Brandon Kennedy, MLIS

Health Information Strategist, Region 3

Brandon Kennedy (He/They) is the Health Information Strategist for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) - Region 3 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Brandon graduated with his Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from the University of Missouri under the Catalysts for Community Health Grant. This grant allowed him to participate in an experiential and field-based learning environment to provide health resources to underserved and underrepresented communities through library services. This led him to create a comprehensive guide for Colorado residents with information on viable LGBTQ+ Health organizations in the state and nationwide. Brandon's professional interests involve: LGBTQ+ Health, health literacy in underserved communities, and community outreach. As a Health Information Strategist in Region 3 Brandon looks to work with Community Health Workers and public health organizations to address health literacy within the region.

Classes I Teach

Event Title Summary
Caring for the Mind: Providing Mental Health Information at Your Library Responding to questions involving topics on mental health is challenging even for the most experienced librarian. In this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn how to effectively respond to requests for mental health information at their libraries.
Creativity, Ideation, and Engagement: How a grant idea is formed Forming partnerships, thinking of grant ideas, and finding the time to execute projects can feel daunting, especially when it isn’t clear where to start. Gibson D. Lewis Library at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth dedicates full-time staff to outreach and community engagement, an intentional focus for over 30 years. Grants have been a central part of our efforts since 2002. This session will walk through a practical process of identifying grant ideas, provide real-life examples, and explore learned insights. Together we will demystify the creative process and gain confidence in building a grant that works for everyone’s situation.
How PubMed Works: Introduction This 90 minute introduction class provides overviews about finding articles by a specific author and articles on a specific subject. The class also explores the Advanced Search Builder and Search History.
Making the Most Out of Your Grant Application (Region 3) Applying for a grant can be stressful and intimidating at times. This webinar is designed to demystify the grant application process. From understanding the parts of the grant to completing the details of the budget, this webinar provides all information needed to prepare clear goals, objectives, a competitive project proposal. Participants will learn where to find available funding, important documents to include in the proposal, where to go for data to support the proposal, how the application is scored, and post-award reporting requirements.
NNLM Region 3 ECLI Webinar: Goal Setting (And Success in Achieving Them!) NNLM Region 3 and the SCC/MLA Early Career Librarian Initiative (ECLI) are hosting a webinar providing information on setting professional goals and how to achieve them.
Role of Rural Libraries in Promoting Digital Health Literacy Learn how a rural library partnered with healthcare providers to launch a telehealth program, utilize a Community Health Worker, lead disaster response efforts, and provide digital health literacy training.
Transgender Visibility Day Journal Discussion This journal discussion is in observance of Trans Visibility Day which occurs on March 31, 2023.

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