ROI: Region One Insights Webinar Series

ROI: Region One Insights is a webinar series from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 1. Speakers will cover different topics of interest to health science librarians, health care practitioners, librarians, and other health focused groups in the region.

All sessions are online webinars, which allow for live conversations and online chat. Sessions are recorded, closed captioned, and made available for later viewing.

Each webinar will have a different agenda. However, they will typically include a presentation and a time for Q&A and will conclude with a session evaluation. Sessions are typically 60 minutes in length but can be up to 90 minutes long.

Participants need only to have access to a computer with Internet capability and a phone or computer for sound.

Sessions will be offered through the University of Maryland Baltimore Zoom meetings platform or the NIH WebEx platform.

MLA CEs: 1

Objectives

The general objectives of the webinar series are that attendees will be able to:

• Discuss information presented by experts from various health and library related fields on varying topics
• Evaluate new methods and programs to apply new knowledge to their own practice.

The objectives will vary based on the individual session.

 

Class Length

60

Class Owner(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Instructor(s)

Contact the NNLM Training Office for more information.

Continuing Education

This class has been approved for Medical Library Association (MLA) continuing education credits.

Classes

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration

No classes.

Event Title Event Start Date Summary Continuing Education Credits CE Categories Is Online Registration
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. 1.50 On
Libraries as Hubs for Citizen Science: Partnering with Academia to Improve the Health of Communities Radon is a leading cause of lung cancer. Many living in rural communities lack access to home radon testing and adequate and affordable mitigation.

Community-academic partnerships provide opportunities to achieve health equity by drawing upon respective strengths, expertise, and local knowledge. Logan County (Kentucky) Public Library will discuss its innovative partnership with the University of Kentucky to engage community members as citizen scientists and develop a novel library lending program for digital home radon detectors to reduce barriers to home radon testing in four rural counties (R01ES030380).

Preliminary data evaluating the program will be presented.
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Your Environment. Your Health: Free Information Resources from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences This webinar will introduce you to the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the wealth of free resources available to you.

NIEHS has several tools that will help increase your awareness of knowledge of environmental health sciences including new literature portals on climate change and human health, PFAS and related chemicals, and disaster research response.

You will also learn how the NIEHS Library can be your partner in providing environmental health information.
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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.  
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NNLM Region 1 Update & Townhall You're invited! Join the Region 1 staff for an update from the NNLM and virtual town hall. 0.00 On
Identifying and Providing Health Education Materials for Migrant Farmworkers Migrant farmworkers often face health disparities, limited access to health care and health information. Creating reliable health information can help support health literacy needs of this population. 1.00 On
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.).
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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.
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Queering Environmental Justice We hope you will join us on Tuesday June 14, 2022, 2pm ET for another Chat & Brew.

In observance of Pride month, NNLM Region 1, UMB HSHSL DEI Committee and the MAC MLA Diversity and Inclusion Committee have come together again to offer another journal club where we will discuss Queering Environmental Justice: Unequal Environmental Health Burden on the LGBTQ+ Community.

This article highlights that there is insufficient research on health disparities experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals due to environmental exposures and disasters. The authors provide linkages between health outcomes, social determinants of health and environmental exposures taking into account intersectionality within LGBTQ+ communities and provide recommendations for collecting more robust data so more comprehensive research may be done.

Goldsmith L, Bell ML. Queering Environmental Justice: Unequal Environmental Health Burden on the LGBTQ+ Community. American Journal of Public Health. 2022;112(1):79-87. doi:10.2105/ajph.2021.306406

At the end of this discussion, participants will be able to:
• Define environmental justice (EJ)
• Discuss ways libraries/librarians can contribute to environmental health & justice research

The questions

Where do you see libraries and/or librarians contributing to any of the recommendations proposed by the authors?
What is the role of academic/medical librarians (MLA? Individual institutions? Librarians as a profession?) in addressing gaps in environmental research and data especially as it pertains to specific populations?

We look forward to seeing you!
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Black Mental Health & Healing Justice: Peer Support Training (Session 1) Brought to you by NNLM and BEAM (Black Emotion & Mental Health Collective), this intensive, interactive, two-session training program (2 hours each) will be limited to 60 participants for maximum learning and impact.

Please only register if you are committed to attending, so limited spaces benefit as many people as possible.

Zoom training sessions will be on consecutive Tuesdays in April:
First session: April 5, 2022 @ 11PT/12MT/1CT/2ET (120 minutes)
Second session: April 12, 2022 @ 11PT/12MT/1CT/2ET (120 minutes)
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Yoga, Social Justice, Redefining Body Image and Personal Power (Session 3) In this 3-part series, you'll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current western view of yoga, beauty and success. We will explore these poignant topics through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive yoga practices. 1.50 On
Yoga, Social Justice, Redefining Body Image and Personal Power (Session 2) In this 3-part series, you'll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current western view of yoga, beauty and success. We will explore these poignant topics through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive yoga practices. 1.50 On
Yoga, Social Justice, Redefining Body Image and Personal Power (Session 1) In this 3-part series, you'll learn how to deconstruct the values, norms, and perceptions that guide the current western view of yoga, beauty and success. We will explore these poignant topics through in-depth, open forum discussions, practical hands-on asana labs, and interactive yoga practices. 1.50 On
Elder Justice Explained: What It Is and How You Can Help This webinar will focus on "elder justice," also known as the prevention of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. You will learn about the roots of the elder justice movement, how it affects the lives of older adults, federal policies to address and prevent elder abuse and neglect, and ways you can get involved in advocating for these policies and preventing elder abuse in your community. 1.00 On
Making the Cert List: Navigating the Federal Job Application Process This webinar is part of the Region One Insights Webinar Series

Making the Cert List: Navigating the Federal Job Application Process

The following is a typical scenario. You find a vacancy announcement for a librarian position in the federal government. You think you’re the ideal candidate and submit your application with great anticipation. Two weeks later, you receive an email from USAStaffing stating that you are not qualified for the position and that you were not referred to the selecting official for an interview. How can this be?

The perception is there is a trick to landing a job in the federal government, because applicants who seemingly have the right qualifications and experience to perform a job are often not referred for further consideration. There is no trick to making the referral list, commonly known as the “cert list;” however, applicants do need to understand how HR specialists evaluate resumes.

In this webinar, which will include an interactive component, you will gain a better understanding of the federal job application review process and learn to maximize your chances of making the cert list.

The objectives for this session are that attendees will:
- Gain a better understanding of how HR specialists in the federal government review job applications.
- Learn to maximize chances to getting an interview
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