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Name: Sue Simenz Title: Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI Education: BA in Communication Arts (Radio-TV-Film), University of Wisconsin-Madison, MLS, University of Wisconsin-Madison How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve been in this job (reference and collection development) for a long time, so I’ve always been cognizant of… Read More »
I’m pleased to announce that the Akron-Summit County Public Library (Ohio) Science & Technology Division lead by Monique Mason has been awarded funding for a great community physical fitness project! Background: Twenty-nine percent of Summit County residents are obese, slightly lower than the state-wide average of 30% 1. The obesity rate in the City of Akron… Read More »
Name: Danielle Henson Title: Community Engagement Liaison How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Gail Borden Public Library sits at many tables in the district including Kane County Health Department Executive and KCHD sub-committees and Activate Elgin (Erin Donlan, Information Services Librarian is on the Executive Committee and the Income and… Read More »
Great news! The Health Literacy Toolkit posters from the Libraries Transform campaign can now be ordered in 11×17 size. A little history of the project if you are not familiar: Designed to increase public awareness of the value, impact, and services provided by libraries and library professionals, the American Library Association’s Libraries Transform campaign ensures there is… Read More »
Education BA English (Honors), Georgetown University BA Government, Georgetown University MLIS iSchool at the University of Washington How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I have always had an interest in biology and health sciences. I roomed with nursing students in college and hung out with pre-meds. I have worked for… Read More »