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Grants, Training Opportunities and More from the NNLM MAR

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region is getting ready to announce funding opportunities for 2017-2018—Get an insider’s view of the application process:

Applying for NNLM MAR funding – Sponsored by MAR  March 3, 2017 noon -1:30 pm ET.
The session will begin with an overview of applying for NNLM MAR funding, including the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the 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. The webinar will end with time for you to ask questions directly to Executive Director Renae Barger and MAR staff. This session is only open to participants in NY, NJ, PA and DE. Details and registration

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities
All are webinars, unless noted. Please note the NEW class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes from the NTO

The Pieces of Systematic Review with Margaret Foster – Sponsored by Southcentral Region / March 2, 2017 11am-noon ET This month’s topic: What searches beyond the typical databases should be done? Details

Five questions you can answer using the NCBI Gene database – Sponsored by National Training Office / March 9, 2017 1-2pm ET Details and registration

Big Data and Data Science: What Do We Need to Know – Sponsored by the Disaster Information Management Research Center / March 9, 2017 2-3pm ET Details

ABCs of DNA: Unraveling the Mystery of Genetics Information for Consumers – Sponsored by Southeastern Atlantic Region / asynchronous online course / March 13-April 17, 2017 Details and registration

Using ALA’s Libraries Transform Campaign for Your Library (Boost Box) – Sponsored by MAR / March 14, 2017 2-3 pm ET. Join MAR and Jeff Julian, Director of the Public Awareness Office for the American Library Association on March 14 for this informative webinar!  Learn about the American Library Association’s Libraries Transform public awareness and advocacy campaign which effectively conveys the transformative nature of today’s libraries and the critical role they play in the digital age. Attendees will learn how to incorporate Libraries Transform messaging into their regular communication channels and leverage the campaign in advocacy activities and more. Details and registration

Making Sense of Numbers: Understanding Risks & Benefits: Learning How to Communicate Health Statistics and Learning to Liaise with Allied Health – Sponsored by MAR and Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium / April 27, 2017 9am – noon. These two in-person presentations are being offered as part of the Pennsylvania Community College Library Consortium (PCCLC) meeting, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg, PA. Open to all. Details and registration

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National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health News
With “Eye Care,” MedlinePlus, NLM’s Popular Consumer Website, Reaches 1,000th Health Topic

Data Science Research: Personal Health Libraries for Consumers and Patients (R01) (PAR-17-159) – NLM Funding Opportunity

NLM Associate Fellows Spark Library Alchemy

Other Items of Interest
HSLANJ 45th Anniversary, Full-day Symposium – On March 20, 2017 the Health Sciences Library Association of New Jersey (HSLANJ) will offer a special, full-day symposium: “Using Ethnography and User Experience in Health Sciences Libraries,” and reception to celebrate its 45th anniversary! This CE event and reception is open to HSLANJ members and non-members. Register before March 3rd!

Sent to you by….

Renae Barger

Michelle Burda

Lydia Collins

Kate Flewelling

Hannah Sinemus

Elaina Vitale


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