Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of our favorites that you may want to add to your reading list: Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Modern Medical Breakthroughs by Morton A. Meyers. Not every modern medical breakthrough is based on evidence-based clinical trials. Serendipity sometimes plays a part. Meyers’ book is a wonderful introduction to many of those happy accidents, including the discovery of early chemotherapy drugs, Viagra, and Thorazine. Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales. I have always been curious about why some people survive and others don’t, be it a health crisis, a terrorist attack, or the zombie apocalypse. Since publishing this book in 2004, Gonzales has written extensively on the art and science of survival, but his original book will remain my favorite. I plan to survive. Will you? Recommended by Ann Madhavan, Research & Data Coordinat...
Source: Dragonfly - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news
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