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Introduction to Graphic Medicine - webinar

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This webinar, taught by Matthew Noe, MSLS, introduces the emerging field of graphic medicine, or, the use of comics in healthcare. It begins with a brief overview of the field’s emergence, and then highlights the role comics can play in two key areas of librarianship: health literacy and medical education. The webinar concludes with suggestions for collection development and programming to kickstart graphic medicine in your library. Slides from Introduction to Graphic Medicine Webinar

Graphic Medicine: Beyond the Books
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Hear from librarians, creators, community organizations and others who are creating and using graphic medicine to teach students, staff and the general public about health, wellness and disease.  Webinars hosted by NNLM-NER; check back regularly for links to past classes and registration for future classes.

Running a Book Club:Tips & Tricks - Webinar

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Recording of half hour webinar. From webinar description, "Interested in starting a book club but unsure where to start? Want to know more about using our Graphic Medicine Book Club Kits? Join us for a short webinar exploring book clubs with Matthew Noe, including a case study from your NER staff!" Slides from Running a Book Club Webinar

MICE Panel 'Comics and Medicine'

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Recording of the panel titled ‘Comics and Medicine’ at the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) held October 21st, 2017 at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. A full description of the panel reads, “Medicine and public health are increasingly turning to comics as tools for teaching, storytelling, and more. This panel will talk about aspects of “graphic medicine”, including projects rooted in health education, medical history, and library science.” Panelist included Cathy Leamy, Kriota Willberg, Iasmin Omar Ata, and Matthew Noe. 


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