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Have You Downloaded Your Disaster App Yet?

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App is now available for download on your iPhone®, Android™, or BlackBerry® device. Be among the first to try it out!

  • Be focused. Spend less time worrying about logistics so you can focus on what really matters—the people in need.
  • Be prepared. Rely on and access pre-downloaded resources on your phone in case of limited Internet connectivity.
  • Be confident. Review key preparedness materials so you’re confident about providing the best support possible.
  • Share resources easily. Send information to colleagues and survivors via text message or email, or transfer the information to a computer for printing.

Biomedical Big Data Science Notices of Intent to Publish

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Home Medical Device Emergency Preparation

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Home Use Devices: How To Prepare For and Handle Power Outages for Medical Devices that Require Electricity.  US FDA

Registration Now Open for Research Data Management Symposium (Space is Limited)

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Doing It Your Way:  Approaches to Research Data Management for Libraries

When:   April 28-29, 2014

Where:  The Rockefeller University, New York, NY

MAR is offering a 2-day symposium to help your library find its unique approach to research data management.  We have a great cast of speakers to talk about issues you may be facing in your library.

  • Registration opens today for NN/LM MAR Network members (from DE, NJ, NY or PA)
  • For everyone else, registration opens February 21, 2014
  • If registration fills up, registrants will be placed on a waiting list and notified if a space becomes available

Details / Registration:

PechaKucha Basics for Presentations (Boost Box session): Now Available for MLA CE

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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

Presenter:       Rebecca Abromitis, Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Date / Time:  Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:             Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  PechaKucha is a dynamic presentation format well-suited for the average human attention span of nine minutes. This session will introduce the basic principle of PechaKucha (20 slides + 20 seconds narration per slide = ~7 minutes).  By replacing text and bullet points with imagery, clarity, and simplicity, this method allows you to present manageable and memorable chunks of information to colleagues and students.  Also included are potential uses for PechaKucha; how to plan your talk; and where to find public domain images.

  • Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer:
  • Log-in at (ONLY use Firefox or Internet Explorer)
  • Allow Adobe Connect to call your phone.   Choose the DIAL-OUT option.  HOWEVER, if the system has to dial an extension to reach you, then skip to the next step.
  • If you’re unable to connect for any reason, then join us by phone:  1-888-850-4523, Participant Code:  172486.

Navigating Health Information for Community Colleges

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Presenter:       Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date / Time:  The class is offered on 2 different dates—choose the date you prefer

Thursday, February 6, 2014 / 11 am – 12:30 pm (ET)


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 / 2 – 3:30 pm (ET)

Where:             Online

Summary:  This class is for community college librarians to learn more about how their students can research the health literature, find consumer health information, and to learn about mobile apps/social media to find what they need. The class includes introductions to PubMed and MedlinePlus.  Registration priority will be given to NN/LM members in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs

Friday, January 24th, 2014

To celebrate the 30 year anniversary or the Mac, Steven Levy, the author of a book on the computer, is releasing an unseen and raw interview with Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple:

Tablets in Medical Schools

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Medical Schools Embrace Benefits of Tablets, Mobile Devices; Create New Ways of Learning (AAMC Reporter) 

During their clinical years, students are graded on how well they interact with patients while operating an iPad app, Wiechmann said. Students must provide a teaching lesson to a patient using the technology. Instructors observe how well they engage with patients during the lesson, maintain eye contact, and effectively converse with patients. “There’s still a learning curve,” Wiechmann said. “A lot of them at the beginning didn’t see why this was important. They need some training on how to use the device in the patient setting…>>>more

Web-Scale Discovery Tool Survey

Friday, January 17th, 2014

We have been investigating web-scale discovery tools (such as EBSCO’s EDS, Serials Solutions’ Summon, Swets’ SwetsWise Searcher, etc.) as a way to provide our users with a single search box that can search our various licensed electronic resources including databases, textbooks, journals, etc., at one time.

We’re interested in learning about the experiences and attitudes of other medical librarians regarding discovery tools and would appreciate your taking this very brief survey.  We would like your input even if you don’t have a discovery tool in your library.

We will report the findings at MLA ’14, but if you would like a summary of the results, then just let us know.

We need your response by January 24.

Please follow the link below to take the survey:

We appreciate your willingness to complete this survey.

Janis Brown, Associate Director, Systems & Information Technology
Mary Fran Prottsman, Associate Director, Collection Resources
Megan Rosenbloom, Head, Metadata & Content Management
Jin Wu, Emerging Technologies Librarian

Norris Medical Library
University of Southern California
2003 Zonal Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-9130
(323) 442-1113

PubMed Update

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

When:                January 8, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:      (Adobe Connect)

Who:                   Trainers from the National Library of Medicine Training Center (NTC) and the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM)

What:  Join NTC and NLM trainers for a one-hour PubMed update session via Adobe Connect.  Learn about recently added PubMed features and interface changes from the last six months.  Bring your questions!  The session is offered at no cost.

No registration needed!