Dr. Noah Lenstra (Library & Information Science) received new funding from the University of Oklahoma, Prime: Institute of Museum and Library Services for the project “Community Health and Wellness: Small and Rural Library Practices, Perspectives, and Programs.”
This work will be focused on assessing and understanding how small and rural public libraries design, implement, and assess health and wellness programs. During the three-year period of this National Leadership Grant program, Dr. Noah Lenstra will fulfill the North Carolina components of this four-state project. Dr. Lenstra will perform field research/data collection at public libraries in Farmville, Elkin, and West Jefferson, North Carolina. He will collaborate on data analyses and dissemination so that the research is impactful both in the scholarly and in the practitioner communities.