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Event Title Date(s) Summary
NNLM Book Discussion, Aug 1 - Oct 31: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down August 1, 2022 - October 31, 2022 Join us for our second NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From August 1 until October 31, join your fellow librarians and read The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman! 

Platform/Location: Zoom, Moodle

Bioinformatics and Biology Essentials For Librarians: Databases, Tools and Clinical Applications August 29, 2022 - December 9, 2022 This 15-week, 30 credit-hour self-paced online class reviews basic biology concepts and takes a deep dive into NCBI Molecular Biology Databases.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information October 6, 2022 This 1-hour live class taught in WebEx is designed to assist librarians and others who work with diverse populations in locating health information. The resources presented are selected for their emphasis on providing culturally relevant information in the preferred language of the population. Background information on refugees and immigrants in the U.S. and their unique health issues will be presented.

Platform/Location: Webex

ClinicalTrials.gov Modernization and Beta Sites Progress October 6, 2022 - October 27, 2022 Please join us for an update on the progress of the modernization effort and an overview of the Beta ClinicalTrials.gov website and Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) Beta. A recording of the webinar will be made available for those who cannot attend the live event.

Platform/Location: Zoom

Partners in Public Health: Healthy People 2030 and the Role of Public Libraries in Promoting Health and Health Equity Part 1 October 6, 2022 Join NNLM and our guest speakers for an event hosted by NNLM in collaboration with the NIH Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), the HHS Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP), and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

We'll hear from Dr. Paul Reed, MD of the U.S. Public Health Service, who will provide an overview of Healthy People 2030. Dr. Reed joins us as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health; Director, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health. Department of Health and Human Services.

We'll also hear from Dr. Sasha Fleary who will describe her research on the role of public libraries in the promotion of health and health equity. Dr. Fleary is an associate professor and founder of the Child Health Equity Research Lab in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at City University of New York School of Public Health.

Platform/Location: Zoom

NNLM Region 1 Funding Webinar Part 4: Show October 11, 2022 Thinking of applying for NNLM Region 1 funding for projects beginning May 1st, 2023?

Applications open September 12th and close on November 4th, 2022.

This session will cover: Wrapping it up; Evaluation; Reporting; Carrying it Forward; Q&A

Platform/Location: Zoom

Farming for Public Health: Thinking Upstream October 12, 2022 Approximately 50 million pounds of pesticides are applied to corn and beans in Iowa annually.  As troubles of escalating pesticide use in Iowa and the Midwest are becoming more visible (weed resistance, pesticide drift, crop damage, etc.), there is a paucity of easily accessible informational resources for Iowans about the environmental and public health impacts of pesticides in our state. Furthermore, the system of agriculture that relies so heavily on synthetic chemical inputs has many other implications on ecological sustainability that ultimately impact human health. This presentation will help attendees think critically about the downstream implications of current agricultural practices in the Midwest and their impacts on human and environmental health. 

Platform/Location: Zoom

Regional Events

Event Title Date(s) Summary
(Region 2 Exclusive) Answering the Hard Questions: Prepare to Succeed in Developing Data Services September 21, 2022 - December 30, 2022

Event open to Region 2 members only. [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.]

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Harm Reduction: A Substance Use Disorder Overview November 15, 2022

Please join NNLM's Region 1 and guest speaker, Miera Corey, for the one-hour training on harm reduction.

Miera Corey is a Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute (MaHRTI) Coordinator.

Ms. Corey is a Morgan State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has six years of experience with The Lighthouse Studies at PEER Point & BESURE, two harm reduction research programs focused on Baltimore City residents with HIV/STD high-risk behaviors through Johns Hopkins University.

Miera is the former Evaluation Coordinator for Wraparound, Systems of Care, and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative programs at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, a part of University of Marland Baltimore, before joining Behavioral Health System Baltimore.  

This one-hour training provides an overview of the potential harms associated with drug use; underlying philosophies and principles central to a harm reduction approach to working with people who use drugs; and definitions and examples of harm reduction in direct service and policy contexts.

This training is for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, as well as practitioners, organizations, and outreach workers providing services to people who use drugs.  

Platform/Location: Webex

Harm Reduction: A Substance Use Disorder Overview November 15, 2022

Please join NNLM's Region 1 and guest speaker, Miera Corey, for the one-hour training on harm reduction.

Miera Corey is a Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute (MaHRTI) Coordinator.

Ms. Corey is a Morgan State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has six years of experience with The Lighthouse Studies at PEER Point & BESURE, two harm reduction research programs focused on Baltimore City residents with HIV/STD high-risk behaviors through Johns Hopkins University.

Miera is the former Evaluation Coordinator for Wraparound, Systems of Care, and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative programs at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, a part of University of Marland Baltimore, before joining Behavioral Health System Baltimore.  

This one-hour training provides an overview of the potential harms associated with drug use; underlying philosophies and principles central to a harm reduction approach to working with people who use drugs; and definitions and examples of harm reduction in direct service and policy contexts.

This training is for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, as well as practitioners, organizations, and outreach workers providing services to people who use drugs.  

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Systemic Racism in Science Communication November 17, 2022

The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues, like the environment and health, is rising. As a result, scientists are learning the importance of making their work more accessible. But at the same time, there are still marginalized communities that aren't well served by mainstream science media and traditional educational systems. In addition, women and people of color face long-lived cultural and societal prejudices perpetuating inequality. By directly involving specific communities in the science communication processes, addressing issues of increasing importance to the communities, and presenting scientific role models and spokespersons from within those communities, we can begin to ensure that science communication and education are really available and accessible to all.

Platform/Location: Webex

On-Demand Classes

Event Title Date(s) Summary
A Bird's Eye View of Health Data Standards - On Demand On-demand through December 31, 2023 Understand the big picture of health data standards and how they are used, including relevant National Library of Medicine (NLM) products and services, in this 1 hour, on-demand, online class. Expect to spend 1 hour learning through videos and exercises.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Assessing Health Materials On Demand On-demand through April 18, 2025 Get an overview on assessing health materials, and learn how the National Library of Medicine uses a health education materials assessment tool to figure out if health education materials are easy-to-read in this 90 minute self-paced tutorial.

Platform/Location: Moodle

CHIS On Demand On-demand through April 30, 2026 5 independent 1-hour learning modules cover the basics of providing consumer health information in libraries and organizations. Earn up to 5 hours credit towards a Consumer Health Information Specialization.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Common Data Elements: Standardizing Data Collection On-demand through September 1, 2023 This online, self-paced course describes how librarians and other information professionals can facilitate data standardization and research data sharing using common data elements (CDEs).

Platform/Location: Moodle

Consumer Health Collection Management - On Demand On-demand through October 31, 2023 This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Data Management Sharing Policy Webinars (DMSP) On Demand On-demand through July 21, 2023 This on-demand online class contains 5 webinars introducing the basics of data management and the new NIH requirements for data management and sharing that will be in place beginning in 2023.

Platform/Location: Moodle

Drug and Chemical Information - On Demand On-demand through June 30, 2023 Earn up to 6 hours of CE credit in this on-demand class. Learn about NLM resources that provide drug and chemical information for consumers and healthcare professionals, from interactions to adverse effects to clinical trial results. While you work through interactive hands-on scenarios, you’ll learn about the drug and chemical information-seeking habits of your patrons, helpful reference interview questions to ask, and how to efficiently navigate this unique information landscape.

Platform/Location: Moodle

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