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Archive for January, 2012

INVITATION: The Health Care Law and Prevention

Friday, January 6th, 2012

You are invited to a conference call on:

Prevention and Health Reform: Bringing Health to Where We Live, Learn, Work, Pray and Play

(Hosted By the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)

Tuesday, January 10 at 1:00 pm ET

You must RSVP to attend. Please RSVP here no later than Monday, January 9 at 1:00 pm EST.

  • Call-In information will be provided 24 hours prior to the call ONLY to those who RSVP.
  • PowerPoint slides are available by clicking here (Prevention and Health Reform Slides under “Resources”).

Please submit any questions you have in advance of the call to

Call for Intern Hosts for Environmental Health

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Dylan Rain Tree
Assistant Exhibition Coordinator-Contractor
Office of Communications and Public Liaison
National Library of Medicine
8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38
Bethesda, MD 20894

Mobile Tools and Apps: Presentation at the Disaster Information Specialist Meeting

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The Disaster Information Specialist monthly meeting is open to all and may be attended in-person or by Adobe Connect.   The meeting will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1:30 PM ET.

We will be launching and demonstrating the NEW National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center’s topic page “Disaster Apps and Mobile-Optimized Web Pages” at the meeting.  As part of the launch, the meeting will feature a presentation on disaster-related mobile tools and apps by NLM’s Siobhan Champ-Blackwell and Jamie Peacock.  They will cover some of the basics of mobile technologies, including the difference between an app and a mobile-optimized Web site.  They will also highlight some of the most useful apps and tools to have on a mobile device prior to/during emergencies and disasters.

** This meeting will be held using Adobe Connect **

To join the meeting at 1:30 pm ET, Thursday, January 12 click on:

Enter your name in the guest box and click  “Enter Room.”  A box should pop-up asking for your phone number.  Enter your number and the system will call you.
For those who cannot use the call-back feature, the dial-in information is below.
Dial-In:  1-888-757-2790
Pass-Code: 745907

If you have never attended an Adobe Connect meeting before:

• Test your connection:

• Get a quick overview:

** OR, if you can attend the meeting by joining us in our offices at 6707 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD, Suite 440. Park in the visitor’s parking lot (we will validate your parking), walk to the middle building (Democracy Two) and take the elevator to the 4th floor. Suite 440 is around the corner behind the elevators.**

Elizabeth Norton, Librarian
Disaster Information Management Research Center
Specialized Information Services Division
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, MD 20892-5467

MAR is Seeking Your Expertise as a Volunteer

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Calling on MAR members to bring their expertise to volunteer and serve on the MAR Regional Advisory Committee or a Special Advisory Group

MAR is forming its Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs):

Now is your chance to help shape MAR programming and showcase your expertise.  To volunteer, complete our online application form ( by January 22, 2012.

One in-person meeting will be scheduled before April 30th to introduce members.  Virtual meetings will occur at least every quarter.

Don’t Miss Upcoming Workshops Just Around the Corner!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Mark these dates in your calendar and join us for the following workshops…

January 9th:

January 17thPatient Safety Resource Seminar: Librarians on the Front Lines (Online: 1/17/2012 – 2/17/2012)

January 23rd:  EBM for Librarians (Bronx, NY)

February 6thBeyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library (Online: 2/6/2012 – 3/9/2012)

Professional Development Awards Available

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012
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