Free webinar today, Jun 12, 2024, 10am – Digital Literacy in a Rural Community (Sponsored by NNLM Region 3)

The Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) Region 3, housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library, would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series. Health Bytes is a monthly 1 hour series that focuses on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty and information professionals.

Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. The session is free to any interested parties.

Webinar Description: East Carroll Parish Library is in one of the most rural areas in northeastern Louisiana. The entire parish of East Carroll is a resource desert, and Time Magazine once named Lake Providence the most impoverished city in America. This makes the library in Lake Providence, Louisiana one of the most important resources in the parish. They were awarded a Telehealth Outreach Pilot Program Grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana and a grant by the Louisiana Board of Regents to hire an individual to do all things digital (Digital Navigator). The library’s digital navigator and outreach coordinator will discuss coordinating events and programs at the library that engage and enrich its community of users.

Presenter Descriptions:

  • Dominique Jones is the digital navigator of the East Carroll Parish Library. She was salutatorian of the graduating class of 2016 at General Trass High School and a 2017 graduate from Unitech Training Academy of West Monroe for the course, Phlebotomy/EKG Technician. Dominque’s hobbies include cooking new recipes, shopping, and enjoying life to the fullest extent possible. She enjoys working at the library because it includes having a blend of patience and enthusiasm. She strives to empower minds by ensuring that every individual who walks through our doors embarks on a digital journey and empowerment for their love of reading.
  • Cynthia Devereaux-Hampton is the Outreach Coordinator at the East Carroll Parish Library. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Seattle University and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Washington. These educational accomplishments have allowed me to successfully display patience, resilience, and compassion in working with the public. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with wonderful adults, children, and teachers in the community. Cynthia enjoys creating, planning, and coordinating events and programs at the library that engage and enrich its community of users.

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