Conversation with Dr. Tanika Eaves and Dr. Jennifer Dealy on Perinatal Care and Health Information Access

1 day 16 hours ago
Dr. Tanika Eaves and Dr. Jennifer Dealy have combined their passions around Maternal Health and Mental Health, Respectful Maternity Care, and Attachment in some of their recent research interviewing perinatal care providers about their work with families. The researchers noted disparities in maternal health outcomes and that these are experienced at a much higher rate... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Central Massachusetts AHEC Funded Project

1 week 1 day ago
Today’s blog post was guest written by Harvard Thompson, Director of Health Integration and Strategy at Center for Health Impact. Tell us about your organization. The Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center (CMAHEC) DBA Center for Health Impact (CHI) is a woman-owned, 501c3 non-profit organization and member of the MassAHEC Network at UMASS Chan Medical... Read More »
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Activities for Hospital Librarians, Year 3

2 weeks 6 days ago
As we wrap up Year Three, Region 7 wants to update you on activities designed to meet the needs of hospital librarians. We recently distributed a feedback form through our new listserv for hospital librarians, and we are looking forward to sharing the results in early June. Webinars and Moodle Courses Since May 2023, we... Read More »
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Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week Offerings

3 weeks 1 day ago
Black Maternal Health Week is observed nationally every year from April 11-17. All women in the United States die from giving birth at a higher rate than any other developed nation. Black women are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education. These statistics underscore the significance... Read More »
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Dr. Tanika Eaves is bringing awareness to Black Maternal Health at Fairfield University

3 weeks 1 day ago
Tanika Eaves, PhD, LCSW, IMH-E®, is a clinical social worker, Assistant Professor of Social Work Program at the Egan School for Nursing and Health Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT, and an endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist.  Dr. Eaves has a long history of supporting babies and families over her career, locally and globally,... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Meet Joy Worland, Consultant for the Vermont Department of Libraries

1 month ago
Joy Worland is the Consultant for Continuing Education and Small and Rural Libraries with the Vermont Department of Libraries where she provides, hosts, and curates continuing education opportunities for libraries in Vermont and consults with library staff and trustees about a wide range of topics relevant to small, rural libraries. You may know Joy from... Read More »
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NNLM Region 7: Collection Equity Award (2023-2024)

1 month ago
NNLM Region 7 is excited to announce the Collection Equity Award. The Award is designed to help build collections that are reflective of voices of the communities served which may be revealed through different genres such as graphic medicine, fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, Young Adult, manuscripts (published and unpublished), oral histories and film. Expanding diverse voices... Read More »
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Recap: Blue Marble Librarians Webinar Session

1 month ago
Last week, R7 was happy to host Blue Marble Librarians as part of the NNLM Social Determinants of Environmental Health series happening now until April 2. From their website: The Blue Marble Librarians is a network of Massachusetts library workers committed to climate change resilience and community building. Download the presentation slides And below find... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

Hospital Libraries Feedback 2024

1 month 2 weeks ago
Region 7 wants to hear from hospital librarians! We serve on curriculum teams to create NNLM trainings. These trainings are designed to address the needs of many audiences, including health sciences librarians. We want to know if these trainings are pertinent to hospital librarians in our region. We are curious to know if hospital librarians... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Brenda Stanley and the Enosburgh Public Library

1 month 3 weeks ago
Brenda Stanley, Library Director of the Enosburgh Public Library, shares about her library’s experience as a recipient of the NNLM Technology Improvement Award and other interesting library programming. This interview took place in December 2023. The NNLM visited the Enosburgh Public Library in September of 2022 in northern Vermont as part of our Focused Outreach... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Charlotte (VT) Library Funded Project

2 months ago
Thank you to Library Directory Margaret Woodruff and Tech Librarian Susanna Kahn for today’s guest post from the Charlotte (VT) Library about how they used an NNLM R7 Technology Improvement Grant to update the library’s website. Tell us about your institution. What about your organization do you most want to share with the NNLM community?... Read More »
Sarah Levin-Lederer

DOCLINE Routing Tables

2 months 1 week ago
Are you ready for Spring Cleaning? With a bit of tidying up, you can keep DOCLINE running efficiently for your library. DOCLINE® is the National Library of Medicine’s interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing system. ​The purpose of the system is to provide efficient document delivery service. ​Tutorials and the manual are available online. DOCLINE finds potential lenders for ILL requests via... Read More »
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NNLM Discovery Podcast: Visiting the Public Health Museum

2 months 3 weeks ago
Did you know that NNLM has a podcast? The NNLM Discovery Podcast explores how the NNLM – part of the National Library of Medicine – is engaging with communities to provide access to trusted information for the purpose of improving the public’s health. Each episode highlights a story from one of the seven NNLM regions.... Read More »
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Technology Improvement Award: Call for Proposals

3 months ago
The award’s primary aim is to focus on upgrading, replacing or adopting technologies that will increase access to health information, and/or strengthen communications and connectivity for health, i.e. infrastructure, and/or facilitate the acquisition of mobile technologies to assist health professionals in providing services at point of need. The programs are intended to help a variety... Read More »
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Climate Change, Data and Health: Extreme Heat

3 months ago
It may seem strange to talk about extreme heat in the middle of winter, but last week NASA released an analysis that confirmed that 2023 was the warmest year on record (El análisis de la NASA confirma que 2023 fue el año más cálido registrado). This post is part of a semi-regular series looking at... Read More »
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Welcome Cate to Region 7!

3 months ago
Hello Region 7! My name is Catherine D’Angelo, but my friends call me Cate and I am the new Program Coordinator with R7. It’s a delight to join the Network of the National Library of Medicine and discover the ways in which my background in the arts and yoga therapies intersect with medicine and libraries.... Read More »
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Member Spotlight: Ellen Lutz at UMASS Amherst

3 months 1 week ago
Ellen Lutz is the health sciences librarian at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Science and Engineering Library. The following article is paraphrased from an interview with Ellen. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Beginning in 2nd grade to Junior year of high school, Ellen wanted to be a 4th ... Read More »
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