Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP

Executive Director, Region 1

Tony Nguyen, MLIS, AHIP, is the Executive Director for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 located at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The Region 1 Regional Medical Library provides programs, services, and dedicated support for NNLM members in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. In my role, I oversee the planning, implementation, management, and evaluation of the overall regional medical library program, the day-to-day operations of the office, and identify regional opportunities to support NLM priorities and NNLM initiatives. Prior to working at the NNLM, I served as a Hospital Librarian in Columbus, OH.

Organizations can become a member for free to apply for funding and receive NNLM resources. Individuals can create a free account to sign up for our free classes. Many of our classes qualify for MLA CE credit and can help you get a free MLA Specialization Certification.

If you have a health outreach or education project that you would like to discuss, please contact me to discuss the details of your project.

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Region 1 Unconference: Bridging the Digital Divide (Day 2) ​​​​​​​Issues such as decreased internet connectivity, lack of Wi-Fi, and video chat or webcam technology in both urban and rural areas can hinder access to online health and medical information, and telehealth to its fullest capacity, especially to communities of color, the poor, and medically underserved. The goal of this initiative is to promote technology and digital equity, digital literacy, and telehealth through long-term partnerships and collaborations that will bring access to online health information to communities across the United States. At this unconference, we want to hear how you are engaging with your users.
Region 1 Unconference: Engaging Communities with Health Information (Day 1) The NNLM engages with communities to raise awareness of trusted, high-quality, and relevant information and develop strategies to improve health literacy, data literacy, and understand and actively engage in medical research. At this unconference, we want to hear how you are engaging with your users.
Region 1 Unconference: Environmental Determinants of Health (Day 3) Environmental factors can influence human health, including physical, chemical, and biological factors that are external to a person, and all related behaviors. Collectively, these are referred to as environmental determinants of health (EDHs). Threats to any one of the EDHs can have an adverse impact on the health and well-being of the population. At this unconference, we want to hear how you are engaging with your users.
Region 1 Update & Townhall You're invited! Join the Region 1 staff for an update from the NNLM and virtual town hall.
Region 1: NNLM Day at MLA 2023 Meet the NNLM Region 1 during NNLM Day at MLA 2023!

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