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FREE Webinars from the National Network Libraries of Mediciane (NNLM) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM): A Community Effort: Responding to Substance Misuse December 6, 2:00-4:00 PM ET – Librarians are arming themselves with Naloxone and saving lives, but how else...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, is pleased to announce a new round of funding for health information outreach, health literacy initiatives, emergency preparedness partnerships and health sciences library projects. Are you ready to start health...

Public library workers are invited to apply for a $500 stipend to attend “Stand Up for Health: Health and Wellness Services for Your Community,” a preconference workshop held at the Public Library Association (PLA) 2018 Conference in Philadelphia. The conference will...

NLM and NNLM Educational Opportunities The National Library of Medicine and the National Network Library of Medicine are offering FREE webinars! Note their new class registration system which requires obtaining an NNLM account prior to registration. Learn how to register for classes...

Description: October is Health Literacy Month. The American Library Association (ALA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) have created a Health Literacy Month toolkit for the Libraries Transform campaign. Join Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) as...

Funding Reminder! Applications for projects starting in May are due next week on Monday, April 17 at 5 PM ET. If you have questions or need assistance with your funding application, please contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation! Through Health Equity Change Makers,...

The West Branch Chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association will hold its Spring Workshop on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA. They invite proposals for presentations or lightning talks on the workshop theme, Taking Care of...

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, invites applications for projects beginning May 14, 2017 and ending April 30, 2018. Five award types are available for outreach projects that: Enhance clinicians’ and public health workers’ abilities to...

By Elizabeth Hess The month of November usually makes me think of the upcoming holiday season, spending time with family and friends, and enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania autumn. After recently attending an eye-opening session at the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Annual...

Susan Sentz

by: Susan Sentz Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We see it in stores, schools, and even the NFL but where we do not see it very often is in libraries. Libraries hold the perfect opportunity to be the point of access for their local communities health...