Young Native American man in traditional garb dances with red hoops

Experiencing NLM Outreach: Powwows

The steady rhythm of drums. The smell of sage. The sense of community. You’ve arrived at a Native American powwow. The powwow program at NLM is entering its fifteenth year this month. NLM staff travel up and down the East Coast from New York to North Carolina to about a dozen powwows per year between…

Snippets of web pages regarding Ebola and Zika that are part of the archived collection of global health events.

From Ebola to Zika: Saving Historical Resources

This is a story about the risk of loss. Rotting links, drifting content, and challenging content types that are difficult to capture threaten to make material on the web disappear. This is unacceptable when we’re talking about the story of global health events like the recent Ebola outbreak and today’s Zika virus. Documentation of what…

Students in a classroom listen attentively to a presentation.

Long Distance Learning Goes the Distance at NLM

“Hey, Alaska. Welcome to the United States,” said a high school student in Los Angeles to a student in Alaska. “Welcome to the other half,” quipped the Alaskan student. Cultural sensitivity and geography lessons are just a couple of extras to come out of NLM’s Distance Learning Outreach Program. What started as a “what if…