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Archive for 2013 A Resource for Patients, Clinicians, Researchers and Librarians

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Kate FlewellingOut and About

Kate Flewelling, Outreach was launched in 2000 by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  In 2008, as a result of Section 801 of the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007, was expanded to include basic results reporting, including adverse effects.  Due to reporting bias, results reported in may not be published anywhere else.

What is PubMed Health and Why Would I Ever Use it?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

CyberCastMissy Harvey

Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator

PubMed Health is a resource from National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) announced in 2011 providing easy-to-read consumer guides of comparative effectiveness research (CER), fact sheets on diseases and conditions, information on drugs and supplements, overviews of health topics, and links to external websites.

Upcoming Education, Training & Exhibits

Monday, November 18th, 2013


Event:  Geeks Bearing Gifts:  Unwrapping New Technology Trends (Course)
Presenter:  Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator
Date:  November 1, 8, and 15, 2013
Location:  Online

Event:  Science Teachers of New York State Conference (Exhibitor and Presenter)
Presenter:  Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator
Date:  November 3-4, 2013
Location:  Rochester, NY

Year Two by the Numbers

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Barbara EpsteinDirector’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through our five-year contract. It’s been a whirlwind journey of learning about our region and building programs. You may be interested in a summary of our activities in Year 2 (May 2012 – April 2013).

The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Carrie BanksMember Spotlight

Carrie Banks
Supervising Librarian
The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs
Brooklyn Public Library

When I was a branch librarian at NYPL’s smallest branch, a young boy came in looking for a book for school.  We went through every book I thought appropriate and didn’t find one, both of us becoming frustrated in the process.  Finally he said, “It’s not your fault.  I’m stupid.  I have learning disabilities.”  I replied that I have learning disabilities (LD) too.  We soon found a book.  He returned with his mother just before closing and told her, “See, she’s the one, she has learning disabilities and she’s not stupid.”  Not long afterwards I moved to Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and took over the Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs.

Affordable Care Act Resources for Libraries

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Renae BargerMAR Highlights

Renae Barger, Executive Director

No doubt, many public and hospital libraries are beginning to see an influx of questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance options.  Libraries are known to provide unbiased access to information, making them a logical choice for consumers to turn to for ACA information.  As a regional medical library, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) is dedicated to providing updates to library staff on available information resources to assist with understanding the ACA and supporting the general public in making informed decisions.

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