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Are you attending the ALA Midwinter conference in Seattle? Did you know there is an exciting preconference about health disparities and health literacy at this year’s Midwinter conference?

About the Preconference

Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity will be held on January 25, 2019 from 9 am to noon at the Washington State Convention Center during ALA Midwinter in Seattle, WA. The preconference is sponsored by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region, the Public Library Association, and the ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services. This interactive preconference will include presentations, facilitated table conversations, and self-reflection to help participants learn how libraries can deepen their work in health literacy and ensure a lasting impact for improving health in their communities.

 Funding Opportunity

If this sounds like it’s for you, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region is pleased to announce that we are offering up to ten professional development awards for individuals interested attending the preconference. Public service and programming staff at public libraries who work at NNLM MCR member organizations in Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Kansas, and Missouri are eligible. No worries if your organization is not a current NNLM MCR member. It’s easy to join! Eligible costs for this award includes the preconference ticketed event for Implicit Bias, Health Disparities and Health Literacy: Intersections in Health Equity, roundtrip coach airfare, lodging costs, and  per diem for meals up to $1,000 total.

 How to Apply

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis until Monday, December 3, 2018. Preference will be given to first time professional development award applicants but please don’t let that stop you from applying. To obtain a copy of the application form for the ALA 2019 Midwinter preconference award, please contact Chris Pryor at pryorc@missouri.edu or 573-884-5042.

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Contact us at:
National Network of Libraries of Medicine/MidContinental Region (NN/LM-MCR)
University of Utah
Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library
10 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-5890
Phone: 801-587-3650
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.

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