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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 »
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 »
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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 »
Name: Tina Viglucci Title: Hispanic Services Director Education: MSIS University at Albany, SUNY How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Through collaborations with partners in our community including the two major hospitals in the area, Presence St. Joseph and Advocate Sherman. They are leading efforts to bring together organizations to actively… Read More »
Name: Susan Kroll Education: MLS University of Buffalo How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Received my BS degree in education for physically handicapped children which sparked my interest in health issues. My previous job was at the Health Sciences Library Ohio State University. Why is health literacy important in your community?… Read More »