[Libs-Or] Public Libraries and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine partnership opportunities

Carolyn M Martin martinc4 at uw.edu
Wed Mar 7 08:17:35 PST 2018

Hi everyone,

I've already mentioned one of these events earlier but wanted to let you know there is still some time to apply and the other is a new announcement.

(The March 1 deadline no longer applies for the initial stipend through the National Network Of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region and this stipend is nation-wide, you don't have to be from that region)
Medical Library Association (MLA) Symposium: Health Information for Public Librarians
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has joined forces with the Public Library Association (PLA) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to provide a health information symposium for public librarians that runs concurrent with the last day and a half of MLA '18. U.S.-based public librarians with interest or responsibility in providing health information to their communities qualify for a free registration for the 1-1/2- day symposium. In addition to the $500 stipend, more funding support to defray travel costs is also available from the NNLM Pacific Northwest Region. Don't miss this opportunity! Space is limited to a maximum of 150 public librarians. Learn more and apply...deadlines are soon<https://news.nnlm.gov/pnr/mla-symposium-health-information-for-public-librarians/>

Focus Group for Public Library Workers
This opportunity is for public library staff, both professional and paraprofessional, to participate in virtual focus groups this spring. The purpose of the research is to better understand the challenges and rewards of providing health information in public libraries. The focus groups will happen by telephone and will last 1.5 hours; we are scheduling on all days of the week except Sundays. Audio tapes will be made of the groups and only members of the study team will transcribe these audiotapes. No individual person or library will be identified in the transcripts or publications; individual speakers will be referred to as, for example, "Reference Assistant Kansas-1." Participation will last approximately 1.5 hours. As a token of our appreciation, each participant will receive an Amazon gift card worth $25 (which can be donated to your library if employees are not permitted to be compensated). More information is available at this link<https://apply.ala.org/plahealth/1focus-groups>

Your participation and input is very much appreciated and is valuable and important in knowing how best to support public libraries regarding health and wellness. Thank you!

Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP / Consumer Health Coordinator
NNLM Pacific Northwest Region
University of Washington Health Sciences Library
Box 357155
Seattle, WA 98195-7155
martinc4 at uw.edu<mailto:martinc4 at uw.edu>

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