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Nov

30

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New Funding Opportunities for Technology and Collection Development

Posted by on November 30th, 2022 0 comments Tags: ,

New funding opportunities from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 are open. A Request for Applications is posted for the following awards:  Technology Equity Awards  6 awards available, up to $5,000 each  Designed to support infrastructure that improves equitable access to biomedical and health information. (Example of a similar, previously… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, New from NNLM Region 5

Nov

14

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Brush Up on your Health Reference Skills

Posted by on November 14th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , ,

Have you ever gotten a health question at the reference desk? Requests for health information can be challenging, especially with our growing awareness that providing reliable health information is more important than ever. Library staff play an important role in providing reliable health information to our communities. Whether providing health information is new to you… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Library staff, Training & Education

Nov

02

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Coming Soon: Funding for collection development and technology from NNLM Region 5

Posted by on November 2nd, 2022 0 comments

New funding opportunities from the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 will be available soon. To help you prepare, we’re sharing early information about the funding opportunities and timeline before publishing the Request for Applications (RFA). Funding opportunities will include: Technology Equity Awards, 6 awards, up to $5,000 each Designed to… Read More »

Posted in: Funding, News from NNLM Region 5

Sep

26

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Reflecting on a Career in Libraries with Michele Spatz

Posted by on September 26th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , ,

Michele Spatz, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator, is retiring on September 30, 2022. Michele has spent her career in libraries in a variety of roles, and in the past few years, has been a valued part of the NNLM. In the week leading up to her retirement, I interviewed Michele about her career in libraries. Emily:… Read More »

Posted in: News from NNLM, News from NNLM Region 5

Feb

07

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Finding and Using Local Health Statistics to Inform Library Services

Posted by on February 7th, 2022 0 comments

Diving into the statistics about health in your state, county, or city can give you essential information about common health issues in your area. Health statistics can inform your programming, services, and library collections and can help you to accurately describe the health information needs of your community when advocating for new services, marketing services… Read More »

Posted in: Health Disparities, Health Equity, Public Libraries

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