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SUSPECT Before You Download that Health or Wellness App

Posted by on July 9th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

While developing content for our public library course Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community on health and wellness related apps I decided we need a clever evaluation tool similar to CRAAP for websites.  Using the criteria I came up with SUSPECT. I hope you find it helpful for all app… Read More »

Posted in: From the GMR, General



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Funding Awarded to Effingham Public Library

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

I’m thrilled to announce that the GMR has funded the Effingham Public Library‘s Mobility for All program! Description:  Effingham Public Library will partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to provide “Mobility for All” a monthly chair yoga training that will provide strengthening exercises that anyone can do as well. During these sessions the… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Public Libraries



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Funding Awarded to Charlevoix Public Library for “Improving Health Awareness Through Access to Quality Health Information”

Posted by on May 9th, 2018 0 comments

I am excited to announce funding for this project led by Susan Kroll! Project Description: This project will load 20 iPads with NLM consumer health information for adults and children. This project is a partnership between the Charlevoix Public Library and the Munson Charlevoix Hospital Education Department. The iPads will be placed in the Library, the… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Public Libraries



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Public Library Spotlight: David J. Kelsey, Outreach Services Librarian, St. Charles Public Library, IL

Posted by on April 25th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Name: David J. Kelsey Title: Outreach Services Librarian Education: Master of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island About the St. Charles Public Library and the Outreach Services Department: The St. Charles Public Library is located in St. Charles, Illinois, which is 35 miles west of the city of Chicago. The Library serves a… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight



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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 »

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