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Archive for 2013

MAR Winter Break (Revised)

Monday, December 16th, 2013

MAR will be closed for their Winter Break from Monday, December 23, 2013 – Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  We wish you all a very Happy Holidays!

Interested in Funding for Technology?

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Would you like to welcome the new year with some new technology?  NN/LM MAR has some available funds to offer at least 1 technology improvement award.

To learn what kinds of technology funding MAR has awarded in the past, visit:

MAR Member Wins Rural Health Award

Friday, December 13th, 2013

The Partnership for Better Health, an NN/LM MAR member, recently received the 2013 Community Rural Health Program of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health. The Partnership, a community foundation in central PA, was “recognized for its tireless efforts and extensive work in Perry County to address health disparities, create a community-based coalition to meet the needs of the medically underserved in the county, and support clinical staff and programs.” Congratulations!

Prezi for Presentations (Boost Box session)

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Presenter:                          Julia Jankovic, Technology Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


Date / Time:                      Tuesday, January 14, 2014 / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:                               Online / No Registration Required

Summary:  Prezi is a web-based presentation tool that allows you to think outside the slide.  In this session, Julia will introduce the unique features of Prezi, discuss the advantages over and making the transition from PowerPoint, and demonstrate creating your first Prezi.

NLM Exhibition Program and Health Information Program Planning

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Presenter:                          Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, NN/LM MAR


Date / Time:                      Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Where:                               Online

Summary:  This session designed specifically for public/school library staff will provide an overview of the National Library of Medicine’s Exhibition Program.  Additionally, ideas on how to integrate health information programming in public library settings will be discussed.  Registration priority will be given to NN/LM members in NY, NJ, PA and DE.

MAR Winter Break

Friday, December 13th, 2013

MAR will be closed for their Winter Break from Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  We wish you all a very Happy Holidays!

NLM Holiday Closures

Friday, December 13th, 2013

NLM will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2013 and January 1, 2014  for New Year’s Day.

NLM wishes all of you a joyous holiday season and a happy and healthy 2014!

Health Happens in Libraries Webinar

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 ♦ 2 pm Eastern / 11 am Pacific ♦ 60 min


Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide. Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics, and share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.

Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:

  • Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
  • Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library

If you cannot attend this live session, a recorded archive will be available to view at your convenience. Please sign up here if you’d like to receive notifications about this project, including when the archive is available.

DOCLINE OUT-OF-OFFICE (OOO) Memo | Holiday Reminder Notice

Friday, December 13th, 2013

As you are planning to take time off during the upcoming holidays season, remember to submit your DOCLINE OUT-OF-OFFICE Memo in a timely manner.

The MAR office will be closed from December 24, 2013 through January 1, 2014.  On these days, DOCLINE will not be monitored because the DOCLINE Coordinator (Michelle Burda) will be off.

The DOCLINE OOO Memo turns off Lending, not Borrowing:

Submit your closures as quickly as possible.

Call for Applications: Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Friday, December 13th, 2013