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Mapping Tools for Outreach and Public Health

Class Details

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Community Health Maps (CHM) blog seeks to improve access to accurate, high quality health information, especially by underserved and special populations. By conveying potential uses of mapping to community groups unfamiliar with the technology and/or too busy to pursue it and by supporting those already engaged in mapping, the program enhances community mapping efforts that support access to health information.

Colette Hochstein, Technical Information Specialist in the Biomedical Information Services Branch of the NLM Division of Specialized Information Resources
Janice E. Kelly, Acting Deputy Associate Director and Chief, Outreach and Special Populations Branch in the Division of Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine
Kurt Menke,Certified GIS Professional (GISP) and consultant for the National Library of Medicine
John Scott, Founder and Director of the Center for Public Service Communications

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Region/Office: National
May 10, 2017
3:00PM ET

Class Overview

NNLM Resource Picks is a collaborative, bimonthly, webcast series featuring the National Library of Medicine resources to increase awareness of these resources as well as encourage their integration by libraries and other organizations to more fully serve their colleagues and communities. The Regional Medical Libraries (RMLs) of the Network of the National Library of Medicine are combining efforts to feature resource experts from NLM for this national webinar series. Each session includes objectives, participation of attendees through questions and opportunities to dialog, and evaluation following the presentation. All sessions are presented as online webcasts using WebEx allowing for live phone conversation and online chat. All sessions are recorded with closed captioning and archived.
(1 MLA CE offered per session)


Participants will be able to:

  • Recognize featured NLM resource.
  • Know how to locate the specific resource featured.
  • Explain to others when to use the featured resource.