Many librarians are new to grant work and it can seem a bit intimidating to get started. However, grant work is really about five things librarians are really good at: finding information, answering questions, building relationships, serving the community, and being trustworthy and dependable.
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With the health insurance marketplace exchange (coveredca.com) slated to open next Tuesday, some libraries in California may be wondering if their technology is set and ready. Here’s a concise but comprehensive guide to all the tools a library needs.
The initial health insurance open enrollment period, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, provides an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the meaningful role public libraries serve in their communities. By documenting the work your public library undertakes on behalf of assisting its community in connecting to the information and access points they need related to the Affordable Care Act, you can build the profile of public libraries in general as well as become more visible as a local community resource.
Today at noon, Infopeople presented a well attended webinar to kick off efforts to bring California library staff information about the Affordable Care Act and and assistance in identifying the role of public libraries in the enrollment process scheduled to open on 1 October. If you weren’t able to attend the webinar live, be assured that, like all Infopeople webinars, it will be archived shortly for your access.
Ah, yes, at a time when so many media sources are publishing and posting so many stories about delay, repeal, enforcement and every stripe of interpretation in between, we library folk need to keep our heads up above the tide and evaluate the authority of each wave. If the story you read, hear or view seems to indicate a sea change, check it out using your good ol’ information science criteria:
In spite of some public appearances, Infopeople isn’t limiting our scope of activities to the various projects required in order to get library staff up and aware of the Affordable Care Act. Here are some other initiatives that have us busy—so that we can better help library staff with the variety of training and information needs we face: