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Heart Health Information Resources webinar

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:59

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 1pm MT/2pm CT

Discover NLM Resources and More series

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Dive into heart health resources from the National Institutes of Health with Annette Parde-Maass, NNLM MCR Education and Outreach Coordinator. She will focus on resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and how they can help you and the people you serve. She’ll provide an overview of each site, demonstrate some sample searches, and show you where to find educational and outreach materials, including multilingual or multicultural pieces and orders for hard copies. She’ll also give you time to search the sites yourself and share findings with others.

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Cultural Competence for Information Professionals webinar

Mon, 2018-02-12 13:58

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10am MT/11am CT

Breezing Along with the RML series

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According to the National Association of Social Workers, cultural competence is “a congruent set of behaviors, attitudes, and policies that enable a person or group to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.” This webinar will provide an introduction to cultural competence, discuss why it is important and how it applies to the work of information professionals.

Guest Speaker: Shaundra Walker, PhD, Interim Library Director of the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College

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Accepting Applications – NNLM MCR Technology Improvement Award

Mon, 2018-02-05 18:45

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, MidContinental Region (NNLM MCR), under a cooperative agreement grant with the U.S. National Library of Medicine, announces the availability of Technology Improvement Awards.

These awards seeks to enhance the capacity of a library or organization to offer electronic health information services by supporting the purchase, installation, and/or upgrading of hardware and software that is utilized to ensure access to high quality health information.

Previous awards funded digital signage with health messaging and a virtual reality lab. Not sure if your project is within scope? Send a brief letter of intent with a project summary and estimated budget to and we will happy to review and advise.

The NNLM MCR will fund awards up to $1,500 each.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday April 20, 2018 – Midnight MT

FUNDING PERIOD: May 1, 2018 thru January 25, 2019.

View the full project guidelines, an application checklist, or begin your online application.

QUESTIONS TO: Alicia Lillich @ or 913-588-7355

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Calling Public Library Staff for Online Training

Mon, 2018-02-05 13:49

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) is recruiting public library staff to participate in the online training, “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community.” This is a 4-week, online, asynchronous (all self-paced) course where participants will earn 12 continuing education (CE) credits and a certificate. The course is designed to provide public library staff with core competencies of providing health information services and the essential skills and knowledge that library staff need to build those competencies.

The course will begin March 5, 2018, with new content released each Monday. Plan to spend about 3 hours on coursework each week between March 5 and April 1. One additional week will be provided to catch up on assignments if needed. However, because each week involves online discussion with your peers, it is important to keep up with the weekly topics and not attempt to catch up at the end.

This opportunity is part of a project to improve the course content and format to meet the unique needs of public library staff. Participants will be asked to take a short pre- and post-course surveys.

In addition to receiving a certificate for 12 CE hours from the Medical Library Association (MLA), the NNLM will also sponsor the application fee for a Consumer Health Information Specialization certificate from MLA. You will receive a certificate in the mail as well as a digital badge to use online. 

If you are interested please complete this online form.

You will be contacted on February 26, 2018, to let you know if you have been selected for the program.

If you have any questions please contact:

Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA

Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist

National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM)

Greater Midwest Region (GMR)

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