This project will offer mobile health literacy training to library staff and the public throughout the five county 95 area of Western New York State that experiences significant health and economic disparities. The Sourthern Tier Library System serves 48 public libraries, their staff, and trustees. Our library consultants provide professional development opportunities, training, and resources to enable libraries to better serve their communities. With this project, we will engage library staff in a five county area in tablet-based trainings on accessing NLM's quality online health information and mobile apps. Library staff, would in turn, be enabled to offer the same training to their communities through the use of our tools and NLM resources such as MedlinePlus, Drug Information from the National Library of Medicine, and NNLM health and wellness apps. Our goals are to help library staff feel empowered to help patrons locate quality consumer health information, increase the use of these resources among our population, and increase the overall quality of life in a five county region.

Project Details

Organization Name

Southern Tier Library System

Organization Type
Public library
Project Lead


New York
Start Date
May 15, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Student, K-12
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Student, College & Post-grad
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)