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Thanks to Our RAC and SAG Members

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Barbara EpsteinDirector’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

It’s hard to believe that we are actively planning for our third contract year of serving as the home of the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region.  Each of our staff members has grown in ways they couldn’t have imagined when they first joined us. They’ve mastered PR and marketing, bolstered online and face-to-face communication and teaching skills, mentored award applicants, and planned outreach programs for audiences as diverse as elementary students to senior clinicians.  All this while juggling calendars, airline schedules, hotel reservations, and office construction.

My Experience with MLA’s Disaster Information Specialization Program

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Claire B. Joseph

Member Spotlight

Claire B. Joseph, MS, MA, AHIP
Director, Medical Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY

Furthering my education and broadening my horizons has always been a vital part of both my professional and personal philosophy.  So when the opportunity arose to take two courses for the new MLA Disaster Information Specialization Program after MLA 2012, I jumped at the chance.  Little did I know then that I would be inspired to pursue both “Level I” and “Level II” designations!

New Funding Opportunities from NN/LM MAR

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Renae BargerMAR Highlights

Renae Barger, Executive Director

Each year MAR offers a variety of funding opportunities for medical, public and school libraries, information centers, and organizations providing health information services.  Such funding supports projects designed to improve health information services; increase awareness and access to biomedical information for health professionals; and educate and empower health care consumers.  Funding is an excellent way to get support for a new service or project and get recognition within your institution or community.

Environmental Health Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Kate FlewellingOut and About

Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a number of environmental health information resources for health professionals and the public.  This article highlights a few.

Household Products Database

What is your Elevator Message?

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Michelle Burda Sharing & Caring

Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator

My idea of an “elevator message” is to be able to deliver an important message from you to someone in your organization in the brief time you spend on an elevator ride.

An elevator message needs to be:


  • focused
  • brief, no more than 90 seconds
  • valuable to the listener
  • memorable
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