The mission of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine and carried out through a nationwide network of health science libraries and information centers.

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! 

June 30, 2022 NLM Office Hours: MeSH

In a special NLM Office Hours co-hosted by the Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN), Dan Cho from NLM’s Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) team will briefly describe how the Medical Subject Headings are developed and talk about the role of community input in MeSH development. Following this brief presentation, Elaine Alligood from MAHSLIN will moderate a Q&A and discussion about MeSH.

June 30, 2022 NLM Office Hours Special Listening Session: MeSH

Join us for a special NLM Office Hours Listening Session, focused on Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) terms related to marginalized groups.

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.

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