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Spreading the Word about NLM Resources in Kazakhstan!

Posted by on February 28th, 2015 0 comments

Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director We are pleased to announce that the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine has a partnership with the Nazarbayev University (NU) in Astana, Kazakhstan to advise on establishment of a new medical school. As the press release from 2013 stated:   University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine experts will advise… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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Creating a Readiness Culture within Pennsylvania Libraries

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) provides assistance to our members in preparing for and responding to disasters or localized emergencies.  MAR staff are available to assist with emergency preparedness and response activities, from risk assessment, training, and developing a disaster plan. On… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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Healthful Help for the Homebound during Disasters

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Member Spotlight Valli Hoski, MSLS Branch Manager Littlestown Library Littlestown, PA My journey and passion for library service began with my beloved parents’ strong commitment to reading and education.  Literacy and reading skills transform lives, uplift the spirits, and allow individuals to grow to their full potential. My professional journey is as diverse as my… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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Patient Safety Begins with You

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Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Network and Advocacy Coordinator Hospital librarians interested in patient safety, as well as those who provide healthcare information to the public, are often unsure of where to begin.  If you look at the topics on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Patient Safety Primer site, you will find… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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What Matters Most to Seniors?

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Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), medical advances in the 20th century working toward promoting health and wellness amongst older adults has increased the quality of life and assisted this population with adjusting their lifestyles.  “The wave of aging Baby Boomers will reshape the… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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Evidence-Based Practice Training for Rural Hospitals

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Out and About Kate Flewelling, Outreach Coordinator A 2010 report from the Institute of Medicine entitled The Future of Nursing argued for increased training for nurses in a number of competencies including research and evidence-based practice.  For health professionals who do not have access to a medical library and for those in rural areas, accessing… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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MakerSpaces Could Be in Your Library’s Future

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CyberCast Missy Harvey, Technology and Communication Coordinator The concept of a MakerSpace has caught the attention of libraries in recent years. MakerSpaces are places where people can gather to create, invent, and learn new skills.  People can explore their own interests, learn to use tools and materials, and develop projects on almost any topic.  The… Read More »

Posted in: Winter 2015

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