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MLA ’22 Call for Papers and Immersion Sessions

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Time is running out to submit your paper abstracts and immersion sessions for the MLA ’22 annual conference! Share your professional research and explorations with your colleagues and contribute to the knowledge of librarians. This is a great opportunity to earn professional credibility, have your work appreciated and your voice heard. Here are some resources… Read More »

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Sep

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MedlinePlus now on Instagram!

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MedlinePlus.gov is a wonderful reliable health information resource that you can share with your patrons. People always have questions related to health and the world wide web is condensed with information both bad and good, refer them to this resource. Regardless of how they search within the page they will get the latest and greatest… Read More »

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Sep

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Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) Formula for Calculating Readability

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Health literacy is an important concept for the health and helping professions. Many times, individuals who may have high literacy skills may not have high health literacy skills. For this reason, it is important to be sure individuals understand the health information being presented to them.    There are several formulas writers and editors can use… Read More »

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members

Sep

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NNLM Region 4 Connections Meeting Schedule

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Mark your calendars for the anticipated NNLM Region 4 Connections Meetings! NNLM Region 4 Connections is held bi-monthly to discuss and share ideas on various topics and an opportunity to meet with staff and other librarians in our region. Anyone in Region 4 and outside the region is welcome to join.  Our next gathering will be held on November 11th at 11:00 am MT (10 am PT/ 12 pm CT/1 pm ET), and the discussion will be on health literacy. More information soon to come.  Below is our… Read More »

Posted in: #CC/Academic List, #Health Interest List, #Health Sciences List, #Public/K-12 List, All Members

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What health literacy means to me – Dana Abbey

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Health Literacy Month is just around the corner! Being confident in one’s health decisions, even if it can’t change the outcome is what health literacy means to me. As an information professional, I recommend the Readability Test Tool. This resource provides a free, quick and easy way to test the readability of your communications. It… Read More »

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