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Throughout October, National Medical Librarians Month and also Health Literacy Month, NNLM is featuring Pacific Northwest Librarians and highlighting their commitment to health literacy. This week we shine a spotlight on Toan Lam-Sullivan. Toan is the Bilingual Regional Librarian at Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon. Multnomah County Library has 20 locations throughout the Portland… Read More »
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It is almost that time of year. Yes, it is time to sign up or renew our health insurance. Many of us have been receiving notices at work regarding the time to review our health insurance and other work benefits. Often we feel unsure of the information we are reviewing. We have an idea of… Read More »
Because it can be challenging to find a compatible health provider, choose health insurance coverage, or understand medical terms, organizations have been observing October as Health Literacy Month since 1999. It is a time to bring attention to the importance of making health information easy to understand and making the health care system easier to… Read More »
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network is pleased to announce its three book selections in support of Healthy Aging. Women Rowing North by Mary Pipher Elderhood by Louise Aronson The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old by Hendrik Groen According to the U.S. Census Bureau, all baby boomers will… Read More »
Back in the day, before the Internet, the majority of our resources were in print. Our patrons would enter the library to peruse our collections for information they needed or approached the reference desk to ask the librarian for assistance who would then often direct the patron to a reference tome or an item on… Read More »