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MAR Advisors: Incoming and Outgoing

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Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director Members of MAR advisory groups are an integral part of our operations. We rely on these groups – the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC), and four Special Advisory Groups (SAGs) for hospital libraries, outreach to health professionals and public health workers, consumer health, and resource and academic libraries – to inform… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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NN/LM MAR: Year at a Glance

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) program is the core component of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) outreach program and its efforts to reduce health disparities and improve health information literacy. As one of eight regional medical libraries in the country, we work under a five-year,… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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October is National Medical Librarians Month: Celebrate with Some Money from NN/LM MAR!

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director The Medical Library Association (MLA) has declared October as National Medical Librarians Month. What better way to celebrate than receiving some funding from NN/LM MAR to promote your services! We still have funds available for Health Information Awareness Awards. These awards allow you up to $3,000 to purchase posters,… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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A Health Sciences Librarian in an Academic Setting

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Member Spotlight David Nolfi, MLS, AHIP Health Sciences Librarian & Library Assessment Coordinator Gumberg Library Duquesne University Pittsburgh, PA David Nolfi currently serves as the Chair of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) and is a member of NN/LM MAR’s Special Advisory Group for Resource & Academic Libraries. He previously served as… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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Lending a Helping Hand: Mentoring

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Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator “If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.” ― J. Loren Norris “In what is known as the 70-20-10 learning concept, Robert Eichinger and Michael Lombardo, in collaboration with Morgan McCall of the Center for Creative Leadership, explain that… Read More »

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Connect Middle School Students to Environmental Health Information

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Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator Do you work with students in grades 6-8? Are you interested in finding them reliable resources on environmental health? Then the redesigned Environmental Health Student Portal is the resource for you. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) has recently redesigned this reliable and… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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Rural Health

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Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator According to the National Rural Health Association, rural Americans tend to be poorer and have higher rates of many chronic diseases than residents of urban and suburban areas. Access to health care is limited in rural areas; there are fewer physicians and dentists per capita than in other… Read More »

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MAR Can Help You Earn a Disaster Information Specialization

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CyberCast Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator The Medical Library Association (MLA) and National Library of Medicine (NLM) have joined together to offer a Disaster Information Specialization Program. It’s an opportunity for you to acquire knowledge and skills to support your institution and community in times of disaster or public health emergencies. MLA awards a… Read More »

Posted in: 2014, Issue 3

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