Academic Seminars

Opening Doors to Health Literacy at Your Library – FREE Webinar Wednesday November 13 at 10am (Sponsored by NNLM SCR)
November 8, 2019
 

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series.

This monthly 1 hour series will focus on topics of interest to clinicians, researchers, faculty, and information professionals.

Leslie Gelders, Literacy Coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries will present “Opening Doors to Health Literacy at Your Library” on November 13th at 10am CT. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link above. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Description: Public libraries are in the unique position to provide innovative programs and credible information that enhance the health and wellness of members of their communities. This session will describe exciting programs that can be easily duplicated by libraries of any size. Learn where to locate health concerns of your state, what libraries might do to address some of those concerns, where to find community partners, and what resources are available to support these efforts.

Hear ideas that have taken place in Oklahoma that have inspired children, teens, families, adults, and seniors to exercise more, eat better, and become active advocates for their own well-being. Libraries that are not providing health wellness programming may be missing wonderful opportunities to address critical needs of the community, collaborate with non-traditional community partners, and think “outside the box” with library programming and resources.