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Browse recordings of past NNLM webinars from Jan 1, 2020 - current. To see curated playlists by topic, audience, or region, visit the NNLM YouTube channel.

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Benchmarking Study of Hospital Libraries

Join us as we discuss a recent survey to assess the current landscape of hospital libraries by collecting benchmarking data from hospital librarians in the U.S. and other countries. Since the last MLA benchmarking survey in 2002 hospital libraries have faced significant changes including downsizing, position and library elimination, and hospital mergers. The results suggest implications for hospital librarians regarding staffing levels and the depth of services within their unique settings, especially within the context of rapidly expanding health systems.


Date: March 11, 2020

Privacy Research & Clinical Text Deidentification with NLM-Scrubber

We strive to discover new clinical facts to promote evidence-based clinical sciences, but such potential discoveries are locked in electronic health record systems due to privacy concerns. Unfortunately, there is no silver bullet to resolve this vexing social concern. In this presentation, Dr. Mehmet Kayaalp will deconstruct the problem to understand what makes privacy so complex. How can we tap into big health data while preserving the privacy of the patient? One technological solution is NLM-Scrubber, a clinical text de-identification tool developed at the National Library of Medicine.…
Date: February 27, 2020

Taking Care of Us: Inreach for Library Staff

Stressed out? Notice you are taking more sick days than usual or have less enthusiasm or energy than normal? Whether you are knotted up over work, personal issues, climate change, or politics, it seems like there are plenty of reasons to feel overwhelmed. Join library director, yoga teacher, and physical literacy researcher, Jenn Carson, as she teaches you how to de-stress at your desk, maintain proper posture, avoid injury, and regulate your emotions through breathing, stretching, and other techniques. Participants will learn an easy self-care routine that will help to reduce stress at…
Date: February 27, 2020

PNR Rendezvous: The Ten Most Frequently Asked Questions about Genetic Testing

Advertising for DNA testing companies proliferates the media these days, but many individuals spit or swab, but then wonder how to get beyond their ethnicity results. The first questions usually asked regarding genetic testing are: "Where should I test?" and "I got my results, now what?" We will explore these questions and more in this presentation as an introduction to the world of DNA and interpreting test results. More advanced tools will be introduced that are fun and give the researcher real information they can use. If you have tested, review your results before the session.…
Date: February 19, 2020

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What Works for Health? Using County Health Rankings and Roadmaps in Grant Writing

This session will provide an overview of What Works for Health, a resource from County Health Rankings and Roadmaps (CHRR), a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. What Works for Health rates the evidence of a broad range of strategies (i.e., policies, programs, systems & environmental changes) that can affect health through changes to: health behaviors; clinical care; social and environmental factors; and the physical environment. Our Guest speaker from the National Network of Public Health…
Date: February 19, 2020

Revealing Stories in Your Genes

Presenters from the Pollak Library at California State University, Fullerton discussed their successful exhibit "History in Our Genes: Human DNA" -- which examined the science and concepts behind the tests; and shared related programming presented in celebration of National DNA Day (April 25th), during the exhibit run. It also included a peek at their upcoming hosting of Politics of Yellow Fever in Alexander Hamilton’s America, a traveling exhibit from the NLM Exhibition Program.


Date: February 18, 2020

The Importance of Digital Literacy and Its Impact on Understanding Health Information

Technology is continuing to improve, and more and more people are looking online for health information, managing care, and trusted advice. Despite the increasing use, there is a digital divide for many individuals that greatly impact their ability to find and access trusted quality health information. Wisconsin Health Literacy developed a digital health literacy program, Health Online: Finding Information You Can Trust, to focus on improving the digital divide. Learn about digital literacy strategies to make digital health resources user friendly for all patrons and ways to help them…
Date: February 17, 2020

Small Libraries, Big Impact: How the NNLM Can Help Small & Rural Libraries Support the Health Information Needs in Their Communities

This webinar will introduce the Association for Rural & Small Libraries (ARSL) members to the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), the outreach arm of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Presenters will provide attendees with a step-by-step guide on how they can leverage NNLM to support the health information needs of rural and small communities by introducing several trusted NLM consumer health information resources and showing ARSL Members how they can take advantage of NNLM funding opportunities, training, resources, and partnerships. Attendees will also learn…
Date: February 14, 2020

Framing the Future of Partnering with Your Community


Date: February 12, 2020

Exceptional Lives

Our guest speaker for this presentation will be Julie McKinney, Health Literacy Specialist and Director of Product Content at Exceptional Lives, Inc. Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization which provides easy-to-read information for parents and caregivers of children and adults with developmental disabilities. Their free online tools help families find the resources they need and walk them through the complicated processes of getting services and benefits for their child. The tools are developed using health literacy principles, and include comprehensive step-by-steps Guides as…
Date: January 29, 2020

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