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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.
Kay Deeney, NNLM PSR Education & Outreach Librarian, announced her retirement on June 28, after a nearly 37-year library career at UCLA. She will return to her position for one year on recall status at 43% time beginning August 1.
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.
A research team based at the University of Arizona College of Nursing and Health Sciences Library present highlights of their NNLM PSR Express Outreach Award, targeting both consumers and health professionals, to reduce risks of complications related to necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), the second leading cause of death and the major reason for emergency surgery for fragile infants in early life.