The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) and The American Library Association (ALA) have partnered through the Libraries Transform public awareness campaign to create a free toolkit for Health Literacy Month, which is observed in October.
NNLM and ALA’s partnership will equip library professionals with customizable tools to raise awareness of how libraries support health literacy in their communities. The toolkit will provide key messages, program ideas and downloadable marketing materials, including bookmark templates and social media graphics, for libraries to use as they promote health literacy in October and throughout the year. The wide-ranging array of health literacy topics covered include nutrition, aging, and chronic illness.
Join the Libraries Transform Campaign to receive updates and access to these new tools and sign up for the free webinar on September 14 to mark the launch of the Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit. Amanda J. Wilson (NNLM) and Jeff Julian (ALA) will discuss NNLM’s mission to support health literacy efforts in libraries and explain how to use the key messages, data, and marketing materials to promote health literacy at your library. Registration on the NNLM website is required, but the webinar is free and open to everyone.