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Health Literacy: Making It Clear (Boost Box Session)

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Presenter:       Elissa Director, Health Communications

Location:         https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/about/valuenews.html.

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 (http://nnlm.gov/mar/) 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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/hp/

  • 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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/educators/

  • Consumer Health

For libraries, community-based and faith-based organizations providing consumer health information:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/consumer/

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!

http://nnlm.gov/mar/

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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/2013/02/announcing-a-new-technology-webinar-series-techtime/

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

What:          iPads, Androids, Kindles, Oh My!  An Introduction to Mobile Devices
When
:         Thursday, March 21, 2013 / 11 am – Noon
Where:        https://webmeeting.nih.gov/techtime/

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.
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1.    Beforehand, test your connection to ensure Adobe Connect will run on your computer: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm.  (NOTE: Only use Firefox or Internet Explorer)
2.    Log-in at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/techtime/ 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 nnlmmar@pitt.edu.

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

MAR has Reorganized Our Website

Friday, March 15th, 2013

As a result of focus groups and usability testing, MAR has restructured our website (http://nnlm.gov/mar/) 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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/hp/

  • 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:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/educators/

  • Consumer Health

For libraries, community-based and faith-based organizations providing consumer health information:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/consumer/

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!

http://nnlm.gov/mar/

MAR Closed for University Holiday

Friday, March 15th, 2013

MAR will be closed for a University holiday on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Announcing Winter Issue of Our Newsletter: The MAReport

Friday, February 15th, 2013

Make a point of checking out the latest issue of our newsletter:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/

You’ll find articles about:

  • Participating on a MAR Advisory Committee
  • MLA’s Disaster Information Specialization Program
  • Funding Opportunities from MAR
  • NLM Environmental Health Resources
  • Creating an Elevator Message
  • MLA’s Consumer Health Information Specialization Program
  • Our New Technology Webinar Series

Announcing MAR Funding Opportunities

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

We are pleased to announce that MAR funding has been posted for the 2013-2014 contract year.  The application deadline is March 15, 2013 for projects that run May 1, 2013 – April 30, 2014.

Funding is a great way to provide health information outreach to a professional or consumer audience, or to pilot a new service you have been wanting to offer.  It is a great way to get recognition within your institution or community.  You are encouraged to review these opportunities and consider applying!

Details are available at:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/
We also encourage you to look at previously funded projects:

Also, listen to presentations for previously funded projects in our Lunch with the RML series:  http://nnlm.gov/mar/training/lunch_recordings.html

We look forward to seeing your applications.

Partnering to Prevent Diagnostic Error: Librarians on the Inside Track (MLA Webcast)

Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

Coordinator:  Michelle Burda, Network & Advocacy Coordinator
Location:  Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Date:  March 13, 2013

Detailshttp://www.mlanet.org/education/distance_ed/spring13/

Registerhttp://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html?schedule_id=2089