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Jun

12

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Next Chapter Book Club

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Next Chapter Book Club (NCBC) is a community-based literacy and social program for adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, providing a unique opportunity for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience community inclusion, social connectedness, life-long learning, self-determination and self-advocacy. The program was created in 2002 by Dr. Thomas Fish, the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Library

Jun

12

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Men’s Health Month

Posted by on June 12th, 2019 0 comments Tags: , ,

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average,… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Apr

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NNLM Reading Club Selection Guide: Mental Health

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 0 comments

Because mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)(link is external) recognizes the importance of scientific research to advance medical breakthroughs. To help raise awareness, May is recognized by the National Health Observances as Mental Health Month(link is external).  The NNLM Reading Club… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Mental Health, Public Library

Apr

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Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 0 comments

All Americans need access to current, reliable health information, especially as we navigate complex issues like health care, insurance and aging. Public libraries are a go-to resource throughout this journey. Healthy Community Tools for Public Libraries, a project of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA), brings together… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Public Library

Apr

22

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PLA and NNLM Partner to Bring Health Questions to Project Outcome

Posted by on April 22nd, 2019 0 comments

Through this partnership, PLA will launch a new survey intended to measure the effectiveness of public libraries’ consumer health programming in Project Outcome, the association’s free toolkit designed to help public libraries understand and share the impact of essential library services and programs. The survey will be added to Project Outcome in April 2019. “With… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, General, Public Library

Nov

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How to Bring Extensions to Your Library: Highlighting Programs from Penn State Extension

Posted by on November 26th, 2018 0 comments

Join the National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region on December 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm EST for their monthly Boost Box series. This series aims to boost your knowledge of National Library of Medicine products and additional health information topics. The month of December will feature guest speaker Mary Ehret, M.S.,R.D., L.D.N.,… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

Sep

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Online Health Information Course

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Associations’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for end-users to increase their digital literacy, now features a course all about researching health topics on the Internet. Developed in partnership with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the new course was designed to help learners understand and evaluate health information while… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Jul

13

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Libraries Serve Refugees

Posted by on July 13th, 2018 0 comments

Libraries Serve Refugees is a project sponsored by Urban Libraries Unite to gather crowd sourced information support for refugees and immigrants. It provides Fast Resources (practical tips, government reports, webinars); Toolkits; Locations (libraries providing direct support services to refugees) and Articles (news stories about libraries providing services to refugees). They are also seeking to build… Read More »

Posted in: Minority Health Concerns, Public Library

Mar

13

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National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program- Graphic Medicine

Posted by on March 13th, 2018 0 comments

The National Library of Medicine Exhibition Program’s newest exhibit is Graphic Medicine: Ill-Conceived & Well-Drawn! This banner exhibit is available for free though shipping charges do apply. Graphic Medicine explores the meaning of an emerging genre of medical literature that combines the art of comics and personal illness narrative. This approach can reveal the emotional… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, National Library of Medicine News, Public Health, Public Library, Websites

Mar

08

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Developing Escape Rooms at Libraries

Posted by on March 8th, 2018 0 comments

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region’s upcoming Boost Box webinar series will feature two librarians who developed escape rooms in their libraries. Alison Wessel will describe an escape room developed at the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services Library to promote library services to health department employees. Olivia Glotfelty will… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Webinars

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