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Comics and Medicine: A FREE Librarian Brown-Bag Session!

Posted by on May 19th, 2017 0 comments

  One of the more exciting recent trends in communicating about health care and medicine is that of “graphic medicine”.  As Dr. Ian Williams, who coined the phrase, writes: “It has long been known that comics are “not just for kids”… comics and graphic novels [can] be used as a resource for health professionals, playing… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News From NN/LM PNR, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education



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Resources Focusing on the Opioid Epidemic

Posted by on May 12th, 2017 0 comments

The following is news from the NIH/NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have declared opioid abuse an epidemic, calling it a serious public health issue. Two states, Florida and Maryland, have recently declared states of emergency in response to the opioid crisis. NIH MedlinePlus magazine has an… Read More »

Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, Health Literacy/Consumer Health, News from NLM, Public Health



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Library guides for Tribal libraries is topic for next PNR Rendezvous webinar

Posted by on May 11th, 2017 0 comments

The next PNR Rendezvous webinar session, TRAILS and The Small but Powerful Guide – Management and Advocacy Toolkits for Rural, Native and Tribal Libraries, will introduce the American Library Association’s Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee’s (RNTLOAK) 2 newly revised toolkits, “TRAILS (Tribal Library Procedures Manual)” and “The Small but Powerful Guide… Read More »

Posted in: Public Libraries, Training & Education



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May is Older Americans Month

Posted by on May 1st, 2017 0 comments

The theme for the 2017 Older Americans Month is “Age Out Loud”. Originally called Senior Citizens Month when established in 1963 by President Kennedy,  only about 17 million Americans had reached age 65.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2014 the number of Americans age 65 or older was 46.2 million and… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Health Observances, Public Libraries



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Celebrate National DNA Day

Posted by on April 25th, 2017 0 comments

National DNA Day is today, April 25. It is a time for teachers, students, and the public to celebrate the achievements of the completion of the Human Genome Project and the discovery of the DNA double helix as well as a time to learn more about genetics and genomics. It was on this day in… Read More »

Posted in: Health Literacy/Consumer Health, Public Libraries

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