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“A library is a hospital for the mind.” – Alvin Toffler

Posted by on October 29th, 2021 Posted in: Blog, News from NNLM Region 5
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Look through your hospital of books and find words that can create inspirational poems. It’s the last week for submission.  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

Here’s a little book spine poem to get your creativity started!

A book spine poem that reads: Health Librarianship; Putting Patients First; Answering Consumer Health Questions

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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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