Kari May, Director, Jackson County Library Services has accepted an invitation to serve on the Public Library Subcommittee of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region’s (NNLM PNR) Executive Committee as the representative for Oregon. Her term of service will run through April 30, 2021. The NNLM PNR, located on the University of Washington campus, is one of eight regional offices across the United States representing the National Library of Medicine’s outreach programs. It serves five states in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington.
As the Oregon representative to the NNLM PNR Public Library Subcommittee, May represents the health literacy needs of the state’s approximately 135 public libraries. During her tenure on the Subcommittee, May will help inform NNLM PNR’s services, programs, and funding opportunities to advance health literacy within our region’s public libraries. May will also advise on how best to continue to develop library staff skills for providing health information and conducting health information outreach.
May oversees every aspect of library service for the 15-branch Jackson County Library System. Her strong commitment to serving the people of Jackson County through the libraries’ programs and services coupled with her extensive public library experience make her a valuable asset to the NNLM PNR Public Libraries Subcommittee.