About the NNLM Speakers Bureau
The NNLM Speakers Bureau will increase public library staff’s capacity to offer health information programming and establish community partnerships by making health information experts and health professionals, including NNLM Members, All of Us Partners, genetic counselors, and more, available to meet the educational needs of library patrons on the All of Us priority health topics such as Precision Medicine. Applications for speakers are now being accepted.
What is All of Us?
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data from one million or more people living in the United States to accelerate research and improve health. By taking into account individual differences in lifestyle, environment, and biology, researchers will uncover paths toward delivering precision medicine. More information about the program can be found here.
What is Precision Medicine?
Precision medicine is an emerging approach for disease treatment that takes into account an individual’s genes, environment, and lifestyle to create a plan of care tailored to the unique needs of the individual. Learn more about precision medicine on Genetics Home Reference (link is external), a resource developed by the National Library of Medicine.
How can I find a Speaker to bring to my public library?
Once the database is populated with speakers and built by our design team, visit the NNLM Speakers Bureau website to view a directory of all health information experts and health professionals. Each directory entry provides information on the speaker, their presentation type and target audience, their willingness to travel, and, if applicable, their speaking fee.
Watch this space for updates over the next couple months for updates on the Speakers Bureau directory.
How can I apply to be a Speaker?
Are you a health information expert or health professional? Would you like to help promote health literacy to the public? The Speakers Bureau is seeking individuals of all skill sets. Lead public library programming that fits your strengths and experience such as a facilitated discussion, lecture, panel discussion, or a Q & A. To apply simply follow this link and complete the short form (5-10 min).
How is the NNLM Speakers Bureau funded?
The NNLM Speakers Bureau will be made available with funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program.