- Director of the National Library of Medicine to Retire
- Resource Library Directors Meeting / Barbara Epstein
- Kick Start Your Year with a Project Plan for MAR Funding / Renae Barger
- Member Spotlight: Advance African Development: Improving the Quality of Lives in the U.S. and Africa / Annamore Matambanadzo
- MAR Celebrates National Medical Librarians Month with MAR Wants to Make You a Star Contest / Michelle Burda
- New Year’s Resolutions and Healthy Solutions / Lydia Collins
- Want to Be a PubMed Power User? NLM and MAR are Here to Help! / Kate Flewelling
- Academic Librarians–Lend Us an Ear / Missy Harvey
Archive for the ‘@ the RML’ Category
National Medical Librarians Month gives information professionals an opportunity to market their services and highlight their contributions to research, education, and improved patient outcomes. MAR wanted to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing a library’s accomplishments, programs, or value-added services with others.
Congratulations to Excela Health Latrobe Hospital in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Their entry was randomly selected in the MAR National Medical Librarians Month contest to receive an award for registration and airfare to MLA 2015!
Take a look at all the submissions for this year’s contest: http://guides.nnlm.gov/contest2014.
- MAR Advisors: Incoming and Outgoing / Barbara Epstein
- NN/LM MAR: Year at a Glance / Renae Barger
- October is National Medical Librarians Month: Celebrate with Some Money from NN/LM MAR! / Renae Barger
- A Health Sciences Librarian in an Academic Setting / David Nolfi
- Lending a Helping Hand: Mentoring / Michelle Burda
- Connect Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information / Lydia Collins
- Rural Health / Kate Flewelling
- MAR Can Help You Earn a Disaster Information Specialization / Missy Harvey
October is National Medical Librarians Month. MAR would like to acknowledge the valuable work our medical librarians do by sharing your accomplishments, programs or value-added services with others.
We are asking you to send us your stories about any unique programs you developed, any outreach to the community you participated in, or any other value added services you offer to your organization or institution.
With your permission, we will share your stories on the MAR website throughout the month of October. Anyone who has made a submission by Oct. 4 will be entered into a random drawing to receive an award to cover registration and airfare to MLA 2015 in Austin, Texas.
We can’t wait to make you a “Star” – submit your story to firstname.lastname@example.org today! (Multiple entries may be received from the same library, but please only one entry per person.)
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. What better way to celebrate than receiving some funding from NN/LM MAR to promote your services! We still have funds available for Health Information Awareness Awards. These awards allow you up to $3,000 to purchase posters or flyers or hold an event to showcase the amazing work that you do!
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
NN/LM MAR will be closed on Friday, July 4th. We wish you all a very Happy Independence Day!
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
NOTE: We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.
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).
All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 16th – 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!