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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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The Charts are Off: Approaches to Ethical Decision-Making in Data Visualization


Date: October 22, 2020

Citizen Science & Libraries: Fighting Plastic Pollution Through Citizen Science Online


Date: October 21, 2020

PNR Rendezvous: Metrics Toolkit: A Tool for Navigating the Research Metrics Landscape

The Metrics Toolkit is an open access resource aimed at helping researchers, evaluators, and librarians understand and responsibly use research metrics, including bibliometrics and altmetrics. The Toolkit provides evidence-based information about research metrics across disciplines, including how each metric is calculated, where it can be found, and how it should (and should not) be applied. In this PNR Rendezvous, Robin Champieux and Robin Chin Roemer will discuss how it can be used by librarians to facilitate research impact outreach and education efforts, helping authors and…
Date: October 21, 2020

Health Statistics on the Web

This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.


Date: October 15, 2020

Identifying and Combating Health Misinformation - Health and Medical Information on Wikipedia

The circulation of misinformation online can be damaging to public health. English Wikipedia is the eighth most-visited website in the U.S. How accurate and authoritative are health information articles on Wikipedia? Join this webinar to sharpen your information literacy skills with a walk through of the inner workings of Wikipedia. This webinar gives special attention to health and medical information articles, fringe theories, and controversial topics covered in the news. You can gain an insiders’ perspective on the editorial process of Wikipedia to confidently evaluate the quality of…
Date: October 14, 2020

NLM Drug Information Resources


Date: October 13, 2020

Connections: Virtual Anti-loneliness Programs in the time of COVID-19

Connections, Loneliness, and social isolation are rampant in America, according to many experts. The Center for Disease Control calls loneliness an epidemic and says it has a higher morbidity rate than obesity (about the same as smoking two packs of cigarettes a day). Studies have shown that loneliness cuts across all age, social, race, and economic demographics. We have many virtual friends, but few in reality. COVID-19 has exacerbated this problem. While many of the programs outlined are designed for in-person, there are ways public libraries can help combat loneliness even in a remote…
Date: October 7, 2020

Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection

Are you curious as to why health communication and health literacy are connected? Do you want to be more effective in your written and verbal health written communication? This introductory class to health literacy and health communication will help you understand and raise your awareness of the complexity of these concepts. We will define health literacy, explore how communication and health literacy affects how a person makes health care decisions, discuss disparities in health literacy, and go over best practices for effective health communication. The class will introduce participants…
Date: October 6, 2020

Citizen Science & Libraries: Advance Alzheimer's Research Online Presentation and Q&A


Date: September 30, 2020

Correction of Health Misinformation on Social Media

The speed with which information can spread on social media is astounding. In some cases, this allows for important information to be communicated quickly to massive audiences. However, misinformation can spread just as quickly as accurate information. What can you do to slow its spread? This presentation covers research on the correction of misinformation on social media. It also discusses misinformation on social media in general, how and why to correct it, and best practices for doing so.


Date: September 29, 2020
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