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Library Collaboration and Advocacy

Posted by on November 20th, 2013 0 comments

Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director We have just passed the midpoint of our five-year contract to lead the NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region.  One of the hallmarks of our program is to encourage library collaboration and advocacy.  In the past three months, we’ve seen two projects come to fruition. You’ve heard about the Value of Libraries… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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Update on NN/LM National Outreach Initiatives

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director In the 2012-2013 contract year, the eight regional medical libraries and the National Network Office identified four national outreach initiatives.  The regional medical libraries have been working collaboratively to identify best practices to focus outreach activities toward: Community College Librarians K-12 staff Adoption of MedlinePlus Connect into electronic health… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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Providing Advocacy and Education for the Behavioral Health Needs of Older Pennsylvanians

Posted by on November 18th, 2013 0 comments

Member Spotlight Rebecca May-Cole Executive Director Pennsylvania Behavioral Health and Aging Coalition We are a non-profit organization providing advocacy and education about the behavioral health needs (mental health and substance use disorder) of older Pennsylvanians.  As the only statewide organization in Pennsylvania with this focus, we bring attention to the fact that too many older… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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MAR Announces the 2013 National Medical Librarians Award

Posted by on November 18th, 2013 0 comments

MAR is pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 National Medical Librarians Award–the staff of Library Services, Pinnacle Health System in Harrisburg, PA. The following is the submission from their Manager…   We held an Open House in our new library for National Medical Librarian’s Month.  We created a flyer which was placed on the… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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Training First Responders on the Use of NLM Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Information Mobile Applications

Posted by on November 18th, 2013 0 comments

Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has developed a suite of widely-used resources for mobile devices such as WISER (Wireless Information System for Emergency Responders). NLM has evaluated and made accessible many other mobile apps and information resources that are useful in emergency and disaster situations:… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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Health & Wellness: Not Just @ Your Library

Posted by on November 18th, 2013 0 comments

Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator The weather has turned colder and the holiday season is upon us. As everyone switches to their winter wardrobes and begins to prepare for those gatherings with friends and family, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself.  MedlinePlus from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides… Read More »

Posted in: Fall 2013

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