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Feb

09

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Media Literacy in the Library

Posted by on February 9th, 2021 0 comments Tags: ,

In response to the need for media literacy education, the American Library Association (ALA) has released a free digital guide and related webinar series to help library workers plan for moments like these. “Media Literacy in the Library: A Guide for Library Practitioners” contains information, program ideas and conversation starters on topics like misinformation and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Webinars

Feb

04

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Webinar: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community

Posted by on February 4th, 2021 0 comments Tags:

In this webinar, Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research, will share the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with OCLC and the Public Library Association, a division of the… Read More »

Posted in: Public Health, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

Jan

12

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Consumer Health Collection Management, an on-demand course

Posted by on January 12th, 2021 0 comments Tags: , , ,

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) has a new on-demand course available for you to include in your professional development. Consumer Health Collection Management, is 4 credit hour online course which reviews collection management principles for health-related collections in public libraries. Watch a recorded presentation and complete 2 assignments to evaluate your… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Public Library

Oct

21

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Expanding Access to Telemedicine

Posted by on October 21st, 2020 0 comments Tags: , ,

The NNLM South Central Region recently partnered with the Pottsboro Public Library to provide library patrons the technology to telehealth visits within the library. The project helps expand access and privacy to telemedicine for community members who otherwise might not have the resources. For more information, visit the award page. For those interested in the implementation… Read More »

Posted in: General, Public Library, Rural, Webinars

Oct

08

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Celebrate Health Literacy This October

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Health Literacy Month is a time for organizations, advocates, and individuals to promote the importance of making health information understandable for everyone. In the spirit of Health Literacy Month this October, the Public Library Association (PLA) is highlighting a suite of free tools and resources to public libraries to build awareness of health issues, prevention,… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Public Library, Websites

Oct

08

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Free PLA Webinar Regarding ACA and LGBTQ Health

Posted by on October 8th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it critical for health information providers across the country to stay informed about the special protections and benefits health insurance coverage offers to the safety of LGBTQ community members. This free webinar will help educate public library practitioners about available health insurance coverage options, benefits, and special federal protections exclusively… Read More »

Posted in: Health Information, Health Information Literacy, Minority Health Concerns, Public Library

Aug

06

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Activity Books Teach about Nutrition in Ojibwe/English

Posted by on August 6th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Minwanjige, Mino-bimaadizi (Eat Well/ Live Well) activity books provide children with coloring pages, nutrition facts, recipes, and more in Ojibwe and English. The activity books are free to download from the University of Minnesota, Duluth and are available for Kindergarten and 1st-2nd Graders. These books were created by Anna Wirta Kosobuski, Rachel King-Siert, Teague Goodsky,… Read More »

Posted in: Children and Teens, Minority Health Concerns, Multilingual, Public Library

Jul

09

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Webinar: Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on July 9th, 2020 0 comments Tags: ,

NNLM’s Greater Midwest Region is hosting the upcoming webinar “Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis”: Kalamazoo is a midsized city in southwest Michigan with a growing number of incidents of opioid usage. Although the issue had yet to have a significant effect on the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL), some staff wanted… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse

May

26

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Digital Literacy Tools and Resources from PLA

Posted by on May 26th, 2020 0 comments

LinkedIn Learning for Libraries LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, is excited to share that after continued discussions with the library community over the past few months, it’s taking the first steps toward building a new LinkedIn Learning library product that’s dedicated to serving the needs of library customers and patrons. While LinkedIn works to develop this… Read More »

Posted in: All of Us, Public Library, Webinars, Websites

Mar

05

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WebJunction Webinar: Call to Action: Public Libraries and the Opioid Crisis

Posted by on March 5th, 2020 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

Public libraries are respected local institutions that connect community members to credible information and services. As community anchor institutions, libraries are leveraging their assets in response to the opioid crisis that has gripped the country. After 16 months of research, OCLC, and the Public Library Association have released a call to action on how libraries can address… Read More »

Posted in: Public Library, Substance Addiction and Misuse, Webinars

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