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October is Health Literacy Month! People working in health information use the term health literacy a lot. But what is health literacy and how can we improve it? What resources are available to help support health literacy? What is Health Literacy? The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) defines health literacy as “the… Read More »
This week, September 22, through September 28, is Banned Books Week. It is an annual event celebrating the freedom to not be in the dark and read. It brings attention to both current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. According to the American Library Association (ALA), banned books week was launched… Read More »
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September is National Preparedness Month and there’s still time to save for an emergency, make and practice your plan, and get involved in community preparedness. This year, Week Three of Preparedness Month (September 15-21) is focused on Youth Preparedness. Kids can be great ambassadors for preparedness and involving them in the planning process can improve… Read More »
Brittany Netherton and Brenda Lormil two NNLM NER grantees had big summers presenting the work they’re doing at events in San Diego and Sweden! Brittany from the Darien Library had the opportunity present on graphic novels in the library at the San Diego Comic-Con and her work with Graphic Medicine. From Brittany: “On Thursday, July… Read More »
This June, I took a drive up to Vermont to set the groundwork for this year’s Focused Outreach work. NNLM NER is looking for ways to support health information dissemination in Rutland County. My first appointment was to speak with Jason Broughton, Vermont State Librarian. I was curious to hear his impressions of the health… Read More »
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