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Three Illinois Libraries Chosen to Host NLM Exhibit

Three Illinois libraries, including two academic ones, have been chosen to host the National Library of Medicine’s latest traveling exhibit, “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness”. Illinois Wesleyan University, Trinity College of Nursing, and the Warren Township Public Library are among  104 libraries nationally that will host the exhibit. Each library will host the exhibit for six weeks during the national tour, which lasts from 2016 to 2020. The NLM will also provide host libraries with staff training via a webinar, a publicity kit to help raise awareness of the exhibit in the community, and a $250 grant to cover any additional programming costs.

The “Native Voices” exhibit, which was on display at the NLM (in Bethesda, Maryland) from 2011 to 2015, is part of a series of traveling exhibits produced by the NLM and the National Institutes of Health, the Library’s parent organization. This particular exhibit focuses on issues related to the health of Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Alaska Natives, in both the past and the present. The history of displacement, epidemics, and the suppression of Native culture is used to illustrate the vital roles that land, spirit, and community play in Native health. Interviews educate the public about the firsthand impact of these historical forces and the future health challenges facing Native communities.

For more information on “Native Voices”, including the exhibit’s content, click here. The full list of host sites can be found here.

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The National Library of Medicine, through the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, is seeking applicants to host the traveling exhibit Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness. The exhibit focuses on the impact of well-being and illness on the cultural lives of various Native American groups, including Alaskans and Hawaiians. In particular the exhibit will examine the connection between Native American health and attachment to the community and the land. First-hand accounts will track changes in well-being over time, including the effect of disease, the takeover of Native American lands, and restrictions on Native culture.

Academic libraries, public libraries, and special libraries are eligible, in addition to libraries serving Native Americans (such as tribal libraries or libraries at tribal colleges), which are strongly encouraged to apply. Libraries may also partner with Native American organizations to host the exhibit. As many as 104 locations will be chosen to host the exhibit, which will tour from February of 2016 to June of 2020. Each library that is chosen will be allowed to display the exhibit for six weeks, and the library will also receive staff training and a $250 programming grant. The physical exhibit will be supplemented by iPads that have additional background and resources.

The deadline for applying to host the exhibit is Friday, November 6. For more information, including instructions for applying, go here.

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The following Illinois librarians will be giving poster sessions at this year’s meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association. The meeting will take place in Louisville, Kentucky, from October 2 to October 6. The posters will be on display on Sunday, October 4, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and then from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

 

“NExT: Adapting In-Person Workshops to Online Modules”

Jamie Dwyer-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago Carmen Howard-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus) Emily Johnson-Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (Peoria campus)

 

“Learning About the World of Special Collections: Stewardship, Inventories, Treasure Hunts, Genealogy. . . “

Ramune K. Kubilius-Galter Health Sciences Library at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

 

“Reaching Out to Persons with Dementia Through Library Resources”

Mary Beth Riedner-University Librarian, Emeritus, at Roosevelt University; Chair, Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD); and volunteer at the Gail Borden Public Library

 

To see the full list of posters, including abstracts, go to http://midwestmla.org/conference2015/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Abstracts-Posters.pdf. Also, if I missed anyone, please let me know.

 

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“Places & Spaces: Mapping Science” Exhibit at Northwestern

Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library will be hosting the “Places & Spaces: Mapping Science” exhibit from May 14 to September 23, 2015. The exhibit focuses on the role that visual maps can play in increasing one’s understanding of not just physical locations, but also complex topics that are related to modern scientific thought. To that end, the display will feature maps reflecting the latest trends in science mapping and other forms of data visualization. The hope is that both scientists and members of the general public will find the exhibit fascinating and informative.

The public is invited to an opening reception, which will take place on Thursday, May 14, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. The event will include a speech by Katy Bomer (Exhibit Curator and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University-Bloomington). There will also be a screening of the short film Humanexus, which explores the relationship between the human need for interconnection and the increasing role that technology plays in facilitating those connections.

In addition to the opening reception, there will be various events throughout the exhibit. To see a list of these, click here.

For more information on the exhibit, including instructions on RSVP’ing for the opening reception, click here.

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