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Peg Eby-Jager, A.M.L.S., Librarian | Consumer Health Information Specialist, writes about her experience attending the Health Information for Public Librarians Symposium held during the 2018 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting. She received a travel award from NNLM to support her attendance.
Terry Henner, Head of Outreach Services at the Savitt Medical Library at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno, presents highlights of an outreach project funded through the NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award program, with a main goal of strengthening and enhancing access to local and national health information resources for the Washoe County community of seniors and their caregivers.
NNLM Network member Melliza Young, Patient Education Manager at Guam Regional Medical City highlights her experience with the four-day ENRICH Enriching Relationships in Communication and Healthcare course, organized by the Academy of Communication in Healthcare (ACH), May 31 – June 3, in Tampa, FL. The theme was “Nurturing Resilience: Communication Skills for Building Healthier Organizations.” She received NNLM PSR professional development funding support to attend the activity.
The outreach video “Promotores de Salud,” featured at the NLM Update at MLA 2018, highlights outreach activities of the University of Arizona, Tucson, with one of the state’s key audiences of community health workers. The animated vignette features Yamila El-Kkayat, UAHSL Outreach Librarian; Jerry Perry, Associate Dean, University of Arizona–Tucson Libraries; and Kay Deeney, NNLM PSR Education & Outreach Librarian.