Trustee

Fall 2017

The Trustee communicates issues affecting libraries and library services. Once a library and systems join LTA, all their trustees automatically receive this quarterly publication published by LTA. To learn more about membership in LTA, Click Here.

Have you heard about the new Health Literacy Toolkit?

Fall 2017 issue of Trustee

October is Health Literacy Month. The Library Advocates Tumblr blog recently shared information from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) about their Health Literacy Toolkit. Libraries are an important resource for community information. This toolkit might be something to consider for a special display.

The free toolkit, which is available at (http://www.ilovelibraries.org/librariestransform/health-lit eracy-toolkit-intro), includes health literacy data, key messages and talking points sourced through NNLM, as well as nine “Because” statements that speak to some of the varied health literacy issues that libraries address.

Each statement comes with downloadable graphics including posters, social media images and more. The toolkit also includes ideas for libraries to use these tools for promoting their own services and programming. NNLM hosted a webinar on September 14 for library advocates to learn more about the toolkit. Find the link to the PDF of the presentation on our LTA website (https://nnlm.gov/sites/default/files/mar/files/HLM_Tool kit_Webinar_Presentation_09-14-17.pdf). You may also watch the recorded webinar at this webpage.

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