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Archived SCR CONNECTions Webinars

Previously recorded SCR CONNECTions webinars are available below. MLA CE credit will be available for watching the recording for the time period after the original session as noted.


Title: "Building Health Literacy: A Team Sport!"

Presenters: Doris Ravotas, health literacy expert from Western Michigan University

Date: Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Description: This hands-on workshop will engage the participants in ideas to build health literacy within the communities they serve. It is based on the lessons learned while putting together health literacy programs for refugees, English language learners, and literacy learners, in conjunction with health providers and other providers of health information. The central role that librarians can play in these type of endeavors will be highlighted. Workshop participants will leave the workshop with a blueprint about the following elements of building health literacy:

  1. Identifying the health literacy needs of their communities.
  2. Targeting actions to fill needs.
  3. Developing a list of possible partners for programming.
  4. Finding available resources.

There will be an opportunity for participants to brainstorm on possibilities in these areas.

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CE expires on: November 11th, 2021


Title: "25 Years of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing: The Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education"

Presenters: Dr. Vanessa Casanova, Director of the NIOSH-funded Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education

Date: Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Description: Year after year, agriculture ranks among the most hazardous work sectors in the U.S. In 1990, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed an extensive agricultural safety and health program to address the high risks of injuries and illnesses experienced by workers and families in agriculture. Through cooperative agreements, NIOSH supports extramural research and prevention programs at university centers in 10 states. The SW Ag Center was created at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler in late 1995 as part of this program initiative to serve Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. These programs conduct research on injuries associated with agriculture, as well as pesticide exposure, pulmonary disease, musculoskeletal disorders, hearing loss, and stress.  In many specialty areas of medical practice, little attention is given to the special needs of nonurban and rural populations, as well as small employers and workers in agricultural occupations. The SW Ag Center’s research portfolio includes seven projects that target diverse, vulnerable populations and address various issues including surveillance, organic farming, poultry dust, occupational exposures, pesticides and musculoskeletal symptoms. This presentation will give an overview of the SW Ag Center and a history of the research and outreach undertaken over the last 25 years.

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CE expires on: October 14th, 2021


Title: "Changing the way we approach systematic reviews through education, automation, & machine learning tools"

Presenters:  Sarah Towner Wright, MLS and Jennifer Walker Bissram, MSIS from the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Date: Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

Description: Please join Sarah Towner Wright, MLS and Jennifer Walker Bissram, MSIS from the Health Sciences Library, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for a discussion about support of systematic reviews, from support of an institutional systematic review service to using machine learning to enhance literature searches.

After this session, the participants will be able to:

  • Educate users about the many types of review articles and how to choose which review type is relevant for the project.
  • Manage expectations and questions from users regarding the systematic review process.
  • Explain how machine learning solutions can enhance automation of systematic reviews and other literature searches. 
  • Discuss real-world applications of how this technology has been used successfully by medical librarians.

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CE expires on: September 9th, 2021


Title: "Creating PPE for Front Line Workers: One Way Libraries Can Contribute to the Pandemic Response"

Presenter:  Katie Musick Peery, Director of the UTA FabLab at the University of Texas at Arlington Libraries

Date: Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Description: The UTA Libraries FabLab has contributed to the national movement among makerspaces to craft sewn masks and 3D printed face shields for the community and for front line health care workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.  This presentation will cover our approach to safely facilitate the making of these PPE items; how they have been distributed; implications these efforts have for the maker movement medical librarians, and health professionals; and resources for further making!

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CE expires on: January 12th, 2021


Title: "Reframe and Renew"

Presenter:  MJ Abell, M.S., Talent Development Consultant at The Ohio State University

Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Description: Feeling stuck or stymied? In search of new perspectives? Want to tame your self-talk? In this timely and refreshing webinar, learn techniques to reframe challenging thoughts, situations or relationships in a more optimistic or productive way. Leave with resources to use personally or with others including the Five Perspectives Tool and questions that encourage curiosity and insight.

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Title: "Pop the Question"

Presenter:  Porcha Johnson, CEO and founder of Black Girl Health

Date: Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Description: According to the CDC, HIV testing has been steadily rising; this supports the promising idea that we are making progress toward the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services goal of reducing new HIV infections by 90% by the year 2030. An important factor in sustaining this trend is raising awareness of the disease and disseminating factual, relatable information to affected people and communities. POP THE QUESTION, an initiative of Black Girl Health, aims to do just that.

POP THE QUESTION has leveraged the power of community, technology, and social media to facilitate its mission to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among minority women. The campaign aims to help women learn to “pop the question”, or talk to their partners about HIV/AIDS, and educate them about how to include PrEP and PEP into their regular self-care routines. It includes three phases of digital outreach geared toward African American women, including prevention and treatment using National Library of Medicine resources.

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CE expires on: November 10th, 2020


Title: "For Everyone: A 21st Century Academic Library"

Presenter: Jon Cawthorne, Dean of the Wayne State University Library System and the University’s School of Information Sciences

Date: Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Description: Organizational change in libraries requires addressing confounding factors such as unwritten rules, traditions, and assumptions that underlie the “iceberg” of culture and potentially hinder progress. Hear about the values that help drive excellence at Wayne State University Libraries.  Participants will learn from institutional examples at Wayne State as well as lessons from the highly successful Library Diversity Alliance (now the ACRL Diversity Alliance Program).​

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CE expires on: July 12th, 2020


Title: "Transgender Care of Adolescents and Adults"

Presenter: May Lau, MD, MPH and Patti Pagels, MPAS, PA-C from UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Date: Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

Description: As a community of healthcare information professionals, it is vital that we understand and are able to address the individual health needs of the dynamic communities around us in order to provide them with the
resources they may need. In this webinar, participants will discuss demographic trends in the United States transgender community, learn to contrast sexual orientation and gender identity, and look into the biology of gender identity. Mental health, healthcare barriers, surgical treatment, and state policies as they pertain to this community will also be addressed.​

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CE expires on: June 8th, 2020


Title: "Opening Doors to Health Literacy at Your Library"

Presenter: Leslie Gelders, Literacy Coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Libraries

Date: Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Description: Public libraries are in the unique position to provide innovative programs and credible information that enhance the health and wellness of members of their communities. This session will describe exciting programs that can be easily duplicated by libraries of any size.  Learn where to locate health concerns of your state, what libraries might do to address some of those concerns, where to find community partners, and what resources are available to support these efforts.

Hear ideas that have taken place in Oklahoma that have inspired children, teens, families, adults, and seniors to exercise more, eat better, and become active advocates for their own well-being. Libraries that are not providing health wellness programming may be missing wonderful opportunities to address critical needs of the community, collaborate with non-traditional community partners, and think “outside the box” with library programming and resources.

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CE expires on: May 13th, 2020


Title: “Research Misconduct: Definitions, Causes, and Response Strategies"

Presenter: Melody Herr, PhD, is the Head of the Office of Scholarly Communications at the University of Arkansas

Date: Wednesday, September 11th, 2019

Description: Research misconduct, according to the National Academies, costs the nation several hundred million dollars every year. Yet the most significant cost is the loss of trust in researchers and their work.  Both within the research community and across society, broken trust threatens the advancement of science. This webinar provides an overview of research misconduct – its definition, causes, and consequences – and empowers you to respond effectively if you suspect, detect, or face pressure to commit misconduct.

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CE expires on: March 11, 2020


Title: “Fostering Resilience in Older Adults"

Presenter: Patty Bordie, Director of the Area Agency on Aging & Aging and Disability Center (ADRC) of the Capital Area

Date: Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

Description: Resilience: the process of adapting well in the face of significant sources of distress plays an increasingly important role in successful aging. Learn more about ways aging network providers and community partners can support older adults in problem solving, preparing for challenges and cultivating this essential component for well-being across the lifespan.

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CE expires on: February 14, 2020


Title: “Performing Arts Health: A Tale of Two Needs "

Presenter: Kris Chesky, PhD and Sajid Surve, DO, Co-Directors of the UNT Texas Center for Performing Arts Health

Date: Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Description: Performing arts health is a budding area of medicine and research.  Performing artists have long been focused solely on their craft, ignoring the potential implications to their hearing, vocal, musculoskeletal, and mental health that arise from playing music, dancing, acting, or other performance. Similarly, the medical profession has historically ignored the unique medical problems of performing artists, opting instead to treat them as something other than the endurance athletes that they are.  In both instances, a strong case can be made for the need for high-quality health information.  In this talk, the speakers will discuss the historical problems, present situation, and future implications of informatics and performing arts health. 

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Title: “Panels as Windows: Graphic Medicine and Empathy, a Tool to Understanding Patients, Caregivers, and Healthcare Professionals"

Presenter: Alice Jaggers, MSLS, Outreach Coordinator, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library

Date: Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Description: Graphic medicine is comics about health. This communication medium has received an increase in attention over the last decade. A major reason for this is due to findings that it is well suited to increase empathy in healthcare students, healthcare professionals and caregivers. This webinar will deepen the discussion on graphic medicine and medical humanities by diving into implications of emotional understanding and recognition of humanity in health. Participants of this webinar will examine the use of comics to communicate various perspectives in the healthcare process.

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Title: “Eye Health Across a Lifespan"

Presenter: Iliana Molina, Director of EyeMobile for Children, UC San Diego and UC Irvine

Date: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

Description: May is Health Vision Month! To get more information about eye health, we'll hear from the director of EyeMobile for Children, a California-based program providing eye exams and vision care for the underserved. This group aims to ensure that every child receive a comprehensive eye exam before 5 years of age, as to ensure any refractive error or risk can be successfully treated early. Eye health is important as it is often undetected by parents and doctors as young children do not know the difference between clear and blurry vision and in most cases, children do not experience pain nor can they differentiate good or bad vision as they were born with the vision they have. Participants of this session will get a quick look at how important eye health is from infancy to the elderly.  We will discuss topics which may affect all ages and cover issues which may have no symptoms.

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Title: “Predatory Publishing Practices - What Librarians Need to Know"

Presenter: Chris Gaspard, MSLS, and Emme Lopez, MLS, University of Texas Health San Antonio Libraries

Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

Description: The current academic discussion surrounding predatory publishing and practices is growing. More and more often, librarians find themselves in the role of facilitating decisions about whether a journal is reputable and where to publish. As publishing has become more complex, so have the questions that librarians need to field.

After attending this webinar, participants will:

  1. Place predatory publishing in the context of the changing publishing industry
  2. Understand why scholars might publish in disreputable journals
  3. Note the impact of predatory publishing on science and health
  4. Feel empowered by gaining the tools to make informed decisions.

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Title: “What’s Nutrition Got to Do With It? An Introduction to Online and Community-Based Resources for Successful Aging"

Presenter: Ucheoma Akobundu, PhD, RD, Senior Director for Nutrition Strategy and Impact and Director for National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging, Meals on Wheels America

Date: Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Description: The purpose of this presentation is to review the mission and vision of Meals on Wheels America - the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing the community-based nutrition and meal services field. In addition, this presentation will review popular nutrition and meal services provided by the nationwide network of community-based senior nutrition programs, and outline the documented impact these services have recipient health and wellbeing. Webinar participants will also learn about high-quality education and training offered by the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging - an online resource center, hosted by Meals on Wheels America.

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Title: “What Does Mosquito and Vector Control Mean and Why Do We Need It?"

Presenter: Nina Dacko, Vector Control Supervisor, Environmental Health Division, Tarrant County Public Health

Date: Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

Description: Mosquitoes are known to be the most dangerous animals on the planet, killing millions of people each year. With climate change at hand, mosquito are expanding ranges in which they live, consequently increasing the risk for disease to humans and other animals. Along with mosquitoes, other potential disease carrying arthropods are also expanding their ranges. Aside from carrying diseases these arthropods may cause concern and annoyance both in and out of the home and office. People may engage in their own control and personal protection to keep from being eaten alive by these nasty creatures. They are not alone in the fight. Many local, state and federal agencies are helping if the public allots the funding.

The first portion of this talk will focus on the importance of vector control; what it is, why and how it exists and what these districts/support agencies do. The second portion of this talk will focus on the rise of vector control activities in Tarrant County, Texas after a major West Nile virus outbreak which occurred in North Texas in 2012. Surveillance and response activities will be discussed from the perspective of public health and will focus on mosquito-borne diseases within the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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Title: “Development and Testing of Digital Health Approaches to Promote Health Behavior Change"

Presenter: Jylana L. Sheats, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Tulane University

Date: Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

Description: Dr. Sheats will provide an overview on how mobile technologies can be used to improve individual obesity and chronic disease-related health behaviors. To complement this work she will also share how technology can be used to identify and assess features of the environment that promote or hinder healthy behaviors. The research presented will specifically focus on two studies conducted in New Orleans, Louisiana with African American adults. Findings from the studies highlight: 1) the development and feasibility of using mobile health technologies to promote healthy behaviors among this population; and 2) the utility of mobile technology-based assessments of the built environment in New Orleans, LA.

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Title: “Help Us Combat the World’s Most Dangerous Animal with an App!"

Presenter: Dorian Janney, GLOBE Mission Mosquito Campaign Coordinator and Lead for NASA Satellite Collaborations, GFSC/NASA/ADNET

Date: Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Description: Mosquitoes are the world’s most dangerous animal, and there is something we can all do to reduce the threat of mosquito-transmitted disease in our communities. Join us to find out why mosquitoes are so dangerous and to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data is being used in an effort to predict, monitor, and respond to vector-borne disease around the world.
 
In this presentation, participants will be introduced to a Citizen Science effort and the newest GLOBE field measurement campaign, GLOBE Mission Mosquito! This program connects with citizen scientists of all ages to monitor changes in the frequency, range, and distribution of potential disease vector mosquitoes by reporting observations using the GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app. Participants are encouraged to download the free app here before the webinar.

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Title: “Game On! Motivate and Engage Your Staff with Gaming Strategies"

Presenter: Andrew See, Head of User Services and Experience, and Bridget Rowan, Training Coordinator for User Services and Experience, Northern Arizona University Cline Library

Date: Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Description: In this program, presenters will provide an overview of why your institution should be intentional in creating an immersive and engaging training and development program, and how to go about hiring the right person to lead it.
 
Attendees will learn how to create engaging staff workshops, integrate gaming into a learning management system, and use specific tools including badges and ready-made free online platforms. Using meaningful game elements attendees will leave inspired to increase staff engagement at their own institutions.
 
Became a game mechanic and learn how you can transform your training, development, and team building to promote and sustain a truly motivated staff.

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Title: “Assessing a Community – By The Numbers with Census Data"

Presenter: Susana Guerra Privett, Data Dissemination Specialist, Customer Liaison & Marketing Service Office, U.S. Census Bureau

Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Description: This workshop will train participants on using the most relied-on source for detailed, up-to-date socio-economic statistics covering every community in the nation. This forum is designed for organizations that use data for community analysis, grant writing, needs assessment, and planning.

With hands on training, all on census.gov, attendees will use the American Factfinder (data search tool) and QuickFacts to gain a better understanding of the Census terms and geography levels, learn differences between 2010 Census for population numbers/basic characteristics, and American Community Survey for social/economic characteristics such as age, household income, poverty status, disability, transportation and housing. Suggestions for tables and topics are offered.

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Title: “Strategies to Ensure Rapid Response to Emerging Agricultural Health Threats"

Presenter: Natalie Roy, Executive Director of AgriSafe Network

Date: Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Description: Agriculture is a rapidly changing industry with new occupational health threats that must be met by a systemic approach and trained professionals. For example, farm flood threats, as well as other extreme weather events require a rapid response among diverse stakeholders. Additional emerging health threats that require rapid response include opioid misuse, wildfires, and elevated suicide rates dues to the current farming crisis. 

AgriSafe’s organizational readiness for addressing these threats includes:

  1. Training rural health professionals across the nation
  2. Establishing partnerships with NIOSH Ag Centers, rural research centers, and other NPOs
  3. Ongoing needs assessment of Ag producer needs
  4. A culture of readiness and organizational expectation to protect and respond

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Title: “Cultural Competencies and the Strategic Prevention Framework"

Presenter: Derrick Newby, Prevention Specialist at University of Arkansas Little Rock MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training

Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

Description: This training provides an introduction to Cultural Competency strategies that consider culture in all aspects of the strategic prevention framework (SPF). Participants will gain an understanding of the SPF and the rationale of being culturally competent in coalition building and program management, as well as use of techniques to effectively assess community strengths and cultural factors that will help to link with appropriate community resources. Participants will engage in practical learning by application of skills and techniques and experience a culturally competent training approach that models strategies to identify and build on cultural assets that can also be used for individual and agency action plans.

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Title: “A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults"

Presenter: Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Programs Manager, IBM

Date: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Description: Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. In the report, "Loneliness and the Aging Population: How Businesses and Governments can Address a Looming Crisis,” IBM’s Institute for Business Value examines how organizations can better understand this issue and take action to mitigate it. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

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Title: “From Field to Desktop: Insights from SCR CONNECTions"

Presenter: Hosted by SCR Staff

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

Description: Twenty SCR CONNECTions presentations. Twenty-four expert speakers. As the SCR team enters its third year, we're taking the time to curate and comment on some on the most insightful segments from past webinars you may have missed. Join Community Engagement Coordinator Brian Leaf and other SCR staff as they provide commentary and reflect on the lessons we've learned over the past two years from our presenters.

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Title: “Teaching Evidence-Based Medicine: Perspectives of Academic Health Science Institutions"

Presenter: Cathy Pepper, Medical Librarian and Coordinator of Library Field Services, Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Description: At the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe methods of teaching evidence-based practice, and of assessing EBP knowledge and skills, at various medical and health sciences schools.
  2. Describe content, delivery, and assessment approaches of EBM/EBP in some medical, pharmacy, nursing, public health, and allied health curricula.
  3. Identify challenges – and strategies for addressing those challenges – in teaching EBP.
  4. Explain the value of teaching evidence-based practice within the context of the availability of sophisticated point-of-care tools, such as UpToDate.
  5. Describe variations in librarian participation in EBM/P curricula and courses.

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Title: “Sustaining your Organization’s Future: Mentoring and Succession Planning in Libraries"

Presenter: Julie Leuzinger, Head of Library Learning Services, and Jennifer Rowe, Social Sciences & Community Engagement Librarian, University of North Texas (UNT) Libraries

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Description: Are you concerned about who will carry on the work when you leave your library? Would you like to have a network of mentors to guide you professionally? In the business sector, it has long been recognized that mentoring is beneficial to both the mentee and mentor, can result in greater organizational effectiveness, and can be used in conjunction with succession planning to ensure that the organization has a skilled pool of internal candidates who are prepared to fill vacancies and leadership roles. Julie Leuzinger and Jennifer Rowe will discuss results of a recent survey of librarians on the prevalence of succession and mentoring plans in academic, public, school, and special libraries and share conclusions, best practices, and takeaways for giving your organization a boost with increased mentoring and succession planning.

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Title: “Preparing for the Worst - Best Practices for Emergency Preparedness"

Presenter: Bill Icenogle, Director for Emergency Management, Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge

Date: Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Description: This presentation is focused on surfacing and discussing some practical “best practices” when considering organizational preparedness and operational resilience. Key points during this brief include; capturing vulnerabilities, mitigation applied, knowing where your agency fits, the value of networking, communications and resource acquisition before and during disasters.

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Title: “Trends in Technical Services"

Presenter: Eugenia Beh, Electronic Resources Librarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

Description: As academic libraries continue to respond to challenges from internal and external pressures in higher education, how are technical services evolving to meet these challenges and what new opportunities do they offer? This presentation will look at the shifting role and function of technical services in academic libraries; potential new directions for technical services staff to become involved in and new skills that are needed to succeed in these areas.

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Title: “How to Make the Case for Integrating Health Literacy Throughout Your Organization"

Presenter: Christopher Trudeau, Associate Professor, and Alison Caballero, Director of Programs and Services, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Center for Health Literacy

Date: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Description: Have you been having trouble advocating for or implementing health-literacy initiatives in your organization? You are not alone. The good news is that by integrating health literacy, you can both better protect your organization and improve patient engagement and outcomes. Win-wins are rare in life, but you can create these with health literacy. This webinar will introduce the health policies and regulations that support integrating health literacy into health systems, and it will provide actionable tips for helping you do so in your organization.

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Title: “Partnering with Community Health Workers"

Presenter: Fernando Martinez, Professor and Coordinator of the Community Health Worker Program at Northwest Vista College, and Peg Seger, Librarian and Head of Outreach and Community Engagement, UT Health San Antonio

Date: Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Description: Community Health Workers (CHWs) play a crucial role in improving the health literacy of their communities. They have a unique understanding of those they serve and can facilitate communication and trust. By partnering with CHWs, libraries can improve the effectiveness of their community health outreach initiatives. Learn more about the role that CHWs play in their communities and how to develop fruitful partnerships.

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Title: “Holistic Data for Healthy Libraries"

Presenter: Annie Norman, Ed. D., State Librarian and Director of Delaware Division of Libraries

Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Description: Similar to biological organisms, our organizations require healthy and effective systems in order to thrive.  A holistic view of libraries as a system makes possible new insights and approaches to old challenges.  In this session, learn how Delaware libraries are applying a systems approach, using data strategically and holistically to increase their value and to improve services and outcomes for Delawareans.

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Title: “Capacity Building in Public Health Through Strategic Interdisciplinary Partnerships"

Presenter: Jessica Schwind, PhD, MPH, Epidemiologist, Public Health Program Evaluator, and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Georgia Southern University

Date: Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Description: The primary goals of public health are to prevent disease and injury, as well as promote healthy behaviors. Public health is not focused on the individual, but rather aims to improve the overall health in populations. As a result, people from many different walks of life are impacted by public health policy and practice. This presentation will briefly explain the core functions of the field, as well as examine potential areas for alliance across multiple disciplines. In particular, the role of the health sciences librarian will be highlighted and examples of past collaborations between the public health and library workforce will be discussed.

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Title: “Impactful Partnerships: Working with Faculty to Enhance Visibility and Dissemination of Research"

Presenter: Karen Gutzman, Impact and Evaluation Librarian at Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University

Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Description: Faculty are under pressure to “publish or perish” and they may need support to enhance the visibility and dissemination of their research. This presentation will discuss library services to assist faculty, provide examples of good visibility and dissemination practices, and review traditional and alternative metrics for evaluating research outputs. Attendees will gain insight that will inform and reinvigorate their partnerships with faculty.

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Title: “Geisinger’s Journey to Personalized Care using Customer Relationship Management (CRM)"

Presenter: Chanin Wendling, Associate Vice President of Informatics at Geisinger Health System

Date: Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Description: Geisinger Health System has embarked on a mission to deliver a personalized experience in all of our patient interactions, reflecting patient preferences, motivations, and behaviors. Good providers try to tailor care plans to meet the individual, but that knowledge is buried in their heads and clinic notes. We hope to make this information available system-wide, improving the patient experience and the likelihood of adherence to (tailored) care plans. In this webinar, you will discover what Geisinger has learned so far regarding personalization and their future plans to make this the new way that care is delivered.

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Title: “Telling Your Story Through the Press"

Presenter: Jeff Carlton, Director of Media Relations at UNT Health Science Center

Date: Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Description: Learn about the benefits of cooperating with the news media, how to pitch your story to reporters, what type of information and elements are most likely to result in positive coverage, and how to maintain control of your messages. Participants will also learn how to prepare for different types of interviews, how to avoid common interview mistakes, and see examples of both media successes and interview trainwrecks.

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Title: “Using Public Health Data to Foster Collaboration"

Presenter: Matthew Martin, Senior Researcher with Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University

Date: Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Description: This webinar is designed to inform participants about how the history of how cities developed set the stage for a variety of public health disparities, as well as to provide some examples of how collaborative partnerships are beginning to address public health concerns in new and innovative ways. Participants will gain insight about who to partner with, and how to use data more effectively to change policy and direct resources to address the health needs of communities.

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Title: “Over Diagnosis - Why Too Many Lab Tests are Bad for Your Health"

Presenter: Janet Miles, MD, pathologist with Propath LLC and Laboratory Medical Director for John Peter Smith Health Network

Date: Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Description: Over diagnosis is an emerging concern among health care providers since it leads to unnecessary and potentially harmful over treatment. Over diagnosis occurs when people receive treatment for a disease or condition that won’t cause them symptoms or any eventual harm. It often develops from the widespread use of screening laboratory tests and from changing the laboratory threshold for disease states. This presentation focuses on the appropriate use and interpretation of screening laboratory tests and those tests which should be questioned as medically necessary.

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Title: “Public Data for Public Health Advocates - Building and Sustaining a Statewide Data Service"

Presenter: Thomas Scharmen, MA, MPH, community epidemiologist at the Office of Community Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation (New Mexico Department of Health) and coordinator and founding member of the New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC)

Date: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Description: The New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) is a successful library of databases and a network of over 60 analysts working for New Mexico non-profits organizations and local agencies. The NMCDC online platform is a geographic information systems website with extensive ready-to use content shared with the public.This webinar will describe the evolution and conceptual challenges of the Collaborative, demonstrate the online platform, and explore examples of collaborative community assessment for planning and policy change.

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Title: “Assessing Community Needs and Assets: Key Data Collection Strategies for Planners and Grant Writers"

Presenter: Emily Spence-Almaguer, PhD, Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Health Equity and Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems at the University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health

Date: Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Description: Community engagement is easier than you think, and its benefits can be extraordinary. In this hands-on session we’ll explore why community engagement can make a difference to your library, and discuss simple steps to get you started. You’ll leave the session with 40+ plus ideas for community engagement, and a customized plan for your library and your community.

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Title: “Simple, Free, and Painless: Community Engagement at Your Library"

Presenter: Jennifer Peters, Community Engagement Administrator at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

Date: Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

Description: Community engagement is easier than you think, and its benefits can be extraordinary. In this hands-on session we’ll explore why community engagement can make a difference to your library, and discuss simple steps to get you started. You’ll leave the session with 40+ plus ideas for community engagement, and a customized plan for your library and your community.

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Title: “Under Pressure: Online Resource Management in the Age of Disruption”

Presenter: Mark Goodwin, Independent Consultant and Former Editorial Manager for the American Physiological Society

Date: Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Description: End users (students, educators, researchers) and providers (librarians, service providers) alike face ever-increasing pressures with regard to a fundamental element of a successful academic environment: ease of access to information. Perhaps equally important is to consider which methods, tools, and pathways are best to facilitate discovery of this information, as well as discerning which resources are the most relevant for various contexts. This presentation will provide a survey of current concepts which drive the emergence of these technological tools and resources. The pressures these resources are meant to address will be discussed, as well as the new additional pressures these tools generate for the user.

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Title: “Patient Safety in 2016”

Presenter: Thomas Ciesielski, MD, Director of Patient Safety Education and the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program for the Graduate Medical Education (GME) consortium at the Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes Jewish Hospital

Date: Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Description: This presentation will offer a definition of patient safety as well as introduce the topic of high-reliability in healthcare. External drivers influencing patient safety, mainly in new models of payment as well as educational/regulatory concerns will also be discussed.

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Title: “Education Connection: Connecting Health and Science in the Classroom”

Presenter: Karen Matzkin, K-12 Outreach Specialist in the Division of Specialized Information Services (SIS)

Date: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Description: This one-hour webinar will provide participants with an overview of our most popular NLM K-12 resources. We offer many different platforms to engage students on topics such as genetics, environmental health, and chemistry. Most of our resources cater to middle and high school students, and consist of iOS games, animations, lesson plans, and websites. We will provide you with a “behind the scenes” look at our processes for the development of these resources, including our partnerships with teachers, students, and subject matter experts to assure we develop meaningful products.

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Title: “Data Research Services: University of Michigan Experience”

Presenter: Jake Carlson, Research Data Services Manager, and Marisa Conte, Assistant Director of Research and Informatics Unit with the University of Michigan Libraries

Date: Thursday, July 21st, 2016 

Description: Join us to learn how data services support interactions between scientists and librarians, and how these interactions create new opportunities for health sciences libraries. Topics covered in this webinar include: needs assessments to inform a research data service, the importance of teaching data literacy, data management requirements from funding agencies, and the value of health sciences libraries as partners in data management.

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