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Midwest Matters October 17th, 2018
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Oct

15

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Upcoming Webinar: Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities

Posted by on October 15th, 2018 0 comments

Addressing Latino Health and Wellness Disparities Through Virtual Community Health and Wellness Workshops 10/24/2018 – 1:00 – 2:00 PM This session will provide attendees with background information about the Latino community both in the United States and in Minnesota. An overview of current demographics and health issues will be covered. The presenters will then describe… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, From the GMR, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Health, Public Libraries

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

Sep

19

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Stand Up for Health, successful preconference at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries

Posted by on September 19th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Sep

18

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Public Library Spotlight: Erin Lewis, Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan, McCracken County Public Library

Posted by on September 18th, 2018 0 comments

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 »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

Sep

11

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Public Library Spotlight: Tina Viglucci, Hispanic Services Director, Gail Borden Public Library

Posted by on September 11th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

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 »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

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