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Outreach to Hospital Libraries

NN/LM MAR promotes the use and access to reliable health information by health professionals in NY, NJ, PA and DE

Primary NN/LM MAR Contact: Michelle Burda / Network and Advocacy Coordinator / mburda@pitt.edu

Our priorities include:

  • Exploring new roles for hospital libraries
  • Providing support, advocacy, and consultation for hospital librarians in project planning
  • Providing support to hospitals who offer library services to consumers, patients, and family members in their communities
  • Providing training opportunities to incorporate evidence-based practice

Services to Hospital Libraries and Librarians

NLM provides resources to help enrich your programs. Join our free membership network to take advantage of all we have to offer.

Members are eligible to take advantage of services that include:

  • Support for resource sharing and document delivery
  • LinkOut for Libraries / Veronica Robinson Garrett, April 2014 (Recording | Presentation (PDF) | Presentation (PPT))

    Do you have questions about this service?  Veronica Robinson Garrett, a member of the NLM LinkOut team, provided this webinar to define LinkOut and discuss its services, the Library Submission Utility, and localizing PubMed.  She also shared the training and educational resources available for libraries.

  • MARDelivery is a free service to enable libraries to send links to ILL articles they lend, rather than emailing large attachments
  • The Traveling Exhibition Program is available to member libraries to enhance awareness of and appreciation for the oustanding NLM collections
  • Networking among nearly 900 information organizations in NY, NJ, PA and DE, including hospital, academic and public libraries, public health agencies, and community-based organizations

Selected Resources from the National Library of Medicine

  • PubMed
    Access MEDLINE, the world's most extensive listing of medical journal articles
  • Specialized Information Services (SIS)
    Resources on a range of topics covering toxicology, environmental health, HIV/AIDS, drug and consumer product information, and disaster/emergency preparedness and response
  • ClinicalTrials.gov
    Regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical research in human volunteers

Initiatives

  • Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ)
    A group licensing membership to more than 300 hospital libraries in the Middle Atlantic Region
  • MedPrint (Medical Serials Print Preservation Program)
    The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are working to ensure the preservation of and continued access to the literature through a national cooperative medical serials print retention program (MedPrint)

Other Free Resources

  • The Joint Commission
    An independent, not-for-profit organization, that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs in the United States