NN/LM MAR Provides ACA and Health Information Training Opportunities for Long Island Libraries

The following announcement is brought to you by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR). Planned specifically for public librarians in New York State, NN/LM MAR will host a webcast on resources related to the Affordable Care Act this Thursday, September 12th at 11:00am. In addition, NN/LM MAR has created ACA-related resources specifically for community college libraries. Read on for more information.

Upcoming ACA and Health Information Training Opportunities for Long Island Libraries

NN/LM MAR, in partnership with the NY 3Rs is offering a series of webinars designed specifically for public library staff. The first of these will be offered September 12, 2013 from 11:00-12:30 pm and features

Registration for this informative session is now available so sign up today!

  • September 12, 2013, 11:00-12:30: MedlinePlus and ACA resources
  • November 13, 2013, 11:00-12:30: K-12 Resources and Homework Help
  • December 2, 2013, 11:00-12:30: NIHSeniorHealth and Drug Information
  • January 15, 2014, 11:00-12:30: NLM Exhibition Program and Health Information Program Planning
  • February 5, 2014, 11:00-12:30: Proposal Writing for Outreach Projects designed to encourage public libraries to apply for NN/LM MAR funding Your Starting Place for Consumer Health Information

Do you work in a library that provides health information to its users? If so, there’s a reliable online health information resource that you should know about. is produced by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to provide the general public with access to easy to understand health information. It contains resources on diseases, conditions, and wellness issues along with much more.

MedlinePlus can be used to learn about the latest treatments for specific medical conditions, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on different health topics or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition. If you serve users who speak a language other than English, MedlinePlus translates to Spanish and health information in additional languages can be found in the Health Information in Multiple Languages section.

If MedlinePlus sounds like a resource that you can use at your library and you want to learn more, be sure to join NN/LM MAR on September 12, 2013 from 11:00-12:30 pm for a special session on MedlinePlus and ACA Resources. This session was designed specifically for public library staff and will provide an overview of MedlinePlus as well as highlight Affordable Care Act resources of interest.

If your library is a member of NN/LM MAR, you can order MedlinePlus brochures and bookmarks to display throughout your library. Membership is FREE –federal tax dollars at work!

Register now for this webinar and join the State Library in improving consumer health information services for your community!

Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator at NN/LM MAR is the liaison to public and school libraries. She looks forward to working with you in the near future whether it’s during a webinar or a future in-person or online course offering. Take some time to review the following online resources that have been created just for public libraries:

NN/LM MAR Outreach to Public Libraries:

Calling All Community College Librarians Who Support Health Sciences Programs

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is focusing our outreach to community college librarians due to the important role you play in the education of nurses and the allied health professions.

For those located in DE, NJ, NY and PA, we have created a LibGuide supporting your research needs.  You will also see we’re offering a class in September specifically for you called “Navigating Health Information for Community Colleges.”

So check out our LibGuide and class details:

Please also read about our plans for the coming year and how you can help us help you!
Further questions about or the upcoming webcasts reference above, please contact NN/LM MAR direclty.

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