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Apr

16

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So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Katherine Chew

Posted by on April 16th, 2018 0 comments

Who knew there was such a thing as “outreach on a stick”? If you’re in Minnesota, like this month’s GMR Partner Outreach Librarian, Katherine Chew, you might know. From ice cream, taffy apples, and every deep fried food you can think of (olives!), the Minnesota State Fair takes the on-a-stick notion to new heights.  … Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries

Apr

16

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Reflections on Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles

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In the NNLM Big Data in Healthcare: Exploring Emerging Roles course, we asked participants, as they progressed through the course to consider the following questions: Do you think health sciences librarians should get involved with big data in healthcare? Where should librarians get involved, if you think they should? If you think they should not,… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science

Apr

10

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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community PLA Pre-Conference Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2018

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Written for Midwest Matters by Sherri McConnell What happens when a roomful of librarians get together to talk, eat and breathe health and wellness for a day? You get enthusiastic conversation, lots of ideas and determination to create programming at their home libraries. On March 20 over 80 librarians from all over the country got… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Apr

09

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Celebrate DNA Day on April 25th!

Posted by on April 9th, 2018 0 comments

Each year, April 25th marks National DNA Day, a date that celebrates the first published papers on the structure of DNA back in 1953. The National Genome Research Institute (NGRI) celebrates DNA Day every year, providing students, teachers and the public with opportunities to learn about genomic research. DNA Day activities are celebrated across the nation,… Read More »

Posted in: News from NIH/NLM

Mar

27

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Successful Funding – Community Conversations at Westchester Public Library!

Posted by on March 27th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Written for Midwest Matters by Karyn Witt For months our local ‘Community Conversations’ group was grappling with how to get funding to bring Alzheimer’s Speaks Founder, Lori LaBey to our area.  We had been seeing an increase in the number of patrons that were attending our Alzheimer’s Association programs here at Westchester Public Library and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

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