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Registration Now Open for the 2016 MEDLI Fall Meeting

Lend-A-Hand: Printing with a Purpose
Monday, November 14, 2016
Half Hollow Hills Community Library
10AM-12PM, MEDLI Business Meeting to Follow

Librarians Ellen Druda and Margie Hartough will demonstrate how they create 3D printed prosthetic hands for the global volunteer organization e-NABLE.  Join them for an interesting presentation with information you can take back to your library.

Presented by:
Ellen Druda, Librarian Supervior, Technology & Internet Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library and Margie Hartough, Head, Teen Services, Half Hollow Hills Community Library.

Registration:
This event is free of charge, but registration is required.  Please RSVP by Thursday, November 10, 2016 online at: https://goo.gl/forms/mJMyvpL4iq2YbAcu2.

Questions?
For more details contact MEDLI President, Claire Joseph at Claire.Joseph@snch.org.

Meeting Location:
Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills Building (55 Vanderbilt Parkway, Dix Hills, N.Y. 11746)

REGISTRATION FORM

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Registration Now Open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Registration is now open for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.

Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Fee: $10 All MEDLI Members/ $25 Non-members*

*Get a FREE MEDLI membership (good till June 2017) when you register for this program.

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF)

Save the Date: 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting

Mark your calendar and save the date for the 2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting!

2016 MEDLI Spring Meeting
Healthy Aging at Your Library: Connecting Older Adults to Health Information
Thursday, March 31, 2015
Farmingdale State College, Greenley Library

Join us for this “train the trainer” class, which is designed to help librarians assist their older adult patrons find health information. Discover techniques for teaching older adults to use computers and to find health information on the Internet, learn what makes a website senior-friendly; plan library programs on senior health topics; and find out about some recommended health websites for older adults.

Participants will:

  • Learn about the reasons it is important to better assist their older patrons.
  • Be able to evaluate health information resources based on usability issues that affect older adults.
  • Learn and practice techniques for teaching older adults to look for health information on the Internet.
  • Be able to research health information for older adults on online resources from the National Institutes of Health and other recommended websites.

Presented by: Lydia Collins, Consumer Health Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR)

Additional information is coming soon!

Registration Now Open for the 2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting

2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015 at the Merrick Library

9:15AM: Registration & Refreshments
9:30AM-10:30AM: Palliative Care Presentation
10:30AM: Journal Club led by Mary Westermann & Mahnaz Tehrani.  MEDLI Business Meeting will follow Journal Club.

What is Palliative Care?
Guest Speaker: David Wollner, M.D.

This talk will review the history and evolution of hospice and palliative care, with a focus on more recent developments in the USA, and a projection of the field’s future.

About the Speaker:
David Wollner MD, FACP, AGSF, Team Physician for the Palliative Care Service of the South Nassau Communities Hospital. He has thirty years of experience in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is trained and board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has been elected to Fellow status in the American College of Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Wollner serves on the American Geriatrics Society Bioethics Committee and was a recent scholar to the NYU/ Montefiore program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities. He has published articles and book chapters in his field and has presented lectures on Hospice and Palliative Medicine throughout the United States and Western Europe.

Fee: $10 MEDLI Members/ $20 Non-members

REGISTRATION FORM (PDF) 

Save the Date: 2015 Fall Meeting

While summer is still in full swing, it’s not too early to mark your calendar and save the date for the 2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting!

2015 MEDLI Fall Meeting
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Merrick Library

Our Guest Speaker is David Wollner MD, FACP, AGSF, Team Physician for the Palliative Care Service of the South Nassau Communities Hospital and he will be presenting, What is Palliative Care?  His talk will review the history and evolution of hospice and palliative care, with a focus on more recent developments in the USA, and a projection of the field’s future.  Plus, we’re bringing back Journal Club!

Additional information is coming soon!

Invitation to MEDLI Members to Join the NY-NJ Chapter of MLA Spring Dinner

Greetings everyone!!

The Spring Dinner registration form is now available on the Chapter web page at: http://www.nynjmla.org/blog/spring-dinner-2015/

Registration via PayPal is also available.

Come and join us for this year’s Spring Dinner, Wednesday, June 17, Starting at 6:30pm  at:

Pars Grill House & Bar
249 West 26th Street
(Between 7th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY 10001
(212) 929-9860

Take a peek at Pars delicious menu.

Dinner includes choice of appetizers, main course, dessert, and your choice of coffee, tea, or soda.  Vegetarian & Kosher meals are also available.

Price: $41.00 (for NY-NJ Chapter Members)
$56.00 (for nonmembers; includes dinner and Chapter membership dues)

Subway Directions:

1 Train to 23rd Street (7th Avenue)
C or E Trains to 23rd Street (8th Avenue)
F or M Trains to 23rd Street (6th Avenue)
A, C or E Trains to 34th Street-Penn Station (8th Avenue)
1, 2 or 3 Trains to 34th Street –Penn Station (7th Avenue)

PATH trains also have stations at 6th Avenue & 23rd Street or 6th Avenue & 33rd Street.

Questions?  Please feel free to give Trina a call @ (718) 430-3114 or e-mail, latrina.keith@einstein.yu.edu

Come for an evening of great food and fun!!  Hope to see you there!!

Trina & Sallie