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National NN/LM Webinar Opportunities

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Our neighboring Regional Medical Library (the Middle Atlantic Region) kindly extends an invitation to our members to attend their upcoming webinars.  Webinars have transformed regional professional development opportunities.  To explore NN/LM educational opportunities throughout the country, check out the NN/LM National Training Schedule.  Take a look to see if the site is online.  If webinars have a waiting list, regions usually give preference to their own members.  Our webinars are also open to network members from other regions.  Here are the upcoming educational offerings by the NN/LM MAR:

  1. Health Literacy 3.0 (Boost Box) / January 12, 2016  noon-1:00pm ET. If you’re still counting syllables in sentences and checking readability formulas in the hopes of making health information health literacy appropriate, you might want to tune into this webinar. Speaker Dr. Christina Zarcadoolas refers to these and other supposed best practices about simplification as “wardrobe malfunctions” in a field that has gone through much evolution in the last 25 years. In an ever more complex worlds, Christina will talk about the limits of simplicity and discuss newer approaches to communicating health effectively.  No registration required. Eligible for 1 MLA CE


  1. Mobile Technologies in Libraries – Changing the way we work (Tech Time) / January 21, 2016 1:30pm ET.  In this presentation, we will explore some of the ways that libraries are leveraging mobile technology to change the way librarians work and to communicate with the people we serve. Speaker: Ann Whitney Gleason MLIS, AHIP / No registration required. Eligible for 1 MLA CE.

MLA Webinar: Clinical E-Resources and EHR System Integration (12/16/15)

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Join us at UMass Medical School in Worcester on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 from 2-3:30pm  for this MLA webinar.


This webinar offers an overview of Medicare & Medicaid Stage 2 electronic health record (EHR) Meaningful Use certification requirements, explores key elements of core measure #5 that drives institutional implementation, and discusses how major library publishers are serving their clients’ adoption of Stage 2 requirements. Participants will be inspired to work with their clinical decision-making team to provide research support on the data subsets that best meets patients’ needs and will know exactly which publisher resources meet those needs in the EHR.

Recommended for participants with basic knowledge of EHR Stage 1 Meaningful Use requirements.


PJ Grier is the associate director at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Previously, he gained EHR exposure during his time at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Southeastern/Atlantic Region, where he was instrumental in developing educational programs on EHRs, including published articles, webinars, and classes. Grier received a certificate in clinical informatics from Johns Hopkins University and monitors EHR developments through various channels and events.

Previously, he served as library and information services director at the Delaware Academy of Medicine–Newark and as a senior consultant in information delivery at Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals in Spring House, PA. Before libraries, he held positions at Verizon Communications. He is a Jesse Ball duPont Fund Executive Institute graduate and a current member of the Medical Informatics Section of MLA. Grier holds master’s degrees in public administration and library and information science.

Make an Impact with Your Online Content: Design for Usability and Accessibility

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Join us on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 10:30 AM  ET for a webinar that delves into the latest evidence-based, applied tips to make your online health information and services more appealing, accessible, and usable for your audiences — particularly for users who don’t have strong reading or health literacy skills. Using the latest version of HHS’ Health Literacy Online, Sandy Williams Hilfiker, Director of User-Centered Design at CommunicateHealth, will walk us through the latest research trends to make your online (including mobile!) health content effective and impactful.


Sandy Williams Hilfiker, MA, Director of User-Centered Design and Principal of CommunicateHealth, Inc., is a leading expert in the design and development of consumer health websites and e-health tools for users with limited health literacy skills and limited experience with the web. With experience testing websites, apps, and print materials with well over 2,000 limited literacy users and public health professionals, her expertise in the intersection of health literacy and usability is unparalleled. She is a passionate advocate for user-centered design spending over a decade dedicated to health communication and usability research. Sandy served as a Lead Editor for both editions of Health Literacy Online.

Register on our Training Calendar at:

This webinar is sponsored by the NN/LM NER Health Literacy Community of Interest, led by Anne-Marie Kaminsky, and facilitated by Michelle Eberle.


Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

You are invited to join us for our upcoming webinars in a four-part series on Planning & Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects.

Register on our training calendar.

Collecting and Analyzing Evaluation Data
Thursday, January 14th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Outreach Evaluation Resource Center (OERC) leadership will go over the ins and outs of data collection methods. We will learn how to analyze data for quantitative methods and qualitative methods.

Health Information Outreach Project Planning and Evaluation Showcase
Tuesday, April 12th 10:30 – 11:30 AM ET
Share your completed worksheets and activities from the Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects booklets. The showcase is open to all NER network members interested to learn more about getting started with community-based outreach, planning outcomes-based outreach projects, and collecting and analyzing evaluation data.

If you missed the first webinars and would like to view the recordings, please contact Michelle Eberle at

If you participate in all four sessions of this project, you will receive 8 Medical Library Association Consumer Health Information Specialization credits.  You will only need 4 other credits to qualify for the MLA CHIS Level 1.

This project is led by Margot Malachowski (Baystate Health), Michelle Eberle (NN/LM NER), Cindy Olney (NN/LM OERC), and Karen Vargas (NN/LM OERC) and sponsored by the NN/LM Healthy Communities COI (Community of Interest).

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