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Outreach Presentation – A Three for One

Posted by on September 13th, 2017 Posted in: Conferences and Meetings, Funding, News from the Region, Success Stories

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On Thursday, October 27, University of North Dakota medical librarian Erika (Fischer) Johnson gave a presentation at the Association of Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) annual conference. (List of 2016 ARSL Presentations) The presentation was entitled “Take the ‘ick’ out of Med-ick-al Reference Questions.” This presentation was one of the outreach activities made possible by the partnership between the GMR and the University of North Dakota’s health sciences library. Among the participants was the State Librarian for North Dakota. At the end of the presentation, she invited Erika to write a column for the North Dakota State Library newsletter, The Flickertail. She felt that the information from the presentation would be beneficial to librarians across the state. Erika’s article appeared in the February 2017 of the The Flickertail. Additionally, Erika received an email from the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. A consultant for continuing education had browsed the presentation abstracts from the ARSL conference and also thought the content from Erika’s presentation would benefit librarians in her state. In January 2017, Erika provided an online version of the presentation for staff members from the Kentucky organization. A three for one…



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Helen Spielbauer has been a library assistant at Hardin Library for the Health Sciences for the past two years and has recently started filling in temporarily in the GMR office part-time. She lives in Tipton, Iowa and spends her time fixing up her old house, going for bike rides, drawing & painting and spending time with her 13 year old daughter.

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