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Weekly Postings

Posted by on March 7th, 2018 Posted in: Weekly Postings

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Funding Available Now! Apply for projects to start May 15, 2018.

Awards are available for projects that:

  • Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to find and use biomedical and health information in practice and for patient education;
  • Increase the ability for patients, family members, students and members of the general public to find and use health information;
  • Promote a culture of health literacy within an organization; or
  • Support health sciences librarians as conduits of information management, access, and delivery.

Applicants may request up to $19,000.  The application deadline is 11:00 pm ET on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Looking for ideas for an outreach project? Check out Lydia Collins’s article Health Outreach Made Simple in the Winter 2018 edition of The MAReport!

National Network of Libraries of Medicine News

The MAR offices will be closed on Friday, March 9 for the University of Pittsburgh Spring holiday.

NNLM is offering stipends of up to $500 to support public library staff’s travel and lodging for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium at the MLA Annual meeting in Atlanta, GA. First come, first serve! Learn more about eligibility and instructions on how to apply. NNLM MAR will also purchase roundtrip airfare for public library staff from our region (Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania). If your application is accepted, NNLM MAR staff will be in touch to coordinate airfare purchase.

Renew your membership today! If you have not yet verified that your organization’s record is up-to-date, see our recent blog post about the benefits of renewal and NNLM Membership. Are you having trouble creating an NNLM account? If you have received an error message such as, “email address already in use,” contact us for assistance. Applicants for NNLM MAR funding must have updated membership records.


Help NLM and NIH Shape a Data-Driven FutureNLM Musings from the Mezzanine, Innovations in Health Information from the Director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Formulas to Display in PubMed Titles and AbstractsNLM Technical Bulletin, Your Source for the Latest Searching Information

Revealing Data: The 1918 Flu Never Topped War – Circulating Now, from the Historical Collections of the National Library of Medicine

NIH Wellness Toolkits highlight evidence-based tips for living well and improving your health.

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities

All are webinars, unless noted. Please note that the class registration system requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO.

NNLM and NLM classes are free and open to all. Please feel free to share these opportunities!

Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries – March 14, 11:00 AM – noon ET – Sponsored by the South Central Region.

Issues in Predatory Publishing – How Can Librarians Lead the Way? – March 16, 10:00-11:00 AM ET – Sponsored by the Southeastern/Atlantic Region.

Middle Atlantic Region Funding: Grants and Proposal Writing – March 16, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – This offering is specifically for those in the MAR region (DE/NJ/NY/PA). Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; developing a work plan, an evaluation plan and dissemination plan.

Developing Escape Rooms in Libraries – March 20, 12:00-1:00 PM ET – Sponsored by MAR, this webinar will feature guest speakers Alison Wessel and Olivia Glotfelty, who will discuss the development of escape rooms at libraries in Delaware and Pennsylvania. Both speakers will describe their experiences planning and implementing these escape rooms and how they proved beneficial to their audiences and libraries.

Food for Thought: Exploring Nutrition Information Resources – March 21, 1:00-2:00 PM ET – Join MAR for this course designed to assist librarians, public health workers, health professionals, and the general public in locating authoritative information on nutrition and topics relating to nutrition. Background information on the importance of nutrition information to other health-related topics will be included, and resources for locating nutrition-related statistics and evidence-based practice will also be identified.

Check the Training Schedule for more educational opportunities.


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