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Funded Partner – Get Healthy Newtown with C.H. Booth Library

Posted by on September 26th, 2022 0 comments

The following article was contributed by the C.H. Booth Library in Newtown, Connecticut.   The C.H. Booth Library’s dedication to health literacy was advanced significantly thanks to funding from a 2021 NNLM Region 7 Technology Improvement Award. In 2021, the library began an initiative to bring greater awareness and understanding of medical resources to the… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project, NLM Resources, Technology

Aug

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Wikipedia and the Health Sciences Library – an interview with Kelsey Cowles from the University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences Library System

Posted by on August 22nd, 2022 0 comments

Wikipedia is a widely used, freely available, advertisement free, multilingual information resource. Recognizing that Wikipedia is used regularly by the public, health sciences students, and professionals alike, the #CiteNLM team hosts twice-yearly Wikipedia Edit-a-thons to enhance the quality of information in health-related Wikipedia articles. During these campaigns, editors collaborate to add trustworthy information and citations… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

Jul

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Member Spotlight – Kymberlee Powe with the Connecticut State Library on Growing Equitable Library Services

Posted by on July 26th, 2022 0 comments Tags:

Kym Powe is the Children and Young Adult Consultant with the CT State Library. I learned about Kym’s work through a series of professional development offerings that she and a colleague have been hosting called Growing Equitable Library Services (GELS). I had the opportunity to hear from Kym about some of her special projects there… Read More »

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Jun

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How can Project ENABLE (Expanding Nondiscriminatory Access by Librarians Everywhere) make a difference at your library?

Posted by on June 27th, 2022 0 comments

This guest post is contributed by Mary Murtland as part of her MLS internship with NNLM R7. Mary has an extensive resume including working as a library director in a rural library for over a decade! We are fortunate to have her spend her University of Rhode Island internship experience with us.    According to… Read More »

Posted in: Blog

May

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Funded Project: DetecTogether’s Roadmap to Early Cancer Detection for the Medically Underserved

Posted by on May 24th, 2022 0 comments Tags:

This post highlights one of NNLM R7’s funded projects during 2021-2022.  The following blog post was written by Jan Fountaine and Kate McCarthy of DetecTogether, an organization that strives to improve conversations and awareness about cancer detection and how to take action.  Detecting cancer early is the best way to save and improve lives for… Read More »

Posted in: Blog, Funded Project

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