News You Can Use
ALA Unit/Subunit: PLA
Meeting Type: News You Can Use
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
In 2017, the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) partnered to implement Promoting Healthy Communities: A Health Information Initiative. The aim of this initiative was to increase public library workers’ knowledge and skills related to consumer health services. Join us for a discussion on what the project has done and how you can benefit. Learn about assessments on identifying the health information needs among public librarians, and how those led to new resources and professional development opportunities for public library staff. Learn how you can join your regional NNLM office at no cost and get access to training, funding, and more. Learn how you can receive certifications that benefit you personally and highlight the role your library has in keeping the community healthy. You will leave this session with inspiration, resources, and ideas for your library and community.
Bobbi Newman, MLIS, MA
Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Greater Midwest Region (GMR), Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa