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Upcoming Classes
May 2, 2022 - July 31, 2022 NNLM Book Discussion, May 2 - July 31, Doing Harm

You are invited to join us for the first NNLM Book Discussion. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery! 

July 13, 2022 Cultivating Protective Libraries: An Introduction to Public Library Social Work

In 2009, San Francisco Public Library created the first dedicated, full-time position for a helping professional. Since then, library social work has spread to over four dozen systems around the United States. This session will introduce library social work, its history, and emerging best practices. We will consider the library as a protective factor in the lives of vulnerable populations. Special attention will be paid to the need for person-centered, trauma-informed lenses into the university education of future librarians.

July 14, 2022 R4 Connections. Stuck on a Cruise Ship – How to Help Aspiring Health Professionals Through HOSA?

Part of the R4 Connections Webinar Series. This session will feature guest speakers Charlotte Slaughter, Denise Abbott, Cynthia Cox, and Trudy Pecorelli.

July 18, 2022 - July 19, 2022 Library Carpentry Workshop Summer 2022

We are excited to offer a Library Carpentry workshop on July 18 and 19 for our NNLM Members in order to learn about tools for efficiency and reproducibility in research.

This workshop is focused on Library Carpentry. The curriculum will include the following lessons:

Regular Expressions

Unix Shell

Tidy Data


Introduction to Git

The target audience is learners who have little to no prior computational experience, and the instructors put a priority on creating a friendly environment to empower researchers and enable data-driven discovery.

Even those with some experience will benefit, as the goal is to teach not only how to do analyses, but how to manage the process to make it as automated and reproducible as possible.

This is an online, two full-day workshop (14 hours total). Please be mindful about registering. Register if you are committed to attending and actively participating since space is limited.

Participants must use a laptop with a Windows, Mac or Linux operating system (not a tablet, Chromebook, etc.) that they have administrative privileges on.

Software must be installed prior to the first day of the workshop.

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