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This page is designed for K-12 Professionals, including librarians, teachers, nurses and guidance counselors. Information on freely available resources from the National Library of Medicine and other reputable sources.
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ALA-AASL 2015 Presentation Information

Locate presentation information from the ALA-AASL 2015 presentations. The powerpoint versions of the slides will be available on the NN/LM MAR Presentations site in mid-July.

Please e-mail Lydia Collins @ if you are interested in obtaining the PPT version of the presentations.


    The Value of School Librarians

    OP-ED | College, Career and Democracy ready? Not without a trained librarian (June 2014 Article)


    Stay Connected with NN/LM MAR

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    NLM on YouTube

    Visit the National Library of Medicine's YouTube Channel.

    NLM YouTube Channel


    NLM and K-12 Professionals

    Students in building

    Whether you work in a K-12 School, Community or Faith-Based Organization providing after school programming, NLM provides resources to help enrich your curriculum/program. The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, produces a variety of web-based resources for use by K-12 health and science educators.

    Educators are welcome to review and use the modules or lesson plans, in whole or in-part, for their students’ interests, levels and academic goals. These resources are designed to engage students’ interest in and foster their analysis of a variety of health and science related topics.

    Locate online resources in the following topics:

    General Health and Biology

    Forensics and Medical Technology


    Environmental Health and Chemistry

    Careers in Health Professions

    Health Resources for Teens


    To request training on NLM resources for K-12 Professionals contact Lydia Collins at 

    Subscribe to the NLM Education Connection (Working with teachers and scientific experts to provide FREE reliable resources to help introduce, reinforce, and supplement K-12 education programs).

    National Library of Medicine FREE Lesson Plans for Health and Science Teachers

    Classroom Resources from the National Library of Medicine


    NLM Online and Traveling Exhibition Program

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    The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine. These exhibitions and educational resources engage diverse audiences and explore a variety of topics in the history of medicine. Learn more about the Exhibition Program Education Services available from NLM.

    Explore. Discover. Enjoy.


    NLM Twitter Stream for K-12 science educators


    NN/LM MAR Consumer Heatlh Coordinator

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    Lydia N. Collins
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    Health Sciences Library System
    University of Pittsburgh
    200 Scaife Hall
    3550 Terrace Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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    MedlinePlus Magazine

    NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

    NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a favorite source of trusted health information for you, your students, parents and the community.  Free subscriptions are available.


    Images from the National Library of Medicine

    Images from the History of Medicine (IHM) provides access to over 70,000 images in the collections of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) of the U.S National Library of Medicine (NLM).

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    Contact us at:

    National Network of Libraries of Medicine

    National Network Office

    National Library of Medicine

    8600 Rockville Pike, Bldg. 38, Room B1-E03

    Bethesda, Maryland 20894


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