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Midday at the Oasis: Inclusive Graphic Medicine: Communication, Collections and Community

Class Details

Presenters: Kathryn Houk, University of Nevada, Las Vegas,
Elisa Cortez, University of California, Riverside
Jerry Kauppila, NNLM PSR, UCLA

Overview: The emerging field of graphic medicine provides opportunities for health sciences librarian involvement at many levels. Collection development, health literacy, medical education, and promotion of resources for patient-provider communication are some of the relevant areas where librarians participate in the use of comics in healthcare and medical education. In this webinar three panelists will discuss their experiences with graphic medicine. At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain graphic medicine and its relevance to health literacy and patient-provider communication
  2. Create a collection development strategy for use of graphic medicine in the health education setting
  3. Discover resources that support graphic medicine and develop inclusive graphic medicine community


Presentation Slides

Class Date:
Region/Office: National
Aug 21, 2019
1:00PM - 2:00PM PT
Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., MLIS, Education and Outreach Librarian
Continuing Education Credits: 

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)