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 »
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R4 Connections: Library Telehealth Partnerships on January 31

4 months 1 week ago
We invite you to join us for our free webinar coming up next month! Topic: Library Telehealth Partnerships: Lessons Learned and Looking Ahead Date & Time: Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. MT Description: In Idaho, the Department of Health and Welfare is supporting libraries as they offer telehealth connections for patrons. These services... Read More »
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Consumer Health Minute: Toy Safety

4 months 1 week ago
It’s not surprising that December is Safe Toys and Gifts Awareness Month. You’ll find people heading to stores and online to shop for family, friends, and even for themselves during this holiday season. As much as you might be wanting to give the younger family members everything on their wish lists, it’s a good idea... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

December 2023 NNLM Reading Club: Year in Review

4 months 1 week ago
This month the NNLM Reading Club is highlighting three award winning best sellers that were extremely popular this year in book clubs. The books cover a variety of health related topics. We know that reading can get us thinking about new topics and discussing health can improve health literacy, especially when paired with trustworthy health... Read More »
Miles Dietz-Castel

December NNLM Reading Club: Year in Review

4 months 2 weeks ago
Reading can get us thinking and discussing topics to improve health literacy, especially when paired with trustworthy health information. This month the NNLM Reading Club selected three books popular with reading clubs in 2023. In addition to featuring these three books, we are also providing supplemental health information to support the discussion of health in... Read More »
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Rock the Ribbon for World AIDS Day

4 months 2 weeks ago
December 1 is World AIDS Day, a day for everyone. Why is World AIDS Day important? An estimated 38 million live with the virus, and more than 35 million have died of HIV/AIDS. People with HIV can expect to live a long and healthy life. We have tools to stop HIV transmission. Unfortunately, HIV continues... Read More »
Jacqueline Leskovec

Upcoming Webinars

4 months 2 weeks ago
Are you or your colleagues looking for free professional development opportunities to sharpen your skills? NNLM has a plethora of webinars and online classes coming up, including: Bridging the Digital Divide: Telehealth’s Double-edged Sword on December 5, 2023 Despite its promise, telehealth has become a “double-edged sword”: the technology with potential to reduce health inequities by... Read More »
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Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community

4 months 2 weeks ago
A chef cooks along with young onlookers. Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community: A Story from Region 2  In this engaging episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast, Chef Alex Askew, a culinary virtuoso and Region 2 Regional Advisory Board member, serves us a taste of his transformative “Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community” initiative. https://www.nnlm.gov/podcast/mindful-eating-for-the-beloved-community-a-story-from-region-2
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Region 4’s Season Two Podcast Episode

4 months 2 weeks ago
Important databases like PubMed are provided free so that clinicians around the world can locate the biomedical literature of the world.  But what if the full text of that literature is tied to multiple subscriptions and you work in a rural area that can’t afford the fees? On this episode of the NNLM Discovery podcast,... Read More »
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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 »
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Crafting the Right Message, for the Right Person, at the Right Time

4 months 3 weeks ago
The delivery of information — even critically important information — can be hindered in multiple ways, especially when we don’t consider the elements of what makes for a successful communications strategy: crafting the right message, for the right person, at the right time. Understanding Your Audience Before crafting your message or deciding when to send... Read More »
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NEC Launches Guest Speaker Survey

4 months 3 weeks ago
NEC is pleased to announce the official launch of the NNLM Guest Speaker Survey. This survey is designed to evaluate classes/trainings that (1) are not listed in the NNLM Class Inventory or (2) are listed in the Class Inventory but are taught/co-taught by non-NNLM staff (e.g., invited guests or community members). The survey includes questions... Read More »
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Owner of a Lonely Heart *

4 months 3 weeks ago
The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 81-page advisory called Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation. COVID made our country acutely aware of living virtually while securely tucked away for months on end “social distancing.” From shopping online to working at home, technology enabled us to become less dependent on physical support structures. In his... Read More »
Darlene Kaskie

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

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

4 months 4 weeks ago
Most people think of November for Thanksgiving, but it is also National Diabetes Month. According to the NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, “Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. It affects about 37 million Americans, including adults and youth. Diabetes... Read More »
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Funding Recipient Spotlight: Professional Development for the Learn Serve Lead Conference

5 months ago
This is a guest post written by the grant awardee, Naomi Bishop, an associate librarian at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine – Phoenix. I attended the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learn Serve Lead Conference in Seattle, Washington earlier this month. AAMC is the annual meeting for physician educators, clinicians, health system... Read More »
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NNLM Book Discussion: Palaces for the People

5 months ago
Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion! From November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024, we will delve into Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. This book explores the environmental determinants of health, one of NNLM’s initiatives. You may grab your... Read More »
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Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion! Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg

5 months ago
Join us for the NNLM Book Discussion! From November 1, 2023, to January 31, 2024, we will delve into Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. This book explores the environmental determinants of health, one of the NNLM initiatives. You can grab... Read More »
Bobbi Newman

Job Opening for NNLM Region 5 Executive Director

5 months ago
The University of Washington Health Sciences Library has an outstanding opportunity for Executive Director, Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 5. Reporting to the NNLM Region 5 Principal Investigator, the Executive Director provides leadership for all aspects of the NNLM Region 5 program including supervising the personnel, setting direction, and managing the budget,... Read More »
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