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MidContinental Region News January 23rd, 2019
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Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List

Thirteen public librarians from the MidContinental Region joined counterparts across the country at the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium on May 22 and 23.

Held on the final two days of the 2018 Medical Library Association annual meeting in Atlanta, the gathering allowed public librarians interested in providing consumer health information to connect with and learn from one another.

Participants heard about the need for public librarians to provide consumer health information and were encouraged to develop plans to increase institutional impact on health literacy.

Dara Richardson-Heron, the chief engagement officer of the All of Us Research Program, spoke to a joint gathering of health sciences and public librarians about the initiative’s plans to partner with libraries in providing health information to populations underrepresented in biomedical research. Former Surgeon General David Satcher discussed the continuing problem of disparities in health research and treatment.

Many of the participants from the MidContinental Region will be sharing their experiences in an upcoming NNLM MCR Breezing session.



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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