Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category
Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR), invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018.
Five award types are available for outreach projects that:
- Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;
- Strengthen the involvement of libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency;
- Promote a culture of health literacy within an organization;
- Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery; and
- Increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information.
Applicants may request up to $15,000. The application deadline for these is 5:00 pm ET on Monday, April 17, 2017.
While funds are available, applications are also being accepted on a continuous basis for awards that:
- Promote and demonstrate NLM products to target populations while exhibiting at a local or regional meeting or conference.
- Increase awareness of NLM products and biomedical and health information support services offered by libraries, community- and faith-based organizations, health departments, health centers and other organizations serving as conduits of information access.
- Expand professional knowledge and experience in order to provide improved health information access and delivery.
- Support NNLM collaboration with Network members to plan symposia or large-scale professional development activities that address current trends in the healthcare landscape and their impact on information access and delivery.
Review all of our funding opportunities before beginning your application. Questions about funding or about specific awards can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
Join our Education & Health Literacy Coordinator, Michelle Burda, at the Where to Turn Resource Fair on Friday, September 16! Michelle will be giving a presentation to celebrate the Go4Life initiative, promoting healthy living for older adults, and other resources from the National Institute on Aging and NLM NIH Senior Health.
The Where to Turn Resource Fair will feature speakers and exhibitors that have a stake in the growing access to our region’s community resources.
When: September 16, 8AM-12:30PM
Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh, PA.
Admission is free and continuing education credits will be awarded, however registration is required. Please visit the Fair event page for more details.
Saturday, March 21st, 2015
We are delighted to announce that one of our Network members will be at the NLM booth at MLA. Claire Joseph of Jules Redish Memorial Library, South Nassau Communities Hospital, Oceanside, NY, will be telling her story about the MLA Disaster Information Specialization. We hope you drop by.
Monday, March 2nd, 2015
Falk Library in Pittsburgh, PA will be hosting a new NLM traveling exhibit, Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness, from March 17, 2015 through May 31, 2015.
To promote the exhibit, a few resources have been developed:
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
The National Library of Medicine has announced that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr. The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections. The National Library of Medicine now joins a distinguished, international group of nearly one hundred cultural institutions in providing greater access to its collection and inviting public use of and engagement with these images held in the public trust through The Commons on Flickr.
Images from the historical collections of the History of Medicine Division, including public health posters, book illustrations, photographs, fine art work, and ephemera, have always been available through the Images from the History of Medicine database, which includes over 70,000 images illustrating the social and historical aspects of medicine dated from the 15th to the 21st century. Now, they can also be accessed through the Commons on Flickr via a photostream, where visitors can contribute information about the images by adding comments and tags. By adding a new way to see its collections through Flickr NLM hopes to learn more details about its collections, create dialog about its holdings, and share knowledge with the public. The collection of images on Flickr will continue to grow so visitors can check back regularly for new content!
Monday, September 8th, 2014
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. What better way to celebrate than receiving some funding from NN/LM MAR to promote your services! We still have funds available for Health Information Awareness Awards. These awards allow you up to $3,000 to purchase posters or flyers or hold an event to showcase the amazing work that you do!
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):
The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources. The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations. The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network. This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.
The very short posting time of July 22 – July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply. One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”
The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page: www.nlm.nih.gov.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district. As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.
If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.
Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine
Friday, May 9th, 2014
All MAR staff will be attending MLA in Chicago, May 15th – May 21st. So we ask your patience while we’re out of the office. We hope that if you’re attending MLA, please stop to say hello or drop by to visit us at one of our presentations, meetings, etc. We’d love to see you!
Friday, May 9th, 2014
NLM would like to invite all of you to stop by and visit at exhibit booth #326 (May 17 – 20) to meet staff and see NLM products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics.
Check out all the events that include presentations/posters: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/ma14/ma14_mla_invite.html
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Check out the Fall 2013 issue of our newsletter, The MAReport: http://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/.
NOTE: We encourage you to subscribe so MAReport will be delivered to your inbox.
To subscribe: http://www.hsls.pitt.edu/www/updatenewsletterlist/?p=subscribe&id=3