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Year Two by the Numbers

Posted by on August 29th, 2013 0 comments

Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director It’s hard to believe that we are almost halfway through our five-year contract. It’s been a whirlwind journey of learning about our region and building programs. You may be interested in a summary of our activities in Year 2 (May 2012 – April 2013). We added 80 new affiliate members,… Read More »

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The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs

Posted by on August 29th, 2013 0 comments

Member Spotlight Carrie Banks Supervising Librarian The Child’s Place for Children with Special Needs Brooklyn Public Library When I was a branch librarian at NYPL’s smallest branch, a young boy came in looking for a book for school.  We went through every book I thought appropriate and didn’t find one, both of us becoming frustrated… Read More »

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Affordable Care Act Resources for Libraries

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 0 comments

MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director No doubt, many public and hospital libraries are beginning to see an influx of questions surrounding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health insurance options.  Libraries are known to provide unbiased access to information, making them a logical choice for consumers to turn to for ACA information.  As a… Read More »

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Business Class for Hospital Librarians

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 0 comments

Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator Members of MAR’s Hospital Libraries Special Advisory Group (SAG) recognized the need for hospital librarians to develop a strategic sense of business in the changing environment of medical libraries.  Hospital librarians provide a valuable service to their institutions. Therefore, to continue delivering support for clinical care,… Read More »

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Explore, Discover, Enjoy: NLM Resources for K-12 Populations

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 0 comments

Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator It’s back to school time and the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library, produces a variety of web-based resources for K-12 health and science educators, school librarians, public librarians, and academic librarians supporting education majors. So it’s time to remind everyone about the numerous… Read More »

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Getting Started with Program Evaluation

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 0 comments

Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator As great ideas compete for limited resources (time, staffing, money), more and more emphasis has been placed on program evaluation.  How do you know what works? How do you know that stakeholders’ goals are being met? We all recognize the need to evaluate what we do, but too… Read More »

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Privacy and Security on the Web: How to Protect Yourself

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013 0 comments

CyberCast Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator In response to network member requests, in June 2013 I offered our quarterly TechTime webinar on the topic of privacy and security on the web.  The webinar was a great success and attendees asked excellent questions.  But one hour was not enough time to cover all the resources… Read More »

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