The MAReport

A Quarterly Newsletter from the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region

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Summer 2017

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Kate Flewelling

On the Road Again with NNLM MAR!

MAR Updates
Kate Flewelling, Executive Director

This time of year, students go back to school. As I write this, the University of Pittsburgh campus is busy with new and returning students moving into dorms. For NNLM MAR staff, fall is peak travel season. Many professional organizations have their annual conferences now, and we are attending over a dozen conferences between now and November. Read More
Lydia Collins

Let's 'CHIL': NNLM and the American Library Association

Consumer Connections
Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator

As the Consumer Health Coordinator here at NNLM MAR, I serve as the liaison to public and school libraries in addition to community and faith based organizations. Over the past few years, I’ve become more active in the American Library Association (ALA) in order to learn where the needs are for public and school libraries. I’ve been exploring ALA and the various divisions and sections as well as co-presenting at conference with my colleague Christian I.J. Minter, Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian, University of Nebraska Medical Center. Read More
Sheila Caldwell

Member Spotlight: Sheila Caldwell, BSN, RN, CSN-NJ

School Nurse
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District, Aberdeen, NJ

I am the school nurse in the district preschool. In my position, I address all the components of NASN’s 21st Century Framework into my day-to-day work. Knowing that school nursing has come out of public/community health, I perform assessments and screenings and utilize surveillance tools to track outbreaks and to trend absences. I have meetings with parents, student’s primary health care provider, other school disciplines and student, if appropriate, to develop health care plans and determine the best approach to care coordination for students while in school. Read More
Elaina Vitale

A Report from the Evidence Based Library & Information Practice Conference

Academic Outreach
Elaina Vitale, Academic Coordinator

This summer I was pleased to receive an ACRL scholarship to attend the Ninth Annual Evidence Based Library & Information Practice (EBLIP9) Conference in Philadelphia. This generous scholarship sponsored my attendance and meals at an amazing three-day conference with some very impressive librarians, and I’m very grateful to ACRL for making it possible. Read More
Michelle Burda

NNLM MAR Partnership

Did You Know?
Michelle Burda, Education & Health Literacy Coordinator

Did you know that the NNLM Middle Atlantic Region has an ongoing partnership with the Delaware Medical Reserve Corps? The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) program, as described by the Department of Homeland Security, “coordinates the skills of practicing and retired physicians, nurses and other health professionals” as well as other community members without healthcare backgrounds interested in volunteering to improve the health and safety of their communities. Nationally they total 991 communities and almost 200,000 volunteers. Read More
Hannah Sinemus

The Buzz About Social Media

Behind the Scenes
Hannah Sinemus, Technology Liaison

When you are scrolling through your social media feeds or browsing emails, it’s easy to forget just how many communication outlets you can access with a few simple clicks or taps. Take NNLM MAR, for example. If you want updates on our activities and opportunities, you can visit our website, read the MARquee, read the MAReport, subscribe to our blog to receive notifications... Read More
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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.