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Region 5 Blog December 9th, 2021
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“A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.” – Tom Stoppard

Posted by on October 15th, 2021 Posted in: Blog, Health Literacy, News from NNLM Region 5
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Let’s be carriers and create messages with book spines that can inspire others. In honor of National Medical Librarians Month and National Health Literacy Month NNLM is hosting a book spine poetry contest. All participants will be entered into a lottery to receive a free copy of each of the books selected from the NNLM Reading Club – a total of 15 books to add to your collection and share with your users!

The Rules

  1. Grab some books (at least 3)
  2. Stack them up!
  3. Arrange the titles to create a health related poem
  4. Take a photo and share it with us!

How to Enter

Submissions will be accepted throughout October. Send us your entry on Twitter by tagging @nnlmregion5 and #BookSpinePoetry or e-mail: nnlm@uw.edu                                          Individuals can submit up to three times.

10 winners will be selected following National Medical Librarians Month and Health Literacy Month.

Winners will receive the following topical collection of books:

Citizen Science
Citizen Science; The Crowd and the Cosmos; Diary of a Citizen Scientist

Digital Health Literacy
Deep Medicine; The Digital Doctor; The Future of Healthcare

Disability Health
Every Note Played; Switched On; Tough as They Come

End of Life
The Unwinding of the Miracle; Can’t we talk about something more Pleasant?; The Five Invitations

Environmental Health
Amity and Prosperity; Plastic: A Toxic Love Story; What the Eyes Don’t See

Let’s Go Region 5!

Image of the author ABOUT Michele Spatz
Michele is the NNLM Region 5 Outreach and Engagement Coordinator. She has extensive experience providing consumer health information and a passion for health literacy. Michele truly believes, "Because of you, Libraries Transform.®"

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