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Headed to ALA? So is NNLM!

Posted by on June 5th, 2018 Posted in: All of Us, Consumer Health, Exhibits, Outreach


Several staff members from across the National Network of Libraries of Medicine will be in New Orleans this month for the American Library Association Conference. We hope to meet you at one of the following events. All are listed in Central Standard Time (CT):

Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) Academic Coordinator Elaina Vitale and Executive Director Kate Flewelling will present “’Engage for Health’: a Patient-Doctor Communication Program @ Your LibraryJune 23 from 2:30-3:30pm. The session will introduce participants to the ‘Engage for Health’ program and share just how easy it is to implement this health literacy program for your community!

Vitale and Flewelling will also be attending ASCLA Consumer Health Information Librarians Interest Group June 23 from 10:30-11:30am to network with participants interested in tools for health information outreach.

Are you interested in talking about careers at NNLM? Thinking about a career in medical librarianship? Stop by the NNLM booth at the ALA JobLIST Placement & Career Development Center Open House on Sunday June 24 from 10:30am-12:00pm. Flewelling will be there to showcase current opportunities and answer general questions.

Join MAR All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator Veronica Leigh Milliner on Sunday June 24 from 1:00-2:00pm for “Professional Development 101: Get Involved, Get Ahead, and Make a Difference”. In this session, attendees will hear about Milliner’s experience working in and with public libraries and from two other library professionals and their professional journeys. This session will also include casual roundtable discussions on topics of getting involved in ALA and local library associations, advice for professional development opportunities, making a career plan, and working on professional committees. Attendees will walk away with tangible next steps about ways to enhance their professional careers.

All of Us Community Engagement staff Veronica Leigh Milliner (MAR), Rachel Tims (South Central Region), April Wright (Southeastern/Atlantic Region), and Kelli Ham (Pacific Southwest) will also be available at the Learning Roundtable Training Showcase on Sunday June 24 from 3:00-5:00pm on the Exhibit Hall Floor. This fun, informal event is a chance for attendees to hear about training, resources, and professional development opportunities for libraries. Come learn about NNLM’s partnership with the All of Us Research Program and public libraries, free health resources for your library, Consumer Health Information Specialization sponsorship, and free library staff trainings/professional development available from NNLM.

On Monday, June 25 from 1:00-2:00pm, Greater Midwest Region Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist Bobbi Newman will present with partners an Update on Promoting Healthy Communities: A Health Information Initiative (PLA). Learn how you can receive certifications that benefit you personally and highlight the role your library has in keeping the community healthy.

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