Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Blast off! The National Network of Libraries of Medicine is getting into Summer Reading! A Universe of Stories is coming to public libraries this summer in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Explore DNA and family history, make stardust, discover astronaut food, and more with our science programs for kids, teens, and adults. Check out the NNLM Summer Reading Manual for program guides created in partnership with the Collaborative Summer Library Program. National Safe Toys and Giving Month: Decembe...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Pennsylvanians can Receive Naloxone for Free on Thursday
From the Pennsylvania Press Room: The Wolf Administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, December 13 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., as part of the administration’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid overdoses and get residents into treatment. “The life-saving medication naloxone is essential for all of us to have on hand, particularly if you have a loved one suffering from opioid-use disorder,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We want to ensur...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 11, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Public Health Source Type: news

NNLM Reading Club Book Kits: Family Health History
Book clubs provide a space that encourages engaged conversations and allows for people to connect with one another. The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network has developed the NNLM Reading Club as a way to build and support conversations around important health topics. The goal is to support libraries’ health literacy efforts and address local communities’ health information needs, through the fun and intimacy of a book club. The NNLM Reading Club offers a selection of three different book titles, along with corresponding free, ready-to-use materials designed to help promote and facilitate a book club dis...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Join NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Milliner as one of the panelists for the ALSC webinar: Leadership in Youth Services Part 2: Leadership in Action on December 11 at 2:00 PM ET. Working with children in a library setting provides vast opportunities to create and hone leadership skills if you know where to find them. By cultivating these skills in yourselves and others, you will elevate your profession and your community by creating and implementing beneficial programs and services. This webinar wi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

It ’ s National Influenza Vaccination Week!
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), December 2-8, 2018, is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) established NIVW in 2005 to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond. Why December? Flu vaccination coverage estimates from past seasons have shown that few people get vaccinated against influenza after the end of November. Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health problems (complications), such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitaliz...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - December 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Only Three Days Left to Apply! Call for Applications to the MLA Research Training Institute (RTI) – Apply by December 1 for this week-long residential workshop that provides librarians and library information professionals with the opportunity to work intensively on research design and planning to conduct research that improves practice and adds to the professional knowledgebase. The workshop will be held in Chicago from July 15–19, 2019. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The MAR offices will be clo...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Upcoming Training Opportunities: December 2018
Looking for professional development opportunities? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine offers a variety of online classes to learn about new resources and programs, and develop your professional skills. All of our classes are free, and many are eligible for continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. Even if you will not be able to attend a live webinar, you can still register to receive a notification when the recording is available on the NNLM YouTube Channel. Check out some of our December 2018 offerings and register today! Don’t do it alone! Starting, sustaining, and assessing par...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Deadline Extended! Apply by November 23 to participate in the 2019 Critical Appraisal Institute for Librarians! – Craving more confidence in leading EBM sessions for medical students? Puzzled on how to guide students about study design and in depth critical appraisal? Frustrated with statistics? This six week online program will develop librarian’s critical appraisal skills via enhanced understanding of research design, biomedical statistics, and clinical reasoning to apply knowledge in teaching target populatio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! Have you had the chance to meet our Health Programming Coordinator? Learn more about the newest member of the MAR team, Michael Balkenhol! DOCLINE users! Please review the DOCLINE 6.0 Preview Checklist. Questions or concerns? Contact the DOCLINE Coordinating Office (NDCO) via email: DOCLINE@hshsl.umaryland.edu or telephone: (410) 706-4173. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accep...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 9, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

National Rural Health Day 2018
November 15, 2018 is National Rural Health Day. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health reserves the third Thursday of November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural”. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to honor rural communities and highlight the unique healthcare challenges they face. Visit the National Rural Health Day website to learn more about how you can get involved. You can even share how you will celebrate National Rural Health Day. If you want to learn more about rural health, visit MedlinePlus to review their topic page on Rural Health Concerns. The Rural Health Information Hu...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 8, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, we shined a spotlight on Deena Caswell, MSLIS, from the Cherry Hill Public Library in New Jersey, and her amazing work in creating programs that focus on LGBTQ populations and topics. NNLM Fall 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: it’s not too late to participate! Join NNLM on November 7th as we add citations to, and improve existing Wikipedia articles on Women’s Health, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources and Natio...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - November 2, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Resources for Coping with Trauma
As many of you may know, NNLM MAR’s offices are located at the University of Pittsburgh, just a few miles from the Tree of Life Synagogue where 11 people lost their lives on Saturday morning. While all NNLM MAR staff are physically safe, we grieve with our friends, neighbors and colleagues. This morning, we received these resource suggestions from our colleagues at the Disaster Information Management Resource Center (DIMRC), National Library of Medicine, and, in turn, we would like to share them with the local community, and the rest of our Network. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has several resources th...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Health Professionals In the Region K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about getting ready for PubMed 2.0 and providing feedback with PubMed Labs, the National Library of Medicine’s platform to explore some new experimental features that will be deployed early next year. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Awards: NNLM MAR is accepting applications for the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award, for projects th...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Apply for the 2019-2020 NLM Associate Fellowship Program
The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship Program is a one-year residency program for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship. The program combines curriculum and project work and is located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive outreach and education program reachi...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger wrote about her experiences at the 17th annual Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference, and LGBT health information needs in her article, “LGBT Health Information Resources.” Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY – learn about how the Applied Health Informatics Program at Stony Brook used NNLM MAR funding to conduct a Wellness Fair for seniors, and later...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

New Opportunity for NNLM MAR members: apply to host a traveling exhibition
The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collection and health information resources of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and supportive educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine. The National Library of Medicine provides traveling banner exhibitions free of charge to public, university, and medical libraries, as well as cultural centers across the country. Each exhibition has an accompanying web presence with additional...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Blog Exhibits News from NLM/NIH Outreach Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Stony Brook University, Southampton, NY
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Connect to Your Health Fair The Applied Health Informatics program at Stony Brook University received the “Outreach to Consumers” Award from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to conduct a Wellness Fair for the senior population in the Southampton, N.Y. The purpose of the Wellness Fair was to encourage patient engagement and health literacy through health technologies, patient-phy...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: read the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner talks about opportunities to incorporate genetics into health programming in her article, “Your Family, Your History, Your Health: Genetics Resources.” New Funding Opportunity: NNLM MAR is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program. We are now accepting applications for...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

New Funding Opportunity – NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) is pleased to announce the availability of funding through NLM’s partnership with the NIH All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative. Through this collaboration, NNLM’s Regional Medical Libraries and National Offices will focus on raising awareness about All of Us and improving public access to high quality health information in communities throughout the United States, specifically by working with public libraries. The purpose of the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Award...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML All of Us Funding Source Type: news

Resources for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer affects 1 in every 8 women during their lives, and is the second most common kind of cancer in women. No one knows why some women get breast cancer, but there are many risk factors. Risks that you cannot change include: Age – the risk rises as you get older. Genes – two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, greatly increase the risk. Women who have family members with breast or ovarian cancer may wish to be tested for the genes. Personal factors – beginning periods before age 12 or going through menopause after age 55. For the month of October, help save lives in your community by sharing quality h...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling wrote about how the National Library of Medicine and National Network of Libraries of Medicine are responding to the opioid crisis, including details on a new class that will be offered for the first time on November 28. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Applications Due: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - October 5, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Save for an Emergency. The MAReport: the Summer/Fall 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter is now available! This quarter, Education & Healthy Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda is challenging YOU to raise health literacy awareness in your library, organization or community! Check out her article on Health Literacy Month for tools and resources you can use to promote health literacy during the month of October, and all year l...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Call for Volunteers: NNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
In April of this year, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine hosted a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to add citations to Wikipedia articles on rare diseases, using trusted National Library of Medicine resources like Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed, and the NIH resource Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center. Are you interested in improving the health information available on Wikipedia? Do you want to utilize your librarian research skills towards making Wikipedia a better, evidence-based resource? Have you always wanted to participate in an edit-a-thon? Good news! You can Join NNLM for another Wikipe...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Education Open Access Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Save For an Emergency
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Save For an Emergency. Plan financially for the possibility of disaster by gathering all of your financial and critical ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 25, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Understanding How Librarians can Support Data Science and Big Data
In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not, explain why. You may also combine a “should/should not” approach if you would like to argue both sides. NNLM will feature responses from different participants over the coming weeks. Written by Cathryn Miller, Social Sciences Librarian, Duquesne University, Pittsburg...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Data Science Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Check your coverage. The Fall 2018 offering for The Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI) is now available. MAR members are eligible for this cost-saving opportunity! The deadline to participate is Friday, November 9. Learn more. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Funding Available for ALA Midwinter
As part of a partnership with the All of Us Research Program, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is pleased to offer up to 20 Professional Development Awards for library staff to attend ALA Midwinter. Awardees can apply for up to $2000 for registration and travel costs. Eligibility – Library staff in PA, NY, NJ and DE Awards will be made on a cost-reimbursement basis to the attendee’s library. Libraries must be a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. Membership is free. Only one Professional Development award will be given per library per year (May 1-April ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Funding Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Check Your Coverage
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Check Your Coverage. Insurance is the first line of defense; check your insurance coverage and review the Document and In...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

HSLANJ Fall 2018 Group Licensing Offer
All medical librarians in a 20-state area including the NNLM’s Middle Atlantic (MAR), Southeastern/Atlantic (SE/A), and New England (NER) Regions are welcome to participate in the technology-sharing, cost-cutting consortium organized by the non-profit Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey’s Group Licensing Initiative (HSLANJ GLI). The deadline to participate in the Fall offer is Friday, November 9. Due to the online ordering system, no exceptions can be made regarding the deadline. The HSLANJ GLI greatly appreciates and welcomes early orders. The Fall offer features: 700+ digital resources from 12 ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: In the Region Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Learn Life Saving Skills. Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Upcoming Training for Health Sciences Library Staff
Did you know that you can get free training from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine right from your desktop? Nearly every day, there is a new webinar from NNLM or the National Library of Medicine. Other classes are available through Moodle. Since webinars are available nationally, make sure to take note of time zones. Some upcoming classes that may be of interest to health sciences library staff include: Clinical Information, Librarians and the NLM: From Health Data Standards to Better Health – This interactive webinar series focuses on the roles and products of the National Library of Medicine related to...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: Education Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Learn Life Saving Skills
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The theme for this week of National Preparedness Month is Learn Life Saving Skills. The first person on the scene is the first responder, even if they are not a professional. Don...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. This week: Make and Practice Your Plan. National Network of Libraries of Medicine N...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

National Preparedness Month: Make and Practice Your Plan
September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), a reminder to prepare ourselves and our families now and throughout the year. This year’s theme focuses on planning: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Each week of NPM focuses on a specific aspect of the overarching theme, to help individuals, families, communities and organizations consider how they plan and prepare for disasters, and offer opportunities to learn and become involved. The first weekly theme this National Preparedness Month is Make and Practice Your Plan. Ready.gov provides tips for putting together your family/household plan. Don’t forget...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Disaster / Emergency Preparedness Source Type: news

Connect with MAR at an Upcoming Conference
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 through the end of this year. If you have additional questions or would like to know about other in-person events, please contact us. MAR at Bethel Park Public Library – Education & Health Literacy Coordinator Michelle Burda will present, “Engage for Health: Learn How to Improve Communication with your Doctor,” on September 11 at the Bethel Park Public Library ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - September 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: All of Us Consumer Health In the Region Outreach Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Funding Available: NNLM MAR has funding available for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Details. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR offices will be closed on Monday, September 3 for Labor Day. New MAR Staff: As of August 27, Michael Balkenhol is MA...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 31, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Did you miss the first round of MAR funding? Apply now for $19,000
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, a health information outreach program funded by the National Library of Medicine, has funding for two grants of $19,000. Libraries, community-based organizations, schools, health care providers, and other organizations that provide health programming or services within PA, NY, NJ or DE are eligible to apply. Applications are due October 5, 2018, and award funds must be spent by April 30, 2019. Applications for funding less than $15,000 will not be considered at this time. Projects can fall under one of these categories: Clinical and Public Health Outre...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 30, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: @ the RML Consumer Health Data Science Funding Health Professionals K-12 Outreach Public Health Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News MAR Executive Director Kate Flewelling wa...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 24, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA – learn about this AHEC’s amazing program that collaborates with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. Has your organization developed a similar program? Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! It’s Back to School time! NNLM has numerous training opportunities for library sta...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Free continuing education for public library staff
Are you a public library staff member? Are you looking for health programming ideas? Do want to improve your ability to respond to health information requests? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides free online training. Some of the courses may even qualify for continuing education credit that can be applied to the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS). Here are some of NNLM’s upcoming online education opportunities with topics of interest for public libraries.  Unless noted, these trainings are delivered via webinar. Please note time zones. Be sure to sign up early, as some online cl...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 16, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Kate Flewelling Tags: All of Us Blog Consumer Health Education Outreach Source Type: news

Resources for National Breastfeeding Month
August is National Breastfeeding Month. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) support and maintain many diverse resources that include breastfeeding and lactation topics, to help new mothers learn about the benefits and potential risks involved in breastfeeding their babies. Below are just a few resources to get started. Looking for more information on this topic? Contact us to set up a consultation or training for your professional group! MedlinePlus Health Topic: Breastfeeding – from NLM’s premiere consumer health resources, explore information on breastfeeding, from ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 15, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Consumer Health Health Professionals Public Health Source Type: news

Member Highlights: Southwest PA Area Health Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA
NNLM MAR is pleased to share successes of health outreach projects and activities in our region. Learn what your amazing colleagues are doing to increase access to quality health information for the communities they serve. Connections4Health Connections4Health is a program from the Southwest Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (AHEC) designed to collaborate with community health centers, public libraries and other community-focused organizations to address the broader, unmet social health needs of their patients or patrons. These unmet needs may include food security, employment, housing, or utility assistance. The ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Member Highlights Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Member Highlights: Let us shine a spotlight on the amazing work you do! NNLM MAR is always interested in learning about health outreach projects and activities that are happening in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware. Share your story with us to receive a Member Highlight on the MARquee! Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the Univ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 10, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight Introducing the Data Catalog Collaboration Blog – check out this new blog from the Data Catalog Collaboration Project (DCCP), which will talk about outreach, metadata, assessment, roles and responsibilities, and the future development of data discovery. Local lecture from NLM Director: the recording is now available from Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan’s talk, “Transforming Data into Knowledge and Knowledge into Health: NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027,” at the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Libra...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Training Opportunity: Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications
Registration is now open for the second cohort of Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians (BBEL): Databases, Tools, and Clinical Applications. BBEL is a 16-week, self-paced course worth 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Medical Library Association. The course will run Aug  20 – Dec 7, 2018. The course will accept 50 registrants and 20 wait list spaces. There are due dates involved to successfully complete this course, please consider carefully before registering. Pre-Work: August 31, 2018 Part I: September 28, 2018 Part II: November 2, 2018 Part III: December 7, 2018 Detailed agenda...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - August 1, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Health Professions Coordinator Erin Seger talked about, “Health Statistics for a Variety of Audiences and Topics” as an introduction to her upcoming offering of Health Statistics on the Web, NNLM’s first class to be approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing to provide CE for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)! National Network of Libraries of Medicine News The Unlinkable Data Chal...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 27, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale talked about using evidence-based resources to improve citations on Wikipedia, and her experience with NNLM’s first virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. National Network of Libraries of Medicine News Dementia and Alzheimer’s Services @ Your Library – Midwest Matters, from GMR The next round of PubMed for Librarians begins August 29. Register for any (or all) of the PML classes to learn ...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

Register for the Next Round of PubMed for Librarians!
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) offers a series of free, online CE webinars called PubMed for Librarians, through which you can learn more about PubMed and enhance your searching skills. All classes are 90 minutes and include hands-on work. Take one or more (or all) of the classes! The series is set to begin again at the end of August. PubMed for Librarians: Introduction – August 29, 2:00-3:30 PM ET – Learn about the difference between PubMed and MEDLINE, how to run a basic PubMed search, assess your search results, analyze search details, customize PubMed with My NCBI, searc...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Education Source Type: news

Employment Opportunities from NLM
The National Library of Medicine is posting six vacancies for technical information specialists. NLM invites applications from individuals with diverse education and experience, including genomic and biomedical sciences, health services research and policy, public health, data management and information sciences. Beginning tomorrow, July 19, apply using one of the following: All U.S. citizens Federal status candidates The announcement for these GS 9-12 positions will be posted for five calendar days. The short posting time reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. We recommend that intereste...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Employment News from NLM/NIH Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight The MAReport: Check out the Spring 2018 issue of the MAReport newsletter! This quarter, Executive Director Kate Flewelling talked about attending the All of Us launch event at the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York City. Call for Applicants for the Sewell Stipend to Attend the 2018 APHA Annual Meeting – Is your position related to public health? Would you like an opportunity to immerse yourself in the public health field for a few days? Apply for the Sewell Travel Award for Public Health and attend...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - July 13, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news