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Thursday, May 16

1:30pm MDT

In Libraries We Trust: Especially for Accurate Health Information.
Have you ever had someone ask "I have been diagnosed with pheochr......something and don't know what it is, can you help?"  PLA and the Network of National Libraries of Medicine have partnered to help librarians feel more confident about giving health information. Learn about the CHIS certification and about the largest health data gathering effort in US history "All of Us" at this informative, entertaining and potentially life saving workshop.  

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Trish Hull

Library Manager, Salt Lake County Library
Leadership, health literacy, CHIS, CTC, business reference, community engagement, outreach, minority engagement, STEM programming, makerspaces, new buildings, local politics, government, ULA, PLA, ALA, fiction, skiing, grandkids, soccer and travelling.
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George Strawley

Community Engagement Coordinator, University of Utah; Network of the National Library of Medicine
I represent the NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network, part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. My organization has funding for consumer health information programs delivered through public libraries. Please see me at the NNLM exhibit table or come to my lightning... Read More →

Thursday May 16, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 300 C
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
Friday, May 17

2:30pm MDT

Solving Family and Local History Mysteries Using Utah Digital Newspapers
Do you help patrons who are searching for information to solve family history mysteries? Or assist patrons with an interest in the local history of a small town in Utah? You can find this type of information in Utah Digital Newspapers (UDN), containing nearly 3.5 million newspaper pages dating back to 1850. This presentation will include an overview of UDN with a focus on how you can use UDN to find family or local history information. Tips for conducting research using UDN will also be shared. 

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Jeremy Myntti

Associate University Librarian, Metadata and IT, Brigham Young University
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Rebecca A. Wiederhold

Technical Services Archivist, Brigham Young University
Rebecca Wiederhold received her MLS degree from University of North Texas, and also has Graduate Academic Certificates in Digital Content Management and Advanced Management for Libraries. First introduced to the library industry through her work in the Bibliographic Services division... Read More →

Tina Kirkham

University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library

Friday May 17, 2019 2:30pm - 3:20pm MDT
Eagle Room 200 B
  (4) General Librarianship, Speaker / Panel Session
  • Topic Tags Digital Libraries/Digitization, Genealogy, Local History, Reference Services
  • Objective 1 Attendees will learn how Utah Digital Newspapers can be used to help patrons conduct family and local history research
  • Objective 2 Tips and tricks for using UDN for research will be shared.
  • Objective 3 Learn how you can help support the UDN program to continue growing this database.

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