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October is Medical Librarians Month

Posted by on October 1st, 2020 Posted in: Blog




Please join the NNLM in celebrating Medical Librarians Month! To celebrate, we have a contest for YOU.

Who Can Participate?

All NNLM GMR members – if you’re not a member and wish to join, you can do so here. (Membership is free!)

What Do I Have to Do?

For the month of October, we want you to share with us health memes, created by YOU! Here’s how you can create one:

  1. Select one of the images below or use a free stock image from PixabayUnsplash, or other source.
    • No copyrighted images will be accepted.
    • Twitter images should be a width/height: minimum 600 x 335 pixels to maximum 1200 x 675. The aspect ratio should be 16:9 with a maximum image size of 15mb for Twitter.
    • Facebook images should be at a maximum 1200 x 630 pixels.

2. Create your health meme. You can use a free service such as imgflip to create your meme.

Names of players will be entered into a drawing for a prize listed below.  Each individual can submit THREE different health-themed memes to get three chances at winning! Start NOW and submit through October 31st!

Looking for Inspiration?

Feel free to use one of these images (full sizes available via the links) to create a health meme if you are unable to find a free image:

How Should I Share My Meme?

  • Start sharing now until October 31st via your Twitter or Facebook accounts.
  • Make sure that your post is “viewable for the public” so that we can see your submission.
  • Be sure to tag @nnlmgmr on Facebook or Twitter and include #NNLMmeme and #GMRmeme in your post.
  • We’ll reshare your post so that others can see your creativity!
  • Tag your library or organization too in your social media post!

Don’t want to use your own social media account? E-mail your Health Meme to gmr-lib@uiowa.edu directly and we’ll share it on our Social Media account and credit you with your submission.

What Do I Get?

If you are one of the players in the NNLM Greater Midwest Region (IL, IN, IA, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, and WI), whose name is picked in the drawing, you can select one of the following continuing education and professional development opportunities:

  • Take The Inclusive Manager’s Toolkit, a 10-week online course for anyone in a formal or informal leadership or managerial role who wants to have inclusive and practical tools for maximizing workforce performance.
  • Select a conference registration or continuing education opportunity (virtual or in-person) of your choice, up to $1,750 for one person.

If you select a continuing education option, you must complete the activity/course prior to April 30, 2021

When Will Winners Be Announced?

We will have a drawing in the first week of November. Winners will be notified by e-mail and we’ll share the name of our award winners on social media!

Thank you for all you do to promote health literacy in the GMR region – Keep up the great work!

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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