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Aug

14

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Solar Eclipse Safety

Posted by on August 14th, 2017 0 comments

Everyone is gearing up for the big solar eclipse happening August 21. Many libraries have been gathering information as well as planning activities and programs for their communities. Why the hoopla?! Well, last time the United States experienced a total solar eclipse was in 1991 in Hawaii.  And  it was in 1979 that the contiguous… Read More »

Posted in: Blog


Aug

11

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Opiate Addiction and Treatment Resources from the National Library of Medicine

Posted by on August 11th, 2017 0 comments

In response to the growing heroin epidemic in the United States, the National Library of Medicine’s Specialized Information Services has created a portal to provide resources and information on prescribing, overdose, medication-assisted treatment, and recovery. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is defined as: “A primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation,… Read More »

Posted in: News from NLM, Public Health


Aug

09

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“Calling BS in the Age of Big Data”, next PNR Rendezvous

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 0 comments

Our digital worlds are inundated with misinformation, data manipulations and outright lies. In this webinar session, we will look at common pitfalls specifically around information visualization. Our presenter, Jevin West, will have us examine different ways that information can be misrepresented with figures and graphs. “Calling BS in the Age of Big Data” will build… Read More »

Posted in: Data Science, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Training & Education


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