Bennie Finch

Education and Outreach Coordinator, Region 7

Bennie Finch (she/her) is an Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Network of the National Library of Medicine in Region 7. Her office is located at the UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA. Bennie enjoys all libraries, but her specific focus is public libraries and consumer health information.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
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.
Copy of Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Oct-Nov 2022) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.
Copy of Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Oct-Nov 2022) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.
Fall 2022 #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Join NNLM Staff on Friday, November 18, 2022 as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources.
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information 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.
Providing Multilingual and Multicultural Health Information This 4-hour CE class offered in Moodle 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.
Region 7 Presents - Evaluating Health Information on Wikipedia Do you ever use Wikipedia for health information, even though you feel like you shouldn’t? Despite widespread skepticism of its value, studies have shown that the quality of information on Wikipedia is often similar to other encyclopedias.

In this webinar you will learn about Wikipedia’s biomedical content and the standards that guide its creation, how to evaluate health articles on Wikipedia, and how to use these articles as starting points for further research.
Region 7: NNLM Day at MLA 2022 Meet the NNLM Region 7 during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year as the new Region 7 program. Additionally, we will share upcoming activities and programs NNLM members can look forward to in the coming year. Come share your ideas of relevant programming that interests you, and the other members of the region.

The online event is free and available to all.
Spring 2022 #CiteNLM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Join NNLM Staff on April 1st, 2022 as we add citations to Wikipedia articles using trusted National Library of Medicine resources.
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Feb-Mar 2023) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.
Wikipedia + Libraries: NNLM (Oct-Nov 2022) Gain insight into the value of Wikipedia as a viable reference and build the skills and knowledge needed to evaluate articles, with a specific focus on health and medical topics in a self-paced, online class over four weeks. Expect to spend about 2 hours a week exploring through discussion forums, readings, tutorials, and learn about the #CiteNLM Wikipedia edit-a-thon and the free resources, programming and training that NNLM offers to libraries.

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