Summer Reading 2016: Get Ready, Get Set!!
Let NN/LM MAR help as you gear up for Summer Reading 2016!! Tune in for the February and March 2016 Boost Box Sessions to learn about freely available health information resources, activities, curriculum that can be turned into programming and fun ideas for your Summer Reading 2016 program. For full descriptions of each webinar please see the file below (NNLM MAR Summer Reading 2016 Webinar Descriptions)
What: Gear Up for Summer Reading 2016: Resources for Adults and Seniors
When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 / Noon – 1pm ET
What: Summer Reading 2016 Playground: Resources for Children and Teens
When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016 / Noon – 1pm ET
Health Observances Information (Challenge)
Locate health observance materials for 2016. If you use these resources, please notify Lydia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Summer Reading 2015: Super Heroes, Disaster & Health
Welcome to NN/LM MAR Information for Public Libraries
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Provides freely available resources on a variety of topics for use by Public Libraries to use in their communities. Locate resources by subject using the information compiled by the Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).
Highlighted Resources by Population/Topic:
Engage for Health
The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) have developed Engage for Health, a series of tools to conduct a community education program on taking an active role in your health care.
The Engage for Health program consists of several resources that can be used together or separately, based on your needs. It includes a slide presentation, resources to conduct a patient/provider role play exercise, a list of additional resources, and promotional materials.
Learn more at the HAP Engage for Health web site
Evaluating and Creating Health Information Resources
NN/LM MAR Training
NN/LM MAR staff provide no-cost training session on health information resources, with an emphasis on free resources from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information about upcoming trainings and see past offerings.
NN/LM MAR Consumer Heatlh Coordinator
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Of Interest to Public Libraries
Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information on specific diseases, conditions, and wellness topics in MedlinePlus.gov.
Digital Divide & Libraries
Get a Read on This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston