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Region 5 Blog October 6th, 2022
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Oct

05

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Public Libraries Guide

Posted by on October 5th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

October is Health Literacy Month, a time to highlight the importance of providing equitable access to easy-to-understand health information which is part of the Network of the National Library of Medicine’s (NNLM) mission. The NNLM provides several guides on the website on topics related to health information. These are all freely accessible with links to… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, News from NNLM, Public Libraries

Oct

04

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Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month and National Health Literacy Month!

Posted by on October 4th, 2022 0 comments

Calling all Maya Angelous, Pablo Nerudas, and Claude McKays! 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 books selected from the NNLM Reading Club – a total of 10… Read More »

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Oct

03

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Announcing October 2022 NNLM Reading Club: Breast Cancer Awareness

Posted by on October 3rd, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , ,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer – the second most common form of cancer in women, after skin cancer. In the U.S., approximately 13 percent of women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. And while the death rate has declined… Read More »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Public Health, Public Libraries

Sep

28

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Announcing the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit

Posted by on September 28th, 2022 0 comments

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 5 is pleased to announce the Diverse Voices in Health & Medicine Collection Development Toolkit to help you build collections that support health literacy and expand access to diverse voices in libraries of all types. The toolkit features materials illuminating common and unique health issues… Read More »

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Sep

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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

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