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People in rural areas face many health challenges and are often far distances from quality healthcare. Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a telehealth program, utilize a Community Health Worker, lead disaster response efforts, and provide digital health literacy training.
Dianne Connery, Director at Pottsboro Library, has been committed to rural public libraries since 2010. She earned a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman's University and a Master of Gerontology from the University of North Texas. Ms. Connery is actively invested in efforts to improve broadband access and digital inclusion in rural communities. She is passionate about inspiring others and advocating for the work of rural libraries, with an emphasis on addressing the technology needs of the community. The Pottsboro Library was named one of the “Top Three Best Small Libraries in America” in 2017. Ms. Connery was honored as an Innovator in Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers class of 2021”. She was selected as the 2022 Texas Small Community Librarian of the Year.
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1. Explore libraries' role in public health.
2. Identify potential partners in rural communities.
3. Consider options to scale programs to meet capacity and needs.