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Public Libraries are Key Players Fighting the Opioid Crisis. Here’s What Other Organizations Can Learn From Them.

Libraries have long served as hubs for community services. While libraries are far from the only spaces that have been entrenched in the opioid crisis, they are among the few that have publicly assumed responsibility to attempt to stem the swell of overdose deaths.

Working With GIS data? Librarians Can Help With That

Geographic information systems, or GIS, are used for a variety of spatial, data-focused projects. Librarians can assist with GIS training and data curation.

What Can We Learn From Libraries That Use Design Thinking?

Libraries and librarians have evolved and their services expanded thanks to design thinking. Increasingly, their use of the process in solving community problems and addressing stakeholders’ needs has put them at the forefront of areas, such as improving community health, teen outreach and more. Rachel Ivy Clarke, PhD, assistant professor at Syracuse University’s online Master of Science in Library and Information Science program, talks about how to successfully use design thinking.

What Do Librarians Do?

Today’s librarians work in many different environments—from school and public libraries to law offices and museum archives. They’re digitally literate, savvy curators, and passionate about teaching their communities to locate high-quality information and sources.

Health Information Management

Health information managers stand at the intersection of business, health, and information technology. Skilled at organizing, analyzing, and protecting valuable health records and data, professionals in health information management are increasingly in demand and their work is vital to patients and populations across the globe. A master's degree in information management may help aspiring professionals in this field develop the skills they need to excel.