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Updated MAR Affordable Care Act Website

Saturday, August 24th, 2013
  • NN/LM MAR regularly updates our website to highlight authoritative information about the Affordable Care Act.
  • Our goal is to help with your outreach efforts to inform consumers as they make important decisions about their health insurance options.
  • Check out the latest additions:

MAR Announces Two New LibGuides

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Check out these two new LibGuides that may be of interest:

We Hope You’ll Join Us for the MAC/MLA Annual Meeting Here in Pittsburgh!

Friday, August 16th, 2013

What do Andrew Carnegie, a giant rubber ducky, Andy Warhol, and Diplodocus carnegii (Dippy the dinosaur) all have in common?  Pittsburgh!  Check out some great tips for visiting Pittsburgh from the Hospitality Committee:

Fourth of July Holiday

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Please note that MAR will be closed for Independence Day on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

PubMed Tips and Tricks (Boost Box Session)

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

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


Date:               July 9, 2013

Time:               Noon – 1 pm

No registration required.

Health Literacy: Making It Clear (Boost Box Session)

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Presenter:       Elissa Director, Health Communications


Date:                June 11, 2013

Time:                Noon – 1 pm

No registration required.

The Value of Libraries Study Has Been a Big Hit in JMLA

Friday, June 7th, 2013

The Journal of the MLA reports this as the most read article recently published. Check out how frequently visitors have accessed the study in JMLA, PubMed Central, and from our MAR website:

Memorial Day

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Both NLM and MAR will be closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

MAR has Reorganized Our Website

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

As a result of focus groups and usability testing, MAR has restructured our website ( to provide entry points for the populations we serve:  libraries, unaffiliated health professionals, K-12 professionals, and organizations providing consumer health information.  We’ve heard your voices and have redesigned our site to focus on you!

New Subject Categories

We added 4 new tabs/categories directing you to content designed specifically to meet your needs:

  • Libraries arranged by type of library:
  • Health Professionals

For health professionals unaffiliated with a medical library, public health professionals, mental health professionals, minority health professionals, and those working at Critical Access Hospitals:

  • K-12 Professionals

For K-12 health and science educators, as well as those providing after-school programming in a K-12 school, community-based or faith-Based Organization:

  • Consumer Health

For libraries, community-based and faith-based organizations providing consumer health information:

More Highlights

  • We added selected NLM resources to each page to get you started with resources to meet your needs
  • We added your primary MAR contact person on each page—so you’ll know who can answer your questions or concerns

So visit our redesigned website and let us know what you think!

MAR Announces Our First TechTime Webinar

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Earlier this year, we announced that MAR would begin offering a quarterly technology webinar series called TechTime.  Here was the announcement in our newsletter:

You’re all invited to join us for the first session:

What:          iPads, Androids, Kindles, Oh My!  An Introduction to Mobile Devices
:         Thursday, March 21, 2013 / 11 am – Noon

Presenter:  Mark Puterbaugh, Information Services Librarian, Warner Memorial Library, Eastern University
Mark’s LibGuides and Blog

Description:  Thinking about taking the plunge and buying a tablet?  Received one as a gift?  Join Mark to learn more about the various tablets available on the market and how to get the most from them.

1.    Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer:  (NOTE: Only use Firefox or Internet Explorer)
2.    Log-in at and allow Adobe Connect to call your phone.
3.    If you’re unable to connect online, then join us by phone:  1-888-450-5996, Participant Code:  888072.
4.    If you cannot connect online or by phone, please notify us immediately at

Missy Harvey
Technology & Communication Coordinator
NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA  15261