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Past Presentations

5 days ago

National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists
Date: Nov 12, 2018
Elaina Vitale, MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented "National Library of Medicine Resources for Citizen Scientists" for members of the Association of College and Research Libraries Health Special Interest Group (ACRL HSIG). 

3 weeks ago

Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM's Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Date: Oct 26, 2018
Elaina Vitale, MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented "Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM's Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-thon" at the Documents Association of New Jersey meeting in Trenton, NJ. There is a growing trend in libraries of engaging their communities with information and open data by holding Wikipedia edit-a-thons. During these events, participants learn about the culture and norms of this widely-used online resource through hands-on editing of articles, including improving citations and adding new facts. This presentation will report on the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) health-focused online edit-a-thon, which took place on April 17, 2018. The event utilized librarians' research skills to make Wikipedia a better and more evidence-based resource by using National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources to edit content and citations. A second NNLM edit-a-thon is planned for November 7, 2018, focusing on women's health.

1 month ago

Citizen Science and Libraries: Changing the World!
Date: Oct 17, 2018
Elaina Vitale, MAR Academic and Data Services Coordinator, presented "Citizen Science and Libraries: Changing the World!" at the Pennsylvania Library Association meeting in Harrisburg, PA.
Date: Sep 27, 2018
Health Professions Coordinator presented Trusted Resources to Support Rural Health at the New York State Association of Rural Health annual conference.

3 months ago

Date: Aug 3, 2018
Health Professions Coordinator, Erin Seger, offered a one hour presentation at the Mazzoni Center Trans Wellness Conference in Philadelphia, PA. This presentation focused on evaluating websites for reliability and the demonstration of trusted online resources that provide consumer health information for transgender individuals.

4 months ago

Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM's Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
Date: Jun 27, 2018
Elaina Vitale (NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator), Ann Glusker (NNLM PNR Research and Data Coordinator) and Franda Liu (NNCO Project Scientist) presented Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM's Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon as part of the NFAIS workshop - Wikipedia: Its Impact on Research and Medical Discovery.
'Engage for Health': a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your Library
Date: Jun 23, 2018
Presented by MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling: Are you interested in offering a health literacy program at your library? Are you unsure of what types of programs to run or what free resources are available to you? Come and learn about ‘Engage for Health,’ a community health education “program in a box” that you can offer at your library! ‘Engage for Health’ teaches attendees how to effectively communicate with health care providers. The program materials are freely available for libraries of all types to use, and include presentation slides (with speaker notes), a role play exercise, a pre-post evaluation tool, and marketing tools. Come and learn how easy it is to offer this health literacy program for your community!

5 months ago

Date: Jun 13, 2018
Elaina Vitale (NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator), Ann Glusker (NNLM PNR Research and Data Coordinator) and Franda Liu (NNCO Project Scientist) presented Collaboration and Innovation: NNLM's Nationwide Online Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon as part of NISO's Virtual Conference, Open Data Projects.
Date: May 30, 2018
Elaina Vitale, NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator, presented Opioid Use Awareness and Health Information Resources for members of the Nassau County Library Association in Uniondale, NY.
Date: May 22, 2018
Elaina Vitale (NNLM MAR Academic Coordinator), Kate Flewelling (NNLM MAR Executive Director), Tony Nguyen (NNLM SEA Executive Director) and Lisa Smith (NNLM SCR Executive Director) presented "Training, Program Ideas, Health Information Resources, Funding" as part of the Health Information for Public Librarians symposium at the 2018 Medical Library Association meeting in Atlanta, GA.

9 months ago

Date: Feb 12, 2018
Elaina Vitale, MAR Academic Coordinator, presented PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine for Lincoln University nursing faculty, students, and health sciences librarians. 

11 months ago

Improving Health & Mental Health Literacy in Diverse Communities: Why Partnerships Matter
Date: Dec 5, 2017
Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, presented "Where can I find health information in …? Health Information Resources for a Multilingual and Multicultural Community" at the New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence 2017 Annual Meeting.
Date: Dec 1, 2017
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NNLM MAR presented the webinar Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Tween/Teen Substance Use Awareness.
Date: Dec 1, 2017
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NNLM MAR presented Organs, Genetics, Diseases, Oh My! Science and Health Resources for Middle/High School at the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association Conference.

1 year ago

Date: Nov 17, 2017
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator for NNLM MAR, presented a four hour session of PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources for the National Library of Medicine for the Ohio Health Sciences Library Association's fall meting in Lancaster, Ohio.
Date: Nov 16, 2017
Erin Seger, Health Professions Coordinator for NNLM MAR, presented on National Library of Medicine resources that are applicable to healthcare providers treating pediatric obesity. This was part of a presentation organized by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
The Siamese Twins of Patient Education: Health Literacy and Communication
Date: Nov 8, 2017
Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, was an invited guest speaker for Nursing Innovation Day at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady NY. The presentation was entitled: The Siamese Twins of Patient Education: Health Literacy and Communication.
Date: Nov 5, 2017
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NNLM MAR presented Promoting Creativity and Critical Thinking Using NLM Online Exhibitions at the Science Teachers of New York State Conference.
Date: Nov 3, 2017
MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale presented 2 hour version of PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine for the Delaware Nursing Research Conference.
Date: Oct 26, 2017
Michelle Burda, NNLM MAR Education and Health Literacy Coordinator, presented the NNLM MAR Update at the annual meeting of the Upstate New York and Ontario Chapter of the Medical Library Association.

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