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Archive for November, 2012

What is “508 Compliance” and Why Do I Need to Know?

Saturday, November 10th, 2012


Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator

Eric Schaffer / NIH

Many members of our network have received funding from MAR over the years.  If a website is developed under one of these awards, the website must comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, requiring Federal government agencies to provide accessible web content to people with disabilities.

National Medical Librarians Month Winner Announced!

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

National Medical Librarians Month gives information professionals an opportunity to market their services and highlight their contributions to research, education and improved patient outcomes.  MAR celebrated medical librarians by asking them to share stories of activities and events surrounding National Medical Librarians Month.

Congratulations to Schaffer Library of Health Sciences at Albany Medical College.  Their entry was randomly selected in the MAR National Medical Librarians Month contest to receive an award for registration and airfare to MLA 2013!

Upcoming Education, Training & Exhibits

Saturday, November 10th, 2012



Event:  NLM Consumer Health Resources for Caregivers (Online Boost Box session)
Presenter:  Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator
Date:  December 11, 2012
Location:  Online

Event:  New Roles for Librarians (Online Boost Box session)
Presenter:  Mark Vrabel, Information Resources Supervisor, Oncology Nursing Society
Date:  January 8, 2013
Location:  Online

Event:  MedlinePlus and More (Course)
Presenter:  Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator
Dates:  January 15 – February 5, 2013
Location:  Online

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