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Carrie O’Maley Voliva Author Archive

Email: cvoliva@indypl.org  
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Carrie O'Maley Voliva is the Serials Specialist for the Indianapolis Public Library. She received her B.A. in Journalism from Butler University and her M.L.S. from Indiana University.

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Dispatches from PLA 2014: Creating a Health Literate City

The speakers provided an overview of what two libraries were able to accomplish in health literacy in their community, as well as advice for how to set up similar programs in your own library. National Institutes of Health offers “Partners in Research” grants. Ann Arbor District Library and the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library, along with the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research, partnered to “address the need for community engagement in clinical research by incorporating community expertise and knowledge in several innovative strategies designed to raise the level of literacy, awareness, and participation in clinical research.”

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Get Ready for Indy!

Are you attending PLA 2014 next week? Will it be your first visit to Indianapolis? Between the nonstop exhibits, programs, author events, and social events, consider playing tourist during your down time!

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Reaching Your Target Market with Billboards

Billboards sell everything from soda to lawyers to hotels so why not sell libraries that way? The Wilmington Memorial Library in Massachusetts gave it a try by renting a billboard for the month of November.

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The Library is the Original “Netflix for Books”

The news that Oyster is launching a “Netflix for Books” caused some lively debate among the eBook Team at the Indianapolis Public Library.