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Looking Forward with New MAR Advisory Group Members

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Director’s Musings Barbara Epstein, Director MAR programs are augmented by including regular feedback from diverse stakeholders throughout our region. One way we do this is through our Special Advisory Groups (SAGs) which involve professionals throughout our region, representing librarians from public, school, hospital and academic settings; health professionals from a variety of backgrounds and staff… Read More »

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New Round of Funding is now available!

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MAR Highlights Renae Barger, Executive Director Last month, we announced outreach funding to support a wide range of larger (up to $15,000) projects that improve health information literacy and increase the ability of patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information; or improve health professionals’ access to,… Read More »

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Member Spotlight: Anja Bouchard

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Anja Bouchard, MLIS Librarian, Clinton Essex Franklin Library System Plattsburgh, NY Although my career path has taken many different turns, there were early signs pointing toward a future in librarianship. Not only did I have a love of reading at a young age, but I always looked forward to spending time at a local public… Read More »

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Celebrate Go4Life

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Sharing & Caring Michelle Burda, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Be part of the second annual Go4Life Month by celebrating and promoting the successful exercise and physical activity campaign designed for adults 50 and older from National Institutes for Aging (NIA). A well rounded exercise program incorporates endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility and the free… Read More »

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Back to School with NLM Resources

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Consumer Connections Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator Backpacks, composition books, glue sticks, highlighters, notepads, pencils, pens, and three ring binders. These are some of the things that students of all ages may need during the school year. In addition to these standard school supplies remember that National Library of Medicine (NLM) produces a variety of… Read More »

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Oral Health

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Out and About Kate Flewelling, Health Professions Coordinator Most people know that things like diet, physical activity and genetics play roles in maintaining good physical health. More and more, the public health community and others are promoting the importance of good oral health on a person’s overall physical health. However, many people do not have… Read More »

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Focus on PubMed Commons

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Academic Outreach Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator Three years ago the National Library of Medicine introduced a trial commenting system within PubMed. Intended to heighten discourse and encourage peer-to-peer criticism of research, PubMed Commons allows users to comment on all published materials within PubMed. PubMed Commons recently moved from trial to a permanent feature of PubMed—just… Read More »

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