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MidContinental Region News February 17th, 2020
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Learn how your Library can be a Hub for Citizen Science

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


Libraries can now be a place where patrons can engage in real scientific research by participating in citizen science programs.

Citizen science is a way for communities to participate in real scientific research by lending a hand to scientists in discovering groundbreaking advancements in a wide range of research projects. There are no limitations to who can participate and no science background is required. This is a great way for people to learn about the world around them and for libraries to make connections with scientists and their community.

If you would like to start a citizen science program in your library, check out the Librarian’s Guide to Citizen Science for program ideas and the article “Citizen Science: How librarians can energize their patrons to advance science” to learn about how you can engage your patrons to become a citizen scientist.

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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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