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New Space, New Look for MAR

Posted by on November 28th, 2012 0 comments

Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director As you know, in May 2011 MAR moved to the Health Sciences Library System at the University of Pittsburgh.  By January 2012, we were fully staffed by four energetic coordinators, an administrator, and an Executive Director.  But, alas, we had very little extra office space.  So MAR staff were housed… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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Merging Art, History, and Libraries All into One

Posted by on November 10th, 2012 0 comments

Member Spotlight Kristine Delaney, MLS After receiving a degree in Art History from SUNY Plattsburgh and an MLS from Syracuse University, I spent several years as a special librarian and archivist at an art and natural history museum on Staten Island.  This work was immensely gratifying to me and I might have imagined remaining in… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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NN/LM MAR Identifies Emergency Preparedness State Liaisons

Posted by on November 10th, 2012 0 comments

MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director The National Library of Medicine (NLM) long range plan involves working with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) to establish disaster response plans for libraries, as well as encourage librarians to aid in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts.  In response, NN/LM MAR has developed an emergency… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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Health Literacy and Its Impact on Chronic Illness

Posted by on November 10th, 2012 0 comments

Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator I recently developed a class entitled Health Literacy and its Impact on Chronic Illness.  This 1.5-hour session was adapted from a current class, Promoting Health Literacy through Easy-to-Read Materials created by Cheryl Rowan, Public Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region.  I… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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Caregivers: Ready and Willing to Serve

Posted by on November 10th, 2012 0 comments

Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator November is National Family Caregivers Month, which was introduced by the National Family Caregivers Association in 1994.  It was originally a week dedicated to celebrating family caregivers during Thanksgiving week.  In 1997, as interest grew in caregiving issues, National Family Caregivers Week became National Family Caregivers Month (NFCA,… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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Outreach to Health Professionals: How NN/LM MAR Can Help

Posted by on November 10th, 2012 0 comments

Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator Does your library or organization have outreach as part of your mission?  Do you want to start doing health information outreach but don’t know where to start?  Make NN/LM MAR your partner in outreach!  We offer many services and resources to assist you and your organization in your… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2012

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