The Savitt Medical Library will be a host site for the National Library of Medicine's NLM Native Voices Traveling Exhibit. The Library will use funding to work with Native American communities in Northern Nevada to plan events surrounding the exhibit, including an opening reception and a speaker event. The speaker event will be on 'Food Sovereignty and Native American Nutrition.' These events and the exhibit will be promoted to local Native American communities, the University community, and to Northern Nevada clinicians. During the speaker events, a display and promotional materials for NLM online resources e.g., MedlinePlus, HealthReach, will be featured. This project provides a unique opportunity to highlight health information sources from NLM to user communities that may not be aware of their existence or importance. REMARKS: The opening reception and speaker event will target Northern Nevada's Native American communities, Native American clinicians, UNR faculty in Medicine, Nursing, Speech Pathology & Audiology, and Community Health Sciences. The speaker event will draw approximately 100 attendees, and the opening reception and exhibit will draw approximately 500 attendees.

Project Details

Organization Name

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Organization Type
Academic institution
Health sciences library
Project Lead


Start Date
October 1, 2018
End Date
April 30, 2019
Funding Amount
Student, College & Post-grad
Student, K-12
Educator, College & Post-grad
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Public Health Professional
Alaska Natives
American Indians