History of Medical Librarianship

3 months 1 week ago
You are invited to join us for the NNLM Book Discussion. From February 1, 2024 – April 30, 2024, we will discuss A History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship in the United States: From John Shaw Billings to the Digital Era by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld. A History of Medical Libraries and Librarianship... Read More »
Margot M

Resources You Can Use: Winter Weather

3 months 4 weeks ago
Previously, I highlighted tips to stay safe in winter weather focused on snow, cold and ice. But according to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2023, the Northeast is looking at warmer, wetter winters in the future. So in addition to remembering safety information for staying safe in snow and cold, we need... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

Member Spotlight: Karen Goodman

4 months 1 week ago
If you had 25 hours in a day, what would you do with the extra hour? I would love to focus more on my creative side…something I have yet to discover.  As I move closer to retirement, I need to find ways of staying relevant, purposeful, and yet enjoy a new chapter in Life.  I... Read More »
Margot M

NLM Traveling Exhibit at the Lamar Soutter Library

4 months 1 week ago
The UMASS Chan Medical School Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) is currently hosting the NLM Traveling Exhibit Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection. This exhibit uses historic postcard images to demonstrate some of the history of the nursing profession as well as cultural values of the last century as it relates to nursing. The University... Read More »

Funded Project: Accessible Cycling with Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

4 months 2 weeks ago
This guest post is shared courtesy of Bonnie Combs of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor about their NNLM Region 7 Funded Project “Opening Doors to the Outdoors”. People with disabilities constitute a substantial part of the American public. About 1 in 4 people in Massachusetts and Rhode Island have one or more disabilities. While... Read More »

Graphic Medicine and Region 7: What’s New? 2023 Edition

4 months 3 weeks ago
This month, R7 was excited to contribute to the “Health Information @ The Library” series for Public Libraries Online with “Graphic Medicine and Public Libraries: A Tool for Health Literacy.” Which makes it a great time to do a quick update on R7 and graphic medicine. Here’s What’s New This fall, we introduced two new... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

Focused Outreach to Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, NH

5 months 1 week ago
This summer, I drove up to southern New Hampshire to visit public and academic libraries. Region 7 is conducting Focused Outreach to Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, NH and Litchfield County, CT. My colleagues Sarah Levin-Lederer and Bennie Finch made separate trips. For my Cheshire County visits, I identified libraries by looking at the NNLM Membership... Read More »
Margot M

Spotlight on External Reviewers

5 months 2 weeks ago
NNLM provides funding for projects across the Region through a competitive process but what happens next? How are proposals reviewed and what criteria is used? In Region 7, proposals are reviewed by NNLM staff and external reviewers. External reviewers are NNLM members who represent the Region from libraries (academic, academic medical, public, community college, and... Read More »
NNLM Region 7

Member Spotlight: Sal Filosa and the Port Jefferson Free Library

5 months 3 weeks ago
Tell us about your position and library Sal recently transitioned to a new position as Head of Teen and Technical Services. The Teen Center, a very popular and thriving department, is housed in a separate building across the street. Their programming is in such demand that spaces are limited and typically, they have to close... Read More »

NLM and NNLM for Public Health

6 months ago
Fall is public health conference season. When I exhibit at public health conferences, a lot of people know PubMed and MedlinePlus, but don’t know the other resources and services available from NLM and NNLM. However, some people see library in our name and either say, “I love libraries” (we do too!) or “Well, we don’t... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

Celebrate National Medical Librarians Month!

6 months 1 week ago
A big shoutout to medical librarians this October. In urban and rural hospitals, solo and in teams, medical librarians work tirelessly to access quality health information for the people that they serve. The Medical Library Association is offering puzzle piece marketing that librarians can add to their email signatures. Sorting through AI -generated content is... Read More »
Margot M

NLM Traveling Exhibit @ BU Alumni Medical Library: Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture exhibit

6 months 2 weeks ago
Guest blog post by Kristen Sheridan, MSLIS.  The Alumni Medical Library is currently hosting a National Library of Medicine traveling exhibit, Surviving and Thriving: AIDS, Politics and Culture, from September 15 to October 20, 2023. We have been so fortunate to receive this traveling exhibit and to have the opportunity to do in person and virtual... Read More »
Margot M

Using Book Discussions to Support Health Literacy

6 months 3 weeks ago
As we prepare for health literacy month in October, it seemed a great time to think about what health literacy is and how we can support health literacy through health programming. What is health literacy? Health literacy involves the information that people need to be able to make good decisions about health. There are two... Read More »
3 months 1 week ago