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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

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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

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

Mar

02

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Focus Group Invitation for Public Library Workers

Posted by on March 2nd, 2018 0 comments

This focus group is part of our ongoing partnership with the Public Library Association. We are looking for public library workers to participate in virtual focus groups this spring. We’re looking for both paraprofessional and professional library workers. Would you or anyone on your staff be interested in participating? The purpose of the research is… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Feb

08

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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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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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