Midwest Matters
The blog of NNLM Greater Midwest Region



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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community

Posted by on February 8th, 2018 0 comments

As part of our ongoing partnership with the Public Library Association(PLA) and supplemental funding from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), our office has developed a new course on health information for public library staff. In developing this course, we partnered with OCLC WebJunction and the College of Education at the University of Iowa to incorporate… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries



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So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Judith Wiener

Posted by on February 7th, 2018 0 comments

This month’s spotlight brings us to the far eastern reach of the GMR, the state of Ohio. Say hello to Judy Wiener, who has been a GMR outreach librarian since…well, let’s find out more about her in her own words. Thanks, Judy, for all you do in support of the NNLM mission. Name: Judith A…. Read More »

Posted in: Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries



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Public Library Spotlight: Glenna Godinsky, Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL

Posted by on January 30th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Name: Glenna Godinsky Title: Life Enrichment Liaison, Gail Borden Public Library District, Elgin, IL Education: B.A., University of Iowa, Certified Dementia Practitioner, National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Like many, I was a caregiver as each of my parents faced different health struggles. My… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

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