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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-884-5042.