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April 7th-13th, 2019 is National Library Week. The American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Week theme is simple, but compelling: how libraries equate to building strong communities. In honor of National Library Week, the NNLM PNR’s Dragonfly will go back in time and explore the origins of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the… Read More »
Congress approved the first National DNA Day in April 2003 to celebrate both the completion of the Human Genome Project and the anniversary of the discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) continues to celebrating DNA Day annually on April 25. The goal of National DNA Day… Read More »
One way to easily incorporate health programming and health information at your library is highlighting national health observances. A number of resources are freely available and 2 of those are highlighted here. Recently the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) put together resources for public libraries that align with National Health Observances throughout the… Read More »
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One topic of conversation that is often considered more neutral is the weather. However, that has changed over the years as the focus sometimes centers of extreme weather or talks of hotter summers, more storms, melting glaciers, etc. These conversations are now sometimes turning into heated debates and we may not always understand the science… Read More »
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have joined together to raise awareness and support of the National Institutes of Health’s All of Us Research Program. The NNLM and PLA have worked together to increase health literacy through programming and consumer health information over the last couple of… Read More »