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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 »
Have you ever wondered how to present data in a fun, engaging way that tells a story? Or been frustrated when you went on a webpage that you were on before only to find it is moved or no longer available? Then the 10th Annual University of Massachusetts and New England Area Librarian… Read More »
On July 13, I left the office early and headed down the Mass Pike toward Springfield, MA. I was attending the Death Cafe hosted by TechSpring. Death Cafes are an emerging concept in bringing end-of-life decisions into public conversations. I was curious to see how a techie incubator would handle this topic. TechSpring was launched… Read More »
How do you teach students empathy? That is the main question behind a project spearheaded by librarians at the University of New England (UNE) in Maine, funded during 2016-2017 by NNLM NER. The project entitled, “Empathy Learned Through an Extended Medical Education Virtual Reality Project”, uses a virtual reality (VR) experience to immerse 1st year… Read More »