Member Meme Contest Celebrating Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month!
Posted by Sharon Han on September 30th, 2020
Posted in: Announcements, Blog, Consumer Health, Funding, General, Membership, Outreach
Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month! To celebrate, we have a contest for YOU to have fun with health literacy and be selected for an award. Special thanks to our colleagues in the Southeastern Atlantic Region for allowing us to adapt this event for our Pacific Southwest members.
Who Can Participate?
Any NNLM PSR members affiliated individually or organizationally are welcome to participate.
Not a member yet and want to join? Sign up here!
What Do I Have to Do?
For the month of October, we want you to share with us health memes, created by YOU! Here’s how you can create one:
- Select one of the images below or use public domain/reuse-free image to start your meme. Image sources include Wikimedia Commons, Unsplash, Creative Commons Search, or NLM’s Digital Collections.
- Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
- Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.
- Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.
Every submission will be entered into a lottery and three (3) awardees will be randomly chosen the first week of November. Each individual can submit up to THREE different health themed memes to increase your chances. Start NOW and submit through October 31st!
Looking for Inspiration?
Feel free to use one of these reuse-free images to create a health meme:
How Should I Share My Meme?
- Post your tweet/FB post publicly. Tag your organization and NNLM PSR and add #NNLMPSRmeme so we can find and reshare your post.
- Follow us on Facebook or like us on Twitter to see other submissions and our winners announcement
- Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to email@example.com, and we will share it on our accounts and credit you with your submission.
- Please note that by submitting an entry, you are giving us permission to freely share your post on our accounts with stated credit to you.
What Do I Get?
All Pacific Southwest Region participants will be entered into a drawing to receive funding for a continuing education opportunity related to health information. Possible awards include:
- One individual registration for The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
- A Medical Library Association Continuing Education Passport, which gives you access to over 60 recorded webinars and self-paced courses on instruction, systematic reviews, data management, research trends, and more.
- A book bundle featuring selected fiction and non-fiction titles from NNLM’s Reading Club on topics such as digital health literacy, heart health, LGBTQ health, and more.
- Certification fees for professional specializations—ex. Disaster Information Specialization (MLA), Certified Health Education Specialization (NCHEC)
- Registration/tuition fees for a health info-related conference, course, or other CE opportunity agreed upon with NNLM PSR staff
Whatever you select, registration must be completed by March 31, 2021.
When Will Awardees Be Announced?
We will draw for three awardees the first week of November. Awardees will be notified via social media, and we’ll share your name on social media! Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook so you don’t miss out on anything.
Thank you for all you do to promote health literacy in the PSR region – Keep up the great work!
ABOUT Sharon Han
Sharon Han (she/her) is a NLM 2nd Year Associate Fellow with the Network of the National Library of Medicine Pacific South Region, located at UCLA. She focuses on public health outreach and engagement, as well as advocates for access to quality public health information in various information environments.
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