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Nov

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#citeNLM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thons: Crowdsourcing Quality Health Information

Posted by on November 11th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites on the internet and is frequently the first or only place people seek information. Wikipedia’s health information articles are visited a staggering 7 billion times per year! While we as information professionals are working to raise awareness of trustworthy sources of health information online, we can also… Read More »

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Nov

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Graphic Medicine: Using Comics to Understand Health

Posted by on November 4th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Graphic Medicine is a growing genre that combines comics or graphic novels to capture and tell health stories. Sometimes Graphic Medicine refers to informational materials like comics being used in patient handouts, but most often Graphic Medicine are memoirs or semi-autobiographical novels. Dr. Ian Williams describes Graphic Medicine as “the intersection of the medium of… Read More »

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Oct

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Meet the new Community Engagement Coordinator

Posted by on October 30th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Hi, everyone! My name is Tess Wilson, and I am thrilled to join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region team as the Community Engagement Coordinator, serving NY, NJ, DE, and PA. I work with NNLM MAR Health Programming Coordinator Michael Balkenhol to support public libraries through training and funding. I also… Read More »

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Oct

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Make Your Voice Heard – Help Plan the Future of Health Information Outreach

Posted by on October 24th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Every five years, the National Library of Medicine calls for “new ideas to help improve access to health information and help inform the design of the” National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). Responses to the Request for Information (RFI) will help shape the funding and outreach priorities for the 2021-2026 project period. Who should… Read More »

Posted in: In the Region, News from NLM/NIH, The MAReport

Oct

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Expanding Health Literacy Knowledge

Posted by on October 18th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Health literacy is a complex concept. As professionals and health care consumers, it is equally important to develop or improve both your communication and health literacy skills. To do this we must first understand what health literacy is. One of the current definitions of health literacy as defined in The Patient Protection and Affordable Care… Read More »

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Sep

09

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Travel like a NNLM-er!

Posted by on September 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

It is conference season! National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region staff members are hitting the road. After eight years of traveling across the region (and nationally) professionally, and a lifetime of road-tripping, I have developed some skills for making the most out of limited time and budget. Research – for this librarian,… Read More »

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Sep

09

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NNLM Reading Club

Posted by on September 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Are you ready to host a book club centered on health and wellness? NNLM MAR is currently offering a program-in-a-box book club kit that can be requested and shipped free of charge! The NNLM Reading Club is a selection of “ready-to-use” book titles along with free and downloadable materials designed to help libraries support the… Read More »

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Sep

09

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Developing a Clinical Program in a Box

Posted by on September 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

This spring and summer, I held five focus groups with hospital librarians and clinical trainers. My primary reason for doing this was to get the answer to the question, what do clinicians want in an NNLM training? I am sure you can imagine how many ways these conversations could go, and I assure you, they… Read More »

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Sep

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Member Spotlight: Linda Matula Schwartz, MDE, AHIP

Posted by on September 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

Hello to friends and colleagues from Pennsylvania! I have been Director of Library Services and Patient Education at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) in Allentown, PA (with a few assorted position titles) since 2010. My BA in Natural Sciences is from one of the first and finest distance education universities, Thomas Edison State College, and… Read More »

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Sep

09

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Good News! MARDelivery is Getting an Upgrade and a New Name

Posted by on September 9th, 2019 0 comments Tags:

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) is upgrading MARDelivery and changing its name to NNLM Delivery. This is a free document delivery, storage and retrieval service that has been offered to NNLM Members in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware for over a decade. The system’s software has… Read More »

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