Funding Recipient Spotlight: Professional Development Grant for the MDLS Conference

19 hours 25 minutes ago
This is a guest post written by funding awardee, Corey Black. She used NNLM Region 4 professional development funds to attend the Midwest Data Librarian Symposium last fall. As a graduate student getting a master’s degree in library and information studies and an early career librarian, stepping into the realm of professional development can be both... Read More »

Consumer Health Minute: Environmental Health

19 hours 43 minutes ago
The Network of the National Library of Medicine webinar series, Social Determinants of Environmental Health, just ended. Did you miss any of the sessions or want to review them again or share them with your colleagues? The recordings are now available and you can still get the Medical Library Association (MLA) CE credits. Don’t forget... Read More »
Carolyn Martin

Discovery Podcast: Black Maternal Health

1 day 18 hours ago
Black Maternal Health Week is a reminder that so many families experience pain, neglect, and loss during what should be one of the most joyous times of their lives. It’s an urgent call for action. Black women in America are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, regardless of their... Read More »

NLM Traveling Exhibit: Surviving and Thriving

2 days 15 hours ago
Have you ever wondered what it is like to host an NLM Traveling Exhibit? Keep reading and get the scoop! Kornhauser Health Sciences Library at the University of Louisville has participated in the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) traveling exhibitions program for at least a decade now. Since the program resumed after a hiatus due... Read More »

New Book Discussion Title Announced

2 days 16 hours ago
Are you interested in the community impacts of climate change? Compelled by stories of resilience and adaptation in the face of massive environmental shifts? If so, consider joining us for our next NNLM Book Discussion beginning May 1, where you can participate either live or asynchronously. We will read At Home on an Unruly Planet:... Read More »
Liz Morris

Keep Your Organization’s NNLM Membership Up to Date

3 days 18 hours ago
We here in Region 4 encourage you to keep your organization record up to date so you don’t miss timely announcements about funding, training, and more. Read about NNLM member services to learn how to make the most of your institution’s membership. To access your organization’s record, go to the NNLM membership directory and search for... Read More »

Celebrate National Library Week – April 7-13, 2024

3 days 22 hours ago
The theme for National Library Week 2024, “Ready, Set, Library!,” promotes the idea that in our always-online world, libraries give us a green light to something truly special: a place to connect with others, learn new skills, and focus on what matters most. Find your crew at your library’s author talks, workshops, and book clubs.... Read More »
Miles Dietz-Castel

Funding Recipient Spotlight: Alamosa Public Library

1 week ago
This is a guest post written by funding awardee, Maria Kramer, Library Manager at the Alamosa Public Library. She used her NNLM Region 4 funds to cover the costs associated with shipping a NLM Traveling Exhibit.  We are the Alamosa Public Library, a one-branch library in the lovely town of Alamosa, Colorado. We selected “Graphic... Read More »

Activities for Hospital Librarians, Year 3

1 week 1 day 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 »
Margot M

April 2024 Reading Club: Neurodiversity

1 week 2 days ago
We are pleased to announce the April 2024 theme, Neurodiversity, in support of Autism Acceptance Month (April) and Neurodiversity Celebration Week (March 18-24). Cassandra in Reverse by Holly Smale Sensory: Life on the Spectrum: An Autistic Comics Anthology edited by Bex Ollerton Divergent Mind by Jenara Nerenberg Additional information, including book discussion guides for each... Read More »

National Minority Health Month, Be the Source for Better Health

1 week 3 days ago
April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM)! Observed every April, raising awareness of the need for equality when it comes to accessing good health and medical care, regardless of one’s race, gender, or social class.  NMHM, Builds awareness of about the disproportionate burden of premature death and illness in people from racial and ethnic minority... Read More »

Data Visualization Challenge Deadline Extended to April 12

1 week 3 days ago
Now’s your chance! Whether you have been thinking about trying a new tool, have interest in telling a data story about your favorite health topic, or if you need a little more time to finalize your submission, we are extending the deadline to Friday, April 12th. We encourage submissions from those who are new to data visualization,... Read More »

Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week Offerings

1 week 3 days 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 »
NNLM Region 7

Article about NCDS Data Internship

1 week 3 days ago
The latest issue of Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship is a special issue on Science Librarianship and Social Justice, and it features an article we wrote about our annual NCDS Data Internship: Recruitment Techniques for LIS Internship Applicants of Color: Case Study of a Paid Medical Data Internship Program By: Justin de la Cruz, Genevieve Milliken,... Read More »
Justin de la Cruz

Dr. Tanika Eaves is bringing awareness to Black Maternal Health at Fairfield University

1 week 3 days 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 »

DataFlash: Revised Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

1 week 6 days ago
On March 28, the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) published a set of revisions to Statistical Policy Directive No. 15 (Directive No. 15): Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity, the first since 1997. This process started in June 2022, with the first convening of the Interagency Technical Working... Read More »
Carolann Curry

A Telehealth Room at the Storm Lake Public Library

1 week 6 days ago
My dream of a Telehealth Room at our library began when I read an article on the Pottsboro Area Library’s Telehealth Space in Texas in the May 2021 issue of American Libraries. I greatly admired the concept of telemedicine at a public library. That was during the pandemic, when our library was closed to the... Read More »
Darlene Kaskie

Celebrating Spanish Language Day and Promoting Health Literacy on April 23

2 weeks 1 day ago
Join Region 2 for its inaugural half-day virtual forum commemorating UN World Spanish Language Day. The event features virtual presentations from project partners and focuses on providing trainings, as well as resources promoting health literacy among Spanish-speaking community members in Region 2 and beyond. Learn with us in community about how to enhance health information... Read More »

Black Maternal Health Week April 11-17, 2024

2 weeks 3 days ago
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. This health disparity is why Black Maternal Health Week is a national health observance recognized... Read More »