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With summer break on the horizon, the question becomes what can I do with my kids that is entertaining and keeps their curiosity? The answer is citizen science. This is where data collection and/or analysis is distributed to members of the public – kids, adults – collect the data. Or on rainy days, data, such… Read More »
Learning about a new health topic can be hard. It can feel overwhelming and impersonal. But Graphic Medicine can help. Graphic Medicine is comic books and graphic novels that tell personal stories of health and wellness. The visual format makes the information easier to understand and digest. By reading the author or illustrator’s personal story,… Read More »
On June 7, I headed north on Route 70 to visit the Bigelow Free Library in Clinton, MA. The drive through rural Central Massachusetts is pretty–farms and green, open space. When I arrived, Library Director Marie Mueller greeted me and walked me downstairs to the “For All of the People” exhibit. Marie is actively promoting… Read More »
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Hello New England Librarians! Please join Catherine Martin, the Community Education Coordinator for the All of Us Research Program, during the American Library Association Conference in New Orleans, June 21-26, 2018. Schedules will be quite busy, so the best way to meet up and share potential plans for community engagement at your library will be… Read More »
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This post highlights one of the NNLM NER funding projects during 2018-2019. To learn more about our funding, as well as current and past projects visit https://nnlm.gov/ner/funding/funded. Project Title: Comics and Medicine 2018 Conference Organization: The Center for Cartoon Studies Contact: James Sturm, Director of the Center for Cartoon Studies The Comics and Medicine 2018 Conference seeks… Read More »