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SCR CONNECTions: Regional Medical Library Educational Webinar

SCR CONNECTions is a monthly web conference presented by the Network of the National Library of Medicine South Central Region on various topics of interest to health sciences librarians and others. The webinar highlights topics such as NLM databases, subject specific resources, and technology topics.

Next webinar

Title: Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Community 
Guest Speaker: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Director of Library Trends and User Research, OCLC Research
Date: Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am CT / 9:00am-10:00am MT

Webinar Description: Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D will share the findings of the project, Public Libraries Respond to the Opioid Crisis with Their Communities, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in partnership with OCLC and the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, to study how public librarians responded to the opioid crisis within their communities by partnering with other community agencies and services. The nation is experiencing an ongoing opioid epidemic and communities across the country have been experiencing the epidemic’s impact. Eight case studies were conducted in different types of communities within the United States. Dr. Connaway will highlight the findings based on interviews with library staff, library board members, staff at community partner organizations, and members of each of the eight communities. The resources and findings of this project will help public library staff and their community partners develop effective strategies to work together to address the opioid epidemic in America.

Presenter Description: Lynn is the Director of the Library Trends and User Research group at OCLC Research and leads the User Research team. She is the co-author of the sixth edition of Research Methods in Library and Information Science, 2017. She was the Chair of the ALA ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee and was the President for the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Lynn received the 2020 Distinguished Alumna Award of the Information School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the 2019 ASIS&T Watson Davis Award for Service, and the 2016 ALISE Service Award. She also was awarded the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and collaborated with the faculty on user-centered research.

Lynn and her collaborators have won numerous awards for their research projects and methodologies. She has received research funding from the IMLS in the US and Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. She leads OCLC Research in the digital visitors and residents project and currently is the co-principal investigator of an IMLS-funded project with the University of Florida and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, to investigate how late primary, secondary, and community college STEM students judge credibility of digital resources.

Prior to joining OCLC Research, she was the Vice-President of Research and Library Systems at NetLibrary, the Director of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver, and on the faculty of the Library and Informational Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. Learn more about Dr. Connaway on the OCLC Research website.

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