Previous Issues

Happy Holidays!

Barbara Epstein

Barbara Epstein

Director’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

As we enter the busy holiday season, we take time to reflect on the year that is closing and look forward to our new year’s activities. We salute you, our members, for your many contributions to our programs and services over the past year. We appreciate your participation on advisory groups and your feedback and suggestions when we meet with you at exhibits and meetings.

Celebrating 50 Years

Renae Barger

Renae Barger

MAR Highlights

Renae Barger, Executive Director

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) program, formerly called the Regional Medical Library program, was established 50 years ago in the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 (Public Law 89-291). The program was designed to assist medical libraries in developing information services and facilitate the dissemination of health information. Originally, eleven regional medical libraries were established, two of which are in our current Middle Atlantic Region.

The Library of The New York Academy of Medicine

Rare Book Room

Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Room

Paul Theerman


Associate Director


The New York Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine is home to one of the world’s most significant historical libraries in medicine and public health. Established in 1847, the Library was created to support the Academy and the medical community of New York—and was once the Regional Medical Library for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Since 2000, the Academy Library has focused on developing its historical collections, and using history and the humanities to interpret its materials. Our holdings include over 550,000 volumes, including an extensive rare book and manuscript collection, large runs of 19th– and 20th-century medical journals, pamphlets, photographs, posters, grey literature in public health, ephemera, and historical medical artifacts.

Good news for DOCLINE users

Michelle Burda

Michelle Burda

Sharing & Caring

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator

The National Library of Medicine released a new version of DOCLINE, DOCLINE 5.2 on October 14, 2015.

The enhancements you will find in this updated version is the result of NLM responding to user needs.

Enhancements to this version of DOCLINE include the ability for lenders to set a standard weekly schedule of when the library provides ILL service and the ability for libraries to schedule multiple upcoming “out of office” dates without RML approval, along with a calendar widget.

Get Ready, Get Set: Summer Reading 2016!

Lydia Collins

Lydia Collins

Consumer Connections

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator

Summer reading programs are a long standing tradition for public libraries across the nation. It’s an excellent way to encourage reading for children, teenagers and adults alike. Many libraries use the themes set by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) or the Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development (iREAD) program. If your public library uses either of these themes, you are in luck as NN/LM MAR is gearing up to help you prepare. The 2016 summer reading theme from CSLP is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” and for iREAD it is “Read-For the Win!” Both summer reading themes involve a focus on health, wellness, sports and achievement.

Meeting Health Professionals Where They Meet

Kate Flewelling

Kate Flewelling

Out and About

Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator

Are you a librarian who works with health professionals? Are you interested in learning more about your clientele and their information needs? Are you looking to expand your own professional development?

Consider attending a health professional conference, workshop or webinar!