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In This Issue:

  Introducing the 2019-20 Funding Line-up: Engage Your Community Today with the National Health Observances ALA Midwinter Institute–Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Do you feel like an imposter? Citizen Science: Putting Your Patrons in Touch with Discovery Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy… Read More »

Introducing the 2019-20 Funding Line-up:

How One Library Tackled Community Needs with Help from NNLM Darlene Kilpatrick works in a food desert, but her town of Red Feather Lakes, Colorado, is an oasis as far as community support is concerned. Kilpatrick heads programming and user services at the library in her community of 343 people in the north-central part of… Read More »

Engage Your Community Today with the National Health Observances

Your library can spur patron interest in consumer health issues ranging from minority health to immunization awareness simply by keeping an eye on the calendar and using NNLM resources. National health observances are those special occasions like LGBTQ Pride Month or Family Health History Day that provide libraries with opportunities to engage their communities and… Read More »

ALA Midwinter Institute–Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity

Mackenzie Ahlberg Elliot Mid-Continent Public Library mahlbergelliot@mymcpl.org Kathi Woodward Springfield-Greene County Library kathiw@thelibrary.org The ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services; the Public Library Association; and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, sponsored a half-day institute at ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA, on January 25, 2019. Kathi Woodward and Mackenzie… Read More »

Announcing the NNLM Spring 2019 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon!

When was the last time you used Wikipedia? With more than 7 billion views a year on over 155,000 health topic pages, Wikipedia may be the most popular online health information resource. Acknowledging that Wikipedia is a highly trafficked source for health-related topics, it is then vital that we strive to improve the content and… Read More »

Do you feel like an imposter?

There’s a good chance that at some point in our careers that we have felt like an imposter while we are at work. We are just waiting for someone to ask the question that is going to bring our credibility as information professionals into question and our covers will be blown, but what can we… Read More »

Citizen Science: Putting Your Patrons in Touch with Discovery

NNLM MCR has spent the last year exploring Citizen Science in our region. We’re excited to learn more about this popular concept, identify how National Library of Medicine resources could benefit researchers, and promote ways that our network members can get involved. NNLM supports citizen involvement in scientific research because it’s a great way to… Read More »

Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy – Professional Development Award

Marie St. Pierre Children’s Hospital Colorado Marie.St.Pierre@childrenscolorado.org Funding for attendance at “Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy: New Technologies, Approaches and Ideas” was provided through the NNLM MCR Professional Development Award. At the Medical Library Association conference in May of 2018, “Innovations in Nursing Information Literacy: New Technologies, Approaches and Ideas” was offered for continuing education. … Read More »

In This Issue

  NNLM MCR Welcomes Chris Pryor – On the Road for Precision Medicine –  2018-2019 Technology Improvement Awards –  NNLM MCR Funded Outreach Projects 2018-2019 –  Biomedical and Health Research Data Management for Librarians –  K-12 Cross-Curricular Teaching in Health and Science, Yes You Can! –  Mountain West Data Library Symposium –  Expanding Access to… Read More »

NNLM MCR Welcomes Chris Pryor

The NNLM MCR has named Christina Pryor, MLIS as the new Library Engagement and Missouri Coordinator in the MidContinental Region following the retirement of Barb Jones. Chris joins us from the University of Washington Health Sciences Library in Seattle where she served as the Assistant Director and Community Health Education Coordinator overseeing the HEALWA program…. Read More »

The MidContinental Messenger is published quarterly by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region

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