Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Digital Health Literacy
May 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm MDT
People in rural areas face many health challenges and are often long distances from quality healthcare. Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a telehealth program, utilize a Community Health Worker, lead disaster response efforts, and provide digital health literacy training.
About the presenter
Dianne Connery, Director of Pottsboro Library, has been committed to rural public libraries since 2010. She earned a Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University and a Master of Gerontology from the University of North Texas. Ms. Connery is actively invested in eﬀorts to improve digital inclusion in rural communities. She is passionate about inspiring others and advocating for the work of rural libraries, with an emphasis on community resilience. The Pottsboro Library was named one of the “Top Three Best Small Libraries in America” in 2017. Ms. Connery was honored as an Innovator in Library Journal’s “Movers & Shakers class of 2021”. She was selected as the 2022 Texas Small Community Librarian of the Year.