NNLM Book Discussion offers librarians, health professionals, and public health workers interested in better understanding health issues faced by their communities an opportunity to explore topics with other professionals and earn Continuing Education Credit.
Participants can complete the book and earn CE credit on their schedule. A new book is selected each quarter. Participants can acquire the book in their preferred format and have 3 months to complete the requirements and earn 4 MLA CE by participating in either an online or live discussion
Requirements to earn CE.
- Complete the book in your preferred format
- Log into the Moodle
- Explore the shared resources
- Do ONE of the following
- Answer the required discussion question in Moodle
- Attend one of the two live discussion sessions and participate
It is not necessary to engage in Moodle discussions for all three months, although you are welcome to do so.
Book 1: Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenbery, May 1 - July 31, 2022
Book 2: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down by Anne Fadiman, August 1 - October 31
Book 3: Beautiful Country: a Memoir by Qian Julie Wang, November 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023
Book 4: Bad Advice: Or Why Celebrities, Politicians, and Activists Aren't Your Best Source of Health Information by Paul Offit M.D., February 1, 2023 - April 30, 2024
Book 5: High Risk: Stories of Pregnancy, Birth and the Unexpected by Chavi Eve Karkowsky MD. May 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023
Book 6: The Invisible Kingdom: Reimagining Chronic Illness by Meghan O’rourke. August 14, 2023 - October 31, 2023
Book 7: Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life by Eric Klinenberg. November 1, 2023 - January 31, 2024
Book 8: The History of Medical Libraries and Medical Librarianship by Michael Kronenfeld and Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld, Feb 1, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
- Increase health equity by expanding librarians, health professionals, and public health workers’ awareness and understanding of health issues individuals and communities face.
- Improve information access by exploring health resources from NLM, NIH, and other organizations related to the topic, including MedlinePlus, PudMed, and ClinicalTrials.
The NNLM Book Discussion helps increase health information access and use for all audiences, including underrepresented populations, by raising awareness among librarians, health professionals, and public health workers of health issues their communities face and information resources they can share related to those issues. The titles selected are associated with NNLM, NLM, or NIH’s mission and goals.
Code of Conduct NNLM is dedicated to providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all people, regardless of background or identity. As such, we expect respectful interactions with instructors and learners. Read the full Code of Conduct here.