The NNLM Community Engagement Center CEC has been awarded $92,175 to develop and implement a pilot Consumer Health Community of Practice1 CoP in partnership with an external partner. This CoP will pilot modes and manners of community engaged learning and practice to ultimately positively impact health literacy through health, wellness and the Research Program 71. This CoP will utilize a variety of platforms including Moodle and Facebook, WebEX, and an external partner, as sources for learning and information sharing with papers, blogs, classes, webinars, self-paced learning modules and other on-line tools and resources developed for this pilot project. In conjunction with the Public Library Association Conference in February 2020, the CEC will host an in-person workshop for building knowledge and passion through interaction.2 This pilot will focus on the creation and evaluation of the CoP, identifying what resources can be used to sustain engagement with library staff, and provide awareness of NNLM National Initiatives, including .

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Iowa - Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead

Brittney Thomas

Start Date
October 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional