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Videos and PowerPoints Now Available from Symposium on Library Spaces

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Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director Did you miss our April symposium on Teaching and Learning in New Library Spaces: The changing landscape of health sciences libraries? Or, if you were there, do you want to review your favorite presentations? If so, your worries are over: we’re pleased to announce that videotapes, PowerPoint presentations and other… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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Be Involved in Informing MAR Programs

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director Last month the National Library of Medicine (NLM) announced the award of new, five-year cooperative agreement grants to institutions that will serve as Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) in the eight regions of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM). Awards also included five National Coordinating Offices which will… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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Member Spotlight: Laraine Tursi

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Laraine Tursi Director, Harold Fink Memorial Library Coney Island Hospital I am Laraine Tursi and have been the librarian at NYC Health + Hospitals/Coney Island, in Brooklyn for the past 10 years and a librarian for 30+ years, which is unbelievable to me! Throughout the course of my library career, MAR has been an integral… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding the Issues in Numeracy Literacy

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Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Numeracy literacy is not only a problem for individuals receiving health information but also for those providing information that contain numbers. In two recent reports, health literacy experts addressed the numeracy issue of patients and providers.1,2 As with low health literacy, poor numeracy skills affect… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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5 Years and Counting: Reflections of a Consumer Health Coordinator

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Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator This month marks the beginning of the new, 2016-2021 MAR grant cycle. I am very appreciative of the previous 5 years I’ve had as the Consumer Health Coordinator at MAR. The opportunity to work under excellent leadership and with a team of supportive colleagues has been rewarding. However,… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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Introducing Clinical eCompanion

Posted by on May 31st, 2016 0 comments

Out and About Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator Are you a primary care clinician looking for a reliable point of care tool? Are you a health sciences librarian who gets requests from unaffiliated health professionals? NN/LM MAR is pleased to announce a new website: Clinical eCompanion. Clinical eCompanion searches over a dozen free reliable health… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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Summer Professional Development and Project Planning

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Academic Outreach Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator While most academic medical librarians work throughout the summer, for many, summer is a chance to take a break from committee work, information literacy trainings and overwhelming reference hours. While classes are not in session, librarians can take advantage of quieter libraries by enrolling in classes and workshops themselves… Read More »

Posted in: Spring 2016

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