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Connect & Communicate Event: Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries

November 17, 2014

Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries:
A National Network of Libraries of Medicine Presentation

Friday, December 5, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Have you been wondering how PA Forward PA Forward Logo RGBis relevant to you and your academic library? You won’t want to miss this health literacy presentation for academic librarians!


Jody Cole, Director of the Shippensburg Public Library and Co-Chair of the Health Literacy Planning Team for PA Forward: Opening Comments: PA Forward and Health Literacy in the Academic Library

Missy Harvey, Technology & Communication Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR): Navigating Health Information for Academic Libraries

This class, presented by Missy Harvey of NN/LM MAR, is for academic librarians to learn more about how their faculty/students can research the health, chemical, and environmental literature; find consumer health information; and learn about mobile apps to find what they need. Includes introductions to PubMed, Medline Plus, PubChem, TOXNET, Genetics Home Reference, Drug Information Portal,, as well as other free databases/services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Click here to REGISTER for the event.

  • For this program, participants will need a phone to provide audio—VoIP will not be used.
  • Instructions for how to join the class online will be emailed to all registrants on Deccember 4th.
  • A recording of the program will be made available to PaLA members following the program.

If you would like to be emailed directly about this and other upcoming Connect & Communicate Series events, you may provide us with your name and email address here: . (If you submitted previously, you are still on our list.)

Please continue to share your ideas for programming topics, speakers, or formats with us! We’re getting some great suggestions and themes are starting to emerge, but we could also use some more speaker names. If you or someone you know is doing something great in Pennsylvania’s academic libraries, tell us about it!

The Connect & Communicate Series of online programming offered by the PaLA College & Research Division aims to help foster a community of academic librarians in Pennsylvania. Please contact Jill Hallam-Miller at or at 717-728-2415 with questions.

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