MAR coordinators would love the chance to speak with you in person about your projects, and opportunities for potential partnership! Below are details on conferences and workshops where you could have the chance to meet and greet with our staff. If you have additional questions or would like to know about other in-person events, please contact us.
MAR at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair – Calling K-12 educators in the Pittsburgh area! MAR Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda and other MAR staff will be engaging middle and high school students in hands-on health activities as well as providing information on K-12 STEM resources for students, educators and parents at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Public Day on May 17 from 8:00am-3:30pm.
MAR at the Medical Library Association – MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be presenting at MLA in Atlanta for the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium May 22-May 23. Vitale and Flewelling will be on a panel on May 22 from 11:00-11:55am as part of the “Building a Consumer Health Information Practice: What Resources Are Out There?” session. They will be discussing NNLM funding and programs like Engage for Health, and more tips and tricks for new consumer health librarians.
MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner will be facilitating a session with other regional NNLM Community Engagement Coordinators on May 22 from 4:30-5:25pm. This “Health Literacy Heroes” session will be a chance for symposium attendees to debrief together about the day’s activities and to draft a plan of how they will implement health programs at their institutions and health information skills in their own professional development.
MAR at the Nassau County Library Association – MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be presenting at the Nassau Library System in Uniondale, NY for the Nassau County Library Association. Vitale will offer “Opioid Use Awareness and Health Information Resources” for NCLA. The training will be held on May 30 from 10:00am-noon; to register visit the NCLA website.
MAR at the New Jersey Library Association – MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling will be exhibiting at NJLA May 31-June 1 at Harrah’s in Atlantic City, NJ. Stop by to pick up some Libraries Transform materials, information about NLM resources, and to tell us what kind of health outreach you are up to in your library!
MAR at the Central PA Health Sciences Library Association – MAR Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda will be presenting on disaster and emergency preparedness resources on June 8 at the CPHSLA conference in Johnstown, PA.
MAR at the American Library Association – Will you be at ALA in New Orleans? MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling are excited to present “’Engage for Health’: a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your Library” June 23 from 2:30-3:30pm. The session will introduce participants to the ‘Engage for Health’ program and share just how easy it is to implement this health literacy program for your community!
Join MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner on Sunday June 24 from 1:00-2:00pm for “Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, and Make a Difference”. In this session, attendees will hear about Milliner’s experience working in and with public libraries and from two other library professionals and their professional journeys. This session will also include casual roundtable discussions on topics of getting involved in ALA and local library associations, advice for professional development opportunities, making a career plan, and working on professional committees. Attendees will walk away with tangible next steps about ways to enhance their professional careers.
Milliner and NNLM-SCR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Rachel Tims will also be available at the Learning Roundtable Training Showcase on Sunday June 24 from 3:00-5:00pm on the Exhibit Hall Floor. This fun, informal event is a chance for attendees to hear about training, resources, and professional development opportunities for libraries. Come learn about NNLM’s partnership with the All of Us Research Program and public libraries, free health resources for your library, Consumer Health Information Specialization sponsorship, and free library staff trainings/professional development available from NNLM.
MAR at Holy Family University – Do you live in or around Philadelphia, PA? MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale will be offering a 3-hour version of “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” on July 27 from 9:00am-noon for any interested participants. Attendees will learn principles of evidence-based practice and learn about trusted resources like Genetics Home Reference, ClinicalTrials.gov, and PubMed Health, and are eligible for 3 MLA CE. The training will be held at Holy Family University; to register visit the class page.
MAR at Philadelphia Trans Wellness – MAR Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger will be presenting “Trusted Resources to Support Transgender Health” at the Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference on August 3 from 9:00-10:00am. NNLM MAR will also have an exhibit table at this conference from August 2nd– August 4th.
MAR at Northern New York Library Network – Join MAR Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale in Potsdam, NY for a day of health programming, “What the Health? Information Resources for Librarians.” Vitale will offer “Activate, Collaborate, and Educate: Health Outreach and Programming in Your Community” and “PubMed and Beyond: Clinical Resources from the National Library of Medicine” on August 10 from 10:00am-1:30pm. Participants are eligible for 3.5 MLA CE, and can register and read more about the event on the NNYLN website.