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New Member Services Open House

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Are you new to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) or looking for a refresher on the many services the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) offers its members? Join MAR coordinators Lydia Collins and Elaina Vitale for this one-hour open house webinar!

April 20, 2017, 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Details and Registration

Attendees can expect to learn about appropriate resources, hear about MAR funding, and gather ideas for successful library/agency partnerships.

Not yet a Member? Fill out our application for membership today to qualify your organization for funding opportunities, free print and educational materials, opportunities for partnership, and so much more! Then register for this open house webinar, and bring your questions straight to our staff. We’re always happy to provide free consultations to organizations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

For organizations in other states, find your region to learn what services are available to you!

Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium Meeting

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Join members of the Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium (PCCLC) at the Harrisburg Area Community College for a half-day of free health programming! All are welcome to attend.

April 27, 2017, 9:00am – 2:00pm ET

Presentations will include:

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks & Benefits: Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics – Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator

Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. This class is a basic introduction for anyone who wants to understand how to communicate health information that involves numeracy. The purpose of this class is to understand risk and benefits from a layman’s perspective and to understand that the communication of numbers must be clear and easy to understand. In this 1.5 hour class, participants will also be introduced to several tools that will help in the development of educational materials. Audience is anyone providing health information to the general public, including healthcare instructors, public and medical librarians, patient educators. Attendees are eligible for 1.5 MLA CE, CHIS levels 1 & 2.

Learning to Liaise with Allied Health – David Nolfi, Duquesne University Health Sciences Librarian

Allied health programs are growing rapidly and in a multitude of areas, each with their own distinct standards and cultures of practice. This hands-on, interactive course will facilitate attendees’ exploration of allied health professions and education programs through guided activities. Instructors will facilitate a group discussion to help participants compare and contrast allied health professions, as well as identify interprofessional opportunities. Finally, the instructors will provide time for participants to reflect, plan, and collaborate on ways implement their knowledge upon return to their institution.  Throughout the session, the instructors will share best practices from the literature and personal experience when working with allied health programs. Additional benefits of the course including identifying other colleagues working with similar allied health programs, allowing for the development of a peer network among librarians working with similar programs.

For more details and registration information, visit our PCCLC meeting event page.

HSLANJ 45th Anniversary, Full-day Symposium

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) presents a special full-day Symposium and Reception to celebrate its 45th anniversary! Featuring design anthropologist, Nancy Fried Foster and librarian and UX guru, Pete Coco. This event is offered with support from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR).

Using Ethnography and User Experience in Health Sciences Libraries
March 20, 2017
Symposium: 8 am – 5 pm
Reception: 5 – 7 pm
7 MLA CE Credits pending

Details and Registration

This CE event and reception is open to HSLANJ members and non-members.

Location:
Heldrich Hotel & Conference Center
10 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, New Jersey

Cost:
$120 symposium and reception
$25 reception only

Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Registration Closing Soon! Summit on Disaster Recovery for Delaware

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and the Delaware Division of Libraries are sponsoring a summit at Dover Downs, Delaware.

Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others

February 28, 2017, 8:30 am – 4 pm ET

Agenda and Registration

The intent of this state-wide event is to connect library staff with emergency planners to help communities bounce back more quickly following a natural or man-made disaster. The focus is on developing partnerships and strategies before an emergency happens. Emergency responders will speak on ways libraries can assist them in mitigation and preparedness, response and recovery. An education component will incorporate National Library of Medicine resources, focusing on health and disaster information, to support responders and the community; and library staff. We will explore what it means for a library to be a ‘second responder’ for their respective emergency planning and patron communities.

The summit will be of interest to emergency planners, first responders, librarians, and organizations involved with disaster planning, response, and/or recovery.

Registration will close on Monday, February 20th. For more information, contact Michelle Burda.

Apply now: Systematic Review Workshops in Syracuse & NYC

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

CLRC & METRO, with support from NN/LM MAR and in partnership with The Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for Systematic Review workshops in NYC and Syracuse.

Systematic Reviews: Opportunities for Librarians provides information professionals with foundational knowledge about systematic reviews and an opportunity to engage in high-level discussions about involvement in such projects. The course runs on a flipped classroom model where didactic material is presented in an asynchronous online format over a period of two weeks and is followed closely by an intensive two day in-person workshop. Through a series of learning activities designed to stimulate thought and discussion, participants develop a toolkit of resources and strategies, as well as an action plan, to help foster greater involvement in systematic reviews at their institution.

This course is accredited for 20 MLA CE credits.

Online Component (All participants): April 3-16, 2017

New York, NY: April 17-18, 2017

Syracuse, NY: April 20-21, 2017

Cost: $100

Each two-day workshop (NYC & Syracuse) is limited to 25 participants.

This project has been funded in whole or in part by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

Preference will be given to applicants working at institutions based in New York State.

To apply to attend, please fill out the form at :

https://goo.gl/forms/kpuOEl7RK3deU6We2

Please use a modern browser (Chrome or Firefox) for best results

Deadline for Applications is Tuesday, January 17th at 5pm

 

For additional information, please contact Angela Thor: athor@clrc.org

New Grey Literature Report

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

From the Grey Literature Team:

the New York Academy of Medicine’s November Grey Literature Report has been published, with 187 new records.

Items are listed alphabetically by organization. If you would like to see the newest reports for 2016, click on the Date of Publication link.

The report’s focus is on the following topics:

Contact greylithelp@nyam.org for comments and questions.

Training Needs Assessment

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

From the NN/LM Training Office (NTO):

Learning: you do it every day because you’re curious and you want to stay informed. The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) can help you learn what you care about…and we’d like to do it on your terms.

Please complete our training needs assessment. By doing so, your responses will guide NN/LM in developing programs:

  • on the topics you want
  • at the right level
  • in a format that works for you

This needs assessment is being conducted by the NN/LM Training Office (NTO) and is estimated to take 10-15 minutes to complete. It will close on November 30, 2016. Your response is sincerely appreciated.

NLM Request for Information

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

The National Library of Medicine is undertaking a Strategic Planning Process and is soliciting input from its broad stakeholder community, including our Network members. Please ensure that your feedback is included in our strategic visioning.

Response Date: January 9, 2017

Please direct all inquiries to:

Office of Health Information Programs Development
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Telephone:  301-496-2311
Email relevant to this RFI: NLMStrategicPlan@nih.gov

9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Plan your attendance at EBLIP9, the 9th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. The theme this year is, “Embedding and Embracing Evidence.”

The call for papers and posters is open through November 15, 2016. Visit the conference website for more information on proposal submission and the review process.

Full conference pricing [US dollars] includes snacks throughout the conference, three lunches, an opening night reception, and second night conference banquet dinner in addition to keynotes, program sessions, and poster sessions:

  • Early Bird registration: $480 (now though February 28, 2017)
  • Standard registration: $565
  • Student registration: $300

Daily registration includes the reception, dinner, and/or lunch as scheduled that day:

  • One-day registration: $325

Pre-conference workshops are priced separately and may be registered for separately.

2016 Health Literacy Hero: Rosemarie Taylor

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

 

NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce Rosemarie Taylor, Manager of Library Services from Wilkes–Barre General Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA as the winner of our Health Literacy Heroes Award promoting health literacy in her organization. Please congratulate Rosemarie, and as you read about her involvement in her organization you will understand why she is our Health Literacy Hero for 2016.

Wilkes-Barre General Hospital recently began a Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) focusing on Health Literacy (HL) as a patient risk. Rosemarie was invited to be part of the planning committee for the FMEA and she plays a key role in the committee, not only providing resources, but is an active participant in the process. Since HL is such a large topic, the committee decided to focus on medication instruction during the discharge process since this could affect patient compliance, additional ER visits, and readmissions. It could also impact the hospital’s HCHAPS communication scores. The Library is supporting these efforts by introducing the HL topic to staff and physicians through its newsletter. Additional in-depth HL and Teach-Back education for staff and physicians will be implemented in the near future.  An in depth article about Rosemarie’s project with be featured in the next edition of the MAReport.