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Archive for October, 2009

Health Literacy Month

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

October is health literacy month!

October is also National Medical Librarians Month, a great opportunity for health information outreach.

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RAC and Associations Planning Meeting

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

NER Regional Advisory Council and Associations Planning Meeting

On July 24, 2009 health science library leaders were convened as part of the annual NER RAC meeting. The RAC meeting is held regularly to gather feedback for NER programs. The overall goal of this year’s meeting was to gather leaders of the region’s health science library associations, RAC participants, and Resource Library directors to identify areas of need and to possibly draw a plan that combines the work of all constituents to work together towards meeting those needs.

24 librarians from the region and 6 NER staff attended the meeting moderated by an outside facilitator. Through large and small group exercises the group discussed our roles and needs in the areas of education and training, advocacy and outreach, and resource sharing and consortial arrangements. (more…)

Healthnet News – Fall newsletter

Friday, October 9th, 2009

Check out the fall edition of UCONN Healthnet News. In this newsletter, learn about H1N1 “must know” resources for consumers, updates to MedlinePlus and PubMed, as well as a list of consumer health books for consideration for your library’s collection. This edition also provides information for Connecticut residents about finding and keeping health insurance. Healthnet provides many helpful resource guides for librarians and consumers.

NIH News in Health – October issue

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

Check out the October  issue of NIH News in Health, the monthly newsletter bringing you practical health news and tips based on the latest NIH research.

This edition features articles about:

  • shape your surroundings, make it easier to control your weight
  • medications, use as directed
  • improving vision in patients with blocked eye veins
  • palliative care

To request print copies free of charge for your library, doctor’s office or institution, please email or call 301-435-7489 for more information.

To recommend topics for upcoming issues or share how you use the newsletter, visit the NIH News in Health Facebook wall .

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