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This is a guest blog post from Elissa C. Cadillic, the Training Coordinator at Boston Public Library. Elissa received a professional development award to attend the Public Library Association (PLA) Meeting in Nashville, TN February 25-29, 2020. Thanks to a professional development grant from NNLM, I was able to attend PLA 2020. While I’ve been… Read More »
The NNLM NER is happy to announce that Request for Proposals (RFPs) for funding in the upcoming year (2020-2021) have been posted and we are accepting applications. Awarded projects will start May 1, 2020 and run through April 30, 2021. Please review the information found on our Funding Opportunities page (https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding). You will find the… Read More »
The Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has started a program called “Fur-get the stress”. There are games, coloring, museum passes, and other activities, but the main highlight is a therapy dog that comes in every other week. Finn (short for Finnegan) is the dog that visits the library. He is… Read More »
This is conference session for my job at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region. That means I get to attend lots of different conferences and meet and connect with a lot of different people. I was at NAHSL last week, and then I attended the symposium, Communities in Crisis: Libraries Respond to… Read More »
From the earliest outbreaks of Bubonic plague many centuries ago, to recent outbreaks of Ebola, I started to think about the information resources people had when confronting these crises. There couldn’t have been much during the dark ages in Europe. As people faced overwhelming illness and mortality, if they turned to anyone at all it… Read More »