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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

Sep

20

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Consumer Health Minute: NNLM Book Discussion

Posted by on September 20th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Education, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Library staff, News from NNLM, Public Health, Public Libraries, Training & Education

Jul

04

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Consumer Health Minute: Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights

Posted by on July 4th, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Accessibility, Consumer Health, Equity Diversity Inclusion, Health Disparities, Health Equity, Health Literacy, Public Health, Public Libraries

Jun

23

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Birthing a Capstone: A Prenatal and Postpartum Health Toolkit for Public Librarians

Posted by on June 23rd, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Libraries

Jun

01

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Announcing June 2022 NNLM Reading Club: ACEs/PTSD/Trauma Recovery

Posted by on June 1st, 2022 0 comments Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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 »

Posted in: Consumer Health, Health Literacy, Health Observances, Mental Health, News from NNLM, News from NNLM Region 5, Public Libraries

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