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Nov

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Mobility for All, Bring Chair Yoga to Your Library

Posted by on November 12th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Effingham Public Library, a catalyst for positive change, is excited to partner with the Greater Midwest Region of the National Library of Medicine to bring a series of chair yoga classes to our small, rural community. The “Mobility for All” project responds to the latest Community Health Profile Report for Effingham, Illinois, that found a… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Oct

08

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Now accepting applications for Quarter Three Professional Development Award

Posted by on October 8th, 2018 0 comments

Background/Purpose: The purpose of this award is to assist individuals working in GMR Network member organizations to enhance their ability to use NLM resources or keep current on topics related to NIH initiatives. Eligibility:  Individuals working at organizations that are Network members within the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) are eligible to apply. For information on… Read More »

Posted in: Funding

Sep

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Self-paced Online Health Information Searching Resource for the Public

Posted by on September 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

DigitalLearn.org, the Public Library Association’s collection of short self-directed tutorials for the public 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… Read More »

Posted in: General, News from the Region, Public Health, Public Libraries, Resource Sharing

Sep

19

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Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

On September 12 over 70 library staff members from across the US, including as far as Hawaii gathered for a full day preconference of Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness for Your Community at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) in Springfield, IL. The day is divided into four sections: introduction to… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Sep

18

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Public Library Spotlight: Erin Lewis, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan, McCracken County Public Library

Posted by on September 18th, 2018 0 comments

Name: Erin Lewis Title: Acquisitions and Interlibrary loan Education: Nearing the end of my MSLS degree How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Exercise and being active plays a vital role in my life. I feel so much better when I exercise and I want to help others realize the benefits… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

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