Tiffany Chavis

Health Literacy Librarian, Region 1

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 provide mental health information at their libraries.
Effective Health Communication and Health Literacy: Understanding the Connection This 1 hour webinar introduces the concepts of health literacy and health communication.
From Problem to Prevention: Evidence Based Public Health Learn the basics of evidence-based public health (EBPH) and essential steps of the EBPH process through the lens of NLM resources in this 1 hour webinar.
Harm Reduction: A Substance Use Disorder Overview Please join NNLM's Region 1 and guest speaker, Miera Corey, for the one-hour training on harm reduction.

Miera Corey is a Maryland Harm Reduction Training Institute (MaHRTI) Coordinator.

Ms. Corey is a Morgan State University graduate, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She has six years of experience with The Lighthouse Studies at PEER Point & BESURE, two harm reduction research programs focused on Baltimore City residents with HIV/STD high-risk behaviors through Johns Hopkins University.

Miera is the former Evaluation Coordinator for Wraparound, Systems of Care, and National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative programs at the Institute for Innovation and Implementation, a part of University of Maryland Baltimore, before joining Behavioral Health System Baltimore.  

This one-hour training provides an overview of the potential harms associated with drug use; underlying philosophies and principles central to a harm reduction approach to working with people who use drugs; and definitions and examples of harm reduction in direct service and policy contexts.

This training is for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, as well as practitioners, organizations, and outreach workers providing services to people who use drugs.  
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.
Region 1: NNLM Day at MLA 2022 Meet the NNLM Region 1 during NNLM Day at MLA 2022! At this session, we will highlight our activities in the first year as the new Region 1 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.
Science-Self-Fandom: How to promote your science and your worth The ability to highlight your professional strengths, promote your work, and identify and endorse your transferable skills does not come naturally for the majority of us. But more recently, scientific institutions have begun to strengthen their efforts to diversify and expand the scientific workforce, creating and maintaining a more inclusive environment for all. In order to be seen, promotion is necessary, and self-advocacy starts with you!

Join us to learn tips for self-promotion, self-marketing, and self-branding for advancing your career. Participants will learn how to organize their educational and professional experiences (in the lab, classroom, workplace, etc.) for use during interactions across professional landscapes (interviews, LinkedIn connections, informational interviews, career fairs, etc.).
Systemic Racism in Science Communication The importance of increasing public understanding of scientific issues, like the environment and health, is rising. As a result, scientists are learning the importance of making their work more accessible. But at the same time, there are still marginalized communities that aren't well served by mainstream science media and traditional educational systems. In addition, women and people of color face long-lived cultural and societal prejudices perpetuating inequality. By directly involving specific communities in the science communication processes, addressing issues of increasing importance to the communities, and presenting scientific role models and spokespersons from within those communities, we can begin to ensure that science communication and education are really available and accessible to all.
The Art of Science Communication Science communication goes far beyond academic papers. The benefits of science communication are vast and include increased science literacy and better-informed science policy. In addition, exceptional science communication includes effective means of disseminating scientific content through lectures, publications, grants, outreach initiatives, and interactions with the mass media.

Please join us to learn about resources and tips for adopting better science communication techniques throughout your career.
Wellness in the Library Workplace Join us for this 2-week, 4 credit-hour online class to discover ways to improve your own personal well-being and create a healthy workplace.

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