Midwest Matters January 22nd, 2018
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Jan

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Public Library Spotlight: Sue Simenz Title:  Reference Librarian, Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI

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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 »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

Jan

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So you want to be an outreach librarian? Spotlight on Marcia Francis

Posted by on January 10th, 2018 0 comments

In the far northwest corner of the GMR is the state of North Dakota, so large and rural that the University of North Dakota (UND) Partner Outreach Librarians have divided the state into four quadrants to maximize their outreach potential.  Today we spotlight Marcia Francis, who conducts outreach on behalf of the GMR, presenting educational… Read More »

Posted in: Outreach, Partner Outreach Libraries

Jan

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Dr. Patricia Flatley Brennan to Headline UC Data Day Event!

Posted by on January 4th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Researchers producing big data and small data face unique challenges in data management, data sharing, reproducible research and preservation. Data Day is a daylong event that will highlight these challenges and showcase opportunities for all researchers. This event promises to engage audience members, reveal solutions to these data challenges and foster a community of best… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science

Jan

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Funding Award for Akron-Summit Public Library Fitness Tracker Cohorts

Posted by on January 3rd, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

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 »

Posted in: Funding, Public Libraries

Dec

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Teaching a Nursing Workshop with the Help of a Professional Development Grant from NNLM GMR

Posted by on December 28th, 2017 0 comments

This Fall Semester 2017, for the first time, I connected with nursing faculty at a brown bag tailored for the University of Akron’s School of Nursing faculty.  The brown bag series are usually well attended, and after getting in touch with the coordinator of the sessions, I offered my first one-hour workshop for the School… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Training

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346-01 with The University of Iowa.

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