Hi Folks, (And sorry for cross postings) As some of you may know I am part of a project in western Nova Scotia that is involved in fostering a better understanding of how the social determinants impact on our health. We run a blog as part of this project and this past month we've run a theme asking different contributors about poverty and how it impacts on their work. Our latest contributor is Sara Gillis from Halifax Public Libraries, who generous devoted sometime and wonderful words to our blog posting about her perspectives on poverty from where she is as a practitioner working in a public library setting. It's great and I wanted to share it. http://www.changingourpictureofhealth.ca/?p=536 At the site you'll find a short documentary film, some facilitation tools - please look around and share if you see anything there that is valuable. I also wanted to invite others who are doing interesting things at their libraries with regards to community building (could be literacy work, books and babies, or that most awesome partnership from Tantallon Public Library and the Junior High I can't remember at the moment, it was presented at APLA last year, amazing work) and want to blog about it, please feel free to email me and we can chat. Thanks Sara for your contribution - cheers all, Michelle [cid:[log in to unmask]] Michelle Helliwell, MLIS Library & Knowledge Management Services tel: 902.542.2347 Fax: 902.542.4619 Shared Services (Dalhousie School of Nursing - Yarmouth Site, Annapolis Valley Health, South Shore Health, South West Health) 23 Earnscliffe Ave. Wolfville, NS B4P 1X4 [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ________________________________ CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE - The information contained in this e-mail may be confidential, privileged, or otherwise protected from disclosure. It is intended only for the use of the authorized individual(s) as indicated in the email message. Any unauthorized viewing, disclosure, copying, distribution or taking of any action based on the contents of this material is strictly prohibited. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender as a courtesy and delete the email and its attachments immediately. Thank you for your cooperation. AVIS DE CONFIDENTIALIT? : Les renseignements inclus dans ce courriel peuvent ?tre confidentiels, privil?gi?s ou autrement prot?g?s contre toute communication. Ils sont transmis ? l'intention de la personne autoris?e, tel qu'indiqu? dans le message. Toute consultation, divulgation, copie, distribution ou autre action non autoris?e li?e au contenu de ce message est strictement interdite. Si vous avez re?u ce courriel par erreur, veuillez en aviser l'exp?diteur et supprimer imm?diatement le message ainsi que toute pi?ce jointe. Merci de votre coop?ration.