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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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Fostering Mutuality: How One Library Prepared for the Opioid Crisis

Kalamazoo is a midsized city in southwest Michigan with a growing number of incidents of opioid usage. Although the issue had yet to have a significant effect on the Kalamazoo Public Library (KPL), some staff wanted to raise awareness and prepare for the possibility of an overdose in the library. Participants will learn how KPL took very proactive steps to educate staff on opioid use, stock anti-overdose at public desks, partner with social service agencies, and advocate for changes in the state laws.
Date: July 14, 2020

NNLM Reading Club Presents... The Digital Doctor in the Age of COVID-19

Join Dr Robert Wachter, author of The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, as he discusses how digital health and health technology have evolved since his book was published in 2015 and what patients need to know in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: July 14, 2020

Getting Started with Information Outreach in your Community: An Introduction

Date: July 9, 2020

Introduction to Community Needs Assessment: Finding the Data

This session focuses on health information and data as it relates to community health assessment. The speaker highlights reasons for conducting a community health assessment, the parties involved, and how to define a target community.

Date: July 8, 2020

Searching LactMed and LiverTox for Drug Effects

For health sciences librarians looking for resources on the effects of drugs, the National Library of Medicine maintains two relevant databases: LactMed and LiverTox. Both of these databases are located in the NLM Bookshelf and are searchable through PubMed. This webinar will give a brief introduction to Bookshelf, LactMed and LiverTox. Using sample search requests from practicing health sciences librarians, we will explore these databases for information on:
• Substance Use Disorder and the effects of harm reduction medications on lactation and the nursing infant.

Date: June 23, 2020

How PubMed® Works: MeSH

Date: June 18, 2020

PNR Rendezvous: Still Searching for One Health: Information Services that Support Prevention of Emerging Zoonotic Disease

We have long known that 75% of emerging diseases begin at the human-animal interface. RNA viruses including HIV, SARS, novel influenza strains and COVID-19 all trace their origins to animal reservoirs and environmental factors. It has been over half a century since Charles Schwab first coined the term "One Medicine," and over a decade since the CDC established a One Health Office. Yet One Health initiatives that seek to prevent and control pathogen spillover at the animal/human/ecosystem interface often struggle for long-term international and cross-sector support.
Date: June 17, 2020

Providing Library Senior Services in a COVID-19 World

How to provide library service to seniors, the most vulnerable population affected during COVID-19, has been the question raised by outreach librarians across the United States. According to the Central for Disease Control (CDC), 8 out of 10 deaths related to COVID-19 are individuals aged 65 years and older. While we might not be able to visit our seniors or facilities in-person for the foreseeable future, libraries can reach this population while we shelter in place. During this webinar, please find tips and tricks that David J. Kelsey of the St.
Date: June 17, 2020

Boost Box: Consumer Health Data Literacy

Data Literacy includes the ability to read, work with, analyze, and argue with data as a part of a larger questioning process - a critical skill in today’s world. Join experts from the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center ( is external)) to explore data literacy concepts, the role of libraries and data literacy, examples of reliable health data resources, and resources for facilitating your own data literacy program. This training is introductory and all skill levels are welcome.

Date: June 11, 2020

Library responses to COVID-19: Impacts on ongoing low-morale experiences

As the COVID-19 Pandemic develops and libraries create immediate, short-term, and long-term responses, Kendrick has been tracking these responses’ impact on already established low-morale experiences. Kendrick will summarize the markers and impacts of low-morale experiences, share the latest results of her survey, and answer attendees’ questions about the survey and/or low morale experiences. Countermeasures to workplace abuse and neglect will also be discussed.

Date: June 11, 2020

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