Previous Issues

How Does it All Fit Together?

Barbara Epstein

Barbara Epstein

Director’s Musings

Barbara Epstein, Director

It’s an understatement to say that the United States government is an extremely large and enormously complicated operation. Excluding the military, about 2.5 million people are employed by the federal government in hundreds of agencies, departments and commissions. So where does the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) sit in this bureaucracy and how is it organized?

Celebrating MAR Partners!

Renae Barger

Renae Barger

MAR Highlights

Renae Barger, Executive Director

On January 20, I had the privilege of attending the 98th annual meeting for the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA). During the meeting, NJHA and its Health Research and Educational Trust of New Jersey (HRET) recognized organizations that identify community needs and implement programs to serve those needs. Two of our regional partners, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and Saint Peters University Hospital (SPUH) received the HRET Community Outreach Award for Enhancing Access and Quality of Care to Reduce Healthcare Disparities for their program titled, “Outside the Box: Partnering with Local Libraries to Increase Community Health Literacy.”

Member Spotlight: Carol Cave-Davis

Carol Cave-Davis

Carol Cave-Davis

Carol Cave-Davis, AHIP

Director, Medical Library at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center & Coordinator of Library Services, Medisys Health Network

Queens, New York

In my family, graduations are celebratory events punctuated by storytelling. My graduation from Pratt Institute with an MSLIS was no different. My younger brother told the story of his 9 year old sister (me) taking him at age 5 to the public library to get his first library card.

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

Michelle Burda

Michelle Burda

Sharing & Caring

Michelle Burda, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator

On Tuesday, February 28, 2017, The Disaster Research Center, at the University of Delaware, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region and the Delaware Division of Libraries sponsored Disaster Recovery for Delaware: Exploring Potential Partnerships Among Emergency Planners, First Responders, Librarians and Others. This summit  brought together Delaware public, health sciences, and academic librarians, emergency management directors, operation planners from Delaware Emergency Management Agency, the Medical Reserve Corps, healthcare professionals and other agencies involved with disaster planning, response, and/or recovery.

The Future of Libraries is Now – Are You Ready to Transform Your Community?

Lydia Collins

Lydia Collins

Consumer Connections

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator

This year I had the opportunity to attend the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. My days were full of committee meetings, conference sessions and networking with members. ALA Midwinter also consisted of a Symposium on the Future of Libraries. Now, we all know that libraries of all types are more than just the buildings and books they house. Libraries are places of community and engagement. There are numerous opportunities for libraries to provide the communities they serve with more than access to resources, but also serve as places for safe dialogue, individual learning, and social interaction. This is all done through the services they provide and programs that they offer.

Resources for 4H

Kate Flewelling

Kate Flewelling

Out and About

Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) may not be an obvious choice for 4H staff and volunteers to look for activities and resources. However, many NLM resources are directly relevant to 4H’s Healthy Living and STEM and Agriculture programs for youth.

Librarians and the Final Rule

Elaina Vitale

Elaina Vitale

Academic Outreach

Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator

Clinical trials have numerous public and ethical benefits. Their results give researchers the ability to evaluate the efficacy of medical interventions within a trial population or to research the risk factors of certain conditions, and clinical trials allow for voluntary public participation in relevant studies. No matter the results of a trial, trials create worthwhile data that the public can benefit from accessing.

Make Life a Little Easier with an NNLM Account

Hannah Sinemus

Hannah Sinemus

Behind the Scenes

Hannah Sinemus, Technology Liaison

Our new and improved website has been active for a little over three months now, and one of the most frequent questions we receive is, why should I create an NNLM account? The answer is simple: if you enjoy all of the services that NNLM offers, an account will serve to benefit you. Of course, every organization that asks you to create an account would say the same, so for the skeptics in our audience, let me explain.