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Saying Goodbye as Angela Ruffin Retires

Posted by on February 28th, 2014 0 comments

Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director The MAR and all NN/LM members are saying goodbye to Dr. Angela Ruffin, who has headed the National Network Office (NNO) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) for almost 14 years.  Angela has announced her retirement effective February 28, 2014.  We at MAR will especially miss Angela’s calm… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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Public Libraries and NN/LM MAR: A Natural Partnership

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director As a regional medical library, NN/LM MAR supports the efforts of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to improve the public’s access to health information so they can make informed decisions about their health.  Public libraries are also known to provide unbiased access to information, making them a logical… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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A Happy Accident Working as a Special Collections Librarian

Posted by on February 28th, 2014 0 comments

Member Spotlight Annie Brogan Librarian Historical Medical Library The College of Physicians of Philadelphia My association with health sciences libraries did not happen by design, but I now consider it a happy accident. I have always loved history. I knew from the moment I started library school at the University of Pittsburgh, I wanted to… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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Data Visualization: A Graph or Table is Worth 1,000 Words

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Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator “By 2015, Americans are expected to consume media for more than 1.7 trillion hours, or an average 15.5 hours per person per day, again not counting workplace time. The amount of media delivered will exceed 8.75 zettabytes annually, or 74 gigabytes, which is equal to approximately… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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National Health Observances and Multicultural Health Information Resources

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Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator February is Black History Month and March is Women’s History Month. Let’s take some time to celebrate these two annual observances by highlighting multicultural health information resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). The Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS) at NLM provides access to resources that… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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Focus on NLM Resources: A New Webinar Series from MAR

Posted by on February 28th, 2014 0 comments

Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator From AIDSInfo to Women’s Health Resources, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a lot of resources—nearly 300 of them!  As NLM continues to create and aggregate reliable health information, it can be difficult to keep track.  That’s where MAR comes in! Starting in March, we are pleased… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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Academic Librarians: We Have Lots of Resources for You!

Posted by on February 28th, 2014 0 comments

CyberCast Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator In 2013, we announced an initiative to enhance outreach to community college libraries.  Our goal was to increase awareness of National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources to support programs in nursing and the allied health professions:  http://guides.nnlm.gov/mar_cc/.  So far we have offered classes online and face-to-face, reaching more… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2014

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