Carolyn Martin, MLS, AHIP

Outreach and Education Coordinator, Region 5

Carolyn Martin focuses on organizations who work with underserved populations such as those who live in rural areas, older adults, those with various abilities, immigrants and refugees, and other minorities. The National Library of Medicine offers a variety of resources on health and science education which she highlights to K-12 educators, school nurses and school librarians to prepare students for biomedical careers as well as to be informed health consumers. Carolyn's interests include, health literacy, genomic health literacy, accessibility, and health news. Carolyn received her undergraduate degree from Goshen College and her MLS from Indiana University. She has been a public librarian and a hospital librarian where working with the public and patients led to her current position. Learn more about Carolyn here

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Asian Health Equity: Precision Medicine in AAPI Communities In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, the Asian Health Coalition and the All of Us Program provide a 1 hour webinar that talks about the importance of precision medicine for AANHPIs through the health equity lens.
Beyond an Apple a Day: Providing Consumer Health Information at Your Library This 4-week, 4 credit-hour self-paced online class covers the health information seeking behavior of consumers and the role of the librarian in the provision of health information for the public.
CHIS On Demand 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.
Introduction to Health Reference: Responding to Health Questions at Your Library [for San Diego County] Learn how to respond to health reference questions with information sources and best practices for the general public.
NNLM Book Discussion, May 2 - July 31, Doing Harm You are invited to join us for the first NNLM Book Discussion. From May 1 until July 31, join your fellow librarians and read Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery! 
NNLM Book Discussion, Nov 1 - Jan 31: Beautiful Country Join us for our third NNLM Book Discussion of the year. From November 1, 2022 until January 31, 2023 join your fellow librarians and read Beautiful Country by Qian Julie Wang.
Region 5: NNLM Day at MLA 2022 Join staff of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Region 5 for NNLM Day at MLA! We will highlight Year 1 projects and accomplishments and upcoming goals for Year 2. We hope to see our members from across Alaska, California, Hawai'i, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and the U.S. Associated Territories and Freely Associated States.

The online event is free and available to all.
Storytelling as a Public Health Strategy to Address Inequities in Maternal Health Outcomes The session will discuss how storytelling, through Laboring with Hope, is being used to create programs and services from an ecological perspective.

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