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Libraries & the All of Us Research Program: Opportunities for Community Engagement in Public Libraries

Class Details

Description: An overview of the NIH All of Us Research Program and opportunities for community engagement in public libraries.

This talk will:

  • convey the scope and purpose of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) All of Us Research Program to engage one million diverse participants;
  • explain the NNLM partnership, goals and objectives;
  • describe current strategies and programs in public libraries to support participants and improve community health and wellbeing;
  • foster ideas for all types of libraries to actively contribute in their own institutions and communities.

The NIH All of Us Research Program has a goal of recruiting one million or more people from all walks of life to take part in a longitudinal study to discover how environment, lifestyle, and genetics can impact health. But what does this have to do with NNLM network members and public libraries?

In this age of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and precision medicine, members of the public are becoming much more interested in their own genetics and health. NNLM can help the library be the go-to place for quality information and programming about these topics, plus provide support for new community engagement and enhanced services. NIH has partnered with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) to cultivate partnerships and meaningful collaborations with libraries, community organizations, and Network members to support participants in All of Us; this partnership provides exciting new opportunities for public libraries.

Please join us as Kelli Ham, Community Engagement Librarian from PSR provides an overview of All of Us and ways in which NNLM will support new health programs, technology improvement, and even citizen science programs in libraries through partnerships, training, and funding. The objective of the webinar is to inform and start a conversation to foster ideas for community engagement in public libraries, especially for underserved and underrepresented populations. The webinar will include an interactive Q&A + brainstorming activity; participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share ideas to actively contribute or engage within their own institutions and communities.

Note: This webinar is open to all; it will include information specific to the Pacific Southwest Region and information for attendees from other NNLM regions.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Region/Office: National
Jun 20, 2018
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Kelli Ham, MLIS, All of Us Community Engagement Librarian serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, & US Territories in the Pacific Basin

Class Overview

Midday at the Oasis is a webinar series hosted by PSR on various topics of interest such as NLM resources, new trends in health care and librarianship, data management and other topics. Visit the Midday at the Oasis YouTube Playlist for a full list of past presentations!  

Date: Third Wednesday every other month
Time: 1-2PM (Pacific) | 2-3PM (Arizona) | 2-3PM (Mountain) | 3-4PM (Central) | 4-5PM (Eastern) | 11AM-12PM (Hawaii) | 7-8AM Thursday (Guam)