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New MAR Health Programming Coordinator

Michael Balkenhol is the new National Network Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Regions’s new Health Programming Coordinator. Michael has primary responsibility for creating and sharing health information “programs in a box” for K-12, public library and community based organizations.

Michael is also the Project Lead for the National Initiative with the Collaborative Summer Library Program. He is MAR’s liaison to K-12 audiences and works with Veronica Milliner on outreach to public libraries. Previously, Michael was at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, where he was a children’s and teen librarian. He is an expert at creating inclusive, quality programs in libraries, schools and community-settings.  Michael may be contacted at


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