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MedlinePlus Library Directory

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Get your library featured on MedlinePlus!

MedlinePlus includes a Library Directory of libraries who provide consumer health information services to the public. Libraries participating in DOCLINE can self-select to be included in the MedlinePlus Library Directory.

Take a look at the MedlinePlus Library Directory to see if your library is included.
If you would like to add your library to the directory, please update your DOCLINE record or contact us at nnlm-ner@umassmed.edu for assistance.

NLM Resources for Earth Day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Earth Day is Tuesday, April 22nd and it will mark its 44th year. According to the Senator Gaylord Nelson & Earth Day Web site found on the EPA Earth Day Web page, “Earth day was the product of local grassroots action to increase environmental awareness but it also focused the nation’s political agenda on urgent environmental issues.”

As Earth Day approaches, take a look below at some National Library of Medicine “Environmental Health” resources for teachers, students and the general public that may help you celebrate Earth Day:

[forwarded from NLM Outreach to Specific Populations listserv]

New webinar recordings

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Congratulations to Nancy Goodwin, Paula Raimondo, Margo Coletti, Anne Conner, and Margot Malachowski for their excellent presentations at recent NER webinars!

View recordings of NER’s latest webinars:

  • Creative Health Literacy Projects
  • CDC’s Clear Communication Index Train-the-Trainer
  • Conducting a Health Information Reference Interview

Register for upcoming events on our training calendar.

 

Health Happens in Libraries: Health Information Resources for Library Staff

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

I recently attended this WebJunction webinar and wanted to pass on the information as it has been archived for future viewing.  Audio, chat slides and handouts are available at http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/health-information-resources-for-library-staff.html

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Public libraries provide a variety of health reference services and public programs to support community health literacy. Health literacy has been described by the Institute of Medicine as “the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.” The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) provides comprehensive health information resources and services to libraries across eight regions nationwide. Join this WebJunction webinar to learn more about the health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine and the NN/LM. Representatives of the NN/LM Pacific Southwest Regional Medical Library will discuss their collaborative efforts with public libraries regarding the Affordable Care Act and other popular health information topics. They will be joined by a representative from Santa Ana Public Library, and together share strategies for strengthening your own library’s health information services, to improve the health literacy of your community.

Moderated by: WebJunction

Presented by:

  • Alan Carr, Acting Associate Director, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
  • Kelli Ham, Consumer Health and Technology Coordinator, NN/LM Pacific Southwest Region, UCLA Louise Darling Biomedical Library
  • Milly C. Lugo-Rios, Senior Librarian, Adult Services, Santa Ana Public Library
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