Region 5 advances equal access to biomedical information for all. We support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing librarianship, informatics, research, or allied health opportunities. Please connect to learn more about ways we can work together.
Current Projects (Year 2)
Region 5 oversaw the work of two UW iSchool students and their Capstone project in Spring 2022. The students proposed a maternal health toolkit or LibGuide for public libraries to assist birthing persons seeking health information. The completed Capstone project originally consisted of a patron handout, a library staff handout, social media graphic and messaging with suggested hashtags, an inclusive language guide, and a birthing language glossary. After reviewing and editing the toolkit, it now consists of a introduction to the toolkit, a patron handout, a library staff handout, social media graphic and messaging with suggested hashtags. Resources for the patron include information that is from MedlinePlus, NIH, and additional government agencies and organizations. The handout for the library staff include information to additional birthing person resources but also items for staff to do further learning through NNLM classes, articles and websites. The toolkit now resides on the NNLM Public Libraries Guide in the Tools and Print Materials section.
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Region 5 serves the states of Alaska, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States in the Pacific