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Aug

28

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Public Library Spotlight: Juanita Harrell, Health & Wellness Librarian, Oak Park Public Library

Posted by on August 28th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , ,

Name: Juanita Harrell Title: Health & Wellness Librarian Education: MLIS Dominican University How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? I’ve always been interested in Health & Wellness & was given the opportunity to make it my area of concentration. Why is health literacy important in your community? Making information available and… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

Jun

25

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GMR Funds a Womens Health Education Series at Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library

Posted by on June 25th, 2018 0 comments Tags: ,

Jamie Paicely, Director of Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library in Steger, Illinois, received funding for Women’s Health Wednesdays, a series of one-hour community health sessions for women. Background: Steger-South Chicago Heights Public Library is located in a racially diverse community: 45% White, 25% Black or African American, and 25% Hispanic or Latino. “Our library users… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Consumer Health, Funding, News from the Region, Outreach, Public Libraries, Success Stories

Jun

20

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Funding Awarded to Effingham Public Library

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , ,

I’m thrilled to announce that the GMR has funded the Effingham Public Library‘s Mobility for All program! Description:  Effingham Public Library will partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to provide “Mobility for All” a monthly chair yoga training that will provide strengthening exercises that anyone can do as well. During these sessions the… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, Public Libraries

Apr

10

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Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community PLA Pre-Conference Workshop, Philadelphia, PA, March 20, 2018

Posted by on April 10th, 2018 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Written for Midwest Matters by Sherri McConnell What happens when a roomful of librarians get together to talk, eat and breathe health and wellness for a day? You get enthusiastic conversation, lots of ideas and determination to create programming at their home libraries. On March 20 over 80 librarians from all over the country got… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries

Aug

23

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Public Library Spotlight: Monique Mason, Manager, Science & Technology Division, Akron-Summit County Public Library, Ohio

Posted by on August 23rd, 2017 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

Name: Monique Mason Title: Manager, Science & Technology Division, Akron (Ohio)-Summit County Public Library Education: Master of Library Science (yes, just that, it was a long time ago), 1990, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio How did you become interested in focusing on Health and Wellness? Quite by accident!  When I started working in the Science… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Public Libraries Spotlight

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