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The GMR office was thrilled to host the All of Us Journey for 3 days last week in partnership with the University of Iowa. The Journey made a stop at the UI Health Sciences Campus, the Main Library, and the Iowa Children’s Museum from September 5-7. It was exciting to engage with a large and… Read More »
Educational. Engaging. Inspiring. These were words used to summarize the 2019 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit. With almost 300 attendees from 25 states, this year’s Summit captured the attention of many professionals looking to broaden their health literacy lens. A majority felt energized to take on the next step of a health literacy project and included… Read More »
I recently received an NNLM-GMR Professional Development Award to attend the 2019 ACRL Conference in Cleveland, OH, where I planned for an experience that would help inform my work with my library’s new systematic review service and my work helping to launch a new undergraduate learning community centered on critical data studies. My ACRL… Read More »
When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content… Read More »
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The Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) has released nearly $500,000 in funding opportunities! Our office has released Calls for Applications for the following: Research Data Award: Up to $20,000 (Applications due April 1st) Emerging Initiatives Award: Up to $10,000 (Applications due April 1st) Health Information Outreach Award: Two funding… Read More »