

Join ACRL for the e-Learning webcast, “Out of the Library and Into the Community: Academic Libraries and Community Engagement,” on Wednesday, April 23 (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Central).

Conversations about democracy, information access, and information distribution within communities continue to gain momentum in both academia and society as a whole. Academic librarians and LIS faculty can work with social justice issues in many ways. During this interactive webcast, learn how the speakers shape and bring to the forefront these issues via their teaching, scholarship, and work in local communities. Areas addressed include: community informatics, information literacy-focused service learning, and community outreach.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how academic librarians influence our profession via their social justice-related work.
  • Develop an increased awareness of leadership and other roles for librarians in diverse communities.
  • Take away concrete ideas for high impact, collaborative social projects within the realm of library and information science.

Presenter(s): Maureen Barry, First Year Experience Librarian, Wright State University; Martin Wolske, Senior Research Scientist, University of Illinois; Lizz Zitron, Instruction and Reference Librarian, Pacific Lutheran University

Registration materials and details on the webcast are available on the ACRL e-Learning website, and group registration and other discounts are available.  Contact or call (312) 280-2522 with questions.

Terrence Sejnowski to Give the 2014 Joseph Leiter NLM / MLA Lecture

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Terrence Sejnowski, PhD, will give the 2014 Joseph Leiter NLM / Medical Library Association (MLA) Lecture on Thursday, June 12, 2014, at 1:00 pm (ET) in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium at the National Library of Medicine. The lecture will be recorded and broadcast live on the Web at

More details:

Mass Gatherings – Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon

Friday, April 18th, 2014

The University of North Carolina Gillings School Of Global Public Health hosted a webinar on February 27th, 2014, that provided an overview of the Boston Marathon, the public health concerns before the race, the communication and information needs after the bombing, and a summary of lessons learned. The Marathon was used as a case study example to assist others in preparing for public health concerns for future mass gatherings.  The free webinar has been added to the Biosurveillance Knowledge Repository, created by the North Carolina Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center along with support materials for those who are interested in more in-depth information.

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML session)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014


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.

Value Study Article Wins Eliot Prize from MLA

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The January 2013 JMLA article on the Value Study was selected as the recipient of the Eliot Prize for publication of the year.

Future of Libraries

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On:  Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

The Summit will bring together thought leaders from the library community, from a broad spectrum of educational organizations, federal agencies and foundations that work with libraries to begin a national conversation about the future and libraries

Press release:

Summit info:

Can Librarians Contribute to Increasing Value and Reducing Waste in Medical Research?

Friday, April 4th, 2014

National Public Health Week, April 7-13

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The theme for Tuesday, April 8 is: “Don’t panic. Disaster preparedness starts with community-wide commitment and action.” Follow us on Twitter and feel free to share our tweets on your Twitter accounts to help us spread the word about resources the National Library of Medicine has to help communities, first responders and providers prepare. Some examples of what we are Tweeting:

  • Get ready for Nat’l Public Health Week on April 7-13 and read up on community disaster prep: #NPHW
  • Are you digitally prepared for an emergency? Find all the apps you need at: #NPHW

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National Public Health Week: