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June Kim, librarian at the American University of Health Sciences in Signal Hill, CA, describes highlights of a project supported by NNLM PSR Mini-Award funding to host a two-day health-related “mini academy” for underrepresented youth in the community. Activities included demonstrations of first aid procedures, vital sign and body measurements, and research activities with NLM’s MedlinePlus resource.
In light of Super Typhoon Yutu’s recent impact on the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and with assistance from NLM’s Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), we have compiled information resources for the affected area, including information guides with curated, reliable information from vetted federal, state, and local governments and organizations.
Rebekah Tweed Fox, Instruction and Outreach Librarian based at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles, highlights her library’s involvement in the campus initiative for comprehensive wellness, “Mount Wellness,” with instruction for student Peer Wellness Advocates to use MedlinePlus as a resource in their activities, conducting workshops in the library to promote MedlinePlus, and introducing a collection of “healthy furniture” as a library resource. She successfully applied for funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.
Jill Barr-Walker, Clinical Librarian based at the University of California, San Francisco, Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) Hospital Library, highlights the experience of participating in two health fair events in the summer and fall of 2017 to promote awareness of the resources and services provided by ZSFG Library to staff, patients, and the local community. She received funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.
Alison Clement, Community Health Librarian at Marshall Community Health Library in northern California, highlights the experience of hosting the NLM traveling exhibition “Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic & Medicine and associated activities in July, 2017. She received funding support through the NNLM PSR outreach Mini-Award program.