This project will expand the Lawrence Public Library's ability to promote health literacy and access to reliable, authenticated health information. would allow library staff and partners to strengthen their knowledge and capacity in bringing NLM, AoU, and other reliable health information to library patrons using interactive flat screens and health kiosks. Specifically, this funding would allow the library and community partners to: 1 Raise awareness about health literacy and the library's new technology resources by engaging the community through community events Health Provider Awareness event in March, a Public Awareness event in April, grassroots outreach, partner organization networking, social media and radio and TV media outlets, 2 Attend a training in collaboration with NNLM NER to learn more about library's role in community health literacy, NLM and AoU resources, and how to assist library patrons in accessing these resources; 3 Allow the Library Director to attend the ALA Conference in Seattle; and 4. Together with municipal and community partners, the library will conduct library programming on relevant community health topics targeting youth and showcasing the way the new technology resources can be used to learn about and access reliable health information.

Project Details

Organization Name

Lawrence Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Jessica Vilas Novas

Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
General Public
Medically Underserved Areas/Populations
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health