Libraries as Partners in Health: Nashville Public Library
Started in 2016, Be Well at NPL is a health and wellness initiative of Nashville Public Library that seeks to increase access to free wellness programming and health resources. Upon receiving an All of Us Research Program community engagement award in 2018, NPL augmented its health literacy activities by increasing the visibility of trusted health resources on the NPL website, through branch displays and programming and by offering health information literacy trainings to staff.
Participants of this webinar will have an increased understanding of how to:
• Assess staff capacity related to health reference
• Work with a local hospital or university medical library to provide a consumer health reference training to public library staff
• Conduct a public program using the DigitalLearn.org module for “Online Health Information”
Elizabeth Roth, MA coordinates the Be Well at NPL initiative at Nashville Public Library. She has close to a decade of experience managing the activities of public and private health grants, from providing HIV testing in night clubs to running clinic-based quality improvement programs. When establishing new community partnerships for NPL, Elizabeth loves hearing the health service sector exclaim, “I’ve never thought about doing this at the public library, but it makes so much sense!”
Aug 27, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM ET
SEAside is an alternate webinar series from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (NNLM SEA) to promote educational opportunities that occur infrequently and are in addition to the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Speakers cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region. Topics include new and updated National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources, RML Awardee presentations on their research and outreach programs, Disaster Resources, Electronic Health Records, and many others related to health science and health care. All sessions are online webinars using WebEx, which allows for live phone conversation and online chat. SEAside webinars are held infrequently and are based on the availability of specific speakers who may not be able to present during the Beyond the SEA webinar series. Sessions are generally held at 2PM (ET) and last an hour. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.
Pre-Register: Pre-registration is required.
Important Information Prior to the Use of WebEx:
- Getting Started Guide for WebEx Participants
- WebEx System Requirements
- WebEx System Requirements Mobile Devices
- Can’t join the training session?
Link to Recordings
If you are unable to attend a session, webinars are recorded and added to the NNLM SEA Past Classes typically within one week.