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New England Media & Memory Coalition

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

The New England Media & Memory Coalition (NEMMC) was unveiled by WGBH/FRONTLINE Records Manager John Campopiano. Geared towards anyone interested in archives, community media, or media in general, NEMMC is a regional organization for the discussion and promotion of how media and digital and analog technologies intersect with and relate to memory, identity, nostalgia, and […]

October is National Medical Librarians Month

Friday, October 9th, 2015

October is National Medical Librarians Month The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), NER is celebrating National Medical Librarians Month by highlighting the work of its members with profiles featuring information about professionals in the New England Region. They will begin in October 2015 and continue throughout the year. Their goal is to learn […]

How Libraries and Museums Can Strengthen Executive Function

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Webinar: Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills A free webinar featuring the findings from the just-released groundbreaking report, Brain-Building Powerhouses: How Museums and Libraries Can Strengthen Executive Function Life Skills, will be broadcast on September 22. Mind in the Making (MITM), a program of the Families and Work Institute […]

STEM Exhibit Opportunity

Friday, September 11th, 2015

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Space Science Institute‚Äôs National Center for Interactive Learning, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Afterschool Alliance, has extended the application deadline for three science and technology focused traveling exhibitions. Public libraries have until Oct. 8 to apply (this date was verified with […]

Assisting Library Patrons with the Health Insurance Marketplace

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Open Enrollment for 2015 coverage starts November 15, 2014. When library patrons seek assistance with enrolling in the Healthcare Marketplace, be prepared with resources from CMS.gov. Managed by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS.gov provides Health Insurance Marketplace information including: In-Person Assistance in the Health Insurance Marketplaces Qualified Health Plans State Marketplace […]

Health Reference: It’s More Than Medline

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

OLIS Continuing Education presents: NLM Specialized Health Information Resources and NN/LM Funding Opportunities Tuesday, September 15, 2015 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. East Providence Public Library Joining the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region (NN/LM NER) is FREE. As a member your library can benefit from funding opportunities as well as professional […]

Get Published, Advance Your Career

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Two opportunities to submit for publication in anthologies. Women’s Studies in the Library: Case Studies of Innovative Programs and Resources Book Publisher: McFarland Editors: Carol Smallwood, co-editor. Google for Library Applications, ed. (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); public library administrator, special, school librarian. Lura Sanborn, co-editor. Women, Work, and the Web, contributor, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2015); […]

Adult Immigrant Learners in Libraries and Classrooms

Monday, July 27th, 2015

USCIS and IMLS Host Webinar for Public Libraries: Bridges to Citizenship: Connecting Classrooms and Libraries to Expand and Enhance Services for Adult Immigrant Learners The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) present the next webinar in their series for public librarians, discussing immigration and U.S. citizenship topics. […]

Measuring Digital Literacy

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

The Northstar Digital Literacy Project created an assessment that defines the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and online. The ability of adults to perform these tasks can be assessed through online, self-guided modules. Included are basic computer digital literacy standards and modules in eight main areas: Basic Computer Use, Internet, Windows Operating […]

Ethics and Privacy in Health Information

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

[February 25] WebJunction announced New Pathway for Understanding Ethics and Privacy in Health Information and Services http://bit.ly/1EuVA9e Libraries connect people to the information they need to enrich and improve their lives. When it comes to helping patrons with their health information needs, library staff often have questions about how to maintain ethical standards and patron […]

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