Previous Issues

Register for Teaching and Learning in New Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries

Barbara Epstein

Barbara Epstein

Director’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

As a final educational event of our 2011-2016 NN/LM contract, MAR is joining with the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) and the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) to co-sponsor an intriguing symposium addressing the questions that we all have about what libraries may look like in the future. Join us at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Planning your Outreach Projects

Renae Barger

Renae Barger

MAR Highlights

Renae Barger, Executive Director

Many of you have been inquiring about funding opportunities for 2016-2017. In July, we submitted our application to continue as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) for the 2016-2021 grant cycle. Upon successful reapplication, we will proceed with announcing funding opportunities.

Member Spotlight: Jamie Saragossi

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Jamie Saragossi

Jamie Saragossi

Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian

Stony Brook University

I am Jamie Saragossi, currently I am the Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian at Stony Brook University, NY. Prior to starting here at Stony Brook, I was the Chief Librarian at Touro College School of Health Sciences for several years. I worked as a marketing associate for a few years promoting book club memberships before deciding to go back to school for my MLS. I enjoyed working in the publishing space however I was missing the human element.

Let me introduce you to NEL

Michelle Burda

Michelle Burda

Sharing & Caring

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator

NEL is the Nutrition and Evidence Library composed of nutritionists and librarians who specialize in performing systematic reviews within the USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). NEL is supported by the Office of Nutrition Guidance and Analysis within the Center.

Health Promotion in Your Community: We’ve Got You Covered!

Lydia Collins

Lydia Collins

Consumer Connections

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator

We are a few months into the New Year and many made resolutions around improving their health. There are some that are forging ahead with these New Year resolution plans and others that have already fallen by the way side. You have an opportunity to help to create a community of health at your library, school, or organization by promoting National Health Observances (NHOs). Even better news for you, is that the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) are here to help.

New Historical Marker Commemorates the Founding of the Medical Library Association

Kate Flewelling

Kate Flewelling

 

Out and About

Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator

Like many business and vacation travelers, I frequently notice historical markers in small towns, in cities and on roadsides. When I have time, I love to stop, read the marker and be reminded that history is all around us. Pennsylvania has over 2000 such markers and has a searchable database to find markers in a given location or on a specific topic. On November 4, 2015, I had the unique pleasure of celebrating the unveiling of a new marker in Philadelphia. The marker commemorates the founding of the Medical Library Association, the national professional association of health sciences library and information professionals.

Let Technology Be Your Guide

Ida Joiner

Ida Joiner

Cybercast

Ida Joiner, Technology Coordinator

Libraries are now technology hubs where people of all ages gather, learn, create, and share some of the latest and greatest technology.

Upon entering the library, you just might encounter a robot greeting you at the front door; or a 3D printer where you can print a missing chess piece or prosthetic limb for a friend injured in an accident; or attend the World Cup Soccer Match through Virtual Reality. Welcome to the modern library thanks to technology!