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Mar

21

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Look Out Kentucky – Here We Come!

Posted by on March 21st, 2019 0 comments

  In just a few weeks, Darlene and I will be traveling to Kentucky to share information at the Kentucky Medical Library Association (KMLA) annual meeting and visit with NNLM members in the area. The itinerary includes meeting with Kornhauser Library director, Neal Nixon, and clinical librarian, Jessica Petrey at the University of Louisville, as… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, General, Site Visits

Mar

20

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Health Information on Floods

Posted by on March 20th, 2019 0 comments

As the flooding continues in the Midwest, we wondered if you were responding to requests for assistance from any libraries in your regions. Below are some resources which focus on flooding. Please let us know if there is any way we can assist. Aimed at the Professional Workforce:  Floods: Health Information Guide  (Syndicated page allows you to embed… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, General, NLM Resources, Public Health, Public Libraries

Oct

30

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Rocking Midwest Chapter MLA!

Posted by on October 30th, 2018 0 comments

Fall is a busy season for staff in the Greater Midwest Region office, this season took our team to exciting locations such as Traverse City, MI (cherry pies!), Springfield, IL (Lincoln!), St. Cloud, MN (Eh…Juno?), and Cleveland, OH (rock and roll!). In particular, our team worked hard to debut two new courses at the Midwest… Read More »

Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, General

Sep

26

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Self-paced Online Health Information Searching Resource for the Public

Posted by on September 26th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

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 »

Posted in: General, News from the Region, Public Health, Public Libraries, Resource Sharing

Jul

09

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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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