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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 »
Our wonderful library communities are made up of diverse groups and individuals. Though we value the diversity in our communities, there may be times we struggle when someone else’s history, culture, values, political and social and religious beliefs are so different from our own, including beliefs about health and illness. We may feel awkward interacting… Read More »
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Providing health information regarding both sexual and reproductive health is important to provide and make accessible to your patrons whether they request it or not. Stigma, along with shame or embarrassment make it difficult for people to ask for needed information regarding such topics as: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) birth control menstruation unwanted pregnancy transitioning… Read More »
University of Washington Master’s in Library Science students, Shanti Rahim and Lauren Califano, finished their culminating capstone project for NNLM. Their capstone project was to create a library toolkit for the Network of the National Library of Medicine on childbirth services and resources, including prenatal and postpartum information and community providers. The purpose of this… Read More »
Post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD can result from many different types of experiences, for example the trauma of surviving a war or global health pandemic. It may also be more insidious, embedding itself in a survivor or witness of childhood physical, sexual or emotional abuse. This type of PTSD may manifest itself in adulthood as… Read More »