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
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.
Consumer Health Collection Management - On Demand This 4 credit-hour, on-demand class reviews collection management principles and resources for health-related collections in public libraries.
Homelessness and Inclusion Health The interactions between homelessness and health are complex. Having a greater understanding of these interactions, of complex trauma, historical trauma including racism, and the negative effects of social exclusion on health is essential for librarians and others in supportive roles.
Introduction to Health Reference: Ethics and Best Practices (2022) Learn how to conduct a health reference interview using ethical and effective communication strategies in this 4 credit-hour on-demand class. Content includes narrated and interactive self-paced tutorials.
Is Seeing Really Believing?: Visual Health Misinformation This interactive session will introduce attendees to a wide range of deceptive visual communications ranging from misleading graphs to manipulated images in scientific publications to AI-generated deepfakes. Attendees will gain confidence in analyzing various types of visual information and leave the session with practical ideas for incorporating these skills into programming in a variety of contexts.
NNLM Book Discussion, Feb 1- April 30, 2023, Bad Advice Join us for our fourth NNLM Book Discussion. February 1 - April 30, 2023 we will read "Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information" by Paul A. Offit, M.D.
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.
NNLM Book Discussion, Nov 1, 2023 - Jan 31, 2024: Palaces for the People by Eric Klinenberg Join us November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024 to discuss Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg.

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