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Perinatal Project Event

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Would you like to learn about an innovative project that has the potential to improve the healthy newborn outcomes  through healthier and prolonged pregnancies?

 Join us for a presentation of the Perinatal Photosynthesis Module Project developed by the Pettaway Pursuit Foundation and funded by the New England Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Pettaway Pursuit Foundation is a maternal health and family organization aiming to empower expecting, at-risk mothers and new mothers with education and support.

The Pettaway doulas, (doulas are also known as women caregivers) will be demonstrating how mobile technology, through the use of tablets, enables the doulas to provide health education using the online resources of the National Library of Medicine to the expectant mothers and their families during home visits.  The tablets also enable the mothers to receive additional support and online engagement through video and group chats in the time between home visits.

This is a FREE community event.  All are welcome. 
The presentation will be at the University of Mass Medical School on

ThursdayApril 20th at 11AM in Amphitheatre II S4-102.

Please RSVP to Carmina Taylor (215) 284-5680,  or carmina.a.taylor@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Hospital Libraries Advisory Group

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Save the date!  Our Hospital Libraries Advisory Group (HLAG) will hold a virtual meeting on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 10:00am.

NNLM-NER will convene this meeting to select topics for future webinars and in-person meetings.
Sample topics of interest to hospital librarians include: solo librarians, library closures, hospital mergers, virtual libraries, and decision-making with regards to services/collections.
This meeting will be recorded for those who are unable to attend at that day/time.

NNLM-NER seeks to serve hospital librarians in New England by fostering communication, facilitating partnerships, providing educational opportunities, and identifying emerging roles for health information professionals.
Questions? Please contact Margot Malachowski at margot.malachowski@umassmed.edu

Site Visit! St. Joseph’s School

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Margot Malachowski, Education and Outreach Coordinator, visited St. Joseph’s School on a snowy first-day-of-spring.
NNLM provides technology funding in “under-connected” communities to enhance access to and use of quality health information.
Principal Michael Hackenson applied for a technology grant to purchase Chromebooks for his students.
Applicants for NNLM technology grants must provide demographic information and relevant statistics that supports the need for funding.

After the purchase of technology, our role is to train the faculty in accessing health information and lesson plans available through the National Library of Medicine.
Margot demonstrated using MedlinePlus for finding health information, including information on bullying.
She showed how to use the  Children’s Page to access lesson plans and games from Nemours Foundation, CDC, FDA and USDA.
NLM provides links to additional K-12 lesson plans on this Outreach Activities and Resources page.

Call for 2017-2018 Award Reviewers

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

NNLM NER is looking for local health science information professionals to help review applications for the 2017-2018 NNLM NER funding cycle.

Reviewers will be asked to read 2-5 award applications and score them using predetermined criteria. Information about how to score and what is needed will be provided to all reviewers.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about projects going on throughout New England and providing a service to fellow organizations.

Please note, there is a shorter turn around need this year. Reviewers will get the applications to review around April 10th. Reviews will need to be completed by April 19th.

If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Martha Meacham

Martha.meacham2@umassmed.edu – 508-856-1267

Your support of the award process, New England organizations, and NNLM NER is very appreciated.

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