Funding Award a for health information hub inside Woodson Regional Library
Posted by Bobbi Newman on May 12th, 2017
Posted in: Funding
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I am pleased to announce we have awarded funding to Endeleo Institute of Chicago. It was my privilege to work with Melvin Thompson on this application for a project that will provide funding for health information hub inside The Carter G. Woodson Regional Library branch of the Chicago Public Library.
According to a City of Chicago Department of Public health assessment, Chicago neighborhood ranked the lowest in life expectancy due to economic hardships, infant mortality, infectious disease, as well as the high unemployment rate and high crime rates. This information hub will provide access to health information for the community, including NLM and NIH resources.
Mr. Thompson and the Endeleo Institute will partner with The Chicago Public Library, and retired librarian and dementia advocate Mary Beth Riedner on this project.
ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi's professional background includes work in public libraries. She currently serves as a member of the Office of Information Technology Policy (OITP) American Library Association (ALA) Advisory Committee. In the past, she has served as an ALA-Councilor-At-Large and on a variety ALA committees. In 2011 she was named a Mover and Shaker by Library Journal. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, and gardening.
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