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Accepting Applications for Health Literacy Heroes

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

MAR is celebrating National Medical Librarians Month AND Health Literacy Month by awarding a Health Literacy Hero with a professional development award! Are you a Health Literacy Hero or do you know a Health Literacy Hero? Health Literacy Heroes identify and solve health literacy problems in their communities and organizations. If you’re a hospital or academic medical librarian, send us your stories highlighting programs, partnerships or accomplishments that demonstrate how you’re a Health Literacy Hero! For more information about Health Literacy Month and ideas visit http://www.healthliteracymonth.org/health-literacy-heroes/ created by Helen Osborne.

For instance, did you:

  • Develop or participate in a unique service or program for a particular patient organization?
  • Promote health literacy within your organization or community?
  • Work to create easy-to-read or easy-to-use materials?
  • Collaborate with a partner to boost health literacy in your community?
  • Create a course or program that teaches health literacy elements?
  • And so on!

Tell us about it! Submit your project by Friday, October 21 using the attached slides. Add photos and graphics to your project description to make your projects stand out! We will post your stories on the MARquee News Blog throughout October, and members will vote for their favorite entry. Voting instructions will be posted after the submission deadline.

The winner will be eligible to receive a professional development award of $1,500 that may be used for any conference or class that will further his/her professional development or nurture their interest in the field. Awards are cost-reimbursable and are issued to the institution and not an individual.

Submission guidelines:

  • Deadline for submissions: COB Friday, October 21
  • Send to: nnlmmar@pitt.edu now through October 21
  • Stories should reflect anything done within the last year including this month (Oct. 2015-Oct. 2016)
  • Use any of the template slides (below) to describe your project and fill out the details (format is up to you). Limit 3 slides.
  • Award is available for hospital and academic medical/health sciences librarians
  • Multiple entries may be received from the same library or library system, but they will be voted on as separate entries. It will be up to the winning library to determine who will receive the award.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions but we will not change content.

Use of Funding:

  • Professional development opportunities must be completed before April 30, 2017.
  • Funding can be used to cover costs of professional development courses/conferences such as registration or speaker fees and travel expenses (airfare, hotel, per diem, etc.).

Health Literacy Heroes template slides

Health Literacy Heroes examples

Summer ’16 issue of the MAReport is now available!

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Closing out the summer, NN/LM MAR is proud to share the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter, the MAReport! In this edition:

Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale shares her thoughts about the exciting features of the PubMed commenting system in her Academic Outreach article, Focus on PubMed Commons.

Health Professions Coordinator Kate Flewelling discusses resources and initiatives for quality dental care in her Out and About article, Oral Health.

Consumer Health Coordinator Lydia Collins discusses K-12 resource trainings and guides from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in her Consumer Connections article, Back to School with NLM Resources.

Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda highlights some extensive National Institute on Aging (NIA) resources for Go4Life Month in her Sharing & Caring article, Celebrate Go4Life.

Anja Bouchard shares her experiences as a Librarian with the Clinton Essex Franklin Library System in our featured  Member Spotlight.

Executive Director Renae Barger gives a brief overview of new NN/LM MAR funding opportunities in her MAR Highlights article, New Round of Funding is now available!

MAR Director Barbara Epstein shares her thoughts on the impact of special advisory groups in her Director’s Musings article, Looking Forward with New MAR Advisory Group Members.

To read the entire Summer 2016 newsletter or find articles from a previous edition, please visit: https://nnlm.gov/mar/newsletter/

New Funding Opportunities from the Middle Atlantic Region

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Clinical and Public Health Outreach:  Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use health information in practice and/or in patient education.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Emergency Preparedness / Library Partnership:  Strengthen the involvement of public and health sciences libraries in assisting with health and disaster information needs before, during and after an emergency and building community resilience.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Literacy Project:  Promote a culture of health literacy within the organization.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Health Sciences Library Project:  Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery within their institution and/or outreach community.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Outreach to Consumers:  Improve health information literacy and increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information.
Amount:  Up to $15,000
Application Deadline:  August 22nd, 2016
Details

Grants and Proposal Writing: Applying for NN/LM MAR funding

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Join MAR for a special Grants and Proposal Writing class! The session will begin with an overview of applying for NN/LM MAR funding, including the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan. The webinar will end with time for you to ask questions directly to Executive Director and MAR staff.

By attending the 1.5 hour webinar and completing a post-test, participants will receive 2 MLA CE.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 10:00-11:30 am ET

Details and registration: https://nnlm.gov/ntc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=511

Lunch with the RML: Let’s get ready for funding!

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

In preparation for MAR funding opportunities planned to be announced in the next few days, MAR’s  Lunch with the RML monthly webinar series will kick off on July 28 by highlighting 4 very different types of outreach from last year’s funding.  We hope these creative, successful projects will spur ideas for you to apply for a project this year!

Yini Zhu, Rutgers University, George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences will showcase this powerful project done with a $3,000 Health Information Awareness Award!  Spreading Health Awareness with Resources and Education (SHARE) program was a successful outreach effort that increased awareness of NLM’s consumer health information resources while promoting the libraries’ resources and services to the Rutgers University and University Hospital community.

Laraine Tursi,  Coney Island Hospital, Harold Fink Memorial Library will highlight her Smartboard Interactive Display project which emphasizes an innovative approach for a hospital librarian to partner with her Medical Education Committee and Research Department to promote evidence based resources throughout the institution.

Sherry Morgan and Barbara Cavanaugh, University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library will present the Philadelphia Free Library and University of Pennsylvania Consumer Health Education Partnership which emphasizes a unique approach, for health sciences librarians to partner with their school of nursing and local public libraries to introduce NLM resources and offer health programs to consumers.

Christina Pope, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library, will represent the Pet First Aid (aka Healthy Pet Project), which represents creative ways to incorporate NLM resources into education and outreach events by partnering with public libraries and veterinarians to develop a project that has  raised awareness throughout the state of NY and has gone on to receive outside funding support.

Thursday, July 28, 12-1PM ET

Register now: https://nnlm.gov/mar/training/register.html%20?schedule_id=4031

Registration now open for symposium on the changing landscape of health sciences libraries

Friday, February 12th, 2016

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce that we have been collaborating with the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) and the NN/LM Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SE/A) to co-sponsor the following symposium addressing the changing landscape of health sciences libraries.

Registration is now open!  “Teaching & Learning in New Library Spaces: The Changing Landscape of Health Sciences Libraries” – Are you wondering what academic health sciences libraries will look like in the future? Have you been puzzling about how to fit new programs or neighbors into your existing library space?  Are you contemplating a renovation project?  Are you looking for ideas about how to spruce up some tired library areas?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, join us in Philadelphia on April 18, 2016!

There is no registration fee but space is limited and will be open first to members of NN/LM MAR, AAHSL and NN/LM SE/A.

Additionally, NN/LM MAR members may apply for a travel stipend to offset expenses to commute to Philadelphia.

View the full schedule, register, submit a lightning talk and get all the details here!

Medical Librarians – Tell Your Story for a Chance to Win a $1500 Professional Development Award

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

In preparation to celebrate National Medical Librarians Month we are asking you to send us your stories highlighting any programs, partnerships, or accomplishments you would like to share with your colleagues.  (Please include photos or graphics.) Submissions may include, but are not limited to the following:

Did you:

  • develop a creative way to teach research skills to healthcare professionals?
  • develop a relationship or reach out to a stakeholder, community group or organization that may be unique to what you have done in the past?
  • participate in or develop a program or project that you are proud of and would like to share with your colleagues?
  • receive an award or special recognition for the work you do?
  • develop or participate in an unique service or program for a particular patient population (examples: cancer patients, Alzheimer’s patients, AIDS patients, support group, pet therapy, art therapy etc.)
  • support your organization in their journey to Magnet status?

This is your opportunity to share all that you do and to inspire others! We will post your stories on the MARquee News Blog throughout the month of October.

This year the winning submission will be chosen by you. We will be asking all of you to vote for your favorite entry.  Voting instructions will be posted after the submission deadline, October 23.

The winner will be eligible to receive a professional development award of $1500 that may be used for any conference or class that will further his/her professional development or nurture their interest in the field.

Submission guidelines:

  • Deadline for submissions: October 23
  • Send to: nnlmmar@pitt.edu now through October 23
  • Stories should reflect anything done within the last year (Oct. 2014-Oct. 2015)
  • Word count: whatever you need
  • Multiple entries may be received from the same library or library system, but they will be voted on as separate entries. It will be up to the winning library to determine who will receive the award.
  • We reserve the right to edit submissions but we will not change content.

Stay connected & watch for your story to be featured!

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML)

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Join us on July 30 to learn about these exciting MAR-funded projects!

Project: Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age
Awardee: Michelle DiMeo, formerly from Philadelphia College of Physicians and now at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
Description: Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia held a conference titled Emerging Roles for Historical Medical Libraries: Value in the Digital Age as part of its 225th anniversary celebration. This conference helped to identify the emerging roles for medical history libraries and librarians in the digital age and helped them to strengthen their involvement within their institutions and the greater community.

Project: Archival Images Digitization: Telling the Penn State Hershey Story
Awardee: David Brennan: George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library, Pennsylvania State University, Penn State College of Medicine
Description: This project digitized and made accessible the collection of visual media held by the George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library. The collection consists of approximately 3,200 35mm slides and negatives and 2,900 photographic images, covering subject areas related to the history of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and the Penn State College of Medicine since their inception. These collections are frequently used in support of public relations and historical documentation efforts by various units of the Medical Center, the College and Penn State University, most recently for the 40th anniversary documentary Memories and Milestones. The project applied appropriate metadata to the image collection and made a resulting repository available on the University’s ContentDM platform for use by researchers and others.

Project: Bridging the Gap II: Outreach to Improve Public Awareness and Access to Health Information
Awardee: Ophelia Morey, University at Buffalo, Health Sciences Library
Description: This project informed the target population about health information available from the partnership between the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) and the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UB HSL), including increasing awareness about resources and services of the National Library of Medicine. Because of the lack of consumer health information programming at most B&ECPL locations this project targeted primarily B&ECPL adult library patrons including seniors who visit urban, suburban and rural library locations, in addition to health-related professionals who may serve these areas.

Date / Time:  July 30th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required

PubMed for Trainers is coming to NYC in August

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Would you like to gain new search skills and brush up on existing PubMed skills?  Then join the National Library of Medicine Training Center for PubMed for Trainers in New York City at NYU’s Bobst Library. PubMed for Trainers offers an in-depth behind the scenes look at PubMed. You will:

  • Fill any gaps in general knowledge you might have about MEDLINE and PubMed.
  • Enhance your knowledge of the MEDLINE database
  • Identify what the National Library of Medicine considers good background information.
  • Improve your PubMed search technique.
  • Improve your ability to analyze and implement Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
  • Employ the features and functions of PubMed for use in searching and training
  • Experience peer collaboration and learning

What is the format of PubMed for Trainers?

PubMed for Trainers is a 4-part series of classes; 3 online plus 1 in-person class.

When is PubMed for Trainers?

The series of classes is scheduled for the following dates (attendance in all sessions is required):

Session One (online): August 5, 2015 10am-11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Two (online): August 12, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Three (online): August 19, 2015 10am – 11:30am ET; optional 30 minute instructional design component immediately after PubMed content

Session Four (in-person): August 27, 2015 9:00am – 4:30PM ET (This class will be held at New York University Bobst Library).

What should I expect from the class?

The classes consist of lectures, individual exercises, group work and discussions, plus approximately 2-3 hours of independent homework.

How many MLA CE Credits will I get?

When you complete the PubMed portion of the class, you will receive 13 MLA CE credit hours.

If you also complete the optional instructional design module, you will receive an additional 3 MLA CE credit hours.

For a complete description, go to: http://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/class_details.html?class_id=359

To register, visit: https://nnlm.gov/ntcc/classes/register.html?schedule_id=3405

Apply for Professional Development funding to pay for your travel: http://nnlm.gov/mar/funding/prof_dev_awards2015

Awardee Project Reports (Lunch with the RML)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

An Assessment of Health Information Needs of Critical Access Hospitals in Pennsylvania and New York

Presenter:  Madhu Reddy, The Pennsylvania State University, College of Information Sciences and Technology

The primary goals of the project were to identify the health information technology (HIT) and health information needs of critical access hospitals (CAHs) and to identify challenges that CAHs face in implementing and maintaining their HIT to support their information needs.

Waiting Room Education

Presenter:  Kristine Voos, CHES, Public Health Educator, Genesee County Health Department

The Genesee County Health Department (DOH) empowers its patients with education, by promoting and providing access to reliable health information via computer tablets and other supportive technology, such as a printer, during their time spent in the clinic waiting room.

iPad Technology:  Targeted Evolution of Embedded Librarian Services

Presenter:  Deborah Chiarella, Coordinator – Education Services/Senior Assistant Librarian, University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library

University at Buffalo Health Sciences Librarians experimented with embedded librarianship using mobile technology through the use of iPads to answer point-of-need reference and clinical queries. In doing so the goal was that spontaneous instruction sessions would occur outside of the physical confines of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library (UBHSL) creating more opportunities to reach both students and faculty, support bibliographic instruction endeavors and introduce constituents to both library databases and NN/LM tools and resources.

Date / Time:  June 25th / Noon – 1 pm (ET)

Where:   https://webmeeting.nih.gov/lunch2/

Online / No Registration Required