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NNLM Sponsors PLA Preconference Session for Public Librarians on March 20!

Posted by on October 26th, 2017 Posted in: Announcements, Consumer Health, Education & Training, Events

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) to present a full-day preconference at the 2018 PLA meeting on Tuesday, March 20, Stand Up for Health: Health & Wellness for Your Community. PLA is offering a limited number of stipends to support travel to the meeting for public librarians interested in attending the preconference. In addition, public librarians completing the class will receive certification for Level One of the Medical Library Association’s Consumer Health Information Specialization program, at no cost to the individual! Register by February 23 to take advantage of Advanced registration discounts.

The preconference content will include a review of core competencies of providing health and wellness services, methods for understanding a community’s needs, and creating fun and informative health-related programming for different age groups and special populations. Participants will learn about core reference and other materials, tips for helping library users evaluate health materials, and an action plan to put this new expertise to work. This preconference is part of Promoting Healthy Communities, a new nationwide initiative from PLA and NNLM designed to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services

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Alan Carr is the Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region, based at UCLA.

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